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Virginia Shooting

Alleged Virginia shooter live-tweeting while on the run

August 26th, 2015

A horrific tragedy struck Virginia earlier today when a gunman, presumed to be a disgruntled employee, shot two WDBJ7 employees live on the air. The two victims are Alison Parker (age 24) who was the station’s news reporter and Adam Ward (age 27) who was the station’s cameraman. “Law enforcement personnel have a photo of …

Coast Guard Drug Raid

Video: U.S. Coast Guard seizes narco submarine with $181 million worth of cocaine

August 10th, 2015

Smugglers have a storied history when it comes to crafting clever and ingenious ways to conceal drugs and sneak them across ostensibly secure borders. Back in the early ’90s, cartels out of Columbia were the first to add a layer of technical sophistication to their drug smuggling activities when they began manufacturing small submarines designed …

Marijuana Breathalyzer

Marijuana breathalyzer being developed to keep potheads off the road

July 17th, 2015

As the social stigma associated with marijuana slowly evaporates with each passing year, it may be just a matter of time before the laws that govern drinking and driving are applied to smoking pot. Anticipating that change, one Canadian company has already begun testing a breathalyzer for marijuana, the first of its kind. Based out of Vancouver, …

Surfboard Meth

Battery-powered Surfboard Stuffed With $100,000 Worth Of Meth Washes Up On Beach

June 20th, 2015

Smugglers have long been notorious for coming up with ingenious ways to conceal drugs and transport them across the globe. From submarines to catapults, drug dealers are never in want of creativity when it comes to fleshing out their global distribution network. Some plans, however, are better crafted than others. Case in point: a battery-powered and …

Pizza Hut Hostage

Incredible: Hostage uses Pizza Hut app to silently ask for help

May 6th, 2015

In an incredible story of MacGyver-esque ingenuity, a Tampa Bay woman named Cheryl Treadway used Pizza Hut’s mobile app to discreetly ask for help after her and her children were taken hostage by her husband, one Ethan Nickerson. Armed with a knife, Nickerson took away Treadway’s cellphone, only to give it back to her temporarily …