Saturday, November 28, 2015

Proof you can take me out of Detroit. But you can't take Detroit out of me

I just filed a story for Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115 and the Fox News Radio Network that brought me back to my days of covering the news from the streets of Detroit.

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the Detroit police union is challenging an NFL rule that prohibits off-duty cops from bringing guns into the stadiums. The league says not knowing who has guns makes the public less safe. The police union says, it's just the opposite. Not having trained law enforcement officers in stadiums if there's a terrorist attacks is what makes it less safe for the fans.

I even had the chance to quote my old friend and news source, retired Detroit police Sergeant David Malhalab. Who says it's the same story at Comerica Park. Where, he says, an off-duty Detroit cop who went there for a Tigers game was told he couldn't bring his gun inside. So he went back to his car to stow it.

When he returned after the game, David says, the officer's car had been burglarized. His gun gone.

Friday, November 27, 2015

All he wants for Christmas ...

The most touching story from this past overnight was about a 7 year old British boy's Christmas list. 

He asks Santa if, for Christmas, St. Nick will help the police find whoever hurt him.

He and his mom were shot by two men when they answered the front door. 

The Greater Manchester police say it's heartbreaking that instead of toys, this tops the boy's list. And say they are working hard to make his Christmas wish come true.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A baby in a manger. No, I mean a REAL baby in a manger!

My favorite story this past overnight is about an abandoned newborn found in the manger of a Nativity scene in a Queens church. 

The name of the church? Holy Child Jesus. 

A couple there has been on a long list to adopt and the padre wonders if this child is a gift to them from God.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The mystery of a little naked girl

With all these huge international terrorism-related stories some important domestic stories that would otherwise get greater coverage are sometimes lost. I'd like to tell you about a story I reported on for Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115 and for Fox News Radio. 

It's about a 2 year old Massachusetts girl who went missing. And the mystery of her disappearance and subsequent discovery.

A couple driving along the road saw the toddler in a pile of leaves on the side. Not certain if it was a child or a doll, they turned around. And discovered the little girl naked, shivering in the cold and with a softball size bump on her head. 

This was eight miles from her house!

No one seems to know how she got out. Nor how she managed to make it so far from her home. Police say they aren't even certain whether a crime's been committed!

This is clearly one story that's worth following as police search for answers.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Oh what a news night!

What an overnight shift at Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

Including the Islamic terrorists who took over the Radisson Hotel in Mali's capital. Using guns and grenades 10 terrorists were holding 170 people hostage though they reportedly released 5 people who could recite passages from the Koran.

Then came word that a third body blown to bits has been found in the rubble of the apartment anti-terrorist cops raided north of Paris two nights ago. 

And we received word that Jonathan Pollard was released from prison. 

And that a 10-year-old boy in supposedly Ebola-free Liberia has the disease.

And all these stories broke before dawn!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Equal time on SNL?

Remember those FCC rules requiring broadcasters to give equal time to candidates for office?

They're basically designed to ensure that coverage of campaigns is fair and balanced. But do they apply to comedy shows as well?

I ask this question because now that Donald Trump got a ton of face time on Saturday Night Live, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham are demanding from NBC equal time.