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News in Brief- July 10, 2019

News in Brief- July 10, 2019

Driver killed in Lafourche Parish crash 

RACELAND, La. – Shortly before 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy. 90 at the LA Hwy. 652 overpass in Lafourche Parish. The crash took the life of 36-year-old Melvin Zelaya Argueta who was residing in Houma.

The initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Argueta was traveling westbound on US Hwy 190 in a 1998 Ford Expedition. For unknown reasons, Argueta ran off the roadway to the left into the median and the vehicle struck a bridge pillar. Argueta suffered fatal injuries despite proper restraint use. Impairment is unknown, and a standard toxicology sample is pending. This crash remains under investigation, and there is no further information at this time.


Louisiana man faces charges for licking ice cream at store

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) — Another apparent incident of someone licking ice cream at a store has surfaced. This time it's in Louisiana.

Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says a man posted a video of himself on Facebook opening a Blue Bell ice cream container, licking it, poking it with his finger and putting it back on the shelf.

News outlets report 36-year-old Lenise Martin III was charged Saturday with property tampering and posting criminal activity.

Police Commander Lonny Cavalier says after being alerted of Martin's actions by management, deputies found Martin at the scene showing the sales clerk a receipt showing he bought the ice cream he licked. Deputies searched the freezer and confirmed the purchase but still decided to move forward with the charges.

Earlier this month, a teen in Texas was shown in an online video taking ice cream from a Walmart freezer, removing the top to lick it and then putting it back.


Slain skateboarder's casket rolls up stunt ramp in farewell

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a man who was fatally shot at a New Orleans skate park have honored him by rolling his casket up a stunt ramp at that same park before laying him to rest.

WWL-TV reports David Magee's casket was rolled onto a ramp Saturday at Parisite Skatepark. A video of the tribute was posted by the Humidity Nola account on Instagram.

New Orleans police say the 22-year-old Magee was found dead at the skate park on June 27.

The Times-Picayune/ The New Orleans Advocate reports 19-year-old Christopher Steele has been booked on second-degree murder in Magee's death.

The news outlet reports Steele remained in jail Monday, with bail set at $750,000. It's unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.


We have a wiener! Joey Chestnut eats 71 hot dogs for title

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate 71 wieners and buns to secure his 12th title at Nathan's Famous annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest last Thursday, just a few hot dogs shy of breaking the record he set last year.

In front of a crowd of fans and facing 17 opponents, the California native far exceeded his nearest competitors, but didn't quite make or pass the 74-dog mark he reached in 2018.

When asked how he felt after the contest, Chestnut, 35, said, "I feel like I should eat a couple more.

Miki Sudo won the women's competition by chomping down 31 hot dogs.

The 33-year-old fell short of her total last year of 37 frankfurters but earned her sixth consecutive title by easily beating runner-up Michelle Lesco, who wolfed down 26 hot dogs.

Chestnut and Sudo will each take home $10,000.