CHARLOTTE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Emergency crews are on scene of a “security investigation” on board a Jetblue plane at Charlotte Douglas Airport.
In a statement airport officials said, “There is an investigation of a security incident on board an aircraft. More information to come.”
“JetBlue flight 218 scheduled to depart from Charlotte to New York this morning has been delayed for additional security screenings out of an abundance of caution. Local law enforcement is on site and we are working to get customers on their way to New York as soon as possible.”
A passenger from Rockingham, North Carolina David Lathan called the WSOCTV newsroom shortly after he exited the plane. He said their plane was taxiing to the runway when they had to stop.
Lathan said the pilot then told the passengers there had been a “bomb threat.”
MOBILE, AL. (THECOUNT) — Corey Parsons has been identified as the suspect arrested Saturday in the death of a 3-month-old female infant in Mobile, Alabama.
Parsons, 29, was taken into custody after police responded to a Doyle Avenue residence around 8 p.m. Saturday in reference to a medical emergency.
Upon arrival, officials found a three-month-old female child suffering from a traumatic injury.
The baby was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
On Saturday, May 19, 2019 at approximately 8 p.m., Police responded to the 1300 block of Doyle Avenue in reference to a medical emergency. Three-month-old female infant was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. The investigation revealed that the child suffered from a traumatic injury, via MPD.
Peterson will be the child’s father, said MPD, but did not elaborate.
Geo quick facts: Mobile is a port city on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The WWII-era USS Alabama battleship is anchored in Battleship Memorial Park. Floats, costumes and photos at the Mobile Carnival Museum illuminate the city’s centuries-old Mardi Gras tradition. The 1850 Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception features intricate German stained glass. International fine and decorative art is displayed at the Mobile Museum of Art – wikipedia.
ROUTT COUNTY, CO. (THECOUNT) — Austin Eubanks, a survivor of the Columbine shooting in 1999, was found dead at his Colorado home early Saturday, according to the Routt County coroner.
Eubanks, 37, was found dead during a welfare check after he didn’t answer his phone, the coroner said.
Eubanks struggled with opioid addiction after the shooting and later became a public speaker discussing the issues of substance abuse in the country, according to his website. From his Twitter account, it appears he last spoke at the 2019 Connecticut Opioid and Prescription Drug Prevention Conference on May 2, reports MyFox8.
No foul play is suspected, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday, the coroner said.
Geo quick facts: Routt County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,509. The county seat is Steamboat Springs. Routt County comprises the Steamboat Springs, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.
LAKE WORTH BEACH, FL. (THECOUNT) — Princess Davis has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a Virgin Trains USA, aka Brightline train, Saturday afternoon in Lake Worth Beach.
Davis, 31, and another female were reportedly attempting to cross the tracks while on-foot, when a passing train struck and killed Davis near the 1300 block of South Dixie Highway and 12th Avenue South at 3:19 p.m.
According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, crews responded to reports of a person possibly struck by a train.
The investigation revealed that the train was traveling northbound on the FEC train tracks, according to WPTV.
According to the conductor, Davis and another unidentified female, attempted to cross the tracks. He sounded the warning siren numerous times, however Davis attempted to beat the train and was struck.
Davis was pronounced dead at the scene of massive blunt force trauma injuries.
Geo quick facts: Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The lake itself was named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the last part of the Second Seminole War – Wikipedia.
LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Sage Northcutt suffered 8 fractures and was in surgery for 9 hours to repair the damage following a 29-second, first-round knockout in his first MMA championship debut.
Northcutt posted an image to social media showing him recovering from surgery in the hospital.
Northcutt caption the post:
“Fresh out of surgery … I had 8 fractures and a nine hour intense operation. Feeling blessed for the amazing care and all the support from ONE championship, my family/friends and fans!”
Sage’s debut was a disaster … the 23-year-old took a devastating punch at the hands of Cosmo Alexandre to the face, sending him to the canvas with a thunderous face plant. Clearly, the punch did damage, but the face plant may have exacerbated things, reports TMZ.
Sage was cut from the UFC after a lackluster run. UFC honcho Dana White said Northcutt just didn’t cut muster and needed to work on his game.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC. (THECOUNT) — Jalen Chavon Cockerham has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night Winston-Salem shooting that also injured 5 individuals.
Cockerham, 23, was killed and five others were hurt after a shooting around 11 p.m. in Winston-Salem late Saturday, according to police.
Police responded to cals of shots fired at a home located at 4252 Cody Drive, near North Hills Elementary School.
Upon arrival, police found multiple suffering from gunshot injuries.
Cockerham was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot wounds.
Of the five other victims, four were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and one remains in critical condition, according to MyFox8.
The injured victims were not identified.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved young man:
Anyone with any possible information on the shooting should contact police at 911.
Geo quick facts: Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2019 estimated population of 251,907 it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region, the fifth most populous city in North Carolina, and the eighty-ninth most populous city in the United States – Wikipedia.
LAKEWOOD, CO. (THECOUNT) — Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, the trucker who is accused of causing a fiery 28-vehicle crash that killed four people on Interstate 70 in Lakewood last month, posted bail Saturday.
Aguilera-Mederos, a licensed truck operator from Houston, Texas, was taken into custody after he caused a massive Interstate 70 fatal crash involving 28 vehicles.
Aguilera-Mederos, 23, sustained minor injuries during the fiery crash. He has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide after a lumber filled semi-truck he was operating plowed into vehicles on I-70. The collision caused a fire so intense that it melted the roadway and metal off of cars.
Authorities had to wait until daylight Friday to confirm the death toll from Thursday’s 28-vehicle pileup which stands at a grim four dead.
Six people were taken to hospitals with injuries. Their conditions are were not provided by officials.
The crash report noted there was no indication the incident was intentional and says Aguilera-Mederos has been cooperative.
He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Saturday, reports FOX8.
Geo quick facts: Lakewood is a Home Rule Municipality which is the most populous municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Lakewood is the fifth most populous city in the State of Colorado and the 172nd most populous city in the United States. The city population was 142,980 at the 2010 United States Census- Wikipedia.
ROGERS, AR. (THECOUNT) — William Asa Hutchinson III, the son of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, was arrested in Rogers Saturday morning.
Hutchinson was arrested on suspicion of DWI after a traffic stop at 46th, 40/29 News is reporting.
Hutchinson was taken to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and allowed to leave once he was sober, Foster said.
Hutchinson was arrested in May 2018 on suspicion of DWI, violation of the implied consent law and speeding. A trial in that case has been scheduled for September 19, 2019.
William Hutchinson was arrested in Fayetteville in January 2016 on charges of DWI, careless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test. He was convicted in that case, but the ruling was thrown out because of a problem with the ticket, reports 4029tv.
Hutchinson was also arrested in Alabama in May 2016. He was accused of possessing a baggie of MDMA, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. He pleaded guilty in August and was sent to pre-trial diversion.
One of the conditions of the diversion program was that Hutchinson would “not be arrested for and/or convicted for any further criminal offenses.” Other conditions included drug tests and a requirement to work or seek employment.
Geo quick facts: Rogers is a city in Benton County, Arkansas. Located in the Ozarks, it is part of the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Area, one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Rogers was the location of the first Walmart store, whose corporate headquarters is located in neighboring Bentonville – Wikipedia.
LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Sammy Shore, a successful comic and co-owner of iconic The Comedy Store, has passed away. He was 92.
The father of actor and fellow comedian Pauly Shore, died from natural causes at his home in Las Vegas, The Comedy Store announced in a Facebook post.
He was surrounded by his wife, Suzanne, and other relatives, reports KTLA.
Pauly honored his dad on on Twitter.
“When you’re in heaven I’ll be killing the crowds night after night and carrying on your legacy. Love you Dad. Rest in peace,” he wrote.
The stand-up comedian is likely best known as the co-owner of the famed comedy club along Sunset Boulevard, which he founded alongside his writing partner, Rudy Deluca, on April 7, 1972.
In a career spanning 70 years, Shore opened for performers such as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Glen Campbell.
PASADENA, CA. (THECOUNT) — A suspect wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a high capacity firearm was shot and killed by Pasadena police Friday evening.
Pasadena police officers were called to home in the 1500 block of Glen Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived, they located the heavily armed suspect standing within the fence of a yard.
The suspect yelled at the officers then pointed the gun at them and that’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred, the Sheriff’s Department says. The suspect then went to the back of the yard and out of the officers’ view but police eventually located him unresponsive and suffering from at least one gunshot wound, report FoxLA.
The unidentified suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators found a rifle with a large capacity drum style magazine and a handgun near the suspect and there was evidence to support he had fired at least one round, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Geo quick facts: Pasadena is a city in California, northeast of downtown Los Angeles. In the center, Old Pasadena is a shopping and dining district known for its Victorian and art deco buildings. The strikingly modern Norton Simon Museum houses notable European and Asian art, plus a sculpture garden. The Rose Bowl is a sports stadium known for hosting the Rose Bowl Game, an annual college football clash usually held on January 1 – wikipedia.