• #51 by jbcarol on 12 Feb 2015
  • Sam Upshaw Jr. @CJ_Upshot  ·  21 hours ago

    Woman gives stranger kidney, now they're in love. @laura_ungar

    Ashley McIntyre and Danny Robinson got engaged on Christmas, less than a year after McIntyre heard about Robinson's plight as a 25-year-old dialysis patient and decided to donate her kidney to him, a total stranger...

    Even University of Kentucky transplant experts were amazed by the couple's unique love story. Putting their romance aside, only 1 percent of living kidney donations are from strangers, said UK Transplant Coordinator Todd Maynard. Overall in Kentucky last year, there were 135 kidney transplants, 33 involving living donors — so Maynard said the couple's transplant was likely one of the only live donations between strangers across the state.

    McIntyre didn't realize how much her gift would change her own life as well.

    She first learned about Robinson from her mom, Kim McIntyre, who heard Robinson's mother talking about his need for a kidney on the WHAS Radio show "Terry Meiners & Co." while driving from Nashville to Louisville in mid-January of last year.

    Robinson had been diagnosed at age 16 with IgA nephropathy, which occurs when an antibody lodges in the kidneys, causing inflammation that gradually damages kidney function. "I was on dialysis three days a week, four hours a day," said Robinson, an electrician. Family members offered to donate their kidneys, but "nobody matched," he said, so he spent two years on the transplant waiting list.

    Robinson's story touched McIntyre deeply. "He was so young" and had lost his father to cancer, she said. "It was devastating."

    The next day, she sent a Facebook message to Meiners and soon got in contact with representatives from UK's transplant program. She began undergoing a battery of blood tests and Miss tests, plus an EKG and a psychosocial review. For each step in the pre-transplant testing, "it was just one match after another," Kim McIntyre said. "I thought, 'This can't be coincidence.' "

    Maynard said their kidneys were "a match but not a perfect match. ... A perfect match is very rare, 1 out of 100,000."

    What did match perfectly were their personalities — although they didn't know it then. ..
  • #52 by jbcarol on 18 Feb 2015
  • The Tennessean @Tennessean  ·  13 hours ago

    Mom, son killed trying to help called 'heroes' 

    It had been almost two hours since John Clark's wife, Kristi, had said she was taking her young son on a quick run to the grocery store Monday night.

    The husband was at their Franklin home, giving their 4-year-old daughter a bedtime bath after the family had spent the snow day sledding.

    At about 10:15, he drove the route he thought his wife might have taken to the market. When he didn't find her, he called the Franklin Police Department. They told him to head to Williamson Medical Center.

    "I'm an attorney, so when you hear that phrase — you hear that dispatch won't tell you what's going on — you know something bad's up," he said.

    Kristi Clark and her son, 10-year-old Carter Oakley, had rushed to the aid of passengers in an SUV that had rolled over in front of them on Interstate 65, not far from their home. Both were struck and killed by a passing tractor trailer.

    "Kristi and her son, Carter, are heroes," Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner said later in a statement...
  • #53 by NoNC4Tubs on 19 Feb 2015
  • The Tennessean @Tennessean  ·  13 hours ago

    Mom, son killed trying to help called 'heroes' 

    Very sad!!
  • #54 by jbcarol on 20 Feb 2015
  • Cassandra @gringatears  ·  2 hours ago

    Florida's “Officer of the Year” admits to raping 20 undocumented immigrant men.

    Broward County, FL — A former Florida police officer has admitted to forcing undocumented immigrants into having sex with him.

    Jonathan Bleiweiss, 34, pleaded guilty to an array of charges last week, admitting to 14 counts of armed false imprisonment, 15 counts of battery and four counts of stalking. However, he avoided all of the charges with “sex” in them.

    A group of approximately 20 undocumented immigrants alleged that Bleiweiss, harassed them, molested them during pat-downs, and threatened them with deportation if they refused to perform sex acts...

  • #55 by jbcarol on 20 Feb 2015
  • Steve Prohm @CoachProhm  ·  Feb 18

    Hey @DickieV! Just want U to know that @carsonchapman3 the kid U met when u were here in 2012 is now Cancer free!!!

    Carson Chapman @carsonchapman3  ·  Feb 17

    First to last chemo. Cancer Survivor! #TeamCarson #TGBTG

  • #56 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 20 Feb 2015

  • Cassandra @gringatears  ·  2 hours ago

    Florida's “Officer of the Year” admits to raping 20 undocumented immigrant men.

    Well, if this is their..."officer of the year"....I shudder to think what the average & worst of the police force are up to......
  • #57 by Ched "UglyUncle" Carpenter on 21 Feb 2015
  • What an underrated thread this is.  This is one of my all time favorites.
  • #58 by jbcarol on 24 Feb 2015
  • sports @aldotcomSports  ·  28 minutes ago

    2 Tennessee prep basketball teams banned from postseason after being caught 'tanking' |

    Two girls high school basketball teams in Tennessee have been removed from the playoffs for intentionally trying to lose.

    ...Murfreesboro Riverdale and Smyrna were also fined $1,500 and put on a year of probation by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. The TSSAA found that both schools had intentionally turned the ball over and missed free throws during a game Saturday that Smyrna won 55-28.

    The winner of the game would have faced defending Class AAA champion Blackman (25-2) in the playoffs. The loser would have faced a less-powerful team in the playoffs.

    The game's referee wrote in his report to the TSSAA that Riverview and Smyrna that he stopped play several times to order coaches to play to win. TSSAA executive director Bernard Childress wrote in letters to the schools' principals that the teams "made a mockery" of the game.
  • #59 by jbcarol on 25 Feb 2015
  • Maira Ansari @MairaWave  ·  4 hours ago

    UPDATE: 1 dead in shooting on I-71

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - All lanes of Interstate 71 near the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265/KY 841) reopened just before 2 p.m. today after a deadly shooting shortly after 9 a.m.

    LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said officers found a man inside a black Lexus SUV that had come to rest in the median near the northbound lanes. The man was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound. The bullet had been fired from outside the vehicle.

     Doug Druschke, WAVE 3 News
  • #60 by jbcarol on 26 Feb 2015
  • sports @aldotcomSports  ·  17 minutes ago

    Former Louisville basketball player Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy |

    Chris Jones, the Louisville basketball player dismissed from the team last weekend, has been charged with rape and sodomy.

    According to the arrest warrant, the incident involved two women, one of which was hospitalized and has identified Jones as her assailant.

    Jones was suspended for a game last week for what was termed a "non-basketball matter," then reinstated for Saturday's victory over Miami. The incidents reportedly happened that night.

    Jones was dismissed from the team Sunday. Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Jones had allegedly threatened a third woman, his girlfriend, via text message.

    The 23-year-old Jones -- who is expected to surrender to police on Thursday...
  • #61 by jbcarol on 26 Feb 2015
  • Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  22 hours ago

    oh my --> MT @Pete_Volk Homeless Baylor football player ineligible by NCAA after accepting a place to live:

    The player in question is walk-on running back Silas Nacita, nicknamed "Salsa Nacho" after an autocorrect incident.
  • #62 by PorkRinds on 26 Feb 2015
  • Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  22 hours ago

    oh my --> MT @Pete_Volk Homeless Baylor football player ineligible by NCAA after accepting a place to live:

    I mean, if Baylor valued him that much they could have offered him a scholarship of some kind...
  • #63 by jbcarol on 26 Feb 2015
  • Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  22 hours ago

    oh my --> MT @Pete_Volk Homeless Baylor football player ineligible by NCAA after accepting a place to live:

    NCAA: The NCAA did not declare Silas Nacita ineligible and Baylor has not requested a waiver for him.
  • #64 by jbcarol on 27 Feb 2015
  • #65 by jbcarol on 01 Mar 2015
  • Mike Wilson @mWilstory  ·  12 hours ago
    Ebola nurse Nina Pham to sue hospital where she worked.

    The 26-year-old nurse says she has nightmares, body aches and insomnia as a result of contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

    “I wanted to believe that they would have my back and take care of me, but they just haven’t risen to the occasion,” Pham told The Dallas Morning News last week in an exclusive interview.

    Pham says she will file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources alleging that while she became the American face of the fight against the disease, the hospital’s lack of training and proper equipment and violations of her privacy made her “a symbol of corporate neglect — a casualty of a hospital system’s failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis.”

    She says that Texas Health Resources was negligent because it failed to develop policies and train its staff for treating Ebola patients. She says Texas Health Resources did not have proper protective gear for those who treated Duncan.

    Texas Health Resources responded Friday with a statement from spokesman Wendell Watson.

    “Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter.”
  • #66 by jbcarol on 03 Mar 2015
  • Audit: Former Harlan sheriff should repay $27,000 spent on dating website, other items

    The former sheriff of Harlan County spent more than $27,000 over two years for purchases that were poorly documented, unreasonable or improper, including personal clothing, food and alcohol, and a subscription to a dating website, according to audits released Monday.

    Marvin Lipfird, who left office at the end of the year, should repay the money to accounts in his old office, auditors recommended.

    The reports from Auditor Adam Edelen's office also said Lipfird's office could not account for more than $9,300 in drug-buy money in 2012. That finding will be referred to Kentucky State Police for further investigation, the audit said.

    An audit covering 2012 said another finding — that Lipfird registered vehicles used in drug investigations under fake names — will be referred to the state Transportation Cabinet.

    There is no state law allowing a sheriff to get titles for vehicles under assumed names, and there are penalties for knowingly providing false information to get a vehicle title, the audit said...

    The reports said some of the spending was for items that were not reasonable or necessary, including $2,159 for food, including alcohol; $1,162 in hotel charges; $453 for personal clothing; $135 for baby items; $90 for a massage; and $1,718 for personal purchases that were not described.

    The disallowed costs included $659 that Lipfird's office spent for subscriptions to websites, including a dating site and a site offering legal advice, and a $250 payment to an attorney for advice related to the contract for a reality television show.

    A camera crew followed Lipfird and his officers for a show called Kentucky Justice that aired on the National Geographic channel for several episodes beginning in late 2013.

    Lipfird told the Harlan Daily Enterprise that he and his deputies received no pay for the show...
  • #67 by jbcarol on 04 Mar 2015
  • Melissa Brown @itsmelissabrown  ·  14 hours ago

    Alabama, you're nuts. (This tweet is applicable a lot, just insert your own photo.)

  • #68 by jbcarol on 06 Mar 2015
  • Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  12 hours ago

    RT @theadvocatebr: Here it is: @Raising_Canes' Todd Graves' 3-tier, record-setting treehouse

    “I‘ve wanted a treehouse for the longest time, and we have a great tree for it,” the Raising Cane’s founder said.

    The forts Graves and his buddies built in their youth, however, bear little resemblance to what Pete Nelson and his crew have created for the family.

    The tri-level treehouse constructed in a massive oak is approached from the ground by a sturdy staircase leading to the 12-by-18-foot living space — a roomy, lighted sunset deck with seating and a fireplace-grill combination; and an indoor gathering spot with a couch, bar, microwave, fridge, sink and flat-screen TV. A tiny half-bath is located off this room. The exterior is cypress, the interior pine. “Todd had a skylight in his first store, and he does this disco ball thing, so we have a few of those around,” Nelson said, pointing upward at the large, rectangular skylight.

    More light pours in from groups of windows around the space. “A big treehouse needs to be full of windows, I think, so you know you’re in the trees,” Nelson said.

    A longtime builder in Washington state, Nelson was able to shift his company to treehouse-projects-only after the national exposure gained from the Animal Planet series, he said.
  • #69 by jbcarol on 08 Mar 2015
  • A 9-year-old boy was shot while riding in a vehicle with his parents in Lexington on Saturday afternoon.

    The boy suffered a life-threatening injury after being shot in the neck area, police Lt. Kevin Metcalf said. Police initially thought the boy had been shot in the shoulder.

    Metcalf said police believe that the shooting happened while a GMC Envoy in which the boy was riding was "in motion" on Hollow Creek Road, and that the boy's parents then drove into the parking lot to get help.

    Metcalf said at least two shots were fired. The back window of the Envoy had been shot out. A vehicle parked in front of a house across Russell Cave Road also was hit by gunfire, Metcalf said.

    Metcalf said it was "too early to tell" whether the shooting was random or what might have happened before the incident.

    Clerks who were working in the shops said they saw the boy's parents outside the vehicle crying but did not hear any gunshots.

    Photo: Karla Ward
  • #70 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 09 Mar 2015
  • Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  12 hours ago

    RT @theadvocatebr: Here it is: @Raising_Canes' Todd Graves' 3-tier, record-setting treehouse

    Well, they sure are in good shape for a possible flood......not so sure they've got the high wind storms covered.....
  • #71 by jbcarol on 10 Mar 2015
  • PANAMA CITY BEACH — A Mississippi State quarterback was injured Monday afternoon during a brawl outside Club La Vela while on Spring Break, according to a Panama City Beach Police Department news release.

    Dakota “Dak” Prescott was released Monday after telling police he did not want to press charges and did not need medical treatment following a parking lot skirmish at 4:51 p.m. in the Club La Vela parking lot, 8813 Thomas Drive, PCBPD reported.

    Photos of  the encounter quickly spread across social media, as did video of the brawl.

  • #72 by jbcarol on 10 Mar 2015
  • John Talty @JTalty  ·  Mar 9
    From the you can't make this stuff up department: UAB offering a 'History of College Football' summer course
  • #73 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 10 Mar 2015

  • John Talty @JTalty  ·  Mar 9
    From the you can't make this stuff up department: UAB offering a 'History of College Football' summer course

    LOL.  They should have just gone ahead & offered it as a fall course, instead of a summer.  That way,  the students could have just sat at home on cable, watched college football, & saw....'History in the making'.  Wonder how hard it is to get an...A... in that course?

    How long before some school offers this as a major?    ;D
  • #74 by jbcarol on 11 Mar 2015
  • Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  · 

    .@MNPDNashville Sgt. Pepper practices tough love to help crack down underage drinking near colleges  via @tennessean

    Every weekend, around 11 p.m., the pilgrimage begins.

    Students at Vanderbilt University spill out of dorm rooms and apartments and make their way to a cluster of dimly lit watering holes a few minutes from campus.

    They lean against bars and fill dance floors in Midtown and along Demonbreun Street. On a Friday night in February, the college students drank alongside older Nashvillians and tourists at Rebar, Tin Roof and South.

    They balanced plastic cups filled to the brim and dodged broken beer bottles while squeezing through the densely packed crowd, rubbing against a sea of shoulders, backs and hips along the way.

    It's a weekend ritual repeated at popular college nightspots across Tennessee.

    Metro Nashville Police Sgt. John Pepper walks a beat of tough love on his graveyard patrol shift, which overlaps peak drinking time.

    Pepper's Midtown Hills Precinct covers three universities and the bars in Midtown and on Demonbreun Street. Those worlds collide, especially on busy nights like Thursday and Friday, and Pepper makes a point to patrol the areas on foot.

    "Especially near college campuses, you're going to have the tendency to have underage kids trying to get into bars," he said. "It's not new. It happens everywhere."

    Arrests for underage drinking have declined about 13 percent in Nashville in the past five years, something Pepper attributes to bar owners' efforts to crack down on fake IDs and over-serving, as well as increased patrol efforts...

    Duane Gang @duanegang  ·  Mar 8

    Interactive map: Underage drinking in Nashville  @tennessean Worked w/ @sbarchenger on this map.
  • #75 by jbcarol on 11 Mar 2015
  • Avian Flu Found on Turkey Farms Supplying Butterball

    Butterball confirms ‘limited number of turkeys’ on Missouri, Arkansas farms have H5N2 avian flu

    A highly contagious strain of bird flu has infected Arkansas and Missouri turkey farms that supply Butterball LLC, escalating a multistate outbreak and raising the prospect of wider international-trade restrictions on U.S. poultry products.

    Butterball, one of the largest U.S. turkey processors, confirmed Wednesday that it determined “a limited number of our turkeys” from contract farms had been diagnosed with H5N2 avian influenza.

    No human cases of the H5N2 virus have been detected in the U.S., and the strain poses a low risk to human health, USDA officials said.
  • #76 by jbcarol on 12 Mar 2015
  • sports @aldotcomSports  ·  27 minutes ago

    Citadel football player in critical condition after collapsing during practice |

    A football player at The Citadel remained in critical condition Thursday morning, two days after collapsing during practice.

    Redshirt freshman running back DaSean Daniels underwent emergency surgery Tuesday night to relieve pressure on his skull, according to a report by South Carolina TV station WIS. Daniels collapsed Tuesday upon lining up for the next play after carrying the ball, according to the Post and Courier.

    He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where his family joined him. He had bleeding on his brain due to a detached vein in his head, father David Daniels said.

    "He is getting better," David Daniels told the Post and Courier. "The doctors and nurses are very optimistic and say he is progressing a lot faster than they expected. He's very conscious and is responding to the things the doctors ask him to do, giving them the thumbs up."

    Daniels, a native of Lawrenceville, Ga., graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian High School in 2012 and spent a year at Navy before transferring to The Citadel. Daniels overcame a bout with bone cancer while at Navy, though his collapse Tuesday is believed to be unrelated...
  • #77 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2015
  • Alabama lawmakers finally purge old goofy laws...

    All these people are breaking the law. (Frank Couch)

    If you catch gar when fishing in Alabama, you can throw it back in the water, but you have to kill it first.

    You can't sell someone a live chicken after dark.

    And if you were training for that next marathon, stop now. Those things, and other contests of endurance, are against the law in this state.

    At least they are for now.

    A bill passed by the Alabama House this week would repeal more than 300 obsolete laws and regulations. Some have been ruled unconstitutional. Others, like one making it illegal to yield a party line in an emergency, have become obsolete because of technology.

    In Alabama currently, it's illegal to:

    Burn the teeth of a horse to make it appear younger before selling it...

    Participate in or sponsor contests of endurance such as marathons.

    Watch, sell tickets to, or participate in bear wrestling (unless, perhaps you are a deceased Alabama would-be football coach who needs a cool nickname)...

  • #78 by jbcarol on 18 Mar 2015
  • Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  ·  15 hours ago
    Goodlettsville Middle School PE teacher indicted on rape charges  via @tennessean #crime #nashville

    A former teacher at Goodlettsville Middle School has been indicted and accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student.

    Officials said that 32-year-old Shelley Brown, who also used the surname Lott, surrendered at police headquarters Tuesday. She is accused of two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.

    Brown was a physical education teacher at the middle school. Police allege she had sex with the teen boy — who was one of her students — at least twice during the summer of 2014.

  • #79 by jbcarol on 22 Mar 2015
  • How did the real-estate scion Robert Durst, now charged with murder, have access to the fake driver's license that helped him register into a New Orleans hotel under a false name?

    At one of Durst's businesses, Durst had a scanner, a copier, and a laminating machine, one employee told Newsweek. "What I didn't realize is that I unwittingly saw what would have allowed Robert Durst to make a fake driver's license," the employee said. Another employee described Durst as a marijuana user: "His place was fuming with weed and he was stoned all the time."
  • #80 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 22 Mar 2015
  • Stacey Barchenger @sbarchenger  ·  15 hours ago
    Goodlettsville Middle School PE teacher indicted on rape charges  via @tennessean #crime #nashville

    So, she was a 32 yr old "physical education" teacher, that was having sex with a male student that was 14?  Sounds like the kid got a real physical...."education".  Probably a good thing that course wasn't offered at our school.... 
  • #81 by jbcarol on 27 Mar 2015
  • Heath Atkinson @heathatkinson  ·  31m 31 minutes ago
    Reading a hotel log for a slip/fall case in Myrtle Beach & saw this gem:

  • #82 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 27 Mar 2015

  • Heath Atkinson @heathatkinson  ·  31m 31 minutes ago
    Reading a hotel log for a slip/fall case in Myrtle Beach & saw this gem:

    LOL.....this is some first class hotel.  Can just imagine what their restaurant is like....
  • #83 by jbcarol on 31 Mar 2015
  • Law enforcement agencies and multiple media outlets are reporting that seven people were shot at a house party in Panama City Beach Saturday morning.

    The emergency meeting of the Panama City Beach City Council has concluded and councilors voted unanimously to fund the hiring of additional police officers with up to $200,000 immediately. An emergency motion to ban alcohol consumption on the beaches until April 18 was defeated 3-2.

    Police reportedly were able to respond quickly to the incident and took the shooter into custody and recovered a gun. The Panama City News Herald newspaper reports that seven people were hospitalized "at least one with critical injuries from a shot to the head." There were reportedly more than 100 people at the house party that centered around two condo rental units on Thomas Drive.

    Latest update on the condition of the victims is as follows: Powell is now in surgery at a local hospital; Freed, Moore, and Franklin remain hospitalized in critical condition; Young, Curry, and Etheridge remain hospitalized in stable condition.

    A description of the suspect was developed and disseminated. Responding units set a perimeter around the residence and a black male matching the description of the suspect was quickly located and detained at Beach Drive and Hurt Street. Witnesses to the shooting confirmed the subject was the shooter and he was identified as David Jamichael Daniels, a black male, age 22, of Mobile.
  • #84 by jbcarol on 31 Mar 2015
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Witnesses said they caught a driver apparently trying to take off after crashing into a school bus.     

    Cellphone video captured the man being restrained.

    Witnesses said the driver was speeding when his truck slammed into the bus at around 4:30 p.m. at Naomi Drive and Poplar Level Road.

    Bystanders, who saw what was happening, chased after him and held him until police arrived.

    “First he was crying and when he saw the people and the kids getting hurt, he took off running,” said Muhammed Ali. “He ran that way, but there were like 200 people after him so he couldn’t escape.”
  • #85 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 31 Mar 2015

  • Law enforcement agencies and multiple media outlets are reporting that seven people were shot at a house party in Panama City Beach Saturday morning.

    The emergency meeting of the Panama City Beach City Council has concluded and councilors voted unanimously to fund the hiring of additional police officers with up to $200,000 immediately. An emergency motion to ban alcohol consumption on the beaches until April 18 was defeated 3-2.

    So, after 7 people are shot & arrests & violence are rising during spring break....the city council doesn't want to ban alcohol on the beach until April 18th?  This vote shows the council is more concerned about local revenue.....than public safety & trying to get to the root of the problem on what is happening during spring break.

  • #86 by jbcarol on 01 Apr 2015
  • Mark Barber @MarkBarberWKYT  ·  18h 18 hours ago

    A Lexington woman who was strangled with a bra fought off her attacker with a ceramic chicken. 

    Police say they arrested a 31 year old Lexington woman after she strangled a stranger with her bra.

    "I thought I was going to die that night,” said the victim, Patricia Leece.

    "It happened about 12:30 the other night. Someone came to my doors, banging, screaming and hollering."

    Leece says she opened the door to her home on Harrogate Road because she thought it was her granddaughter.

    Instead, she tells WKYT that the woman standing there was Ashley Sies. Leece says the 31 year old pushed her way inside and wrapped her bra around her neck.

    "She choked me down and we fought for a good 15 to 20 minutes. Finally I saw one of my (ceramic) chickens on the floor so I picked it up and started bashing her on the head with it," Leece explained.

    After she knocked her out, she called police.

    Investigators say Sies appeared to be on drugs and thought she was being followed when she showed up on Leece's porch early Monday morning.

    "She was going door to door hoping someone would let her in. Of course it was me," said Leece
  • #87 by jbcarol on 01 Apr 2015
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  •  Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  16h 16 hours ago

    Plague 1: Arrests. Check...Plague 2: No Coach. Check...Plague 3: Hailstones. Check.

  • #90 by jbcarol on 01 Apr 2015
  •  The Advocate @theadvocatebr  ·  Mar 30

    Only in La? Man escapes with six sacks of stolen crawfish in trunk of Camaro, authorities say: 

    RAYNE — Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents are searching for a Rayne man accused of fleeing from authorities twice on Thursday after stealing crawfish from a farmer on Abbeville Highway.

    Cary Gordon Bastian, 28, sped away from the farm in his white Chevrolet Camaro at speeds of more than 100 mph after agents and Acadia Parish Sheriff’s deputies showed up in response to a burglary in progress, according to officials with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

    When authorities tried to apprehend Bastian at his home in the 15900 block of Gordon Road, he fled into a wooded area near the home, a news release about the incident stated.

    The farmer told authorities he had been noticing crawfish sacks missing from a locked, outdoor cooler and planted someone to stake out the property in case the thief returned. The spy called law enforcement when he saw Bastian load six bags of crawfish into the trunk of his Camaro, the department said.

    Bastian is wanted on one count each of simple burglary, reckless operation and aggravated flight from an officer.
  • #91 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 01 Apr 2015
  • The Advocate @theadvocatebr  ·  Mar 30

    Only in La? Man escapes with six sacks of stolen crawfish in trunk of Camaro, authorities say: 

    Six sacks of crawfish?  Well, you gotta hand it to this Cajun.  J. Winston down there at Florida State,  only got a handful of crab legs, in the heist from that restaurant.  I am a little surprised about the crawfish, although its probably a good choice....thought it would be corn dogs....
  • #92 by jbcarol on 02 Apr 2015
  •  Baseball Bros @BaseballBros  ·  20h 20 hours ago

    Furman catcher will miss part of senior season to donate bone marrow to stranger

  • #93 by jbcarol on 05 Apr 2015
  • #94 by HamIAm on 05 Apr 2015
  • Don't you love typos...

    The Panthers earned team victories over University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) and the University of Arkansas-Birmingham (UAB).
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  • SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  18h 18 hours ago
    SCSU football player performs heroic act in accident:  via @thetandd

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – South Carolina State junior defensive end Reggie Owens was a part of a heroic effort that saved the lives three young children involved in a three-vehicle accident near Savannah Saturday.

    According to Georgia State Patrol, three young children were thrown from a vehicle after being T-boned by another vehicle. Frederick Cobbs was arrested on the scene after witnesses say he ran the red light at the intersection. He was given a blood test after performing poorly on his field sobriety test.

    Owens who was traveling back home from college (S.C. State) for the holiday weekend saw the accident happen. He says three children were ejected after the white car that Cobbs was driving T-boned the vehicle, ejecting them as it spun through the intersection.

    “I stopped; I was the first on the scene. I rushed out to make sure everyone was okay. As I approached the cars, I saw one child that fell from under the car. I had to pull him from under the car to keep him from being run over,” said Reggie Owens, witness.

    Owens, a current junior and All-MEAC performer on the S.C. State Championship football team, never thought he would be in this position.

    “I thought ‘this is bad,' I immediately had somebody tend to him. I had a shirt; I took my shirt off. I plugged his wound. I had to stop the bleeding; he was bleeding profusely. I knew I couldn't move the bodies but I could at least stop the bleeding,” said Owen

    Owens is shown here on Nov. 7, 2013, reading the book “Sir Ryan’s Quest” to children at the Child Development Center on the campus of South Carolina State University.
  • #97 by NoNC4Tubs on 07 Apr 2015
  • What did Bobby Lowder and Auburn have that Bama and Bryant don't?

    Because in the 350-plus stories we did write about that now-failed banker and former Auburn trustee,  it became so painfully clear that a micromanaging cabal of trustees linked by vast webs of business and personal connections is just plain bad medicine for a university...

    The real difference is behind the scenes.

    The Tiger Unlimited Fund and the Never To Yield Foundation make Auburn a unique place. What other University has a propaganda arm such as the NTYF? They have silently and behind the cenes acquired and control significant portions of the media in the state of Alabama.

    Lowder is hell-benmt on supplanting Alabama as the flagship University in  the state of Alabama. He is too stubborn to realize that it simply won't happen.  8)
  • #98 by jbcarol on 08 Apr 2015
  • #99 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 08 Apr 2015

  • Don't you love typos...

    Well, I know we are competing with Alabama....but building a branch in Birmingham, is really a giant step..... ;D...
  • #100 by Rzbakfromwaybak on 08 Apr 2015