From North to East and West to South
August 24th-31st 2017
1. Charlestown, South Carolina
Thursday August 24th – An armed man entered a restaurant in the downtown area of Charlestown, South Carolina on Thursday August 24th, shot and killed one person and wounded one more police say. He then proceeded to hold the rest of the customers as hostages. The man, outraged for having been fired from his job just moments earlier, was eventually shot dead by a special police task anti-hostage unit of the Charleston Police Department.
2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Saturday, August 26th – A family of four were found tied up inside their Southwest Philadelphia home on Saturday, August 26th. According to testimonies by the family members, the house was invaded early that same morning by a group four of fellons wearing masks. The home invaders then proceeded to locate and extract the family’s safe, which they took off with. Philadelphia P.D. are examining the scene of the incident, and trying to determine whether this was a gang related, or carried out by a (still to be caught) organized group of robbers who have been raiding a number of Philadelphia homes this month. No arrests have yet been made.
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Sunday, August 27th – Eleven time five-division world champion Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather Jr., defeated UFC Lightweight Champion Conor “The Notorious” McGregor, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. McGregor was eliminated by Mayweather by TKO in round 10 of a rather surprising match. Floyd Mayweather managed to extend his incredible career streak to 50-0 after this victory, and announced that this was going to be his final match before retiring from the sport.
4. Worcester, Massachussetts
Sunday, August 27h – A 7 year old girl was abducted from her Worcester, MA. home at approximatly 2:30 am on Sunday, August 28th. The girl, who was assaulted by her alleged abductor, 35 year old Joshua Hubert, a family friend, was then thrown over a bridge into lake Quinsigamond. The young girl managed to swim to the lake shore, and walked to the nearby town of Shrewsbury, were she was spotted at 4 a.m. that same morning. She was then rescued by officers of the Shrewsbury Police Department. Although pleading innocent, Joshua Hubert is facing charges of kidnapping and pheloneous assault of a minor.
5. Akron, Ohio
Monday, August 28th – A teen male, Xavier McMullen (aged 17) of Akron, Ohio, is believed to have inflicted a fatal gun shot wound upon himself, while being detained in the back of a police vehicle. Mullen, was arrested by Akron police moments earlier, as he was a prime suspect in the armed robbery of two senior citizens who were sitting in their car. His accomplices, two males, both 18 years of age, were also arrested and found guilty with the charge of aggravated robbery.
6. Scottsdale, Arizona
Tuesday, August 29th – David Torrence (aged 31), an Olympic runner from Malibu, California, was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool, in a condo complex in Scottsdale, Arizona in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Although the cause of death is presumed to be drowning, his body was taken to police headquarters, for further medical examination. Torrence, a dual-citizen of Peruvian heritage, represented Peru in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
7. Thornton, Colorado
Tuesday, August 29th – Construction crews in the town of Thornton, Colorado, unearthed a rather unlikely finding. What appears to be the skull of a triceratops dinosaur dating back about 66 million years ago, was found during the initial excavations conducted for the establishment of the town’s new police station. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, has carfelly removed the fossil for further scientific examination. Upon reaching the scene of excavations, Dr. Joseph Sertich, paleontologist at the DMNS, mentioned that: “This is the kind of find that makes everybody stop and take notice and get serious about preservation efforts” .
8. Houston, Texas
Wednesday, August 30th– Tropic thunderstorm Harvey, wreaked havoc upon the greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area, flooding massive parts of the city, forcing large suburban municipalities to have to be evacuated. The effects of the storm stretched as far out as Beaumont County, approximately 50 miles east of Houston. Many buildings have been completely destroyed and flooded, including a chemical plant. As of today, the death toll and number of missing persons has risen to 30. Houston police and fire departments are believed to have rescued approximately 3,500 people caught up in the chaotic circumstances. A curfew has been imposed by the mayor of the city from midnight to 5 in the a.m.
9. Springfield, Missouri
Wednesday, August 30th – President Donald. H. Trump addressed his crowd gathered in Springfield, Missouri promising upcoming tax cuts- “the biggest ever”- according to his annual economic plan, in order to boost the middle class economy (local, family-owned businesses, and working class people), that has been struggling over the past years. President Trump mentioned that, he “is speaking against himself” and working for the benefit of all Americans, however the Democratic party feels that even though these tax cuts may be carried out in the near future, they are still aimed at eventually benefitting “big business” and the economic elite of the country, also known as the “wealthy 1%”.
10. Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Thursday, August 31st– Nearly 800,000 undocumented U.S. inhabitants could be facing immediate deportation to their countries of origin, if president Donald H. Trump decides to “pull the plug” on the so-called “D.A.C.A.” program. The “D.A.C.A.” program was initiated by the Obama administration in 2012, and was set to protect undocumented immigrants who arrived illegally to the United States as children. Multiple demonstrations are expected to take place outside the White House (in response to President Trump’s position on the matter), this coming week, by a number of immigrants rights groups.
For the Eoellas,
Nikos Mizas, Editor.