Subscribe: SFGate: The Bondage File
http://www.sfgate.com/rss/feeds/bondage.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
city  frazier  high school  high  lake city  maine  man  new  police  ring  salt lake  school  signs  truck  woman  year   
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: SFGate: The Bondage File

Weird News RSS Feed





 



Prosecutors: Texas lawmaker spent $51K on online psychic

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:46:38 UT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker apparently spent more than $51,000 of her own money on an online psychic, showed up for work at the Capitol impaired by medication and hid a cellphone from investigators, prosecutors allege in a court filing this week. Rep. Dawnna Dukes is due to face misdemeanor corruption charges at an Oct. 16 trial. She is accused of giving a taxpayer-funded raise to a legislative aide to cover gas money for shuttling her daughter back and forth from school. The Travis County prosecutors' court filing this week is intended to inform Dukes' attorneys of allegations against her that will be asserted at trial. She's not facing charges pertaining to the allegations included in the filing.



Police: Shop owner fires warning shot, gets stolen beer back

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:37:34 UT

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida gas station owner chased a man and fired a warning shot, forcing him to return some stolen beer. Orlando television station WESH reports it was the fourth time store owner Sowann Suy used his gun in defense of his store in the Atlantic coast community of Cocoa. Suy, who's dubbed "Clint Eastwood" by friends, told the station he fired the shot Wednesday after the man took the beers and threatened to beat him up. Records show Suy shot a suspect in the stomach at the store in 2009 and chased off another suspected robber the following year. In 2016, Suy wounded one man and two others were arrested during a botched robbery.



300 bats caught by janitors at Salt Lake City high school

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:19:06 UT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bat infestation prompted a Salt Lake City high school to cancel its after-school programs so school workers could root out the flying mammals. Janitors at the city's West High School rounded up more than 300 bats from Monday through Wednesday, prompting the school to close its doors Wednesday afternoon. Some flying bats were caught in midflight by janitors using butterfly nets. Others were found sleeping in classroom corners. Salt Lake City School District spokesman Jason Olsen says the high school lies in a migratory bat path. But the number of bats this year was above average.



Pennsylvania high school golfer has 2 holes-in-one in round

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:09:12 UT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school golfer has defied huge odds by recording two holes-in-one in the same round. Parkland High School golfer Ben Tetzlaff tells The (Allentown) Morning Call (http://bit.ly/2wCyfXn ) he still can't believe the feat, which came during a nine-hole practice round Monday at Iron Lakes Country Club. The National Hold-In-One Registry calculated the odds of the feat at 67 million-to-1. Parkland coach Scott Levan says he missed the first ace, but saw the second when Tetzlaff hit a 9-iron on the 140-yard sixth hole. Tetzlaff had already sunk a gap wedge on the 104-yard second hole. Tetzlaff's career-low round is a 76 he shot at Allentown Municipal Golf Course. He hopes to play golf in college.



In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:32:13 UT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has 58 taxis for its population of 6,200 — one for every 107 residents. State police heard the rumors and launched a two-year investigation that recently led to charges against 18 drivers accused of selling alcohol out of their cabs without a license. At play is a mix of strict liquor laws and cars being unable to reach the commercial hub for dozens of tiny villages on the tundra 400 miles west of Anchorage.



'Nasty' to have service dog in restaurant, customer says

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:02:03 UT

DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) — An argument broke out after a woman complained about a service dog being allowed inside a Delaware restaurant. The News Journal in Wilmington reported Wednesday that the video shows a woman yelling that it's "nasty" to have the dog in the restaurant. Nearby, a man holds the leash of a Great Dane wearing a vest indicating it's a "PTSD service dog." The three-minute video shows a small group of people shouting inside Kathy's Crab House in Delaware City. As of Wednesday, it had been watched more than 400,000 times on YouTube. The woman in the video, Ciara Miller, told the newspaper that she'd been called racial slurs before the camera was turned on. The veteran, retired U.S. Army Master Sgt.



Vermont man attempts to transform property into bear refuge

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:27:48 UT

WILMINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man is trying to turn his property into a wildlife refuge for bears. The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/2xibO7e ) Jim Burke met with the Wilmington Development Review Board on Monday to discuss turning the majority of his 62-acre property into a safe haven for bears and other animals. Burke says he simply wants the land to provide a safe place for wildlife once him and his wife move. He says there wouldn't be a fence around the property and no one would feed the animals. The board says Burke must transfer development rights to an organization to meet zoning ordinances for a wildlife refuge. Officials have advised Burke to consult with his attorney as the proposal moves forward.



Ex-Mountie headed to US prison for smuggling narwhal tusks

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:16:32 UT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks was sentenced Wednesday to five years, two months in a U.S. prison for related money laundering counts. Gregory Logan, 60, of St. John, New Brunswick, smuggled about 300 tusks valued at $1.5 million to $3 million into Maine in false compartments in his vehicle, federal prosecutors said. They were shipped from Ellsworth, Maine, to buyers across the country. Narwhals are protected in the United States and Canada. The medium-sized whales are known for their spiral tusks that can grow longer than 8 feet.



Woman: I'd rather go to jail than take down pro-Trump signs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:05:15 UT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman says she'd rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs. Susan Reitman's signs say "I Love Trump" and "He Won, Get over it." But the code enforcement officer in Rockland has notified her that the signs violate a local ordinance, because they are bigger than the town allows. She could be fined between $100 or more per day. Town officials say there's a process to apply for permits to display larger signs. But Reitman tells New England Cable News (http://bit.ly/2yqCCC3 ) that her free speech rights are more important than the ordinance. She says she has no intention of removing her signs — or paying any fines.



Tractor-trailer makes wrong turn, gets stuck on boardwalk

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:55:46 UT

VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A tractor-trailer apparently made a wrong turn and got trapped on a boardwalk at the New Jersey shore. Workers in Ventnor spent Wednesday morning removing benches and railings to help the truck get off of the boardwalk. Police said the truck first drove onto the boardwalk in Atlantic City early Wednesday. It then traveled about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) south, near the end of the boardwalk in Ventnor. The truck wasn't able to make a turn onto a ramp to get off. The cab was later detached and driven off; a tow truck removed the trailer. Ventnor police Chief Doug Biagi says the driver was not intoxicated but was issued a couple of summonses. Engineers were checking to see if the truck caused any structural damage.



Chocolate overload: Rig chock-full of candy bars overturns

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:16:25 UT

GORDONSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The scene was a chocoholic's delight: a rig full of candy bars overturned on a road in Virginia. CBS 19 in Charlottesville reported Tuesday that the truck was hauling 47,000 pounds (21,319 kilograms) of Hershey's chocolate bars when it ran off the side of a road near Gordonsville. The chocolate stayed in the truck. The driver wasn't hurt, but police say he may be cited. The driver told police that a car ahead of him had no brake or tail lights and that he swerved off the road to avoid hitting the car. Police said the truck should not have been on that road, which has length restrictions for vehicles. The truck was 67 feet (20 meters) long, 2 feet (0.61 meters) longer than is allowed.



Police: 3 used obits to steal from cars at funeral homes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:29:12 UT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested three people who used obituaries to plan out thefts of items left in vehicles parked at western New York funeral homes. Law enforcement officials from several agencies in the Rochester area say a 39-year-old man and two women, ages 20 and 23, would find out when and where funerals were being held, then go to the funeral home's parking lot and commit smash-and-grab thefts. Thefts were reported over the past three months in neighboring Monroe and Livingston counties. Police say the thieves would use stolen credit cards to make purchases at local stores.



Police: Man steals green chile burger after slapping victim

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:23:59 UT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he randomly slapped a customer and then stole the man's green chile cheeseburger before dashing away. Santa Fe police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Frazier on Sunday near the Shake Foundation where authorities say the bizarre attack occurred. According to a criminal complaint, the victim says Frazier walked up to him to dance then slapped him across his face. The victim says Frazier then stole his green chile cheeseburger and ran from the scene. Witnesses say Frazier also had a belt around his neck. Police later caught up with Frazier and arrested him for robbery after the victim identified him as the alleged burger thief. It was not known if he had an attorney.



Diamond on the highway: Officer comes to driver's rescue

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:58:00 UT

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A police officer has come to the rescue of a New Jersey woman who lost her diamond engagement ring on a highway while changing a flat tire. Police in Paramus said Kimberly Garcia realized when she got home on Sunday that she had lost her ring after pulling over to change the tire. She went back to the highway that day with police, but they couldn't find the ring. For Officer Jon Henderson, the search wasn't over. He returned to the highway during his free patrol time on Monday and found the ring. The department posted a photo of Garcia with Henderson , smiling with the ring back on her finger.



Colorado cops search for poop-and-run jogger

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:23:48 UT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the woman she's dubbed "The Mad Pooper" by her children, who caught the jogger in the act weeks ago. Budde tells KKTV-TV (http://bit.ly/2xO8JPl ) the woman apologized after she questioned her. But she says the jogger has left something behind on her runs at least once a week for the past seven weeks. Police have asked Budde to take pictures of the woman so they can try to identify her. Budde has put up a sign asking the woman to stop. She says there are public restrooms in the area. Police Sgt.