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Waco, Texas – The Waco Twin Peaks biker massacre case just took an extremely ominous, and seemingly corrupt turn. A police detective for the Waco Police Department was selected to serve as the head of the 12 person grand jury, which is likely to decide who gets indicted in the case.

Detective James Head, a 26-year police veteran, was wearing his police badge and pistol when he was sworn in Wednesday, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.

When asked by the Waco Tribune-Herald if he had played a role in the Twin Peaks investigation, Head responded, “Not really.” With Head going on to admit that his selection was kind of “unusual.”

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CALGARY – Police are investigating a dangerous stunt in which a man reportedly attempted to parachute into the Calgary Stampede from a makeshift balloon chair.

On Sunday, people spotted someone floating over the Stampede grounds in a lawn chair attached to dozens of helium balloons.

Later, other reports indicated someone was seen gliding to the ground with a parachute in the community of Ramsay.

Police say they are speaking with a person of interest, and are calling the bizarre incident a ‘Stampede stunt.’

Source: [globalnews]

Tony dines in the home of a Hezbollah member where he says Hezbollah is providing Lebanon with security against #ISIS. Tony also visits a Syrian community in southern Beirut with CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh.

Lebanon has swelled with Syrian refugees fleeing from #ISIS. Even some from Assad as one young woman testified. However, this young lady’s testimony did not manifest as authentic. This episode was more about Beirut itself than food.

CALAIS, Maine — A local man was killed instantly Saturday when he placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, state police said Sunday.

Devon Staples, 22, of Calais was with friends in a friend’s back yard on South Street when the accident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. The explosion caused a fatal head injury and Staples died instantly, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Staples had been drinking with his friends when the accident occurred, McCausland said.

Mr Staples’ brother, Cody, told the New York Daily News that he was standing less than two metres away from his brother when he died.

Cody said his brother, who had recently become engaged, was joking around at the time and did not intend to set off the firework. He said his brother was holding a lighter and it “accidentally caused the firework to go off”, the newspaper reported.

“I was the first one who got there. There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there,” Cody said.

Source: [Bangor Daily News]

ORANGE, TX – Orange police are investigating an alligator attack that left an Orange man dead early Friday morning.

Officers found 28-year-old Tommy Woodward’s dead body floating in Adam’s Bayou at 4:30 a.m., half a mile down from where he was swimming off Burkart’s Marina in the 1800 block of Mississippi.

Woodward had been swimming with a woman in the bayou around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

When she saw the 11-foot alligator, she got out of the water, but Woodward didn’t.

“The female that was with him saw the alligator come from underneath the dock here in the marina and said ‘hey, there’s an alligator,” said Orange police captain Robert Enmon. “And uh, he acknowledged it and jumped in anyway.”

Police searched for the victim’s body and found him dead, with puncture wounds to his upper chest and left arm.

Full Story @ [12News]

Part of the robbery was captured on air, showing a man hitting KNTV-TV camera operator Alan Waples with a gun.

Video shows the gunman approach Waples and put a gun to his head while reporter Kris Sanchez pleads for him not to shoot, the Chronicle reported.

Waples was flung to the ground and struck with the gun.

The gunman reportedly fled the scene in a BMW with the crews’ cameras and tripods.

H/T:(chicagotribune)

For a few moments, it was pure bliss as dolphins swam alongside the Frickman family’s small boat, leaping toward the sky and doing flips.

The Frickman family had been enjoying a sunny afternoon June 21 – the first day of summer, Father’s Day and also Dirk and Chrissie Frickman’s 18th wedding anniversary – when they came across the pod of dolphins as they were heading back to the Dana Point Harbor.

Tristan, 12, and Courtney, 16, edged toward the bow of the 21-foot Boston Whaler as the dolphins swam along their boat. The entire family was cheering.

That’s when the pleasant afternoon turned to pure chaos. A dolphin leaped out of the water, hit the rail of their boat and flopped right inside with the family.

Full Story @ [Orange County Register]

Cops in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Lt. Todd Joyce said the man was detained at the entrance of the Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville (home of Fort Bragg) on Thursday evening after first being spotted in a Macy’s store at the shopping center. The store was evacuated and some other businesses in the mall closed their doors briefly while officers searched the rest of the mall for a second armed person. No one else was found.

Joyce said the man was in custody and that charges were pending. He did not release any other details, including the man’s identity, or whether he was believed to have posed any threat.

Update:

A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night.

Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall.

Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg.

Listen to this Tulsa Officer as he describes what’s happening inside one of the 5 Walmart stores that have closed for supposed “plumbing issues.”

*** Special thanks to Officers D.A. Ross and B.T. Burson for upholding their oath to the Constitution and for protecting the freedoms of those they serve. You guys put a good face on law enforcement. It was a pleasure meeting you!! ***

*** If you want to call and commend these officers and their good attitudes, and ability to interact positively with the public, you can contact their division commander, Maj. Steve Bayles: swbayles@cityoftulsa.org ***

As you know, Walmart is being VERY secretive about why, without warning, they laid off over 2,200 workers in 5 stores spanning 4 states. They say its about fixing plumbing problems. Others say they closed because of labor disputes. Listen to this Officer as he describes what’s happening inside one of the 5 Walmart stores that have closed for supposed “plumbing issues.”

This has been a tragic few weeks and our hearts go out to family and friends of the doctors.   First we had controversial Autism researcher Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD who was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest on June 19th.  His friends and family started a memorial page on June 20th in his honor on Facebook. I waited 3 days after that to report the story out of respect. A few still write that I shouldn’t cover these stories, but  I am a journalist, and as I’ve repeatedly said, it brought me no joy to report the news. I waited until all were covered by mainstream news and or funeral sites.  Dr. Bradstreet  had lived just 45 minutes from us here in Florida. I also have been with a prominent very well known doctor and public figure for the last 6 years so it concerns me. Several  prominent MD’s have contacted me these last 2 weeks who are also concerned.

Then we have Dr. Bruce Hedendal DC PhD  who died suddenly on Father’s day. Sources tell me that he was found in his car and had died but the car was not running. There was no car accident they say. He was just in his car. Deceased. He had exercised earlier in the day they tell me and was in top shape. In addition to being a DC, he  had his PhD in nutrition from Harvard.  Many say he was a “pillar of health”.  These sources didn’t know the cause of death. Not sure if anyone knows yet. Dr. Bradstreet’s case is still under investigation. We’re not sure about Dr. Hedendal. Both had dealt with run ins with the feds in the past.  In fact, Dr. Bradstreet’s office was just raided by the feds days before he died.

Now we have the beautiful intelligent Teresa Ann Sievers MD here in Florida. Her bio on her website talk about her many accomplishments and degrees as a medical doctor who believed in a holistic alternative approach.  She lived in an “upscale” nice neighborhood where neighbors said they rarely, if ever had problems.


Source: [healthnutnews]