Hat Tip: Many thanks to the always excellent Tony Rizzo!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Jackson County sheriff candidate Mike Sharp acknowledged Wednesday that he was once part of an e-mail exchange among city and county law officers that included images of nude women.
Sharp received e-mails with pictures attached at his police e-mail address while a reserve detective for Kansas City police in 2003. He used his personal e-mail account to forward three such e-mails to other people.
In an email, Sharp said he regretted being part of the situation and said he wouldn't tolerate such behavior if he's elected sheriff.
That dog is the world's bravest adoptive parent. Because one day those babies are going to be much bigger than she is ...
Hat Tip: Many thanks, Jim and Patty PV!
Isabella, a golden retriever at the Safari Zoological Park, east of Caney, Kan. nurses Wednesday, July 30, 2008, three white tiger cubs she adopted after they were abandoned by their mother at the park. The cubs were born on Sunday. (AP Photo/The Daily Reporter, Rob Morgan)
After another bicyclist grabbed her chest, a Colorado mom chased the perp down on her bike -- while her 10-month-old was strapped to her back, no less.
Hat Tip: Many thanks, You're A Mean Drunk R2D2!
About 2500, thanks to a partnership with Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety program. From the sheriff's office:
Gun kits will be available at the Sheriff’s Office booth at the Johnson County Fair between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. from August 4th to the 9th. In addition, kits will be available at the Sheriff’s Operations Center located at 27747 West 159th Street, New Century, KS 66031 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
From KCPD: Thursday morning at approximately 1:20am, KCMO Police were called to the area of 41st and Tracy in regard to a shooting. Upon arrival 4 shooting victim's were located near the intersection.
A 22yr old black male was pronounced dead at the scene and 3 other victim's were transported to local hospitals in serious but stable condition. Police are looking for a small dark colored 4 door vehicle reportedly seen leaving the area immediately after the shooting. Anyone with information in regard to this homicide is asked to call the TIPS Hotline.
Segway-riding cop catches drunk driver. If that isn't enough to make you believe in dreams and hope and fairy princesses, I'm not sure what will.
Hat Tip: Many thanks to the Mighty FanDanGo!
No, it doesn't really have meth in it, but the company -- surprisingly -- uses meth culture as a marketing ploy. The AG has sent the epistolary equivalent of the stink eye. Illinois previously kicked out an energy drink named "Cocaine."
Patino, a sergeant at Fort Bragg, is accused of killing a fellow soldier who was carrying his child, but wasn't his wife. Authorities allege that Patino wrote anonymous letters to local papers, claiming to be a serial killer who had murdered Spc. Megan L. Touma, who was seven months pregnant.
That's according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which estimates the U.S. population of illegal immigrants has dropped from 12.5 million to 11.2 million over the past year. More here from the Dallas Morning News.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Bear gets its head stuck in a jar -- just like Winnie The Pooh, except for the part where the wildlife agents cap him.
Hat Tip: Many thanks, Keith G in PV and Shultz!
A wild black bear whose head got stuck inside a 2½-gallon clear plastic jug, presumably while foraging for food, is seen in a July 22, 2008 photo released Wednesday, July 30, 2008 by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota wildlife officials tried for six days to capture the bear but ended up killing the animal after it wandered into the city of Frazee, about 200 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, during the town's busy Turkey Days celebration. (AP Photo/Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, Adam Guy)
Jackson County prosecutors today accused a 23-year-old man of shooting “one of his best friends” in the head several times in a park Sunday night.
Prosecutors charged Birmingham R. White of Kansas City with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Dwight P. Gill, 30. Police found Gill’s body about 2 a.m. Monday on a picnic table at Noble Park, near 73rd Street and Indiana Avenue.
Neighbors reported hearing gunshots about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Police found four 9 mm shell casings near the body.
After a short break this afternoon in the capital murder case against Richard D. Davis, attorneys prepared for closing arguments.
Earlier today, jurors viewed graphic videos that showed him assaulting two victims during forced, violent sex.
In the videos, muffled cries from the victims could be heard as they struggled to breathe. Prosecutors have said that videotapes found in Davis’ apartment and at his workplace show Davis and co-defendant Dena Riley as they repeatedly assault victims Marsha Spicer and Michelle Huff-Ricci.
The tape showed to the jury today was a 90-minute edited version from more than 7 hours of recordings that police recovered.
I can't imagine what it was like to watch even 90 minutes of that, much less seven hours. I'm surprised more jurors don't seek/need counseling after seeing evidence like this. (And that's not counting the police, who've probably had to review the material much, much more.)
He was supposed to talk with the store manager about late payments, but that person wasn't ready. So the 62-year-old reportedly set himself on fire with a cigarette lighter and some lighter fluid. He's in critical condition.