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CRV Lady’s house badly damaged in fire, one injured

CRV Lady’s house badly damaged in fire, one injured

The house of a woman known as “CRV Lady” was badly burned in a fire Wednesday morning.Shawnee Heights Fire responded to the fire in the 3000 block of Shawnee Heights Road around 11:15 a.m, dispatch said. The home damaged in the fire belongs to Patricia S. McDonald. McDonald earned the nickname “CRV Lady” after multiple reports of erratic…MORE

Woman accused of stealing money from mother’s retirement

Woman accused of stealing money from mother’s retirement

A woman was arrested for stealing funds from her mother’s retirement account. Deputies said they arrested, Mary Ellen Gray, 68, of Richland, Missouri, on Jan. 21. The investigation began when Adult Protective Services notified the Linn County Sheriff’s Office that Gray had allegedly withdrawn thousands of dollars from her mother’s , Lena Fenn, 86, of…MORE

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has identified the US soldier killed in Afghanistan Tuesday as Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, 32, of Carrollton, Virginia. Beale died “as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan,” according to a statement released Wednesday. He was assigned to…MORE

Man who pulled knife on school bus driver sentenced to probation, rehab

Man who pulled knife on school bus driver sentenced to probation, rehab

An East County man who admitted to jumping onto a school bus full of children and pulling a knife on the driver was sentenced Tuesday. Matthew Douglas Barker, 37, was sentenced to four years probation, including time at a long-term residential drug rehabilitation facility. He pleaded guilty in December to assault with a deadly weapon…MORE

Man accused of stabbing man after switching pants with him

Man accused of stabbing man after switching pants with him

A 37-year-old man was arrested in Boulder after police said they believe he stabbed somebody because he didn’t like the pants they offered to him. Boulder police arrested Jarred Womack, on Tuesday morning near Arapahoe Avenue and 28th Street in connection to a stabbing. In a press release, police said they believe Womack agreed to…MORE

Family struggles to make ends meet amid government shutdown

Family struggles to make ends meet amid government shutdown

Alejandra gave birth to a baby girl last week. Her husband works a federal job to provide for her, the newborn and their two older kids. But he hasn’t gotten paid since the government shutdown started five weeks ago. Alejandra said if the shutdown doesn’t end soon, she doesn’t know how they’re going to pay…MORE

University mistakenly sends out hundreds of acceptance letters

University mistakenly sends out hundreds of acceptance letters

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg confirms about 430 acceptance emails were mistakenly sent out on Saturday due to human error. Alexandria Rizzotto got one of those emails. She said she was thrilled thinking she had been accepted to USF. It’s her first choice for college. “My mom and I were over the moon…MORE

Student gets in person acceptance celebration from university

Student gets in person acceptance celebration from university

The crisp notes of a University of Maryland Pep Band cut through the cold wind this weekend to deliver a fantastic surprise to a Baltimore resident about to become a Terp. Elisha Davis was surprised at his door step in the city’s Belvedere neighborhood Sunday morning by University of Maryland admissions staff announcing his acceptance…MORE

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