Las Vegas Metro police are dealing with a man on a rooftop that is apparently armed and extremely dangerous.
Police have the entire area on lockdown, issuing a shelter in place to neighboring businesses.
Air units and canine units are coordinating with a Las Vegas fire department ladder truck to take the man down.
Lindsey Royalty has been named by the coroner and family members as the woman killed Monday evening in a Shively stabbing.
Royalty, 31, of Louisville, Kentucky, died of multiple sharp force injuries administered by Chad York, her roommate, the coroner said.
Police said Chad York stabbed two of his roomies, one of whom survived.
Royalty was pronounced dead at the scene in the 2500 block of Neblett Avenue.
Funeral arrangements are pending. Continue reading
Police are investigating a shooting and crash in front of Istrouma High’s football field that left a Baton Rouge woman, Andretta Selders, dead early Tuesday morning.
Selders, 38, aka, Andretta Charnese Selders-Fields, was driving on Winbourne Avenue near Delaware Street just before 5 a.m. when someone shot her. That caused her to crash her vehicle, said The Baton Rouge Police Department.
Sgt. L’Jean McNeely said the victim was dead when officers arrived to investigate.
Detectives have not given any information about a suspect. Continue reading
The body of a Pittsboro teen, Gabriel “Boone” Cummins, who had last been seen near Sugar Lake between 1 and 2 a.m. July 19, has been recovered from Sugar Lake early Tuesday morning, Chatham County, North Carolina officials said.
Cummins, 18, is believed to have drowned. His body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s officer for an autopsy.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management, North Chatham Fire and Rescue, and First Health all responded to the area of 300 Sugar Lake Road around 5 p.m. July 19 in an effort to locate Cummins. Bloodhounds, boats, rescue divers, and sonar were used to help locate the teen in the days following his disappearance. Chatham County officials said the floor of Sugar Lake is “littered with old machinery and hazardous debris that would make further dive attempts a safety hazard for rescue personnel.” Continue reading
Everson Guild, a Grand Ledge High School student and a member of WKAR‘s “Curious Crew,” passed away suddenly on Monday.
Guild, an incoming High School freshman, “lost consciousness” during a voluntary football conditioning class on Monday morning. Superintendent Dr. Brian Metcalf said coaches immediately rushed to his side, performed CPR and used an automatic external defibrillator.
The young man was transported at an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Curious Crew show takes young people from the Michigan area and teaches them hands-on science, technology, engineering and math lessons during programs produced at WKAR.
Metcalf released a statement Monday confirming Guild’s untimely death. Continue reading
John Patrick Root, a music teacher at Palo Alto music school, School of Rock, has been arrested for allegedly committing sex crimes against a 15-year-old student, according to authorities.
Root, 35, was arrested earlier this month in upscale Palo Alto, California. On July 13, detectives received information that a School of Rock music teacher had been sexually abusing a juvenile student.
An investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Root, of San Francisco, was employed as a music teacher at the popular music school, when he had an ongoing sexual relation with a 15-year-old victim that was his student over the past several months.
Police said that Root and the victim had allegedly met at locations other than the school on several occasions. Continue reading
The Lady Washington, the ship used in the first Johnny Depp ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie, has reportedly run aground Monday in Sequim Bay, the Coast Guard said.
Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the 18th-century sailing ship, reportedly had a crew of 14 and five passengers at the time of the incident.
The Coast Guard said the vessel was not taking on water and that no pollutants were leaking from it. Continue reading
SeaWorld‘s last killer whale born in captivity, Kyara, died Monday after the three-month old calf lost a battle with a critical infection over the weekend, SeaWorld San Antonio announced.
“Despite (the staff’s) best efforts, her health continued to decline and she passed away earlier today,” SeaWorld’ San Antonio announced on its blog Monday.
Kyara was born to much fanfare April 19 after an 18-month pregnancy to Takara, a 25-year-old female orca. Takara was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced last year it was ending its orca breeding program in March.
“The team’s attention now turns to the rest of the orca pod, especially Takara, to provide the care and attention they need,” SeaWorld said in its announcement. Continue reading
The Southaven district attorney is saying police who shot and killed a man and his dog may have responded to the wrong address.
Law enforcement in Tate County were responding to a call of a domestic assault of a woman in the 5800 block of Surrey Lane in Southaven, Mississippi, when the fatal shooting of Ismael Lopez occurred.
Tate County police say when they arrived a pitbull darted from the residence. After shooting the dog dead, police gained access to the home where they then shot Lopez dead. Continue reading
Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating an assault that happened Saturday at 1:45 a.m. at Bash Riprocks sports bar involving an unnamed Texas Tech University football player.
The incident occurred around closing time at the popular sports bar, when the reported female victim was approached by a male subject, according to a Lubbock police report. In the report, the suspect is listed as “a football player for Texas Tech.” The suspect’s name is redacted in the report released to media sources on Monday. Police cited the man not being officially charged with a crime at the reason for the redaction.
According to a police report, the first victim of the assault claims an unnamed first suspect, a Texas Tech University football player, approached him. The victim says the suspect tried speaking to him, but because of the music, the victim could not hear what the suspect was saying. Continue reading