Woman accused of attacking mother with cheeseburger at McDonald’s

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 11:19 AM



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A woman is accused of attacking her mother with a cheeseburger early Sunday after an argument escalated outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Indianapolis’ east side, according to multiple reports.

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Indianapolis police were called around 12:30 a.m. Sunday after a 39-year-old woman and her 60-year-old mother argued outside McDonald’s near 21st Street and Shadeland Avenue, The Indianapolis Star reported.

They found the unidentified victim “covered in ketchup, mustard and pickles,” according to WXIN. Her injuries appeared to be minor.

Police told the Star that the fight started before the pair got to McDonald’s when the woman’s mother said her daughter could no longer stay in her home.

Officer Aaron Hamer told the newspaper that the woman was shouting at her mother and the older woman stopped at the McDonald’s drive-thru to allow other people to get out of the car.

“While her daughter was seated in the front passenger seat, she took a bite out of her cheeseburger,” Hamer told the Star. “The victim stated her daughter yelled, ‘(Expletive), I ought to kill you,’ and hit her in the left side of her face with her hand and the cheeseburger.”

The daughter, who was not identified, jumped into another vehicle and left the restaurant, police said.

Authorities continue to investigate the case.

Drunken driver runs over ‘Report Drunk Drivers’ sign

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 6:04 PM

Drunk Driver Runs Over ‘Report Drunk Drivers’ Sign

One California driver seems to have taken a highway sign far too literally.

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In a Monday Facebook post, California Highway Patrol said a man has been charged with DUI after crashing his Jeep into a sign reading, “Report Drunk Drivers” on Wednesday morning along State Road 1 near Aptos, California.

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KSBW reported thatStephen DeWitt, 57, was seriously injured after the Jeep he was driving lost control just before noon, hit the sign, ran up the banked side along the highway and landed upside down in the road. 

DeWitt, who one officer said was “quite intoxicated,” was flown to a trauma center.

The crash had a lane closed for an hour.

Woman who allegedly helped topple North Carolina Confederate statue arrested

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 4:00 AM

WATCH: Protesters Topple Confederate Statue In North Carolina

The woman who allegedly climbed a ladder to the top of a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, and put a rope around its neck so the gathered crowd could pull it down has been arrested.

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Takiyah Thompson, 22, who reportedly admitted she was the one who climbed the ladder — and she said she’d do it again — was taken into custody shortly after protesters held a news conference Tuesday afternoon at North Carolina Central University, according to WTVD in Raleigh-Durham.

She was charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue, damage to real property, participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500, and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500.

>> WATCH: Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

Those who took part in the toppling of the Confederate statue held the news conference Tuesday to call for any charges related to the incident to be dropped. However, according to WTVD, more arrests could be coming. The video showing the toppling of the statue went viral.

Thompson was given a $10,000 unsecured bond. The World Worker’s Party Durham chapter, of which Thompson is a member, has set up a legal defense fund to help fight her case in court.

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“The people decided to take matters into our own hands and remove the statue,” said Thompson, a student at N.C. Central University. “We are tired of waiting on politicians who could have voted to remove the white supremacist statues years ago, but they failed to act. So we acted.”

More statues could be attempted to be torn down by protestors, according to World Worker’s Party activist Lamont Lilly, who said, “I hope so,” when asked by ABC 11 if more statues would be toppled. She said the group believes the statues are monuments to racism.

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The monument that was ripped down was of a Confederate soldier holding a rifle. It was erected in 1924, and inscribed on it are the words “In memory of the boys who wore the gray.”

“I feel like it’s important to tear down these vestiges of white supremacy,” Thompson told WTVD.

13-year-old boy dies from heroin, fentanyl overdose

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 6:02 AM

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A 13-year-old boy found dead in June in New Jersey died from a deadly mixture of heroin and fentanyl, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office has announced in a press release.

According to KYW, how the teen, Vincent Weiner, came into possession of the drugs is unclear. His mother, Jamie Lund, pleaded for the public to find answers about who is supplying such young children with deadly drugs.

“Anyone, anyone who has any information on where he got it, please please please contact me or Chief Leusner or [any] of the officers of the Middle Township Police Department. Whoever is supplying these babies with drugs, needs to be stopped!” Lund wrote in a Facebook post. “My heart is broken, shattered into a million pieces. Thank you all for your continued support.”

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The Middle Township Middle School student was found unresponsive in bed on June 4 in a Rio Grande home, Ocean City Patch reported. Lund said her son had been bullied in the weeks leading up to his death. He was on his school’s wrestling team and was a Cub Scout.

“The two weeks or so prior [to Vincent’s death] there had been unusual behavior at school, it was discovered that he had been cutting [himself to self-harm],” Lund told news station WCAU. “And stories of bullying in school began to surface.”

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Fentanyl is showing up more and more in overdose deaths as a drug being mixed with heroin. The prosecutor’s office said in a news release that fentanyl is an extremely powerful and deadly controlled substance, approximately 100 times more potent than heroin.

Fentanyl is legally available in different forms such as intravenous injections, skin patches, dissolving oral films, lozenges or pills. In its most common illegal use, the substance is converted into a powdered form by drug distributors and mixed at dangerous and unmeasured levels with heroin, authorities said.

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According to Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor, there has been an increase in the number of heroin bags submitted to the county, which have tested positive for the presence of fentanyl, WCAU reported.

Prosecutors said in their statement that “no one is immune from this epidemic, whether young or old.”

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Former middle school PE teacher accused of molesting student

Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 7:51 AM

Former Middle School PE Teacher Accused Of Molesting Student

A former Union County, Georgia, middle school physical education teacher was arrested on child molestation and sexual assault charges, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

>> Teacher accused of sex with student, having child with him 

Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, of Blairsville, allegedly was sexually involved with a 15-year-old student in 2013, according to a news release.

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"The student was moving from the eighth grade into the ninth grade during this time," the news release said.

The GBI joined the Union County Sheriff’s Office investigation after recently learning of the alleged relationship

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Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be provided to the Enotah Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution. 

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.