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Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:19 PM
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Charges are pending for a driver who hit and killed a girl while she was walking to the bus stop with her mother.
The crash happened at Rays Road and Central Drive in DeKalb County. The mother, Dawt Chin Sung, was holding Tluang Tha Men, 8, in her arms when the car struck them.
Friends and relatives said they're still in shock.
“Everyone is praying for them,” a friend said, asking not to be identified.
Close friends and relatives of Tluang gathered at the little girl’s home in Stone Mountain after they heard the horrible news.
“They hit them at the bus stop,” the friend said.
Authorities said Sung was carrying her daughter to a bus stop at the corner of Rays Road and Central Drive, which is very close to their home.
Police said they were walking in a crosswalk when Ejigayheu H. Tsegaye, 38, hit them.
Witnesses told police the bus driver put out the stop sign arm but the driver went through the green light at the intersection anyway.
The little girl was killed. Her mother was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, police said.
DeKalb PD: 8 year old girl, struck by vehicle while crossing street to get on school bus. She is in critical condition. Mother was struck as well with moderate injuries. Both transported to the hospital. The driver is still at the scene. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/5NP5heaJkx— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) February 16, 2018
Investigators said they have to recreate the scene and decide if they’re going to charge the driver with a crime or not.
The driver’s relatives said that the mother and daughter were not walking in the crosswalk.
“When the accident happened, the lady, she’s not crossing in the crosswalk, she cross in the road,” the driver’s cousin, Lung Thawng, said.
Police will have the final say and the victim’s relatives said they’ll withhold their judgment pending the outcome of the investigation.
“If the stop sign was up and hit her, that’s a different story. But if the bus stop wasn’t there, I don’t know what to say about that,” the friend said.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 6:33 PM
— In the year since “Bodak Yellow” arrived, Cardi B has escalated from projected one-hit wonder to ubiquitous charmer.
Her frank talk and unapologetic attitude toward her past as a stripper have only bolstered her internet appeal; she’s landed everywhere from “Saturday Night Live” to Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show to the Grammy Awards (albeit as a collaborator with Bruno Mars).
Now Cardi, who will perform at the One Musicfest in September, is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for the second time in eight months (it’s technically the July issue).
The risqué photo, which Cardi released on her Instagram account after it apparently leaked elsewhere, immediately sparked the usual love it/hate it fervor on social media.
To complement a feature about her “love story” with Offset, of the Atlanta rap trio Migos, Cardi is posing bottom-less, her baby bump being kissed by her baby daddy as he slouches next to her in a bell-bottomed red suit.
“This cover is so special to me and means so much! Thank you to everyone who helped put this amazing cover together! …My daughter made it to the Rollin Stone cover !!!!,” she wrote on Instagram, also confirming the baby’s sex.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 6:20 PM
MEXICO CITY — Fans cheering the national team’s win over Germany created an “artificial quake” that tipped the Richter scale, according to reports.
Seismologists at two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up readings when Hirving Lozano scored 35 minutes into Mexico’s 1-0 upset over defending champion Germany Sunday, according to USA Today.
Officials at the California Earthquake Center told USA Today the induced quake likely generated a 2 on the Richter scale and would have gone unnoticed by the public if it were a typical earthquake.
Germany became the third defending champion to lose in its opening match in the last 16 years. Mexico next plays Korea Republic June 23.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 5:05 PM
— Two children, 15 and 10 years old, were hit and killed at a mudding event in Middle Georgia when a driver lost control of his truck due to a mechanical failure, the Georgia State Patrol said.
An 11-year-old was hit and injured in the incident Saturday night at the South Creek Mud Boggin’ in Milledgeville, according to the GSP.
Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a 1988 Chevrolet S10 was completing his run through the mud pit and preparing to exit, GSP spokeswoman Franka Young said.
“The throttle of the vehicle stuck, the driver was unable to slow down, and he lost control of his vehicle as he exited the mud pit,” she said.
“The vehicle traveled through a cabled area and struck three small children before it overturned and came to an uncontrolled stop.”
The 11-year-old was flown to a medical facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The others were pronounced dead at the scene.
No identities have been released. The GSP is conducting an investigation.
“Our Mud Boggin’ family is heartbroken,” event officials said on Facebook. “There are no words that can ever be said to even begin to express our sorrow.”
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 2:41 AM
LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A school receptionist's stunning ode to summer is going viral.
According to USA Today, Regina Ballard, who works at North Lincoln High in Lincolnton, North Carolina, took to the school intercom Wednesday to welcome summer break with a joyful rendition of Etta James' "At Last."
The performance, which was captured on video, quickly made the rounds on social media.
"I love my job, y'all, but I look forward to summers when I can spend time with my grands & family, sooo...here it is...At Last!!!" Ballard, 57, wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post that racked up more than 11,000 shares and 620,000 views by Sunday morning.
I love my job, y'all, but I look forward to summers when I can spend time with my grands & family, sooo...here it is...At Last!!! Laura Thornhill Angie Turney Stump Christie Hockenberry Burke Andrea McLeanPosted by Regina Ballard on Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Ballard told USA Today that she's "blown away" by all the attention.