on December 29, 2018

NC Wahlburgers Closed By Police “Uncleanliness” “Poor Food Quality” “Non-Payment Of Rent”

RALEIGH, NC. (THECOUNT) — The downtown Raleigh location of actor, Mark Wahlberg‘s “Wahlburgers,” has been shuttered by authorities leaving customer and employees blindsided.

Wahlburgers Corporate released the following statement regarding the incident where one of their North Carolina locations was just evicted by armed police.

We are truly saddened to hear about negative experiences any employees had working with this independent franchise operator. We take these allegations very seriously and it’s imperative that our independent franchise operators adhere to our company’s core brand values and standards. We are conducting an internal review of this independent franchise and will take appropriate action.

The franchise, owned by Greg Pranzo, operating under the name Carolina Burger Company, struggled from the start. The restaurant was getting bad online reviews about the food and cleanliness and vendors who weren’t getting paid. Some workers even said the store started buying food from Sam’s Club.


on December 29, 2018

AZ Man Edwin Bundy ID’d As Phoenix Suspect In Friday Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

​PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Edwin C. Bundy has been identified as the victim fatally shot in a Phoenix police-involved shooting on Friday morning.

According to reports, Bundy, 46, was shot by police in a fatal incident that occurred near N 51st Avenue & W Thunderbird Road, in Phoenix Friday after 8 a.m.

Police say they responded to a call from a 15-year-old female about a man who had gained illegal entry into a Phoenix home Friday.

Police say they arrived to find an armed Bundy inside the residence.

The suspect initially followed police commands to drop his weapon but then pointed it at officers, who responded by opening fire.

Bundy was struck by officer gunfire and naturalized.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

The female victim was not identified by authorities because of her age.

There were no injuries to any officers. Continue reading

on December 29, 2018

WI Man Jonathan Luskin Missing Since June ID’d As Body Found In Iška Slovenia

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (THECOUNT) — Jonathan Luskin of Wisconsin, has been identified by Slovenian police Saturday as the human remains found near a popular hiking place in Slovenia.

The body of Luskin 25, was discovered Dec. 23 in a gorge in Iski Vintgar, in Iška, Ig, Slovenia.

The body displayed no signs of foul play, according to authorities.

A cause of death was not provided by officials.

Police say Lukin was reported missing to Slovenian authorities on July 25. Family members have said he traveled with them in Austria and Germany before parting in June. Continue reading

on December 29, 2018

KY Man Keshawn Sarver ID’d As Victim Found Shot Dead In Cave City Glenwood Apartments

CAVE CITY, KY. (THECOUNT) — Keshawn L. Sarver has been identified as the victim found suffering from at least one gunshot wound at Glenwood Apartments, in Cave City, Kentucky on Friday night.

KSP says, Sarver, 22, was inside his apartment, located at 9451 Happy Valley Rd, in Cave City, KY, when he was discovered fatally shot around 9 p.m. Friday.

Sarver was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Police are investigating the fatal incident as a murder.

Anyone with possible information on the shooting should contact police at 911 immediately. Continue reading

on December 29, 2018

8 Arrests Made In Shooting Death Of Newman CA Police Officer Ronil Singh

NEWMAN, CA. (THECOUNT) — Friday, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of fugitive from Mexico, 32-year-old, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, whom they believe gunned down Newman police Corporal Ronil Singh.

Later Friday, authorities announced the arrests of Arriaga’s girlfriend, Ana Leyde Cervantes, 30, of Newman, and Arriaga’s brother, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, of Chowchilla. Cervantes was apprehended in Turlock, and Mendoza in Livermore, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. This brings the total number of suspects arrested to eight.

Both suspects were arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting Arriaga, authorities said. However, their specific actions were undisclosed. source

Authorities said they’ve also arrested Arriaga’s other brother, Adrian Virgen, 25, and co-worker Erik Razo Quiroz, 27, accusing them of attempting to mislead investigators in the search for the suspect, according to Christianson. They were arrested for being accessories after the fact to a felony, the sheriff’s office said in Facebook post.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga was captured in Lamont, near Bakersfield, which is about 200 miles south of Newman, where Singh was slain. He had been on his way to his native Mexico, authorities believe.


on December 29, 2018

OAN ‘Tipping Point’ Frequent Fox & Friends Guest Bre Payton Dies Suddenly At 26

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Bre Payton, a journalist and frequent Fox News contributor, has died suddenly in California.

Payton, 26, was out of her base in Washington and in California Wednesday guest-hosting “Tipping Point,” a show on the One America News Network or “OAN,” when she fell ill.

Thursday morning, according to the CaringBridge post, a friend found her “unresponsive and barely breathing.”

“She immediately called 911 and Bre was taken to the hospital where she was admitted to the ICU, sedated & intubated, and doctors began working up a diagnosis,” the post said. “After a CT scan and hours of testing, they have determined she has the H1N1 flu and possibly meningitis.” Continue reading

on December 28, 2018

Strong 7.2 Earthquake Strikes Pondaguitan Philippines Friday Night Tsunami Info Issued

PONDAGUITAN, PH. (THECOUNT) — A large 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the Philippines on Friday night.

The following are the estimated populations for the affected areas geographically:

Pondaguitan, Davao, Philippines
101.2 km (62.9 mi) NW Population: 2143
Caburan, Davao, Philippines
140 km (87 mi) W Population: 12618
Mati, Davao, Philippines
148.4 km (92.2 mi) NN W Population: 105908
Lupon, Davao, Philippines
156.4 km (97.2 mi) NW Population: 27247
Davao, Davao, Philippines Continue reading

on December 28, 2018

Body Of Missing TX Man Russell Ensey Found Friday Near Snook

BURLESON COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Missing Texas man, Russell James Ensey, from New Ulm, has been located dead Friday, according to the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office.

The body of Ensey, 24, was located in the area of FM 60E and FM 3058 in near Snook, TX.

He was reported missing on Wednesday around 1:30 p.m.

The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday around 12:30 p.m. that Ensey’s body was found in an area off of FM 60E and FM 3058.

Family members said Ensey took off on foot after an argument with his fiancée, but they said it was uncharacteristic of him not to keep in contact with friends or family.

“I know my son,” said the victim’s mother. “He would not let me worry; I fear that something has happened.” Continue reading

on December 28, 2018

North Charleston GF Kwantice Ravenel Charged At Scene Of Wednesday Man’s ‘Suspicious Death’ Speaks Out On FB

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Police say what was initially reported as the Wednesday suicide of a North Charleston man, is now being investigated as a homicide, according to authorities.

The victim, known as, “HoodRich Titoo,” was found by police on the front porch of a home in the 3400 block of Navajo Street, Wednesday morning suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, according to police.

Kwantice Ravenel, the woman arrested at the scene of the deadly shooting on unrelated drug charges, is commenting on Facebook Friday about Wednesday’s fatal incident.

Ravenel, the victim’s girlfriend, was arrested after police conducted a search of the house and found marijuana and pills. Ravenel was charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule four drug.

According to Ravenel, she was talking with the victim when he walked out the front door and she heard a gunshot a short time later. She says she then discovered Titoo on the porch suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

During a search warrant of the house, officers found marijuana and pills, then charged Kwantice Ravenel with possession with intent to distribute a schedule four drug. Continue reading

on December 28, 2018

GA Henry County Police Officer Michael Smith Shot Dec 8 In McDonough Dies In Hospital

MCDONOUGH, GA. (THECOUNT) — Henry County Officer Michael Smith, who was shot in early December during a struggle at a McDonough, Georgia, dentist office, has died as a result of his injuries in an Atlanta hospital, reports said Friday.

Smith passed away early Friday morning at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following complications from the injuries, the Henry County Police Department said on Facebook. “Please keep the Smith family in your prayers,” the post read.

Smith was shot during a struggle at Smile Family and Cosmetics Dentistry on Jonesboro Road in McDonough. Police said a single bullet injured him and also killed the suspect. Continue reading