Originally posted on theGrio:
A Michigan ambulance crew arrived at the scene of a fatal car crash but did not find the body of the driver, instead telling dispatch that the car was empty and only coming back to the scene at the insistence of a neighbor.
Flint police, Genesee County health officials and the private ambulance company, Mobile Medical Response are now reviewing the shocking incident, reports MLive.
It took an hour and 48 minutes after the first 911 call for the body of 28-year-old Cortez Cheathams to be found, but it wasn’t the ambulance crew who found Cheathams. Instead, it was a resident from a nearby home, Devon Johnson.
Johnson heard the crash and realized that he had not seen anyone get out of the car, so he called 911 to report the crash. That was at 4:12 a.m. Nine minutes later, he called again, saying that there was still no sign anyone had gotten…
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Originally posted on theGrio:
A Florida woman is upset her new church sent a delinquency notice reminding her that worshipers were expected to pay $1,000 in required fees or face possible removal.
Candace Petterson had just moved into her new home in the Tampa area when she started attending the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. Everything appeared to be going well until she received the troubling letter, reports WFTS-TV.
The single mother says the correspondence from the predominantly black church asked her to contribute: $50 a month, a yearly $250 anniversary fee and another $150 for Mount Moriah Day, along with other assorted fees (amounting to $1,000), simply to remain a member in good standing and vote on church matters.
Petterson is particularly frustrated that some of these fees are being requested to pay off church debt.
“What church charges you to help pay off what they’re going through?” she said. “I’m not there for that.”
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Originally posted on Lady Smut:
by Kiersten Hallie Krum
You’d have to live under a rock not to know that Magic Mike XXL, the male stripper movie sequel, got a full release over the 4th of July holiday weekend. I kinda can’t believe I just typed “male stripper movie sequel” but there you go. Happy Independence Day, America!
Delighted as I am to watch hot guys take off their clothes, somehow male stripper reviews leave me mostly meh. I laughed myself silly from one end of Magic Mike to the other, but I’m pretty sure that’s not for the reasons Steven Soderbergh and the rest would prefer. Honestly, if I want a dry hump from an oiled up, male hottie, I can just as easily get one on a club dance floor with a loaded look and a hip shot. It’s not exactly hard. (Heh.)
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Originally posted on WREG.com:
GRENADA, Miss. — The Grenada County, Mississippi Circuit Clerk, has resigned, rather than grant a marriage certificate to a same-sex couple.
Linda Barnett submitted her resignation today.
Barnette said, “I am resigning before my term expires because the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court’s decision violates my core values as a Christian. My final authority is the Bible. I cannot in all good conscience issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples under my name, because the Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is contrary to God’s plan and purpose for marriage and family. I choose to obey God rather than man. I want to thank the citizens of Grenada County for giving me the honor of serving as their Circuit Clerk.
Monday, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said clerks may issue licenses to same-sex couples.
He, however, cautioned, “The Supreme Court’s decision is not effective immediately in Mississippi…
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