Sunday May 24th

Cops have to be called in to calm down a bunch of unruly nutjobs when crowd goes gonzo over $1 flip flops at Old Navy store.

Shoppers pushed, shoved and screamed at each other as they fought over $1 flip-flops Saturday morning at the Mishawaka Old Navy store, customers and police say. “It was insane, worse than the day after Thanksgiving,” said Renee Becker, of Osceola, as she stood in the parking lot with 20 new pairs of sandals in bags at her feet. Their squad cars parked in front of the store, Mishawaka police officers were called to calm the several hundred shoppers who had lined up outside and rushed the store at its 9:30 a.m. opening for the sale.

Man just released from prison for rape, right back in jail for the same crime. Maybe this time the state will lock this violent criminal up and throw away the key.

Less than a month after the end of Travis June Gillis’ prison term for raping a woman near Chavis Park, police say, he roamed the same neighborhood again, luring prostitutes into his grasp to rape and brutalize them. Gillis, 43, is charged with raping, kidnapping and assaulting three women since the beginning of March, according to warrants. In each case, Gillis posed as a potential customer before forcing himself on the women in abandoned buildings and wooded areas. He strangled one woman with a phone cord; he sliced another’s face and neck with a glass shard, according to warrants and police.

Bakersfield CA real estate agents are pumped, think this will be a booming summer for home sales.

With the real estate industry bouncing back after a few tough years, this summer should be the highlight of the industry’s comeback, several local agents predict. “(Nationally) the real estate industry is beginning to turn around,” said Nance Fillmore, president of the Bakersfield Association of Realtors. “We’re feeling it locally as well.” Summer traditionally is the busiest time in real estate.

British helicopter pilot spots man from 200 feet up in the air stealing stuff from his home, chases him for two hours before the guy finally gets arrested. Judge give thief slap on the wrist.

When millionaire businessman Jeremy Taylor spotted a petty thief raiding his yard he was in the perfect place to do something about it…hovering right above the crook in his helicopter. Mr Taylor, 38, had just taken off from his helipad on a business trip when he looked down and saw a suspicious white van at his timber yard and realised he was being burgled. And in a scene straight out of an action-packed police drama, he embarked on a 21⁄2-hour chase in his £1.9million helicopter as the thief tried to escape with his property down country roads.

South Carolina mom who fled the state with her 555 lb 14 year old son nabbed in Baltimore. She’s in jail he’s a ward of the state.

A mother and her 555-pound son who fled South Carolina after the state planned to take the 14-year-old boy into protective custody were found hundreds of miles from their home. Police told WBAL-TV 11 News that they found Alexander Draper and his mother, Jerri Gray, just after 4:30 p.m. at a Woodlawn Laundromat in the 6600 block of Security Boulevard after getting a tip. Alexander was checked at the scene by emergency medical services and was turned over to the Maryland Department of Social Services. Investigators will work with them to have him returned to the Department of Social Services in South Carolina.

Man faced with eviction from his home shoots, wounds officer. Later found dead inside house.

A suburban Detroit man refused to be served with an eviction notice and shot a police officer Friday, starting a tense hours-long standoff in which dozens of shots were fired before the man was found dead of a gunshot wound, authorities said. The officer was in stable condition with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Oakwood Hospital spokeswoman Paula Rivera-Kerr said.

Chicago police officer charged with DUI, hit and run, reckless homicide after mowing down 13 year old boy.

A veteran Chicago police officer was charged Saturday in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a 13-year-old boy who had sneaked outside to ride his bike with friends on the South Side Friday. Richard Bolling, 39, of the 8600 block of South Wolcott Avenue was charged Saturday with aggravated driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a wreck where a death or injury occurred, and reckless homicide in the death of Trenton Booker, said Sally Daly, spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

Convict who skipped out on sentencing hearing 10 years ago has a brain malfunction and returns to same court to face his fate.

A man who ran from a sentencing hearing and spent 10 years in Missouri returned to a Illinois courtroom on Friday to face the same judge. The judge gave him three years in prison and a scolding. Authorities say Napoleon Williams, now 54 years old, made audio tapes of two people and broadcast their words without their consent on an independent radio station. In 1998, a jury found him guilty of felony eavesdropping.

Man, dying of cancer, has one last wish to see his home granted.

A Hamilton man had a simple wish — to go home before he died. Drivers transporting him from Mercy Hospital Fairfield to Hospice of Hamilton granted him that wish Monday, May 18. With special permission from their boss, TriHealth, Bethesda North, Good Samaritan Patient Transport Service employees Jeff Toms and Jamie Trimpe took a slight detour on the way back to Hospice, stopping at the Cleveland Avenue home of Ed Ballard for a few minutes. It was a complete surprise for his wife, Rita, to see him come home, if only for a short while.

D.A.R.E “role model” convicted on cocaine charges.

Despite the t-shirt proclaiming him to be a “D.A.R.E. Role Model,” a man was anything but as he posed for his booking photo on drug possession charges. Derrick Morton was convicted of possessing cocaine after he pleaded guilty to the charge in Kenton County Circuit Court Monday.

Inmates assist jailers in preventing man from hanging himself.

Inmates and guards at county jails often have a difficult relationship, but in one county jail this week, guards and inmates teamed up, to save a life. Deputy Don Sinz was called into work at the Pepin County Jail on Tuesday, for what he says was a busy day.
The jail had five inmates going to court and the jail had to get ready for a state inspection the next day, but two hours into his shift, he along with two inmates saved a man’s life. Tuesday turned inmates and officers from foes to friends, Officer Sinz says around one in the afternoon he and two inmates, Dave Kuesel and Mitch Randel, found another inmate trying to hang himself in the maximum security section of the jail.

CA Supreme Court expected to uphold constitutional amendment that marriage is between a man and a woman. The battle is far from over however.

Odds are that gay marriage will continue to be banned in the state – except for the 18,000 gay couples that tied the knot before voters approved Proposition 8 in November, according to legal experts anticipating the state Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling Tuesday. But the next ballot measure you see on the issue will seek to reverse the ban – possibly as early as next year.

Off duty Boston police officer tries to help woman getting her butt kicked by her boyfriend. Woman getting beaten and the guy working her over both turn on the cop and knock the crap out of her.

An off-duty Boston police officer was viciously punished for her good deed when she responded to a beaten woman’s cries for help only to be attacked by the woman and her boyfriend, police said yesterday. The officer was walking through the Back Bay about 11 p.m. Friday when she heard a woman calling for help, police said. The officer followed the cries to a basement stairwell at the First Baptist Church near Commonwealth Avenue and Clarendon Street, where she saw the couple fighting, identified herself as a police officer and ordered them to stop.

Quote of the day.

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

-Albert Einstein

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