Blair OK Fire Chief Announces Death Of Friendship Firefighter Friday

ATLUS, OK. (THECOUNT) – The Blair Fire Department chief announced the sad news on Facebook that the department has lost one of their own. The firefighter, who has not need identified, worked at the Friendship Fire Department, located on South Main Street in Altus, OK.

The Friendship firefighter was killed while working a house fire Friday evening, the chief said.

The fire broke out just after 5:30 p.m. at a home at the intersection of county roads 206 and 160 about a mile north of Altus. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. source

The Blair Fire Department’s Facebook page reported the death of one firefighter with the Friendship fire department.

It is with heavy heart tonight, a fire fighter was lost in the of duty, we ask that you keep his family in your prayers at this time of need,,,,,
Prayers for the friendship fire department and family

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OK Woman Brittany DeVerges, 26, Found Shot Dead INSIDE Pawnee County Jail Cell

PAWNEE COUNTY, OK. (THECOUNT) — Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are trying to explain exactly how a young woman, arrested for public drunkenness, was found shot dead hours later in her jail cell Tuesday afternoon.

Brittany Weide DeVerges, 26, was arrested 3 a.m. Tuesday for public intoxication and possession of paraphernalia, and transported to the Pawnee County Jail.

Authorities say they checked on the young woman around 10:30 a.m. and determined that she needed to remain in the Oklahoma detox cell for an extended period of time.

At 12 p.m., officials say DeVerges was found deceased in her jail cell after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. A handgun was located on her stomach, authorities said.

Officials with the OSBI say the evidence indicates that DeVerges sneaked the weapon into the jail on her person. Continue reading

Missing VA Man Mark Davis Found Dead “Not Far From Yorktown Home”

Mark Davis, the Yorktown, Virginia man who went missing Wednesday, has been found dead.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said their search ended, after Davis, 41, was found dead Friday afternoon.

Davis was last seen in the Coventry section of Tabb Wednesday morning, and police said that they found him dead not far from his home.

Police did not release why or how Davis had died, and also stated that they are currently not looking for suspects.  Continue reading

AZ Man Toby Aldecoa Found Dead In Mesa Vehicle

Toby Aldecoa has been identified by Chandler, AZ., police as the man found dead in his car in Mesa. He had been reported missing on March 6.

Aldecoa was last seen Tuesday morning near the Del Taco, located at 2510 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ., 85286. Investigators believe Aldecoa was with a man who has yet to be named.

Aldecoa was found dead in his car Thursday afternoon near Ray and Hawes roads, a Chandler police spokesperson said. Continue reading

Tragedy Strikes AL State Rep. Allen Treadaway Family After Daughter Killed In Good Hope Crash

The daughter of State Representative Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, was killed in a early morning traffic accident near Good Hope.

According to State Troopers, Kelsey Marie Treadaway, 31, died when her vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle. The accident took place around 3 a.m. and the cause is still under investigation.

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon gave the following statement, in regards to the incident. Continue reading

CNN Don Lemon Announces Death Of Sister Leisa

CNN anchor Don Lemon conducted a heart wrenching segment informing his viewers about the recent death of his sister and “partner in crime,” Leisa.

Lemon tearfully thanked those who stood by his side during his loss, including CNN honcho, Jeff Zucker, other co-workers, and a man, who he referred to as the “love of my life.”

Lemon also broke the sad news on Twitter:

“Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy. Please keep my family in your prayers. Leisa was my oldest sister & partner in crime growing up. Always had my back. #RIPbigSis” Continue reading

Long Time San Bernardino Deputy ‘Larry Falce’ Killed In “Violent Attack”

36-year-veteran of the San Bernardino County sheriff’s office, Deputy Lawrence “Larry” Falce, has died after being “violently attacked” following a traffic collision on New Year’s Eve, authorities said.

Falce, 70, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night, according to a statement.

Falce was driving his vehicle when he was involved in a minor crash on Kendall Drive and University Parkway in San Bernardino about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, police said. After the crash, both drivers stopped and made contact. The other driver then hit the deputy, severely injuring him. Authorities later located the suspect and took him into custody, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release. Continue reading

Jazz Great Keely Smith Dead “That Old Black Magic” Singer Was 89

Keely Smith, the Grammy winning singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her partnership with her first husband, Louis Prima, died Dec. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 89 and had been suffering from heart failure, according to her publicist, Bob Merlis.

Her hits included “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” “That Old Black Magic,” which she reprised with Kid Rock at the 2008 Grammy awards, made a big impression on pop culture: Kermit the frog, wearing a wig, performed as Smith on the early Muppets show “Sam and Friends,” singing “That Old Black Magic.” Smith and Prima also performed the hit at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration.

Born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Va., she was of Cherokee and Irish parentage. She started out singing at a naval air station band and got her first paying job at age 15 with the Earl Bennett band. Continue reading