A 22-year-old woman was mauled to death by her pet pit bulls in an “absolutely grisly” attack during a walk in the Virginia woods, authorities said - but her distraught pals say the pooches would never hurt their owner, and suspect foul play. Bethany Lynn Stephens’s father, John, went out searching for his daughter when he hadn’t seen her for two days and found her two dogs “guarding” her lifeless body on Thursday night, local Sheriff James Agnew told WTVR. “The victim had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive,” Agnew said of the medical examiner’s initial report. The dogs, named Pac-Man and Tonka, are believed to each weigh as much as their 5-foot-1, 125-pound owner.
Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman may have killed his wife, and then himself in their lavish Toronto home, according to reports on Saturday. The bodies of Sherman, 75, and his wife, Honey, were found hanging side-by-side on the railings surrounding the indoor lap pool in the basement of their mansion on Friday morning, a day after he failed to show up for work at the generic pharmaceutical company that made him rich, according to the Toronto Sun, which cited unnamed sources. Honey Sherman may have been killed in another part of the house and moved to the spot she was found next to her husband, the outlet reported. Toronto cops are treating the deaths as “suspicious,” but said there were no signs
One person was killed and another seriously injured after a race between motorcyclists ended in a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The crash happened in West Miami-Dade as the two bikers were racing east on Southwest Eighth Street at about 1:45 p.m. The two racers crashed into each other just past Southwest 122nd Avenue and then into two cars. They were both thrown from their motorcycles when they hit the other vehicles. One cyclist died on the road and the other rider’s arm was ripped from his body. The injured rider was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, according to FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez. Sanchez said the agency is waiting to notify family
1. ESPN’s Adam Schefter went on the media circuit this week and the New England Patriots were an important part of his discussions. Let’s take a look a what he had to say and what it means. First, Schefter joined the Murph & Mac show and explained the Patriots decision to trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers. Schefter says that “the Cleveland Browns had been calling the Patriots last spring over and over,” and that “they tried apparently this fall and never got to first base with them,” as the Patriots rejected their offers. Then “the day before the trade deadline,” the Patriots spent five minutes constructing a trade with the 49ers because, as Schefter hypothesizes, Bill Belichick
A secretive Pentagon program investigating unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and evidence of alien life has been uncovered, revealing several sightings of peculiar aircraft by members of the U.S. military. The Pentagon claims that the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was terminated in 2012 after five years in order to focus time and resources on other issues. In order to investigate reports of UFO sightings, a building in Las Vegas was modified to house any materials that were suspected to have come from an unidentified flying object.
A female assistant producer for Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s nightly show “Hardball,” received a monetary payment after she accused him of “inappropriate comments and jokes about her in front of others,” an MSNBC spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. In 1999, the unnamed female employee complained to network executives about the incident, according to the network spokesperson, prompting a review that led to a formal reprimand of Matthews for what was deemed at the time juvenile comments not intended as sexual propositions.