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  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +31 +1

    Well-Known MMA Fighter Dies in San Diego

    A well-known professional mixed Martial Arts fighter has died in San Diego, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office said. Kevin Christopher "The Monster" Randleman, 45, of Las Vegas, was in the San Diego area training and attending an event, the ME's office said late Saturday.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +35 +1

    Mother of teen paralyzed by Ethan Couch speaks out: ‘We’ve been in hell’

    Maria Lemus’ teenage son used to love soccer. He used to have friends. He used to be a normal kid. But since he became a victim of Ethan Couch’s drunken driving, 18-year-old Sergio Molina has been paralyzed and requires around-the-clock care. He can communicate only by blinking. “People say we have to die to go to hell,” his mother said. “To me, I’ve already been there.”

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +8 +1

    Raising the Dead

    At the bottom of the biggest underwater cave in the world, diving deeper than almost anyone had ever gone, Dave Shaw found the body of a young man who had disappeared ten years earlier. What happened after Shaw promised to go back is nearly unbelievableunless you believe in ghosts. Ten minutes into his dive, Dave Shaw started to look for the bottom. Utter blackness pressed in on him from all sides, and he directed his high-intensity light...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Apolatia
    +2 +1

    Dallas Food TV Reporter Stacy Fawcett Stabbed to Death by Son

    Popular Dallas food reporter Stacy Fawcett has died, PEOPLE confirms. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, the Plano Police Department confirmed that Fawcett, 45, and her son Josiah Utu, 17, both suffered fatal stab wounds early Friday when Fawcett's eldest son 19-year-old McCann Utu Jr. attacked the pair before stabbing himself. After the incident, a male suspect contacted police, telling the 911 operator that he had committed murder. Officers were then dispatched to the home...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Pfennig88
    +13 +1

    Woman Trying to Prove ‘Vegans Can Do Anything’ Dies on Mount Everest

    An Australian woman who set out to climb Mount Everest to prove that “vegans can do anything” died Saturday after developing altitude sickness. Maria Strydom, 34, had reached the final camp from the summit before she and her husband, Robert Gropel, both began suffering from high-altitude pulmonary edema, which caused fluid to build up in Strydom’s brain, the Washington Post reports.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by canuck
    +29 +1

    Skydivers fall to their deaths in Olympic rings performance in Brazil

    The tragedy occurred on Wednesday when a group of 28 people attempted to form the famous five rings associated with the Olympics. Police are investigating the cause of an accident that saw two skydivers die in an Olympic ring aerial performance in Brazil, reports as.com. National champion and holder of several South American records, Gustavo Correa Garcez, 39, and instructor, Guilherme Bastos Padilha, 47, fell to their deaths in the incident at Boituva, 117 kilometers (72 miles) from Sao Paulo.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Apolatia
    +10 +1

    A dozen police killed in Peru after bus falls off a cliff

    At least 12 police officers were killed and a dozen were wounded in a remote Andean region in Peru when their bus skidded off an unpaved road and tumbled down a cliff, the government said on Tuesday. The officers were headed to the highland province of Antabamba to provide security for talks between government officials and residents who have staged protests to demand a paved highway in the region.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zobo
    +7 +1

    Report: Girl live streamed suicide in Miami foster home

    A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her Miami area foster home as she made a noose from her scarf and attached it to the shower door frame to hang herself, authorities said. The Florida Department of Children and Families offered few details Tuesday about the weekend death of Nakia Venant, whom police found hanging in the bathroom.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by melaniee
    +13 +1

    Source: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Killed Berkeley Couple

    A couple found dead in their Berkeley home under mysterious circumstances earlier this week was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, a source told KPIX 5 Friday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +7 +1

    Italy's Tiziana: Tragedy of a woman destroyed by viral sex videos

    It probably took no more than a few seconds for Tiziana Cantone to begin the sequence of events that led to her suicide. In April 2015, the 31-year-old from Mugnano, on the outskirts of Naples, sent a series of sex videos to five people via WhatsApp. The recipients included her boyfriend Sergio Di Palo, with whom she had an unstable relationship. The videos showed her performing sex acts with a number of unidentified men.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by gottlieb
    +14 +1

    East Tennessee parents sue Rural Metro for $5 million dollars

    An East Tennessee couple are suing ambulance server, Rural/Metro for $5 million dollars. In an exclusive interview, they sat down with Local 8 Anchor Alan Williams to discuss why they feel wronged. Rick and Amy Merrell said the lawsuit was not so much about the money they're working to get, but more about the statement they're trying to make.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcard
    +17 +1

    Child dies after being trapped in a pile of snow

    The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says it appears as though the boy was digging a tunnel into a snow pile when it collapsed on him around 4 p.m. Wednesday on Aiken Road in the Town of Pendleton. The child was taken by ambulance to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +12 +1

    Mom: Son, 11, killed himself after girlfriend faked suicide

    Charges are pending against a juvenile after a Michigan mother said a social media prank, in which her 11-year-old son's girlfriend faked her own suicide, led the boy to take his own life. Katrina Goss said Thursday that she found her son, Tysen Benz, hanging by the neck March 14 in his room after seeing social media posts and texts that his 13-year-old girlfriend had killed herself. Goss said the girl and some of her friends orchestrated the prank. It was not clear who faces charges.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +1

    British Gamer Charged With "Swatting" Hoax That Led to a 20-Year-Old Being Shot in the Face

    A British gamer faces up to 20 years in prison for taking part in a “swatting” hoax, which resulted in the innocent Tyran Dobbs being shot in the face by police officers. “Swatting” is an abhorrent but increasingly popular tactic employed by online trolls to disrupt live streamers on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube, in which they call the police to the address of the streamer claiming that they are perpetrating a crime, in order to have a SWAT team arrive at their door.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +15 +1

    Jersey Shore MIT grad dies in 'prank' falling from library dome

    An MIT graduate from the Jersey Shore fell to his death after what is believed to have been a prank at his alma mater went terribly wrong. Nicholas Paggi, 24, from Bayville was climbing the school’s famous “Great Dome” of the Barker Engineering Library when he came down the side of one of the roofs and slipped trying to go back up the other side, his mother Helga Paggi told CBS Boston, and was found in the bushes below.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wetwilly87
    +1 +1

    UT stabbing victim asked student to call his mom as he was dying

    When Lori Brown received a phone call from her son, Harrison Brown, on Monday afternoon, the person on the other line wasn’t her son, but rather the voice of a frantic young woman who said he had been attacked. “And she said, ‘Are you Harrison’s mom?’ and you could tell there was something bad going on at the other end,” Lori said. The UT student on the phone didn’t know Harrison, she just happened to come into the gym and turned back toward the door. “She was coming out of the door — he was holding his hand over his chest and there was blood coming out of his chest. He had held the phone out and said, ‘Call my mom.'”

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ticktack
    +12 +1

    Two-year-old girl dies after man carries out WWE move 'Batista bomb' on her

    A 2-year-old baby girl has died after her mother's boyfriend allegedly performed WWE wrestling moves on the little one, including a "Batista Bomb". Addie Cook died at hospital a few days later after suffering traumatic injuries. According to Fox 2 News, Addie was suffering from a seizure

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wetwilly87
    +12 +1

    Pit bull bites, kills 3-week-old girl in Michigan

    A pit bull bit the head of a 3-week-old Michigan girl, fatally injuring the infant just minutes after an adult checked on her. An autopsy confirmed the bite killed Susannah Jean Murray. An adult found her bleeding with a severe head injury at her home in Grand Rapids on Thursday evening.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +1

    Fifteen children die in South Sudan after untrained workers vaccinate them with dirty needles

    Fifteen children died and dozens more fell ill after vaccination workers ignored basic hygiene procedures during South Sudan’s national measles vaccination campaign last month. A government inquiry found that the needles were dirty, used repeatedly to inject different children, and the vaccines were not refrigerated, with unqualified workers administering the vaccinations.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ubthejudge
    +21 +1

    Suicidal man doused in gasoline catches fire after police use Taser on him

    A suicidal man who had doused himself in gasoline became engulfed in flames at an Arlington home Monday after an officer used a stun gun on him, police said. The officer who used the Taser on the man believed that the man was holding a lighter in his hand and was about to use it, police spokeswoman Sgt. VaNessa Harrison said at a news conference.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TentativePrince
    +19 +1

    New Orleans stuntman missed cushion 'by inches' during fatal fall on 'The Walking Dead' set

    New details have emerged in the death of a New Orleans stuntman who died after a fall of more than 20 feet on the set of "The Walking Dead" in Georgia. The high fall, one of Bernecker's stunt specialties, was planned for 22 feet from a balcony, but he missed the cushion on the ground "by inches," according to reports.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Pfennig88
    +2 +1

    Justine Damond: 'Why did the police not use their cameras?'

    Questions are being raised by officials about why a police officer who shot an Australian woman, and his partner, did not record the fatal incident. Justine Damond, 40, was gunned down on Saturday after calling police to report a possible crime in her quiet Minneapolis neighbourhood. State investigators say the officers whom she encountered failed to activate their body or dashboard cameras.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ppp
    +11 +1

    French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage in concert

    An up-and-coming French singer, Barbara Weldens, has died on stage, apparently by being electrocuted. She had been performing at a church in the picturesque village of Goudron, in the Lot region of the south-west, when she collapsed. Storms were reported in the area at the time. Weldens, 35, suffered an apparent cardiac arrest and emergency services were unable to revive her.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +36 +1

    ‘Honey, you’ve been scammed,’ she was told. She lost her home of 30 years.

    Barbara Barkley is 4 feet 10 inches tall. So she designed her home in Chesapeake, Va., just for herself, with all the counters and handles lowered. People told her the changes would make the house harder to sell, but she didn’t care. “I planned to live there until I died,” said Barkley, 68. Instead, she is renting a place from a relative in North Carolina. She lost her house and her savings to a group of California scam artists who stole $11 million from thousands of struggling homeowners looking for help with their mortgages.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +2 +1

    Wife Filed Restraining Order On Smith, Was Denied By Judge A Week Before Double Murder

    According to court documents, Vurnel Smith’s wife filed a restraining order on him on July 15th and was denied by the judge. In the document, the wife lists previous cases of violence involving Smith and voices a concern for her own safety. The filing was then denied on Monday, July 17th.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +9 +1

    7-month-old boy dies after being left in a hot car in northeast Phoenix

    A 7-month-old boy left in a hot car in northeast Phoenix has died. The baby has been identified as Zane Endress. Phoenix police said he was in the care of his grandparents at the time. No arrests have been made. The car was parked in a residential neighborhood near 44th Street and Greenway. Police believe the family may have been returning from work, parked their car, and possibly forgot the baby was still inside.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +18 +1

    Hundreds of people attend funeral of disabled man who drowned while teens recorded and laughed

    Hundreds of people poured into a church in Florida to pay their last respects to a disabled man who drowned as a group of teenagers watched and mocked him, and filmed his death rather than try to help him. Jamel Dunn, 31, drowned on July 9 - his struggle watched by five teenagers in a park in the town of Cocoa, close to Orlando. Yet they did nothing to help and failed to call the emergency services. 

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +1

    Sunbathers killed as plane makes emergency landing on Portugal beach

    A light plane has made an emergency landing on a packed beach in Portugal, killing a 56-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl who were sunbathing, authorities say. Hundreds of sunbathers were on the popular beach at Caparica, 30 kilometres south of Lisbon, and witnesses said some people ran into the sea to avoid the plane.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by jasont
    +16 +1

    Teen saved by heart transplant passes away on the first day of school

    As he prepared for his first day back to school -- even posing for a photo on his front porch -- there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later,  the 13-year-old passed away after being rushed to the hospital. WCPO reports that Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday. His health took another turn in March, and he had to have a heart transplant.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +17 +1

    Brit ignored safety warnings to comfort dying boy in Barcelona terror attack because he reminded him of his own son

    Harry Athwal, 44, from Birmingham had been holidaying in Spain when the attackers drove down Las Ramblas at speed, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. One of their victims was a young boy aged about seven but hero Athwal refused to let him die alone. The 44-year-old project manager was in Barcelona visiting his sister for a spontaneous trip to celebrate his own son Khye’s eighth birthday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ckshenn
    +21 +1

    British boy killed in Barcelona attack

    A seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, Catalan police have confirmed. Julian Cadman's family had appealed for information after he apparently becoming separated from his mother. He is one of 13 people to have been killed when a van ploughed into crowds on Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Thursday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by baron778
    +27 +1

    Mum 'cut in half' by lift after giving birth

    A mother has died after she was cut in half in a hospital lift - shortly after giving birth to her third daughter. Rocio Cortes Nunez was being transported on a stretcher to another floor of Our Lady of Valme Hospital in Seville, southern Spain, when she became trapped in the elevator. She had just given birth by C-section and was on her way to a maternity ward to recover and spend time with her newborn on Sunday, according to a report by El Correro.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rexall
    +17 +1

    We'll never know how woman was buried alive in Ocean City beach: Police

    Authorities in Ocean City, Maryland, have concluded their investigation into the death of a Texas woman buried alive in the sand late in July — and they say the only person who knows all the facts of that night is the woman who died. “How the hole collapsed, she unfortunately is the only person that will know,” Ocean City Chief of Police Ross Buzzuro said at a news conference Thursday morning.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +18 +1

    Police: Body of Savanna Greywind found in river

    Authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, say they've found the body of a missing woman, who was eight months pregnant when she disappeared. Fargo Police Chief David Todd told a news conference the body of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind was found in a river Sunday evening. Todd says the body, which was wrapped in plastic, was first spotted by kayakers who notified authorities. At the same time, Todd says a farmstead was being searched.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by socialiguana
    +2 +1

    Pregnant woman commits suicide after being denied a cesarean section

    A Chinese woman who was 41 weeks pregnant committed suicide after her family refused to let her have a cesarean section birth, according to the South China Morning Post. The 26-year-old woman, identified only by the surname Ma, was admitted to the maternity ward of Yulin No. 1 Hospital in Shaanxi Province, Northern China, last Wednesday. According to China Business News, doctors who examined Ma told her that her unborn child had an unusually large head.