Sunday May 31st

Squirrels swiping small American flags in cemetery, placed on graves by family members over the Memorial Day holiday, to use as nesting material in a nearby tree.

If he didn’t see it happen, Ron Ceglarek said he probably wouldn’t believe it. A squirrel — weighing about 3 pounds — got up on its hind legs, tore a small American flag from a small staff next to a grave stone, rolled it up and carried it up a tree to a waiting mate building a nest. It happened not just once, but about dozen times.

Fake ‘no parking’ signs result in police writing more than 200 unwarranted citations over the last two years.

Tarpon Springs police say they issued more than 200 parking tickets in a two-year span because a local developer posted fake “no parking” signs around a restaurant. According to a report released this week, Tarpon Springs police Chief Robert Kochen said Mike Bronson has acknowledged he installed the 22 signs around the Tarpon Turtle restaurant.

Woman donates kidney to man she hardly knew.

A startling decision by a casual acquaintance has added years and something far more meaningful to Henry Graham’s life. A woman Graham met on the track at the Billings YMCA, someone he chatted with while exercising but never saw outside the gym, gave him a kidney.

Suicide by cop? Man aims rifle at police helicopter and is nailed by SWAT officer before he can squeeze one off.

A King County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a Covington man Saturday afternoon when he pointed a scoped rifle at a sheriff’s helicopter during a standoff at his home. The shooting occurred after a sheriff’s SWAT team had surrounded the man’s house when he reportedly threatened to ignite a 250-pound fertilizer bomb. The man, a 53-year-old merchant marine, made the threat when deputies accompanied the man’s ex-wife to his house Saturday morning to claim some property.

46 year old police detective loses career, earns criminal record, for stealing all of $5,500.

A judge has told a Newport News detective not to work in law enforcement after admitting he embezzled money from a fraternal group that plays bagpipes at police funerals. Thomas David Crouch, 46, of Windymille Drive in Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to the embezzlement of $5,477.33 from the Police Emerald Society for personal use between Sept. 11, 2007, and June 30, 2008.

Medical marijuana user reimbursed $2,000 for lamps and bulbs destroyed by government officials.

Kitsap County has written a $2,000 check to a medical marijuana user whose lamps for growing pot were destroyed by county officials. A jury acquitted Bruce Olson in March of illegally growing and selling pot.

Arizona man, who had previous domestic violence charges dropped, stabs wife, daughter to death and seriously injures son. Hopefully he won’t last long when sentenced to state prison.

A Glendale man is suspected of killing his wife and 10-year-old daughter and seriously injuring his 4-year-old son early Saturday morning in a domestic-violence incident, police said. Michael Miller is being held on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, said Sgt. Jim Cunningham, a Glendale police spokesman. Miller, 29, is accused of stabbing to death his 28-year-old wife, Adreana Miller and their daughter at their home in the 7700 block of West Vermont Avenue, Cunningham said.

Elderly man runs over woman then flees the scene. Chased down by witness to the hit and run.

A 78-year-old Winter Park man may face charges in a crash Friday evening in which he struck and killed a pedestrian and then left the scene after first stopping to examine the situation, authorities said Saturday. It wasn’t until after another motorist who saw what happened and chased the driver that John Sepelak Jr. of Winter Park was stopped 5 miles from the accident scene. Killed in the crash was pedestrian Paula Carrison, 48, of Winter Park.

Police officer may get ticket for on duty traffic collision.

A veteran Raleigh police officer will likely face a traffic citation after his cruiser hit a vehicle on Athens Drive while he was responding to a request for assistance Saturday night, a police captain said. Officer D.V. Naumuk was driving above the speed limit about 8:30 p.m. when he hit the vehicle as it pulled out of a driveway along Athens Drive near Jones Franklin Road, said Capt. Chris Bertram. Naumuk was responding to a nonemergency request for assistance from another officer and did not need to exceed the speed limit, Bertram said.

British woman deemed “too stupid” by government officials but found competent by leading psychiatrist may have daughter taken from her permanently.

A mother deemed ‘too stupid’ to look after her daughter is taking her fight to the European Court of Human Rights. The woman, who can only be named as Rachel for legal reasons, has been told by a family court that her three-year-old daughter will be placed with adoptive parents within the next three months. If this happens Rachel will be barred from seeing her daughter, known only as K, again.

Several firearms stolen from gun shop that used a simple piece of plywood to cover up broken window. Something smells awfully fishy about this one.

Maryland State Police said more than a dozen rifles and pistols were stolen during a burglary at a Woodbine gun shop. Troopers said the burglary happened late Tuesday or early Wednesday at JC Arms in the 7700 block of Woodbine Road.

747 taking off from South African airport has technical problem that nearly caused it to crash. Quick thinking pilot saves hundreds of lives.

Hundreds of passengers narrowly avoided disaster when their plane nearly crashed after taking off. The British Airways plane shook violently and did not rise more than 30ft above the ground as it set off from Johannesburg to London. The pilot has been praised for his quick actions in keeping the Boeing 747 in the air, saving the lives of the 256 passengers on board.

Two teens hit by car while walking across the street are cited by police. No charges for driver.

Two teens were cited by police after being hit by a car while crossing Plainfield Avenue near 5 Mile Road. Deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Department say five people were crossing the road outside the crosswalk after 11 p.m. Friday when two were hit by the car.

Texas woman arrested for helping her brother fake his drowning to avoid prosecution on incest charges. He has been accused of having sex with step daughter, fathering her children. Creep.

A woman accused of helping her brother fake his drowning so he could avoid prosecution on incest charges has been arrested. Katherine Tate, 34, faces misdemeanor charges of perjury and giving a false report to an officer and a felony count of hindering apprehension or prosecution, according to the Port Aransas Police Department. She was arrested Friday, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.

Quote of the day.

It is hard to tell if a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place.

[Obama comes quickly to mind…..ed]

–H. L. Mencken

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