Articles by Michael Billera
- Swedish Zookeper Mauled By Wolf Pack At Kolmarden Wildlife Park
June 18 2012 5:13 PM
A zookeeper in Sweden was mauled to death by a pack of wolves yesterday as she was feeding the animals.
- Salinas Elementary School Teacher Allegedly Ordered 24 Students To Hit 6-Year-Old Aiden Neely As A Punishment
June 18 2012 1:05 PM
The mother of a 6-year-old boy said her son was repeatedly hit by his entire classroom after the teacher allegely ordered more the 20 students to line up and take turns smacking the boy. Now, the instructor is expected to lose her job.
- Mount McKinley Climbers Believed To Be Dead As The Search For Four Japanese Citizens Is Suspened
June 18 2012 11:36 AM
Recovery efforts on Alaska's Mount McKinley have been halted on Sunday due to the environmental dangers following an avalanche that is believed to have killed four Japanese climbers.
- Ray Dolin, 'The Kindness Of America' Author, Shot In Drive-By, Confesses To Shooting Himself
June 15 2012 2:56 PM
Ray Dolin, the man who was writing a book called Kindness of America when he said he was shot in a drive-by, confessed to sheriffs that he had shot himself, authorities said on Friday.
- Bristol Palin Sued By Stephen Hanks For Defamation And Invasion Of Privacy
June 15 2012 12:15 PM
Bristol Palin's new reality show Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp, is off to a rocky start even before the premiere. Palin was reportedly slapped with a lawsuit by the man who was caught on camera exchanging a war of words last fall.
- Robin Van Helsum Is Forest Boy, Police Say Netherlands Boy 'Ray' Made Up Entire Story
June 15 2012 11:19 AM
The mystery of the so-called Forest Boy, who walked out of the woods near the Berlin city limits nine months ago claiming he had been living in the forest for five years with his father. The boy, known only as Ray from the Netherlands, made the entire story up.
- Aldolfo And Deborah Gomez Arrested For Binding And Blindfolding Their Children Outside Kansas Wal-Mart
June 14 2012 4:37 PM
A mother and father from a Chicago suburb are in police custody after they left their 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter bound and blindfolded outside a Wal-Mart in Lawrence, Kan. police said on Thursday.
- Lake Of Methane Found On Saturn's Moon, Titan
June 14 2012 3:32 PM
Researchers in the United States believe they have discovered a possible lake on Saturn's moon Titan composed mostly of liquid methane in its tropic region. Scientists also believe that the moon might be filled with underground wells of hydrocarbons.
- Former Top CIA Spy Dies: Richard 'Dick' Stolz Succumbs To Injuries After Fall
June 14 2012 10:40 AM
Richard F. Dick Stolz, one of the Central Intelligence Agency's most respected and legendary operatives, died on Saturday at the age of 86.
- Phillie Phanatic Sued For Throwing Pa. Woman Into Pool At Golden Inn Hotel And Resort
June 13 2012 4:42 PM
The Phillie Phanatic has been a staple to one of Pennsylvania's popular baseball team, the Phillies, since it was first introduced in 1978. However, now the large, green creature will find himself in the courtroom after Suzanne Peirce, of Abington, Pennsylvania, filed paperwork to sue the mascot after he tossed her into a pool.
- Forest Boy Ray, Who Appeared In Berlin After 5 Years Of Living In The Woods, Still Not Identified, Picture Released
June 13 2012 12:48 PM
Police in Berlin released the photos of the English-speaking boy who walked out of the woods near the city limits nine months ago claiming he had been living in the forest for five years with his father.
- Henry Hill Dead: Gangster And Inspiration For The Movie 'Goodfellas' Dies in Los Angeles
June 13 2012 11:04 AM
Henry Hill, the reputed mobster from New York City whose life became the basis for the film Goodfellas, died on Tuesday in a Los Angeles hospital.. He was 69.
- Yardley Joy Frantz Hits Two Pedestrians, Uses Stun Gun On A Third And Flees Driving A Vehicle With License Plate 'ZOMBIE'
June 12 2012 4:37 PM
A Pennsylvania woman, who allegedly attacked a man with a stun-gun after she hit two pedestrians and fled the scene, was arrested after witnesses were able to report her easily recognizable vanity license plate, which said ZOMBIE, to police.
- Jeremy Roberts Murders Ex-Wife Candice Roberts In Front Of Children As 13-Year-Old Son Calls 911
June 12 2012 12:55 PM
A central Ohio man is accused of stabbing his ex-wife to death outside an apartment complex on Sunday when she arrived to pick up their two children. A 13-year-old boy called 911 to report the killing, before handing the phone to his father, according to news reports.
- Yacht Explosion Near Sandy Hook, N.J. Believed To Be A Hoax, Coast Guard Offering Reward For Information
June 12 2012 11:01 AM
After several hours of searching, authorities were unable to find any sign that a yacht exploded in the Atlantic Ocean off of Sandy Hook, N.J., which led investigators to believe a distress call was a hoax.
- Ray Dolin Shot In Random Drive-By By Charles Lloyd Danielson III While Working On Book Called 'The Kindness Of America'
June 11 2012 4:29 PM
A West Virginia man, Ray Dolin, says he was shot in a drive-by shooting while in Montana writing a book called The Kindness of America.
- Gina Virgilio Placed On Suicide Watch After Allegedly Setting Her Fiancee, Michael Gonzalez, On Fire In Their Apartment In Anchorage
June 11 2012 1:11 PM
Police arrested a 25-year-old woman in Anchorage, Alaska, charging her with first degree murder for allegedly dousing her live-in boyfriend with gasoline and then setting him on fire at their apartment.
- 'Canadian Psycho' Luka Rocco Magnotta Possibly Connected To Unsolved Murder Of Miami Man, Omar Laparra
June 11 2012 11:17 AM
Miami police are investigating a possible link that Luka Rocco Magnotta, dubbed the Canadian Psycho, who killed his gay love, before being captured in Germany, could have committed an unsolved murder in 2009.
- Mega Millions Lawsuit Has Coworkers From Pita Pan Bakery Fighting Over $118 million
June 08 2012 5:17 PM
In Cook County, there are now four pending lawsuits filed by employees of a suburban Chicago Heights bakery who claims that they were deprived of chance to buy into a pool of lottery tickets that won the grand prize of $118 million.
- Ryan Guider's Funeral Erupts In Gunfire After His Alleged Killer, Marcus Ventress, Reportedly Attends The Ceremony
June 08 2012 1:06 PM
Two people and two others were wounded when a gunfight erupted in front a funeral near Atlanta, reports said. DeKalb County police said that the shootout erupted Thursday when Marcus Ventress, the man believed to be responsible for the death of person whose funeral guests were attending, showed up at Victory of the World Church in Stone Mountain.