Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mass. boy, trying to avoid bedtime, calls 911

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn't want to go to bed.
Brockton police say the boy called 911 just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.
There was no emergency.
The Enterprise ( ) reports that according to the police log, an officer went to the boy's home and explained to him when it was appropriate to call 911.
No charges were issued.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Grad student sues to get grade changed

A Lehigh University grad student is suing a professor and the school after she received a C-plus grade in 2009 that she claims kept her from reaching her dream of becoming a licensed professional counselor.

On Wednesday, a judge chastised both sides in the case.

Read the story from the Allentown Morning Call.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mass. bride has a white wedding

Saturday's blizzard shut down a lot of New England, but it couldn't stop one Massachusetts bride from getting married.

Kathryn Jussaume, 30, of Lowell, and Jason Destroismaison, 32, of Tyngsboro, have been planning their wedding for seven months now. They picked a heck of date.

Here you'll find the rest of the story.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Armstrong, Te'o topped Most Disliked List

Forbes magazine released its list of the most disliked athletes in America. Topping the list based on a Neilsen survey at 15% appeal were disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

Golfer Tiger Woods was third at 19% appeal, followed by Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace at 21% appeal

Here's more on the story.

Teens lose fingers playing tug-of-war

A boy and girl in Los Angeles lost fingers in a game of tug-of-war on their schoolyard.

According to the Associated Press, the boy and girl had stable vital signs Tuesday after undergoing hours of surgery, but no information was disclosed on whether doctors reattached their fingers.

A get-well banner hung at the South El Monte High School campus, and counselors consoled students after the horrific start Monday to the traditional Spirit Week celebrating homecoming.

Schools have conducted such games for years, El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Nick J. Salerno said.

“I’ve never heard of anything like this happening,” he said. “It’s unbelievable to me, it’s shocking.” 

Read more here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Busted! Woman's breast implants stuffed with cocaine

Many thanks to my Digital First Media friends for pointing out this odd blurb.

Reuters/Spanish Interior Ministry
Of all the ways to enhance your bust line, stuffing yourself with cocaine-packed implants is probably not the best idea. You will certainly appear to be a drug smuggler, to say the absolute very least.
A Panamanian woman with cocaine breasts was caught at a Spanish airport Wednesday after border police discovered fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest, reports Reuters.
A good indicator that this was an attempt to get drugs through the airport in Barcelona are these photos, which clearly show that cocaine implants will make your chest lumpy. Officials found 1.38 kg of cocaine in the makeshift implants.
— via Reuters

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Best clutch peformance by Philly athlete wearing No. 12

In honor of today being 12-12-12, here's a look at the best clutch performance by a Philadelphia athlete wearing No. 12 in recent memory.