Pandemonium: 5 Shot Inside Store After Argument at Cash Register

first_imgAn argument inside a crowded suburban Philadelphia Walmart escalated into a shooting, crash and fight with responding officers that left five people shot and others wounded in the “chaos” of gunfire. The alleged gunman was identified Wednesday as Keenan Jones of Philadelphia. He faces one count of attempted murder, 13 counts of aggravated assault, 19 counts of reckless endangerment and related gun charges. He was held on $1 million bail.The shooting began shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday inside the Walmart at Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center on South Easton Road in Wyncote. An argument near the checkout line allegedly pre-empted the shooting, police said.  “Words were exchanged” and the suspect pulled a gun from his female companion’s waistband and fired “at least 10 shots,” Cheltenham Township Chief of Police John Frye said. Jones, 30, and the woman are brother and sister, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office said. She has not been identified or charged.Two women in their 40s and a man in his 40s were wounded in the legs and another person had a graze wound to the leg. A fifth person later went to a hospital with unspecified injuries caused by gunfire. In addition, a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital after a fall, police said. None of the injuries are life threatening, officials said. Two of the victims are Walmart employees, the company said.- Sponsor – “The surveillance depicts Jones standing in the check-out line and then starting to walk towards the back of the line when he pulls out a black semi-automatic handgun and fires a single round at a male who is standing only feet away, striking him,” the criminal complaint filed Wednesday read. “Jones then begins to run through the front end of the store and is seen firing additional rounds indiscriminately.”The complaint described the scene captured on the surveillance video as “chaos” and “pandemonium,” which led to a pregnant woman falling to the ground. She was hurt, the complaint said. Customers and employees inside the store ducked for cover as bullets flew near the checkout line. “It was rough just seeing everybody running for cover,” a woman who said she was next to the gunman, told NBC10. “People were terrified. They were jumping over the register.” Jones and his sister fled the Walmart in a Pontiac Grand Prix, police said. “He kept straight coming down,” according to a witness, who said she was nearly struck by the vehicle. “He didn’t stop.”After allegedly tossing the gun out of the car, Jones and his sister crashed into the back of an empty police vehicle at Forrest Avenue and East Sedgwick Street in neighboring Philadelphia, according to investigators. “The officers just got done taking a theft report and saw the vehicle crash into a police vehicle, thinking it was just an auto accident,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. The two tried to flee the scene after the crash, but were taken into custody by responding officers, police said. A witness told NBC10 that Jones resisted arrest and it took several officers to apprehend him and place him inside a police vehicle.   [Source: NBC10 News] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Tennessee ~ Corporate Income, Franchise Taxes: FAQs Concerning Receipts Factor for Telecom Industry Taxpayers Updated

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Tennessee Department of Revenue has updated its list of franchise and excise tax frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing the sourcing of receipts for taxpayers in the telecom industry.Subscribers can view the updated FAQs on the department’s website at Asked Questions, Franchise and Excise Tax, Tennessee Department of Revenue, January 5, 2017last_img

Predicting The Winners Of College Football’s Biggest Rivalry Games In 2016

first_imgUrban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh meet after a game.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands after the game. Ohio State won 31 to 20 on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Alabama Iron Bowl TrophyTwitter/@AlabamaFTBLAs we near the end of March Madness, college sports fans are coming up on the long summer stretch between basketball ending and football beginning. Other sports like college baseball, lacrosse, and softball are big for some fan bases, and of course, there’s the MLB, but we’re all going to be itching for football season by June. And with college football comes a slew of amazing rivalry games. Virtually every week, there is a game between two power programs that helps define the sport, and because of what is at stake in college football, may go a long way towards deciding whether a team can play for a national championship.It is still March, but we’re putting on our swami hats and predicting the winners of some of the biggest rivalry games in college football. Does Jim Harbaugh knock off Ohio State in year two at Michigan? Will Auburn pull off another miracle, or will the Alabama Crimson Tide roll en route to another SEC West title? Check back in when November rolls around, and see how we did.Next: FSU vs. Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14last_img read more

The Sports Equinox Is Upon Us

Oct. 21, 1973WS Game 71235 Oct. 27, 1985WS Game 71315 Nov. 1, 2009WS Game 41274 Nov. 1, 2010WS Game 5133 Nov. 4, 2001WS Game 71374 Oct. 22, 1972WS Game 71235 Oct. 14, 1973WS Game 21235 Oct. 19, 1980WS Game 51336 Oct. 17, 1971WS Game 71236 Oct. 14, 1979WS Game 51337 Oct. 12, 1980NLCS Game 51348 EQUINOX DATEMLBNFLNBANHL Oct. 15, 1978WS Game 51355 Game 5 of the World Series is tonight, and it could be a deciding one: The Kansas City Royals are looking to finish off the New York Mets after going ahead 3-1 in the series. But Sunday also includes 12 NFL games, seven NBA matchups, and five NHL contests. That makes today a very special day: a sports equinox.A sports equinox occurs when the four major U.S. leagues — MLB, the NFL, the NBA and the NHL — all play at least one game. There’s a very narrow scheduling window when this can happen: Nowadays the MLB season and the start of the NBA season overlap by just a few days or not at all, depending on the NBA tip-off date and the length of the World Series.By our count this will be the 15th equinox in history, and the first since 2010.1We identified equinoxes using scheduling data from the sites. Equinoxes, by our definition, were not possible before the inaugural NBA/BAA season in 1946. They did not used to be so rare: There were nine equinoxes between 1971 and 1980 (when the NBA season tipped off in the first half of October), and several years have more than one. Here’s the full list: GAMES Phoenix, of all places, is the only city to play in all four parts of an equinox. On November 4th, 2001, the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Phoenix Coyotes lost to the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Phoenix Suns lost to the Houston Rockets. The Diamondbacks salvaged the day, winning Game 7 over the Yankees to capture the city’s first and only championship across the four leagues.2The Mercury, Phoenix’s WNBA team, have three titles of their own.New York and Kansas City sports fans have less luck today. K.C.’s NHL and NBA franchises left for other locales decades ago, and both the Knicks and the Nets are off. But New York has its own packed calendar on Sunday: beyond the World Series and both NFL and NHL matchups, the Red Bulls play their first game of the MLS conference semifinals, and around 50,000 runners will compete in the NYC marathon. It may not quite be an equinox, but it’s still a huge day for NYC sports. Nov. 2, 2009WS Game 5153 Nov. 1, 2015WS Game 51275 Oct. 15, 1972WS Game 21236 read more

Why Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games

Still, the team’s proximity to the real-life Batcave alone doesn’t explain how the bats are working their way inside the venue.There are a couple of potential factors at play. First, the San Antonio arena — a few miles outside of the city’s downtown area and adjacent to a golf course — is perhaps the closest thing to a suburban venue in the entire NBA. The massive, brightly illuminated presence that attracts moths and other insects in an otherwise quiet area might be appealing to bats2Primarily males, since bachelor bat colonies often separate from maternal ones overnight. that are looking for food on a given night, according to Judit Green, who has worked as an urban wildlife biologist for 30 years with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.Beyond that, experts suggest that the 750,000 square-foot stadium almost certainly had — or potentially still has — a tiny crevice somewhere, releasing just enough warmth outside to entice bats and birds that are looking to escape the area’s colder-than-usual temperatures for a night. (The Spurs declined to comment or to make a facilities specialist available to be interviewed for this story.)“I’d guess there’s a small vent or other opening to the outside that’s attracting the attention of migratory bats,” said Merlin Tuttle, an Austin-based ecologist who has studied bats for 60 years and founded Bat Conservation International in the 1980s. “When cold fronts hit, sometimes that’ll drive the bats wintering in San Antonio to look for a place that gets them out of the cold.”Once a bat does make it into the arena, we’ve seen time and time again what type of hilarity may ensue. It was nearly a decade ago in 2009 — on Halloween, fittingly enough — that future Hall of Famer Manu Ginobili endeared himself to Spurs’ fans even more by swatting a disruptive bat out of the air with his bare hand.To be clear, the AT&T Center isn’t alone in producing odd animal-related headlines. It’s nothing new for pro sports, particularly ones played outdoors, to be interrupted by uninvited animals like squirrels, cats, birds, bugs, dogs and rabbits, just to name a few. And bats have also popped up once each this year at NBA games in Utah and Indiana, respectively.But the San Antonio arena has developed a reputation for general weirdness over the years. Aside from a pigeon that flew overhead at the arena in early January, a snake was found in the visiting locker room before a playoff game between the Blazers and Spurs in May 2014. A month later, during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the air conditioning stopped working — a development that became controversial after visiting star LeBron James cramped, shifting the momentum of the contest away from Miami and toward San Antonio. The Spurs went on to dominate the series, and James left the Heat the following month in free agency.While the team did hire a designated pest-control expert following the Ginobli incident, the little-desired task of removing the bats usually falls to arena staffers who just happen to be on the court — and needless to say, it doesn’t always go so well. A handful of Spurs’ employees often give unsuccessful chase to bats, usually armed with nothing more than towels. Even Coyote, the team mascot, has gotten in on it — and, in a few cases, has actually been the one to round up the bats, illustrating just how much of an all-hands-on-deck process it can be.Rob Wicall, who served as the mascot for nearly two decades before stepping down in 2016, sounded almost envious of all the bat run-ins there have been lately. For years, well before Ginobili’s bat-swat back in 2009, Wicall kept a fishing net he’d bought and the mascot’s Batman costume accessories nearby,3Underneath the stands, by the visiting team’s tunnel to and from the locker room. Wicall referred to the area as the “Coyote’s Den.” just in case a bat ever got loose in the arena.Ginobili took care of the problem just before Wicall could suit-up and come to the rescue back in 2009. But during his farewell season, Wicall got another chance to be the hero before a game in December 2015, and he made it count. He couldn’t see that well — the costume allows little to no peripheral vision — but he tracked the bat into the painted area before somehow nabbing it with his net. When he realized he’d succeeded, Wicall — in Coyote’s full Batman attire, with the PA announcer playing the old-school Batman theme song over the speakers — lifted his arms triumphantly.“It was one of those bucket-list things for a mascot, because you’ve not only solved a problem in the arena, but you’ve also brought entertainment,” said Wicall, adding that it took him less than 45 seconds total to dash into his changing area and throw on Coyote’s Batman accessories.But not everyone relishes these run-ins. Spurs forward Rudy Gay sought shelter from a bat by hiding behind ref Zach Zarba last month. And Nets All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell, who has now had two separate bat experiences at AT&T Center the past three seasons, took refuge in the tunnel leading to the locker room as four bats circled over the court.Bucks center Brook Lopez, on the other hand, would activate a Bat Signal if he could. As a comic-book aficionado, Lopez told SB Nation early in February that he’d welcome being bitten by a bat in hopes that it might make him a superhero.“I’m just going to make myself available [to the bat],” Lopez said. “At that point, it’s up to the bat. A lot of it is up to fate in these superhero stories. But I want to give myself a shot.”Fate seemed to be listening. A bat flew past Lopez on Saturday in San Antonio. Fortunately — or perhaps unfortunately, given Lopez’s hope of becoming a superhero — he wasn’t bitten. There are a few things we’ve come to expect over the years from San Antonio Spurs basketball. The team will always find a way to make the playoffs, no matter how much talent and pedigree it loses during the offseason. Coach Gregg Popovich will generally deliver grumpy end-of-quarter interviews no matter how well his team is playing. And once in a while, we can expect a furry, winged menace to descend from the rafters and terrorize their home court.The local bats of San Antonio have long held a reputation as unruly Spurs fans, occasionally crashing games and disrupting play. In recent weeks, though, the bats have claimed season-ticket holder status with the red-hot team, which has won six-straight contests. In three of the team’s past six home games, including this past Sunday, one of the flying mammals has brought a Spurs’ game to a screeching halt for minutes at a time, as various team staffers furiously scrambled to apprehend the flapping intruders.All of which raises the obvious question: Why is the arena plagued with bats so often?After spending many sleepless nights investigating the matter — in truth, I just called a couple of local specialists — the answer actually makes pretty good sense. The AT&T Center is 25 miles southwest of Bracken Cave, which is home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats, making it the largest summer bat colony in the world.1Additionally, the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin — which is the world’s largest urban bat colony, and home to about 1.5 million bats — is only about 75 miles away.What’s more, it’s logical that bats would fly past the arena, particularly during the winter months. The stadium is almost directly in the bats’ migration path from Central America and Mexico back to Bracken Cave, where maternal colonies fly to have and nurse their newborns (nearly doubling in number). read more

Football Tate Martell to transfer to University of Miami

Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell (18) prepares to run a play in the second half of the game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Ohio State won 62-39. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe quarterback battle between Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Tate Martell and recent Georgia transfer, freshman quarterback Justin Fields officially has come to an end before it ever really started.On Wednesday, Martell announced he will be transferring from Ohio State to the University of Miami six days after he entered his name into the transfer portal.Martell visited Miami and West Virginia before ultimately selecting the Hurricanes.On Dec. 30, Martell was asked about Fields, who was rumored at the time to be looking at the Buckeyes as a location to transfer if redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins decided to go to the NFL Draft.At the time, Martell voiced no doubt about his position on the team if Haskins were to leave, saying he was “100 percent sure” he would be the starter if that time came.Fields announced his transfer to the program on Jan. 4. Martell put his name in the transfer portal six days later.Martell saw time in six games this season, finishing 2018 completing 23-of-28 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.The redshirt freshman’s highlight performance came against Rutgers, where Martell completed all 10 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, including a 51-yard score to redshirt senior wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Martell also rushed eight times for 95 yards and a touchdown in the 52-3 win.A four-star prospect out of high school, Martell went 45-0 as a high-school starter at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, finishing No. 2 in the state in all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns.Ohio State has Fields, junior Chris Chugunov and freshman Matthew Baldwin left at the quarterback position following Martell’s transfer.Fields is awaiting confirmation that he will be able to play in 2019, forgoing the usual transfer rule that requires players to sit out a season between transferring schools. read more

Callum Wilson is definitely worth £50m and would make Chelsea better

first_imgEx England footballer Dion Dublin claims Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is “definitely worth” £50m and would make Chelsea a better side if signed.The 26-year-old Wilson has netted nine league goals this season for his club but with several reports linking him for transfer to Stamford Bridge, football pundit believes he is good enough to play for Chelsea.Speaking to BBC radio, Dublin, when asked if Wilson’s rumoured move to The Blues is good, said:“Yes, he is.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…On the other hand, Blues striker Alvaro Morata wants to leave Chelsea as he has nodded for a switch to Sevilla, according to Guillem Balague as quoted by BBC.“Morata wants to leave Chelsea, it has not been the right club for him.“The style does not suit him and he will go back. He has said yes to Sevilla but 24 hours later Atletico Madrid said they are interested as well. Nothing has been signed.“Chelsea will let him go on loan because that is the only situation in which both Sevilla and Atletico will have him, and they will have to pay at least half of his 9m euro (£8.12m) wages until the end of the season.”last_img read more

Alleged shooter in Hillcrest charged with attempted murder

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:20 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom February 15, 2019center_img Posted: February 15, 2019 Alleged shooter in Hillcrest charged with attempted murder 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An ex-con who allegedly riddled a Hillcrest restaurant with bullets from an assault rifle — sending terrified diners ducking for cover but somehow injuring no one — was charged today with 11 counts of attempted murder.Stefano Markell Parker, 29, was arrested without incident Tuesday night, about 90 minutes after the shooting at The Asian Bistro, 414 University Ave., according to San Diego police.Parker, who’s being held without bail, could face 374 years to life behind bars if convicted of the attempted murder counts, as well as one count each of shooting into an occupied building and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to Deputy District Attorney Paul Reizen.Parker, who pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday afternoon, was initially booked on suspicion of nine counts of attempted murder. But two more restaurant patrons have since come forward and told authorities they were present during the shooting, according to the prosecutor.Reizen said he expects additional witnesses may come forward, adding to the litany of charges the defendant faces.Bystanders made 911 calls to report seeing a man in a trench coat firing numerous rounds from a rifle into the Asian-food restaurant, shattering its front windows, about 7:40 p.m. Following the barrage of gunshots, the shooter lowered his weapon and walked off, Officer John Buttle said.None of the patrons inside at the time was injured, even though investigators at the shooting scene found at least 19 .556-caliber shell casings.After a witness reported seeing a man changing his garments in the area and provided a new clothing description, officers found Parker in an alley off the 3500 block of Fourth Avenue and took him into custody around 9 p.m. Discarded clothes, the rifle believed to have been used in the shooting and magazines for the weapon were located nearby.The eatery is located in the busy uptown neighborhood, which is home to much of the city’s LGBTQ population. Though some have opined at an anti-LGBTQ motivation for the shooting based on posts on Parker’s Facebook page, Reizen said the motive was unknown.“Obviously, if we do find information, and I know that some people have looked through this particular individual’s Facebook account and there’s some stuff on there, but at this point, there is no indication that this is a hate crime,” Reizen said. “If we get evidence that points us in that direction, certainly that will be something that we will consider adding onto the (criminal) complaint.”At a news conference earlier this week, SDPD Assistant Chief Albert Guaderrama told reporters that investigators were looking into whether the firearm assault may have been a hate crime, due to possibly anti-gay statements the suspect had posted on Facebook.During the briefing at downtown police headquarters, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the “terrifying” crime had prompted immediate plans for increased officer patrols in Hillcrest.“We pride ourselves in San Diego for being a very diverse city and a city that celebrates unique culture,” Faulconer said. “That is never going to change. We will stand together to denounce violence, and we will stand together to support our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community.”Parker was previously convicted and served prison time in connection with a homicide in Alabama in the early 2000s, according to police.He’s set to return to court Feb. 27 for a readiness conference.More information: last_img read more