The Riverside County coroner's office today released the name of a man who was fatally struck by a moving full-size car as he walked on a Hemet street. He was 36-year-old Synecca Robinson of Hemet, who was struck at about 9:40 p.m. Friday by a Chrysler 300. Dispatchers received a 911 call from the driver of the car, who reported he struck the pedestrian in the 600 block of south Sanderson Avenue. Dan Reinbolt said. The fatal incident occurred in between Acacia Avenue and Wentworth Drive. The man wore a white T-shirt as he walked in the roadway rather than on the dirt shoulder on the east side of Sanderson Avenue, Reinbolt said. The driver of the luxury car was heading north at 35 to 45 mph on Sanderson Avenue and reported seeing a "flash of white" when the car hit the man. Drunken driving was not suspected and the road was shut down for about three hours until officers reopened it at 1 a.m., Reinbolt said.
Hundreds attend Smoothie free school give away - Local - The Daily News, Jacksonville
She said, though, that she was grateful for the help she received and the relatively mild conditions that came along with the event. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect day, Nelson said. Im so grateful for all the people that donated stuff. I dont think I could ask for much more. Ronald Bush, a father of four two of which go to Northwoods Elementary School and one of whom goes to Clyde Erwin Elementary School said it was a good opportunity, not only for his family, but for the community as a whole. To get those things in a down economy, to get those things that will make life easier for the families in the community, Bush said. I pray that it gets bigger and bigger so it affects the community as a whole. Sgt. Brandon McCreight, a Camp Lejeune Marine, was also present at the event, collected supplies for his oldest son, who is entering kindergarten. McCreight said he heard about the event while visiting the store to get a smoothie and said it was nice of Smoothie King to hold such an event, saying that kind of outreach has become a rare sight. It feels really good. To drive out, come out, see if we can get a book bag, theyre giving tons away for free here, McCreight said. Its special for the kids as well. Something they havent had before. Nelson was also taken by surprise by the number of volunteers present at the event friends and individuals from her church, New Rivers Ministries, came out after it was announced during services. Local merchants also volunteered their services, including Cheveux School of Hair Design. Students from the school were on hand to cut and style hair as well as paint nails. Ashia Tabb, an administrative assistant with the school, said she also didnt expect the kind of turnout the event had, but claimed she, and the students in attendance, were enjoying themselves none the less. (The kids) are going back to school, trying to do good things, so we want to do good things and help, Tabb said. Nelson said she like to do everything big and it was her goal to make her event as big as grandiose as possible. Though attendance exceeded her expectations, Nelson said she still isnt satisfied with the events scale and is already planning for 2015. Nelson says future plans for the event include live entertainment and moving the event to a bigger venue than the stores parking lot. It can be bigger, Nelson said. I think I can do better. Although I look outside and its a phenomenal event, I can see room for improvement and the wheels are turning for Summer Fest 2015. Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition.
10 Things to Know for Monday - St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: National
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:18 pm | Updated: 12:02 am, Mon Aug 25, 2014. Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHO ASKS FOR 'DAY OF SILENCE' ON MONDAY The father of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Missouri, sends out a plea for peace as he lays his son to rest. 2. 6.0 CALIFORNIA QUAKE CAUSES INJURIES, POWER OUTAGES The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sends scores of people to hospitals, sparks fires, damages historic buildings and knocks out power to thousands of homes and businesses. 3. U.S. JOURNALIST HELD BY AL-QAIDA-LINKED GROUP RELEASED Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts is freed less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants. 4. REBELS PARADE CAPTURED UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS THROUGH DONETSK The spectacle of the bruised and filthy soldiers surrounded by gun-toting pro-Russian insurgents came as Ukrainians in Kiev celebrated their country's independence from the Soviet Union. 5. WHY ISRAEL LEADER TRIES TO LINK HAMAS, IRAQ EXTREMISTS Israel's prime minister tries to capitalize on the gruesome video of an American journalist's beheading by the Islamic State extremist group, saying Hamas is an equally vicious foe. 6.