• Four People Shot Dead at Calif. Eviction Hearing

    Four People Shot Dead at Calif. Eviction Hearing

    Four People Shot Dead at Calif. Eviction Hearing (Alturas, Calif.) — Four people are dead and two others wounded after a woman reportedly opened fire at an eviction hearing in the rural northeast California town of Alturas. The shooting happened Thursday during the eviction hearing occurring inside the Cedarville Rancheria tribal office, The Modoc County Record reports. A woman police have identified as 44-year-old Sherrie Rhoades stood up and began shooting, fatally wounding four people. When another person tried to run, they were shot. Rhoades then, the local newspaper says, ran out of ammunition and picked up a hatchet-type weapon… Read more

  • Facebook Makes Billionaire of College Dropout It Rejected

    Facebook Makes Billionaire of College Dropout It Rejected

    (NEW YORK) — Tech companies have a knack for making billionaires out of Internet rejects, and the refrain is all too sweet for Jan Koum, the founder of WhatsApp Inc. He and his former co-worker at Yahoo, Brian Acton, started the mobile messaging app company that was just purchased by Facebook for $19 billion. Here are some things you should know about Koum: Age: 37. He will turn 38 on Monday. Wealth: Koum may be worth $6.8 billion if he owns what Forbes believes is 45 percent of WhatsApp. With the acquisition, he is now on Facebook’s board of directors…. Read more

  • Powerball: Store Owner Still Unaware He Sold Winning Ticket

    Powerball: Store Owner Still Unaware He Sold Winning Ticket

    (MILPITAS, Calif.) — The owner of a San Francisco Bay Area gas station is in for the surprise of his life — news of a colossal payday — after he gets off a long flight to India. Kulwinder Singh has yet to learn that he has won $1 million — his portion for selling the lone winning $425 million Powerball jackpot ticket drawn Wednesday — because he got on a plane to new Delhi around 11 a.m. Thursday, said his nephew, Jay Singh who works at the store. “We found out through a friend. We were really surprised,” Jay Singh… Read more

  • War of Words Between Obama and Putin over Ukraine

    War of Words Between Obama and Putin over Ukraine

    (WASHINGTON) — A war of words between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over the violence exploding on the streets of Kiev, Ukraine, this week shows the global tug-of-war between East and West erupting in the former member of the old Soviet Union. The tensions between protesters and government security forces became deadly overnight in Independence Square, where Ukrainians have gathered for months to protest President Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to back out of a deal with the European Union and instead join an economic group led by Russia. Protesters felt the EU deal would have been a significant step… Read more

  • Two Plead Guilty in 2011 Beating at Dodger Stadium

    Two Plead Guilty in 2011 Beating at Dodger Stadium

    (LOS ANGELES) — Two men charged in a brutal attack outside Dodgers Stadium in 2011 pleaded guilty on Thursday. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says that Louie Sanchez, 31, and Marvin Norwood, 33, agreed to plead guilty to beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow after the March 31, 2011, game between the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sanchez knocked Stow unconscious, without provocation, after the game, causing Stow to suffer severe brain trauma. Stow, a paramedic, now requires long-term care as a result of the attack. Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of mayhem and will… Read more

  • NY Lawyer Claims Maternal Neglect in Girlfriend's Death

    NY Lawyer Claims Maternal Neglect in Girlfriend's Death

    (NEW YORK) — A New York City lawyer accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend suffers from “intermittent explosive disorder,” according to a defense psychiatrist who has consulted for the Law and Order TV series. Jason Bohn, 35, is on trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 death of Danielle Thomas, 27, a Weight Watchers executive. In an unusual legal turn, Bohn’s attorneys claim the crime stems from the neglect of his mother, publishing executive Maureen O’Connell. O’Connell began devoting herself to her career when Bohn was 10, his attorneys argue — and his those issues triggered his uncontrollable rage…. Read more

  • Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in California

    Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in California

    (MILPITAS, Calif.) — At least one winning Powerball ticket was sold in California Wednesday — good for a piece of the $425 million estimated jackpot, lottery officials in California report. The winning ticket was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, a city in Santa Clara County. There may be other winning tickets. The estimated jackpot is the sixth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The winning numbers are: 17-49-54-35-1, and the Powerball number is 34. The lottery is played in 43 states in addition to Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of matching all six numbers and… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Mar 03Save the Date- Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
  • Mar 03Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Coffee Call
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  • Mar 03Sanford MOPS Meeting at St. Luke UMC
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