Showing posts from February, 2014

Eric Holder Taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center with Shortness of Breath, Feeling Faint

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a Washington, D.C. hospital Thursday morning as a precaution after feeling faint and experiencing shortness of breath [...] Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said Holder is "currently resting comfortably and in good condition" [...]

Video from Kansas City Shows Fight Between Off-Duty Firefighter and Off-Duty Police Officer Working a Security Job

Nurse describes attempt to save firefighter after shooting. Newly-released video shows a fight between a Kansas City police officer and a Kansas City firefighter moments before the police officer fatally shot the firefighter [...] The night began with Kansas City, Mo., firefighter Anthony Bruno celebrating at a wedding reception with his new wife; and ended with Bruno being fatally shot by the police officer, who had delivered a knee to the firefighter's head, but now believed his life was in danger as Bruno repeatedly punched his head against the sidewalk  [...] Soon an arriving police officer asked what direction the gunman had fled. Police officer Donald Hubbard looked up. “I shot him,” he said [...] Editorial: The big lesson of KC cop killing firefighter: Don’t resist arrest   [...] Bruno's blood-alcohol content was .21, according to his autopsy; photos of both subjects [...]

Liam Neeson Opens His Heart About Wife's Fatal Skiing Accident 5 Years Ago

Liam Neeson recounts arriving in a Canadian hospital, where doctors told him Richardson was brain dead from swelling of the brain caused by her fall on the slopes [...] Liam Neeson in an interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes on 60 Minutes February 23, 2014: Liam Neeson says wife Natasha Richardson 2009 death still doesn't feel real [...] FLASHBACK: Natasha Richardson, Actress, Dies at 45 [...] Natasha Richardson IMDb [...]

Nursing Student Working at McDonald's Says She Was Fired for Paying for Firefighters Meals and "Opening a Bee's Nest"

After firefighters given free meals after fighting a fire found out that  Heather Levia, 23, from Olean, New York,  had paid for the food herself, some firefighters called her boss and complained. At her next shift she was fired [...] Levia sent her boss a text message to see if the company would pay the tab. She thought they might because she claims they regularly give free meals to police officers who stop by [...] Firefighter Gordon Scott says he is upset that Heather Levia allegedly lost her job at McDonald’s because she paid for their meals [...] Levia was not satisfied with her current job at McDonald’s in the weeks prior to the incident. On January 29, Levia posted on her Facebook page that she may be looking for a new job. She posted “Listen all [expletive deleted] hit the fan today [...]

Two Former Navy Seals Found Dead Aboard Maersk Alabama -- the Container Ship in Movie "Captain Phillips"

Two former Navy SEALs working as security contractors aboard the Maersk Alabama were found dead Tuesday a day after it was docked near an island northeast of Madagascar [...] The vessel, portrayed in the movie "Captain Phillips," was moored in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean [...]

VIDEO: Shoveling Snow into a Shopping Cart at Walmart

Described as a Walmart employee shoveling snow at an unknown location. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein Could be excusable, considering the insane Winter we have had this season.

Comedian Sid Caesar Dies at 91

Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-minute live program “Your Show of Shows” [...] Sid Caesar died on Wednesday at age 91 at his home in Los Angeles, according to his friend and former collaborator, Carl Reiner [...]

Box Truck -- Possibly Stolen -- Crashes Into City Bus in New York, Kills Bus Driver

Crash at 5:30 a.m. in a busy commercial district in Greenwich Village [...] Bus driver killed, at least 4 injured at 14th Street and 7th Avenue [...] LIVE TRAFFIC MAP 14th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC ...

Explosion, Extra-Alarm Fire in Ball Bearing Plant in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Explosion at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, at 175 Jaffrey Rd. in Peterborough, N.H [...] Firefighters from Peterborough, Keene, Milford, and the Southwestern New Hampshire District battling a four-alarm fire caused by an explosion [...] Jaffrey Fire Units have been dispatched to a report of a major explosion at New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough, NH — Jaffrey Fire Dept. (@jaffreyfire) February 10, 2014 BREAKING: First picture from the scene of an explosion at NH Ball Bearing in #Peterborough , NH #wbz - no visible fire — Steven Bognar (@BogsWBZ) February 10, 2014 View Larger Map View Larger Map

Olympic Coverage by Chicago Tribune's Stacy St. Clair: Don't Drink the Water, Don't Touch the Water in Sochi, Russia Hotel

Stacy St. Clair (Chicago Tribune Olympic Bureau) on water at Sochi hotel: "It will be fixed in 40 minutes," the sympathetic man at the reception desk told me. "But when it comes back on, please do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." [...] Her tweet about the situation has gone viral [...] Water restored, sorta. On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like. #Sochi #unfiltered — Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 4, 2014 My hotel has no water. If restored, the front desk says, "do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous." #Sochi2014 — Stacy St. Clair (@StacyStClair) February 4, 2014

Four Arrested in Connection with Heroin Overdose Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman; No Fentanyl

Police arrested two men in their 50s, a woman in her 20s and a man in his 20s at a Manhattan apartment about 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in connection with the case of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman [...] Samples tested from Hoffman apartment did not contain Fentanyl -- a powerful synthetic morphine linked to 22 OD deaths in Pennsylvania [...] FOUND in apartment: Seventy glassine baggies of heroin packed for individual sale, 20 hypodermic needles, five prescription drugs [...] Cops raided 3 apartment units in the same building [...] Google images: glassine bags [...]