Fourth of July Boating Accident: 3 People Dead, 3 Missing After Boat Capsizes in Ohio River

 

Three people are missing and 3 are dead following a pontoon boat accident on the Ohio River. According to authorities, 10 people were believed to be aboard the boat and that four were rescued after the accident shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. The pontoon boat hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River. The incident was reported around 9:30 PM on July 4 just as crowds had gathered up and down the waterfront to watch the Independence Day fireworks. Four people were rescued, 3 of the those sent to hospitals are at Korsair Children’s Hospital and are believed to be in stable condition. The fourth was sent to University Hospital and is in unknown condition.

Kentucky authorities say three people were killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River.

Louisville Fire Department spokesman Capt. Salvador Melendez told The Associated Press on Sunday that 10 people were believed to be aboard the boat and that four were rescued after the accident shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Melendez said the fatalities include two adults and one child. He said a child is also considered to be among the missing.

UPDATE I: Search resumes, crews search for 3 missing in Ohio River.

He said the current of the Ohio River was too swift to send dive teams into the water, leaving crews left to search for the missing on the surface of the water.

“The water is very rapid. We’re unable to put divers in the water due to the current. So we are continuing a search on the surface only using the air unit and things of that nature,” said Louisville Fire Chief Greg Frederick.

The first call to dispatchers came in around 9:28 p.m. as thousands gathered along Waterfront Park for the 4th of July festivities.

A helicopter could be seen above the bridge searching for the missing people just before the fireworks started Saturday evening.

Rescue teams resumed their search at 9 a.m. Sunday with officials locating debris near a New Albany boat ramp.

Hillary Clinton Reporters Kept Behind Moving Rope Line at New Hampshire Parade

 

Are they reporters or cattle?

Part of the charm of the lead-up to the New Hampshire primaries is the incredible access to the candidates. However, that appears not to be the case when it comes to Hillary Clinton. As reported at ABC News, reporters were kept behind a moving rope-line at a 4th of July Day parade in Gorham, New Hampshire. Clinton staffers actually created a rope-line so to prevent access to Hillary. UNREAL. Think about this America, if this is what she is doing now, imagine what she would do as president. So much for the media’s or peoples access to a politician. Further think of the irony, on Independence Day, at a July 4th parade where you United States celebrates its birth and victory of gaining independence from a King, Hillary Clinton marches in a parade, acting as if she is royalty. Ponder than when.

The real question is why didn’t some one in the MSM just say, oh hell no you are not going to deny us Freedom of the press in America on the 4th of July by roping us off like cattle. But instead they were probably more worried about what her favorite ice-cream is. Had this bee a Republican that did this, all hell would have broke loose.

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At the Fourth of July parade Hillary Clinton marched in Saturday in Gorham, New Hampshire, reporters following the candidate were kept — and at moments, dragged — behind an actual moving rope line.

The rope, which two Clinton staffers held on to on either side, was meant to give Clinton space as she walked down the parade route, but photos of reporters being dragged behind the rope as she marched have gone viral on Twitter.

The New Hampshire GOP released a statement critiquing Clinton, saying her use of the rope “insults the traditions of our First-in-the-Nation primary” and touted the Republican presidential candidates for marching in parades without “obstruction from their staff.”

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement: “While the GOP may want to spin a good yarn on this, let’s not get tied up in knots. We wanted to accommodate the press, allow her to greet voters, and allow the press to be right there in the parade with her as opposed to preset locations. And that’s what we did.”

LET FREEDOM SING FROM NASHVILLE, TN … JULY 4TH, 2015 … HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, TN … LET FREEDOM SING!!!

Happy Birthday America from Nashville, TN. The weather has been terrible as it has rained pretty much all day and the performances delayed due to lightening but that has not stopped Martina McBride from rocking the house. But what is a little rain and lightening when you are celebrating liberty and Freedom.

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Let Freedom Sing – July 4 in Music City – LogoMartina McBride, Mikky Ekko, the Nashville Symphony, and the country’s largest fireworks show!

Martina McBride ended her set singing her ever popular, hit song, Independence Day.

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Click HERE or on PIC to listen to the awesome music and fireworks LIVE

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4th of July … Boston Pops Firework Spectacular on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade

 

Nothing says the 4th of July like the Boston Pops on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. Enjoy the music and fireworks from the birthplace of where the American Revolution began.

In mere minutes they will be playing their famed rendition of The 1812 Overture. And of course, Stars and Stripes Forever. It is an American tradition like no other on the 4th in Boston, Mass. Honestly, if you have never gone to the Charles and seen the Boston Pops on July 4th, you need to add it to your bucket list. It is truly amazing and will swell you up with pride until tears flow.

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Click HERE or on the pic above to watch LIVE!

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55 Year Old Brian D. Dutcher from Wisconsin Arrested for Threats Against Obama … Said Killing President Is His ‘Constitutional Duty’

 

WISCONSIN MAN IN A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE …

55 year old Brian D. Dutcher was arrested and charged with making a threat ti kill President Barack Obama. Get this, he is not backtracking from his words, as Dutcher confirmed in an interview with the Secret Service that he made the remarks to the security guard. Dutcher stated that killing Obama is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!” Well alrighty-then. Dutcher allegedly told a security guard, “the usurper is here and if I get a chance I’ll take him out and I’ll take the shot.”

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A criminal complaint and arrest warrant were issued Thursday against a 55-year-old Tomah, Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama.

Brian D. Dutcher, 55, allegedly told a security guard at a La Crosse library, “the usurper is here and if I get a chance I’ll take him out and I’ll take the shot,” referring to Obama, who was in Wisconsin promoting his proposal for overtime pay reform.

According to the warrant, Dutcher confirmed in an interview with the Secret Service that he made the remarks to the security guard.

The warrant also says Dutcher posted on Facebook on June 30 “that’s it! Thursday I will be in La Crosse. Hopefully I will get a clear shot at the pretend president. Killing him is our CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY!”

Happy Independence Day 2015 … Happy Birthday America … JULY 4, 2015 … “That to Secure These Rights, Governments are Instituted Among Men, Deriving their Just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA … JULY 4, 2015!!!

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On this July 4th, 2015 as We celebrate Our American Independence. Remember that as our own government, that is supposed to be of, by and for the People, attempts to make “We the People” dependent upon government. As we celebrate American Independence with family and friends always remember that Freedom, Liberty and Independence are never free and come at a great cost. The great sacrifice of Our Founding Fathers and those who followed to protect our way of life should never be forgotten. A special thanks to those who made it possible for the words scribed in The Declaration of Independence 1776. Because the politicians of today would have been incapable of doing so.

Remember the sacrifice and the bravery of so many who fought against the British crown to create an Independent country of the United States of America. And so many after gaining our independence who gave their lives to protect and maintain those freedoms. TODAY, it is “We the People’s” job to maintain American independence as stated in the Declaration of Independence, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” America, that means that government gets its power from the people, not the other way around. NEVER FORGET THAT.

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The Declaration of Independence:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. [...]

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In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. [...]

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA

America the Beautiful for the late, great Ray Charles

What would the 4th of July be without this great song from  School House Rock from the Bicentennial year of 1976 … ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’. Generation of children grew up watching this VIDEO of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Sadly today, School House Rock became school house liberal indoctrination. Take a good look at the lyrics below from this video for all-time. Would the PC crowd of today demand that the word rebel flag be stricken? Do you think it matters to them or they have any understanding that Our Founding Fathers, those at the Boston Tea party and those who fought for Independence were the rebels?

“The British are coming! The British are coming!”

Now, the ride of Paul Revere
Set the nation on its ear
And the shot at Lexington heard ’round the world
When the British fired in the early dawn
The War of Independence had begun
The die was cast, the rebel flag unfurled

And on to Concord marched the foe
To seize the arsenal there you know
Waking folks searching all around
Until our militia stopped them in their tracks
At the old North Bridge we turned them back
And chased those Redcoats back to Boston town

And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution
The Minutemen were ready, on the move
Take your powder, and take your gun
Report to General Washington
Hurry men, there’s not an hour to lose!

Now, at famous Bunker Hill
Even though we lost, it was quite a thrill
The rebel Colonel Prescott proved he was wise
Outnumbered and low on ammunition
As the British stormed his position
He said, “Hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!”

Though the next few years were rough
General Washington’s men proved they were tough
Those hungry, ragged boys would not be beat
One night they crossed the Delaware
Surprised the Hessians in their lair
And at Valley Forge they just bundled up their feet!

And the shot heard ’round the world
Was the start of the Revolution
The Minutemen were ready, on the move
Take your blanket, and take your son
Report to General Washington
We’ve got our rights and now it’s time to prove

6 Month Old Ember Graham Missing Since 7/1/15 From Her Crib in Happy Valley, CA (Update: Matthew Graham, Father Named Person of Interest)

 

6 month old Ember Graham has been missing since Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in Happy Valley, California. According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s office, Ember Graham was last seen inside a home on Noosha Lane around 10:30 p.m. in the Happy Valley and Anderson area. The 6 month old baby was reported missing at 5:26 AM when her father, Matthew Graham, went to check on her and found an empty crib. Ember suffers from a seizure disorder and officials say she is “at risk” and in need of medication.

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Missing – 6 month old Ember Graham

Ember Graham was reportedly last seen Wednesday night inside her home in Happy Valley, about 150 miles north of Sacramento. Her father Matthew Graham said he went to check on her around 5:30 Thursday morning, and found her crib empty, reports the station.

The disappearance is considered “suspicious,” Lt. Dave Kent of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office told the Record-Searchlight.

Police are interviewing the child’s family members, including Matthew Graham and the girl’s mother Jamie Graham. According to the station, police say that everyone contacted has been cooperative.

Matthew Graham was booked into the Shasta County Jail Friday on an unrelated probation violation, reports the paper. He’s reportedly being held without bail.

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UPDATE I: Baby’s father ‘person of interest’; $10k reward offered.

Matthew Graham, father of baby Ember Graham, has been named a “person of interest” in her disappearance, according to Shasta County Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Kent.

Kent said no other person of interest has been identified in the case. Ember’s mother, Jamie Lee Graham, is cooperating, he said.

“We have very limited information,” Kent said.

As reported earlier, Matthew Graham has been in Shasta County Jail on a probation violation, and is being held without bail. He was the first to report the baby missing from her crib a little after 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

Kent said the violation stems from DUI and forgery cases. During questioning, Matthew Graham gave investigators information that he took medication that had not been disclosed to his probation officer, which is a violation of conditions, Kent said.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135.

San Francisco News Crew Attacked and Robbed Live On The Air … Cameraman Pistol-Whipped (VIDEO)

 

UNREAL, CRIMINALS TODAY HAVE NO FEAR …

KTVU reporter Cara Liu was attacked in broad daylight as she covered the fatal shooting that took place the night before on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on the Embarcadero. In the VIDEO below you can see her startled reaction as news crews are attacked by a robber in San Francisco on July 2, 2015 on LIVE TV. The reporters were attacked and robbed on live TV. According to reports, a masked man snuck up behind KTVU and KNTV reporters as they prepared to do live reports. The robber pointed a gun at  KTVU Fox 2 cameraman Keith Crook and fled with his camera and tripod. Police described the three suspects as black males, all wearing dark clothing. At least one of the suspects had dreadlocks.

A brazen masked armed bandit robbed two news crews – including a crew from KTVU Fox 2 – early Thursday morning.

Crews from four Bay Area television stations were reporting on a fatal shooting on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on the Embarcadero that took place Wednesday night.

A man armed with a handgun and wearing a black mask approached the crews around 6 a.m. while KTVU Fox 2 reporter Cara Liu was preparing to go live for the KTVU Morning News.

As anchor Brian Flores went to Liu’s report, she is visibly distracted and looking off camera.

Nearby, the unidentified bandit was pistol-whipping KNTV cameraman Alan Waples and his equipment was being stolen.

FEDS Warn of Possible ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists Threats Ahead of 4th of July

 

So what makes this 4th of July so special …

The authorities are saying that there has been no specific, credible threat; however, they are warning of possible lone wolf terrorist acts this 4th o July weekend. As reported at CNN, as Americans get ready for the holiday weekend, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center have issued a bulletin to law enforcement across the country warning of the possibility of an imminent strike against the United States. Intelligence agencies are watching as online chatter rises. But how is this different than past years? Could it possible be that ISIS, the so-called JV terrorist group as once stated by Barack Obama is now very active and successful in using social media to recruit “lone wolfs” to commit terror acts?

This 4th of July weekend, have fun, enjoy your time but be vigilant.

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Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, American counterterrorism officials have increased security at national landmarks and large public events ahead of major holidays or significant anniversaries, and issued bulletins calling for increased vigilance by the public.

But this Fourth of July weekend has spawned particularly strong warnings about a potential attack as the federal authorities and national security experts say the United States is more susceptible now because of tactics chosen for recent terrorist strikes by the Islamic State.

Officials cite an increased effort by the Islamic State to galvanize its sympathizers in the United States and elsewhere since Memorial Day and during this Ramadan season to carry out acts of violence on their own — so-called lone-wolf attacks. Those potential plots by individuals are harder for the authorities to detect and disrupt, senior American officials say, and have led the F.B.I. to put more Americans under investigation for suspected ties to terrorist groups than at any point since Sept. 11.

At the same time, senior American officials acknowledge that, as with many past holidays and anniversaries, they know of no specific terror plot against targets in the United States. And while militants have said in previous years that they would like to pull off an attack on a major national holiday, there has not been a successful terrorist strike on American soil on a previous July 4 or similarly high-profile day.

One thing is for certain, if these radical Islamist terrorists ever attacked America on Independence Day, it would be their ultimate demise.

Missing Maricopa, Arizona Couple, 44 Year Old Michael Careccia & 42 Year Old Tina Careccia, Bodies Found … Jose Valenzuela Arrested & Charged with First Degree Murder

 

The bodies of missing 44 year old Michael Careccia and his wife, 42 year old Tina Careccia have been found in Maricopa, Arizona. The bodies were found on the property of 38 year old Jose Valenzuela in a 6 foot grave. Valenzuela reportedly confessed to the crime and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.  Valenzuela reportedly shot the victims with a .22 caliber handgun. Valenzuela claims that he and the couple have been acquainted for the past two years and used methamphetamine together.  Michael Careccia and Tina Careccia went missing on 6/22/15. Investigators said Valenzuela brought meth to the couple’s home the day before they went missing, Father’s Day. Then they went to Valenzuela’s home later that day and Valenzuela brandished a weapon during a fight. Of course this is the comments of a man facing two counts of first degree murder. A toxicology will have to be done to confirm any of his comments.

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A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Jose Valenzuela, 38, acknowledged killing Michael Careccia, 44, and his wife, Tina, 42.

“Essentially he confessed,” Babeu said at a news conference.

Valenzuela has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.

According to Babeu, Valenzuela was found with a .22 caliber revolver that authorities believe is the murder weapon.

Two bodies were recovered from Valenzuela’s property and identified as the couple, authorities said. The grave was not noticeable initially because the suspect had piled other debris and materials on top of it, Babeu added.

Jose Valenzuela claims a fight broke out after he had provided drugs to the couple. Read the story and see if it makes any sense or was Jose on meth at the time he confessed to authorities?

Valenzuela claimed he brought Michael and Tina Careccia the drug on June 21 and attended a Father’s Day party at the Carrecias’ home, Babeu said.

“Sometime later that evening … they went over to Valenzuela’s home, and something happened, a fight ensued and that’s when he brandished a weapon,” Babeu told reporters.

Valenzuela allegedly used a .22-caliber revolver to kill the couple. He shot Michael Careccia first, and then shot Tina Careccia sometime later, Babeu said. Investigators believe Valenzuela was high on drugs at the time of the killings.

The bodies were kept on the property, possibly in a shed, until Valenzuela borrowed a backhoe from an acquaintance and buried them in a six-foot deep grave, and their car was moved to a location away from the home, Babeu said.

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