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Tara Dodrill


Tara Dodrill is a political, environmental and self-reliance writer and social media consultant. Dodrill's credits include USA Today, Yahoo News and Gadling. Dodrill is also the author of 'Power Grid Down: How To Prepare, Survive & Thrive After The Lights Go Out. Email: Tara@Inquisitr.com

‘Girl In The Box’ Kidnapper Cameron Hooker Denied Parole

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“Girl in the box” kidnapper Cameron Hooker was denied parole for the rape, torture, and kidnapping of Colleen Stan. Hooker was deemed the “most dangerous psychopath ever encountered” after he was convicted for kidnapping the young hitchhiker and keeping her as a sex slave for seven years. Cameron Hooker, 61, was sentenced to 104 years… Read more »

Beer Pong Rape Case Lands Maryland Man In Prison For 150 Years

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A beer pong sexual assault scheme had landed Maryland man Joey Pointdexter in prison for the next 150 years. The Montgomery County man sexually assaulted multiple men that he met at beer pong tournaments, according to court documents. While Pointdexter was convicted of sexually assaulting five men, Montgomery County prosecutors believer there were at least… Read more »

Panama City Beach Spring Break Gang Rape: Third Suspect Arrested

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The Panama City Beach spring break gang rape investigators have now made a third arrest in the case. George Davon Kennedy, 21, was arrested in charges related to the gang rape, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Kennedy is reportedly from DeKalb County, Georgia and is a student at a the Middle Tennessee State… Read more »

Ted Nugent Wants To Shoot Harry Reid?

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Ted Nugent fantasized about shooting Harry Reid, according to multiple liberal-leaning media outlets that covered the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Nashville. The rock icon called former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid a “lying p***k” and stated that he would “shoot him,” if the opportunity presented itself, according to Salon. Timothy Johnson of… Read more »

Beech-Nut Baby Food Recall: Glass Found In Classic Stage 2 Baby Food

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Beech-Nut baby food is being recalled, due to fears that pieces of glass could be inside the jar. The baby food company announced the voluntary recall on Tuesday. The products involved in the effort include Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken. The Beech-Nut baby food recall was enacted after a “single report” of small… Read more »

Abercrombie & Fitch Racism Claims Revolve Around Use Of Black Models

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Abercrombie & Fitch engages in racism tactics when is comes to the hiring and use of “sale clerks or models,” one unnamed employee claims. The young woman is reportedly a part-time sales clerk at one of the popular brand’s flagship stores. The Abercrombie & Fitch staffer also maintains that she has been subjected to sexual… Read more »

Illinois Man Beats Toddler To Death For Urinating On Him During Diaper Change

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Illinois man, Martin Alvarado Jr., beat a toddler boy to death for urinating on him during a diaper change, Cicero police claim. The 23-year-old man allegedly beat his girlfriend’s 18-month-old son, Edwin Eli O’Reilly, with his fist multiple times until the toddler was no longer breathing. Martin Alvarado Jr. was arrested by Illinois police and… Read more »

Gay Wedding Lawsuit Prompts Iowa Business To Stop Offering Marriage Services

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Gortz Haus Gallery, a flower shop, restaurant, and wedding venue in Grimes, Iowa, will no longer be offering marriage services. The Christian owners of the facility made the decision to stop offering wedding services after finding themselves embroiled in a gay marriage legal battle. Betty and Dick Odgaard, the Christian owners of Gortz Haus Gallery,… Read more »

Florida Woman Starves 96-Year-Old Man Until He Resembled An Auschwitz Prisoner

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Florida woman, Alice Kovach-Suehn, allegedly starved a 96-year-old man until he resembled a “Auschwitz concentration camp prisoner,” according to doctors who examined the Apopka man. Kovach-Suehn had legal power of attorney over the elderly man and was his sole caregiver. Alice Kovach-Suehn, 56, also from Apopka, was arrested and charged with elderly neglect on Friday…. Read more »

Powassan Virus: Rare And Deadly Tick Disease Hits The United States

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Powassan virus is a potentially fatal illness, which is spread by ticks and has no known treatments. The Powassan tick-borne virus was first found in the Bridgeport and Brandford areas of Connecticut. The infection is spread in much the same manner as Lyme disease and has similar symptoms. The virus can infect the central nervous… Read more »

Maryland Free Range Kids Seized From Parents

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Maryland “free range” children have been seized by Child Protection Services officials. Rafi Meitiv, 10, and Dvora Meitiv, 6, made national headlines in December when a police officer stopped them while walking alone to a local partk. Parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are self-described “free range parents” and have stood by their decision to permit… Read more »

Serial Bride Lianna Barrientos Married 10 Men From ‘Red Flag’ Countries

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“Serial bride” Lianna Barrientos was is accused of marrying 10 men from red flag countries as a part of a “wife-for-hire” immigration scam. Barrientos was deported back to Pakistan for making threatening statements against the United States in 2006 after an investigation by the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Lianna Barrientos has married 10 men during… Read more »

Power Grid Cyber Attacks Happening ‘Every Few Days’

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The power grid has experienced cyber attacks either online or via in person, “every few days,” according to federal energy records. More than 50 utility companies have reported that the power grid is “vulnerable” to a “major outage.” The power grid cyber attacks have not yet caused a major loss of electrical power in America,… Read more »

Lowe’s Phasing Out Neonicotinoids After Public Pressure To Save The Honeybees


Lowe’s will begin phasing out neonicotinoids in all stores. Neonicotinoids are used in a host of popular chemical herbicides and pesticides and may be linked to the massive deaths of honeybees which have been occurring since 2005. A 2014 Harvard study states that neonicotinoids are likely a colony collapse disorder culprit. Honeybees provide pollination for… Read more »

Leanna Norris Gets 37-Year Prison Term For Smothering Her Daughter

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Leanna Norris, who drugged her toddler daughter with allergy medicine and then smothered her, was just sentenced to 37 years in prison for the murder. The 23-year-old Maine woman killed her daughter, Loh Grenada, by giving her Benedryl to put her to sleep and then covering her nose and mouth with duct tape and blanket,… Read more »

Mystery Blob Found In Pacific Ocean Cause Of California Drought?

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A “mystery blob” of water was found in the Pacific Ocean along the United States West Coast. Some researchers feel that the warm blob could be the cause of the California drought and the long winter freeze in the East. The mystery blob was first noticed last year. The 2,000-mile wide warm water blob possesses… Read more »

Burger King Milkshake Complaint Nearly Turns Into Brawl [Watch]

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A Burger King milkshake complaint in Lake Charles, Louisiana, nearly turned into a beating, prompting a viral video in the process. A customer at a Lake Charles Burger King was very unhappy with the quality of her milkshake, so she took it back to the counter and requested a refund. The situation went downhill rapidly… Read more »

Madison Small: Virginia Teen Dies Suddenly From Mystery Illness

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Madison Small, a Broad Run High School student, fell ill Monday afternoon. The parents of the 18-year-old Ashburn, Virginia girl rushed Madison to the hospital later the same evening with a severe headache. She died just a few hours later on Tuesday. Tim Small, the shocked and grieving father, called the school by the early… Read more »

Texas Teacher In Trouble Over ‘Anti-Muslim’ Handout Used At Foster High School

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A Texas teacher has come under fire for allegedly giving an “anti-Muslim” handout to students at Foster High School in the Houston area. The unidentified Lamar Consolidated Independent School District teacher is reportedly facing disciplinary action over the resource materials used during class instruction. The eight-page handout referencing Muslims used by the Texas teacher reportedly… Read more »

Mexican Drug Tunnel Discovered Under House Near San Diego

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A Mexican drug tunnel was discovered under a home near San Diego, California. Mexican soldiers found the under construction tunnel and arrested nine individuals found inside. Tunnels from Mexico to the United States are believed to used to smuggle drugs, illegal immigrants, and for the human trafficking of young women. The Mexican drug tunnel was… Read more »

Boy Used As Getaway Driver By New Mexico Dad After Gas Station Shooting

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A boy was the getaway driver for his drunk New Mexico dad, Albuquerque police say. Sergio Barrientos-Hinojosa was reportedly inebriated when he had his 13-year-old son drive him to a local convenience store to get more beer. Barrientos-Hinojosa got in an argument with a customer at the store and took out his handgun and opened… Read more »

Illegal Immigrant Children Surge Hits Highest Rate Since Summer Of 2014

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Illegal immigrant children are surging into the United States of American at a rate not experienced since the peak of the controversial influx last summer. The Obama administration maintained that once a taxpayer-funded media campaign explaining to potential border crossers that just making it to America does not mean you can stay, or qualify the… Read more »

Washington D.C. Power Outage Causes Shutdown In Capitol

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A power outage in Washington D.C. has affected the bulk of the capitol and a multitude of government offices. Pepco, the electric server for the district, stated that numerous reports of power outages have been coming in for the past hour for “unknown reasons.” Pepco said the Washington D.C. power outage included 129 “active outages”… Read more »

Kansas TANF Bill Wants To End Strip Club Visits On The Taxpayers’ Dime

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Kansas Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) rules may be about to change significantly. Governor Sam Brownback could sign Kansas House Bill 2258 into law and eliminate non-essential use of taxpayer money for welfare families. The TANF Kansas bill would mean it would be illegal to continue to use taxpayer-funded government aid dollars to get… Read more »

ATF Raids Gunsmoke Guns: ‘American Guns’ Featured Store Closed Down


ATF agents raided the Gunsmoke Guns store in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, earlier this week. The gun store is a setting for the American Guns reality television show. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents raided the gun store, which was burglarized in February of 2013, but have refused to release any details regarding the… Read more »

Shigella Outbreak Hits The United States


Shigella, a painful drug-resistant food poisoning, has now hit the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the pathogen is arriving in America via visitors to the country. Late last year, U.S. Border Control agents also warned that a host of diseases were present in the tens of thousands of illegal… Read more »

Portland Pesticide Ban Passed To Help Protect Honeybees

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Portland banned pesticides in an effort to protect the honeybees. Elected officials in the Oregon city passed the pesticide ban ordinance on Wednesday. The law prohibits any insecticide use on public lands within the municipality. Some Portland farmers argued that pesticide or insecticide use is integral for their crop production. The Portland City Council voted… Read more »