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Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 12:44 PM
TAMARAC, Fla. — An elderly Florida couple was held hostage by their neighbor who asked to borrow a cup of salt on Friday, authorities said.
Louis and Irene Rosen, of Tamarac, invited their neighbor’s son, Leonard Benitez, inside to give him salt. But, Benitez then threatened the couple with a knife and gun, a Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman told WPLG.
Benitez, 45, reportedly demanded $50,000 and the couple’s banking information before hitting 99-year-old Louis Rosen in the head with the gun.
Benitez eventually surrendered and was charged with home invasion, battery, false imprisonment of an adult and kidnapping.
He’s jailed without bond.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 5:34 AM
TRUMANN, Ark. — A man reportedly was shot and killed Sunday night outside an Arkansas Walmart as bystanders, including kids, looked on.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Police Chief Chad Henson spoke with Region 8 News early Monday morning providing an update on the deadly shooting at the Walmart. Latest info here >> https://t.co/bcWze0duJT pic.twitter.com/JhGnVTWMx4— Region 8 News (@Region8News) April 23, 2018
According to KAIT, police said the slaying began as a domestic dispute at the front of the store in Trumann about 9:15 p.m. CDT. Police arrived and negotiated with an armed man who walked out of the store with a woman. The man then shot and killed a second man who "tried to intervene," KAIT reported. The armed man eventually surrendered to police and was arrested.
Police did not release the names of the people involved in the incident, but officers said the slain man was likely connected to the woman and armed man.
Dozens of shoppers were nearby when the man was shot, police said.
"A lot of people witnessed something tonight that they should have never seen," Trumann police Chief Chad Henson told KAIT. "We're going to have to go through a lot of healing from here on out. It was just a terrible day."
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:05 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:05 PM
ANTIOCH, Tenn. — At least four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.
Killed were Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, a Waffle House employee who was outside the restaurant when the gunman opened fire; Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville, who was a patron standing outside the restaurant; Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, who was wounded inside the restaurant and died at Vanderbilt University Medial Center; and DeEbony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, a senior at Belmont University in Nashville.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 1:25 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A massive hunt to capture the man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, outside Nashville, continues.
Travis Reinking, 29, is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted List, and law enforcement said he is armed, dangerous and hiding, WHBQ's Greg Coy reports.
Police said Reinking returned to his apartment after opening fire at the Waffle House. Reinking, who reportedly was nude at the time of the shooting, put on pants and then ran into the woods, police said.
Neighbor Johnny Green said another neighbor noticed Reinking and called police.
"My mom saw him," Green added. Coy asked, "What did she say about him?" "He just seemed weird," Green replied.
Police said they hope the rain and cooler temperatures will draw Reinking out of hiding. Police said Reinking's options are limited because the crime and social media attention have made him an international fugitive.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:33 AM
— Now that the latest royal baby’s been born, what will his name be?
The royal parents, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, may already know, but the rest of us don’t, yet.
At it will probably be a few days until they make the official royal proclamation, CNN reported.
Bookmakers say that the favorites for a boy were Arthur, Albert or James.
Albert could be a shoo-in because it would not only a tribute to Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, but also a way of honoring the royal newborn’s great grandfather and Queen Elizabeth II’s father. He was called Albert until he became king and took the reign name of King George VI, CNN and BBC reported.
Many believe, no matter what name is chosen, it will be traditional.
“George and Charlotte are very traditional, historic, English names,” royal commentator Kate Williams told CNN.
The new baby is fifth in line to the throne, behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, his father, Prince William, and even his brother and sister.
The queen may not have full final decision on the name, but she will be consulted, CNN reported. She will also bequeath a title on the royal baby.