Montclair Police Seeking Info On Suspect in Hillside Avenue Assault and Burglary
At approximately 3:27 p.m. Monday, Montclair Police responded to a Hillside Avenue residence on a report of a burglary in progress. The victim, a 17-year old female, reported that approximately two hours prior, she encountered an unknown male inside of the residence. The suspect demanded money and when the victim did not comply, she was physically assaulted. Her injuries were non-life threatening however, she was transported to Mountainside Hospital by a family member.Proceeds from this incident are a laptop computer and a cellphone. The victim described the suspect as a dark-skinned black mal...
Jaywalking suspect charged with police car break-ins in Georgia
ATLANTA — An Atlanta man picked up for jaywalking is charged with several car break-ins, including four Cobb County police vehicles at a Marietta car dealership last month.Yavin Clarke Jackson, 21, is charged with multiple counts of entering an auto, burglary and interfering with government property for breaking into six cars Aug. 7 at Pugmire Mercury on Cobb Parkway South, Marietta police said.Six vehicles and the building at the car dealership had been entered into or damaged, police said. Two privately owned vehicles left unlocked in a secure area were also broken into, Marietta police said...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cardinals legend Lou Brock dies Sunday afternoon at 81
St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who had fought through a number of medical conditions in recent years, died Sunday afternoon. He was 81.Brock will be remembered for many accomplishments. He was the National League’s all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. He had 3,023 hits. He was a first-ballot electee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.But he may be known mostly as the centerpiece of what was perceived as the greatest trade in Cardinals history. Or just greatest baseball trade ever. On June 15, 1964, the Cardinals acquired Brock, a raw, 24-year-old outfielder ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Review: 'Tampa Bay Noir' a lively collection of the kinds of stories Florida knows well: thefts, cons and frauds
“Tampa Bay Noir” edited by Colette Bancroft; various authors; Akashic (296 pages, $15.95)———This lively collection of superior short stories follows a tradition that publisher Akashic started in 2004 — use the background of myriad cities for tales by well-known and emerging authors. The result, as “Tampa Bay Noir” shows, is an often perceptive look at the region.In her introduction, Colette Bancroft, the book editor at the Tampa Bay Times, explains why this Florida Gulf Coast region lends itself to mystery fiction. “Ask most people what the Tampa Bay area is famous for, and they might mention ...
Police: Stalker breaks into home of WWE star Sonya Deville carrying knife, duct tape, mace
A longtime stalker who has a “disturbing obsession” with WWE star Sonya Deville broke into her Florida home Sunday in a failed attempt to take her as a hostage, authorities said.Phillip Thomas II, of South Carolina, traveled hundreds of miles to the victim’s home in Tampa to commit a crime he had planned for eight months, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.The 24-year-old parked his car at a nearby church late Saturday night, walked to her property, cut a hole in the patio screen and stayed there for about three to four hours, watching and listening through the windows, the ...
New York Daily News
Burglary at Ellen DeGeneres' home was an 'inside job'
According to a newsletter from the organisation, obtained by Britain's The Sun newspaper, the July (20) burglary, which police previously said occurred due to the embattled talk show host's "celebrity status", wasn't committed by outside intruders.As a result, the neighbourhood association bosses - who also represent fellow residents like Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande, and Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - told locals not to worry about more robberies taking place."If it had been a case of outsiders coming in and breaking and entering, I'd have alerted you to be on the lookout and lo...
In 1982, he killed her entire family. Upon his death, she's finally getting closure.
PHILADELPHIA — The man who broke into Miriam Smith’s New Jersey home more than 38 years ago, killing her parents and 3-year-old sister, had finally died.She started to cry.“Why are you crying, Mommy?” her 6-year-old daughter, Peyton, asked her Monday night. She held the girl close. “People just cry sometimes when they’re happy,” Smith said. She thought about how she was just a half-year younger than Peyton when she watched that man shoot her mom, dad, and sister Sandra.He had stolen so much from her — her adoptive family, her innocence, her sense of safety — and saddled her with a survivor’s g...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
‘All My Children’ Star John Callahan’s Identity Stolen During Burglary After His Death
Soap star John Callahan’s ex-wife, Eva LaRue, has recently shared that the actor’s identity was stolen during a home burglary after his unexpected death in March.Callahan died on March 28 after suffering a stroke. He was 66 years old at the time.In an interview published on Tuesday with Fox News, LaRue opened up about her experience mourning Callahan’s death and then spoke of the alleged identity theft. LaRue who is the mother of Callahan’s 18-year-old daughter, said during the interview, “It has definitely been a roller coaster because not only is my daughter grieving so hard, but I’m grievin...
Louisiana Supreme Court won't review life sentence for Black man who tried to steal hedge clippers
Fair Wayne Bryant is currently serving a life sentence in Louisiana for an attempted burglary conviction stemming from an attempt to steal some hedge clippers. According to six of the seven justices on the Louisiana Supreme Court, Bryant’s sentence is a fair one.The court last week denied a request from Bryant to review his life sentence, which he argued was an example of cruel and excessive punishment. Although the one dissenting judge — and the only Black judge on the court — issued a scathing dissent characterizing the sentence as a modern manifestation of old racist laws, the court’s choic...
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