DEWITT, NY. (THECOUNT) — New college student, Blake Lucas, has been identified as the teenager killed after crashing his vehicle into a community library in upstate New York.
Lucas, 18, was getting ready for his first day of college when the fatal crash into the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville on Jamesville Road, Jamesville, NY, occurred Wednesday night.
State police on Thursday identified the driver as 18-year-old Blake Lucas. Troopers say he was driving down the road near the Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville when he crashed into the building Wednesday night. Continue reading
NEW HAVEN, CT. (THECOUNT) — A staggering 76 people were sicken Wednesday – going into Thursday – after ingesting a substance believed to be synthetic marijuana while visiting New Haven Green on Temple Street in New Haven, CT.
Photos from the scene at a New Haven, Connecticut, park Wednesday and Thursday, showed dozens of people being treated by first responders as other were hauled away on stretchers to waiting ambulances.
The high number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana but officials say they are still trying to determine exactly what sickened the large group.
People on and around the historic New Haven Green near Yale University began falling ill shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the overdoses continued into Thursday morning. No deaths were reported, and most people brought to hospitals have been discharged, officials said. Continue reading
MILWAUKEE, WI. (THECOUNT) — 14 people have been killed in Milwaukee in 15 days, and now the sister of a pair of brothers slain Wednesday, is speaking out on the senseless violence.
Milwaukee authorities confirmed “several” suspects in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of brothers, Justin and Tony Wright, near 6th and Center in Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon.
Police say they arrived on-scene shortly before 3 p.m. and discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
The men were both pronounced dead at the scene.
It is believed the fatal incident stemmed from an argument but no other information was immediately made available.
The sister of the victims, Macshaunya Wright, said she raced to the scene after hearing news of a shooting involving her brothers:
“They were good young men, striving to be better and help add to the positivity of our community. It’s just sad that we can’t handle our issues and problems without resorting to violence. We should be able to talk about things. I wanted to be able to hug my brother or at least say goodbye with my mom and my sisters and my brothers, but they wouldn’t let us do that. Just seeing the body bag was closure enough for me. I heard it was something as silly as a female making a call and some females pulled up in a car that was tinted and shot at my brothers and pulled off,” said Wright. Continue reading
DADE CITY, FL. (THECOUNT) — An urgent missing child alert has been issued for a baby and two young boys after a man fled from police.
State officials say Christopher Christy, 1, and 6-year-old twins Justin and Jeremy Simonds were last seen on Tuesday in the 35000 block of Cook Avenue in Dade City.
Officials believe the children may be in the company of Christopher Christy Sr. and his girlfriend Shannon Adams.
“There is a concern for the children’s safety due to the subject’s erratic behavior, and the status of the children is still unknown at this time,” the FDLE alert stated. “The subject recently fled from law enforcement, possibly with the children.” Continue reading
MIDLAND, TX. (THECOUNT) — Katrina Luna, of Midland, TX, has been identified as the victim found suffering from gunshot wounds inside a residence late Wednesday night.
Luna, 36, is believed murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Oscar Gurrola, 41, and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Shortly after midnight Midland Police Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2900 Mariana Avenue in Midland, TX. Upon arrival, officers located Luna laying in a pool of blood.
She was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Gurrola is said to be driving a maroon 2008 Cadillac Escalade truck. Continue reading
HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI. — Police are looking for, Alexander Lee Dombrowski, who is wanted in connection of a double-homicide.
Dombrowski, 36, is considered armed and dangerous and police are advising for people not approach him.
He is described as a white male about 5’10” and weighs about 150 pounds. Dombrowski was last seen wearing jeans with no shirt. Continue reading
ROCKAWAY, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Rockaway Township Mayor, Michael Dachisen, has passed away suddenly Wednesday night. He was 57.
Multiple political figures confirmed his death on Wednesday, with many posting tributes to Dachisen.
Dachisen was appointed mayor in Rockaway in 2012 when the previous mayor stepped down. He was elected to the rest of the term in a special election, and served through his death. He was expected to run for reelection next year. Continue reading
FREDERICK, CO. (THECOUNT) — Chris Watts, the Colorado man who confessed to killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, will appear in court Thursday afternoon to face triple-homicide charges.
Watts is behind held in the Weld County Jail after police sources said he confessed to killing his pregnant wife Shanann Watts, 34; and daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.
Watts is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with physical evidence, local news reports said. Continue reading
LA MESA, CA. (THECOUNT) — Hayder Qasim Kadhim al-Faisal has been identified as the victim in a La Mesa head-on crash Wednesday.
Authorities say, al-Faisal, 40, was fatally injured in a La Mesa head-on crash Tuesday that was possibly caused by distracted driving. “There is some evidence to suggest that distracted driving may have been a factor,” Lt. Brian Stoney said in a statement.
al-Faisal was traveling westbound on Riviera Road around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when his 1998 Toyota Camry exited the roadway for an unknown reason and headed into oncoming traffic, according to La Mesa police.
He collided head-on with a 2000 Jeep Cherokee.
“When the officers arrived on scene they found both of the drivers trapped inside of the vehicles due to the extensive damage caused by the collision,” Lt. Brian Stoney said in a statement Tuesday. “(Firefighters) arrived and extricated both of the drivers, who were then transported to local area hospitals.” Continue reading
WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Three Fox News hosts are enjoying the number 1, number 2 and number 4 spots respectively on the New York Times Best-Selling books list, when counting combined print and e-book nonfiction.
For two weeks running, THE RUSSIA HOAX, by Gregg Jarrett, finds itself in the number 1 spot. The Fox News analyst makes his case for why the F.B.I. investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is without legal merit.
For the third week, now clocking in at number 2 and former number 1 on the bestseller list, LIARS, LEAKERS AND LIBERALS, by Jeanine Pirro. The legal analyst and Fox News host argues in favor of President Trump.
And finally, in his debut week on the prestigious list, THE GUTFELD MONOLOGUES, by Greg Gutfeld. Described as a collection of rants by the popular The Five host.