Custom Search




tel:18003484095

banner3

banner3

banner2

 



May 7, 2015

95-Year Old Man Fights Off Would-Be Robber With Cane

Manchester, NH (AP) Police say a 95-year-old World War II veteran used his cane to fight off a would-be robber in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Arthur Kamberis was leaving a pharmacy on Saturday when a man approached and reached for his wallet, which was in a zippered pocket. Kamberis started to fight him off and hit him several times with his cane. A passer-by helped Kamberis, and the attacker fled.

Kamberis wasn’t hurt, and the good Samaritan drove him home.

Kamberis told WMUR-TV “I had my credit card, my license, my grandchildren’s pictures in there and all sorts of stuff it would have been wicked for me to replace.”

Police are still searching for the man and are circulating a surveillance photo.

Maine Man Who Fled Arrest Found Hiding 50 Feet Up Tree

Gray, ME (AP) Police say a man they were tracking after he took off following a traffic stop was found hiding 50 feet up in a tree.

The Portland Press Herald reports authorities in Windham County caught 30-year old Weston Wing on Wednesday morning after flagging him down for driving over the speed limit. Wing refused to pull over, crashed near an intersection on Route 115 and then ran into the woods. A police dog located Wing, who authorities say was in the branches of a tree.

A lieutenant from Windham County tells the newspaper Wing has had about 20 license suspensions over the past decade.

Bag Carrying $63K In Moldy Bills Found In Park

Howard, PA (AP) A plastic bag containing $63,000 in moldy bills has been found at a Pennsylvania state park.

Police say the discovery was made Saturday by a park visitor in Bald Eagle State Park. That’s about 90 miles northwest of the capital, Harrisburg.

Police say paperwork found near the money apparently lists the name of the woman it belongs to and other information police believe will help them identify her.

Authorities say a woman reported the money missing nearly a year ago but lives out of state and didn’t leave any contact information. They are trying to reach her.

California Officer In Hot Water Over Ice Bucket Video

Los Angeles (AP) A California officer faces insurance fraud charges after authorities say a video showed her participating in an ice-bucket challenge despite claiming she had a back injury.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say a video posted online in July showed Pasadena police officer Jaime Robison pick up a 5-gallon bucket of ice water and pour it over a fellow officer while she was receiving disability benefits.

The case also alleges the 39-year-old Robison exaggerated injuries in 2012 to receive disability pay.

Robison pleaded not guilty Friday to four counts of insurance fraud. She is scheduled to return to court June 10.

If convicted, she could face up to six years and four months in jail.

Man Turns In $1 Million Lottery Ticket Dusted With Flour

Detroit (AP) A postal worker says he couldn’t eat or sleep for three days because of something in a container of flour.

What was keeping him up? A $1 million lottery ticket.

Fred Morgan of Detroit had five winning numbers in the April 17 Mega Millions game. He knew he had won the next day. But he told lottery officials that he stashed the ticket in flour and a few other places while he and his wife considered what to do with the windfall.

Morgan says nobody would “check for anything valuable in the flour.” He says he’s retiring early after 31 years as a mail carrier.

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain Struggles With Dog Poop

Aspen, CO (AP) Despite cleanup, awareness campaign, Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain still overrun with dog poop
Park rangers are at a loss as Colorado’s Smuggler Mountain continues to be covered in piles of poop left behind by furry friends.

The Aspen Times reports just a month after volunteers cleaned up roughly 100 pounds of dog poop and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launched an awareness campaign, rangers have flagged another 50 or so piles in the same section of the trail.

Senior ranger John Armstrong called it “deja poo.”

Armstrong said they may need to reinstitute the leash law on the first part of the trail, where most of the offenders relieve themselves.

In a more extreme case, Aspen could look to California where some communities take DNA samples from dogs when they’re registered in order to link smelly indiscretions to the correct pooch.

Sea Lion Pup Spotted On Sidewalk Gets Rescued

San Francisco (AP) A stranded sea lion pup has been spotted wandering a San Francisco sidewalk in a scene that marine rescuers warn could become commonplace as the ocean heats up. Video from the Marine Mammal Center in nearby Sausalito shows the male sea lion nicknamed Rubbish hiding under a car Thursday and waddling away from rescuers. They eventually got a net around the pup, moved it into a crate and took it to the center.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says more than 1,800 sea lion pups have been stranded in California since January because of a warming ocean and dwindling food supply.

Thinking It’s A Joke, Man Hangs Up On Pope Twice

Vatican City (AP) Hang up on Pope Francis and you might get a hug.

Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano says earlier this week, Francis dialed an ailing Italian man to comfort him. Francis has a habit of calling people who he has heard are suffering and telling them “Hello, I’m Pope Francis” when they answer their phone.

The newspaper said the man, Franco Rabuffi, hung up twice, thinking it was a prankster.

On the third call, he realized it truly was Francis and was speechless. The paper says Francis told Rabuffi he was amused. Rabuffi and his wife were invited to the pope’s public audience Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square, where Francis hugged them and assured them he really did dial the man’s phone.

The paper didn’t specify the man’s illness or age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARCHIVES:

April 30 - Thief Sneaks Ice Cream Cooler Past Sleeping Store Clerk

April 23 - Egypt Court Sentences Belly Dancer For ‘Insulting’ Flag

April 16 - Farmer Names Calf Born With Heart In Neck ‘Cardio Brisket’

April 9 - Burger King To pay For The Wedding Of Mr. Burger, Ms.King

April 2 - Trespasser Leaves Behind Credit Card Trail

March 26 - Authorities Seek Remedy For Naked NC Neighbor

March 19 - Nude Backyard Sunbather Takes Plea Deal

March 12 - Raccoon’s Freedom Costs San Francisco Carpenter His Job

March 5 - Men Built Mystery Tunnel To Use As Man Cave

February 26 - Toronto Police Stumped By Mysterious Tunnel

February 19 - No Charges For Woman Who Threw Bacon Into Police Station

February 12 - California Firefighters Save Horse Stuck In Tub

February 5 - Funds Pour In For Man Who Walks 21 Miles To, From Work

January 29 - Dancing Genitals Video Is A Hit In Sweden!

January 22 - ‘In Dog We Trust’ Rug To Be Auctioned For Animal Group

January 15 - Squirrel’s Wrong Turn Leads To Ohio Power Outage

January 8 -
Plea To Save Knavery, Flapdoodle And Rapscallion!

January 1 - West Virginia Troopers Hand Out $100 Bills

December 25 - Among Change, Gift Of Jewels For Salvation Army

December 18 - American Pops Question At Eiffel Tower

December 11 - Boys Searching For Santa Start By Calling 911

December 4 - Family Happy Squashy The Sasquatch Is Back In Their Yard

November 27 - New Sign In Indiana Warm Of Turtle Crossing

November 20- Flying Spaghetti Monster Devotee Sports Colander On License

November 13 - Man Held; Yard-Sale Teller Wasn’t Fooled By Fake $20s

November 6 - NYC Worker Suspended For Using ‘Robotic Voice’

October 30 - Custom Urns Courtesy Of Company’s 3-D Printer

October 23 - Woman Saved And Arrested On The Same Day

October 16 -Indiana College Gives Pizza Delivery Guy $1,200 Tip

October 9 - FTC Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

October 2 - Vets In NH Give Sight To Falcon Blind For Two Years

September 25 - Pregnant Buffalo + Frisky Bull Equals Knockout

September 18 - California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

September 11 - In Washington Surprise Attack, Bear: 1 • Bowhunter: 0

September 4 - Dog Turns On Stove, Starts Fire...Maybe He Was Hungry?

August 28 - Um...OK, The Cameras Stink; Nevermind

August 21 - 86 Year Old Woman Writes Romance Novel

August 14 - Wanted: Serial Bank Robber With Questionable Taste

August 7 - Interrupting Lawyer Gets Rare Sanction

July 31 - Strip Club Endorses Pastor For Congress

July 24 - Man Starts Fire Using ‘Blowtorch’ To Kill Spider

July 17 - Great Fall Too Much, Humpty Dumpty To Be Rebuilt

July 10 - Performer Drapes, Lights Firecrackers On Body

July 3 - Good Samaritan Rescues Man From Burning SUV

June 26 - Firemen Rescue Man When ‘Lady’ Sculpture Traps Him

June 19 - Blind Man Hears, Feels His Way To Auto Mechanic Degree

June 12 - Drivers Gathering For Great Nebraska Tractor Ride

June 5 - Thief With Facebook Account Rats Himself Out

May 29 - Missing Pet Pigeon Flies To School Of Young Owner

May 22 - Testing Inconclusive, Suspected Bobcat Returned

May 15 - Rooster Prince George, At Dallas Hardware Store, Is Popular

May 8 - New Jersey Fire Siren Silenced By Osprey Nest

May 1 - New Jersey Tot Wipes Out Hours Of Monks’ Work

April 24 - Miss America: Don’t Suspend Teen Over Prom Invite

April 17 - Squirrel Blamed For $300K In Damage To Building

April 10 - Burglary Suspects Butt Dials 911

April 3 - Teen Says Typeface Change Could Save Millions

March 27 - Scrap Dealer’s Bargain Turns Out To Be Worth Millions

March 20 - City Considers Taking Ban On Spitting Off Books

March 13 - Gettysburg Wax Museum Selling Historical Figures

March 6 - Woman Gives Birth In New York City Crosswalk

February 27 - Wisconsin Rubber Duck Bill Racing To Finish Line

February 20 - Wait Till Santa See ‘Em! Reindeer Get Glowing Antlers

February 13 - NJ Festival Lets You Eat, Drink, Floss With Bacon

February 6 - Romance Sizzles At Bacon Fest As Couples Marry

January 30 - Man Shares Wanted Photo, And Cops Really LIKE Him

January 23 - Beloved Dog’s Ashes Returned To Owner After Two Years

January 16 - Colorado Gives Up And Renames Mile 420 Marker

January 9 - Brewery Responds To Starbucks Letter With $6 Check

January 2 - Atlanta Home Prompts 911 Calls With Fake Dangler

December 26 - Dog That Survived Gassing Headed To Rose Parade

December 19 - Tourist Distracted By Facebook Falls Off Pier

December 12 - ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Sicken Wisconsin Residents

December 5 - Topless Barber Charged With Unlicensed Cosmetology

November 28 - 852 Thai Children Set Human Christmas Tree Record

November 21 - Beagle’s Nose Predicts Few US Polar Bear Cubs

November 14 - NY Knish Factory Fire Leads To Nationwide Shortage

November 7 - Stolen Costumes + Craigslist = Not A Good Idea

October 31 - City: Odor From Sriracha Chili Plant A Nuisance

October 24 - Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some

October 17 - Abandoned Philly Prison Adds Screams For Halloween

October 10 - Indiana Dog That Crashed Half Marathon Gets Medal

October 3 - Naked And Scared Has Turned Into Semi-Clothed & Spooky

September 26 - Extra Weight Costs Bank Robber Swift Exit

September 19 - Russian Shot In Quarrel Over Kant’s Philosophy

September 12 - Art Heist Trial Help Up Over Lawyer’s Sneakers

September 5 - Marijuana Wrapped Arrow Shot At Squirrel?

August 29 - Hole Makes Huge Pumpkin Ineligible For Alaska Fair

August 22 - Prowling Ninja Says He Was Trying To Help Cops

August 15 - British Cats’ DNA Helps Convict A Killer

August 8 - China’s Heat Wave Brings‘Dead’ Man Back To Life

August 1 - Owner Could Face Charges For Venomous Snakes

July 25 - Swimmer To Go Alone Hauling 2,000 Pounds Of Brick

July 18 - Thai University Apologizes For Hitler Banner

July 11 - Winner Of The Cherry-Spitting Contest - BB Gun!

July 4 - Family Dogs Survive Close Call With Mama & Baby Bears

June 27 - ‘Here’s Looking At You...Officer!’ Man Quotes Bogart Upon Arrest

June 20 - "Happy Birthday To You" Copyright Suit Filed In NY

June 13 - Nude Revelers Greet Popular Tourist Train

June 6 - ‘Bucket List’ Item Leads To Women’s Arrest

May 30 - Swing Dance Your Way To Class Credit

May 23 - NH City Sues Parking Meter “Robin Hoods”

May 16 - Critter Cams Provide Peek Into The Lives Of Bears

May 9 - OMG - The Sun Is Shining! School Closes For Nice Weather

May 2 - Cartel-Linked Man Arrested On The Dance Floor

April 25 - Oregon Juror Jailed For Texting During Trial

April 18 - What’s That Sound? Court Screeners Find Pet Duck In Bag

April 11 - Goat That Walked Into Bar Was Taken From Zoo

April 4 - Man Accused Of Using Fake Penis For Drug Test

March 28 - Caretaker Charged With Taking Care Of Old Whiskey, Too

March 21 - Crime Doesn’t Pay #1: Thief Returns Money From 1980s

March 14 - People, Pooches Team Up To Fight Flab At Gym

March 7 - 37-Pound Tubby Tabby, Biscuit, In Need Of Home

February 28 - Shoeshine Man Donates $200,000 In Tips

February 21 - 911 Call Asking For Cigarettes Leads To Arrest

February 14 - Mistrial Declared When Prosthetic Eye Pops Out

February 7 - Snoozing Judge Sent Home For Nap


 

 

 

 

BannerEventAd-01.jpg   fanjoylabrenz.jpg

PO Box 1721 | Hickory, NC 28603 | 828.322.1036 | Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm | focusnews@centurylink.net

Home • Reviews: MoviesAdam Long • Editorials: FocusHave Chainsaw Will TravelSid On SportsBobbi GSara MawyerPeople PicturesPlaces/PeopleExtra Events Listing
Out Of Focus • News: Local NewsNational NewsHoroscopes • Info/Links: Staff/ContributorsList Of AdvertisersOnline AdvertisingOnline ClassifiedsContact UsFocus BLOGStoreLinks

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. © 1978 - 2017 Tucker Productions, Inc.