Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
AURORA, CO (RNN) - A lawyer told reporters Tuesday he will bring suit against multiple parties on behalf of a survivor of Friday's mass shooting at an Aurora, CO, premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.
Beverly Hills-based attorney Donald Karpel told TMZ he will file on behalf of Torrence Brown Jr., who attended the midnight showing where the massacre took place. He plans to sue the Century Aurora 16 movie theater, Warner Bros. Entertainment and the doctors for alleged Colorado gunman James Eagan Holmes.
The shooting left 12 dead, including Brown's friend A.J. Boik, 18, and injured 58 others.
According to TMZ, Brown was uninjured, but will sue on the basis that he is now suffering from extreme trauma.
"It's hard … can't even cry," a man identifying himself as Brown and matching photographs released by TMZ wrote on Facebook the night of the shooting.
"The craziest night of my life," he wrote in a separate update. "So much blood, too many bodies. It's crazy that I even got out."
There's no word on when the lawsuit is to be filed.
Warner Bros. distributed of The Dark Knight Rises. Holmes, who is expected to be charged on Monday, reportedly told police he was the Joker, a Batman nemesis who was prominently featured in the second installment of the latest series reboot.
The Dark Knight Rises is the last movie in the series.
"Somebody has to be responsible for the rampant violence that is shown today," Karpel told TMZ.
Karpel said The Dark Knight Rises is a particularly violent movie and one Holmes partially mimicked. The nature of the film had many moviegoers believing the initial gas canister thrown into the theater was part of the film and not the beginning of a massacre.
Meanwhile, the theater was negligent for keeping an emergency exit unalarmed and unguarded, according to Karpel. Law enforcement officials said Holmes propped open the door to retrieve guns and other supplies from his car before the shooting.
Finally, Karpel told TMZ doctors for Holmes will be sued because they did not properly monitor him. Karpel claims the suspected gunman was on several medications. The claim has not as yet been proven.
Protected by body armor and a gas mask, Holmes allegedly threw a gas canister into a sold-out showing of The Dark Knight Rises shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday before opening fire on the crowd.
Holmes is being held in solitary confinement at the Arapahoe Detention Center on a no-bond hold.
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>