Month: January 2016

Man charged after driving car almost completely covered in snow

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Man charged after driving car almost completely covered in snow BRUSSELS, Ontario – An 80-year-old man was charged after driving a car that was almost completely covered in snow with only a portion of the driver's side windshield cleared for vision, police said.Ontario Provincial Police said Wednesday the man received a $110 ticket after an officer spotted a car resembling a pile of snow on the road in Brussels, Ontario on Tuesday.The man,... [...]

Several Arrests Made in Connection With California Prison Escapes, But Inmates Still Sought

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Several Arrests Made in Connection With California Prison Escapes, But Inmates Still SoughtSeveral people were arrested in connection with the case of three inmates who escaped from a maximum security California jail, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.Although those arrested do not include the inmates themselves, they have “some connection to the individuals who escaped,” Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens, of the Orange... [...]

Boy wearing plastic ‘Messi’ jersey found

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Young Lionel Messi fan wearing plastic bag jersey found in Afghanistan (CNN)Lionel Messi fans, the search is over. The boy seen wearing a striped plastic bag with the football player's name and number scrawled in blue ink has been found. He's five-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi from Afghanistan who "loves football and Messi." "When he suddenly wakes up in the middle of the night, he starts crying that he wants to go to Messi," his father, Arif... [...]

Critics blast Massachusetts city’s new ‘essay’ rule for gun-carry applicants

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Critics blast Massachusetts city's new 'essay' rule for gun-carry applicantsCritics are blasting a Massachusetts city’s new law that they claim requires residents applying for a license to carry handguns to write “an essay” and pay upwards of $1,100 for training.The new laws take effect this week in Lowell, a city of 110,000 that lies 35 miles north of Boston. Pushed by Police Superintendent William Taylor and passed by the City Council,... [...]

Police: Fight possibly staged in California jail escape

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Police: Fight possibly staged in California jail escape (CNN)A manhunt is underway in California for three inmates, including one who is accused of murder and another accused of torture, who escaped an Orange County jail Friday, authorities said. "This was a very sophisticated escape. They cut through a quarter-inch metal plate," Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Monday. "They crawled through unsecured plumbing tunnels to the... [...]