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Girl Dies On Ride At Christian Festival

July 15, 2007 at 5:37 pm by  

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – Elizabeth K. Mohl, 16, died from injuries sustained at a Christian festival after plunging about 50 feet from a bungee-like amusement ride called the Air Glory. Workers at the Lifest 2007 event, an annual Christian music festival that also features rides and sports, shut down the Air Glory ride after the accident, which occurred about 4:45 p.m. A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. and the music festival resumed about 7:30 p.m.

Air Glory is a ride that takes two to three people up in the air almost 100 feet riders then pull a rip-cord to launch them into a free fall swing. One witness who was waiting in line for the ride stated that when they pulled the release he heard a snapping sound. One person fell and the other remained swinging in the ride.

The Lifest website states this about the Air Glory:

Want to hear grown men scream like little girls? Air Glory will take you and a friend or 2 to almost 100 feet above the ground.

5 Pretty White Girls Die in Fiery Crash

July 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm by  

Bailey Goodman, Hannah Congdon, Katherine Shirley, Meredith McClure, Sarah Monnat

Fairport, NY – The white race suffered a tremendous blow when 5 pretty, white girls died in a fiery crash. All 5 girls just graduated from Fairport High School , 4 of them cheerleaders. Killed in the accident were Hannah Congdon, 18; Bailey Goodman, 17; Meredith McClure, 17; Sara Monnat, 18; and Katherine “Katie” Shirley, 18.

All 5 girls were on their way to Bailey’s parents lake cottage, followed by another group of friends in another vehicle. Bailey was driving her family’s Chevrolet TrailBlazer when she passed a van driving slowly in the right lane. Witnesses state that Bailey then crossed again into the oncoming lane, smashing into the tractor-trailer. The collision was so forceful that both erupted into flames. The driver of the truck, who tried to come to the girls aid, was not injured.

The fire trapped the five girls in the SUV. They were unable to escape,” said Lt. Bill Gallagher of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office.…

Genetic defect makes dog look like Hulk

July 14, 2007 at 8:44 pm by  

Whippet

This Whippet should be long and lean, but a genetic defect leaves the poor thing looking like it’s on steroids. She weighs more than twice what she should and “hunches like a babboon”. It could spell an early death for the pooch, but she is otherwise healthy and thinks she’s a lap dog apparently.

Here she is next to a normal sized Whippet:

Whippets

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Pit bull sodomizes toddler

July 13, 2007 at 8:07 pm by  

A 2 year old NY boy was sexually assaulted and significantly injured by the family’s pit bull after briefly being left unattended with dog in his home. They had to beat the dog to get it to release the child. The dog was also around 2 years old, and the family had owned it from puppy-hood. This was the only problem they had ever had with the dog. The dog has been impounded at the SPCA pending DNA testing, and the child is recovering in the hospital.

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Woman Gave Birth, Threw Infant In Trash

July 12, 2007 at 8:10 am by  

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Lindsey Scott, 22, was taken to the hospital after she was found passed out and bleeding in the shower. Hospital staff found an umbilical cord during their investigation at which time Scott told investigators that she had given birth at her home. Investigators were dispatched to her home where they found the infant’s body in a tied up trash bag stuffed in a trash can outside of her home. An autopsy determined the full-term baby girl was killed by asphyxiation.

Scott was charged with first-degree murder.

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Man Bites Off 3-Year-Old’s Lip, Nose

July 12, 2007 at 7:57 am by  

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Bryan James, 34, was arrested on Wednesday along with the childs mother, Jessica Silveirs, 26. Along with bites on the girls body, she suffered bites to her face in which she lost the upper part of her lip. Her ear was so mutilated that surgery could not return it to its natural state. Police think the biting attacks began in January, and continued until April.

James is charged with assault and battery upon a child causing substantial bodily injuries. Silveira is charged with permitting substantial injuries to a child under 14 and intimidation of a witness. The girl and her older brother, have been taken into state custody.

Update (7/12/2007) : 3-year-old permanently mutilated and disfigured

A doctor has testified that the girls lip was so badly bitten that no form of plastic surgery will correct it or make it look normal. He also testified that the girl had been hit on the head so much that she may have suffered permanent hearing loss.

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Wiiiiiiiiiiiii!

After I finally get my pretty little hands on Metroid Prime 3 for the Wii, the next game I will be gunning for is Mario Kart Wii, especially after seeing that they are going to package it with its own steering wheel. Due in the first quarter of ’08, I am hoping that it succeeds where other driving games on the Wii have failed. The couple of driving games that I’ve played on the Wii so far (Excite Truck, Cars) were difficult to control. I hope that Mario Kart Wii fixes those problems and turns into the best game of 2008.

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Steve Warrichaiet was drunk as he left his friends house in his 1995 Dodge Intrepid late Sunday. On his way home, he struck two pedestrians, leaving Joann Carroll, 41, critically injured on the side of the road, and Tyrone Ware, 50, in his windshield. Warrichaiet continued his 7 block drive home and parked his car in his ggarage where he called his sister a few minutes after midnight.

“Now I really did it. I killed somebody. I put the body in the car”

She didn’t believe him and was not able to call him back after he hung up as he had taken the phone off the hook. Warrichaiet then called police around 5:40 a.m. Police are not sure what happened in the 5 hour gap between him arriving home and finally notifying authorities. Ware was pronounced dead once police arrived at his house.

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Two Indicted in Collar Bomb Incident

July 11, 2007 at 1:34 pm by  

The strange case of Brian Wells, the seemingly innocent pizza delivery man who was forced to wear a bomb around his neck and rob a bank, is coming to a close. Wells died in the street, after being stopped by police after he attempted to rob a bank, when the collar bomb he was wearing detonated. The explosion left a softball sized hole in his chest. Before the bomb went off, Brian told authorities that he went to make a delivery to a remote location, but was accosted by two men he didnt know and forced to wear the bomb. The only way he would be able to get the bomb off was if he robbed the bank and followed a map that would lead him to the instructions to unlock the device.

Almost four years later, a federal grand jury has now indicted Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, 58, and Kenneth Barnes, 53, on charges of bank robbery, conspiracy and weapons charges. A third person in the case, Floyd Stockton, 60, was given immunity in a deal with prosecutors to testify against Barnes and Diehl-Armstrong.…

Microsoft E3 Press Conference Highlights

July 11, 2007 at 8:59 am by  

It was alright. No jaw-droppers.

Game Highlights (all to be available this year):

  • Halo 3
  • Mass Effect
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Rock Band
  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Stranglehold
  • The Orange Box
  • Grand Theft Auto 4
  • Madden ’08
  • Project Gotham Racing 4
  • Guitar hero 3
  • Viva Pinata: Party Animals
  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Splinter Cell Conviction
  • Dynasty Warriors Gundam
  • NBA Live ’08
  • Naruto
  • Eternal Sonata
  • Tony Hawk: Proving Ground
  • Scene it?
  • Resident Evil 5 (the only game that will not be available in ’07)

XBOX LiveMarketplace:

  • Montage of games shown including Marathon, Sonic, Hexic 2, Every Extend Extra Extreme, Tetris, Sudoku, Golden Axe, Bunch of others
  • Disney is coming to Xbox Live Video Marketplace, including Tarzan, Hercules, Atlantis, Waterboy, Unbreakable, Coyote Ugly, Déjà vu, More, and all in HD. All available tonight.
  • Canada and Europe are getting the Video Marketplace later this year.
  • Xbox Live is going to be integrated with Unreal Engine 3

Other Announcements

  • Europe is getting the 360 Elite.
  • Two new titles coming to Games for Windows, Gears of War and Viva Piñata.

When a bad day turns REALLY shitty…

July 10, 2007 at 9:32 pm by  

A crew of septic tank workers were heading home after a pump job when they come across a fiery car accident that left the driver dead and the passenger (the driver’s 18yo cousin) trapped inside. Being the resourceful shit pumpers that they were, they brilliantly offered assistance.

Burdett: “We heard the man in there screaming, so we waited for the police to get there, and police showed up. We asked permission to put the fire out, with the pump truck, and they said ‘Go ahead, and do that’ so we backed the pump truck over there, and put the fire out.”

That’s right. 1500 gallons of raw sewage put out the fire and saved the passenger. I would have thought the methane would have made it go off like a Roman candle, but I guess not. The passenger is in the hospital with injuries that would not be life threatening if not for the risk of infection from the raw sewage. Firefighters were also being observed in the hospital because of the infection risk.…

Man robs bank dressed as a tree

July 10, 2007 at 7:02 pm by  

Hmmm

He walked into the bank with leafy sticks duct taped to his head, demanded money, never brandished or even made mention of a weapon and made off with the cash. The clever disguise didn’t work, as someone recognized him from the above picture and called the police. See folks! Crime doesn’t pay.

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Edwin Hall Charged With Capital Murder

July 10, 2007 at 2:47 pm by  

UPDATE 7/23/08 – In a courtroom shocker today, Edwin Hall pled guilty to Kelsey Smith’s June 2007 murder in what was originally scheduled as a change of venue hearing. Hall apparently cut a last-minute deal for life without parole in exchange for a guilty plea on all counts: capital murder, aggravated kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy.

July 10, 2007 – Edwin Hall, 24, accused of kidnapping and killing Kelsey Smith, 18, now been charged with capital murder including rape and aggravated criminal sodomy charges.  …

Texas authorities are searching for a little girl in an online video who may have been given the drug ecstasy. The video shows a little girl around 2-years-old or so seemingly under the influence of a drug of some type. You will hear the females in the car talking about giving her “X”, or ecstasy. It’s kind of disturbing.


The pamphlet in the van as well as the radio station they are listening to has led investigators to suspect one or more of the people in the van are from the Houston area. Anyone with information on the girls’ identities should contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 361-782-3541.

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Medicine Hat, Alta – You may recognize the pictures from an incident that we posted about last year. In a nutshell, when Jasmine Richardson was 12, she and her boyfriend, 23-year-old Jeremy Steinke, murdered her mother and father along with her 8-year-old brother after the girls father forbid her to see Steinke any longer. The case was reported pretty heavily for a multitude of reasons, her age, his age, the callousness of their actions before, during and after the murders, plus the fact taht the girl was a “goth” girl who frequented nextopia.com as well as vampirefreaks.com. During her trial, she stuck with the story that she was being controlled and afraid of her boyfriend and did what he told her. Her defense stated that she didn’t know her boyfriend was on his way over to her house the night of the murders. The night he stabbed her mother, father and then slit 8-year-old Jacob’s throat after she was unable to carry through with his orders to stab him.…

Holy Shit, PS3 to Number 1 with a Bullet

July 9, 2007 at 9:20 pm by  

ImageShack

This is craziness.  With the price-drop, the PS3 just climbed 3,000% to overtake the Wii which has owned the top spot on Amazon since, well, forever.  Have people been virtual-camping while waiting on the price drop?  Something that they have known since day 1 that was imminent?  Or does the iPhone make everything else look like a good purchase right now?

 

With the 360 failure rates making news while the PS3 drops its price, and no games for the Wii, Sony has a chance to make up some ground during the next few months.  A PS3 price drop looks like you are getting ‘spensive shit at a decent price, a 360 price drop looks like you are getting shoddy equipment at a fair price.

Things finally get interesting.…

Big Willy

Set for an early ’08 release, THQ is building the Wii version of its hit series “Destroy All Humans!” from scratch. Officially titled “Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed” it promises to make good use of the Wii’s controller, allowing for much humanoid destruction.

In other DAH! news, a new installment called Path of Furon will be available for the PS3 & 360, also in early 2008.

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Xbox 360 Price Cut Announcement on Tuesday?

July 9, 2007 at 4:18 pm by  

Microsoft is holding its E3 press conference Tuesday evening in which they will supposeddly be announcing a price drop on the 360 console. Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter stated in a note to investors today that the price cut will affect all three Xbox 360 models. The $299 Core pack will drop to $249; the $399 Premium pack will drop to $349; and the recently released $479 Elite model will drop to $399.

Pure speculation at this point, sure, but not one bit surprising if it does happen.

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