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  • Firearms seized in FBI raid at YouTube star Jake Paul’s home

    08/05/2020 2:42:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    pagesix ^ | 08/05/2020 | Jackie Salo
    Federal agents recovered a cache of firearms from controversial YouTube star Jake Paul’s Los Angeles mansion following a raid there Wednesday, according to a report. Authorities were seen seizing several firearms, including a long gun propped up against a hot tub in the back yard, from 23-year-old Paul’s property in Calabasas early Wednesday, news station KABC-TV reported.
  • Hackensack Detectives I.D., Arrest Woman Who Assaulted a Liver Transplant Patient Inside Staples

    08/05/2020 3:43:51 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 162 replies ^ | August 4, 2020
    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Nearly one week after city police sought the public’s help in identifying a woman who viciously shoved a 54-year-old woman inside a Staples who previously underwent liver transplant surgery and asked the assailant to wear her facial mask properly, police have made an arrest. Today, City Detectives arrested Terri Thomas, a 25-year-old Hackensack resident, and charged her with aggravated assault, a second-degree crime. She is due in Central Judicial Municipal Court in Hackensack at the end of the month. "Detectives Demetrius Carroll, Ioannis Papanikolaou, and James Han, in particular, all did a fantastic job," said Detective Captain...
  • Dr. Amy Acton leaving Ohio government for job with Columbus Foundation

    08/04/2020 2:09:51 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 18 replies ^ | August 4, 2020 | Andrew J. Tobias
    Having already left her previous job running the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton is now leaving state government altogether, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday. Minutes after DeWine announced the news during his twice-weekly coronavirus briefing, the Columbus Foundation announced it has hired Acton to run Kind Columbus, which the nonprofit describes as being “dedicated to spreading the words and actions of kindness as a defining value for our region.” The program, through community partners, helps fund programs for people in need, according to Columbus Foundation spokeswoman Natalie Parscher. This could involve providing direct support to someone dealing with...
  • ‘You got 2 seconds before I shoot you:’ Man kills Burger King employee after order takes too long, deputies say

    08/03/2020 2:02:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 94 replies ^ | August 3, 2020 | Adrienne Cutway
    A woman who was upset that her Burger King order took too long got a man to come to the restaurant and shoot one of the employees, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. -snip A witness said the restaurant was busy that night and the drive-thru was backed up, which caused customers to have to wait longer than usual. One woman who was in line was mad about the delay so she got out of her vehicle and began yelling that she was going to have “her man” come to the restaurant, so an employee refunded her $40 and...
  • Woman Punches Teen Boy in Walmart For Not Wearing Face Mask

    08/03/2020 12:51:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 230 replies ^ | August 3, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    A middle-aged couple is under fire after they berated a group of teenagers and punched one of the boys because they were not wearing face masks inside a Walmart in Post Falls, Idaho. "You guys are abusing your freedom. Stop it," the woman said just before hitting one of the boys in the shoulder.The North Idaho News reports that police were contacted and the victim intends to press charges."You think this is cute not wearing a mask," the man said. "Get a damn mask and put it on your face."The woman was literally screaming to anyone who would listen, "Their...
  • Twenty-Six Year-Old Father of 17 Killed in Davenport Funeral Home

    08/03/2020 7:03:35 AM PDT · by blindsangamon · 109 replies ^ | Aug 2, 2020 | Karla Sosa
    The community is mourning tonight after a man was shot dead at a Davenport Funeral Home. 24- year-old Nuemonei Laster is now behind bars, he’s being charged with first degree murder and felon possession of a firearm among other charges. The victim is 26-year-old Jeremy Shorter of Davenport. Police say Shorter was gunned down while attending his son’s visitation at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport on Saturday morning. Jamie Delaney Shorter is Jeremy’s father and he said he will be strong for the 17 children his son left behind. “That grandpa is going to be there for them and their...
  • Fort Worth mom, her girlfriend arrested on capital murder charges in death of 4-year-old boy

    08/01/2020 5:46:48 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 54 replies ^ | July 31, 2020 | Briauna Brown
    The mother of a 4-year-old boy and her girlfriend have been arrested on capital murder charges in the child's beating death, Fort Worth police said Friday. Shannon Gray, 23, and her girlfriend Reyna Marie Sanchez, 24, each faces a capital murder charge in connection with the death of Gray’s son, Stetson Blackburn.
  • Iconic San Francisco Hotel Could Get Name Change (from "Sir Francis Drake")

    07/31/2020 2:22:41 PM PDT · by rintintin · 53 replies
    KCBS Radio ^ | July 31 2020 | MEGAN GOLDSBY
    The iconic Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square is reportedly mulling a name change, as the 16th century explorer’s name has been disappearing across the Bay Area. While Drake is best remembered for circumnavigating the globe and crushing the Spanish Armada, a lesser known part of his life is gaining attention. "There are estimates that he captured and traded between 1,200 and 1,400 slaves. There is nobody that says he was not involved in the slave trade," said Brandon Johnson, organizer of the activist group Change the Name. He said Drake also forced native people from their...
  • Germany: Muslim migrant rapes 11-year-old girl, is released after a month, then rapes 13-year-old girl

    07/31/2020 1:05:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | July 30, 2020 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Dortmund – It’s hard to believe: The man (23) who is said to have raped a 13-year-old in Dortmund on Friday apparently struck a month before! On June 20, the Afghan is said to have raped an eleven-year-old in Dortmund. “It was a comparable event,” prosecutor Börge Klepping also confirmed the earlier act when asked by BILD. He did not want to give details, to protect the now twelve-year-old victim. The man was caught shortly after the crime, but was released on July 3 after only twelve days, subject to registration requirements. Reason: he was not considered to be a...
  • 2 men killed, woman injured in baseball bat attack at Windermere home, police say

    07/31/2020 8:55:00 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 44 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | 07-31-2020 | Daniel Dahm
    Two men were beaten to death and a woman was seriously injured late Thursday during an attack at a home in a gated Windermere community while a 10-year-old boy called authorities while hiding in a bathroom, police said.
  • 171-Year-Old San Francisco Restaurant Will Close Until Indoor Dining Resumes

    07/29/2020 2:24:47 PM PDT · by rintintin · 34 replies ^ | Jul 28 2020 | Eve Batey
    Tadich Grill, the classic San Francisco restaurant that’s been serving fresh seafood, slabs of beef, and other stick-to-the-ribs fare since 1849, announced Monday that it will temporarily close this Friday. It won’t reopen until indoor dining is again allowed in San Francisco, it says — and with that date up in the air, diners should probably order Tadich’s beloved crab cakes, cioppino, and bread pudding while they can.
  • IRAN: 16-year-old Muslim girl thrown to her death from an 11th floor apartment by her uncle after she spoke out against his abuse

    07/28/2020 3:03:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 28, 2020
    IRAN: 16-year-old Muslim girl thrown to her death from an 11th floor apartment by her uncle after she spoke out against his abuse JULY 28, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Fatemeh Ghozat, 16, was allegedly beaten and then murdered by her uncle Mojtaba Namdar after speaking out against his abuse on May 22nd. Daily Mail (h/t CHB) The victim’s mother is now speaking out after Ghozat was released on bail just two weeks after the incident, Iran International TV reported. Speaking to Iran International TV, Bariha Rahmani said: ‘He threw my girl out of the window in front of my eyes, and...
  • Michigan county treasurer rebuked for seizing retiree's home over $8 tax debt

    07/27/2020 12:35:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27,2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The state’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that while Oakland County had the right to seize Rafaeli’s house to satisfy the tax debt and "any interest, penalties, and fees," it was not entitled to the full value of the home that it sold. Defendants were required to return the surplus proceeds to plaintiffs, and defendants' failure to do so constituted a government taking under the Michigan Constitution entitling plaintiffs to just compensation," Justice Brian Zahra wrote in the 6-1 decision. Oakland County commissioners sent an angry letter last week to Treasurer Andrew Meisner after the Michigan Supreme Court rebuked...
  • Child hospitalizations from Covid-19 surge 23% in Florida as schools statewide must reopen

    07/27/2020 8:24:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    cnn ^ | 07/27/2020 | Rosa Flores, Sara Weisfeldt and Holly Yan
    Just weeks before schools must open across Florida, the numbers of new cases and hospitalizations due to Covid-19 have surged. On July 16, the state had a total of 23,170 children ages 17 and under who had tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Florida Department of Health. By Friday, that number jumped to 31,150. That's a 34% increase in new cases among children in eight days. And more children in Florida are requiring hospitalization. As of July 16, 246 children had been hospitalized with coronavirus. By July 24, that number had jumped to 303.
  • Rwandan refugee, 39, faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting arson attack on Nantes cathedral

    07/27/2020 7:39:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 26 Jul 2020 | Peter Allen and Lydia Catling
    A Rwandan refugee could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting setting fire to Nantes cathedral. The 39-year-old man, who has solely been identified by his first name Emmanuel, worked as a volunteer security guard at the 15th-century Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paint which set alight last week. Three fires had been started at the site on July 18 and it took 104 firefighters to control the blaze which tore through the building and caused millions of pounds worth of damage. The Rwandan refugee was questioned for a second time yesterday by prosecutors and he was...
  • Local, state leaders denounce couple who wore Nazi masks at Walmart in Marshall.

    07/26/2020 10:35:40 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 68 replies ^ | July 26, 2020 | Jay Kolis
    Two people wore swastika-emblazoned masks inside a Marshall, Minnesota, store Saturday as a form of political statement against Gov. Tim Walz's recent executive orders concerning COVID-19, including the latest order mandating masks. Other shoppers recorded the two on their cell phones as they checked out of the store and urged them to take the masks off because they were considered offensive. The two declined and attempted to justify wearing the Nazi masks as a form of protest for the recent executive orders which have shut portions of the state's economy down. The two were cited for trespassing, and Walmart told...
  • Man stuns Londoners by wearing a face mask — as a G-string

    07/26/2020 7:03:58 PM PDT · by libh8er · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7.25.2020 | Paul Froelich
    One man in London is taking his public mask wearing to his privates. Tim Shieff, a 32-year-old former “Ninja Warrior UK” contestant, startled Londoners when he took to Oxford Street wearing nothing but a face mask fashioned into a G-string that (barely) covered his privates, mocking a new law that has mandated mask-wearing in public. The Connecticut-born athlete is also a world champion freerunner and vegan YouTube sensation, according to the Daily Mail, and known for stunts like admitting to eating meat despite railing against eating animals.
  • Austin Police identifies man killed in shooting during downtown protest Saturday

    07/26/2020 7:15:26 PM PDT · by Wayne07 · 183 replies
    AUSTIN (KXAN) ^ | 7/26/20 | Jaclyn Ramkissoo and Alyssa Goard
    He summarized that witnesses told APD a vehicle began honking its horn as it turned south onto Congress Avenue from 4th Street. He said the vehicle stopped “as there were a large number of people in the roadway.” Manley said that Foster, who was holding an AK47-type assault rifle, approached the driver side window of this car as others in the crowd began striking the car. “Gunshots were fired from inside the vehicle at Mr. Foster,” Manley said. “During the initial investigation of this incident, it appears Mr. Foster may have pointed his rifle at the driver of this vehicle...

    07/26/2020 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Jim W N · 10 replies
  • In pictures: Torrential rains pummel China

    07/24/2020 6:43:48 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 79 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review (TOKYO) ^ | JULY 25, 2020 | YUKI KOHARA
    Relentless heavy rains that began pummeling China last month is flooding more areas along the Yangtze River and causing anxiety further along the 2.3-km Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant. Already, 40 million people have been uprooted. Now, the dam 300 km west of Wuhan is threatening to burst and flood the first city to be hammered by the novel coronavirus. More than 400 rivers have overflowed and authorities estimate the economic toll has already reached 64.4 billion yuan ($9.2 billion).