TN Woman Ellen Abbott ID’d As Pedestrian In Monday Night Nashville Fatal Vehicle Strike

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN. (THECOUNT) — Ellen Abbott has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck Monday night in Davidson County.

Abbott, 56, was killed after she was struck by a vehicle near Nashville Monday night.

According to reports, Abbott was on-foot with her husband in the area of Nolensville Pike and Lords Chapel Drive in Nashville, when she was struck by a vehicle, operated by 28-year-old Shannon Holt around 6:40 p.m. Monday.

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

Potential charges against Holt are pending the completion of the investigation and consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.


Geo quick facts: Davidson County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 626,681, making it the second-most populous county in Tennessee, after Shelby County. Its county seat is Nashville, the state capital – Wikipedia.

Franklin Indiana Saturday Night Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead Near Boys & Girls Club

FRANKLIN, IN. (THECOUNT) — A man is dead after an apparent shooting in Franklin, Indiana, Saturday night.

Police say they are investigating after a shooting in Franklin left one man dead Saturday evening.

The Franklin Police Department said they responded to the 100 block of Hurricane Street in Franklin Saturday evening for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, reports Fox59.

The shooting occurred near the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin.

The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

Detectives were on the scene Saturday evening gathering evidence and talking to potential witnesses.


Geo quick facts: Franklin is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 23,712 at the 2010 census. Located about 20 miles south of Indianapolis, the city is the county seat of Johnson County – Wikipedia.

Janice Haley ID’d As Gretna VA Victim In Fatal Franklin US 220 Crash Wednesday

Janice Haley has been identified by Virginia State Police as the victim in a fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 220 in Franklin, Virginia, Wednesday.

Haley, 28, was operating a 2001 Saturn L200 just south of Route 693 in Franklin County when the vehicle left the roadway, crossed the median and struck a 2005 Ford pickup truck.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials identified the driver of the Ford as Keith Shelton McConnell, 47, of Glade Hill. He was transported to the hospital with injuries sustained in the crash. The severity of his injuries were not immediately provided. Continue reading

Was Bonnie Franklin A Smoker?

Was Bonnie Franklin a smoker? Does it matter? Is it too soon? Well readers want to know which means it’s not too soon and it does matter! So the question is, was Bonnie Franklin a smoker? And if so, did her smoking contribute to her death? The answer is, yes, no and maybe.


I have no idea if Bonnie smoked, either at the time of her death or at any other time in her life, but if she did smoke it could have contributed to her death. The “One Day At A Time” actress underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2012 before subsuming to the disease one year later at age 69.


There were an estimated 40,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer every year, according to the National Cancer Institute, and one in 71 have a chance of developing pancreatic cancer sometime in his or her lifetime.


The following things could increase your chances of contracting the disease;

aging, the average age a person is diagnosed with the cancer is 72, being male, being African American, smoking, being obese, having a family history, and having certain conditions (such as diabetes) are also risk factors for the disease, the American Cancer Society reported.


Franklin joins a number of other notable names who have fallen to this disease.