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9-year-old killed by intruder: Girl stabbed, ‘parents weren't home at the time'

9-year-old killed by intruder: Girl stabbed, ‘parents weren't home at the time', A nine-year-old girl was killed by an intruder in Valley Springs, Calif., on Saturday. The nine-year-old girl was found with multiple stab wounds in her home after her 12-year-old brother saw the intruder and called his parents. “Their parents weren’t home at the time,” reported the Daily News on April 28, 2013.

The parents of the two children immediately called 911 and the nine-year-old girl was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The nine-year-old girl’s brother saw the intruder but he did not recognize his sister’s attacker.

According to a Calaveras County Sheriff media release on April 28, 2013, the attacker is described as a white or Hispanic male, about six feet tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants. The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo commented that the search for the sus…

New Orleans man shoots bloody intruder that entered home, started fighting him

New Orleans man shoots bloody intruder that entered home, started fighting him, When enjoying a weekend day at home, the last thing anyone wants is for a bloody person to run in and attack them. That was the case in New Orleans on Sunday, April 28, 2013, as a homeowner had to shoot an intruder to defend himself after the man entered his home and began fighting with those that were inside, per WWL TV.

New Orleans police say that at around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, the unidentified man entered the home on N. Broad Street and just began fighting with the people inside. There has been no reason or motive given yet for his actions.

After a few minutes, the homeowner shot the suspect in self-defense and "to protect himself," per Officer Gary Flot, spokesperson for the NOPD.

Mere moments earlier, two officers had seen the suspect after responding to a dispatch call of someone "that was bloody and acting irate in the street." The officers found him and attempted to ask h…

Scientists in Uruguay create first glow in the dark sheep

Scientists in Uruguay create first glow in the dark sheep, Now there are glow in the dark sheep. According to a report that was made on April 27 by Slash Gear, Uruguay scientists have taken protein from jellyfish to create glow in the dark sheep. These sheep were born last year in October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay. Although they glow in the dark when ultra-violet light hits them, the Uruguay scientists say they are just as normal and healthy as regular sheep.

The leader of the research team, Alejo Menchacha stated they did this not for medical reasons or interests but because they simply wanted to. They wanted to 'fine tune the technique.' He also said that they are roaming around the field like all of the other sheep are. They don't act different, just look different.

Another reason why they chose the green protein is because it is easy to identify in the sheep's tissue.

Although these might be the first sheep to glow in the dark, they are certainly…

Man survives jump from Empire State Building

Man survives jump from Empire State Building, According to the old joke, a man leaps from the top of the Empire State Building and lives to tell about it. He lives to tell the 102nd floor, the 101st floor….

Last week a man actually did jump from the observation deck on the 86th floor of the 1,250-foot-high skyscraper and survived, but that’s because a catwalk one floor below the deck broke his fall.

LU’s partner Newsmax reports:

Nathaniel Simone (also reported as Nathaniel Fimone), 33, of Hamilton, Mass., reportedly climbed a security gate around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday before falling off the edge of the observation deck… As tourists watched in horror, Simone landed one floor below.

‘He jumped from the 86th floor and landed on a catwalk just below it, between the 86th and 85th floors,’ New York Police Department Detective Mark Nell told ABCNews.com.

Simone suffered a broken ankle for his trouble and was taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital in police custody. Authorities say that it's…

'Celebrity Apprentice': Fans have advice for Trace Adkins

'Celebrity Apprentice': Fans have advice for Trace Adkins, Fans of “Celebrity Apprentice” seem to believe that country star Trace Adkins will make it to the final two. Should that happen, they have some advice for the country crooner. In interviews conducted on April 27 and April 28, those fans shared what they thought Trace Adkins should do as an “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” finalist.

“When Trace [Adkins] makes the final two, he needs to refuse to have Omarosa on his team,” Trista Evans, a fan of both Trace Adkins and “Celebrity Apprentice” from Oklahoma City, said. “Trace needs to say 'Mr. Trump I'd rather be a person short than have her on my team.' I hope he does that.”

Omarosa is not very popular with “Celebrity Apprentice” fans. Despite being the apprentice everyone loves to hate, fans of “Celebrity Apprentice” and Trace Adkins do not want her standing in the way of Trace Adkins winning.

“I hope that Trace Adkins doesn't let Omarosa on his team,” Mandy Ro…

Child homicide in Valley Springs

Child homicide in Valley Springs, Calaveras Sheriff's investigators along with several law enforcement agencies from the surrounding area are still searching for a suspect in connection with a homicide in Valley Springs.

On Saturday, April 27 in the afternoon a nine year-old child was stabbed to death. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. The incident occurred on Rippon Road in the Valley Springs area.

The suspect who is being sought is described in the Calaveras County Sheriff Office press release as a White or Hispanic male, muscular build, approximately six feet tall, and gray hair. The suspect was reportedly last seen wearing blue pants, and a black long sleeve shirt.

Any person with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Office, anyone knowing of any person who has left town unexpectedly or who has unexplained injuries are also being prompted to call the Sheriff's Office.

The newly established 24 hour Tip Line number to call is: (209) 754-6030.

Fo…

Sandy homeless: Tens of thousands affected by storms still homeless

Sandy homeless: Tens of thousands affected by storms still homeless, Hurricane Sandy has come and left the headline news, but for thousands of homeless individuals in New York and New Jersey, the aftermath of the Superstorm is still a very real problem.

The Utica Observer and Dispatch on April 28 carried an in-depth look at the families who are still without homes and forced to live in shelters, government housing or with family and friends.

Six months after Superstorm Sandy rocked the eastern U.S. coast, tens of thousands of former homeowners in New York and New Jersey remain homeless and communities are still struggling to recover.

Despite the frustrations and hardships, progress has been made as well. New boardwalks will be ready for summer along the beachfront tourist communities, and homes are being erected even as ruined ones are bulldozed.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says some people are doing just fine while others are facing ‘‘horrendous’’ obstacles to recovery.

“Some families and …

Libyan police headquarters bombed in Benghazi

Libyan police headquarters bombed in Benghazi, An improvised explosive device was detonated on Saturday morning outside of the local police headquarters in the Libyan city of Benghazi, according to an Israeli police and intelligence source who monitors North Africa.

The bomb blast caused an enormous amount of property damage but only three officers sustained injuries and there were no reported deaths, according to Capt. Dennis Spielman.

The bomb attack took place at 7 a.m., Libyan time, adjacent to the Fadil Buamr battalion, which had been the last stronghold of loyalists to Libya's executed dictator Moamar Khadhafi, according to Reuters.

Police investigators told the media that there were no civilians at the police station when the blast occurred, and said the bomb was probably detonated by remote control.

Saturday's bombing was the third time that the Benghazi police station was attacked. In January 2013, a bomb exploded at the back of the station but no one was killed or injure…

Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013- SUCCESS!

Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013- SUCCESS!, DAY 3 of the Austin Food and Wine Festival proves to be a success for the 2nd year in a row with a crowd of 2500 patrons each day. While many very well known chefs with both national and international influence has so graciously baptized the Austin food scene, I found myself eagerly drawn to the local culinary talent.

We have seen the emergence of some fantastic food talent this weekend like that of La Condesa, Kent Rathbun, PhoNatic Vietnamese Cuisine, and specialty shops like Cake and Spoon.

Other industries in the Austin area feeling the affects of this wave of appetizing attention are perveyors of great compliments to beautiful food such as the Texas Hill Country Olive Company, Delysia Chocolatier, and Butterface Bake Shop.

Austin is moving out of its comfort zone and filling some big shoes where there is a culinary demand for the unique, the experimental and the weird.

Boston suspects trained: 6-month stay in Dagestan significant to case?

Boston suspects trained: 6-month stay in Dagestan significant to case?, The Boston suspects might have been trained by a terrorist group. On April 28, NBC News reported that the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed in a police shootout in Watertown, Mass. last week, did travel to Russia for 6 months and lawmakers are trying to figure out if he got some kind of terrorist training while he was there.

"A key focus for investigators, centers on Tamerlan Tsarnaev's visit to Dagestan in 2012 and what he did during his 6-month stay. Authorities [say] they are weighing Russian reports on what they learned about Tamerlan while he was visiting family. The big question for lawmakers whether Tamerlan received training during his trip," NBC News reported.

If the Boston suspects were trained by a terrorist group (or others who are pro-killing Americans), it could give investigators more leads. At this point in time, however, it does not seem as though the two brothers knew w…

'Where Did We Go Wrong?' by Monica Mathis-Stowe

'Where Did We Go Wrong?' by Monica Mathis-Stowe, “Best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy protect each other at all costs, even if it means keeping secrets that turn their lives upside down. Gabby has no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants. She pulls out every trick in the book to keep her daughter’s married father out of their lives but keep his money in her bank account…Maxine lives for her family but when her husband’s excessive spending lands them in more debt than they can handle, the stress takes a toll on their perfect marriage. After Joy’s loyalty to her controlling mother causes her to lose the only man she’s ever loved, she marries a man she barely knows. After her wedding, she quickly realizes that she made the biggest mistake of her life and it puts everybody she loves in danger. Unfortunately, someone will have to pay the ultimate price with their life.”

When I began reading Monica Mathis-Stowe’s Where Did We Go Wrong?, I wasn’t sure where the story was g…

N.M. church stabbing: Man stabs four choir members in Albuquerque church

N.M. church stabbing: Man stabs four choir members in Albuquerque church, A Sunday afternoon choir practice ended horribly as a man wielding a knife entered a N.M. church and ended up stabbing four people. The L.A. Times reported on Sunday, April 28, 2013, that at least four people were hurt in the Albuquerque church when a visitor simply got out of the pew he was sitting in and stabbed a choir member in the middle of a hymn.

Police say that none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

By Sunday afternoon, 24-year-old Lawrence Capener has been identified as the suspect. He was being interviewed be police and could face "numerous charges," per Tasia Martinez, an Albuquerque Police Deparment spokeswoman.

SEE: 9-year-old girl stabbed to death by intruder in California home

14-year-old Vanessa Lucero said that she was sitting behind the man that did the stabbing. She said he "was kind of twitchy, sketchy looking. He had a tattoo of an upside-down star on his wrist."

FWC reports eighth panther death in Florida

FWC reports eighth panther death in Florida, The Miami Herald reported on Friday, April 26, that the remains of an endangered Florida panther were found on Friday at the Big Cypress National Preserve in southwest Florida.

The five to six year old female with a tracking collar was the eighth panther death this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

The dead panther, which appears to have been killed in a fight with another panther, has been taken to the FWC's Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for a necropsy.

The Florida panther once roamed across the southeastern United States, but it is mainly found in south Florida. The FWC estimates that between 100 and 160 adult panthers remain in the wild, south of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee.

Much of their habitat has been lost to development. Scientists say panthers need lots of land where they can hunt deer, wild hogs, raccoons, armadillos, and rabbits.

Officials say five panthers have…

Gas station employee kidnapped during shift, public outraged over no cameras

Gas station employee kidnapped during shift, public outraged over no cameras, The Norton Shores Police Department has classified the investigation of a missing Michigan woman as a kidnapping on Sunday.

Jessica Heeringa, 25, from Muskegon, Mich. was working at the Exxon Mobil gas station in Norton Shores, Mich. when she went missing during her shift on Friday night.

Jessica made a transaction on the register at the Exxon Mobile gas station on 1196 E. Sternberg Road around 10:55 p.m. on April 26. When a customer entered the station shortly after there was no one there. The customer called 911 at 11:15 p.m. According to the website, the Sternberg Exxon is open till 11:30 p.m. on Friday nights.

Authorities called her family and friends and no one had seen her. By Saturday afternoon she still had not been located, reports Michigan Live.

Jessica left her belongings behind at the station and there was no money taken from the till.

"My beautiful granddaughter was kidnapped from her place of e…

Boston suspects trained: Lawmakers believe bombing suspects had training

Boston suspects trained: Lawmakers believe bombing suspects had training, A report from the Associated Press on Sunday, April 28, 2013, states that lawmakers believe the Boston bombing suspects were professionally trained. Up until now, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, were said to have done everything on their own without any training, but others feel differently.

The FBI is currently investigating overseas and in the United States to figure out if the Boston suspects had training that helped them do the crimes they did, per the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

SEE: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev moved to secure facility with small cell and steel door

The Tsarnaev brothers had pressure-cooker bombs filled with nails, ball bearings, and shrapnel which were triggered by remote detonators. While there is no belief that any others were directly involved with the Boston suspects; it is now believed that they did receive training for these actions.

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9-year-old killed by intruder update: 'Huge manhunt' underway

9-year-old killed by intruder update: 'Huge manhunt' underway, A 9-year-old killed by an intruder has caused a "huge manhunt" in northern Calif. On April 28, Christian Post reported that residents in the are on edge as police search for a suspect who is believed to be "armed and dangerous." The little girl was stabbed several times when the intruder entered the home where she was left with her 12-year-old brother while her parents were out.

"We're doing a house to house search and in some cases we're searching extensively into attics and storage sheds. It's a difficult area to search. It's rural, it's remote," said a spokesperson for the Calaveras County Sheriff's office.

The 9-year-old killed by the intruder was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The suspect -- who is described as "a six-foot white or Latino man with long grey hair wearing blue pants and a black long-sleeve shirt" -- may have done this randomly a…

Earth permanently deformed: Chilean earthquakes have altered Earth

Earth permanently deformed: Chilean earthquakes have altered Earth, Everyone knows about the damage that earthquakes can do to people, buildings, and the planet as a whole, but did you realize that Earth could already be permanently deformed? A report on Sunday, April 28, 2013, by OurAmazingPlanet states that earthquakes over the past million years in Chile have already done the damage.

Research from the past century suggests that Earth is pretty good at coming back from earthquakes thanks to parts of the crust springing back to the way they originally were. These types of rebounds have been documented as actually happening.

Structural geologist Richard Allmendinger from Cornell University and some of his colleagues believe earthquakes are finally taking their toll.

That group of brilliance believes that earthquakes with a magnitude of seven or greater has caused cracks in the crust. Those earthquakes, mostly in northern Chile, are said to have possibly made the Earth permanently deforme…

Who kidnapped Jessica Heeringa?

Who kidnapped Jessica Heeringa?, It's been confirmed by multiple sources as of April 23, 2013 that Michigan woman Jessica Heeringa has been kidnapped. She went missing during a late night shift at an Exxon station in Norton Shores. The woman is reportedly a mother who wouldn't vanish like this, but that isn't the only clue that indicates she was abducted. Officers in the area are searching for a silver minivan -- possibly a Chrysler Town & Country, but there aren't many clarifications on this. NBC Wood TV 8 shares that an investigation is now fully underway.

The missing woman's purse and other belongings were left behind when she was discovered to be missing, and it's being reported that she looked to be in the process of closing the store. There are apparently some kind of witnesses to what may be an abduction, as there is a description of the suspect. He is reportedly between the ages of 30 and 40 with a broad build, light brown wavy hair. He may have been…

Cheerleader too chunky? Blogger says Kelsey Williams too 'chunky' to cheer

Cheerleader too chunky? Blogger says Kelsey Williams too 'chunky' to cheer, A CBS Houston sports blogger has come under fire for questioning whether an Oklahoma City Thunder Girl was "too chunky" to be an NBA cheerleader.

Omg! Yahoo reported April 28 that blogger Claire Crawford targeted Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams' looks on the court after the Houston Rockets faced off against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

"The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren't the only bad-looking people on the court," Crawford wrote.

While she conceded Williams was a "pretty blonde," she wrote Oklahoma City fans had criticized her for "having 'pudginess' around her waistline."

"But if she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her," Crawford wrote. "Besides, not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd…

Surrender?: Lakers give away white towels before game four against Spurs

Surrender?: Lakers give away white towels before game four against Spurs, The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to stay in the NBA Playoffs when they face off with the San Antonio Spurs in a must-win game against the San Antonio Spurs on the evening of Sunday, April 28, 2013. Luckily, they'll be playing at home and they wanted fans in the Staples Center to get riled up so they gave each one a special treat upon entering the door. It's too bad that they gave each fan a white "surrender" flag.

The Lakers really didn't think this whole thing through.

Yahoo Sports revealed that the white towel giveaway does indeed match the white home uniforms the Lakers will wear for Sunday's possible elimination game. Surely, the team just didn't realize what they had done.

SEE: Kobe Bryant confirms he is still set to retire from Lakers, NBA after next season

The Lakers really don't need any more bad mojo. That's especially considering the Spurs trounced them by 31 points …

U.S., Japan, South Korea should link missile defenses, general says

U.S., Japan, South Korea should link missile defenses, general says, The United States, Japan and South Korea should integrate their missile defense systems to better protect themselves against a potential North Korean nuclear attack, a top American general said April 27.

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the American Forces Press Service (AFPS) that a combined system linking the ground-based, aerial and maritime assets of all three nations would be "better than the sum of its individual parts."

Dempsey made his comments after a week-long trip to Northeast Asia, including Japan and South Korea. He reportedly discussed the trilateral arrangement idea with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts.

While acknowledging that political friction exists between Japan and South Korea, partly due to Japan's occupation of Korea in the first half of the 20th century, he encouraged both countries to set those differences aside and focus on t…

Olympics 2024: Tulsa and nine other cities interested

Olympics 2024: Tulsa and nine other cities interested, It was reported on April 26, 2013, that Tulsa, Oklahoma and nine other cities were interested in hosting the 2024 Olympics.

According to the Huffington Post Los Angeles, Tulsa, Philadelphia, and San Diego want the Olympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun said of the ten cities, "He declined to identify other cities considered as potential candidates,:" as for the other six, "they preferred to keep it confidential for now."

The Summer Olympics has not been held in the United States since 1996. And Salt Lake City was the last to hold a Winter Olympics in the U.S. One possibility would be a joint bid among two or more cities.

In the case of the San Francisco Bay area, "he cities of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose as a 'natural' possibility." San Diego is rumored to be considering its bid along with Tijuana fro 2024.

The USOC will decide by the end o…

Boston suspects trained: Suspects in Boston attack trained to kill Americans?

Boston suspects trained: Suspects in Boston attack trained to kill Americans?, As the investigations into the Boston Marathon bombings continue, the FBI has put their focus on data recovered from 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s online social media and Instagram accounts.

According to an April 28 NBC40.net report, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is now investigating as to whether Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, received training that helped them carry out the attack.

Investigators are trying to determine if the brothers received training or advice on using the shrapnel-packed pressure-cooker bombs that were triggered by a remote detonator.

The detonators were the kind used in remote-control toys, U.S. officials have said.

Thus far, the FBI has produced no evidence that would indicate a wider plot, including training, direction or funding for the attacks.

"I think given the level of sophistication of this device, the fact that the…

N.M church stabbing: Choir members stabbed by knife-wielding man in attendance

N.M church stabbing: Choir members stabbed by knife-wielding man in attendance, Albuquerque police have an identity for the man accused of stabbing four people at a Catholic church in Albuquerque as the Sunday mass was nearing its end.

The LA Times reported April 28 on the church stabbing. Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says 24-year-old Lawrence Capener is now in custody and is expected to face felony charges.

Investigators say Capener jumped over several pews at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church around noon Sunday, walked up to the choir area and then began stabbing members of the church, some of which were choir singers.

The injuries sustained to the four church-goers are not considered life-threatening.

An off-duty police officer in attendance for the service, as well as other good Samaritans, rushed to subdue the crazed man before he could inflict further harm. Capener was held him until police arrived.

The stabbings occurred as the choir had just begun its closing hymns.

Archbishop of S…

Mom kills baby daughter: Mother of nine deliberately smothers newborn

Mom kills baby daughter: Mother of nine deliberately smothers newborn, Sad news out of Arizona comes on Sunday, April 28, 2013, as a 36-year-old mother of nine children has been arrested for allegedly killing her own newborn daughter. The Inquisitr reports that Nina Koistinen is accused of deliberately smothering her six-day old daughter, and ninth child overall, named Maya.

Local police state that Koistinen intentionally smothered Maya back on April 8, 2013. She did it by covering the child's mouth and pinching her nose so that she could no longer breathe. Word is that the mother was overwhelmed with the number of children she had, but she was also jealous of the attention the child was receiving from her husband, Bradley.

The couple has been married for 15 years.

SEE: Teen mom gives birth in home bathroom, disposes of baby's body down garbage chute

Nina Koistinen told her husband that she had accidentally fallen asleep on top of the baby while feeding her.

After Bradley found the…

Army doesn't want tanks: Army being forced into $436 million in tank upgrades

Army doesn't want tanks: Army being forced into $436 million in tank upgrades, In an archetypal tale that highlights runaway government spending and the gross misuse of taxpayer dollars, Congress is set to drop $436 million dollars on new tanks for the U.S. Army. The caveat? The Army doesn’t even want them.

According to an April 28 MSN Now report, over the past two years, nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer funds have been earmarked for upgrades to the hulking M1 Abrams tank, an American third-generation main battle tank.

At a cost of $7.5 million per tank, the Army argues that the money would be better spent elsewhere.

The Abrams tank, built to dominate in combat, is proving equally hard to balance in an ongoing budget battle.

The 70-ton tanks have been set for upgrades despite senior Army officials repeatedly saying, 'Thanks but no thanks.'

“If we had our choice, we would use that money in a different way,” Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army's chief of staff, told The Assoc…

NBA Player Death Threats

NBA Player Death Threats, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley allegedly received death threats via Twitter from Oklahoma City Thunder ball boy Mitchell Brown after Game 2, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Thunder star Russell Westbrook suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee in Game 2 when Beverley lunged at him attempting a steal. Some believe the play was dirty.

Brown has since denied tweeting the death threats, saying his account was hacked. Either way, it's an unpleasant turn of events for a young player who has played very well in his postseason debut.

Beverley, selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, experienced his first regular-season action in the NBA this season. In 41 regular-season games, he averaged 5.6 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in about 17 minutes per contest.

Despite not scoring in double digits since March 24, he hit that mark in each of his first two postseason games, posting 11 points, four rebounds, f…

Sandy Homeless

Sandy Homeless, The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey's tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and has nowhere to hang her One Direction posters.

A New Jersey woman whose home was overtaken by mold still cries when she drives through the area. A New York City man whose home burned can't wait to build a new one.

Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore and New York City and pounded coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery. Tens of thousands of people remain homeless. Housing, business, tourism and coastal protection all remain major issues with the summer vacation – and hurricane – seasons almost here again.

"Some families and some lives have come back together quickly and well, and some people are up and running almost as if nothing ever happened, and for them it's been fine," N…

Montana's Son 49ers

Montana's Son 49ers, Duron Carter will get an opportunity with his father's Minnesota Vikings, so it only makes sense that the undrafted son of Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana is bound for the San Francisco 49ers.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee reported Sunday that the 49ers have invited Nate Montana to attend their upcoming rookie minicamp, according to the quarterback's agent. Montana, 23, put forth a positive showing at the team's local pro day earlier this month.

Like Duron, the pass-catching son of receiver Cris Carter, Nate is a stretch to make an NFL roster.

"It's going to be hard for him to transition to the next level," NFL.com's Bucky Brooks told Around The League before the 2013 NFL Draft. "His passes don't have zip. He has difficulty making pro throws."

Montana's wandering four-stop college experience saw him flame out at Notre Dame before landing with Division II West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he topped the con…

Cris Carter's Son

The younger Carter has been invited to tryout at the Minnesota Vikings' rookie camp as an undrafted free agent, according to his agent.

However, he also has an invitation to try out at the Baltimore Ravens' rookie camp, but hasn't decided which invitation to accept.

These are good opportunities for a player with tremendous talent but a lot of baggage weighing him down.

Carter was dismissed from the Ohio State and Alabama programs for academic (OSU) and unspecified (Alabama) reasons. He played one season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and spent last season practicing with Florida Atlantic. Carter could not obtain a waiver to play for FAU.

Duron and Cris both told USA TODAY Sports last week the experiences over the past few years have humbled Duron, whose work ethic has been questioned in the past by teammates and coaches.

"I know there aren't a lot of better receivers than him in this draft. That's not a guess; I know. I know wide receivers," Cris said…

Tsarnaev Steel Door

Tsarnaev Steel Door, The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being held in a small cell with a steel door at a federal medical detention center about 40 miles outside the city, a federal official said Saturday.

Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti described the conditions under which 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being held in the Ayer facility after being moved there from a hospital Friday.

Tsarnaev was injured during a police chase Thursday in which his brother, also a suspect in the bombing, was fatally wounded.

Collauti said in a telephone interview that Tsarnaev is in secure housing where authorities can monitor him. His cell has a solid steel door with an observation window and a slot for passing food and medication.

Collauti wouldn’t discuss specific details related to Tsarnaev, but said that typically medical workers making rounds each shift monitor the inmates. He said guards also keep an eye on some cells with video cameras.

Also, inmates in the more restricti…

Prison Riot 13 Dead

Prison Riot 13 Dead, Thirteen people were killed and some 65 injured in a prison riot yesterday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, local officials said.

A fight broke out before daybreak among prisoners in a cell block in the La Pila prison in the state capital of San Luis Potosi, and state police re-established control by the morning, officials said.

Concepcion Tovar, head of the state’s prison system, told reporters that at least 100 inmates participated in the riot, which she blamed on a gang that had been harassing and robbing other inmates.

State officials said via social media that 13 people were killed and about 65 were injured in the riot. They did not make clear whether all those killed or injured were inmates.

The deaths were caused by sharp objects and other improvised weapons, Tovar said. It was unclear if the violence was linked to drug gangs, whose turf wars and battles over trafficking routes to the United States have spread across Mexico.

Deadly riots have rep…

Tulsa wants the 2024 Summer Olympics

Tulsa wants the 2024 Summer Olympics, Although Tulsa is a small city, they still received a letter from the US Olympic Committee that asked if they'd be interested in hosting the summer games. According to an April 27 report by Inquisitr, despite the changes Tulsa would have to make, they are very interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Tulsa has a lot of work to do if they want to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The city of about 400,000 would have to add hotel rooms, build and pay for an Olympic stadium and come up with the $3.5 billion, the expected cost of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“Oklahoma City would be a much better choice,” Kevin Stafford, from Oklahoma City, said. “We wouldn't have to do near the work Tulsa would. We have hotels, all sorts of sporting venues with the colleges and universities. I think Oklahoma City could handle it with only a few changes.”

Although that is a lot of work and money, it would be well worth it for Tulsa. Eight million tickets …

Man arrested during SWAT standoff after allegedly stabbing roommate in the chest

Man arrested during SWAT standoff after allegedly stabbing roommate in the chest, A man was arrested Saturday during a SWAT standoff after he allegedly stabbed his roommate and then locked himself in the apartment in northeast Atlanta.

Police have not released a motive for the stabbing, which happened at an apartment complex at 488 Lindbergh Place, according to Atlanta police.

Around 7:20 a.m. officers responded to a call about a person stabbed at an apartment complex, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

Officers arrived and found the victim, Mr. David Ker, suffering from a stab wound to the chest, Sgt. Lyon said.

“According to the victim, he was stabbed by his roommate, Robert Hayes, who had locked himself inside the apartment,” Sgt. Lyon said. “SWAT negotiators were called and eventually tear gas was fired into the apartment.”

Police have not provide any details on the weapon used in the stabbing or what happened between the roommates.

Mr. Hayes was taken into custody and charged with a…

Update: McDonough boy, 14, struck by police car while riding bicycle has died

Update: McDonough boy, 14, struck by police car while riding bicycle has died, A 14-year-old boy who was struck by a Henry County patrol car while riding his bicycle died Sunday.

And the officer accused of hitting him is on leave, according Henry County police.

The county’s coroner Mr. Donald Cleveland told Channel 2 Action News that Chandler Jacob Weems, of McDonough, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

“On behalf of the Henry County Police Department and Police Chief (Keith) Nichols, we express our sadness and sympathy to the family for their loss,” Henry County Police spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith said in the statement.

The incident happened around 12:25 p.m. at the intersection of North Ola and Turner Church roads in McDonough, according to Georgia State Patrol.

Officer Denise Allyson Romano, 35, was heading north on North Ola Road in a Henry County patrol car when a westbound bicyclist entered her lane of travel from a private driveway, GSP’s spokesma…

Two dead, two wounded at shooting at private party

Two dead, two wounded at shooting at private party, Two Jackson men are dead after a shooting in a parking lot in downtown Jackson early Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department. Two other people were also shot, but where treated and released from the hospital.

The release said Brian Jontez Banes, 31, and Delandis Cortez Clark, also 31, died as a result of the injuries they received in the shooting. Dartalin Pharmer, 32, and Tashonda Davis, 22, were treated for injuries from gunshot wounds and released.

Police were called to a shooting on the parking lot of Wolfe Enterprises, located at 438 East Main St., shortly after 3:00 a.m. Sunday. They arrived to find Banes and Clark lying on the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital, where they were later pronounced dead. Two other gunshot victims, Pharmer and Davis, arrived at the hospital via personal vehicles.

The release said the preliminary investigation indic…

Cops: Three charged after steak knife assault in Massapequa

Cops: Three charged after steak knife assault in Massapequa, Three men from Massapequa were arrested Saturday after an argument between the men escalated with one brandishing a knife and stabbing the other two, Nassau County police said Sunday.

The initial incident started at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday when Kaleb Fink, 18, of 16 Frankel Road became entangled in a verbal argument on the phone with James Theoharides, 20, of 14 Cedar Drive, police said.

According to detectives, Theoharides showed up to Fink’s home at 3 a.m., and demanded that he come outside. Fink allegedly grabbed a steak knife and went outside to approach Theoharides. The two men then began to fight, police said.

As they were fighting, police said another man, Ian Walsh, 19, of 11 Harbour Lane, exited a vehicle and punched Fink in the face. Fink, still waving the knife, struck Theoharides and Walsh in the arm and stomach with the steak knife, causing non-life-threatening injuries, said police.

All of the men fled from the scene…

Tsarnaev steel door: Boston bombing suspect is being held under tight security

Tsarnaev steel door: Boston bombing suspect is being held under tight security, After spending several days at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,was recently transferred to a federal prison medical center in central Massachusetts. A Huffington Post report on April 27 says that a spokesman for the Federal Marshals Service told media sources that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, has now been moved to a small cell guarded by a steel door and security cameras. Authorities reported that Tsarnaev continues to receive medical treatment for the gunshot wound in his throat.

Tsarnaev's steel door cell is guarded 24 hours a day, sources say. A federal official described the conditions in which Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held. The official, Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti, said:

"Really this type of facility is fully capable of handling him and it's not that much of an inconvenience because it's more or …

Tsarnaev steel door: Boston bombing suspect held in small cell with steel door

Tsarnaev steel door: Boston bombing suspect held in small cell with steel door, Suspect number two from the Boston Marathon has now been moved from the hospital he was in. The Associated Press reported on Saturday, April 27, 2013, that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been moved to a federal medical detention center, and he is situated in a small cell with a steel door.

A federal official said that Tsarnaev's small cell with a steel door is located at the center which is about 40 miles outside the city. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved to the Ayer facility on Friday. His condition had improved enough to move him from the hospital.

John Collauti, spokesman for the Federal Medical Center, said that Tsarnaev is in secure housing and being monitored by authorities at all time. The steel door on his small cell has an observation window in which people can check in on him.

SEE: Boat that Tsarnaev hid in, moved to storage facility by FBI

The steel door also has a small slot for passing medication and food t…

U.S. mlitary intervention in Syria a bad idea

U.S. mlitary intervention in Syria a bad idea, Proving that he understands the consequences of U.S. military intervention, President Barack Obama beat back his critics from the left and right calling for tougher action in Syria. While calling the possible use of sarin nerve gas a “game changer,” Barack didn’t satisfy hawks calling for bombing Bashar al-Assad’s Baathist regime. Toppling Saddam Hussein’s Baathist regime April 10, 2003, former President George W. Bush found out the hard way the real costs of U.S. military intervention. While “Shock-and-Awe” hit with a bang March 20, 2003, 10 years later Iraq’s U.S.-backed government of Nouri al-Maliki still faces nearly daily suicide bombing and political instability. Trying out democracy on the Mideast’s Arab governments hasn’t panned out as Bush wanted. Opening up his presidential library April 25 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas, Bush will have a hard time justifying controversial decisions and revising history.

Calls n…

10 band members die in crash when ‘thrown from the vehicle onto the road’

10 band members die in crash when ‘thrown from the vehicle onto the road’, Ten band members died in a car crash and five were injured when the driver of the car dozed off at the wheel, swerved into the oncoming lane, and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer at such a powerful force that many of the La Reyna de Monterrey band members were “thrown from the vehicle onto the road,” reported MSN News on April 28, 2013.

On Friday night, the La Reyna de Monterrey band members who are known for playing Banda music had played in a bar in Nuevo Laredo in the state of Tamaulipas in Northern Mexico.

Nuevo Laredo is located on the other side of Laredo, Texas. The cities of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico and Laredo in the United States are connected with three international bridges and a trail bridge across the Rio Grande.

At the time of the accident, on Saturday morning, the La Reyna de Monterrey band members were on the road connecting Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.

On their way home to Monterrey, however, t…

Australian hockey player dies after snake bite from western brown snake

Australian hockey player dies after snake bite from western brown snake, A western brown snake killed an Australian hockey player last week. According to an April 26 report on Telegraph, Karl Berry had moved what he thought was a python away from where some children were playing on the hockey field. As he was throwing the snake in the bushes, it bit him, but he proceeded to complete his run before team practice. The circulation of the poison was accelerated as he ran, and he collapsed on the practice field. He died Wednesday night at the hospital.

Australia is home to 20 of the 25 most deadly snakes in the world. Experts describe the western brown snake bite as not being particularly painful, but it has venom 1.5 times as powerful as a cobra. Without treatment, the bite of a western brown snake will kill a human. Of the past 24 snake bite fatalities in Australia, 18 of those were from western brown snakes.

Drew barrymore doubled up the bill for a 100 percent tip

Drew barrymore doubled up the bill for a 100 percent tip, Drew Barrymore is a peach to serve. Ortiz, who was a bartender for years before her big break says that Barrymore would double up the bill, tipping 100 percent, both of the times she served the Charlie’s Angels star.

Ashton Kutcher Melee

Ashton Kutcher Melee, Ashton was involved in a violent shoving match with a security guard at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif., observers told TMZ.

Witnesses told the celebrity gossip website a fan approached Kutcher while he was in a VIP area watching Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam performances. When he went to shake the fan's hand, a security guard allegedly pushed the two apart.

The guard demanded Kutcher be ejected after violent shoving between the two, but the actor left on his own, witnesses said.

Meanwhile, the music festival -- in its sixth year -- is earning a reputation as being more rowdy than its rock counterpart, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held earlier this month in the same desert area of California, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

At the halfway mark of the Stagecoach festival, police had arrested 53 people for various drug- and alcohol-related offenses, said Benjamin Guitron of the Indio Police Department.

A total of 80 peopl…

Bill Cosby net worth

Bill Cosby net worth, Bill Cosby, real name William Henry Cosby, is a popular comedian, actor, producer, author and a musician. Bill became famous with the 60s show I Spy and reached the top of his career with a situation comedy The Bill Cosby Show. Bill Cosby net worth is currently estimated at $450 million, making him one of the wealthiest stand-up comedians in the United States.

Bill was born in Philadelphia, in a family of a maid Anna Pearl and U.S. Navy sailor William Henry Cosby. As his teachers recalled, the boy always loved making people laugh and was good at it.

Actually, it seems like back at school Bill was great at everything except studying. He was a class president, a captain of baseball and track and field teams, a good basketball and football player and an actor in the school dramas. At that time Bill Cosby net worth was not much above zero thus the boy used to work before and after school in order to help his parents feed their four children.

During this period Cosby has…

Bill cosby gave 50 cents to a bellhop for carrying bags

Bill cosby gave 50 cents to a bellhop for carrying bags, What year is he living in? Bill Cosby reportedly gave .50 cents to a bellhop after carrying his bags. During another occasion, Cosby gave a waiter a $3 tip on a $375 bill. Yikes.

Bill Cosby Gave 50 Cents to a Bellhop for Carrying Bags
Not sure what to tip? There are apps for that. Otherwise, consider the following:

Tipping at a restaurant. They say 15% is the minimum but I know 20% is really the  standard at this point for excellent service.

Tipping a bellhop. $1 is really only if you’ve got nothing else on you and you want to show your appreciation. The truth is $5 is the average tip for a bellhop.

Tipping at bars. If you open a tab then tip 15%. If you’re buying drink by drink, $1 per drink is standard at a bar.

Drew carey the price is right

Drew carey the price is right, Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy The Drew Carey Show, which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show Whose Line Is It Anyway? on which he was host and a producer. The success of that show led to the creation of Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars, an improv troupe that performs in showrooms across the country.

In July 2007, Carey was named the host of The Price Is Right, succeeding longtime host Bob Barker. In August 2007, he began also hosting the Network's Power Of 10, a high-stakes, primetime game show where contestants compete for the chance to win $10 million.

In May 2000, Carey starred in his first television movie as the title character in "Geppetto" for the Wonderful World of Disney. Carey sang and danced in the new telling of the classic Pinocchio tale. Carey's debut book, Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefi…

Drew Carey $167 million

Drew Carey $167 million, Drew Carey is an Ohio-born comedian, actor, writer, and host, with an estimated net worth of $165 million dollars. Most widely recognized for his role on "The Drew Carey Show", and as the host of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", Drew Carey is also a photographer and a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC. He is currently the host of "The Price is Right".

His impressive net worth is the result of many years in comedy. Most widely recognized for his role on "The Drew Carey Show", and as the host of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", Drew Carey is also a photographer and a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders FC.

He is currently the host of "The Price is Right". In addition to his success in television comedy and in the world of game shows, Carey is also famous for his activism toward the cause of public libraries. He often donates time and money to keeping the libraries of America open and operational. Carey, …