Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
|A man who blew up a cash machine in the Darwin suburb of Winnellie overnight was knocked backwards by the explosion, CCTV footage shows.|
The man's thongs were blown off his feet and he fled barefoot. The ATM on Albatross Street was a tangled mess of electronics and broken metal when police arrived, alerted by an alarm triggered at about 3:45am.
|CCTV shows the man light an explosive and then appear to insert it into the machine. Within seconds the item exploded. He escaped serious injury, police said.|
Police confirmed the man took no money.
Monday, December 29, 2014
|In its heyday in the late 1800s, Octave was a bustling town with a school, a post office, a general store and a stagecoach line. The mines there were some of the most productive in the Old West before the area was abandoned by Asarco in 1940s.|
|The mine was featured in a short-lived cable show called “Ghost Mine,” where paranormal experts explored reports of ghosts in abandoned mines, including the spooky and notorious “Blue Devil of Octave.”|
Saturday, December 27, 2014
|John Herbert Dillinger, Jr. (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American bank robber. He was charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana police officer during a shoot-out. This was his only alleged homicide.|
His gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail twice and became a driving reason for the creation of the FBI.
|Division of Investigations chief J. Edgar Hoover created a special task force headquartered in Chicago to locate Dillinger. On July 21 a madam from a brothel in Gary, Indiana, Ana Cumpănaş, also known as Anna Sage, contacted the police. She was a Romanian immigrant threatened with deportation and offered the federal agency information on Dillinger in exchange for their help in preventing her deportation.|
|Dillinger attended the film Manhattan Melodrama at the Biograph Theater in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Dillinger was with Polly Hamilton and Ana Cumpănaş. (Who was wearing a red dress to identify herself to agents.)|