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Liberty President on Massive Snowball Fight: 'I Messed Up'

University is making headlines for potential superspreader event

(Newser) - Liberty University is back in the news, this time because of a massive snowball fight in violation of the school's own coronavirus guidelines. The school had promoted Sunday's event in Lynchburg, Va., attended by hundreds of students who stood close together without masks. Photos uploaded to Facebook by...

Cops With Riot Gear Fight 'Local Hostiles' With Snowballs

Police in Washington state had a little bit of fun during a snowstorm

(Newser) - A police department in Washington state grabbed a tactical shield and stormed a local ballfield to engage "a group of local hostiles" as a major winter storm blanketed the area, reports the AP . Members of the Duvall Police Department posted a Facebook video Monday of officers responding to a...

Teen Detained for Nearly 40 Days in Snowball Incident

Dominique Rondeau, 18, was held for tossing an icy one

(Newser) - A teenager who spent nearly 40 days in custody before a judge cleared him of throwing a dangerous snowball is suing the Detroit school district, saying his rights were violated by a malicious prosecution. Dominique Rondeau, now 18, was accused of throwing an icy snowball that shattered the windshield of...

NY Youths Arrested in Snowball Assault

Kids attack mailman with ice, fists

(Newser) - A vicious attack on a mailman has three New York youths charged with criminal arms possession. Their weapon of choice? Snowballs, the New York Post reports—hard, icy ones. A 16-year-old and a pair of juveniles allegedly threw them at the carrier, then beat him when he yelled back. They...

Bronx Buddies Face Prison for Hitting Cop With Snowball

Charged with criminal possession of a weapon, they're suing NYC for $10M

(Newser) - Throw a snowball around the wrong cop and you could be facing a year in jail. That's the message heard by four guys from the Bronx, who are suing New York City for $10 million after an off-duty policeman wandered into the fray of their snowball fight and caught one...

As DC Digs Out, a Surreal Feel

Snowball fights, skiers roam deserted streets of 'Epcot Center version' of city

(Newser) - The flakes have stopped falling, but residents in the Mid-Atlantic region were faced today with the prospect of digging out of more than two feet of snow in some areas. Roads reopened but officials continued to warn residents that highways could be treacherous. Hundreds of thousands of people from Pennsylvania...

Video Bares Snowball-Gun Near Tragedy

Pistol-brandishing detective on desk duty

(Newser) - A video has emerged revealing how tense a standoff became between a pistol-brandishing cop and several snowballers on a DC street. The angry off-duty detective, who has been rebuked by his superiors, is seen waving his gun after his Hummer was pelted by snowballs, and taunting the crowd, "Go...

Cop Probed Who 'Drew Gun' in Snowball Fight

Angry DC cop's car pelted by snowballs, say witnesses

(Newser) - The Washington police department has launched an investigation following reports that an off-duty officer drew his gun during a snowball fight involving some 200 people. The DC plainclothes officer's personal car was pelted during the mass snowball fight, which was organized via Twitter and Facebook. He emerged from his car,...

Snowball in Seattle Costs Jets' Ellis $10K

League fines him for tossing snow at fans; 'all in fun,' he says

(Newser) - New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis is now the thrower of one of the world's most expensive snowballs. The NFL fined Ellis $10,000 for tossing a big wad of snow at Seattle fans during Sunday's game, the New York Post reports. No one was injured. The fans had...

Towns Battle for 'Icebox of US' Status—in Court

Cold war between Colorado, Minnesota towns heads to court

(Newser) - Who's the coldest one of all? A court will have to decide, because the battle is on between International Falls, Minn., and Fraser, Colo. Both claim the right to boast of being the "Icebox of the Nation," the Summit Daily News of Frisco, Colo., reports. Fraser sued International...

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