Author Archive for: ‘Tina Volpe’

7 Chimps Escape Cages at Kansas City Zoo

A pretty smart chimpanzee escaped its enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo Thursday, and others followed, forcing the visitors and staff to “hole up” until they were rounded up and put back into their cages. After the leader, a big chimp that weighs around 150 pounds, used a six-foot-long log as a ladder, he escaped his cage (some consider it …

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Wyoming Hillside Slipping: Jackson Residents Evacuated

The odds for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, are low, a landslide expert said. George Machan, who works for Landslide Technology in Portland, Oregon, gives less than a 5-percent chance that the hillside will completely fail. “I can’t rule out that there will be a big lurch, but it’s not …

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Nevada Cattle Rancher Battles The Federal Government

In the fight that has ensued and promises to escalate between Cliven Bundy and governmental “hired guns”, something is about to go seriously wrong. Some say it already has. There are at least five different stories describing the reasons for this governmental attack. They include desert turtle preservation, water rights, land confiscation for development, and for natural gas rights – …

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Sailboat Family: San Diego Family Rescued

In following their dream of sailing around the world, the Kaufmans made a valiant attempt and began their journey more than a year ago. However, things changed dramatically. Their trip was cut short and they recently made another attempt. The Kaufmans lived in San Diego until moving to Mexico a year ago, where their youngest, Lyra was born. Eric Kaufman, …

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Detroit Mob Attack: Total Of 5 Arrests Made By Police

The entire event was an accident gone wrong when a 10-year-old boy stepped out in front of a pickup truck in Detroit. The driver, 54-year old Steve Utash, pulled over to check on the child but things quickly got out of hand. As many as a dozen people pummeled Utash with their fists and feet, police said. Now, a fifth …

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Orca Show’s Bill AB2140 Prohibiting Captivity Has Been Stalled

The delay on the controversial bill, AB2140 to ban Orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego, was due to an Assembly committee decision on Tuesday that called for additional study that could take at least 18 months. Although it is only stalled, advocates for the killer whales are not happy. The bill’s author, Democrat Richard Bloom of Santa Monica, agreed …

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Pittsburg School Stabbing: 21 Lives Affected

A 16-year old teenage boy running around with two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said. At least 20 people at Franklin Regional Senior High School, just east of Pittsburgh, were injured – about half of them seriously – and the accused …

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Kate Mulgrew Denounces Creationist Film She Narrated

The Star Trek: Voyager star, Kate Mulgrew, who narrated a film that declares the sun revolves around the earth, has come to her senses and discredited the film, after the fact. “Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” Mulgrew’s voice argues over cosmic images in the trailer for “The Principle,” according to the DailyMail.com. Mulgrew has come …

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Eating in Restaurants Doubles Your Chance Of Getting Sick

If your preference is eating out, you might want to rethink that decision after a new report shows that the chance of getting food poisoning is more than doubled in restaurants. The Center for Science in the Public Interest studied outbreaks from 2002 to 2011, in cases where both the contaminated food and pathogen were identified, finding that 1,610 outbreaks …

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93-Year-Old Mayor Wants Another Term in Florida Town

Apopka county voters decided on Tuesday that it was finally time for a change. The 93-year-old Mayor, John Land, has lost to his running-mate, Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city that had fallen short of its potential. Land first became mayor of Apopka in 1949. The new mayor, Kilsheimer, a …

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Stiletto-Heel Killing: Woman Who Killed Boyfriend With A Shoe Is Convicted

On Tuesday, a Houston woman was convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel. Prosecutors said Ana Trujillo, 45, slashed 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson with the sharp heel at least 25 times in the face and head, until he bled to death on his condo floor in June. The murder weapon was just one shoe …

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LAPD Shooting: Man Opens Fire In Police Station

A man opened fired in a Los Angeles police station on Monday night, wounding a police officer. The shooter was said to have access to assault weapons, one of which was in his car, officials said on Tuesday. The man has been identified as 29-year-old Daniel C. Yealu. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that the suspect used a Glock …

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