A man who crashed a pick-up truck while driving 85 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone killing a 17-year-old last year will spend more than two decades in prison after being found guilty of felony DUI.
David Onley, 46, of Gaston has received the maximum penalty of 25 years in prison from Lexington County Judge Roger Young for his involvement in the collision that killed Jonathon Lee Humphrey on the afternoon of December 28, 2011.
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes have been awarded to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. The Associated Press reported Obama took 50 percent of the popular vote, compared to 49.1 percent for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, making it slightly above the half-percent or less margin that would require a recount. About 74,000 votes separated the two.
There may still be a small amount of overseas and military ballots, which have to be in by Nov. 16, according to the AP. However, they do not affect whether there would be a recount. While Florida’s count officially closes the book on the 2012 presidential race, Obama did not need to carry the state after already reaching the 270 electoral votes needed to be re-elected. The final count stands at 332 for Obama to 206 for Romney. The president carried eight of the nine “swing states” the campaigns battled for, winning Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, Virginia and Wisconsin along with the Sunshine State.
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A man who police say shot a North Charleston taxi cab driver in November 2010 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
According to a release from the Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, 21-year-old Raheem Deon King was found guilty this week of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Police say King called for a taxi during the early morning hours of Nov. 26, 2010. When the taxi arrived, King got in the back seat, held a gun to the driver’s head and demanded money.
King fired one shot at the driver’s head, but the driver moved and was shot in the arm, officials say. The victim spoke at the trial this week, telling jurors King continued to shoot at him as he ran down the street to get help. Police responded to the scene shortly after and the victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
According to the report, investigators were led to King by tracking the phone number that was used to call the cab service.
President Barack Obama told an electric crowd of thousands “the best is yet to come” in his first speech after being re-elected president.
“The task of perfecting our union moves forward,” Obama said. “It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirm the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression.”
He said he would return to the White House “more inspired than ever,” and work with members of all parties to solve the issues facing the nation, namely jobs. But he called upon all citizens as well, telling them their duty did not end with their vote.
“America, I believe we can build on the progress we’ve made and continue to fight for new jobs, new opportunity and new security for the middle class,” Obama said.
He credited Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his family for their service. Also, he said he looked forward to speaking with Romney about ways they could work together and improve the country.
According to legal docs filed in his bankruptcy case, Vick made $31 million since he went belly up, that includes his Eagles salary and various endorsements and other business ventures. The math is pretty simple, Vick had to pay a total of $29.6 mil of that, $10.9 went to taxes, $9.2 mil went to creditors, $2.7 went to lawyers and accountants, and the rest is for various things, including child support and living expenses.
All tolled, Vick is now left with around $1.5 mil. That’s nothing to sneeze at, but considering what he made it’s pretty shocking. Things are looking up for the NFLer. Vick signed a 6 year, $100 million contract in 2011 … with almost $40 mil in guaranteed money, so he won’t be poor in rich terms for much longer.