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Goliath gator stomps around Florida park as awe-struck visitors watch

Goliath gator stomps around Florida park as awe-struck visitors watch In the video you can see four other people recording the surprise encounter, and not from a far distance. A gargantuan American alligator has been filmed by visitors during a trip to a park in Florida, leaving many in awe of the sheer size of the thing. [Full Article...]

Rangers to honor Steven McDonald Friday night

Rangers to honor Steven McDonald Friday night In the years following the shooting, McDonald traveled the world to places like Bosnia and Ireland preaching peace and perseverance. Detective McDonald passed away on Tuesday, Jan. It was McDonald's birthday - about seven months after he had been shot in near Central Park's boathouse. NYPD Commissioner O'Neill said McDonald carved out a model for others to follow. [Full Article...]

Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman

Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman It happened while the trooper was investigating a rollover crash with shots fired where a woman was thrown from the vehicle. He exited his vehicle and began laying out flares when he was attacked, shot and became engaged in a pitched fight with his attacker, Milstead said. [Full Article...]

Call for blood donors to boost stocks

Call for blood donors to boost stocks The January Vinton County Community Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m.at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) location, at 401 Veterans Memorial Drive in McArthur. All blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply. Donating information can be found at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. [Full Article...]

Ghana's newly sworn-in president says will cut taxes

Ghana's newly sworn-in president says will cut taxes He went further to lift several lines from Clinton's speech delivered on January, 20, 1993. The President elect of Ghana was in Abuja on the 18th of last month to formally invite president Buhari for the ceremony. The Director of Communications for the presidency, Eugene Arhin, apologised for the errors on Facebook, calling it a "complete oversight and never deliberate". [Full Article...]

Weather Limits Search for Plane That Vanished With 6 Aboard

A Cleveland Police helicopter was deployed to search Lake Erie by air, but had to return due to weather and visibility, and Metroparks rangers combed the shoreline along Lake Erie, police said. Anyone who sees debris should call the non-emergency number of the Cleveland Division of Police at 216-621-1234 or Burke Lakefront Airport at 216-781-6411. [Full Article...]

Tony Romo Expected To See Game Action On Sunday

Tony Romo Expected To See Game Action On Sunday Elliott's high mark this season was 149 yards and it's unlikely the Cowboys coaches give Elliott anywhere near that much game time - so Dickerson's record will likely stand. Romo, the franchise leader in passing yards and touchdown passes, said he felt like an "outsider" during his rehabilitation but that Prescott "earned the right to be our quarterback". [Full Article...]

Dead, 2 Injured in Shooting Outside Conn. Concert

Cops interviewed several witnesses at the scene but so far the only lead they have is a description of the getaway vehicle. Police responded to a call of a victim with a leg wound at around 11:15 p.m., Lt. In a video clip taken outside the venue and posted on Twitter, it appears Mill was actually exiting the concert hall before a single gunshot ripped through the air. [Full Article...]

Heavier storm coming to South Bay by Saturday afternoon, forecasters say

Heavier storm coming to South Bay by Saturday afternoon, forecasters say Saturday for the last minute of 2016 in Denver. "Behind the rain the temperatures are expected to turn colder with some snow showers for the far north of Scotland along with strong winds". Sunday, New Year's Day, will be warmer, around 47 degrees. People attending the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football game on Monday will enjoy mostly sunny skies, but the weather throughout ... [Full Article...]

Dererk Pardon remains out vs. Michigan State

Dererk Pardon remains out vs. Michigan State The Spartans had 26 points in the paint during the second half compared to 12 points in the first. There's the glass-half-full crowd that is probably telling their negative friends a 1-point loss to the talented Tom Izzo and his Spartans isn't really that bad. [Full Article...]

Chance of snow, freezing rain ahead for the Harrisburg area

Travel conditions are expected to be treacherous during that time and drivers are urged to go slow and give themselves extra time to get where they're going. The commutes that will be impacted by this storm are the Thursday afternoon commute and the Friday morning commute. Temperatures will rise to the low 40s. [Full Article...]

Drexel University calls professor's tweet about white genocide 'utterly reprehensible'

George Ciccariello-Maher, a white assistant professor of history and politics at the Philadelphia university, posted "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide" on Twitter on Christmas Eve, according to media reports. The tweet was deleted and Mr. Ciccariello-Maher's account was locked from further public viewing. He described their efforts as "a coordinated smear campaign" that was "orchest... [Full Article...]

Christmas blizzard could make some travel "dangerous if not impossible"

At about 4:12 p.m. Sunday, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol issued a no-travel advisory for western, central, and northeastern North Dakota due to snow, blowing snow, and ice under the snow creating hazardous driving conditions. [Full Article...]

MTSU Takes on Hawai'i in 2016 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl

Middle Tennessee State drove down with their own 80 yard drive when Ty Lee caught a three yard strike from Stockstill to cut the Warriors' lead to 28-21. After a punt by Hawaii, Middle Tennesee got the ball back and was driving until a sack by Ikem Okeke forced Stockstill to fumble, giving the ball back to Hawaii. [Full Article...]

Merry Christmas to all our readers from all at YourThurrock

We also wish you the best in the new year. "Wish you a favored Christmas ". For president-elect Donald Trump, " Happy Holidays " is apparently nothing more than politically correct nonsense. #8 It is the season for giving and remembering and sharing the love. The growing popularity of " happy holidays " has been derided as an attack on Christmas since Mid-2000s when John Gibson's book -"The... [Full Article...]

Rash Robertson opens door for Man City win

Rash Robertson opens door for Man City win The first half was characterised by Hull players dropping deep, and Manchester City taking speculative shots from distance which failed to trouble the 'keeper - only Yaya Toure's free kick had David Marshall even momentarily troubled. But, as had been the case in the first half, Hull responded and refused to allow City to settle. It was another telling contribution from Toure, who was frozen... [Full Article...]

Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Showers with highs in the 50s

Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Showers with highs in the 50s The skies will be partly sunny, according to the weather service. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Low around 55. Breezy, with a southeast wind 13 to 20 miles per hour becoming southwest after midnight. Winds will be calm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Tuesday night: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Saturday: Partly sunny. Chance for snow early. [Full Article...]

Miles Teller and girlfriend involved in frightening auto crash

Miles Teller and girlfriend involved in frightening auto crash According to TMZ , the " Whiplash ", " Bleed for This ", and " Fantastic Four " star was driving his beloved truck in the San Fernando Valley when an Uber driver reportedly made a left turn when it was not safe and the vehicles collided. [Full Article...]

'Gone insane' Gary Holmes arrested shooting Acen King in Arkansas road rage

'Gone insane' Gary Holmes arrested shooting Acen King in Arkansas road rage The boy's grandmother told police the incident began when a man in a vehicle behind her at a stop sign started honking his horn, apparently upset she wasn't moving quickly enough. 'A black male then exited [the Impala] and fired one shot, ' the report said. It was only there that she discovered her grandson had been hit. The arrest comes almost one week after the boy, Acen King, was shot last Sa... [Full Article...]

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Continue To Climb

The average doesn't include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates . Mortgage rates jumped in the week following the Federal Reserve's decision to raise rates, hitting a high not seen since 2014. [Full Article...]


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