True Crime Online Newsletter - June 17, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Video of 86-year old man singing 'You Are My Sunshine' goes viral
A video of an 86-year-old man singing his wife of 66 years "You Are My Sunshine" from his hospital bed in Utah has gone viral on YouTube.

James Pinegar of Orem, who was in the hospital recovering from a bad fall on ice and bladder cancer, was caught on tape singing to his wife, Colleen, 86, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, reported Thursday.

The couple's family put the video online to share with the rest of the family and friends, their daughter Linda Whitaker, 60, said.

"That's originally why it was filmed. Not everyone in the family could come see him in the hospital and he wanted to share his feelings. I don't think he knew he'd get so emotional, he just wanted to share something with the rest of the family," Whitaker said.

Since being posted online in February, the video has been viewed more than 400,000 times.

"I feel privileged to have witness this moment. Thank you so much for sharing," wrote one YouTube commenter.

"I can't stop crying. This is so precious," wrote another.

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Tulisa pal’s threat to kill Sun reporter - 06/16/13
TULISA’S pal has sent a death threat to the Sun reporter who exposed her alleged drugs fixing. Gareth Varey sneered in a 2am email to our investigator: “I’m going to kill you bitch.” Cops quizzed Varey and formally cautioned him over the offence. He admitted it and apologised.

Biting blog given last post using stalker law - 06/16/13
A lawyer has won a harassment case against a blogger who launched an online campaign to ruin her reputation, setting a major precedent extending the scope of anti-stalking laws. Judge David Harvey issued blogger Jacqueline Sperling with an indefinite restraining order to protect lawyer Madeleine Flannagan, a rare case in which the Harassment Act has been used to cover blogging.

Steve Irwin's daughter alive after reports of death on Internet - 06/15/13
Internet reports of the death of the 14-year-old daughter of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin have been greatly exaggerated. Zap2it said the rumor appears to have started innocently, possibly because a headline about Bindi Irwin, who has been in the news in recent months, somehow got mixed in with an old headline about Irwin's death from a stingray in 2006.

Student identified in Manchester Regional cyberbullying attack - 06/14/13
A student at Manchester Regional High School has been identified as the alleged cyberbully believed to be responsible for launching a series of vulgar online attacks against other students in January, school and law enforcement officials said Thursday. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office informed Manchester Regional officials in a letter this week that the Passaic County Sheriff's Department, which investigated the case, plans to file juvenile delinquency charges against the female student.

Wendy's: Employee in ice cream photo no longer with chain - 06/14/13
The Wendy's employee photographed licking ice cream from a dispenser is no longer an employee, a spokesman for the U.S. fast-food chain says. The photograph, posted Wednesday on Reddit, became the latest showing bad behavior at a fast-food restaurant to go viral, The New York Daily News reported.

Dunkin' Donuts employee who endured customer rant to be recognized - 06/13/13
Dunkin' Donuts plans to recognize Abid Adar, an employee who endured a customer's racist rant with "grace and patience," company officials said Wednsday. "We're proud of how r crew member handled this situation. The franchise owner of the restaurant plans 2 recognize the crew member," Dunkin Donuts tweeted.

Md. Man Convicted of Cyberstalking His Ex-Wife - 06/13/13
A Hyattsville man was found guilty Thursday of 73 counts of stalking, reckless endangerment, harassment and violation of a protective order after terrorizing his ex-wife and her children over the course of 45 days last year. Michael Anthony Johnson, 32, faces a prison sentence of up to 115 years for repeatedly sending vulgar, threatening emails to his ex-wife telling her that he was going to rape and kill her and her daughters last summer.

Man accused of threatening woman on Facebook faces cyberstalking charge - 06/12/13
A man accused of threatening a woman on a social media site is facing criminal charges. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Michael Drummond, 34, of Morgan City, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home on charges of cyberstalking and telephone harassment.

To friend, or not Facebook friend your boss? - 06/12/13
What would you do if you received a Facebook request to become a “friend” from your boss? Online harassment complaints linked to social-networking services, known as “social media harassment,” have recently been on the rise. A young company employee in his 20s who lives in Tokyo contacted Tokyo-based Japan Online Counseling Association, which provides training for online counselors, saying his problem started when he had received a “friend” request on Facebook from his immediate boss.

Cyber Bullying - 06/11/13
When we think of bullying, we often think about physical altercations, or perhaps verbal abuse from others. However, this is in not the only form of bullying. As the Internet becomes more popular, and as online communities become more tight-knit and more prevalent, bullying is popping up in cyber space. Cyber bullying can be just as devastating as bullying in real life. Indeed, in some cases cyber bullying is an extension of bullying already endured in the "real world" at school.

Man, 36, Charged as Cyber-Stalker - 06/11/13
An East Providence man, 36, faces charges of stalking and cyber-stalking after sending scores of “vulgar” text and email messages to an East Providence woman on whom he appears romantically fixated.


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