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on October 31, 2017

At Least 6 DEAD After Home Depot Truck SLAMS Into Manhattan Bike Path Cyclists

As many as six people were killed when a pickup truck drove through cyclists in Manhattan, before the driver reportedly fired a gun, CNN reports.

Law enforcement sources told CNN that at least six people were killed as the truck drove around 20 blocks the wrong way down a popular bike path.

At least a 15 people were injured, according to WNBC.

Police shot the driver and took him into custody. It’s unclear how seriously the driver was injured. He was reportedly shot in the leg.

The truck was reportedly a rental.

The attack took place blocks from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

Manhattan attack Suspect identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa

Police are investigating terrorism as a possible motive.

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on October 31, 2017

SC Rapper Young Father Shot Dead During Online Sale Altercation

Jaquel Cornelius, aka, Da Manz Qweezy, has been named by the Richland County Coroner as the South Carolina 23-year-old shot and killed while allegedly attempting to rob a seller of an item posted for sale online.

The Coroner identified Cornelius, 23, of Berkshire Drive as the man who died of gunshot wounds to the torso and neck. Friends also confirmed the death after picturing the young father and musician on Facebook.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. and deputies initially responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Pine Lane Road, according to Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. According to the sheriff’s department’s incident report, the seller told deputies he was told to come to the location by a woman seeking to buy his computer off the LetGo app. LetGo allows buyers and sellers to arrange face-to-face sales over the Internet. When the seller arrived, the report said, he encountered the woman who told him to come with her to a nearby breezeway to check the computer’s WiFi. However, it was at that point that Cornelius came around the corner with a weapon pointed at the seller, the report said. Continue reading

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on October 31, 2017

Texas Parents Arrested: Forced Kids To Brush Teeth With Cat Feces Wear Shock Collar

Texas police say a San Antonio-area couple punished their three young children by forcing one to brush her teeth with cat feces, using a shock collar as punishment and beating them with a thorny switch.

Thirty-two-year-old James Chalkley and 22-year-old Cheyanne Chalkley were being held Tuesday on charges of injury to a child.

James Chalkley is the father of a 3-year-old boy and two girls who are 5 and 10. Cheyanne Chalkley is their stepmother.

Arrest warrants show a teacher noticed bruising on the 5-year-old in September. Investigators say interviews with child-protective workers revealed the extent of their punishments.

The 5-year-old told authorities that her father used a dog’s shock collar on her that left green marks on her skin.

Jail records indicate no attorneys have been appointed for the Chalkleys.

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on October 31, 2017
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on October 31, 2017

Coast Guard: Hawaii Women Lost At Sea “For Months” May Be Telling “Fish Tale”

The U.S. Coast Guard is calling “fake,” or at least casting major doubt on the harrowing tale of survival by two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea for months.

After collecting an ever growing list of “inconsistencies,” the Coast Guard now says Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava‘s story may be nothing more than a big fat fish tale. One of the Coast Guard’s concerns is the fact the women never activated their emergency beacon. Other concerns include several key elements of the women’s account that are directly contradicted by weather reports and “basic geography of the Pacific Ocean,” the Coast Guard said.

Appel and Fuiava told The AP that they chose not to use the beacon because they never felt they were in imminent danger, however, the Coast Guard is casting major doubt on that senario.

Previously, the sailors had said they were close to “giving up” when they were rescued by U.S. Navy last week, thousands of miles off course. The women appeared in good condition considering being adrift at sea for months. The pair told reporters they distilled water and brought enough rations to last the several months at sea. Continue reading

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on October 30, 2017

LIVE UTAH POLICE SCANNER: University Of Utah ACTIVE SHOOTER

The University of Utah has issued a campus alert telling students and employees to “shelter in place” after a person was shot Monday night.

Few details about the incident were immediately available, but Salt Lake City police confirm they received a report of a man shot in the head in an area near Red Butte Canyon.

The school subsequently sent out an alert to students and employees saying: “Shots fired. Red Butte Canyon. Shelter in place.” source

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on October 30, 2017

University of Utah SHOTS FIRED “Shelter In Place” Lockdown Issued

The University of Utah has issued a campus alert telling students and employees to “shelter in place” after a person was shot Monday night.

Few details about the incident were immediately available, but Salt Lake City police confirm they received a report of a man shot in the head in an area near Red Butte Canyon.

The school subsequently sent out an alert to students and employees saying: “Shots fired. Red Butte Canyon. Shelter in place.” source

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on October 30, 2017

MD Woman 22 Killed In Vehicle After 12-Year-Old Falls From VA Overpass

Marisa Harris has been identified as the Maryland woman killed while driving in Virginia Saturday by a 12-year-old boy who jumped off an overpass and landed on her vehicle.

The unidentified juvenile jumped in a suicide attempt, according to Virginia State Police. Harris, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The jumper fell from above I-66 in Fairfax County around 4:15 p.m., striking the driver’s side of Harris’s Ford Escape, according to Virginia State Police.

Harris’s boyfriend, who was in the passenger’s seat and remained uninjured, took control of the car and steered it to safety.

The boy is being treated for life-threatening injuries, and police said they are investigating the jump as a suicide attempt.

Harris’s mother told WUSA that her daughter was studying to help children who are battling depression. She said that it was “ironic” that Harris died when a boy she could have helped allegedly tried to take his own life. Continue reading

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on October 30, 2017

Couple Arrested 18-Month-Old Child Found With Maggots In Diaper

A North Carolina couple is under arrest and charged with felony child abuse after maggots were found in the diaper of an 18-month-old child in their care. The toddler was found to be one of seven children under the age of six living with the couple, said authorities in North Carolina.

According to Lexington police, officers performing a welfare check at a home last Friday discovered the children “malnourished and unclean.” Capt. Michael Hunt said officers encountered an “overwhelming smell of feces and urine” when they entered the dwelling.

The Dispatch of Lexington reports police also charged 25-year-old Jamie Leigh Hiatt and 26-year-old Michael Patrick McKnight with misdemeanor child abuse. Continue reading

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on October 30, 2017

CA Couple Who Survived Las Vegas Festival Shooting Die In Fiery Car Crash

Dennis and Lorraine Carver, the California couple who survived the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, tragically died in an car crash.

According to police, the Carvers died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate outside their Riverside County California community and burst into flames.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate outside their community in Riverside County, California, and burst into flames on Oct. 16. At the music festival, Dennis Carver jumped on top of his wife to shield her from bullets. They managed to run away from the shooting and were not injured. Brooke Carver, the couple’s 20-year-old daughter, says her parents had grown deeper in love in the weeks after the shooting. Continue reading