Failing PA Farm Seen as Native American Bias

Failing PA Farm Seen as Native American Bias      PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A rural Pennsylvania couple sees their failing farm as the latest "chapter in the sad history of government exploitation of Native American people and their land."     In their federal complaint filed Tuesday, Dale and Renee Thorpe describe years of harassment they claim to have faced in Upper Makefield, Pa. The Thorpes say Dale "is related to the American hero, Jim Thorpe," an early 20th century athlete whose remains hav...

Election Notes

Election Notes Over at 538, Nate Silver and crew now calculate that the Republican chances of a Senate majority are over 2 to 1, the first time they have crossed that threshold.  The 538 forecasts have been among the most favorable to the Democrats.  At the WaPo's Monkey Cage, it's 93%.  Looks good for "Goodbye, Chairman Leahy, hello Chairman Grassley."In Colorado, the Quinnipiac Poll has Bob Beauprez up by 5% over incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper.  The 538 folks ra...
  October 30, 2014  

A Deadly Law Enforcement Week

A Deadly Law Enforcement Week ODMP | Thursday, October 30, 2014 Harris County Sheroff's Office, Deputy Jesse Valdez, III (ODMP photo) ...
  October 30, 2014  

Fight (In Progress)

Fight (In Progress) Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075. Incident Report for Case #2014-356789 Incident Type Fight (In Progress) Incident Date 10/29/2014 - 7:08 PM Address...

Not OK: Woman In Viral Street Harassment Video Receives Rape Threats

Hollaback.org has a specific mission to end street harassment. According to their website, the organization wants to take the power away from the harasser by documenting what really happens in street harassment incidents. So what is street harassment? According to the website, it’s a form of sexual harassment that takes place in public spaces. Recently Shoshana Roberts teamed up with Hollaback to bring awareness to this behavior. Hollaback sent a man with a camera in his backpack to walk in ...

Men charged in woman’s 2011 drugging, kidnapping and rape in Saginaw …

Men charged in woman's 2011 drugging, kidnapping and rape in Saginaw ...The Saginaw NewsSAGINAW, MI — Two men face up to life in prison after a Saginaw County jury convicted them of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after drugging her at the Dixie Motor Speedway in 2011. After deliberating for parts of two days, a jury on Monday ...
  October 30, 2014  

21-year-old man guilty of capital murder in slaying of 72-year-old Dallas woman he called ‘Granny’

21-year-old man guilty of capital murder in slaying of 72-year-old Dallas woman he called ‘Granny’ James Mitchell A Dallas County jury found a man guilty Thursday of killing the 72-year-old woman he called “Granny.” James Mitchell, 21, was found guilty of capital murder and he was automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors say Mitchell robbed Mouda Erskine and beat her to death with a hammer. Her blood was found on his clothes and both of their DNA was found on a hammer at the South Dallas home where Erskine was killed in January 2013. The ju...

Jury deliberates in Davis murder trial

Jury deliberates in Davis murder trialPress & Sun-BulletinChristopher Davis, left, appears in Broome County Court with his defense lawyer Christopher Grace at the opening of his trial for first-degree murder in the July 2013 death of Johnson City resident Patricia LaCaprara. (Photo: ANTHONY BORRELLI / STAFF ...
  October 30, 2014  

Jean McConville murder: Man arrested in Northern Ireland

Jean McConville murder: Man arrested in Northern Ireland Jean McConville murder: Man arrested in Northern IrelandTelegraph.co.ukMrs McConville, a widow, was the most famous of the “disappeared” - up to 16 victims murdered and then buried secretly across Ireland in the Seventies and Eighties. She was dragged at gunpoint from her flat in front of her children by a gang of up to ...Man arrested over Jean McConville murder Irish TimesJean McConville murder: 73-year-old man arrested in Dunmurry BBC NewsPensioner, 73, arrested by police investigating 19...
  October 30, 2014  

Hearing for woman accused in Greece home invasion postponed

Hearing for woman accused in Greece home invasion postponedRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe federal detention hearing for a woman accused of having a role in a Greece home invasion has been postponed. Jessica Moscicki is now scheduled to appear in federal court on Nov. 13. A bail hearing scheduled for Thursday was postponed as federal ...
  October 30, 2014