Jared Cano was accused of plotting to bomb school next week
‘They found ingredients to build pipe bombs. They found schematics for Freedom High School. They found a manifesto, a plot to kill even more people than the 13 massacred in 1999 at Columbine High.
‘Police this week thwarted a “catastrophic event the likes of which Tampa has not seen,” Chief Jane Castor said at a news conference midday Wednesday.
‘An hour earlier, skinny, shaggy-haired Jared Cano had appeared in juvenile court, accused of it all…’
A Reason to Be Neighbor-friendly
Hero Neighbor Saves Girl, 6, From Kidnapper
‘A six-year-old girl is home safe with her family thanks to a neighbor who jumped into action and followed a man who grabbed her in front of her home Monday.
‘Antonio Diaz Chacon said he doesn’t feel like he did anything out of the ordinary. Tuesday was just another day at work for Chacon, but Albuquerque police are calling him a hero.
‘”He did an amazing job and he saved this little girl’s life,” Albuquerque Police Department Sgt. Trish Hoffman said.
‘Chacon said he and his wife heard a commotion outside on Monday afternoon, so they went outside to see what happened.
‘Jose Gonzales translated for Chacon.
“‘He said he was in his house and that he heard some noises like somebody struggling. ‘Let her go, let her go.’ So, he went outside and said, ‘what happened?’ and they said, ‘this guy took a little girl, so he chased after him.'”…’
The Weird World of Fashion
Abercrombie Offers Situation Money Not to Wear Its Clothes
I’ll gladly take the money and not be insulted. Would you too?
‘…Here’s a first. Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is offering to pay Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino not to wear its merchandise.
‘The New Albany, Ohio company released a statement Tuesday evening titled “A Win-Win Situation,” in which it stated a “deep concern” over the association between Mr. Sorrentino and the brand. A&F offered up a “substantial payment” to Mr. Sorrentino “to wear an alternate brand.”…’
Beware of Fresh but Stagnant Water
Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Second Child
‘A second child died this month from a deadly parasite that grows in stagnant waters, health officials confirmed Tuesday.
‘Bonnie Strickland, the aunt of 9-year-old Christian Alexander Strickland, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that her nephew died Aug. 5 from amoebic meningoencephalitis, a deadly parasitic infection that attacks the brain and spine, after attending a fishing camp.
‘”The doctor described it to us as such a slight chance that they didn’t even think it would be possible,” Strickland told the newspaper.
‘”Sadly, we have had a Naegleria infection in Virginia this summer,” Dr. Keri Hall, state epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health, said in a statement. “It’s important that people be aware of…safe swimming messages.”…’
‘Psychic’ Family Scammed $40M
Fake ‘psychics’ are a dime-a-dozen but this one’s a real hustler.
‘The Marks family claimed to be psychics as they amassed a $40 million fortune ripping off trusting clients, prosecutors say. Sometimes the clan even boasted of having a direct line to Michael the Archangel.
‘But to contact anyone else, the Marks family may soon need to call collect — from a prison cell…’