(SL) – It’s as if you can feel her pain through her words. A mother of three in Beckley, Wva is mourning the death of middle son while trying to stay strong for her youngest and balanced for her oldest.
And what has happened, no mother should ever have to go through. According to her FB page, this heartbreaking reality for Shannon Wilson started with a phone call while she was in church. It was then that one can assume she was notified that something horrible had occurred.
Growing up in Beckley, the country roads and quiet communities are a welcomed haven to well….. country life. Four wheeling down the mountain, scooter ride around the park, walks around the neighborhood or a cruise around the block. So the thought of two young boys riding a dirt bike isn’t out of the norm. But Sunday, December 11th would be anything but that.
It’s incredibly sad. Looking at her posts, she’s a hardworking, good mom who spoils her kids and does anything she can for them as shown through a cute post about her oldest son Ke’ron, who doesn’t eat the school’s lunch so she would take him Captain D’s on his break.
Or the last minute birthday party she pulled off for Anthony just a week before this tragedy would take place.
Life is unpredictable. Each day is different but when something of this magnitude happens, it truly rocks you to the core. Seeing the sacrifices this woman was making to ensure her kids kept those beautiful smiles on their faces, it’s clear she’s their hero and it hurts to imagine what she must feel.
One day she’s pulling an all-nighter to make sure her youngest has the birthday party of his dreams and 8 days later she’s by his side in a hospital while he fights for his life and bearing the pain of losing her middle child at the same time.
According to Shannon, her two youngest boys 10-year old Steven Powell and 8-year old Anthony Wilson were on a dirt bike making a short trip to ‘grams’ house on Plumley Street when the unthinkable happened on Patch Street.
If you know Beckley, the two streets intersect which is even more heartbreaking, because they were so close to their destination when they were hit by a car. The driver, a 21-year old woman, has not been identified and reportedly will not be charged.
Beckley Police Chief Lonnie Christian said Steven died at the hospital following the collision. Anthony remains hospitalized in Morgantown, WV.
The accident has ripped a whole in the heart of Beckley and Stratton Elementary where the two were students. Teachers described them both as warm, kind, respectful and smart children who lit up a room with their smiles and personalities.
Shannon’s grief is hard to read. In one post, she asked, “Why me?”
In another she talked about how she loves her boys more than life itself and wished she could trade places with them.
As she put it, so she could watch down on her kids from Heaven because she’s lived her life and without them, she can’t go on.
Wilson has been giving regular updates on Anthony’s condition, but hasn’t commented since the 18th after the WVU Basketball team visited the little one. She laid her 10-year old to rest on Tuesday, December 2oth.
It’s clear how this story is affecting not only Beckley, but surrounding communities. At a vigil for ‘Ant’, a very diverse group of people including a few police officers prayed and in a touching sentiment released balloons to the sky in memory of little Steven and in prayer for little Anthony.
Shannon has expressed her gratitude and credited her supporters for keeping her going.
Hoping she’s okay. Can’t imagine what she’s going through. Pray that God eases her pain and heals little Anthony completely. Heartbreaking tragedy this time of the year. Dear Lord, keep them covered.
(SL) – White House reps are keeping mm on the what else President Obama plans to do after Congress ruled that Russia did in fact tamper with the United State’s Presidential Election. The only person who isn’t buying it, of course, is Donald Trump who believes we she just….’get on with our lives.’
The Daily Mail reports, President Obama launched a Cold War strike on the Kremlin and its spies on Thursday, accusing them of hacking the presidential election on orders from Vladimir Putin.
He ordered 35 Russian intelligence operatives to leave the country as part of sanctions ordered for what he said where the country’s attempts to ‘interfere with democratic governance’ and harassment of U.S. diplomatic officials in Russia.
And he launched a scathing attack on Putin’s Kremlin in an official announcement of sanctions over allegations of hacking in the run-up to the presidential elections.Obama all but named the Russian strongman in his statement – saying hacking was ‘ordered at the highest level’.
That prompted an angry response from the Kremlin which promised an ‘appropriate’ retaliation – while its London embassy tweeted a picture mocking him as a ‘lame duck’. Donald Trump took four hours to react – and did not say if he had been briefed in advance.’It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,’ he said in a statement. ‘Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation.’
The sanctions came after the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s secrets were published, mostly by Wikileaks, in a series of releases before Hillary Clinton’s election defeat.
These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government.
Obama accuses Putin of being behind hacking which led to the Democrats’ secrets being published
The White House says Russia hacked the emails, and Clinton has claimed Putin acted out because of a ‘personal beef.’
Wikileaks has denied Moscow was the source.
‘This is not in question. There’s no debate within the U.S. administration about the fact,’ a senior U.S. official said Thursday, ‘that Russia interfered in our democratic election. We’ve established that clearly to our satisfaction.
(SL) – Hottie Trey Songz is in hot water after having a meltdown on stage in Detroit after his mic was cut off. The singer made good on a promise to tear up the stage if his mic was cut at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
Videos posted online show the 32-year-old Slow Motion crooner announcing that the venue threatened to cut off his mic because he went over his set time.
The Detroit Police Department says Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, was arrested Wednesday night after the show for resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property.
Songz faces malicious destruction of property and resisting and obstructing charges. Police say he was being held early Thursday at the Detroit Detention Center.
Trey, Chris Brown, and Young Thug are set to continue their tour in Chicago on Friday, December 30th.
There has been no word yet as to how his arrest will affect the performance.
(Sl) – It’s been 20 years and we will probably never know what really happened to that little girl. Several specials have aired and new technology used to gather new facts or evidence, if you will, but at the end of it all…the result remains the same. Speculation yes, facts, no. And now, the older brother of murdered pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey has filed a lawsuit over a true crime TV special that pegged him as the killer.
Two days after the 20th anniversary of JonBenet’s death, Burke Ramsey hit court in Michigan yo file a $750 million lawsuit against CBS and seven consultants.
The lawsuit pertains to the CBS special ‘The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey’ which aired back in September and charges the production company with falsely concluding that Burke – who was nine years old at the time of the murder, killed his six-year-old sister by hitting her over the head with a flashlight.
Reportedly, Burke is demanding $250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages for ‘permanent damage to his reputation’ resulting from the TV special’s false accusation.
The suit does not include the $150 million lawsuit against Dr. Werner Spitz, a crime expert whose interview about the case was used on the show. The Spitz suit was filed in October.
(SL) – She’s believed to have met him a year ago and video shows her having dinner with Alexis that infamous night a man snatched her phone off the table in a restaurant in Rome and ran out with it. Serena chased him down. The man gave the phone back, but when the story came out no one knew who the ‘friend’ was that she was dining with. Now we know. It’s Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian who credits the Tennis hottie for making him the happiest man in the world.
Ohanian showed just how amazing he thinks the tennis champ is by taking whisking Serena back to Rome (where they first met) for a romantic trip and proposing to her.
Williams, 35, shared the news on Reddit by posting a poem, writing: ‘At the same table we first met by chance / This time he made it not by chance / But by choice / Down on one knee / He said 4 words / And I said yes.’ Someone had a bag packed for me / And a carriage awaited / Destination: Rome / To escort me to my very own “charming” / Back to where our stars first collided,’ wrote Williams.
Ohanian, 33, later posted Williams’ poem to his Facebook account, writing: ‘She said yes.’He also commented on her poem on Reddit, writing: ‘And you made me the happiest man on the planet.’
A Look At Rena’s Past Loves
The Daily Mail reports, prior to Ohanian, Williams was linked to a number of A-list stars from the worlds of film, music and sports. Her first high-profile relationship came in 2002 with reports that she was dating football star Keyshawn Johnson, who was a decade her senior.
Johnson, who was the first pick in the 1996 draft, was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the time and had just split with his first wife.
The relationship was never confirmed, but if true the two certainly had a positive impact on one another, with Serena winning four straight Grand Slams for the first time in her career between 2002 and 2003 and Johnson leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory.
In 2004, Williams began dating director Brett Ratner, a relationship that would last for two years. Ratner, who was 12 years older than Williams at the time, was at the peak of his career at the time thanks to the success of the first two Rush Hour films.
He directed the biggest film of his career during that time, X-Men: The Last Stand, which grossed close to $500million worldwide.
(SL) – 2016 has dealt yet another blow! CNN reports Debbie Reynolds, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1950s and 1960s, died Wednesday, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, Reynolds’ son Todd Fisher said.
Reynolds was taken to a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles Times. Todd Fisher told CNN, “My mother passed away a short time ago. She spoke to me this morning and said she missed Carrie.”
Reynolds, 84, complained of breathing problems, an unidentified source told The Times.
“She’s with Carrie now,” Todd Fisher said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department told CNN it responded to a call where Carrie Fisher owns a home, but would not name the female patient it transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The patient was in fair to serious condition, the fire department said.
CNN called the hospital, but an official said patient information cannot be disclosed.
Reynolds. who was born Mary Frances Reynolds, was a bubbly singer, dancer and actress who starred in “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown.” She was married then famously divorced from singing sensation Eddie Fisher, who left Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor in 1959.
Fisher’s daughter with actress Connie Stevens, Joely Fisher, tweeted Wednesday before news of Reynolds’ death: “God speed mama.”
Carrie Fisher, whose grit and wit made “Star Wars'” Princess Leia an iconic and beloved figure to millions of moviegoers, was 60 when she died Tuesday, four days after a cardiac event on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
(SL) – 10-year-old Taylor Austin Deckard got the surprise of a lifetime after getting a visit from NFL MVP Cam Newton.
Taylor suffers from advanced pulmonary hypertension, and the Auburn Tigers fan was forced to spend his holiday at Atlanta’s Egleston Hospital awaiting surgery. Apparently, Taylor is 100 percent obsessed with Cam. He writes all of his school papers about Cam and even decorated his room with Cam related memorabilia.
Taylor’s physical education teacher, Courtney Cooper, posted about Austin’s wish to meet Newton. A week later Cam, who is from Atlanta and likely home for the holiday, was at the hospital to meet the little fella! Video of the encounter shows Austin sitting in his bed with his Tigers jersey on when Newton walks in….see the video for the rest!
(Fox 5) – A Spalding County woman is recovering from a brutal attack outside her own home. Investigators said she was beaten by a man demanding money and the attack only stopped because neighbors heard her screams.
With her injuries from the attack still very obvious, Shirley Newman broke down and cries when talking to FOX 5’s Patty Pan about what happened to her Wednesday in the driveway of her home.
She had just gotten back from picking up groceries and a newspaper. She was in her driveway on Magnolia Drive when the unthinkable happened.
The 69-year-old woman said a man dressed in black wearing a toboggan approached her and just kept punching her.
Ms. Newman said it felt like an eternity, but her screams for help eventually paid off. Neighbors like Betty Brown heard her cries for help.
Ms. Newman had to get stitches to the back of her head, is finally regaining some vison in her eyes despite still swollen, sustained scratches to her arms and legs, and is unable to eat solid food because her lip was busted open.
Sadly, Ms. Newman said the attack has changed everything for her.
(SL) – On this Episode of SytonniaLIVE the TV Series Bianca Haly joined me at the desk to talk about Dylann Roof’s trial, Donald Trump’s approaching presidency and more in our top headlines. We also talked about the latest Hollywood gossip and the royal romance that’s heating up between Meghan Markel and Prince Harry. But did you know that the Queen of England was once black? Check it out!