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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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A teenager was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a train while trying to take the perfect selfie, according to police in Florida. The incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. over the cliff at Bluffs Park North.
The Pensacola Police Department said that the 18-year-old woman is undergoing treatment in a hospital after she was struck by the train.
Officer Nathaniel Aikens said that Julia Laureano of Destin and a friend, Leah Bateman, 20, of Pensacola, had been taking pictures of each other on and by the railroad tracks.
Aikens said that Laureano was injured after she stood next to the tracks to take a picture of herself with an oncoming train in the background.
However, the train hit Laureano as it passed and dragged her several feet before she fell off to the side onto some rocks. The train was southbound and was moving about 40 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
She was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital, where she is said to be in serious condition.
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A Texas man whose life sentence on drug charges was commuted by former President Obama is back behind bars after cops caught him with more than two pounds of cocaine following a high-speed chase, according to a report. Robert M. Gill, 68, had been imprisoned in 1990 for for cocaine and heroin distribution before Obama set him free along with other non-violent federal inmates in 2015. Last Thursday, according to federal court papers, Gill met with his probation officers and then went to the parking lot of a food market to buy more than 2 pounds of cocaine, and a sheriff's deputy in an unmarked car tried to stop him, the affidavit said. But Gill took off and after a high-speed chase collided with another vehicle where deputies were able to disable his car. Officers found the cocaine in the backpack and put him under arrest, the affidavit said. In signing his release, Obama said he did so "because you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around. Now it is up to you to make the most of this opportunity." He faces a return to prison for up to 40 years, if convicted.
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A man became irritated when a bus driver ordered him to stop smoking, so he set her hair on fire. Authorities said that 63-year-old Michael Douglas Freeman of Georgia, was close to his stop when he decided to smoke a cigarette. Bus driver Linda Grandt, who was driving the 20-seater bus carrying Freeman and another passenger, ordered him to stop smoking. Instead of following her instructions, Freeman, who was drunk, snatched the keys from the ignition, took out his lighter, and set the driver's hair on fire. Grandt and the other passenger managed to put out the fire, and they fled. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said that Freeman then took control of the bus and led police on a chase through two counties with speeds of 95 miles per hour. He only stopped when a police officer rammed a car into the side of the bus at about 3:30 p.m. Freeman was arrested on charges including battery, aggravated assault, evading police and driving drunk.
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Instead of paying for a room and then getting fleeced by some shark tramp on Tinder for all your cash, clothes and credit cards, whatever happened to spending 3 or 4 hundred bucks on a decent hooker? Would have been a lot cheaper in the end.
I find it ironic that the teacher who was lecturing students about the evils of drugs got arrested because of her crack. lol
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