The F.B.I. has confirmed a body found in North Carolina is Ashanti Billie, the missing Virginia Beach.
The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police Department announced that the human remains found in Charlotte, North Carolina Friday have been positively identified as Ashanti Billie.
“It is with deep regret that I inform the community that Ashanti Billie has been located, deceased, in Charlotte, North Carolina,” said Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the Norfolk Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “I, along with the entire investigative team, offer our most sincere condolences to the Billie family, especially Ashanti’s parents Brandy and Tony. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.” Continue reading
FHP troopers have identified Ashlyn Weber, as the driver involved in a fatal crash involving a fire truck Friday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol said Weber, 16, of Deltona, was driving a sedan westbound when she went onto the shoulder while negotiating a sharp curve, then overcorrected and hit a Lake County Fire Rescue engine.
Local news video from the scene showed a four-door sedan that appeared to nearly split the car in half.
The crash happened at county roads 439 and 42 in Lake County at 11:45 a.m., deputies said.
The 37-year-old driver of the fire truck saw the car veering and was slowing down, but did not stop in time to prevent the engine from hitting the left side of the car, troopers said. The firefighters were not responding to a call at the time of the crash. Weber was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and a 26-year-old male passenger was airlifted to Central Florida Regional Hospital, officials said. Continue reading
Family members and friends of a 22-year-old man killed while operating a motorcycle in North Odessa, TX., took to Facebook to remember him.
Devin Sandoval, of Odessa, was traveling on a motorcycle westbound in the 1400 block of East 42nd Street when he struck a white Ford Taurus.
The driver of the Ford Taurus attempted to turn left onto Clover, causing the motorcycle to strike the back right passenger side of the Ford Taurus. Continue reading
A manhunt is underway in Columbus, IN, after gunfire erupted at the conclusion of a high-speed pursuit. Police officer, Joshua McCrary, was shot by the suspect and is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect, who is at large, is described as a white male in his late 30s who stands about 6 feet tall and approx 190 pounds with red/brown hair. He was wearing a black shirt, jeans and a ball cap.
McCrary is a 9-year veteran with the Columbus Police Department, according to State police. Continue reading
Charles Antetokounmpo, the father of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, has passed away suddenly of a suspected heart attack at his home in Milwaukee. He was 53.
In 2014, and after getting signed to the Bucks, Giannis relocated several family members, including his parents, from Greece to America.
His parents and brothers arrived from Greece in 2014 and stayed, thanks to a lengthy but successful round of diplomacy led by JoAnne Anton, special assistant to Bucks owner Herb Kohl.
How excited was Giannis to see his family in 2014? Let him tell it. Continue reading
The Air Force Academy confirmed reports late Friday night of a possible shooter on academy grounds.
Authorities say the academy in Colorado was placed on lockdown at around 10 p.m. MDT, and that text messages were sent to airmen warning them of the incident.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that it was investigating the reports of gunfire.
The Gazette in Colorado Springs reported that security forces said they believed the incident was taking place at the academy’s prep school. Continue reading
A Wisconsin father and daughter have been named as the people found dead at a home in the Town of Empire Friday morning.
Officials identified the father as Mark Whitmore, 62. The daughter was identified as Julia Whitmore, 27.
Investigators were called to the home Friday morning. A healthcare worker reported that she found her client dead inside a home on Golf Course Drive. Deputies arrived on scene to find two people dead inside the home. The department has not released the cause of death. Detectives are working with the medical examiner’s office. Continue reading
Yikes! Fox News reporter, Geraldo Rivera showed off his new blonde locks while reporting on the Puerto Rico relief efforts.
The veteran reporter’s hair looked like it had been styled by hurricane Maria herself!
Two GA police officers were shot, one fatally, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta.
A woman was taken into custody in the shooting and Seth Brandon Spangler is still at large, according to the GBI.
The GBI has issued a blue alert for Seth Brandon Spangler in the area of 123 Santa Claus Road in Cave Spring. The GBI said he is considered armed and dangerous. Officials ask anyone who sees Spangler, to not approach him and call 911 immediately. Continue reading
Watertown, Boston man, David Henneberry, who found one of the Boston Marathon bombers hiding out in his boat, has passed away.
Henneberry discovered Dzhokhar Tsarnaev holdup in his backyard boat days after the terror attack.
A cause of death was not immediately released.
Henneberry was hailed as a hero on April 19, 2013, after he discovered Tsarnaev curled up inside his 24-foot boat in his backyard. Continue reading