Rita Owens, Queen Latifah’s Mother, Passes Away

Queen Latifah‘s mother, Rita Owens, has passed away. She had been battling a decade-long heart condition.

Owens passed away on Wednesday after suffering from a longtime heart condition.

Queen, real name Dana Owens, announced her mother’s passing in an exclusive statement to People.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”

“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” Latifah shares. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latif‎ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.” Continue reading

Remains Of Tri-Chem Industries Employee Dylan Mitchell Recovered Following TX Explosion

The remains of Dylan Mitchell, a worker killed in a chemical plant explosion last week, were recovered on Wednesday.

Mitchell, 27, was killed in the explosion at the Tri-Chem Industries plant in Cresson, TX., last Thursday. But the subsequent fire from the explosion burned for days, preventing any recovery efforts by officials.

Investigators had to wait on the fire to burn itself out before they were able to search through the entire plant. Dangerous chemicals spilled and mixed during the explosion, leading to a slow cleanup.

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FL Teen Kills Best Friend After Learning He Had “Relations” With Female Friend

According to law enforcement, a teenaged boy in Florida has been arrested for beating another teenager to death over a girl.

Dillen Murray, 16, asked his friend, Frostproof Middle – Senior High school student, Giovanni Diaz, 15, to go to a wooded area—located in Lake Wales—on Monday afternoon to smoke a joint.

Diaz would not come out of the woods alive. His body was found on Monday; he had suffered blunt force trauma. Continue reading

Former LA Pool Store Owner Accused Breaking In Business Doing Epic $1 Million Damage

Ron Ulfers, the former owner of Covington-area pool supply store, Clearwater Pool & Spa, has been arrested after investigators said he trashed his former business to the tune of $1 million back in November 2017.

A shocking picture (below) of the scene shows the store completely destroyed including fiberglass that had literally been ripped down along with the ceiling.

Ulfers, 44, was arrested March 20 for two counts of criminal damage over $50,000, two counts of injuring public records and one count of theft between $1,000 and $5,000.

Deputies were dispatched to Clearwater Pool & Spa at 4001 Highway 190 East Service Road shortly after 6:30 a.m. on November 20, 2017, after Ulfers called to report that the business had been broken into and vandalized sometime during the night. The building was ransacked, with much of the contents destroyed or heavily damaged. Continue reading

TN Community Rocked After Beloved Bolivar El Ranchito Employee Killed In Robbery

The Bolivar Police Department is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects responsible for the ruthless murder of beloved El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant employee, Michael Ruiz.

Ruiz, 19, was killed around closing time in an armed robbery that occurred at the Mexican eatery, located at 1363 W Market St, Bolivar, TN 38008.

It was closing time at the family-owned restaurant when the suspects entered the kitchen area with the intent to rob the place, police said. Continue reading

Suspect Shot Dead By TX Police After Stabbing At Littlefield Community Center

A suspect was shot dead by Littlefield police on Wednesday morning after attacking three people with a knife at a Lamb County community center.

Police received a call of a stabbing in progress at Our Place Community Center shortly after 8 a.m.

A release from the Littlefield Police Department says officers chased the suspect on foot. They say the suspect assaulted officers during the arrest and shots were fired by Littlefield officers. Continue reading

Andrew Dorogi Family Comments On Amherst College Student Who Died Under Mysterious Circumstances While In Mexico

Andrew Dorogi, a 21-year-old Amherst College student who died under unexplained circumstances, is being remembered by his family.

Dorogi, of Fairview Park, Ohio, died while in Mexico City on Friday, officials at Amherst and the U.S. State Department confirmed on Wednesday. Officials have not released the cause, or circumstances, of his death.

Dorogi’s relatives, who penned his recent obituary, (below,) are saying that the college senior and football player had accepted a position as an Investment Banking Analyst at Wells Fargo, which he was due to start in June. Continue reading

Photo: Timothy Douglas Named As Moline Iowa Man Killed In Davenport Motorcycle Accident

Timothy Douglas, of Moline, IA., has been identified as the driver of the motorcycle who died in a Tuesday morning crash. He was 54.

Douglas was discovered by a construction crew around 2:48 a.m. on the Interstate 280 exit ramp to Rockingham Road.

Davenport Police, Davenport Fire and Medic EMS responded to a single motorcycle crash around 2:48 a.m. on the Interstate 280 exit ramp to Rockingham Road. A construction crew arriving at a work scene discovered the accident and alerted authorities.  Continue reading

Burkman Associates Jack Burkman Shot, Run Over By Vehicle, Man In Custody

Kevin Doherty, a former Marine who claims to have worked as a special agent with the Department of Energy, has been charged with shooting and running over Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman.

Burkman, the WhoKilledSeth.com website owner, conducted the controversial investigation of former DNC staffer Seth Rich’s curious murder.

Doherty, 46, was charged Monday with Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and two counts of Malicious Wounding, according to a press release from the Arlington, Va, Co. police department. Continue reading

AR Man Arrested After Including 7 Grams Of Crystal Meth Along With Water Bill Payment

Greene County, AR., man, James Hoey, was arrested after he put a little something extra in the envelope containing his water bill payment. 7.1 grams of high quality crystal meth.

Workers with the Western Greene County Water Department made the discovery of a white “rock like” substance contained within an envelope while processing customer payments deposited in the building’s outside dropbox on Monday, March 19.

Employees told officials a plain white envelope was found in the after-hours drop deposit box and “when they opened the envelope to retrieve the payment, they found a crystal-like rock inside.” The substance was deemed to be methamphetamines. Continue reading