September 19, 2017

PARTY OVER: Midnight Rodeo Amarillo Suddenly Shutters After 3 Decades

After almost three decades in business, Midnight Rodeo Amarillo, announced it has closed its doors forever.

The popular Texas nightclub and dance hall posted the farewell message on their Facebook page saying, “Life is a party, and parties aren’t meant to last. Thanks for the support, Amarillo!”

Fans of the nightspot took to Facebook to share memories and dismay at the venue’s closing. Continue reading

September 19, 2017

24-Year-Old Chizvest Summers Jr. Named As Louisville 83rd Homicide Of 2017

Authorities have named Chizvest Summers Jr., as the man shot and killed on Prentice Street in the California neighborhood of Louisville, KY. The 24-year-old’s death marks the grim milestone of Louisville’s 83rd homicide of 2017.

Summers Jr., according to Deputy Coroner Rita Taylor, died from a gunshot wound to the chest at University Hospital, according to the coroner. The shooting happened Monday night.

LMPD confirmed Summers’ death is the 83rd homicide in Louisville of 2017. Continue reading

September 19, 2017

Family Pictures TX Man Involved In Tues Fatal Lubbock North Loop 289 Motorcycle Accident

The family of Jan Whitaker, the Ransom Canyon, TX., man who died Tuesday morning in a motorcycle crash, pictured him on Facebook. He was 66.

The Lubbock Police Department said Whitaker died following the early morning wreck this morning after being transported to University Medical Center.

At approximately 5:45 Monday morning, officers responded to a crash with injuries in the 2600 block of North Loop 289. When officers arrived they found a single motorcycle that had been involved in a crash. The initial investigation indicates Whitaker was driving westbound on North Loop 289 through a construction zone. As he attempted to exit the Loop at University Avenue, it appears he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. Continue reading

September 19, 2017

Mother Pictures 22-Year-Old Lafayette Man Found Shot Dead In Vehicle

A woman appearing to be the mother of Jaleel Bonham, the Lafayette man found dead in a parked truck Monday at Brown Park, pictured the young man on Facebook. He was 22.

Marisha Gordon, (Marisha Bonham,) shared her grief and condolences with friends and family on Facebook after her son was discovered fatally shot in a parked truck Monday.

Lafayette Police Cpl. Karl Ratcliff said Bonham’s death has been ruled a homicide. Ratcliff said the victim died as a result of a gunshot wound. Continue reading

September 18, 2017

WATCH: Deadly Moment Two Busses COLLIDE In Queens Caught On Video

A dramatic video has emerged showing the moment two busses collided in Queens, NY.

The violent crash killed three people and injured at least 16 and involved a New York City transit bus and a tour bus. The crash occurred early on Monday in the city’s borough of Queens.

One of the busses can be seen spinning and slamming into a building after being struck.

Firefighters pulled passengers from the wreckage after the city bus collided with a Dahlia tour bus in the Flushing neighborhood shortly after 6 a.m. EDT, according to the New York City Fire Department. The tour bus was traveling east on Northern Boulevard when the city bus, which was carrying 15 passengers, tried to make a right turn on the same street, police said. It was not clear how many passengers were on the tour bus. Continue reading

September 18, 2017

Ohio Father Shoots 2-Year-Old Daughter In Head While Unloading Gun

An Akron, Ohio, man seriously injured his 2-year-old daughter when he shot her in the head Saturday while unloading his gun, police said.

Dexter Brooks, 27, is charged with felony child endangering in the shooting at his house on Dunbar Drive near West Thornton Street, police said.

Brooks was trying to unload his gun about 3 p.m. Saturday when it fired. The shot went through a staircase and into a lower-level bathroom before it struck the girl, he told investigators. The girl remains in critical condition at Akron Children’s Hospital, police said Monday in a news release. Continue reading

September 18, 2017

ID’d: Two Canadians Dead Third Clinging To Life After Farmington CT Route 6 Head-On Crash

Two people visiting Connecticut from Quebec, Canada, have died and a third is in very critical condition at a local hospital after a two-car crash on Route 6 in Farmington late Thursday night.

Monday, police identified the victims of the head-on crash as 66-year-old Rejean St. Pierre and 66-year-old Benoit Boislard, both of Quebec.

The victims were in the back seat of a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Angelique Michaud of Quebec. She was treated and released from the hospital. Also in the vehicle was 60-year-old Lisette Prince of Quebec. She remains in critical condition. In the second vehicle involved was 54-year-old Edward Brozynski of Newington. At last check, he was in stable condition. Continue reading

September 18, 2017

NSU Releases Statement Naming 5 Students Killed In Horror OK Bridge Crash

The president of NSU released the following statement regarding the tragic loss of five students who were killed when a vehicle they were traveling in careened off a bridge south of Tahlequah.

“Just before 1:00 am, I was contacted by Campus Police and informed that five NSU students were killed in an auto accident in proximity to the Welling Bridge, south of Tahlequah. The news was devastating and crushing.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the driver was as 18-year-old Donovan Caldwell of Muskogee. The passengers were identified as 18-year-old Jessica Swartwout of McAlester; 19-year-old Drake Wells of Thackerville; 18-year-old Rhianna Seely of Salina and 18-year-old Lily Murphy of Gentry, AR. Their families have been notified. Continue reading

September 17, 2017

[GRAPHIC] GT Computer Engineering Senior Scout Schultz Police Shooting Caught On Video

A disturbing video has emerged showing a fatal officer-involved shooting late Saturday night on the Georgia Tech campus that left Scout Schultz, a fourth-year engineering student dead.

The graphic video shows Schultz saying “shoot me,” to responding campus police officers as he advanced while holding a knife.

According to the GBI, Georgia Tech police responded to a 911 call at a Georgia Tech dorm in the 500 block of 8th Street about a person with a knife and a gun at 11:17 pm. When officers arrived, they made contact with 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who officers said was armed with a knife. Officers made multiple attempts to get Schultz to drop the knife. Officers said Schultz was not cooperative, and would not comply with the officers’ commands. They said Schultz advanced on the officers with the knife. When Schultz continued to advance and would not drop the knife, one of the officers fired, striking Schultz. Continue reading

September 17, 2017

Second Person Killed In Ted Christopher Plane Crash Named

Authorities have identified Charles Dundas as the second person killed in a Connecticut plane crash that claimed the life of NASCAR champ Ted Christopher. Christopher was 59.

Dundas, 81, was a resident of New York and Florida, police said. He was killed along with Christopher in a Saturday plane crash in woods near North Branford. Dundas and Christopher were the only two aboard the Mooney M20-C plane when it crashed.

Federal officials say the plane had left Plainville Robertson Airport headed for Long Island.

Christopher was to have competed Saturday night at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. North Branford police Lt. James Lovelace confirmed in an email Sunday that Dundas was the pilot and Christopher was the passenger. Continue reading