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The Curse of the Goddess Pele

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Date: December 29th, 2015

peleHawaii – Potential visitors are warned about it in all the guidebooks and tourist materials. Anyone who takes Pele’s natural treasures home will suffer her wrath in the form of a curse, a fate that involves a lot of bad luck.

And the curse seems to work. The Hawaiian post office regularly receives packages containing stolen treasures. From stones and rocks to sticks and shells, countless tourists mail their stolen souvenirs back.

Some include letters to Pele herself. Others detail the bad luck their theft has brought them. Packages and letters attribute death, depression, illness, and—bizarrely—the “bad luck” of winning a lottery that wasn’t as big as they’d hoped. It’s all thanks to Pele’s bad luck curse.

Some proclaim to not even believe in the curse or to have suffered bad luck at all . . . but they think the theft is nevertheless standing in the way of their good luck.

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Homeowners Sued For Parking Truck In Their Own Driveway

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Date: January 20th, 2015

puA homeowners’ association has filed a lawsuit seeking to bar a resident in the town of Manlius from parking his own pickup truck in his driveway.

The Kimry Moor Homeowners Association has filed a lawsuit against residents David and Arna Orlando in Onondaga County Supreme Court because they are parking their 2014 black Ford 150 pickup in their driveway at 511 Kimry Moor, just outside the village of Fayetteville.

The association wants an injunction to stop the couple from parking their pickup in the driveway of their home.

The association cites its regulations, which limits parking in driveways only to “private, passenger-type, pleasure automobiles,” according to the lawsuit.  More

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‘Intentional’ gas release at Chicago-area hotel hosting ‘furries’ convention sickens 19

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Date: December 8th, 2014

furriesIllinois – Authorities in suburban Chicago said a release of chlorine gas that sickened 19 people at a hotel hosting a ‘furries’ convention early Sunday was “intentional.”

The source of the gas was apparently chlorine powder left in a ninth-floor stairwell at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel, according to the Rosemont Public Safety Department. Investigators are treating the evacuation as a criminal matter.

They were treated at local hospitals and at least 18 were released shortly thereafter. The convention-goers, dressed in cartoonish animal costumes, were ushered across the street to a convention center hosting a dog show.  More

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North Korea executes members of Workers’ Party for watching South Korean soap operas

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Date: November 1st, 2014

northNorth Korea – As many as 50 senior members of the North Korean government and military have been publicly executed so far this year, according to South Korea’s intelligence agency.

The victims of the purges – which the National Intelligence Service believes are continuing – include 10 members of the ruling Workers’ Party who were executed by firing squad for watching South Korean soap operas, bribery or womanising.

Many of the officials singled out by Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, were reportedly close to Jang Song-thaek, Mr Kim’s uncle, who was arrested in December 2013 and executed for a series of crimes against the state.

The ongoing elimination of Jang’s allies indicates that Mr Kim is getting rid of potential sources of opposition and building his own power base, although executing a member of the party for watching a South Korean television show hints at a trumped-up charge.  More

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Ebola doctor lied about New York City travels

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Date: October 29th, 2014

spencerNew York – The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said.

Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his MetroCard the sources said.

“He told the authorities that he self-quarantined.

Detectives then reviewed his credit-card statement and MetroCard and found that he went over here, over there, up and down and all around,” a source said.  More

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Girl Saved Grandfather’s Life After Tree Fell On Him

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Date: October 8th, 2014

girlBOSTON – Six-year-old Jacey Montague is full of energy, loves the woods and adores her grandfather.

“I love him about as big as this town,” said Montague.

And now the first-grader is being credited with saving his life after a tree fell on top of him.

Montague and her grandfather were on a walk in the woods near their Alton, New Hampshire home, when they came across a tree that was upright but looked weak.

For whatever reason, her grandfather, long-time Alton post office clerk Tom Montague, began to shake the tree.  More

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Liberian exorcist reveals weapon against deadly virus – uses soft drink instead of wine

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Date: October 3rd, 2014

Edward AdjeiLiberia – Like many of Liberia’s self-styled bishops, Edward Adjei has long believed in the power of divine intervention. He claims in the past to have received direct revelations from God, and at his “Christ Incorporated” church, worshippers flock every Sunday for his “soul winning” sessions.

Now, though, he is embarked on what would amount to his biggest miracle of all – persuading Liberia’s government to show faith in his bizarre plan to rid the country of Ebola.

The deadly virus may have no cure known to medical science, but he says it can be seen off with the help of a three-day prayer session, an exorcism of the presidential palace – and several bottles of Vimto.

Rather than using communion wine as the blood of Christ, he uses Vimto, the British-made soft drink famous for its distinctive pink hue. “Communion wine is rather expensive, so we use Vimto instead,” he said, brandishing a large bottle from a store in his vestry.  More

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Firemen give pet hamsters oxygen

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Date: September 30th, 2014

hamsterWashington – Firemen used oxygen and first aid to save a family of pet hamsters caught in a mobile home blaze.

The crew, from the Lacey Fire Department in Washington state, relied on ‘pet emergency pocket guides’ to bring the injured rodents back to life.

Five hamsters – Oreo, Madonna and three unnamed baby hamsters – - were recovered from the blaze. Unfortunately, one of the pets later died.

Thankfully, no humans were in the trailer at the time of the fire caused by a faulty tumble drier.  More

Michael Phelps Arrested For Driving Under Influence; Accused Of Going 84 In A 45, Crossing Double-Lines

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Arab woman pilot disowned by her family for bombing brutal terrorists

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Date: September 27th, 2014

manUnited Arab Emirates - The female air force pilot whose missions against Isis has reportedly been disowned by her family and labelled an ‘ingrate’.

Mariam Al Mansouri’s participation in F-16 bombing raids for the UAE was celebrated in the West, but an anonymous statement claiming to be from her family ‘disowned’ her for ‘taking part in the brutal international aggression’ against Syria.

It also expressed support for the Islamic State, saying ‘we are proud of the Sunni heroes in Iraq and the Levant’. The brutal terrorist group’s original name was the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isil.

It said: ‘We the Mansouri family in the United Arab Emirates hereby publicly declare that we disown the so-called Mariam Al Mansouri as well as anyone taking part in the brutal international aggression against the brotherly Syrian people, starting with our ingrate daughter Mariam Al Mansouri.  More

Police Look For Victim Stabbed Inside Tulsa QuikTrip

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Ex-NFL Kicker Killed In Fatal Crash Accused Of Trying To Run Woman Off Road Beforehand

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Date: September 23rd, 2014

BironasNASHVILLE, Tennessee - A woman at the scene of the fatal crash where ex-NFL kicker Rob Bironas was killed allegedly said that he tried to run her off the road in a road rage incident.

The woman and her husband told police investigators a detailed account of an alleged road rage incident that might shed some light on the events preceding Bironas’ death. The former Titans player lost control of the SUV he was driving while traveling at a high rate of speed Saturday night, Metro police told the Tennessean.

The SUV went off road and hit several trees before landing upside down in a drainage culvert.

The investigation into the crash is “ongoing,” a Metro policeman said. An autopsy was conducted Monday, but it will take several weeks for toxicology results are available. According to police, no alcohol was found at the scene of the accident.  More

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Armed Patriots: private citizens out to secure the U.S. border

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Date: September 10th, 2014

borderBROWNSVILLE Texas – With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas.

Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas.

“If you spot them and shine your light on them, that lets them know that you’re there,” said the 25-year-old construction worker from Indiana who flew to Texas for a stint with the Patriots. “Nine times out of 10, they’re not going to come over.

The Patriots Information Hotline, a networking call center, estimates that 22 groups of “armed patriots” have sprung up along the border from Texas to California this year.  More

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Saw blade impales Houston construction worker

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Date: August 26th, 2014

bladeHOUSTON – A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that became detached from a power saw.

Houston fire spokesman Kenyatta Parker says the man was still conscious Monday morning when he was transported to a hospital with at least part of the blade still embedded in his body.

Parker says firefighters responded to an emergency call that a man had been hurt while working atop a building near The Galleria, a popular shopping center.  More

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Woman high on synthetic pot steals, crashes police cruiser

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Date: August 19th, 2014

EmmerliA Georgia woman was high on synthetic marijuana when she boosted a police car and led cops on a high-speed chase before causing a four-car crash on a busy highway, authorities said.

The wild ordeal unfolded after Cobb County cops stopped Emmerli Wilcoxson on an Atlanta street because she matched the description of a woman reportedly armed in the area on Sunday, WSB-TV reported.

But Wilcoxson, 40, managed to jump into the marked police car during the stop and sped away on Interstate 75, cops said.

“We saw two police cars coming. They were going at a high rate of speed.  More

 

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Professor charged with groping sleeping woman on United flight

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Date: August 12th, 2014

molestedAn Ivy League visiting scholar was arrested Sunday by the FBI after he allegedly groped a sleeping woman’s breast and then tried to slide his hand down her shirt while traveling on a flight from Tokyo to Newark, New Jersey.

Eun-jong Lee, 47, was detained by federal agents upon departing the United Airlines flight.

According to a criminal complaint sworn by FBI Agent Mary Anne Flippo, Lee and the woman were seated next to each other on Flight 78. The woman, who was traveling alone, told agents she did not know Lee.

During the 13-hour flight, the woman nodded off, Flippo reported. She later awoke to find one of Lee’s hands “located on top of her shirt and touching her breast through her clothing.” Lee then allegedly “touched the skin of the Victim’s neck and attempted to place his hand down the front of her shirt.”  More

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Thousands Of Pounds Of Human Waste Smeared Across Freeway

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Date: August 8th, 2014

human-wasteLANSING – A crash involving a truck hauling human waste tied up traffic for hours in the Lansing area Friday, after thousands of pounds of waste spilled onto the freeway.

The northbound lanes of U.S. 127 were blocked at the Trowbridge Road exit, and traffic was being rerouted to I-496, following the accident that happened just after 5 a.m.

The cleanup took hours, with the freeway reopening just before 1:30 p.m.

Speaking live on WWJ Newsradio 950, reporter Francesca Amiker of CBS affiliate WLNS said the two-compartment 18-wheeler was approaching a curve — just south of the Kalamazoo Street exit — when a tire blew out, causing the waste to shift to the second compartment.  More

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