SC Man Chris O’Neal ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Pickens County Vehicle Collision

PICKENS COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — Christopher James O’Neal, of Greenville, South Carolina, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday vehicle collision in Pickens County.

O’Neal, 29, was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Liberty Wednesday evening.

According to reports, O’Neal was operating a Toyota SUV on Calhoun Memorial Hwy/ US-123, near US-178, when the vehicle came into contact with a disabled GMC truck around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

O’Neal was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Pickens County is a county in the northwest part of the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 119,224. Its county seat is Pickens. The county was created in 1826. It is part of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

IL Woman Jamie Poulos ID’d As Victim In Sunday Fatal Uber Involved Chicago Crash

CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — Jamie Poulos of Berwyn, Illinois, has been identified as the victim killed in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 55 involving an Uber vehicle.

Poulos was killed while out celebrating her 23rd birthday with friends. Rami Matariyeh, 23, of Homer Glen, is due in court Tuesday on reckless homicide charges in the I-55 vehicle death of Poulos.

The Chicago Tribune reports authorities say Matariyeh fled in a ride-hailing car after causing the crash. Police say he was drunk when he fled Sunday after his sedan crashed into Poulos’ Uber ride. Illinois State Police ran the license plates on Matariyeh’s vehicle and Will County sheriff’s police were at his home when he arrived, asleep in his Uber ride, reports WGNTV.

Matariyeh was treated for his injuries and taken into police custody.

According to social media, Poulos was a popular shift manager at Starbucks. She attended Morton College and Morton West High School.


Geo quick facts: Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works.

CA Woman Natalia Moreno ID’d As Wednesday Victim In Fatal Indio Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash

INDIO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Natalia Moreno, of Coachella, CA, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday morning fatal crash in Indio.

Moreno, 21, was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash while traveling on on Interstate 10 between the Jackson Street and Golf Center Drive exits in Indio.

The victim was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Spark on I-10, when for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines and exited the roadway.

The Spark then collided with a tree before coming to a rest.

Moreno was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the violent crash.

A crash report noted that Moreno was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Drugs nor alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Indio is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California Colorado Desert region. It lies 23 miles east of Palm Springs, 75 miles east of Riverside, 127 miles east of Los Angeles, and 148 miles northeast of San Diego. The word Indio is Spanish for Indian – Wikipedia.

Starbucks Barista Gives Jodie Foster Star Treatment, One Problem, It was Helen Hunt

Oscar-winning actress, Helen Hunt, tweeted a photo of a Starbucks cup with the name “Jody” written on it, along with the caption, “Ordered my drink @Starbucks Asked the barista if she wanted my name. She winked and said. “We gotcha” #JodieFoster”

The Starbucks barista mistook Hunt for another Oscar-winning actor, Jodie Foster, whose name he also got wrong, spelling it “Jody.”

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When Helen asked if the Starbucks employee wanted her name, the barista simply responded, “We gotcha.” Weeelllll, apparently they don’t, because they wrote “Jody” Continue reading

Wondering If Starbucks Is Open Today Easter Sunday?

If you’re craving a tasty Starbucks beverage, but you’re not sure if your store is open today, we have good news for you!

Starbucks is open today, on Easter Sunday, in participating locations. Click here to search for a location near you and make sure to check the results for store hours on Easter.

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Now check out a couple of the special drinks available for Easter as well as the Spring season. Continue reading

Starbucks Announces Sweeping Changes To Rewards Program

Starbucks is changing the way it distributes “stars” in its popular reward program.

In an email set out to Starbucks Rewards members, Aimee Johnson
Senior Vice President, detailed the sweeping changes, while admitting, “it might mean taking a little longer to get that free treat.”

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Dear Count,

We have exciting news to share. This April, My Starbucks Rewards becomes Starbucks Rewards, a new program that reflects the #1 request we heard from members: more Stars awarded based on what you buy, no matter how often you visit.

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Ariel Winter Emerges More Confident After Breast Reduction

Ariel Winter, who is one of the stars of popular TV series, Modern Family, underwent breast reduction surgery back in August 2015, has now emerged in Beverly Hills appearing more confident.

Winter, who will be 18 in four days, had the elective surgery after complaining of constant back and neck pain.

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It’s been nearly a year since Ariel Winter was emancipated from her mother … and it looks like she’s doing just fine on her own. The 17-year-old ‘Modern Family’ star was snapped in Bev Hills leaving a Starbucks. h/t tmz (photo AMG-GSI)

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Winter kept the surgery secret, only confiding in co-stars Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara, who were completely supportive.

STARBUSTED! Woman Confronts Barista Who Stole Credit Card Number

When you give that credit card to the Starbucks cashier, be aware, be very aware.. You might just end up a venti cup of fraud.

A California Starbucks customer posted a video to YouTube showing her confrontation with a Starbucks barista, accusing the worker of making a copy of her credit card and then spending over $200 at Ralphs grocery store.

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The young thief admits her wrongdoing.. But adds the disclaimer that she’s a “good child, who goes to school and plays soccer.” Continue reading

BREW-HAHA! Demi Lovato Weighs In On Starbucks Red Cup Scandal

Demi Lovato is weighing in on the whole Starbucks red cup controversy saying the coffee giant should perhaps produce a cup that actually reflects the season.

The “Cool For The Summer,” singer took to Twitter to pour a cup of smackdown, telling Starbucks designers they should go for something more, “Christmassy.”

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“Why doesn’t @Starbucks at least make the cups about the actual season: winter? Continue reading

Phoney Facebook Survey Touts Free Starbucks Lifetime Pass

Social media users are inundated with survey scams promising free or heavily discounted goods and services by everyone from Kohl’s to Costco. But now a new hoax survey is targeting Starbucks lovers with the lure of free lifetime coffee passes.

Facebook users were offered embedded links offered a lifetime pass to Starbucks titled “Starbucks Is Giving Free Lifetime Pass on it’s [sic] 44th Anniversary (83 Pass Remaining),” which cloned the style of Facebook-based content.

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The embedded links involved a variety of URLs, some of which included entirely unrelated scam-bait terms like “iTunes” and “Apple.” Continue reading