Man Charged With Murder After Intentionally Running Over Pregnant Woman

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A man is facing murder charges after police say he intentionally rammed a woman with his car and then ran her over.

Dewey-GreenPolice say 53-year-old Janice Pitts was sitting at a traffic light on Highway 5 in Douglasville Wednesday when her Lincoln Navigator was hit from behind by 23-year-old Dewey Green.

“He just kept hitting us, he just kept hitting us,” said Pitts’ daughter, Iesha Davis.

Davis was in her mom’s SUV at the time with her 4-year -old son.

She says when her mom got out of the SUV to assess the damage, Green pinned Pitts between the two trucks.

“I’m banging on the window, ‘Please, you’re crushing my mom, you’re crushing my mom. Please, you’re crushing my mom. He wouldn’t look at me, He kept his face straight and kept his foot down on the gas,’” Davis told Channel 2’s Liz Artz.

Davis says her mom was driving her to work, like she did every day, when the whole thing happened before her eyes.

“He backed up, my mom’s body dropped,” said Davis.

Police say Green then ran over Pitts’ crushed body.

“After that, I just completely lost it. I don’t understand why. I don’t understand why,” said Davis. “I’ll never ever get the image of my mom lifeless body lying on the pavement and the man ran her over like she was nothing.”

Witnesses say Green then went up over the median, came across a grassy knoll and ended up sideways across Bill Arp Road where witnesses managed to stop him.

Even seasoned investigators say the horrific crash has left them stunned. Police say Green seemed dazed and confused and reeked of alcohol.

“No doubt there’s alcohol involved,” said Stan Copeland with Douglas County police.

Davis says her mom, a two-time breast cancer survivor, died on the scene. Police arrested and charged Green with murder and aggravated assault, but he could face more charges. Police say Pitts was expecting another child of her own.

“He could be charged with feticide depending on how far along,” said Copeland.

“She was very happy. She had just got good news about expecting,” said Davis.

Green is from Alabama. Detectives say his father is in town to try to get answers and help police figure out what happened. Police say Green’s father told them his son had been acting strange lately.

“No history of mental illness?” asked Artz.

“None that we can find and his family did not mention anything,” said Copeland.

Toxicology testing is being done on Green to find out if he was under the influence of drugs.

The latest use for a remote-controlled helicopter: Delivering drugs to a prison yard

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 An investigation was launched Wednesday after a remote-controlled helicopter, suspected to be carrying drugs, crash-landed in an exercise yard at one of Dublin’s largest prisons.

WheatfieldThe drone plummeted into an exercise yard within Wheatfield Prison in west Dublin at around 10.00 GMT Tuesday.

A package containing suspected drugs was attached by a rope to the four-blade device but it got caught on wires designed to prevent airborne escapes by prisoners.

It’s believed up to 20 inmates rushed to the device and managed to gather some of the contraband.

Prison guards noticed the commotion in the yard and intervened.

“We were alerted to an incident at Wheatfield prison yesterday morning,” the Garda (police) press office told AFP.

“We were handed a device and an investigation is underway.”

The Irish Prison Service also said an internal inquiry was underway and that some prisoners are facing disciplinary procedures.

The drone was highly-sophisticated with a camera that allowed the operators to remotely see where it was travelling.

It’s understood a digital memory card onboard the device will be central to the investigation as it mapped the route it took before crashing.

Both the Prison Service and the Garda declined to comment further.

You find out your ex-wife is selling her body …. In exchange for drugs …. With your brother

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A Peoria man, after learning his ex-wife was reportedly trading sexual favors for drugs with his brother, fatally shot his sibling on Saturday afternoon, according to police records obtained Tuesday.

1403557709000-wasarChristopher Michael Wasar, 39, was arrested by Peoria police around 1:30 p.m. Saturday after shooting his older brother Matthew Wasar, 45, in the chest, according to court records. Authorities found the elder Wasar unconscious at an apartment complex on Peoria and 85th avenues and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Brady McGonigle, the elder brother’s roommate, initially called 911 after Christopher Wasar and his ex-wife, Jessica Wasar, forcibly entered the apartment on Saturday afternoon, court records show.

McGonigle said Matthew Wasar had been living with him since June 19 because he was hiding from his brother, police records indicate. The younger Wasar was allegedly infuriated after learning his ex-wife and his brother had been intimate.

Jessica Wasar insisted to police they entered the apartment in an attempt to retrieve items she had stolen from her ex and given to his brother, according to police documents.

The two forced their way into McGonigle’s apartment, holding him at gunpoint and demanding to know where they could find Matthew Wasar, according to police reports. Upon their entrance, McGonigle grabbed a Samurai sword to defend himself but ultimately dropped it after Christopher Wasar threatened to shoot him with his Glock 17 handgun, records show.

“I thought I was going to die today,” McGonigle told police.

Christopher Wasar held McGonigle at gunpoint in the living room while Jessica Wasar searched the home, police records indicate. The two then left the apartment five minutes later and McGonigle quickly dialed 911.

As they exited, Jessica Wasar noticed Matthew Wasar in a vehicle near the complex and approached him, she told police. Christopher Wasar opened the passenger door and pointed his gun at his brother, who quickly exited the vehicle, records show.

Witnesses told police that the brothers argued with each other before Christopher Wasar punched his brother in the face and shot him once in the chest, records show.

During questioning by police, Wasar admitted to shooting his brother but said it was self defense because his brother charged at him with a knife, according to records.

However, witnesses, including Jessica Wasar and other bystanders, said Matthew Wasar was not threatening his brother during their altercation, police records reveal.

The father of the brothers told police the two have always had a “love/hate” relationship.

When trying to explain how your girlfriend literally got shot in the foot, get your story straight – otherwise you’ll figuratively do the same to yourself

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Spartanburg Police say a couple who told investigators conflicting stories revealed the true motive of why the man shot his girlfriend in the foot early Tuesday, according to Capt. Art Littlejohn.

The initial call came in as an assault, but when officers arrived at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center they found Tina Denise Lighty, 34, with a gunshot wound to the foot, Littlejohn said.

Lighty told police that she and her boyfriend, Dean, were attempting to buy marijuana when she was shot, according to Littlejohn.

Dean told police that they were not buying marijuana, but just riding through a neighborhood. He said they were near Bethlehem Drive when he heard what sounded like fireworks. He told police that’s when he noticed that Lighty’s foot was bleeding, Littlejohn said.

Investigators gathering evidence found neither story was accurate.

It was later determined that Dean shot Lighty after an argument over another woman, Littlejohn said.

Dean was arrested and taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center

Is that 172 baggies of heroin in your underwear, or are you just happy to see me?

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A woman who police say had 172 baggies of heroin in her underwear was arrested again on Thursday in Logansport on more heroin-related charges, according to 24-Hour News 8′s partners, The Pharos-Tribune.

korandaKelly A. Koranda, 36, of Logansport, was arrested, along with two other people, after a 1:30 p.m. traffic stop in the 900 block of High Street. Officers obtained a search warrant to search a residence on Douglas Street where multiple citizen complaints alleged illegal drugs were being dealt.

Koranda faces felony charges of dealing in a narcotic drug over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of a controlled substance over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of a syringe.

She was also charged with a Class A misdemeanor of taking a juvenile or endangered adult to a location used for drug sale, manufacture or possession. That charge pertained to a child found at the residence who did not live there, but was staying there over the summer.

Carolyn S. Masiers, 54, was arrested on charges of dealing in a narcotic drug over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class A felony; possession of a controlled substance over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class B felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony; possession of a schedule III controlled substance, a Class D felony; possession of a syringe, a Class D felony; and reckless possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

Joel M. Bowman, 26, was arrested on Class D felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance.

Back in April, Koranda was arrested during a traffic stop. At the hospital, a nurse discovered Koranda was hiding 162 baggies of heroin in her underwear. Officials said Koranda later admitted to eating 10 other heroin baggies.

Koranda is in the Cass County Jail with a cash bond of $20,000.

Mexican drug cartel tries to smuggle marijuana into the U.S in packages painted like watermelons

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marijuana-disguised-as-watermelonsAn ingenious drug-smuggling operation run by a Mexican drug cartel was uncovered Thursday when U.S. authorities seized a shipment of marijuana packages that were painted to look like watermelons.

The shipment of fake melons was on its way down Interstate 19 in Arizona late Thursday when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped the tractor at a checkpoint near Tucson,Fox News reported.

The driver said he was transporting watermelons, but upon further inspection officials realized the innocent fruit was really bundles of weed artfully painted green to look like watermelons.

“These criminals use a lot of unique ways to try to conceal their narcotics,” Bryan Flowers, a Tucson CBP agent, told the station. “We’ve seen individuals use false compartments in the seats of gas tanks. We’ve also found marijuana in tractor trailers here before.”

It was not immediately clear where the tractor came from. It was able to make it across the border from Mexico when it was stopped south of Tucson. An X-ray agents used to inspect the packages exposed the contraband inside.

Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration took possession of the hoax fruit and the driver was taken into custody.

DEA is in the process of confirming the street value and weight of the drugs. But officials estimated the pot to be worth well over $1 million, Fox News reported.

Flowers told Fox News that other smugglers have tried to pass off pot as real fruit.

CBP found 9,500 pounds of weed stuffed inside real watermelons in April 2010.

Two years before that, 5,000 pounds of weed was recovered in Nogales thanks to a K-9 that was able to pick up the scent.

Thursday’s drug bust came the same day CBP agents at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey came across $52,000 worth of cocaine baked inside cookies hidden in the luggage of a Guatemalan man who is now in custody.

There Is Only One Reason Why These Imported Cookies Have A Street Value Of $52,000

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cookiecoke (1)The delicious cookies pictured contain a tasty surprise filling–cocaine.

Earlier this month, Mauricio Isidro Rivera Hernandez arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey from Guatemala, his home country, with scores of cookies in his checked luggage.

Since New Jersey is known for its bountiful supply of cookies, pastries, and assorted sweets, the 30-year-old Rivera Hernandez had his luggage searched.

“Upon further inspection of the cookies” by U. S. Customs and Border Protection agents, investigators reported, the baked goods were found to contain, in aggregate, 118 oval-shaped pellets containing cocaine. The cookies, investigators determined, held slightly more than three pounds of cocaine, which carries a street value of $52,000.

Rivera Hernandez is facing a state narcotics smuggling rap. His cookies were seized by federal agents, who also confiscated those wicker baskets.

New Seattle-based App to Offer Marijuana Delivery Service

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Colorado and Washington state are increasingly becoming marijuana meccas, like societies lifted out of a stoner’s idea of utopia.

MedicalMarijuanaNBC7Log-558x279So it comes as no surprise that two students at Seattle’s University of Washington are creating a service they describe as “Uber for marijuana.” In other words, a marijuana delivery service.

The students, Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia, are launching their phone app “Canary” in Seattle late next month.

Uber, for those who don’t know, is an app that lets users order cheap cabs using the web and charges their credit cards directly.

“Canary is an on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep,” Vakharia explained.

We know our stoner readers are all itching to know exactly how it works, so here it is: those qualified and approved for medical marijuana will be able to select different strains of pot from different local dispensaries through the apps, and pay for a medical marijuana card-holding driver to deliver it right to their doorstep.

The service may expand to allow for recreational marijuana users as well once recreational marijuana stores open for business in Washington next month.For now though, the app ensures that only medically licensed users can order marijuana for it. Otherwise, it makes everything incredibly easy. They even provide descriptions of what smokers can expect from different strains of marijuana.

It’s ultra-convenient enough for even the laziest of cannabis-users, and it creates jobs. It seems like a fool-proof plan, so long as you trust those drivers not to sample the goods.

Man allegedly on meth arrested for harassing couple in car he thought was an alien spaceship

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Man-allegedly-on-meth-arrested-for-harassing-couple-in-car-he-thought-was-an-alien-spaceshipThis sounds like a close encounter with a blurred mind…

An Arkansas man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and disorderly conduct after he allegedly harassed a couple in a car because he believed they were cruising around in a spaceship. He also thought the driver was an alien.

When James Bushart was arrested, police allegedly found methamphetamine and a pipe that was used to smoke meth.

The alleged victims called police after Bushart began following them around and then pulled up in front of their Plymouth Prowler to demand that the “alien take his spaceship back to where they came from.” Bushart is also accused of making threatening gestures.

“That was my biggest problem with what was going on was how upset he was. I guess in reference to the vehicle was the only thing I could think,” driver Jay Ward told FOX 16. “I was a little upset about that mostly because I also had a passenger with me that was concerned for her safety as well.”

According to the police report, the 44-year-old was shaky and talking to himself while performing field sobriety tests. He also said he was interested in the Plymouth because “it looked like a futuristic machine” and later told police that “he was a very big deal and had 100,000 Asian flowers.”

Man, 22, Threw Football Stuffed With Drugs, Cell Phones Over Michigan Prison Wall

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footballA Detroit man with a suspect throwing arm is facing felony charges for attempting to toss a football stuffed with narcotics and cell phones over a fence and into the exercise yard of a Michigan state prison, investigators report.

The alleged smuggling bid literally fell short Sunday morning when the football landed between two fences at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, a city about 40 miles west of Ann Arbor.

According to police, a corrections officer spotted Christen Deon-Sterling Moore exit a vehicle and toss the football toward the yard. Moore, 22, was then taken into custody by the prison officer.

A subsequent examination of the football revealed that it contained marijuana, heroin, tobacco and three cell phones with chargers. As seen in the above Michigan Department of Corrections evidence photo, the football landed on a pathway adjacent to the prison yard.

christenmooreMoore, pictured at right, was charged with three counts of furnishing contraband to inmates. It is unclear who was the intended recipient of the football’s illegal contents.

Arraigned today on the felony charges, Moore is locked up in lieu of $50,000 bond.