CHICAGO -- Police officers responding to a maintenance man's 911 call on Thursday found blood on the bedroom door and Trenton Cornell-Duranleau's body on the bed. The 26-year-old hairdresser had been stabbed in the back several times, according to the Chicago Tribune. Blood was everywhere, including on two knives police believe were used in the killing. The blade on one had apparently been shattered by the force of the attack.
Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for urging her boyfriend through calls and text messages to commit suicide , was sentenced Thursday to 15 months behind bars, but will not serve time during her appeal.
Does President Donald Trump find the accommodations at the White House slightly less than four-star-worthy? In a new story published on golf.com about Trump's links obsession, the hotelier-turned-POTUS reportedly told some of his golf buddies that he prefers staying at his own properties rather than at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., because the executive mansion is "a real dump." Trump explained his frequent visits to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club to several members, according to the report, with this bad Yelp review: "That White House is a real dump."
An autumn affair at the Petroleum Club in downtown Dallas, the union of a full-time beauty blogger and the love of her life, appeared to be a gorgeous thing - marred by one misfortune. Three months after the ceremony, in front of a local television crew, Andrew and Neely Moldovan showed off a box of glum, empty picture frames. Their photographer was withholding the images, they told NBC affiliate KXAS in January 2015, and was demanding an extra $150 when they'd already paid thousands. "It's heartbreaking, because, you know, these are our memories," Neely Moldovan said.
Foster McCune will play Division I soccer at Georgetown University this fall. Matt and Ben Di Rosa, twins from Washington's Chevy Chase neighborhood, will play for the University of Maryland. On Monday night, they stood with other members of their elite Bethesda Soccer Club outside Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Northwest Washington, protesting the arrest and pending deportation of a beloved teammate: Lizandro Claros Saravia.
A dozen inmates escaped from an Alabama jail not by cutting through steel bars, drilling through walls, or ripping off a toilet from a wall. They used peanut butter. Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood told reporters Monday that the inmates used peanut butter to make the number of a door leading outside look like the number of one of the internal cell doors. They then asked an unsuspecting jail guard, who was in the control room keeping count of inmates through a camera, to open the door. He did, thinking he was letting the inmates back into their cell.
A Kentucky-based doctor who was in the hospital preparing to give birth put her own delivery on hold to deliver another woman's baby after hearing that the child was in distress. Amanda Hess, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Frankfort, checked into the Frankfort Regional Medical Center as a patient last week, donned a hospital gown and was moments away from induced labor when she heard a woman in another room wailing in pain, NBC News reported Saturday.
The snake and the Ohio woman it was wrapped around had not always been at odds. The 911 dispatcher who answered the woman's frantic call on Thursday was able to discern some aspects of the interspecies relationship that had suddenly and dangerously soured.
Barbara Barkley is 4 feet 10 inches tall. So she designed her home in Chesapeake, Va., just for herself, with all the counters and handles lowered. People told her the changes would make the house harder to sell, but she didn't care. "I planned to live there until I died," said Barkley, 68. Instead, she is renting a place from a relative in North Carolina. She lost her house and her savings to a group of California scam artists who stole $11 million from thousands of struggling homeowners looking for help with their mortgages.
When Travis and Mitch Taylor climbed from their seats on the Ohio State Fair's Fire Ball ride Wednesday evening, the 18-year-old cousins pondered another spin. The Fire Ball, an "aggressive thrill" carnival ride that swoops like a pendulum and swings in a circle, had been their favorite for eight years. But Travis had just come from work and was hungry, so he suggested they first get some food. "And thank God he did," Mitch Taylor told The Washington Post, "because that's what saved us."