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The former ‘Real Housewife’ Kim Richards arrested for shoplifting at Target

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Date: August 4th, 2015

targetLos Angeles – Kim Richards spent the night in jail after getting arrested for shoplifting Sunday night TMZ has confirmed.

The former ’Real Housewife’ was booked into jail around 7:30 PM after store security called LAPD to a Target in the Valley.

Law enforcement tells us a security guard nabbed her for allegedly scooping up a “bunch of items” worth more than $600.

Richards got out of the pokey on Monday afternoon.

Her bail was $5,000.  More

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City Appoints two Illegal Immigrants As Commissioners

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Date: August 4th, 2015

illegalsHUNTINGTON PARK, California – Huntington Park became the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms.

City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission.

The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents.

The announcement was met with uproar at a city council meeting held in Huntington Park on Monday night.  More

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North Carolina deputy dies after swarm of wasp stings

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Date: August 4th, 2015

waspWILSON, North Carolina – A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy has died after being attacked by a swarm of wasps, according to the Wilson Times.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ray “Bull” Tomlinson died Friday morning from cardiac arrest after being taken to Wilson Medical Center. He was 44.

The attack happened as the officer was helping someone load a piece of machinery in Wilson, according to family.

When they raised part of the equipment they reportedly disturbed a wasp nest.  More

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Missing Florida girl, 3, found with anti-vaccine mom, featured on missing persons show

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

megan1Florida – A 3-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her mother amid fears her child would be “brainwashed” by vaccines has been found safe in Florida, more than a year later.

Lilly Baumann’s incredible recovery Monday near Gainesville came just hours after a woman recognized her on CNN’s TV show, “The Hunt with John Walsh,” authorities said.

The woman soon after called CNN saying Lilly and her mother, 23-year-old Megan Elizabeth Everett, were renting property from her south of Palatka.

The news network in turn contacted the FBI which requested assistance from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, leading to Everett’s arrest.  More

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Hitchhiking robot’s journey ends with Philadelphia distruction by vandals

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

robotPHILADELPHIA – The Canadian researchers behind the “hitchBOT” hitchhiking robot said a planned Boston-San Francisco voyage ended prematurely in Philadelphia.

The hitchBOT team said the robot, which previously hitchhiked across Canada for 19 days last summer and also had a successful hitchhiking experience in Europe, said they received a photo Saturday night of the robot dismantled and damaged in Philadelphia.

“We have no interest in pressing charges or finding the people who vandalized hitchBOT; we wish to remember the good times, and we encourage hitchBOT’s friends and fans to do the same,” the robot’s creators said on their website.  More

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Mother is going blind after drinking 28 cans of Red Bull energy drink every day

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

lenaIreland – A jobless 365 pound mother is going blind after drinking 28 cans of Red Bull a day.

Lena Lupari, 26, from Newtownabbey in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has gained so much weight from having seven litres on a daily basis that her brain has swollen.

The mother-of-three, who consumed more than 3,000 calories from the drink every day, was unaware of the damage she was doing until she collapsed in June.

Doctors discovered she had developed a condition known as Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), which they said was a result of her being overweight.  More

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Message from the grave

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

noteOklahoma – Grief-stricken Sandy and Saige Seibold got an amazing surprise on Father’s Day, after they visited the Oklahoma gravesite of their husband and father Johnny, who lost his battle with pacreatic cancer and died in May at age 43.

The mother and daughter visited Johnny’s grave on Father’s Day and got an unexpected, amazing sign that has helped them begin to overcome their pain.

Saige, 13, composed a handwritten note at the gravesite in which she explained that her father had recently died and asked whoever found her message to contact her. She tied the letter to a balloon that said “#1 Dad” and then bundled it up with seven other balloons.

Her letter was waiting for them on a fence in the backyard 25 miles away near a spot where Saige often spent time with her father, who worked as a welder.  More

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Woman sues Starbucks over poisonous coffee

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

starUtah – A Utah woman is suing Starbucks for more than $2 million after she said her coffee had cleaning chemicals in it.

Cheryl Kingery said she suffered severe damage to her esophagus after drinking coffee from a Starbucks just north of Salt Lake City.

A lawsuit filed last week claims Kingery ingested a Urnex specialty cleaning product for coffee and espresso equipment.

According to court documents, Kingery now suffers from Burning Mouth Syndrome; loss of taste; numbness in lips and tongue; and oral nerve damage.  More

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Prisoner who gouged out one of his own eyes and cut off his left hand at the forearm leaves hospital for jail

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

wakefieldPHOENIX – A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell.

Phoenix police identified the man as Kenneth Dale Wakefield.

Investigators say Wakefield killed Trina Heisch and their two dogs and stashed the bodies in a closet.

They say he then gouged out one of his own eyes and cut off his left hand at the forearm.  More

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Suspect ID’d in Killing of Memphis Police Officer Is on Supervised Release After Serving Time for Bank Robbery

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

Category: Crime, Nutty News, Police

wilbornMemphis – Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Officer Sean Bolton, 33, on Saturday night, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said at a news conference.

Wilbourn is on supervised release after serving a federal sentence for robbery of a banking institution, Armstrong added.

The individual earlier identified as a person of interest was released by police and not charged.

Armstrong said Wilbourn was a passenger in a 2002 Mercedes Benz that was parked illegally in a southeast Memphis neighborhood on Saturday night. Armstrong said Bolton saw the car and shined his squad car’s spotlight on the vehicle.  More

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My wife volunteered for a one-way mission to Mars

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

marsVirginia – A Virginia man has opened up about what it’s like having a wife who volunteered to be part of the controversial Mars One mission – and the fact that, in just a few years, he and his sons are expected to say goodbye to her forever.

Jason Stanford refers to himself as an ‘astronaut wife’, because his actual wife and stepmother to his two sons, Sonia Van Meter, 36, was one of the people chosen for the Mars One Project, a privately-funded one-way mission which hopes to establish a permanent human colony on the red planet.

The first Mars One mission is slated to launch in 2026 – amid widespread criticism from scientists and space luminaries – with four people to touch down, and then another four every two years from there.  More

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Inmate tears eye out of socket after being placed in solitary unit

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Date: August 3rd, 2015

colinArizona – An Arizona jail inmate was hospitalized after he ripped one of his own eyeball out of its socket.

Colin Corkhill allegedly pulled out his right eye at Pinal County Jail near Phoenix on Thursday,reports AZFamily.com.

The 26-year-old from Scottsdale was booked the previous night on a slew of charges, including attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

He was allegedly driving a stolen car that got stuck in the median. When an Arizona State Trooper tried to help, the suspect allegedly attacked him.  More

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This shocking graphic picture shows why you should never take cocaine

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Date: August 2nd, 2015

cokeA graphic image is putting drug users off cocaine for life by showing the castrophic damage it can do to a person’s mouth.

A dentist hoping to warn about the physical effects of the deadly narcotic published the image on his Facebook Page.

He hopes to deter people from experimenting with the drug by showing the dramatic tissue damage it can cause around the nose and mouth.

Dentist Howard Farran posted the picture to Facebook, with a simple description. ”Palatal perforation due to cocaine abuse,” he said.  More

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Man tries to chew off his fingerprints after arrest

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Date: August 2nd, 2015

fingerFlorida – A Florida man attempted to chew off his fingerprints while in a patrol car to avoid being identified by the police.

On Thursday, Lee County Sheriff detectives noticed a 2015 Mercedes that had been reported stolen and after stopping the vehicle, they found the driver, Kenzo Roberts (picture), was using a fake ID, had a concealed firearm and possessed three fraudulent credit cards.

Surveillance video shows Roberts unsuccessfully trying to bite off his own fingerprints while in the backseat of the patrol car.

Lee County Sheriff officials say Roberts has two felony warrants for his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  More

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Giant snails invading Florida, eating stucco off homes

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Date: August 2nd, 2015

giantFlorida – A highly invasive species of snail has overwhelmed the Florida community by eating stucco off houses and consuming almost 500 species of plants, Business Insider reports.

The Giant African Snail “can grow as big as a tennis shoe” and was discovered four years ago in Miami since its initial eradication in the 1960s.

The state has already spent $10.8 million on its Giant African Snail eradication program since 2011 but “there is still no end in sight,” according to Business Insider.

“The fact is they’re a human and animal health threat, and they’re a threat to Florida’s agriculture,” said state agriculture department spokesman, Mark Fagan, to Business Insider. “We can’t let the population continue.”  More

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Why did NYC let me graduate high school?

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Date: August 2nd, 2015

MELISSA ANDREA_3.jpgNew York – Melissa Mejia, 18, was stunned and embarrassed when officials at William Cullen Bryant HS in Long Island City, Queens, told her she had met all the requirements to receive a diploma in June.

She knew she hadn’t.

Teachers say Melissa is just one of a number of students magically given credits for classes they failed in an effort by administrators to raise Bryant’s graduation rate.

I don’t like receiving what I would call a handout, but that’s what happened. New York City gave me a ­diploma I didn’t deserve.  More

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Jail guards used snake to torture former inmate, lawsuit alleges

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Date: August 2nd, 2015

inmateAlabama – A former inmate of an Alabama jail has filed a $3 million lawsuit claiming guards used a snake to torture him, according to reports.

Trawick Redding Jr., of Ozark, filed the federal lawsuit Monday claiming he suffered injuries after two guards used a 6- to 7-foot-long yellow Burmese python to torture him while he was locked up on theft charges.

Redding claims when he awoke from a nap in his bunk one of the officers was holding the snake inches from his face. He jumped and hit his head.  More

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Eight-Year-Old Child Clings to Car As Drunk Mother Drives Away

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Date: August 1st, 2015

renaMinnesota – A Minnesota mother was arrested after police say she drove away, intoxicated, with her eight-year-old child clinging to the car.

A teen neighbor said Rena Mae Giancherio (picture), 46, drove away from her house Monday at around 3:30 p.m. while her daughter hung on to the outside of the vehicle, apparently in an attempt to stop her from driving drunk.

“I went over to check on her and her knees are all cut up, she’s on the curb just crying, and the mom is already gone, just drove off, she didn’t stop or look down,” Terry Heller told KARE-TV.  More

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Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho shot dead in Zimbabwe by illegal hunters

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Date: August 1st, 2015

cecilZimbabwe - Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead in Zimbabwe by illegal hunters, officials said Saturday.

“It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been informed that Jericho, Cecil’s brother has been killed at 4pm today,” the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said in a statement. “We are absolutely heartbroken.”

No further details were immediately available.

The animal had been protecting Cecil’s young cubs after the 13-year-old king of the jungle was slayed by American dentist Walter Palmer.  More   Update: Jericho is alive! Cecil the lion’s brother was not killed by poachers

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Police Warn of Terrifying New Phone Scam Going Around

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Date: August 1st, 2015

phoneWisconsin – Police in Wisconsin are warning the public of a scam targeting individuals lately in the Milwaukee area.

Those targeted receive a phone call from a man who claims to be holding their loved one hostage.

WISN-TV spoke with a mother, who was recently targeted.

“They threatened to kill her. They (said they) had a gun to her head and her boyfriend’s head,” the woman, who was not identified, told the local TV news station.  More

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Seattle CEO who set firm’s minimum wage to $70,000 says he has hit hard times

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Date: August 1st, 2015

hard timesWashington – The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year says he has fallen on hard times.

Dan Price, 31, tells the New York Times that things have gotten so bad he’s been forced to rent out his house.

The Times article said Price’s decision ended up costing him a few customers and two of his “most valued” employees, who quit after newer employees ended up with bigger salary hikes than older ones.

“He gave raises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the ones who were taking on the most didn’t get much of a bump,” Gravity financial manager Maisey McMaster, 26, told the paper.  More

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Aunt Booted From Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

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Date: August 1st, 2015

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Bobbi Kristina’s funeral was interrupted Saturday morning by an outburst from Leolah Brown, Bobbi’s aunt, who was swiftly removed from the church with the help of Tyler Perry.

An eyewitness tells TMZ, Pat Houston was getting ready to speak when Leolah began screaming, “Pat you know you are wrong for this!”

We’re told security descended on Leolah and escorted her out.  More

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Man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

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Date: August 1st, 2015

armDALLAS – An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday.

Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning.

He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire.

“His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo,” Rowe said.  More

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Nutty professor: Rutgers teacher who said US worse than ISIS has history of bizarre statements

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Date: August 1st, 2015

Deepa KumarNew Jersey – A Rutgers University professor who is under fire for saying that the U.S. is “more brutal” than ISIS has used racial slurs against white men, attacked a leading advocate against female genital mutilation and even led a successful protest last year to stop former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from speaking to students.

Deepa Kumar, associate professor of journalism and media studies at New Jersey’s main public university, made news recently by tweeting: “Yes ISIS is brutal, but US is more so, 1.3 million killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

But that tweet, sent in March but only brought to prominent attention after it was noticed by the site SoCawlege.com, is not Kumar’s first brush with digital bigotry.  More

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Good Samaritan Family Gunned Down Trying to Help Stranded Driver

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Date: August 1st, 2015

mendozaMontana – Two parents were killed and their daughter wounded when they stopped to help a man who appeared to be having car trouble on a road inside a Montana reservation.

When the family approached Jesus Deniz Mendoza (picture), he pulled out a gun and ordered them out of their car, the surviving daughter said.

He then told them to walk away from their car. As they turned to leave, the daughter heard a gunshot. She looked back and saw her father lying in the road, she said.

Parents fail to pick up their child, put all blame on day care

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Date: August 1st, 2015

rossHOUSTON – Authorities are investigating a mother’s claims that she had to break into a northeast Houston day care because her baby was locked inside — alone and crying.

Sharonda Ross (picture) said she arrived at Joann’s Day Care and Camp about 45 minutes after its closing time to pick up her 10-month-old son Jordan, but no one was there.

Initially she thought her husband picked up their son, but once she realized that wasn’t the case, the parents rushed back to the day care.

The mother said she could hear her baby crying in a crib and that she banged three times on the window before she and her husband decided to take drastic measures.  More

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Beggar chokes man unconscious in Central Park

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Date: August 1st, 2015

chokeNew York – A violent beggar (sketch) choked and robbed a man Thursday night in Central Park when his requests for money were denied, authorities said.

The panhandler approached the 53-year-old victim as he was strolling through the Rambles near Transverse Road Number Two and West Drive around 10 p.m.? Thursday and asked, “I am hungry, do you have any money?” according to cops.

The victim said he didn’t have any cash to spare and started to walk away, but the vagrant walked up behind him and locked him in a choke hold until he passed out, police said.  More

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Hacker reveals OnStar weakness can unlock and start GM car

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Date: August 1st, 2015

onLOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles hacker shared a video online showing how he can use a device to locate, unlock and remote start vehicles with the OnStar system installed.

Samy Kamkar’s latest “Applied Hacking” video on YouTube shows how a hacker using a device called “OwnStar” can locate, unlock and remote start a vehicle with the OnStar RemoteLink service after intercepting communications between the owner’s OnStar cellphone app and the OnStar service.

GM, which markets vehicles with OnStar system previously installed, and OnStar are “actively working to resolve this issue,” Kamkar wrote in the video’s description.  More

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Mother went for a spray tan at her local beauty salon and turned her baby’s face orange

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Date: August 1st, 2015

tanUK – Gemma Colley, from Leeds, went for a spray tan at her local beauty salon and accidentally turned her baby’s face orange.

She had waited a few hours for the tanning product to dry, and thought it would be okay to breastfeed her baby son. Of course, it really wasn’t.

Gemma shared a photograph of her baby, complete with tanned mouth, nose and chin, on the Facebook page of blog The Unmumsy Mum with the comment ‘epic fail of fails’.

She wrote: ‘Yesterday I had a spray tan, a few hours later I breastfed my little boy. Cue 5 o’clock shadow and a very guilty mummy.’  More

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Fat McDonald’s Customer Shamed By Employee

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Date: August 1st, 2015

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saladOklahoma – A McDonald’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is under fire after a woman posted an image of an alleged fat-shaming incident that took place when she ordered a cheeseburger and sweet tea from the fast food establishment.

The post, which was uploaded to Facebook, shows a cheeseburger with writing on the wrapper.

The writing on the paper says, “Should of ordered a salad fat a**.”

The person posting the image claims that the cheeseburger was given to a friend as a number of employees laughed at the customer through the window.  More

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