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Reports: 2 hospitalized after shooting at Virginia Motorsports Park

Published: Saturday, April 01, 2017 @ 10:29 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 02, 2017 @ 6:28 AM

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Two people were hospitalized after gunfire broke out at the second annual Spring Fest at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie County on Saturday, according to WTVR

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Initial reports said three people were shot in a “mass casualty” situation, according to WRIC. Authorities later said two were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, WTVR reported. A third person was injured by broken glass following the gunfire, WTVR reported.

The Spring Fest event is a motorcycle and car rally and race as well as concert with performers, including Lil Boosie.

Man fatally stabbed while eating bagel

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

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A man was eating a bagel outside of a convenience store when he was fatally stabbed in the chest early Thursday morning.

The 31-year-old victim was seated on a crate eating a toasted bagel with jelly around 6:20 a.m. when the suspect walked over to him, unfolded a knife and plunged it into the man’s chest, according to the New York Daily News.

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In video of the incident, the victim looks stunned, then tries to escape the suspect. The victim collapsed in front of a taxi and later died, according to WPIX.

The victim was known around the neighborhood as being down on his luck, but always willing to help or do an odd job, according to WPIX.

The suspect told investigators the man had just robbed him, according to the Daily News. The suspect is in custody, but no charges have been filed.

Machete-wielding driver fights pedestrian armed with trash can

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

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A driver armed with a machete and a man walking across the street who did not seem to be paying attention while on a cellphone grabbed a trash can and started fighting Wednesday, police said. 

A passerby caught the fracas on camera.

The video shows the pedestrian, who is dressed in red, in a standoff with Luis Roman, 35, who is holding a machete, clanging the blade on the sidewalk. A woman in a polka dot dress is standing between the two men. 

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The woman and Roman get back into the car but the other man tries to open the passenger door. The video shows Roman chasing the man while swinging the machete. The blade flies off and down the sidewalk. 

The two then trade blows in the street. 

Roman was arrested and charged with assault, criminal mischief, menacing, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to DNAInfo.com

He was arraigned Thursday morning. 

Roman, who has worked about eight months for the MTA guarding other employees who collect fare money, said he was defending himself from the man, who is seen in the video throwing a garbage can, garbage and trying to open Roman’s car doors, according to DNAInfo.com. Roman is allowed to carry a service weapon for his job, but he did not have it when he was arrested.

He was held on $2,500 bond.

Woman live tweets ‘nightmare’ encounter with feet on flight

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:29 PM



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There are some things you should and shouldn’t do on a plane; one of those is rub your feet on the armrests of the person in front of you.

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Jessie Char, 30, shared on social media that she had a “nightmare” flight due to a pair of unwelcome feet.

Char live tweeted her experience, which was horrible for her but entertainment for others.

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It all started with an empty row on her JetBlue flight from Long Beach to San Francisco where she took her seat, “Today” reported. 

Who is Anthony Scaramucci, the new  White House communications director?

Published: Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 12:43 PM

Who Is Anthony Scaramucci?

The White House announced Friday that Anthony Scaramucci, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, has been named White House communications director.

Soon after the announcement was made, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation.

Who is Scaramucci? Here’s a look at the new communications director.

Scaramucci, 53, is a Wall Street financier.

He has degrees from Tufts University and Harvard.

He was a Trump donor and member of his transition team.

Last month, he was named a senior vice president and chief strategy officer at the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

He began his career at Goldman Sachs.

He, along with Andrew Boszhardt, founded the investment firm Oscar Capital Management. They eventually sold the firm.

He funded another investment firm, SkyBridge Capital.

He hosted a show on “Wall Street Week,” and was a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

Scaramucci was to be appointed director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs, but the appointment was held up by a review of his finances by the Office of Government Ethics. His appointment fell through.

He was the subject of a story by CNN that ended up costing the three journalists who worked on it their jobs. The story connected Scaramucci to an executive from a Kremlin-linked investment fun. The network apologized to Scaramucci. He accepted the apology.

He served as a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Scaramucci endorsed Scott Walker and then Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential election before joining Trump’s campaign.

Scaramucci will replace Mike Dubke. Dubke resigned as communications director in May.

Sources: Politico; New York Times; Associated Press