Joseph Rocha ID’d As Victim In Saturday Omaha Fatal Motorcycle Crash

DOUGLAS COUNTY, NE. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Rocha has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday motorcycle crash in Douglas County, Nebraska.

Rocha, 26, was killed early Saturday morning in a single-motorcycle crash near Omaha.

According to reports, Rocha was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Vinton St near 38th St, in Omaha, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 3 a.m. Saturday. The bike then made contact with a staircase and a pole.

Rocha, who was ejected from the motorcycle, 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: 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.

Colorado Sheridan High School Shooting Reported During Volleyball Event

SHERIDAN, CO. (THECOUNT) — One person suffered gunshot injuries in a shooting outside Sheridan High School during a volleyball event Tuesday night, according to reports.

The Sheridan Police Department says the shooting occurred in the school’s parking lot during a volleyball match at Sheridan High School Tuesday night.

One person was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wounds. The extent of the victim’s injuries were not provided by officials.

The victim’s name, age and gender were not released, reports KDVR.

One suspect is at large. Police have not yet provided a description.

SPD asked the public to avoid the area.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses.

The school is located on West Oxford Avenue, in Sheridan, Colorado.

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Geo quick facts: The City of Sheridan is a Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The population was 5,664 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

CO Teen Keely ‘Donaire’ Jimenez ID’d As Victim In Sunday Weld Rollover Ejection Crash

WELD COUNTY, CO. (THECOUNT) — Keely Vanessa Donaire Jimenez, of Longmont, Colorado, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash in Weld County on Sunday, according to Tuesday reports.

Keely “Donaire,” 19, was killed in a wreck near Platteville, Colorado on Sunday, according to the Weld County Coroner’s Office.

Reports say, the young mother on one was operating a Toyota Sequoia on Weld County Road 32 1/2 around 3:30 a.m., when for unknown reasons, her vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The vehicle then entered a culvert which caused it to rollover ejecting the unrestrained Jimenez.

Jimenez was apparently not wearing a seat belt and was ejected, according to a coroner’s office news release, reported GreeleyTribune on Tuesday morning.

Responding officials located Jimenez’s SUV in a ditch with its lights and radio on.

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

The crash remains under investigation.

A final manner and cause of death await the completion of autopsy and laboratory studies, the release stated.

Friends and family members took to FAcebook to remember the beloved young woman:

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Geo quick facts: Platteville is a Statutory Town in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,485 at the 2010 census. It is adjacent to Fort Vasquez on U.S. Highway 85. Weld County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 252,825. The county seat is Greeley. Weld County comprises the Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Denver–Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area. Colorado, a western U.S. state, has a diverse landscape of arid desert, river canyons and snow-covered Rocky Mountains, which are partly protected by Rocky Mountain National Park. Elsewhere, Mesa Verde National Park features Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings. Perched a mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado’s capital and largest city, features a vibrant downtown area – wikipedia.

R.I.P. Owner Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen Dead At 75

DENVER, CO. (THECOUNT) — The longtime owner of the Denver Broncos, Pat Bowlen, has died. He was 75.

Bowlen, who Bowlen helped the Broncos win three Super Bowls, passed away late Thursday night following a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to TMZ.

Bowlen is one of the most successful team owners in sports history … he bought the Broncos back in 1984 and helped SEVEN different rosters make the Super Bowl. Pat’s Broncos also averaged more than 10 wins per season in his 35-year tenure as Broncos’ owner, reports TMZ on Friday.

“We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved husband and father, Pat Bowlen, passed on to the next chapter of his life late Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family,” his family said in a statement released by the team.

“His soul will live on through the Broncos, the city of Denver and all of our fans.”

After Elway won his first Super Bowl with the Broncos in the 1997 season, Pat famously grabbed the Lombardi Trophy and said, “This one’s for John!”

Bowlen was just named a Hall of Famer this year and will be officially inducted at a ceremony in Canton, Ohio this summer.

“Our family wishes to express its sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support we have received in recent years,” Pat’s family said, “Heaven got a little bit more orange and blue tonight.”

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Geo quick facts: Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings. Museums include the Denver Art Museum, an ultramodern complex known for its collection of indigenous works, and the mansion of famed Titanic survivor Molly Brown. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains – wikipedia.

CO Snowboarder Tucker Shivers ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Pikes Peak Little Italy Run Crash

EL PASO COUNTY, CO. (THECOUNT) — Tucker Shivers has been identified as the victim in a fatal snowboarding accident on Pikes Peak, Colorado Wednesday.

The Coroner said Shivers, 24, was killed in an accidental snowboard crash while on Pikes Peak near the Little Italy run.

Shivers was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma.

He leaves behind a wife and child.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to support his family.

The El Paso County Sheriff said there’s no law on the books regarding skiing or snowboarding on Pikes Peak.

Pikes Peak is a 14,115-ft. pink granite peak featuring hiking trails with stunning views, climbing & campgrounds.

Via GoFundMe:

Help the Shivers family raise money to give Tucker Shivers a proper burial/ceremony. He was a business owner, a leader, a friend, a husband and a father. He passed away 4/24/19 after a fall while snowboarding Pikes Peak. Snowboarding was his passion and he would do it every day if he could. He is behind a wife and child, Axel Shivers. “No one is truly dead until the ripples they left in the world die away”

Quick geo facts: El Paso County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. The 2017 census estimate recorded an approximate population of 699,232 for El Paso County. The Census Bureau’s 2017 estimate indicates it is the second-most populous county in Colorado, after the City and County of Denver – Wikipedia.

VA Man Shot And Killed Friday Night In Danville Identified As Pat Gunn

DANVILLE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Patrick Andreaus Gunn, of Danville, has been identified by Danville police as the man killed Friday night on Paxton Street, Danville, VA.

“Pat” Gunn, 21, was found suffering from gunshot wounds after police arrived to 700 block of Paxton Street in Danville on Friday evening on calls of shots fired.

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth confirmed that a young man died of an apparent gunshot wound. Continue reading

Remember Gen’s Blistering Speech To Air Force Academy Cadets Over Racist Graffiti? Turns Out It Was A HOAX!

Lt Gen Jay Silveria was quick to react in September to allegations of racism at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The controversy? A racial slur scrawled on a message board outside the dorm room of an African-American student at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. The story went viral last month after the academy’s superintendent gave a rousing speech about “the power of diversity.”

Silveria scolded 1,500 students and staff in a video posted online. The incident quickly went viral, drawing praise from former Vice-President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain.

That story, as it turns out, was a hoax. An investigation by the academy found that one of the African-American cadets who reported the message wrote it himself.

A U.S. Air Force official said the student left the school this week, but did not specify whether he withdrew or was expelled. The student’s name was not released. Continue reading

Tom Hayden Famed Anti-War Activist And Former Jane Fonda Husband Dead At 79

Tom Hayden, the popular liberal activist has died. Hayden’s current wife broke the sad news. He was 79.

Hayden was perhaps best known for his role as a major anti-war, civil rights, and radical intellectual counterculture activist. At one time he was married to actress Jane Fonda. He is the father of actor Troy Garity. Hayden also served as a California state lawmaker.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hayden’s family and friends at this difficult time. Continue reading

TWO COPS DEAD One Injured In Palm Springs Shootout

Two officers are dead after a shootout in Palm Springs, California. One officer was injured Saturday afternoon, according to the Palm Springs Police Officers Association.

A manhunt is said to be ongoing.

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Authorities said the shooting happened near East Del Lago Road and North Cypress Road. A local station in the area, KESQ-TV, reports that the Desert Regional Medical Center is on lockdown. h/t abc7

No other information was immediately released.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen officers’ family and friends at this difficult time.

Jared Fogle Sues Parents: You Did A Lousy Job Raising Your Kid!

Subway’s former spokesperson, Jared Fogle, who was imprisoned for child pornography and sex abuse has now sunken to an all-time low. He is blaming the parents of his victim for what he calls her ‘destructive behavior.”

The girl’s parents filed a lawsuit last March against him. Jared Fogle is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence for conspiracy to receive child pornography, invasion of privacy, personal injuries and for emotional distress.

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The victim in the lawsuit is being referred to as “Jane Doe” and she is seeking $150,000 in damages. The lawsuit alleges that Russell Taylor, former head of Fogle’s charity was secretly filming the underage girl and other children at his (Taylor’s) house. Continue reading