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Marcus Hondro

Digital Journalist based in Vancouver, B.C, Canada, Canada. Joined on Dec 14, 2011

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Calgary man gets much-loved stolen red corvette 'Betsy' back

Kenneth Jelley, a 74-year-old Calgary man, was extremely upset when his 1962 red Chevrolet convertible corvette Betsy was stolen from him two weeks ago. He didn't think he'd lay eyes on Betsy again but he was wrong, thanks to the public and police.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Police arrest Edmonton men who gave away free cocaine from truck

Three males who are allegedly the men who gave out free cocaine from a Dodge Ram pick-up truck in an Edmonton neighbourhood have been arrested. Police said the men were operating in an area known as Old Strathcona.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Footprints show dreaded Tyrannosaurus Rex moved in packs

Research published online Wednesday on the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a ruler of parts of North America 70 million years ago, suggests the creatures hunted in packs. They and cousins, such as the Albertosaurus, were the day's version of armed and dangerous.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Can Rob Ford win? Poll has Ford tied for lead in race for Mayor

A new poll conducted in Toronto on Monday, July 21, has Mayor Rob Ford in a statistical tie with his two top rivals in the mayoral race. Toronto's municipal election doesn't go until October 27 but these results suggest the embattled Ford has a chance.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 8 comments

Costa Concordia towed from Giglio, on way to Genoa for scrapping

The 114,500 ton Costa Concordia has at last been towed from the island of Giglio. Removing the ship was a massive effort that had its origins way back on Jan. 13, 2012 when the ship hit a reef and listed over, with 32 lives lost.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Toronto Maple Leafs hire 'innovative thinker' and fire Poulin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a new hire, inking the now former G.M. of the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Dubas. The club's new assistant general manager, Dubas is just 28 and was hailed by Leaf G.M. Dave Nonis as an "innovative thinker."
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

City of Calgary imposes $100 fee on passengers who vomit in cabs

A brand new amendment to an old bylaw in Calgary, Canada, will see passengers in cabs in that city have to pay a $100 fee for vomiting. This is a phenomenon that more often happens at night in cities and is more often achieved by drunk persons.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

John Kerry: U.S. blames Russia and separatists for attacking MH17

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is building a case against pro-Russian separatists and Russia itself, insisting they are responsible for downing Malaysian Flight MH17 over Ukrainian skies. He outlined his country's case on political talk shows Sunday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Alaskan fisherman catches rare Red King Crab - that 's blue

A fisherman from Nome, Alaska has caught a creature only rarely pulled out of the sea: a Red King Crab — that is blue. Frank McFarland made his unique catch on July 4 fishing off of Nome and says he'll have it mounted for a keepsake.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

At last! The Costa Concordia to be towed from Giglio this week

Within about 48 hours the Costa Concordia, the 114,500 tonnes former luxury liner now known the world over, will move forward for the first time since Jan. 13, 2012. After 2 1/2 years the island of Giglio in the Tuscan Bay will have its view back.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 9 comments

Former Lady Gaga aid writing a 'tell-all' book about pop star

Jennifer O'Neill is a former assistant to pop star Lady Gaga who appears to be on her way to being a rich former assistant to pop star Lady Gaga. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, say they will publish a book by O'Neill about Gaga.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Op-Ed: No way Cavs will trade Wiggins or Bennett for Kevin Love

The nonsense that issues forth from the NBA rumor-mill can be as absurd as the nonsense that spews out of the mouth of T.O. Mayor Rob Ford or the Tea Party's Sarah Palin. Two first overall picks, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett - for Kevin Love?
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Study finds marijuana increases paranoia in some users

A new study from the University of Oxford has found that the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis can cause paranoia in some users. Using 121 subjects, the double-blind study subjected some to THC and others to a placebo.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Sex Tape: Health-food store clerk on store video paying for sex

Police in New Orleans have arrested an employee of a health food store caught on security tape having sex with a prostitute in the back of the store. Not only was Charles West having sex on the job but he used a company check to pay for it.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Pit bull saves life, alerts deaf boy to fire by licking his face

Pit bulls get plenty of bad press but Ace, a pit bull in Indianapolis, is getting praise. In fact, he's being heralded as a hero in his house, his neighbourhood and in the local press. That's because Ace is credited with saving 13-year-old Nick Lamb.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Reports: Malaysian Flight MH17, 295 onboard, shot down from sky

Multiple reports out of Europe say that a Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down in the vicinity of the Russian-Ukraine border. It is unknown who shot down Flight MH17 or if any of the 295 passengers and crew survived; some reports claim all are dead.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Blues icon Johnny Winter dies at 70 on tour in Europe

Blues and rock legend Johnny Winter has died in Switzerland. Winter was found dead in his hotel room in Zurich on Wednesday, in the midst of a European tour and days after his final performance at the Cahors Blues Fest in France on Monday. He was 70.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 5 comments

Giant 5-foot earthworm captured in Ecuador

The hills of the Sumaco Volcano in Ecuador have produced what is surely one of the largest earthworms any human has ever come across: it was 5 feet long. The giant worm was found and photographed by some Ecuadorian adventurers.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

99 days without Facebook? 'Log-off ' freedom campaign wants you

Ever get a little sick of Facebook? Or a lot? Of the time you spend on it? Of the hours Facebook sucks up that produce few if any tangible results? If so then there is a cause you might want to make friends with.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Last of The Ramones: Drummer Tommy Ramone, 62, dies of cancer

Tommy Ramone, the last living original member of the iconic American rock band, The Ramones, has died. Ramone, 62, born in Hungary as Erdélyi Tamás, died Friday of bile duct cancer while under hospice care in his home in Queens, New York.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments
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