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Cheat Sheet: August 8, 2013

Portsmouth mother charged in death of baby boy

Police charged Keisha Christina Holmes, 36, in the asphyxiation death of her infant Wednesday. Police were called around 1 p.m. to Woodstock Street on a report of an infant who was not breathing. Paramedics were unable to revive the baby boy, and he was pronounced dead shortly before 1;30 p.m. His body was taken to the medical examiner to determine his cause of death. Police searched the home and later charged Holmes with first-degree murder. (Source)

Former Dallas Mavericks dancer suspected in shootings

DeSoto Police took 44-year-old Erbie Bowser, a former member of the Dallas Mavericks all-male dance team, into custody Wednesday night in connection with two separate shootings that left four women dead and four children injured. Police are also investigating if a grenade or explosive device was used in one of the attacks. Family members at both scenes identified the two women killed in Dallas as Bowser’s girlfriend and her 17-year-old daughter. In DeSoto, the victims were identified as Bowser’s ex-wife and her daughter. The four surviving victims of the shootings are all children. (Source)

Vehicle falls off ferry into James River

The Jamestown-Scotland ferry is open again after a vehicle fell into the James River Wednesday night. Vehicles were still boarding the ferry when it began pulling away from the pier around 8 p.m. A woman’s vehicle sitting halfway on the ferry and halfway on the loading ramp fell into the James River as a result. A witness says the driver of the vehicle rolled down her windows, climbed out and stood on top of her car as it sunk to the bottom of the river. Her vehicle was removed from the water early this morning. An investigation is being conducted on the incident. The captain is under investigation and has been placed on pre-disciplinary leave pending the completion of the investigation. (Source)

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