Tragedy has struck the family of NBA star, Dwyane Wade, after his 32-year-old cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was killed in the South Side area of Chicago. Friday afternoon Aldridge was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between at least three gunmen. She was reportedly pushing a baby stroller when she was shot and killed. Police say, a person of interest was taken into custody.
Wade, along with fellow NBA elite players, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and LeBron James, have all been outspoken proponents for gun control legislation. The baller delivered the Democratic message at the ESPYs earlier this summer calling for stricter gun control legislation.
Now, that same violence he’s been decrying has struck his own family. According to ESPN.com, Wade’s 32-year-old cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was killed in the South Side area of Chicago on Friday afternoon as she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout between at least three gunmen. Continue reading
Colorado woman, Chelsey Russell, died Tuesday while saving her young son from drowning by holding him above water long enough for the toddler to be saved.
Russell, 33, drowned in the Hall’s Crossing area of Lake Powell in Utah, her baby lived.
Russell was on a houseboat when her toddler went overboard. She jumped in the water to help him; neither of the two were wearing life jackets. Continue reading
CNN has canceled the television show of Dr. Drew Pinsky, days after the celebrity doctor and talk show host questioned Hillary Clinton‘s health.
The network said Thursday that Pinsky’s “Dr. Drew On Call” HLN show will air its last episode on Sept. 22. CNN Vice President Ken Jautz failed to give a specific reason for show’s abrupt ending, but the announcement comes days after Pinsky said on a radio show that Clinton was receiving a “1950s level of care.”
Asked about Clinton’s medical history, which indicates she has hypothyroidism and a condition known as deep vein thrombosis that causes blood clots, Pinsky criticized the treatment she was receiving, saying he feels it was out of date. Continue reading
Davey Dauzat, a man living in Texas, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder after police say his wife’s head was found in a freezer in the couple’s home.
Dauzat, 23, had been contacted by police earlier in the day after they were called to the home for a welfare check. The PR said claimed Dauzat was assaulting his wife, Natasha.
Officers returned later after another call stated Dauzat had murdered his wife. After negotiating with Dauzat during a stand off, police say he emerged from the home covered in blood and admitted to killing his wife while the couple’s two children, ages one and two, were in the home. Continue reading
Two Catholic nuns have been found dead, likely murdered in their Mississippi residence.
Officer found the nuns dead while responding to a welfare check. Church workers contacted police after they failed report to work as normal.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says it appears the nuns were homicide victims. He didn’t release a motive and it wasn’t clear if their religious work had anything to do with the slayings. Continue reading
An explosion and subsequent gunshots have occurred at 7:50 p.m. local time at the American University of Afghanistan complex in Kabul.
Eyewitnesses on the scene say fires are burning on the campus.
Ambulances, security forces and search and rescue teams are en route to the university. The blast occurred at 7:50 p.m. local, when students were gathering and eating together. Continue reading
A magnitude of 6.2 earthquake struck Italy early Wednesday morning. There was no immediate information about injuries or damage. Widespread power outages have been reported.
According to earthquake experts, significant casualties and extensive damage were likely.
The earthquake was reported to have struck outside Norcia, Italy, which is about 110 miles northeast of Rome. Continue reading
An email exchange between Hillary Clinton‘s right hand woman, Huma Abedin, and a personal assistant have revealed a stunning lack of handling of top secret classified papers.
In the email, Abedin is asking her assistant, Lauren Jiloty on July 20, 2009, to move “burn stuff,” papers meant for destruction because of their top secret nature, from the back seat of her vehicle to the trunk – so an ambassador in India wouldn’t see them when he rode with her.
She told Jiloty that the papers consisted of ‘burn stuff,’ indicating that they were classified documents that belonged among materials that agency rules required employees to place in ‘burn bags’ for incineration. Continue reading
Up-and-coming rapper Kid Cali was shot dead during a shooting at a pool party Saturday night. He was 30.
Justin Lishey, aka Kid Cali, was shot around 9 p.m., at a party in Granada Hills, California.
Two other men were injured in the shooting. Los Angeles police said the details of the party were posted to social media and quickly grew to a few hundred people. Continue reading