Marcus Martin has been named by family members as one of the victims injured in a Charlottesville, VA., protest crash involving a vehicle that apparently intentionally mowed down protesters.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by family members, Martin works as a landscaper and was attending the protest when he was severely injured in the crash. He suffered a broken ankle, broken tibia, and several torn ligaments.
The online effort has raised over $60k exceeding the stated goal of $40k. Donations are now closed according to the crowdsourcing website.
Via GoFundMe: “Marcus was severly [sic] injured when a terrorist drove through a crowd of peacful [sic] protestors [sic] on August 12th in Charlottesville, VA. Marcus heroically made a split second decision to save his fiance’s life by moving her out of harm’s way, and in the process suffered a broken ankle, broken tibia, and several torn ligaments. Continue reading
A Lithia Springs High School teacher shot himself in a classroom on Thursday morning, school officials confirmed. It was not immediately confirmed if the shooting took place during class or when school was in session, however, according to Douglas County School System spokesperson Nell Boggs, the teacher was alone when the shooting occurred around 7:15 a.m.
The identity of the victim and his condition was not immediately made available. Douglas County School Superintendent Trent North said that the man was married and had a child.
Classes have been cancelled for the day, Boggs said. Students may be picked up by a guardian or parents, and buses will be available to take riders home. Continue reading
Florida mother, Brandy Lerma, was tracked down by a tow truck driver who may have prevented tragedy from striking after he observed the erratic driver and called law enforcement.
Reports say, Lerma, 31, was spotted by the eagle-eyed tow truck driver who saw her driving a gold Chevrolet Malibu Saturday afternoon in Boynton Beach., while swerving and almost striking other vehicles. When the tow truck driver saw a child in the back seat, he began to imagine the worst.
The responding deputy pulled Lerma over and verified the concerned citizen’s fear. The deputy’s report says there was an unrestrained 3-year-old in the back seat. The deputy noted Lerma’s speech was slurred and a smell of alcohol coming from her car. Lerma took two breathalyzer tests, both of which showed a blood alcohol content more than twice Florida’s legal limit of .08. The report says her blood alcohol content read .200 and .187. Deputies say Lerma admitted she had been drinking and was also taking prescriptions including Percocet and Xanax. She was also given a sobriety test, during which deputies say she fell over two times. Continue reading
Hollywood gossip it girl, Perez Hilton, has been fired from his mystery “dream job,” after only 3 weeks on the job. Hilton says he received a pink slip for reasons he considered to be “bulls**t.”
According to Hilton, he is too “professional” to divulge any details on the role that he was fired from, but he made it out to like it was a pretty big deal gone wrong.
Via Pink News:
“There is a reason this happened, and I’m sorry,” Hilton declares in his cringe-worthy video.
“I’m sorry again, I guess I have to say that again more often. I’m sorry.”
According to Hilton, he may have damaged his children’s future due to his past actions. Continue reading
The National Park Service says someone defaced the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC with graffiti on Tuesday.
Officials say the monument was tagged with the words “F*** Law” with red graffiti around 4:30 a.m.
Crews began attempting to remove the graffiti later this morning with a “gel-type architectural paint stripper.” Continue reading
Late singer Natalie Cole‘s son, Robert Yancy, was found dead Monday night in Los Angeles. He was 39.
Yancy was located dead in his San Fernando Valley apartment during a welfare check by a friend who hadn’t seen him in days.
Family members told TMZ … authorities contacted them at 2:30 AM Tuesday and said Robert died of a heart attack. Law enforcement say, pending an autopsy, they have listed it as death from natural causes, but that can change once the autopsy and toxicology tests are completed. The family said authorities were clear to them, drugs were not involved. As you know, Natalie famously fought drug addiction throughout her adult life until her 2015 death. Her cause of death was congestive heart failure. Continue reading
TMZ is reporting, the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” will distribute $324k to each of the families of the 22 people killed in a terrorist attack at a UK Ariana Grande concert earlier this year.
Approximately $24.5 million was raised following the horrific attack on May 22 at the Manchester Arena … where Grande had just finished her concert seconds before a nail bomb exploded in the rotunda. The victims were as young as 8 and at least 59 people were injured.
Sue Murphy, the chair of the trustees of the fund, said “the payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack.”
Part of the funds — some of which came from Grande’s One Love benefit concert — went to those who were hospitalized as a result of the attack.
Murphy said they’ll look into how to distribute the remaining funds.
Amy Panzeca, a fifth grade teacher with 15 years under her belt with the Springboro school system has been arrested and charged with “permitting drug abuse,” “endangering children” and “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” apparently all during school hours.
The Warren County Drug Task Force took, Panzeca, 48, into custody on Sesame Street about 6 p.m. Monday. The type of drugs involved, the location of the offences and other details on the arrest were not immediately made available by authorities.
A spokesman for Springboro schools confirmed Panzeca is one of the district’s teachers and is now on paid administrative leave. Continue reading
Two men were taken into custody Monday night in connection with the attempted murder of popular Sanford, Florida, restaurant manager, Larry Picardat, who was stabbed in the back during an attempted robbery at his place of work over the weekend.
Guy Hughes and Alfredo Rivas (pictured below,) were arrested on charges of attempted homicide and robbery with a weapon in an early Sunday morning incident at Wolfy’s Lakeside Bar and Grill.
Sanford police said officers were called to Wolfy’s Bar and Grill on North Palmetto Avenue at 7:19 a.m. Sunday after the manager, Larry Picardat, was stabbed.
Picardat told police that he was sitting at his desk next to the safe while preparing for the restaurant to open when someone put a gun to his head and said, “Give me all your money.” Continue reading
Erin Berg and her daughter Maisy have been named as the victims in a crime that has rocked a neighborhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Friends and family members on Facebook confirmed the mother and daughter were found shot to death near Lawrence yesterday
Berg, 36, and her 3-year-old girl were found dead in a vehicle with a man near the Baker Wetlands. The deaths may be the result of a murder-suicide conducted by the male.
They haven’t said yet how Mazey and the man died, but they believe the man killed Erin and Mazey before taking his own life.
The man, a Douglas County resident, whose name hasn’t been released, and Berg, a Missouri resident, had previously been in a relationship. 3-year-old Maisy, also from Missouri, is the daughter of Berg and the unnamed man. Continue reading