Ruby Grant, 21, and Freddie Dewayne Grant, 27, were found fatally shot about 7 p.m. inside their home at Huckleberry Hill Apartments, 4570 St. Marys Road. According to a police report, officers visited the complex to conduct “a welfare check” of the couple. One neighbor said officers were also looking for a little girl who had been spotted outside the apartments.
When police stepped inside the couple’s apartment, they found the bodies, authorities said.
“When they got there is when they found the victim,” Sgt. Matt Blackstock said. “When they investigated, they found the other victim.”
Reports indicate Freddie Grant shot his wife in the head in their bedroom around 6:45 p.m. He then shot himself in the head in the same room. There is no suicide note.
Stephanie Barley, who lives in the same apartment building as the Grants, returned from work around 7 p.m. Saturday.
“I came home to a cop already here,” she said. “He asked if we had seen the little girl sitting outside at all. … The cop said when he knocked on (the Grant’s) door, the door opened.”
The girl’s relationship to the Grants is unknown.
One man who lives in the building said he heard nothing at the time of the shooting. He saw nothing outside the apartment when he left around 11 p.m. or when he returned two hours later. No officer spoke to him, he said.
Police declined to release further details.
The Grants have been in the Columbus area since at least 2008. They moved to Huckleberry Hill Apartments about two months ago, records state.
Autopsies for both Grants are scheduled for Tuesday. Authorities hope to have preliminary results by that evening, said Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower.
Investigators say Benjamin Birch, 39, Timothy Bolognani, 49, and Mark Colford were hunting near Readsboro, Vt., on Saturday afternoon when Birch shot a deer, according to local reports.
The wounded animal managed to run off, and the trio began tracking it through the brush, local station WPTZ reported. Later Bolognani fired at what he may have thought was the deer, but instead heard Birch scream out in pain.
Bolognani and Colford later found their pal bleeding on the ground, but could do nothing to save his life. Overwhelmed with grief, Bolognani then committed suicide with his own rifle, cops say.
Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy, but police said they don’t suspect any foul play in the incident
Cedar Falls IA Nov 28 2011 A 21-year-old college student turned himself into police after media coverage of Sunday’s burglary at a Cedar Falls, Iowa McDonald’s.
Whitley Teslow was arrested and faces several charges including burglary in the third degree, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and theft in the fifth degree.
Surveillance cameras at the restaurant on 1st street captured video of Teslow breaking in through the drive-thru window around 2 a.m. on Sunday.
He was in the building for about half an hour.
During that time, he cooked himself a burger and fries.
In a phone interview with NBC affiliate KWWL, Teslow said he only remembers parts of the event and “was not in his right mind.”
He said he is not sure how he arrived at the McDonald’s, but he knows he did not drive there.
During the interview Teslow apologized to McDonald’s employees and said he is willing to pay for any damages.
“It’s not who I am to do something like that. I’ve never been in trouble with the law before. It’s pretty hard for me to be able to swallow. I just hope they understand that it was a kid making a dumb mistake,” Teslow said.
Teslow is concerned about how this incident may impact his future career plans.
“If the charges stand and everything like that, it’s going to kind of screw up my profession and my life plan,” Teslow said.
He is currently a junior at Wartburg College, majoring in Business Administration and Sports Management, with plans for an internship in Denver.
Teslow says the viral nature of the story means that he has already received more than 20 Facebook friend requests from strangers, friends have been posting on his wall and even jokingly telling him their food orders.
“I guess you can see a humorous side of it, but for me it’s something that’s not humorous at all,” Teslow said.
Teslow faces up to five years in prison and a minimum fine of $750.
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Logan WV Nov 28 2011 A Black Friday shopper who collapsed at a West Virginia shopping center — and later died — went virtually unnoticed by others racing to snatch up early-bird sales.
Walter Vance, 61, of Logan County, W. Va., was shopping for Christmas decorations around 12:15 a.m. at a Target in South Charleston, W. Va., when he got sick and fell to floor, local news station WSAZ reported.
Witnesses said shoppers continued walking around the store, some even stepping over the man’s body.
An emergency room nurse who was among those shopping eventually found Vance and began administering CPR. She was assisted by an off-duty paramedic who was also at the store.
An ambulance was called and Vance was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, the news station reported.
Friends said, Vance, who was the owner of a Aracome Drug Company store in Chapmanville, had heart problems for years and underwent open heart surgery in 2000.
But the way he died outraged friends.
“Where is the good Samaritan side of people?” Vance’s co-worker Sue Compton told WSAZ. “How could you not notice someone was in trouble? I just don’t understand if people didn’t help what their reason was, other than greed because of a sale.”
It wasn’t the only tragedy to strike on Black Friday.
The shopping day took a chaotic turn for the worse at a Walmart in Porter Ranch, Calif., where a woman pepper sprayed a crowd of shoppers waiting to get their hands on a display of discounted X-box 360 game sets.
The woman eventually surrendered to police.
There were also reports of gun shots fired at a mall in Fayetteville, N.C., and a shooting outside a store in San Leandro, Calif., that left one shopper critically injured, the Associated Press reported.
Springfield NJ Nov 28 2011 A getaway car parked with its hazard lights on outside the 7-Eleven on Route 22 in Springfield was the tip-off for a nearby officer who witnessed three men rob the convenience store at gunpoint.
According to Springfield Police, Patrolman Brian Trotman was parked across the street on Hillside Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday when he noticed the suspicious vehicle parked on the shoulder. Through the store windows, Trotman witnessed two men rob the store while one waited in the parked vehicle. Trotman and Patrolman James Mirabile arrested the men about a quarter-mile down the road as they were heading westbound on Route 22. Police recovered the cash drawer from one register and a handgun used in the robbery. Police have yet to release information on the cash total in the drawer. An employee was the only other person in the store at the time of the robbery.
Plainfield residents Gustavo Alasdiaz, 23, and Nestor DelGadillo, 19, and Kevin Veliz, 19, of South Plainfield were arrested on charges of armed robbery and brought to Union County Jail.
“It really couldn’t have gone any better than that,” Lieutenant Damon Quirk told Patch. Quirk said the department was already on alert because they had been notified about an earlier armed robbery nearby in Union. Quirk said police have yet to determine if the crimes are related.
Quirk said the 7-11 has been robbed before, but not recently. “As you see in the news, there appears to be an increase in armed robberies in the state as we’re approaching the holidays,” Quirk said.
WETMORE TWP., Pa.Nov 28 2011 — Andrew Snarey joined the Conway Police Department as a part-time officer fresh out of the police academy a little more than a year ago, police Chief Anthony Blum said.
“This was a very special kid. He even did a tour of duty in Iraq,” Blum said Saturday night, only a few hours after Snarey and two others were killed in a one-vehicle accident in McKean County. “I just don’t understand it.”
According to a report from Pennsylvania State Police in Kane, Pa., Snarey, 25, of 1175 Airport Road, Hopewell Township, was driving north on Route 66 down James City Hill in Wetmore Township around 1:30 p.m. when his pickup traveled off the road and struck several trees, causing it to flip once, end over end, before coming to rest on its roof.
Snarey and his father, George H. Snarey, 60, of 115 Boden Ave., Apt. 38, Carnegie, along with another passenger, Jeff W. Kramer, 28, of 1263 Oakridge Road, McDonald, were killed on impact, state police said.
A third passenger, Todd Kosenina, 42, of 78 Enlow Road, Imperial, was taken by helicopter to Hamot Medical Center in Erie with moderate injuries, police said. All four occupants were wearing seat belts, according to the report.
Blum said he hadn’t heard any information about the accident other than what was released by state police, but said he believed Snarey and the others were heading north for a hunting trip.
Snarey also served as a part-time officer with Harmony Township Police Department and recently joined Baden Police Department, Baden Police Chief David Christner said.
“He was wonderful, the kids in town loved him; the people in town loved him,” Blum said.
A state police investigation of the accident is ongoing.
BATAVIA NY Nov 28 2011—Five Buffalo residents were charged with fourth-degree grand larceny following a shoplifting spree shortly after 8 a.m. Friday at the Kmart on Lewiston Road, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.
The suspects were identified as Amanda P. Stephens, 25, of Schreck Avenue; Brittanie S. Wofford, 24; Crystal M. Snow, 45, of Wohlers Avenue; Jazzmen S. Welch, 21, of Goemble Avenue; and Emma M. Mills, 36, of Clay Street.
The five were confronted by security as they left the store without paying for two high-definition TV sets, two mobile phones, video games and cosmetics, deputies said.
Lower Allen police said a young woman was arrested after refusing mall security’s request to remove the facial makeup. The Capital City Mall bans outfits that obscure a person’s face.
The protester, Jenn Hara, said she was merely asking security for more information about the mall’s regulation when she was handcuffed and charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
Occupy Harrisburg organizers say members dressed as zombies to protest the consumerism of the celebrated shopping day that puts shoppers further in debt. They say the protesters walked peacefully through the mall early Friday and did not disrupt shoppers.
And in Allentown, police have disrupted an attempt by Occupy Allentown demonstrators to set up a second campsite in the eastern Pennsylvania city. The Morning Call reports police chased two activists from a traffic island in the city’s West End on Friday night.
Chattanooga TN Nov 28 2011 Police were called to the scene of a shooting at 2110 Dodson Ave. in the city limits just after 12 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived they were unable to find a victim but were later notified that a security guard working a teen party at the location had been taken to the hospital by personal vehicle.
Tracy L. Beene, 44, suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and leg while trying to break up several teen fights that broke out after the party.
Chattanooga Police are still gathering suspect information in the case. Mr. Bailey’s condition is unknown.
A police spokesperson did not have any further details of the shooting.
WASHINGTON, DC Nov 28 2011 — A Maryland man is dead and five others injured after an unusual outburst of violence in Dupont Circle.
What began as a fight inside Heritage India restaurant and lounge spilled onto Connecticut Avenue.
The sidewalk in front of Heritage India was awash with the blood of three stabbing victims. Across the street, on the West side of Connecticut Avenue, three men were shot. One of them died.
“I can’t believe it. I can’t believe this,” said Tauchious Owens, the shocked neighbor of 34 year-old Jhonte Coleman of Springdale, Maryland. Coleman was also a security guard at the Washington Convention Center, and the father of a little girl. A young man who lost his own father in a tragic car crash just last year.
“I’ve known him since he was a little boy. Cause he went to college. And then he stopped going to college because his father got killed. And he got a job,” said Owens.
“He was a good young man. Come home, do the right thing. Something like this happen, all out of the blue,” said Jerome Sellers, another stunned neighbor.
Coleman was inside Heritage India, a Dupont Circle restaurant and after-hours nightclub, when a fight broke out and spilled onto the street. Police were called around 2:30 in the morning.
“Upon their arrival, they located three shooting victims in the street, in the 13-hundred block of Connecticut Avenue, and they also located two stabbing victims, one of which was inside the establishment,” said Lt. Robert Alder, of the Metropolitan Police Department.
A third stabbing victim had driven himself to a local hospital. All six of the victims were inside the club when the violence erupted. All were men, from Maryland.
Police are still trying to determine what started the violence and who committed it. Investigators are reviewing a lot of surveillance video from outside and inside the club, as well as at neighboring businesses.
The other two men who were shot have been treated and released from the hospital. One of the three stabbing victims is listed in serious condition.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found eight homeless men, including the suspect, looking at porn on the library’s computers, which are in an open area visible to passers-by, Laguna Beach Sgt. Eric Lee said.
Joseph Clairence Cormier II, the man accused of masturbating in public, has been staying at Laguna Beach Alternative Sleep Location.
The witness reportedly told Cormier, 46, to stop masturbating but he refused. The witness is not a member of the library staff, Lee said. Police received the call at 2:47 p.m.
Cormier was taken to police headquarters, booked on misdemeanor lewd conduct and released on his own recognizance, Lee said.
Library staff informed police that the library does not use any content filters for Internet access on its computers, except on a few that are designated for use by children, Lee said.
Boynton Beach residents Iesha Waters, 20; Sequoia Jordan, 21; and Aceia Mack and Ariel Grimes, both 19; were all booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday night. All four face one count each of felony retail theft.
According to a Boynton Beach Police log, the women were arrested for stealing more than $300 worth of merchandise from Macy’s.
Besides felony theft, Grimes also faces child neglect because she had her 4-month-old child with her “while she shoplifted and used the baby stroller to conceal the merchandise,” the log said.
The child was turned over to its grandmother and the Florida Department of Children and Families was notified, the officer noted in the log.
According to jail records, all women are still incarcerated except Grimes, who posted a $6,000 surety bond and was released this morning.
SMYRNA, Ga.Nov 28 2011 (AP) – Cobb County police are investigating a shooting outside of a suburban Atlanta mall that left one man dead.
Cobb County Sgt. Dana Pierce said 29-year-old George Tabetando was shot multiple times after a fight late Saturday in the parking lot of the Macy’s at Cumberland Mall. Tabetando died from his injuries after he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Authorities say the suspect – described as a black man with dreadlocks – fled the scene in a BMW that may have been driven by a woman.
Investigators are asking for help from witnesses to help retrace the minutes leading up to the shooting. Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call (770) 499-3945.
Massachusetts State Police say 47-year-old Grant Smith, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was sitting in first class Saturday afternoon when a fellow passenger saw the pornographic images on Smith’s laptop and alerted the flight crew.
When the plane landed at Boston Logan International Airport just after 4 p.m., troopers interviewed Smith and subsequently arrested him.
He has been charged with possession of child pornography, and police say additional charges could follow. His bail is set at $15,000, and he’s scheduled to be arraigned Monday.
Smith was in police custody Saturday night and couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
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The Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for such diseases as diabetes and hypertension.
The case is the first state officials can recall of a child being put in foster care strictly for a weight-related issue.
Lawyers for the mother say the county overreached when authorities took the boy last week. They say the medical problems he is at risk for do not yet pose an imminent danger.
A spokeswoman says the county removed the child because caseworkers saw his mother’s inability to reduce his weight as medical neglect.