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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:14 pm 
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After it is dismantled, I hope they send it to Texas. We could turn it the other way and make use of it. ;)

Catapult System Used to Launch Drugs Over US-Mexico Border Fence in Arizona: U.S. Border Patrol
By Monica Garske | NBC San Diego | February 15, 2017


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Drug smuggling attempts by car across the U.S.-Mexico border are a frequent occurrence but, in Arizona, smugglers got extra creative, using a catapult system to launch bundles of drugs across a fence.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, on Feb. 10 Border Patrol agents in Douglas, Arizona, were patrolling an area east of the Douglas Port of Entry when they noticed some suspicious activity near a fence that separates Mexico from the U.S.

As agents approached the area, several people scurried off. Upon looking more closely at the fence, agents discovered a catapult system rigged onto the south side of the border fence.

A search of the area unveiled that two bundles of marijuana, weighing a combined 47 pounds, had been launched from the catapult from Mexico into the U.S.

More at link: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/D ... 41333.html


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I see how it could be fun to catapult illegals back over the fence.....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:12 pm 
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Customer's name and message on the receipt was found to be forged. :roll

Lawyer: Waitress showered in cash after ‘don’t tip black people’ story a fraud
By Douglas Ernst | The Washington Times | February 27, 2017


A Virginia woman who pocketed thousands of dollars in donations after allegedly encountering a racist customer is now accused of fabricating the whole ordeal.

Kelly Carter of Anita’s New Mexico Style Café made headlines in January when a racist receipt saying “great service don’t tip Black people” was shown to local reporters. The news prompted customers to stop by the Loudoun County restaurant with cash, and a crowdfunding website raised over $3,600. A lawyer for the customer now says that his client’s reputation has been unjustly smeared and wants the restaurant to correct the record.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:52 pm 
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I don't know about these arrests. Something doesn't add up for me. Not seeing this as criminal news, the fire and collapse of the overpass is news on its own. ;)

Three Arrested in Connection to Atlanta Bridge Fire, Collapse
By Holly Ford | NBCDFW.com | March 31, 2017


The state fire marshal has confirmed that three people have been arrested in connection to a massive fire caused an interstate bridge to collapse during rush hour Thursday in Atlanta, just minutes after witnesses said police halted traffic and turned cars away from the crumbling overpass.
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Officials still don't know exactly what materials fueled the intense blaze. But, investigators that the three people arrested are connected to the fire, according to WXIA, the NBC affliliate in Atlanta.

Gov. Nathan Deal told reporters that some PVC plastic materials in a vehicle may have caught fire. "I do not know why they did or what the source of their transport was," Deal said. "But those are questions that will hopefully be answered at least by tomorrow morning."

Deal added that "to my knowledge we have not had any injuries as a result of this fire on the bridge."

More at link: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Busy-I ... 23253.html

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Two good videos. :)

In the beginning. 1:14min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUjH0MkXMO0

The collapse of overpass. 1:52min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCnF6dXd_gc


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Exploding tractor-trailers spread huge warehouse fire near Miami
Monday, August 3, 5:00PM ET

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#BREAKING Massive fire at a business in Opa-locka. @CBSMiami on air right now

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http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/04/03/au ... opa-locka/

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While looking for live coverage on YouTube, I see where 8 tractor-trailers caught on fire last night in Maine, described as a "coordinated arson".


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This is one of many videos of the Berkeley Protests today. Some are over an hour.
The second one is a guy streaming and goes right into the middle of it. :roll

Pro- and anti-Trump protesters clash in Berkeley 2:53m




Embarrassing Police Stand Down At Berkeley 2:10m




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Viewership of 'O'Reilly Factor' drops without Bill O'Reilly
By David Bauder | AP | April 18, 2017, 12:52PM ET


NEW YORK (AP) — Through three days of Bill O'Reilly's vacation, his show's viewership declined by 26 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld.

O'Reilly is on a nearly two-week vacation at the same time Fox News Channel's parent company looks into a woman's accusation that her career was slowed when she spurned his advances. Dozens of his show's advertisers have fled following reports of harassment settlements paid to other women. O'Reilly has denied any wrongdoing.

Nielsen company figures show that so far, viewers aren't as interested in "The O'Reilly Factor" without O'Reilly. Bolling did the best, with his 3.11 million viewership down 16 percent from O'Reilly's performance a week earlier. The 2.32 million who watched Gutfeld on Friday was down 39 percent from the previous Friday.

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This just happened. I don't know if it was a traffic accident beforehand. The explosion happens after the vehicle(s) on fire. :eek

April 30, 2017, 5:10PM ET
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Ohio Department of Transportation cameras caught an explosion on I-75 southbound near West Riverview Avenue April 30.

FOX 45 was rolling on the video as a vehicle exploded on the highway. I-75 is shut down in both directions while crews responded to the scene.

We have a crew on the way to the scene to bring you the latest information on air and online.

Video 0:30sec: http://fox45now.com/news/local/odot-cam ... -in-dayton


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Authorities Search for Arsonist as Firefighters Battle 3 Blazes in San Bernardino Mountains; Highways Closed
By Erika Martin | KTLA.com | May 2, 2017, 1:49AM ET


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Officials were attempting to locate an arsonist Monday after several small fires were set in the Crestline area.

Crews were working to extinguish a group of three blazes first reported just before 9 p.m. The fires ranged between a half-acre and three acres in size, according to updates posted on the San Bernardino National Forest’s Twitter account.

Highways 18 and 138 were both closed as a result, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Lt. Sarkis Ohannessian tweeted.
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The arson suspect, however, remained at large. He was somewhere on the mountain and considered armed and dangerous, Ohannessian said.

More at link: http://ktla.com/2017/05/01/authorities- ... ys-closed/


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