NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES - MAY 11 2016

May 12, 2016

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICER INDICTED IN SHOOTING

 

Some of you may remember the story of Michael Slager; He was a South
Carolina officer who fatally shot an unarmed man who fled the scene.

A bystander’s cellphone caught the incident on video and made national headlines, showing the incident.

Slager is also charged with obstruction of justice and unlawful use of a weapon.

He could possibly face life in prison without parole. The state trial is set to begin in fall; however; prosecutors have asked that date be moved up to August or pushed back to May of 2017. They aim to give Solicitor Scarlett Wilson time to prepare for another case, which involves Dylan Roof.

Roof is the man who shot nine people inside of a church in Charleston last summer. His trial is set to begin in January.

 

FAMED BRAZILLIAN ATHLETE HAS DIRE WARNING FOR OLYMPICS

 

Rivaldo was on the 2002 Brazil World Cup soccer team. He is one of Brazil’s most beloved athletes, and he says that those planning on attending the Olympic Games, which are slated to begin in a few months, need to “stay away.”

For months, Brazilian leaders have been attempting to dispel the notion that Brazil is dangerous for tourists. Rivaldo cites the killing of a 17-year old girl over the weekend as proof that the city of Rio de Janeiro is not a place one should visit, even for the games.

However, that’s not the only concern. Brazil is also home to the city which is ground zero for the Zika Virus, another threat posed to those travelling. Pregnant women, and men, who can spread the virus sexually, should be especially careful. The virus has been linked to numerous birth defects.

There are also political scandals in Brazil which threaten to oust President Dilma Rousseff. Water quality is a concern as the Guanabara Bay in Rio has been polluted with sewage.

All these concerns beg the question: Is going to the games worth the risk? Or should one just stay home and watch from their living room? The choice is yours.

                                                                                                                                                           

INVESTIGATION INTO DEADLY EXPLOSION FROM 2013 CONCLUDES

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revealed their findings of the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas was a criminal act.

The explosion flattened the farming community. The force of the explosion was equivalent to a 2.1 magnitude earthquake.

The ATF has offered a $50,000 reward to someone who has information on those committed the crime.

The town impacted by the blast has been rebounding back from the incident, rebuilding structures and honoring those who were killed in the explosion.

 

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