Author: Bill

Newborn beaten to death by 6 year-old brother, mother charged

LARGO, Florida- WFLA reports a 62-year-old mother is facing homicide charges after her 15-day-old daughter died after being beaten by her 6-year-old brother. A 62-year-old woman who was artificially inseminated and gave birth to a baby girl 13 days ago, is now charged with her daughter’s death. Detectives say the suspect left her 6-year-old son alone with the baby, and he beat her to death. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri on Thursday outlined the disturbing details in the bizarre and gruesome case, saying he’d “never seen anything like this,” the report continues.  “Those of us who have been doing this in this...

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Family says firefighter died to avoid voting in upcoming presidential election

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana- The obituary published for William Ziegler is unusual, to say the least. Within its text which is sprinkled with abundant humor, his children suggest that Ziegler died on July 29th,  “on purpose to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election,” and they caution this time,  “unlike previous times, this is not a ploy to avoid creditors or old girlfriends.” At 17, William Ziegler forged his father’s signature to enlist in the US Navy.  He  went on to served one tour in Vietnam. The New Orleans resident then returned to serve his city as a firefighter for 25...

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Wounded K9 still missing after fatal officer shooting

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Arkansas — 40/29 TV reports the search for a wounded police dog went into its second night as the sun set Thursday. Officers are “about 90% sure” Kina was not spotted Thursday morning, after an initial report that she had. The Greenwood K9 officer, named Kina, was shot in the standoff in Sebastian County. Kina had been shot Wednesday, and ran off, according to Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck. A woman spotted the dog from her room window Thursday morning. She went outside to call the dog, but the dog continued to run. She said she could identify Kina from...

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Zika virus case reported in Northwest Missouri

LIBERTY, Missouri- The Clay County Public Health Center reports confirmation of a case of Zika virus in a male Clay County resident. The man hadhad recently traveled to an area outside of the United States that is experiencing a Zika outbreak. The health center released the following information about the case in a press release Thursday, Aug. 11th: Many areas in the U.S. have the type of mosquitoes that can become infected with and spread Zika. However, as of Aug. 11, 2016, there have been no reported cases of Zika contracted from a mosquito bite in Missouri and there is only...

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Child falls from roller coaster at Pennsylvania’s Idlewild park

  LIGONIER, Pennsylvania —A 3 year-old boy reportedly fell from a roller coaster at Idlewild and SoakZone on Thursday morning, according to reporting by WTAE. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the amusement park in Ligonier. A medical helicopter was also requested, and the patient was flown to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. It’s not yet known which ride the child was on, or how far the youth fell. The park remains open to customers. Idlewild has two roller coasters — the Rollo Coaster, with a height requirement of 36 inches, and the Wild Mouse, which has a 48-inch requirement. Cars on...

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