The Todd and Don Blog
HOT TUB SEX ARRESTS, OK City Bombing Trial again? and The Gold Rush drought
HOT TUB SEX ARRESTS
A hot tub threesome has landed two women and a man in trouble with the law. Authorities in Peoria, Arizona, charge Gina Marie Rayner, her boyfriend Anthony Michael Vechiola, and Jennifer M. Duchnowski were having sex in an apartment complex's public spa. They now face charges of public sexual indecency. Rayner is also charged with leaving her two young children alone in an apartment. Bond was set at $2,100 for both Rayner and Vechiola. Duchnowski was released without bond.
DROUGHT-GOLD RUSH EVENT
The rush is off -- because of a lack of water. The California drought is forcing officials to cancel Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days. Organizers usually bring in nearly 200 tons of dirt. It's used to transform the Old Sacramento neighborhood into a scene from the 1850s, including horses, wagons and street performances. But too much water would be needed to dampen the dirt and later clean it up. Steve Hammond, president of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, notes the dry conditions also help create a fire hazard. The Sacramento event is usually held during the Labor Day weekend.
90 AND SKYDIVING
Skydiving has always been a dream for Evelyn Stolz -- and she's finally done it age 90. The St. Louis woman hit the silk Sunday with her family watching. KSDK-TV reports Stolz served in the Navy during World War II and wanted to be a parachute rigger. But she didn't qualify because at 95 pounds she was considered too small.
You don't need more than one spouse to sleep at a former polygamist's compound. The complex in southern Utah is now called America's Most Wanted Suites and Bed and Breakfast. It was built for imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, who was once on the FBI's most wanted list. Former Jeffs bodyguard Willie Jessop runs the b-and-b. He won ownership of the property in a successful lawsuit against Jeffs' church. While the compound was built for Jeffs he never lived there. Guests now pay from $85 to $200 a night.
A suspected shoplifter was pressing his luck. Police in Nassau County, New York, charge Andre Christmas stole $2,400 worth of stuff from a Long Island store. According to authorities, he returned the next day and tried swiping another grand worth of merchandise. He was busted Sunday. Police say Christmas is also a suspect in thefts at other Long Island stores earlier this month.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SCAM CHARGES
Maybe they were drinking a little too much coffee. Prosecutors charge a group supposedly dedicated to educating people about the effects of caffeine was selling another service. Authorities say the Caffeine Awareness Association was peddling letters falsely certifying that people did their court-ordered community service. The group and founder Marina Kushner have pleaded innocent to false filing and other charges. Defense lawyer Peter Schaffer says Kushner may explore the possibility of a plea deal. Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video
A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing that the FBI has video of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved - a person that he says the FBI mistook for his brother Michael Trentadue and led to his death. (July 28)