Bill's Daily News: Odd News & Today in History

Woman Tells Police God Told Her To Throw Bricks

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- A Pennsylvania woman claims God told her to throw bricks at cars. The woman was arrested yesterday morning near an abandoned school in the Pittsburgh area after reports of the disturbance. She told them she was acting on instructions from God. Pittsburgh police added she "had a prophecy from God and was instructed to throw bricks at white men." She was found hiding in the empty school and booked into Allegheny County Jail. She did not have any ID and would not tell police her name. Well, if God said you should do this…

Drunk Juror Prompts Mistrial In Murder Case

(San Antonio, TX) -- A drunk juror is causing a mistrial in a Texas murder case. Joshua Gonzales is accused of killing another man in 2014 during a fight over a woman. His trial had been unfolding in San Antonio but a judge declared a mistrial after a jury member admitted he was drunk while listening to testimony last week. The entire thing will start again with a new date placed on the docket for September. It isn’t Law & Order, pal.  You aren’t sitting on your couch having a cold one while you wait for an hour for the crime to be solved!

TODAY IN HISTORY:                                                            

1983, "Laverne and Shirley" aired for the final time on ABC.

1969, the National and American Football Leagues announced plans to merge for the 1970-71 season. The merger created the National Football League as we know it today.

1940, Winston Churchill took over as British Prime Minister following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain.

1924, J. Edgar Hoover was promoted to the post of FBI director.

1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed in Promontory Point, Utah. The project was a meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.

1797, the United States Navy launched its first vessel, the USS United States.

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