In a show of defiance, Rico Lavelle, the singer of the national anthem at the Falcons-Lions game in Detroit took a knee and raised his fist as he sang the final notes.
Lavelle took the knee after singing the national anthem at Sunday’s Detroit Lions game.
Photos and video posted to Twitter show Lavelle kneeling on the field after singing the anthem.
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The national anthem in Detroit ended on one knee
10:11 AM – Sep 24, 2017
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Authorities in Bloomington, Illinois, say 33-year-old Eric Ringenberg hid his family’s cellphones before strangling his two children and intentionally set his house on fire in an effort to kill the mother, Pamela Ringenber, before hanging himself.
Wednesday, Police identified Ringenberg and the two boys only by their initials, 2-year-old CR and infant brother, RR. The wife and mother, Pamela, remains hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
And according to autopsies, the children were strangled to death. The home was equipped with surveillance cameras which police say show Eric Ringenberg putting the cellphones in a kitchen cabinet then intentionally starting a fire in the basement after the children were killed. The father then hung himself. Cameras also reveal that Pamela Ringenberg awoke to the sound of the smoke alarm and searched for her family and cellphone. Continue reading
Tucson Police Dept.’s Gang Unit detectives are investigating a shooting between two large groups of people early Sunday morning in parking lot of TD’s Showcase East.
TPD says two large groups of people were in the parking lot of the stripmall nightclub which is located on Speedway.
The shooting between the two groups occurred around 12:15am Sunday morning. Everyone from both groups had left the scene before police arrived. Authorities say one man was admitted to a hospital later in the night with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Continue reading
Multiple people were reportedly shot at a Tennessee Church on Sunday, Nashville police confirmed to Fox News.
The shooting happened at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch, FOX Nashville reported. The church is located outside of Nashville.
It’s unclear how many people were shot at this time. Continue reading
The Nashville man shot and killed on Jones Avenue has been identified as Lorenzo Goldthreate. He was 23. Authorities said his roommate, David M. Holbert, is currently being sought.
Goldthreate was shot dead in the 2700 block of Jones Avenue before 6 p.m. Saturday.
It’s possible the shooting happened based on an argument, and authorities confirmed they’re looking for Goldthreate’s roommate, identified as Holbert, 21. A murder warrant has been sworn out for his arrest. Continue reading
Melvin Gant Jr. has identified the worker killed in what officials are calling an industrial accident at Nucor Steel Saturday afternoon, say the Decatur Police Department.
The investigation determined Gant slipped into a vat containing the waste product of finished rolled steel while performing his duties.
Authorities say after arriving to the scene they discovered that Gant had slipped into a vat containing the waste product of finished rolled steel. They say that no lifesaving techniques could be administered and that Grant was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading
Police have identified the teenager who died after being hit by a car Friday night as Kurtis Prosser, of Warwick, R.I. Prosser was an Alumni member of the Maniacal Mechanics 6168, a group of robotics engineers competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
Police say Prosser was crossing the street on West Shore Road when he was struck by a vehicle. Weather conditions, dark clothing, and poor lighting are factors in the fatal crash. Speed and driver impairment did not appear to be factors.
Prosser was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he passed away from his injuries shortly after midnight. Continue reading
Beloved soul singer Charles Bradley has died at age 78, according to a tweet from his official Twitter account.
Bradley had canceled his tour earlier this month as he was recovering from liver and stomach cancer.
Bradley’s music was acclaimed for achieving the warm soul sound from the 60s and 70s. He was also the subject of the 2012 documentary, Soul of America. Continue reading
Blake Haddox, aka, Blake Alex Cole Haddox, has been named as the man killed after Tulsa police responded to the scene of a fatal crash in east Tulsa Friday night. Haddox was 20.
The fatal crash occurred near 38th and Memorial in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Officials said the crash involved a semi-truck and a motorcycle. Police say the driver of the motorcycle was driving on Memorial when the semi turned left onto the Broken Arrow Expressway and collided with it. The driver of the motorcycle, later identified as Blake Alex Cole Haddox, 20, was killed. Continue reading
Madonna’s newly released live album has sold a paltry 3,848 CDs and downloads combined after being unleashed on the world last Friday.
The struggling “Rebel Heart” Tour album was issued by Eagle Rock, a video company. Eagle Rock put it out as a standalone for audio. But they also sell a video package of CD/DVD/Blu-Ray that includes the live album.
The “Rebel Heart” Tour album sold just 3,848 CDs and downloads according to Buzz Angle and hitsdailydouble.com. It had no streaming that was reported. Stranger, though, was that the album wasn’t released on Interscope, which put out the original “Rebel Heart” album. But maybe not so strange since “Rebel Heart” sold only 238,000 copies in the US. Madonna once sold millions of albums. (So did everyone.) Well, Madonna’s gone to Portugal so she doesn’t have to worry about all this. And she has hundreds of millions of dollars. So we won’t worry about her. But it’s a sign of the times, I guess.