Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, died of a “probable suicide,” the Bullitt County coroner said.
Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson drove onto the bridge over the Salt River on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, parked on the north side of it and shot himself in front of his car. His body was found on the bank of the river, just past the bridge.
Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson posted the following message on his Facebook page:
The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world,My Love Forever ! My Mom and Dad my FAMILY and all five of my kids and Nine grandchildren two in tummies and many more to come each of you or a total gift from GOD stay strong, REBECCA needs YOU . 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. IT Has Won This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. “PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Only Three things I ask of you to do,if you love me is (1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself. (2) Forgive and Love everyone especially yourself .(3)most importantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT ! Continue reading
The body of missing West Texas woman, Ashley Williams, has been found slain in an Odessa trash dumpster and her boyfriend’s roommate is charged with her death.
Kevin Lee Roberts, 22, of Odessa was arrested near Weatherford, reports say. He was located Tuesday night driving a car belonging to the victim’s boyfriend, who hours earlier reported her missing.
Officers interviewed Roberts, then found the stabbed body of 21-year-old Ashley Williams in a dumpster. No possible motive was released. Online records didn’t immediately list bond or an attorney representing Roberts, who’s also charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Continue reading
Tavis Smiley is the latest host under fire for alleged sexual misconduct. PBS has suspended him after an investigation uncovered “credible allegations,” reports TMZ.
Smiley is a veteran talk show host who focuses on politics and current events — he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Smiley was allegedly banging multiple lower-level staffers who believed their employment status was dependent on their sexual relationship with them, according to Variety.
Now, PBS is taking action … “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,” the network said in a statement.
“PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley.”
“The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”
Officials say shots have been fired near a dining hall at the Penn State Beaver campus in western Pennsylvania.
Several local news outlets are reporting that two people died in the shooting.
One of those dead is reported to be the shooter.
There is no outstanding threat, according to officials.
Dr. Christopher Dawson, a North Texas surgeon, has been identified as the 36-year-old man police believe fatally shot his two young children before turning the gun himself.
The grizzly murder-suicide played out in the family’s North Texas home. A GoFundMe page identified the mother as Rachel Dawson, Christopher Dawson’s wife.
Local reports say that officials Tuesday identified the man as Dawson. Police are calling the deaths Saturday in North Richland Hills a murder-suicide.
The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office says Dawson fatally shot himself. The deaths of 9-year-old Luke Dawson and 5-year-old Aubrey Dawson were ruled homicides. Both children died from gunshot wounds.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Waxahachie records show Christopher Dawson was employed there from Sept. 4 to Oct. 20. Hospital officials didn’t comment on why Dawson left. source
Police have said there had been no previous calls from the house.
The children’s mother was home but wasn’t injured.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.
“Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too” by actress, Salma Hayek.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN was a passionate cinephile, a risk taker, a patron of talent in film, a loving father and a monster.
For years, he was my monster.
This fall, I was approached by reporters, through different sources, including my dear friend Ashley Judd, to speak about an episode in my life that, although painful, I thought I had made peace with.
I had brainwashed myself into thinking that it was over and that I had survived; I hid from the responsibility to speak out with the excuse that enough people were already involved in shining a light on my monster. I didn’t consider my voice important, nor did I think it would make a difference. Continue reading
In an ever growing GOP pile-on, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., did not mince his words Wednesday while commenting on Steve Bannon‘s involvement in Roy Moore’s Alabama Senate seat election loss.
King made the disparaging comments while appearing on CNN with Jake Tapper.
said former White House strategist Steve Bannon looks like a “disheveled drunk” who doesn’t belong anywhere in America’s political scene after his Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, lost in a stunning upset Tuesday night.
“This guy does not belong on the national stage. He looks like some disheveled drunk who wandered on to the political stage. He does not represent anything that I stand for,” King said on CNN. “And he sort of parades himself out there with his weird alt-right views that he has and to me it’s demeaning the whole governmental, political process.” Continue reading
Georgia Bulldogs football freshman defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested and charged with forgery Tuesday night stemmed from an investigation into an incident in July, when a counterfeit $100 bill was passed at a pet store.
Brini is alleged to have attempted to pass a fake $100 bill to purchase $8 worth of merchandise on July 14 at Pet Supplies Plus. He then received $92 cash in return. The store later learned the $100 bill was counterfeit.
Brini was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree forgery, after Athens-Clarke County issued an arrest warrant, which was subsequently executed on Tuesday night by the Clarke County Sheriff’s office. source
During the purchase, Brini, referred to as the subject in the police report, is alleged to have provided a different name (Trevor Shorter) and address from his own when he started a rewards card. Continue reading
Anderson Cooper fired off a tweet critical of President Trump Wednesday morning calling the world leader, a “pathetic loser.”
The CNN host later deleted the tweet claiming he was hacked. The tweet, tweeted from Cooper’s official Twitter account, responded to a tweet from President Trump where he noted his original support of Luther Strange on the heels of Roy Moore‘s Alabama election loss.
Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore worked hard in the Alabama special election, but that the “deck was stacked against him.” Continue reading
The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Manigault Newman’s resignation will be effective Jan. 20, one year after Trump’s inauguration.
Sanders said Manigault Newman is leaving to pursue “other opportunities,” adding, “We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”
Manigault Newman’s decision comes at the start of what’s expected to be a round of departures heading into the new year.
The White House announced last week that deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will leave the administration early next year.
Manigault Newman is a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice.” She joined the administration as director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, working on outreach to various constituency groups.