Police say a motorcyclist was hit and killed in the Northeast section of Philly yesterday….Thanksgiving day. CBS-10 PHILLY reported that the incident happened on the 4200 block of Aramingo Avenue, at around 2:30 pm.
Police say the 40-year old, unidentified, motorcyclist was traveling Southbound on Aramingo Avenue, when he was suddenly struck by a grey Toyota. The police report said the truck was attempting to turn left onto the I-95 ramp. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they have one man in custody.
Hundreds of undelivered FedEx packages were discovered discarded in a ravine in Alabama on Wednesday. CNN reported that the discarded packages were found in Blount County, Alabama. The report stated that Blount County is about 40 miles Northeast of Birmingham.
Authorities responded to the ravine, which was located on private property. Once on scene, they discovered three to four hundred packages of assorted sizes that appeared to have been thrown into the ravine.
An area manager for FedEx showed up on the scene and reported the drama back to the company, who sent multiple trucks from all over “the south” to assist. FedEx said in a statement that they would be clearing up the scene and recovering all packages by sunrise on Thursday morning.
A 55-year old woman is dead after being shot multiple times in South Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. According to a report from FOX-29 PHILADELPHIA, officers responded to a reported shooting at 7th & Jackson Streets, in South Philly, at around 4:30 pm.
Responding officers found the 55-year old woman, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. She was rushed to Jefferson Hospital, where she was initially listed in critical conditions, but she was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries a short time afterward. The murder of the 55-year old woman is the 500th murder in the city of “Brotherly Love” so far this year.
“I know this isn’t what you we’re expected but WE ARE expecting!” 25-year old, teacher from Texas, Cavanna Smith, wrote in a card addressed to Kwanmaine Boyd. Police found the “congratulations” card next to a picture of an ultrasound taken on October 5th. The ultrasound confirmed that Smith was more than four weeks pregnant.
A report from BOSTON .COM said, one of Cavanna Smith’s friends began receiving frantic texts messages from her. One of her texts read “I’ve been kidnapped.” A follow-up texts said she was in the back of Boyd’s truck.
Smith was shot and killed shortly before 7amon October 6th. Boyd (the prime suspect) went missing for more than a month after Smith’s murder, police said. Boyd was arrested by the Houston Police Department (HPD) on Friday. On Monday the HPD announced that Boyd has been charged with capital murder for Cavanna Smith’s murder.
Smith reportedly went to Boyd’s home on October 6ty to collect some money he owed her. At 6:42 am she sent her location to her sister with a message: “I’m at this location getting my money if anything happens to me.”
Carlos Martin Quintana-Arias, a truck driver from Mexico, was arrested at the U.S/Mexico border and accused of attempting to smuggle “record breaking” amounts of Methamphetamine and Fentanyl into the U.S.
The SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE reported that 17,500 pounds of Meth and 389 pounds of Fentanyl were discovered inside of a tractor trailer. The discovery came as Quintas-Arias was attempting to cross into the U.S at the Otay Mesa Port Of Entry in San Diego.
Quintas-Arias’ driver’s manifest indicated his truck contained auto body parts. Authorities said that “anomalies” were detected by an X-ray machine and a drug sniffing dog. That led to the search, and eventual seizure of the drugs.
The daughter of Malcolm X passed away on Monday evening. ABC NEWS reported 56-year old, Malikah Shabazz was found unresponsive in her Brooklyn, New York apartment shortly before 5pm on Monday evening.
Police said her death does not appear suspicious. Shabazz was one of six daughters of Malcolm X’s. The news of Shabazz’s passing comes just days after the news that two men who were found guilty of murdering Malcolm X 57-years ago, may not be the actual people who committed the murder of Malcolm X, and likely weren’t involved in the assassination at all. Those two men are expected to have their convictions thrown out shortly.
A group made up of more than a dozen masked individuals stormed a Louis Vuitton store in Chicago and stole over $120,000 worth of merchandise. USA TODAY reported that the masked suspects were caught on camera as they grabbed bags and cleared shelves in the store.
The incident took place at the Louis Vuitton store located in the Oak Brook Center, in Oak Brook, Illinois. The drama started at around 3:30 pm according to Oak Brook Police. The 14 suspects allegedly escaped in 3 awaiting vehicles. Police say they have recovered on of the getaway vehicles. A Dodge Charger, that was reported stolen out of Chicago, back in October. There were no injuries reported and no arrests have been made.