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Drivers Dodge "Globe of Death" Circus Stunt in NJ Highway Wreck
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Drivers on a New Jersey highway had a brush with the “Globe of Death.” A circus’s huge motorcycle stunt cage was sent flying across a roadway in the town of Jefferson Wednesday afternoon after it fell from a trailer that was transporting it, according to the New Jersey Herald. Authorities said the 16-foot metal sphere owned by the Cycle Circus Live and dubbed the “Globe of Death” was headed to a show at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls when the truck struck a guardrail around 1:30 p.m...
Dead Body Found After 10 Years Behind Supermarket Freezer
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Workers removing shelves and coolers from a former No Frills Supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January discovered a body behind one of them. The remains were recently identified as those of Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, a former employee who had been reported missing November 28, 2009. Investigators used his parents' DNA to confirm the identity, and the clothes matched the description of his attire at the time he was reported missing, according to Council Bluffs Police Capt. Todd...
Mom Posts ‘#momsneeddrinks’ Before Daughter Dies In DWI Crash
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A Missouri woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison in a DWI crash that killed her 5-year-old daughter after prosecutors said she admitted to drinking two bottles of wine in about 3 1/2 hours. Prosecutors said before leaving a party, Samantha Jones, 32, posted photos of full wine glasses and a photo with her daughter on social media with the hashtag, #momsneeddrinks. Jones was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May to driving while intoxicated, resulting in her daughter’s...
Race Horse U-Turns, Collides With Another Head-On in Fatal Collision at Del Mar Racetrack
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Two horses died following a head-on collision during training Thursday, a day after the start of the 2019 Del Mar racing season. .... “There were three horses breaking from the starting gate," Director of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Joe Harper said. “The horse made a U-turn, that was galloping.” Charge A Bunch with jockey Geovanni Franco turned and ran head-on into Carson Valley and jockey Assael Espinoza, DMTC said. “Both [horses] suffered cervical fractures and both were dead on the...
Wrong-Way Crash Was "Intentional" And "Deliberate"
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A woman who on St. Patrick's Day, killing a family of three, was indicted today for what the prosecutor is calling a "deliberate" act. Abby Michaels, 21, was charged with six counts of murder, six counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of driving under the influence. She faces life in prison if convicted. According to prosecutors, Michaels left a bar in Miamisburg intoxicated on Sunday, March 17. People at the bar advised her against driving, said Montgomery County...
Woman Died Because Her Blood Drained Into A Garbage Can, And Not Recirculated Into Her Body During Surgery
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The family of a Utah woman is suing a hospital after they say doctors left an open tube in her body, causing her heart to drain into a garbage can, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. Donnamay Brockbank had surgery at St. Mark’s Hospital in June 2018 to remove a medical device causing an allergic reaction, according to court documents. During the procedure, Brockbank had a cardiopulmonary bypass – blood left her body through a tube in her neck and re-entered in her femur. After the...
9-Year-Old Girl Dies From Electrocution In Pool
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A 9-year-old California girl died when she was electrocuted while swimming in her family’s pool, according to reports. McKenzie Kinley was tragically zapped Sunday afternoon by a wire attached to one of the underwater pool lights under repair, Sacramento Metro Fire officials said. “As far as we know she grabbed the pool light and it electrocuted her,” her father, Cliff Kinley, told CBS Sacramento. There were four other children in the pool at the time of the incident, including McKenzie’s...
3 Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling In Grease Trap Outside A Tim Hortons
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A 3-year-old boy was killed after falling into a grease trap outside an upstate Tim Hortons restaurant, police said. Rochester cops were first called when the toddler went missing Monday morning, and again when he was found moments later in the grease collection tank behind the chain restaurant. An eyewitness began performing CPR and emergency services continued before the boy was pronounced dead at Strong Memorial Hospital. The boy, who had been with his mom, fell into the grease because...
Two Kids, Aged 3 and 1, Critically Injured By Inattentive Driver
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Two children were seriously injured after a car struck them in a parking lot in Gates. Gates Police Chief Jim VanBrederode said a father was pulling his children, ages 3 and 1, in a wagon when a car left the road and struck them. He said they were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and are in critical condition. "I saw the medics grab a young toddler and take him to the first ambulance. It was really hard to watch. The father was super hysterical," she said. "And about six or seven minutes...
Man Murdered After Accidental Bump Into An Apartment Door
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Police say an accidental bump into a man’s door led to a murder at a north St. Louis County apartment complex. Court documents state that Larry Neal Jr, 31, tripped on a barbecue while walking in the apartment complex’s breezeway and bumped into a door. He started walking up the stairway when Thomas Clement, 30, opened his door with a gun in his hand. He yelled something at Neal while displaying his weapon. Police say Neal turned around and headed down to the stairwell landing...
Mother Crashes With 5-Year-Old At The Wheel
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A Shasta Lake woman was arrested Saturday night after police said she crashed her car while going 80 mph through downtown Redding with her 5-year-old son at the wheel. Katelyn Miles, 24, was allegedly driving west on Placer Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when she turned right onto Pine Street and collided with a Honda Accord driven by Brian Thomas, 41, of Redding, police said. Miles was driving with her son on her lap and allowing him to steer the vehicle, Redding police said. The...
Florida Man Falls Off Roof Onto Car At Fort Myers Business
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One Fort Myers business is looking for some answers after someone fell from their roof onto a car. Modern Auto Sales on U.S. 41 says that when staff got there Sunday morning, they found one of their vehicles dented. They checked out surveillance footage and found an unexpected scene. A young man is seen either falling from or jumping from the building’s roof onto the car. Amazingly, he seems to have avoided major injury. He then gets up and walks off. Great video at link
Toddler Dies After Grandfather Drops Her Off Of Cruise Ship
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A young girl has died after slipping from her grandfather's arms on the 11th deck of a cruise ship while it was docked in Puerto Rico, according to reports. The child, who is believed to have been 18 months old, is understood to have fallen from the Freedom of the Seas ship onto the concrete port below. Local media have said preliminary reports suggest the child was being carried by her grandfather who slipped and dropped the child overboard. She was taken to hospital in San Juan...
2 Mamas Left 6 Kids Home Alone To Go To A Nightclub; 8-Month-Old Dies In Fire
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An early morning fire on Sunday killed an eight-month-old baby and injured five small children in Tennessee, while their mothers were at a nightclub, investigators said. The mothers, ages 25 and 23, went to the club on Saturday night and police were trying to determine if a babysitter was hired to watch over their children while they were gone, according to a news release from the Metro Nashville Police Department. Police said a babysitter was not present when first responders arrived at...
Teens Arrested for Alleged Street-Racing Death in San Marino
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The death of a Pasadena City College professor who was struck by a vehicle involved in a street race while jogging with his dog and girlfriend in San Marino was preventable and avoidable, Mayor Steven Huang said Friday. "This was not an accident but the result of two juveniles entering our city, racing each other resulting in the death of an innocent man," Huang told City News Service. Coroner's officials did not immediately release the victim's name, but friends identified him to...
Woman Charged After Leaving 12-Year-Old Boy She Hit, Killed With Her Car
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"Around 1:30 p.m. June 6, 26-year-old Jastasia King was traveling westbound W. Ledbetter Drive, approaching the intersection of Vista Wood Boulevard while a youth football team was at the intersection collecting donations from passing motorists. Ricky Tave, 12, stepped off the north curb and ran south across W. Ledbetter — not on the cross walk — and was struck by the King’s 2002 Nissan. King stopped after the collision, but got back in her vehicle and attempted to leave, police said.
Gas Explosion At FL Shopping Plaza Levels Building, Injuring 20
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Twenty people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. The blast sent debris flying along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses were damaged. “We thought it was thunder at first, and then we felt the building shake and things started falling. I looked outside and it was almost like the world was ending,” said Alex Carver, who...
Semi Flattens Man Dancing In The Middle Of Pennsylvania Turnpike
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Shocked witnesses say the man pulled over on the Pa. Turnpike, got out of his car and began dancing in the middle of the highway. As KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh reports, some cars were able to swerve to avoid the dancing man, identified by authorities as Cyril Sooklal, 34. But an oncoming tractor-trailer was not. The driver of westbound semi-truck slammed on the brakes but could not avoid hitting the man, KDKA reports, adding: “He fell under my truck and just dragged a couple feet down the...
Sausage Worker Sucked Into Meat Mixer And Dies
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WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT The victim - named by police as Jomar Junco - was just two weeks into the job and is thought to have suffocated A teenage sausage factory worker has been killed after being sucked into a meat mixer. The 18-year-old was just two weeks into the job when the tragedy unfolded. It's understood he did not know how to operate the machine and used it when one of his co-workers stepped out of the room. According to police spokesperson Jerwin Servano, the young worker...
Dorrae Johnson Has A Spare Torso In his Car
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A severed human torso reportedly turned up in a man's crashed car after an attempted traffic stop on Sunday. Now, Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville faces several charges including vehicular homicide. Johnson, 29, was stopped by an officer around 3:30 a.m. Sunday after he failed to stay in his lane on an interstate. Johnson yelled out the window that he had to get to his family’s house and sped off as the officer was walking towards his car, which prompted a chase, the station reported...