Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bloody Mary Ghost Story Happy Halloween

She lived deep in the forest in a tiny cottage and sold herbal remedies for a living. Folks living in the town nearby called her Bloody Mary, and said she was a witch. None dared cross the old crone for fear that their cows would go dry, their food-stores rot away before winter, their children take sick of fever, or any number of terrible things that an angry witch could do to her neighbors.
Then the little girls in the village began to disappear, one by one. No one could find out where they had gone. Grief-stricken families searched the woods, the local buildings, and all the houses and barns, but there was no sign of the missing girls. A few brave souls even went to Bloody Mary's home in the woods to see if the witch had taken the girls, but she denied any knowledge of the disappearances. Still, it was noted that her haggard appearance had changed. She looked younger, more attractive. The neighbors were suspicious, but they could find no proof that the witch had taken their young ones.
Then came the night when the daughter of the miller rose from her bed and walked outside, following an enchanted sound no one else could hear. The miller's wife had a toothache and was sitting up in the kitchen treating the tooth with an herbal remedy when her daughter left the house. She screamed for her husband and followed the girl out of the door. The miller came running in his nightshirt. Together, they tried to restrain the girl, but she kept breaking away from them and heading out of town.
The desperate cries of the miller and his wife woke the neighbors. They came to assist the frantic couple. Suddenly, a sharp-eyed farmer gave a shout and pointed towards a strange light at the edge of the woods. A few townsmen followed him out into the field and saw Bloody Mary standing beside a large oak tree, holding a magic wand that was pointed towards the miller's house. She was glowing with an unearthly light as she set her evil spell upon the miller's daughter.
The townsmen grabbed their guns and their pitchforks and ran toward the witch. When she heard the commotion, Bloody Mary broke off her spell and fled back into the woods. The far-sighted farmer had loaded his gun with silver bullets in case the witch ever came after his daughter. Now he took aim and shot at her. The bullet hit Bloody Mary in the hip and she fell to the ground. The angry townsmen leapt upon her and carried her back into the field, where they built a huge bonfire and burned her at the stake.
As she burned, Bloody Mary screamed a curse at the villagers. If anyone mentioned her name aloud before a mirror, she would send her spirit to revenge herself upon them for her terrible death. When she was dead, the villagers went to the house in the wood and found the unmarked graves of the little girls the evil witch had murdered. She had used their blood to make her young again.
From that day to this, anyone foolish enough to chant Bloody Mary's name three times before a darkened mirror will summon the vengeful spirit of the witch. It is said that she will tear their bodies to pieces and rip their souls from their mutilated bodies. The souls of these unfortunate ones will burn in torment as Bloody Mary once was burned, and they will be trapped forever in the mirror.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Boat captain arrested for drunken driving (Reuters)

Reuters - The captain of a supply boat was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his vessel ran aground early on Thursday in Anchorage's...Boat captain arrested for drunken driving (Reuters)

Police: Woman hid crack pipe in Bible

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they found a crack pipe concealed in a Bible being carried by a woman busted for walking with an open alcohol container.Police: Woman hid crack pipe in Bible

Woman Attacks Dad for Not Giving Her Potato Salad

Palm Coast, Florida – A Florida woman was arrested after allegedly attacking her father because he wouldn’t give her potato salad. Flagler County authorities charged Karen Henry with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the incident. According to police reports obtained by CBS Tampa, Henry became enraged when her 80-year-old father told her that she could not have any of his potato salad while he was eating dinner. Henry then grabbed a large kitchen knife, threatening her father with it. She waved the knife at him several times. More 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Man Steals Sandwich, Flees In Forklift

Pennsylvania – Police in Ross Township have arrested a man after they said he stole a sandwich from a restaurant and then tried to flee in a forklift parked nearby. Police said Sean Faulkner ordered food from Sieb’s Pub and ran out the door without paying. Witnesses told investigators Faulkner then tried to leave in a forklift parked in a nearby lot. “The forklift doesn’t travel fast, so I don’t know that he was able to make a speedy escape,” said Detecive Brian Kohlhepp. Faulkner was charged with theft and receiving stolen property.  More  

Woman, 60, Stabs Boyfriend Over Cheating During Monopoly Game

Santa Fe, New Mexico – A New Mexico woman repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend after accusing him of cheating during a Monopoly game. Laura Chavez, 60, and her boyfriend were playing the popular board game at her Santa Fe apartment when the dispute occurred. Police reported that both Chavez and the 48-year-old victim appeared to be intoxicated. The man, who cops found bleeding heavily from wounds on his head and right wrist, was hospitalized in stable condition. The victim told investigators that Chavez first hit him over the head with a glass bottle and then grabbed a knife and began cutting him causing injuries to the top of his head, neck, left eyebrow and right wrist area.  More  

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Rite Aid ad groped by sex offender

Pittsfield, Massachusetts – A convicted sex offender admitted he kissed and fondled a cardboard cutout of a woman, which was part of a North Street pharmacy’s advertising display. Charlie J. Price, 57, of Pittsfield, pleaded guilty to a single count of disturbing the peace, subsequent offense, and was ordered to pay a $200 fine. Price, who was allegedly intoxicated, walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy, grabbed hold of the sunglass display, hugged it tightly and then began to lick and kiss the face of the female party on the display. This behavior lasted about a minute, and ended when Price fell to the floor. He eventually got back on his feet and began yelling and screaming. Price’s behavior scared customers who tried to get away from the area. Price was arrested.  more

Police arrest man who burned more than 100 cars (Reuters)

Reuters - A man who set fire to more than 100 cars in Berlin, a wave of attacks blamed by some on political extremists, was motivated by envy and frustration, police who arrested him said Sunday.Police arrest man who burned more than 100 cars (Reuters)

Man climbs into hollow tree trunk, gets stuck

California – Firefighters rescued a man stuck inside the hollow trunk of a tree. Orange County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Kris Concepcion said the man climbed into a hole in a tree, which led to a hollow trunk 4 to 5 feet underground. “Why he’s in a tree, I have no idea,” Concepcion told the Register. Capt. Mark Stone told The Times that when emergency crews arrived to the Laguna Hills creek bed, the man’s head was sticking out of the tree. It was unclear how long he had been stuck, Stone said, but his screams caught the attention of passers-by, who alerted deputies.  more

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A woman who traveled from New Jersey to Ireland said a Transportation Security Administration card in her luggage told her to "GET YOUR FREAK ON."

Metal thieves steal 5,300-pound church bell

San Francisco, California – The bell at St. Mary’s Cathedral rang through the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It survived when an arsonist torched the old cathedral in 1962. And although it was replaced with an electronic chime in the 1970s, for decades it stood strong on a wooden platform outside the rebuilt church. But sometime in the last month, metal thieves made off with the 122-year-old, 2.7-ton bell. “It is a very historic and valuable item, it is a memory of the Catholic Church in San Francisco,” said George Wesolek, communications director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. “It is kind of an ignoble end for the bell if they succeed.” more 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hundreds attend funeral for coon dog

Tuscumbia, Alabama – With a crowd of more than 400 mourners looking on — including many dressed in camouflage — Bo was eulogized for his ability to hunt raccoons in all sorts of weather and terrain. His best friend recalled Bo’s fondness for doughnuts. Shawnee Hills Beaujolais, or Bo, was an 11-year-old black and tan coonhound from southern Illinois. He was buried at the world’s only cemetery dedicated to hounds who hunt raccoons. Ericka Seets, 6, said Bo was her best friend. “He was the goodest dog ever,” said Ericka, one of the dog’s owners. “I loved BoBo.”  more

Muslim ROTC Student Wants to Wear Head Cover With Uniform

Tennessee – You can wear a Muslim head scarf, and you can wear the uniform of the Junior ROTC. Just not at the same time. That’s the word from the U.S. Army, which is supporting an officer’s ruling that a 14-year-old Tennessee girl could not wear her traditional head covering while in uniform at a parade. The student, Demin Zawity, of Brentwood, Tenn., quit the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Ravenwood High School and returned to regular gym classes when commanding officers said she had to take off her hijab if she wanted to march in the homecoming parade. “I said that it was a religious thing and that I really couldn’t take it off.”  more  

Prison inmates locked in cells after key loss

UK – Birmingham Prison inmates were locked in their cells for almost a full day after a set of keys fitting every cell door went missing. Keys to the jail, which was taken over earlier this month by private security firm G4S, disappeared. The firm said all prisons had established contingency plans for incidents of this nature and there was no risk to public safety. The jail is the first in the UK to be transferred to the private sector. It is not known if the keys have since been found or what action is now being taken at the prison.  more  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Adult Baby Can Keep Getting Social Security Disability Checks

Redding, California – A 30-year-old California man who wears diapers and lives as an “adult baby”, spoon-fed by his girlfriend,  can keep his $800-a-month Social Security disability checks, the agency ruled. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., demanded a probe of Stanley Thornton’s Supplemental Security Income checks. A spokesman for Coburn told The Washington Times that the senator did not understand how a grown man who is able to design and build adult-sized baby furniture is eligible for disability benefits.“The problem is not with Mr. Thornton, per se, but with the politicians and bureaucrats who have coddled him,” the spokesman added. “Disability fraud effectively steals from those who are truly disabled, while weakening the economy for everyone.”  the rest of this stupid news story!  

Hawk with nail in his head seen in park

San Francisco, California – A wildlife rescue group spent a third day in a San Francisco park trying to capture and rescue a red-tailed hawk that appears to have been shot in the head with a nail gun. A rescuer spotted the bird in one of its usual haunts in Golden Gate Park’s southwest corner, where it had captured and was eating a gopher. “We know he’s gotten some nourishment, which is good because we know he’s in a weakened state,” said Rebecca Dmytryk, executive director of the Monterey-based group WildRescue. At the same time, rescuers will have a harder time luring the hawk into their traps if it’s been eating, she said. “We need him hungry.”  more

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Knee Licker

Australia – Chandler police arrested a man after he allegedly licked a woman’s knee after she tripped. Martin Soto, 43, was arrested around 7:10 a.m. on suspicion of assault after he reportedly licked a stranger’s knee when she fell down a step near Dobson and Ocotillo roads in Chandler. Soto then reportedly tried to hug her and lick her face, but the woman pushed him away, got in her car and called police.  more 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lesbian couple giving child hormone blockers

California – A lesbian couple in California who say their 11-year-old son Tommy may actually be a girl named Tammy are giving their child hormone blockers that delay the onset of puberty — so that he can have more time to decide exactly who he, or she, is. The couple’s supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender. This is about giving kids and their families the opportunity to make the right decision. Critics say it’s too soon to tell what the side effects of the treatments may be, and they say Tommy’s parents, Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel, are irresponsible for seeking them and allowing them to be administered.  more  

Teacher Accused of Choking First Graders

Maryland – A trial is set to begin for a Montgomery County teacher, accused of punching and choking several of her first grade students. Susan Burke, 36, was arrested, after nine of her first grade students at Greencastle Elementary School claimed they were abused.  According to investigators, Burke allegedly choked, kicked, punched and scratched children in her class. Montgomery County police learned of one incident when a Greencastle Elementary School student complained of being physically assaulted on several occasions. Police interviewed all of the students in Burke’s class, and their investigation revealed eight more victims, all ages 6 or 7.  more 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chilean Fans Go Crazy for Phantom Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber causes mass hysteria everywhere he goes -- and even places he doesn't ... because fans in Chile mobbed his hotel ... and he wasn't even in the country!...More

Jobs Fair – Must have been convicted of a felony to attend

Detroit, Michigan – The city of Detroit has high unemployment, and no one has a tougher time finding work than an ex-con. So Detroit recently held a job fair strictly for ex-cons. More than 200 jobs were available, and no one who had not been convicted of a felony was eligible to attend. “That group (ex-convicts) has difficulties finding jobs,” City Council President Charles Pugh (Picture) said in an interview with Detroit Public Radio. “A lot of times, folks who come out (of jail) and get roadblock after roadblock and door closed, they give up and some of them re-commit crimes because they feel that’s their only option.”  more  

Pastor accused of cashing dead teacher’s pension checks

New York – A New York pastor has been arrested and accused of fraudulently cashing pension checks worth nearly a quarter-million dollars sent to a school teacher who died more than a decade ago. Rev. Victor Rosa was accused of deceiving New York City’s Teacher Retirement System into thinking that teacher Maria Sicardo was still alive and had her checks sent to a building he owns in the Bronx. He would cash the checks, which amounted to about $241,000, often at a local bank. Investigators said they interviewed bank staff, who recalled Rosa often preached about God to other customers while waiting in line.  more

Friday, October 14, 2011

Superman lives in the Philippines

The Philippines – Superman lives in the Philippines, if you ask Herbert Chavez, a fashion designer who has had plastic surgeons turn him into a near-replica of his comic book hero. During work hours, the bespectacled Chavez wakes up late and designs dresses, but in his free time the 35-year-old dons his self-made cape and shorts-over-tights outfit to live out his life-long obsession. “I adore superheroes. I am happy as Superman, and happier still to have Filipinos realise that Superman lives in the Philippines and they can see and talk to him in the flesh,” Chavez told AFP at his home. more   

Woman calls ex 1,001 times in 3 months

Houston, Texas – In the span of 24 hours, she allegedly called her ex-lover 146 times. Police said she shattered several of the windows of his west Houston home, first with a tire iron, and then with a 5-foot sword. She is accused of egging his house on several occasions, and posting pictures of herself bragging about it on her Facebook page. Police say Toni Jo Silvey, 49, still reeling from a 2009 breakup with Houston leather artist Peter Main. Silvey was arrested on and charged with felony stalking. Court records show a magistrate set Silvey’s bail at $25,000 and ordered her not to contact Main.   more  

Bus attendant beats, bites boy on school bus – “He done hit me!”

Bartow, Florida – A recently released video shows a former Polk County bus attendant hitting, pushing, biting and pulling the hair of a 14-year-old on the bus. The bus attendant is facing a child abuse charge. As the school bus sat in the loading zone at Lakeland High School, the 14-year-old student flipped a 5-year-old boy over the seat. When he did so, the boy’s legs hit the bus attendant, and she thinks it was done intentionally. “He done hit me!”  Hattie Yvonne Branch is heard saying on the school bus video. Branch, the bus attendant, is then seen lashing back at the teen. “Stop, Yvonne! He didn’t mean to do that!” pleaded Charlene Wimes, the school bus driver. Wimes tried to stop it, but Branch is seen the video striking the teen and pushing the student into the seats.  Full Article  

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Family lost in corn maze calls 911 for help

Danvers, Massahusetts – Authorities in Massachusetts say a family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help, apparently taking advantage of the police department’s motto that says “We Want To Be Bothered.” The maze at Connors Farm in Danvers can take up to an hour to navigate. A police officer entered the maze with a farm manager to search for the disoriented father, mother and two children. The family didn’t realize they had almost made their way out and were just 25 feet from the street.  more

U.S. citizen faces 15 years for online insult to Thai royal family

Bangkok – A shackled U.S. citizen pleaded guilty today to charges of defaming Thailand’s royal family – a grave crime in the south-east Asian kingdom that is punishable by up to 15 years in jail. Thai-born American Joe Gordon has been detained since late May for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online. Judges said that a sentence would be issued for Gordon, who committed the alleged crimes years ago while living in the U.S. state of Colorado, where he worked as a car salesman. The case has raised concerns about the reach of Thai law and how it is applied to both Thai nationals and foreign visitors.  more

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Man Attacks Lazy Son With Sword Over House Chores

Ventura, California – A father attacked his 18-year-old son with a sword in California, after accusing him of being lazy and not doing chores. Antonio Gutierrez, 43, cut his son with the 4-foot-long sword during a heated argument at the family residence in Ventura, Calif., according to authorities. Gutierrez reportedly was angry that his son did not perform household chores. The teen suffered lacerations to his hands and was bleeding profusely when authorities responded to the scene.  more

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fan throws hot dog at Tiger Woods

San Martin, California – A strange year for Tiger Woods took another bizarre twist when a fan was arrested for running toward the seventh green at CordeValle and tossing a hot dog in Woods’ direction. The bun barely reached the green. The hot dog landed on the putting surface. The 31-year-old man, whose name wasn’t released, dropped to the ground to be arrested. Woods backed off his birdie putt, then quickly resumed play. Even as he returned last year from a sex scandal, and the occasional fan would should heckle him, Woods never had a fan duck under the ropes and approach him.  more

Texas A and M buses vandalized with manure

Lubbock, Texas – Texas A and M ‘s team buses were vandalized before the Aggies played Texas Tech. Drivers found manure inside and outside the four vehicles. A and M athletic director Bill Byrne said manure went “from one end to the other” inside one bus that couldn’t be locked. The others had manure along the exterior. He tweeted that the outsides of all the buses had vulgarities “spray painted” on them. “Classy,” ended his first tweet. It wasn’t immediately clear why vandals targeted Texas A and M, though the Aggies are planning to leave the Big 12 after this school year for the SEC. Texas A and M assistant police chief Mike Ragan issued a statement saying that the buses were peppered with Texas Tech logos in addition to profanities.  more  

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pantsless man, 18, arrested at messy home

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man whose mother called 911 to report he was swearing at her during an argument about his messiness.more

Authorities looking for cake-stealing bear

MacClenny, Florida – Florida wildlife authorities said they were on the hunt for a black bear accused of breaking into a home and stealing a birthday cake. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the bear broke into a MacClenny home at 2 a.m. and made off with food items including the cake, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported. Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker said a biologist dispatched to the scene found a well-used trail behind the home strewn with garbage and the remains of the cake.  more

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MP's wife guilty of stealing lover's kitten (Reuters)

Reuters - The wife of an MP was found guilty of burglary on Friday after being caught on camera breaking into his lover's home and stealing her kitten.--MP's wife guilty of stealing lover's kitten (Reuters)

Mom Agreed To Sell Newborn To Man

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – A Delaware mother, along with a Philadelphia man, are facing charges after investigators allege the two agreed to the sale and purchase of the woman’s newborn son. Investigators say Bridget Wismer, 33, of New Castle County, and John Gavaghan, 54, were both involved with one another in the sale and purchase of Wismer’s one-month-old son. According to investigators, family members reported was attempting to sell her son to Gavaghan for $15,000. Both Wismer and Gavaghan have been charged with Dealing in Children and Conspiracy in the Second Degree.  ..more

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Man turns himself in to state police already handcuffed

Indiana – Zachary A. Keilman, 18, walked into the Lowell post and spoke with Sgt. Alan Jamerson. Keilman said he believed he was wanted on a warrant. When police asked why he thought he was wanted, Keilman rolled up the sleeves on his shirt, where he revealed handcuffs on both wrists. Further investigation revealed that the Newton County Sheriff’s Department had detained Keilman for attending an underage drinking party. While inside one of the deputy’s police cars Keilman took off, still handcuffed, when the deputy was busy dealing with other participants. The problem arose when Keilman realized that he had left his identification inside the deputy’s police car. More Stupid 

Starbucks Sells Fake Coffee-Stained T-Shirts for $85

If people will pay $5 for a Caramel Frappuccino, why not $85 for a stained T-Shirt? Starbucks has teamed up with designer Alexander Wang to mark its 40th anniversary with the limited edition shirt. The coffee stain isn’t real, but the price is. Wang told InStyle magazine that his inspiration was “what everyone tries to avoid – spilled coffee on a T-shirt.” The shirt is part of a collaboration between the Council of Fashion Designers America and the Seattle-based coffee chain to help celebrate 40 years of coffee, culture and the continued evolution.  More Stupid 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Call of Duty' dad attacks teen who 'shot' him

By Suzanne Choney A 46-year-old father of three has admitted to court officials that he attacked a teen boy who killed off his "Call of Duty: Black Ops" character.Mark Bradford, of ..Call of Duty' dad attacks teen who 'shot' him

Woman Arrested For Driving Golf Cart To Buy Scarecrow

Indiana – An Indiana woman was arrested as she left a drug store with a scarecrow and a bottle of whiskey following reports that she had been driving a golf cart erratically around Chesterton, Ind. Police responding to a call from a motorist about an intoxicated woman on a golf cart weaving between lanes with no lights on say they found Jacqueline Hamilton, 59, stumbling out of a CVS pharmacy. Hamilton was holding a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey and a large scarecrow, and told police she was buying Halloween decorations for her grandchildren. She said she planned to return home and drink the whiskey by the fire. Officers noticed the smell of alcohol on Hamilton’s breath and a police report said she had difficulty standing up while talking to them.  more