It’s So Hot The Planes Won’t Fly

It’s been hot our west. So hot that weathermen now describe the day’s temperatures as either broil or bake. It reached a scorching 127 in death valley. To put this in perspective, I once read in a fire safety manual that air around 160 degrees or above could vaporize your lungs. We’re not that far off. In Phoenix, it was so hot that many airplane flights had to be cancelled. The reason? It seems that since internal combustion engines rely … Continue reading →

Extreme Punishment: Death Inside A Tiny Box

Child abuse is rarely about monsters and villains, but parents with poor child rearing skills who progressively spiral out of control. Many child abuse deaths arise out of abusive punishments taken too far. the testimony given in an Arizona trial this week is a tragic testament to this. Ame Deal was a 10-year-old girl who met her end in a most unimaginable way. It seems that when Amy misbehaved, her legal guardians, had a rather sadistic way of punishing her: … Continue reading →

Rottweiler Drags Toddler To His Death

In a tragic story our of Arizona, a trip to grandma’s house turned deadly for one toddler when he was mauled to death by her rottweiler. The one year old boy and his grandma were playing inside the house. When grandma opened the back door to put something outside, the dog barged in pushing her aside and heading straight to the grandson. Biting down on the toddler, he dragged the boy outside and mauled him, refusing to let the child … Continue reading →

Assault With A Paper Airplane

It seems our nation’s schools are rapidly becoming humorless police zones. Here’s yet another example: In Andrews, South Carolina, a high school student was charged with assault for allegedly throwing a paper airplane that struck a teacher in the eye. The charge could land the student in jail for up to a month. Local news reported that the teacher had recently undergone eye surgery. Still, must we constantly overreact to every little incident of student shenanigance with a hard-handed response … Continue reading →

Why You Should Not Go Back In A Burning Building

Firefighters constantly tell people that they shouldn’t return to a burning building to rescue valuables or animals. Here’s why: In White City, Oregon, a man was able to successfully pull his wife and niece to safety when their home erupted in flames. Yet James “Jimmy” Nickerson the 3rd.  then went back into the house to try to rescue the 3 dogs, but didn’t make it back out alive. He died in the fire, along with two of the 3 dogs. … Continue reading →

Little Girl Tries To Play Santa, Gets Stuck In Chimney

In Clearwater, Florida, an 8-year-old girl had to be rescued after getting herself stuck in the chimney of a big empty house. The house was next door to where the child, Isabelle Cooke lived. Apparently she made it to the roof using a pole. Then she either climbed in or fell in the chimney and slid to the bottom. The chimney had no opening inside the house. So rescue crews had to chip away part of the chimney to retrieve … Continue reading →

Bullets Flying At Day Care Centers

When you drop your kids off at child care, you might expect a toy or two to be flying around, but certainly not bullets. Yet that’s exactly what happened in Calumet City, Illinois. A 47-year-old day care worker was going about her normal routine when a bullet flew through the window at the facility, striking her in the face and injury that sent her to the hospital. Needles to say the woman wasn’t the intended target. It’s just one more … Continue reading →

Ten-Year-Old Stops Rape

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a 10-year-old boy is being credited with stopping a man who was raping his mother. The boy apparently struggled with the man and hit him, causing the suspect to stop the attack. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said Daniel Hinton was arrested and charged with second degree rape. What this boy did probably isn’t the wisest course of action, but in this situation, it seems to have worked out well in the end.

Road Rage With A BB Gun

In Mesa, Arizona, a father and son who were on their way home from work were shot at twice with an airsoft BB gun in an apparent road rage incident. The other driver reportedly became angry because the man wasn’t driving fast enough for her. A woman from Apache Junction was charged with aggravated assault and endangerment. (I wonder how fast they’ll be in processing her into jail.) I’m just thankful that all she had was a BB gun. … Continue reading →

When Roosters Attack

It started off as a routing trip to the Metro Richmond Zoo in Richmond, Virginia. It ended with a bloody 2-year-old girl being treated at a hospital. Charles Sherman was enjoying a trip to the zoo with his daughter when a rooster attacked the little girl, cutting his daughter, Chloe, on the face, stomach, and arms. No word on what prompted the attack. Zoo director Jim Andelin says the rooster was relocated to a farm after the incident. So I … Continue reading →