A gunman shot and killed three people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado on Friday. One of the victims was a mother of two.
One of the victims in the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was 36-year-old mother Jennifer Markovksy.
Her father told The Denver Post, "She was the most lovable person. So kind-hearted, just always there when I needed her. I couldn't believe it. I just messaged her Thursday to say Happy Thanksgiving."
The other two victims have been identified as 29-year-old Army veteran and father Ke'Arre Stewart, and 44-year-old police officer and father Garrett Swasey.
The gunman, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear, surrendered hours after the shooting began and remains in custody.
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Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:00:48 -0500
The suspect in a Cleveland County homicide is set to appear in court Monday morning.
Our news partners at the Shelby Star said Quavis Clyde called investigators around 9 p.m. Saturday to turn himself in.
Clyde is accused of shooting and killing Shawn Borders.
He was on the run for four days.
Saturday night investigators were interviewing Clyde.
He's accused of shooting his neighbor on Friendship Road Tuesday night.
Clyde allegedly killed Borders when he wouldn't give him a ride.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:54:26 -0500
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers are investigating after one man was shot Sunday.
One patient was transported to CMC with minor injuries, according to Medic.
The shooting occurred in northwest Charlotte off Claremont Road.
We have a crew on the scene and will continue updating this story as new information becomes available.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:38:30 -0500
A city administrator confirmed the longest-serving mayor of Lancaster, South Carolina passed away Sunday.
Mayor Joe Shaw, 81, died Sunday morning, according to a city administrator.
Shaw served the city of Lancaster for 26 years.
Watch Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. for more on this story.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:38:34 -0500
The latest cancer scan for Leah Still is giving the Still family something to be thankful for this holiday, according to her father.
According to a post on Instagram, former NFL player Devon Still said, “Just got the phone call that her scans showed no evidence of the disease.”
RELATED STORY: Leah Still is cancer free, according to latest scan
Initially diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in 2014, Leah was only given a 50-50 chance to live.
According to ABC 11 the former NFL player has used his daughter's disease to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
Read the entire ABC 11 story here.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:42:43 -0500
Heavyweight history took place Saturday night in Dusseldorf, Germany, as challenger Tyson Fury knocked off world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, snapping the champ's 22-match winning streak.
"Tonight wasn't his night, and it was my night," Fury said during the post-fight press conference. "God gave me the victory tonight."
Fury, a native of the U.K., won the fight by unanimous decision, taking the bout decisively on all three of the judges' scorecards. (Video via SecondsOut.com)
One factor that helped Fury was his height and reach advantage over the Ukrainian champ, something only one of Klitschko's previous opponents could boast.
Fury, who's now 25-0, was groomed from birth to be a fighter. He's named after heavyweight legend Mike Tyson, and his win Saturday fulfilled a prediction his father made shortly after his son was born. (Video via Sky Sports)
"I knew this 27 years ago: The minute he came into the world, he was special. I didn't call him Tyson for nothing," Fury's father, John Fury told IFL TV. "I've seen this. I dreamed it in my dreams."
As is often the case with an exciting title fight, there's speculation about a rematch between Fury and Klitschko. And both fighters say they're on board.
"He won the fight and to be continued," Klitschko said after his loss.
"Who knows what the rematch holds," Fury said. "The one thing I can say about the rematch is do not forget to watch it or turn up and come and see it because it's going to be explosive."
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Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:01:16 -0500
It was a big night for OU and OSU fans Saturday as the two teams met for Bedlam, the annual rivalry football game. But it was an even bigger night for one family who got a huge surprise at the game.
U.S. Air Force Cpt. Dustin Ash surprised his family on the field at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Ash came home early from deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is a T-6 instructor pilot from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma.
Watch the homecoming reunion:
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:48:25 -0500
It's the end of the regular season for many college football teams and that means for some the search for a new head coach is on.
At least two top schools are reportedly already filling their coaching vacancies with Memphis head coach Justin Fuente headed to Virginia Tech and Toledo head coach Matt Campbell taking over at Iowa State, according to media reports.
Here are our rankings of the most attractive college coaching jobs still available.
Undoubtedly at the top of the list is the University of Southern California.
While it was cast into uncertainty with the mid-season firing of Steve Sarkisian this year, it's still a marquee program. (Video via KABC)
The athletic department is one of the richest in the nation, the school's got a prestigious football history, and Southern California and its surrounding areas are rich with high school recruiting talent. USC hasn't had a losing season since 2000 and has a solid recruiting class coming in next year. (Video via USC)
Plus, pressure from fans and the university should be minimal for any coach willing to clean up the mess Sarkisian and former head coach Lane Kiffin left behind. A top-tier salary should also help the coaching search.
Behind USC is Georgia's somewhat surprising opening.
The Bulldogs reportedly cut ties with head coach Mark Richt after a 9-3 season. The Bulldogs are expected to go to their 19th straight bowl game and have a top-10 2016 recruiting class. Georgia's next head coach will have the pieces in place for success, but expectations are clearly high. (Video via University of Georgia)
After that, the next best job appears to be a jumble between South Carolina, Missouri and Miami (FL).
Arguably, Miami beats out the other two due to the possibility of immediate success. After dumping head coach Al Golden mid-season, the Hurricanes finished 8-4 on the season, and there are plenty of strong recruits in the state. (Video via University of Miami)
The biggest problem seems to be the program's rich football tradition, which might work against them. Fan support is at an all-time low right now. (Video via ESPN)
As for South Carolina and Missouri, fan support is extremely strong in both places, and both jobs are equally attractive.
Both programs play in the SEC East, which helps them avoid the wrath of Alabama every year, but both also had less than stellar seasons this year. Missouri finished 5-7, and South Carolina went 3-9.
South Carolina's turnaround could take a little while but could have a big payoff. The school has a history of attracting big-name coaches like Steve Spurrier and Lou Holtz, but neither the Gamecocks' offense nor defense showed much life this year. As for location, they hold a slight recruiting advantage over Missouri. (Video via University of South Carolina)
Missouri's immediate future looks a bit brighter. Head coach Gary Pinkel is stepping down after the season for health reasons but coached the Tigers to back-to-back SEC East titles in 2013 and 2014. Missouri's also had a top defense lately, and this year was no different, despite the poor record. (Video via University of Missouri)
But Missouri's offense needs an overhaul, and the racial tensions on campus could make incoming recruits and potential head coaches wary.
Rounding out other top jobs are UCF, Maryland, Illinois, Syracuse and North Texas.
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Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:48:21 -0500
A man grabbed a woman and tried to drag her toward a car Thursday while she was on a walk, Fort Mill police said.
The woman, who was staying at the Hampton Inn on Carolina Place Drive, was walking nearby just before 4:30 p.m. when a car containing two men and a woman pulled up near her.
One of the men grabbed her and succeeded in taking her cellphone, but the woman was able to escape, police said.
The man ran back to the car, but as the group was driving away, the car crashed into a tree in the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement store.
The three people ran away on foot and officers found them soon after in a nearby shopping center.
Police took Graham Cornwell, Benjamin Hornowski, and Alicia Perlson, all from near Asheville, North Carolina, into custody.
All three people were charged and both Cornwell and Hornowski are still in custody at the York County Detention Center.
Officials released Perlson Sunday on bond.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:30:31 -0500
We all heard the legends as kids –– ships sunk from carrying too much gold, lending lessons in greed.
But Swiss researchers might have just made all those lessons obsolete after creating a foam made of genuine gold. It's so light, it can float on top of a cappuccino's foam.
The researchers published their discovery in the journal Advanced Materials. What they created is 1,000 times lighter than gold's usual form because it's 98 percent air.
To make the material, the researchers heated milk proteins to make protein fibers a nanometer-thick and then put them in a solution of gold salt to crystallize together.
The clear block you see is the protein without any gold. The red block has gold added, just smaller particles than the gold image in the middle.
Having the gold particles crystallize while the protein structure was created instead of injecting them afterward is a cutting-edge technique.
The lead researcher said in a university release, "One of the big challenges was how to dry this fine network without destroying it."
You might be wondering why the world needs really light gold. As it turns out, the researchers say jewelry is just one possible application.
The gold's porosity and large surface area make it highly efficient for many chemical reactions that require the presence of gold.
This video includes images from frau-Vogel / CC BY ND 2.0.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:03:06 -0500
A Conyers girl brightened one officer's day on Saturday.
The girl said, "God bless you and your dog," as Myra Scruggs, a K9 officer with the Conyers Police Department, got out of her car at a QT gas station.
The police department shared the moment on Facebook. They posted, "K9 Officer Scruggs: 'I met the sweetest little girl today at QT. I got out of my car and she said " God bless you and your dog.' My day was made by Claire. â¤""
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:38:04 -0500
A dog was attacked and killed by a crocodile at a Florida golf course Saturday.
The owner witnessed the horrifying incident while walking the dog off leash at the Cranston Golf Course in Key Biscayne, Florida, according to NBC Miami.
NBC Miami reported that the dog was exploring near water when the crocodile bit it.
Florida Fish and Wildlife official Lorenzo Veloz said the incident is a warning to pet owners.
Read more at NBC Miami.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:04:35 -0500
A man was shot in the parking lot of a Lancaster apartment complex Saturday night, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies found Carlos Antonio Massey, 29, with gunshot wounds in the driver's seat of a car that had crashed into an apartment building on Douglas Road.
Lancaster County EMS took Massey to Springs Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Massey’s apartment is located on Lynwood Drive, which is near the apartments on Douglas Road, officials said. They compiled evidence from both locations.
Crews towed the Honda Accord Massey was found in to the Sheriff's Office for processing.
Deputies have not taken anyone into custody at this time.
“I am certain there are witnesses who know what happened to Mr. Massey,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “I encourage anyone who knows what happened or hears talk on the street about what happened to contact the sheriff’s office.”
Anyone with any information should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 08:45:04 -0500
A 69-year-old U.S. Navy veteran was surprised to find an empty lot where his home used to be after a length recovery from surgery.
In December 2014, Philip Williams went to Florida for a procedure, but developed infections that forced further surgery and heart complications, leaving him hospitalized until doctors deemed him medically able to return home in August, according to The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, officials in the town of Hempstead deemed Williams' modest two-story home unfit for habitation and knocked it down.
Officials say they tried to contact Williams and provided The Associated Press with copies of letters they said they mailed to the home and to banks. They also held a public hearing before going forward with the demolition. According to town officials, neighbors had been complaining the house was in disrepair and a blight on the community. Hempstead officials sent inspectors and determined the house was a "dilapidated dwelling" unfit for habitation. So they knocked it down.
When Williams returned in August, he pulled up to an empty lot where his two-story cream-colored cottage used to be.
"My first thought was there was a fire or something," Williams said.
Williams says he was never contacted and believes town officials thought his house was a so-called "zombie home" - a dwelling abandoned after foreclosure proceedings begin, but one not yet seized by the bank - and rushed to demolish it.
"The town basically took everything from me," said Williams, who is now staying with a friend in Florida and has only two suitcases of belongings. "The town does not have a right to take all of my property, all of my possessions."
Williams contends that he never received any of the notices and said he couldn't figure out why the letters were mailed to four separate banks where he never had accounts.
He has filed a notice of claim, the first step in a lawsuit against the town, and also is fighting for public records he believes may show what happened.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:57:45 -0500
Despite requests from the Uber driver to take him to a hospital, a man who was shot in the leg asked for a ride home.
Uber driver David Heinicke said that he picked up a passenger in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, who had his leg wrapped in an apparent attempt to stop bleeding. The passenger admitted that he had been shot by a .22 pistol.
Heinicke urged the man to go to the hospital, but the passenger refused.
"(He) said if I didn’t take him here, he was going to get out and walk the rest of the way, so I brought him here," Heinicke told WZZM.
The shooting victim eventually was admitted to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:57:45 -0500
A homeowner discovered someone was stuck in his chimney after he started a fire Saturday afternoon.
According to KSEE, the man inside the chimney had apparently tried to break into the home by climbing down the chimney but had gotten stuck.
"He had tried to light a fire in his fireplace and he had heard somebody calling out for help in the chimney" Fresno County sheriff's Deputy Jake Jensen told KSEE.
The homeowner put out the fire and contacted firefighters. Emergency crews responded within a few minutes and dismantled the chimney.
The suspect died before rescuers could reach him.
"I've been a deputy for almost 17 years now, and I've never seen anything like this," Jensen said.
The suspect, who is described as in his early 20s, has not yet been identified.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:57:36 -0500
Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan was on the verge of tears Saturday, remembering her close childhood friend who was killed in a shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado.
“He was one of my best friends," she said.
Garrett Swasey grew up in Melrose and dreamed of being an Olympic skater. He and Kerrigan spent years on the ice practicing together.
“As kids, he was literally like a little brother to me.... saw him every day and we trained together in Stoneham and Burlington and Boston," Kerrigan said.
Kerrigan and many others in greater Boston are mourning the loss of the Melrose native, who was gunned down running to help people at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
She and others have expressed how driven and dedicated Swasey was. He moved to Colorado to continue training as an ice skater. Kerrigan said Swasey was funny and committed to whatever he undertook.
“Very dedicated, always worked hard whether at school or skating with friends," she said.
Swasey eventually ended up in law enforcement, working as a police officer on the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring. Swasey was one of the first responders to the shooting in Colorado Springs.
“Always, always putting someone else first ... not surprised that’s the career path he took," said Kerrigan.
Swasey leaves behind a wife and two children. A YouCaring page has been set up to help the family.
For more, visit MyFoxBoston.com.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:05:23 -0500
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch used strong language to condemn Friday’s deadly attack at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The following statement was posted on the Department of Justice website:
“This unconscionable attack was not only a crime against the Colorado Springs community, but a crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parenthood, law enforcement seeking to protect and serve, and other innocent people. It was also an assault on the rule of law, and an attack on all Americans' right to safety and security. Justice Department attorneys, the FBI, and the ATF are on the scene to offer assistance and review the situation.
“We stand ready to offer any and all assistance to the District Attorney and state and local law enforcement as they move forward with their investigation. And in the days ahead, our thoughts and prayers will be with the victims of this horrific attack – including Officer Garrett Swasey, who gave his life in order to keep others safe. We wish a speedy recovery for those who were injured, and peace and strength for the loved ones of the fallen.”
Suspect Robert Lewis Dear remains in custody. The Associated Press reports that following his arrest, Dear allegedly told law enforcement officers, “No more baby parts.”
Since a series of controversial undercover videos were released in the summer, Planned Parenthood has been under attack by anti-abortion activists who claim that the organization is profiting from the sale of aborted fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood has disputed the allegations, contending that the organization only receives processing fees for the donated tissue.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:58:59 -0500
A spoonful of sugar may help make your workout a bit easier.
Well folks, it looks like our favorite nanny was right about the benefits of a spoonful of sugar. Well, sort of. (Video via Walt Disney Studios / 'Mary Poppins)
A recently released study has found that a spoonful of sugar in a glass of water can make your exercise a bit easier.
Researchers at the University of Bath in England tested the rate people can absorb different forms of sugars to use as energy during workouts.
The study compared water with table sugar or sucrose to energy drinks that only have glucose. They found those energy drinks actually caused gut discomfort and the cyclists in the study found it was easier to work out with just the sugar water.
The lead scientist told The Telegraph, "This suggests that, when your goal is to [maximize] carbohydrate availability, sucrose is probably a better source of carbohydrate to ingest than glucose."
But just how much sugar is the right amount? Researchers suggest 90 grams of sugar for every hour you work out, with 8 grams for every 100 milliliters of water you drink.
Published: Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:29:47 -0500
Some Charlotte residents are having a difficult holiday weekend after they were given just over 30 days to vacate their home.
Cascade Circle apartment residents have to be out by Nov. 30. Some of them have lived there for decades and many of them said they still don't have a place to go.
Walter Lockett has lived in his apartment on Cascade Circle for 44 years. He said he is working to find a new place to stay, but he won't know if he's been approved for it until later this week.
"I'm going to stay where I'm staying right now until they put me in jail, because right now I don't have no choice," Lockett said.
Cora Hood has called this complex home for 30 years. She said she still doesn't know where she'll live.
"I love this place. I raised my children here, and I would like to stay down here," she said.
Channel 9 got a copy of the lease termination letter from Home Realty Management Company sent to tenants on Oct. 23, which said to make any future rent payments to Cole Properties and Investments, Inc.
The letter did not explain why residents needed to move out.
Residents said if they have to move, they just want a little more time.
"It's not fair and you got places that aren't renting to people until January or February and a lot of people ain't got that kind of money," resident JoAnn Oliver said.
Channel 9 asked Cole Properties and Investments, Inc. and Home Realty Management Company for comment. We were unable to reach them as of news time.
Published: Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:59:22 -0500