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Tornado Confirmed In Bucks/Lehigh County; DE Woman's Attack in Punta Cana; Boys Arrested at Winslow
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/30/19 11:07 pm | updated: 05/30/19 11:12 pm
The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down on Wednesday afternoon, 5/29, around 3:15 p.m. near the border of Bucks and Lehigh Counties. EF-0 tornados have winds that top out at 85 mph. The NWS will continue to survey damage throughout the area on Thursday. Severe thunderstorms rolled through the area on Wednesday evening and prompted several tornado warnings bringing heavy rains and flooding, large hail, and high winds. Wide spread damage included large trees that split and fell, nickel to golf ball size hail, and flash flooding. Many residents are still without power. There is a risk of severe thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon and evening too.

There was one fatality related to yesterday's storms. A 16-year-old Neshaminy High School student was kayaking with friends in Mill Creek near Snowball Drive in Levittown. The boy fell into the swollen creek. Middletown Police Chief Joseph Bartorilla said that first responders use a boat to pull him from the water. He was taken to St. Mary Medical Center and later died.

A Delaware woman is telling her story about being attacked while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Tammy Lawrence-Daley and her husband, Christopher, were staying at the Majestic Elegance resort in Punta Cana this past January. Tammy just went to get a snack one evening when she was ambushed by a man wearing a resort maintenance hat and shirt. He beat her and strangled her putting something around her throat to choke her unconscious. Tammy suffered a broken orbital, broken nose, and nerve damage. The man dragged her into a dark and wet crawl space and left her to die. The next day her husband and others searched the property and found Tammy. She spend several days in an offsite medical clinic and has gone through numerous surgeries since. The resort and local police have not been helpful according the the Daleys. Tammy says, "It's not safe. Not safe for women to walk alone, walk with somebody else."

Caleb McGillvary, known as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was sentenced to 57 years in prison Thursday. 30-year-old McGillvary was found guilty last month in the 2013 death of 73-year-old Joseph Galfy. McGillvary met Galfy, a prominent lawyer, in Times Square and the two went back to Galfy's Clark, NJ, home. McGillvary claimed that he was drugged and sexually assaulted and killed the man in self defense. He was arrested in a Philadelphia Starbuck's cafe after being recognized. Months before the killing he became a viral video star after he described to news crews how he stopped an attack on a utility worker along a California highway by using a hatchet.

A 13-year-old boy is in custody after threatening to shoot up his school in Camden County this morning, 5/30. Winslow Township High School in Atco was placed on lockdown at 8:45 a.m. after school officials received a threatening voicemail left overnight. The adjacent middle school was also put on lockout status. The teen was identified by investigators and was taken into custody. He will be charged with false public alarms and terroristic threats. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 10 a.m. Police were called back to Winslow Middle School just before noon after administrators found an air-soft handgun that allegedly belonged to a student. Police arrested a 12-year-old boy. He was charged with false public alarms and possession of a handgun. The two incidents were not connected.

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 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 05/30 11:12 pm
Caleb McGillvary, known as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker," was sentenced to 57 years in prison


 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 05/30 11:12 pm
Tammy Lawrence-Daley was attacked at Majestic Elegance resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Her post from Facebook:
My story...please no negative comments, this is my truth as I lived it.

How do you explain to your kids you were almost killed by some random stranger and that ‘Mommy is coming home, but I don’t look like myself’? How do you look into your parents eyes as they gaze upon your battered face telling them, ‘I’m okay, I’ll be okay’. Seeing friends break down in tears as they look at you. Everyone asking, ‘why?’, ‘how?’ You tell them a story. You recount every detail very matter of fact so that you don’t break down, that you stay strong… so they don’t see how you are crumbling inside with fear, disappointment, and weakness.

Now that I’ve had some time to heal, it’s time to tell my story, in the hopes that women will be more aware, and hopefully prevent what happened to me. I also want people to understand that the resorts will claim NO liability or responsibility and you will have no recourse for any reimbursement of expenses.

I went on vacation at the end of January with my husband and our best friends, Diane and James. We went to an all-inclusive resort, Majestic Elegance, in the Dominican Republic. We arrived on a Monday night. After checking out the resort, we went to bed relatively early (10ish), because let’s face it… it was a long day and we aren’t so young anymore!

Tuesday brought sunshine and beach-time! That night we met up with our friends for the theatre show. It was all about 80's music…right up our alley.

The show ended somewhere around 10:30pm and we went back to our rooms. I had worked up an appetite dancing so I called down to room service. I received a ‘busy’ message so I tried calling again. At that time I got a message that they were no longer serving (I can’t remember the exact message). I told my husband I was going to run downstairs to the lounge in our building for a snack and I’d be back in 5 minutes. I ended up bypassing the lounge in our building, and opted to go to the lounge in the next building. which was on the beach. I thought I could get some pictures of the moon on the water, but I never made it to the beach.

As I went through the rotunda between buildings, I noticed there wasn’t anyone in the hallway. Not majorly odd, but still eerily quiet. I took about 10 or so steps just swinging my wristlet back and forth, not a care in the world. That's when I heard it. Heavy footsteps... one, two, three, four, then they sped up, and then before I could react I was plowed into from behind and immediately immobilized. His arms wrapped around me and he started pulling me immediately into an unlocked maintenance room...

I’m not going to go into the gory details of everything, however, please know that I fought with everything I had at that moment. He was too strong. The next 8 hours brought me pain and fear. I was strangled multiple times to unconsciousness. My lifeless body was drug down concrete stairs to an underground waste water area. I was kicked in the head, I was beaten with a club. And then strangled again for the kill; at which time he disposed of my body into an area I refer to as the ‘hole’. I was unconscious multiple times during this savage attack, so I have no idea what else was done to me during that time. Somehow I survived. Again, I won't go into all of the hell that I went through being basically 'buried' in that hell hole for so many hours.

I spent 5 days in the medical clinic (an offsite hospital) and had surgery to repair my injuries. I am still dealing with several issues, including nerve damage, as well as, all of the medical expenses since being home. Majestic Elegance claims no responsibility for the attack since I couldn't identify the attacker (even though he was wearing a uniform WITH the resort logo and hit me directly in front of the unlocked maintenance room and dragged me down concrete stairs to a basement so that no one could hear or find me.) Police did find evidence of the blood smeared mop handle and a maintenance hat in the area I was found, but this means nothing in these countries.

There are no cameras, no bright lighting, etc. My husband and friends went to the front desk at least 3 times throughout the night before security even agreed to look for me. This consisted of them taking a quad to the beach and looking on the beach. The security at Majestic Elegance thought I was drunk somewhere. I went missing at 10:30 and was found over 8 hrs later. It was hell.

This man thought he killed me, but he failed. He is still out there, a predator, waiting for his next victim. Only the next woman may not be so fortunate. Please, please do not walk alone. These attacks are happening too frequently and the criminals are NOT being prosecuted even though evidence is found. Victims are not being compensated for medical or pain and suffering, and the resorts are not held liable. Majestic Elegance didn't offer to reimburse us for our vacation, let alone my current medical bills. Litigation went nowhere. Stories are being squashed.

When you are in unfamiliar places, or even in familiar places, please remember…be smart, be safe.

The pictures are from prior to the attack and after they cleaned me up at the hospital.

#majesticelegance #cnn #abcnews #cbsnews #nbcnews #GMA #TODAY"


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