Impaired bride crashes on her way to her wedding
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a bride in southern Arizona was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving after she was involved in a car crash on the way to her wedding.
Amber Young was wearing an openback dress when she was handcuffed and put into a police cruiser Monday in Marana, 30 miles north of Tucson.
Police spokesman Sgt. Chriswell Scott says one person suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Scott tweeted, “Don’t drive impaired, till death do we part doesn’t need any help.”
Young was taken to a police substation to have her blood drawn and released without going to jail.
It’s unknown whether Young made it to her wedding. ▶▶IRGINIA WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS FIRED FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT: ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is planning to sue a social services department that she says fired her for having a concealed weapons permit.
Storm Durham tells The Roanoke Times she’s working with Second Amendment advocacy group Virginia Citizens Defense League to pursue a lawsuit against the Roanoke Department of Social Services after her social media posts about her firing Friday went viral.
Durham says the department’s assistant director said a concern about “workplace safety” listed on her termination notice regarded the permit. Other listed reasons included performance issues and arrogance.
Roanoke officials said in Saturday statement that they respect citizens’ constitutional rights. In an internal memo obtained by the newspaper, human resources director Michele Vineyard emphasized that Durham wasn’t fired for the permit.
Durham has since set up a YouTube channel called “The Conservative Storm.” ▶TIPPED WORKERS INVOKE #METOO IN FIGHT TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE: NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for restaurant workers want to do away with the below-minimum wage for tipped workers, saying it forces them to tolerate harassment if they want to be paid.
They say a higher base wage for tipped workers — at least the same minimum as other workers — could give them more freedom to speak out against such behavior. Advocates are hoping to seize on the momentum of the #MeToo movement to help their cause.
But restaurant owners are worried about the impact on labor costs. Some servers worry it would mean customers would no longer tip at all. ▶TEEN FACES ADULT CHARGES IN DEATH OF BOY TAKEN IN STOLEN CAR: CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager faces charges related to the 2017 killing of a 6-year-old boy taken inside a stolen car.
Dwan Wakefield was 17-years-old at the time of Kingston Frazier’s death. He was certified to stand trial as an adult last month. Local media report he was served Monday with an indictment accusing him of being an accessory after the fact to murder, kidnapping and motor vehicle theft.
Wakefield is jailed and awaits a bail hearing. He was previously free on $275,000 bail.
Another teen, D’Allen Washington, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to kidnapping in February. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss other charges in exchange for testimony.
Authorities say a third man, Byron McBride, stole the car and fatally shot Frazier. Prosecutors want to seek the death penalty against McBride. ▶WATER PARK DUCT COLLAPSE INJURES 5 IN OHIO: SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Part of a ventilation shaft has fallen into the pool area of an Ohio water park, injuring five people.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office described the injuries as minor after a large piece of the air conditioning duct, roughly 3 feet (1 meter) in diameter, fell on Monday into the wave pool and an adjacent pool for children at Kalahari Waterpark Resort in Sandusky.
Kalahari says two associates were treated and released from a hospital, while three guests refused treatment. ▶POLICE: MAN SHOT DEAD WHILE DRIVING IN FUNERAL PROCESSION: BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a man driving in a funeral procession was shot dead in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore police Detective Jeremy Silbert said Monday that officers on patrol found 39-year-old Dannta Holmes suffering from gunshot wounds on Saturday. Silbert says a preliminary investigation indicates that suspects had approached the vehicle taking part in the procession and opened fire before fleeing. ▶2 ACCUSED OF WATERBOARDING CHILD COULD BE REUNITED WITH HER: ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania couple could be reunited with the 12-year-old daughter they are accused of waterboarding if a judge approves a tentative plea deal.
Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier says the deal calls for guilty pleas from Malisa and Dion Stevens to child endangerment and sentences of seven years’ probation that could eventually be reduced to five years. The couple would be reunited under supervision with their daughter.
Authorities allege the girl was dragged into the Aliquippa (al-uh-KWIH’-puh) home’s basement, a wet towel was placed over her face and her chair was tilted backward as a bucket of cold water was poured onto her, preventing her from breathing.
Defense attorneys say they hope the deal would result in reunification of the couple with their daughter.