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Artemus Firefighter ‘Michael Sowders’ Murdered Body Found In Knox County KY Dump

Kentucky State Police say a body was found in Knox County has been identified as Michael Sowders of Barbourville, KY.

Sowders’ body was found in a dump site off Hinkle Branch Road, which runs off Paynes Creek Road in rural portions of Knox County.

Troopers on the scene said Sowders appears to have been killed. They did not elaborate.

Sowders, 32, was a volunteer firefighter in Artemus and an EMT at Whitley County EMS.

A forest service worker found the body down a steep hill in a dump off Hinkle Branch Road, which is off KY 1304. source

‘Samara D’Arco’ Named As South Charleston Teen Tragically Killed In WV Crash

The 19-year-old girl killed in a Thursday car crash has been identified as Samara D’Arco, according to Charleston Police. The crash occurred in the 3600 block of 7th Avenue in Charleston just after 2 p.m.

D’Arco, aka, Samara Nicole, was a young mom and student who was close to getting her high school diploma and career center certification when she was tragically killed in a car crash, school officials confirmed.

D’Arco, of South Charleston, died in the two-vehicle accident Thursday. Officials with Kanawha County Schools say D’Arco went to South Charleston High School and was also a full-time student at the Ben Franklin Career Center. Continue reading

PA Man ‘Qua Hubbard’ Wanted For Brutal Ashley Beating Of Female “Roommate”

Qua Hubbard has been named by the Borough police as the PA man sought in the brutal beating of his roommate in Ashley.

28-year-old Al-Quadir Hubbard, aka “Qua,” is accused of severely beating his roommate earlier this week in an attack that left the woman hospitalized.

Investigators described Hubbard as being 5 feet, 6 inches and weighing 160 pounds. He has a neck tattoo reading, “11-30-07,” according to police.

Hubbard is accused of attacking his 46-year-old roommate during an assault that took place on South Main Street in the early morning hours Wednesday. The woman remained hospitalized as of Friday, according to police. Continue reading

MO “Sola Salon” Employee Shot And Killed In Lee’s Summit Suspect On-The-Run

Lee’s Summit Police Department say a shooting at Sola Salon located in Lee’s Summit, MO., took the life of one person Friday morning.

The suspect is still on the loose, but police say they “know who they are looking for.”

The shooting happened around 7:39 a.m., at the Sola Salon along Northwest Murray Road. The salon opened just a year ago. Police say the victim appears to be an employee. Continue reading

Iconic Patriots Broadcaster WBZ-TV Sports Anchor “Gil Santos” Passes Away

Legendary Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos passed away today on his birthday at the age of 78, according to reports.

The long-time voice of the Pats served in the booth for a total of 36 years. He also served as the morning sports anchor for WBZ-TV.

Scott Zolak @scottzolak “Oh my god no. Just spoke with him last week. Great broadcaster , better family man. Devastated …he and Gino were so good to me. Class act. I am so saddened by this” Continue reading

Sad Update: Search For ‘Dale Hunter’ Missing 76-Year-Old Greenville SC Man Has Ended

The search for, Dale Hunter, the 76-year-old Greenville County, SC., man reported missing after going on a walk April 5, has ended, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said.

The body of Hunter was found Thursday night, police said.

He said a person found Hunter’s remains in a wooded area near Old Altamont Ridge Road around 5:30 p.m. Hunter was last seen about 11:45 a.m. April 5, at his home in the 1200 block of Altamont Road, according to deputies. Continue reading

Man ID’d Crushed By Falling Elevator At New Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital Ohio

Randy Wilson has been named as the thyssenkrupp Elevator Company employee crushed to death Wednesday after an elevator dropped on top of him at the construction site for the new Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital.

Wilson, 45, had recently moved to the Worthington area, said his sister, Darbie Everhart of Dublin.

Wilson was at the bottom of an elevator shaft that was under construction when the elevator car — believed to weigh around 1,000 pounds — came down on top of him, said Larry M. Johnson, area director for OSHA’s Columbus office. Continue reading

Did You Feel It? 3.6 Earthquake ROCKS Detroit!

An earthquake has rattled southeast Michigan.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was Amherstburg, Canada. Preliminary readings put the earthquake at 3.6 on the Richter scale.

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FEDS: ATL Rapper RALO RAIDED Slinging $2M Worth Weed “Famerica” Gang Leader

Federal documents show the day after a raid on an Atlanta apartment owned by Terrell Davis, also known by his rapper name Ralo, gives a better understanding to what agents for what agents were searching.

In an affidavit filed the U.S. District Court allege that in addition to Davis being a hip-hop music artist, he is also the leader of a criminal street gang called “Famerica” who federal agents said is responsible for smuggling a little less than $2 million worth of marijuana from California to Georgia. The “Famgoon,” as federal documents suggest the gang refers to themselves, made at least two known runs cross-country using charters flights.

The delivery returned to Fulton County Airport around 5 a.m. on December 22, according to the affidavit. A surveillance team set up by the Georgia State Patrol, ATL, and FBI spotted Davis and others transferring 37 packages wrapped in white holiday paper from the jet to a van registered to Davis, according to documents. Continue reading