Showing posts from January, 2014

HazMat: Suspicious White Powder Found at Four Hotels Near Super Bowl's Met Life Stadium

Hazmat and bomb squad teams have been operating at four hotels very close to Met Life Stadium where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the Super Bowl   [...] Someone at an Econo Lodge found a suspicious white powder in an envelope, and similar mailings arrived at the Homestead Inn in East Rutherford and a Renaissance Inn in Rutherford, Carlstadt [...] The Joint Terrorism Task Force and Hazard Materials units have responded to several locations, and powder was delivered to: Econo Lodge in Carlstadt, NJ Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel, in Rutherford, NJ Homewood Suites by Hilton in East Rutherford, NJ Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Meadowlands, in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Courtyard by Marriott Lyndhurst Meadowlands, in Lyndhurst, NJ Quality Inn in Lyndhurst, NJ [...]

Support for Family of Murder Victim Dora Betancourt -- 11-year-old killed in Suburb of Chicago

Dora Betancourt -- a kind, bubbly girl who loved cheerleading and sports as a student at St. John Lutheran School in Libertyville [...] Mom wasn't home when 14-year-old older half-sister stabbed her 11-year-old sister to death because she had been 'ungrateful' and shouted the reason for the attack with each blow [...] Mundelein Moms raised more than $6,000 for the family of both girls as they prepared for the funeral next week [...]

Suspect Charged with Murder After Kim Pham Beaten to Death Outside Santa Ana Nightbclub

Vanesa Tapia Zavala was charged with one felony count of murder of Santa Ana woman Kim Pham, who was beaten early Saturday morning outside the The Crosby club in downtown Santa Ana [...] Nine seconds of cellphone video reportedly show a small crowd surrounding Kim Pham as she is beaten by five people -- three women and two men [...] Fight may have started when Kim Pham accidentally walked in front of a group that was posing for a picture [...] Nightclub Beating Victim Kim Pham Removed From Life Support.

NYC Mayor de Blasio is Off to a Rough Start with Snowstorm and Al Roker

NBC Today Show's Al Roker blasts de Blasio for late response to snowstorm [...] de Blasio: "While the overall storm response across the city was well-executed, after inspecting the area and listening to concerns from residents earlier today, I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side." Al Roker: "They claimed it caught them off guard that it came in early," an irate Roker said on the "Today" show. "No, no, no, it didn't! They should have been watching us!" De Blasio earlier brushed off criticism that sanitation workers were slow to plow a ritzy Manhattan neighborhood  [...]

They're Calling it an "Atomic Wedgie" for Strangulation Case Where Stepfather Was Killed with His Own Underwear Waistband in McLoud, OK

Brad Davis, age 33, of McLoud, Oklahoma killed his stepfather by pulling up his underwear to cause strangulation ... state's medical examiner said Wednesday that St. Clair's cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head or asphyxia  [...] Found dead on Candlestick Drive in McLoud in December 2013 after a fight over financial issue [...] Man Arrested In Murder Of Stepfather In McLoud [...] Police arrested Brad Lee Davis, 33, in the killing of his stepfather, Denver Lee St. Clair, 58 ... Court papers: Suspect Brad Lee Davis later told police he had given St. Clair an "atomic wedgie" [...]

Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Primer

Governors Cuomo and Christie do control the Port Authority, but both have refused to get involved, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported [...] EMS Coordinator Paul Favia documented cases in a Sept. 10 letter to Mayor Mark Sokolich that traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge (1) took 7 to 9 minutes to respond to a crash that should have taken less than four minutes, (2) took seven minutes for paramedics to reach a 91-year-old woman, and had to meet the ambulance on the way to the hospital instead of on the scene, (3) took an hour for paramedics to reach a person with chest pains [...] Chris Christie: 'I Am Embarrassed and Humiliated' [...] CNN Bridge Scandal primer [...] Christie's fall-on-the-sword news conference today [...] 10 lessons from 'The Sopranos' for Chris Christie [...]

John Cisna, High School Biology Teacher Drops from 280 LBS to 243 LBS Eating Only McDonald's for 3 Months

Science teacher John Cisna tried out a similar experiment related to the Super Size Me documentary experiment, but saw drastically different results -- cholesterol dropped 249 to 170 [...] Iowa science teacher John Cisna lost 37 pounds and saw his cholesterol level drop significantly [...] Rotten Tomatoes Super Size Me (2003) ...

Hazardous Duty? Or Risk Cover Up ... Did USS Reagan Crew Properly Test Sea for Contamination?

Why did the officers and crew of the U.S.S. Reagan (CVN-76) and other vessels believe that it was safe to operate within the waters adjacent to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP)? [...] Navy sailor Lindsay Cooper knew something was wrong when billows of metallic-tasting snow began drifting over USS Ronald Reagan ... snow that was formed by the clash of freezing Pacific air with the plume of radioactive steam from a Fukushima nuclear reactor [...] Speculation that NSA knew that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was covering up the multi-reactor meltdown at the time the Pentagon ordered sailors into harm’s way during “Operation Tomodachi” [...]

Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Redwings

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings have been playing each other for 87 years, and only two points separate the teams in their all-time series [...] In 2014 the NHL stages its sixth New Year’s Day outdoor game (and eighth regular season outdoor game overall). The Detroit Red Wings are taking part in the Winter Classic for the second time (defeated the Blackhawks at Wrigley Field in 2009), while the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the event for the first time. [...] STREAM: Televised on NBC Sports [...] Weather: Light Snow, 12°F   [...]