(Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, President Jacob Zuma said.
Mandela, the country's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons to help guide South Africa through bloodshed and turmoil to democracy.
"Fellow South Africans, our beloved Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed," Zuma said in a nationally televised address.
Lynchburg Police Search for Missing Teen
Posted: Dec 02, 2013 8:38 PM CST
Updated: Dec 03, 2013 5:55 AM CST
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WRIC)—Lynchburg Police are searching for 18-year-old Jamisha Gilbert, who disappeared under suspicious circumstances last week.
Jamisha’s mother, Norma Gilbert-Eldridge, said that when she last spoke to her daughter on Wednesday, Nov. 27 the teen was apologizing for keeping her younger brother out late.
“She said, ‘I just wanted to hear your voice,’” Gilbert-Eldridge said. “That’s when I started to worry.”
The Thanksgiving weekend came and went with no word from Jamisha, an honors graduate of Heritage High School. When Gilbert-Eldridge still hadn’t heard from her daughter on Sunday, she filed a missing persons report.
Lynchburg Police found Gilbert’s car, a burgundy 2002 Honda Accord, crashed off of Concord Turnpike, near Winston Ridge Road in Lynchburg.
“The side-view mirror was off, and some other parts of the car,” Gilbert-Eldridge said. “The headlight was off and the railing where she had hit—it had a lot of the paint from the car.”
“We are concerned for her welfare and her safety,” said Lieutenant Dave Gearhart of the Lynchburg Police Department.
LPD has set up a command post along Concord Turnpike. Dozens of Lynchburg Police officers, firefighters and the Virginia State Police are searching by foot, air and boat.
“We do not have any information that she is with anybody at this time. And we have no information that there’s any danger to the public,” Gearhart said.
Gilbert-Eldridge is left with many questions and very few answers; now, she is waiting and hoping for her daughter’s safe return.
“Come on back home,” Gilbert-Eldridge said.
Gilbert’s friends say they last saw her between 12 and 1 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29.
If you have any information on Gilbert’s whereabouts, please call 434-455-4090.
Cops search for missing 5-year-old East Harlem girl
Nijaey Hilton, 5, was last seen leaving her East Harlem home with her uncle, Ramel Robinson.
Police are looking for a 5-year-old girl they say disappeared after leaving her East Harlem home with an uncle.
Nijaey Hilton was last seen stepping out of the E. 112th St. building in the Johnson Houses with her uncle, Ramel Robinson, 29, about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.
The two may have left in a car, but it was not clear where they were headed.
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The 3-foot, 32-pound Nijaey was wearing a grey school uniform with grey stockings and a peach-colored sweater.
Investigators did not immediately suspect foul play, a source said, but the uncle may have taken the child without permission.
Cops urge anyone with information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.
5-year old girl from East Harlem missing
Updated at 11:32 AM today
missing east harlem girl
NEW YORK (WABC) — Police are trying to find a 5-year old girl who is missing from her home in East Harlem.
Detectives believe Nijaey Hilton, from East 112th Street, is with her uncle, who has a history of mental health problems.
The uncle is 29-year-old Romel Robinson.
The NYPD does not believe she is in immediate danger but the girl was taken without her family’s permission and they are trying to her back.
She is three feet tall, weighs 32 pounds and is wearing a grey school uniform with grey stockings and a peach-colored sweater.
Police say they may have left in Robinson’s vehicle, with the destination unknown.
God is so good! She is safe! http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/…harlem-girl-5/
I think that she should not have plead guilty and the lawyer that instructed her was an idiot. She defended herself, no one should have the right to assault someone on the street and not expect them to fight back. The man should have never verbally and physically assaulted her!
Woman Kills Man She Didn’t Even Know Because He Called Her Ugly
A woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after she killed a drunken man who called her, you would never guess; ugly. Barbara Banks, 21, was charged in the slaying of Keon J. Robinson, only pleading guilty to voluntary man slaughter.
In Richmond Circuit Court, Banks claimed she killed Robinson in the “heat of passion” after she was provoked by some insults spoken by Robinson.
The deadly stabbing initially took place outside the Coalter Street Apartments in the city’s East end on February 9. Authorities say at about 1 P.M., Banks was walking out of one of the apartments when Robinson pursued her and called her ugly while striking her in the head multiple times. Robinson at the time reportedly had more than three times the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration for drivers. After insulting Banks a second time, the 21-year-old woman finally had enough. “Wait right there,” she told Robinson before walking into the apartment to grab a knife from the dishwasher.
As Robinson attempted to hit Banks one more time, his plan was through. Banks lunged at the drunken Robinson, stabbing him. Robinson died at the scene due to a significant amount of blood loss, said Anne Lloyd, a Richmond prosecutor.
The one inch deep stab wound was enough to pierce the aortic artery of the slim 146 pound Robinson. During a police interview, Banks told Detective Jeffery Crewell that she was looking to “get even” with Robinson.
Banks will now face up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced February 26, 2014. According to Richmond authorities, the ruthless woman had a history of assault arrests, however Banks’ attorney pleaded for the lesser dealer because of Banks’ cooperation with the police after the stabbing.
ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ)— Baltimore County and Baltimore City Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man reported missing over the weekend.
Evan Curbeam, 29, of Rosedale, was reported missing by a family member at 4:48 p.m. Saturday when he did not arrive to pick up his child.
Curbeam was last seen Friday night. He and several friends went to the Bond Street Social in Baltimore City. They left t the event at around 1:30 a.m., and the victim decided to go home while his friends went to another bar.
He was last seen walking to his car, which was parked at Broadway and Eastern avenues.
Curbeamis a black male, 29 years old, 6’1″ tall, 195 pounds, with a muscular build. His vehicle was found where he left it Friday night.
A Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 2002 graduate, many of his former schoolmates have taken to social media to push for his safe return.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.
Unfortunately this young man is no longer living. R.I.P Curbeam. http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/11/29/body-found-in-harbor-is-that-of-missing-airman-from-baltimore/.