The Defense Department on Thursday night released the name of the soldier who was killed this week in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Aaron Butler, 27, died Wednesday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, from wounds he suffered when an improvised explosive device exploded during combat operations.
The incident is under investigation.
Butler, of Monticello, Utah, was a Special Forces soldier assigned to the Utah National Guard’s B Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group.
Butler had been a member of the Utah Guard since 2008. He deployed to Afghanistan in April.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.
Danielle Poliseno is a wanted woman say the Delaware State Police who asked for the public’s assistance in locating her and a male accomplice. Cops say the pair is wanted for multiple counts of burglary and theft of house medications.
Poliseno, 22, of Hartly, Del., and 24-year-old Zachary Knipple of Harrington, Del., are both wanted in connection with two burglaries that occurred in July and August 2017 at Poliseno’s place of work, Equine Veterinary Supplies in Hartly, police said.
According to police, in both burglaries, horse medications were stolen. They’re each wanted for two counts of burglary third degree, felony theft, conspiracy second degree and criminal mischief, police said. Continue reading
A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot.
Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of finding.
Grams said she never told her husband, Norman, that she lost the ring, but told her son. Her husband died five years ago. Continue reading
Via KABC: Authorities have released the name of a suspected car thief who fell to his death from a loading crane at the Port of Los Angeles after leading police on a wild chase across the city.
The coroner’s office on Thursday identified the man as 23-year-old James Llamas.
Officials did not immediately know where he lived.
The fall came after the man had been on top of the crane hundreds of feet in the air, dancing, rolling around and at one point removing his clothes.
After the hours-long standoff and bizarre behavior, the man fell from the crane. He died at the scene.
Marcus Martin has been named by family members as one of the victims injured in a Charlottesville, VA., protest crash involving a vehicle that apparently intentionally mowed down protesters.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by family members, Martin works as a landscaper and was attending the protest when he was severely injured in the crash. He suffered a broken ankle, broken tibia, and several torn ligaments.
The online effort has raised over $60k exceeding the stated goal of $40k. Donations are now closed according to the crowdsourcing website.
Via GoFundMe: “Marcus was severly [sic] injured when a terrorist drove through a crowd of peacful [sic] protestors [sic] on August 12th in Charlottesville, VA. Marcus heroically made a split second decision to save his fiance’s life by moving her out of harm’s way, and in the process suffered a broken ankle, broken tibia, and several torn ligaments. Continue reading
A Lithia Springs High School teacher shot himself in a classroom on Thursday morning, school officials confirmed. It was not immediately confirmed if the shooting took place during class or when school was in session, however, according to Douglas County School System spokesperson Nell Boggs, the teacher was alone when the shooting occurred around 7:15 a.m.
The identity of the victim and his condition was not immediately made available. Douglas County School Superintendent Trent North said that the man was married and had a child.
Classes have been cancelled for the day, Boggs said. Students may be picked up by a guardian or parents, and buses will be available to take riders home. Continue reading
Florida mother, Brandy Lerma, was tracked down by a tow truck driver who may have prevented tragedy from striking after he observed the erratic driver and called law enforcement.
Reports say, Lerma, 31, was spotted by the eagle-eyed tow truck driver who saw her driving a gold Chevrolet Malibu Saturday afternoon in Boynton Beach., while swerving and almost striking other vehicles. When the tow truck driver saw a child in the back seat, he began to imagine the worst.
The responding deputy pulled Lerma over and verified the concerned citizen’s fear. The deputy’s report says there was an unrestrained 3-year-old in the back seat. The deputy noted Lerma’s speech was slurred and a smell of alcohol coming from her car. Lerma took two breathalyzer tests, both of which showed a blood alcohol content more than twice Florida’s legal limit of .08. The report says her blood alcohol content read .200 and .187. Deputies say Lerma admitted she had been drinking and was also taking prescriptions including Percocet and Xanax. She was also given a sobriety test, during which deputies say she fell over two times. Continue reading
Hollywood gossip it girl, Perez Hilton, has been fired from his mystery “dream job,” after only 3 weeks on the job. Hilton says he received a pink slip for reasons he considered to be “bulls**t.”
According to Hilton, he is too “professional” to divulge any details on the role that he was fired from, but he made it out to like it was a pretty big deal gone wrong.
Via Pink News:
“There is a reason this happened, and I’m sorry,” Hilton declares in his cringe-worthy video.
“I’m sorry again, I guess I have to say that again more often. I’m sorry.”
According to Hilton, he may have damaged his children’s future due to his past actions. Continue reading
The National Park Service says someone defaced the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC with graffiti on Tuesday.
Officials say the monument was tagged with the words “F*** Law” with red graffiti around 4:30 a.m.
Crews began attempting to remove the graffiti later this morning with a “gel-type architectural paint stripper.” Continue reading
Late singer Natalie Cole‘s son, Robert Yancy, was found dead Monday night in Los Angeles. He was 39.
Yancy was located dead in his San Fernando Valley apartment during a welfare check by a friend who hadn’t seen him in days.
Family members told TMZ … authorities contacted them at 2:30 AM Tuesday and said Robert died of a heart attack. Law enforcement say, pending an autopsy, they have listed it as death from natural causes, but that can change once the autopsy and toxicology tests are completed. The family said authorities were clear to them, drugs were not involved. As you know, Natalie famously fought drug addiction throughout her adult life until her 2015 death. Her cause of death was congestive heart failure. Continue reading