Archive for July, 2010

Man Shot Six Times By Wife

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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hospitalBEND, Oregon – A prominent Bend developer who was shot six times by his wife this week, saying she believed he was an intruder, remained in critical condition. Friends of 60-year-old Stephen Trono said he seemed to be improving following multiple surgeries. Police say Angelicque apparently asked Stephen to check on an intruder in their house on Bend’s westside. At some point she thought he was the intruder and shot him.  Full Article

12-Year-Old Plunges More Than 40 Feet From Ride

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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extreme-worldMADISON, Wisconsin – A 12-year-old girl at an amusement park plunged more than 40 feet to the ground, seriously injuring herself when a safety net under a “free fall” attraction failed to catch her. After the girl was released for her fall, “the net mechanism that was supposed to catch her and break her fall was not high enough above the ground to completely break the fall and she did hit the ground,” Lake Delton Police Chief Thomas Dorner said.  Full Article

Teacher Facing Assault Charge for Spanking Girl

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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francis-hajosyConnecticut – A high school teacher in Connecticut is in hot water after spanking an unruly student, police say. Francis Hajosy, 54, of Stafford, has been charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and second-degree breach of peace for the incident, which occurred last month in his classroom at Enfield High School. A brief scuffle ensued, during which the girl attempted to kick Hajosy; police say he responded by spanking her four times.  Full Article

Maj. Nidal Hasan still receives U.S. Army paychecks

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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As he sits in the Bell County Jail, accused of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead, Maj. Nidal Hasan continues to receive his monthly U.S. Army paycheck, which based on his rank and experience is probably more than $6,000. That’s standard procedure for soldiers who are confined before military trial, according to Army officials. But Hasan, charged with a shooting spree that shocked the country, is not a standard defendant. And he’s having a hard time finding a bank to take his money.  Full Article

Congressman pulled over for speeding while live on the radio

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Date: July 31st, 2010

Category: Nutty News

rep-dan-lungrenSACRAMENTO, California – California Rep. Dan Lungren was forced to cut short a radio interview when he was stopped by police for speeding while he was live on the air. The Sacramento Republican was pulled over while talking to KFBK radio on his way from his Virginia home to his Washington, D.C. office. On the air, a police officer could be heard telling Lungren to hang up his phone.  Full Article

Pole dancing classes offered to girls 9 years old

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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poleCanada – Summer school for some Canadian girls means Pole 101. The class is being offered by B.C.’s Tantra Fitness, one of a small but growing number of pole-dancing studios quietly extending their services to underage girls. The Canadian company, which operates in Vancouver and Langley, has taught students age nine and up in regular classes, and has gone as young as five years old in private lessons.  Full Article

 

There’s even talk of introducing a mommy-and-me pole class.

25 show up at ‘Million Teacher March’

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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teacherPALM SPRINGS – Chanting “Save our schools!” and wielding handwritten signs, about 25 people protested outside the Palm Beach County school district’s headquarters to voice their frustrations about teacher pay, standardized testing and controversial curriculums. Motorists passing the group along Forest Hill Boulevard waved and honked their horns.  Full Article

Man In Prison 27 Years for Rape He Didn’t Commit

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Date: July 31st, 2010

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m-greenHOUSTON – A Texas man who has spent the last 27 years imprisoned for a rape he didn’t commit is free. Michael Anthony Green walked out of jail after a judge ordered he be freed on a $500 bond. His release was made possible after the Harris County District Attorney’s Office reopened his case.  Full Article

Woman arrested for harvesting “Cute” pot plant

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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marijuana-plantFlorida – Authorities in Florida said a woman arrested for allegedly growing a marijuana plant told deputies she only kept the plant because it was “cute.”  Moore told the deputy she does not smoke marijuana and she received the plant as a “baby plant” from a neighbor a few months ago.  Full Article

FBI looking to identify “Ho Hum Bandit”

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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ho-humCalifornia – The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify a serial bank robber dubbed the “Ho Hum Bandit,” who in three cases robbed the same bank twice. The man is believed responsible for a dozen bank robberies in San Diego and Orange counties. Authorities said earlier that he was given the “Ho-Hum” moniker because of his unassuming manner.  Full Article

Sheriff Joe Not Relenting After Court Ruling

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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sheriff-joeArizona – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been doing aggressive crackdowns on illegal immigration for years. And despite the ruling by a federal judge to temporarily block portions of Arizona’s new law, the former federal drug agent will continue to carry out sweeps in the country’s busiest human and drug trafficking corridor.  Full Article

 

Murder conviction built on cop’s lies

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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tim-mastersColorado – The accuser will stand accused as a Colorado detective answers charges he lied in the case that wrongfully sent Tim Masters to prison. Masters, who served nine years of a life sentence after his 1998 arrest in Peggy Hettrick’s murder, said he hopes Fort Collins, Colorado, and Larimer County will finally acknowledge he was railroaded. He was convicted, largely on circumstantial evidence and the testimony of an expert witness.  Full Article

Miami Approves 500-Foot Tall Billboards

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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miami-billboardsFlorida – Miami is about to get a taste of Times Square, now that the city’s commissioners have given their okay to a plan that would erect a pair of towering electronic signs. Even though the project faced vehement opposition from some residents, the commissioners still voted 4-1 to approve the billboards, which would reach nearly 500 feet into the Miami sky. The reason? Money.  Full Article

Preacher wants school mascot changed

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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warner-robinsGeorgia – A Warner Robins pastor is on a crusade against something sacred to many in his middle Georgia town: high school football.  The devil is at the center of a fight that seems to start every few years when someone new to Warner Robins realizes that the city’s oldest high school, which has one of the most successful football programs in Georgia, rallies around a green-eyed, pitchfork-carrying demon. The Warner Robins High School Demons.  Full Article

High School Cheerleader Tackles Thief

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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cheerleaderOklahoma – A would-be thief is behind bars. Police didn’t catch him and neither did mall security. They both had help from a 16-year-old girl. She was at the mall talking to her mother on her cell phone when suddenly a man started running her way. By slamming him to the ground she gave mall secsecurityurity the chance to catch up.  Full Article

Boy put in foster car for two years, not wearing bike helmet

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Date: July 30th, 2010

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helmetCanada – The Oregon government is suing a Calgary mother for the cost of keeping her son in foster care for two years while she fought for his return to Canada. The boy, now 12, was visiting his stepfather in Oregon in 2008 when police there picked him up for not wearing his bike helmet. U.S. officials didn’t recognize the boy’s stepfather as a legal guardian, so he was sent to a foster home, setting off a long legal battle. A U.S. judge finally allowed him to return to live with his mother and younger sister in Calgary last month.  Full Article

Pen pals meet after 59 years of letters

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Date: July 29th, 2010

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pen-palsNEW YORK, A 59-year friendship that began as a school assignment to write a letter to a soldier stationed in Korea finally has culminated in the pair meeting in New York. Barbara Rohl, 69, of New York said she first sent a letter to Orville Schumacher, 80, of Nebraska then a soldier stationed in Korea, as a school assignment when she was 11 years old in 1951 and the two continued exchanging letters for 59 years.  Full Article

Dachshund floors pedal, crashes car

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Date: July 29th, 2010

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dachshundWOODBURY, Minnesota – Police in Minnesota said a car crashed into a liquor store when the 71-year-old motorist’s dachshund puppy wedged itself between his feet and the gas pedal. Woodbury Police Sgt. Curt Zacharias said Richard Coerber, 72, was pulling into a parking space about noon at Woodbury Liquors when the small dog jumped on the accelerator.  Full Article

Amy Fisher’s Porn Movie Deal

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Date: July 29th, 2010

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amy-fisherNew York – The infamous “Long Island Lolita” inked a deal with Dreamzone Entertainment to star in four adult films before the end of 2011. Fisher made a name for herself in 1992 when she had an affair with Joey Buttafuoco while she was underage, and then shot his wife Mary Jo.  Full Article

Man found sleeping in toilet

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Date: July 29th, 2010

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modernPORTSMOUTH – A wanted man found sleeping in a portable toilet is scheduled to be arraigned on unrelated charges alleging disorderly conduct and unlawful possession of prescription drugs. Patrick Modern, 24, a Portsmouth native with no current address, is expected to be arraigned by video from the county jail on a felony alleging that possession of the muscle relaxant carisoprodol without a prescription while at the police station.  Full Article

 

Tokyo’s ‘oldest man’ had been dead for 30 years

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Date: July 29th, 2010

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fraudTokyo – He was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo – but when officials went to congratulate Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday, they uncovered mummified skeletal remains lying in his bed. Mr Kato may have been dead for 30 years according to Japanese authorities. They grew suspicious when they went to honour Mr Kato at his address in Adachi ward, but his granddaughter told them he “doesn’t want to see anybody”. Police are now investigating the family on possible fraud charges.  Full Article