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...
New York Daily News
Armed 11- and 13-year-old charged with breaking into cars in South Carolina, authorities say
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two children were charged with breaking into cars in a Columbia neighborhood and they were found with a stolen gun, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.An 11- and 13-year-old face multiple charges for a series of car break-ins, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.Deputies on patrol in the Summit subdivision saw the kids walking around at 4 a.m. on July 2, according to the release. That’s near the intersection of Two Notch Road and Clemson Road, as well as the Village at Sandhill shopping center.The sheriff’s department said when deputies questioned...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)
81-year-old pharmacist whose business was decimated by recent looting vows to continue serving Chicago neighbors — as he has for nearly half a century
CHICAGO — In 1973, Howard Bolling secured a $55,000 loan and took a big chance.The young pharmacist had worked at Walgreens for years but was ready to go out on his own. A mentor helped him get the loan and find a pharmacy corner shop at 11254 S. Michigan Ave. that the owners wanted to sell.Friends told him he was crazy for wanting to open a Black-owned business in the then majority-white neighborhood of Roseland. In fact, the owners were looking to leave because the neighborhood was beginning to change.“You’re Black. You can’t go past 95th Street,” people told Bolling.Though fearful that he w...