(Clear Creek County, CO-AP) — Police in Colorado say the threat to public schools in the Denver area is over. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader confirmed today that Sol Pais committed suicide. The 18-year-old Florida student was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an intensive two-day search.
It began after the FBI learned she flew to Denver from Miami and purchased a shotgun. Pais was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine High School shooting and had made threats against area schools.
(New York, NY) — Kate Spade’s older sister says the designer’s depression went untreated for years. Reta Saffo told “The Kansas City Star” that Spade was “self-medicating with alcohol,” and resisted family efforts to get her into a hospital treatment program.
Saffo said the 55-year-old was concerned that such news would harm the “happy-go-lucky” Kate Spade brand. She said her sister was “fixated” on the 2014 suicide of comedian Robin Williams, who also took his own life by hanging. Spade’s housekeeper found the fashion mogul dead Tuesday in her Park Avenue Apartment bedroom, a scarf around her neck, hanging from a doorknob and suicide note by her side. Her husband and business partner Andrew Spade was apparently home when her body was discovered by a housekeeper.
According to a published report, the suicide note mentioned her daughter. The “New York Post” says Spade urged her 13-year-old child, Frances Beatrix Spade, not to blame herself for her death.
Other reports claim that she committed suicide because her husband was seeking a divorce. TMZ cites law enforcement sources who say Spade was despondent and did not want her 24-year marriage to end. The report says Kate and Andrew Spade had separated, and he was living in a nearby apartment.
Actor David Spade payed tribute to his late sister-in-law. The actor shared a photo on Instagram of the two of them together and said he still cannot believe she is gone. He also encouraged everyone to hang on in the “rough world.”
She started her fashion brand with his brother/her husband Andrew in 1994.
(Trenton, NJ) – A Superior Court judge in New Jersey is being accused of violating the code of judicial conduct by asking a rape victim if she kept her legs closed. Ocean County Judge John Russo Junior has been barred from the bench and faces four charges that were announced Monday.
In addition to the rape victim incident, Russo is accused of using his office to influence scheduling of a personal legal matter, failing to recuse himself from a case where he had a personal relationship and improperly communicating with someone in a paternity matter he oversaw.
Russo has been on paid administrative leave after refusing a mental health evaluation. He’s suing for workplace discrimination.
(Parkland, Fl) – Police in South Florida say they have a confession from the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s school shooting that left 17 people dead. After being read his rights, Nikolas Cruz admitted he brought the AR-15 rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and opened fire on students in the hallways and multiple classrooms.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel explained that Cruz was able to get away from the scene by ditching his gun and blending in with students who fleeing. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder.
The main question however, is how did Cruz have access to guns anyway? We could start with Donald Trump rolling back an Obama era order that called for the prevention of mental impaired individuals being able to purchase guns.
During an anti-gun rally today in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez called out Donald Trump for that very action. She also stated that she had one question for Trump, How much money has he received from the NRA? She already knew the answer.
Metro UK breaks it down like this, During his campaign to become President in 2016, Trump benefited from $21 million in NRA donations backing his candidacy.A reported $9.6 million went towards pro-Trump adverts and promotional material and another $12 million went on adverts attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Other sources put that figure even higher, closer to $30 million. In return, Trump has spoken at several NRA events and pledged his loyalty to the group.
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(Los Angeles, CA) – Scientists say they’ve linked autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with similar gene activity.
A new study published in the journal “Science” examined 800 brains donated by people with a range of mental disorders.
In the case of these three disorders, many of the brains shared the same genetic signatures. The study’s authors hope that if more patterns can be discovered, more effective drugs can be created to treat the disorders.
(SL) -Tyrese has been going through a lot lately. He’s drinking a coke and thanking the beverage company for the product placement. Does he still have an endorsement with them? Smoking a cigar with a fur around his neck and waiting for a $5 million dollar gift from Will and Jada Smith that doesn’t exist.