Community gathers to honor 14-year-old shooting victim with balloon and lantern release

COVINGTON, Ky. — The city of Covington, Kentucky, came together Wednesday night to honor the memory of Amani Smith, a 14-year-old who tragically lost his life in a shooting. Smith and his girlfriend, Miley Bailey, also 14, were victims of gun violence on Tuesday afternoon, just as they had gotten off the bus. Despite the harrowing incident, Bailey remained by Smith’s side, offering comfort and support as they waited for help. During the gathering of …

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Balloon Release Honors Amarillo Teacher and Mom Allegedly Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend

Family and friends in Amarillo, Texas gathered to hold a balloon release in honor of Shereena Ann Byington, a local teacher and mother who tragically lost her life at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. Byington was reportedly murdered in August 2022, and the event served as a loving memorial to honor her memory. The balloon release took place at Byington’s gravesite, where loved ones paid their respects and celebrated her life. The community came together …

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