Archive for April, 2008

Man freed by DNA testing after 27 years in prison

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Date: April 30th, 2008

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Dallas, Texas – A judge in Dallas today freed a man who served 27 years in prison for the slaying of his girlfriend since DNA evidence has cleared him. The case of James Lee Woodard still must be formalized by an appeals court or a pardon from Governor Rick Perry. Woodard, jailed since New Year’s Day 1981 after his girlfriend was raped and murdered, became the 18th person in Dallas County to have his conviction cast aside. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceApple iTunes

Dumb Crook: Man arrested after trying to cash $360 billion check

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Date: April 30th, 2008

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FORT WORTH, Texas – An aspiring record label owner is singing the blues after he was arrested last week for allegedly trying to pass a $360 billion check at a Fort Worth bank. Employees at the Chase Bank at 8601 S. Hulen St. grew suspicious after seeing all those zeroes (10 to be exact) and called the check’s owner. The woman said the suspect, Charles Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, is her daughter’s boyfriend and that he did not have permission to take the check or cash it. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace1-800 CONTACTS

Man killed over nickname mix-up

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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YORK, Pennsylvania — Police say a York man was killed because he had a similar nickname as the attackers’ intended target. York police say 29-year-old Omar Maru Dowling, also known as “Big O,” was killed April 11. At least 18 shots were fired in the attack. Two 29-year-old York men were charged Tuesday with conspiracy and criminal homicide. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSkype

Intoxicated man arrested after arriving at trial to fight $72 ticket

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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PORTSMOUTH — A Hanover Street man was arrested Tuesday morning for being almost three times the legal limit for intoxication when he appeared in the District Court to fight a $72 traffic ticket. Richard Erickson, 43, of 339 Hanover St., was scheduled for an April 29 trial to dispute a police complaint alleging that on August 9, 2004, he failed to yield to Islington Street traffic while driving his 1992 Honda. When his case was called at 9 a.m., prosecutor Corey MacDonald told the court three witnesses alleged Erickson “reeked” of alcohol and appeared impaired. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceFor Your Entertainment

Newspaper Carrier Saves Woman Pinned for Days Under Dead Husband

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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MARION, Illinois – A southern Illinois newspaper carrier is credited with rescuing an elderly woman who apparently spent days trapped beneath her dead husband’s body.
Blanche Roberts had been pinned by the body of 77-year-old Fred Roberts for at least two days before she was found by Bruce Pitts and his wife on Sunday, authorities said.
Pitts said he became concerned about the couple after seeing the Southern Illinoisan editions he’d delivered stack up in their mailbox. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceHawaiian Airlines

Man accidentally pays water bill for next 600 years – $99,000 comedy of errors

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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Houston, Texas – Don Mathis was in for some good news — sort of. He wouldn’t have to pay another water bill for 600 years. But the circumstances of such good fortune left the Houston man sourly dismayed. Mathis thought his check for $99,000 was safely en route to a Dallas securities firm where it would be used to purchase a certificate of deposit. Instead, it arrived at Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering office, where it was automatically processed, endorsed and deposited. “It’s a comedy of errors,” Mathis said, noting that he never suspected anything was amiss until he received a nervous phone call from Dallas. “I have no idea what went wrong. I’ve done this a jillion times.” More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceNASCAR Superstore

Woman walks into a bear cage and is killed by a bear

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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KIEV, Ukraine – A Ukrainian official says a bear fatally mauled a woman who wandered into its cage on an animal farm.
Regional emergency official Olexandr Soldatov says the middle-aged woman may have been drunk when she stepped into the cage Monday on a farm outside the eastern city of Donetsk.
He says one of the two bears inside the cage then attacked the woman. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News Marketplace1-800-PetMeds

Some federal air marshals have been denied entry to flights they are assigned to protect – Their names are on the no-fly list

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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Some federal air marshals have been denied entry to flights they are assigned to protect when their names matched those on the terrorist no-fly list, and the agency says it’s now taking steps to make sure their agents are allowed to board in the future. The problem with federal air marshals names matching those of suspected terrorists on the no-fly list has persisted for years, say air marshals familiar with the situation.One air marshal said it has been “a major problem, where guys are denied boarding by the airline.” More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceYOOX

Weird: Liberal politician Troy Buswell admits sniffing woman’s chair

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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Australia – One of the Liberal Party’s most senior figures yesterday broke down and wept as he admitted sniffing the chair of a female party staffer. WA Opposition Leader Troy Buswell said his wife and children were struggling after he was forced to own up to the “joke”, after many denials. Senior MPs and WA Liberal president Barry Court expressed disappointment at the incident but denied it would hurt the party’s election chances.
The female staffer, who does not want to be named, said Mr Buswell lifted and started sniffing the chair she had been sitting on at his Parliament House office in December 2005. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceWebroot Software

Alleged Spitzer Call Girl Sues ‘Girls Gone Wild’ for $10 Million

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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MIAMI, Florida – The call girl linked to the downfall of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer sued the founder of the “Girls Gone Wild” series on Monday for $10 million, claiming he exploited her image and name to advertise the racy videos. Ashley Alexandra Dupre, 22, contended in the lawsuit that she was only 17 — too young to sign legally binding contracts — and drunk on spring break in 2003 when she agreed to be filmed for “Girls Gone Wild” in Miami Beach. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceInternational Jock

During a call to 911 – The operator fell asleep while she was on the line

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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Tennessee – When you call 911, you expect help immediately. Lisa, a Memphis resident, got anything but. “Our lives were in danger,” she said. “Our lives were at stake, and our lifeline was severed.” Severed, she said, because during a recent call to 911, the operator fell asleep while she was on the line. Action News obtained a copy of the call through an open records request. It begins as Lisa calls 911 and a Memphis operator comes on the line. Lisa tells the operator she was robbed at gunpoint earlier in the evening, and that she now hears someone trying to break into our home. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceOverstock

Everyone Draw Your Gun – West Palm Beach grocery store shootout lands man in jail

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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WEST PALM BEACH — It could’ve been a typical spat between grocery store customer and manager, with the customer announcing he planned to take his business elsewhere. But then the customer drew his gun. The store manager drew his and so did the assistant manager.
It all happened at 5 p.m. Monday at the IGA Supermarket at 1000 36th St. in West Palm Beach. And in the end, West Palm Beach police arrested customer Marshall Hugo Grant for attempted first-degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, aggravated assault with a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceHolland USA

Pharmacy Error Blamed After 3-Month-Old Overdoses on Prescription Medication

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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ORLANDO, Florida – A prescription error that led to the overdose of a 3-month-old in Central Florida is one of several similar cases around the country, a Local 6 investigation has learned. The report featured Central Floridians, John and Sharon Ruddell, who recently had twins. When one of their infant daughters, Leah, contracted a sinus infection, the family filled a doctor’s prescription for Histacol DM syrup at a Palm Coast Walgreens store. After Leah took her first dose, the family realized that there was a problem. Leah became non-responsive after taking the medicine, according to her parents. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceCafe Britt

High School Dictates Eyebrow Grooming – Shave your eyebrows off or go home

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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Oregon – A Portland high school is raising eyebrows with its brow grooming policy: shave ‘em or go home. Some students at Centennial High School have shaved vertical lines into their eyebrows in a trend recently made popular by hip-hop star Soulja Boy. School officials say the mark looks like a gang symbol. Centennial administrators are telling students with the lines that they can’t return to school until they shave their eyebrows off. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplacePetCareRx

Absent-minded dad buys lemonade for his kid at a baseball game – Turns out it’s a Mike’s Hard Lemonade – Child Protective Services: Kid to foster home

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Date: April 29th, 2008

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Absent-minded professor dad buys lemonade for his kid at a baseball game. Turns out it’s a Mike’s Hard Lemonade. After a guard spots the bottle, the kid is whisked away to the hospital in an ambulance where they found no trace of alcohol in his blood about 90 minutes later. The doctors said he was OK to go, but instead he wound up in foster care. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceSonoma Diet