Bangor police on Wednesday seized several batches of homemade cookies after employees of a local daycare center said they suspected the baked goods were laced with marijuana.Police were called to Watch Me Shine on Gilman Avenue around 10 a.m. when daycare staff reported a parent provided the baked goods. Several staff members reported “a feeling of marijuana intoxication,” police told NewsCenter Maine.No children ate the cookies.Police and management from Watch Me Shine contacted all parents to notify them of the situation, according to NewsCenter. The daycare was closed for the remainder of the day.Police continue to investigate and have sent the cookies to a lab for testing.
Daily Archives: February 24, 2018
Over the weekend the Seattle Times jumped at a news tip: there was a Confederate flag flying beneath the American flag in the city’s Greenwood neighborhood, and residents were very concerned.Only, it turns out, it wasn’t the Confederate flag at all. It was the state flag of Norway, and a group of friendly Norwegians were just trying to show their patriotism and support for their Olympic Team when their very concerned neighbors contacted local media.“Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N.,” the tipster wrote, according to the Times. “I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.”Eager to get the scoop, reporters for the Seattle Times hopped into a car and hightailed it to view the offending flag for themselves. Only, it turned out, they weren’t in for quite the controversial sighting they’d anticipated.“That’s a Norwegian flag,” said the Norwegian owner of the flagpole in question. “It’s been up there since the start of the Olympics.”
CHICAGO In an awkward onstage appearance this week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity.”It’s really, really good,” Rauner said after taking a sip of the sugary drink. “Diversity!”The clunky corporate metaphor was the brainchild of Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire, who appeared alongside Rauner on Wednesday at the downtown Chicago Thompson Center to discuss workplace diversity at a Black History Month event.Enlisting Rauner as his lanky magician’s assistant, Stoudemire, who is black, poured a glass of milk to represent the white men who lead most organizations (including, um, the state of Illinois).
Social media erupted with criticisms when German figure skater Nicole Schott began performing to the Schindler’s List score during her free skate performance at the Olympics on Thursday night.”Nicole Schott is a German woman skating to Schindler’s List. that feels real fucked up #Olympics,” one user wrote. “NO ONE SHOULD BE SKATING TO SCHINDLER’S LIST!!!!!!!” USA Today columnist Nancy Armour added. “The German skater picking the Schindler’s List soundtrack to skate to is certainly a choice,” Defense News reporter Aaron Mehta said.Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film followed Oskar Schindler, a German factory owner who saved over a thousand lives of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them at his factories. John Williams’ score for the film won the best original score Oscar at the 1994 Academy Awards.
Police say a woman trying to steal a video camera from an Indianapolis store escaped after throwing feces at a security worker.Indianapolis police responded Tuesday to a Menards on the city’s east side and a loss prevention officer told them that he saw the shoplifting suspect remove the camera from its packaging and place it into a bag.The officer told police that when he tried to stop the woman from leaving she reached into her pants, pulled out a handful of feces and threw it at him. He says the feces hit him in the chest. Police say the woman ran out the door and escaped.Police say the camera was recovered and they’re trying to identify the woman.
A Pittsburgh pastor has been charged with lewdness and indecent exposure after police say he was found in a car with a young man who was naked and bound with a rope.According to a criminal complaint seen by local TV station KDKA, George Gregory, leader of the Waterfront Christian Community Church in West Homestead, Pa., told officers they “were just playing” and he and the other man “meet up from time to time to play with each other.”A Pennsylvania pastor has been charged with lewdness and indecent exposure after police say he was found in a car with a young man who was naked and bound with a rope.AP
The man who reported the suspicious vehicle, which was parked on a street in neighboring Homestead, told police he saw the second man get out of the vehicle without any clothes on and was concerned because the car was parked outside his daughter’s window.When police arrived, according to local TV station WPXI, they say Gregory was in the back seat adjusting his clothing while another man was in the front passenger seat naked and bound with rope.Gregory later told KDKA that he has “nothing to hide.”
A Craigslist user posted a strange offer to residents of Los Angeles: “for $700, you can have your discreet love affair at my house in Echo Park.””Are you having a long term affair yet are sick of the high cost and sterility of corporate hotels? If so, I have something unique to offer you,” the listing reads. “If you would enjoy regular scheduled access to a pleasant, clean, attractive meeting place at a fraction of the cost yet all the convenience of a hotel, the intimacy of a private home, and the discretion of a quiet street in the hills just a mile out of DTLA, please read on.”The listing, which inspired a The Wrap podcast, goes on to offer a “nicely decorated, carpeted, cozy, and appointed, extremely clean, fully furnished bedroom” in the man’s home. The man, who describes himself as middle-aged and in the hospitality and catering business, notes that he will be out of the house during the meetings.