OUR WORLD & THE PEOPLE OF IT
In addition to OSF’s own written articles about off beat news and people of our world, here on this page, we connect you to other’s articles of off beat news and world news!
- August 9, 2016 Michael Jordan donates $5 million dollars to Smithsonian /National Musuem of African American History. Story here
~~~January 10, 2015 GEORGE ZIMMERMAN (acquitted for the 2013 shooting death of Travyon Martin) Was Arrested for Aggravated Assault (WITH A WEAPON) in Seminole Florida on Friday, January 9 (FYI OSF readers…scroll down to Sept 12). Is this becoming a pattern?
George Zimmerman was arrested late Friday for aggravated assault in a domestic violence case, according to Florida’s Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Then 31-year-old was detained at 10 p.m in Lake Mary, near Orlando, and has been denied bail, according his booking record. He is due to appear in court at 9 a.m. Saturday. “Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault and is currently on a no bond status,” the Sheriff’s Office said. “The next step in the process is first appearance. At this time, the judge may address bond status.” Zimmerman was … (cont’d here)
~~~January 7, 2015 NAACP Bombing
The investigation into an improvised explosive detonated outside the Colorado Springs, Colo., NAACP office, is a high priority, El Paso County officials said Thursday. The investigation, being conducted as a joint effort with local and federal law enforcement resources, has been ongoing since the blast. The device was detonated against the exterior wall of the NAACP building on South El Paso Street on Tuesday morning. “Regardless of if this act is determined to be a biased motivated crime, the law enforcement community in El Paso County does not condone this or any act of violence,” the statement said. No one was injured, said Amy Sanders, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Denver. A gasoline can had been placed near the device but did not ignite during the explosion, Sanders …(cont’d)
~~~January 7, 2015 12 Dead in Attack on Paris newspaper; manhunt on for gunmen President Hollande calls rampage a ‘terrorist attack’
PARIS (AP) — Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper today, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.
French President Francois Hollande called the attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, which has frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims, “a terrorist attack without a doubt” and said several other attacks have been thwarted in France “in recent weeks.”
France raised its security alert to the highest level and reinforced security at houses of worship, stores, media offices and transportation….. (cont’d).
~~~Dec., 30, 2014 AirAsia Plane Believed Found at Sea: Bodies & Debris Located
The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared over Tuesday as wreckage and dozens of bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard.
The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya to Singapore during a storm early Sunday.
All indications now are that it crashed in the Java Sea southwest of the island of Borneo, with debris and dozens of bodies retrieved so far.
An air force plane saw a “shadow” on the seabed believed to be of the missing Flight QZ8501, National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo told a news conference in Jakarta.
Relatives of the 162 missing hugged each other and burst into tears in Surabaya as they watched footage of one body floating in the sea on a television feed of Soelistyo’s press conference.
An Indonesian warship had recovered more than 40 bodies from the sea “and the number is growing”, navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir told AFP shortly afterwards.
‘I cannot bring him back to life’
- ~~~December 28, 2014 [Alleged] Victims of Sex Predator Lottery Winner Sue for Money read here
- ~~~December 28, 2014 Meet Two Families That Narrowly Escaped Missing Doomed Air Asia Flight read here
- ~~~December 28, 2014 AirAsia Flight Carrying 162 Goes Missing read and see video here
- ~~~December 3, 2014 Cops Cleared of Choke Hold Death of Eric Garner read here
- ~~~November 23, 2014 Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies Hours After Release from Brief Hospitalization read here
- ~~~November , 2014 BREAKING: The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 season without pay – read here
- ~~~OCTOBER 21, 2014 Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s Killing read here
- ~~~OCTOBER 18, 2014 Ferguson Cop’s Version of his Shooting Michael Brown Emerges read here
- ~~~October 10, 2014 College students asked to urinate in showers to save water read here
- ~~~ October 10, 2014 Malala Yousafzi Wins Nobel Peace Prize and Urges Kids to Stand Up for Their Rights read here
Did You Know The 10 Suspects in Malala’s 2012 School Bus Shooting Were Arrested Recently? read here
- ~~~October 10, 2014: What you need to know about Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi read here
- ~~~October 10, 2014: Snapchat hacked: Despite encrypted passwords, time-controlled view, and ways to hide our faces when sending nudies, Hackers still hacked Snapchat read here
As of October 8, 2014: CDC now says more than 600 people in 44 states and Washington, D.C. have enterovirus D68
- ~~~October 8, 2014 Adrian Peterson’s court appearance included “media whores” and wildcat mascots read here
- ~~~September 20, 2014 Paul Ryan Interrupted. Boehner: ” The Unemployed Are Lazy and Unmotivated” Read all about it
- ~~~September 17, 2014: Darren Wilson, Cop Involved in Ferguson’s Mike Brown Shooting, Testifies in Front of Grand Jury. Read it here
- (Weird News)~~~SEPTEMBER 16, 2014: Arrest Warrant Issued for Chantae Gilman-The Woman Who Raped a Sleeping Man in June 2013. Read the story here
- ~~~SEPTEMBER 16, 2014: Judge Extends Grand Jury in Ferguson Case. Read story here
- ~~~~SEPTEMBER 13, 2014: Taliban Gunmen Who Tried to Kill Malala Yousafzai in October 2012 Arrested Friday. Read the story here
- ~~~SEPTEMBER 12, 2014:
George Zimmerman Threatens to Kill 35 Year-Old Man. Pulls the “Do You Know Who I Am” Card. Read the story here
- ~~~SEPTEMBER 12, 2014: The Boy Who Did This To His Victim’s Families Escaped From This: Chardon High School Senior T.J. Lane Escaped From Prison [and has since been apprehended]. Read the story here ( + updates)
- ~~~SEPTEMBER 12, 2014: Olympian Oscar Pistorious Found Guilt of Culpable Murder. Read the story here:
- ~~~SEPTEMBER 2014: Bye FELICIA! …Not quite. The teacher we told you about earlier this year-jailed for giving 15 year old student a lap dance-got spared jail time. Read the story here
- ~~~SEPTEMBER 2014: The Woman Working 3 Jobs Who Died While Napping Between Shifts Was Laid To Rest Today. Read here