Thursday April 26, 2018

Archive for the ‘Shocking’ Category

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…

Copperfield may be forced to reveal illusion secrets in multimillion-dollar injury case

He can’t make this just disappear. Magician David Copperfield is expected to testify as early as Friday in a multimillion-dollar injury case filed by an audience member who was left brain damaged by a Las Vegas illusion gone awry.  More…

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth.  More…

44 Percent of Californians Don’t Speak English At Home

A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau says 44 percent of California residents over the age of five speak other than English at home. The census report released Tuesday found that of those who speak a language other than English at home, two-thirds speak Spanish. Latinos are California’s largest ethnic group.  More…

Faulty water heater blamed in Mexico vacation tragedy

The toxic gas leak that killed an Iowa family vacationing at a Mexico resort town likely came from a faulty water heater, officials said.  More…

They never learn: Deputy caught sleeping outside Parkland school

A Broward County sheriff’s deputy has been suspended after he was caught sleeping in a patrol car outside the site of the mass shooting that left 17 people dead last month.  More…

Downtown San Francisco filled with diseased streets, needles, and feces

The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces.  More…

Toronto Serial Killer Suspect Was a Mall Santa

The suspected serial killer was a mall Santa. As investigators dug for bodies at a Toronto-area property Monday, details continued to emerge about the life of suspect Bruce McArthur. McArthur, who is charged with five counts of murder and is alleged to have hidden some victims’ remains in planters around Toronto, served as Santa Claus at Agincourt Mall in the Scarborough neighborhood of the city.  More…

‘Obit Bandit’ Broke Into Homes While Residents Attended Funerals

Police arrested a man dubbed the “obit bandit” after he allegedly broke into several homes while residents attended funerals or wakes. Plymouth resident Randy Brunelle, 35, was found guilty in 2012 of breaking into the home of a Sandwich police officer’s mother while the officer attended her funeral. He served 18 months in jail for the crime.  More…

FBI admits it didn’t investigate tip on alleged school shooter

The FBI was warned last month that Nikolas Cruz was an armed psycho who might shoot up a school — but it didn’t bother investigating, the agency admitted Friday. A little over a month later, on Wednesday, Cruz gunned down 17 people at his former high school.  More…

Host kills himself after accidentally killing his best friend at birthday party

A Michigan man celebrating his birthday committed suicide moments after he accidentally killed his best friend, cops said. Zachary Woodcock invited friends over for his 21st birthday party and at some point pulled out a gun that he fired unintentionally, killing his friend, 21-year-old Richard Cody Skillman. He then went outside and turned the firearm on himself.  More…

Reporter covering school shooting learns suspect is her son

It’s the scoop no reporter would ever want. A local newswoman uncovered a horrific personal story after rushing to cover last week’s shooting at a western Kentucky high school: the 15-year-old boy who had allegedly shot and killed two classmates was her own son.  More…

Fisherman sues after dramatic boat crash caught on video

A fisherman who jumped ship into bone-chilling water to dodge a speeding motorboat has filed a $372,500 lawsuit, alleging the other driver was distracted by his cellphone just before the dramatic crash caught on video.  More…

New York’s criminal underground in the 20th century

When the likes of mob kingpins like Joe the Boss and Kid Twist ruled the streets of New York in the 1930s, they instilled a legacy of murder, robbery, and petty crime in the city. Enemies were dealt with in the most violent ways imaginable: public shootouts and ‘concrete boots’ were common. (disturbing images)  More…

Video shows car stuck in second story of office

Dramatic CCTV has revealed exactly how a car ended up wedged in the second story of a California dental office after pictures of the crash baffled the internet. Footage taken in Santa Ana, California, shows the vehicle speeding across an intersection before hitting a road divider. It can then be seen sailing through the air for a brief moment before smashing into the side of the office building, where it got stuck.  More…