Saturday, March 17, 2018

Heather Locklear busted for battery

Heather Locklear is facing multiple charges of battery against law enforcement personnel who responded to a domestic disturbance call at her home last month. The "Melrose Place" star was charged with five misdemeanor counts: four counts of battery on a peace officer and one count of resisting, obstructing, or delaying a peace officer. Deputies were called to Locklear's home in Thousand Oaks, California, on February 26 in response to an incident between Locklear and her boyfriend.

Cops said the actress was "uncooperative and physically combative" with the responding deputies. Locklear was taken into custody after deputies found evidence that Locklear had battered her boyfriend, causing injury.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former Oz bikini model jailed for drugs trafficking

A Gold Coast bikini model, turned Houdini-style escape artist, has been sentenced for trafficking in ice, cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, oxycodone and ecstasy from her home.

Renee Elizabeth Tarbuck, 34, appeared in court where prosecutors told the Supreme Court that Tarbuck ran her empire like a pro — hiring menacing debt collectors, accepting valuables instead of cash, and offering discounts and incentives.
Her arrest came three months after she escaped police custody by squeezing herself through a police car window while handcuffed. She was so proud of her escape she texted her friend copies of selfies of her wrists with a set of police handcuffs still attached.

She began working as an escort after spending three months as an exotic dancer in Japan. She used the $45,000 earned in Japan to fund cosmetic surgery and put a deposit on a house.

In 2008 Tarbuck was forced to stop working as an escort because her organs shut down, all her hair fell out and her skin erupted in blisters.

Tarbuck believed she was poisoned with anthrax hidden in her shower head. The court heard Tarbucks’ ice addiction had triggered paranoid psychosis.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Amazing Feats

The producers behind the YouTube channel People Are Awesome, a collection of astounding clips of human beings performing incredible feats, have put together their “best of 2017” compilation video.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Nun collapses, dies in court amidst nasty legal battle over convent with Katy Perry

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, an 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun, had been fighting Perry over the sale of the eight-acre Los Angeles convent. Holzman collapsed during a court appearance on Friday, Reuters reports, and died shortly after.

Holzman had been fighting the pop star alongside fellow nun Sister Rita Callanan for over two years on behalf of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The sisters had hoped to sell the property for a whopping US$15.5 million to restaurateur Dana Hollister in 2015, who had plans to convert it into a hotel. But at the time, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had already been in talks to sell it for $14.5 million to Perry, who had plans to live there.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Kim Jong Un posing with potatoes sparks internet storm.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency released the image of Kim inspecting a Pyongyang potato flour factory on Wednesday. The photo captured the attention of bored internet types.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Man faces murder charge in Rite Aid heist

The man accused of bowling over an elderly shopper during the robbery of a Sacramento Rite Aid in November now faces a murder charge in her death. 21-year-old Kimani Randolph stared straight ahead from his courtroom holding cell and onlookers from the gallery gasped in recognition of the case. Randolph had been held in lieu of $1 million bail in Sacramento County Main Jail since his December arrest, but his bail was revoked with the new murder allegation. 87-year-old Marilyn Stribley died.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Man who ate adopted pig apologizes: 'Stop sending death threats'

A B.C. man accused of killing and eating a potbellied pig he adopted is apologizing and asking the public to stop sending him death threats. The man says he never intended to kill Molly the pig, which he adopted from the BC SPCA.

Molly was one of 57 pigs nursed back to health after being seized last year from a Ladysmith, B.C. property. She was adopted in January and the SPCA said it was informed earlier this month that she had been eaten.
The Vancouver Island resident, who goes by “Austin Manson Forget” on Facebook, even went on to post images and videos of himself seasoning the pet pig before cooking her.

He said he knows that was insensitive and inappropriate. Austin's girlfriend's name is Lauren Combs.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cop denies stalking woman in child custody battle with wealthy ex-boyfriend

Bradford McNish (L), Bryan Morton (C), and Anthony Braile
One of three Calgary police officers facing criminal charges denied ever conducting covert surveillance of a woman who says she was a victim of harassment. Bryan Morton, currently suspended from the CPS, said he was never paid to do background searches. But Morton, who faces charges of criminal harassment, bribery, breach of trust by a public official and unlawfully using a police computer system, acknowledged working for former officer Steve Walton.

Steve Walton
Morton said most of the $1,000-a-day work he did for Walton involved security detail for an oil company and its CEO. Morton admitted he received multiple cheques from the account of Walton and Walton’s wife, Heather. Payments in 2013 and 2014 totaled $81,520.

Morton did admit going to Edmonton to do surveillance on the woman. Morton admitted doing police data bank checks on the Canadian Police Information Centre for Walton and Braile.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Cheers as Dellen Millard and Mark Smich Sentenced

A packed Toronto courtroom erupted into cheers and a standing ovation Monday after the judge announced two men convicted of murdering a young woman would not be eligible for parole for 50 years. Dellen Millard is "profoundly amoral and dangerous" while his partner in crime, Mark Smich, "enthusiastically" participated in the murder of Laura Babcock, 23, whose body was never found. Millard, 32, of Toronto, and Smich, 30, of Oakville, Ont., were convicted in December of murdering the Toronto woman in the summer of 2012 and burning her body in an animal incinerator. Millard and Smich had previously been convicted in the murder of Tim Bosma, a 32-year-old Hamilton father who went missing in May 2013 after going on a test drive with two men interested in buying his pickup truck.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Zombees invading British Columbia

Apocephalus borealis is a species of North American parasitoid phorid fly that parasitizes bumblebees, honey bees, and paper wasps. These flies are colloquially known as zombie flies and the bees they infect are known as zombees. Recently the fly has changed host and has begun to attack the European honey bee.

First spotted on Vancouver Island, a first for Canada, experts believe they have reached the mainland. A phorid fly lays eggs inside a honeybee, and the fly larvae will eat away at the bee’s insides.
The bee will abandon its hive and appear zombie-like — disoriented and moving toward light sources — until it dies and the fly larvae bursts out. It’s unclear how much of an impact the parasites are having on the overall health of honeybee hives. Worker bees, who are primarily infected, leaving the hive is a symptom of the unexplained Colony Collapse Disorder.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Rum filled capuchin monkey branded terrorist against men

A group of bar patrons in Patos, Brazil were terrorized after a capuchin monkey ambled inside and proceeded to sample leftover rum on the tables.

After the creature had guzzled its fill, it came into possession of a kitchen knife almost as long as its body. With the weapon in hand, it began chasing the men in the establishment, it left the women alone.

Video footage captured on the scene shows the monkey on a roof with the knife, indiscriminately stabbing at shingles.
Firefighters were able to capture the monkey and release it back into the wild. Its antics soon attracted attention and alarm a second time, however, when residents living near the woods reported that it was behaving aggressively towards them.

The internet is rife with rumor and innuendo, with some saying it's an ISIS monkey that loves Obama, and probably killed Scalia with the knife. Others suggest a band of masked monkeys would drive ISIS into submission. Another group is blaming rabid feminist lesbians. Still others suggest a bar party really doesn't get started until the monkeys start a knife fight.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Witnesses contradict Patrick Brown accusers

Damning sexual misconduct allegations against former Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown are unravelling. Brown resigned as party leader in late January after CTV News published claims that Brown tried to pressure two young women, one a high school student and the other an intern in his office, into unwanted sex. CTV acknowledged a pivotal accusation – that Brown plied an underage high school girl with booze – never happened. A second accuser has been similarly discredited.
Wendy Freeman is President of CTV News. She has 'run' this dysfunctional joke since 2010.,

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sobeys drops support of wellness expo after father convicted in son's death scheduled to speak

David Stephan — convicted two years ago in connection with the death of his 19-month-old son, Ezekiel, in southeastern Alberta — is scheduled to speak at next month’s Calgary Wellness Expo, set for the Big Four building at Stampede Park March 9 to 11. The child died of bacterial meningitis after not receiving medical attention in time to save his life. Titled “Achieving Brain & Thyroid Health — Rising to your Potential,” Stephan’s seminar promises information on how to improve mental health and promote hormone balance through nutrient supplementation. Sobeys announced it was withdrawing its sponsorship of the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada. In an emailed statement, a spokeswoman said the company couldn’t support the organizers’ decision to host Stephan as a speaker.
A Lethbridge court is hearing sentencing arguments for the former southern Alberta couple convicted of failing to provide the necessaries of life for their son Ezekiel. David and Collet Stephan were found guilty in April in the death of their 19-month-old son who contracted a lung infection and later died in Alberta Children’s Hospital from meningitis.

Earlier this week, the Stephans were interviewed by the producers of the controversial documentary Vaxxed and the Crown played an interview in court. In the video, the Stephans were unapologetic for their actions and blamed the media for turning public support against them.
David and Collet Stephan effectively abused their son Ezekiel, endangering his life, and should serve up to 4½ years in prison, the Crown prosecutor said in a Lethbridge courtroom Thursday.

A divisive trial that drew strong opinions from both sides of the naturopathic medicine debate came to a tearful conclusion Tuesday as an eight-woman, four-man jury found an Alberta couple guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life for their toddler son.

David and Collet Stephan, whose family started a nutritional supplements company, were convicted in the death of 19-month-old Ezekiel from meningitis in March 2012.
The trial heard the couple thought the boy had croup or the flu, so they treated him for 2 1/2 weeks with remedies that included hot peppers, garlic, onions and horseradish, even though a family friend who was a nurse told them she thought Ezekiel had meningitis.

The jury was also told Collet Stephan drove the little boy from their rural home to a naturopathic clinic in Lethbridge, Alta., to pick up an echinacea mixture, although he was too stiff to sit in his car seat and had to lie on a mattress on the way.

Truehope Nutritional Support founder Anthony Stephan
David Stephan is vice-president of his father's company "Truehope Nutritional Support". The company says one of their products, EMPowerplus, helps treat bipolar disorder, depression and even autism. Stephan said he heard stories about vaccinations causing autism in children so he and his wife decided they wouldn’t vaccinate their own kids, adding that still held true for their three remaining boys.

The maximum penalty for failing to provide the necessaries of life is five years in prison.,