News You May Have Missed 6/13 – 6/19
ENTANGLED SEA TURTLE FINDS HELP FROM COAST GUARD.
A Sea Turtle entangled in a lobster pot line was spotted by fisherman off the coast of Montauk, New York. The alerted Coast Guard to the Leatherback’s predicament. The Coast Guard found the turtle in Fort Pond Bay and cut away the line. “The turtle would have most likely died if the crew did not respond to assist,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Foster said in a news release. “The line was around the turtle’s neck and fin and was getting tighter.” No one got the turtles name before he swam away seemingly unharmed.
MAN FALLS FROM MOUNT SHASTA IN CALIFORNIA
57 year old San Carlos, Ca man, Michael Murphy, fell up to 2000 feet while hiking on Mt Shasta. Mt. Shasta is a is a potentially active volcano located at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. It is the second highest peak in the Cascades at 14,179 feet. He fell right next to some nurses and doctors who were also trekking in Mt Shasta. They used a camel back (backpack that holds water)to establish an airway and extra clothing they had their backpacks to keep him warm. they managed to keep him alive long enough for emergency peronell to get him to a hospital. He died later on though as his injuries were extensive.
MAN IN KENTUCKY DRIVES SELF TO POLICE DEPT AND ASKS TO BE ARRESTED
A gentleman who had a little too much to drink drove himself to the Hopkinsville, Kentucky Police Department ad requested to be arrested for DUI. The officers did witness 26-year-old Christopher L. Stewart pull in the parking lot ignoring the do not enter sign and nearly hit a squad car. The officers also had to stop Stewart from drinking a closed bottle of fuel injector cleaning fluid. Per his request and their own observations The Hopkinsville Police kindly arrested Stewart. Now that is the kind of good old hometown helping hand that you just don’t see often these days.
POSTAL WORKERS RIP OFF OPERATION SANTA
There are bad guys then there are BAD guys. Three postal workers in Manhattan, NY are accused of rigging Operation Santa that is meant to help underpriviledged children. They wrote fake letters to obtain computers and other electronics, clothing , all those things kids would ask for. The trio even even took some of the actual letters from underprivileged kids and replaced the return address with their own. How much of a Grinch can you be?? Terry Jackson was the ringleader with Mahogany Strickland and Nickyeves Saintalbord as her evil minions. Lawyers for all three declined comment as their clients were released, two of them on $50,000 bail. Federal charges included conspiracy and mail fraud. These people are just the bottom of the barrel and I hope they get the book thrown at them.