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  • Two women at Dragon Con hit by chairs thrown from hotel balcony

    09/04/2017 5:31:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Sept. 4, 2017 | Ellen Eldridge
    Two women who attended Dragon Con in Atlanta are recovering from head injuries after they were hit by chairs thrown from a hotel balcony Sunday morning. Two chairs were tossed from the 10th floor of Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Atlanta about 1:40 a.m., Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That floor had a terrace area from which chairs could have been thrown so police said they do not believe the chairs came from a guest’s room, Officer carlos Campos said. ... McDaniel thinks her Loki costume from the “Avengers” movies helped lessen the blow from...
  • Apartment Balcony Collapses in Berkeley Killing 5 People, Injuring 8

    06/16/2015 7:50:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    An apartment balcony near the University of California’s Berkeley campus collapsed early Tuesday, killing five of the 13 people who fell from the fourth-floor structure, the city’s police said. All five who died in the collapse at the Library Gardens Apartments were Irish citizens and were “for the most part students,” Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said in a radio interview in his country Tuesday. At least seven others were taken to hospitals with serious injuries after the balcony gave way at about 12:40 a.m., Berkeley police Officer Byron White told CNN.
  • 5 dead, 8 injured in balcony collapse in (Berkeley) California, police say

    06/16/2015 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015
    Authorities say five people are dead and eight others injured in a balcony collapse in Berkeley ... many of the injured have critical, life-threatening wounds.
  • Aides: Rep. Grimm Crashed Thursday Press Conference With Party Leaders

    Whatever his failings, embattled Rep. Michael Grimm isn’t bashful. The Staten Island Republican crashed a press conference held by House GOP leaders Thursday, according to House aides, and emerged touting his proximity to party leaders who’ve steered clear of him since his indictment last month. Grimm spokesman Nick Iacono said the congressman, a Marine Corps veteran, “was welcomed to attend” the news conference where House Republicans urged the Senate to take up a bill making it easier to fire officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs. But two House aides said the Staten Island congressman showed up uninvited and deliberately...
  • Letter: At least Recchia doesn't misrepresent what he stands for

    04/13/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Michael Grimm’s supporters have latched on to the Bill Maher issue as a reason to vote against Domenic Recchia, as though Maher is Recchia’s boss instead of just an irrelevant fool. But Grimm’s actual boss in Congress is far more meaningful — the man who contributed thousands to Grimm’s campaign, John Boehner.
  • Student fell to death after eating pot cookie (Denver CO)

    04/02/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 129 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 12:21 PM EDT
    The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie, the first reported death linked to marijuana since the drug became legal for recreational use in Colorado in January. Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel on March 11. …
  • London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed

    12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST · by MWestMom · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP
    Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.
  • Victim in lost phone high-rise death near Penn's Landing identified

    08/05/2013 10:42:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WPVI ^ | August 2, 2013 | SARAH BLOOMQUIST
    PHILADELPHIA - August 2, 2013 (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have identified the woman who plunged to her death at a high-rise near Penn's Landing. She is Ngoc Tran Vo, 30, from Northeast Philadelphia. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday at the Dockside Residences, located on the 700 block of South Columbus Boulevard near Penn's Landing.
  • Belgian Police Demand Braying Donkey is Moved From Balcony

    05/31/2013 2:40:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 May 2013
    Belgian police have demanded that Lola, a theatre-starring donkey, be removed from the balcony of a cultural centre in Brussels after neighbours complained about her braying.Lola is staying on the first-floor balcony while she performs in a play at the Arab Cultural Centre, located in the same building in the Belgian capital. But police ordered Lola's keeper to move her indoors after receiving complaints about the donkey making too much noise. Despite the police demands, Lola was still outside on Friday, and the director of the cultural centre was berating her neighbours for interfering.
  • Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees

    06/06/2010 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 457+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 06, 2010 | Paul Thompson
    Boy Survives Falling Off Balcony After Bouncing Off Palm Trees A four-year-old boy had a lucky escape after falling from a 17th floor hotel balcony only to bounce off palm trees and land with minor injuries. By Paul Thompson 06 Jun 2010 Rescuers found Joey Williams still alive after he bounced off a cluster of palm trees and landed on a dirt surface near the hotel's swimming pool. Apart from surviving the 80ft fall he somehow managed to land between two pipes jutting up from the ground. Less than four hours after the fall at his hotel in Miami, Florida,...
  • Italy: Pakistani girl 'leaps from balcony after refusing arranged marriage' ( Religion of Peace )

    07/03/2008 12:50:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 304+ views
    A 15-year-old Pakistani girl was hospitalised after reportedly jumping from a balcony in the northern Italian town of Alessandria. She had refused an arranged marriage with a 16-year-old Pakistani. "My parents had already been in touch with his and told me I would be marrying him. I have nothing against him but I do not love him," Turin-based La Stampa daily quoted the girl as telling police from her hospital bed ... The previous centre-left Italian government issued a 'charter of values' for immigrants after the tragic case of another young Pakistani girl, Hina Saleem who was murdered by male...
  • Pakistani girl who jumped from balcony 'wants Italian citizenship'

    07/06/2008 1:34:37 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 164+ views
    AKI ^ | 3 July 2008 | Staff
    A 15-year-old Pakistani girl who jumped from a balcony in northern Italy after refusing an arranged marriage says she wants to become an Italian citizen. "I no longer want to be Pakistani," said the girl, named only as 'Piccola' by Turin-based daily La Stampa. An investigation is being opened into Piccola's desperate attempt to escape the future her parents planned for her - marriage to a teenage Pakistani cousin. "They had agreed to marry me to my cousin, a 16-year-old who I don't love," she said. Piccola is currently in hospital with a broken leg after leaping from her family's...
  • Dad locked teen on balcony, police say

    10/10/2007 12:55:53 AM PDT · by rawhide · 5 replies · 285+ views ^ | 10/10/07 | ANDRIA SIMMONS
    Police have arrested a Norcross man on child cruelty charges that allege he left his 14-year-old daughter locked on their apartment balcony without food or water for much of the weekend. Calvin Anthony Abram, 33, went out Friday night to celebrate his birthday and left his daughter stranded for most of the weekend on the second-floor balcony at Valencia Park Apartments off Peachtree Corners Circle, according to a police report. Investigators charged Abram with first-degree cruelty to children and reckless conduct. He was in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on Tuesday with bond set at $6,800. A probable cause hearing...
  • Man falls off balcony in spitting contest

    06/01/2007 8:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 507+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/07 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A 43-year-old German man was taken to hospital in critical condition after he fell off a second storey balcony during a spitting contest with his 12-year-old son, police said Friday. A spokesman for the police in the eastern town of Cottbus said the man in Forst had apparently lost his balance after thrusting too far forward in his attempt to outspit his son. He tumbled over the ledge and landed on a balcony of the ground floor apartment, police said. He was taken to hospital in a rescue helicopter.
  • Passer-by catches baby in 3-story fall

    10/02/2006 7:33:05 AM PDT · by rawhide · 134 replies · 3,785+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/01/2006 | By Felisa Cardona
    The 9-month-old, left alone by young babysitters, was dangling from a railing before losing her grip. The baby girl's tiny hand was wrapped around the third-floor railing of a Denver condominium complex, her feet dangling over the sidewalk below. Mary Bussey and her son Brandon, who were on their way to his football game Saturday afternoon, saw the baby hovering above their heads. The 9-month-old girl was crying, left alone while she was supposed to be in the care of her 13- and 10-year-old uncles, Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said Sunday. The baby's teenage mother left the girl with...
  • Cheerleader's Death Classified as Accident

    01/15/2004 8:14:03 AM PST · by TheBigB · 67 replies · 1,055+ views
    Fox News Online ^ | 1/15/04 | AP
    <p>KAANAPALI, Hawaii — A weeklong trip that was supposed to celebrate a year of hard work and success for some 500 cheerleaders began on a tragic note with the death of one of their own.</p> <p>Police were investigating how a high school cheerleader invited to perform at the Hula Bowl (search) college all-star game plunged naked to her death from a ninth-floor hotel balcony.</p>
  • Two held in cheerleader's death at Hawaii hotel

    01/14/2004 7:41:15 AM PST · by mhking · 139 replies · 7,233+ views
    KAANAPALI, Hawaii -- Two California men were arrested in the death of an 18-year-old New Jersey cheerleader whose naked body tumbled from the ninth floor balcony of a Maui hotel. The two men, whose identities were not immediately released, were arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Lauren Crossan, of Randolph, N.J., said Lt. Tivoli Faaumu. Crossan was part of a group from the National Association of American Cheerleaders that was on Maui to participate in Saturday's Hula Bowl college football game. Her body was discovered Monday morning on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Maui...