on April 29, 2019

MA Man Instant Regret After Flaming Gas Can In Above Ground Pool Proves Bad Idea

SPRINGFIELD, MA. (THECOUNT) — A Springfield man is mourning the death of his above ground pool after accidentally torching it with a flaming gas can.

Emergency Crews were called to the Castle Street neighborhood on reports of a pool fire late Monday afternoon after the homeowner was attempting to light a fire pit with a gas can, and a flash fire occurred.

The quick thinking, but somehow misguided homeowner threw the flaming gas can in his pool, where it floated and continued to burn. The flames came into contact with the vinyl siding of the pool and burned right though releasing a wall of water, and the still burning island of a gas can.

Springfield fire officials told 22News they were called to 85 Castle St., where they found a pool fire that required the use of firefighter’s foam to extinguish it shortly before 5 p.m., reports WWLP.

Fire Department spokesman Dennis Leger said a man was using gasoline to light a fire pit to burn yardsticks and leaves when the fire flashed and caught his gas can on fire.

The man then threw the gas can into the pool with its content on fire, causing it to spread a liquid fire on the top of the water in a half-filled pool.

No injuries are being reported at this time.

Geo quick facts: Springfield is a city in western Massachusetts. Beside the Connecticut River, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame commemorates the sport in a striking building. Collections at the Springfield Museums include American paintings and sculpture, scientific exhibits and Asian art. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss celebrates the beloved children’s author. Springfield Armory documents 2 centuries of military history – wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

Buffalo Man Cameron Kosman ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Kihei HI Motorcycle Crash

MAUI COUNTY, HI. (THECOUNT) — Cameron Kosman, of Wailuku, has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash in Wailea on Sunday night.

Kosman, 21, was traveling on a motorcycle on Wailea Alanui Drive south of Wailea Ike Drive before 8:10 p.m. on Sunday when the fatal crash occurred.

Police say Kosman was operating a Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a turn in the roadway.

According to police reports, the motorcycle struck the center median throwing Kosman off his bike.

Police say Kosman was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol are still being determined as the investigation is ongoing, reports MauiNow.

The investigation is ongoing.

According to social media, Kosman was originally from Buffalo, NY.

Geo quick facts: Maui County, officially the County of Maui, is a county in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It consists of the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, and Molokini. The latter two are uninhabited. As of the 2010 census, the population was 154,834. The county seat is Wailuku – Wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

‘Affluenza Teen’ Mother Tonya Couch Back Behind Bars After Failing Drug Test

FORT WORTH, TX. (THECOUNT) — A judge has revoked bond for 52-year-old Tonya Couch, the mother of teenager Ethan Couch, who infamously used an “affluenza” defense regarding a drunk driving crash that killed four people in June 2013.

Tonya Couch was booked into the Tarrant County Jail Monday.

Court documents show Couch failed a urine test required as a condition of her bond but don’t specify the substance the urinalysis revealed.

She also had to return to jail in March 2018 after failing a urine test.

Couch faces money laundering and hindering apprehension charges related to events in 2015 when she ran to Mexico with her son, reports DFWCBS.

Ethan Couch was released from jail in April 2018 after serving nearly two years.

Couch, 21, became known as the “affluenza teen” after a psychologist suggested during his trial that growing up with money might have left him with psychological afflictions, too rich to tell right from wrong.

He attracted further attention when he and his mother took off to Mexico in an effort to avoid going to jail.


on April 29, 2019

Birmingham PD Officer Devin Carlisle Arrested Charged On-Duty Felony ‘Forcible Sex Abuse’

BIRMINGHAM, AL. (THECOUNT) — Devin Carlisle, of Birmingham, has been identified by the Birmingham Police Department as the officer arrested on a felony sex abuse warrant Monday.

Carlisle, 25, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse by force while on-duty.

A complaint was received on January 7, 2019 with allegations of misconduct by the officer while on duty. After learning of the allegations, the officer was immediately placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation. Following the completion of the investigation and confirmation of the warrant on April 29, 2019, Carlisle was taken into custody at Birmingham Police Headquarters and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, reports WVTM13.

Carlisle was hired with the Birmingham Police Department on April 18, 2016. After graduation from the police academy, Carlisle was assigned to the Patrol Division at the North Precinct.


Geo quick facts: Birmingham is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2017 population of 210,710, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama’s most populous and fifth largest county – Wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

Larry King Expected To Recover After Suffers Heart Attack Goes Into Cardiac Arrest

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Larry King has reportedly suffered a heart attack last week after going into cardiac arrest, TMZ is reporting.

Sources tell TMZ King, 85, for months was having a hard time breathing. He was scheduled for an angiogram on Thursday, and while he was getting ready to go, he went into cardiac arrest.

He was transported to the hospital, where doctors performed an angioplasty, according to TMZ. Several stents were inserted into a collapsed artery.

TMZ reports King, who has had two heart attacks and heart problems for years, is expected to be released Monday.

on April 29, 2019

CO Man In Baseball Bat Attack PT’s Showclub Denver Dies At Hospital Woman Critical Suspect In Custody

DENVER, CO. (THECOUNT) — Ryan Ashland has been identified as the suspect arrested over the assault of four individuals at T’s Showclub Denver on Sunday night.

A man involved in the altercation has died of his injuries sustained in an assault at nitespot Sunday afternoon, the Denver Police Department said on Monday.

Denver police said the suspect, Ashland, 41, is being held for investigation of First Degree Murder and Second Degree Assault.

An adult woman remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to police.

Two other victims were treated and released from the hospital.

Witnesses say Ashland attacked several people with a bat outside the strip club located in the 1600 block of West Evans Avenue, reports KDVR.

No further information has been released about the incident.


Geo quick facts: Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains – wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

Young Indiana Girl Robbed At Gunpoint While Waiting For School Bus In Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (THECOUNT) — A young Indy girl says she was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight while waiting for her school bus Monday morning in Indianapolis Monday.

The girl, whose identity was not released for her protection, was waiting on her bus when a group of people pulled up and threatened her with a handgun before exiting the vehicle and demanding her belongings.

The victim says she was alone waiting for her bus on in the 4500 block of Kitley Avenue when she noticed a vehicle drive by several times before stopping.

“They tried to take my stuff and they pulled a gun out and they said, ‘If you don’t give your stuff to me, I will kill you,'” she said. “I was like ‘No, ya’ll can’t have nothing,'” reports TheIndyChannel.

While she was arguing with the guys, a female exited the vehicle and took possession her backpack, jacket and demanded her “snacks.”

“The girl said ‘I want your jacket too, I want your snacks give me all of that,'” the young girl said. “They had a gun so I just gave them all of my stuff.”

The victim said the thieves also took her phone.

The quick thinking girl was able to get the license plate off of the vehicle as they suspects fled the scene. She then ran to her mother who then reported the incident to police.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a robbery.

Officials were unable to release any other details at this time.

Geo quick facts: Indianapolis, often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County was 872,680 – Wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

AL Man Justin Dewayne Sims ID’d As Victim In Sunday High-Speed Police Pursuit Head-On Verbena Motorcycle Crash

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Justin Dewayne Sims, of Rockford, Alabama, has been identified as the victim killed in a head-on crash while fleeing from police on a motorcycle Sunday evening.

Sims, 29, died following a 2-vehicle head-on crash about 10 miles north of Prattville, according to Alabama State Troopers.

Sims was operating a Suzuki motorcycle when he refused to stop for Autauga County Sheriff’s deputies.

Around 6:30 p.m., Sims collided head-on with a Ford Edge on Autauga County Road 65 near Autauga County Road 20, in Verbena, Alabama.

According to the Associated Press, Sheriff Joe Sedinger said one of his deputies pulled over the biker after receiving a call about a group of speeding motorcyclists. The sheriff said Sims, who was armed with a pistol, got back onto his bike and fled before dying in a head-on collision, reports WSFA.

Sims was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Geo quick facts: Autauga County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 54,571. Its county seat is Prattville. Autauga County is part of the Montgomery metropolitan area – Wikipedia.

on April 29, 2019

‘A Whole New World’ Singer Peabo Bryson Suffers Heart Attack Saturday Says Family

GREENVILLE, SC. (THECOUNT) — Grammy award winning singer, Peabo Bryson, has suffered a heart attack over the weekend and is currently being treated at an area hospital.

Peabo, 68, suffered a mild heart attack while at home early Saturday morning.

Peabo’s currently responsive and both his medical team and family are optimistic he’ll make a speedy recovery.

The rep told TMZ, “At this time, privacy is requested; however, the thoughts and prayers of friends and fans are welcomed and appreciated.”

Peabo won two Grammy Awards in 1992 for his performance of the song “Beauty and the Beast” with Celine Dion and in 1993 for “A Whole New World” with Regina Belle.

It’s currently unclear as to when Peabo will be released from the hospital.


on April 29, 2019

Bronx Shock After Mother Slashes Young Children Throats ‘Ear To Ear’ On Melrose Street

BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — Shanice Martin has been identified as the mother from the Bronx arrested and charged with stabbing her two young children.

Police say they observed a 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl with slashed throats at the intersection of Washington Avenue & Brook Avenue, in Bronx, NY, in the Melrose section on Saturday night.

Martin, 24, slashed her son “ear to ear,” reports ABC13.

Shortly after the children were taken to the hospital, their mother, Martin, walked into the police precinct covered in blood, and made statements about what she had done.

“She was a good mom, but I guess she was going through something,” said Martin’s brother, Travis Lango. “That’s not something that you do to your kids. I don’t care what’s going on with you, you can ask for help. She just took it upon herself to do what she wanted to do and it’s not good.”

Officials say Martin had a razor in her possession.

She was arrested and charged with assault, child abandonment, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

Martin is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at an area hospital. Her family says she was living in and out of shelters with her two kids, and was upset on Saturday night when she could not get into one. She called her mother, but then an hour later, NYPD officers found the two kids in the street with slash wounds.

Both children suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive.


Geo quick facts: Melrose is a mostly residential neighborhood in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of the Bronx. It adjoins the business and one-time theater area known as The Hub – Wikipedia.