drone sparks prison brawl

A prison brawl in Ohio was sparked in an unusual way — after a drone flew over the yard and dropped drugs and other contraband, according to an incident report.

The mayhem broke out on July 29 just after 2:30 p.m. at Mansfield Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio.

According to the report, surveillance footage showed a drone that “passed over the recreation yards immediately before the fight began.”

The drone dropped a package, which was intended for one inmate, but someone else picked up the package, sparking a fight.

“The package was purportedly then thrown over the fence to the south recreation yard,” the report says.

Responding officers used pepper spray to break up the fight and ordered the inmates to get on the ground.

More than 200 inmates — 75 from the north yard and 130 from the south — were taken to the gyms where they were strip searched. It was not clear how many were involved in the fight.

No staff or inmates suffered injuries, the incident report said.

In one of the prison’s equipment rooms, guards found a package containing 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of marijuana and 6.6 grams of heroin.

The housing units that were in the yards at the time were placed on restricted movement, the report said.

It was not clear if any inmates faced charges or were disciplined.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction declined to comment beyond the report.

Source:  abc.go.com

WDKX Back to School Rally 2015

Date:              Saturday, August 29, 2015

Time:              12noon to 3pm

Location:          Auto Finishers Ridge Clinton Plaza – 1711 North Clinton Ave

* Get A Free School bag while supplies last courtesy of Advantage Federal Credit Union on a First Come, First serve basis

Up to 3 school bags per family
Grades K-8

Child must be accompanied by an adult to receive school bag

* Agencies on site with helpful information to start the school year right:

City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services

Rochester City School District – Office of Parent Engagement

Family Resource Center of Hillside

Rural Metro Medical

Volunteers of America Children’s Center

Rochester Public Library

In Control

and many, many more

* Free haircuts provided by Sharp Edgez Barber Institute

* Performances by Bizy Bodyz Dance Crew, India Wofford

* Bounce Houses, Seneca Park Zoo, Rec on the Move and much more

Sponsored by Advantage Federal Credit Union, Be a Healthy Hero and St John Fisher College

Help Me Pack My Suitcase for School

Are you having trouble with what to buy for school? Or are you afraid you are spending too much money on too much stuff?

Well to your contentment, Sedria is here!

I’m going into my second year of school and I have learned a lot on what one should or should not buy.

Room Layout:

  • Bedding
    • A mattress topper is a must unless you like sleeping on a “jail” bed
      • I personally bought a TempurPedic, which was like sleeping on a cloud
    • A comforter set to your liking and an extra blanket for those cold nights
    • Pillows! Comfortable ones
  • Closet
    • Hangers, Hangers and more Hangers
      • If you’re like me you need all of them for your massive amount of clothing
    • Desk/Drawer
      • Storage containers
      • Pens/Pencils
      • Drawer Liners
      • Alarm Clock
      • TV/Printer (If Needed)
    • Wall
      • Decorations to your liking
        • FYI my wall was filled with pictures because I hate a plain wall
      • Calendar
      • Schedule Organizer
      • White Board
    • Floor
      • Rug that will not get dirty easily
      • Garbage Can
    • Clothes
      • FYI the closet is not the same as the one at home
        • It is small L
      • All your shoes may not fit on your side!
    • Body Essentials
      • Buy extra, extra and extra of your bodily needs so you don’t have to go shopping
      • Have a trunk to put all of them in
    • Extras
      • Iron board/Iron
      • Fridge/Freezer
      • Food Bin with cover (To avoid all unnecessary creatures)
      • Extra storage containers
      • Hair supply bin
      • Shower caddy/Wrap
    • Food
      • Buy it when you get there!


To ensure you are saving money, compare prices of different items between at various stores.

Community Health and Wellness Fair

Millard E. Latimer & Son Funeral Directors, INC. invites all to come and celebrate their 3rd annual Community Health & Wellness Fair in celebration of our 93 Years of Service as Rochester’s Longest Established African-American Business since 1922.

When: Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Time: 10am-6pm

Location: Latimer Funeral Home – 983 South Plymouth Avenue Rochester, NY 14608

Federal Assistance Headed To Baltimore Due To Record Violence

Strolling through the news this morning I came across an article about Baltimore and the record setting murder spike. The city has faced an increase in violence since the riots erupted over the death of Freddie Grey a few months ago.

What I find intriguing about the article is it sounds very similar to the “war on drugs” campaign of the 70’s.

Continue reading Federal Assistance Headed To Baltimore Due To Record Violence

Strong Museum Launches Adult After-Hours Event The Happiest Hour

Adults 21 and older can enjoy a game-filled evening of museum exploration, free food, and cash bar during the Happiest Hour on Wednesday, August 26 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Strong museum. Tickets can be purchased in advance at museumofplay.org for $10 or at the door for $12 while supplies last.  Continue reading Strong Museum Launches Adult After-Hours Event The Happiest Hour