Gunman Shot Deputy 15 Times In Houston Gas Station Execution

Shackled: Shannon Miles (in yellow) appeared in court on Monday as he was arraigned on charges of capital murder in the shooting death of Harris County sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth

(Daily Mail) –  A Suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times, Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson said in court Monday.
Shannon J Miles appeared briefly in state district court in handcuffs and shackles and said very little, other than to answer the judge’s questions. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys.
Anderson read the probable cause statement during the hearing, saying that police received a call of an officer down at 8.20pm Friday.

Taking aim: Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson explains outside state District Court court how sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down on Monday
Taking aim: Harris County district attorney Devon Anderson explains outside state District Court court how sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down on Monday

When police arrived at the gas station in the Houston suburb of Cypress, they found deputy Darren Goforth face-down. Anderson said investigators saw surveillance video from the gas station, which showed that Goforth, 47, had just come out of the store after he had pumped gas and that Miles got out of his red truck and approached the deputy.j

‘He runs up behind deputy Goforth and puts the gun to the back of his head and shoots. Deputy Goforth hits the ground and then he continues to unload his gun, shooting repeatedly into the back of deputy Goforth,’ Anderson said.
Goforth was shot 15 times and a witness saw the shooting, Anderson said. She added that the shell casings match the .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun found at Miles’ home. Continue reading Gunman Shot Deputy 15 Times In Houston Gas Station Execution

Fatal Fall The Third At Turner Field Since 2008

(AJC) – A longtime Atlanta Braves season ticket-holder was seen passionately rooting against a Yankees slugger when he toppled over the upper-level railing at Turner Field on Saturday night, falling to his death on the concrete at least 40 feet below.

Photos: Fan falls from stands at Turner Field

Murrey’s death marked the third fatal fall at Turner Field since 2008, though a 2013 incident was ruled a suicide and the circumstances of each incident have differed.

Murrey’s death was also the 24th fatal fall at a baseball park since 1969, according to Robert Gorman, co-author of a book titled “Death at the Ballpark.” Atlanta has had the most.

And while alcohol often contributes to falls at baseball parks, and suicides account for some, there’s one main reason Gorman cited for why people fall watching America’s pastime: the size of the stadiums.

Braves fan’s fatal fall the third at Turner Field since 2008 photo
Gregory Murrey (Courtesy: Atlanta Braves)

More than 49,000 people were at the Braves’ Saturday night game, but many were unaware of the commotion that happened behind home plate. Others saw an image they can’t forget: the 60-year-old Murrey falling head first, somehow avoiding landing on anyone else as he hit the concrete below.

“It was surreal,

It was the top of the seventh inning, and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had been announced as the next batter. Rodriguez, 40, returned to baseball this year after a 2014 suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, and Braves fans weren’t very welcoming.

Murrey was among those booing, and he had stood up from his second-row seat in the 400 level when he lost his balance, witnesses said. He passed through those in the front row as he toppled over the railing, landing in section 202.

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Runways, Models and Chaos: NYFW Week 2015 Approaching Fast

(SL) – Less than two weeks to go until NYFW. The season is upon us and the dates are set. A look at some of the fashion displayed on the runway from previous seasons of Fasion a Week:

September / 10 to 17
New York, New York

September / 18 to 22
London, England

September / 23 to 28
Milan, Italy

September / 24 to 26
Sydney, Australia

September 29 / to October 7
Paris, France

October / 8 to 11
Budapest, Hungary

Which President Had The Highest IQ?

(SL) – The average IQ score in the general population is 100; about 118 for for a college graduate. All the U.S. presidents have higher IQs than that. But some are geniuses. Anything over 130 is considered high or a genius-level IQ. Inside Gov reports that while a high IQ does not guarantee success, it is true that intelligence is often associated with effective leaders. But does that trend hold true for U.S. presidents? Are the most successful presidents also the most intelligent?

Former President Bill Clinton

With that question in mind, InsideGov ranked the 27 smartest presidents in U.S. history, using data from UC Davis professor, Dean Simonton. In a 2006 study, Simonton used historiometric methods to estimate each president’s IQ, analyzing information from their biographies and writings that would indicate a higher-than-average intellect.

This list is by no means definitive, but it should give a good sense of which presidents were highly intellectual. Interestingly, eight of the presidents on this list either never attended college or dropped out before finishing their degrees. President Obama was not included in the study. Let’s look at the brain power countdown.

Who landed the top spot?

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Judge Joe Brown Back In The Slammer

(TMZ) – Judge Joe Brown‘s jail sentence is less punishment and more super awesome vacation — total privacy, fancy amenities, and he even gets full control of the television.

Law enforcement in Shelby County, TN tell us Judge Joe will be kept away from the general population in a protective

Judge Joe Brown Begins Sentence For Contempt

custody pod for his own safety. The kicker is he’s the only inmate in protective custody — so as king of the castle he can watch all the Judge Judy he wants!

His meals aren’t exactly 5-star, but by jail standards it’s pretty fine dining:

Breakfast Dry cereal, scrambled eggs, cajun potatoes, coffee cake, coffee

Lunch — PB&J sandwich, cookies, fruit drink

Dinner crispy chicken patty w/ gravy, parsley noodles, carrots, garden salad, fresh baked roll,     pudding, and sweet tea

As we previously reported, Judge Joe’s serving 5 days for contempt … but he won’t have any ‘Oz’ issues — solo showers only in protective custody.

Paternity Court’s Judge Lauren Lake Talks Season 3 On Sytonnia LIVE

Paternity Court’s Judge Lauren Lake

(Atlanta, GA) – Jude Lake visits the ATL and stops by the set. Don’t miss her interview with Sytonnia as she talks about season 3, WEEN and why most people can relate to the show. Judge Lauren Lake as she presides over highly emotional cases that lead to life-changing consequences and new beginnings. Paternity Court uncovers the truth 5 days a week . . .and sometimes the truth hurts.