Thursday June 11th

Woman arrested for leaving dog in hot car told by judge she can never own an animal in the county again.

A Tampa woman charged with leaving a puppy in a locked, hot car while she was shopping faced a judge today, and was told she can never own an animal again in Hillsborough County. Prosecutors say it was 19-year-old Amy Chantarak’s second arrest in a year and a half for leaving a dog in a hot car.

Big time counterfeit driver license racket serving customers in Mexico and the western U.S. busted in California.

Two suspected California counterfeiters are in jail for allegedly operating a high-volume counterfeit driver’s license ring for customers in the West and Mexico. Francisco Pullido and Joel Lopez of Greenfield were arrested Tuesday by Monterey County sheriff’s deputies. They were booked for investigation of possessing and manufacturing fake official documents.

Three small children, woman in front of their home killed by carjacker fleeing police.

A young mother and three children were killed after a speeding carjacking suspect careened into the front of a home in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia Wednesday evening. The tragic incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of 3rd and Winghocking Streets.

Tough economic times? Boston resident pays $300,000 for a single….parking space!

A real estate agent said a resident of Boston’s upscale Back Bay section plunked down $300,000 to own what is believed to be the priciest parking space in the city’s history. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent Debra Sordillo told The Boston Globe that several residents of a building on Commonwealth Avenue bid for the coveted space, driving up what had been the original asking price of $250,000.

World Health Organization raises flu alert to highest level, says worldwide pandemic now upon us. New strain is said to specifically target left wingers. Yay!

The World Health Organization said the spread of swine flu has created the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. The announcement by WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan came today as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere to near 30,000 cases.

Several guns stolen from police in Mississippi years ago found in Chicago. The whereabouts of some machine guns still in question.

Federal prosecutors said seven of 11 pistols stolen from a Mississippi police department have been found in Chicago. Authorities said prison inmates in a community work program allegedly conspired with others to steal 11 pistols and five machine guns from the Greenwood Police Department in 2005 and 2006.

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Biologists and firemen work to save trout from fire. Seriously.

Biologists and firefighters spent Wednesday trying to capture as many Gila trout as possible from a creek in southwestern New Mexico as flames inched closer to the threatened fish’s home. The lightning-sparked Meason Fire has charred more than 3,600 acres in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness north of Silver City. Forest officials decided to evacuate the trout when the fire started moving toward Diamond Creek.

Firetruck rolls downhill and winds up on top of man’s classic ’69 Firebird.

Driving home, fighting off the shock, Bill Vickery tried to imagine what his sweet 1969 Pontiac Firebird would look like with a 48,000-pound firetruck sitting on top of it. Then he pulled into the driveway next to his mountainside home outside Evergreen, and it looked just about exactly as he imagined it would. Bent. Twisted. Crumpled.

Swiping womens’ underwear earns panty thief nine years in prison.

A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing underwear from more than 20 women in a series of home break-ins going back to 2006. Twenty-five-year-old Thomas Williams of Alliance pleaded guilty yesterday to 11 felonies, including nine burglary counts. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voyeurism.

Detroit area armored car drops bags full of cash on freeway, with video.

Detroit motorists this morning were treated to an impromptu stimulus package when an armored truck dropped several bags of cash on southbound I-75 just north of Clay Road.

BBQ explosion sends elderly man to hospital with severe burns.

An elderly Mesa man was in serious condition in the burn unit of the Maricopa Medical Center after suffering third-degree burns over nearly his entire body when the propane tank on his barbecue grill exploded Wednesday. The man, who is in his 70s, was barbecuing under the carport of his mobile home in Brentwood Manner, 120 N. Val Vista Drive near Main Street about 5 p.m. when the explosion took place, according to Dave Johnson, a spokesman for the Mesa Fire Department.

Oklahoma man checking his mailbox stumbles into traffic lane and gets hit by pickup.

An elderly man was killed this morning after he stumbled into traffic while checking his mailbox alongside NW 122 west of Rockwell Avenue. Shortly after 10 a.m., a man in his late 70s was checking his mailbox in the 7600 block of NW 122, when the accident occurred, Oklahoma City Police Lt. Roger Bratcher said.

Homeless man fights back against three punks attacking him. Stabs one in the chest.

It would have been another beating of a homeless man Wednesday, but this man fought back, police said. Felix Garcia, 40, was attacked by three young men at dawn Wednesday near 72nd Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach police said. They doused him with pepper spray, kicked him and flung rocks at him. So Garcia pulled out his knife and stabbed one of the attackers in the chest, witnesses reported.

Florida deputies save motorist from burning vehicle, with video.

Two south Florida deputies are being called heroes after rescuing a person from a burning car on June 2. The rescue was captured on police dash cam video, showing Indian River County Sheriff’s deputies racing to a burning car where two people were fighting to get out.

Dog bite or getting hit by a car. Which would be worse?

A teenager being chased by a pit bulldog was hit by a car Thursday morning in southwest Atlanta. The incident happened about 8 a.m. on Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard near Mitchell Street.

Man racing friend on motorcycle videotapes his spectacular crash.

A motorcyclist who filmed his best friend at speeds of over 170mph and caught his horrific road death on camera has walked free from court. With a camera strapped to his motorbike Fred Bowden followed Andrew Prowse as the pair broke the speed limit 30 times in just 20 minutes.

Quote of the day.

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.

-Andre Gide

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