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‘Active Shooter’ in Austin Leaves 1 Dead And 4 Injured

RadioOnFire.com - For some horrifically saddening reason there seems to be this epidemic in the United States, and around the world, where shooting has become more common these past few years. Early this morning, fear arose in the city of Austin, Texas where someone was firing a weapon into a crowd. Saddening news arise that an ‘active shooter’ in Austin, Texas left at least one dead and four others wounded early Sunday morning.

Witness reports that someone was ‘firing a weapon into a crowd’ in busy E. 6th Street which was followed by a 911 phone call minutes later.

Police took to social media like Twitter to warn the people of the city to ‘stay away from downtown’ and update them on exactly what was occurring ‘active shooter’, ‘multiple victims’.

Five people were struck by the shooter, which included a woman aged in her 30s who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shots were being said to have been fired at a parking garage.

However, investigations later determined that there were “two u…

One Dead In Ellicott City Flooding; State Of Emergency Declared

RadioOnFire.com - Heavy rains on Saturday night caused flooding in Ellicott City and parts of Baltimore City. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman confirms one woman died in the flooding, and more than 100 people were rescued. Kittleman told WBAL NewsRadio 1090 that a woman's body was found in the Patapsco River overnight on the Baltimore County side of the river.
Kittleman describes the damage as "devastating," and worse than the damage in 1972 from Tropical Storm Agnes. Governor Larry Hogan toured the damage this morning and declared a State of Emergency in Howard County, allowing officials to get aid quicker. WBAL-TV 11 Weather meteorologist John Collins reported 6 inches of rain had fallen in Ellicott City in 2-3 hours. Part of Main Street collapsed in the flooding. Kittleman said there was damage to buildings and cars in Ellicott City.
"We've had severe damage in the lower part of Ellicott City on Main Street," Kittleman told 11 News. "There…

One Winner In Powerball

RadioOnFire.com - Lottery officials say only one winning ticket was sold in Saturday night's $478-million Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire. The winning  numbers were 11-17-21-23-32, Powerball 5, Power Play 2x. CLICK HERE for a complete list of Powerball results.
Source WBAL

Cop Who Saw Sandra Bland Arrested Was Threatened Not to Cooperate

RadioOnFire.com - One of the first officers to arrive at the scene of Sandra Bland's arrest has been speaking to media about what he witnessed on that July day in 2015, claiming to have been dissuaded from testifying about what he saw as damning evidence against the arresting officer. Prairie View officer Michael Kelley says there were details left off of the official report that were essential to the case against state trooper Brian Encinia, and that he had been warned by a county prosecutor to keep silent, telling the Huffington Post: "He told me it wouldn't be good for my career," if he supplied the Texas grand jury with his testimony. “My opinion is that he (Encinia) messed up. He did not have probable cause to detain her after he pulled her out of the car,” Kelley told the publication. Kelley attests to having overheard Encinia consulting his supervisor on what might be an appropriate charge for the arrest, a conversation that was actually captured on audio. He …

Off-Duty Cop, Shoots Fellow Officer Responding To Domestic Dispute, Flees To Ohio. Arrested & Charged With Attempted Murder

RadioOnFire.com - An off-duty Indianapolis police officer is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a fellow cop. According to the Indianapolis Star, the wounded Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer was responding to a domestic dispute call involving 42-year old cop Adrian Aurs, and his estranged wife on Friday, July 30. During the investigation Aurs reportedly came back to the apartment and started shooting. The on-duty detective returned fire, but missed Aurs. The detective suffered wounds to his elbow and back. Authorities aren't sure if the bullet that hit his elbow ricocheted into his back or if he was shot twice. He was hospitalized in good condition
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Major Rich Riddle provides an update shooting involving off-duty officer and a detective. "Some kind of domestic incident occurred involving one of our off-duty IMPD officers and what we believe to be his estranged wife at the time," IMPD Major Rich…

Former NFL Linebacker Antonio Armstrong & Wife Murdered By Son

RadioOnFire.com - A former NFL linebacker and his wife were shot dead by their 16-year-old son in their Houston home early Friday morning, July 29. No motive has yet been established, and details into the moments leading up to the execution of former Miami Dolphin Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn, are not known, but it has been reported that a note reading "I've been watching you," was recovered at the scene. The teen, whose name has not been released to the press, has been charged with murder. Police arrived on the scene after Armstrong's son himself made a 1:30 a.m. call to report the shooting. Police are continuing to investigate, with hopes that information provided by Armstrong's other two children, a 20-year old son and teenage daughter who were in the home at the time of the incident, could lead them in the case. According to sources in the community, the Armstrongs were a model family who seemed to have a stable and loving family life, leading to quest…

Man Waving Knife at Costco Gets Shot by Off-Duty Corrections Officer

RadioOnFire.com- A knife-wielding man was shot outside of a Costco in Modesto, California on Thursday [July 28], after pacing the store with the weapon, then refusing to comply with the orders of an off-duty officer. Gary Harlan Scott, 61, is said to have just been discharged from a mental health facility, when at around 5 pm, Modesto police were dispatched to Pelandale Avenue, near Sisk Road, where Scott appeared to be provoking an encounter. The plain-clothed cop bore significant period of restraint before firing off, putting Scott in critical condition.

There were reported to have been approximately 300 people present when the aisles cleared and customers flooded out of the store at the sight of the armed man. He wandered without aggression for most of the of the while but drew urgent concern when he began to approach employees, poking his knife forward at them. Upon making egress from the store, Scott was met by the officer, who works for the California Department of Corrections, a…

Mosby, Schatzow Continue Claims Of Police Obstruction, Call For More Accountability For Police

RadioOnFire.com - State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's office is contradicting reports they simply approached and did not use the assistance of Maryland State Police during their investigation of Freddie Gray's death. Mosby also dismissed some of the claims made by former police commissioner Anthony Batts about how police handled their investigation, and spoke against structures she said make it hard to hold police accountable. She and Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow were in studio with C4 Friday.


Mosby reiterated the decision was one she grappled with, but that proceeding with the three likely bench trials to follow was sure to be fruitless, with the same evidence and the same trier of fact, Judge Barry Williams. "His rationale, he didn't believe the state's theory of the case and he's well within his right to do so, he's the judge," Mosby said. However, Mosby and Schatzow defended the legitimacy of the charges, which they said was …

Hot Air Balloon Carrying at 16 People Crashes in Texas; Likely No Survivors

RadioOnFire.com - Federal officials said a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday.

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said there doesn't appear to be any survivors.


"The balloon was occupied and it does not appear at this time that there were any survivors of the crash," Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said in a statement. "Investigators are determining the number and the identities of victims at this time."

Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the accident happened about 8:40 a.m. near Lockhart when the hot air balloon crashed into a pasture. Lockhart is about 30 miles south of Austin.

Native American Woman Holding Scissors Killed by AZ Police

RadioOnFire.com - A Navajo woman who was shot dead by a police officer in Arizona has sparked protests. The shooting of 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine in March led tribal officials to urge the US Justice Department to investigate the treatment of Native Americans who live in towns that border the reservation. Footage of the 30-second encounter between Tsingine and the police officer has been made public after a ruling that officer Austin Shipley was justified in shooting her because he feared his life, and he feared his colleague was in danger. The body camera appears to show Tsingine resisting arrest as Shipley tries to restrain her.  She falls to the ground where her belongings spill out of her purse. Among the items was a prescription for Aripiprazole, an antipsychotic medication. When Tsingine gets back up, she is seen walking quickly towards Shipley with medical scissors in her left hand, pointed down. She seems to yell while walking towards him and it's at that point officer Sh…

Nicki Minaj's Brother's DNA Matches Semen Found on Tween Rape Accuser

RadioOnFire.com - Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj, was in court in on Tuesday (July 26), where the Nassau County District Attorney's Office revealed that his DNA is more than billion to one match to the semen found on the teen accuser. According to Bossip, assistant district attorney Anthony Pirri, told the judge about his findings with the DNA test, which revealed, "...A DNA profile, a partial profile matching the defendant or consistent with the defendant, your honor, to the point in the hundreds of billionths of chance of it being any other individual, was discovered in the...pants of the complainant in this case, and also tested positive indicating the presence of semen." The 12-year-old victim claims that Maraj repeatedly raped and sodomized her between April 1 and Nov. 30, 2015. He was arrested on December 1, one day after the victim claims is the last day he raped her. He is facing 15 years to life on top of the charges which include predatory sexual assau…

Prosecutors On Gray Trials Defend Handling Of Case, Elaborate On Mosby's Statement

RadioOnFire.com - The day after State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped charges against the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the two lead prosecutors in the trials to this point sat down with reporters to discuss the case publicly for the first time.
Janice Bledsoe and Michael Schatzow shed light on the timing of the decision, moves made during the case, and certain claims made by Mosby during her statement Wednesday in Sandtown-Winchester, the Baltimore neighborhood where Gray's fateful arrest took place. Much was made in the wake of Mosby's public statement about her effectively accusing individual detectives of sabotage and fabricating notes. Schatzow confirmed one of those detectives was Dawnyell Taylor, the lead detective on the case who was later called as a defense witness in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson. Taylor testified about two interviews with Dr. Carol Allan, the assistant medical examiner who performed Gray's autopsy, in which Allan…

Baltimore Co. Police Officer Struck By Car

RadioOnFire.com - Baltimore County Police say an officer was struck and injured by a car in Dundalk. The officer was hit at Aldworth and Manchester roads around 11:30 a.m. Thursday and taken to Shock Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries, police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter said. It's not yet known whether the officer's car was marked or unmarked. A car involved has been found, but it's since been determined it was not the car that struck the officer. Two are in custody. This story is developing.
Source WBAL

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Explains Decision

RadioOnFire.com - Shortly after the charges were dropped against the remaining officers charged in the police in-custody of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby gave an impassioned speech in front of the Freddie Gray Memorial in west Baltimore. Mosby defended her decision to charge the officers in May 2015. Mosby told WBAL-TV 11 News the decision to drop the charges was not an easy one for her and her team. While many may look at it as a loss for her, she told 11 News in a one-on-one interview that she sees it a different way. "I have decided not to proceed on the case against Officer Garrett Miller, Sgt. Alicia White or relitigate the case against William Porter," Mosby said.

In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood where Gray was arrested and with a mural of his memory behind her, Mosby announced she will not try the three remaining cases surrounding Gray's death, saying the deck was stacked against her. She cited the following reasons: a judg…

Richard Sherman Says He Finds it Hard to Fully Support Black Lives Matter

RadioOnFire.com - Outspoken Seattle Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman stopped short of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday [July 26], but he didn't rule out joining in with the unified front of social justice seeking athletes Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Lebron James recently proposed. In an interview with The Undefeated, Sherman went into great detail, as he acknowledged that police violence is a problem, while also including violence within the Black community as a notable area of concern. He then said he struggles with fully embracing Black Lives Matter because grouped in with those who protest behind the mantra, are some with views that are too radical for his comfort. "It’s hard to formulate an opinion and generalize because they have several different messages. Some of them are peaceful and understandable, and some of them are very radical and hard to support. Any time you see people who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then sayin…

Bill O'Reilly: Slaves That Built The White House Were “Well-Fed And Had Decent Lodging.”

RadioOnFire.com - Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25, was fantastic and will be remembered and referenced for a long time to come. One passage in particular resonated with a lot of viewers.

“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn," the First Lady said.
It was a reminder of both an ugly period in America's history and how far we've come as a nation. Bill O'Reilly fact-checked Obama's comments and found them to be true. Slaves did in fact, build the White House. During a segment on the Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor," the controversial host gave his take.

Charges Dropped Against Baltimore Police Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

RadioOnFire.com - Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is set to hold a press conference Wednesday morning. The defense attorneys have not yet set a time for their own press conference. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, has yet to release any statement on the decision to drop charges, nor has there been any comment yet from Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Gray was a black man who was critically injured in the back of a police van in April 2015. Prosecutors' decision Wednesday comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case, including the van driver and another officer who was the highest-ranking of the group. A fourth officer had his case heard by a jury, who deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial. Prosecutors had s…