Florida Police Discover Live Baby Alligator in Bag During Traffic Stop

first_img Florida authorities arrested a driver after he was found with a live baby alligator and drugs during a traffic stop on July 4.Hardee County deputies stopped Anthony Richardson in the vicinity of State Road 64 and Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs, Florida, on Thursday, ABC Action News reported. In addition to discovering illegal drugs on Richardson, officials spotted the alligator, which had its mouth taped shut, in a bag stashed inside his car. Before deputies searched the vehicle, Richardson said that he had the alligator in the front seat. Richardson also told deputies that he didn’t possess an alligator hunting/trapping license, but he received the alligator from a friend. Deputies said he had planned to release the creature into a nearby river.Deputies at the scene contacted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and safely released the reptile into the Peace River after discussing the incident with an FFWCC officer.According to deputies, Richardson was booked into the Hardee County Jail for multiple drug charges and illegally capturing or possessing an alligator.This isn’t the first time a Florida driver was found with a live alligator in their vehicle: In May, a woman pulled a live, 12-foot alligator from her yoga pants during a routine traffic stop in Florida. The woman, who was initially stopped for running a nearby stop sign, surrendered the gator to police following the incident.More on Geek.com:Woman Pulls Live Alligator From Yoga Pants During Traffic Stop in Florida Alligator Seen ‘Dragging Body’ Into Lake in Florida Man’s Hand, Foot Discovered in Florida Alligator’s Stomach Stay on targetcenter_img Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River last_img read more

Videos from Smackdown 10Woman Tag Main Event Hardy vs Nakamura Styles Interview

first_img Twitter Pinterest Videos from Smackdown Live on June 12, 2018 from Memphis.Jeff Hardy vs. Shinsuke NakamuraSamoa Joe vs. Rusev with The Miz as Guest RefereeJerry Lawler interviews AJ StylesDaniel Bryan vs. Shelton BenjaminWomen’s Money in the Bank Summit Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars WhatsApp Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte last_img read more

Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa in a Street Fight headlines NXT TakeOver

first_img NXT will present the next WWE Network special with NXT TakeOver: Chicago II tonight at the Allstate Arena starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) on the WWE Network.Top matches being advertised for tonight’s special in Chicago includes Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa in a Street Fight match and Aleister Black defending the NXT Championship against No. 1 contender Lars Sullivan.Here is the card for tonight:Street Fight MatchJohnny Gargano vs. Tommaso CiampaNXT ChampionshipAleister Black (c) vs. Lars SullivanNXT Women’s ChampionshipShayna Baszler (c) vs. Nikki CrossRicochet vs. The Velveteen DreamNXT Tag Team ChampionshipsThe Undisputed Era (c’s) vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny BurchWrestleview.com will have live coverage of NXT TakeOver beginning tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 CT) followed by coverage of a post-TakeOver conference call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaking with members of the wrestling media. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) WhatsApp WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Google+center_img Pinterest NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Clark Talks explores scientific research hitech votech in Vancouver

first_imgDid you know some of the country’s most talked-about research is happening in Vancouver? Have you heard about a college’s work to meet a growing need for skilled trade workers?In this week’s episode of Clark Talks, The Columbian’s podcast dives into education.Columbian reporters Kaitlin Gillespie and Dameon Pesanti introduce small cities reporter Adam Littman. Then they talk with scientist Christine Portfors about some of the ground-breaking research happening at Washington State University Vancouver and the advantages and disadvantage of being a smaller, newer campus than the Pullman flagship.They also speak with Clark College Welding Department head Caleb White about his institution’s drive to embrace technology and efforts to fill a growing void of industrial welders.The podcast is free and available on SoundCloud. Smartphone users can also subscribe to it via the Stitcher and iTunes apps.last_img read more

AG Ferguson files suit against Value Village

first_imgWashington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Wednesday a consumer protection lawsuit against TVI Inc., the for-profit company that owns Value Village, which used to have a Vancouver location. Ferguson alleges that the Bellevue-based company “deceived thousands of Washington consumers and donors for more than a decade,” according to a news release.The complaint filed in King County Superior Court claims TVI violated the Consumer Protection Act and Charitable Solicitations Act.“The numerous alleged deceptions mainly involve misleading consumers and donors to believe that all types of donations and purchases benefitted charity, and creating the impression that Value Village itself is a nonprofit or charity. In fact, no portion of Value Village in-store sales benefits its charity partners, and contrary to Value Village’s marketing, for years, some types of donations — including furniture and housewares — did not benefit charities at all,” a news release from the Attorney General’s Office said.The 37-page complaint also claims that “Value Village failed to disclose its status as a for-profit commercial fundraiser, and failed to disclose certain contact information for the secretary of state,” which is required by law and, according to Ferguson, important for donors to know.TVI runs 330 store worldwide including 19 Value Village stores in Washington. The Vancouver store’s last day was Nov. 12, 2016. Property owner Dick Hannah Dealerships declined to renew Value Village’s lease when it expired at the end of last year. Hannah’s Ram truck dealership has since opened in its place.The store’s closure interrupted a revenue stream for The Arc of Southwest Washington, a Vancouver-based nonprofit that relies on selling used goods to support its programs that help people with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. In July, The Arc’s executive director, David Wunderlin, said he negotiated to extend its contract through the end of February. The local Arc has been around since 1936 and in the last several years has worked to move away from reliance on Value Village.last_img read more

Walmart to host free health screenings

first_imgWashington Walmart stores are hosting their second Walmart Wellness Day of the year on Saturday.The free health event offers blood glucose, blood pressure and body-mass index screenings, as well as low-cost immunizations. Some stores will also offer free vision screenings.The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at all Washington and Oregon stores.Since its first event, Walmart has provided more than 2 million free screenings to people across the country.last_img

Federal officers move to reopen immigration office in Oregon

first_imgPORTLAND — Federal law enforcement officers arrested at least eight protesters Thursday while trying to reopen a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland that has been closed because of a round-the-clock demonstration.Officers moved in at sunrise and were able to unblock the entrance to the facility that has been shut down for more than a week, said Rob Sperling, spokesman for Federal Protective Service, which is responsible for protecting federal buildings.The names of those arrested and the charges they face were not immediately available.Sperling said the goal was not to end the protest, but to make the building accessible to employees who are likely to return to work next week. Officers were holding a boundary line between federal and private property, and they would maintain a round-the-clock security presence “for some time,” he said.Ben Dorfman, a protester who has been sleeping at the camp, told Oregon Public Broadcasting he was awakened at 5:30 a.m. by someone alerting him of law enforcement activity.“I think their priority right now is to get us off the ICE property so that the ICE building can continue to function, get people going in and out,” Dorfman said. “I don’t think they’re going to try and tear this whole thing down.”last_img read more

In Our View Trumps Words UnAmerican

first_imgThe threat is real. It is profound. It is a danger to the ideals that have made the United States a beacon of freedom for the world.Each time President Donald Trump decries “fake news” or says the media is “the enemy of the people” or points to reporters and calls them “horrible, horrendous people,” a little piece of America dies. And yet the president persists, undermining the very foundation of this nation while creating a cultural divide that will have lasting repercussions.Because of that, The Columbian is joining with newspapers throughout the country today in editorializing against these most un-American actions by an American president. Trump’s frequent harangues against the media, born of thin-skinned immaturity and disrespect for the pillars of this nation, represent an appalling and unacceptable rejection of all that makes America great.When it comes to considering the media in a free society, we are inclined to side with the Founding Fathers, who included, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Or with Thomas Jefferson, who wrote, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”last_img read more

Hockinson schools have replacement levy new levy on ballot

first_imgWhen Hockinson School District residents check their ballots for the Feb. 12 special election, they’ll have two levies to vote on, one a replacement and one a new levy.The replacement school programs and operations levy is technically a “partial replacement,” Superintendent Sandra Yager said. As part of the state’s McCleary legislation — which injected $7.3 billion in new state funding for schools to be spread over four years, followed by another $1 billion in 2018 for teacher salaries — local levies were capped at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.In 2018, Hockinson’s levy rate was $3.43 per $1,000 of assessed value. The district is asking for the maximum it can for the replacement three-year levy, $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for each year. The money is expected to go toward keeping class sizes down, helping to fund special education programs, extracurricular activities and athletics.“We would’ve gotten almost $5 million this year (with the old levy rate),” Yager said. “Instead, we’re getting a little less than $3 million.”The second levy is a three-year capital levy for technology and school improvements that would start in 2020. For the first year, the district is asking for $0.45 per $1,000 of assessed value, followed by $0.40 per $1,000 in 2021 and $0.36 per $1,000 in 2022. The money is expected to be used for technology refreshes, safety and security upgrades, heating and cooling improvements and building capital improvements.last_img read more


first_imgThe KMC members are elected to serve the municipality which includes waste management. The Bakoteh Dumpsite poses serious health and environmental risks to the immediate residents of Bakoteh and Manjai which should be the concern of the KMC. The KMC has accepted to dialogue with the communities but it needs to do more to convince the public that it is taking this seriously. It has to come up with short term and long term solutions that can convince the residents.It has been several weeks since the reopening of the dumpsite but the measures which were outlined by the Minister of the Environment have not been applied.Meanwhile the health of the residents continued to be at a risk. The issue of the dumpsite has to be taken seriously.last_img read more

Code of Conduct of Some Parties yet to be received

first_imgBY Makutu Manneh The codes of conduct of some political parties which Foroyaa has long promised to publish, are yet to be received. The paper undertook to publish the codes of conduct of all registered political parties in The Gambia, but only managed to publish those of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) and the People’s Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS). This reporter has contacted the Gambia Action Party (GAP), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP) and they have made promises to provide Foroyaa with their parties’ codes of conduct. The Alliance for Patriotic, Reorientation and Construction (APRC), the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) and the Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) are the parties that our reporter struggles to reach, but will still try contacting them. As for the United Democratic Party (UDP), their spokesperson has indicated that their code of conduct is not for public consumption, but for their party members only. Almamy Fanding Taal said the party has two codes of conduct – one for the executive members and the other is for their elected representatives like councillors, mayors and National Assembly members. “We have a code of conduct. It is not for public consumption, but for the party members only,” Taal said. Codes of conducts are sets of rules outlining the norms, rules and responsibilities, and proper practices for an individual to obey. So, Foroyaa wants to update the general public about the codes of conducts their country’s political parties have for their members to follow.last_img read more

Italian police can guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans in Rome

first_imgThe Italian police insist that they can “guarantee the safety of Liverpool fans” in Rome ahead of the club’s return leg in the Champions League semi-finalsThe Premier League side has sold 5,000 tickets for Wednesday’s second leg against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico, but there have been concerns among the club supporters in regards to safety after a Liverpool fan was attacked by two men from Rome and left in a critical condition.But Italian Public order commissioner Giorgio Luciani has sent assurances that there will be more than 1,000 police officers patrolling the streets in Rome and that they are “used to managing these events”.“We are used to managing these events. For the Rome Marathon, we organised a police service of more than 1,000 people. For the derby between Roma and Lazio it was the same,” Luciani told BBC.“We can guarantee the safety of Liverpool supporters if they respect the rules and make the day as normal as they can.”“We don’t ask for anything special, just that they respect the rules.”Since the attack on 53-year-old Irishman Sean Cox, two Italian men have been charged with attempted murder.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s a terrible episode,” added Luciani.“We are working in synergy with the English police to solve this problem and help them, and vice versa for this match.”Following the events of the first leg, Liverpool has called for an “extraordinary” meeting with Uefa, Roma and Italian police, and have issued their travelling supporters with safety advice.For non-ticket holders, Luciani confirmed that they will have “no chance” of entering the stadium.“They need a ticket and passport or ID card,” said the commissioner.“This is the only way to gain entrance for the match. Without a ticket, it is not forbidden to watch the match inside a pub, bar or restaurant but not inside the stadium.”He added: “It’s a tough challenge but what is important is for us to enjoy and lead the city for the citizens, supporters, for everyone. We want it to be an important sporting day – nothing else.”last_img read more

Hutchison raises concern on West Ham Anderson bid

first_imgWest Ham are allegedly discussing with Italian club Lazio for their attacker Felipe Anderson, but midfielder Don Hutchison has raised his personal concerns about the potential transfer.Hammers have offered a bid worth over £35million for the Brazilian and Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now in talks with Lazio about trying to negotiate a summer deal for the 25-year-old, according to Daily Mail.Nevertheless, former Irons midfielder Hutchison has described him as “very lazy” at times and feels he could be a slightly risky signing. The 25-year-old right-winger has netted four goals and provided seven assists in 21 appearances in Serie A last season.“This lad so much ability, I’ve commentated on him a dozen times, not many good games,” Hutchison wrote on his personal Twitter account.What we learned from day 2 of the Premier League? Taimoor Khan – August 20, 2019 The new Premier League season is only two weeks old but it has already taught us a few things that could define the campaign….“He needs to work so much harder!!!!! Very lazy but if West Ham can get a bit of fire in his belly, then he could come good.” This lad so much ability,I’ve commed on him a dozen times,not many good games. He Needs to work so much harder!!!!! Very lazy but if West Ham can get a bit of fire in his belly,then he could come good?— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) May 31, 2018last_img read more

Deschamps wants a sharper France against the Dutch

first_imgFrance boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to step up their game when they square up against Holland in the Nations League on Sunday.The World Cup winners kicked off their campaign with a barren draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were not sharp enough.Les Bleus will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is looking for improvement.“We’re returning home, but we need to be more efficient,” he told uefa.com. “We ran out of steam towards the end against Germany and obviously the entire squad is not yet in top form. Not at this time of the season.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“I haven’t decided yet whether to rotate players – anything is possible. Given that it’s our first match back at the Stade de France, in front of our fans, I’ll see how everyone recovers.”His Dutch counterpart Koeman reckoned France is one of the finest teams in recent times and is bracing up for the showdown ahead.“They are the world champions for a reason, without really playing great or beautiful football,” he told uefa.com.“When you want to improve, you have to play against nations of this level. The World Cup has proven that nothing is impossible – just look at [runners-up] Croatia – but we’re certainly the underdogs.”last_img read more

Alan Shearer reacts to Liverpool FCs 21 win over Tottenham

first_imgAlan Shearer has reacted to Liverpool 2-1 victory against Tottenham, stating that he is “worried” about Liverpool’s strong start to the season, adding that the Reds are yet to hit top gear.Liverpool dominated 100 per cent to start the new campaign on Saturday afternoon as they grabbed a 2-1 victory at Tottenham in order to keep their joint spot at the top of the table.While talking about the Match of the Day on Saturday evening, Shearer said, according to The Sports Review:“Liverpool definitely deserved it but the worrying thing is they weren’t even at their best. If they had been, they could have probably scored six or seven.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They should have had a field day because their pressing at times was excellent and they pressured Tottenham into making mistakes.”Coming up next for the Reds is their Champions’ League group stage opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Anfield.Also, Liverpool plans to go one step further this season after they got to the final but lost to Real Madrid last term.last_img read more

David Luiz praises Maurizio Sarri

first_imgThe Chelsea Brazilian footballer believes his coach saved his career and now speaks on the values the Italian manager hasFor Chelsea center-back David Luiz, life under manager Maurizio Sarri has been a blessing.The Brazilian had some problems with the last Blues’ manager Antonio Conte, even deciding to leave the team.But in the end, he stayed and now he spoke to BT Sport on television about how well Sarri manages things at the club.“I think it is about training every day. In the first week I talked to him and said to him that I’m going to work harder to show I want to get into his team and play his philosophy,” he said as quoted by Football London.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“His philosophy is great. It is to press all the time, to play with the ball, possession, without being scared, with happiness, and in the end being concentrated for 90 minutes. That is important. I’m trying to do my best every single match.”“I was a champion with Conte and was in the best XI so I cannot say this way. Conte was a bit more defensive, Sarri is more offensive. I try to adapt. I was playing in a back three in the middle and now I’m playing in a back four. You have to adapt in every match,” he added.“Sarri is a great human also,” he commented.“His philosophy, he wants that. He wants us to take pleasure in the football. You have a privilege to have one of the best jobs in the world. He says this to us every day.”last_img read more

Marotta hints on Godins switch to Inter

first_imgBeppe Marotta confirmed Diego Godin offered himself to Inter Milan claiming “He is a figure we don’t want to let get away.”The former Juventus chief spoke to the press ahead of Inter’s Serie A match against Sassuolo this evening.“We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa. The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts,” said Marotta and cited via Football Italia.Five players who might struggle at Inter Milan next season Taimoor Khan – August 5, 2019 Inter Milan are going to be a different prospect next season with Antonio Conte in charge and some players are going to find it…He was asked about Atletico Madrid defender Godin, who it’s widely reported will join Inter when his contract expires in June.“I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.“There are champions who present themselves, that we don’t want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June.”last_img read more

Snatch no grab in Grace Bay – Robbers hiding in bushes

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDays after the Premier announced that a partnership will see CCTV installed in more areas of Grace Bay for greater protection of the visitors to our destination; there is report of yet another upsetting mugging reaching our newsroom. A couple of tourists, on Saturday night, were attacked by men who jumped from nearby bushes as the guests made their way back to their resort. According to reports, the target was a handbag, the owner of that bag fought her assailants and it got so intense that she fell to the ground in the struggle and was dragged by the attackers, who still could not wrench that bag from the victim. Eventually, the attackers gave up when they spotted an approaching vehicle and ran off. There is little information on this incident at this stage, but our details here are confirmed by Police. The Premier on Friday said an effort to beef up surveillance is coming; it will include an adopt a CCTV camera program, where companies can sponsor the video surveillance.last_img read more

Police release statement on death of Arthur Morris Jr

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 27, 2016 – The death of 29 year old Arthur Morris Jr still has the community reeling and Police today gave a timeline in the apparent drowning death of the man.  Officer Kevin Clarke in a media release said that the 20ft speed boat reportedly began taking on water at the rare of the boat, the stern and quickly sank.  Both men on board tried swimming to shore, but only one was rescued; he was reportedly found floating around 6pm in the water of Leeward Cut by a water tour operator.The rescue launched a search led by Marine Police which stretched well into the night, it was suspended at 9:45pm and resumed by 5:45am Sunday.  Around 10:30am on Sunday, AJ’s body was spotted.  Police say an autopsy will say for sure how AJ died.  Arthur Morris Jr, originally from Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama had just become a father less than six months ago. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

55yearold male arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, November 28, 2016 – Police investigating an accident that occurred on Saturday 26th November 2016 that killed a man on Grand Turk have arrested a 55 year-old male on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. At 10:04 pm Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to a report on Hospital Road where a complainant stated that a man who was crossing the road was knocked down by a silver truck. The man, 50 year-old Jacques Delzins of Haiti, was later pronounced dead by a doctor.  The driver of the truck was later seen and arrested. Anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to the police by calling the Grand Turk Police Station 946-2299. Related Items:last_img read more