A 56-year-old man from Levittown, New York, was indicted on animal cruelty charges Tuesday after he allegedly beat his German Shepherd-mix with a shovel so severely the dog had to be euthanized. Nassau County police said Michael Gallagher was arrested after a neighbor saw him try to strangle and suffocate his dog using zip ties before putting her inside a black plastic bag and repeatedly hitting her with a shovel. Gallagher was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, attempted aggravated cruelty to animals, overdriving, torturing and injuring animals, failure to provide proper sustenance, among other charges. “This defendant is accused of truly despicable cruelty that fatally wounded his
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the recent incident in which former Knicks star, Charles Oakley, was booted out of Madison Square Garden and arrested. The scene where security guards tackled him to the ground was all over the news, and spurred a New York sized drama that hung over the Knicks franchise -- leading Carmelo Anthony to say there was a cloud hanging over the organization in the wake of the mess. Oakley’s supporters have stood by him. That includes former St. John’s and NBA center Jayson Williams, who told an interesting tale about how Oakley helped him out when he was looking for some cash in college. Here’s the story from Williams’ interview CBS
A mere 37 years ago — and really it feels like just yesterday — the United States played in a hockey game. It was called: an Olympic semifinal I mean the Miracle On Ice. Oh yeah, the United States of America back when it was really great was able to beat the Soviet Union (or “Russia” in today’s parlance) in a game without broader implications or the transference of anxieties.