CHEYENNE, [WY]—Holding an M1 carbine rifle and railing against the federal government, Lusk resident Thomas Bleming formally announced his campaign for U.S. Senate on Friday. Bleming, a former soldier of fortune and self-described "anti-government" candidate, is challenging Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., in the Republican primary. My campaign is about total freedom,” he said. “We need to get free of this dictatorship that runs this country right now.” Bleming is a Vietnam War veteran who later fought as a soldier of fortune in Central America and other parts of the world. He said he decided to run because he argues the government is dangerously infringing on citizens’ civil liberties.
DETROIT, [MI]—On Thursday, Detroit police arrested a 48-year-old man. A house that belonged to his parents is now owned by the bank. When bank employees came out to take pictures of the house, he allegedly came out with a gun and a live pipe bomb. The Detroit Bomb Squad searched the house and confiscated a bomb. The bomb squad searched the house right next door. They discovered two more live pipe bombs, material on how to make explosives and a number of weapons. The suspect is still in police custody, and now that police have found more weapons, he could be charged federally. View More>>
ORLANDO, [FL]—Officials have arrested a 13th person in the case against members of a white-supremacist group that allegedly plotted attacks in Melbourne and Orlando. John Wyczlinski, 33, of Venice, was arrested last week on an Osceola County warrant. Arrest documents allege Wyczlinski is the leader of the Tampa region of the American Front group. Twelve others connected to the group have been arrested in the past several weeks, at least six of whom live or have lived in Brevard County. View More>>
DALLAS, [TX]—White powdered scattered outside a Far North Dallas synagogue Saturday morning was found not to be toxic. Dallas Fire-Rescue’s hazardous materials team responded to the Baruch Hashem Messianic Synagogue around 10:17 a.m. after someone noticed two people dropping white powder in the parking lot and on the sidewalk. The HazMat team found 12 small piles of the powder throughout the property in the 6200 block of Belt Line Road. The substance came back to be non-toxic, said Jason Evans, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman. The synagogue was occupied at the time and cars filled the parking lot, but no one was evacuated. No one was injured. View More>>