Friday, February 27, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

A man's Facebook postings have landed him in federal court,

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DETROIT — A man's Facebook postings have landed him in federal court, where he is charged with threatening to behead the New York City police officer involved in the July chokehold death of an African-American man.
According to records in U.S. District Court, the man's Facebook page included this post: "I'm going to personally kill and behead Daniel Pantaleo. This is a written threat and has to be taken extremely seriously."
Pantaleo is the New York City officer who was involved in the arrest and death of Eric Garner on July 17.

South Carolina officials say shots were fired on the university's campus Thursday afternoon, but there is no longer a threat


Columbia, SC (WLTX) - University of South Carolina officials say shots were fired on the university's campus Thursday afternoon, but there is no longer a threat on campus.
The school sent out a Carolina Alert, its campus notification system, on e-mail and Twitter around 1:20 p.m. saying the incident happened at the Arnold School of Public Health. The alert told students to seek safe shelter and to obey officials.
At 2:15 p.m., they followed up with an additional alert that said there was no longer an existing threat on campus.
Law enforcement officials told News19 earlier that the shooter was inside the health building. No additional details were immediately available, on what may have led up to the shooting, but a heavy police presence could be seen in the area.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Every Sharpton business known has been dissolved for failure to comply with tax rules.

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So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals.
Records show that Sharpton’s beleaguered for-profit entities often overlap and intertwine, some sharing ties with the reverend’s nonprofit organization, National Action Network. Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants.http://www.nationalreview.com/article/397681/busted-jillian-kay-melchior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Snowstorm to Sweep From Chicago to New York City

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A snowstorm will sweep from the Midwest to the Northeast spanning this weekend into Groundhog Day and will cause major travel delays and disruptions to daily activities.

Close to 100 million people live within the swath forecast to be hit with accumulating snow or enough wintry mix to make for slippery roads from Saturday evening into Monday.

Two components of the storm will merge together along a boundary of cold air to the north and warm air to the south, over the Central states this weekend.

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek, "The sooner and more aggressively this happens, the stronger the storm will be and the farther north it will track."

The strengthening storm will carry moisture in from the Pacific Ocean and grab more moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean along the way. The result will be a swath of heavy snow from part of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys to part of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

While the expectation of this warm/cold boundary has shifted over the past couple of days, Accuweather.com meteorologists are reaching a consensus as to where the heaviest snow is likely to fall.

Motorists from the Midwest to the Northeast should expect slippery and dangerous conditions, while there is a possibility of a large number of flight delays and cancellations. Some of the crews and aircraft displaced during the storm may have a ripple effect across the country by early next week.

Storm to Hit Midwest Saturday Night Into Sunday

Enough snow to shovel and plow will fall in a zone of Central states' cities from Omaha, Nebraska, to Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh. In this area from near the Mississippi River to the western slopes of the Appalachians, a general 6 inches of snow is forecast with locally higher amounts.

In the Midwest, roads along the Interstate-70 and I-80/90 corridors will become snow-covered as the storm moves eastward spanning Saturday night and Sunday.

During the latter part of the storm, there will be enough wind to cause some blowing and drifting of the snow that is on the ground.

Farther south, a wintry mix is in store from Kansas City, Missouri, to St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Kentucky, and Charleston, West Virginia.

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Storm to Reach Northeast Late Sunday into Monday

Farther east, cities from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston will receive significant snow Sunday night into Monday. Similar to areas farther west in the Midwest, enough snow to shovel and plow are forecast.

Travel throughout the I-80 corridor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will become difficult, due to heavy snow. Motorists should expect slippery and dangerous travel to develop along part of I-81, the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts turnpikes, New York's Southern Tier Expressway and Thruway, as well as I-84 in the Northeast.

"The heaviest snowfall with this could be between the East-West Pennsylvania Turnpike and the New York border, over to northern New Jersey, the New York City area, and southernmost New England," Dombek said.

"A half a foot of snow is possible in this swath with the chance of local amounts into the double digits."

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Pipeline breach spills up 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River.

The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday. The initial estimate is that 300 to 1,200 barrels of oil spilled, the company said in a statement Sunday.
Some of the oil did get into the water, but the area where it spilled was frozen over and that could help reduce the impact, said Dave Parker, a spokesman for Gov. Steve Bullock.
“We think it was caught pretty quick, and it was shut down,” Parker said. “The governor is committed to making sure the river is cleaned up.”
Bridger Pipeline Co. said in the statement that it shut down the 10-inch-wide pipeline shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday. “Our primary concern is to minimize the environmental impact of the release and keep our responders safe as we clean up from this unfortunate incident,” said Tad True, vice president of Bridger.
The EPA and state Department of Environmental Quality have responded to the area about 9 miles upriver from Glendive, Parker said.
An ExxonMobil Corp. pipeline broke near Laurel during flooding in July 2011, releasing 63,000 gallons of oil that washed up along an 85-mile stretch of riverbank.
Montana officials are trying to determine if oil could have been trapped by sediment and debris and settled into the riverbed.
ExxonMobil is facing state and federal fines of up to $3.4 million from the spill. The company has said it spent $135 million on the cleanup and other work.
Montana and federal officials notified Exxon that they intend to seek damages for injuries to birds, fish and other natural resources from the 2011 spill. The company also is being asked to pay for long-term environmental studies and for lost opportunities for fishing and recreation during and since the cleanup.


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