Family and friends remember Wichita teen dragged to death

Tray Ling

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW)– A month after Brianna Ibarra’s death, her family and friends gathered at Newman University for a balloon launch to honor her memory.

“I just told her I loved her and I’m going miss her forever for the rest of my life, and that she’ll never be forgotten,” said Brianna’s friend, Bailey Biswas.

Her friends said Brianna was a very playful and loving person. “She liked making fun of like all of us and like saying stuff but

Read the rest

Grant will open the past through the Peters family archive at DACO

Tray Ling

LANCASTER – If you ever wondered what life in Lancaster might have been like in the days after the Civil War, one new project at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio may give you a glimpse at history.

DACO was one of 14 organizations in Ohio to receive Ohio History Fund grants.

The grant is distributed by the Ohio History Connection. DACO will use the $7,735 for the Rising Family Digitization Project. The center received a collection of photos and documents from family members of the Rising, Reece and Peters families in the summer of 2020. The project will focus

Read the rest

Aniah Blanchard’s family fights for justice and a new law after murder of UFC star Walt Harris’ stepdaughter

Tray Ling

Aniah Blanchard, 19, was widely known for always putting other people before herself, but she also had a deep-seated fear of being kidnapped and harmed.

On Oct. 23, 2019, Aniah vanished without a trace after she dropped her brother off in Auburn, where they both attended college, and she texted her roommate that she was nearly home – only minutes away. “Just the worst feeling ever to not know where your child is,” Blanchard’s mother, Angela Harris, tells James Brown.

It would take two agonizing days before Aniah’s badly damaged car was found 55 miles away, and a blood-soaked seat

Read the rest

Prominent Georgia family sues grocery clerk for defamation over alleged involvement in Capitol riot

Tray Ling

“I thought Kate Cagle [was] on the planning committee, I hope she doesn’t plan to make a career out of planning riots,” Rayven Goolsby later wrote on Facebook. In a separate post, she addressed Cagle’s mother, Thelma Cagle. “Didn’t you attend the insurrection? I am pretty sure you did.”

In late February, the exchange jumped from social media to a superior court in Pickens County, Ga., when the Cagles sued Goolsby for defamation and libel. Goolsby’s attorney, Andrew Fleischman, characterized the Cagles’ suit as an example of a prominent family active in local politics using the heft of the courts

Read the rest

Man shot by family member in west Harris County, deputies surround home

Tray Ling

Photo of Anna Bauman

A man was shot by a family member Saturday in a west Harris County residence, officials said.

Deputies responded to the shooting in the 20400 block of Chapel Glen Court near S. Fry Road in the Cinco Ranch area, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez reported shortly after 11:30 a.m.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, Gonzalez said.

The suspected shooter remains inside the residence, which deputies have surrounded. Additional shots may have been fired, Gonzalez said.

No further information was immediately available.

Read the rest