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on August 31, 2020

7.0 Earthquake Strikes Chile Monday Night

CHILE. (THECOUNT) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck Chile Monday night, according to USGS.

Reports of damage or injuries have not yet been reported.

The shaker was followed by several aftershocks, including a powerful 6.3.

Nearby Places
Vallenar, Atacama, Chile
75.8 km (47.1 mi) SE Population: 44895
Copiapó, Atacama, Chile
111.4 km (69.2 mi) NE Population: 129280
La Serena, Coquimbo Region, Chile
210.5 km (130.8 mi) S Population: 154521
Diego de Almagro, Atacama, Chile
215.4 km (133.8 mi) NNE Population: 18137
Coquimbo, Coquimbo Region, Chile
216.3 km (134.4 mi) S Population: 161317

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Geo quick facts: Vallenar is a city and commune in Atacama Region, Chile. It is the capital of the Huasco Province and is located in the valley of the Huasco River. Vallenar has 52,000 inhabitants. Its main activities are farming and mining – Wikipedia.

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LA Man Chad Maturin ID’d As Pedestrian In Sunday Night New Iberia Fatal BMW Strike

IBERIA PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Chad Maturin, of New Iberia, Louisiana, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Sunday night in Iberia Parish.

Maturin, 40, was killed after he was struck by a vehicle near New Iberia Sunday night.

According to reports, Maturin was traveling as a passenger on U.S. 90 Frontage Road near College Road in New Iberia, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle pulled over and Maturin exited. He was then struck by a passing BMW coupe.

Maturin was pronounced deceased at scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The operator of the BMW was transferred to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Information on the driver of the vehicle in which Maturin was a passenger was not provided in the report.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Iberia Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 73,240. The parish seat is New Iberia. The parish was formed in 1868 during the Reconstruction era and named for the Iberian Peninsula – Wikipedia.

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PA Woman Lucinda Rose Jones ID’d As Victim In Sunday Night Arona Fatal Vehicle Crash

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA. (THECOUNT) — Lucinda Rose Jones, of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday night vehicle crash in Westmoreland County.

Jones, 41, was killed in a vehicle crash in Hempfield Township Sunday night.

According to reports, Jones was traveling as a rear seat passenger in a vehicle near Arona Road and Rembrandt Circle in Arona, when the vehicle, operated by Nick Rossi, wrecked.

Rossi and the front seat passenger, the victim’s husband, Jeffrey Jones, suffered unknown injuries in the crash.

Jones was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

TheCount.com made an error in the location of the incident. That information has since been corrected.

Geo quick facts: Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. At the 2010 census, the population was 365,169. The county seat is Greensburg – Wikipedia.

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Georgetown U Basketball Coach ‘Big John’ Thompson Dead At 78

WASHINGTON, DC. (THECOUNT) — Georgetown University legendary coach “Big JohnThompson Jr., has died, it was announced Monday morning. He was 78.

Thompson led Georgetown to the 1984 national championship, built the program into a juggernaut, and took the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s.

VIA ESPN:

His coaching legacy includes the recruitment and development of four players in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson.

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center – wikipedia.

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on August 30, 2020

SC Man Charles Mechling ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Longs Fatal Harley Hit-And-Run Crash

HORRY COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Charles Mechling, of Little River, South Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night hit-and-run motorcycle collision in Horry County.

Mechling, 54, was killed in a motorcycle-versus-vehicle hit-and-run collision near Longs Saturday night.

According to reports, Mechling was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle near 2621 Highway 9 East in Longs, when the bike came into contact with a vehicle, that then fled the scene around 9 p.m. Saturday.

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

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact the S.C. Highway Patrol at 843-661-4705 or your local 911.

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Geo quick facts: Horry County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 289,650, making it the fifth-most populous county in South Carolina. The county seat is Conway – Wikipedia.

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OH Woman Stephanie Renee Ach ID’d As Victim In Saturday Night Weston Fatal Harley Crash

WOOD COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Stephanie Renee Ach, of Cygnet, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday night motorcycle crash in Wood County.

Ach, 31, was killed in a single-motorcycle crash near Weston Saturday night.

According to reports, Ach was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Main Street near Even Lane in Weston, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 8 p.m. Saturday. The bike then came into contact with a tree and a utility pole.

Ach was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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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.

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on August 29, 2020

NE Man Jayson Reliford ID’d As Victim In Saturday Morning Omaha Fatal Vehicle Crash

DOUGLAS COUNTY, NE. (THECOUNT) — Jayson Reliford, of Omaha, Nebraska, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday morning two-vehicle crash in Douglas County.

Reliford, 25, was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Omaha early Saturday morning.

According to reports, Reliford was operating a Chevy Cruze on N 50th St near NW Radial Hwy in Omaha, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 3 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle then came into contact with another Chevy Cruze, operated by 33-year-old Jennifer Rohr.

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

Rohr and her passenger were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Douglas County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 517,110. It is the state’s most populous county, home to over one-fourth of Nebraska’s residents. Its county seat is Omaha, the state’s largest city – Wikipedia.

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VA Man Lynn Maltinsky ID’d As Victim In Friday Providence Forge Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

NEW KENT COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Lynn Maltinsky, of Williamsburg, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a Friday afternoon fatal single-vehicle crash in New Kent County.

Maltinsky, 66, was killed in an Interstate 64 single-vehicle crash near Providence Forge Friday afternoon.

According to reports, Maltinsky was operating a pickup truck on I-64 Mile Marker 216 in Providence Forge, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 1:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a grouping of trees.

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

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: New Kent County is a county in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,429. Its county seat is New Kent. New Kent County is included in the Greater Richmond Region – Wikipedia.

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Army Night Stalkers Vincent Marketta & Tyler Shelton ID’d As Black Hawk Crash Victims

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, CA. (THECOUNT) — Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta of Brick, New Jersey, and Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, of San Bernardino, California, have been identified as the two members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) killed Aug, 27 in a Black Hawk helicopter crash near San Clemente Island.

Marketta, 33, Shelton, 22, were killed during an aircraft mishap while training in California, officials announced Saturday morning.

Marketta and Shelton were killed late Thursday during aviation training on San Clemente Island, according to an Army Special Operations Command media release. Three other soldiers were injured in the mishap, the Army announced on Friday, according to Army Times.

“The loss of Staff Sgt. Marketta and Sgt. Shelton has left a scar in this Regiment that will never completely heal,” said Col. Andrew R. Graham, commander of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), according to the media release. “Their level of dedication to the 160th SOAR (A) and their exemplary service in the Army is the embodiment of what it means to be a Night Stalker and a Soldier.”

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Geo quick facts: San Clemente Island is the southernmost of the Channel Islands of California. It is owned and operated by the United States Navy, and is a part of Los Angeles County. It is administered by Naval Base Coronado. Defined by the United States Census Bureau as Block Group 2 of Census Tract 5991 of Los Angeles County, California, it is 21 miles (34 km) long and contains 147.13 km2 (56.81 sq mi) of land. The island is officially uninhabited as of 2000 U.S. Census. It is estimated, however, that the number of military and civilian personnel present on the island at any given time is at least 300. The city of San Clemente in Orange County, California is named after the island – wikipedia.

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NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson Dead At 53

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Former NBA All-Star and Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and New Jersey Nets player, Cliff Robinson has died. He was 53.

The 1993 Sixth Man of the Year died, the UConn Huskies confirmed Saturday.

Via ESPN:

Robinson, known for his trademark headband, spent 19 seasons in the NBA with the . He made the 1994 NBA All-Star Game and was named to two NBA All-Defensive second teams while averaging 14.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 1,380 career games — the 13th-most in NBA history.

Robinson also won an NIT title at UConn, which retired his No. 00 in 2007.

“The UConn Basketball family mourns the loss of a legendary player and person, Clifford Robinson,” the school said Saturday on Twitter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Cliff’s family at this difficult time.”

Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.