*Just as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system works to install more security cameras on its trains, a group of juveniles decided to make it an opportunity to unite and rob unsuspecting riders. The incident occurred last Saturday.
According to Yahoo News, spokeswoman Alicia Trost told Business Insider at least seven robberies took place when suspects, who police believe were several dozen juveniles, dashed on and off the train at the Oakland Coliseum station. Some suspects allegedly held the doors while some train cars were being robbed, police said. Continue reading →
*Oh the things some people do. SMH. Please don’t tell my mama I’m sharing something this crass with you, and please don’t judge the messenger! In fact, my mouth is still agape (Oops! Please don’t read more into that little admission than was meant!) But my goodness, what on earth could have made this woman even THINK to do this?
Stay with me as I explore the possibilities…
Hmm…this darn makeup brush is no longer working. Whatever shall I use?
Honey, can you c’mere for a sec? I wanna try something?
*This story is still unfolding, but its very troubling even with the little we know. So far police suspect that the bodies of a male and female found inside of a meeting room at a Dallas office building was that of a subordinate and his boss. Police are alleging that the man was the employee, and that he shot and killed the woman, his supervisor, before turning the gun on himself.
Police had been alerted to an active shooter situation at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday morning in a building near I-635 and U.S. 75, according to what Dallas police assistant chief, Randy Blankenbaker, told attendees at a news conference Monday afternoon. Continue reading →
*By now we are so used to hearing about adults overdosing on Oxycontin or heroin. But I don’t think I will ever be able to wrap my brain around this happening to a child. Yet is has, and apparently seven times…
…to a child under the age of five. WTF?
According to Inside Edition 4-year old Tyranne Beckless was found unresponsive in his Milwaukee home last Saturday; and although two people, the kid’s parents, have yet to be identified, they have been arrested but not charged with anything. Continue reading →
Amen to that, I said, and plowed into that article.
However, although they wrote that gender wasn’t an issue, it became clear really quickly that the article was very heavily focused on women, and I felt very strongly that we can’t leave the guys out of this! So, in the spirit of community service, I’ll give you their reasons for being naked more, and give you the male “take” — or at least the straight / bi male take — on each reason. Continue reading →
*I grew up in a family that was scarred by domestic abuse, so this story hit home. It also literally renewed my spirit and faith. Read it, and you’ll feel it, too.
Melisa Dohme was stabbed 32 times in the face, neck, and arms by her ex-boyfriend back in 2012. When emergency worker Cameron Hill came to her aid, she was so covered in blood that he couldn’t discern her facial features or the color of her hair.
Hill jumped into action, carrying her from an ambulance to a helicopter for the first of a series of life-saving surgeries and procedures. She survived, and ultimately made a full recovery.
Hill reconnected with Dohme 10 months later at a luncheon in her honor.
“I didn’t even want to open my heart up to anything,” Dohme said. “I was afraid, but then I met Cameron.”
*Looks like SeaWorld’s decision to stop breeding orca whales was only the beginning of their troubles. Now they’ve got some explaining to do after an otherwise healthy, yet aged polar bear died unexpectedly — only days after its “best friend” was sent away to breed more polars.
According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) says a polar bear named Szenja, 21, “gave up” and “died from a broken heart” within days after “Snowflake” the female polar bear that she shared a space with for 20 years, was shipped away.
Szenja was born in captivity and had lived in SeaWorld’s Wild Arctic exhibit since the 1990s. Continue reading →
*Waitress Kerie Marie Carlson probably thought it was just going to be another day as she led this customer to his table. But she was in for quite a surprise.
As they walked to the table, the man being led realized Carlson was having trouble hearing him. When this was brought to the waitresses attention, she explained that one of her hearing aids was broken.
Sounds like the kind stranger, who wishes to remain anonymous, didn’t skip a beat before demanding that Carlson take the $500 in his hand to get her hearing aide repaired; even though she had attempted to decline.
I’m not even sure if he had sat down yet!
“I cried for a minute in his arms!” the overwhelmed waitress told ABC News. Continue reading →