Entries by Wes Yahola

Irate smoking passenger hijacked NYC bus

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City transit officials say a passenger angry that a bus driver told her to stop smoking took the vehicle for a brief joy ride. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the bus driver noticed the woman smoking, asked her to extinguish her cigarette and asked her to get […]

Drunk, naked man found in car on train tracks

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – An intoxicated College Station man was found naked in a car that was stuck on railroad tracks, according to police. College Station police were called to the area of FM 2154 and Sun Creek Circle in College Station around 2:20 a.m. Monday for an intoxicated driver. According to a probable […]

Florida man abandons robbery after finding store unoccupied

BRADENTON , Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) — A Florida man abandoned his robbery attempt when he walked into a local 7-Eleven and found no one inside the store. Police in Bradenton received reports of an attempted robbery on Tuesday morning when a masked man entered a 7-Eleven at 5:44 a.m. The store clerk witnessed the […]

Bumper Music for Wednesday, February

– Elvis Costello & the Attractions: (What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace Love and Understanding – Elton John: Elderberry Wine – Linda Ronstadt: You’re No Good – Beck: Blue Moon – Paul Simon: Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes – Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: S. O. B. – Courtney Barnett: Pedestrian At Best […]

You Can Now Hear Harper Lee Discussing Her Famous Novel

‘As charming and thoughtful as the novel that made her so famous’ By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff (Newser) – Available only to scholars for decades, on the date of Harper Lee’s death last week the UCLA Library Special Collections released what may be the only recorded interview of Lee talking about her most famous work, according […]

Postal Service apologizes for delivering blood-stained mail

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has apologized to residents along an upstate New York mail route who received mail stained with blood. A Postal Service spokeswoman for the agency’s western New York district tells the Olean (OH’-lee-an) Times Herald (bit.ly/1VrWGJ5) that the blood was from a mail carrier whose finger was cut […]

Thief dresses as Walmart worker, walks out door with four HDTVs

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia man dressed in a Walmart uniform stole four televisions from a store in Chesterfield County, according to officials. According to police, the man was wearing a blue Walmart vest. As shown on surveillance video, he placed four HDTVs in a shopping cart and walked out of the store through […]