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  • Florida ranks among worst states to raise a family

    01/24/2022 5:22:08 PM PST · by enduserindy · 48 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2022 / 11:18 AM CST | S. Brady Calhoun
    “PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Florida is one of the worst places to raise a family in the United States according to the financial website WalletHub.“ “
  • Video shows robber repeatedly punch man in Bronx lobby over cellphone

    01/23/2022 11:22:41 AM PST · by thegagline · 28 replies
    WPIX ^ | 01/23/2022 | Lauren Cook
    FORDHAM, the Bronx — A robber brutally attacked a 66-year-old man inside the lobby of an apartment building in the Bronx, police said on Sunday. The attack happened in a building near Kingsbridge Road and Morris Avenue around 10:20 p.m. on Friday, according to the NYPD. The suspect threw the victim against a wall and repeatedly punched him until he was on the ground, a surveillance video showed. The suspect grabbed a cellphone out of the victim’s bag and the victim fought back, but the robber punched him several more times, slammed him against the wall, and then fled the...
  • Why did S.F. supervisors vote against a project to turn a parking lot into 500 housing units?

    01/23/2022 9:40:36 AM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2021 | J.K. Dineen
    Over the last two decades, San Francisco developer Build Inc. has been on a winning streak, adeptly navigating the city’s treacherous political landscape and winning planning approvals for housing projects in Hayes Valley, Dogpatch, Tenderloin, Civic Center, South of Market and Bayview-Hunters Point. On Tuesday night that perfect record came to an end in dramatic fashion. In an 8-3 vote, the Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed 495-unit tower at 469 Stevenson St., a 28,000-square-foot lot on an alleyway just off the corner of Sixth and Market streets. The parking lot is owned by Nordstrom, which uses it for valet...
  • An attempt to bail a friend out of jail with counterfeit money leads to major drug bust in Auburn

    01/23/2022 10:04:33 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 37 replies
    WGAN News Radio ^ | 1/22/2022 | WGAN News Radio
    WGAN News Radio, Portland Maine An attempt to bail a friend out of jail with counterfeit money leads to major drug bust in Auburn AUBURN, ME – Auburn Police have arrested Angelina Quirion, 39, of Bangor and Adam Jalbert, 33, of Caribou. Both have been charged with four (4) counts of Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs (Class A) and Violation of Conditional Release (Class E). The Auburn Police Department was alerted of the pair when they attempted to bail someone out from the Androscoggin County Jail using counterfeit currency. On January 20, 2022, at 11:30 pm, officers located Quirion and...
  • Wisconsin Judge Amazingly Rules 7 Health Care Workers Cannot Switch Jobs

    01/22/2022 6:04:23 PM PST · by Brookhaven · 91 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 1-22-22 | Mish
    Telling people they cannot quit for a better opportunity is blatantly unconstitutional. But that just happened in Wisconsin. The Appleton, Wisconsin Post-Crescent reports Fox Valley Health Care Workers Now Playing Out in Court. The seven workers quit ThedaCare, applied for positions at Ascension, and received job offers. The seven did not have contracts or obligations at ThedaCare nor did Ascension recruit those workers. Nonetheless, ThedaCare filed a lawsuit seeking to block the move. Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Mark McGinnis granted ThedaCare's request and until at least Monday. In the complaint, lawyers for ThedaCare wrote that Ascension had "shockingly" chosen...
  • Armed thieves steal Bellevue family’s catalytic converter

    01/22/2022 4:14:38 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 25 replies
    KIRO 7 News ^ | 1/21/22 | By KIRO 7 News Staff
    BELLEVUE, Wash. — A Bellevue family’s catalytic converter was stolen from their Prius and it was caught on surveillance video. The family told KIRO 7 that they are grateful they did not go to the door last week Monday after hearing a loud noise outside. Just before 5 a.m., two people showed up at the Bellevue home. While one man got underneath the car, the other stood guard with a gun pointed at the home. Police said they are investigating. “I hate to say that a thief is smart but they know what vehicles to target,” said Bryan Davis, a...
  • Stray bullet kills English astrophysicist visiting Atlanta

    01/22/2022 6:26:47 AM PST · by devane617 · 56 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 01/22/2022
    A stray bullet struck and killed an English astrophysicist while he was inside an Atlanta-area apartment, authorities say. Matthew Willson, 31, of Chertsey, Surrey, England, was visiting his girlfriend in the United States when he was hit by a bullet that pierced the wall of the apartment. The shooting happened early Sunday morning, only three days into his visit. “He was supposed to be here for three months because we’ve been long distance for a while,” Katherine Shepard, his girlfriend of three years, told WSB-TV. “I picked him up from the airport, took him to his favorite eating location, and...
  • South Sudan Former Minister Hurt While Hiking

    01/21/2022 4:12:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Sudan Tribune ^ | January 19, 2022
    South Sudan’s former deputy defense minister, Majak D’ Agoot fell and hurt himself during a mountain hike in the capital, Juba on Wednesday. Majak, in a tweet on Wednesday, said he slipped off a rock on Jebel Mountain while on fitness hiking and fractured his arm in the process. The former deputy defense minister, however, assured the public that he was recuperating following a successful procedure to fix the humerus. “Slipped over a wet rocky surface on Jebel Kujur and sustained a fractured arm while hiking. I’ve had a successful procedure tonight to fix my humerus in Juba – thanks...
  • 48 hours after 100 people cleaned up a North Philly corner, trash was dumped there again.

    01/21/2022 1:21:51 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 80 replies
    BillyPenn(WHYY - PBS Philly) ^ | 01/21/2022 | Terrill Haigler
    As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, I led a team of people in cleaning up a litter-strewn block of North Philadelphia. Over 100 of us spent two and a half hours picking up debris, eventually hauling away more than 10 tons of trash. Less than 48 hours later, someone illegally dumped a bunch of construction waste on that same block. To say I didn’t expect that may be a little naive, but it brings up some larger questions: What do we have to do to stop illegal dumping in Philadelphia? What can Philadelphians...
  • Man arrested in midtown Tucson bomb threat

    01/20/2022 12:58:48 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/20/2022 | Jamie Donnelly
    On Wednesday just after 2 p.m., officers located a stolen Honda CRV, which Harris was driving, near the intersection of East Broadway and South Columbus Boulevard, police said. Officers evacuated the area after Harris made threats, police said. TPD SWAT, the bomb squad and hostage negotiators were on scene.
  • Woman bludgeoned to death by man with pipe in Old City, police say

    01/19/2022 4:38:40 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    A woman was beaten to death by a man armed with a pipe Wednesday afternoon at an office building in Old City, according to police. The deadly beating happened just after 2 p.m. on the 300 block of Chestnut Street, according to authorities. Police sources told FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce that a man in his 40s took the elevator up to suite 800 and attacked the 32-year-old woman in a shared working space. Dispatchers received nearly 20 911 calls from witnesses as the beating happened, the source said.
  • Baja California Governor Criticized For Giving Birth in U.S.

    01/18/2022 3:54:29 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    California Globe ^ | January 18, 2022 | Evan Symon
    Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, the Governor of the U.S. bordering Mexican state of Baja California, announced this week that she gave birth at a hospital in California, receiving criticism from Mexicans and Americans alike.
  • Woman dubbed 'Booty Bandit' burglarizes N.B. chainsaw business

    01/18/2022 7:00:27 AM PST · by jerod · 58 replies
    CBC news ^ | Jan 17, 2022 | Isabelle Leger
    Security cameras catch thief battering a door open with her backsideA chainsaw store near Woodstock is reeling from another theft after a woman broke in using nothing but her behind. She is now dubbed the Booty Bandit by the store's owners. Wendy Sherwood, the co-owner of Valley Chainsaw in Jacksonville, says the store's security systems were tripped Friday at 3:30 a.m. and police arrived at the scene shortly after. Security footage of the incident shows a woman thrusting her behind several times into the front door of the store until the door bursts open. She then grabs two chainsaws and...
  • Woman appears to snap selfie on top of car as it sinks into river of ice

    01/17/2022 3:49:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/17/2022 | Patrick Reilly
    A clueless Canadian woman appeared to snap a selfie while standing on top of her car — as it sank in a river of ice — over the weekend. Photos taken from the shore of the Rideau River in Ottawa show the unidentified woman in a red winter coat apparently nonchalantly snap a quick selfie of herself while standing on the back window of the yellow vehicle that is mostly submerged in the water and slowly sinking around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
  • UCLA grad student, 24, is stabbed to death in LA furniture store

    01/17/2022 7:27:52 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 56 replies
    A UCLA grad student has been stabbed to death in a random attack while she was working in a luxury furniture store in Los Angeles. Brianna Kupfer, 24, was alone in the Croft House store on La Brea Avenue when a customer entered and knifed her. The architectural design student from Pacific Palisades was discovered 20 minutes later by another customer after Thursday's attack. By the time police arrived at the scene, she was already dead. Police said the male suspect is believed to be homeless
  • Mother of slain Burger King cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves demands justice

    01/15/2022 9:30:14 PM PST · by RandFan · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 16 | By Dana Kennedy, Georgett Roberts, Joe Marino and Steven Vago
    The family of a young woman gunned down at a Manhattan Burger King demanded justice Saturday as they thanked supporters at a makeshift memorial. Kristal Bayron-Nieves, 19, was killed during a robbery while working the night shift last week. Her mother, Kristie Nieves, 36, clutched a big teddy bear handed to her by a supporter. She came to the crime scene, walking distance from the family’s home, with a sister, brother-in-law and cousins. She began speaking to reporters and well-wishers but did not get far. “Thank you everyone and everyone who supported me including my family” she said, growing increasingly...
  • Four states declare states of emergency ahead of weekend snowstorm

    01/15/2022 6:45:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/15/2022 | Brad Dress
    Four states on the East Coast have declared a state of emergency ahead of a large snowstorm expected to hit Southern and Eastern states Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia all declared a state of emergency on Friday in advance of the storm.
  • Employee Fatally Stabbed at Hancock Park Furniture Store (Los Angeles Crime)

    01/15/2022 4:37:36 PM PST · by vespa300 · 16 replies
    LA Magazine ^ | 1/14/2022 | Kailyn Brown
    A 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon while working at a Hancock Park furniture store by a man who is still on the loose. Brianna Kupfer of Pacific Palisades was working alone at the Croft House furniture store in the 300 block of La Brea Avenue, near Beverly Boulevard, when a man entered the store, attacked her and stabbed her to death with a knife, Los Angeles police said. The man was last seen exiting the store through the back and heading northbound in the alley, according to video surveillance footage.
  • Florida gay rights activist found dead in a landfill

    01/15/2022 12:36:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2022 11:59am | Jon Levine
    A Florida gay rights activist was found dead in a landfill and the case is currently being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Jorge Diaz-Johnston, 54, was discovered in a trash heap the morning of Jan. 8 in Baker, Florida, about 60 miles from the Alabama border, Tallahassee police said. “At this time the Tallahassee Police Department is investigating Diaz-Johnston’s death as a homicide,” police said Wednesday. Diaz-Johnston was last seen alive on Jan. 3. in Tallahassee, police said. No further details were provided by authorities about the circumstances of his disappearance. The activist and his husband Don had been...
  • Indonesian woman flogged 100 times for adultery, man gets 15 lashes

    01/14/2022 11:04:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    An Indonesian woman has been flogged 100 times in Aceh province for adultery while the male involved, who denied the accusations, received just 15 lashes. Ivan Najjar Alavi, the head of the general investigation division at the East Aceh prosecutors’ office, said the court handed down a harsher sentence for the woman after she confessed to investigators she had sex outside of her marriage. Judges found it difficult to convict the man, who was then the head of the East Aceh fishery agency and also married, because he denied all wrongdoing, Alavi said. Aceh is the only region in Muslim-majority...