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Monday, December 15, 2014

A gunman shot and killed six people and wounded three at three Montgomery County locations early Monday morning and is being hunted by police. The suspect is Bradley William Stone, 35, of Pennsburg, who has a familial relationship with all of the victims. According to Montgomery County court records, Stone is a veteran who has been serving a three-year probation term for a drunken-driving conviction last year. Court documents show police have arrested him three times for drunken driving since 2001. read more


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

China's media regulators have put out a new edict to headline and copywriters, directing them to keep their groaners to themselves. It's no laughing matter -- the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television issued an order restricting puns and irregular wordplay on television and in advertising. The order, listed on the media regulator's website late last week, says that puns could mislead young readers and make it more difficult to promote traditional Chinese culture. read more


"Video of a well-known Brooklyn Nets fan being carried out of Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night by security -- without his prosthetic leg -- during a game against the New York Knicks is drawing ire on social media.

The man, identified by ESPN as a Nets fan who calls himself Jeffrey Gamblero, was forcibly ejected from the game after "multiple" complaints from others about his behavior, according to a statement from the Knicks." read more


Monday, December 01, 2014

Five young adults and a juvenile have been arrested in the apparent beating death of a homeless man Saturday night in Santee, California, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Arrested were Cassidy Rowin, 18; Sarah Baillie, 18; Tyler Dare, 19; Brian Kish, 18; and Danny Swan III, 19. The name of the juvenile was not released. Stephen Lee Hissom, 56, was found dead; a second man was taken to the hospital with injuries. read more


" Officers involved in a 2012 shooting in Cleveland are suing the city and police officials, alleging racial discrimination.

They claim the defendants have a pattern of treating non-African American officers harsher than African American officers, when it comes to officer-involved shootings of African Americans. The plaintiffs in the federal suit are not African American.

The incident cited in the suit began when officers saw a car speeding and heard what they thought was a gunshot directed towards them.

It involved a nearly 25-minute chase and ended in a hail of 137 bullets, killing two people. Both were African American.

No weapon was ever found in the car." read more


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