Woman fatally stabbed when she showed up to buy fridge on Facebook marketplace

Denise Williams Denise Williams allegedly met the 26-year-old man now accused of killing her on Facebook Marketplace. Williams had arranged to buy a fridge from Joshua Gorgone, with plans to gift the appliance to her boyfriend. Joshua Gorgone Investigators in Geistown said during a press conference Wednesday that Williams’ relatives reported her missing Monday night. Williams had allegedly told family members Monday she was going to a man’s apartment to inspect the refrigerator. Detectives were able to track Williams’ movement using data from her phone. Additionally, relatives shared messages from the victim’s Facebook account that led them to Gorgone.  During … Continue reading Woman fatally stabbed when she showed up to buy fridge on Facebook marketplace

Man fatally shot while filming Netflix show about gun violence

A man was fatally shot while working on a video about gun violence in Philadelphia. The 55-year-old was killed after he was shot multiple times around 8 p.m. Monday on the 1900 block of West Page Street in Strawberry Mansion, police said. The victim was reportedly working for a production company filming the families of gun violence victims for an anti-violence video to stream on Netflix, Action News reports. “This 55-year-old male was working for a production company. They were inside of a private residence. They were interviewing and filming some family members whose children were victims of gun violence in the … Continue reading Man fatally shot while filming Netflix show about gun violence

Mom who later turned up dead said, ‘If you don’t hear from me, call the police’

Melinda Kay Davis  The body of an Ohio mother of four who’d been missing since February has been found in the trunk of her car and her ex-boyfriend is charged in connection with her disappearance. Melinda Kay Davis, 33, of Shelby, was last heard from on Feb. 25, when she headed to Mansfield to pick up some things she’d left behind at the home of her ex-boyfriend, John Mack Jr., 43, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. On her way to Mack’s house, she called a friend, saying, “if you don’t hear from me, call the police” according to court documents … Continue reading Mom who later turned up dead said, ‘If you don’t hear from me, call the police’

Indonesia bus plunge kills two dozen pilgrims

A bus carrying dozens of pilgrims plunged down a steep ravine on Indonesia’s Java island, killing at least 27 people including junior high school students, authorities said Thursday.  Rescuers worked through the night using cranes to pluck injured survivors from the wreckage after the fatal crash late Wednesday in West Java’s Sumedang district. The bus carrying 66 passengers was travelling on a winding, poorly lit road when it plunged down the 20-metre (65 foot) ravine, authorities said. The driver and teenage passengers were among the dead, while 39 survived the accident. “The fatalities are a mix of children and adults,” … Continue reading Indonesia bus plunge kills two dozen pilgrims

Huge blasts in Equatorial Guinea kill many, wound hundreds

More than a dozen people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a series of powerful explosions at a military base in Equatorial Guinea’s largest city of Bata, according to officials. In a statement on national television, President Teodoro Obiang said the blasts on Sunday were caused by negligence of a military unit “in charge of storing explosives, dynamite and ammunition at the Nkoa Ntoma military camp”. Obiang, who has ruled Equatorial Guinea since 1942, said the explosives caught fire due to “stubble-burning by farmers in their fields” and that the blasts caused damage in almost all the houses and buildings in … Continue reading Huge blasts in Equatorial Guinea kill many, wound hundreds

What Insanity: Turkish father kills daughter by shooting her 20 times over ex-wife

A Turkish father allegedly killed his daughter by ramming her car off the road before shooting her 20 times in the head and body when she refused to tell him where his ex-wife was.  Mustafa Ali Yilmaz, 69, crashed into his daughter’s car in Balikesir, Turkey, dragged her out of the vehicle and demanded to know where her mother was, it is claimed. Gulnur had been travelling from Balikesir to Antalya to prepare for an exam with two friends on 27 June 2019.  Her father followed her in his car after attaching a GPS device to her car and reportedly crashed … Continue reading What Insanity: Turkish father kills daughter by shooting her 20 times over ex-wife

Three female media workers shot dead in Jalalabad

Three women who worked for a TV station in the Afghan city of Jalalabad have been shot dead, in what seems to be the latest in a wave of targeted killings. Reports say the women, aged 18-20, were killed in two separate but co-ordinated attacks, a fourth was critically hurt. Police say they arrested the lead gunman, linking him to the Taliban. The group deny any involvement, a wave of killings has rocked the country with journalists, activists and other political figures being targeted. The three women killed had recently finished high school and worked in the dubbing department of … Continue reading Three female media workers shot dead in Jalalabad

All In The Name Of Tradition: Sri Lanka girl dies in ‘exorcism’ ritual

A nine-year-old girl has died in Sri Lanka after she was beaten with a cane during a ritual locally believed to drive away “evil spirits”. Two people – the child’s mother and the woman who performed the ritual have been arrested, and appeared in court on Monday in connection with the death, Sri Lankan police say. The mother believed her daughter was “possessed by a demon”, police said, the girl died in hospital after losing consciousness during the ritual. The incident took place in the town of Delgoda, about 40 km (25miles) from the capital Colombo, where the woman was … Continue reading All In The Name Of Tradition: Sri Lanka girl dies in ‘exorcism’ ritual

Woman who pleaded on TV for info about husband’s killing is now charged in case

On a quiet October morning last fall, American Airlines executive James Faith and his wife, Jennifer Faith, were out walking their dog when a barrage of gunshots shattered the tranquility of their Dallas, Texas, neighborhood. As Jennifer screamed in horror, her husband, James, 49, lay in the street of their North Oak Cliff neighborhood, shot multiple times by a man Jennifer, 48, said had run up behind them just as they began their walk, one day after the couple had celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary, CBSDFW reports. “I heard running behind me, and I turned around and all of a … Continue reading Woman who pleaded on TV for info about husband’s killing is now charged in case

Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

A father-to-be from New York state has died after a device he was building for his child’s gender-reveal party exploded, according to police. Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling the device in the town of Liberty when it exploded just before noon on Sunday. Police said the blast killed Mr Pekny and injured his brother Michael Pekny, 27, who was taken to hospital. Gender-reveal parties are celebrations announcing whether expecting parents are going to have a girl or a boy. Police have not specified what device caused Sunday’s explosion, New York’s state police department and its bomb disposal unit are investigating … Continue reading Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

60 people drowned in Congo river after boat capsizes

At least 60 people have drowned after a boat capsized in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. Some 300 people have been rescued but as many as 200 others are unaccounted for following the accident on the Congo River, officials added. Locals said the boat hit a rock east of the capital, Kinshasa, while travelling at night, which is prohibited. Many people use boats to travel long distances in DR Congo because of its poor road network. DR Congo’s humanitarian affairs minister Steve Mbikayi said that he had received reports that the boat was overloaded and had been carrying … Continue reading 60 people drowned in Congo river after boat capsizes

India bus plunge kills 39

A bus involved in an accident has left at least 39 people dead after a bus plunged into a canal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Some 60 people were on board when the packed bus veered off a bridge and fell into the canal on Tuesday in Sidhi district. Officials say that seven passengers, including the driver, managed to swim to the shore, rescue teams are looking for the remaining passengers. The state government has ordered an inquiry into the accident, eyewitnesses say that the driver lost control and the bus hit the boundary of the bridge … Continue reading India bus plunge kills 39