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December 18, 2013
He kept saying ‘I’m supposed to be meeting someone here on a blind date.’ I said ‘Well, you have a warrant for your arrest. You’re coming with us instead.
Richmond, Virginia Police Lt. Daniel Minton • Discussing a sting-style arrest they made of a 24-year-old Richmond man—who was wanted for missing court appearances—which the police department got in motion by (get this) launching a fake OK Cupid profile specifically targeting the man, then asking him on a blind date. Minton himself says that the suspect wasn’t dangerous: “He wasn’t wanted for a very violent crime but to the people in the neighborhood where he lives, you know, they want him off the street.”
11:24 // 4 months ago
April 30, 2013
buzzfeedmusic:

If you write a well-crafted, 10,000 word essay on the music industry, you could get free tickets to one of their shows. 

To be clear: In this context, The National is also a venue in Richmond, Va. (I saw Of Montreal there a few years back.) It’s not the same thing as the Brooklyn band with the baritone-voiced singer.

buzzfeedmusic:

If you write a well-crafted, 10,000 word essay on the music industry, you could get free tickets to one of their shows. 

To be clear: In this context, The National is also a venue in Richmond, Va. (I saw Of Montreal there a few years back.) It’s not the same thing as the Brooklyn band with the baritone-voiced singer.

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12:42 // 11 months ago
August 7, 2012

Large oil refinery fire contained, effects could be felt for days to come

  • cause Last night, an oil refinery blaze at a Chevron plant in Richmond, Calif. caused a large plume of black smoke that could be seen from miles away. Or in other words, it was kind of scary.
  • effects The refinery fire blazed through Monday evening, causing local residents to be stuck in their homes for hours, though with little wind, the fumes didn’t dissipate — which is good for air quality.
  • results Despite being largely contained, the fire caused a stop in production at the plant, which may cause higher gas prices in the days to come. The plant handles 240,000 barrels per day. source

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7:39 // 1 year ago
August 6, 2012

climateadaptation:

Breaking: Huge fire at Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California. Residents told to close windows and stay indoors. This same refinery caught fire about 10 years ago.

NBC; Mercury News; KCRA; SFGate

Keeping an eye on this. @ProducerMatthew has been tweeting about this heavily in the past half-hor.

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22:40 // 1 year ago