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Police alerted to illegal Mackinac Bridge climber after he posted photos on social media

MACKINAW CITY, MI – Someone climbed the Mackinac Bridge, snapped photos and then posted them to social media last month. Now, he could face felony charges.

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is calling the stunt “inexcusably reckless.”

This person risked his own life and put people crossing the bridge in danger, said MBA executive secretary Kim Nowack. If a rescue had been needed, the lives of emergency personnel and bridge staff would have been also been at risk.

A bridge alarm was activated one morning in early November, but staff couldn’t determine what triggered it, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Several hours later, another alarm went off and a person was seen leaving the bridge. Local police were called to investigate but couldn’t find the individual.

Bridge authority staff later became aware of photos taken from atop one of the bridge towers that were posted

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New York police found hundreds packed into an illegal ‘fight club’

The gathering, which police said exceeded the limit of nonessential social gatherings limited to 10 people and also violated unrelated coronavirus regulations, was an underground fight club called “Rumble in the Bronx,” authorities told the news site Gothamist.

Ten event organizers, including the leader of the club, Michael J. Roman, 32, were charged with unlawful assembly, health and alcohol violations and participating in a prohibited combative sport, police told Gothamist. They each face a fine of $15,000, the local site reported.

Even as coronavirus cases rise in New York and authorities urge residents to limit social events, the fight club was one of at least three large indoor gatherings featuring hundreds of attendees crowded closely together busted in the city during the weekend.

In the past week, the state’s percentage of new daily reported cases rose by about 50 percent. The percentage of new deaths and covid-19-related hospitalizations also rose

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NYPD Breaks Up Illegal 200 Person ‘Rumble in the Bronx’ Fight Club Event

On Saturday night, the New York City Sheriff’s Department busted a large indoor gathering that, according to officials, had more than 200 people packed inside a building for an event going by the moniker “Rumble in the Bronx.” This event was, according to authorities, part of an illegal fight club. 

As a result, 10 organizers have been charged with crimes related to: illegal combat, loaded firearms, and the lack of a liquor license. More specifically, the event’s CEO, Michael Roman, was hit with eight charges, including unlawful assembly and conducting a prohibited combat sport. Others arrested were not immediately identified by police. 

In a sentence that sounds very much in line with the (occasional) concerns of the moment, NBC New York reports that attendees were “discovered drinking, smoking and fighting — without socially distancing” at the location.

NYC sheriffs entered the warehouse around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday night to find

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Illegal Marijuana Farms on Navajo Land Raided by Authorities

This story and photo gallery was originally published by Searchlight New Mexico and is published here as part of an ongoing collaboration with Rolling Stone.

A coalition of 20 federal, state and tribal law enforcement entities descended on a network of Shiprock farms on Monday, capping a months-long investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation and possible labor trafficking on the Navajo Nation.

Throughout the day, teams of law enforcement officers — including agents from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency — removed marijuana plants by the thousands, loading them onto dump trucks and burying them in large pits.

Law enforcement will not yet comment on the volume, but San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari described the seizure as an amount that will “knock you back in your chair.” Navajo Nation police had previously reported that only five of 36 cannabis farms remained in operation; if true,

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TV news depicted Bollywood as a den of illegal drug use. Now, India’s stars are fighting back.

NEW DELHI —Druggies. Filth. Scum.



a truck that has a sign on the side of a road: In September, an auto rickshaw in Mumbai rides past billboards urging justice after the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.


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In September, an auto rickshaw in Mumbai rides past billboards urging justice after the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Night after night, prime-time television anchors in India described the country’s beloved Hindi movie industry — known as Bollywood — as a den of illegal drug use, mixing innuendo and sensationalism to boost their own ratings.

Now, Bollywood’s biggest stars are fighting back in court.

The spectacle of India’s most-loved stars taking on two pro-government news channels and widely known anchors is an escalation that reflects the increasing polarization of the country’s media industry, once considered a crucial pillar of the world’s largest democracy.

The pushback from movie stars is “unprecedented,” said Shubhra Gupta, a film critic with the Indian Express. “It has never happened before in this concerted manner.”

The dispute began in June with the suicide of actor

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