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2014-02-13 12:20:15

H.E.A.T. Cautions Drivers as Related Crimes Increase Statewide LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For a sixth consecutive year, thefts of entire vehicles are down in Michigan, according to the 2013 Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) Annual Report. Despite the decrease, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts), Michigan's statewide auto theft prevention program, is warning the community that auto theft-related crimes continue to rise. "It's good to see the number...

2013-07-26 23:04:45

A Texas mom beat up and drove over an alleged knife-wielding carjacker who threatened her son according to the NY Daily News. Houston Accident Attorneys say there are no grounds for the man to sue her. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Dorthy Baker had just gotten into her minivan with her two sons when a man with a knife leaped out and threatened her reported NY Daily News. The frightened mom punched her attacker in the face, drove into a pole, threw him out of the van and drove over him – and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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