On Thursday, 26 October 2023, Former IDNR Region Five Law Enforcement Captain James E. Mayes pleaded guilty to one count of “Official Misconduct,” a Class 3 felony. Two additional counts of “Official Misconduct” were dismissed in the negotiated plea agreement. [Read more...]
From Finnish Army to Waffen SS to US Army Green Beret to Arlington National Cemetery
(Note: the Waffen SS was the military/combat component of the Nazi German SS.)
Lauri Torni was born on 28 May, 1919 in Viipuri, Finland. As a young man he served in the Finnish Civil Guard. The USSR invaded Finland on 30 November, 1939. This short war was known as the “Winter War.” It ended on 13 March, 1940. [Read more...]
Submitted by Rich Gurka
Three women attacked by dogs in Carmi
On July 25 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a Carmi woman was taking a morning walk, on the public sidewalk along Oak Street (IL Rt 14) in Carmi when a loose dog attacked her, causing injuries to her lower leg. The woman received medical attention at the emergency room of Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. (Photo attached, victim has granted permission to publish.) [Read more...]
On 12 July 2023 a 66 year old Norris City man was killed while mowing with his Zero-turn mower, The man was mowing around a pond bank when the mower slid into the water, pinning the man under water, causing his death. [Read more...]
1. Most folks are aware of the ongoing ‘Bud Light beer conundrum’ – protest over the current woke “social issue” concerning transgenderism. Back in April of this year, some singer named Kid Rock was filmed shooting a stack of Bud Light cases of beer, shouting “Fxxk Bud Light and Fxxk Anheuser-Busch”. This video has garnered over 58 million online views. However, apparently Kid Rock is still selling Bud Light at his bar in Nashville Tennessee, according to multiple sources. Go online and check for yourself. [Read more...]
By Rich Gurka
There is a very interesting court case in Virginia in which a landowner is suing the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWR) for stealing his trail camera.
Josh Highlander owns and lives on 30 acres (heavily posted with ‘No Trespassing’ signs) near Richmond, Virginia. Apparently, a VDWR game warden located and seized a trail camera which Highlander had placed on his land to monitor wildlife movements.
When Highlander learned that his trail camera was missing, he notified the local sheriff’s department to report the theft. Highlander was told that his trail camera had been seized and was in the possession of the VDWR. Apparently, The VDWR still retains the trail camera, and no type of citations, summons, etc have been issued to Highlander for any type of law violation. [Read more...]
Here is one that I recently became aware of:
Many times when a customer is paying for their purchases, a cashier or the self checkout prompt inquires “would you like to donate to (some cause, like saving the polar bears or some other entity)? Many folks simply say “sure, add a dollar” or something like that. Not a big deal, you don’t miss it. [Read more...]
A fixed blade "weapon" such as this is suspected to be the instrument used in the recent murders of the 4 college students in Idaho. I bet that since time began, a fixed blade "weapon" like this has been used in many thousands of murders. Probably more in total than the number of Japanese killed by the atomic bomb at Hiroshima in 1945. [Read more...]