• Girl Dies When Large Hole Collapsed on Oregon Beach

    Girl Dies When Large Hole Collapsed on Oregon Beach

    (LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) — A girl playing on an Oregon beach died Friday when a large hole she was playing in collapsed and buried her, officials told ABC News. Frantic efforts by others on the beach were unable to rescue the 9-year-old girl. “When we arrived on the scene with some of our officers, people were trying to dig the girl out of a fairly large hole, but the thing kept collapsing back in on them,” Lt. Jerry Palmer of the Lincoln City police department said. “When they finally got her out she was unconscious and not breathing,” Palmer said…. Read more

  • USC Football Player Advised by Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police

    USC Football Player Advised by Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police

    (LOS ANGELES) — The lawyer for Josh Shaw, the USC football captain suspended for lying about how he injured himself, has advised Shaw to stop talking to police investigators, he told ABC News Friday. The football player spoke twice with Los Angeles Police, lawyer Donald Etra told ABC News, but he has advised Shaw to not do any more interviews with the cops. “It is now time to move on,” Etra said. Shaw originally claimed that he sprained both his ankles last Saturday leaping from a second floor balcony to save his young nephew who was floundering in a swimming… Read more

  • Tony Stewart Says Return to Racetrack Will Help Him Heal

    Tony Stewart Says Return to Racetrack Will Help Him Heal

    (ATLANTA) — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart made an emotional return into the spotlight Friday as he explained that he sees his return to the race track nearly three weeks after fatally hitting another driver as a necessary part of the healing process. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies that I’ve ever had to deal with… both professional and personally, and this is something that will definitely affect my life forever,” Stewart said at a news conference. Stewart hit fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. when Ward got out of his car during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in… Read more

  • Florida Polytechnic University Is Ditching Books

    Florida Polytechnic University Is Ditching Books

    (LAKELAND, Fla.) — Florida’s newest university spent $60 million on a state of the art library but doesn’t plan on stocking it with any physical books. That doesn’t mean students at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland won’t have to study. The state of the art library, which was constructed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is staffed by a team of librarians who will help the school’s inaugural class of 500 students access 135,000 e-books, according to Library Journal. It’s part of the school’s plan to create an environment that fosters innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The school said… Read more

  • 911 Tapes Reveal Drama of Parking Lot Birth

    911 Tapes Reveal Drama of Parking Lot Birth

    (NEW YORK) — A Utah father helped his wife deliver their baby boy in a parking lot, with the guidance of a 911 dispatcher, after the couple realized they weren’t going to make it to the hospital in time. Mike Anderson and his wife, Kelly, tried to make it to the hospital Monday, but didn’t make it very far and called 911. “I don’t know what to do,” Mike Anderson said, in audio released Wednesday. “Should I just keep going to the hospital?” “That’s up to you,” the dispatcher responded. “If you see any part of the baby, I can… Read more

  • Weather to Expect This Labor Day Weekend

    Weather to Expect This Labor Day Weekend

    (NEW YORK) — It’s a weekend we all knew would come too quickly. Labor Day marks the final “unofficial” weekend of summer. Dangerous weather is expected in the center of the country this weekend. From the Dakotas to the Great Lakes and into the Plains — damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Cities that will see these conditions are Bismarck, N.D.; Minneapolis; Des Moines; Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City and Wichita, Kan. In addition, these storms could bring rainfall, producing flash flooding on the interstates from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast. In addition, two tropical… Read more

  • California Attorney Faces New Trial in Drug-Planting Case

    California Attorney Faces New Trial in Drug-Planting Case

    (IRVINE, Calif.) — A retrial is underway for a California attorney accused of trying to frame a PTA volunteer by planting drugs in her car, allegedly in retaliation for the way she treated his son. Kelli Peters broke down in tears in court Thursday after coming face to face with Kent Easter, the man accused of framing her. Easter remains free on bail, facing charges of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit. A previous trial ended in November in a deadlock, 11-1, in favor of convicting Easter. Prosecutors say Easter called 9-1-1 Feb. 16, 2011, accusing Peters of being under… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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