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Fatal Accident at Ohio State Fair

A chaotic scene unfolded at the Ohio State Fair after a ride malfunctioned during opening day — killing one person and injuring several others.

A video posted online appears to show several people on the Fire Ball ride seconds before parts of the structure, including a full row of seats, split up and fell.
Tragedy struck around 7:20 pm (local time) Wednesday at the popular fair in Columbus. The Fire Ball, which consists of at least six rows of seats that spin around 40 feet above the ground as the entire structure moves like a pendulum, broke apart while it was in motion.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Paul A. Pride said one person was killed and seven others were injured, two of whom are in critical condition.
‘It’s my worst nightmare’
Rhonda Burgess said one of her sons was standing in line at a nearby ride when the incident took place.
“The ride had four riders per cart. This piece snapped off and the riders came out of the cart,” she said. “At least two (people) flew through the air at least 20 feet before landing on their backs on the concrete.”
Within seconds, Kaylie Bellomy found herself in the middle of a crowd. She had been waiting her turn to get on the Fire Ball when she watched the turmoil erupt.
“Everybody was running. I got ran over trying to get out of the way,” she told CNN affiliate WCMH. “I just don’t think I’ll ever ride a ride ever again.”
Deputies asked attendees standing near the ride to step back as someone screamed “it’s my worst nightmare,” video footage shows. Workers were also seen placing barriers as medics and staff tend to those injured.
Three patients were taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Eileen Scahill said.
As of Thursday, one was in serious condition and the two others were in critical condition, the hospital said in a statement.
David Evans, the center’s medical director, said it was helpful to see video of the incident that was posted to social media because it helped them look for certain types of injuries.
“Having that video really showed us that this was a great force and a great mechanism, really consistent with a high-speed motor vehicle crash with an ejection, really something more along those lines,” he said.
The other four people injured were taken to Ohio Health Grant Medical Center. CNN has reached out to that facility for an update on their conditions.
SOURCE: CNN

Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew Dead at 53

Fresh Kid Ice, a founding member of influential hip hop group 2 Live Crew, has died in Miami, according to TMZ.

Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew Dead at 53

Fresh Kid Ice, along with DJ Mr. Mixx, Amazing Vee, and Brother Marquis, represented an early incarnation of 2 Live Crew. The trio later linked with Luther Campbell when he signed them to his record label.

According to 2 Live Crew’s manager, Fresh Kid, born Chris Wong Won, died at 7:50 AM Thursday in a Miami hospital due to an unspecified medical condition. He was 53.

SOURCE: VLADTV

MMA Star War Machine Given Life Sentence

Former MMA star “War Machine” was sentenced to life with the chance of parole for brutally beating his then-girlfriend, adult star Christy Mack, and her friend Corey Thomas in 2014. War Machine, real name Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty of charges including sexual assault and battery with a deadly weapon on Monday (June 5) and he will be eligible for parole in 36 years. At that time he will be 71 years old.

Christy Mack addressed the court on Monday ahead of Koppenhaver’s sentencing, where she told the court that she feared he would come after her if he was ever let out of jail.

Story developing.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Troy Ave Shot While Driving

<a class=”zem_slink” title=”Troy Ave” href=”http://www.troyave.com/&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”homepage”>Troy Ave</a> is in <a class=”zem_slink” title=”Medical state” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_state&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>stable condition</a> after being shot twice once in the arm and once in the head.

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The shooters are still at large. Troy Was driving his <a class=”zem_slink” title=”Maserati” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>Maserati</a> on E 91st St &amp; Linden Blvd when he was shot around 4pm. Prayers for Troy and a speedy recovery.
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<p dir=”ltr” lang=”en”><a class=”zem_slink” title=”Brooklyn” href=”http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.6927777778,-73.9902777778&amp;spn=0.01,0.01&amp;q=40.6927777778,-73.9902777778 (Brooklyn)&amp;t=h” target=”_blank” rel=”geolocation”>Brooklyn</a>: Rapper Troy Ave was shot in the arm &amp; grazed in the head while driving Maserati on East 91st St &amp; Linden Blvd. <a href=”https://twitter.com/AllisonPapson”>@AllisonPapson</a&gt; <a href=”https://t.co/2k2RrKiBqR”>pic.twitter.com/2k2RrKiBqR</a></p&gt;
— <a class=”zem_slink” title=”New York City” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>New York City</a> Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NYCityAlerts/status/813180137705508864″>December 26, 2016</a></blockquote>
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SOURCE: <a href=”http://hiphopoverload.com/troy-ave-stable-condition-shot-head-arm-driving-maserati-new-york-city/”>HHO</a&gt;

Kanye West Still in Hospital

Kanye West is on the road to recovery.

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The 39-year-old rapper is “doing much better” after being hospitalized on Monday, and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, is supporting her husband 100 percent, a source close to the couple tells ET.

“He just needed some rest,” the source says of Kanye. “[Kim] is currently with Kanye right now at his side. Kim feels more connected to Kanye than ever. Their marriage is doing great.”

Kanye remains hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center where he continues to recover from what a source called “a mental breakdown.” Prior to the hospitalization, Kanye had been making headlines for erratic behavior at his latest shows, before abruptly canceling the rest of his Saint Pablo tour on Monday.

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“It was a combination of a lot of issues: stress, anxiety, paranoia. He just broke,” the source previously told ET. “There have been signs recently of him just overwhelmed. Kanye hasn’t been himself for a while.”

According to our source, 36-year-old Kim was “terrified” when she heard the news of Kanye’s hospitalization. Kim was in New York City to attend the Angel Ball, but quickly flew back to Los Angeles and straight to the hospital to see Kanye.

“She was so scared when she heard the news and rushed to his side,” the source said. “There was no question about her staying in NYC. She had to be with him last night.”

Meanwhile, the Kardashians are showing their full support for Kanye. Kourtney Kardashian sported Yeezy sweat pants flying back to Los Angeles from NYC on Tuesday, in a clear sign of support for her brother-in-law.

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ET spoke to his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, at the Angel Ball on Monday, when she said she thought Kanye was “exhausted.”

“I think he’s exhausted. Just really tired,” Jenner said. “It’s a grueling tour.”

SOURCE: <a href=”http://www.etonline.com/news/203552_exclusive_kanye_west_doing_much_better_as_kim_kardashian_remains_by_his_side/”>ET</a&gt;