Lawyers for Chris Soules — who was “The Bachelor” on season 19 of the ABC show — are asking the court to dismiss a charge against Soules that claims he failed to remain at the scene of a car accident, People reported.
Iowa authorities claim that Soules, 35, left the scene of a fatal car accident that resulted in the death of 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher, a veteran. But Soules’ attorneys say that the charges are unfounded.
“Because Mr. Soules indisputably stopped his vehicle, returned to the injured driver, contacted law enforcement, provided aid to the injured driver, arranged for medical treatment for the injured driver, remained until emergency personnel responded to the injured party, and provided identification data, the State’s charge must be dismissed,” court documents by Soules’ attorneys said.
Soules also attempted to resuscitate Mosher with CPR, his lawyers claimed.
“Mr. Soules checked on Mr. Mosher to determine if he
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Jeremy Meeks has gone from a viral mugshot to a fashion model. The “Hot Felon” has been seen living large around the world—with Topshop heiress Chloe Green on his arm—but his estranged wife alleges that he’s been neglecting their family. According to TMZ, Melissa Meeks has filed docs asking for child and spousal support as well as sole custody of their 7-year-old son.
Melissa says that “success went to his head and he left us.” In July, Jeremy filed docs to separate from Melissa after eight years of marriage. Earlier this month, he filed for divorce.
Melissa alleges that Jeremy is living a lavish life, courtesy of his girlfriend. She says that he “basically lives as a playboy with a rich girlfriend.” She cites that he drives a $150k luxury car and has lots of jewelry. She doesn’t know exactly how much Jeremy is earning but assures, “I am not yet sure
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Five teenagers from Clio, Michigan have been charged with second-degree murder after a rock they threw off an overpass fatally struck a man. The teens — Kyle Anger, 17; Mark Sekelsky, 16; Mikadyn Payne, 16; Trevor Gray, 15; and Alexander Miller, 15 — were throwing large rocks and chunks of concrete at cars travelling on Interstate 75 on Wednesday. Five vehicles were struck, ClickOnDetroit reports. Several pulled off the road after suffering damage to their cars.
Kenneth Andrew White, 32, was travelling in a van when a large, six pound rock came crashing through his windshield. He was sitting in the passenger seat when he was hit. He suffered a skull fracture, brain injury, broken clavicle and a fracture to his facial skeleton, WNEM reports. Not long after, he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
White was a father of four.
“He was a good man and a good father,”
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An elderly Indiana pastor was arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted young children at his church, the Rushville Baptist Temple, Fox59 reported.
The investigation into Garry Evans, 72, began in early September after a 3-year-old girl allegedly told her mother that the pastor had made her touch his penis, according to court documents. It is not clear if Evans has entered a plea at this time.
After the mother reported the incident to authorities, police interviewed the girl, who told them that Evans had brought her into his office under the pretense of giving her candy.
Once they were behind closed doors, the girl said, Evans pulled down his pants, made the girl touch his penis, and then asked her not to tell anyone about what had occurred.
Officers searched the church on Sept. 22. As rumors of the incident spread, other parents began asking their daughters if Evans had touched them,
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Early in the summer, the Fyre Festival made headlines as reports from the event showed the grave conditions guests were faced with, contrasting sharply with the promises of luxury and opulence offered by the organizers. Now, Billy McFarland, the festival’s organizer often blamed for the event’s total failure, is pleading not guilty to charges of wire fraud and making false statements to a bank in Manhattan federal court.
The Fyre Festival used an influencer marketing strategy that appealed to the wealthy by showing off extravagent ammenities and a lineup of big-name musical acts.
The festival fell apart as guests arrived on the Bahamian island, with all of the performers and the caterer pulling out. Attendees were met with incredibly poor conditions, including a lack of food, roving stray dogs, and unsanitary tents — contrasting sharply with the images of models on jetskis
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A high school teenager who was accused of strangling his mother’s abusive ex-boyfriend will not face charges.
As the Huffington Post shares, 18-year-old Luis Moux of New York City stepped in to stop the ex-boyfriend from beating his mother.
Forty-three-year-old Stanley Washington was killed on August 14. On Monday, a grand jury declined to indict the high school football player for manslaughter. Moux told authorities, per the NY Daily News, that he put Washington in the fatal chokehold for two minutes until he “fell asleep.” He said he woke up to find his mom, 37-year-old Lorena Sesma (pictured below with her son), being beaten by the man following a 4:30 am argument in the hallway of her apartment.
Sources tell the Daily News that Washington had been arrested 33 times for an array of charges, ranging from assault to criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, criminal trespass and possession and sale
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Two teenage girls may face charges of animal cruelty after posting Snapchat videos of themselves setting a dog on fire.
According to My Fox 8, the teens from Guilford County, North Carolina posted clips that show one girl using an aerosol can and lighter to create flames that she points at a dog. The video was captioned, “she burnt the dog.”
The Snapchat was shared on Facebook this weekend and quickly went viral. Sheriff’s officials share that concerned viewers of the video contacted them.
You can watch the video here (warning: content may be disturbing to some viewers).
The dog’s fur was singed but its skin was not burned.
“At this point I have no idea what led up to the act. I just know what we saw with the video,” said Sgt. David Posten, with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.
The girls are 13 and 14
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On August 23, 2012 seven-time Tour de France-winner Lance Armstrong announced that he would not be contesting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges against him. He had adamantly denied doping allegations for years, as he had been accused of doping as far back as 1999.
In 2005, Armstrong stated, “If you consider my situation: a guy who comes back from arguably, you know, a death sentence [his 1996 cancer diagnosis and treatment], why would I then enter into a sport and dope myself up and risk my life again? That’s crazy. I would never do that. No. No way.”
By not contesting, Armstrong was stripped of all of his tour de France victories.
Not long after, Armstrong publicly confessed to cheating by doping in a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey. He blamed it on his consumption of
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Antonette Thevenin, a Grass Valley, California woman, was killed in an ATV accident while the driver was under the influence of alcohol, according to CBS.
Now, driver Carlee D’Arata faces manslaughter charges. D’Arata was a close family friend of the victim.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have any remorse for her right now,” said Trish Strom, Antonette’s mother. “Her going to prison is not going to bring my daughter back. But she gets to see her children when she comes out too … The fact that her and her husband have never come forward to say they’re sorry, not a card, not anything.”
“They just left her there,” Strom added.
“I know one thing, she gets to tuck her kids in at night for the last four months while my granddaughter cries herself to sleep for her mom,” Strom concluded.
Those close to the women involved in the accident say D’Arata has had a drinking problem for a while: “I
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The father of two men who were convicted of rape this year has also been charged with rape.
Arthur Lyen French, 55, of Battle Creek, Michigan was arraigned on Tuesday, charged with the 2009 rape of a now-52-year-old woman.
The victim told police that she was sleeping when her acquaintance, French, knocked on the door, came in, and wouldn’t let her leave. She said that when she refused sex, he punched her multiple times, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer. He allegedly punched her so hard, it punctured her eardrum.
French had just recently been released from jail at the time of that incident.
French told police back in 2009 that he went to the woman’s house to collect $25 she was holding for him. He alleged that she began to hit him when he asked for his cash and then claimed that she agreed to have sex to make up for not
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