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  • Delray Beach officer killed after car strikes tree (incredible image)

    02/17/2011 8:03:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 17, 2011 | Alexia Campbell,
    A Delray Beach police officer was killed early Thursday when his patrol car hit a tree outside Boca Raton, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened shortly after 6:15 a.m. near Southwest 18th Street and Boca Rio Road. The officer, who hasn't been identified, was driving eastbound on 18th Street when, for unknown reasons, it slammed into a tree on the roadway's median, said PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera.
  • Now I have two right feet: Chinese man has left foot attached to other leg in bid to save it

    02/08/2011 6:17:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A hospital in China has sewn the left foot of a patient on to his right leg in a bid to save both the foot itself and his left limb. The patient, named as Mr Ma, had the surgery in Zhengzhou, in central China, following a work accident two weeks ago which badly damaged his left leg. It appears that doctors felt that the infected wound in the leg would have ultimately led to amputating the foot and leaving the limb 7in shorter - so decided to make their radical decision. They decided to attach the left foot to the...
  • Owner of illegal gun that was used to accidentally kill child is sentenced(NY)

    01/24/2011 8:02:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies ^ | 21 January, 2011 | NA
    GOSHEN – Robert Gooding, 52, of Newburgh was sentenced in Orange County Court Friday to nine years in state prison on his guilty plea of criminal possession of a weapon. Gooding admitted to owning an illegal handgun that was used to shoot and kill 10-year-old Brandon Scandrett, who lived in the same Chambers Street apartment as the young boy’s mother and two other small children. Having the gun in the apartment is what led to the unfortunate killing, said District Attorney Frank Phillips. “No homicide charges have been filed in this case; the police have been unable to determine who...
  • Fatal hit-and-run accident leads to mob beating

    01/21/2011 5:32:31 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    LATimes ^ | 1/21/11
    A fatal hit-and-run in Hawthorne left one man dead, a good Samaritan injured by another car when she attempted to help, and the motorist who stopped to check on her after allegedly striking her beaten and robbed by a mob of bystanders. The bizarre chain of events unfolded about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on a busy stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard near the 105 Freeway when a southbound driver struck a pedestrian walking across the street outside the crosswalk. Hawthorne Police Lt. Gary Tomatoni said the driver of a white or gray minivan fled the scene and as the injured pedestrian lay...
  • Asleep at the Wheel... Pedal to the Metal... and Real, REAL Lucky

    01/20/2011 2:57:15 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 20, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    -click any to enlarge- Accident occurred north of Deer Lodge, Montana on I-90. The driver was a twenty-something guy headed back east to college. He had left central Washington early in the morning, but fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail at high-speed... The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver s side rear window. That is 120 ft. of guard rail that threaded through the Suburban... Thankfully, there was no passengers in the...
  • Huh? Nancy Pelosi Calls Arizona Shooting "Tragic Accident"

    01/14/2011 5:25:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies ^ | 13 January, 2011 | Mark Berman
    In discussing a House resolution on Thursday to condemn the shooting in Arizona, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to the shooting as a "tragic accident."
  • Nancy Pelosi calls Tucson murders an “accident.”

    01/13/2011 2:27:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 13 Jan 2010 | Mark Halvorson
    Lord in Heaven, you can’t make this up. Yesterday, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, deposed Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-Mars), called the deliberate and premeditated killing of six people – the Tucson massacre – an “accident.” Specifically, Madame said, quote: “This resolution is a fitting tribute. It is a great resolution. Please, read it again and again. Carry those names in your heart. Remember, each of these people because, again, a tragic accident took lives, wounded people in the expression of ideas.” If you find this confusing, you are not alone, because “middle-class families” do, as well....
  • Car Plows Into Group of Cyclists in Italy, 8 Dead (Driving While High On Pot)

    12/05/2010 7:51:17 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/2010 | Yahoo News
    ROME – A speeding car plowed head-on into a group of cyclists in southern Italy on Sunday morning, killing eight of them, officials said. The driver had been smoking marijuana, police said. Bent, mangled bikes were strewn about the scene, and the sheet-draped corpses dotted the two-lane road near Lamezia Terme, in the Calabrian "toe" of boot-shaped Italy where the accident occurred. In addition to the eight cyclists killed, four people were injured, said Gianluca Gioia, a spokesman for ANAS, the agency that runs Italy's state roads and highways. Police confirmed the toll.
  • Toddler Dies After Falling From Luxury Suite At Staples

    11/22/2010 8:54:57 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    bcs ^ | November 22, 2010 7:49 AM
    A toddler is dead after falling 50 feet from a luxury suite at Staples Center after Sunday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.
  • Leeds man charged with reckless murder following deadly vehicle crash near Westover

    11/19/2010 9:11:53 PM PST · by Onelifetogive · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 13, 2010 | Val Walton
    A Leeds man has been charged with reckless murder in the deaths of a Sylacauga mother and two of her children who were killed Friday night in a vehicle accident near Westover, Alabama State Troopers announced tonight.
  • Declan Sullivan, Notre Dame student killed after video tower collapse, tweeted twice before fall

    10/29/2010 12:35:50 AM PDT · by tlb · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 28th 2010, | Philip Caulfield
    A Notre Dame student killed Wednesday in a tower collapse tapped out two chilling Twitter posts before his fatal 30-foot plunge. In the first post, Declan Sullivan, who was perched on a scissor lift to film a Fighting Irish football practice, made a dark joke predicting his horrific fate. "Gusts of wind up to 60 mph. Well today will be fun at work. I guess I’ve lived long enough," Sullivan wrote at 3:22 p.m., just as practice was getting started. More than 40-minutes later, the 20-year-old junior from Long Grove, Ill., was frozen with fear as wind-gusts approached 50 mph....
  • Darwin Awards Candidate

    10/20/2010 7:48:41 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 7 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 19, 2010 | Staff
    Man, 19, hanging out truck window killed in crash with pole A 19-year-old Silver Spring man was killed Monday when he leaned out of a truck traveling on a Davidsonville road to motion to friends walking in an adjacent field and the vehicle sideswiped a telephone pole ...
  • Killed by a temper tantrum: Wheelchair man plunges .... after ramming lift doors

    10/10/2010 6:44:47 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | 10/8/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This is the horrifying moment a wheelchair-bound man plunged to his death down an elevator shaft after he deliberately rammed the lift door in a fit of anger. The Korean man just misses a lift in a shopping centre after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. As the doors closed a split-second before he reached the lift, the man, known only as Mr Lee, slammed his vehicle into them. The 40-year-old pressed the button to no avail and the elevator left. Mr Lee then reversed his vehicle slightly and drove into the doors again, making a dent....
  • 13 drown, 8 missing after skiff getting Navy aid capsizes

    09/27/2010 10:59:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2010
    Thirteen people drowned and eight are missing after a small skiff packed with more than seven dozen people capsized while getting aid from a U.S. Navy vessel in the Gulf of Aden, the U.S. military said Monday. The skiff, packed with 75 Ethiopians and 10 Somalis, was spotted adrift in the gulf by a South Korean warship, which asked the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill to provide assistance, according to a statement from the Combined Maritime Forces, which conducts anti-piracy patrols off the east coast of Africa. [Snip] At about 8:30 am local time Monday, U.S. sailors...
  • The truth about the Titanic sinking

    09/22/2010 2:37:37 AM PDT · by tlb · 67 replies · 1+ views
    The Star ^ | Sep 21 2010 | Amy Dempsey
    The granddaughter of the most senior officer to survive the sinking of the Titanic has revealed a century-old secret that could rewrite history. UK author Louise Patten says the ship had lots of time to shift course when its crew members spotted an iceberg, but plowed straight into it because of a simple steering error. Patten, the granddaughter of the Titanic’s Second Officer Charles Lightoller, told the The Daily Telegraph she has known about the secret since the 1960s. The Titanic was built at a time when the world was converting from sail to steam ships, which used two different...
  • Video Of Man Almost Killed by Car, Quick Move Saved Him

    09/18/2010 11:05:33 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 7 replies
    " Talk about a close shave, Wow! A man is walking down the street when a car comes into view almost nailing the guy when it hits the wall and careens off down the road. Then the driver gets out of the car and runs off leaving the car in the, middle of the road. It is almost as if the driver is running to see who ran him off the road where he almost killed a guy. Notice how the drive eventually looks to the right as if looking to see what happened to the car that almost hit...
  • Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

    09/05/2010 8:39:36 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6th September 2010 | Kate Loveys
    A founding member of ELO has been killed in a freak accident when a giant hay bale rolled out of a field and landed on his van. Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly when the 50-stone cylindrical bale careered down a slope, flipped 15ft over a hedge and smashed on to the roof of his van. Mr Edwards, 62, was known for unconventional cello playing including plucking the strings with an orange or grapefruit and his bizarre customs which became a major ingredient of ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra.
  • Former ELO member killed in accident

    09/06/2010 6:00:18 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 28 replies
    TOTNES, England, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- An early member of the 1970s rock group ELOwas killed when his van was crushed by a bale of hay, British police said.
  • Drunk, kills Bonaire GA woman

    09/07/2010 7:12:43 PM PDT · by USAFJeeper · 5 replies ^ | 6 Sep 2010
    WARNER ROBINS — A man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with an accident Saturday that left one woman dead and two men hospitalized. Mario Gutierrez-Gonzalez, 41, of Warner Robins, has been charged with one count each of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, hit and run, failing to report an accident, driving without a license, reckless driving, inactive vehicle registration, no proof of insurance, failure to yield the right of way, failure to maintain lane, having an open container in the vehicle and two counts of serious injury by motor vehicle.
  • Transformers 3 Studio Contradicts Police In Skull-Slicing Incident

    09/04/2010 12:33:56 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 6 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 09/04/2010 | Matt Hardigree
    As investigators attempt to determine the cause of the Transformers 3 accident that sent a 24-year-old extra to hospital with brain injuries, Paramount, the studio behind the film, is suddenly contradicting eyewitness and police reports. Michael Bay's Transformers 3 was wrapping up filming in Hammond, Indiana — after spending the past few weeks shooting throughout the Chicago-land area (the photo above is from earlier in Chicago shooting, and not from the incident in question) — when a stunt reportedly malfunctioned. The result? 24-year-old first-time extra and aspiring actress Garbiela Cedillo was sent to the hospital with serious head trauma in...
  • Bottled water company sued in Indiana worker's death

    09/02/2010 5:20:42 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Franklin - The family of a woman who died after a pallet of bottled water fell on her at a Kroger store in central Indiana is suing the water bottler, arguing a new eco-friendly bottle design might have contributed to the accident...
  • Rewriting History on Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Accident

    08/30/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    For many, the name Chappaquiddick conjures images of a drunken Sen. Edward Kennedy hitting on Mary Jo Kopechne in his Oldsmobile, losing control, and plunging into the water of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard where President Obama was vacationing. Kopechne, a family friend, drowned; and Teddy fumbled for excuses about what happened. Now, a year after Kennedy died, his lifelong biographer Burton Hersh, armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time, tells Whispers that the whole July 1969 episode should have been handled as a simple crash, leaving the senator's legacy untainted. "It was...
  • A collision in Surf City could cost you (Huntington Beach, CA)

    08/17/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 17, 2010 | Tony Barboza
    Visiting Huntington Beach? Drive carefully or you could pay. A law approved this week will charge out-of-towners responsible for car accidents for the costs of sending firefighters to the scene. The ordinance is meant to help pay the cost of responding to car accidents that spike during the summer months when tourists and visitors flock to the beach city and cause an estimated 300 traffic accidents each year. City officials say fees that could total several thousand dollars per accident will help defray the burden on city finances. “We have a city that grows in population during the summer by...
  • How the UK's first fatal car accident unfolded

    08/17/2010 9:19:00 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | August 17th 2010 | Andrew McFarlane
    Almost 4,000 people are killed on the world's roads every day, according to the campaigning charity RoadPeace which is marking National Road Victim Month. So who was the UK's first fatal car accident victim - exactly 114 years ago - and what happened? There was little more than a handful of petrol cars in Britain when labourer's wife Bridget Driscoll, 44, took a trip to the Crystal Palace, south-east London, on 17 August 1896. So she could be forgiven for being bewildered by Arthur Edsall's imported Roger-Benz which was part of a motoring exhibition taking place as she attended a...
  • CA: Spectators killed at US California 200 off-road race (Lucerne Valley )

    08/15/2010 7:10:23 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2010 Last updated at 18:30 ET | BBC Staff
    Video at Website: ************************************** Eyewitnesses described people "flying in all directions" At least eight people have been killed after a 4x4 vehicle careered into a crowd watching an off-road motor race in California.Twelve other people were injured in the crash, at the California 200 desert night race near Lucerne Valley, 100 miles (160km) from Los Angeles.The driver, named as 28-year-old Brett Sloppy, was unhurt and reportedly fled the scene to avoid an angry crowd. Police said Mr Sloppy, from the San Diego area, would not be charged.Joaquin Zubieta, of the California Highway Patrol, said state vehicle laws did not apply...
  • Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

    08/12/2010 4:11:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 169 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Aug 10, 2010
    Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper, officials said. The incident happened on the northbound ramp from Interstate 5 to State Route 599 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Pratt said the trooper was chasing a group of at least nine members of a south King County motorcycle group who were speeding dangerously and getting too close to cars. As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he...
  • BP Gulf Oil Spill:Did Firefighters Help Sink the Deepwater Horizon Rig?

    07/28/2010 5:15:25 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 51 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News The Blotter ^ | July 28, 2010 | Brain Ross
    "In the chaotic aftermath of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a poorly orchestrated effort to knock down the towering blaze may have inadvertently led to the sinking of the platform, according to interviews and documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity and shared with ABC News. As part of an ongoing government investigation, Coast Guard officials are trying to reconstruct the initial response to the rig explosion that unleashed one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. One concern surrounds the use of briny seawater instead of fire-retardant foam to drench the rig. The Coast...
  • 10 killed in mass panic at Germany's Love Parade

    07/24/2010 10:18:56 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 34 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC (AP) ^ | July 24, 2010
    BERLIN — At least 10 people were killed and another 15 injured when mass panic broke out Saturday in a tunnel at an annual celebration of techno music in western Germany. The deaths occurred at the Love Parade in Duisburg, near Duesseldorf, where thousands had gathered for the event.
  • UPDATE: Fire that killed Blackman Township man at a rest area along U.S. 127 was not an accident

    07/14/2010 4:57:17 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies ^ | July 14, 2010 | Aaron Aupperlee
    A fire investigator with the Michigan State Police believes the car fire that killed a Blackman Township man today was not accidental. Sgt. Ken Hersha said the cause — which has not been determined — is still under investigation. “It wasn’t an accident,” he said.
  • One Person Killed, 23 People Hurt in Horse Accident During Bellevue Parade

    07/04/2010 8:14:57 PM PDT · by AKchief67 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    BELLEVUE, Iowa — Police confirm a 60-year-old woman has died from her injuries and 23 others were injured after two horses broke loose at a Fourth of July “Heritage Day Parade” in Bellevue and charged down the street for six blocks. Police in Bellevue say that a 60-year-old woman has died of injuries she sustained in the accident. Her name is not available at this time. Twenty-three people were injured, including at least two children who were in critical condition, police and hospital officials said. The horses took off after one rubbed its head against the other, removing that horse’s...
  • Man shot after loaded gun in stove explodes

    07/03/2010 9:02:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 3, 2010 | Kristi E. Swartz
    Antoine Boutte used to keep a loaded gun at the bottom of his gas stove. That is, until he forgot it was there early Saturday and he and another man decided to cook some food, Fulton County police said Boutte fired up the stove at his College Park home around 3:30 a.m. Saturday -- heating up the .40 caliber Smith & Wesson along with it, a police report said. While the food was cooking, the weapon’s magazine started to melt in the gun well, the police report said. This caused the spring – and bullets – to come out of...
  • Amusement park accident kills 6 in China

    06/30/2010 2:56:14 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 30, 2010 | news services
    BEIJING — A space shuttle simulator ride plunged 50 feet to the ground at a popular Chinese amusement park, killing six people and injuring another 10. Survivors said there was a power cut and they heard a loud explosion moments before the drop, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.
  • Witness: 'It dropped right on top of the car'

    06/17/2010 7:56:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Gary Post Tribune ^ | June 17, 2010 | LORI CALDWELL
    Witness: 'It dropped right on top of the car' June 17, 2010 BY LORI CALDWELL, (219) 648-3258 GARY -- A truck driver hauling heavy equipment slammed his cargo into a railroad overpass Wednesday morning, sending a huge chunk of metal flying onto the car behind him. Four occupants of the Pontiac were trapped under the cab of a payloader that fell as Jewan Mendonca, 50, tried to drive his 15-foot-tall load under a bridge 14 feet 2 inches high, police spokesman Cpl. Gabrielle King said. Jessie Small, 27, of Gary, who was driving the car, and his 21-year-old back-seat passenger...
  • Bus rented by Iranians had 666 plate number (20 dead)

    06/14/2010 11:49:15 PM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 18 replies · 765+ views
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 15 June 2010 | from Jhunnex Napallacan and Chito Aragon,
    CEBU CITY—The tourist bus rented by Iranian medical students that plunged into a 30-meter ravine on Sunday had an ominous plate number: DWZ-666, the “Number of the Beast” in the Bible’s Book of Revelation. The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but Senior Supt. Erson Digal said that the brakes apparently failed before the bus plummeted into the ravine in Balamban town, 60 kilometers outside Cebu, killing 20 Iranians and the Filipino driver and injuring 30 others. Villagers and police pulled bodies from the mangled wreckage at the rocky bottom, while a backhoe sent by a nearby Japanese...
  • Lord Jesus Christ (his real name) hit by car

    05/07/2010 9:31:24 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 937+ views
    AP via MSNBC.ocm ^ | 05/07/10 | Staff
    Victim, injured in crosswalk, is treated in hospital for minor facial injuries. NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - The victim might have forgiven the woman who ran him down in a Massachusetts crosswalk, but police haven't.
  • Germany: Wild Boar Crash Test Highlights Growing Accident Risk (road test w/ dummy boars)

    04/22/2010 8:05:49 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 480+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 04/20/10
    04/20/2010 Road Carnage Wild Boar Crash Test Highlights Growing Accident Risk Germany's ADAC automobile club has conducted crash tests on model wild boars to highlight the mounting risk of road accidents involving animals. It said 27 people died and 3,000 were injured last year in collisions with deer, boars, rabbits and wildcats. Hundreds of thousands of wild animals perish each year. A total of 27 people died and 3,000 were injured in a quarter of a million collisions with wild animals on German roads in 2009, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of animals that perished in the process,...
  • 3 Dead in Crash of Navy Training Jet in Fannin County (Link Only)

    04/12/2010 5:56:22 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 11 replies · 943+ views
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  • Afghan Civilians Killed in Bus Incident

    04/12/2010 4:41:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 144+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 12, 2010 – NATO’s International Assistance Security Force in Afghanistan is expressing regret over civilian casualties that occurred today after a bus was driven toward a patrol of international troops, military officials said. ISAF officials released a statement that says ISAF “deeply regrets the tragic loss of life” in the Zhari district of Kandahar province early this morning after troops fired at a bus in which the driver ignored warnings and tried to speed into the patrol. Four civilians were killed, five others were treated for injuries at the scene, and 13 people checked themselves into medical facilities...
  • Md. driver accused of hitting judge who suspended DWI term in 1998 (New DUI)

    04/10/2010 9:38:29 PM PDT · by tlb · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2010 | Dan Morse
    The tragedy of it all was immediately clear: A suspected drunk driver, at 3 in the afternoon, swings his Chevy Tahoe into oncoming traffic. "He's going to hit us!" Ellen Collier, 81, told her husband, Edwin, 85, who was driving their 2001 Honda Accord. The strange coincidence took longer to sort out: The Honda's driver, retired Montgomery County District judge Edwin Collier, had presided over thousands of drunken-driving cases, including one in 1998 involving the Tahoe's driver. Collier had spared him jail time, even though the man had been arrested on drinking-and-driving charges twice in three months. "It's just a...
  • 87 Dead After Polish President Lech Kaczynski's Plane Crashes in Russia

    04/10/2010 12:56:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 112 replies · 4,977+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2010
    Breaking News. Headline is all that's in so far.
  • Officials: Colo. deputy used stun gun on students

    04/08/2010 10:49:56 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | April 9, 2010
    LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy in Colorado has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he used a stun gun to shock 30 students at a high school career fair. Officials with Lake County High School, in the small central Colorado town of Leadville, say the students asked the deputy to shock them so they knew what it felt like. Two students were treated for minor burns at a local hospital and released.
  • Shooting Group: Air Force Gets Kids Firearm Accidents Number Wrong

    04/08/2010 5:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies · 972+ views ^ | 7 April, 2010 | NSSF
    NSSF is second to none in its admiration for the United States Air Force. Yet when an Air Force article about gun safety misstates a statistic about firearms-related accidents, we believe it's our duty to point out the inaccuracy so that gun ownership continues to be rightly viewed as safe. An otherwise very good article promoting firearm safety to Air Force personnel starts off by asking, "Did you know, every year more than 500 children die from accidental gunshot wounds?" The figure is incorrect. Firearms-related fatalities for children 14 and under are at historic lows, with 2007 figures--the most recent...
  • ND recruit dies in spring break accident

    04/02/2010 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 23 replies · 1,273+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | April 2, 2010
    Offensive lineman Matt James, one of the top prospects in new Notre Dame coach Brain Kelly's first recruiting class, died Friday in Panama City, Fla., after falling from a third-floor hotel balcony, according to WKRC-TV in Cincinnati and the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune.
  • Luge course has nasty reputation

    02/21/2010 3:30:31 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 19 replies · 832+ views
    National Post ^ | February 13, 2010 | Jason Botchford
    WHISTLER, B.C. - The design firm commissioned to build the Whistler Sliding Centre vowed to create the "most challenging" course ever made. It now promises to be the last of its kind. The International Olympic Committee is investigating how the course, originally designed for speeds of 137 km/h, allowed athletes to set world records of more than 153 km/h. Those speeds had athletes and officials questioning course safety leading up to the Games and yesterday's death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. "The track is too fast," Joseph Fendt, president of the World Luge Federation, told London's Daily Telegraph. "We had...
  • Ole Miss Football Walk-on Dies

    02/19/2010 4:05:01 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 600+ views ^ | February 19, 2010
    OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- A walk-on football player for the University of Mississippi collapsed and died Friday morning during a conditioning workout. 20 year old Bennie F. Abram who transferred to Ole Miss from Itawamba Community College died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
  • Military helicopter crashes in West Virginia

    02/18/2010 2:31:13 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 2 replies · 407+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 18, 2010
    LEWISBURG, W.Va. - A U.S. military helicopter crashed Thursday near the West Virginia town of Lewisburg. There were reports of several injuries. The helicopter went down about 2 p.m., NBC News reported.
  • Atlantic City police officer dies from accidental gunshot

    02/18/2010 1:05:37 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 46 replies · 1,161+ views
    New Jersey Online (AP) ^ | February 18, 2010
    ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City police said an officer has died from an accidental gunshot wound. Police Chief John Mooney said 31-year-old Officer Kevin Wilkins was trying to put a rubber sleeve on the grip of his pistol as he sat in his patrol car around 1:30 a.m. today. He had removed the ammunition clip, but was struck in the face by the round in the chamber when the gun accidentally discharged.
  • Navy SEAL dies during dive training in Key West

    02/18/2010 12:41:05 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 21 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | February 18, 2010 | Cammy Clark
    A 26-year-old Navy SEAL died in Key West waters during intensive dive training in preparation for an overseas deployment, according to the Naval Special Warfare Group. Ronald Tyler Woodle of Waynesville, N.C., was part of a small group of Navy SEALs undergoing routine training at Truman Annex Harbor when he was reported missing by his teammate about 9 a.m. Monday. Within minutes, he was found unconscious. Training for that day was in fairly shallow waters. CPR was administered and Woodle was taken to the Lower Keys Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately...
  • Truck Full Of Farm Animals Crashes

    02/09/2010 6:27:02 AM PST · by greatdefender · 11 replies · 317+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | February 9, 2010
    WESTON, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating a traffic crash in which a truck full of goats, pigs and chickens crashed into another vehicle, killing one person and several animals.The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened Monday night in Broward County, about 15 miles north of Weston, when a flatbed truck jackknifed and was struck by another vehicle. The driver of the second truck was killed, and dozens of animals thrown onto the road. Some of the livestock escaped into the Everglades, and investigators fear they could become a road hazard. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
  • Military Bus Overturns By Camp Blanding

    02/02/2010 2:28:54 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies · 269+ views
    News4Jax ^ | February 2, 2010
    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A military bus carrying 30 Florida National Guard members overturned Tuesday afternoon on State Road 21 near Goldhead Branch State Park north of Keystone Heights. According to Florida National Guard Lt. Col. Ron Tittle, two buses were following each other transporting soldiers for a training exercise when one bus rear-ended another at 2:22 p.m. The front bus turned over on its side. Rescuers said 19 soldiers were injured, and two of those sustained serious injuries, one of whom was flown by helicopter to Shands Gainesville. Rescuers said the others were taken to a Starke hospital, Shands...