December 2011 Archives

70-year-old St. Paul woman missing

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St. Paul police are asking the public to assist in searching for a 70-year-old woman has been missing since Friday night, Fox 9 News reported.

The woman, Chiamee Her was last seen on Friday at about 5 p.m. in her home at the 100 block of Litchfield Street, Fox 9 News reported.

Police do not suspect foul play but think Her left her home on foot, Fox 9 News reported.

According to Fox 9 News, Her is 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs a little over 100 pounds.

Fox 9 News has asked those with any knowledge of Her's disappearance to call 911.

A group of 30 Army Reserve soldiers have returned home after a year of duty in Afghanistan just in time to spend the holiday season with their families, Fox 9 News reported.

"It's very nice to have my husband home and to be here with the family and be complete," Kris Scharette, a soldier of the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion told Fox 9 News. "I wake up every morning with a smile on my face because my kids are there."

Fox 9 News reported that the reservationists spent a year in Afghanistan helping to build schools, bridges, and roads. Many of the 30 soldiers will be returning in the summer.

Amongst those who attended a special ceremony that honored the soldiers was Gov. Mark Dayton, Fox 9 News reported.

"Thank you for a job well done. Thank you for your patriotism," Dayton said.

Powerful winds wreak havoc on the west

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Nearly 200,000 people have been left with no power after the worst windstorm in a decade hit southern California, ABC Newshttp://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/violent-winds-whip-west-15078708?tab=9482931§ion=1206833 reported.

According to ABC News, winds reached 70 mph near Los Angeles and up to 150 mph in Utah and parts of Colorado. Hundreds of homes and buildings have been destroyed.

The Red Cross has opened up shelters providing food and aid to those affected by the windstorm and cleanup crews are working around the clock to fix telephone poles and clear hundred-year-old toppled trees, ABC News Reported.

According to ABC News, there are still high wind warnings and advisories for parts of California and Utah.

Three American students detained in Egypt return home

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Three American students have arrived home this morning after being arrested during the Egyptian protests, ABC News reported.

According to ABC News, the three young men, Derek Sweeny, 19, Luke Gates, 21, and Gregory Porter, 19, were put in jail after being accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at police.

During the violent protests, security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters, ABC News reported.

Sweeny, a student at Georgetown University called the first night of being arrested the most freighting night of his life and returning home the happiest moment of his life.

"Going to the protest was a decision I would have regretted not making, however, certainly I should have stayed farther away from the more violent scenes," Sweeny told ABC News.

"Existence is beautiful," Sweeny told ABC News on his elation to have returned home safely.

Geezer Bandit Strikes again

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An elderly man, known as the Geezer Bandit, struck again last Friday at a Bank of American branch in downtown San Luis Obispo Calif., ABC News Reported.

According to ABC News, in this last attempt, the bank teller gave the Geezer Bandit a bag of money and a hidden dye pack that exploded has he left.

While rushing away from the bank, the Geezer Bandit also dropped a small address book, which may greatly assist in police investigations, ABC News reported.

According to ABC News, The Geezer Bandit has been on a bank robbing crime spree for the past two years in Southern California and has robbed a total of 16 banks. Most of the robberies have occurred in San Diego County.

The Geezer Bandit is described as 60 to 70 years old and often wears a blue-colored blazer, dark pants, and a baseball cap.

The man's wrinkle-free hands have police wondering whether the Geezer Bandit is actually a younger man or woman in an elaborate disguise, ABC News Reported.

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