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Archive for May, 2013

Shocking photograph reveals the blood-covered bathroom where sprinter Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend

The blood-spattered bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius has been pictured for the first time. The graphic pictures show inside the Paralympian sprinter’s house in Pretoria, South Africa, where Miss Steenkamp was killed in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.  More…

Arizona mom freed from Mexican jail ‘screamed’ for joy

An American woman who was released from a Mexican jail cried out for joy when she crossed the border into Arizona. "I’m home! Finally!" Yanira Maldonado exclaimed. Mexican authorities detained her last week and put her behind bars over allegations she tried to smuggle 12 pounds of marijuana under a bus seat.  More…

Papa John’s CEO apologizes to Florida customer for employee’s racist rant

The apology came after a customer posted on YouTube a video of the voice mail message, which featured the delivery man using racial slurs as he complained to another Papa John’s employee about the size of tips he receives from African-Americans.  More…

Kindergartener given detention for bringing tiny Lego figure gun on school bus

A 6-year-old kindergartner sparked an uproar at his Massachusetts school when he was spotted brandishing a tiny plastic Lego gun on the school bus last week. The Lego toy was about the size of a quarter.  More…

JC Penney Finally Sells Something

Michael Graves Stainless Steel Tea Kettle looks eerily like Hitler, forcing JC Penney to deny that it had any intention of introducing dictator silhouettes to its small appliances line. Penney sold out in hours.  More…

Fort Hood Shooter Paid $278,000 While Awaiting Trial

The Fort Hood shooting has been categorized as a case of “workplace violence” rather than a terrorist attack. As such, accused shooter Major Nidal Hasan has been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured. The Army said under the Military Code of Justice, Hasan’s salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty.  More…

Royal Caribbean cruise ship catches fire on way to Bahamas

A fire that broke out aboard a Royal Caribbean ship Monday did enough damage that the rest of the cruise was canceled and the company said the more than 2,200 passengers will be flown from the Bahamas back to Baltimore where the trip began.  More…

Father put baby in freezer to stop her from crying

Roy, Washington sheriff’s deputies arrested a 25-year-old man after, they say, he put his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer. They believe she was in there for about an hour.  More…

10 arrested in British soldier’s killing; Muslims fear backlash

As concerns about rising Islamophobia in Britain grew amid anti-Muslim protests and attacks targeting mosques, authorities made a 10th arrest in last week’s knifing death of a British soldier.  More…

Burger King employee takes robbers getaway car

Armed robbers who raided a Stockton, California Burger King restaurant were foiled when an employee spotted their getaway car — and drove it away. The two men fled across a field and were soon arrested by police.  More…

84-year-old woman indicted for drug trafficking

An 84-year-old Albuquerque woman on an oxygen tank has been indicted for drug trafficking. KRQE-TV reports that Lillie Smith was recently indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury for trafficking, conspiracy to commit trafficking, tampering with evidence and possession.  More…

FBI to probe fatal beating by Kern County deputies

The FBI launched an investigation Tuesday into the death of a man who was beaten by authorities amid questions over whether officials tampered with cellphone videos confiscated from witnesses. Sheriff’s detectives detained several witnesses when they refused to turn over phones they said had footage of the beating. The two phones were confiscated after the detectives obtained a search warrant.  More…

Police Force Shows Support For 5-Year-Old To Honor Her Dad’s Memory

Five-year-old Tatum Raetz was surrounded by an incredible show of love and support at her kindergarten graduation on Wednesday. Hundreds of Phoenix police officers showed up to celebrate her accomplishment after the little girl’s father, Officer Daryl Raetz, was killed in the line of duty just days before.  More…

TGI Fridays caught doctoring booze

Twenty-nine bars and restaurants, nearly half of them TGI Fridays, filled premium brand liquor bottles with lower-quality booze and sold it to patrons who thought they were buying the good stuff, authorities said Wednesday. Worse yet, investigators said at least one New Jersey bar was mixing food dye with rubbing alcohol and serving it as scotch.  More…

FEMA uses ‘Waffle House index’ to determine tornado damage

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency came up with the "Waffle House index" as a way of measuring the impact of a disaster. If the local Waffle House is up and running, serving a full menu, a disaster is classified as green. If it is running with an emergency generator and serving a limited menu, it’s a yellow. If it is closed, badly damaged or totally destroyed, it is a red.  More…