Monday, March 1, 2010

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

No ifs, ands or buts about it. . .
D.C. hospital fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers for snowstorm absences
The District's largest private hospital has fired 11 nurses and five support staff members who failed to make it to work during the back-to-back snowstorms that paralyzed the region earlier this month.
Dozens of staff members at Washington Hospital Center face internal investigations, union representatives say, and it is unclear how many employees will lose their jobs.
Bandits rob delivery man of chicken wings
Police in Columbus, Georgia is searching for a pair of hungry bandits who stole an order of chicken wings from a pizza delivery driver.
Columbus Police say the 19-year-old Domino’s driver was approached outside a home Tuesday night by two men who asked for money. One of the men pointed a chrome pistol.
Police say one of the men then said, “Give me the wings.” They fled the scene with the $36 order.
Come and Get Us
Thieves mistakenly dialed 911 and gave their location away
Police in Daytona Beach Florida says two teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen’s cell phone accidentally called 911 during a heist.
Daytona Beach police say 19-year-old Stefanie Vargas and a 13-year-old boy are charged with burglary to a conveyance.
Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt says dispatchers listened as the pair discussed what was worth taking while rummaging though a vehicle parked near a Daytona Beach nightclub early Sunday. Officers went to the area and spotted the boy inside a vehicle. A police report says the pair tried to flee in a sport utility vehicle driven by Vargas. The report says both admitted to the robbery.
Man hit by two different trains in two weeks
A man who lost his hand after being dragged by a commuter train two weeks ago in Southern California has been hit by a train again.
Police say the man claimed he fell from the platform onto the tracks at the Irvine station and was hit by a northbound train Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Mike Meyers says the man gave the same explanation when he was hit by a Metrolink train at about the same time two weeks ago in Laguna Nigel and dragged 87 feet. His left hand was severed at the wrist.
The sheriff’s department investigated the first incident as an accident.
Police say the man was taken to a hospital Tuesday with non-life-threatening injuries and will receive a mental health evaluation.
I’m Sorry; But we just want to have some fun
One of seven college students who pranked Kmart this weekend is sorry for parading around the store in costume and upsetting customers, he said Sunday.
He and six others, all men between the ages of 18 and 20, were warned they could be arrested Saturday after entering the store in costumes — including Speedos, women’s wear, at least one wizard’s outfit and a lifelike sex toy — and disturbing store patrons with their antics, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.
“We weren’t thinking,” said 18-year-old Chris, who a store manager said was wearing a white dress, red panty hose and lipstick while brandishing a double-ended sex toy at the front of the store in the Saturday evening incident. “It was stupid,” he added. “I don’t know why we did it.”
Man with too much time on his hands
Man charged with making fake calls to 911
Man takes pictures, charged with contempt of court
5,200 strips for nude photo shoot
About 5,200 naked people embraced each other on the steps of Sydney's Opera House

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