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2 FATALLY SHOT AFTER TODDLER STRUCK, KILLED BY CAR IN MILWAUKEE

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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A man whose van struck and killed a 2-year-old boy on a Milwaukee street was shot to death after getting out to check on the child, police said. A 15-year-old boy who came from a nearby house was also fatally shot.

Archie Brown Jr., 41, died at the scene of Sunday evening’s accident near a park on Milwaukee’s near northwest side, police said. They identified the child as 2-year-old Damani Terry and the teen as Rasheed T. Chiles, who died at a hospital.

A police statement Monday said Brown was distraught about hitting the child and stopped right away, according to witnesses. The statement didn’t explain how and why Chiles was shot, but police said he and the 2-year-old were attending the same party at the house near the accident.

Brown’s father, Archie Brown Sr., said a neighbor riding with his son on a trip to Home Depot told him that Chiles had gone to the scene to try to help.

“He came over to assist Junior and while he was assisting him they were shot,” the elder Brown said. “It’s a tough situation.”

Police said they had no one in custody.

Orange and blue balloons were taped to the front window of the house on Monday, along with a crepe paper streamer that read “Happy Birthday.” A frosted cake was smashed on the front sidewalk and candy was strewn in the yard.

Barbara Sprewer, who lives next door, said she saw Damani looking around before crossing the street, apparently heading for some girls dancing in the nearby park. She saw the van approach, and estimated it was going 25 to 30 mph.

“Nobody was watching the baby,” she said.

After the child was hit, she saw the driver get out. She said she heard shots but didn’t see who shot him or Chiles.

“I feel helpless. I feel numb,” she said. “I saw them alive and I saw them deceased. I’ve been reliving this since I woke up.”

Bob May, 68, another next-door neighbor, said he heard five gunshots as he was washing dishes and thought at first it was firecrackers going off in the park. He said he looked out to see the van with its door open and people talking on phones. May said his neighbors had moved in about six months earlier and he didn’t know them.

Brown said his son was a great father to his four daughters, including a 6-month-old baby.

“He liked to laugh. He took good care of his children. He was an excellent father to his children,” Brown said.

The attack on Brown was similar to one on a motorist in Detroit in 2013. In that incident, 54-year-old Steve Utash was severely beaten after he stopped to help a 10-year-old boy he had hit with his pickup truck. Utash suffered severe head injuries and was hospitalized in a coma for days.

Man Robs Subway Because Jared Diet Didn’t Work For Him

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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A man accused of robbing four Subway restaurants in Alabama told police “Jared’s diet” didn’t work for him and he was attempting to get his money back, according to multiple media reports.

Zachary Rapheal Torrence, 18, of Fairfield was arrested at the Hueytown Walmart hours after police say he robbed a Subway restaurant in Adamsville.

Torrence is also suspected of robbing Subway restaurants in Hueytown, Midfield and Birmingham.

Hueytown Police Chief Chuck Hagler said the suspect told detectives he had spent a lot of money on the Subway diet, also known as “Jared’s diet,” and he hadn’t lost any weight — so he wanted his money back.

A citizen recognized bright orange shoes the suspect wore in each of the robberies.

He faces one count of first degree burglary and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

3 Held Without Bond In Fatal House Explosion

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

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(AP) — Residents whose Indianapolis homes were battered by a gas explosion and relatives of a couple who were killed packed a court hearing Monday for the three suspects charged with rigging the blast.

The crowd watched in grim silence as a Marion County judge entered not guilty pleas for Monserrate Shirley, her boyfriend Mark Leonard, and his brother, Bob Leonard. They are charged with murder, arson and other counts in the Nov. 10 blast.

The three, who appeared in court in orange jail jumpsuits and handcuffs, were ordered held without bond. Prosecutors say Shirley and the Leonard brothers deliberately blew up her home so they could collect the insurance payout.

The fiery blast destroyed five homes, including Shirley’s, and damaged dozens of others in the Richmond Hill subdivision in the far south side of the city. The explosion killed Shirley’s next-door neighbors, John Dion Longworth, a 34-year-old electronics expert, and his 36-year-old wife, second-grade teacher Jennifer Longworth. Shirley and Mark Leonard told investigators they were at a southern Indiana casino at the time of the blast.

John Dion Longworth’s aunt, Pam Mosser, a psychiatric nurse who attended the hearing on the back of a 16-hour shift, said it is important for people to know how her family suffered while the suspects apparently gave no thought for their neighbors’ lives.

“Dion and Jennifer died suffering and screaming. It is unbelievable to me that someone could be gambling and drinking while their house blows up and people are dying,” Mosser told reporters after the hearing.

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion Charges

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

(AP) — Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.

Appearing in U.S. District Court in Newark, Hill admitted failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007. She faces a maximum one-year sentence on each of the three counts. She was charged three weeks ago.

Dressed in a dark jacket, white button-up shirt and a long reddish-orange skirt, Hill declined to comment after Friday’s hearing. During the hearing, attorney Nathan Hochman indicated that Hill planned to pay back the taxes she owes.

U.S. Magistrate Michael Shipp initially scheduled sentencing for early October but agreed to delay it until late November to give Hill time to make repayment.

Hill admitted she didn’t pay taxes on about $818,000 earned in 2005, $222,000 in 2006 and $761,000 in 2007. The money was earned by four corporations she owned.

The 37-year-old South Orange resident got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album ‘‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’’

She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.

After the charges were brought, Hill posted a long statement on her Tumblr page that decried pop culture’s ‘‘climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.’’ She explained that she hasn’t paid taxes since she withdrew from society to guarantee the safety and well-being of herself and her family.

Hill hinted Friday that she might expand on those comments at her sentencing.

Family wakes up to find Lexus in swimming pool

Monday, May 14th, 2012

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) – The Diaz family awoke to find a Lexus at the bottom of their swimming pool.

Officials investigate the scene where an allegedly drunken La Puente man crashed his car through a wall and into a swimming pool at Barrydale Street and Orange Avenue in La Puente on the morning of Sunday, May 13, 2012. (Photo courtesy of Beatriz Diaz)

The Southern California family tells the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that drivers navigating the tricky intersection next to their house in La Puente have hit their cinderblock wall before, but early Sunday one of them smashed right through it in his silver sedan, then sank into the pool. A crane later fished out the 2006 Lexus.

California Highway Patrol officer Steve Licon says the driver – 40-year-old Modesto Cabral – was able to escape from the car through the passenger side window and had only minor injuries.

Jail records show he was booked on suspicion of drunken driving and was being held on $10,000 bail. It is not clear whether he’s hired an attorney.