Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New gas station employee allegedly steals $17,000 on very first day of work

A gas station employee allegedly made off with more than $17,000 in cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets on his very first day of work. The incident happened in late January at the Go On Gas station in Hamden, Connecticut, when management hired a new overnight employee to run the station on his own, according to a statement from the Hamden Police Department. However, when the store owner utilized an app on his phone to view the store cameras and to check in on how his new employee was doing, he was shocked to find that his brand-new employee was nowhere to be seen. “[The owner] quickly ascertained that the new employee had left,” said the Hamden Police Department in their statement. “The store owner immediately responded to the store and ascertained that the new employee had stolen numerous items including lottery tickets, 89 boxes of cigarettes and money.” The total loss is valued at $17,183.00, according to Hamden police. To make matters worse, the suspect also managed to steal his employment folder with all of his personal information in it — meaning that the store owner not only has no way to identify the man, but also doesn’t even know the name of his former employee. “Careful whom you hire!!,” said the Hamden Police Department in a post on Facebook when sharing information about the case. The suspect is still at large and anybody with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Hamden Police Patrol Division. (ABC News)


Parents React To Nude Photo Of A Teacher Circulating At Middle School

Due to the circulation of a nude photo from a 7th grade English teacher at Ewing Halsell Middle School in Vinita, Oklahoma some parents are upset and believe children shouldn’t witness incidents like this. The Vanita Assistant Police Chief said it was all a huge mistake gone terribly wrong. The teacher meant to send the explicit photo to her husband on Snapchat. She didn’t realize until 30 minutes later that she accidentally posted it to her “story”, a place where anyone could see it. In a statement, the schools Superintendent said, “The teacher in question was suspended with pay pending an investigation.” (KJRH)


Minister plans to sue NFL over ‘crotch-grabbing’ halftime show

A former football coach in Hebron, Ohio is calling out the NFL over its Super Bowl halftime show with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira – saying he intends to sue because their revealing outfits put him “in danger of hellfire.” Local minister, who is the host of “Pass the Salt Ministries’ Coach Dave LIVE” web show, said he plans to sue the league, Pepsi, Fox and several other companies for the “crotch-grabbing” performance. “I think we ought to go sit down in a courtroom and present this as evidence of how whoever is keeping me from getting into the kingdom of Heaven,” he said in a video. The Super Bowl LIV halftime extravaganza showcased the two women gyrating to Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” and Lopez’s “On the Floor, ” which he slammed as a “porn show” unfit for young viewers. He was appalled by the “crotch-grabbing,” “soft pornographic” performance. “They penetrated the sanctity of my home,” he added. He has spoken with a lawyer and plans to go forward with the lawsuit against the NFL, claiming he would be satisfied by scoring an $867 trillion settlement. Since his announcement, he said he received backlash, including having been sent pornographic images and being propositioned for sex. (Daily Caller)


Former teacher charged with statutory rape in north Mississippi

A former Eupora, Mississippi high school teacher was charged with statutory rape. The Webster County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook saying that 32-year-old teacher turned herself into their office. She was charged with statutory rape and bonded out on a $50,000 bond. Investigators said she raped a 14-year-old this past October. Webster County Superintendent said school administrators learned of the allegations against the teacher. Family members of one alleged victim claims the teacher paid for sexual favors. (WLBT)


Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined $27 million for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to “prolong the life” of the devices. Apple said in a statement that it had resolved the issue with the watchdog. Many customers had long suspected that Apple slowed down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade when a new one was released. In 2017, the company confirmed it did slow down some models as they aged, but not to encourage people to upgrade. It said the lithium-ion batteries in the devices became less capable of supplying peak current demands, as they aged over time. That could result in an iPhone unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components. So, it released a software update for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE which “smoothed out” battery performance. The practice was confirmed after a customer shared performance tests on Reddit, suggesting their iPhone 6S had slowed down considerably as it had aged, but had suddenly speeded up again after the battery had been replaced. As part of the agreement, Apple must display a notice on its French-language website for a month. It says Apple “committed the crime of deceptive commercial practice by omission” and had agreed to pay the fine. Since Apple confirmed the practice in 2017, it has implemented it on several more iPhones including:

  • iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus running iOS 12.1 or higher
  • iPhone X running iOS 12.1 or higher
  • iPhone XS, XS Max and XR running iOS 13.1 or higher

The setting is only enabled when the battery begins to degrade, and iOS now offers clearer information to consumers about when performance management has been switched on. (BBC)


30,000 pounds of uneaten food from Super Bowl donated to Florida food banks

More than 30,000 pounds of food that was not eaten at the Super Bowl will be donated to a food bank. Beef tenderloins, barbecue chicken, wings, ribs, charcuterie plates and other food items were packed up from VIP and concessions areas of the Hard Rock Stadium and sent to five Florida food shelters. “It’s a full volunteer job for everyone. We just want to help people in need,” said a spokeswoman with Food Rescue US which is helping to organize the food collection. “It’s amazing to see how much food there is that otherwise would have been thrown in the trash that can now feed so many people.” The food will be given to the Miami Rescue Mission, the Broward Outreach Center, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Lotus House Shelter and Camillus House. The food will be able to feed an estimated 20,000 people. (ESPN)


You Can Trade A Photo Of Your Ex For A Free Whopper At Burger King This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day you can trade beef with your ex for some actual beef and all you need is a photo of your former flame. Burger King is encouraging scorned lovers to trade a picture of their bygone beau for a free Whopper on Cupid’s holiday this year. The deal is a partnership with the new film “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),” which follows newly single anti-hero Harley Quinn on her adventures in Gotham City, according to a press release. Aching hearts are instructed to bring a printed picture of their ex to “Birds of Prey”-themed “breakup boxes” in select Burger King restaurants in participating cities. New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston are all included in the “Anti-Valentine’s Day” promotion. New Yorkers with more than just a picture to trash can also bring letters, stuffed animals or a piece of clothing to claim their prize. For the heartbroken who live far away from participating restaurants, all is not lost. Burger King is also launching a quiz in their app to give people a shot at getting a $3 Whopper. Those hoping to get a burger on the cheap must answer four out of the five questions correctly. (CBS News)


A life hack to enjoy downtime

Having too many tasks, commitments and to-do lists constantly running in the back of your mind can lead to “attention residue” according to researchers at the University of Washington. Beyond making it hard to relax, the undesirable state can have broad impact: You might not be as efficient in your work, you might not be as good a listener, you may get overwhelmed more easily, you might make errors, or struggle with decisions and your ability to process information. Scheduling a “Get Your Life In Order” (GYLIO) session with yourself to group personal tasks and tackle them at a designated time can reduce attention residue, boost your performance and help quiet your mind. (BBC)


Flu season so far: 12K deaths, 22M sick

Flu activity across the U.S. has increased over the last three weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates among children and young adults remain higher than in recent flu seasons. A total of 78 influenza-associated deaths in children have been reported so far this season. The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 12,000 deaths, 22 million illnesses and 210,000 hospitalizations from flu. Flu was widespread in Puerto Rico and 48 states. In Hawaii, Oregon, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the outbreaks are less active. Flu shots are recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu after your vaccination. The CDC said it expects flu season to continue through February. (Center For Disease Control and Prevention)


Majority of serial killers are Taurus, study claims

A new study revealed that the majority of bloodthirsty evildoers are Taurus. “[Taurus] are devoted, patient and hard-working, traits which can make for a great personality in someone who is stable and good-natured, and an evil manipulator in someone who is not,” according to research. Among the psychos born between April 20 and May 20 include H. H. Holmes, America’s first modern serial killer; Michael Ryan, the man behind the Hungerford Massacre; David Copeland the London Nail Bomber; the Canadian child killer Karla Homolka; cannibal Albert Fish, the “Werewolf of Wysteria; Levi Bellfield the British child killer and rapist; Orville Lynn Majors; Robert Black, the Scottish serial killer, and pedophile; Brit Steve Wright, and Martha Beck.

Here are notable killers for each sign of the zodiac:

  • Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Lee Boyd Malvo, Joel Rifkin, Luis Alfredo Garavito
  • Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos
  • Aries (March 21-April 19): Alexander Pichushkin, John Reginald Christie
  • Taurus (April 20-May 20): H.H. Holmes, Michael Ryan, Albert Fish, David Copeland, Levi Bellfield, Robert Black, Steve Wright, Orville Lynn Majors
  • Gemini (May 21-June 20): Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz, Ted Kaczynski
  • Cancer (June 21-July 22): Robert Maudsley
  • Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Myra Hindley, Anatoly Onoprienko
  • Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Ed Gein, Albert DeSalvo, Henry Lee Lucas
  • Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Fred West, Beverley Allitt
  • Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Moses Sithole, Robert Pickton, Fritz Haarman
  • Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Ted Bundy, Dennis Nilsen, Rose West
  • Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): John Allen Muhammad, Harold Shipman, Stephen Griffiths



This Is What Tuesday Shows Us:

  • Be Electrific Day
  • Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day ( 2nd Tuesday)
  • Extraterrestrial Visitor Day (2nd Tuesday)
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • Get Out Your Guitar Day
  • Pro Sports Wives Day
  • National Inventors Day
  • National Shut-in Visitation Day
  • Safer Internet Day (2nd Tuesday)
  • Satisfied Staying Single Day
  • White Shirt Day or White T-shirt Day
  • World Day of The Sic

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