• #101 by jbcarol on 09 Apr 2015
  •  Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  19h 19 hours ago

    Update: Freeze says Walter Scott was a "father figure" to Ole Miss DL Fadol Brown, not his stepfather

    OXFORD- Walter Scott, the man shot and killed by a South Carolina police officer last weekend, was a father figure to an Ole Miss football player.

    Fadol Brown said on Twitter late Tuesday night — the day the officer, Michael T. Slager, was charged with murder — that Scott "was my step dad." Ole Miss later clarified, noting that Scott was in a relationship with the mother of Brown's longtime girlfriend and had served in a parental-like role for Brown "for a number of years."
  • #102 by jbcarol on 10 Apr 2015
  • After 73 years of marriage, Kentucky couple die within minutes of each other

    A man and wife for 73 years, Lillian Karr Wilson William E. "Wild Bill" Wilson, both Alzheimer’s patients died within minutes of each other at separate nursing homes in central Kentucky.

     When the subject of death came up, Lillian Karr Wilson would say, "I'm not going till Bill goes."

    Her words came true Tuesday, when she died at a Lexington nursing home minutes after her husband of 73 years, William "Wild Bill" Wilson, died at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore.

    He was 93 and had lived at the veterans nursing home for five years. She was 89 and had been at Richmond Place for more than two years. Both were Alzheimer's patients, said son Doug Wilson of Lexington...

    n his later years, Bill Wilson was called "Wild Bill" at Thomson-Hood, where he would sometimes re-enact his radio show in the cafeteria.

    On Sunday, when Doug Wilson, 66, visited his father at Thomson-Hood. Bill Wilson was wearing oxygen mask and "barely hanging on," his son said.

    "I wanted to talk to him, and I got down there in his face and held his arm, and he squeezed my hand a little bit," Doug Wilson said. "I just told him, 'This is Wild Bill Wilson, your red-headed, freckle-faced, snaggle-toothed, snuff-dipping buddy.' And underneath the mask there, he grinned real big. He heard it. I was glad of that."

    The end came at 3:52 a.m. Tuesday, when the phone rang and Thomson-Hood informed Doug Wilson that his father had died.

    "Five minutes later, at 3:57 a.m., I got a call from Richmond Place: 'Doug, I'm sorry to tell you, your mother has passed.'"

    When Doug called Thomson-Hood to tell them that his mother had died, "the nurse said, 'Oh, my God, that's like The Notebook,'" referring to the popular novel and movie about a couple dealing with Alzheimer's who die together in their sleep.
  • #103 by jbcarol on 10 Apr 2015
  •  Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  ·  19h 19 hours ago

    TSA agent - fired after recording woman in Nashville airport bathroom - sentenced to jail, treatment  via @tennessean

    A former Nashville TSA agent who became obsessed with a woman — taking video of her in an airport bathroom and breaking into her house five times — was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.

    Criminal Court Judge Randall Wyatt stressed, in handing down the sentence, that 33-year-old Daniel Boykin should continue mental health treatment after his release from jail. The sentence includes more than 5 years of probation with strict supervision and GPS monitoring for Boykin. Boykin will begin the jail term Monday.

    Authorities said Boykin had 92 videos of the victim — 29 taken from a bathroom inside Nashville International Airport — and 1,527 photographs of the woman.

    "My biggest disappointment in terms of justice was that under current law, (Boykin) doesn't have to register as a sex offender," Vallee read from the statement. "Because my main motivation for justice is reducing the possibility that he will ever do this again to anyone else."
  • #104 by jbcarol on 10 Apr 2015
  •  Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  ·  Apr 7

    Man stole $170K from churches to fuel cocaine addiction  via @tennessean #theft #crime #williamson #nashville

    A Nashville man who stole about $170,000 in checks from church mailboxes to fund his cocaine addiction was sentenced Monday to three years and nine months in federal prison.

    Federal judge William J. Haynes handed down the sentence, to be followed by three years of parole, for Kenneth J. Stopkotte, 49. Stopkotte was already serving a four-year sentence for stealing checks from a church in Williamson County, officials said.

    David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee, said Stopkotte also was ordered to repay nearly $170,000 he stole.

    In a letter to the judge, Stopkotte said he stole the money to fuel a cocaine addiction after he lost his job and family. Twelve people wrote letters to the judge in support of Stopkotte. Many asked for a lenient sentence for the man they said had good character.

    “I began to commit criminal offenses to support my habits and the mounting financial debt that came along with it,” he wrote. He wrote that he was humiliated about stealing from the churches.

    “Quite frankly, I’m thankful I was arrested and my drug and alcohol usage was brought to an immediate halt,” he wrote.

    In a plea agreement, Stopkotte admitted to stealing the money between August 2012 and February 2013 and depositing it into bank accounts he controlled at five banks or credit unions. He also laundered about $48,000 by nine wire transfers to the Federal Bank of the Middle East in Cyprus.

    Stopkotte pleaded guilty in September to charges of bank larceny, access device fraud and money laundering.

    In the Williamson County case, Stopkotte made about 170 deposits from checks payable to 15 churches in Brentwood, Nashville, Franklin, Bellevue and Murfreesboro, according to court records.

    Stopkotte failed to show up for a sentencing in that case in April 2013, and authorities later found him in Mexico.
  • #105 by jbcarol on 11 Apr 2015
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Portland man caught a guy trying to break into his car. He recorded it on video, called 911 and chased the suspect until officers arrived -- but the real story is why police had to let the suspect go and are now trying to find him again.

    It hasn't been the best week for Rock Wright. The UK fan who inked a perfect season tattoo a bit too soon has to wear the public embarrassment of covering it up. He turned his tattoo that once said 40-0 into an homage recognizing UK's 2012 season by changing the numbers to 38-2 for the school's last NCAA championship.

    "You can see how the five has turned into a two," Wright said, pointing out the fix on his tattoo.

    And as if that wasn't bad enough, he said his car was broken into.

    Wright said "I watched a guy coming past my car, creeping."

    It happened around 7 a.m. on Tuesday -- and it's all on surveillance video captured from Wright's front door.

    "He got my door open...when I came busting out after him," Wright said. "I literally watched him myself and chased him from the time he left my door till the time cops got him with his break-in tool. I followed him the whole time."

    But again, Wright fell short of the win.

    "They (police) straight-up told me if they didn't see it, it never happened," he said.

    Kentucky law limits when an arrest can be made on a misdemeanor charge. The person in the video didn't steal anything from Wright, so even though he's on camera, officers had to let him go.

    "My auto theft detective is currently following up on that case now," said Sgt. Jim Cirillo, of the Louisville Metro Police Department. "We are attempting to take out a criminal compliant on the suspect."

    What's worse, Wright wasn't the only one to experience a car break-in.

    "I saw a big hole in the driver's side door," said Douglas Griffin, another victim. "Since the alarm is so loud that's probably what scared him off."

    "We just purchased the car," said Stephani Rains, a break-in victim. "We hadn't even had it a week."

    "Stuck something in to unlock the door," said Sally Miller, another victim "Ripped into the glove compartment, went through all the papers."

    "They stole a navigator out of our vehicle," Miller said.

    Sgt. Cirillo says the same guy may be behind at least seven car break-ins in the Portland neighborhood this week.

    "They let him go and gave him his tools back and that's what's really disturbing to me," Rains said.

    "We care very much," said Sgt. Cirillo. "We can't just do things our own way because we don't think it's right. We have to follow the law the way it's written out."

    Portland neighbors fear the suspect will continue to break into cars while police compile their case. In the meantime, Wright has posted his video to Facebook....going for neighborhood MVP.

    UPDATE: Late Wednesday afternoon Louisville Metro Police took out a warrant against Damon Shelby-Harris...

  • #106 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 13 Apr 2015
  • #107 by jbcarol on 13 Apr 2015
  • About 40 police officers and sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a shooting and possible hostage situation at a doctor's office in Jemison, AL

    About 40 police officers and sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a shooting and possible hostage situation at a doctor's office in Jemison.

    City and sheriff's officials said the shooting happened a short time ago, about 9:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Jayprakash Patel's in the 2400 block of U.S. 31. The highway is closed south of County Road 42.

    Witnesses said a woman, who lives next door to Patel's office, got into some kind of domestic situation with her ex-husband or ex-boyfriend. She ran to the doctor's office yelling for help, said Jose Arreola, the owner of Chico's tire shop across the street.

    Arreola said the woman got inside the front door of the clinic. "The guy was trying to get her,'' he said. "The doctors came out to help her but he pulled a gun and shot her."

    "She was laying there a long time,'' Arreola said.

    The gunman fled. It wasn't immediately clear if he ran back into the woman's home, but city officials believe that's where he was holed up. Arreola said the police have surrounded that home.

    Jemison and Thorsby schools were placed on lockdown Monday morning following the shooting, Chilton County School Superintendent Tommy Glasscock posted on the school's website. School officials asked that parents not call 911, assuring them that students are safe.

    Police have not announced any arrests in the case. A man believed to be the suspect wrote the following on his Facebook page this morning: "im sorry everyone, its been real, good bye and i love you all."

    He also wrote, "I dei today." (sic)

  • #108 by jbcarol on 14 Apr 2015
  • An Evans woman opened up to her Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor and ended up in jail based partly on what she revealed about an underage party and sex romp at her home, according to authorities.

    Her kids were with their father one night when her 16-year-old daughter texted her and asked if her and some friends could come over “to party.” Lenhardt replied “come on, let`s party.” Lenhardt allowed her teen daughter and her friends to smoke marijuana and drink her alcohol in her home. The group of minors and her played naked Twister in the living room.

    Lenhardt had sex with an 18 year old in the bathroom while the others continued to play Twister. Lenhardt told her sponsor she was still “horny” afterward so she...

  • #109 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 14 Apr 2015

  • An Evans woman opened up to her Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor and ended up in jail based partly on what she revealed about an underage party and sex romp at her home, according to authorities.

    Wow.  Great role model, this 35yr old mother.  Throws a party for teen's that has marijuana & alcohol......has sex with a 18yr old in the bathroom, then sex with her daughters 16yr old boyfriend?  Plays Naked Twister with the group, they all get in the hot tub naked together.....uses her sex toys on herself in front of the group.  What's she doing?  Trying to show the kids what it's like when they get to college at spring break?
                Gee....wonder what her adult party's are like....??
  • #110 by jbcarol on 15 Apr 2015
  • WKU swim program suspended for five years in wake of hazing investigation

    Three swim and dive coaches are losing their jobs, one athlete is facing criminal charges and the entire swimming and diving program at Western Kentucky University was suspended for five years following a university Title IX investigation and a separate Bowling Green Police Department investigation.

    WKU President Gary Ransdell and athletic director Todd Stewart announced the decision to suspend the program to the 50-plus team members and coaches this morning.

    "These investigations revealed flagrant violations of our Student Code of Conduct and sexual harassment policies," Ransdell said in a memo this morning to WKU faculty and staff. "Specifically, the violations include hazing, underage alcohol consumption and abuse, including engagement of (prospective) student athletes on recruiting visits to campus. Additionally, the investigations found that coaches were aware of this pervasive culture and failed to sufficiently eliminate inappropriate behavior within these teams."

    If police discover that any nude or partially nude person in the photographs was under age 18 when the photos were taken, anyone who has been possessed those photographs or took them could face child pornography charges, which could result in any guilty parties being placed on the sex offender registry, Milliken said.

    "The statute of limitations never expires on a felony," Milliken said. Police continue to seek information on potential victims in this case...
  • #111 by jbcarol on 15 Apr 2015
  • WKU swim program suspended for five years in wake of hazing investigation

     PrepXtra @prepxtra  ·  13h 13 hours ago

    BLOG: WKU's suspension of swim & dive program leaves area swimmers scrambling, including 1 scheduled to sign on Wed.:
  • #112 by HamIAm on 15 Apr 2015
  • Sure he did.

    Lee County (Georgia) Sheriff's deputies said 54-year-old Larry McElroy was outside when he fired his 9 mm pistol at the armadillo. The bullet killed the animal, but also ricocheted off of it, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law's mobile home, through a recliner she was sitting in, and into her back.

    According to a report, McElroy was about 100 yards away from the home at the time.
  • #113 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 15 Apr 2015

  • Sure he did.

    This is not good.  How many son-in-laws are going to be out there practicing this same kind of shot now?    ???      Sounds like another example of how mother-in-laws living too close, can be a problem....
  • #114 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 15 Apr 2015
  • #115 by NoNC4Tubs on 16 Apr 2015
  • #116 by jbcarol on 17 Apr 2015
  •  heraldleader @heraldleader  ·  2h 2 hours ago

    UK student killed in Lexington shooting, report says

     heraldleader @heraldleader  ·  32m 32 minutes ago

    UK president Eli Capilouto released a statement on student Jonathan Krueger's death. … #bbn

    Jonathan Kreuger, 22, was a junior in the College of Communication and Information, was killed while walking home, Capilouto said.

    Maxwell St. shooting victim Jonathan Krueger was the photo editor at the Kentucky Kernel, the UK student newspaper.
  • #117 by jbcarol on 17 Apr 2015
  • John Talty @JTalty  ·  17h 17 hours ago

    I talked to a woman who Britt McHenry attacked on Twitter last month: … @richarddeitsch @awfulannouncing

    ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, who was suspended for a week by the network on Thursday after a video of her verbally berating a woman became public, has previously bullied at least one another woman, this time on Twitter.

    Last month, Sarah Sparkman, an Arkansas-based attorney, was having a conversation on Twitter about the sexualization of women in sports broadcasting. Sparkman, who majored in journalism in college, took issue with female journalists being branded more as sexual objects than for their talents...

    McHenry wrote that Sparkman was "more of a hater than the men themselves" and insinuated she wasn't pretty. ... Sparkman talked about women being beautiful and intelligent; McHenry replied "I believe it's the ppl who don't have 1 trait or the other who try to demean others."

    After those tweets, Sparkman tweeted, "Man, I swear I can't give an opinion without some rando on Twitter seeking me out and bashing their misinterpretation."

    This seemed to set McHenry off.

    She replied "Technically given the two of us, you're the rando" and "you sound really bitter. If you work as hard as you say you do, you wouldn't bash more successful ppl on Twitter."

    In the video that went viral, McHenry insulted the tow lot woman's education and looks, while reminding the woman multiple times that she was on television. She later issued an apology saying she "allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things."

    Sparkman wasn't surprised when she watched the leaked video leaked, which shows McHenry at one point telling the other woman "lose some weight, baby girl".
  • #118 by jbcarol on 17 Apr 2015
  •  Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  ·  Apr 15

    UPDATE: MTSU student arrested in connection with Panama City Beach rape  via @tennessean #nashville #tennessee
  • #119 by jbcarol on 18 Apr 2015
  • heraldleader @heraldleader  ·  2h 2 hours ago

    UK student killed in Lexington shooting, report says

     heraldleader @heraldleader  ·  32m 32 minutes ago

    UK president Eli Capilouto released a statement on student Jonathan Krueger's death. … #bbn

    Jonathan Kreuger, 22, was a junior in the College of Communication and Information, was killed while walking home, Capilouto said.

    Maxwell St. shooting victim Jonathan Krueger was the photo editor at the Kentucky Kernel, the UK student newspaper.

     Ray Paulick @raypaulick  ·  7h 7 hours ago

    Scholarship to honor slain University of Kentucky photographer/editor, 22yo Jonathan Krueger.

     Brett Dawson @BDawsonRivals

    A couple of Jonathan Krueger's photos I remembered from this season. Just cannot believe this news.
    9:11 AM - 17 Apr 2015

  • #120 by HamIAm on 21 Apr 2015
  • Man "inadvertently" trades tractor-trailer rig loaded with lunch meat for crack cocaine.
  • #121 by jbcarol on 22 Apr 2015
  • What if I told you that nine people on a softball team worked together over seven years to steal over $100,000 worth of the Bluegrass’ best bourbon? Oh yeah, and steroids.

    In the infamous “Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Heist” last year, a number of barrels of Pappy mysteriously disappeared from the legendary bourbon distillery. Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton held a news conference on Tuesday in which he said nine people have been indicted for stealing over $100,000 worth of bourbon over the course of the last seven years. The nine individuals included three that worked inside bourbon distilleries (one at Wild Turkey and two at Buffalo Trace) and together they hatched a plan that involved exploiting each bourbon’s security weaknesses in order to take massive amounts of the product. According to the sheriff, all nine met while playing on a local softball team, where they hatched the plan and formed a “criminal syndicate” to engage in the illegal trafficking of bourbon. Over the course of the seven years, they were able to steal bottles and a number of barrels, the conspicuous nature of the latter of which helped bring them to justice. As the sheriff noted, “how many people do you know that have bourbon barrels at their house?”

    Because of the nature of the crime, most of the bourbon is ruined as security requires all the bourbon to be emptied from the barrels and only the unopened bottles could be salvaged.
  • #122 by jbcarol on 22 Apr 2015
  •  ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  18h 18 hours ago

    Josh Robinson helps fan at gas station

    Robinson led the Bulldogs and ranked third in the SEC with 1,203 rushing yards last season. The 5-foot-8, 217-pound bruiser also scored 11 rushing touchdowns last season.

    Despite only starting one season for Mississippi State, Robinson decided to forego his senior season and declared for the NFL draft just before the Bulldogs' appearance in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
  • #123 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 23 Apr 2015

  • Man "inadvertently" trades tractor-trailer rig loaded with lunch meat for crack cocaine.

    LOL....How do you..."inadvertently" a trailer load of lunch meat for cocaine ??? 
    Guess it was just one of those accident's that can't be helped.  ;D
  • #124 by jbcarol on 24 Apr 2015
  •  knoxnews @knoxnews  ·  8h 8 hours ago

    Do you know this horse? Police search for owner after miniature horse found grazing in S. Knox 

  • #125 by jbcarol on 24 Apr 2015
  •  jeffrey schweers @jeffreyschweers  ·  2h 2 hours ago

    UPDATE: Already on [double secret?] probation, UF frat could face expulsion for insulting beach vets

    PANAMA CITY BEACH — A University of Florida fraternity is under investigation after being accused of disrespecting a group of disabled military veterans by spitting on them and stealing their flags at a Panama City Beach resort last weekend.

    University of Florida President Kent Fuchs personally apologized for the behavior of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members toward the veterans participating in the Warrior Beach Retreat at Laketown Wharf Resort. Fuchs promised a full investigation.

    “The incidents and behavior you and others have described (in letters and phone calls) and the offense to the wounded warriors and other guests are unacceptable,” Fuchs wrote in a letter emailed to Linda Cope, founder of the Warrior Beach Retreat. “We are pursuing an investigation of the matter to learn more about the involvement of University of Florida students and whether disciplinary action will be needed.”
  • #126 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 24 Apr 2015

  •  jeffrey schweers @jeffreyschweers  ·  2h 2 hours ago

    UPDATE: Already on [double secret?] probation, UF frat could face expulsion for insulting beach vets

    Unbelievable. Stealing their American Flags, & spitting on disabled veterans.  No excuse for this behavior, specially from so called...."college students"...that should know better.  Evidently they are not learning much at school.  Sounds like some parents are wasting their money on these individuals education. They have already failed.  Their parents should make them quit college, & join the military for a couple of years....before continuing their college education.
  • #127 by jbcarol on 25 Apr 2015
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    Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr  ·  2h 2 hours ago

    Also, credit to @jasonrcarroll & @AlyssaOrange who’ve done great work on the feel good Dallas Walker/Bielema story:
  • #128 by jbcarol on 25 Apr 2015
  • John Clay @johnclayiv  ·  3h 3 hours ago
    Rosanne Cash at EKU Center for Arts tonight #rosannecash

    John Clay @johnclayiv  ·  2h 2 hours ago
    At EKU Center for Arts for Rosanne Cash where we've been sent to basement because of tornado warning
  • #129 by jbcarol on 27 Apr 2015
  •  LSU Checkpoint @LSUCheckpoint  ·  6h 6 hours ago

    There is a tornado warning in effect for the @lsu area. Do not leave bldgs. or attempt to go to class. Seek shelter.

     The Infrangible Icon @SirJohnGavin  ·  4h 4 hours ago

    Yall. Mike is just chilling amidst the debris following the #BRnado.

  • #130 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 28 Apr 2015
  • LSU Checkpoint @LSUCheckpoint  ·  6h 6 hours ago

    There is a tornado warning in effect for the @lsu area. Do not leave bldgs. or attempt to go to class. Seek shelter.

     The Infrangible Icon @SirJohnGavin  ·  4h 4 hours ago

    Yall. Mike is just chilling amidst the debris following the #BRnado.

    Lol.  Anyone walking around there at lunch to get a snack.......may become one....
  • #131 by jbcarol on 28 Apr 2015
  • Teen and boatmate 'lucky, thankful, blessed' to survive Mobile Bay storm that flipped sail boat

    During the 2015 Dauphin Island Regatta a storm capsized their small catamaran and put Hana Blalack and Ron Gaston in the water. It was the first time Blalack, 15, had been sailing. They had already crossed the finish line and were heading back when the storm overtook them. Later, after they were rescued following two and a half hours in the water, they learned just how bad the day really was. Boats were capsized, and sailors were dead or missing.

    "Just for a second it was, 'Boat or Hana?'" said Gaston, who has been sailing since he was a teen. "I let go of the rope."

    "He told me later that he thought, 'I can get a new boat. I can't get a new Hana,'" added Blalack.

    The overturned boat quickly disappeared into the gathering maelstrom of howling wind, blinding rain and building seas.

    Now adrift, Gaston and Blalack, who is a sophomore at Spanish Fort High School, held onto each other in an effort to stem impacts of teeth-chattering cold that set in within minutes and to keep from being pulled apart as the storm's fury threatened to do at any second over the next half-hour at least...
  • #132 by jbcarol on 28 Apr 2015
  • A&M Galveston Professor Hits ‘Breaking Point,’ Fails Entire Class

    Galveston, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) — A Texas A&M Galveston professor says he hit a “breaking point” as he failed an entire class of students in his management course that he said required “security guards” for him to feel safe teaching.

    In a scathing email sent to students in his Strategic Management class, Texas A&M Galveston professor Irwin Horwitz called his class a disgrace to the school and said “it became apparent they couldn’t do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do,” KPRC-TV reports. Horwitz said a semester of backstabbing, lying, cheating and disrespect has caused him to fail everyone in the class and that he will no longer be teaching the course.

    “Enough was enough,” Horwitz wrote in the email obtained by KPRC. “Yesterday I reached the breaking point.”

    The lengthy, fiery email to students explained to students why they would all be receiving failing grades, included is Horwitz’s claim that the students were spreading untrue online rumors about his wife and that he felt threatened enough to physically teach the course that he required police protection.

    “I was dealing with cheating, dealing with individuals swearing at me both in and out of class, it got to the point that the school had to put security guards at that class and another class,” said Horowitz. He said students’ complete lack of maturity and general incompetence proved they weren’t fit to enter the workforce.

    “Just ridiculous, I had never had a problem in the class. I thought I had done pretty well, done pretty well on the first test and then I get an email saying I am going to get an F in the class, it was overwhelming,” said senior John Shaw, who is worried the course credits could mess up a job he has lined up after graduation next month.

    But the university’s vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, said that while administrators respect Horwitz, his failing grades won’t be upheld.
  • #133 by jbcarol on 29 Apr 2015
  •  Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  19h 19 hours ago

    Video of the Baltimore City Councilman comparing Baltimore riots to Lexington after NCAA loss
  • #134 by jbcarol on 29 Apr 2015
  • 'It's a tough blow' said Clanton mayor of police chief's arrest

    The mayor of Clanton said he is stunned at theft allegations lodged against the city's police chief and has placed the chief on leave without pay.

    "It really upset me,'' Mayor Billy Joe Driver told "I never would have thought such. It really had to be the last thing in my mind."

    Chief Brian Stilwell, 44, was arrested Tuesday on charges related to misappropriating Operation Santa Claus funds...
  • #135 by jbcarol on 29 Apr 2015
  • Fort Worth Police @fortworthpd  ·  Apr 28
    5-Hour Energy Thieves:

    Two suspects are responsible for at least seven 5-Hour Energy thefts at three different 7-Eleven stores across Fort Worth. The stolen merchandise is valued at almost $4,000. The male suspect tucks his pants into his socks and uses the socks to conceal the energy drinks. The female suspect has been known to use a 2-3 year-old toddler in distracting the store clerks.

  • #136 by jbcarol on 01 May 2015
  • Chase Parham ‏@RivalsChase

    We lost our Superman today. On the ride home from Memphis, to keep from going crazy, I had these thoughts -

    Even on Wednesday, as we celebrated two weeks, despite some stats drops and hazy lung scans, positive hopes remained. Then, on Thursday morning, his color changed, complications occurred, and I watched as he was loaded and flown 45 minutes to Memphis.

    My son passed away Thursday afternoon in my arms, his tiny hand wrapped around my finger. In those final minutes, we were able to hold him and tell him we love him and what a difference he made on this world. As I sit here numb, angry and writing because I'm struggling to audibly put together words, I'm filled with thanks and incredible appreciation as well as the honor that comes with being that boy's father.

    I changed diapers, took his temperature and watched him continuously grab my fingers with his toes during our two weeks together. He opened his eyes and responded to voices and provided proof that God does magnificent things.

    But, my main takeaway as I write for therapy and to give thanks, is that in 15 brief days Clark touched more lives and organized more positive human interaction than some of us do over a lifetime. Just four days old, we counted 14 different states where he occupied a spot on the prayer lists at churches.

    Rivals writer covers Ole Miss.
  • #137 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 01 May 2015

  • A&M Galveston Professor Hits ‘Breaking Point,’ Fails Entire Class

    Talk about a school that is out of control??  Hear about this in Jr. High, & High School's in some parts of the country....but never at a college before.  There is no excuse for the administration of a college to let it get to a point that a professor has to have police protection to teach classes.  The trouble makers should have been weeded out long before that.
  • #138 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 01 May 2015

  • 'It's a tough blow' said Clanton mayor of police chief's arrest

    Lol......Alabama again.  Wonder if he is an Auburn, or a Tide fan?

    If the money from this Santa Claus fund eventually made it to one of these schools athletic departments, he will probably be acquitted....
  • #139 by jbcarol on 02 May 2015
  • If you happen to live in the SEC footprint, McDonalds locations areadvertising the sausage, egg and cheese McGriddle as the SEC McGiddle (sic).

    Charles Bloom, Senior Associate Athletics Director at University of South Carolina, caught a McDonald’s message board advertising the SEC McGriddle...

     Charles Bloom @CharlesBloomSC  ·  7h 7 hours ago

    #SEC team logo McGriddles? Sounds OK to me. Sponsorship opportunity.

  • #140 by jbcarol on 04 May 2015
  • Missouri woman tells police she was held captive in wooden box

    Louis Tuck sensed something was amiss the few times he saw the man and woman who lived in the modest house next door.

    “She seemed fearful,” he said. “I grew up in an abusive home, so I know what it looks like.”

    Even so, Tuck and other neighbors in the 800 block of East 15th Street in Sedalia were shocked Friday to hear about what allegedly had been happening in that house.

    The 38-year-old woman called police Thursday night and told them that her boyfriend, James Barton Horn Jr., 47, had held her captive for four months, sometimes confining her in a wooden box...

    When the woman called police from a neighbor’s house, she was “hysterical,” Police Chief John DeGonia said. When officers went to the house, Horn was gone.

    After police had obtained a search warrant, they found the kind of wooden box the woman had described. It was made of plywood, 4 feet high and wide and 8 feet deep, said Police Sgt. Josh Howell.

    “We did indeed find a homemade wooden container that would certainly contain a human being,” Howell said. “It appeared to be used for just that purpose.”

    DeGonia said officers thought the relationship between the woman and Horn “began as consensual, but it eventually led to ‘you can’t leave.’”
  • #141 by jbcarol on 04 May 2015

  • Toronto man killed in Louisville while visiting for Kentucky Derby
    Colleagues remember Scott Hunter's 'heart of gold'

    A Toronto man visiting Louisville for the Kentucky Derby was shot and killed in what appeared to be a robbery attempt late Saturday, local police say.

    Scott Hunter, who worked as a bartender at the House on Parliament on Parliament Street, was visiting the area with a friend for the famous horse race.

    Three people have been arrested and face murder and robbery charges in connection with Hunter's killing. Among the charged are a brother and sister. They're identified as 19-year-old Tyrone Thomas, 20-year-old Fatima Abu-Diab and 18-year-old Fahed Abu-Diab.

    Police believe the trio is responsible for as many as nine robberies in the last three days.

    Police said Hunter and a friend were walking around 9 p.m. in the Highland Park neighbourhood of Louisville when they were approached and an altercation ensued. Hunter was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. His friend was not hurt...
  • #142 by jbcarol on 05 May 2015
  • #143 by jbcarol on 05 May 2015
  •  Joe Kovac Jr. @joekovacjr  ·  14h 14 hours ago

    Georgia man investigated by game warden for catching alligator, taking it home "to show to his daughter."
  • #144 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 05 May 2015
  • Councilman & Bathroom microphone

    Lol.   Pulled a Hootie, eh?   Good thing he wasn't having a bad gas attack. He would have made himself a lasting nickname.  Probably has one now anyway. If this councilman expects to move up in politics, he needs to sharpen up on his electronics.....
  • #145 by jbcarol on 06 May 2015
  •  Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  12h 12 hours ago

    Kentucky deputy sheriff in Paducah accidentally shot his own mother at a wedding this weekend

    Detective Cory Golightly was adjusting his jacket, according to WPSD News, when the gun fell out of its holster and shot a woman at the church. But not just any woman; it was Golightly’s own mother. She is in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • #146 by jbcarol on 06 May 2015
  • Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  ·  May 5

    Downtown Nashville street performer known as "Silver Man" has been indicted on sex battery charges.  via @tennessean

    John Casey was arrested Feb. 28, a day after a woman contacted police and said Casey inappropriately touched her while she was on a ladder in front of a downtown boot store, according to police. A Davidson County grand jury delivered the two-count indictment last week.

    Casey, 44, was arrested on Lower Broadway, where he earned his nickname, "Silver Man," for dressing up in silver clothing and covering himself in silver makeup to earn money.

    He faces two felony charges of sexual battery and is in jail..
  • #147 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 06 May 2015

  •  Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  12h 12 hours ago

    Kentucky deputy sheriff in Paducah accidentally shot his own mother at a wedding this weekend

    Looks like the deputy may get the old Barney Fife treatment.  No loaded duty gun, bullet (singular) would be kept in front shirt pocket.....
  • #148 by goshog on 07 May 2015
  • #149 by jbcarol on 07 May 2015
  • The Clarion-LedgerVerified account ‏@clarionledger

    Mississippi Gulf Coast woman charged for driving naked 

    GULFPORT - A woman being held in the Harrison County jail is accused of driving naked and impaired when she led deputies on a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 10 two weeks ago.

    Deputies say Steele drove at speeds up to 120 mph, weaving through traffic.

    When her car ran over stop sticks blowing out a tire, she finally stopped.

    Deputies walked up to the car and Steele, wearing no clothes, told them she had been drinking.
  • #150 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 07 May 2015


    A very Missouri thing to do.

     Surprised some low-grade lawyer hasn't figured out this angle.  He would represent the  genius teen burglar/crook that tasted/snorted the remains, & claim that the jar should have been labeled.  His client has suffered mental & physical harm,  can't sleep at night, etc.  The biggest problem with that lawsuit....might be proving that his client can actually read labels....