Travis Kalanick, the founder of Uber has lost his mother in a freak boating accident.
The accident occurred at a lake near Big Bear, CA.
On Friday afternoon around 5:30, Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a boat sinking near the Trimmer Springs Marina at Pine Flat Lake.
People nearby saw the boat sinking and rushed for help. When first responders arrived, the boat had already sunk.
Deputies tell us that a woman died in the incident, and a man was taken to an area hospital.
No one saw what caused the boat to sink, but deputies will be raising it from the water on Saturday to further investigate.
Batesville, Texas man, Markcuz Rangel is enjoying some social media fame after inadvertently snagging a monstrous bullfrog.
Rangel showed off his catch on Facebook holding the massive a 13-pound bullfrog. Rangel maintains the photos are 100 percent real.
A bullfrog expert said the species of amphibian are usually no bigger than a pound. The record the largest has been an African cane toad that weighed 7 pounds.
“The photo is real and I’ve got others from the same area, just not as big but still big bullfrogs,” Rangel responded.
Rangel said he didn’t think his picture would go viral and regrets not taking more pictures and video of the bullfrog to prove it is real. He sent KFOX14 pictures of a giant bullfrog being held by a coyote snare. “We weren’t planning to post it anywhere other than a regular Facebook post and Snapchat. If I would have known it would go this far, I would have taken more pics and video with my regular camera and not through Snapchat where they’re deleted after 24 hours if not saved,” Rangel said. h/t
Police are searching for Kendarrious Chester, the man they say shot two College Park officers Saturday.
According to authorities, Chester shot two officers at Red Snapper located on Old National Highway and Old National Parkway in Georgia. Both officers are expected to fully recover.
Chester is described as a light skinned African-American male with dreadlocks. He is approximately 5’10 and 152 lbs. He was wearing a dirty white shirt, black shorts, with white stars. Continue reading
A two-year-old Oklahoma boy was transported to the hospital Saturday after accidentally shooting himself in the head. He is expected to survive.
Cops say the incident occurred inside a home around 11:45 a.m. near N.W. 10th and Mustang.
Police first received a call from child welfare saying a child had gotten a hold of a gun and shot himself. Details of the investigation are still pending, but initial reports from police say it was accidental. Police must still investigate to see if the gun was secured at the time of the incident. Continue reading
The man who died at the scene of a stabbing on a Portland MAX train was 53-year-old Ricky John Best, of Happy Valley and the man who died later was 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, of SE Portland, Portland police confirmed.
The other victim, who is still being treated at a Portland hospital, is Micah David-Cole Fletcher, of SE Portland. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Police said the victim injured in the attack was 21-year-old Micah David-Cole Fletcher of Southeast Portland. He remains in a Portland hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
Southern rock trailblazer and Allman Bros. founder Gregg Allman has died.
He was 69.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends at this difficult time.
The New Haven Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own after an officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in South Carolina Saturday.
Officer Edward Douglas was riding a motorcycle when he was involved in a crash in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, around 4:20 a.m. He died of his injuries at 9:25 a.m.
Police said no other vehicles were involved.
“The news of Officer Douglas’ death has shaken New Haven’s 497 member department, of which he was a valuable and highly respected member. There is a great emptiness left by Edward’s passing. Edward’s family must know that the outpouring of love they have and will continue to receive will serve as a reminder to them of how much he was loved by all who knew him,” read a release from the New Haven Police Department. Continue reading
Street Outlaws’ very own Chuck has found himself not only at the top of the 405’s Top 10 list, but squarely in the crosshairs of every competitor at every event he attends. Chuck’s Death Trap Mustang is one of the quickest cars in the no-prep world and he’s wasted little time in making his presence known now that he is able to consistently get down the track or the street since swapping to big tires.
The twin turbocharged small block nestled between the frame rails is putting down plenty of power and the combo is just downright lethal, making Chuck hard to beat on any surface.
Couple that with his driving abilities and you can see why the Death Trap is suddenly such a feared opponent. However, being a badass makes beating you a huge goal that your opponents relish the opportunity to accomplish, meaning there’s a target on Chuck’s back every time he stages up for a race. Just last night at Redemption 7.0, one of Chuck’s opponents was James Livingston in the Sinister Mustang, a swoopy first gen Mustang powered by a big-inch nitrous motor that was certainly up to the task of giving Chuck a run for his money. Continue reading
A 14-year-old boy has died after falling off an overpass near Loop 375 and I-10 West, according to an El Paso Police Department spokesman.
Police said the incident happened at about 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
The cause of the fall has yet to be determined.
Jeremy Joseph Christian has been identified as the man accused of the fatal stabbing of two people on a Portland light-rail train. Christian has a criminal record that includes spending time in prison.
Christian was convicted of robbery, kidnapping and a weapons charge in 2002. Christian is now being held in the Multnomah County Jail on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder, Court records show.
Police say two people died Friday and another was hurt in the stabbing after Christian yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Before the stabbing, the assailant on the train was ranting on many topics, using “hate speech or biased language.” One person was dead at the scene and another died at a hospital. The third person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Evelin Hernandez, a 38-year-old resident of Clackamas, Oregon, told the newspaper she was on the train when she observed a man began making racist remarks to the women. A group of men tried to quiet him and that’s when he stabbed them, she said.