When students at Franklin County High School in Virginia were told they could not fly the American flag from their trucks because it might be offensive – they did what any red-blooded American teenager would do: they flew the flag anyway.
The staff at ToddStarnes.com broke the story about this school in the area east of Roanoke and Christiansburg, where the flags displayed behind trucks have become a target for school administrators.
Earlier this week, an administrator at the Virginia school reportedly told several students that they could no longer fly Old Glory on their trucks because it was potentially “offensive” and “disruptive.”
Franklin County High School students showed up in unity on Tuesday displaying American flags on their vehicles after an administrator allegedly told them to remove them. Several local residents posted photos of the caravan driving through town with Old Glory waving in the breeze.
Philadelphia – Attendees of the Philadelphia Auto Show on Saturday are in for an eyeful. Two PETA “dogs” swinging sledgehammers will smash a Chrysler vehicle to protest a Chrysler franchise’s continued sponsorship of the Iditarod dogsledding race, which has killed more than 150 dogs and counting. Other protesters will carry signs proclaiming, “Chrysler: Stop Driving Dogs to Their Death.”
New York (CNN)The man who shot at two New York Police Department officers Saturday and then opened fire inside a precinct Sunday told investigators he did so because he hates cops, a law enforcement official told CNN.
In all, two officers were shot but survived what NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said were targeted attempts to assassinate police officers.
"This is not a crime gone bad. This is not a liquor store robbery interrupted, that a tragedy erupts from. This is a premeditated assassination attempt," Shea said.
"By the grace of God we're not planning a funeral," he added.
The NBC 10 I-Team obtained video of an apparent road rage incident that terrified a Providence family and led to the arrest of a young woman.
"She had the devil in her eyes," said Karl Camilo.
Camilo described a shocking scene at the CVS Pharmacy drive-thru on Broad Street Monday. A woman driving a green SUV tried to nudge her way in front of Camilo's white SUV, he said, and struck his car -- with him, his wife, their teenage daughter, and family dog inside.
Through her lawyer, the woman has disputed the family's account.
But what happened next was documented on video shot from inside Camilo's car by his daughter.
"She comes out with the knife, with a very aggressive face. She goes slowly on the back door, like this, with two hands very carefully to make sure the whole car got damaged, vandalized," said Camilo.
The woman, identified in police reports as 25-year-old Stephanie Dominguez, had two small children in the back seat of her car.
"She looked like she was enjoying what she was doing, while she was vandalizing my car, she was enjoying it," said Camilo.
The video showed Dominguez, knife in hand, returning for a second round of damage and threats.
"At that point she was trying to attack us personally. I thought she was trying to attack or kill us," said Camilo.
Police eventually arrived on scene and began to process the incident as an ordinary accident, said Camilo, until they were shown the video. Police arrested Dominguez and charged her with vandalism, disorderly conduct, and having a weapon.
During her court proceeding on Tuesday, however, the weapons charge was dropped. Dominguez pleaded not guilty to the two remaining charges.
The Camila family wanted to know why the weapons charge was dropped, as Dominguez clearly had a knife.
Riley Roberts, 30, chatted with his girlfriend, Ocasio-Cortez, about “combating racism as a white person” Friday night on her Instagram story, the New York Post reported. Roberts, who works as a web developer, met Ocasio-Cortez while the two were studying at Boston University.
These two sound like two 5-year-olds discussing grown-up stuff.
A local resident at China's #coronavirus outbreak epicenter filmed body bags piled up in a funeral home van—and got arrested for releasing the video.
At first, local resident Fang Bin saw 3 body bags piled inside the van at the city's number 5 hospital.
"Jeez, so many dead bodies, three, three body bags, bodies inside."
Fang Bin then went to the inpatient department. Three minutes later, he returned to the van and found 5 more bodies.
"I filmed the body bags inside the van of Wuchang Funeral Home just a while ago, now there’s even more. There were only three body bags, now let me count ... body bags ... 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, eight body bags, jeez."
Fang Bin later went inside the hospital and saw a man dying on a hospital bed with his distressed son out of breath from grief.
Bin’s video went viral, but later the same day, the police arrived and arrested him.
Before being taken away, Bin quickly posted videos he took of the arrest online. He was released around midnight—After his videos began getting global attention.
Across the coastal province of Zhejiang, the worst-hit area after Hubei province, four big cities have essentially put their populations under a form of house arrest: Only one person from each household is allowed to leave, and only every second day, to buy supplies.
Local authorities put a “No visitors allowed” sign on Allen Li’s family home in Hangzhou and locked the door with a metal chain from the outside. “We argued with them, but they said it’s a decision from above,” Li told the South China Morning Post. “We understand we should not go out. But this is not humane. What if there’s a fire at our home at midnight and we can’t get anyone to unlock it?”
A Pennsylvania man is facing murder charges after prosecutors say he viciously beat his girlfriend, then left her to die alone before calling an Uber for help.
NBC 10 reports that Nicholas Forman is facing murder charges in connection with the death of 22-year-old Sabrina Harooni. According to authorities, Forman beat Harooni on Sunday night, then left her inside his rented room in Perkiomen Township while he went to a scheduled court hearing the following day.
An Uber driver was key in helping detectives uncover the events that led up to the incident. Montgomery County prosecutors alleged that the couple went to P.J. Whelihan’s Pub to watch the Super Bowl on February 2, in Oaks. An Uber driver later picked the pair up and witnessed them arguing about an ex-boyfriend sending Harooni a text message.
The Uber driver said that during the entire ride, Forman demanded to see Harooni’s cellphone. The driver dropped the pair off at Forman’s residence and heard screaming and arguing for around 10 minutes. He drove away when the arguing stopped, according to court documents.
The next morning, Forman attended a preliminary court hearing for felony drug charges. At around 11:30 a.m., after he returned back to the residence, he allegedly called for another Uber ride to a nearby hospital, prosecutors said.
Forman put Harooni’s severely battered body into the Uber car and rode with her to the Pottstown Memorial Hospital. While at the hospital, Forman told nurses that Harooni had been in a fight with three women the previous night, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, citing court documents.
Forman allegedly claimed that he didn’t get involved in the fight because he’s on probation for driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Medical staff said that Harooni’s body was “ice cold” when Forman brought her to the hospital.
Although Forman said the victim “seemed fine” until the following morning, court records indicate she had bruises all over her neck, dried blood in her nose, dried vomit in her mouth, and head trauma. Authorities said she was dead when she arrived at the hospital but could have been saved had Froman gotten her medical help earlier.
Investigators also uncovered cellphone video that Forman allegedly recorded, showing an injured Harooni lying facedown in a yard shortly before midnight on Sunday.