SOUTH CAROLINA. (THECOUNT) — Bernie Sanders was pictured exiting a private jet after learning he had no business being on it in the first place. As it turns out, the candidate accidentally boarded the wrong aircraft during an early departure from the primary in South Carolina.
According to TMZ, The 78-year-old Democratic front-runner was spotted Saturday making his way off of a private Gulfstream between campaign stops in South Carolina and Massachusetts — the latter being where he held a rally at Boston Common ahead of Super Tuesday.
Fact is … the S.C. primary looks like it’s gonna go to Joe Biden, as he’s well ahead of everyone else in the latest polls. Looks like Bernie’s cutting his losses and moving on, reports TMZ.
As for this little mix-up here, it’s kinda funny. Bernie’s been flying all over the country for different campaign events — so the guy’s definitely busy and has a preoccupied mind at the moment. Mistakes like this (getting on the wrong Gulfstream) are bound to happen.
Geo quick facts: South Carolina is a southeastern U.S. state known for its shoreline of subtropical beaches and marshlike sea islands. Coastal Charleston is a historic city, defined by pastel-colored houses, Old South plantations and Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired. To the north is the Grand Strand, a roughly 60-mile stretch of beachfront known for golf courses and the vacation town Myrtle Beach – wikipedia.
BEAUMONT, TX. (THECOUNT) — John Paredez Sr has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday morning vehicle crash in Beaumont, Texas.
Paredez, 55, was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Eastex Freeway Saturday morning.
According to reports, Paredez was operating a Nissan Altima around 5 a.m. in the the 3800 block of Eastex Freeway, near Home Depot, when he rear-ended a GMC Yukon, according to the Beaumont Police Department.
Paredez was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.
The driver of the Yukon is cooperating with police and no arrests have been made, reports BeaumontEnterprise.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Beaumont is a city in southeastern Texas. It’s known for the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, a recreated town showing life in the early 1900s, at the start of the Texas oil boom. Downtown, the early-20th-century McFaddin-Ward House, now a museum, reflects the wealth of the family who lived there. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the Dishman Art Museum showcase regional and national contemporary art – wikipedia.
NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Mikaela, the adopted adult daughter of movie mogul, Steven Spielberg, was arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, Saturday for domestic violence.
Mikaela was reportedly taken into custody and charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic violence Saturday morning, RadarOnline is reporting.
According to an inmate report from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Mikaela, 23, was arrested this morning, Saturday, Feb. 29, at 6:33 a.m. and booked into Hill Detention Center shortly thereafter.
The report noted that Mikaela wasn’t eligible for release “at this time” as she was being held under suspicion of “Domestic Violence – 12 Hour Hold.”
Although Mikaela has previously talked about her fiancé, Chuck Pankow, it’s not indicated exactly what happened in Saturday’s alleged incident.
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Geo quick facts: Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life – wikipedia.
LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Oprah Winfrey took a nasty tumble during a performance of her speaking tour at the Los Angeles Forum arena on Saturday.
O was talking about her definition of balance, when without warning, the media honcho went down a in a heap akin to a ton of bricks.
“Wellness to me means all things in balance. And balance doesn’t mean all things are equal or at peace at all times.” Oprah then went down hard, but seemed okay. She said, “Wrong shoes!”
Video of the immediate aftermath was also posted on social media, and yeah … it looks like the shoes she was wearing (heels, maybe) were responsible for the collapse. Again, not to worry, everyone — O was, in fact, okay in the end, and it appears she even swapped those pesky trippers for some more reliable ones eventually, reports TMZ on Saturday.
Oprah did not appeared to be injured and even danced later on during the engagement.
Geo quick facts: Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes – wikipedia.
TOWSON, MD. (THECOUNT) — Towson University has announced that sophomore Tigers basketball player, Oluwadamilare “Michael” Oyinloye, passed away after playing a game on-campus Friday night.
The school tweeted news of the sudden passing of 22-year-old Oyinloye.
Early last evening, T.U.P.D. and first responders were called to the campus recreation center Burdick Hall for the report of a collapsed student who had been playing basketball. TU staff responded quickly to provide CPR and life support to Michael. He was then transported to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center emergency room where tragically he later passed away, reports FoxBaltimore.
We are grateful to the first responders including TUPD and the campus recreation and student affairs staff who moved swiftly in this emergency and continue to support our community.”
A cause of death was not provided.
Geo quick facts: Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 55,197 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Baltimore County and the second-most populous unincorporated county seat in the United States – Wikipedia.
RUSSIA. (THECOUNT) — Instagram star, Ekaterina Didenko, is mourning the death of her husband and two other people after a stunt performed at her 29th birthday party went horribly wrong.
Three people were killed and another six poisoned while attending the well-known Russian blogger’s birthday party, after dry ice was tossed in a pool party goers were occupying.
The dry ice left the revelers with severe burns and acute carbon dioxide poisoning.
The victims killed were identified as Didenko’s husband, Valentin and Natalia Monakova and Yuri Alferov, both 25.
The stunt was designed to create a ‘steam show.’
Didenko was among those in intensive care after 55 pounds of dry ice – used in theatre productions and as a cooling agent – was dropped into the pool without warning, reports Mirror.
It stunt was meant to create a dramatic “visual effect” to impress guests at the Moscow pool and sauna complex.
LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Joe Coulombe, founder of popular boutique food market, Trader Joe’s, has passed away. He was 89.
Coulombe sold Trader Joe’s to German grocery retailer Aldi in 1979 where he remained as CEO until 1988. He later left to launch a second career as interim CEO or consultant for several large companies in transition. He retired in 2013.
Born Joseph Hardin Coulombe, in San Diego, California, he lived on an avocado ranch in nearby Del Mar. After serving in the Air Force, he attended Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s in business administration and met and married his wife, Alice, reports WFLA.
Coulombe and his wife also became well known in Southern California philanthropic circles, contributing time and money to such causes as Planned Parenthood, the Los Angeles Opera and the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Stories differ on how the name Trader Joe’s came about, with some saying it was inspired by a ride on Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise boat or a book he read called “White Shadows in the South Seas” or his favorite college hangout being a Trader Vic’s bar near Stanford.
In addition to his three children and wife of 67 years, Coulombe is survived by six grandchildren.
A cause of death was not provided.
KANSAS CITY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Five people were shot, one fatally, after an SUV opened fire on people walking along Mill Street in Kansas City, Missouri Saturday morning.
In all, five people were injured in the Westport neighborhood early Saturday morning. One of those shot has died.
According to officials, a white SUV was seen by police “actively shooting” at people on Mill Street in Westport.
An officer returned fire at the SUV involved.
KMBC reports that one man died and two were left in critical condition. Another victim was listed in stable condition and a woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Police say they have one person in custody. Those involved have not yet been identified.
If anyone has video or information regarding this incident please contact the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS.
Geo quick facts: Kansas City sits on Missouri’s western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It’s known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections – wikipedia.
WOOD COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Jesse Cutcher, of Gibsonburg, OH, has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash in Wood County, Ohio Friday morning.
Cutcher, 29, was killed in a Wood County crash Friday morning that also injured another person.
According to reports, Cutcher was operating a Chevy Cavalier on US-20 near near Lemoyne Rd, when a Chevy pickup truck crossed centerlines and collided with the Cavalier around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
The driver of the Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck has been identified as Christopher L. Kugler, 22, of Carrollton.
Cutcher was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.
Kugler was transported to Bay Park Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, reports WTOL.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Wood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 125,488. Its county seat is Bowling Green. The county was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison’s army, who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812 – Wikipedia.
MACON, GA. (THECOUNT) — Lake William Greene III, of Macon, Georgia, has been identified as the suspect who fatally shot himself following a Thursday night police standoff.
Greene, 45, killed himself as SWAT membered entered a Macon home following a three hour standoff over a stalking warrant.
According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, officers arrived at 2980 Markingham Dr in Macon GA, to serve a warrant in reference to two aggravated stalking incidents on Markingham Drive in Macon Thursday night.
Deputies say, Greene then barricaded himself inside his home and refused to come out.
Negotiators with the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office were then notified and came out to speak with Greene, according to the release. Greene declined all communication with negotiators and continued to refuse to come out of his home, reports WGXA.
After three hours of attempted negotiations, the Swat Team reportedly entered the home and Greene then fatally shot himself.
Deputies say no one else was inside of the home during this incident. No other injuries are being reported.
Geo quick facts: Macon is a city in central Georgia. Ocmulgee National Monument has large Native American earthen mounds from around 1000 A.D., and its museum displays artifacts spanning thousands of years. The Tubman Museum’s exhibits on African-American art, history and culture include a huge mural and the Inventors Gallery. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House shows memorabilia in the rock band’s former home – wikipedia