Once again, Obama takes the opportunity to make a momentous occasion all about him. Maybe the President of the United States didn’t have any photos of himself with Nelson Mandela?
A California teen was arrested for allegedly stealing the T-top roof panel off the Porsche Carrera GT that actor Paul Walker was a passenger in when he died last weekend.
Jameson Witty, 18, was taken into custody after he posted a photo showing off his macabre souvenir on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“Death is something inevitable.When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people&his country,he can rest in peace” #Madiba
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) December 5, 2013
South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.
President Obama spoke on Mandela’s passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.
“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said “He now belongs to the ages.”
The production team behind the Fast & Furious movie franchise released a moving tribute to actor Paul Walker, 40, who was incinerated along with a friend in a single car accident in California last weekend.
Predictably, the coroner’s report listed the cause of Walker’s death as “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” from the high speed impact and the fire that engulfed the $450,000 Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding in.
According to the coroner’s report, Walker initially survived the violent impact, but he died “within seconds” after the crash.
An East St. Louis woman warned her Facebook friends that she might be killed just days before she was found stabbed to death in her apartment on Saturday night.
“If anything happens to me tonight just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her,” Michelle Rowling posted on her Facebook page on November 25th.
On Saturday night, police were called to investigate a disturbance at Rowling’s apartment complex. Police found the 25-year-old bleeding out on the floor of her apartment.
Police arrested her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Montrell Cooper, according to St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly.
Woman Charged With Killing Fellow Alabama Fan Who Didn’t Seem Upset Over The Crimson Tide Loss To Auburn
A woman shot and killed a fellow college football fan because she and others weren’t upset over the Alabama Crimson Tide’s loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl football game last weekend.
Adrian Briskey, 28, was arrested on Monday and charged in the shooting death of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd on Saturday, Nov. 30.
#1 ranked Alabama was handed their first loss of the season when Auburn ran back a missed Crimson Tide field goal for a touchdown to win the game 34-28 with no time left on the clock.
The stunning loss dropped Alabama to #4 in the polls and lifted Auburn to #3.
The entertainment world was shaken to its core by the news of the tragic death of ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise star Paul Walker over the weekend.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says excessive speed was a factor in the death of Walker, 40, and his financial adviser, Roger Rodas, 38.
Rodas was at the wheel of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT when it hit a light pole and wrapped itself around a tree near the site of a fundraiser that Walker attended on Saturday in Valencia, CA.
Emergency responders found the mens’ bodies nearly incinerated inside the mangled wreckage of the half million dollar sports car.
Walker’s death was a freakish footnote to the underground racing movie franchise that made him a household name.