March 20, 2018

Reddit User Claims To Be Austin Serial Bomber “I Want To Watch The World Burn”

The Austin Police Department in Texas is investigating a mysterious social media user who claimed to be the Austin bomber and declared a desire to “watch the world burn.”

“My intention is not to kill people. I am doing this simply because I want to watch the world burn,” someone using the handle “austinbomber” posted to Reddit on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News.

The user said he wants to be “as prolific as the Zodiac Killer,” the infamous serial killer who was never caught or identified despite having murdered at least five people in California between the 1960s and ’70s.

A spokesperson for the Austin Police Department confirmed to the Daily News officers are aware of the unnerving postings. The spokesperson said the department is “currently investigating” the user, but declined to say whether he is considered a suspect.

The Reddit poster, who said he’s between 30 and 50 years old, claimed the attacks are “not race-related, like the media has speculated,” adding, “I also enjoy laughing at the massive police presence that just simply cannot find or deanonymize me.”

So far, there have been five explosions across Austin since the bombings began on March 2. Two people have been killed and at least five have been injured as a result of the blasts.

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March 20, 2018

TUESDAY: New Explosion Just Reported In Austin

A possible new explosion was reported Tuesday evening near a Goodwill store, the Austin Police Department said on its Twitter account.

One male said to be in his 30s was transported to the hospital. Their condition is serious, but the injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

Tuesday incident comes just hours after a package detonated at a FedEx package handling facility in San Antonio, Texas, which is about 60 miles from Austin.

The San Antonio explosion was considered tied to four previous incidents in Austin. The package’s intended destination is unknown.

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March 20, 2018

Suspects Wanted In TX Shooting Of Father And Toddler At Big Springs KFC Caught

The search is over for two suspects following a shooting at a KFC in Big Springs that sent a 2-year-old girl to the hospital.

Big Spring police say they took Angel Villa, 20, and Rafael Jesus Hernandez Jr., 20, in custody following an anonymous tip as to their whereabouts in Colorado City Texas.

According to the Big Spring Police Department, their officers were dispatched to KFC on Friday night after receiving a call reporting shots fired.

When police arrived at the scene they found that a man and a young girl had been shot. The man was taken to the Scenic Mountain Medical Center while the girl was airlifted to Lubbock in serious condition.  Continue reading

March 20, 2018

Nikolas Cruz & Brother Zachary Cruz Now In Same Broward County Jail, 3 Students Held For Bringing Weapons To School

Zachary Cruz, the 18-year-old brother of Nikolas Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people in Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has himself been arrested. The arrest has landed him in the same jail as his brother.

In a separate incident, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students Tuesday for bringing weapons to school. This after the brother of the massacre gunman was arrested for trespassing.

A third student is undergoing a “psychological evaluation” after a threatening Tuesday posts on Snapchat, police said.

One of the students brought a knife and the other brought a razor. Deputies identified the students as Jordan Slater and Gavin Stricker. Both students face a misdemeanor. Continue reading

March 20, 2018

Illinois Man Who Shot Self After Attempting Taylorville Triple Murder Dead

Lee Kennedy, the Illinois man who shot himself after attempting to kill three people, has died.

Kennedy, 43, of Taylorville, died about 12:30 pm, Tuesday, at Memorial Medical Center, in Springfield, reports illinoishomepage. He’d been transferred from Taylorville Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon after sustaining a presumed self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities say he was suspected in the attempted homicide of three people about 5 am, Monday at a home in the 500 block of South Walnut. Continue reading

March 20, 2018

PA Couple Arrested After Infant Found Dead In Bucket Of Kitty Litter

A Pennsylvania couple is facing criminal charges after police say they hid the body of their infant daughter in a plastic container filled with cat litter in a crawlspace inside their West Lawn home, according to the Berks County District Attorney’s Office.

Samantha Trump, 27, and Shaun Oxenreider, 25, are charged with abuse of a corpse, concealing the whereabouts of a child and criminal conspiracy, according to a criminal complaint.

Spring Township police began an investigation when two relatives of Oxenreider contacted them, reporting that they’d heard about the death of the 6-month old baby, the criminal complaint says.

Police eventually searched a locked bathroom in the couple’s residence, that Oxenreider opened with a key. Inside they discovered used diapers, pictures of the baby, and baby clothing. A door inside the bathroom leading to a crawl space was also found. When police looked inside, they found a large plastic container with the lid snapped shut, the criminal complaint says. The container was filled with cat litter. Continue reading

March 20, 2018

TX Man Arrested Murder In Dec “Club Rumba” Shooting Of Port Arthur Man “Leelee Williams”

Texas man, Damon Marques Pierce, has been arrested in the December murder of Port Arthur man, Ronald Livings.

Pierce and Livings, (aka, Leelee Williams,) were allegedly involved in a fight at Club Rumba in December. Pierce, 21, has been charged with murder, Beaumont Police said.

Pierce is accused of killing Livings, 27, at the night spot located at 3684 College St, Beaumont, TX 77701, around 2 a.m. on Dec. 9, 2017. Continue reading

March 20, 2018

FL Female 19 Shot In Home Invasion Following Crestview Waffle House Incident

Crestview Police are investigating another shooting, this time a female who was shot while visiting her grandmother’s home.

A March 17 home invasion incident cites 19-year-old Crestview woman, Baylee Mendes, as the female shot while at her mother’s house on Virginia Court. This incident is a quarter mile from a shooting that occurred less than three hours earlier in which two men were shot, a bloodied Kreskin Robinson seeking help at a nearby Waffle House for assistance.

According to the incident report, a witness said a white male and a black male, their faces covered by bandanas, burst through the front door and one of them shot at Mendes as she ran upstairs.

When Crestview Police officers arrived two minutes after receiving the call, the witness advised the intruders had fled the residence.

A Crestview resident contacted the Crestview Police Department at 1:57 a.m. March 17 about a home invasion at 202 Virginia St., Crestview.

Officers arrived at 2 a.m. and “immediately began performing first aid on Ms. Gibson’s 19-year-old daughter who had reportedly been shot by intruders,” CPD Public Information Officer Brian Hughes stated in an email about the invasion. Continue reading

March 20, 2018

NC Pit Bull Attacks 7 Charlotte Elementary School Students Owner Retrieves Dog Leaves Scene

Seven children were bitten by a stray dog, believed to be a pit bull, while attending Lansdowne Elementary School in south Charlotte Monday, police said.

Seven victims were injured by a dog who wandered onto the school’s playground Monday, police said. The owner of the dog picked it up and left before police arrived at the scene.

Police said the dog went onto the school’s playground. While the kids were being taken inside the building, the dog managed to get inside the school. Police said the dog became overstimulated by several frightened children’s reactions and began to jump and bite them.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Animal Care & Control officers responded to a reported stray dog at the school located at, 6400 Prett Ct, Charlotte, NC 28270. Continue reading

March 20, 2018