A three-day search for two missing canoeists on Wisconsin’s Chippewa River was called off when police discovered that the two men never existed. The man who told the false story was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer.
Andrew Wallace, 30, told police that he had fallen into the Chippewa River while kayaking because he was trying to rescue two men clinging to their capsized canoe. He said the two men were swept downstream, prompting a massive search by land, sea, and air tha... Read More
A 10,000-acre blaze that started Thursday morning threatens 4,000 homes as it moves toward Malibu, California. More than 800 residents were told to evacuate as officials closed an 11-mile-long stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway.
"It’s a rapidly moving fire through heavy vegetation and it’s proving to be difficult for firefighters,” Bill Nash of the Ventura County Fire Department told CBS Los Angeles. “There’s no place for (the fire) to go over the highway. We&r... Read More
When Orange County teens Nicholas Cendoya and Kyndall Jack went missing for five days last month in Trabuco Canyon, there were a lot of unanswered questions. Why did they wander off after calling emergency services from their car? Why didn’t they bring a map? How did the two get separated? Why were they eating dirt and hallucinating?
County officials, who are none to happy about spending $160,000 in taxpayer money on search and rescue, now know the answer to all these questions: meth.
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A psychiatrist who worked for Jackson County in Oregon has pleaded guilty to booby-trapping popular trails outside Ashland in an attempt to harm mountain bikers.
According to the Daily Mail, Jackson Dempsey, 57, strung nylon cords across paths and scattered nails and fallen trees on the ground to trip up riders, ultimately injuring three people, because, he said, he didn't like mountain bikers, who often passed him as he walked his dog along the paths.
Judge Lorenzo Mejia sentenced the psych... Read More
A legal fund dedicated to the defense of cycling journalist Paul Kimmage against a UCI lawsuit is missing $64,000.
The Kimmage Defense Fund was founded in 2012 after the UCI sued Kimmage for supposedly defamatory comments he made about their handling of the Lance Armstrong doping case. The fund was spearheaded by Aaron Brown, otherwise known as the Twitter personality UCI_Overlord and the founder of the satirical cycling blog Cyclismas.
Within months, the fund raised nearly $100,000 in Kimma... Read More