Tuesday, August 14, 2018

She sure loves the opera

After 16 years of listening to the same opera being blasted out by a woman in Slovakia, neighbors and police say enough is enough!

It's a story I reported on for Fox News Headlines 24/7 on #SiriusXM 115.

This all started with a neighborhood dispute.

A woman, upset by a neighbor's barking dog, decided to cover the noise up by playing the same four minute aria from Giseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" on full volume. From morning 'til night.

Neighbors finally convincing cops to arrest the woman. She's now facing harassment charges.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Could Uber regulations hurt black riders?

New York City's new regulations limiting the number of ride sharing cars on the road is supposed to help the Big Apple's taxi industry. But in a story I reported for Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 155, I learned that some black passengers fear a cut in the number of Uber and Lyft cars could mean a return of discrimination against African Americans.

The ride share services are so popular in New York City that they're cutting into the profits of yellow cab drivers. But Scheron Williams is one regular black user of ride share who fears she'll now have trouble getting where she wants to go.

"It wasn't that  long ago when we could not catch a taxi as a black person," Williams says.

"Drivers that were normally Indian or whatever, some darker than me, would not stop for me, would pass me by to pick up a white person.

"Then Uber came along and all I had to do was touch a button - an app on my phone - and suddenly I had my taxi."

The city says it is also imposing the limit because there are so many ride share cars they are contributing to gridlock.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Carjack proof car

Want to keep your car from getting stolen?

Forget fancy alarm systems.  Here's a story I reported on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115 about a better deterrent.

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First you'll have to learn to drive a manual transmission.  Then, your odds of losing your car to thieves goes way down.

That's what happened in Bethesda, Maryland, where, cops say, two guys tried to carjack a car. But when one of them got behind the wheel he learned to his dismay that it was a stick shift. Which he didn't know how to drive.

So instead of driving away with the man's car, they ran away.

On foot.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Heavy metal escapees

Here's proof that you can't keep heavy metal music fans down no matter what their ages.

Cops say two elderly German men escaped their nursing home to attend the Wacken Open Air Heavy Metal Festival.

The nursing home called police when they discovered the two oldsters missing. Police say they were shocked to find them at 3 am at the world's biggest heavy metal festival.

They say the two appeared disoriented and dazed. But didn't say if it was because of their age, or from the music!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Pompeo warns Russia

A warning to Russia. China and others from our secretary of state.

Mike Pompeo telling those nations to be mindful of international sanctions on North Korea. Saying Washington will take seriously any action that reduces pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.

Pompeo telling reporters in Singapore the United States has new, credible information that Russia has violated those UN sanctions. And says he's going to take this up with Moscow and condemn it.

Hear this story and others like it on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Dam evacuations



Rising waters due to rain are threatening to breach a dam in Virginia and evacuations have been ordered.

Emergency officials say some water is already overflowing the  College Lake Dam in Lynchburg. They say the areas being evacuated would flood if the dam bursts.

Lynchburg is in the Blue Ridge Mountains about 50 miles east of Roanoke.

The National Weather Services says water levels could reach 17 feet in just 7 minutes if the dam breaks and there’d be a deluge of water running through homes and businesses.

Making maters worse, more rain is in today’s forecast.