In the news today

A 12-year-old boy was killed after he was struck and killed by a truck over the weekend while visiting in Georgia.

The young boy was visiting his family in Lakeland when the accident occurred. According to the child’s mother, the boy was walking across the street in front of his grandmother’s house when he was struck by a truck.

The boy was later pronounced dead due to injuries sustained. The child was described as a “fighter” because he was born with multiple heart defects and spent the first few years of his life battling this. He was also diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

The fire department in Evansville is currently investigating a suspicious house fire that occurred Wednesday night.

Crews responded to the fire at 7:45 p.m. when someone called to report an explosion. Officials said that the fire started on a mattress that was leaning against the wall in the living room.

The owners came to the home when fire crews were working to the put out the fire. They told officials that there were people out to get them. Officials have also said that the backdoor was forced open, but there were not presence of flammable liquids.

Deion Sanders will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame soon, but before he does this he will be hosting two special events in Atlanta.

This Saturday he will be hosting The PrimeTime Black & Red Gala and ongoing throughout the whole weekend will be the Deion Sanders and Jamal Lewis Youth Football Tournament.

The gala will offer food, drinks and music with confirmed guests including Jamie Foxx, Usher, Tyler Perry, Toni Braxton, and Jermaine Dupri. All proceeds from the event go to the charity set up by Deion and Pilar Sanders that promotes positive youth self image through education.

The football tournament is an annual event that is hosted by former NFL players and features youth football organizations. The games will run through July 15-17 with the Championship Game taking place on the 17th.