Thursday, January 22, 2015
1/24/15 Police in Minnesota are investigating if a man wheeled his dead mother into a bank to withdraw funds in her name just hours before he reported her deceased. Up until her death two weeks ago, Caryl Vanzo, 90, had been living with her son David at his home in Plymouth. But just seven hours before he called local police to report his mom's death, the pair took a taxi to a local branch of Wells Fargo where they withdrew $850. David Vanzo denies that his mother was already dead when he took her to the bank and claims the $850 was from a joint account. He was arrested for elderly neglect after his mother's death two weeks ago Bank employees recalled seeing Caryl's feet dragging under the wheelchair and were unsure if she was breathing. A search warrant citing the employees says she 'did not move' and employees 'couldn't tell if she was breathing.' A neighbor who saw them leave in the taxi also wondered if Caryl was dead.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
1-6-2015 MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man demolished his upstate home without telling his wife he planned to tear it down. The Middletown Police Department says that when officers arrived Monday at the property owned by 48-year-old James Rhein's (rynz) wife they found him using an excavator to knock down the house. Officers say he didn't remove any household items, such as furniture, food and belongings. Instead, he dumped everything into large construction debris bins. Police say Rhein didn't call local utility companies to cancel gas, electric and water services, which were cut off by crews after officers alerted them. Rhein told police he was demolishing the house because it had a bad foundation. He was charged with criminal mischief and was released on bail. Police didn't know if he had a lawyer.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Woodstock, Calif. (AP) — A man searching in a trash bin in California was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride. A local newspaper reported the man survived the ride in the rear of the garbage truck. He was covered in refuse and fecal matter. His name was not released. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the man got stuck in the trash truck when it made a pick-up Tuesday. The truck was headed to a landfill. Authorities said the man told police he used lumber in the truck to reach the top of the garbage pile to avoid being compacted. The man was taken to a hospital for complaints of back and neck pain and a hot bath. ___
Friday, January 16, 2015
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Saturday, January 10, 2015
SALEM, S.D. (AP) — A six-vehicle pileup on Interstate 90 in South Dakota left the road covered in 500 pounds of McDonald's french fries. The Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/1BJrUU7 ) reports that emergency personnel in McCook County in the southeast part of the state spent Friday morning removing the fries from the road. Emergency Manager Brad Stiefvater says the vehicles collided near Salem due to zero-visibility conditions on the interstate due to snow. No one was injured. One of the vehicles involved was a semi carrying a load of McDonald's french fries. Emergency Manager Brad Stiefvater says crews had to use a plow to remove fries that spilled onto the road.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. 1-1-15 (AP) — It was an embarrassing Christmas for Nivea Cabrera after she was accused by her fiance's mother of letting her 5-year-old granddaughter play with a sex toy. A mortified Carbrera asked the child where she got the penis-shaped plastic cylinder. "It's from my Play-Doh," the girl replied. Hasbro, the Pawtucket-based toy company, is now doing damage control over the extruder tool in its Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy. The two-piece syringe-like tool, which includes a tube with corkscrew-type ridges around the outside and a dome-shaped top with a hole at the tip, can be used to squeeze Play-Doh to look like decorative cake frosting. Complaints have been surfacing since at least November, when Tulsa, Oklahoma, TV station KTUL showed the tool to parents and asked them what they thought. The station blurred the image of the tool during the piece, saying it was due to parents' reactions. One woman told the station it was "a pretty phallic cake-decorating piece." After Christmas, comments started pouring in to Play-Doh's Facebook page, including from Cabrera, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She said Hasbro called her after she posted a photo of the tool and asked about the shape on Christmas Day. She said the company offered to send her a replacement tool in a different shape, which she has not received. Erin Rivers, a mother of two from Melbourne, Florida, thought it was hilarious when she helped her 6-year-old daughter open the box. "I pulled out this extruder tool, and I just started cracking up at it, I couldn't help it. Then I immediately put the Play-Doh in it and took a picture of," she said. Then, she posted it on Facebook. "My friends have just as dirty minds as I do," she said. "It was hysterical to me. And then I gave it my daughter to play with." She said her daughter and 4-year-old son don't notice anything strange about the toy. Hasbro Inc. has received thousands of comments on the Play-Doh Facebook page pointing out the obvious. "We are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool," it said in a statement posted on the page Tuesday. It also offered to replace the tool for anyone who has complaints. Rivers, who works in a pediatric dental office, says she's not upset at all. But she is flabbergasted that the toy slipped past so many layers of people at Hasbro. "They have to have someone who creates it, someone who makes the plastic mold, someone who plays with it," she said. "I can't imagine that as many people that probably saw the toy, not one person said, 'Does anyone else think this looks like a penis?'"