NY Teen Shane Pinard ID’d As Victim In Saturday Vienna Fatal Vehicle Crash

ONEIDA COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Shane Pinard, of Vienna, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday fatal vehicle crash in Oneida County.

Pinard, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle crash that injured two other teens Saturday near Vienna.

According to reports, Pinard was operating a Ford pickup truck on Vienna Road in Vienna, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway Saturday. The vehicle then entered a culvert and rolled over multiple times.

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

A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were passengers were transported with non-life injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved teen:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 234,878. The county seat is Utica – Wikipedia.

NY Man Shaquan Wilson ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Bronx Fatal Shooting

BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — Shaquan Wilson, of The Bronx, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal shooting in Bronx County.

Wilson, 21, was shot dead near The Bronx Friday night.

According to reports, police responded to a call of shots fired in area of 1741 Randall Avenue in The Bronx around 10:40 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, Wilson was found suffering from apparent gunshot injuries.

The suspect was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a white stripe on the side, black sneakers and a white face mask.

Wilson was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead fo gunshot injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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Geo quick facts: The Bronx is a borough of New York City. It’s known for Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees baseball team. Dating from 1899, the vast Bronx Zoo houses hundreds of species of animals. Nearby, the sprawling New York Botanical Garden features a landmark greenhouse with rainforest and cactus displays. By the Hudson River, Wave Hill is a landscaped public garden with wooded paths and a cultural center – wikipedia.

NY Man Zahr Butler ID’d As Victim In Friday Morning Rochester Fatal Shooting

MONROE COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Zahr Butler of Rochester, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Friday morning fatal shooting in Monroe County.

Butler, 21, was killed in a shooting near Rochester early Friday morning.

According to reports, Butler was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 100 block of Ok Terrace near the Avenue D Recreation Center in Rochester around 1 a.m.

Police say, the deadly incident occurred after officers disbursed a large gathering in the area.

Butler was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot injuries.

No suspect or motive information was provided by police.

Anyone with possible information should call 911.

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Geo quick facts: Monroe County is a county in the Finger Lakes region of New York, in the United States. The county is along Lake Ontario’s southern shore. As of 2019, Monroe County’s population was 741,770, a decrease since the 2010 census. Its county seat and largest city is the city of Rochester – Wikipedia.

NY Man Kyle Seamon ID’d As Victim In Thursday Richfield Motorcycle-VS-SUV Crash

RICHFIELD, NY. (THECOUNT) — Kyle Seamon of Burlington Flats, New York, has been identified as the victim in a motorcycle-versus-auto crash in the town of Richfield on Thursday afternoon.

Seamon, 20, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Richfield Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, Seamon was operating a motorcycle on state Route 28 near Hyder Road when an SUV performed a left turn in his path.

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

The driver of the SUV was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Criminal charges may be pending in the crash, according to reports.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Seamon:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Richfield is a town located in Otsego County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 2,388. The Town of Richfield is located at the northern border of the county – Wikipedia.

Tuesday Morning West Nyack House Blaze Claims Life Of NY Woman

WEST NYACK, NY. (THECOUNT) — A Tuesday early morning blaze took the life of a West Nyack, New York woman.

The fire, which occurred Tuesday in the early morning hours, claimed the life of a 63-year-old woman in West Nyack.

According to the Clarkstown Police Department, firefighters responded to a structure fire at 9 Wheeler Place around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. As first responders arrived, the single-family home displayed heavy smoke and fire emitting from the rear of the house which hampered firefighting efforts.

A woman was later discovered found deceased inside the home.

West Nyack firefighters made entry into the home where they found the woman and extinguished the fire, reports DailyVoice.

The victim’s identification will be released upon notification of next of kin.

The fire is being investigated by the Clarkstown Detective Bureau.

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Geo quick facts: West Nyack is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of Blauvelt, east of Nanuet, southwest of Valley Cottage, southeast of Bardonia, and west of Central Nyack. It is approximately 18 miles north of New York City – Wikipedia.

Jailed Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive For Coronavirus

ALDEN, NY. (THECOUNT) — Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to officials connected to the New York state prison system.

Weinstein, 68, is being isolated at Wende Correctional Facility in Alden, New York, officials told CNHI Sunday.

The once movie mogul, is one of two Wende inmates who have tested positive, the officials said.

Officials familiar with his situation said it is believed Weinstein was positive for the virus when he entered the state prison system last Wednesday from Rikers Island, a New York City jail.

Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA), said he could not comment on Weinstein’s situation or elaborate on any inmate’s health record due to privacy rules, reports Niagara-Gazette.

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Geo quick facts: Alden is a town in Erie County, New York. The population was 10,865 at the 2010 census. The town is derived from a family name known to early settlers. Alden is in the northeast part of Erie County, east of Buffalo. It contains a village also called Alden – Wikipedia.

NY Funeral Home Now Offering ‘Virtual Funeral’ Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

HORSEHEADS, NY. (THECOUNT) — New York funeral home, Sullivan Funeral Homes, has a new option for families who have lost a loved one during the coronavirus emergency, virtual funerals.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow, the way we send loved ones to their final resting place is changing as well.

Owner Kevin Sullivan says, “It’s a big concern with everyone in my industry… Across the state, people are scrambling to see what the best way we can provide services for families and their loved ones”.

Sullivan says, “The hardest thing is you want that emotional connection, that hug, that face to face and now that that’s taken away from all of us, we’re trying to figure out the best way to do that whether it be a live stream or video tribute online,” reports WeAreCentralPa.

Sullivan says while they haven’t utilized the technology yet, they will now stream the funerals live from their website through the loved one’s page.

As social gatherings are being regulated due to the pandemic, it’s virtual funerals like the ones here at Sullivan that are helping people say goodbye to loved ones.

“I think going forward that’s what we’re going to have to do, immediate family is one thing but for friends and families that can’t make it or have known the loved one for years and want to see say goodbye this is an option, saying goodbye is part of the healing process.”

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Geo quick facts: Horseheads is a village in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 6,461 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the number of bleached skulls of pack horses left behind by the Sullivan Expedition. The village of Horseheads is located within the town of Horseheads – Wikipedia.

Bronx Saturday Morning Subway Double-Stabbing Leaves 1 Dead

BRONX, NY. (THECOUNT) — The NYPD is investigating after a double-stabbing on a subway platform in the Bronx left one man dead and another fighting for his life in an area hospital.

Police say, a black male in his 40’s who was wearing a grey sweater, stabbed two men – one 25-year-old fatally, and the other 28 – at the Morrison Avenue/Soundview station.

The attack happened just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday on the 6 train southbound platform, reports ABC7NY.

The 25-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead of stab wounds.

The 28-year-old man was transported to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The suspect fled on foot.

6 trains were bypassing the Morrison Avenue/Soundview station in both directions as police completed their investigation.

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Geo quick facts: The Bronx is a borough of New York City. It’s known for Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees baseball team. Dating from 1899, the vast Bronx Zoo houses hundreds of species of animals. Nearby, the sprawling New York Botanical Garden features a landmark greenhouse with rainforest and cactus displays. By the Hudson River, Wave Hill is a landscaped public garden with wooded paths and a cultural center – wikipedia.

Mystery After Female NY 7-Eleven Employee Killed In Cheektowaga Store Shooting ‘Not Robbery, Did Not Know Suspect’

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY. (THECOUNT) — Hannah Morse, formerly of Lockport, NY, did not know the man who fatally shot her as she worked at a Cheektowaga 7-Eleven, and robbery does not appear to be the motive, this according to police Monday morning.

Morse, 23, was shot by 27-year-old Travis J. Zukic, and later died Sunday at an area hospital.

Cheektowaga Police confirmed the 23-year-old Cheektowaga resident was a store employee but stopped short of offering a motive in the killing.

According to the Cheektowaga Police Department, they responded to a call of a man with a gun inside the 7-Eleven store located at 475 French Road around 11 a.m. Sunday. Police say while dispatchers were on the phone with someone in the store, Zukic shot Morse for still unknown reasons.

Police arrived at the scene as the suspected shooter was leaving the store and an officer fired a shot at the man. The man, who police later identified as Zukic, was not injured, but he was taken into custody, reports WGRZ.

Paula LaNasa Monaco via Facebook:

“Can’t piece together why someone would do this…if they didn’t know each other and robbery was not the motive, then what?”

Zukic, of Buffalo, NY, was arraigned Sunday night on one count of second-degree murder in town court. He’s being held at the Erie County Holding Center and will appear in town court on Thursday, according to police.

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Geo quick facts: Cheektowaga is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 88,226. The town is in the north-central part of the county, and is an inner ring suburb. It is the second largest suburb of Buffalo, after the town of Amherst – Wikipedia.

Fort Jackson SC Drill Sergeant Maxwell Besch ID’d As Soldier Found Dead At Columbia Off-Post Residence Thursday Night

COLUMBIA, SC. (THECOUNT) — Fort Jackson soldier, Staff Sgt. Maxwell Besch, has been identified as the man found dead at an off-base residence Thursday.

Besch, whose age was not provided, has been identified as the Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant who died Thursday night at his off-post residence.

Besch was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment.

RCSD has notified Fort Jackson officials of Besch’s death, reports WIS.

“Today is a heartbreaking day and this loss is felt deeply by all,” Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. said. “Our hearts and prayers are with the family members and teammates of Drill Sergeant Besch. We are providing every comfort and assistance that we can to all involved.”

A cause of the death was not provided by base officials.

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Geo quick facts: Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It’s home to the South Carolina State House, a Greek Revival building set in gardens dotted with monuments. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a huge park with animal enclosures and botanical gardens. A diverse collection spanning centuries is on display at the Columbia Museum of Art. Dating to 1823, the Robert Mills House is a mansion and museum surrounded by ornate gardens – wikipedia.