April 2012 Archives

Zimmerman Released on Bail

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The shooter in the Trayvon Martin killing, George Zimmerman, has posted bond Sunday evening.

MSNBC reports that the bail was set earlier Sunday at 150 thousand dollars. At that time his family was not able to collect the money needed for bail.

Later Sunday, ABC News reports that Zimmerman has posted the 150 thousand dollars in bail.

Both MSNBC and ABC report that Zimmerman is expected to go into hiding during the time before trial but will be expected to stay in Florida. He will be required to wear and ankle bracelet, refrain from drinking alcohol, and will not be allowed to handle firearms.

George Zimmerman

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The shooter in the Trayvon Martin killing, George Zimmerman, has posted bond Sunday evening.

MSNBC reports that the bail was set earlier Sunday at 150 thousand dollars. At that time his family was not able to collect the money needed for bail.

Later Sunday, ABC News reports that Zimmerman has posted the 150 thousand dollars in bail.

Both MSNBC and ABC report that Zimmerman is expected to go into hiding during the time before trial but will be expected to stay in Florida. He will be required to wear and ankle braclet, refrain from drinking alcohol, and will not be allowed to handle firearms.

Killer

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A White Plaines woman has been charged with multiple counts of murder and raceteering for the murder of her husband and his mother.

Fox News reports that the victim, Ben Novak Jr., along with his mother, were killed to make way for his wife, Nancy Novak, to gain his inheritance. In crime scene photos he is seen with hands bound, in a pool of blood.

They also report that the estate of Ben Novak Jr. is worth an estimated 10 million dollars.

Mrs. Novak is contesting that she had nothing to do with the murder, and claims that her husband hit her and forced her to get breast implants.

Killer

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A White Plaines woman has been charged with multiple counts of murder and raceteering for the murder of her husband and his mother.

Fox News reports that the victim, Ben Novak Jr., along with his mother, were killed to make way for his wife, Nancy Novak, to gain his inheritance. In crime scene photos he is seen with hands bound, in a pool of blood.

They also report that the estate of Ben Novak Jr. is worth an estimated 10 million dollars.

Mrs. Novak is contesting that she had nothing to do with the murder, and claims that her husband hit her and forced her to get breast implants.

Boy Identified

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Authorities announced that the body of a boy killed while dirt-biking has been identified.

WCCO reports that the boy is Nicholas Engler, the 9-year-old son of the Oak Grove Assistant Fire Chief.

"Every safety precaution was taken. The boy was wearing a helmet, chest guard, he was also wearing boots, gloves, and he was an avid motocross biker. Certainly the father and family knew inherent risks and protected their family the best they could, with the protection equipment they used that day," said Lt. Lenzmeier. "I have an 8-year-old, 11-and 12-year-old, and I cannot comprehend the pain that is going through the family."

Kare 11 reports that, so far, the official cause of death has not been identified.

Boy Identified

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Authorities announced that the body of a boy killed while dirt-biking has been identified.

WCCO reports that the boy is Nicholas Engler, the 9-year-old son of the Oak Grove Assistant Fire Chief.

"Every safety precaution was taken. The boy was wearing a helmet, chest guard, he was also wearing boots, gloves, and he was an avid motocross biker. Certainly the father and family knew inherent risks and protected their family the best they could, with the protection equipment they used that day," said Lt. Lenzmeier. "I have an 8-year-old, 11-and 12-year-old, and I cannot comprehend the pain that is going through the family."

Kare 11 reports that, so far, the official cause of death has not been identified.

Red Bulls come Home

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The Minnesota National Guard "Red Bulls" are coming home today after a long deployment.

CBS Minnesota reports that the Red Bulls will be arriving all over the state, starting April 17th. "It was great to be there at the end of the war, to see everything shut down with such efficiency," said Lt. Seth Miletich. "Pretty long war."

It is unanimous that all of the "Red Bulls" are ready to get home.

Fox 9 reports that the public will be invited to greet the "Red Bulls" home. The troops have been gone for a week.

Bahrain Gran Prix

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Formula One racing has come, once more, to Bahrain after having been canceled last year.

The BBC reports that the race is being protested by pro-deocracy advocates, the same who caused the race to be cancelled last year.

They reported that the government admitted that they had made mistakes but that it is time for the country to go back to normal.

AFP reports that during the protests one protestor has been found dead. There is no evidence that the event will be canceled this year.

Mike Wallace

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Legendary CBS anchorman and interviewer Mike Wallace died at the age of 93 on Saturday.

Wallace was known as a very tough interviewer who would ask the hard questions that few others would venture to ask. Sometimes using those questions to interject his own opinion.

According to The New York Times, he had known since he was a child that he wanted to be on the air. He felt it was his calling. He said he wanted people to ask: "Who's this guy, Myron Wallace?"

He had spent most of his life working for the different media outlets and will be missed.

Occupy

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"Occupy Minnesota" protestors took to the streets on Saturday night, starting at Peavy Plaza and then moving to Loring Park.

It was a cold April night and according to the StarTribune, about 15 occupy protestors were arrested during the move from Peavy Plaza to Loring Park. They were arrested for blocking traffic and refusing to disperse.

"Who is scared? Never scared. Occupy everywhere," was the chant of the protests on Saturday.

According to the Pioneer Press, the police shoved a KSTP cameraman, breaking his camera and giving him a case of whiplash.
As of Sunday night, all of the Occupy protestors have been released from police custody.

Tinsley

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Gopher linebacker and U of M senior Gary Tinsley was found dead in his apartment on Friday.

According to the Minnesota Daily, members of the Gopher football program and other U of M students held a candlelight vigil for Tinlsley. 2011 University graduate Mejoy Lawson said, "To hear the memory, that's how it should be: celebrate his life, versus anything else that we might see in the papers about him."

It also reports that, "the gathering began with a moment of silence. The crowd held lit candles and spanned across the lawn in front of the residence hall. Speakers mentioned Tinsley's sense of humor, family priorities and religious values."

According to theUSA Today, Tinsley had a history with the police that included a brawl, fleeing police, and operating a motorized scooter under the influence. They also report though that he had matured in his Junior and Senior year.

The Rolling Hills Of Augusta

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On the Greens of Augusta National, Bubba Watson sunk a putt that won him his first green jacket on Sunday.

Bubba Watson is a golfer known for his long drive and on Easter Sunday while decked out in all white he used those drives to will the prestigious Masters golf tournament.

According to The New York Times, "Watson closed with a four-under-par 68 Augusta National Golf Club, one stroke better than Oosthuizen (the leader going into Sunday), as both finished at 10-under 278."

The USA Today reports that the day was sunny and without many clouds or wind.

Augusta National Golf Club has been the host of the masters since 1934.

Red Square

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Russian authorities let members of the opposing party into Red Square on Sunday to protest President Elect Vladimir Putin's recent election.

According to the Associated Press, the protestors were handing out white ribbons as a symbol of protest. This move marks a change in the majority party and shows a leniency that has been little seen over the years.

The BBC reports that three protestors have been detained by police. One has been released with a court summons, and the others are expected to be released with a charge of "petty hooliganism" according to police.

Protestors were not able to protest during the recent elections.

What Did Rick Santorum Say?

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In a video of presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in Janesville, Wisconsin, Santorum says something that could possibly ruin his campaign.

During a rant about President Barack Obama, Santorum can be seen (and heard) starting to say what could possibly be the N-word.

"We know the candidate Barack Obama, what he was like - the anti-war government nig ..." he seems to say, then suddenly stopping, and changing tack to add: "America was a source for division around the world, that what we were doing was wrong."

The Guardian reports that previously, at a rally in Iowa, Santorum was quoted about welfare programs that: "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."

This is another incident of Santorum saying something that may impact his run for president.

Wild Win

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The Minnesota Wild won 5-4 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in a shoot out.

According to the Pioneer Press, this was the third straight victory for the Wild, and the third win which came after regulation. They previously beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 on Saturday at the Xcel Center.

The Pioneer Press also reports that the Wild led 2-1 after the opening period with goals by Devin Setoguchi and Danny Heatley on a power play.

The StarTribune says that this is the first time the Wild have won three in a row since winning seven in a row from Nov. 28 to Dec. 10.

The Wild play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Gophers Lose NIT

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The Gophers lost the NIT championship 75-51 on Thursday to Stanford at Madison Square Garden.

According to the Minnesota Daily, part of the problem was the Gophers having 22 turnovers, with 13 of those coming in the second half.

They also report that the star for the Gophers was Rodney Williams, he scored 12 of the team's 51 points. That being said he also was in foul trouble for the duration of the game.

According to Fox Sports, the Gophers shot just 37.3 percent and made only three of 13 three point shots.

The Gophers have won two previous NIT championships, one in 1998 and one in 1993. The 1998 title was "vacated" because of academic fraud.

Obama Gains Women Voters

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In a recent Gallup Poll, some female voters have switched from voting for Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama.

According to USA Today, six out of 10 women now support Obama as opposed to the middle of February when only a little over half supported Obama.

The speculation of this comes from Romney's promise to end Planned parenthood". Meaning that he would allow employers to not cover contraception in their health care plans.

A blogger from The Moderate Voice reports that Romney still leads among all men by a single point, but Obama still leads all women by 18 points.

The survey consists of 933 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4 points. The swing states surveyed are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Nightclub FIre

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I fire broke out at a nightclub in Novi Sad, Serbia on Sunday killing six people.

According to the Huffington Post, Serbian investigator said all of the victims have been identified as three men and three women, all aged between 21-29 years old.

They also report that the fire was started from faulty electrics and that 350 other people were in the nightclub when it went up in flames.

According to the BBC the mayor of Novi Sad, said that the nightclub had been checked regularly for problems and had recently passed a fire drill.

The mayor declared three days of mourning from Monday. "This is a great Tragedy," he said. "The wounds of past tragedies in Novi Sad have yet to heal, and now we have another."

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