Posts Tagged ‘target’

4 shot dead in Ohio home; police fear teen survivor is next target

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Four people were killed in a shooting at an Ohio home and a teenage girl who was found outside the residence Saturday was injured.

Source: 4 shot dead in Ohio home; police fear teen survivor is next target

Al-Qaida Member In Yemen Says The Group Directed The Paris Attack

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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CAIRO — A member of al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen says the group directed the attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris “as revenge for the honor” of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

The member on Friday provided to The Associated Press a statement in English saying “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully.”

He says the attack was in line with warnings from the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to the West about “the consequences of the persistence in the blasphemy against Muslim sanctities”

He said the group has delayed its declaration of responsibility for “security reasons.”

He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the group’s regulations.

Hack reveals 20 movies Sony will release from now through 2017

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Sony has recently been the target of one of the most important hacks in history, at least considering the amount of data that was stolen in the heist. And now, of course, that data is all slowly being published online. The hackers who hit Sony have already leaked a list of unreleased Sony movies, making them available for download, and several other data dumps containing personal details for Sony employees and various celebrities, email exchanges between top Sony execs, and even plans for the future.

FROM EARLIER: Sony hackers may have stolen the newest James Bond script

In addition to scripts for some upcoming projects, including the upcoming James Bond movie, hackers have also found more details about 2016 and 2017 movies, with Business Insider listing some of them, as found in the leaked inbox of Sony Pictures cochair Amy Pascal.

The company plans several interesting titles for the following years, including Uncharted, Ghostbusters, Angry Birds — the full list follows below, as listed by the publication:

2016

Uncharted [The popular Naughty Dog video game adaptation.

Sinister [most likely referring to “Spider-Man” spin-off “Sinister Six”

Ghostbusters (or 2017)

Angry Birds [set for July 1 release

Mib/jump street (2017) [crossover movie between “Men in Black” and “Jump Street”

Greyman [based on Mark Greaney’s novel “The Gray Man”

Winters knight

Fifth wave (adaptation of Rick Yancey book “The 5th Wave”)

Inferno (adaptation of Dan Brown’s most recent book in “The Da Vinci Code” series)

Billy Lynn (adaption of Ben Fountain’s novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”)

Baby driver (movie Edgar Wright is working on)

Little woman (remake)
2017

Cleopatra (potential Angelina Jolie movie)

SPIDER (not clear whether this is a spin-off or new movie all together)

DJANGO zorro

Bond

Ghostbusters

Jump street

Monkeys (unclear what this is)

Girl team up (unclear what this is)

Source: BGR

Dozens Charged in Arkansas Oxycodone Conspiracy

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Dozens of people have been arraigned in a 78-count indictment charging 33 defendants with prescription drug charges. Twenty-seven of the individuals charged in the case appeared in court
on Thursday.

One defendant, Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, of Little Rock, was also charged with a weapons charge.

“According to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, non-medical use of prescription drugs is higher than abuse of cocaine, heroin and hallucinogens combined,” stated Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. “Just because oxycodone is prescribed medically, doesn’t make it a safe drug to abuse. Arkansas has consistently ranked among the top 10 states with the highest rate of non-medical use of pain relievers by 12-25 year olds since state estimates first began in 2002. My office is committed to support the work of DEA and other law enforcement partners by prosecuting those who set-up and run illegal pill distribution networks. This 78-count indictment against distributors in a Little Rock-based network demonstrates that commitment.”

Thyer announced the charges, along with David Downing, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

“The abuse of prescription drugs, such as oxycodone, is a serious problem in our communities. All too often, this abuse leads to addiction, shattered lives, and even death. For the health and safety of our citizens, DEA and our local law enforcement partners will continue to target those who illegally obtain and distribute these potentially dangerous drugs. We hope that the arrests in this case serve as a reminder to anyone who might illegally divert pharmaceuticals that they will be held accountable for the harm they cause,” said Downing.

Thirty-one of the 33 defendants have been arraigned this week. These defendants have been released from federal custody.

Source Fox 16

DEFENDANTS/CHARGES
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine:
Patricia Bell, 49, Little Rock, AR
Allen Bragg, 34, Little Rock, AR
Kila Brown, 33, North Little Rock, AR
Michael Carrier, 37, Lonoke, AR
Cedric Cobbs, 33, Little Rock, AR
Kiefer Collins, 19, Little Rock, AR
Mark Couch, 30, Benton, AR
Stephen Cuffman, 20, Little Rock, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Charles Elie, 38, Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Ellington, 22, Little Rock, AR
Suzette Ellis, 42, Little Rock, AR
Barron Foster, 50, Little Rock, AR
Warren Hart, 54, Little Rock, AR
Brian Holland, 26, Benton, AR
Felicia Holmes, 50, Little Rock, AR
Henry Jackson, 57, Little Rock, AR
William James Johnson, 31, Little Rock, AR
Tashara Jones, 32, North Little Rock, AR
William McArthur, 20, Little Rock, AR
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Layth Qassas, 25, Little Rock, AR
Brandon Riley, 28, Little Rock, AR
David Sawyer, 31, Alexander, AR
Brooke Smith, 36, Redfield, AR
Austin Snyder, 19, North Little Rock, AR
Chandria Stigall, 38, Hensley, AR
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Dustin Tarrants, 30, Little Rock, AR
Stephanie Walker, 30, Little Rock, AR
Charolda Walton, 41, Little Rock, AR
Georrail Williams, 21, Little Rock, AR
Michael Williams, 29, Alexander, AR
Distribution of oxycodone:
William James Johnson, 31, Little Rock, AR
Brian Holland, 26, Benton, AR
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Charolda Walton, 41, Little Rock, AR
Felicia Holmes, 50, Little Rock, AR
Kila Brown, 33, North Little Rock, AR
Allen Bragg, 34, Little Rock, AR
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Distribution of morphine:
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Possession with intent to distribute oxydocone:
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Michael Williams, 29, Alexander, AR
Brooke Smith, 36, Redfield, AR
Possession with intent to distribute hydromorphone:
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime:
Timmy Larvale McCain, 38, Little Rock, AR
Use of a communication facility:
Patricia Bell, 49, Little Rock, AR
Allen Bragg, 34, Little Rock, AR
Kila Brown, 33, North Little Rock, AR
Michael Carrier, 37, Lonoke, AR
Cedric Cobbs, 33, Little Rock, AR
Kiefer Collins, 19, Little Rock, AR
Mark Couch, 30, Benton, AR
Stephen Cuffman, 20, Little Rock, AR
Shannon Edens, 32, Benton, AR
Charles Elie, 38, Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Ellington, 22, Little Rock, AR
Suzette Ellis, 42, Little Rock, AR
Barron Foster, 50, Little Rock, AR
Warren Hart, 54, Little Rock, AR
Brian Holland, 26, Benton, AR
Felicia Holmes, 50, Little Rock, AR
Henry Jackson, 57, Little Rock, AR
William James Johnson, 31, Little Rock, AR
Tashara Jones, 32, North Little Rock, AR
William McArthur, 20, Little Rock, AR
Layth Qassas, 25, Little Rock, AR
Brandon Riley, 28, Little Rock, AR
David Sawyer, 31, Alexander, AR
Austin Snyder, 19, North Little Rock, AR
Chandria Stigall, 38, Hensley, AR
Michael Summers, 30, Benton, AR
Dustin Tarrants, 30, Little Rock, AR
Stephanie Walker, 30, Little Rock, AR
Charolda Walton, 41, Little Rock, AR

The ifocus and Rollin with the Rangers

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

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There is no doubt about it that children are a parent’s number one priority. All parents want to see their kids grow up to do great things, but all children struggle with one thing or another. As a parent you might feel helpless or lost as to how to best approach the issue. The ifocus system is designed to help you as a parent to pin point and tackle problems that you child might be having.

*FOCUS ON FITNESS provides you with everything you need to help you and your child to get motivated and active without it feeling like you’re going to the gym. It comes with information on how to get your child excited about exercise, ideas on how to get them exercising more and having fun doing it. It even has a mini 6 week calendar that maps out fun activities everyday that will keep your child happy their body healthy.

*FOCUS ON FOOD gives you help picking out the foods that your child will need to keep them in tip top shape. This will teach you how to look out for certain chemicals and things to avoid when you are shopping that could have negative effects on your child. It will teach you how to properly build a balanced diet for your child and it even comes with a few 7 day diet guides with suggestions on the back. Absolutely any information you will need to make sure your child is getting the most nutritious food while still loving what they are eating is right here.

*FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR teaches you how to target the source of a particular undesirable behavior and how to work with your child to understand why he or she is acting that way all while building self-esteem for your child. They will give you advice such as getting your child’s teacher in on the process or really anyone that your child looks up to.

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*JUNGLE RANGERS is designed to improve your child’s memory, focus and attention span by simply doing what most kids already want to do: play video games. Designed for ages 6-12 this intuitive game puts your child in the shoes of the Rangers tasked with saving the jungle from the evil Dr Bearbeard through a series of mini games that will challenge your child to memorize patterns, numbers and events in a way that boosts their mental capabilities. The best part about the game is that it is self adjusting. Meaning that the game itself will become easier of harder depending on how well your child is doing. This depletes any frustrations that children might have and the game just becomes fun, but they are also learning.

The ifocus system comes with everything above which also includes CDs with interviews from Michael Wendt  (Fitness), Elizabeth Strickland (Food), Dr. Roxana Vernescu (Behavior) and Kimberly Kerns and Jason Leon (Jungle Rangers) that will explain the science behind the ifocus system in their respective fields.

To see for yourself simply go to the ifocus website and order your copy today.

 

Rapper Hard Head shot & killed, was innocent bystander

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Rapper Jerome “Hard Head” Caldwell was shot & killed during an altercation that did not involve him. Based on all account, Hard Head was an innocent bystander.

R.I.P. Hard Head. Our thoughts & prayers are with his friends & family at this most difficult time.

From ArkansasMatters.com:

An innocent bystander was killed an another injured after an early morning shooting outside a Clark County restaurant. Now authorities are on the hunt for the person who pulled the trigger.

Arkadelphia Police are now looking for 21-year-old, Jarvis Purifoy, who they say shot and killed a man during a fight outside a downtown Arkadelphia business.

People in town now worry for their safety saying whether this happens all the time or not, one shooting is too much for a place they once considered safe.

“There were people running everywhere,” explained Conor Herget.

Herget happened to drive by when he says people scattered through the streets of downtown Arkadelphia shortly after he says shots were fired.

“Wild,” he described. “I didn’t really see that coming especially in a small town like Arkadelphia.”

When Purifoy shot, he missed his apparent target, hitting 25-year-old, Jerome Caldwell in the back.

“One of the guys had the victim on his shoulder,” said Lee Loy.

Loy got his hands on surveillance video he says captures the images of Caldwell being carried away. 

The Clark County Coroner says friends took him to the hospital where he died just over an hour later. 

“Crazy,” Loy said. “Small town like this … you know this don’t happen here but it’s happening more and more.”

Now Loy worries for the safety of his four children. 

He says they often went to the restaurant which he says rented their space out to the group hosting the party that led to the fight. 

“For this to happen there she (Loy’s daughter) said she’ll never go back to Dino’s.”

The talk around town is this fight started over a cross town feud between Purifoy and people from Gurdon. Purifoy was apparently a star quarterback for Arkadelphia High about 3 years ago.

Thieves Make BIG Mistake When They Break Into FBI Agent Car And He Comes Out Shooting

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Three hapless car thieves picked the wrong target when they broke into an FBI agent’s shiny red Lexus — and he came out shooting.

The off-duty agent in New York City shot one of the thieves in the back as he fled on Wednesday morning.

Officers found one of the men when he showed up at a hospital emergency room with a bullet wound in his back.

The agent, who was not named, was home in Queens when the thugs went after his car about 5.15am, police say.

He walked outside and confronted them and opened fire as they fled, shooting multiple times.

BREAKING: Authorities surround Montgomery county home reportedly where Auburn shooting suspect is holed up

Monday, June 11th, 2012

(CNN) — The man accused of killing three people and wounding three others near Alabama’s Auburn University is believed to be holed up in a Montgomery home, Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall said Monday.

Law enforcement officers from several agencies had surrounded the house, and authorities were attempting to persuade the man to surrender Monday evening, Marshall told CNN.

The suspect, 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard, faces three counts of capital murder in the Auburn killings early Saturday. He has been the target of an intense manhunt for two days, and two other men have been jailed on charges of hindering prosecution in the case.

The shootings took place at an off-campus apartment complex in Auburn, about 50 miles east of Montgomery. The dead included two former Auburn football players, and a current football player was among the wounded.

Carpet Cleaner Caught On Camera Sniffing Woman’s Panties Then Beats Himself Off! [Video]

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

A tradesman allegedly caught in a Target TV show sting committing an indecent act at a customer’s house has been granted interim name suppression to protect his wife and child.

The man appeared in the Manukau District Court charged with burglary and wilfully accessing a computer and was remanded on bail to reappear in court next month.

In an episode aired last night, TV3 consumer show Target employed a carpet cleaning firm to clean a filthy lounge floor and a red wine stain in the master bedroom as part of its weekly hidden camera trial.

The footage, filmed on May 4, showed the cleaner going through the homeowner’s chest of drawers then examining her laundry basket where he sniffs several items of clothing.

The man is then seen collecting a perfume bottle which he takes to the master bedroom and sprays on a pair of underwear. He then turns on the household computer and views pornography while masturbating into the underwear.

The man later deletes the internet browsing history and returns the underwear to the laundry basket, before completing the carpet job and leaving.

Target did not name the company involved. The cleaner has been fired.

Target producer Simon Roy said a technician was watching the incident as it happened.

“He contacted me straight away. As soon as [the tradesman] started going into the laundry basket early on that’s when we started getting texts.”

Roy said a decision was made in conjunction with the owner of production company Top Shelf and its lawyers to notify police the Monday after the incident happened.

“They came to our offices pretty quickly and watched the raw footage and collected some evidence at the house, the underwear and the computer he was logged on to.”

He says the job had been filmed on a Friday afternoon and they assumed the tradesman would not be working over the weekend.

Roy said the South Auckland house where filming takes place is not owned by the actress posing as a customer in the show.

“There’s an aspect there of it being a personal thing, which is upsetting for her, particularly the way he found her perfume and sprayed her underwear with it.

“That to us was another indication it might be unsafe for him to be in public.”

He said there was no question whether they would broadcast the footage and have received a divided response from the public.

“We’ve got two sets of opinions. One is that what we showed was too extreme. I would argue you see much more unpleasant things at six o’clock on the news. Then we’ve also had people congratulating us on catching the person.”

Roy, who has produced Target since 2006, said the house would no longer be used for the show and all hidden cameras have been removed from it.

He said it was the first time a show had resulted in court action under his watch, but a cleaner in Hamilton was caught for similar behaviour in a show that screened in 2005.

Bombs set off in Thailand killing 14, injuring 340

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected Muslim insurgents staged the most deadly coordinated attacks in years in Thailand’s restive south, killing 14 people and injuring 340 with car bombs that targeted Saturday shoppers and a high-rise hotel frequented by foreign tourists.

A first batch of explosives planted inside a parked pickup truck ripped through an area of restaurants and shops in a busy area of Yala city, a main commercial hub of Thailand’s restive southern provinces, said district police chief Col. Kritsada Kaewchandee.

About 20 minutes later, just as onlookers gathered at the blast site, a second car bomb exploded, causing the majority of casualties. Eleven people were killed and 110 wounded by the blasts.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces — Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala — since an Islamist insurgency flared in January 2004.

“This is the worst attack in the past few years,” said Col. Pramote Promin, deputy spokesman of a regional security agency. “The suspected insurgents were targeting people’s lives. They (chose) a bustling commercial area, so they wanted to harm people.”

Most attacks are small-scale bombings or drive-by shootings that target soldiers, police and symbols of authority, but suspected insurgents have also staged large attacks in commercial areas.

A blast also occurred Saturday at a high-rise hotel in the city of Hat Yai, in the nearby province of Songkhla. Officials had initially attributed that blast to a gas leak, saying it was unrelated to the attacks blamed on insurgents. But after inspecting the hotel’s underground parking lot, authorities found a severely damaged sedan and a hole created by the explosion’s impact.

The midday explosion at the 405-room Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel, where throngs of Malaysian and Singaporean tourists spend their weekends, killed three people and caused about 230 injuries, mostly from smoke inhalation, said police Lt. Puwadon Wiriyawarangkun.

Regional police chief Lt. Gen. Jakthip Chaijinda said the Hat Yai incident “is likely related to what happened in Yala and might have been plotted by the same group of insurgents.”

Police said the blast that occurred at the underground level of the hotel ripped the building’s cooking gas pipeline, causing a fire that sent smoke spiraling into the upper floors and trapping many people in their rooms until rescuers came. One of the fatalities was identified as a Malaysian tourist.

A McDonald’s restaurant on the hotel’s ground floor appeared to have suffered heavy damage from the blast.

The hotel was also targeted in 2006, when four people, including a Canadian man, were killed by six bombs that had been planted on Hat Yai’s main street. Hat Yai and the rest of Songkhla province have generally been spared the violence that has wracked Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala.

In Saturday’s third incident, suspected Muslim militants detonated a motorcycle bomb 50 meters (55 yards) away from a local police station in Pattani province’s Mae Lan district, wounding one police officer, according to police Col. Tharet Kaewla-eiad.

The Yala bombings occurred on a road that was previously heavily guarded by checkpoints and closed to traffic to ensure safety. But the security was lifted in 2011 after local vendors said the measures harmed their businesses.

Initial accounts of the Yala attack cited three blasts with explosives planted in cars and motorcycles, but officials later corrected themselves.

In October last year, suspected militants staged coordinated attacks at more than 30 spots across Yala city, killing three people and injuring more than 50. A month earlier, a trio of bombs hidden in vehicles hit a busy section of Sungai Kolok in Narathiwat province, killing four people and leaving more than 60 wounded.

Thai authorities have imposed a state of emergency since 2005 that gives security forces special powers to arrest and detain suspects in the three provinces. But the decree and a massive security presence have failed to curb the violence and little is known about the militants or their goals.

The insurgents have made no public pronouncements but are thought to be fighting for an independent Muslim state. The area used to be an Islamic sultanate until it was annexed by Thailand in the early 20th century.

Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani are the only Muslim-dominated provinces in the predominantly Buddhist country. Muslims in the area have long complained of discrimination by the central government.

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Associated Press writers Jocelyn Gecker and Thanyarat Doksone in Bangkok contributed to this report.