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  1. I always considered North Shore the ghetto for Kamloops more often than not..So many problems down there, Glad I moved out of that area years ago. Hopefully the kid pulls through and the guy gets a fitting punishment.
  2. Two people are dead in a campus shooting, according to the University of California, Los Angeles. The 1.7-square-kilometre campus remained on lockdown Wednesday, as officers combed the area in search of possible suspects. The LAPD said in a tweet it was on a "citywide tactical alert." UCLA, posting updates on its website, said that LAPD had confirmed there were two victims. The university's campus newspaper, the Daily Bruin, also said on Twitter that a campus spokesman confirmed there were two dead, and that the shooters were believed to be a man and a woman. The Daily Bruin said campus police responded after students reported hearing a loud noise and gun casings drop at the Engineering IV building. The Daily Bruin described one shooter as a white male, six feet tall, wearing a black jacket and black pants.
  3. AUSTIN, Texas -- A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday. The mother of six children found inside, who returned after authorities arrived at the home, was charged with two felony counts. Prosecutors said officials were searching for the parents of the toddlers restrained outside, who authorities believe are siblings. "I would describe it as disgusting," Bexar County District Attorney Nicholas LaHood said of the scene. "It shocks your conscience when you think what kind of individual could treat children, who in my opinion are gifts from God, like this." One of the toddlers found outside had a metal chain strapped to his ankle with the other end of the chain fixed to the ground, said Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman James Keith. "It was the same kind of setup you would use for a dog," he said. Two of the children, including one with a broken arm, remained hospitalized more than 12 hours after deputies first arrived to the house. The other six were placed in foster care. Officials were concerned that all the children may be malnourished, said Patrick Crimmins, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The five girls and three boys were between the ages of 10 months and 10 years old, Crimmins said. Porucha Phillips, 34, was charged with two counts of injury to a child by omission. Her bond was set at $75,000 on each charge, according to the website of the Bexar County Magistrate. It was not clear if she had an attorney and The Associated Press couldn't find working phone numbers for family members. Authorities said Phillips is the mother of the six children found inside. Keith said the father had been working and showed up after deputies arrived. Keith said authorities believe Phillips was responsible for the two children found outside. The family has no prior history with Texas child welfare officials, Crimmins said, but added that the agency was investigating a report that a home day care may have been operating at the address. The brown townhouse had burglar bars covering the windows and posters obstructing the view inside. Deputies arrived there after receiving a call just before midnight about a child crying for a long time, Keith said. The officers didn't get a response when they knocked on the front door, and when they looked in the backyard they discovered the two restrained children, who Keith said are believed to be brother and sister
  4. Frank Sinatra Jr. died in a Daytona Beach hospital of a massive heart attack. Sinatra was in town to do a concert at the Peabody Auditorium on Wednesday night, but died suddenly in the afternoon according to his rep. Sinatra cancelled tonight's show when he felt lightheaded. He was admitted to Halifax Medical Center, but according to his rep he said he was feeling better. He suffered the heart attack while still at the hospital. Condolences to his family.
  5. Possible shooting down the street...Cops and ambulance have been around with more cops down at other end of street.

    1. brilac


      Oh my!  This one time, there were helicopters flying my building and smoke out my window, and I turned on the news, and there was a fire down the street and was seeing the whole thing on the news.  I called my boyfriend at the time telling him what was happening, and if I should take my cat to a safer place, and my then boyfriend assured me that everything was ok that firefighters were on the roof.  This older guy, about 87 years had purposely set fire in his apartment killing himself and burning down the building.  The building was set to be demolished for condos, and he had lived there for 30+ years.

    2. PrideInThisTeam


      It turned out to be a hoax, second time in the past 2-3 years a hoax is reported by the same address >_>

    3. SedinMadness


      if not a hoax, stay inside, stay safe. if a hoax, I dare you to post this on face book. you would get a lot of people.

  6. RIP Glen, great part of my growing up over the years.
  7. RIP Glenn Frey, A great old time name in music lost.

    1. Smiley2051


      Wow this month has not been very good to the industry


  8. Hamhuis expected out for at least 2 months..

  9. That's some strong anesthetic..Surgical Center visit for some tooth pulls..numb til tomorrow.

    1. brilac


      That's no fun, being numb in all!  Then again, I got some wisdom teeth pulled, and all I could think about was Taco Bell after.

    2. Ghostsof1915
  10. I like that idea, a nice change from the same thing 82+ games a year.
  11. Long read, but worth it in my mind. There's a gofundme page at the bottom in the link for anyone too. Sixteen-year-old Caroline Smith knows the surgery might kill her and cost her dad every cent he has. But those are risks the Oxford County teen will take in two weeks to escape a life where friends shun her, doctors dismiss her and Ontario health ministers have left her and others to suffer with a rare disorder that can cause bones to dislocate at the slightest touch. “I can’t have (any) physical contact . . . I can’t risk my neck being injured in any way. If I pick up something wrong, I could dislocate my wrist or my thumb,” she said this week. Smith, from Princeton, near Woodstock, has a condition that weakens connective tissue like ligaments that bind bones: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects one in 5,000, only some of whom suffer the worst symptoms. The toll on the teen has been immense: horrendous pain, limbs that pop out of their sockets, bowels she can no longer control, blood pressure that drops so she passes out and a spine so fragile a small blow to the neck might leave her a paraplegic. Last year alone, Smith went about 200 times to emergency rooms and doctors, but it’s her next appointment that’s critical and expensive: A Maryland surgeon and facility will charge $100,000 to fuse a bone to her neck Aug. 20 to support a spinal cord that no longer safely supports her head. Smith’s father Bruce, who’s looked after her as a single parent the past three years, isn’t wealthy: He doesn’t own a home, and while he works in a scrap yard, he’s seeking help from friends and strangers because the Health Ministry hasn’t agreed to pay for surgery outside Ontario. “It hurts to watch her, how much pain she’s in. . . . We came in to the emerg one day . . . with her crying, saying ‘I’m not crazy,’ and the doctor, calling a psychiatrist, saying she is. This is basically how she’s been treated the last three of four years,” Smith said. She’s not alone in misery. About 100 Ontarians have Ehlers-Danlos, with about 20 with symptoms so severe their lives are consumed seeking help from doctors who don’t know what to do, said Darren Crawford, whose 19-year-old daughter Erika has undergone two American surgeries at a cost of $185,000. “(Some) neurosurgeons here have such big egos, they say, ‘If I don’t know about it, it doesn’t exist’, ” Crawford said. For Caroline Smith, though, one doctor has been a godsend — London pediatrician Tony D’Souza, who started a practice here after forming and leading the pediatric emergency department at McMaster University Children’s Hospital. In the face of several obstacles, D’Souza has been fighting for a teenager he calls determined and vibrant. Each time he sees her, she gets worse and worse. “The neck issue is pressing,” he said. “Could she die? I don’t know.” It was D’Souza who reached out on Smith’s behalf to surgeon Fraser Henderson, who’s done about 2,000 operations on those with Ehlers-Danlos, including on Erika Crawford, in a facility in suburban Washington, D.C. Henderson responded in two weeks and said he’s re-arranged a busy schedule so he could see and treat her. “He’s not doing this because he wants the business,” D’Souza said. Not a single Ontario surgeon has stepped forward to say he or she could do the surgery, he said. As for Bruce Smith, there’s no way he’d allow an Ontario surgeon to cut open his daughter without having extensive experience doing spinal surgery on patients with Ehlers-Danlos. “(I’m not going) to trust someone from here (to) use her as a guinea pig,” Smith said. Caroline Smith leaves for Maryland Aug. 18 and will have surgery two days later — Henderson required an initial payment of just $20,000 so the operation wouldn’t be delayed. While there is speedy treatment south of the border, governing Liberals in Ontario won’t pay. “These cases are heartbreaking,” then Ontario health minister Deb Matthews said in September 2012.
  12. House explosion in Canmore earlier today...Sounds like a gas leak. Only one person injured thankfully.

  13. The autopsy of the Baltimore black man who died after being hurt while in police custody shows he suffered a "high-energy injury" like those in shallow-water diving accidents, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday. The spinal injury to Freddie Gray, whose death in April triggered protests and rioting, was most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, the newspaper said, citing a copy of the autopsy report. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death fit the medical and legal definition of an accident. But it ruled the death to be a homicide because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission." Gray, 25, was arrested on April 12 following a foot chase by officers and suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. His death a week later sparked protests over police brutality and looting and rioting that drew national and international attention to the case. The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office charged the six officers involved in Gray's arrest and death. Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the driver of the van, is accused of second-degree depraved heart murder. Three other officers are charged with manslaughter and two officers face lesser charges. The trial is set for October, and the officers have pleaded not guilty. Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into the wall during an abrupt change in direction, the Sun said. He was not belted in, but his wrists and ankles were shackled, making him "at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van," the newspaper said, citing the autopsy report. The report was completed on April 30, the day before State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the criminal charges. The autopsy has not been made public. Mosby's office and the state medical examiner had no immediate response to requests for comment.
  14. A Winnipeg taxi cab owner and the drivers who work for him find themselves temporarily out of work after thieves stole the cab and ditched it in a very unlikely place. Owner Paramjit Gill was scheduled to drive on Sunday and says the overnight driver left the cab in his driveway. But when Gill went out in the morning, it was gone so he phoned dispatch to see if they could pull up the GPS coordinates. Dispatch told Gill the car was in the Amber Lakes area just a few blocks from where he lives. "I checked around all over here and I couldn't find my car,” said Gill. “Then she sent me a little map. She said your cars shows a weird place -In a lake." Sure enough, Gill located the cab completely submerged at the bottom of a retention pond. He called 911 and a water rescue team from the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service showed up. "Our first concern always is for endangerment of life and we have to make sure that nobody is injured in the process,” said WFPS Platoon Safety Officer Russ Morrow. “Either in the car or in the process of removing it." Once emergency crews established there was nobody in the vehicle, they worked with a towing company to get Duffy’s Taxi 303 out of the water. Curious onlookers wondered who drove it into the retention pond and how fast it must have been going to wind up 30 metres from the shore. "I found that really ridiculous that there's a taxi cab,” said Victoria Shogan who lives nearby. “I don't know how that would have happened." According to the driver, cameras in the vehicle automatically begin recording whenever one of the car’s doors is opened. Now that the cab has re-emerged from the depths of the retention pond, it will be up to the Winnipeg Police Service to see if they can recover any usable footage from the water-logged cameras. "Whether the water plays a role in making that unrecoverable remains to be seen but certainly our hope is they will get some usable footage out of that,” said Const. Eric Hofley of WPS. In the meantime, Gill has a message for whoever took his car on a joyride and gave it a watery send-off. "They're probably having fun but I'm losing my job,” said Gill. “I've got no work now for a few days." Not only that, but when Gill is not driving the car he rents it to other cabbies and now they’re out of work as well. Gotta love people..there's always the bad apple who does a stupid impulsive move and messes with other peoples livelyhoods.
  15. SYRACUSE - A man in northwest New York state died on Sunday after being shot with a stun gun by police who said he rushed at officers with a clenched fist during a confrontation, Rochester police said. Police responded on Sunday morning to reports that a man driving a red pickup truck had crashed into a car and then a church and then fled on foot, Police Chief Michael Ciminelli told a news conference. With police at the scene, the man returned and climbed into his truck, defying police orders. He then backed up, crashing into a street sign, a fence, and then drove the truck into a house. Ciminelli told reporters the man "aggressively exited the vehicle, charging in the direction of officers" with a clenched fist, and he refused to obey their verbal commands. "An officer on scene decided to use a less-than-lethal option and he used his Taser to stop the suspect," Ciminelli said. The man was briefly handcuffed afterward, but released so firefighters could provide medical attention. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper, citing family members, identified the man as Richard Gregory Davis, a 50-year-old black man, who was a father of six and a former Marine. You just know how this would end up turning out if it gets enough coverage in the states...right back to square one..