Tuesday October 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Shocking’ Category

Limo had unlicensed driver, failed inspection before deadly crash

The limo that crashed upstate, killing 20 people, failed a safety inspection just last month — and its driver wasn’t licensed to be behind the wheel, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.  More…

Chilling final picture posted by murdered mom Shanann Watts shows doll wrapped in funeral shroud

This is the chilling final photo posted by a woman whose husband is accused of brutally murdering her and their two young daughters. Shanann Watts, 34, posted the photo of the shrouded doll on August 9, days before police say she and her daughters Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were killed in their Frederick, Colorado home.  More…

22% of US population does not speak English at home

Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population – 44 million – is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, choosing to speak Spanish at home instead. A report from the Migration Policy Institute found that 22 percent of the U.S. population does not speak English at home.  More…

Ticket mix-up led family onto doomed duck boat

The Colemans cherished their annual family vacation. Three generations of the Indianapolis family even posed for a group picture in Branson, Mo., moments before they boarded their amphibious boat. While snapping the photo, the Colemans realized they had purchased tickets for another boat — one that could have saved their lives.  More…

Montana man says he left baby in woods after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.  More…

Baby climbs closed and unclimbable pool ladder

Woman who said she found razor blade in food made it up

A Louisiana woman who claimed she found a razor blade in her food was later arrested for fabricating the incident, authorities said.  More…

Driver all smiles after fatal drunken crash

A Florida woman flashed a carefree smile in her mug shot — despite the possibility of facing manslaughter charges for allegedly crashing her car while drunk and killing a 60-year-old woman.  More…

Friends watch as man falls to his death taking selfie at tourist hot spot

Friends watched on in horror as a man plunged to his death after attempting to take a selfie at a popular Australian tourist site. The international student, said to be in his 20s, was “mucking around” with his friends when he fell 130-feet onto rocks at Western Australia’s notorious tourist hot spot, The Gap. He was then swept out to sea.  More…

Ex-Playmate Stephanie Adams jumped with son off NYC building

A former Playboy Playmate jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from a Midtown hotel Friday — amid a nasty custody battle with her chiropractic ex.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

Chicago Is Trying to Pay Down Its Debt by Impounding Innocent People’s Cars

Chicago police pulled Spencer Byrd over for a broken turn signal. Byrd says his signal wasn’t broken, but that detail would soon be the least of his worries. Ever since, Byrd has been trapped in one of the city’s most confusing bureaucratic mazes, deprived of his car and his ability to work. He now owes the city thousands of dollars for the pleasure.  More…

Former California cop was the infamous Golden State Killer: police

A former California cop was arrested and outed Wednesday as the infamous Golden State Killer — the fiend who murdered at least 12 people and raped dozens of women in the 1970s and ’80s and whose crimes were chronicled in the recent best-selling true-crime book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” authorities said.  More…

Video shows ex-Clinton aide in profanity-laced confrontation with cops

Police released a video Tuesday showing a former financial adviser to Hillary Clinton getting involved in a heated, profanity-laced confrontation with several officers. “You may shut the f— up!” the woman shrieks at an officer at one point. She has been a commissioner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and was chairwoman of its ethics committee, Politico reported.  More…

Woman embalmed alive in deadly hospital mistake

A Russian woman was embalmed alive when doctors unwittingly put her on a formaldehyde-based drip instead of saline during a surgery, according to a report Sunday.  More…