Tulane grad visiting New Orleans to find venue for wedding killed

TOWN, THEY HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT.

THEY SAY THE ENTIRE SITUATION IS NOTHING MORE THAN A NIGHTMARE.

24-YEAR-OLD LIZ FRIED IS STILL TRYING TO COME TO GRIPS WITH THE DEATH OF HER FIANCEE, THOMAS ROLFES.

>> MY WORLD CAME CRASHING DOWN, WHEN I GOT THE PHONE CALL THAT IT WAS HIM.

I DON'T KNOW HOW I'M GOING TO GET BY.

HE WAS MY EVERYTHING.

TRAVERS: ROLFES, A 2011 TULANE GRAD WHO ARRIVED IN THE CITY FRIDAY TO PICK OUT WEDDING VENUES WITH FRIED — WAS FOUND SHOT AND KILLED IN CENTRAL CITY AROUND 4:30 SATURDAY MORNING.

HE WAS AN INCREDIBLE PERSON WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE TRAVERS: HERE'S WHAT COPS KNOW — ROLFES IS SEEN IN THIS SURVEILLANCE ENTERING A GA STATION ON CLAIBORNE AVENUE, AROUND 3:30 A.

M.

, BUYING TWO BOTTLES OF WATER AND THEN LEAVING.

THIS VIDEO WAS TAKEN LESS THEN 1 HOUR BEFORE HE WAS FOUND DEAD AT AMELIA AND CLAIBORNE HE WAS SHOT ONCE IN THE CHEST.

THE STORE OWNER SAYS ROLFES WASN'T ALONE.

>> THERE WAS SOMEBODY WITH HIM I AM SURE, BECAUSE WHEN HE GOT TWO BOTTLES OF WATER, SOMEBODY WAS WAITING FOR HIM.

TRAVERS: FRIED SAYS ROLFES WAS AT AN UPTOWN BAR FRIDAY NIGHT, BEFORE HE SOMEHOW ENDED UP IN CENTRAL CITY — COPS BELIEVES THEY KNOW THE MOTIVE IN HER FIANCE'S DEATH.

AT THIS TIME, WE BELIEVE MOTIVE IS THE ROBBERY, AND AT SOME POINT, THE ROBBERY TURNED DEADLY.

HIS WALLET IS MISSING AND BY THE INJURIES ON HIS HANDS, IT APPEARS THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A STRUGGLE.

TRAVERS: COPS ARE TRYING TO FIND OUT HOW ROLFES ENDED UP CENTRAL CITY, SECURITY EXPERT MIKE CAHN SAYS VIDEO OUT BE KEY.

GO BACK TO CAMERAS.

YOU HAVE TO WALK THE ENTIRE AREA, LOOK FOR ANY CAMERAS ON BUSINESSES OUR HOUSES THAT YOU CAN GET VIDEO FROM.

TRAVERS: THE FAMILY IN TOWN FROM ST.

LOUIS, AND THEY JUST WANT CLOSURE.

>> LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR SON, AND GIVE US PEACE THAT WE KNOW HOW THE LAST HOUR OF HIS LIFE WAS SPENT.

TRAVERS: POLICE ARE ALSO TRYING TO DETERMINE WHY ROLFES BOUGHT TWO WATERS FROM THE CONVEIENCE STOR POLICE WANT TO KNOW IF THERE WAS SOMEONE WAITING FOR HIM OR WITH HIM OUTSI.

THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW HE GOT FROM AN UPTOWN BAR TO THAT PAR OF CLAIBORNE AVENUE.

THEY DON'T KNOW IF HE WALKED OR TOOK SOME FORM OF TRANSPORTATION'S.

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Questions To Ask a Venue

Hi everyone, my name is Mel, and I am from I'm The Planner Chances are you have landed on this video because you are looking for Questions to ask your Wedding Venue The venue is probably the most expensive part of your wedding And also possibly one of the first places you will be looking when you start your wedding plans So, I'm just going to take the next few minutes to go through a couple of pointers of things that you should really be looking out for that you may not have thought about, before booking any site visits And before booking your venue Before you start looking at a venue, you might want to make a list of your own questions.

Things that you want to ask Then in addition, you might want to consider some of the following points: Do they allow external caterers Not just for the Wedding Breakfast, because you might be happy with the hotel or venue's caterers But do you have to pick off a list of their cake suppliers, can you bring in food-style favours, can you have an icecream van parked outside, for instance.

Similarly for all suppliers Are you limited to just their list, or will you be penalised if you use your own suppliers Does the venue have lift access or do your suppliers have to walk up flights of stairs with their kit You might need to warn suppliers, or they might have to make provisions.

Such as bringing in more staff.

or needing extra time to set up all of this may impact on extra costs to you So it is just something to bear in mind Particularly in city venues where parking is so restricted are you going to incur extra fees or fines if your suppliers are ticketed This will give you a better sense of how the venue will look And check things out like whether the cutlery is polished, or whether there is any grubby fingerprints on knives and forks, for instance This will give you an indication into their attention to detail which is so important if they are going to be managing your wedding on the day.

Because you are not going to be overseeing anything If you are interested in using our website to help you plan your wedding no matter where you are in the planning process, or how long you have been engaged so you can keep all of your information in one place Then head over to imtheplanner.

Co.

Uk I really appreciate you checking out this video.

Go ahead and visit the link below if you want to find out more detail I think you will find it really useful Speak soon, and thanks for watching.

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Oh no! Brides to be left without wedding venue

WAS CLOSED.

THE GATE PADLOCKED.

>> FLABBERGASTED.

STONEWALLED.

SPEECHLESS.

REALLY.

SUMS IT UP FOR ME.

KATE: CORRIN SYMENSKI AND HER FIANCE BOOKED THE WINERY AT ELK MANOR FOR AN OCTOBER 22ND WEDDING.

PAID IN FULL, $9500, SHE SAYS, AND THEN LAST NIGHT THE PLAN COLLAPSED, THE VENUE SHUT-DOWN.

>> AND WE'RE GOING TO LOSE ALL OF THAT.

ALL OF THE TIME, ALL OF THE MONEY.

THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME TO GET THAT BACK.

KATE: OTHER BRIDES, ARE FLOODING 11 NEWS WITH SIMILAR STORIES.

THE PLACE CLOSED WITH NO NOTICE FROM THE OWNER, LISTED IN ONLINE STATE RECORDS AS SIMON TUSHA.

AND NO CONTACT TILL LAST NIGHT: AN EMAIL SEVERAL SHARED WITH US: WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT THE WINERY AT ELK MANOR'S ABILITY TO CONTINUE OPERATIONS HAS BEEN ADVERSELY IMPACTED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HOLD WEDDINGS OR OTHER EVENTS BEYOND AUGUST 9.

HOWEVER, WE WILL MAKE THE PROPERTY AVAILABLE FOR FULLY PAID WEDDINGS FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE.

$1,000 MINIMUM, BRIDE STACIA PRASSINAS TOLD US OVER THE PHONE.

>> THE EMAIL IS PRETTY INSULTING.

HERE WE HAVE ALREADY COMPLETELY PAID IN FULL FOR OUR WEDDING, AND FOR THEM TO GO AHEAD AND ASK FOR MORE MONEY FOR OUR EVENT TO HAPPEN IS JUST KIND OF A SLAP IN THE FACE.

KATE: NO LUCK WHEN WE TRIED TO REACH TUSHA TODAY.

THE PHONE NUMBER LISTED ON THE VENUE WEBSITE DOESN'T WORK.

AND NO ONE OPENED THE DOOR WHEN WE KNOCKED AT HIS HARFORD COUNTY HOME.

ONE MORE DAY WITH NO ANSWERS FOR HOPEFUL BRIDES WHO FEAR THEY'VE BEEN JILTED BY THEIR WEDDING VENUE.

IN NORTH EAST, I'M KATE AMARA.

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Only On 9: Chino Couple Says Wedding Venue Refuses To Refund Ceremony Canceled Due To Blue Cut Fire

PENETRATE THAT VEST AN KILL.

SUZIE: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS GONE, A COUPLE CLAIM A WEDDING PLANNER TOOK THEIR MONEY AN TOOK OFF.

TOM WAIT TALKED TO ONE DISAPPOINTED COUPLE AND THE PLANNER IN QUESTION.

THEY HAVE THEIR RINGS AN THE ININVITATIONS WERE OUT BUT THEIR WEDNESDAYING IS IN LIMBO THEIR NIGHTMARE STARTED WHEN THE BLUE CUT FIRE WAS RAGING.

WE GOT A CALL ALMOST A WEEK AND A HALF AGO SAYING THEY HAVEN'T RECEIVED PAYMENT.

THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END.

THE COUPLE PAID IN FULL TO HAVE THEIR WEDDING AT DREAM MOUNTAIN RANCH IN LYTLE CREEK WHICH WAS EVACUATED AT THE BLUE CUT FIRE BURN.

THE VENUE SURVIVED, SO DID THE TOWN, BUT DREAM MOUNTAIN RANCH WENT SILENT WHEN THE COUPLE ASKED WHY BILLS TO VN ORS WERE UNPAID.

I WAITED A WEEK THEN STARTED EMAILING NO RESPONSE, KEPT EMAILING STILL NO RESPONSE, TRIED CALLING, NO ONE ANSWERED THE PHONE.

DIDN'T HELP THAT NEGATIVE REVIEWS ABOUT THE VENUE WERE POPPING UP ONLINE THIS ONE FROM YELP.

WE ARE GOING TO WORK IT OUT.

XAVIER TOOK PAYMENT FROM THEM.

HE SAYS HE NOSE PULL MILLION COUPLES ARE REPORTING HIM TO LOCAL POLICE.

DO YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO RETURN IF THEY WANT IT? YES.

THEY SAY THEY WILL GET MARRIED.

WE HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORTERS AND WILL GET THROUGH THIS.

BECAUSE TRUE LOVE CAN CONQUER ANYTHING N.

CHINO,.

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Community unites to save couple’s wedding after flooding

BILL.

>> THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THAT.

>>> THE RAIN POURED INTO TEXAS CITY FLOODING HOMES AND STOPPING WEDDING BELLS FOR ONE COUPLE.

THANKS TO THE HELP OF A COMMUNITY HEATHER AND CHRIS WERE ABLE TO SAY I DO.

DREW KAREDES LIVE WITH THEIR STORY.

>> Reporter: THIS COUPLE HAD ALREADY SET UP FOR THEIR WEDDING AT A VENUE IN TEXAS CITY MORE THAN TEN MILES AWAY FROM HERE.

THAT IS UNTIL THEIR CATERER TURNED TO FACEBOOK FOR HELP.

>> WITH THIS RING I THEE WED.

>> Reporter: IN THEIR 22 YEARS TOGETHER NOTHING ABOUT HEATHER AND CHRIS' RELATIONSHIP HAVE BEEN TRADITIONAL.

>> I REMEMBER PASSING BY AND SEEING HIM AND THINKING WOW, HE IS SUPER GORGEOUS.

>> Reporter: HEATHER FIRST LOCKED EYES WITH CHRIS DURING THEIR TEENAGE YEARS.

>> I WAS AT WORK AT WALMART AND SHE WAS WALKING THROUGH.

OUR LIVES STARTED THEN.

>> Reporter: I WAS SUPER NERVOUS TO APPROACH HIM SO I WROTE A LITTLE NOTE WITH MY INFORMATION.

>> Reporter: THE COUPLE DATED FOR TEN YEARS BEFORE THEY BEGAN HAVING KIDS AND EARLIER THIS YEAR HEATHER DECIDED THERE WAS ONE THING MISSING FROM THIS FAMILY SO SHE POPPED THE BIG QUESTION.

>> I JUST SAID WELL, I BROUGHT THIS RING AND IT'S BEEN THIS LONG AND SO I'M GUESSING YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ASK ME SO I'M GOING TO ASK YOU.

[ LAUGHTER ] >> GO DOWN TO THE COURTHOUSE AND GET IT DONE REAL QUICK.

I WANTED TO GIVE HER THE WEDDING SHE WANTED.

ALL OF THESE YEARS.

>> Reporter: FINALLY THAT MOMENT HAD COME.

AND SO DID THE RAIN.

SO MUCH THAT IT FLOODED THEIR TEXAS CITY VENUE JUST HOURS BEFORE THE WEDDING BELLS WERE SET TO RING.

>> SHE SAYS YOU CAN'T GET TO US.

YOU CANNOT GET TO THE VENUE.

I JUST STOPPED AND TOOK A SECOND TO PUT MYSELF IN HER PLACE.

HOW CAN I HELP HER GET THIS? LET'S MAKE THIS DAY HAPPEN? >> Reporter: MARY POSTED A LAST MINUTE PLEA ON FACEBOOK.

LESS THAN AN HOUR LATER THE OWNER OF MY SPECIAL OCCASION OFFERED UP HER VENUE FREE OF CHARGE.

>> YOU'RE IN THIS BUSINESS, YOU'RE IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY TO MAKE DREAMS HAPPEN TO BEGIN WITH.

OKAY.

AND IF THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE SOMEONE ELSES DREAM HAPPEN, THEN WHY NOT? >> I'M EXTREMELY HUMBLED.

>> I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE.

>> Reporter: HEATHER AND CHRIS EXCHANGE VOWS DRESSED UP AS THE FRANKENSTEINS.

A VISION THEY HAD FOR MANY YEARS.

THE THEME WAS ABOUT THE ONLY THING THAT WENT AS PLANNED.

THEY SAID THEY WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.

>> WE HAVE LOTS OF STORIES AND THIS IS JUST ONE OF THEM.

IT'S ANOTHER GOOD STORY.

>> THEY HAVEN'T PLANNED THE HONEYMOON YET.

THEY JUST FOUND OUT THE TEXAS.

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Couple scrambling to find wedding venue after inn closes without warning

(MM) TIME NOW FOR EYEWITNESS NEWS CALL 12 FOR ACTION.

EARLIER THIS WEEK–WE TOLD YOU THE VILLA BANQUET AND RESTAURANT IN WEST WARWICK SHUT DOWN.

NOW–ANOTHER A LOCAL RESTAURANT AND WEDDING VENUE JUST CLOSED, AND A BRIDE TOLD US—- HER DEPOSIT WASN'T RETURNED.

(KS) SO EYEWITNESS NEWS CONSUMER REPORTER SUSAN CAMPBELL WENT SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS.

SUSAN? (SC) THE BRIDE SAYS SHE PAID 800 DOLLARS UP FRONT.

AND SHE SAYS – SHE HAD TO HEAR IT FROM A FRIEND – THAT HER WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE HAD CLOSED.

JESSICA TEMPLETON AND HER FIANCE HAVE BEEN PLANNING THEIR WEDDING FOR MONTHS.

THE DATE IS SET.

THESE HAND-CRAFTED CENTERPIECES ARE COMING TOGETHER.

AND THE INVITATIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN PRINTED.

BUT THE COUPLE IS SCRAMBLING TO FIND A NEW RECEPTION VENUE.

BECAUSE THE ONE THEY BOOKED.

THE CARRIAGE INN AND SALOON.

JUST CLOSED.

13:37:23 I still have not heard anything from them.

it sort of is confusing and frustrating bc I only have months to plan this wedding and now I need to find a major part of it again.

:34 THE COUPLE IS INVITING 103 PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR BIG DAY.

THEY CHOSE THE CARRIAGE INN – BECAUSE IT HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN JESSICA'S HEART.

13:39:33 my mother and my step father got married there 24 years ago, so it was sor t of fun to think that I could share that with them : I'm sort of sad that I don't get to now.

:44 NOW – JESSICA SAYS SHE'S WAITING FOR HER 800 DOLLAR DEPOSIT TO BE REFUNDED.

13:37:51 Our budget is not very large to start with so missing 800 out of it has shrunk it even more :trying to find a venue that is available and within that budget is a real challenge :03 I CHECKED WITH THE RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

AND LEARNED THERE HAVE BEEN 2 CONSUMER COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST THE CARRIAGE INN & SALOON.

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE AG SAYS THE OFFICE IS WORKING TO ADDRESS BOTH ISSUES.

I ALSO SPOKE WITH FRANK PEACE – HE'S THE HEAD OF THE RESTAURANT GROUP THAT RAN THE CARRIAGE INN AND SALOON.

HE SAYS THE BUSINESS CLOSED BECAUSE IT WASN'T MEETING PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS.

HE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A HANDFUL OF PRIVATE EVENTS HAD TO BE CANCELED, BUT PROMISED FULL REFUNDS ON ALL DEPOSITS – INCLUDING JESSICA'S.

(SC) PEACE SAYS – ANY OUTSTANDING GIFT CARDS WILL ALSO BE REFUNDED.

JUST EMAIL "CARRIAGEINNREFUNDS @ GMAIL.

COM.

" WE ALSO HAVE THAT EMAIL ADDRESS ON OUR WEBSITE, WPRI.

COM.

AS FOR THE PROPERTY – THE OWNER HE TELLS ME HE'S LOOKING FOR A NEW TENANT AND HAS ALREADY FIELDED SOME PHONE CALLS ABOUT THE BUILDING.

(SC) IF YOU HAVE A CONSUMER PROBLEM YOU NEED HELP SOLVING – CONTACT OUR CALL 12 FOR ACTION CENTER MONDAY THRU THURSDAY FROM 11 UNTIL 1 – OUR HOTLINE IS 228- 1850.

SUSAN CAMPBELL – EYEWITNESS NEWS.

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