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CBS Miami Exclusive: "Causeway Cannibal" Had Bible, Recently Smoked Pot When He Attacked (VIDEO)

CBS Miami Exclusive: "Causeway Cannibal" Had Bible, Recently Smoked Pot When He Attacked (VIDEO) | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Police now believe that Rudy Eugene, the so-called Miami Zombie, was not only naked, but was also carrying his bible, when he nearly beat a homeless man to death and chewed off three-quarters of his face..."

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University of Miami settles lawsuit with former coach Randy Shannon

University of Miami settles lawsuit with former coach Randy Shannon | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
"The University of Miami issued a statement Tuesday saying that the school has settled its contract dispute with former head football coach Randy Shannon..."
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"Munchausen by Internet:" The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr, A Decade-Long Internet Cancer Hoax Unravels

"Munchausen by Internet:" The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr, A Decade-Long Internet Cancer Hoax Unravels | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
"If any of it had been true, it would have made for a very sad story—the kind of story that would have taken over the news cycle on Mother's Day, even. But there was none of that, because the Dirrs are not real. They are, in some ways, just the latest example of the countless hoaxes perpetrated by bored, lonely people the world wide web over. But the Dirr hoax is singularly creepy in that the length of the con—11 years—meant J.S. evolved along with modern social networking. When he was born, in the time of Xangas and Tripod sites, J.S. Dirr was hardly more sketched out than a character in a novel. As the internet diversified and came to encompass every aspect of users' lives, so did J.S..."
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Teen Stabs Sunset Place Parking Attendant Over $8 Fee

Teen Stabs Sunset Place Parking Attendant Over $8 Fee | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
"Juan Felipe Rodriguez, 19, turned himself into police late last night, after allegedly stabbing Sunset Place parking attendant Jimmy Richard Womble, 23, after arguing over an $8 parking fee..."
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Labatt Threatens To Sue Newspaper For Showing Photo of Canadian Cannibal Holding Its Beer

Labatt Threatens To Sue Newspaper For Showing Photo of Canadian Cannibal Holding Its Beer | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via Techdirt: "Canadian beer giant Labatt Breweries is now threatening to sue the Montreal Gazette, because in reporting on this story, the Gazette used a photo of Magnotta, showing him holding a bottle of Labatt Blue..."

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Suspect In Hit & Run of University Of Miami Student Arrested In NYC

Suspect In Hit & Run of University Of Miami Student Arrested In NYC | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via CBS Miami: A man suspected in the hit and run crash that critically injured a University of Miami student has been arrested at an apartment in New York City...

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Temple football player allegedly rapes coed, then texts her: "Are you gonna press charges?"

Temple football player allegedly rapes coed, then texts her: "Are you gonna press charges?" | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old Temple University football player has been charged with rape and is now out on bail.
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New Fines For Cats And Dogs Not Wearing Seat Belts In New Jersey

New Fines For Cats And Dogs Not Wearing Seat Belts In New Jersey | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Click it or ticket. It’s not just for people anymore — at least in the Garden State.

 

Police and animal control officers are authorized to cite drivers with unrestrained animals in the car. Yes, that includes the back of a pickup truck too. Violators can be fined $250 to $1,000 per offense...

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Police: Masseuse dies after collapsing at Chris Bosh's house

Police: Masseuse dies after collapsing at Chris Bosh's house | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Miami Heat player Chris Bosh's masseuse was pronounced dead at the hospital after collapsing at Bosh's home on Monday, police confirmed...

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Federal Task Force Cracks Down On Financial Fraud

Federal Task Force Cracks Down On Financial Fraud | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"South Florida has moved up to the number two spot behind New York City when it comes to financial fraud.

 

On Monday, officials with the U.S. Justice Department announced the arrest of 15 people in a dozen local cases of alleged Ponzi scams, stock manipulation and securities fraud. The arrests are the result of a special federal task force formed 18 months ago to focus on the growing problem of financial fraud..."

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National Security: 'TSA’s actual success rate at flagging known terrorists is zero'

National Security: 'TSA’s actual success rate at flagging known terrorists is zero' | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
"Congressional auditors have questions about other efficiencies as well, like having 3,000 "behavior detection" officers assigned to question passengers. The officers sidetracked 50,000 passengers in 2010, resulting in the arrests of 300 passengers, the GAO found. None turned out to be terrorists..."
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RIP: 23-year old Miami native Spc. Gerardo Campos killed in Afghanistan

RIP: 23-year old Miami native Spc. Gerardo Campos killed in Afghanistan | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was killed in battle in Afghanistan on Saturday, the Defense Department has announced.

 

Spc. Gerardo Campos, 23, died in Maiwand, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire, according to a DoD release..."

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5 TSA workers fired, 38 suspended at Fort Myers Airport for failing to screen passengers

5 TSA workers fired, 38 suspended at Fort Myers Airport for failing to screen passengers | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"Five Transportation Security Administration workers at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers have been fired and another 38 suspended after an internal investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year..."

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Suspended Broward Detective Busted For Removing Ankle Bracelet & Going To Strip Club

Suspended Broward Detective Busted For Removing Ankle Bracelet & Going To Strip Club | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via NBC Miami: "A suspended Broward Sheriff’s Office detective already facing a grand theft charge was arrested by his former agency for taking off his ankle bracelet and going to a strip club, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

 

Brent Wooddell, 38, was arrested Monday by BSO deputies for violating bond conditions. He remains in custody and is being held without bond, according to online jail records..."

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CBS4 News Exclusive: "Miami Zombie" carrying bible during attack

CBS4 News Exclusive at Noon: Miami Zombie Rudy Eugene was not only naked, but was carrying his BIBLE, when he attacked Ronald Poppa.
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Via Jim DeFede on twitter: "Miami Zombie Rudy Eugene was not only naked, but was carrying his BIBLE, when he attacked Ronald Poppa..."
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RIP: Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury dead at 91

RIP: Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury dead at 91 | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
Ray Bradbury , whose books took readers on imaginary journeys to the outermost edges of the galaxy without leaving their own back yards, has died at age 91, according to published reports...
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Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra: Chris Bosh will be "game time decision" for Game 5 vs. Celtics

Miami Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra: Chris Bosh will be "game time decision" for Game 5 vs. Celtics | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via CBS Sports: Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said at shootaround on Tuesday that Bosh, who has been sidelined since May 13 with an abdominal injury, will officially be a "game time decision" for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena..."

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Person stabbed at Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami: Victim flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center

Person stabbed at Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami: Victim flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Via WPLG: A stabbing has been reported at the Shops at Sunset Place parking garage, police said Tuesday.

 

The stabbing occurred about 4:30 p.m. in the parking garage near 58th Street and South Dixie Highway, behind a Tire Kingdom store...

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End of an era: David's Cafe II Likely to Leave Lincoln Road Due To Rising Rent

End of an era: David's Cafe II Likely to Leave Lincoln Road Due To Rising Rent | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
In Miami, restaurants open and close like high-speed revolving doors. We take it in stride. We shrug at the...
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How to help "Miami Cannibal" victim Ronald Poppo: Jackson Memorial Foundation

How to help "Miami Cannibal" victim Ronald Poppo: Jackson Memorial Foundation | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"The Jackson Memorial Foundation has set up a fund to assist Ronald Poppo in his recovery, which experts in facial reconstruction have said will include lengthy treatment, staged reconstruction, and psychological care. Donations can be made by check or online at jmf.org..."

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Colorado Cops Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search of Bank Robber

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Colorado Cops Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search of Bank Robber | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect...

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The Mechanics and Meaning of That Ol' Dial-Up Modem Sound

The Mechanics and Meaning of That Ol' Dial-Up Modem Sound | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding"

 

Of all the noises that my children will not understand, the one that is nearest to my heart is not from a song or a television show or a jingle. It's the sound of a modem connecting with another modem across the repurposed telephone infrastructure. It was the noise of being part of the beginning of the Internet...

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Today is Michael Bay Day: Five Ways to Celebrate

Today is Michael Bay Day: Five Ways to Celebrate | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
"Michael Bay, Miami hero.

Years from now, your great-grandchildren will look up at you from their mini-hoverpods and ask, "Who was Michael Bay, you crazy old crone?" And you will be able to tell them that not only was he a successful movie director with about a bajillion dollars (which will not sound very impressive to your great-grandchildren, due to inflation), but that you were present in Miami for the first Michael Bay Day..."
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Man allegedly on synthetic drug 'Cloud Nine' growls, tries to bite North Miami Beach police officer

Man allegedly on synthetic drug 'Cloud Nine' growls, tries to bite North Miami Beach police officer | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officers say a man in police custody has an entire department shocked after he allegedly growled and tried to bite an officer's hand off; an eerie resemblance to the cannibal attack on a South Florida causeway...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urges state lawmakers to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urges state lawmakers to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana | The Billy Pulpit | Scoop.it

"ALBANY — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Monday that he would support a proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to significantly curb the number of people who could be arrested for marijuana possession as a result of police stops..."

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