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Month: August, 2014

Local brutally murdered man charged with obstructing eight warning shots.

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Local dead man, Marlow Owen, was charged yesterday after obstructing eight warning shots fired by police in Stafford, just outside of Brisbane.

Owen, after robbing a service station, was approached by police after they received a stress call from service station attendant, Gary Jenkins.

After provoking police with a Redskin, which he had stolen, police fired eight warning shots.

Owen, who happened to be in the line of fire, received all eight bullets in the face.

“I acted swiftly and justly. I have a wife and two children. Owen was an unstable character and if I hadn’t fired the standard eight warning shots, who would’ve known what could have happened,” said Constable Greg Caveney.

Owen has been arrested and charged with robbery, possession of dangerous weapon, and obstructing eight warning shots.

Owen will stand trial later in the week and could possibly serve up to seven years imprisonment without parole.

 

*Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at freedigitalphotos.net

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Ice bucket challenge spawns a new challenge to raise awareness for smoking-related cancer.

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The purpose of the ice bucket challenge is to raise awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and the stunt has gone viral on the internet where even celebrities are getting in on it.

There has been some doubt on whether or not the ice bucket challenge is useless and an out-right joke, but the fact that it is raising awareness can be seen as a positive outcome.

Because of its popularity, the Australian government has created a new challenge to raise awareness for smoking-related cancer, in hopes of increasing donations for research. The challenge is called the ‘five-pack-a-day smoking challenge.’

To partake in the challenge the challenger must smoke five packets of cigarettes within half an hour. The aim is for a non-smoker to realise the effort it takes for one to smoke so many cigarettes and, with any luck, generate some sympathy for smokers who put a lot of effort in doing what they do.

Other efforts are being made to raise awareness for other illnesses, diseases, and anything in general, but some have not been so successful. The ‘fire bucket challenge’ to raise awareness for head lice has already taken 48 lives. The challenge is similar in that the challenger empties a bucket-load of fire onto their head in the hope to clear the infestation of head lice.

 

*Image courtesy of tiverylucky at freedigitalphotos.net