This is a video shot above Meskel Square in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It’s a massive free-for-all traffic intersection. From what I gathered, you just drive until you almost hit somebody, wait for them to move, then speed off again. The pedestrians though — they’re the real warriors here.
After being picked up by his ex-girlfriend from a court-ordered anger management class, a South Carolina man last night allegedly struck the woman in the head during an argument in her vehicle, police report.
Johnny Wilkins, 42, was arrested by Spartanburg cops on a domestic violence charge and booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of $5237 bond.
Wilkins, seen at right, was attending the anger management class in connection with a prior domestic abuse conviction. The victim in that case was Eingar Hughes, the same woman he is accused of assaulting yesterday.
According to cops, while Wilkins was in Hughes’s car, the pair engaged in a “heated” conversation. At one point, Wilkins hit Hughes on the right side of her face, “causing it to bruise and swell.” Wilkins said that Hughes then hit him in the face, resulting in bruising and cuts inside his lower lip. Hughes, though, was not charged in connection with Wednesday’s confrontation.
Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents’ supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday.
John Gates, director of safety and security for Weld County School District 6, said a fourth-grade boy at Monfort Elementary in Greeley brought a small amount of marijuana to school on Monday and sold it to three other classmates.
“He made $11 on the deal,” Gates said.
The following day, one of the other students who purchased the weed brought a marijuana-infused edible product to school and gave it to the boy who made the original sale, Gates said.
That boy nibbled on the edible, but suffered no ill-effects, Gates said, adding that another student observed the incident and reported it to school authorities.
Ultimately, the district disciplined four fourth-grade students, three boys and one girl, in connection with the two incidents, Gates said, but he declined to specify the nature of the punishment.
Voters in Colorado approved the possession and use of small amounts of cannabis by adults for recreational purposes in 2012, and the first state-licensed retail pot stores opened in the state in January.
Gates said the both boys caught bringing marijuana to school had taken the cannabis from their respective grandparents, who had purchased the pot products legally from state-sanctioned shops.
The principal of the school, Jennifer Sheldon, sent a letter home to parents informing them of the incidents, noting that “disciplinary action is underway” for the involved students.
“We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol, or even firearms,” the letter said. “This drug is potentially lethal to children and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people.”
Sergeant Joe Tymkowich, spokesman for the Greeley Police Department, said no criminal investigation was underway, either for the students or their grandparents.
Under Colorado law, children age 10 or younger cannot be held criminally responsible for their actions, he said, and police determined there was no criminal intent by the adults.
“By the time the school even became aware of it, all the evidence was gone anyway,” he said.
77-year-old Antonio Acosta was beaten to death when his roommate lost control and started assaulting him with a wheelchair
Guillermo Correa, 56, has been charged with capital murder.
Police aren’t saying what provoked the attack Tuesday night at the Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
But Irma Chavez, the daughter of one of the victims, 77-year-old Antonio Acosta, said her father had long complained about the man scaring him — as recently as earlier Tuesday.
She said the man would cut himself, often talked to himself and would argue with other people in the facility.
According to Chavez, when she reported those complaints to nursing home management, she was told she could move her father to a different facility.
‘My father told us yesterday, ‘Who can we talk to to take this man out of the room? He is very violent,’ she said, standing in the parking lot of the nursing home.
The second victim has been identified as Primitivo Lopez, 51.
Click2Houston reports the homicide detectives were called to the facility at approximately 12 a.m. Wednesday.
Paramedics were already there for an unrelated medical call.
‘The paramedics went inside and found two males who were badly injured,’ Sergeant Ben Williams said. ‘One, in fact, had stopped breathing and was unable to be revived. The other was able to be loaded up and taken next door to Memorial Hermann Northwest, where he was [...] pronounced dead as well.
‘A third male in the room was uninjured, and apparently he was asleep when this happened,” he added. ‘We’re talking to the fourth roommate involved in this and hoping that he can shed some light on what happened.’
Chavez said Acosta had lived in the facility for two years and was recovering from two strokes.
A guitar player who performed around Houston, Acosta was starting to use a walker and was looking forward to the day he could leave, she said.
‘The way he went is what’s killing me,’ she said, crying.
An unidentified facility administrator released the following statement:
‘Our first priority is always our residents, their families and our staff. Last night we unexpectedly lost two of our residents. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We are cooperating with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation and cannot comment further at this time.’
Midland Police were called out to business in the 1200 block of Lamesa Road after getting a call about a disturbance with weapons.
The business told police that 45-year-old Charmelle Henry threw 75 cents at a worker and demanded a corn dog.
The workers gave Henry a corn dog but she threw it back at them because she wanted one that wasn’t microwaved.
After the workers got Henry as second corn dog, they noticed she had a pocketknife in her hand.
According to the arrest affidavit, Henry got “extremely agitated” and made threats towards the workers saying she would kill them in cold blood while demanding for another corn dog.
Henry then began stabbing the countertop and told the workers she would kill them. She then began to try and jump through a window to get to the workers and that’s when police were called.
The affidavit states that police asked Henry three times to comply with the officers commands but she didn’t. Officers then stated to Henry that if she didn’t comply that a K-9 would be used on her. Again, she didn’t comply and the K-9 was set loose.
Henry was later handcuffed and taken to Midland Memorial Hospital. After being medically cleared, Henry was taken to jail.
Henry is facing two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.