on November 30, 2018

NFL Issues Statement On Kansas City Chiefs Kareem Hunt Following Altercation With Woman

KANSAS CITY, KS. (THECOUNT) The NFL released a statement Friday night on Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt after a video showing Hunt pushing and kicking a woman earlier in the day.

“The NFL has placed Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs on the Commissioner Exempt list, and as a result, he may not practice, play or attend games. The NFL’s investigation, which began immediately following the incident in February, will include a review of the new information that was made public today.”

Placement on the exempt list means the player is paid but no longer counts against the 53-man roster. The move means that Hunt will not be eligible to play against the Oakland Raiders this Sunday.

Here is the exact description of the Commissioner Exempt list from the NFL Player Personnel Policy Manual: Continue reading

on November 30, 2018

NFL Star KC Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt Caught On Video Brutally Beating Woman At Ohio Hotel

KANSAS CITY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt is seen pushing and kicking a woman in an Ohio hotel in a video published Friday.

In the February incident, Hunt pushes the woman, 19, then gets restrained before she slapped at him, sending him into a rage. Hunt then turns around the corner storms into a man who collides with the woman, sending both to the floor.

According to TMZ, law enforcement obtained the video from The Metropolitan and submitted it to prosecutors, who elected not to charge him.

The woman, a Kent State student, told cops in February the argument started when she refused to hook up with a member of Hunt’s entourage. A female friend of Hunt claims the accuser struck her and was acting belligerently. Continue reading

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7.0 Earthquake Rocks Anchorage Alaska Swaying Buildings Sending People Into Streets

ANCHORAGE, AK. (THECOUNT) — A 6.6-magnitude, (later upgraded to a 7.0,) earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Alaska’s largest city.

An Associated Press reporter saw cracks in a building. It was unclear whether there were injuries. Continue reading

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Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White ID’d As Victim Shot Dead While Serving Tucson Warrant

TUCSON, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Officials identified the U.S. marshal shot dead as 41-year-old Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White, who joined the service in 2015.

Ryan Schlesinger has been identified as the suspect accused of shooting and killing the deputy U.S. marshal in Tucson, Arizona, Thursday evening.

Schlesinger, 26, opened fire, killing White, who was serving a felony arrest warrant at a Tucson house.

The suspect was uninjured in the incident and was arrested after a standoff at the residence.

The Marshals Service says the federal agent was the first deputy U.S. marshal to be killed in the line of duty in Tucson in 66 years.

Magnus said the Marshals Service was serving a warrant against 26-year-old Ryan Schlesinger when the suspect fired at them. Marshal Service personnel returned fire, but the suspect was not wounded. Continue reading

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NC Man William Haight Morrill ID’d As Charlotte Victim In Friday Morning Fiery Black Mountain Crash

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC. (THECOUNT) — William Haight Morrill of Charlotte, NC, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash in Buncombe County, North Carolina, Friday morning.

Morrill, whose age was not provided, was operating a Toyota 4Runner traveling on Interstate 40 Friday morning near the Black Mountain exit, when for unknown reasons, he exited the roadway and struck a tree.

Troopers say Morrill was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say Morrill’s vehicle then became fully engulfed in flames.

Investigators believe speed was a contributing factor to the crash. Continue reading

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GA Teen Fred Engamba Arrested In Tuesday Canton Crash That Killed Cherokee HS Senior Track Star Stephen Smith

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Yann “Fred” Engamba, has been identified as the 17-year-old driver arrested on a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide following the death of Stephen Smith, 17, a senior and track athlete at Creekview High School, in Canton, GA, Tuesday afternoon. Two other young people were injuries in the serious crash.

Officials say that Engamba was operating a vehicle on Old Orange Mill Road about 2 p.m. when he lost control down, exited the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a tree.

Smith, the front-seat passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

Additional passengers, Chase Burr, 17, (pictured below,) and a 15-year-old passenger seated in the back, were also transported to area hospitals.

Burr is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks with a “very severe neck fracture,” a wrist fracture and bruised lungs, according to a social media post. Continue reading

on November 30, 2018

Kid Rock Booted As Grand Marshall Nashville Christmas Parade Over Fox & Friends Joy Behar Comments

NASHVILLE. TN. (THECOUNT) — Kid Rock’s profane comments on live TV have gotten him booted from leading the Nashville Christmas Parade.

In a statement Friday, parade organizers Piedmont Natural Gas, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Tennessee Holiday Productions said they have invited James Shaw Jr., saying the grand marshal in Saturday’s parade should personify the spirit of the Nashville community.

Instead, the parade has invited the man hailed as a community hero for wrangling a gun away from the shooter during a deadly Nashville Waffle House shooting in April. source

Fox & Friends host, Steve Doocy visited with musician, Kid Rock, at the opening of his new Nashville restaurant, “Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock n’ Roll Steakhouse” on Friday.

Robert Ritchie showed off the $20 million four-story entertainment venue and steakhouse venue which boasts a bar and stage on every floor, including a rooftop deck.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): How is the president doing?

KID ROCK (MUSICIAN): I think the president’s doing a great job with his policies. I wish, you know, I heard you earlier in a bumper asking people, you know, what was their biggest concern and mine would be just, you know, the division in the country right now, that it’s so hard for people just to get past that we can disagree and still be cordial with one another. You know, and just talk about things without going for each other’s throats and protesting everything and God forbid you say something a little bit wrong, you’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this, that, and the other. People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct. And I would say, you know, love everybody. Except, I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch. Everybody but that.

DOOCY: No, no, no, you can’t — you cannot say that.

ROCK: I mean lady.

DOOCY: We apologize for that. Continue reading

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TX Man Wesley Coe ID’d As Victim In Thursday Fatal Head-On TX-326 Crash

SOUR LAKE, TX. (THECOUNT) — The Beaumont, TX, man killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon in Hardin County has been identified as Wesley Coe, of Beaumont, the Department of Public Safety said in an issued statement.

Coe, 55, was traveling as a passenger with family members in a southbound Chevrolet pickup truck on TX-326, near Sour Lake, when for unknown reasons, a northbound Dodge pickup crossed the highway and collided with the Chevrolet.

Wesley Coe was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Gary Coe, 69, of Beaumont, and his passenger, Matthew Wright, 39, of Silsbee, were transported to area hospitals. They remained hospitalized as of Friday.

The driver of the Dodge, 50-year-old Michael McCaleb, of Kountze, was injured in the crash and transported for treatment. He remained hospitalized late Thursday.

The three occupants of the Chevrolet were related to each other, DPS said. Continue reading

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71-Year-Old Canadian Woman Visiting Friends Survives 3 Days Stuck Inside Iowa Vehicle

FAIRFIELD, IA. (THECOUNT) — Terry June Harnish, of Hubbards Cove, Nova Scotia, has been identified as the woman who survived stuck in a vehicle three days while visiting friends in Iowa over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Harnish, 71, was found by snowmobilers after she spent three days stuck in her car after the vehicle became disabled on a muddy rural southeast Iowa road.

Harnish was visiting friends on Thanksgiving when she took a wrong turn onto a dirt road outside Fairfield ending up stuck in mud up to the vehicle’s wheel wells.

She was unable exit the vehicle and spent the next three days in her car, surviving on a tea drink and marzipan cake.

Fairfield police Lt. Colin Smith says Harnish had ended up on a dirt road that’s just not traveled this time of year.

The heavy snow that fell Sunday proved her salvation, because it brought out two teenage snowmobilers whose attention she attracted with her car lights and horn. Their father used a tractor to take Harnish back into Fairfield. Continue reading

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FL Man Cody Carter ID’d As Pensacola Pedestrian Struck & Killed Thursday Night On Blue Angel Pkwy

PENSACOLA, FL. (THECOUNT) — Cody A. Carter, of Pensacola, Florida, has been identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Carter, 23, was walking at approximately 11:16 p.m the northbound lanes on South Blue Angel Parkway near Grand Bahama Drive when he was struck by a 2015 Audi A3, FHP said in a crash report.

The Audi driver, Taryn Boccia, 29, of Pensacola, was traveling northbound on Blue Angel when she collided with Carter.

Following the collision, Carter reportedly came to a rest on the vehicle’s roof.

Boccia brought the vehicle to a stop and remained at the scene until cooperating fully with arriving authorities.

The vehicle remained in the northbound lane on Blue Angel, south of Grand Bahama. The pedestrian remained at his final rest on the roof of the Audi. Continue reading