A middle school teacher in Oklahoma was shot to death in front of his family while trying to protect them during a home invasion. Shane Anderson, 44, a geography teacher Oneta Ridge Middle School, was killed in front of his wife and two young daughters on Sunday, according to Inside Edition.
“I am devastated by the news of Mr. Anderson’s tragic passing,” said Broken Arrow Public Schools Superintendent Janet Dunlop. “Our hearts are breaking for his family, and we will support them every way possible during this unimaginable time.”
A teen was arrested in connection of the murder. Police suspect 16-year-old Deonte Green of being on a crime spree. He’s also accused of kidnapping an elderly couple at gunpoint 30 minutes before breaking into Anderson’s home. In that incident, the teen allegedly forced the couple to withdraw cash from an ATM. He then allegedly raped the wife.
The crowd had gathered to watch country musician Jason Aldean perform, part of a three-day festival. It is the deadliest shooting in American history, to date.
The shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada was found dead in his hotel room.
People reports that 23 weapons were discovered in his hotel room, most of which were military-style rifles. At least one of those rifles had been modified with a“bump stock” style device, which allows for rapid fire without a technical conversion to a fully automatic gun. That device alters the gun’s stock so that the shooter can pull the trigger faster. Other weapons found in Paddock’s possession were converted to fully automatic. Four
The search for a missing Chicago woman ended in tragedy Sunday when her dead body was discovered inside a walk-in freezer at a hotel where she had attended a party.
WGN9 in Chicago reports 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins had gone to a party Friday night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, and never returned. Now Jenkins’ family is asking how she died and why the hotel didn’t do more to help them find her.
Jenkins had left her home around 11:30 Friday night to celebrate landing a new job at an area nursing home. She borrowed her mother’s truck and with a group of friends went to a party being held in a hotel room at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel Conference Center, not far from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. As night turned into morning, Jenkins’ friends lost track of her but later found her cell phone
A 20-Year-Old college student died while on a hike to a hot spring in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, according to Denver NBC affiliate KUSA.
Susanna Deforest of Collegeville, Pennsylvania fell ill while on a 16-mile hike to Conundrum Hot Springs, south of Aspen.
DeForest was visiting three friends from Pennsylvania who now live in the town of Dillon, Colorado.
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Todaro told The Aspen Times the group had the proper gear, water and food to spend the night at the hot spring, but left late in the day on Thursday, August 18. According to the website AllTrails, the hike is rated as “difficult” and can take up to eight hours to complete.
About six miles into the hike Deforest became ill and started vomiting. The group set up a tent for her to rest in, while two members of the party hiked out to get help. They
A Massachusetts police officer mocked the counter-demonstrators who were mowed down during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
“Hahahaha love this, maybe people shouldn’t block roads,” Springfield Officer Conrad Lariviere wrote in a Facebook comment on a news article about the incident.
Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri said the department has launched an investigation into the officer’s comments, according to ABC News.
“I received notification of this Facebook post earlier today via email from a complainant. The post is purportedly from Springfield police officer. I took immediate steps to initiate a prompt and thorough internal investigation,” Barbieri wrote in an email. “If in fact this post did originate from an officer employed with the Springfield Police Department, this matter will be reviewed by the Community Police Hearings Board for further action.”
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was killed in the crash. Nineteen
A man was caught pleasuring himself in a Howell, New Jersey movie theater during a showing of the children’s movie “The Emoji Movie.”
Abraham Parnes, 43, turned himself in to police Wednesday evening. According to News12, a woman in the theater noticed that Parnes, who was sitting in the back row, had his hands down his unzipped pants. The woman informed theater personnel, and the theater’s manager asked him to leave.
The incident allegedly happened on July 28, PIX11 reported. It was the opening night of the film.
Parnes has been charged with lewdness and released on a summons.
[Photo: Getty Images and Howell Police Department]
A woman’s body was found buried in a hole in the sand on a beach in Maryland.
Thirty-year-old Ashley O’Connor, an artist from Plano, Texas, was taking stroll on the beach in the middle of the night, according to the Associated Press. Authorities believe she either fell or sat in a hole dug by another vacationer. The sand then collapsed, burying her alive.
Beachgoers discovered her body a little before dawn on Monday. According to ABC News, they spotted her arm sticking out of the sand. Investigators spent 9 hours digging for clues in the spot where O’Connor died. Meanwhile, sunbathers laid on towels just a few feet away.
A medical examiner confirmed that the death was an accident and a rare one: ABC News reports that there has only been 31 incidents of people dying in recreational sand holes over a 10-year period worldwide.
A mother who died on an Alaskan cruise ship Tuesday night was allegedly murdered by her husband during a “murder mystery dinner.” The FBI released documents on Thursday that revealed Kristy Manzanares, 39, was killed by her 39-year-old husband Kenneth because she “wouldn’t stop laughing” at him. The Utah couple was supposed to be celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary. Their three teen daughters joined them on their trip aboard the Emerald Princess.
“One of the little girls from that room came running out calling for help that her parents had been in a fight. She sounded pretty desperate,” passenger Chris Ceman told Inside Edition.
According to the Associated Press, the husband tried to drag Manzanares to the balcony but was stopped. According to the FBI, the mother suffered a severe head wound. Blood was spread all about her cabin. The husband allegedly told a witness, that “she would not
Before serial killer David Berkowitz received the nickname “Son of Sam,” he was known as the .44 Caliber Killer. Igniting paranoia over the tri-state area, Berkowitz remained at large as he taunted the NYPD. In a new documentary, The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam, reporters can be seen polling dark-haired women about their thoughts and feelings on the man who seemed to be targeting women who looked just like them.
In the footage, Channel 11 News reporter Jeff Kamen can be seen asking women if they cosidered dyeing their hair to avoid attracting the notorious murderer.
“Berkowitz’s method of stalking the streets at night, murdering brazenly, was incredibly difficult to track, and the NYPD formed a 200-person task force, Operation Omega, to bring him to justice. Attacking young couples in different sections of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn meant that no neighborhood was safe during his rampage, and police and the public had
Casey Anthony’s attorney Cheney Mason theorized last week that her former client—who was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, six years ago—“blacked out” during the death.
“I believe that Casey’s mind, in some dimension, I guess the common word would say ‘snapped.’ She didn’t go crazy by any means — but blackout — completely a blackout — of what went on and what happened,” Mason told LawNewz Network host Jesse Weber (believe it or not, a website by the name of “LawNewz” is a legitimate source, founded by ABC News legal affairs anchor Dan Abrams).
Mason was responding to comments by Anthony earlier this year to the AP that “I’m still not even certain as I stand here today sure about what happened.”