Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gas Leak on I225 Causes Hours of Delays

A gas tank on a semi truck was punctured by road debris, as it drove down I225, on Saturday.

The incident happened just south of Parker Road, in Aurora, Colorado, on the south bound side of the freeway.

Traffic was delayed for hours as crews stopped the leak and cleaned up from it.

According to authorities, the leak was actually very small, thanks to the driver noticing and stopping his truck.

Eastwood Comes Out Against Prop 8

Clint Eastwood became the latest big name Republican to come out in support of gay marriage.

Earlier this week, he signed the American Foundation for Equal Rights' petition to the Supreme Court for the overturning of Prop 8.

Eastwood's political clout has been rising, as witnessed by his appearance at the Republican National Committee, in August.

His signature joined over one hundred other top Republicans in their belief that it should be overturned.

California's Proposition 8 defined marriage as only being between one man and one woman.
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Kenyans Hold Last Rallies Before Election

Kenyatta, left, Odinga, right
Saturday saw the last major political rallies in Kenya, before the elections take place.

Kenyans will head to the polls, on Monday, to decide who their next president will be.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta are the two leading candidates.

Thousands of Kenyans showed at their competing rallies, in Nairobi.

President Mwai Kibaki is urging the people of Kenya to vote peacefully and for the losers of the election to do so graciously.

After the election in 2007, violence broke out, killing at least twelve hundred people.

Portuguese Protest Austerity

As many as half a million Portuguese protested in Lisbon, on Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands more protested in cities and towns across the country.

They marched through the streets to let the government know their anger over austerity measures.

Taxes have gone up as the government tries to bring an end to the country's deficit.

Unemployment is closing in on eighteen percent as Portugal is in it's third year of recession.

The protests have the backing of most of the major union organizations.

Al Qaeda English Language Magazine Gives Terrorism Tips

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula regularly puts out an online magazine entitled Inspire, which is in English.

Now they've put Inspire into print.

Inspire regularly gives out tips on how to create bombs, set up traps, and other delightful crafts towards becoming a terrorist.

It also has a hit list of westerners who are wanted by AQAP, dead or alive.

Opeds regularly warn foreign governments to stop trying to fight Al Qaeda's forces, around the world.

They also have a section calling for martyrs to sacrifice themselves for the glory of Al Qaeda and Islam.

Iran and Syria Decry Western Aid to Syrian Rebels

Walid al-Moualem
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem let the displeasure of his government be known, on Saturday.

He was joined by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in decrying the US's plan to give non military aid to the Syrian rebels.

The two countries condemned the move as a "double standard policy" that was out to "punish the Syrian people".

Salehi said that if the US really wanted to bring an end to the war that they would, "force the opposition to sit at the negotiation table with the Syrian government".

Meanwhile, President Assad, of Syria, accused Britain of trying to lengthen the conflict and of arming rebel forces.

Chadian Troops Claim Another Al Qaeda Commander

Soldiers from Chad have claimed that they have killed a top Al Qaeda leader.

On Saturday, Chadian forces "in northern Mali completely destroyed a terrorist base".

According to the Chadian military, among the dead was Mokhtar Belmokhtar a top Al Qaeda officer, in Mali.

Belmokhtar was also responsible for the Algerian hostage taking, last month.

Two days ago, Chadian forces claimed to have killed Adelhamid Abou Zeid, another top Al Qaeda leader.

Neither death has been confirmed by any other sources, but they haven't been denied by Al Qaeda either.

Amber Alert: Missouri: Harmony Blue, 1

An amber alert has been issued by police in Springfield, Missouri.

One year old Harmony Blue is missing after someone stole the car she was in.


Originally, Harmony and a four year old sibling were in the vehicle, but the thief dropped off the four year old.

Harmony is described as twenty-one pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and wearing a one piece sleeper.


Police list the suspect as a white female, with blonde hair.

The vehicle is a 2002 light grey Nissan Maxima with Missouri license YG6K5R.

Anyone with information should call the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810. 

Early Sunday morning, police found the car, with Harmony safe inside.

Missing From Missouri: Matayah Allen, 16

Sixteen year old Matayah Allen is missing from Kansas City, Missouri.

She was last seen February 24.

Matayah is described as five foot four, one hundred and forty pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a black coat and light glue and grey snow boots.

Anyone with information should call the Kansas City Police Department at 816-234-5295.

Missing From Massachusetts: Scott Kilroe, 39

Thirty-nine year old Scott Kilroe is missing from Wareham, Massachusetts.

He was last seen on the evening of February 12.

Scott is described as five foot eleven, one hundred and fifty-five pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Wareham Police Department at 508-295-1212. 

Missing From Texas: Maegan Hembree, 30

Thirty year old Maegan Hembree is missing from Smyer, Texas.

She was last seen on February 26.

Maegan is described as four foot eleven, one hundred and twenty pounds, with dark blonde hair, green eyes, and a Houston Astros' tattoo on the back of her neck.

When last seen, she was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and pajama pants.

Her vehicle is a red 1999 Saturn coupe with New Mexico license KIB142.

Anyone with information should call the Hockley County Sheriff's Office at 806-894-3126.

Missing From Louisiana: Karen Jones, 16

Sixteen year old Karen Jones is missing from Roseland, Louisiana.

She was last seen February 10.

It is believed that she went to Baton Rouge.

Karen is described as five foot four, one hundred and fifty pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should call Detective Dennis Braziel, of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, at 985-345-6150.

Missing From California: Samantha Tuia, 29

Twenty-nine year old Samantha Tuia is missing from Hayward, California.

She was last seen February 19.

Samantha is described as five foot eight, two hundred and thirty pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen, she was wearing a red jacket, grey hooded sweater, blue jeans, and black shoes.

Anyone with information should call the Hayward Police Department at 510-293-7272.