Here at KFBK, we work hard to bring you the most entertaining, newsworthy and talked-about stories of the day. But sometimes it doesn't all fit into an hour.
Our goal with this page is to expand on some of those stories and bring you some of things we find behind the scenes. Check this page for dramatic video, entertaining pictures and interesting stories.
There are conflicting views of what happened the night that self-proclaimed Neighborhood Watch Captain George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, FL. Zimmerman claims that after he got out of his car and confronted the teen, he was attacked and knocked to the ground.
The police report says that Zimmerman had bruises on his face and possibly a broken nose. It also said there were grass stains on the back of his clothing from when Martin allegedly knocked Zimmerman to the ground and bashed his head.
However, police surveillance video of that night shows a Zimmerman that doesn't look too battered. His face doesn't look bruised and his nose looks fine. There does seem to be a gash on the back of his head.
There is also a three page report detailing the medical care Zimmerman received at the scene.
ABC released the video and reporters have been calling this a "smoking gun" against Zimmerman. I don't think this is conclusive enough to be making those calls either way.
Check out the video and let me know what you think...
J&D's, the creators of Bacon Salt® and Baconnaise™, have a new bacon creation and it's one you can take to the grave.
This genuine bacon casket is made of 18 Gauge Gasketed Steel with Premium Bacon Exterior/Interior, and includes a Memorial and Record Tube, Adjustable Bed and Mattress and Stationary and Swingbar handles. It also includes a bacon air freshener for when you get that buried-underground, not-so-fresh feeling.
Image courtesy of J&D's Foods
You can see the full description at JDFoods.net
And you would need one heck of an arm to throw it.
The Desert Eagle is 45-feet long and boasts a wingspan of 24-feet. It took it's first flight Wednesday afternoon in the desert outside of Tucson, Arizona.
The plane was built by the Pima Air & Space Museum. It was designed by 12-year-old Arturo Valdenegro, whose paper airplane flew the farthest when he competed against hundreds of children in a regional paper airplane distance contest held at the museum in January.
In its maiden voyage, the Desert Eagle reached an altitude of 2,703 feet and a speed of 98 miles per hour.
Not the best move when you are the co-founder of a charity that just went viral...33-year-old Jason Russell was arrested Thursday in San Diego after he was allegedly found masturbating in public and vandalizing cars while possibly being under the influence of something.
Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children, whose video about Joseph Kony and Uganda went viral last week.
Officers say that Russel was acting "very strangely" when they approached him after getting calls around 11:30 a.m. about a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming.
Invisible Children representative released a statement on the matter Friday Afternoon...
“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”
Police say that no criminal charges will be brought against Russell.
Photo courtesy of Rick Lynn with Bobblehead LLC
The John Wilkes Booth bobblehead doll as seen on the Bobblehead LLC
A John Wilkes Booth bobblehead doll has become the center of attention at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors' center bookstore. The doll, which mimics the image of President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, is shown wearing a suit with a trench coat and is holding a pistol.
The store decided to remove the dolls after a reporter for Hanover's The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them on Saturday. They had been on the shelf for about a week.
The manufacturer, Kansas City, Mo.-based Bobblehead LLC, says the dolls have been a big hit. 250 were made and 150 have already been sold. Rick Lynn, the owner of Bobblehead LLC, says there are plans to produce a lot more.
Confederate sympathizer Booth shot and killed Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington in April 1865, as the Civil War was ending. He fled and was tracked into Virginia, where he was killed.
Gettysburg was the site of a July 1863 Civil War battle in which the Union Army repelled a Confederate invasion of the North under Gen. Robert E. Lee. The battle is often considered the turning point of the war.
Some Commentary From Scot
I don't mind that the manufacturer wants to make the dolls. We are a free market economy and we are allowed to produce tasteless items if there is a market for them.
However, my first impression is that it's a slap in the face to the memory of President Lincoln to have these sold in a museum that was built to commemorate one of the late President's most famous speeches.
I talked with Lynn about the situation and he has a different take. He says that the doll was designed as a teaching aide and is not the only Booth item sold in the store.
"What's next...are they going to remove every image and every book about Booth from the store?" Lynn asks me. "President Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth are tied together in history and you can't have one without the other."
Do you agree with me? Or do you agree with Lynn? Let me know.
What happens when you are having a feud with a neighboring town? Tell your citizens it's illegal to die.
At least that's what the Mayor of Falciano del Massico has told the village's residents.
There is currently a dispute between the village and a nearby town - where the nearest cemetary is located. So Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava issued the tongue-in-cheek decree.
“The ordinance has brought happiness,” he said Tuesday. “Unfortunately, two elderly citizens disobeyed.”
There is no word on what the reprucussions are for those who break the law.
There's a new string of thefts on the rise. Law enforcement officials across the US say the new crime wave involves the theft of Tide detergent.
One thief in St. Paul, Minn. stole over $25,000 of the product over 15 months before he was arrested last year.
Officials say there is a black market developing for the product. A regular sized bottle of Tide retails for $10 to $15. A thief can sell the same bottle on the street for about $5.
The interesting point in this story is that Tide is the only brand being targeted by thieves. Some officials believe it's because it is the most popular detergent and has a high name recognition.
The thefts have become so rampant in some parts of the country that retailers, like CVS Pharmacies, have begun locking it up.
Procter & Gamble, which makes the product, has no explanation for the crime wave.
Here in Sacramento, a regular sized bottle of Tide retails for about $13. Only one store called has seen a rise in a theft of the product.
It was a dream come true for unemployed Detroit resident Amanda Clayton. She was the lucky winner of $1 million in the Michigan State Lottery. But that doesn't mean she is giving up her government assistance.
"I thought they would cut me off, but I thought that since they didn't it was OK since I didn't have a job," Clayton told Local 4 News in Detroit.
Clayton receives $200 a month in food assistance from the state-issued Michigan Bridge Card, which is meant to benefit lower-income residents.
"I feel that it's OK because I have no income and I have bills to pay," she says.
Well...most people on government assistance have not come into a windfall of over $500,000, own two houses and can afford a new car.. No wonder she is the main target of legislation moving through both houses of Michigan that would crack down on this type of abuse.
At least they call-it American Football, but the resemblance only goes as far as the way the robots score.
It's the 7th Annual Fujisoft sponsored Robot American Football Tournament. The competition is designed to encourage engineering and design as a career choice and features high school teams from around the country.
Each time a robot carries the ball into the "end zone", the team is awarded 7 points. And each match lasts 3 minutes.
Each team is composed of 5 robots. The units can weigh no more the six pounds and be no bigger than 7.8 inches in length, width, or depth.
There are no set plays and it seems more like a wrestling match. But hey...it's fun to watch.