Archive for December, 2009

‘Deadliest Catch’ deckhand wanted in bank robberies

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Date: December 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

warnerEugene, Oregon – Police suspect that a man who was on “Deadliest Catch” last season committed three bank robberies. A news release said that Joshua Tel Warner, a 23-year-old from Oakridge, may have fled to the East Coast, Canada or Mexico. He was a “green horn” deckhand aboard the crab-fishing vessel the Wizard on “Deadliest Catch” in the 2008-2009 season, the release said.  They’ve also linked him to two robberies this year of the Pacific Continental bank branch at 1450 High St. on April 3 and August 28.  More…

 

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Father breaks into wrong house to pick up son

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Date: December 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

happy-birthdayChicago, Illinois – In an apparent case of confused identity, the 49-year-old dad dropped his son off at the Reyes party Saturday afternoon but got lost when he returned to pick him up, police say. Instead of going to Reyes’ house in the 300 block of Farmhill Circle, the dad and an older son went to a home in the 300 block of Indian Ridge Trail, one block away in the same subdivision.But when the bewildered homeowner at the Indian Ridge home insisted he didn’t have the 11-year-old boy, the dad and the 15-year-old son forced their way into his home, and the homeowner shot them, police Cmdr. John Thibault said. The 15-year-old was treated for his wounds and released, but the dad, who was shot several times, remained in critical condition at Lutheran General Hospital on Wednesday.  More…

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Jail Fires Officer for Being KKK Member

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Date: December 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

kkk1Florida – An internal affairs report by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office says Detention Officer Wayne Kerschner defended the KKK as a faith-based organization. Kerschner told investigators that he blogged on a KKK Web site, attended a rally in Tennessee and paid dues to the United Northern and Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He said his wife was also a member. Kerschner was fired Wednesday for violating a department ban on subversive or terrorist organizations. More…

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Smoker stops world’s fastest train

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Date: December 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

trainChina – A cigarette triggered an alarm that forced a two-and-a-half hour stoppage, nearly as long as the train takes to cover the 1,100 kilometer (684 mile) distance between Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province, and the central city of Wuhan. Managers of the bullet train, which debuted on Saturday, were unable to catch the smoker who fled the scene before the alarm sounded, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. “Smoking is strictly forbidden on the Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed train, even in the toilet,” a spokesman with the Guangzhou Railway Group Corporation was quoted as saying. “It could trigger the alarm and even cause equipment failures.”  More…

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TSA finds leaked documents on the Internet – Again

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Date: December 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

tsa1WASHINGTON DC – As the government reviews how an alleged terrorist was able to bring a bomb onto a U.S.-bound plane and try to blow it up on Christmas Day, the Transportation Security Administration is going after bloggers who wrote about a directive to increase security after the incident. TSA special agents served subpoenas to travel bloggers Steve Frischling and Chris Elliott, demanding that they reveal who leaked the security directive to them. Frischling said the agents threatened to interfere with his contract to write a blog for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines if he didn’t cooperate and provide the name of the person who leaked the memo.  More…

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New state laws limit citizens

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Date: December 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

police9MADISON, Wisconsin – Texting while driving, smoking in public and cooking with artery-clogging trans fats will be that much harder under a bevy of state laws set to take effect around the country on Friday. Faced with huge budget shortfalls and little extra money to throw around, state lawmakers exercised their (inexpensive) power to clamp down on impolite, unhealthy and sometimes dangerous behaviors in 2009. Even toy guns were targeted. Among the most surprising new laws set to take effect in 2010 is a smoking ban for bars and restaurants in North Carolina, the country’s largest tobacco producer that has a history steeped in tradition around the golden leaf.  More…

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Man Kills Dog, Covers Himself in Coffee

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Date: December 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

lopez4California – Bayron Reyes Lopez is believed to have jumped from the third-story window. Around 6 a.m., Lopez resurfaced nearby and allegedly killed a dog. Julie Donnelly, 34, told deputies she was walking her pet miniature Schnauzer, Kokanee, near the 1100 block of Calle del Cerro when a man approached her, picked up her dog, choked it and then slammed the animal into the pavement. A few minutes later, deputies found Lopez at the Rancho San Clemente Tennis Club, lying naked on the ground, pouring coffee on himself.  More…

 

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