Pool entrapment law

On Monday, singer Usher Raymond’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, almost became another tragic pool drain statistic.

The boy was playing in the pool with his aunt when his arm became caught in the pool’s drain. His aunt, a nanny, and a housekeeper were unsuccessful in pulling the boy from the drain.

Sound technician Eugene Stachurski, who was installing AV equipment in the house, heard the women’s screams and dived into the pool. Stachurski pulled the boy from the drain and performed CPR on him. CNN reports that the child was “conscious, alert and breathing” when an ambulance transported him to a hospital. He was kept overnight for observation.

“My son is OK, but I have no further comment at this time,” the boy’s mother Tameka Foster told CNN Tuesday. She answered “I have no comment” when asked about media reports that her lawyer filed an emergency injunction to remove her two sons from Usher’s care on Tuesday.

Usher and Tameka were lucky. Their son was saved by a quick thinking contractor. But an inexpensive pool drain cover could have prevented the near-tragedy from happening.

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Usher's son nearly drowns

Bad luck seems to follow Usher Raymond and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, everywhere.

One year after her son, Kile Glover, died in a boating accident on Lake Lanier, another son, Usher Raymond V, is in a hospital ICU after nearly drowning in a pool at Usher’s Alpharetta home, TMZ reports.

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Christy Sims

Decades ago, the weapon of choice for vindictive high school girls was common household drain cleaner containing weapons grade sulfuric acid.

The mean girls would sneak the liquid into school and fling it in the face of their enemies, then stand by and watch the girl’s face melt off. Some states wised up and required a plumber’s or contractor’s ID to buy drain cleaners containing almost 100 percent sulfuric acid. Georgia is not one of those states.

A Henry County woman recently woke up after 2 months in a drug-induced coma. Christy Sims, 43, told Channel 2 Action News that her ex-boyfriend intentionally threw drain cleaner into her face because she was about to break up with him. The divorced mother of 2 is encouraged that Henry County police recently opened an investigation in her case.

Despite multiple surgeries, Sims’ face is horribly disfigured and her upper torso and arms were also burned by the caustic liquid.

“My entire face has been destroyed. My body is destroyed. I’m burned over 20 percent of my body,” Sims told Channel 2’s Tom Regan.

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A New York man was arrested and charged with threatening the lives of 2 national TV personalities. Authorities arrested David Lee Simpson, 48, of Bath, N.Y., and transported him to Phoenix where he was booked into jail Wednesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Simpson was reportedly upset with HLN hosts Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell over their news coverage of the Jodi Arias murder trial.

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Elle Duncan

Former V-103 jock Elle Duncan was arrested early Sunday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police say that Duncan, an 11 Alive traffic reporter, threw back one too many drinks after leaving a Hawks playoff game. Apparently, Duncan didn’t learn anything from former anchor woman Amanda Davis, who is awaiting trial on a November 2012 DUI charge. Davis, 56, was forced to retire after 26 years at Fox 5.

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Amanda Davis Announces Her Retirement As expected, disgraced local news anchor Amanda Davis announced her retirement from Fox 5 after more than 26 years at the station.

According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Davis, 56, made the announcement in a special statement that aired on Fox 5 during the 10 p.m. newscast on Thursday.

Davis had not been on the air since November 11 when she was involved in a wrong-way car crash.

According to Ho, the station aired tributes to Davis from retired Channel 2 Action News anchor Monica Pearson, former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andy Young and V-103 morning host Ryan Cameron.

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Amanda Davis Arrest Despite a petition calling for her termination, Fox 5 plans to put news anchor Amanda Davis back on the air at 10 p.m. Thursday to give a “special statement” about her most recent DUI arrest.

According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Davis, 56, has not been on the air since November 11 when she was involved in a wrong-way crash.

Davis has declined all interview requests since November, according to Ho. There is speculation that she may be announcing her retirement from Fox 5.

The former beat reporter has been with WAGA-TV since 1986 when it was a CBS affiliate.

Davis was driving northbound in the southbound lane of Piedmont Avenue around 12:20 a.m. November 11, when she crashed head on into a southbound vehicle.

The other driver was taken to Grady hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles sustained front end damage. Davis was charged with DUI, failure to maintain her lane and reckless driving. It was Davis’ 2nd DUI arrest.

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  • toddler mauled by family pet

    A 2-year-old boy was mauled to death by a dog inside his home in south Fulton County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The toddler was attacked around 1 p.m. inside his Sierra Trail townhome. The boy’s mother was using the restroom when the attack occurred. “She advised it happened fast,” Fulton County Police Detective Melissa Parker told the AJC. “It was an obvious death once the mother came out of the restroom.”

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    Reese Witherspoon Arrested for DUI in Atlanta

    Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband James Toth were arrested and Toth was charged with DUI during a traffic stop in Atlanta early Friday morning.

    The petite 37-year-old star is seen hanging her head in shame in her mugshot which has been transmitted around the world. The mother-of 3 dyed her blond locks brunette for her role in her new movie “The Good Lie,” which is being shot in Atlanta.

    Toth was driving a leased Ford Fusion with Witherspoon in the passenger seat when a Georgia State trooper pulled them over.

    As the trooper administered a breathalyzer test on Toth, Witherspoon kept getting out of the car.

    “Do you know my name?” Witherspoon asked the trooper, according to the report. “You are going to be on national news.”

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    Gucci Mane Denied Bond

    Troubled rap artist Gucci Mane was granted a $75,000 bond by a Fulton County judge after spending 2 weeks in jail for assaulting a military veteran, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The rapper, real name Radric Davis, 33, was arrested late last month and charged with aggravated assault. The unidentified soldier told authorities that Davis hit him over the head with a champagne bottle at an Atlanta nightclub after he requested a photo with the rap star. Davis is still being held in the Fulton County jail on unrelated DeKalb County charges.

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