A Los Angeles dermatologist who treated Michael Jackson for years is the biological father of Jacko’s son and daughter, according to a bombshell new report. Us Weekly magazine reports in its upcoming issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow, that Dr. Arnold Klein is the man who fathered Prince and Paris.
A knife-wielding burglar got the shock of his life when he was left battered and bruised by a 72-year-old former boxer. Gregory McCalium, 24, was punched twice in the face after breaking into the home of Frank Corti. The OAP said he was compelled to defend himself and his wife after McCalium threatened them at their home in Botley, Oxford.
Gwinnett County police have arrested a fugitive who was on the run for 29 years on a drug charge after stopping him for running a red light. Police say 51-year-old Cesar Velez-Velez was one of more than 400 people stopped for a warning during a “public education campaign” about newly installed red right-turn arrows at a busy intersection.
Birmingham police said a 22-year-old woman has suffered a broken leg after being hit by a train. Officer Lawrence Billups said the woman told police she was lying on the tracks “to clear her mind” when the train approached around 7 a.m. Sunday.
Consumer and labor groups demanded Bank of America Corp and other lenders reform their sales practices so that workers under pressure to meet sales quotas do not saddle customers with costly and unnecessary products. The whistleblowing campaign was announced Tuesday as the U.S. Treasury Department unveiled legislation to create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency, as part of the Obama administration financial regulation overhaul.
A 23-year-old man faces charges and possible deportation for allegedly threatening to blow up the police station and a federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau. The suspect, 23-year-old Pedro Quino-Teodoro (KEE’-no-TEE’-oh-dore-oh), is charged with two counts of making a terrorist threat and one count of attempted obstruction of a governmental function.
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An autopsy determined that a couple whose bodies were found in their Anastasia Island home on Sunday died of natural causes. An off-duty firefighter passing the house on Sunday morning noticed an odor coming from the house in the 200 block of Puebla Road in the Treasure Beach neighborhood and found the 80-year-old Donald Hankey and 77-year-old Patricia Hankey dead on the floor of the living room.
A Maitland man died while saving his son’s life during a hiking trip in North Carolina. Michael Grady, 52, died over the weekend while rescuing his 12-year-old son, Austin, who was stuck in the Cullasaja River near Highlands, N.C.
A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy has been charged with drug possession after a hidden camera showed him pocketing 71 Vicodin pills during a hotel-room sting in Redlands. Jeffery Karp, 36, who has worked for the Sheriff’s Department since July 1999, pleaded not guilty Thursday in San Bernardino Superior Court to one count of possessing a controlled substance. He was charged June 9.
It’s not unusual to find squirrels doing what they like to do best in Perkins Park in the summer. Through his years as a detective in Warren, Wayne Mackey has run into quite a few squirrely situations, but none of that prepared him for what happened a few weks ago when he was interviewing one witness on a recent murder case.
Officers arrest a western Wisconsin woman for her 10th OWI. Lisa White of Saint Croix Falls was pulled over in Barron County early Saturday morning. Officers say they ran a check of the license plate and learned the vehicle was registered to a man whose license had been revoked for an OWI so they stopped the car.
Family and friends of a local man claim he wasn’t feeling well from the heat when he allegedly jumped onto the hood of another driver’s car and then aimed a loaded handgun at him. “It was a hot day,” Sam Pillsbury, owner of Helios Solar Installation in Brentwood, said in defense of his employee and friend, Timothy Gingras.
A man held up a gas station near the Holland Tunnel wielding a gun in one hand and a potato in the other late Sunday, police said in a report in the Jersey Journal. According to the report, the robber entered the Gulf station demanding money.
The location that first gave Wendy’s hamburgers and Frostys to the world will now be a place for another type of service. The Catholic Foundation is moving into the site of the original Wendy’s restaurant, which opened in 1969 at 257 E. Broad St. The foundation, now at 1071 S. High St., is buying the property for a price that neither side would reveal yesterday.
A 20-year-old man who discovered a handgun in a closet of a Queen Creek-area home on Monday died after he pointed it at his head and shot it when he doubted it was loaded, authorities said. The man, who lived at the residence, was going through the closet of a master bedroom with a teenage boy about 12:30 p.m. when they found a small semi-automatic handgun, according to Lt. Tamatha Villar, spokeswoman for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
A 14-year-old girl had an extraordinary escape today after surviving a plane crash and several hours floating in the Indian Ocean after an airliner plunged into the sea. She was aboard a flight travelling from the Yemeni capital Sanaa, where there had been a change of planes, to the Comoros Islands, a former French colony off the southeast African coast, 190-miles north of the island of Madagascar.
Government experts say the maximum dose listed for Tylenol and dozens of other painkillers should be reduced to help curb deadly overdoses. In a series of votes Tuesday, a Food and Drug Administration panel endorsed lowering the maximum dose of over-the-counter acetaminophen — the key ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin and other medications.
bird strike caused damage to a plane making an approach at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday morning. American Airlines Flight 1256 was on it way to New York City from Miami. The plane hit several birds just before landing. The plane was about 900 feet off of the ground.
A man who was bound with duct tape and beaten during a home invasion early Tuesday in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side complained to police that the attackers took his drugs. About 2 a.m., the victim, a 30-year-old man who lives in the 2400 block of West McLean Avenue, was in his bedroom when he heard a loud noise, according to Shakespeare District police Capt. Marc Buslik.
Quote of the day.
The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.
-Karl Marx, Communist political philosopher and spiritual mentor to many in the Democrat party.