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Letter: Parents yelling at referees to blame for Ohio’s ref shortage

Letter: Parents yelling at referees to blame for Ohio’s ref shortage

Rowdy parents are to blame, in part, for Ohio’s “alarming shortage” of high school referees, according to a letter from the National Federation of State High School Associations and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Officials released a letter to parents of high school athletes Monday, saying parents need to stop yelling at referees during…MORE

Mother filing suit against police department after son detained

Mother filing suit against police department after son detained

Monday night the group Community Actively Seeking Transparency or C.A.S.T called for reform in the Annapolis Police Department. Ga’Juanah Holland said in October of 2016 an Annapolis City Police Department Officer deliberately turned off his body camera while detaining her then 12 year-old-son. According to a lawsuit, police dispatch issued a be on the lookout…MORE

Colorado home where Chris Watts killed his family is up for auction

Colorado home where Chris Watts killed his family is up for auction

Chris Watts’ multilevel Colorado home is being foreclosed and put up for auction — for any buyers willing to look past its tragic history. The house in Frederick, where Watts killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters in August, will be up for public auction on April 17 at the Weld County public trustee’s…MORE

It took this separated family 246 days to reunite

It took this separated family 246 days to reunite

The 12-year-old wore a pink Disney princess backpack that said, “We Can Do ANYTHING,” as she hugged her mom for the first time in eight months. It was a moment Vilma Carrillo feared would never come. “I held her so tight,” Carrillo said, describing the recent reunion in a phone interview with CNN on Tuesday.…MORE

13-year-old foils armed robbery at Family Dollar

13-year-old foils armed robbery at Family Dollar

Counterfeit cash, a stolen car and drugs have been found – after a 13-year-old helps halt an armed robbery at an Oklahoma Family Dollar. It all started with what was supposed to be a quick trip to the Family Dollar. As soon as the teen, Braydon Self, and his stepdad walked in – they were…MORE

Man creates 7-foot eagle out of snow

Man creates 7-foot eagle out of snow

If you are driving on the south side of Greenfield on State Road 9 you might notice a new piece of art. Rick Horton, a Greenfield resident, spent around 15 hours over the weekend sculpting a giant eagle out of the snow in his front yard. The eagle stands almost 7-feet tall. Horton said the…MORE

Missoula garage sale helps furloughed government workers

Missoula garage sale helps furloughed government workers

The effects of the partial federal government shutdown are continuing to be felt in Western Montana. Dozens of furloughed federal employees gathered together for a garage sale on Sunday in an effort to make some extra money. Other members of the community came throughout the day to drop off items and cash to help out.…MORE

Homeless man helps woman out of L.A. river as water levels rise

Homeless man helps woman out of L.A. river as water levels rise

The water level in the Los Angeles River was rising swiftly Monday amid a winter storm, leaving one man particularly worried about other homeless people who use the river for shelter. Sergio Herrera, who has lived along the river for 20 years, spoke to KTLA after he helped a woman leave a storm drain she…MORE

Man shot in the head inside his home when stray bullet hits window

Man shot in the head inside his home when stray bullet hits window

Sanena Alexander was home Saturday night with two of her children, including Anthony Alexander, Jr., when they heard a number of gunshots. And Sanena said it definitely sounded like one of the bullets hit the house. Michigan State Police said a stray bullet, fired from about a half-block away, hit a bedroom window on the…MORE

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Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…