19 Year Old Hayley Howard Missing Since 3/1/14 in New Orleans, Louisiana … MAPS (Update: Hayley Stopped for a Flat Tire on Her Way Home to Slidell)(Update: Hayley Howard Found Dead in Car in Irish Bayou)
19 year old Hayley Howard has been missing since early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 in New Orleans, LA near the UNO Lakefront Campus. Hayley was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Drive (MAP) at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday in her 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643. According to reports, she was intoxicated. According to police, Haley’s cell phone was pinged in the area of Leon C. Simon about 2:00 a.m. Saturday, and near the Irish Bayou around 6:00 Saturday morning. She has not been heard or seen since.
Missing – Hayley Howard
Hayley Howard was last seen driving away from the parking lot of 2000 Lakeshore Dr. at the UNO Lakefront Campus around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Her family has not seen or heard from her since her disappearance.
Hayley was last seen intoxicated in her vehicle, a 2002 silver Toyota Corolla with Louisiana license plate XBP 643.
She is described as a Caucasian female, about 5’3″ tall, and weighing about 105 lbs. Hayley was last seen wearing a knee-length, black dress with white polka dots, and black shoes with a small heel and silver accent on the toe.
A friend told deputies she stopped for a flat tire on her way home to Slidell and a passing motorist helped her. The NOPD says they determined her cell phone was near Irish Bayou around 6 a.m. Saturday.
Hayley Howard – Facebook
UPDATE II: Second map of the route that missing Hayley Howard would have taken from school to her home.
Howard, 19, has been missing since Saturday around 1:50 a.m. She was last seen on UNO’s campus. Her family says she was on her way home to Slidell when her 2002 Toyota Corolla with the Louisiana license plate XBP 643 had a flat tire. A group of people helped her fix it then she mysteriously disappeared.
“I was told by her boyfriend, the last person to speak with her, ‘They were nice people a group of nice people. Helped me change the tire,’ she said. She wanted to go. Apparently she had left the area and wanted to go back and thank them and pay them,” said her father James Howard.
“That’s obviously a suspicious thing for us that the last person that allegedly saw her was helping her repair a flat tire in the middle of the night,” said Hayley Howard’s friend Elizabeth Gelvin.
Search Area looks very close to MAP 1 from above
The search Wednesday for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterway off of Interstate 10 at the Irish Bayou exit, where rescue crews had gathered in the afternoon.
A police boat placed a buoy near the Irish Bayou bridge by 4:15 p.m. But authorities had not provided any details about why they had shifted their focus to the water.
It always troubled me that it was originally reported she was last seen driving away intoxicated. Sadly, today the body of missing Hayley Howard was found. The car belonging to missing UNO student Hayley Howard was brought up from the water by a bridge over the bayou one mile before the Irish Bayou exit on I-10 eastbound on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
A heavy police presence and a helicopter were at the scene in Irish Bayou in the search for 19-year-old Hayley Howard.
A tow truck arrived at the scene where a silver car was pulled from the water.
Police said Howard’s body was found in the vehicle.
According to police, Howard appeared to crash into the bayou. Foul play was not immediately suspected and the investigation was being treated as a fatal accident. Ttoxicology test will be performed.
Crews pulled a silver car from the Irish Bayou at the edge of Lake Pontchatrain Wednesday, as the search for missing University of New Orleans student Hayley Howard, 19, focused on the waterways off of Interstate 10. A body was recovered, authorities confirmed.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is expected to give a statement by early evening. Howard’s relatives, including her mother, were on the scene, praying and embracing supporters.
A coroner’s van had arrived by 5 p.m.
If anyone has any information about Hayley’s whereabouts, please call Detective Sandra Contreras at the sixth district station at 658-6060 or 658-6146.
Two in Custody in Connection with Disappearance of Missing South Carolina Woman Heather Elvis … Missing in Myrtle Beach, SC Since 12/18/13 (Update: Sidney St. Clair Moorer & Tammy Lorinda Moorer Arrested)(Update: Couple Charged with Murder)
Could there be a break in the case of missing 20 year old Heather Elvis.
Horry County, South Carolina Police officials have confirmed that two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of missing Heather Elvis. A search warrant was served on a Myrtle Beach residence, 8786 Highway 814. The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released. However, records show that 37 year old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence that was searched. Cell phone records show Heather Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2013. Police records state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer. Heather Elvis has been missing since the early morning of December 18, 2013.
Missing: Heather Elvis
Two people are in custody in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old South Carolina woman Heather Elvis, Horry County Police officials confirmed to FoxNews.com.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal’s Office, descended early Friday on a Myrtle Beach residence, where a search warrant was served.
“The search warrant was executed in an attempt to identify potential evidence based on new information obtained through expert analysis of previously seized surveillance tapes in the area along with financial discrepancies filed with the State of South Carolina on behalf of the occupants of the residence,” the Horry County Police Department said in a statement.
The names of the two individuals taken into custody were not released.
Address records show that 37-year-old Sidney Moorer lives at the residence being searched, though it is not known whether he was taken into custody. Cell phone records show Elvis communicated with Moorer as late as 6 a.m. on Dec. 18. Police records also state that Elvis had a relationship history with Moorer.
Facebook: Find Heather Elvis
38 year old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41 year old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice. Additional charges are pending.
Sidney St. Clair Moorer - Horry County Sheriff’s Office
Tammy Lorinda Moorer Horry County Sheriff’s Office
On Saturday, officials told WPDE 38-year-old Sidney St. Clair Moorer and 41-year-old Tammy Lorinda Moorer are each charged with two counts of indecent exposure and one count of obstruction of justice.
WPDE said Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department confirmed the connection to the missing girl’s case and that Horry County police, the State Law Enforcement Division, the 15th Circuit Solicitors Office, Highway Patrol, and the US Marshals Office were on the scene.
According to the article, investigators got new information on the case after experts looked at surveillance videos and found “financial discrepancies” involving the people who live in the home.
Heather Elvis was last heard from on Dec. 18 at about 3 a.m. after she went on a date, according to her family.
UPDATE II: Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney charged with murder in the death of missing Heather Elvis.
A Myrtle Beach couple has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of a missing 20-year-old woman whose body has not been found, authorities said Monday.
During a news conference, Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said Tammy Moorer, 41, and her 38-year-old husband Sidney face those charges in the death of Heather Elvis.
Two other men have been charged with obstructing justice in the case by posting misleading information about it on Facebook. Deputies said in January that those posts created a community reaction that diverted officers investigating Elvis’ disappearance.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350.
19 Year Old SIU Student Pravin Varughese Missing Since 2/12/14 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL (Update: Found Deceased)
19 year old Pravin Varughese has been missing since Wednesday night, February 12, 2014 from the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Varughese was last seen at a party in the 600 block of West College Street in Cabondale. According to accounts, Varughese called a friend in Chicago a couple hours later after leaving the party. His friend stated that it sounded like the missing SIU student was running or arguing with some one. Varughese posted a message on Twitter suggesting that he had been in a fight, “Bloody knuckles… guesss i was in a fight #backdown”.
Missing – Pravin Varughese
- Varughese is of Indian descent
- 150 pounds
- short brown hair
- brown eyes
- He was unshaven when last seen, and wearing a red shirt with dark blue jeans and purple shoes
- He has the words “Fear God” tattooed on his chest
The family is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party on the Carbondale campus.
Phone records show he called a friend in Chicago almost two hours later.
That friend said it sounded like Varughese might have been running or arguing with someone. Varughese also posted a message on Twitter suggesting he may have been in a fight.
Pravin Varughese Twitter account: @TheOnlyPravin (warning: adult language)
The SIU teen’s Twitter account shows a tweet at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday that reads: “99% of the time I have no idea whats (sic) going on,” and another at 11:17 p.m. that reads: “Bloody knuckles . . .guess I was in a fight #backdown.”
FACEBOOK – MISSING: Pravin Varughese
My brother, Pravin Varughese, has been missing since Wednesday, February 12. He is a sophomore at SIU Carbondale, and he was last seen at 606 West College around 11:15/11:30 PM. He was also wearing the same shirt as pictured Wednesday night.
Especially to those who live in or knows anyone that lives in Carbondale or anywhere near the area: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share this event. My family and I do not know many people in Carbondale, and we really need your help in order to spread awareness. We do have police and detectives involved, but the more people that are involved, the sooner we can find him. And for those who are far, we ask that you share this event and please please please keep Pravin and his safety in your prayers. Doing this would really mean a lot to me and my family.
If you have ANY information about Pravin since 2/12, PLEASE do NOT hesitate or be scared to contact anyone of us; every bit of information can really help us out. We’re not trying to get anyone in trouble or anything; all we want is Pravin home safely.
-Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
-Detective Weisenperger (618)839-7965 OR (618) 457-3200 Ex441
-Priya Varughese (847)873-6633
-Ashly Thomas (847)322-0558
UPDATE I: Missing SIU Student Found Dead.
Carbondale police told us they found the body of SIU student Pravin Varughese on Tuesday. The Morton Grove teen disappeared over the weekend.
They say foul play is not suspected — but that may change and there’s still mystery as to what happened the young man’s last tweet “Bloody knuckles . . . guess I was in a fight #backdown.”
The sad specter of what happened ended in a wooded area off East Main Sstreet in Carbondale. Investigators found the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese.
Carbondale police said there is an additional reward of up to $1,000 for information given to Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677. Anonymous tips can also be sent through the Carbondale police website or contact Carbondale Police Department (618) 457-3601
Actress Ellen Page of the Movie Says, “I am Gay” … Honestly, Who Cares? You’re a Hollywood Actress, Not Like You Came Out and Said You Were a Republican!
Just curious, what would get a Hollywood actor/actress more of a backlash … whether they came out and said they were Gay or a Conservative Republican?
26 year old Hollywood actress Ellen Page made the announcement that she was gay during a conference for LGBT teens ‘Time to Thrive’ Friday in Las Vegas at the ‘Human Rights Campaign’. She said she, “was tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission.” How is this a major or bold announcement? Seriously, I am not being flip here. Personally, I could care less what sexual orientation she is. It makes no difference whether I will or will not watch her movies. I have always enjoyed her in such movies like X-Men: The Last Stand, Whip It, Juno and Super. It might be one thing for individuals in some locals, but the notion that in this day and age some one who is in the movie business environment can’t come of of the closet is absurd. It is not like you are going to be ostracized, harassed or made fun of because you are gay. If there was ever an industry that is more openly accepting of gays, it would be Hollywood and the movie industry. Sorry, but it is not a bad thing to be gay. Hollywood might be tough on you to have the right look, have the right weight, have the right hair color, but they could care less if you are gay or not. In fact, it might be a plus.
Hollywood actress Ellen Page, known for her role in the movie “Juno,” announced she is gay, in a very public way.
Page broke the news during an emotional speech Friday in a crowded conference hall in Las Vegas, her publicist confirmed to CNN.
“I’m here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a difference,” Page told a crowd at an event called Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote issues of the gay community.
The website for the Human Rights Campaign, which hosted the conference in Nevada, congratulated the star for her “brave decision to live openly and authentically.” My question is why does it have to be public knowledge what your sexual orientation is? Does it really matter? Why do we need to know if you like guys, girls or both?
It is not like Ellen Page came out and said … I am a Republican! Now imagine if Hollywood actress Ellen Page had come out of the closet and said she was a Tea Party Conservative and said, she did not vote for Barack Obama and does not know how anyone could have done so. Imagine if she said that President Obama’s policies were hurting teen’s chances for future jobs and that the LGBT teens sitting in the audience will have an insurmountable $17.4 trillion and counting debt because of Obama? Now that would have been really coming out of the closet for an actor/actress that would have been a story and have caused her more of a mean and hateful reaction on Facebook and Twitter.
Howard County Police Confirm Shooting at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD (Update: 3 People Dead, 5 Hurt) (Update: Victims, Brianna Benlolo & Tyler Johnson) (Update: Police ID Shooter as 19 Year Old Darion Marcus Aguilar)
BREAKING: Shooting has been reported at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Maryland
The Howard County Fire Department is reporting an active shooter situation at the Mall in Columbia. Both the Howard County police and fire departments are on the scene. The fire department is advising people to avoid the area.
The Howard County Police confirmed that they were responding to a shooting at the mall, but they could not confirm whether anyone had been injured or shots had been fired.
The Mall at Columbia is a “gun free” zone … in other words, an easy target for those who could care less about the laws and look to kill people.
FACEBOOK – Howard County Police:
There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. Public Information Officer enroute. Will update ASAP.
UPDATE I: Howard County police tweeted:
“There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. PIO en route. Will update ASAP.” PIO is public information officer.
Howard Count Department of Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Denise Weist told WTOP radio the department received the call at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Police and fire officials are on the scene. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
UPDATE II: Howard County Fire & Rescue – Twitter.
Emergency at Columbia Mall reported active shooter, the mall is in lock down and people are asked to avoid the area.
UPDATE III: CNN is reporting that Hoard County Police are confirming that 3 people are dead. … Baltimore Sun also reporting 3 people are dead, one considered shooter.
Authorities Saturday were investigating reports of an active shooter at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland.
There was no word on injuries but local scanner reports had authorities requesting multiple mass casualty units.
UPDATE IV: One individual reported deceased near gun and ammo (VIDEO, could be the shooter.
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) January 25, 2014
UPDATE V: Mall supposedly Secure, police clearing Mall, there will be a press conference at sear Sears at 1:15 pm ET.
UPDATE VI: Victims of Maryland mall shooting identified.
The suspect, armed with a shotgun, was among the victims at The Mall in Columbia, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said. Police said a fourth victim was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot. Four other people either suffered from medical conditions or suffered minor injuries such as twisted ankles, he said.
Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, Md., were killed, police said. The identity of the gunman had not been released.
McMahon said the bodies were found in Zumiez, an apparel store catering to skaters, surfers and snowboarders, on the mall’s upper level. Benlolo and Johnson were employees of the store, he said. The shooter’s body was found still laden with ammunition, so McMahon said caution was being used and an identity had not been made.
UPDATE VII: Howard County police 4 p.m. news conference on mall shooting.
Darion Marcus Aguilar, a 19-year-old College Park resident, has been identified by police as the assailant in Saturday’s shooting at the Mall in Columbia, which left three people dead, including the shooter.
Although one of the victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, also lived in College Park, police have not established a connection between Aguilar and the victims, Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said at a Sunday morning news conference.
23 year old Jonathan M. Schaff from Fairfield, VT has been missing since Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Granville, New York. Schaff was last seen around 4:30 a.m. after an altercation at Riverside Pub on Main Street in Granville. According to the Granville Police, Schaff suffered a cut to his head and his glasses were broken during the bar fight; however, he was not believed to have been seriously injured. Police said that Schaff had been drinking, but it was unclear whether he was intoxicated. [Editors note, um, if you are drinking in a Granville bar and getting into a fight, you were intoxicated.] Schaff was last seen walking east on Main Street, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, brown Carhartt jacket and blue jeans. Schaff is described as 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. Police said Schaff and two friends had parked a their car at Loomis Trucking, near the state line, and walked a half-mile or so to the Granville bar.
Missing: Jonathan M. Schaff
Jonathan M. Schaff, 23, was last seen around 4:30 a.m. after an altercation at Riverside Pub on Main Street in Granville, according to Granville Police. He was reported missing late Saturday afternoon.
Dozens of searchers from New York and New England returned to an area along the state line that is dotted with slate quarries and streams, looking for clues as to where Schaff has gone. The search expanded to an area north along county Route 25 and Vermont Route 31 later Monday, after cell phone data potentially placed his phone further north, police said. It was unclear what the time frame was for the phone data, however.
The search was called off for the day at dusk Monday, and was to resume Tuesday morning.
Granville Police said Schaff suffered a cut to his head and his glasses were broken during the fight. He was not believed to have been seriously injured. No arrests were reported by police in connection with the fight. Police said he had been drinking, but it was unclear whether he was intoxicated, police said.
He was last seen walking east on Main Street, wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, brown Carhartt jacket and blue jeans.
Police said Schaff and two friends had parked a car at Loomis Trucking, near the state line, and walked a half-mile or so to the Granville bar.
A Fair Haven man is thought to be in the Pawlet area after disappearing early Saturday morning following a pub fight in Granville, N.Y., Vermont State Police said Monday.
Schaff left the Riverside Pub on foot, and he was last seen walking east on East Main Street in the area of the New York-Vermont state line, police said. Cell phone data collected by police placed Schaff possibly in the area of Sheldon’s Concrete or Newmont Slate Company on Vermont 149 in Pawlet.
Anyone with information in the case was asked to call Granville Police at 642-1414 or Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.
20 Year Old Jena Chisholm Missing, Last Seen 12/19/13 in Florence, KY … Believed to be in Las Vegas, NV (Update: Dog and Car Found in Las Vegas) (Update: Jena Seen With Man at Quad Casino) (Update: Jena Found Safe)
Where is 20 year old missing Jena Chisholm?
20 year old Jena Chisholm is missing ans was last seen on December 19, 2013 at her home in Florence, Kentucky where she lives with her father, Tim Chisholm. Jena’s sister, 16-year-old Josie Chisholm said, “She [Jena] told me she was going to Vegas but she told me she was going after Christmas.” However, Jena Chisholm disappeared before that on the night of Dec. 19th. According to reports, Jena’s father said that he awoke the morning of December 20th to a note on the table that said she went to stay with a friend of hers … we had a great breakfast and day and that she’d be back for a doctor’s appointment on the 26th.” Jena left her home in a 2006 powder blue Volkswagen Beetle convertible with Kentucky plates: 316 MYB.
When Jena didn’t show up for her appointment, her family became concerned.
“We had put the find a phone application on…and she’s already outside St. Louis, Missouri at that time,” Tim said.
Jena took her dog Chamber with her. Her parents say she loved Chamber and took him everywhere.
They would soon find Jena’s location using an iPhone tracking app. She went to Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, Los Angeles, then back to Las Vegas.
“We tried to call, we tried to text, she didn’t answer a thing,” said Jena’s mom, Tina Chisholm.
Jena’s phone was shut off on the 26th and has not been turned on since. Now, she is untraceable.
Description: Jena Chisholm is 5’1″, weighs 110 pounds, and has light blonde hair with brown eyes. Jena has two tattoos: a black rag doll over her left clavicle and a large red and black tattoo on her right torso. Jena is driving a 2006 powder blue Volkswagen Beetle convertible with Kentucky plates: 316 MYB.
Pic: Facebook – Jena has two tattoos: a black rag doll over her left clavicle and a large red and black tattoo on her right torso.
FACEBOOK: Find Jena Chisholm.
Jena was last seen at her Florence, KY home on December 19, 2013. Her family has not seen or heard from her since. We tracked her through her iPhone to Las Vegas and to Los Angeles. We believe she has stopped using that phone because it has not been turned on in several days. We believe she is back in Las Vegas because her dog was found there, tied to a fence outside the Diamond Inn. Jena loved that dog and it’s hard to believe she’d leave her behind. She left home in her 2006 powder blue Volkswagen Beetle Kentucky License plate 316-MYB with a promise to return for a doctor’s appointment on December 26. She did not return. Jena has two tattoos: a black rag doll over her left clavicle and a large black and red tattoo on her right torso.
Please call Las Vegas police with information.
The missing girls dog was found tied up outside a hotel near the Las Vegas strip. The dog, Chamber, was tied to a fence outside of the Diamond Inn motel. Hotel management said that the dog was found abandoned in one of the rooms.
Tom Scheben, spokesman for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky, said Jena Chisholm’s dog was found tied to a fence outside the Diamond Inn, which is across the street from Mandalay Bay. He said a cleaning crew found the dog inside one of the rooms and put it outside.
“My gut was telling me, based on the motel she was in, something wasn’t right,” said Melanie Downard, the Las Vegas woman who found Jena Chisholm’s dog. She was able to connect with the missing woman’s family after conducting an online search. She says the family has arranged for the dog to be flown back to Kentucky on Friday.
“We do not think she would leave her dog behind willingly,” said McArtor, who described Jena Chisholm as an animal lover. She said the abandoned dog coupled with the fact that Jena Chisholm had recently began undergoing evaluations for a mental illness has the family concerned for her safety.
UPDATE II: Jena Chisholm’s vehicle found in Las Vegas.
Metro Police say the car of a 20-year-old woman who vanished from Kentucky has been found in Las Vegas. The vehicle was located on Cambridge Street near Twain Avenue and Maryland Parkway.
UPDATE III: Missing Kentucky woman seen with man in Vegas casino.
A 20-yearold woman who was reported missing Dec. 20 after she unexpectedly left home in Kentucky has been seen at a Las Vegas casino, police and her father said Friday.
Jena Chisholm appeared disheveled and homeless, but wasn’t detained by security officers who questioned her and a man she was with at about 10 p.m. Thursday at the Quad casino, Tim Chisholm told The Associated Press.
“I know she’s alive and walking around Las Vegas, at least last night,” Tim Chisholm said from his home near Florence, Ky. “My initial concern was that she was hurt, abducted or doing drugs.”
Chisholm said his daughter showed her Kentucky driver’s license before she and the unidentified man were allowed to go. Later, the security officers realized Chisholm was the focus of a search by her family, Las Vegas police and sheriff’s officials in Boone County, Ky.
UPDATE IV: Missing Kentucky woman found in Las Vegas.
A Kentucky woman who was reported missing by her family last month has been found in the Las Vegas Valley.
Jena Chisholm, 20, reportedly left her northern Kentucky home on Dec. 19 and was reported missing by her family after she failed to show up for a doctor’s appointment Dec. 26. Metro Police Lt. John Loretto said she was found late Friday, offering no other details.
Officer Laura Meltzer said someone made contact with her last night without realizing that she was reported missing. Officers tried to contact her, but police did not issue a critical missing person report.
There were no signs that Chisholm was ever in danger.
Many have asked how Jena is doing now. She stayed the night with her family at a hotel in Vegas and hopefully will be heading home to Kentucky today. Her mom says she wanted to come home but couldn’t figure out how. She lost her car keys, phone and dog. Had no money left and just kept dealing with it. It didn’t occur to her to borrow a phone. She had her mom’s credit card but didn’t want to spend the money. She slept in parking garages. She was helped every day by kind people In Las Vegas who gave her food. Other kind people searched for her and shared her picture. We are forever grateful and humbled by this kindness. We need to continue to help all families searching for missing members, when there’s no contact we can’t be certain the missing just doesn’t want to be found.
If anyone has any information about Jena Chisholm’s whereabouts, please call Las Vegas police missing persons at 702-828-2907 or the general line at 702-828-3111. To contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, call 1-859-371-6565.
Reported Tonight on Phil Valentine Show 99.7 FM That Cracker Barrel Restaurants Pulling Phil Robertson’s Duck Dynasty Merchandise off Shelves … Cracker Barrel Makes It Official (UPDATE: Cracker Barrel Reverses Decision)
It was reported tonight on the Phil Valentine Radio Show, on Super Talk 99.7, WTN-FM, that Cracker Barrel restaurants in Alabama and Tennessee were pulling Phil Robertson merchandise off their shelves. According to accounts and eye witnesses that were at Cracker Barrels and had contacted them, the edict supposedly came from corporate. According to what was being reported, it was only merchandise with Phil’s likeness, not all ‘Duck Dynasty’ merch.
If this proves to be true that Cracker Barrel actually took it upon themselves to pull the merchandise, they are going to feel the wrath of their customers as it would appear they do not know who their customer truly is.
Rather interesting that the Duck Dynasty merchandise sells out at Walmart, yet Cracker Barrel takes a different approach.
Have received many text messages & emails of merchandise being pulled from many stores by individuals calling CB’s and actually going to them.
UPDATE I: Cracker Barrel finally makes it official, even though the cat was out of the bag and reported here at Scared Monkeys long before the $hit hit the fan and Cracker Barrel restaurants were being flooded with calls. It would appear that CB only believes in equal treatment of certain people. Let the BOYCOTT BEGIN …
UPDATE II: The story turns out to be true and guess who had it way before many of the big boys? Many tweets can be read at Twitchy.
UPDATE III: GLAAD thinks they got blow back and a backlash in response to their intolerant actions, Cracker Barrel is about to get whacked themselves for their PC nonsense and catering to the intolerant gay activist community.
I guess it is pretty obvious that Cracker Barrel has no idea who their customer is. Just a hint to the suits at Cracker Barrel … it ain’t GLAAD!!! Have you taken a look at your Facebook page comments. I am not sure if I saw any that said, good for you, we plan on eating there more. Looks like the Cracker Barrel crowd will stop eating Uncle Herschel’s Favorite and … EAT MOR CHICKEN.
Here are just a few of the Duck Dynasty and free speech comments from the CB Facebook:
- Jody Dixon After you are done removing the selected products, go ahead and remove a bunch of tables and chairs……you won’t be needing them any more.
- Lynette Boullion Dischler EAT AT CHICK-FIL A! THEY DID NOT BOW DOWN TO THE gaystapo!
- Randy Culp I’m offended by your removal of any Duck Commander products. I’ve given you my business for many years now but I’m not under any contract that requires me to continue. If you knuckle under to these groups that don’t stand for any of my values, I will never darken your door again. I’m fed up with 2% of the population controlling everything in our freakin’ country
- Tina Leigh Morris I will boycott Cracker Barrel until a full apology is offered for even getting involved!!! NONE if their merchandise is offensive!!! Cracker Barrel is just realizing they made A HUGE MISTAKE!!!
- Lynette Boullion Dischler The irony is glaad and a&e did not respect Phil Robertsons religious beliefs. You condone censorship. Please tell me on what planet could Duck Dynasty products offend ANYONE? Bobble Heads and Camo shirs? You knew of his beliefs when you made money off of them to begin with. YOU ARE HYPOCRITES
- Jamey Mills Was getting ready to spend 200.00 on gift cards for my employees but not now. I might add that I am offended that you removed some items so does that count for anything.
- Joann Andrews Well while you are evaluating this “Problem” I will be eating across the street….. I stand on the Bible, along with the Robertson family.. My freedom…
- Mark Owens Dear Cracker Barrel, you have grossly misjudged your consumer base. I support Duck Commander products in support of the Robertson’s, obviously your decision making is based on A&E’s position. I will no longer eat at CB’s if your gonna be biased and judge people for who they want to be and not by what a corporation or PC leftists want them to be!
UPDATE IV: To the Gateway Pundit, thanks for the link … Today, Jim Hofts and Missouri Patriots were holding Missouri politicians feet to the fire and demanding answers and apologies for their lies on Obamacare.
To my long-time bud .. Jim, GET WELL!!! God Bless You!!!
UPDATE V: Glad ABC could finally report on 12/23/13 that Cracker Barrel was pulling Phil Robertson Merchandise off their shelves.
UPDATE V: VICTORY ... CRACKER BARREL REVERSES DECISION AND PUTS ALL DUCK DYNASTY MERCH BACK ON THE SHELVES!!!
COLORADO SCHOOL SHOOTING: Shooting at Arapahoe High School, One Injured, Gunman Dead … Gunman ID’d as 18 Year Old Karl Halverson Pierson
Sadly, another shooting to report, this time from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. The shooting took place on Friday afternoon as the gunman entered the high school with a shotgun at approximately 12:33 p.m., near the student parking lot, he asked for the teacher by name. During the gun fire, a 15 year old girl was shot and injured and was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Eventually the shooter turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. The school is eight miles from Columbine.
A student identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson walked into a Colorado high school with a shotgun Friday, possibly seeking revenge against a teacher, and critically wounded another student before apparently killing himself, police said.
The injured student, a 15-year-old girl, was listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said a second student, initially thought to have suffered a gunshot wound, was actually not injured and only covered with blood from the first victim.
The second student was released from the hospital Friday night.
Robinson also said two Molotov cocktails were found at the scene. One was ignited either “immediately prior to or during the shots being fired,” he said, releasing a “significant amount” of smoke. The second was not deployed and rendered safe.
UPDATE I: The shooter has been identified as 18-year-old Karl Halverson Pierson. The incident appears to be an attempted at revenge against the school’s librarian, Tracy Murphy, who was head of the school’s speech and debate team and who had recently kicked Pierson off the team.
Karl Halverson Pierson was the Arapahoe High School student gunman who shot a student inside the school while seeking “revenge” on a staff member, the Arapahoe County Sheriff confirmed Friday night.
Pierson, 18, went into the school armed with a shotgun looking for the school’s librarian, Tracy Murphy — who was head of the school’s speech and debate team and who had recently kicked Pierson off the team, sources told the CALL7 Investigators.
“We were just in the library doing some work and we heard a loud bang. I thought it might have been someone dropping something, but then I heard two more,” said senior Max Minne. “I knew it was a gun for sure.”
Minne, who was studying in the library during his 5th period class, said he started to approach the front door of the library to see what was happening.
“The shooter just ripped through the door, started yelling, ‘Where’s Murphy?’ — That’s the main librarian of the school. I saw him bust through the door of the library with a gun, so I just took off and started yelling, ‘Everyone get out! Everyone get out!’”
UPDATE II: Arapahoe High gunman held strong political beliefs, but he does not look like a Tea Party member. Actually, he appears to be a socialist.
The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.
In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”
Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.
Out of the mainstream, really? Has anyone seen lately what the Democrat/Socialist party has been spewing lately? The PJ Tatler makes a very good observation in that Pierson’s political views hardly seem out of the mainstream for Democrats or so they seem very deep thinking. They are the same as Nancy Pelosi talking points (VIDEO) against the GOP.
But oh the all too common hypocrisy from the LEFT, he mocked Republicans, “Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die,” yet Karl Halverson Pierson takes a shotgun into the high school to cause violence and death.
OMG … TMZ is Reporting Paul Walker of “The Fast and the Furious” Movie Fame Died Saturday Afternoon in Single Car Accident (Fiery Car Crash) in Santa Clarita, CA (Pics) (Update: Autopsy Delayed) … RIP
OMG … TMZ is reporting that Paul Walker, the actor best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in “The Fast and the Furious” movies has died this afternoon in a single car crash. Say it isn’t so. Walker was just 40 years old. Hmm, but I do not see this updated on IMDb. The actor born on on September 12, 1973, in Glendale California is also known for his other roles in my favorites, as Lance Harbor in ‘Varsity Blues’, Lewis Thomas in ‘Joy Ride’ and ‘Into the Blue’ with Jessica Alba. Damn, that is just too bad. Even though the movies were never meant for my demographic, I was a huge Fast and Furious fan.
Paul Walker: September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013 … Rest in Peace
Paul Walker — best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies – died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California … TMZ has learned.
The accident happened in Santa Clarita — north of Los Angeles — and according to multiple sources connected to Paul … the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree … and then the car burst into flames.
Several of our sources — some who are still at the scene of the accident — tell us Paul and another person in the car were killed.
UPDATE I: The actor has been taking people on test drives of the car at a car show to raise money for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.
Only the Good do die young. Paul Walker was reported to have been taking people on test spins in his Porsche to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines when the accident occurred. Walker was a passenger in a friend’s car and both were attending a charity event for his organization, Reach Out Worldwide.
UPDATE II: Trying to figure out why I do not see any news agencies reporting this. Please tell me this is not a hoax.
UPDATE III: From The Santa Clara Valley Signal … UPDATE: Actor Paul Walker believed killed in Valencia car crash.
Two people were killed Saturday afternoon when a Porsche sports car crashed and burst into flames in Valencia, and initial reports indicated the passenger was actor Paul Walker.
The single-car crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Hercules Street near Constellation Road in the Rye Canyon Business Park, fire officials said.
The red Porsche was reduced to unrecognizable twisted metal in the single-car crash.
Sheriff’s Department officials did not confirm that the actor was killed in the crash, saying the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office would determine the victims’ identities and causes of death. The coroner’s office could not be reached for comment late Saturday.
Spectators gathered at the scene, and several said the passenger was the star of “The Fast and the Furious” series of films. One witness at the scene said he tried to put the fire out and recognized Walker inside the vehicle.
“Him and his buddy, his brother in arms at heart just decided to joyride, take a spin. Something we all do. We’re all car enthusiasts. … We’re all here driving, enjoying each other, and God must’ve needed help,” said Antonio Holmes, who said he was a friend of Walker.
UPDATE V: BBC has pictures of the car wreck … OMG, just terrible!!!
UPDATE VI: VIDEO remembrance of Paul Walker … the terrible sick irony that he would die in a car crash as a passenger when he was made famous with mad driving skills in the Fast & Furious movies. Just terrible. Just not right.
2 Fast 2 Furious Behind The Scenes – Paul Walker (2003)
2 Fast 2 Furious Audition car race
UPDATE VII: Paul Walker – Facebook.
It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW
UPDATE VIII: Before and after pics of Paul Walker and the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that belonged to a friend.
UPDATE IX: Paul Walker dead: Live reaction and tributes after Fast and Furious star killed in car crash, including comments from Jessica Alba, Vin Diesel.
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The autopsy of “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker will be delayed until later in the week, as a Los Angeles coroner awaits the actor’s dental records.
The bodies of Walker, 40, and his friend Roger Rodas were deemed “unidentifiable,” a rep for the L.A. County coroner told TMZ, after being badly burned in a fiery car crash on Saturday.
Speed played a role in the one-car crash that killed “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker in Southern California on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Walker, 40, was a passenger in the red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames in the city of Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon.
“Speed was a factor in the solo vehicle collision,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.