18 year-old Joshua Rosene got more than he had bargained for when he pulled over a car in his blue Pontiac, using the blue lights he’d mounted on top. The car he pulled over turned out to be an off-duty police officer, and Rosene himself was arrested. He was later released on a $2,500 bail.
The under-cover officer thought the car pulling him over looked suspicious, so instead of pulling over, he called 911. Rosene noticed this and quickly turned his lights off and sped off, but not before the officer was able to get his license plate number. Officers are now looking into whether or not Rosene attempted to pull over anyone else in the past.
A new Iowa poll has shocked political experts, as Ben Carson has done what appeared to be impossible only weeks ago, caught up to Donald Trump. Trump and Carson are tied on top, with Fiorina and Cruz in third and fourth, respectively. It means the top four spots are filled by so called “political mavericks” as 56% of Iowa Republican voters say they want a president with little political experience.
Carson has surged since the first Republican debate earlier this month, with his intelligent, well-spoken performance earning him wide praise. It is the first time since late July that a poll has shown Trump not in the lead by himself, and suggests that his position at the top may be under threat.
President Obama has announced that Alaska’s Mt. McKinley, the country’s highest mountain, will be renamed to Denali, a word from the indigenous Athabaskan language meaning “high one”.
Horror movie director Wes Craven has died aged 76 after battling brain cancer. His family released a statement saying, “it is with great sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1PM on Sunday, Aug 30 after battling brain cancer. Craven was surrounded by love, in the presence of his family, at his home in Los Angeles.”
Craven made his debut in 1972 with The Last House on the Left. Craven wrote, directed, and edited the film for less than $100,000 and went on to make over $3 million. He became famous internationally in 1984 after directing the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie, which made Freddy Krueger an icon of horror. Craven’s other films included The Hills Have Eyes and the Scream series.