Entries by Wes Yahola

Video Shows CTA Passenger Trying To Set Himself On Fire

  CHICAGO (CBS) — Dramatic video has been released of a struggle and fire aboard a Red Line train on Chicago’s North Side last month. It happened at the Argyle Stop around 5:15 p.m. Jan. 18. That’s when David Ferguson, 28, allegedly threatened to light himself on fire using paint thinner from a can. Surveillance […]

Stranger accused of spanking man’s son in Georgia store

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Police say a stranger spanked a man’s 2-year-old son at a grocery store in Georgia when the toddler kept asking his dad for a candy bar. A Newnan police report says 62-year-old Juan Martinez was arrested Tuesday night. Police say Martinez smelled like alcohol and slurred his speech. The 2-year-old’s father, […]

After 4th DWI, man argues legal limit discriminates against alcoholics

  by Chuck Lindell, American-Statesman After his fourth driving-while-intoxicated conviction in 2016, a San Antonio man tried to overturn his four-year prison sentence by arguing that Texas’ legal limit on intoxicated driving discriminates against alcoholics. Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn argued that the state’s driving limit of 0.08 blood-alcohol concentration ignores the higher tolerances that frequent drinkers […]

Bumper Songs for Tuesday, February 13th

Today’s 5:45 theme songs: Linda Ronstadt: Love is a Rose; Tom Petty: The Golden Rose; Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn; George Jones: Wild Irish Rose; Sting: Desert Rose; Bobby Vinton: Roses are Red (My Love); Dean Martin: Red Rose for a Blue Lady; Nat King Cole: Ramblin’ Rose; The Jaynetts: Sally Go Round the […]