‘Flag Guy’ Not Dead, Weighs In On National Anthem Controversy

first_imgChannel 44 News: ‘Flag Guy’ Not Dead, Weighs In On National Anthem ControversySEPTEMBER 26TH, 2017  CHELSEA KOERBLER EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Rumors swirling on social media claiming the man known as Billy, the ‘Flag Guy’, died, but that certainly is not the case. Billy is alive and well.Tuesday, he was at his usual spot on Riverside waving the American Flag.Billy Stewart laughed off the rumors he died saying he likes to think he’s still got a few more years left.But, he weighed in on a more serious topic concerning an item near and dear to him, the American flag.“I really don’t think they should put a lot of issues, social issues, political issues into football games,” said Billy. “Let them play football, cheer for the winners, cheer for the loser. If you gotta protest or something about an issue in society do it after the game or before the game but don’t do it during the game.”Billy wishes people on both sides of the political spectrum could get together and realize deep down most of us are the same people, fighting for what we believe is right.That’s what he says makes American so special and what the flag symbolizes; the right to voice our different opinions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Eight charged in Sweden over Caribbean drug bust

first_imgBy Dialogo March 27, 2012 STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish prosecutors charged eight people on March 26 suspected of belonging to a drug ring linked to a massive Caribbean cocaine bust in 2010, following a lengthy probe in several European countries. The eight suspects, whose names were not released, were charged with aggravated narcotics crime, narcotics smuggling and money laundering for crimes committed between 2006 and 2010, Sweden’s international prosecution authority said March 26. The charges were linked to a record drug bust in June 2010 on a sailboat off the Caribbean island of Martinique, where police seized some 1.4 tons of Colombian cocaine, worth around 4 billion kronor (€505 million, US$675 million), according to the Swiss authorities. The seized cocaine corresponds to 5.6 million doses, prosecutors said. [AFP, 26/03/2012; Thelocal.se (Sweden), 26/03/2012]last_img read more

Probation for Mason City man accused of using company credit cards without authorization

first_imgMASON CITY — It’s a sentence of probation and restitution for a Mason City man who was accused of using a company credit card numerous times without permission. 42-year-old Jeffrey Frampton was accused of using a credit card from Jiffy Lube from September to December of last year 32 times, rolling up charges to the business. Frampton was originally charged with one count of ongoing criminal conduct and nine counts of unauthorized use of a credit card. Frampton pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and was sentenced on Monday by District Judge Karen Salic to a five-year prison sentence, which was suspended, a suspended $750 fine, and was placed on two years probation. He was also ordered to pay $2,027 in restitution.last_img