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IA Man Involved In Tuesday Davenport Police-Involved Shooting Dies In Hospital

DAVENPORT, IA. (THECOUNT) — Robert Mitchell, of Davenport, IA, has been identified as the man who died in the hospital as a result of a police-involved Tuesday .

Mitchell, 27, was shot by a Scott County deputy. The deputy involved in this incident is Greg Hill, a 10-year veteran of the department.

Mitchell was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound. He was since pronounced dead.

A Scott County deputy attempted a traffic stop at the 6500 block of Brady Street. A struggle ensued, and shots were fired by the deputy. The car fled the scene, finally stopping near the intersection of Division Street and Kimberly Road. Continue reading

Canadian Rapper Jon James Killed During Music Video Airplane Stunt

VERNON, BC. (THECOUNT) — Jon James, a Canadian rapper, was killed during a music video shoot when a stunt atop an airplane wing went wrong, fox8 is reporting.

During a music video shoot in Vernon, British Columbia on Saturday, the 34-year-old rapper — whose full name is Jon James McMurray — was walking on the wing of a Cessna as it was in the air.

He walked too far out on the wing and made the small aircraft go into a downward spiral, his management team said.

“Jon held onto the wing until it was too late, and by the time he let go, he didn’t have time to pull his chute. He impacted and died instantly,” said Ryan Desrochers with the management team told CNN in a statement. Continue reading

Megyn Kelly Apologises After Creating Social Media Firestorm Over Halloween “Blackface” Costume Comments

NEW YORK, NY. (THECOUNT) — Megyn Kelly has apologised after sparking a social-media firestorm Monday during a Halloween discussion on her show “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Kelly commented that she believes there’s nothing racist about Halloween celebrants wearing black or white face makeup, aka “blackface,” or er, whiteface..

Later in the day, she sent an email to NBC News co-workers apologizing for her on-air comments.

Kelly wondered aloud during a conversation about universities putting pressure on students not to wear costumes that might be deemed offensive. “What is racist?” she asked a panel that included Jenna Bush Hager, Jacob Soboroff and Melissa Rivers. “You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface for Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was okay just as long as you were dressing as a character.” Continue reading

WV Man Phillip Boggs ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Barboursville Shooting, Armel Stutler In Custody

BARBOURSVILLE, WV (THECOUNT) — Phillip Boggs has been identified as the victim killed following a shooting in Barboursville this afternoon.

Armel Stutler, 66, of Ona, WV, reportedly went onto the Barboursville, WV, property of 70-year-old Boggs and a deadly altercation ensued.

Stutler was taken in custody after shooting Boggs dead, according to authorities. 

According to Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, the shooting was on Heath Creek Road in Barboursville, WV at around 12:15 PM on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018. Continue reading

Reno Woman Amanda Codner ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal 395 Hallelujah Junction CA Crash

QUINCY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Amanda Codner, of Reno, NV, has been identified as the victim killed in a US-395 Crash Sunday.

Codner, 30, was killed in the crash on US 395 between Hallelujah Junction and Doyle on Sunday around 2:30 p.m., according to the CHP.

CHP says the crash happened about 2:30PM October 21, 2018. Investigators say Codner was speeding in a GMC Yukon SUV when she made an “unsafe turning movement to the right,” with the SUV spinning, hitting a dirt embankment and rolling. Continue reading

NC Man Carl Dewayne Melton ID’d As Body Found Monday In Middle Of 250-Acer Monroe Field

UNION COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Carl Dewayne Melton has been identified as the victim found dead by Monroe farmer in the middle of a 250-acre field Monday afternoon.

The body of Melton, 33, was found along McManus Road, south of Monroe, NC, and just a few miles from the state line, according to officials.

Investigators believe the body had been there for a while, but it is too soon to provide a cause of death and whether foul play was involved.

Officials in Union County have identified the person found dead by a farmer in the middle of a 250-acre field Monday afternoon. Investigators said the body of Carl Dewayne Melton, 33, was found along McManus Road, south of Monroe and just a few miles from the state line. Continue reading

CT Supreme Court Rules To Release Sandy Hook Shooter Adam Lanza “Belongs” “Writings” To Public

HARTFORD, CT. (THECOUNT) — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, BostonNews25 is reporting.

The justices issued a 5-0 decision in favor of The Hartford Courant and state Freedom of Information Commission, whose order to police to release shooter Adam Lanza’s belongings had been overturned by a lower court judge. It’s not immediately clear when the items will be released.

Lanza, 20, fatally shot 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother at their Newtown home. He fatally shot himself as police arrived at the school.

Developing.

Broncos Issue Statement After QB Chad Kelly Arrested Tuesday In Englewood Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, CO. (THECOUNT) — A former star Clemson quarterback and current Broncos benchwarmer, Chad Kelly, has been arrested, according to reports.

Reports say, Denver Broncos backup quarterback Kelly, 24, was arrested just after 1 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing near the Gothic Theatre, in Englewood, Colorado.

The 24-year old was taken to Arapahoe County Jail. According to the release, the investigation is ongoing.

“While officers were responding, they received information that the male was now inside the residence. The male was chased out of the resident by an occupant, and officers began to search the area. A short time later, a male matching the description provided by the homeowner, was located inside a black sport utility vehicle, in the area of the Gothic Theatre,” the release said. Continue reading

IDENTIFIED: Long Island Woman Found Dead Tuesday In Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort

WANTAGH, NY. (THECOUNT) — Marie Kuhnla has been identified as the Long Island woman, found dead in some bushes near the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort.

Kuhnla, 61, was vacationing on the Turks and Caicos Islands when she was reported missing Monday, Oct. 15, local police stated in a Facebook post. Her body was found the next day in bushes near the island’s Club Med Resort.

A murder investigation has since been launched, according to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.

Kuhnla was a family attorney from Wantagh, and had been traveling with a co-worker and two others, her brother Peter John Chetuck, of Mount Sinai, told reporters.

Additional information about Kuhnla’s death have not been released, and police asked that anyone with information come forward.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Marie at this time. This is an active investigation into the death of Marie and I would ask that anyone with any information to please contact the investigators,” Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said. “I would also ask that the circumstances of the death of Marie are not subject to speculation, but any information is passed to my officers.” Continue reading

NV Man Derrick Thomas ID’d As Victim After Vehicle Strikes Reno Flashing Arrow Board Trailer

RENO, NV. (THECOUNT) — Derrick Thomas, of Sparks, NV, has been identified as the victim killed Sunday night in a crash on I-580 on Sunday, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Thomas, 27, was operating a Dodge Dart headed south on I-580 near Mill Street, in Reno, NV, when the fatal crash occurred.

The preliminary investigation indicates Thomas was driving next to a Subaru Impreza Wagon that was also headed south in the next lane.

As the Dodge Dart continued southbound, a flatbed truck towing a Flashing Arrow Board trailer was stopped on the inside shoulder, part of a setup for traffic control. The left front of the Dodge hit the trailer and then the flatbed, as well as the left side of the Subaru. Continue reading