Neng Thao, a rising star student headed for U.C. Berkeley in the fall, has been identified as the man who drowned in the San Joaquin River Saturday afternoon, according to his family.
Thao, 18, was set to graduate from Edison High School in June and was recently reappointed to the City’s Youth Commission.
A GoFundMe page that was setup to help out with funeral expenses says, “Neng Thao was the youngest of 10 children. His parents are Cheryia Thao and Chong Vang. He recently celebrated his 18th birthday with friends and family and was a senior at Edison High School. Neng had planned to graduate June 5 as valedictorian of his senior class, graduating with a 4.3 GPA and high honors. Neng was a member of Life California Honor, where he worked beside the Mayor of Fresno, and was a City Council Youth Officer. Continue reading
Paul M. Wilkins, of Citrus River, FL., is accused of driving drunk after crashing his vehicle into the sheriff’s brand new “Don’t Drink and Drive” cruiser, sending it nearly 30 feet.
Wilkins, 63, drove through a traffic checkpoint at US-19 and Citrus Avenue at around 10 p.m. Saturday night during Pirate Fest.
Wilkins was wearing a t-shirt that read “I’m Currently Unsupervised, I Know, It Freaks Me Out Too, But The Possibilities Are Endless” at the time of his arrest. Continue reading
VIA: Ten people have been hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating nacho cheese sauce served at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, according to state and local officials.
The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last week that the cause of the illness “appears to be prepared food, particularly nacho cheese sauce” from a gas station in Walnut Grove.
Botulism is a rare illness caused by nerve toxins released from bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms can include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech and paralysis, among others. Some cases can be fatal.
CNN affiliate KTXL reports that one woman, Lavinia Kelly, was reportedly hospitalized after putting the nacho cheese sauce on some Doritos chips on April 21. Continue reading
In what some are calling a case of “instant karma,” Theunis Botha, a Big Game Hunter from South Africa, was killed after an elephant keeled over and crushed him. The animal had just been shot by another member of Botha’s hunting group.
Botha, 51, died Friday afternoon after one of his hunting buddies shot the elephant and it fell to the ground crushing him. The incident occurred during a bro hunting trip in Gwaii, Zimbabwe.
The incident took place on the Good Luck Farm ranch after they came across a group of breeding elephants. The group of hunters were charged by three female elephants. One of the hunters fired a shot from his rifle and was caught by surprise by a forth elephant that stormed them from the side. Botha was a well-known hunter in Zimbabwe who would travel to the US to recruit wealthy Americans for trophy hunting in Southern Africa. Continue reading
Virginia woman, Daphne Page, is accused of possessing a fake explosive device that set off a bomb scare at a VA Whole Foods parking lot. Page is claiming the device was a novelty alarm clock she bought at a garage sale for $1.
“I picked it up and thought, ‘Haha, this is funny. My daughter’s birthday is coming up she might find this amusing,” Page, 52, explained. Authorities didn’t buy her story and she was arrested Friday. The device was located in the back seat of her car and the Bomb Squad had to use a robot to remove the novelty object from the vehicle.
Page was charged with the manufacture, possession or use of explosives. The statute that includes the manufacture and possession of hoax devices. Continue reading
Dallas, TX., teen, Aldo Saucedo, opened fire during a bar fight at the Tiger Cabaret Club in Dallas Sunday morning, but instead of hitting his intended target, another man, he instead accidentally shot and killed his own girlfriend.
Saucedo, 19, also shot another innocent female bystander. That woman was wounded, but is expected to survive. His girlfriend was not so lucky, Natalie Tavares, 18, died at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas shortly after.
At the scene, officers arrested her boyfriend, Aldo Saucedo, 19, who faces charges of murder and aggravated assault, police said. Police responded to a shooting call about 3:50 a.m. at the Tiger Cabaret Club at 9125 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway. Witnesses told police that Saucedo and another man began fighting in the club, and then exited the club. Saucedo jumped into his vehicle and drove to the front of the club, police said. At that point, the man who Saucedo had fought with in the club confronted him. Continue reading
VIA: A heart-stopping incident that was captured on video Saturday at a Vancouver area wharf is getting a lot of play on YouTube and Twitter.
The video, posted by Vancouver resident Michael Fujiwara, shows a sea lion suddenly pull a little girl into the water at Steveston Wharf in Richmond.
The marine mammal appears to have been drawn to the dock by adults who were reportedly throwing bread crumbs into the water.
At one point the sea lion swims near the dock where the people are gathered. The little girl then moves closer, sitting at the very edge of the wharf — and that’s when, in a split second, the sea lion jumps up, grabs her dress in its mouth and drags her into the water. Continue reading
1-year-old Solomon Rhoades is believed to be in extreme danger after being abducted by Andrea Rhoades – who we can only assume is the mother.
The child was last seen at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night in Hope, Indiana and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was not wearing any clothing at the time of the abduction.
Andrea Rhoades is listed in the alert as a 43-year-old white female, five feet 11 inches tall, and 201 pounds, also with blonde hair and blue eyes. Continue reading
CNN‘s Anderson Cooper took to social media to apologize for a crass remark he made live on-air during a segment with conservative pundit Jeffrey Lord.
Cooper told Lord, a staunch supporter of the President Donald Trump, that if Trump “took a dump on his desk,” he would still defend him. Later the eye-rolling host apologized on Twitter after his show, saying he regrets the “crude sentence,” which he followed up with an apology on air.
“I regret the crude sentence i spoke earlier tonight and followed it up by apologizing on air. It was unprofessional. I am genuinely sorry,” Cooper said on Twitter. Continue reading