uVENICE, Ill. (AP) — A teen sports standout featured in a Sports Illustrated article about young athletes who would rule the future of sports has been fatally shot.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted police as saying that Jaylon McKenzie, an East St. Louis eighth grader, was shot Saturday night at a party in Venice, Illinois, about 5 miles (8.05 kilometers) northeast of St. Louis.
Police say they found McKenzie with serious wounds and he died at a hospital. A 15-year-old girl was in critical condition at a hospital. No arrests have been made.
McKenzie drew national attention when he caught five passes for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns at the NFL’s 8th Grade All-American Game in Canton, Ohio, in August. He posted on social media that he had received football scholarship from the University of Missouri and University of Illinois.
uCHEMICAL TOSSED FROM ABOVE ON TEENS AT NY PARTY; 10 TREATED: NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 10 teenagers who went to a party in a New York City public housing complex ended up at hospitals after someone tossed a caustic substance on them from above.
Authorities were investigating Sunday after the injuries Saturday night in a courtyard off Third Street in Manhattan’s East Village.
The victims range in age from 15 to 18 and reported burns or irritation to their skin. Police don’t yet know where the substance — possibly drain cleaner or something similar — was thrown from.
uDIANA ROSS FEELS ‘VIOLATED’ BY AIRPORT SCREENER’S TOUCHING: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Diana Ross says she feels “violated” by an airport screener who touched her between her legs after she performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Motown legend says she blames the Transportation Security Administration for a screening at the New Orleans airport that makes her want to cry. She said she can “still feel her hands” between her legs, front and back.
TSA spokesman Mark Howell said in a statement to The Associated Press that the agency is investigating, but its initial video review indicates all protocols were followed. He says the agency is committed to treating all travelers with respect and courtesy.
Ross tweeted that she was treated like “royalty” while performing but “treated like “sh--” at the airport.
uTEXAS 12-YEAR-OLD CHARGED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF BROTHER, 10: CONROE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his 10-year-old brother in Texas.
The Montgomery County sheriff’s office says deputies on Saturday afternoon responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in Conroe, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Houston. Authorities found the 10-year-old with a single gunshot wound to his chest area.
uNYPD: SHOPLIFTER SLUGS WORKER AFTER STUFFING SOAP DOWN PANTS: NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man slugged a worker who caught him stuffing a bar of soap down his pants at a New York City pharmacy.
The New York Police Department released a video Saturday of the person in the April 1 incident and asked for the public’s help in tracking him down.
Police say the soap swiper fled after punching the worker in the face several times at Rite Choice Pharmacy in the Bronx.
The 60-year-old worker refused medical attention for abrasions to the left side of his face. The person got away with a $5.29 bar of Cetaphil soap.
uTRUSTEES VOTE TO REMOVE ACTRESS’ NAME FROM SCHOOL THEATER: BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will remove from a campus theater the last name of an actress who starred in “The Birth of a Nation,” considered one of the most racist movies ever made.
The Blade reports Bowling Green State University trustees’ 7-0 vote Friday to drop the last name of actresses Dorothy and Lillian Gish comes after the school’s Black Student Union raised concerns when the little-used theater was relocated to the student union.
Lillian Gish starred in the 1915 silent film, which served as a tribute to the Ku Klux Klan and helped revive the white supremacist group.
A university task force issued a report last month saying the Gish name and displays about “The Birth of a Nation” contributed to an “intimidating, even hostile, educational environment.”
uMAN FREED FROM PRISON AFTER 30 YEARS CHARGED AGAIN WITH RAPE: LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who spent three decades in prison for a rape he says he did not commit before being freed in 2016 is now accused by police of raping a woman in January.
The Republican newspaper reports 50-year-old George Perrot is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Essex Superior Court on rape and other charges in connection with a Jan. 4 incident in Lawrence. He has pleaded not guilty.
Perrot was convicted and sent to prison on allegations he raped a 78-year-old woman in Springfield in 1985 when he was 17. But he was freed in 2016 based on flawed testimony about microscopic hair evidence.
uOHIO GOLFER RECORDS HIS FIRST 2 HOLES-IN-ONE IN SAME ROUND: FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A golfer who got his first hole-in-one this week at a course in northern Ohio didn’t wait long for his second, recording an ace just six holes later.
The (Findlay) Courier reports 62-year-old Dale Cohen’s double aces came on a raw, rainy and blustery Monday morning that prompted most members of his league at Sycamore Springs Golf Course in Findlay to beg off.
Cohen, a Findlay resident with a 17 handicap, used an 8-iron to ace both the 135-yard second hole and the 138-yard eighth, finishing with a round of 89.
The National Hole In One Registry says the odds of making two aces in the same round are roughly 67 million to 1.