- Will Lerner at Odd News12 hrs ago
WJBK FOX 2 News has a disturbing investigative report about a Clinton Township, Michigan business that, while offering massage therapy and chiropractic care, might actually be a front for a doomsday cult.
WJBK has been speaking with several different families that say Agape Massage Therapy and Chiropractic lured their relatives away. There’s a recurring theme of young people deciding to leave college behind so they can work at the heavily-Christian themed business and live in communal housing provided by the business’ “charismatic” leader, Dr. Craig Stasio.
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News12 hrs ago
Burillville, Rhode Island mother, Dawn Joly, was angered when she learned that a priest aggressively berated her son Skyler during a Catholic confirmation class at Our Lady of Good Help.15-year-old Skyler spoke to WJAR NBC 10 News about the treatment he received from the class instructor, Father Roman Manchester. Skyler recounted, "All of a sudden he just clicked like that…and then he said he hopes I rot in hell." Classmates confirmed Skyler’s story and other parents sent Ms. Joly Facebook messages saying that their children were “scared” and believed the priest to be “possessed.” Skyler’s mother said, "I was infuriated. I was shaking. I was very angry. I made phone calls. I called the church. I called the Diocese. I called the news."
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News14 hrs ago
Texas Girl Scout troop 129007 ended up being a troop of crime fighters while they were outside a Katy H-E-B grocery store selling cookies. As reported by KPRC Local 2, the girls set up a table outside the supermarket and they noticed a man pushing a full shopping cart out of the store, with suspiciously loose items that were not in H-E-B bags. Mary Matthews, one of the parents manning the cookie booth said, “He had just pushed his cart back into the corner. Just kind of like he was hiding from us.”
The troop kept an eye on the man and once he got the cart to his car, they felt he was indeed stealing and reported him to H-E-B employees. Denise Villareal, H-E-B store service director, confirmed that the man was shoplifting and had an accomplice with him. Reportedly the theft amounted to $2000 in goods. Villareal told the station that items included, “Wine, high end appliances…a lot of stuff. Not only just groceries but a lot of high end merchandise.” Authorities were called and the suspects were arrested.
- Will Lerner at Odd News15 hrs ago
The most famous Kardashian of them all: Janetta Kardashian. She is the most famous, right? If not, it was an honest mistake and I’m not at all trolling you. Let’s continue. Janetta Kardashian and her 7-year-old daughter stopped in at a New York City Starbucks last month. Sitting down at a table together,Ms. Kardashian took off her $15,000 mink coat and draped it on her chair. As DNAinfo New York reports, it would be the last time she’d see it.
It’s certainly a shame for Ms. Kardashian to have lost her coat, aside from the worth, she brought it over to the US from her native Russia 2 years ago, meaning it’s not something you just pop over to your local mall to buy. However, she’s taking the loss in stride. As she told DNAinfo, she won’t, “cry over things that won’t cry over me.” She’s mostly just stunned that someone managed to snag it without anybody noticing.
College cancels diversity ‘happy hour’ after learning event coordinators intended to exclude white people
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is located in Olympia, Washington. Amongst the many offices the college provides is the Diversity & Equity Center (DEC), which is described as place, “meant to be a safe, hate-free space for ALL students. It is a place where we can connect with our own communities while learning from other communities. It is a place dedicated to respectful learning, community building, and the appreciation of diversity.” So it’s with that in mind that many are wondering why a planned DEC “happy hour” focusingon diversity would seek to exclude white people, as KING 5 News reports.
Included in the email was a sentence that is especially gaining a lot of attention. It read, “If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism, white supremacy, and white privilege to better our campus community and yourselves, please feel free to do just that.”
Joseph Ming Klimmek is a 5-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department in Minnesota whose words on Facebook are becoming a cause of concern for someresidents. As KMSP FOX 9 News reports, Officer Klimmek has posted questionable comments under his online alias, Joseph Klimax.
It all started with a story that was actually done by KMSP, about a shooting in south Minneapolis that left a 23-year-old man dead. Klimmek linked to the story with his Facebook account, adding the comment, “3 murders in 3 days and it's not even warm yet? This could be a busy year finally.” He also wrote, “The last few years were slow."
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News1 day ago
Patrick Finley, a high school music teacher from New Jersey, has been fighting since 1996 to get the Garden State an official state song. New Jersey is the only state in the country without one, but not for lack of effort. In 1939, 1956, 1972 and 1995, attempts were made, however, they were all unsuccessful. It was in 1995 that Governor Christie Todd Whitman called upon the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJCOA) to hold a state song competition. Also a trained composer, Finley wrote the song, “New Jersey, My Home,” and won the NJCOA contest. "When it appeared in the paper, I thought it would be fun and it was. It took about 40 hours to bang it out and the end result was the piece," Finley recently told News 12 New Jersey.
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News1 day ago
On three different dates, sentenced criminal James Olivos has failed to surrender and report to prison, claiming that he won’t get the right treatment for his morbid obesity. As reported by WESH 2 News, Olivos pleaded guilty to running a multimillion-dollar Seminole County, Florida mortgage fraud scheme and was sentenced in December to serve five years and repay $2.8 million.
The swindler used various medical excuses as the reason that he did not go to prison. In addition to his obesity, Olivos said he suffered from rectal bleeding, pain in his feet, coughing up blood, and ADHD. But, Magistrate Karla Spaulding was not buying Olivos’ “stall” tacticts and said, “I don’t see anything that confirms these complaints.” Because the magistrate was not the one to originally sentence Olivos, she did not have him arrested then and there. Instead she gave him 48 hours to hand over his medical records.
Richard Hornsby, WESH Legal Analyst, said that if Mr. Olivos’ medical claims are shown to be false, he could be charged with contempt of court, or possibly receive a longer sentence.
A woman who shares the name of famous pilot Amelia Earhart will be embarking on an adventure this summer - a flight around in the world in a plane, aPilatus PC-12 NG. As this genaration’s Ms. Earhart told KPHO CBS 5 News, she hopes that by recreating (and successfully completing) the 1937 journey, she will be able to get women excited about aviation.
- Charlene Sakoda at Odd News2 days ago
In Detroit, Michigan several incidences of armed homeowner involved shootings have been reported in recent weeks. According to WDIV Local 4, at least four cases have occurred where homeowners using guns to defend themselves, shot, and twice killed intruders or carjackers.