A Fort Rucker, Ala., man died after apparently jumping from the 15th floor of the Summit Condominiums, 8743 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, on Friday afternoon.Police are calling it an apparent suicide. Panama City Beach Police Department Chief Drew Whitman said the landing location of the body — about 30 feet from the building —
Richard “Dick” Trickle (October 27, 1941 – May 16, 2013) was an American race car driver. He raced for decades around the short tracks of Wisconsin, winning many championships along the way. Trickle competed in the ASA, ARTGO, ARCA, All Pro, IMCA, NASCAR, and USAC.
In more than an estimated 2,200 races, Trickle logged one million laps and is believed to have won over 1,200 feature races.  He was billed as the winningest short track driver in history. Trickle’s career highlights include racing to 67 wins in 1972, winning seven ARTGO Championships in nine years between 1979 to 1987, winning back to back ASA AC-Delco Challenge championships in 1984 and 1985, the 1968 USAC Stock Car rookie of the year, and winning the 1989 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award in what was then called the Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup). Trickle was nicknamed the “White Knight” as referenced by his sponsored SuperAmerica paint scheme, when he raced in Wisconsin.
As Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives approached a Dry Prong man on a gravel road Saturday to arrest him, the man killed himself, according to a release.
The incident happened on a gravel road of a hunting club between Dry Prong and Verda Saturday. Detectives had been seeking the man, 61-year-old Clifton D. Stapleton of 426 Hog Island Road, because of warrants issued for his arrest after a complaint of an inappropriate sexual relationship between Stapleton and a 16-year-old girl, according to the release.
Eric Merz was charged with killing his wife, Mary Beth, at their McKinney home in March.
A man accused of killing his wife at their McKinney home last month died Sunday after jumping from a highway overpass in Allen, police said.
Eric Merz, 42, had been charged with murder but was out on bond after completing a 30-day program at a substance abuse treatment facility.
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. —
Friends and neighbors were stunned and saddened by the deaths of four family members who appear to have died of carbon monoxide fumes that resulted from the husband’s apparent suicide.
Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday night that a state police investigation indicates that Gary Reitnauer went to the garage of an adjacent home on the family’s property on Monday and started the car following a disagreement with his wife, Michelle.
He said it is believed that Michelle Reitnauer and the family’s two daughters tried to rescue him and were overcome by the fumes. Fire department rescue crews were unable to revive the family.
“Good man,” a nephew, Rob Zern, told reporters as he left the home. “The family was trying to save each other and it didn’t work out … don’t know what all went wrong, but it’s a tragedy all around.”