Showing posts from November, 2013

COCAINE BUST: Rookie Republican Congressman Trey Radel, Who Supported Drug Testing for Food Stamp Recipients

U.S. Rep. Trey Radel — a brash and digitally savvy darling of the political right — allegedly purchased 3.5 grams of cocaine from undercover officer in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood [...] Before his cocaine bust, Rep. Trey Radel’s fave vacation spot was Cartagena, Colombia. — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) November 23, 2013 Q: What’s your favorite vacation spot outside Florida? A: Cartagena, Colombia. Told Washington newspaper Roll Call that his favorite vacation spot outside Florida was Cartagena, Colombia, an expensive coastal city in a country known for cocaine trafficking [...] Travel Information for Colombia If you are arrested, the U.S. government cannot request your release. Colombia and the United States do not have a prisoner transfer agreement, and so any sentence for a crime committed in Colombia is ordinarily served in a Colombian prison. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking of illegal

License Plates "Number Plates" Are Being Cloned in South Africa

When there are two or three or more people driving with your number plate on the e-toll routes in South Africa, it's the legal driver that will get the bill. Roads agency Sanral reports drivers with incorrect bills won't have  to pay, and fake plates will be detected. eNCA -- the first 24-hour news service in Africa since June 1 2008 --  is TV news broadcaster focusing on South African and African reports. See also ...

Day After Washington, Illinois Tornado: EF4, Aerial Video, Identifies of 6 Killed in Illinois, 1834 State Farm Claims

Washington IL tornado confirmed as EF-4, Rich Lancaster braved video capture and suffered eye injury from debris [...] Gov. Quinn tours tornado damage in Washington, Illinois   [...] Washington IL tornado damage raw video from Chopper 7 Chicago [...] Six people killed in Sunday’s storms in Illinois:  Kathy George, 58; Robert Harmon, 56; and Scholitta Burrus, 63 in Massac County; Joseph R. Hoy, 80, of New Minden, and his sister Frances J. Hoy, 78 in Washington County; and Steve Neubauer, of Washington in Tazewell County [...] Bloomington, Illinois-based State Farm ( 1-800-SF-CLAIM ) reports it received 1,834 homeowners’ claims due to tornadoes and other Sunday severe weather damage in Washington, Coal City, Gifford and other Illinois cities [...]

EPA Stops Installation of Fire Hydrants Because of Low Lead Content Rule

Cities, villages and counties in the U.S. face the possibility of being saddled with hundreds of millions of dollars in useless hydrants after a surprise ruling last month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that requires fireplugs put in after Jan. 4 meet stricter standards for lead content [...] Mueller Water Products Statement Regarding EPA Ruling on Including Fire Hydrants In Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act [...] EPA Summary Of The Reduction Of Lead In Drinking Water Act And Frequently Asked Questions [PDF ...]

VIDEO: ObamaCare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel and FoxNews Host Megyn Kelly in Heated Exchange

Brother of former Obama Chief of Staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not admit that President Barack Obama should have seen probems coming with rollout of, and blames Fox News for its failure  [...] Additional Ezekiel Emanuel with The Atlantic : All problems with flowed from one bad decision, there was no CEO --  no really great manager that understood the health side—especially health insurance  [...]


Shooting reported in vicinity of Brashear High School in Pittsburgh with three students shot -- one with the graze wound to the head  [...] SWAT officers surrounded a house near Hampshire Avenue and Suburban Avenue and took at least four people into custody -- related to the shooting case  [...] 590 Crane Ave. Pittsburgh ...

Protesters Burn Energy Bills at Austerity Bonfire in the UK

Campaigners from the People's Assembly Against Austerity held a national day of protest Tuesday at Westminster Bridge in London, coinciding with Guy Fawkes Night. Protesters ceremonially burned their energy bills to deliver a message to the government.

Gallup Poll: As Obama Job Approval Falls to the 30s, Many Ask, "Is he clueless or dishonest?"

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points [...] Bernard Goldberg: Is Obama Clueless — or Dishonest? [...]

Exclusive NBC Video Shows Mid-Air Crash and Escape from Death in Superior, Wisconsin

Video licensed by NBC News shows mid-air crash which forced skydivers from both planes to jump [...] Skydiving instructor Mike Robinson was at 12,000 feet, just seconds away from his fourth and final jump of the day, when a second plane carrying other skydivers struck his plane ... Took off from Richard I. Bong Airport  [...] For the 11 (nine skydivers, two pilots) people aboard both aircraft, the mid-air collision resulted in only minor injuries to two of them [...]

Garden State Plaza Shopping Mall Shooter at Large 4 Hours, "Suspect" Is Arrested in Teaneck, Real Suspect Found Dead at Mall

Shots fired, one shell casing found -- believed to be from a long armed rifle -- at Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey about 9:20 p.m. Monday  [...] Two senior law enforcement officials identified the shooter suspect as Richard Shoop, age 20 [...] ARREST PHOTO (NOT!): Law enforcement officers, including New Jersey State Police, raided a house in Teaneck shortly before 1 a.m. [...] Gunman Richard Shoop Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound at Garden State Plaza Shopping Mall, Paramus, New Jersey [...]

Police Charged Paul Ciancia with Murder of Gerardo I. Hernandez; Suspect Seriously Injured Heavily Sedated

Federal authorities say the man suspected of carrying out Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport carried a duffel bag containing a handwritten letter signed by him indicating he intended to kill multiple TSA agents. Paul Ciancia, age 23, charged with murder of TSA officer as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, and commission of violence at LAX [...] The shooter took a .45 caliber round to the face [...] Paul Anthony Ciancia could face the death penalty if convicted [...] U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte: Murders appear to be a pre-meditated act.

FDNY Rescue Student Wedged in Small Space Between Dorm and Parking Garage

FDNY firefighters responded Sunday to 80 Lafayette Street to extricate a male undergraduate student, who was alive and conscious when he was rescued from a 1.5- to 2-foot space between a dorm building and parking garage [...] Space between buildings at 80 Lafayette St, #Manhattan , where man fell. Wall breached by #FDNY firefighters. — FDNY (@FDNY) November 4, 2013 #FDNY FFs breached wall at 80 Lafayette St, #Manhattan , to remove man who was trapped between buildings. — FDNY (@FDNY) November 4, 2013 Confined space and wall that was breached by FDNY firefighters (FDNY Twitter above). PHOTOS: New York University student Asher Vongtau fell 10 stories before getting wedge inside a shaft between a dorm building and a parking garage [...] VIDEO: Victim spent two days trapped between an apartment/dorm and a parking garage with his legs crossed and his arms at his side  [...]

Trucker Charged with Second Degree Murder for Using Internet While Crashing Truck that Killed Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer

Looking at photos of women on Facebook is ruled as the cause of distraction of Jorge Espinoza, the driver of an empty fuel tanker that crashed into two fire department trucks and three police cars on Interstate 8 (Phoenix, AZ) killing a public safety officer in May 2013 [...] Arizona Department of Public Safety officer Tim Huffman was killed May 6, 2013 on eastbound Interstate 8 in Yuma County. Cell phone forensics show Espinoza was using the Internet at the time of the crash, according to the reports  [...] ODMP: Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona Officer Tim Huffman ...

French Protest Taxes in Brittany and Northwest France

French riot police fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators in northwest France on Saturday, after some protesters hurled stones and iron bars at them in a rally against a controversial green tax and layoffs [...]

New York City Marathon is Sunday, November 3, 2013 -- Preceded by Partial Solar Eclipse on East Coast

More barricades, fencings, security checkpoints and private security guards on site at New York City Marathon, according to Peter Ciccia, technical director for the ING NYC Marathon. Runners will be screened at the start on Staten Island, and stripped of certain gear for the race. BANNED: No Halloween masks and other masks, no Camelbacks (over the shoulder hydration packs) [...] Bomb-sniffing dogs, police scuba divers and surveillance helicopters [...] Partial Solar Eclipse just before marathon in New York City.  New Yorkers may see a partial solar eclipse beginning at sunrise November 3. Sunrise: 6:29 a.m. EST ... Partial eclipse ends: 7:11 a.m. EST [...]

Shooting at LAX Terminal Near Gate 36: Multiple People Shot, Including TSA Agent and Alleged Gunman

UPDATES: Killed a Transportation Security Administration worker and wounded two others — after sending a suicidal text message to his family [...] First TSA officer killed in the line of duty is 39-year-old Gerardo I. Hernandez [...] Gunman's Text Message: LAX gunman, Paul Anthony Ciancia, planned to die in shoot-out with 'pigs and the TSA' [...] LIVE LAX shooting TIMELINE: 'Multiple victims' hit; at least 7 hurt [...] BREAKING ... A Transportation Security Administration agent and a suspect were wounded in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning  at about 10:15 a.m.  Los Angeles Police Department was immediately on a citywide tactical alert. Terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated [...] Two or three people were wounded following the shooting in the area of Terminal 3 at about 9:30 a.m., L.A. police Detective Gus Villanueva said [...] Six LAPD helicopters hovering over LAX and heavily armed emergency response teams could be seen