A man who was pointing a pistol at his own head was shot to death by Vermont State Police as he walked toward the officers on a busy interstate. The officers repeatedly told Benjamin Gregware, 42, of Sheldon, Vermont, to drop his weapon, but he did not comply, according to police in an Associated Press report.
State police Col. Matthew Birmingham said that Gregware never pointed his weapon toward police. He was shot three times, and he died at a hospital not long after. According to the Associated Press, Trooper Christopher Brown and another officer fired 12 shots in total.
This marked the third fatal shooting involving Brown in the last six months alone, the Burlington Free Press reported. Just last month, he was one of nine members of law enforcement who fatally shot a bank robbery suspect on the athletic field of a high school. As a result,
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HLN Renews Search for Golden State Killer in “Unmasking A Killer” Premiering March 18
Five-Part Series Profiles California’s Most Prolific Uncaught Serial Killer
After FBI Announces $50,000 Reward
NEW YORK (February 13, 2018) – HLN intensifies the manhunt for one of the nation’s most prolific uncaught serial killers with a new true crime original series, Unmasking A Killer premiering Sunday, March 18 at 9pm ET/PT, only on HLN. The five-part docuseries profiles the terrifying real-life story of the Golden State Killer – a man responsible for a staggering 51 attacks and 12 murders in California. Investigators have searched for the sadistic criminal for forty years and with recent evidence suggesting he may still be alive, in 2016 the FBI Sacramento announced a national campaign and $50,000 reward to identify the perpetrator – making the investigation hotter than ever.
Through five one-hour episodes, Unmasking A Killer takes an in-depth look at the manhunt, patterns, escape methods and
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Tyler Hilinski, a 21-year-old quarterback for Washington State was found dead in his Pullman, Washington apartment on Tuesday. According to ESPN, police said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, and the rifle that is believed to have been used was found next to his body.
He also left behind a suicide note. The contents of that note have not been made public.
Police made the tragic discovery after Hilinski didn’t show up for a football practice. Someone called in a welfare check for the young athlete.
Hilinski’s brother Ryan, who is also a football quarterback, released a statement of his own about his late brother on Tuesday. “We, as a family, are grieving after receiving news that my brother, Tyler Hilinski took his own life this afternoon. We are in complete shock and disarray. Tyler was the kid that put a smile on everybody’s face when they were
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On October 3rd, 1849, iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe was found in a state of delirium outside of a tavern in Baltimore, Maryland. He had been missing for a week and died four days later. The gothic writer’s appearance was described as “repulsive” at the time of the incident.
The exact cause of Poe’s death has remained a mystery. His death certificate has been lost, if it ever existed. It remains inconclusive whether he died from suicide, alcoholism, or from medical conditions which included hypoglycemia. Some have since theorized foul play was involved.
Friends who attempted to revive Poe back to health following the October 3rd incident noted that he called out for “Reynolds” numerous times in his state of half-consciousness. No one has ever determined who — or what — Reynolds could be.
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An Ohio State University student identified only as AJ has found himself the subject of a public humiliation after texts, which show him attempting to cheat on his girlfriend, were posted on social media.
According to The Daily Mail, another student spotted the interaction and shared a picture of the text exchange on the campus’s public channel, The Buckeye Snap. Only a few hours later, the image had made its way to Twitter, prompting responses from users around the world proclaiming “F*** AJ.” Snaps poured in from the top of Mount Everest, Canada, South Korea and New York City.
AJ was tracked down and his full name was eventually shared by the original poster to avoid implicating other men named AJ, leading to his various other social media accounts being widely shared. People also began sharing images of the offending AJ with his girlfriend, who was
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A federal appeals court is allowing a man convicted of sexual assault to continue to play college football this weekend, Crime Online reported, even as his university tried to keep that from happening.
Ma’lik Richmond, 21, was convicted in 2013 of digitally penetrating a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old girl and taking photos of her naked body in the infamous Steubenville, Ohio case, along with his co-perpetrator Trent Mays. The victim apparently only learned that she had been raped through widely circulated social media posts showing her repeated assaults.
Richmond, who was 16 years old at the time, served about 10 months in a juvenile detention center for the crime, according to USA Today. He then returned to his high school football team and later joined the football team of Youngstown State University.
After the ensuing controversy, including a petition started by a Youngstown student, the university decided to block Richmond
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His attacks dot up and down California — as far north as Sacramento and down through Santa Barbara and Orange County — but in the 40 years since the attacks began, the Golden State Killer has never been caught. In fact, the public hardly knew he existed until recently. One crime expert, Mike Morford — who calls himself “True Crime Guy” — hopes to change that.
For more than a year, Morford has been tracking the mysterious killer, whom the Los Angeles Times reports raped at least 45 women and murdered 12 individuals, and he’s met with the Golden State Killer’s victims.
Morford says only recently have police and the public begun to connect the crimes to one man, and he’s been doing everything he can to get the word out himself.
“When I first learned about this case, I noticed he had a much higher victim count than other serial
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Families flock to the Wisconsin State Fair each summer to indulge their sweet tooth, see local crafts, enjoy a ride on the Wonderfair Wheel and take in performances by leading artists. This year’s fair features appearances by John Mellencamp, The Beach Boys and Pentatonix. Unfortunately, it also featured a couple having sex on a bench in between the concession stands and the public restrooms.
Even more unfortunately, someone filmed it on their phone.
“We’re here for a horse show or a dog show – not to make babies,” fairgoer Morgan Hakenson told Wisconsin’s FOX6.
The Smoking Gun later identified the couple as Desiree Anderson and Robert Beasley, both 28 years old and “previously married to each other.”
Witnesses say the couple started going at it in full view of other visitors and appeared to know they were being filmed. At one point during the video, Beasley pauses to
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The carnival ride at the Ohio State Fair that malfunctioned on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring 7 was inspected just hours before the horrific incident.
According to TIME, inspectors repeatedly looked over the “Fire Ball” and signed off on it just hours before an entire row of the gondola wheel broke apart, ejecting at least two people into the air.
Tyler Jarrell, 18 was thrown about 50 feet and was pronounced dead not far from the ride. He had just graduated high school and was enlisted in the Marine Corps. His girlfriend was among the seriously injured. At least two are listed in critical condition, according to TIME.
Kaylie Bellomy was in the next group waiting to board the Fire Ball, and she described the chaos to WCMH-TV.
“It was going for a minute and it was at its highest point and I saw somebody fall on the ride, and then
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In a cringeworthy video released by the Orlando Police Department yesterday, an officer pulls over a black woman for a license plate check—only to quickly try to end the conversation when he learns that the driver is the state attorney.
“What agency are you with?” the officer asks her in the June 19 traffic stop.
“I’m the state attorney” responds Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first black state attorney, who serves as head of the 9th Judicial District.
“All right, thank you,” the officer says quickly, adding that he pulled her over because a check of her license plate came up empty. She then asks why they ran her tag to begin with; he responds that they run tags routinely.
“That’s how we figure out if cars are stolen and that sort of thing,” he says.
“Also, the windows are really dark, I don’t have a tint measure but that’s another reason for the stop,” he adds.
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