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Screen grab from KETV report
susan tuhy April 16, 2014 at 10:35 am
no way the kid got thru prize door huh?
Evelyn April 16, 2014 at 10:49 am
lol, this ended well, but really i know kids that age that have climbed on chairs unlocked doors andRead More gone out.. she was in the bathroom.. bb prob opened the door, went across to the place, maybe he has been there before, and got inside thru the prize door, wow this is like a real life "Baby's day out" all these grown ups and no one saw him either cross alone and go in and into the machine!!dang
Vinnie B. April 16, 2014 at 10:54 am
Do you idiots even read the story or watch the video? ALL of the information is right at yourRead More fingertips and you STILL manage to be uninformed. You people have ZERO leverage to mock the parent in this story. Truly incredible
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
jpf2361 April 16, 2014 at 10:18 am
WMUR TV reported this morning that the Suspect only left aone backpack with a Rice Cooker in it. TheRead More other backpach was reported to be left by a News Crew as they were evacuated from the area.
Heywood April 16, 2014 at 10:25 am
How can you "detonate" something that doesn't contain explosives? Was this just a case ofRead More "Panic at the disco"?
jpf2361 April 16, 2014 at 10:29 am
Heywood, The Bomb Squad uses an external explosive device to try and detonate whatever is in theRead More bag.
Dave April 16, 2014 at 10:56 am
I also moved out of Illinois long ago as there seemed to be no progress , people with 300,000Read More thousand loans on houses worth only 150,000 thousand dollars wow
Pete Speer April 16, 2014 at 11:02 am
McCloud -- what makes you think they ever went into the voting booth. Absentee voting in theRead More comfort of one's own living room and supervised by the Democrat Precinct Captain does part of the job in Cook County. Plus, of course, the absentee voter material sent on request to addresses at which a registered voter no longer lives, collected by the janitor, and filled out by the precinct captain...Republicans need to know how to play that game.
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:27 am
Fred Savage it was not the unions! It was the 6,000 member bakers union put 76,000 Teamsters membersRead More and themselves out of work.
OFA organizer Eileen Soderstrom welcomes the audience at Monday's Organizing for Action Day of Action against Gun Violence at the Chicago Temple 77 W. Washington St.
Jordan S. Zoot April 15, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Too bad they aren't bright enough to distinguish between GUN violence and gang violence. The problemRead More isn't firearms...its ILLEGAL firearms in the hands of prohibited persons. Gun control doesn't work...Chicago ranks DEAD LAST in Federal prosecutions under existing firearm laws. Thats a good place to start the changes.
Grumpy Old Man April 16, 2014 at 09:20 am
There will never be a resolution of violence until we stop using the idiotic term "gunRead More violence" or "gun victim." or excuse it on the basis that it somehow just represents the tragedy of persons killed by "guns." The violence is committed by people, in the majority by gang bangers out to protect their drug dealing (these murders far surpass the news media's favorite topic - multiple murders by a single man in a single incident such as Newton, Columbine, Fort Hood, etc.). It is easy to avoid placing responsibility on these gang bangers by implying that if it wasn't for the gun they wouldn't be killing anyone. Of course if there were no guns no one would be killed by a gun but there are, and restrictions on legal ownership are ineffective against gang bangers. They don't bother to comply with them. You never hear the term knife violence and it wasn't used in reporting on the recent school incident in Pennsylvania. Until the focus is on the gang bangers and others who commit crimes, until we stop rationalizing violence on the so called economic conditions (the vast majority of blacks and Hispanics are not gang bangers, do not run around shooting or knifing people and are themselves the most frequent victims of these attacks) we will never resolve the problem of violence or bring it under control.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 09:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 07:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
Fawkes April 16, 2014 at 11:07 am
Typical behavior from government pigs. They steal our tax dollars, then turn around and spend themRead More on the police state they use to oppress us.
This is me with my friend Scheri, posing with the entire MercyMe band and our newly signed CDs!
Bob LeMay April 15, 2014 at 01:55 pm
While I don't know MercyMe's song "Dear Younger Me", Brad Paisley has an obviously similarRead More song "If I Could Write a Letter to Me". As a science fiction fan I would hesitate changing anything in my past, for fear of losing my wonderful wife and sons, but there are certainly things I've done that experience and greater knowledge and stronger faith have shown me were wrong, and that I now wish I hadn't done. Perhaps the better way to phrase it is that I wish I had someone in my life THEN who had been willing to give me the benefit of THEIR experience and greater knowledge and stronger faith to lead me along a better path. And that leads me to understand that I need to be THAT PERSON for others now! I must explain the hard facts and the truth that will prevent regret and heartache for someone else later. Thankfully, I know that I am forgiven by God, and, because of my own repentance, I am unburdened by those mistakes of my past.
Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 06:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 06:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
Chris Stacy April 16, 2014 at 09:17 am
He did not have a "submachine gun", he had an ordinary pistol. (One way you can tell isRead More that there was no mention of an additional federal charge for illegally possessing one. Another way would be to Google Intertec 22, assuming you understand that a machine gun fires more than one round when you pull the trigger, and this one obviously does not.) This is just the media trying to hype up the story by inventing a machine gun where there was none. Isn't it a good enough story that some felon went nutcase with an illegally possessed stolen pistol?
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 09:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 10:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 12:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
DaveR April 16, 2014 at 09:52 am
I believe it was Gov. Dukakis that allowed the dopers and losers into the senior housing. Got toRead More love the blind faith voting mentality of Massachusetts.
Alice Riley April 15, 2014 at 09:12 am
Oh and in one year our property taxes more than doubled--and that's not even including what theRead More mayor plans to do with increasing property taxes. This state is run by corrupt politicians and union leaders. Their ineptitude has what has led us to this fiscal nightmare and they continue to look the other way and just expect to have the residents pay even more to solve the problems of their own making..
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 01:33 pm
@Southeast Side - Well, if all of the middle class has moved out of Chicago it will be othersRead More (wealthy, poor, working class) who are paying the tax. If your argument is that there still is a middle class in Chicago and that they will pay the tax, say it. As it is your response just sounds like a left wing shill. Other than your last comment, I happen to think your post has a point because I think implicit in your response is that there is still a significant middle class in Chicago (but if taxes keep going up the comment in the main article could be a self fulfilling prophesy - maybe not - there is some controversy over whether millionaires would leave the state if the 3% additional surtax was imposed on earnings above $1 million).
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Frankly, I am not so sure that Zorn doesn't have a point. The ever escalating property taxes affectRead More all of us and probably in excess of what we would pay in terms of increased property taxes (or rent increases due to them). However, it would require some trade off - like a reduced property tax level than currently in place and a single taxing entity for Chicago - the council to set all taxes in the City including taxes for CPS. I don't have the answer but I wouldn't mind some reduction in services and something done abut the constitutional provision that these pensions can't be touched regardless of how economic downturns affect the ability of the investments in which the funds are deposited to maintain a pension amount at a given level.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Momx4inGeneva April 16, 2014 at 03:33 am
@William, You are the reason many folks leave this town. Liberal values, no sense of neighborhoodRead More trust, and pure judgment. So...should I tell my children they were conceived by a "sperm donor" as you think? Believe me, you didn't get me "worked up", only my "sperm donor" can do that. Sorry to disappoint. I won't even acknowledge the rest of your pint-sized egotistical comments. Talk to me when you have a disabled child, are a cancer survivor, and work hard enough to understand the real value of Conservative life. I am leaving this uppity town soon. It's quite sad, truthfully. I talk to many and they want out because of people you. I am leaving Illinois, I won't look back on Geneva as a good place to be even though I've been here 13 years. I only stayed for my "Sperm donor-ed children". You're a ruthless pig. William? William who? Reveal yourself like a real man would. You're a coward just like a terrorist. Saying ruthless things to belittle a woman, you're also an abuser. Seems to me your a bitter old man. May God forgive you, for he knows not what he does.
Momx4inGeneva April 16, 2014 at 03:48 am
@William you need to be "Booted" out of this town, and State. You can take your threatsRead More and abuse with you. You, the old man, married, but hasn't ever been able to shoot a "X" anything. Sorry God hasn't blessed you with a womb to carry your evilness.
Phaedrus Pirsig April 16, 2014 at 09:04 am
Jim, that's fine, I was only mirroring your own comments. Are you also proud that all yourRead More neighbors property taxes are going up? I have neighbors that been on my street for 25-40 years that are being forced out of their homes because the city took away their long term resident discount and shrank their senior citizen discount 85%. All due to union pensions. Are you proud that this is the worst state in the country fiscally because of union debt. Debt procured by union backed politicians. Do you think your neighbors, friends and family that aren't union members are proud of you for the debt they pay? What do you think non-union people say about you behind your back? Jim do you worry that the city or state will go bankrupt and you will get nothing because your union won't compromise? Anyway, thank you for displaying your pride, we all know what comes after it.
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 08:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 14, 2014 at 11:40 pm
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 07:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 01:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 03:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 09:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 05:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
Screen grab from KTLA report
Darla April 14, 2014 at 11:11 am
More Liberal Common Core thinking... If a teacher can think a partially eaten PopTart looks like aRead More gun, then why wouldn't this marshmallow shooting device look like a WMD? It is sad and it is clear, that we will have very few students coming out of the public school system and go into any of the STEM programs. The dumbing down of America Marches onward...
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 05:53 pm
Step back and look at what this administration has done to us. The countless wars on everything byRead More the Obaiacs have really done a disservice to this country. This is PC garbage.
Frank Estrada April 15, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Pubic unions have destroyed the City of Los Angeles....
Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich was sold for $120 million on April 11, 2014. Photo: David Ogilvy & Associates.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 04:28 pm
I'll take two
Ohairs April 14, 2014 at 07:14 am
Disappointed they didn't show the kitchen. Def for that price needs air conditioning. I know youRead More "get the breezes" but there are times....$120 is only the asking price...it is beautiful, god bless the person who can afford it
Lakehouse Guy April 14, 2014 at 01:33 pm
Wow. How about a short term rental
Amani Ibrahim, accused of felony theft and bad parenting.
sklogw April 13, 2014 at 10:24 am
Drawn on eyebrows and a heavy coat on the the lower lid, that's just wrong!LOL Not as wrong asRead More trying to pin it on your 12 year old daughter though, that's just scandalous!
Titan Dad April 13, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Forget the eye shadow. Should of tried to steal a mustache waxing kit.
Joe Tinley April 15, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Oil can Harriett
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