Saturday, September 01, 2012
A woman who generated numerous loud noise complaints with her blaring music — which included playing AC/DC’s hit song “Highway to Hell” at 1 a.m. — was arrested four times over a 26-hour period.
Joyce Coffey, 53, who lives at 64 Mast Road in Epping, New Hampshire, but also has an address in Kentucky, faces several charges after police arrested her three times this week because she allegedly refused to turn down the music on her radio at home and a fourth time after her nephew accused her of throwing a frying pan at him.
What would you do if you agreed on a price for a prostitute's services, only for her to take your money and raise her price?
When that happened to a 45-year-old Ann Arbor man Wednesday night, he decided to call police and report the woman for robbery.
Police were called at 10:30 p.m. to a home for a report of a robbery. When investigators arrived, they found the man having a bit of trouble with a 19-year-old Ohio woman he had contacted online.
The man and the woman had agreed on a price for her services. But when the man gave her the cash, the woman reportedly took the money and informed him that the price had suddenly gone up.
Aggrieved, the man took the next step of calling police.
So, she was arrested.
The stories the man and the woman told police regarding the night’s events were vastly different. The man was not arrested, and it'll be up to Washtenaw County prosecutors to determine charges in the case.
Maple syrup burglars left behind only empty barrels and questions after pilfering from Quebec’s maple syrup reserves last week.
The heist was discovered during a routine inventory check at the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers’ temporary storage facility for 10 million pounds of Canada’s sweetest export.
Worth $30 million, there was enough maple syrup in the warehouse to fill one and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools, or about 3.75 million litres, federation director Anne-Marie Granger Godbout said.
Evidently, the thieves broke through locks and a fence into the industrial location and siphoned the sappy substance into their own barrels.The federation, which is responsible for the “global strategic maple syrup reserve,” fears the sticky-fingered burglars intend to sell the syrup on the black market.
Quebec produces 70 to 80 per cent of the world’s maple syrup, a volume that is critically important because of America’s “catastrophic” low harvest this year. About 75 per cent of Quebec’s maple syrup is exported to the U.S., Granger Godbout said.
Better head to the supermarket and stock up or you'll be using the fake stuff over the next year.
Horry County police officers responded to a shooting incident on Wayside Road Thursday night, where one man was found dead, according to a report from the Horry County Police Department.
When officers entered the home, they found a man lying face down on a fan with a pool of blood around his head and a black revolver next to his right hand, the report said. The victim was identified as James Gagum, 43, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses said the victim was in the recliner and had been watching a movie, then picked up his gun, held it to his head and stated, “That’s not how its done,” the report said. He began pulling the trigger when, on the third pull, the gun went off.
Sgt. Robert Kegler, public information officer with Horry County police, said the shooting was accidental.
Friday, August 31, 2012
It was probably not just the baked rather than fried chicken that set George Rhome off. “He’s usually an easygoing guy,” says Rhome’s mother, Carolyn Rhome.
The dispute started in the kitchen of a home on Morgantown Street in Point Marion. Rhome’s daughter-in-law was cooking dinner. “They didn’t do it right and George got mad,” Rhome’s girlfriend, Anna Jaggi says. Rome’s mother says he was unhappy beginning with the peas and corn. “It started over the vegetables because they usually put them in a bowl in the microwave,” Carolyn says.
After the chicken was served, Rhome cried foul. “I think he was already mad about something. He said the chicken was dry,” Carolyn says.
This is when matters got physical. “She picked up a chair and threw it at him and that’s what made him mad because she hit him,” Carolyn says. The food fight spilled from the kitchen to the sidewalk drawing neighbors and police.
Rhome was arrested and so were Jason and Dottie Jaggi, Rhome’s son and daughter-in-law.
I'd kill for smoked ribs, but fried chicken? I don't think so.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
How does Lindsay Lohan get away with it? Does being rich and famous allow you to get away with lying, stealing, drunkenness and belligerence?
Just this week we find out that Lindsay Lohan:
- has been accused of trashing Dame Elizabeth Taylor's dressing room trailer;
- has been barred from a storied Hollywood hotel for failing to pay more than $46 000 in bills; and
- has been accused of stealing about $6,400 worth of property from the home of millionaire Sam Magid after Lindsay had been a house guest.
She can no longer get meaningful work and threats of jail time has no impact on her. She is the epitome of white trash.
Rob Ford’s niece and former Lingerie Football player, Krista Ford, has generated a lot of negative attention online after dispensing advice to women on how not to get sexually assaulted.
Following a press conference by the Toronto Police Service to warn women about a string of recent sex assaults downtown, Ms. Ford tweeted:
“Stay alert, walk tall, carry mace, take self-defence classes & don’t dress like a whore. #DontBeAVictim #StreetSmart”
The comment caused a firestorm and she quickly tweet an apology on Thursday afternoon.
“I didn’t mean to cause such an alarm and I apologize if I did. I just want women to be safe.”Not dressing "like a whore" is also pretty suspect advice for preventing sexual violence against women. In fact, a Toronto police officer drew widespread condemnations last year when he told a group of York University students that not dressing "like sluts" was one way to prevent sexual assault. That led to the "Slut Walk" in Toronto which spread to other cities.
This is coming from a woman who dressed in lingerie to get men to watch her play football. She has to be as stupid and insensitive as her high profile dad and uncle.
John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, would "probably stay right where I'm at" in prison even he were released, he told the New York State Board of Parole during an interview to determine if he should be granted parole.
Chapman was denied parole on Aug. 23 for the seventh time.
Chapman, 57, pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life for gunning down the Beatle outside of his Manhattan apartment complex on Dec. 8, 1980.
"I'm so bonded that I could probably assure you that, if released, I'd probably stay right where I'm at," Chapman said. "You know, once you stand on a rock for 20 years and feel the waves on you and you don't go anywhere because you're on a rock, you don't want to move."
He credited God with changing him from "Mr. Psychopath" to someone the cares about others.
Chapman said he committed the "cold-blooded" crime "simply because [Lennon was] the most famous person I knew of."
Looking back, Chapman said he deeply regrets the crime, calling it "a very selfish act" and "absolutely not worth it." Despite Chapman's regret, the parole board denied his request for parole.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A bar stool dispute that began with a disagreement about pitching on the Toronto Blue Jays, escalated tragically, say police, ending in the death of a Calgary family man.
Police have released more details about the death of Brian Ludwig, 41, identified as the victim of an alcohol-fuelled incident early Sunday morning outside Swigs Pub and Grill, 11213 30th Street S.W.
Witnesses say Ludwig suffered a “sucker punch” to the back of the head when a fight broke out in the parking lot, sending the six-foot-three contractor to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
If I was insensitive I would say something like the Blue Jays pitching has been so bad it's killing me too but I won't.
A search and rescue operation was underway near Iceland's Eldgjá canyon last Saturday when a woman did not return to her tour bus. Turns out, the woman had in fact returned to the tour bus and had actually helped try to find, um, herself. According to Iceland Review Online, "Before reentering the bus after the stop at Eldgjá, the woman had changed her clothes and freshened up, resulting in the other passengers not recognizing her… She didn’t recognize the description of herself and 'had no idea that she was missing,'" said the area's police chief.
They should have started be searching the bathroom. That's where I always find my wife.
Sri Lanka's Prison Department today will begin conducting interviews to select an executioner among over 150 prospective candidates.
The interviews will be held at the main Welikada Prison by a three-member panel, the Prisons Department said.
The Department looks to fill two posts - the hangman and an assistant- out of 178 eligible candidates selected from the vast number of applications the department received for the posts.
Sri Lanka judiciary imposes capital punishment but has not implemented the death penalty since 1976.
The government reinstated the death penalty in 2004 for murder, rape and drug trafficking following the murder of a high court judge.
Since 2000 there are 1,164 death row inmates languishing in jails waiting for execution or a final decision for commutation for execution. Some prisoners on death row at the moment have served over 15 years while waiting for their sentences to be carried out.
There are currently 357 people are in the death row in Sri Lanka's prisons.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Alyson Bair was having a nightmare that she was drowning. When she woke up, she was actually drowning.
"I thought I was dreaming, but then I realized I wasn't and I was scared," Bair told ABCNews.com, recalling the night she woke up in the river outside her home in early August. "It was deep and I couldn't touch anywhere and I was getting tired. I had to keep turning around and floating on my back."
She was eventually able to crawl onto a river bank and take cover until someone found her in the morning.
Bair, 31, is a wife and mother of two who lives in Burley, Idaho. She loves photographing her family, camping, reading and bowling. But she is also battling a mysterious nightmare and sleep walking problem that has terrified her and her family.
"It's definitely scary and it worries me," she said. "I haven't tried to drive or anything yet, but it just scares me what I could do. We've locked up all my medicines and made sure that our guns are locked up. Everything I could harm myself with is put away because I don't know what I'm going to do when I'm sleeping."
Two weeks after the near-drowning, Bair suffered a similar episode.
On Aug. 20, her husband Cody Bair, 34, woke up around 1 a.m. to use the bathroom and everything was normal. At 2 a.m., one of the couple's two children woke him up and needed attention. At that point, he noticed that his wife was not in bed and that the sliding glass door that leads outside was open, according to a police report.
Around 7:30 a.m., Bair was found on the riverbank about a quarter of a mile from home, according to police. She was wet and suffering from hypothermia. She was taken to the hospital and subsequently released.
For most of the first three months the Maple Leafs played mediocre hockey, as they headed into the New Year with a 17-17-6 record. In January the Leafs started playing better despite losing Peca for the season with a knee injury. The Leafs actually stayed in playoff contention until the very end of the season as they held destiny in their own hands in the final week playing the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens in the final two games. However, a 5-2 loss to the Islanders put the Leafs on the brink as they needed a win over the Habs and an Islanders loss to get in. Led by three assists from Mats Sundin the Leafs would do their part beating the Canadiens 6-5 to knock their long time rivals out of contention. However, the Islanders would win their final game of the season against the Devils. New Jersey who had started Martin Brodeur in 18 straight games sat him out in the final game of the season. The Islanders took the last playoff spot form the Leafs who finished 40-31-11 out of the playoffs by one point.
Ironically, as the Leafs stumbled from one goalie to another, the 2006-07 season saw they draft an unknown goalie from Manitoba in the 3rd round. He was James Reimer.
Today's proposal from the owners to the players is leaking out. It appears to be a 50:50 split on revenue which is considerable movement from the first proposal. It's a six-year collective-bargaining proposal that would phase in a reduction of their share of league revenues from 57% to a 50-50 split by the fourth year. That has the owners moving half way between the current split (57%) and the split in the owner's first proposal (43%). Will it be enough?
According to details provided to USA TODAY Sports, the plan calls for fixed dollars in the first three seasons that would put players share of revenue at 51.6% in 2012-13, 50.5% in 2013-14 and 49.6% in 2014-15. In the final three years, the players and owners would split revenue 50-50.
The initial NHL proposal had called for an immediate cut of players' share of revenues to 43%.
According to the NHL's calculations, under its proposal, players would receive an 11% decrease in the first year, an 8.5% decrease in the second and a 5.5% decrease in the third.
The NHL proposal calls for a fixed salary cap of $58 million next season and then caps of $60 million and $62 million. Under the plan, the league projected a fourth-year salary cap of $64.2 million, a fifth year at $67.6 million and the final season's cap of $71.1 million.
Last season's salary cap was $64.3 million and the cap was projected to rise to $70.2 million in 2012-13.
The NHL is not asking for any rollback in current contracts, suggesting that the adjustment could be made through changes in contracting practices, increases in league-wide revenue and contributions to player escrow.
Players, as a rule, dislike the NHL's current escrow practice. They have a percentage of money taken out of their paychecks to ensure that players as a group receive no more than their collectively bargained share of revenue.
Although the league has proposed a fix-dollar amount for the first three years, the league's proposal includes a provision for players to receive more if revenue growth exceeds 10%.
The recently-opened retail unit features the German dictator's name in giant white lettering on the front of the store with an accompanying Nazi swastika logo.
Members of the Jewish community in the western Indian state have urged the shop owners to change the name of store, but their demands have so far been ignored.
Shop proprietor Rajesh Shah, who owns 50 per cent of the business, has refused to change the shop's name unless he is compensated for what he has spent on branding and the controversial sign.
'Hitler was a nickname given to my business partner Manish Chandani's grandfather because of his strict nature.'
He added: 'Frankly, until the time we applied for the trademark permission, I had only heard that Hitler was a strict man. It was only recently that we read about Hitler on the internet.
A man dressed in a military-style "ghillie" suit and apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwest Montana was struck by two cars and killed, authorities said.
The man was standing in the right-hand lane of U.S. Highway 93 south of Kalispell on Sunday night when he was hit by the first car, according to the Montana Highway Patrol. A second car hit the man as he lay in the roadway, authorities said.
Flathead County officials identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell. Trooper Jim Schneider said motives were ascertained during interviews with friends, and alcohol may have been a factor but investigators were awaiting tests.
"He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting," Schneider told the Daily Inter Lake on Monday. "You can't make it up. I haven't seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him."
Ghillie suits are a type of full-body clothing made to resemble heavy foliage and used to camouflage military snipers.
There are people running around Montana telling everyone that they ran over Sasquatch. So the government releases this story that it was some army dude in a camouflage suit. Which do you think the public will buy? Bigfoot of course.
So what's worse than a fear of flying?
Well a British boy trapped overseas by a sudden flying phobia claims he's now terrified of all types of transportation.
Joe Thompson, 11, had hoped to return home by a two-week land, sea or train trip but remains stranded in the UAE desert with his father after his condition worsened.
His father Tony has been forced to find a job in the Gulf while his worried mother waits at home in Somerset, UK, visiting the pair on holidays.
Joe made headlines after developing a sudden and irrational fear of flying more than seven weeks ago.
The latest setback came at the weekend after Joe and his father tried leaving Al Ain in the UAE Joe suffered massive panic attacks and hyperventilated in the driveway, with his symptoms even worse than his previous four failed attempts to board a plane in recent weeks.
I think I would sedate him and stuff him into a plane home before he come to. Or better yet leave him with a Bedouin family.
Hunter Spanjer says his name with a certain special hand gesture, but at just three and a half years old, he may have to change it.
"He's deaf, and his name sign, they say, is a violation of their weapons policy," explained Hunter's father, Brian Spanjer.
Grand Island's "Weapons in Schools" Board Policy 8470 forbids "any instrument...that looks like a weapon," But a three year-old's hands?
"Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way," said Hunter's grandmother Janet Logue.
"It's a symbol. It's an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E.," Brian Spanjer said.
S.E.E. stands for Signing Exact English, Hunter's sign language. Hunter's name gesture is modified with crossed-fingers to show it is uniquely his own.
"We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child," said Jack Sheard, Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson.
That's just about all GIPS officials will say for now.
Meantime, Hunter's parents say that by Monday, lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf are likely to weigh in for Hunter's right to sign his own name.
Despite whatever rules and regulations may exist, some Grand Islanders we spoke with said they don't think it's right to make a three year-old change the way he says his name.
"It's his name. It's not like he's going to bring a gun to school when he's three years old," commented Dana Schwieger.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Some people fake them, others ache for them but for one woman, the big 'O' is the bane of her life... as she has to endure up to 100 orgasms a day.
Kim Ramsey, 44, has a medical condition which makes her feel constantly aroused.
Doctors believe the incurable syndrome was caused by an accident in 2001 when she fell down some stairs.This may have led to a Tarlov cyst on her spine, at the point where a woman's orgasm originates.
Ms Ramsey said she now finds it hard to go about her daily life as she is worried she will not be able to control the sexual arousal.
She said she no longer feels like she has control over her own body: 'Imagine feeling aroused for no reason other than you got up that day.
'I've even had one in public. I was travelling home on the train and it was a bit of a bumpy ride.
'Every jerk of the train or vibration made me more aroused and it was a 40-minute journey so there was nothing I could do.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Back in 2010 an Iranian cleric said earthquakes were God's punishment for scantily-clad women, and then a bunch of scantily-clad women organized a naked protest to disprove the cleric. Well the tradition lives on. So guys get your cameras out and enjoy the view.