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Helicopter’s collide during chase

Helicopter Crash!

Helicopter’s collide during high-speed chase in Phoenix.

July 29, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News, videos | Leave a comment

NCAA-Louisville At Pittsburgh

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Tyler Palko

Brian Brohm threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns to lead eighth-ranked Louisville over Pittsburgh, 48-24, at Heinz Field.

Brohm completed 21-of-29 passes and Mario Urrutia had seven catches for 144 yards with a score for the Cardinals (10-1,5-1 Big East), who are still in the hunt for their first Big East title and a berth to a BCS bowl game. Continue reading

July 29, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh News, Sports | Leave a comment

Big Ben and New Girlfriend Hit Web Sites

There’s a lot of talk about the action on the field at Steelers training camp but there’s also buzz about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s personal life. It seems Big Ben has a new girlfriend. Former “Heroes” actress Missy Peregrym has reportedly been traveling between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh to visit the QB. Pictures of the new couple enjoying a Pirates game have surfaced on several Web sites.

July 29, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Pittsburgh News, Sports | Leave a comment

More than 100 homeless after fire

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An electrical problem caused a huge fire at a suburban apartment complex, leaving more than 100 people homeless, investigators said Saturday. No injuries were reported.

The five-alarm blaze Friday began at the west end of the South Grand Apartments in Channelview, just east of Houston, officials said.

It took firefighters about five hours to extinguish the blaze, which destroyed 92 units, said Michael Battise, chief of the Cloverleaf Volunteer Fire Department, one of 10 departments that worked to put it out.

July 29, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News | Leave a comment

Pilots killed at two air shows

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A biplane stunt pilot died after he crashed in front of thousands of spectators during a Dayton, Ohio, air show Saturday, a day after another pilot was killed during an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

WHIO-TV reported pilot Jim LeRoy of Billings, Montana, died on the way to the hospital after his S2S Bulldog biplane crashed at the end of a runway at Dayton International Airport in Ohio. Continue reading

July 29, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News | Leave a comment

Missing Sewer Worker Found Dead

Recovery crews found the body of a missing sewer worker in the Mississippi River a day after he and another man were caught deep below the city’s streets during a heavy rain.

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The body of Dave Yasis, 23, of Maplewood was found at about 6 p.m. Friday about 15 feet from where a sewer line drains into the river, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Joe Paget said.

The search for the man Yasis was working with, 34-year-old Joe Harlow of Plainview, was set to resume early Saturday. Continue reading

July 28, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News | Leave a comment

ATM hands out an extra $7,000

An ATM at a northwest Louisiana truck stop gave out $20 bills instead of $5 bills, but authorities say they know who used it and plan to pursue the extra $7,000 the machine spit out.DeSoto Parish sheriff’s Lt. Toni Morris said the automated teller machine has records identifying the 26 people who received the extra cash during five days in late June and early July.

Annette Parker, a supervisor at Eagle’s Truck Stop, said she unplugged the machine after overhearing conversations about the excess payments.

“The next morning when we had come back in, someone had plugged it back up,” she said.

Morris said someone who did not work at the truck stop may have rigged the machine, which keeps records of when money is received and whose card is used.

Morris said charges could be brought against the people who got more money than was debited to their bank accounts.

July 28, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News | Leave a comment

Vice President Cheney replaced heart device

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Vice President Dick Cheney

Vice President Dick Cheney resumed his normal schedule shortly after doctors implanted a new internal heart defibrillator on Saturday, a spokeswoman said.

Cheney returned home after the procedure at George Washington University Hospital, spokeswoman Megan McGinn said.

“The device was successfully replaced without complication,” McGinn said in an e-mailed statement. Continue reading

July 28, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News | Leave a comment

Car Bomb Kills 4 in Baghdad

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A parked car bomb exploded in a busy shopping street in predominantly Shiite eastern Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding 10, police said.

The bomb was the latest in a series of explosions targeting commercial centers. The blast struck about noon, a peak time for street vendors and nearby stores along the Maaskar al-Rashid street, a popular gathering point for people selling tires and spare parts for automobiles. Police who gave the casualty toll said several stores also were damaged. Continue reading

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Reebok, Nike bench QB Vick

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Michael Vick

Nike suspended its lucrative contract with Michael Vick on Friday, while Reebok took the unprecedented step of stopping sales of his No. 7 jersey.

In another dose of bad news for the indicted quarterback, a top trading card company announced it was pulling Vick’s likeness from any new packs.

Facing protests from animal-rights groups, Nike announced it was suspending Vick’s endorsement deal without pay, as well as halting sales of Vick-related shoes and other products at its retail stores. Continue reading

July 28, 2007 Posted by | Home Page, Other News, Sports | Leave a comment