Can Guess Who Just Became An American Citizen? Hint “Hey Little Sister What Have You Done?”

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — The Billy Idol became a United States citizen Wednesday in Los Angeles.

The rocker, 62, held an American flag as he took his Naturalization Oath of Allegiance.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweeted out a several images of the 62-year-old rock star on Friday in honor of the celebratory event.

“It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony. Congratulations Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA,” the organization said in the tweet. Continue reading

Abilene ISD Superintendent Releases Statement On TX Student Found Dead In Grapevine Hotel Room Friday

Abilene ISD Superintendent Dr. David Young issued a statement on the passing of the Abilene High School student.

Read the statement in full below:

A 15-year-old 9th grade student at Abilene High School was found deceased in his hotel room Friday morning while on a school trip in Grapevine. Communication with the Grapevine Police Department indicates that there is no evidence of foul play or that the student had any intention of harming himself. Official information related to the cause of death will not be available until an investigation is completed by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

The Abilene Independent School District would like to thank the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District for immediately providing counseling and support services to our students and staff while they were travelling in another city. Administrative and counseling personnel from Abilene High School traveled to Grapevine to support our students on their journey home to Abilene. Our staff at AHS have been in the process of communicating with their parents and students, and we have made counselors available for students on campus who are in need of support.

Our prayers go out the family, to his friends and fellow students and to the entire AHS Eagle community. We ask you please respect the family’s privacy as they deal with this tragic loss. Continue reading

NC Woman Found Dead At Winston-Salem Prime Tyme Soul Café Identified As Tonya Bess

WINSTON-SALEM, NC. (THECOUNT) — Tonya Glenn Bess, of Tobaccoville, NC, has been identified as the woman found dead in the parking lot of Winston-Salem restaurant, Prime Tyme Soul Café, on Friday.

Bess, 51, was found dead outside the restaurant, located at, at 2730 University Parkway, at about 8:30 a.m., according to a Winston-Salem police press release.

Police say the death is being treated as suspicious.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police are not releasing any other details about the case.

Police were called to the scene to assist the Winston Salem Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Personnel on a reported unconscious person. Police tape could be seen taped around the parking lot of the restaurant on Friday. Police said the victim owned the restaurant. Continue reading

Jet Dragster Kat Moller Killed Thursday During Sebring International Raceway Exhibition

SEBRING, FL. (THECOUNT) — Katarina Moller has been identified as the female jet car dragster racer killed during an exhibition last night at Sebring International Raceway.

“Kat” Moller, 24, was performing an exhibition at Sebring, located at, 113 Midway Dr, in Sebring, FL, during the track’s weekly Thursday night drags, when the fatal incident took place.

The driver was a part of the tight-knit Larsen Motorsports team, a group of men and women who campaign a fleet of jet dragsters all across the country.

As of this morning, details have been hard to verify, so until solid information is made available, we’ll not be repeating any rumors or conjecture. What we do know is that Moller had been a part of the Larsen team for 5 years and was an experienced driver of these high powered exhibition dragsters. The car Moller drove, a patriotic-themed dragster with “American Dream” emblazoned on the side. Continue reading

IDENTIFIED: 2 Adults, Child, Found Shot Dead In The Head In Greenwood SC Home Friday

GREENWOOD, SC. (THECOUNT) — Two adults and a child were discovered shot head in a Greenwood home on Friday. The victims included an adult male, an adult female, and a juvenile. The adult female was identified as Natasha Dawn McDonald, 44. The male was identified as Michael Dante Frazier, 30. The child was not named by authorities.

Greenwood County deputies say they are investigating after a child and two adults were found dead Friday morning at a residence in the 200 block of Perch Street, in Greenwood, SC, according to authorities.

Police said all three of the victims were found with gunshot wounds to the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said three victims were found deceased at a home on Perch Street. Deputies were called to the home at 10:01 a.m. Continue reading

FL Man Jericho Garcia ID’d As Victim In Deadly Friday Single-Vehicle Lubbock Crash

LUBBOCK, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jericho Garcia has been identified as the male victim killed in a single-vehicle crash in Lubbock, TX, Friday morning.

Garcia, 20, was traveling on West Loop 289 near 12th Street, in Lubbock, TX, when the fatal crash occurred around 2:15 a.m., early Friday morning.

Police say, Garcia was traveling in a vehicle, when for unknown reasons, exited the roadway and struck a retaining wall.

He was pronounced dead a the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent collision.

Lubbock police publicly identified the victim of a deadly Friday morning crash as Jericho Garcia, 20. Police said a car left the roadway and hit a retaining wall. The car rolled after hitting the wall. No other vehicles were involved, and police said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Continue reading

FL Man Antonio Maurice Bradley ID’d As Body Found On-Fire On Myakka City Roadway

MYAKKA CITY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Antonio Maurice Bradley has been identified as the body found burning along a roadway in Myakka City on Wednesday.

A bystander contacted police after spotting Bradley’s body on fire at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday on the west side of M-J Road, in Myakka City, FL.

Bradley, whose age was not provided, had been staying in Bradenton but has also lived in Sarasota.

Manatee County emergency responders were dispatched to the grisly scene to extinguished the flames.

Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cause of death was not provided.

Detectives are investigating his death as a homicide. Continue reading

GA Pedestrian Killed Friday While Pushing Macon Vehicle Identified As 23-Year-Old Jalen Strong

BIBB COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Jalen Strong has been identified as the he Macon, GA, pedestrian killed early Friday morning after a vehicle struck him as he attempted to push a disabled vehicle on Forsyth Road.

Three men were pushing a disabled vehicle near Wesleyan College, on Forsyth Road, in Macon, Bibb County, GA, when the vehicle was struck from behind by a Acura TL, driven by 42-year-old Heather Harris.

Reports say, Strong was pushing the vehicle from behind as 22-year-old Tupach Brown, and 48-year-old Clint Brian Nettles, push from the doorwells.

Harris struck the disabled vehicle from behind, sandwiching Strong.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the collision.

Bibb deputies are investigating.

Nettles was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

No one else was hurt in the fatal incident.

Deputies say just before 12:30 a.m., a 23-year-old man who has not yet been identified, 22-year-old Tupach Brown, and 48-year-old Clint Brian Nettles were helping push a Chevy Classic down Forsyth Road in front of Wesleyan College. Deputies say that’s when 42-year-old Heather Harris hit them from behind, driving an Acura TL. Deputies say the 23-year-old was between the two vehicles. Continue reading

Remember San Francisco’s BatKid? 5 Years Later He’s Cancer-Free And Doing “Great”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (THECOUNT) – How could anyone forget San Francisco’s Batkid? If you did, he’s the sick little boy who was thrown a highly-publicized Make-A-Wish Foundation dream parade in the Bay area 5 years ago this week. The heart-wrenching ordeal even caught the eye of then-president Obama, who sent him a special videotaped message.

Miles Scott, the then-5-year-old boy who captured the hearts of millions by saving the day as San Francisco “Batkid” – is now living cancer-free and reportedly thriving.

On the five-year anniversary of the day that then-5-year-old Miles Scott captured the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as “Batkid” – his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream accomplished at last – the fifth-grader is healthy and active. The Bay Area chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation provided the encouraging and heartwarming update Thursday. Continue reading

GA Man Jack Fields ID’d As Augusta Suspect Shot & Killed Thursday By Richmond Cop Who Was Stabbed During Incident

AUGUSTA, GA. (THECOUNT) — Jack Fields has been identified as the suspect shot and killed by a Richmond County deputy who was stabbed during the incident.

Fields, 25, stabbed a Richmond County deputy who returned fire killing the suspect.

The deadly incident occurred near the Residence Inn by Marriott Augusta, on Marks Church Road, around 8:11 p.m. on Thursday.

Agents say the deputy involved was dispatched to the hotel on a ‘trouble with subject’ call around 8:00 p.m. Once on the scene, the suspect involved reportedly started stabbing the deputy. The deputy then shot the suspect, who died on the scene. The exchange took place in the hotel lobby area.

Fields’ body is in the process of being transported to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a suspect who was shot and killed by a deputy Thursday night after stabbing him. 25-year-old Jack Darrel Fields, Jr., died at the scene Thursday night. Continue reading