Justin Broomhall took a Sunday fishing trip to Lake Cherokee with his father and his son. Little did he know they would make the catch of a lifetime. The Longview, Texas resident hooked a massive alligator snapping turtle on Father's Day, the biggest he's ever seen. "My dad was like 'Holy smokes, look at the size of that!'" Broomhall said. "My three-year-old son started panicking. He thought it was a dinosaur and kept saying, 'Let it go. Let it go. Put it back!'" Broomhall was using dough bait in hopes of reeling in a catfish, he said. However, "from [the turtle] being so old and going blind, he's using his smell to find bait," he said. "I guess he felt it, thinking it was some other dead fish and he ate it." The enormous creature weighed in around 200 lbs and was likely between 100 to 150 years old, estimated Broomhall, who works at Whitaker Plumbing in Carthage, Texas. "I do a lot of lifting. I was a bodybuilder in high school and 200 lbs to me is pretty easy to pick up," he … [Read more...] about Texas man catches massive alligator snapping turtle, then releases it back into the wild
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Arizona police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a 60-year-old food delivery driver—and they say the victim helped crack the case with a photo she took on her phone. Rusty French, 62, is charged with the second-degree murder of Pamela Martinez, 60, on June 11 in Glendale. According to cops, French admits being at the scene of the slaying but said he must have blacked out. Glendale police have not released any details on a possible motive but they noted that French and Martinez did not know each other and that Martinez had not delivered food to French that night. “A stranger ended up taking her life over nothing,” Martinez’s 27-year-old daughter, Monique Daniels, told The Daily Beast. She said her mother moved from Colorado to Arizona in 2004 and worked for two local colleges, doing Uber Eats runs in her free time to make extra money. The widowed mom of two was saving up for a baby shower for Daniels, who has a young son and is eight months pregnant, and to … [Read more...] about How This Grandma Helped Cops Catch Her Accused Killer
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 23 Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it helped inspire, director Emma Holly Jones was dreaming of an early 19th century romantic comedy with a diverse cast. Inspiration isn’t always easy to pinpoint, but in this instance, Jones can trace the spark back to a fortuitous week in 2015. While listening to the “Blacklist” podcast, which spotlights unproduced screenplays, she heard Suzanne Allain’s script for “ Mr. Malcolm’s List,” a lively Jane Austen-inspired romp about a high society marriage market and a woman seeking to get revenge on the picky suitor who rejected her. As someone who was named after an Austen heroine herself, it stood out. Then, a few days later, she caught an early production of “Hamilton.” “I came out of that show and my … [Read more...] about Like ‘Bridgerton’? Wait till you catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’
Chief Justice John Roberts dodged the core legal and political issue in immigration policy when he and a court majority allowed the White House to stop returning migrants to Mexico before their U.S. asylum hearings. “The essential issues, in this case, are whether the Biden administration is required to detain illegal migrants, and what are the restrictions on the Biden administration’s ability to release illegal migrants,” said Andrew Arthur, a former immigration judge who now works with the Center for Immigration Studies. “They dodged both of those questions,” Arthur said. “They completely punted,” added Rob Law, a lawyer and the director of the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration at the American First Policy Institute. He continued: The Supreme Court completely avoided the critical question, which is, does “shall” actually mean “shall”? The law says that [the government] “shall detain” all of these aliens … and the whole point of [the Migrant Protection … [Read more...] about SCOTUS Dodges Key Immigration Issue: Can Biden ‘Catch and Release’?
A ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) that allows President Joe Biden to end the “Remain in Mexico” program at the southern border underscores the need for Congress to codify the policy into federal statute, reformers say. First implemented in 2019 by former President Trump, the Remain in Mexico program allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to quickly return border crossers to Mexico while they await their asylum and immigration hearings in the United States — effectively eliminating the practice commonly known as “Catch and Release.” On Thursday, SCOTUS ruled that the Biden administration can end Remain in Mexico but kicked the case back to a lower court to decide whether the administration properly ended the program in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). That court must also review whether the Biden administration is following federal immigration law by releasing tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens … [Read more...] about Reformers: GOP Agenda Must Include Requiring ‘Remain in Mexico’
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There are so many unique events happening throughout the Delaware Valley for Pride Month. At one Philadelphia hotel, you can sip tea and catch quite the show. It’s time to dress your best! Drag Tea at the Sofitel Philadelphia is back for its third year. READ MORE: WATCH: Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect Who Gunned Down Elderly Man On Morning Walk In Juniata “This is our month, this is it. It’s Pride Month,” Brittany Lynn with Philly Drag Mafia said. Every Saturday in June you can catch Brittany Lynn and her queens serving up the tea with a little song and dance. “Oh, she’s a performer! A lot of fun, a lot of energy,” Tony Geistwite, Sofitel Philadelphia Director of Sales and Marketing, said. “Guests can expect a lot of laughs, some good food. Our traditional scones, tea sandwiches, we have our famous macarons, we have the chocolate ganache cake and we have chef’s selection.” And for an extra bit of fun, bottomless champagne, … [Read more...] about Drag Tea At Sofitel Philadelphia Is Back For Its 3rd Year