When Kristian Helton proposed to Karsyn Long on Valentine's Day, he didn't put the ring in a velvet box. Instead, he tucked the ring into a McDonald's chicken nugget box with a note that asked, "Will you McMarry me??" "Her love for chicken nuggets, I'm sure, is more than she loves me," Helton said. "She has devoted her life to chicken nuggets, so that had to be part of the engagement."
A Wichita, Kansas police officer was arrested and jailed Sunday on suspicion of rape. "Medical staff reported the alleged rape to law enforcement. The suspect was determined to be a Wichita police officer," said Sheriff Jeff Easter, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department. "Sheriff's detectives were requested to investigate the alleged crime. After conducting interviews and search warrants, it was determined that probable cause existed that a crime had occurred. 31-year-old Marlon T. Woolcock was booked for one count of rape according to jail booking reports. In order to avoid any conflict, the Wichita Police Department requested the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office investigate. "The officer has been employed with the department since 2011. He has been placed on paid administrative leave," said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. "His police powers have been suspended." Read more frpm KSN.com.
A 7-year-old boy who lost his eye in a drive-by shooting at his Detroit home hasn't lost his love of life. The shooting happened on Jan. 27, 2015, at Donovan's family home on Winchester Street in Detroit. Police believed the bullet went through the window of the boy's home and hit Donovan in the eye. He was taken to Children's Hospital of Michigan in critical condition, but recovered. When Donovan was sent home from the hospital, a patch covered the scar on his face. The shooting took Donovan's eye, but it couldn't take his spirit. Read more from ClickonDetroit.com.
Three burglars used a van to break into a business, one two back-to-back heists involving high-end sunglasses, headsets, laptops and virtual reality equipment in Orange County over the weekend of Feb. 11, 2017. The video shows one of the men directing his accomplice, who repeately reverses into a business. Once inside, the burglars climb a fence to steal merchandise.
Residents of Fort Plain, New York say they're "disgusted" by KKK recruitment flyers being found around town. It began about a week ago in a municipal parking lot next to the post office when residents first noticed the flyers on their car windshields inviting them to "love their own race" and join the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. "We don't really have any solid leads currently," said Fort Plain's interim-Police Chief Ryan Austin. "If any leads come in though, we'll run them down thoroughly." Austin says even if he finds out whose leaving the leaflets, there's probably not much he can do about it since no one has been threatened and anything printed on the leaflet is protected free speech. "I'd say we don't need those people around here because they have twisted minds," said Joan Eckler, a resident of Fort Plain. "Ever since the election there seems to be a lot of turmoil and disruption and people are trying to make issues out of things that they need to accept whether hey like it or not." Read more from WNYT.com.
Dustin Owens says he never dreamed he get in trouble over the sticker on the back of his Chevy Blazer. "My brother ordered it and it was nighttime when he put it on because he was trying to make a joke out of it, and I was sleeping," Owens says. The sticker depicts two stick figures engaged in sexual activity above the phrase "Making My Family." Owens said he was driving home from work on Friday when a Nashville Metro police officer pulled him over and cited him for having an obscene bumper sticker. "If I took the words off right there, it's two stick figures dancing, that's it," Owens says. Owens posted pictures of the sticker and the citation on Facebook, where passionate people on both sides of the issue began weighing in. "Some people say I should fight it and get it thrown out. Other people say I'm classless and called me all kinds of names, but they don't know me so I don't worry about that," he says. Read more from WSMV.com.