9. March 2016 08:30
ALEINS . DRUNK
SANFORD, Fla. —
A substitute teacher was arrested Wednesday after Sanford police said she was teaching students while she was intoxicated.
Sanford police said Holly Joel is charged with child neglect, disorderly intoxication and interfering with school administration functions.
Police said that a school resource officer assigned to Bentley Elementary School was notified on Tuesday by school staff that a substitute teacher was possibly intoxicated while she was working.
Officers said they determined that Joel was under the influence of alcohol and had interfered with “the learning environment necessary for education.”
Joel was arrested and taken to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
14. October 2015 16:35
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PALM BAY (WOFL) - A 54-year-old Florida man has been arrested for a DUI, but not the kind we're used to hearing about.
Police in Palm Bay say Ronny Hicks was behind the wheel of his motorized wheelchair when they responded to calls about a man driving erratically and blocking people near a pedestrian bridge.
According to the arrest report, the 54-year-old appeared highly intoxicated. His speech was slurred speech and he was acting confused.
During his first appearance before a judge Tuesday, the state attorney recommended the maximum $5,000 bond because it was allegedly Hicks' third DUI in 10 years. But at first, the judge felt that amount was too high for a DUI in a motorized wheelchair.
"I can't say I would look at it the same for purposes of a bond when it's a motorized wheelchair rather than an automobile," she offered.
But after allowing the state to speak confidentially with medical staff regarding Hicks' need for a wheelchair, the judge approved the $5,000 bond.
29. September 2015 08:25
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An Arizona family was shocked when they discovered a bundle of marijuana had fallen from the sky, crashed through their carport and slammed into an empty dog crate.
Maya Donnelly said her family was woken by what sounded like thunder on Sept. 8. Donnelly said she went to investigate the next morning and saw splintered wood near the family's carport, Nogales International reported.
"I looked up to see the hole, and then my eyes trailed down and the big dog's house was destroyed. It made a hole in that hard plastic doghouse, and the bundle was inside," Donnelly said.
Donnelly lives in Nogales, Ariz., a town just a few miles from the U.S.- Mexico border, so she said she immediately assumed the bundle was drugs.
Nogales police told the family that a pilot in an ultralight aircraft likely dropped the bundle early by accident, Nogales International reported.
The 28-pound bundle of marijuana the family found is worth about $10,000, Detective Robert Ferros told CNN.
Ferros said this isn't the first time smugglers have used ultralight aircrafts to bring drugs across the border.
"We have seen bundles of marijuana being carried by ultralight aircraft weighing several hundred or a thousand pounds," he told CNN.
BEIJING — Six members of a religious cult have been arrested over the beating death of a woman at a McDonald’s restaurant in eastern China, police said Saturday.
The accused, including four members of the same family, allegedly attacked the woman in the city of Zhaoyuan after she refused to tell them her phone number. Zhaoyuan police said on their microblog that the six belonged to a group calling itself the “All-powerful spirit” and had been collecting numbers in an effort to recruit new members.
Zhaoyuan is in Shandong province, a traditional hotbed for religious cults. The region gave birth to the violent anti-Christian Boxer movement that laid siege to Western interests in Beijing and elsewhere during the waning years of the Qing dynasty in 1900.
State broadcaster CCTV said religious material had been found at a location linked to the sect but gave no further details. A clerk who answered the phone at Zhaoyuan police headquarters said no one was available to comment on the case.
All-powerful spirit, or “Quannengshen” in Chinese, was founded in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang in the early 1990s and later spread to the country’s eastern provinces, the newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily reported. It said the group promoted a philosophy based on a distorted reading of the Christian Bible and had been banned as an “evil cult” by the government in 1995, although that could not be immediately confirmed.
Another paper, the Beijing Morning News, said 17 members of the group had been arrested in Beijing in December 2012 for harassing people in a public park with claims that the world was coming to an end.
China has struggled at times to control grassroots religious movements based on Christian or Buddhist ideology, most notably the Falungong meditation movement that attracted millions of adherents before being brutally repressed in 1999.
North Korea sends a 17-year-old man to the Sun, a journey that took just four hours
This just in: North Korea has landed a man on the Sun. 17-year-old Hung Il Gong started his journey at 3am this morning, travelling alone, to reach our nearest star, a journey that took him just 4 hours.
A North Korean central news anchorman said during a live broadcast: "We are very delighted to announce a successful mission to put a man on the sun. North Korea has beaten every other country in the world to the sun. Hung Il Gong is a hero and deserves a hero's welcome when he returns home later this evening".
Hung is expected back on Earth in just a few hours time, where he will be greeted by his uncle, and supreme leader: Kim Jong-un. Hung traveled in the cover of darkness, as it would protect him from the harsh, and extreme temperatures of the Sun. Hung will also be bringing back some sun spot samples for his uncle, which I'm sure he will show off to the world in a short amount of time.
The North Korean central news agency is calling the 18-hour mission the "greatest human achievement of our time" - and so they should, landing a man on the Sun, a trip that took 18 hours return, is quite the achievement, all things considered. I wonder if Dennis Rodman considered this a slam dunk for the country.
10. January 2014 11:35
The ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy was arrested Saturday after allegedly whipping a gun out of her vagina and threatening her boyfriend.
Jennifer McCarthy, 48, got into an argument with her 53-year-old lover about space aliens, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. McCarthy left her Santa Fe residence, then came back and changed into lingerie. The outfit was accessorized by a silver handgun placed in her vagina, with which she began to have "inner course," [sic] according to the affidavit.
While cleaning the chamber, McCarthy reportedly posed the question, "Who is crazy, you or me?" before pulling out the gun and pointing it at her boyfriend's head, the Albuquerque Journal reported. The boyfriend told deputies he wrested the weapon away from her and put it first in the toilet, then the trash can.
McCarthy was charged with aggravated assault on a household member.