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CA Earthquake Swarm Happening Now In Imperial County Saturday Morning

IMPERIAL COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Dozens of earthquakes are currently striking in Imperial County, California, about 70 miles east of Palm Springs.

The swarming quakes, centered in the farming town of Calipatria, near the Mexican border, have been hitting since Saturday morning, the largest, so far, a magnitude 5.6, according to USGS.

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Calipatria, CA
11.4 km (7.1 mi)
Westmorland, CA
11.8 km (7.3 mi)
Niland, CA
15.3 km (9.5 mi)
Brawley, CA
20.7 km (12.9 mi)
El Centro, CA

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Geo quick facts: Calipatria is a city in Imperial County, California. Calipatria is located 23 miles north of El Centro. It is part of the El Centro Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,710 at the 2010 census, up from 7,289 at the 2000 census, including 4000 inmates at Calipatria State Prison – Wikipedia.

‘Christian Diet’ Founder Gwen Shamblin & Husband Joe Lara ID’d As Victims In TN Jet Crash

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — Gwen Shamblin Lara, founder of Christian Diet Program, The Weigh Down Workshop and the Remnant Fellowship Church, and her husband, “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures,” actor, Joe Lara, have been identified as two of seven victims killed in a Saturday morning plane crash in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Crews continued searching for the bodies of all seven people believed killed in the private jet crash into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna Saturday morning.

Rutherford County Fire Rescue officials said in a statement Sunday that recovery efforts were ongoing. Efforts were also focused on examining a half mile-wide debris field in the lake.

The other victims were identified as, Brandon Hannah, David L. Martin, Jennifer J. Martin, Jessica Walters and Jonathan Walters, all of Brentwood, Tennessee.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna C501 plane was heading from nearby Smyrna Rutherford County Airport to Palm Beach International Airport when it crashed Saturday morning. Authorities did not release registration information for the plane.

Smyrna is located about 20 miles southeast of Nashville. Percy Priest Lake is a reservoir created by the J. Percy Priest Dam. It is a popular spot for boating and fishing.

The National Transportation Safety Board had a lead investigator at the site.

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Geo quick facts: Rutherford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located in Middle Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 262,604, growing to an estimated 332,285 in 2019, making it the fifth-most populous county in Tennessee – Wikipedia.

WV Hoover HS Student Frank Early ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Griffithsville Fatal Crash

LINCOLN COUNTY, WV. (THECOUNT) — Frank Early, a Herbert Hoover High School student athlete, who graduated last Monday, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal vehicle crash in Lincoln County.

Early, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Griffithsville Friday night.

According to reports, Early was operating a vehicle on Garrett’s Bend Road near Griffithsville, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7:15 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree.

Early, a Herbert Hoover Football player, was killed in the crash.

He was among the seniors who graduated from the school on Monday.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,720. Its county seat is Hamlin. The county was created in 1867 and named for Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

Billionaire Michael Ashcroft Daughter-In-Law Jasmine ‘Detained’ In Death Of Belize Superintendent Henry Jemmott ‘Blood On Hands’

SAN PEDRO TOWN, BELIZE. (THECOUNT) — Jasmine Ashcroft, the daughter-in-law of Belize billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, has been taken into custody pending the investigation into the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott.

Jasmine Ashcroft, a San Pedro Town resident, was reportedly socializing on the dock near the beach when Ashcroft was shot dead. She was later found with “blood on her clothes and hands,” according to breakingbelizenews.

Officials say, contrary to comments on social media, police do not believe law enforcement personnel are under attack and rather, the situation seems to have been an isolated personal situation.

“We will see where the investigation leads us,” Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams said Friday.

In addition, Williams said that Ashcroft is not cooperating with police and requested an attorney present before any statement is given.

Williams also confirmed that Ashcroft was found with blood on her clothes and hands. Jemmott’s service firearm was also recovered from the scene along with his body from the water nearby the dock.

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Geo quick facts: San Pedro Town is in the south part of Ambergris Caye, in northern Belize. Its sandy streets are lined with wooden houses, seafood restaurants and beach bars. Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a channel in an offshore reef. It features dive sites with parrotfish and moray eels, plus nurse sharks and stingrays at Shark Ray Alley. To the north, Bacalar Chico National Park protects wildlife and the Chac Balam Mayan ruins – wikipedia.

Voice of Disney Little Mermaid ‘Sebastian The Crab’ Samuel E. Wright Dead at 74

ORANGE COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Voice actor, Samuel E. Wright, best known for bringing Sebastian the crab to life in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, has died. He was 74.

News of Wright’s passing was announced on the official Facebook page for Montgomery, New York, the town where he resided.

Paying tribute to him, they wrote: “Sam and his family have impacted countless Hudson Valley youth always inspiring them to reach higher and dig deeper to become the best version of themselves. On top of his passion for the arts and his love for his family, Sam was most known for walking into a room and simply providing PURE JOY to those he interacted with. He loved to entertain, he loved to make people smile and laugh and he loved to love,” according to ComicBook.

Wright portrayal of Sebastian was an instant favorite after the film’s initial release and he would continue to voice the character for much of his career including reprising the role for several other Disney projects including The Little Mermaid TV series, the direct-to-vice Little Mermaid 2, the House of Mouse short collection, and many more. He would also lend his voice to 2000 animated film Dinosaur as well.

Wright’s career was not limited exclusively to Disney though as he was a working actor for ten years before voicing the role that would make his voice famous. His prior credits to Sebastian were appearances on shows like Simon & Simon, The Cosby Show, and All My Children. He even starred in a series as a co-lead, the short-lived Enos which was a spin-off to The Dukes of Hazzard.

Though best known for his screen work, Wright was also known for acting on the stage, appearing in musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin on Broadway while also originating the part of Mufasa for The Lion King Tony award winning Broadway musical.

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Geo quick facts: Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 372,813. The county seat is Goshen. This county was first created in 1683 and reorganized with its present boundaries in 1798- Wikipedia

Female Ohio Rapper Courtney ‘Boog The Bandit’ Bruce Shot Dead Thursday In Columbus

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Courtney Bruce, aka, Columbus, Ohio rapper, Boog The Bandit, was shot and killed in Franklin County Thursday evening.

Bruce, 26, was fatally shot in Columbus during an apparent robbery involving a group of male suspects.

According to authorities, Bruce was shot during an attempted robbery on the Columbus’ east side. Police say Bruce was seated in a vehicle along with another unidentified person, when they were assaulted by a group of men armed with handguns.

The suspects opened fire at some point during the confrontation, striking the vehicle and Bruce several times.

Bruce was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Boog The Bandit gained attention with her tracks like “Hot Topic,” “Risky,” and 2021’s “Heart Away.”

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with possible information should contact police at 911.

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Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2019 census estimates, the population was 1,316,756, making it the most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Columbus, the state capital and most populous city in Ohio – Wikipedia.

PA Teens Joyce Roberts, Julian Durant & Juwan Johnson ID’d As Victims In Thursday Night Philly Triple-Fatal Crash

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (THECOUNT) — Joyce Roberts, Julian Durant and Juwan Johnson, have been identified as the victims in a triple-fatal vehicle crash in Philadelphia Thursday night.

Roberts, 18, Johnson, 17, and Durant, 19, were all killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash that also critically injured several others.

According to reports, Roberts was operating an SUV in the 4000 block of Kelly Drive, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 9 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then made contact with another vehicle operated by a 65-year-old male.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky,” – wikipedia.

Las Vegas ‘Officially Back’ Drops ALL Pandemic Restrictions

LAS VEGAS, NV. (THECOUNT) — Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick announced Tuesday that the commission will delete its plan and return to pre-pandemic guidelines, effective June 1.

Kirkpatrick announced the guidelines during Tuesday’s commission meeting. A flyer shared on social media from Ross Miller shows that the pre-pandemic guidelines mean that restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings, dancing, etc., will no longer be in effect, according to Fox5.

According to the flyer, “fully vaccinated people,” no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

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Geo quick facts: Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County – Wikipedia.

Actor Charles Grodin Dead At 86

WILTON, CT. (THECOUNT) — Charles Grodin, the actor known for his roles in films such as “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “Midnight Run” and “Clifford,” died Tuesday. He was 86.

Nicholas Grodin, the actor’s son, told press outlets that his father died at his home in Wilton, Connecticut. The actor had been battling bone marrow cancer.

Via NBCNews:

Grodin specialized in playing world-weary businessmen and uptight fathers, approaching each role with a deft combination of neurotic intensity and wry detachment. He was especially prolific in the 1980s, taking on memorable supporting parts in various comedies.

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He was also a regular face on television, making frequent appearances on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and “Late Night with David Letterman,” and a notable performer in Broadway productions such as “Same Time, Next Year.”

Grodin was born in Pittsburgh in 1935 and studied acting at HB Studio in New York City under the famed actress and instructor Uta Hagen.

Grodin made his Hollywood debut with an uncredited performance as a drummer boy in Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1954). He was active in theater in the 1960s, appearing in “Absence of a Cello” (1964) and directing “Lovers and Strangers” (1968).

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Geo quick facts: Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 18,062. Officially recognized as a parish in 1726, Wilton today is a residential community with open lands, historic architecture such as the Round House, and many colonial homes – Wikipedia.

Ariana Grande ‘Ties The Knot’ Marries Real Estate Agent Dalton Gomez

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Ariana Grande is officially off the market after wedding beau, Dalton Gomez, over the weekend in Santa Barbara County, according to reports.

Grande, 27, and 25-year-old Los Angeles real estate agent, Gomez, were married at the residence of Grande, (formerly owned by Ellen DeGeneres,) in Montecito, California.

According to TMZ, the wedding consisted of less than 20 guests, including family members from both sides.

Via TMZ:

We’re told there was no real “ceremony,” she and her fiance, Dalton Gomez, said their “I dos” in an informal way. It was really just for them. It’s unclear how long they planned to do it this way — in other words, whether it was impulsive or not.

Ariana and Dalton got engaged just before Xmas and have spent a lot of time together during the pandemic. They posted lots of pics chronicling their romance.

Ariana and Dalton started dating in early 2020.

Grande was previously engaged to Pete Davidson, that relationship ended in 2018.

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Geo quick facts: Santa Barbara County, California, officially the County of Santa Barbara, is located in Southern California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 423,895. The county seat is Santa Barbara, and the largest city is Santa Maria – Wikipedia.