Des Moines-based Trans Iowa, owners of the
Yellow and Capitol cab franchises, will transport
military personnel in uniform from Des Moines
International Airport to any location in the
Des Moines metro area free of charge. The free
rides began Thanksgiving Day and will continue
through New Year’s Eve. “In many cases family,
careers and lives have been put on hold to serve
our country and keep us safe. We are providing
the free rides to recognize, in a small way,
the service they provide to our country,” said
Trans Iowa President Randy Sackett.
The Vision Iowa Board awarded $778,500 in grants
to a year-round public market in Cedar Rapids
and a library expansion project in Rippey. The
following projects were approved for grants
awarded from the Community Attraction and Tourism
(CAT) Fund: NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids,
$750,000 to renovate an entire city block into
a year-round indoor/outdoor public market; and
New Rippey in Rippey, $28,500 to expand an existing
facility into the Rippey Public Library and
Community Room. Currently, 350 CAT awards have
been granted by the board, totaling $132,122,929.
The next Vision Iowa Board meeting is scheduled
for Dec. 14 in Des Moines.
This criminal needs to take a lesson from Santa.
Georgia resident Ranaldo Jack was arrested last
week after he tried to break into a home by
climbing down the chimney. But, unlike Santa
Claus, Jack became stuck and was removed by
the local fire department. According to police,
Jack was trapped in the chimney for 10 hours,
and officials were finally alerted after a neighbor
heard his cries for help. After rescuers freed
Jack, he gave officers a false name. He was
charged with burglary and providing false information
to a police officer.
When families come together for the holidays,
there’s bound to be some drama. But a family
in Tennessee took that to a whole new level
last week. Emanuel Kennedy, 37, was arrested
after he assaulted his mother with a ham. According
to police, Kennedy and his mother were arguing,
and she walked away from him to calm the situation.
But while walking away, Kennedy picked up a
ham and threw it, hitting his mother in the
back. Kennedy was charged with domestic assault
by hamming it up too much.
Sexual crimes at schools typically involve
a teacher and a student. Let’s just say that
this was a solo situation. Paul LaDuke, 75,
a teacher at Schaumburg Christian School, was
arrested last week after he was caught pleasuring
himself during class. According to police, an
investigation was launched after a student reported
seeing LaDuke masturbate with a classroom full
of students. Apparently, LaDuke would jerk it
from behind a podium while in front of his class.
LaDuke eventually admitted to masturbating in
front of the class while fantasizing about his
female students. He also admitted that he’d
been doing this for 10 years. LaDuke was arrested
and charged with sexual exploitation of a child.
Two Miami Gardens, Fla., men have been charged
in what’s being called a “toxic tush” case.
Alleged “fake doctors,” Corey Alexander Eubank,
40, and Oneal Ron Morris, 30, are being accused
of leaving patients with life-threatening injuries
from what they thought were standard ass-enhancement
procedures. But what they really got were injections
of a toxic stew of household and automotive
chemicals into their bodies, such as cement,
mineral oil, Fix-a-Flat and Super Glue. The
injections left the victims ill, sending them
to hospitals. Eubank is accused of aiding Morris
and was charged with two counts of unlicensed
practice of a healthcare professional with serious
injury and two counts of acting as a principal,
according to police. Dumbasses. CV