Monthly Archives: September, 2009

Parents outraged over light sentence for paedophile

Written by Janet Jarred Elwood, 39, admitted that for eight years he molested a young girl, from the age of six until she was fourteen.  Now for the outrage – the judge gave him five years alright, not in prison, but five years probation.  In the probable cause statement that led to his arrest, investigators …

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Cops: Feces-covered nude man jumps into man’s pool

Written by Janet A Florida man is now facing a lot of charges  after authorities said he was naked and covered in feces when he broke into a resident’s backyard and jumped into the pool. A Martin County Sheriff’s Office report shows 21-year-old Robert Stark Higgins was charged with burglary to an occupied dwelling, disorderly …

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Detroit illegal cavity search lawsuit goes to jury

Written by Janet In Detroit, a jury will begin deliberations in a  lawsuit brought by a man who claims a Detroit police officer put a finger in his rectum during a traffic stop and drug arrest.   Attorneys made their closing arguments Wednesday in the lawsuit brought by 28-year-old Terence Hopkins. Hopkins says Sgt. Michael Osman …

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State to mom: Stop baby-sitting neighbors’ kids

Written by Janet Now this lady, received no money for the babysitting, but out of the goodness of her heart, she would watch her neighbors’ children for an hour each day.  Suddenly the state butts in because someone complained. Each day before the school bus comes to pick up the neighborhood’s children, Lisa Snyder did …

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New York Teen Injures Self After Building Possible Bomb

Written by Janet Just how low can the intelligence scale go, when it comes to teenagers?  A 17 year old boy was injured in an explosion inside him home in New York, he may have been building or playing with a bomb.  Police on Long Island, N.Y., said it wasn’t clear if the boy was building …

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Tsunami hits American Samoa

Written by Janet A tsunami swept into Pago Pago, Western Samoa, shortly after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 shook the Pacific area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or structural damage. Fili Sagapolutele, who works at the Samoa News, says water flowed inland about 100 yards before receding, leaving cars stuck in …

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Boy, 3, attacked by lynx at Okla. zoo exhibit

Written by Janet Now where were the parents?  Why the hell weren’t they watching their kids while at the zoo?  This I blame on them….parents, watch your kids out in public… A Norman, Okla., zoo has put up a new, solid fence in front of an exhibit after a 3-year-old boy was clawed by a …

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Okla mom locks son in closet 4.5 years

Written by Janet A mother has been arrested for keeping her son locked in a closet for 4 1/2 years.  A security guard at a National Guard facility in Oklahoma City called police on Friday after the teen showed up malnourished and with numerous scars and other signs of abuse, police Sgt. Gary Knight said Monday. …

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Pa. couple has 49-year marriage but no documents

Written by Janet A western Pennsylvania couple still plan to celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary next month even though they recently learned their marriage paperwork was never filed. Frank and Betty Skrout were married Oct. 6, 1960, at a Catholic church in Wilmore, a tiny borough 55 miles east of Pittsburgh. They still live there.  …

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92 year old woman skydives on birthday

Written by Janet Jane Bockstruck, a 92-year-old New Hampshire woman has celebrated her birthday by sky-diving from a plane at 13,000 feet.  TheSwanzey resident tells The Keene Sentinel newspaper she doesn’t know what overcame her when she decided to take the parachute jump. With a group of friends and relatives watching, Bockstruck leaped Sept. 19 …

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