Ferguson Police Arrests 7 Protesters on First Day of Curfew

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Violence erupted on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the tragic death of an African-American teenager (Mr. Brown was shot by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson officer). Police officers decided to impose a curfew (which takes effect at 0100 ET) in order to quell the series of aggressive demonstrations and street violence. Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri was the one to impose the new curfew on … [Read more...]

Utah Woman Poisoned with Lye After Drinking Tea

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A 67 year-old Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking ice tea that was sweetened with lye instead of sugar. After the first sips of her ice tea, Jan Harding immediately felt the tea burning her mouth. She suffered severe burns after she drank her beverage at the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in South Jordan. Cpl. Sam Winkler of the South Jordan Police said that the tea contained an industrial … [Read more...]

Unarmed Black Teen Shot by Police Officer in St. Louis

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During a news conference on Sunday, Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police declared that a black teenager was fatally shot during an altercation with the police. Michael Brown, 18, was killed by a police officer in a suburb of St. Louis. According to the police officer, Brown physically assaulted an officer. He pushed him into the vehicle, they struggled inside and at some point the teen … [Read more...]

Uncontrolled Wildfires in California Prompt State of Emergency

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Blazing temperatures and severe drought conditions have created the perfect conditions for wildfires. They are now spreading uncontrolled in California and Oregon. More than a dozen of them have determined Gov. Jerry Brown to issue state of emergency over the weekend. For local and state agencies that are responding to fires, this means reimbursements. At present, the wildfires have scorched … [Read more...]

Border Crisis Bill Harshly Criticized by President Obama

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On Friday, President Obama discussed the bill that Republicans have been planning to pass and described it as an unworkable and extreme piece of legislature. He also added that the bill is clearly going nowhere and that Republicans aren’t trying to solve the problem. Obama’s statement during a press conference at the White House was actually much harsher. The bill is, according to President … [Read more...]

Defamation Suit leaves Minnesota Ex-Governor $1.8 million Richer

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Jesse Ventura, former Minnesota Governor, was awarded $1.8 million in damages by the federal jury which ruled in his favor at his defamation trial. On Tuesday, Ventura received the verdict in the case where an ex-Navy SEAL accused Ventura of getting in a bar fight with him. The Jury ruled 8-2 in favor of the former governor and awarded Ventura $1.35 million for unjust enrichment and half a … [Read more...]

Utah QB Travis Wilson Receives Underage Drinking Citation

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The Salt Lake City Tribune reported last week that the Utah junior quarterback Travis Wilson was set to be cited for drinking while below the legal age. The underage drinking citation was sent to the 20 year-old athlete after an incident that took place Friday evening in Salt Lake City. Wilson was found by the police authorities supervising a Tim McGraw concert in Salt Lake City to be in … [Read more...]

Spiderman Street Performer Arrested for Punching a Police Officer

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A bizarre series of events on Sunday led to an officer being punched by Spiderman, in New York Times Square. Of course, we are not talking about the real Spiderman, from the Marvel universe, but a street performer dressed as him. This unusual super-hero makes a living out of the tips that he receives from tourists and local people. Although he is allowed to perform on the street, he is not … [Read more...]

Girl Dies in Hot Car

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Yet another child falls victim to the neglect of parents as a 10-month old girl met her death when she was left in Wichita in a hot car. This string of child deaths in hot cars is becoming ever more worrisome. The foster father of the girl that died on Friday was quickly arrested and inspections have been launched by state officials to assess the girl’s living conditions. The Wichita Police … [Read more...]

A violent Weekend Results in 40 Wounded and 4 Killed in Chicago

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Remember the 11-year old girl who got shot a few days ago during a slumber party? She was not the only one. This weekend was a very violent one for Chicago. Official reports (including the NBC affiliate in Chicago) say that at least 40 people were shot, and four lives were claimed in a weekend filled with aggressiveness. Even after the death of Shamiya Adams was made public, The Chicago Police … [Read more...]