on July 31, 2019

107-Year-Old Bronx Woman Says Secret To Long Life Is Never Getting Married

BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — New York woman, Louise Signore, turned 107 years old Wednesday and asked what she thinks is the secret to long life, she says her marital status.

Or, more accurately, the lack of one.

Signore celebrated her birthday at the Bartow Community Center in the Bronx, CBS said.

She was born in 1912. That year, the Titanic sank, William Howard Taft was president and Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, reports KHOU.

Though legally blind, she still lives alone and said she thinks the fact she never married has led to less stress.

“I think the secret of 107: I never got married. I think that’s the secret. My sister says ‘I wish I never got married,’” Signore said.

Oh, she had one other secret.

“Italian food. Italian food is very good for you,” Louise said. “I was brought up with very good food. No soda, no cake.”

on July 31, 2019

Injuries Reported After Explosion Rocks Washington County PA Wednesday

WASHINGTON, PA. (THECOUNT) — A major explosion has been reported in Washington County Wednesday afternoon.

The blast was reported in the 100 block of Park Lane in North Franklin Township, emergency dispatchers confirmed.

Injuries have been reported, but it is not known how many people are injured, reports WTAE.


Geo quick fact: North Franklin Township is a township in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,583 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

Beloved Edmonton School Principal ID’d As Victim In Monday 100 Foot Sicamous Falls Plunge

SICAMOUS, BC. (THECOUNT) — Dave Kowalchuk, of Sherwood Park, has been identified as the Edmonton principal who tragically fell to his death on a hiking trail while visiting Sicamous in British Columbia, Canada.

Kowalchuk, 53, fell about 100 feet (30 metres) to his death in a gorge after leaving a hiking trail in an effort to get a better view for a selfie photograph, according to sources.

He was the principal at Caernarvon School in northwest Edmonton.

Sicamous Creek Trails remained closed indefinitely Wednesday following the deadly incident.

A hiker reported coming across a body while hiking along a lower trail in the area just before noon on July 29, reports Edmonton.

An investigation determined the Kowalchuk had fallen from a cliff after leaving an upper hiking trail in an area where trees obscures the view.

No further information were provided by officials as of Wednesday.

Geo quick facts: Sicamous is a district municipality in British Columbia located adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway at the Highway 97A junction, where Mara Lake empties into Shuswap Lake via a short narrows. Sicamous is a resort town about halfway between Calgary and Vancouver and is the eastern gateway to the Apple Country – Wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

IL Victims In Monday Rockford Double-Homicide Identified As Phillip Butler Trifari Hughes

ROCKFORD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Phillip Butler and Trifari Hughes have been identified as the men shot and killed in Rockford, Illinois on Monday night.

Butler, 30, and Hughes, 29, were fatally shot while outside in the 2000 block of Hutchins Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Monday night.

The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office says gunshot wounds are the preliminary cause of death for both victims.

The deadly incident occurred near Hutchins Avenue and Pearl Street on Monday night.

Police say Butler and Hughes were outside Monday around 8:30 p.m. when they were shot in the 2000 block of Hutchins Avenue. When police arrived, they say one man appeared to be dead on the scene, and the other man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, reports WIFR.

Officers have not yet determined a suspect.

The Rockford Police Department are investigating the deaths as a double homicide​.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911.


Geo quick facts: Rockford is a city in northern Illinois. Downtown, the Burpee Museum of Natural History features a dinosaur exhibit. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum offers rotating exhibits in a Victorian home. Rockford Art Museum exhibits regional American works. The sprawling Anderson Japanese Gardens is across the Rock River. Northeast, Rock Cut State Park shelters muskrats, raccoons and waterfowl – wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

Navy Fighter Jet Crashes In California Death Valley Desert Wednesday

INYO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — A single-seat Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Inyo County and the pilot’s status was unknown, officials confirmed.

A search-and-rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene from Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

According to KNTV, initial reports indicated the Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet went down on the west side of Death Valley National Park, near the Father Crowley Overlook, reports ABC7 on Wednesday.

Geo quick facts: Inyo County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,546. The county seat is Independence. Inyo County is on the east side of the Sierra Nevada and southeast of Yosemite National Park in Central California – Wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

OH K99.1 FM ‘Frye Guy’ James Frye Arrested On ‘Multiple’ Felony Charges In Centerville

CENTERVILLE, OH. (THECOUNT) — K99.1 FMFrye Guy” radio host James Frye was arrested on several serious charges including Domestic Violence Threats, Aggravated Menacing and Child Endangering, say local reports.

Frye, 39, was arrested by Centerville Police at his home on June 29, according to court records.

The victims were not identified.

Cox Media Group, which owns K99.1 FM multiple times, did not respond for comment.

The website for the radio station shows the jock scrubbed from its ‘On Air Personalities’ page.

Kyle Lennen is Frye’s attorney and spoke with us over the phone and his client is innocent. “Once evidence comes out it will be easily demonstrated that he’s not guilty of the charges that are alleged,” Lennen said when asked for a statement. “We are just waiting for our day in court,” reports DaytonNow.

Court records show Frye posted bond from the Kettering Jail on July 1st, he has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges.


Geo quick facts: Centerville is a city in Montgomery and Greene counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. A part of the Dayton metropolitan area, its population was 23,999 as of the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

Explosion At Exxon Facility in Baytown, TX Shelter In Place Issued As Blaze Burns Out Of Control

BAYTOWN, TX. (THECOUNT) — Fire officials are responding to blaze caused by a massive explosion at the Exxon facility in Baytown, Texas Wednesday.

Baytown officials have issued a shelter in place order for all residents in the area of the plant.

The Exxonmobil Baytown Olefins Plant is located at, 3525 Decker Dr, in Baytown, TX.

Video from the scene showed fire and smoke billowing from the structure.


Geo quick facts: Baytown is a city within Harris County and partially in Chambers County in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. state of Texas. Located within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area, it lies on the northern side of the Galveston Bay complex near the outlets of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou – Wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

NM Mom ID’s Son As San Mateo Car Wash Shooter After Seeing Him In Video On Local News

ALBUQUERQUE, NM. (THECOUNT) — Jerred Holguin has been identified as the shooter who killed Matthew Shaw at an Albuquerque car wash earlier this month.

Holguin, 22, is being sought by law enforcement after his mother called police to say her son was the person shown in a video broadcast on local news outlets.

Surveillance video released by Albuquerque PD shows Holguin firing at least one shot while at the San Mateo Car Wash in northeast Albuquerque on the evening of July 23rd.

Shaw, who was working in the area along with his twin brother, was fatally struck by a bullet while walking along San Mateo Boulevard.

The video shows Holguin and another man appear to get into an altercation with someone. Moments later Holguin pulls a gun from his waistband and fires at least one shot, reports KOAT.

Holguin’s mother told police that her son called her the day after the shooting and said, “I love you mom, I messed up.” She asked him what he was talking about he said he could not tell her, the warrant states.

Three days after Shaw was killed, Holguin’s mother contacted police to say she recognized the man seen in the video as her son.

Albuquerque police have issued an arrest warrant for Holguin charging him with one count of open murder.

According to court records, Holguin has an extensive arrest record and should be considered armed and dangerous.


Geo quick facts: Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings, such as San Felipe de Neri Church, 5 museums, and shops selling Native American handicrafts. Nearby, The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center traces the area’s tribal history – wikipedia.

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Ohio Bank Robber’s Note Demanding Money Included Name And Home Address Printed On ‘Repurposed Envelope’

CLEVELAND, OH. (THECOUNT) — Michael Harrell has been identified as the Ohio man sought by law enforcement after he robbed a Cleveland bank on Monday.

Harrell, 54, walked into a U.S. Bank on Euclid Avenue around 11:10 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The teller complied and Harrell fled the scene.

Investigator were able to identify Harrell after spotting his name and address printed on the back of the demand note which ended up being a recycled envelope.

“Harrell probably didn’t realize at the time that the note the passed to the teller also included his name and address, which led to a quicker than usual identification,” reports WMBFNews.

The amount of money stolen was not undisclosed by officials.

Law enforcement is now asking the public assistance locating Harrell who is described as a 5-foot-7 black male with a thin build and salt and pepper facial hair.

He was last seen at the location wearing a black T-shirt, baseball cap, long camouflage shorts and dark sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police, the Cleveland FBI or Crimestoppers.


Geo quick facts: Cleveland is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. The city proper has a population of 383,793, making it the 52nd-largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in Ohio – Wikipedia.

on July 31, 2019

Watch 65-Year-Old OK Woman Get Tased Over Broken Tail Light During Cashion Traffic Stop

CASHION, OK. (THECOUNT) — Debra Hamil has been identified as the Oklahoma woman seen on police body cam video getting tased after she refused to follow the officer’s commands.

Instead of signing a ticket for a broken tail light, Hamil, 65, refused to exit her vehicle and otherwise refused to follow police commands.

Hamil’s ticket would have cost her $80, but now she is now facing serious charges including assault on a police officer.

Police body cam video showed Debra Hamil’s interaction with the officer that pulled her over.

“So you don’t even give a warning for something like this?” Hamil asked.

When the officer asked Hamil to sign her ticket, she refused.

“I don’t think I deserve to pay $80 for something that is fixable,” she said.

When the officer asked her to exit the vehicle, Hamil refused and fled the scene in her vehicle, leading the officer on a short pursuit.

Hamil eventually pulled over in a parking lot, and the officer approached her vehicle gun drawn.

The officer then removed Hamil by force out of her truck as she can be seen kicking him.

The officer then deployed his taser in an effort to get the suspect to comply.

Hamil refused medical attention, but officials said they brought her to the ER for an assessment, reports ABC13.

Once she was taken into custody, Hamil tried to explain why she reacted the way she did.

“Yeah, I did try to kick you because I’m a country girl,” she said. “Because I did not like being thrown on the ground.”

She is now facing a felony charge of assaulting a police officer and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.


Geo quick facts: Cashion is a town in Kingfisher and Logan counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The Logan County portion of Cashion is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town population was 802 at the 2010 census, up from 643 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.