Two men allegedly killed a stray dog to help stage a fake crime scene with a long-running enemy. According to WSAZ, 26-year-old Jeffrey Spence and 19-year-old Casey Spence used dog blood to help concoct a story about being attacked. They have been charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal trespassing and theft by unlawful taking or disposition a motor vehicle.
The incident began when authorities found a man named Fred Daniels hit on the head with a crowbar near his home in Tomahawk, Kentucky on Saturday morning. He had to have around 50 staples in his head. He said the assailants had stolen his truck after the attack.
Later that morning, the Spences claimed Daniels assaulted them at their home with a shotgun and that Casey used the crowbar in an act of self-defense. While searching the premises, authorities found blood everywhere in the home that was staged to look like Daniels’ blood and a hole
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A British woman who was recently diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer wrote in a now-viral Facebook post this week that doctors repeatedly “brushed off” her cancer because she “looked healthy,” and instead, diagnosed her with asthma.
Vicky Veness, a 30-year-old personal trainer and non-smoker, wrote the post on Aug. 12, and has since garnered 1.8 thousand Facebook reactions and more than 600 shares.
“This photo was taken a few hours before I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer,” the post reads. “I’m 30 years old, a personal trainer, runner, non smoker and healthy eater. When you have cancer you won’t necessarily look ill on the outside. The symptoms might be much more subtle and only show themselves occasionally.”
“Unfortunately my symptoms were brushed off as asthma by many general practitioners,” the post continues. “The moral of the story is this, if you feel unwell for whatever reason, it doesn’t matter how silly
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A French singer died on stage on Wednesday after reportedly being electrocuted.
Rising star Barbara Weldens, 35, was performing at a local festival in France when she collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the BBC. Storms were reportedly moving through the area at the time.
Investigators are looking into electrical equipment on the stage.
According to the New York Daily News, the festival put out a statement on her death, saying, “It was with great emotion that we learned this morning of the death of Barbara Weldens, our Pic d’Or 2016 at a concert last night in Gourdon in the Lot, obviously electrocuted.”
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The phrase “holiday entertainment” usually conjures up thoughts of singing elves or dancing Rockettes.
Tell that to West Orange’s Luna Stage, which instead has on its docket an intimate, psychological musical about two murderers. “Thrill Me: The Leopold Loeb Story” is based on the same real-life story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” and the Sandra Bullock thriller “Murder by Numbers.” Unlike most holiday shows, this one definitely does not end with a warm-and-fuzzy volley of Christmas carols.
“We didn’t have an original holiday piece this year,” says Cheryl Katz, artistic director at Luna Stage. “So I wanted to give our audience something different, something outside of the realm of what we normally produce.”
“I would say it’s ‘alternative programming,'” adds the show’s creator, Stephen Dolginoff, laughing.
First staged off-Broadway in 2005, “Thrill Me” is a two-person musical about the purported “crime of the century” in 1924, in
Read more at: http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/11/homicide_for_the_holidays_luna_stage_serves_up_chi.html