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  • Florida couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes (trunc)

    08/14/2017 11:58:15 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2017
    <p>A Florida couple transporting a propane barbecue grill inside their SUV was injured Sunday after a woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion. The grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento when the couple left a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane told the Orlando Sentinel After the explosion, the vehicle kept traveling until it crashed into a pole, according to Lane. Both people inside the SUV sustained burns, but their injuries are not life-threatening, FOX35 Orlando reported. Photos of the SUV posted by the Orlando Police Department show the vehicle's roof partially blown off. The photos posted by police also show the windshield blown out, and dents all over the vehicle.</p>
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Parents Release Photo Taken by Teen Electrocuted in Tub

    07/17/2017 2:01:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – The last message sent by 14-year-old Madison Coe before she was electrocuted in the bathtub shows the tragic mistake that killed her. "When you use and (sic) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath," the teen from Lovington, NM, wrote to a friend, sending a picture of the cord connection on top of a towel. But despite the precautions, Madison was apparently unaware that there was fraying on part of the cord, NBC 12 reports. Officials say she was killed after touching a frayed section while she was in the water....
  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

    07/13/2017 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards, causing serious injury.
  • How Many Women in the US Military are Going to Die for a Lie?

    07/11/2017 9:02:11 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 11, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The March of Folly rolls on at full speed in the US military under the Trump administration and the leadership of General Mattis in the Pentagon. In 2016, with a stroke of a pen, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, under the auspices of the Marxist Obama administration, authorized women to serve in the combat arms and special operations forces of the US military. For the uninitiated, the combat arms are the grunts, the tankers, the gun bunnies, the cavalry and the engineers. Special operations forces consist of the Rangers, the Green Berets, Delta Force, the Navy SEALs, Marine Recon...
  • Report: Minn. YouTuber Shot, Killed By Pregnant Girlfriend In Stunt Gone Wrong

    06/28/2017 8:36:17 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/28/17 | WCCO Staff
    A 22-year-old Halstad man is dead after being shot and killed in a YouTube stunt gone wrong. According to CBS affiliate ValleyNewsLive, Pedro Ruiz was killed when he instructed his pregnant girlfriend to shoot a .50 cal handgun at a book he was holding, thinking the book would stop the bullet. Ruiz, a YouTuber, was reportedly trying to achieve YouTube fame and began amping up pranks him and his girlfriend would do. On 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Norman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500 block of U.S. Highway 75 in Halstad on the report of the shooting. Despite treatment,...
  • Death toll from oil tanker blaze rises to 153

    06/25/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 153, with dozens more in a critical condition, and the fatalities are expected to increase. The disaster happened when scores of people from a village raced with jerry cans to the spot nearby where the vehicle had overturned to collect the leaking fuel. The crowd screamed as the flames engulfed them, said Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire....
  • Man is almost killed by a flying fridge door after shooting explosive-filled target [tr]

    06/08/2017 4:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Some people like to live dangerously – so much so that they nearly get themselves killed by shooting a refrigerator filled with binary explosive. A video posted on the internet shows a man firing an assault rifle at a refrigerator stocked with Tannerite. Tannerite is a widely sold exploding target specially geared toward gun owners.
  • Rattlesnake Bites Florida Boy Who Mistook It for A Toy

    <p>Authorities say a 5-year-old Florida boy is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake that he mistook for a toy. The incident happened Saturday in DeBary, which is north of Orlando.</p> <p>Volusia County Sheriff's deputies tell local news outlets that the child was playing in the backyard when he saw the snake under a jungle gym. It bit him on the finger and he was rushed to a hospital where he was treated with anti-venom.</p>
  • Family Files Lawsuit in Canadian Filmmaker's Keys Dive Death (Islamorada Sharks)

    03/28/2017 9:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    <p>The family of a Canadian filmmaker and conservationist who died during a shark filming excursion off the Florida Keys filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday.</p> <p>Rob Stewart, 37, of Toronto, Canada, died while diving in January off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, to film a follow-up to his 2006 documentary "Sharkwater," which examined the impact of shark hunting on the ocean's ecosystem. He also made a 2013 documentary "Revolution" about environmental collapse and was a wildlife photographer.</p>
  • Wife thought he was attacked after he suffered burns on his chest, arm and hand

    03/20/2017 11:59:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 21:23 EDT | By Amie Gordon
    Coroner to warn Apple over potentially lethal iPhone chargers after man electrocuted himself while charging his phone in the bath 32-year-old Richard Bull plugged his iPhone charger into an extension cord He rested the phone on his chest while in the bath and electrocuted himself Coroner warned the devices can be as dangerous as a hairdryer in a bathroom For Mailonline A coroner is to warn Apple that iPhone chargers can be potentially lethal after a man was electrocuted in the bath. Richard Bull from Ealing in west London was pronounced dead by paramedics in his home on December...
  • Tragedy as man drinks an entire bottle of tequila in one go to win a $630 bet and DIES moments later

    03/04/2017 11:25:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    It was the bet to end all bets, and ultimately a man's life. A 23-year-old man died from alcohol poisoning after chugging an entire bottle of tequila in a Dominican nightclub. Kelvin Rafael Mejía decided to down the lot as part of a friendly wager between friends. The insane bet was all caught on camera and then posted online.
  • Hamas explosives chief accidentally blows himself up

    02/06/2017 5:06:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/5/2017 | William A Jacobson
    Muhammad Hemada Walid al-Quqa Muhammad Walid al-Quqa, the explosives chief of Hamas, reportedly blew himself up in what commonly is referred to as a “work accident.” The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reports: A Hamas fighter succumbed on Sunday to wounds he sustained a day earlier in an “accidental explosion” in the northern Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health said. Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told the Palestinian Information Center that 37-year-old Muhammad Walid al-Quqa died in the hospital on Sunday morning following an “accidental” explosion in al-Sudaniyya in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday evening. The Izz al-Din...
  • Clinton’s campaign used security word ‘password’ allowing hackers to change course of election

    01/04/2017 9:57:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 4, 2017 | Hannah Crouch
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made the shocking revelation and said a 14-year-old could have hacked into John Podesta’s computer. Assange also claimed Clinton made “almost no attempt” to secure her private emails Speaking to Fox News, Mr Assange, said: “We published several…emails which show Podesta responding to a phishing email. “Podesta gave out that his password was the word ‘password’. “His own staff said this email that you’ve received, this is totally legitimate. “So this is something….a 14-year-old kids could have hacked Podesta that way.” Mr Assange also claimed Clinton made “almost no attempt” to keep her private emails secure...
  • Darwin Award Winner Pulls Gun on Cops to “Test a Theory”

    12/29/2016 11:51:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    Darwin Award nominee Jose Vaca, 29, may be in a jail cell, but he is lucky to be alive. Vaca was driving through Bakersfield, CA, on December 19th when he and a friend were pulled over by police. The convicted felon had a rifle in the car with him and he decided to use the traffic stop as an opportunity to test a theory he had about police brutality, and “What I was hoping for them to do was tell me, ‘Drop the gun! Back away from the firearm! Get on the ground! Turn around!’ And it was going...
  • Suspect killed trying to rob Georgia gun shop

    12/27/2016 8:44:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 76 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Georgia gun store owner fought back against two armed suspects who attempted to rob his business Monday morning. One suspect was left dead and the second remains at large, local media reported, but authorities are hopeful surveillance video that captured the attempted robbery will help them to identify the second suspect. The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn had just opened the shop with an employee when the two suspects entered wearing ski masks and armed with guns. Fearing for his safety, the shop owner pulled out his own gun and fired at the suspects, striking one and...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Comcast Xfinity's repair trucks may have caused multiple slide offs and collision.

    12/14/2016 5:07:19 AM PST · by RummyChick · 82 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/13 | youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCEzEVJkO1U
  • Man crashes while streaming 114 mph drive on Facebook Live (Darwin Award?)

    12/01/2016 3:56:51 PM PST · by DadOfFive · 29 replies
    Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph and weaving in and out of traffic was critically injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier. State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence. The video posted on Olio-Rojas' Facebook page shows him driving 114 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.
  • Oregon Man’s Body Dissolved After Fall Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

    11/17/2016 11:28:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    KTLA ^ | , Updated at 06:37am, November 17, 2016 | Anthony Kurzweil
    The body of an Oregon man who slipped and fell into a scalding hot spring while he was trying to “hot-spot” at Yellowstone National Park earlier this year dissolved before rescue crews could finish their recovery, according to a recent report. A view of a hot spring at the Norris Geyser Basin at Yellowstone National Park on May 12, 2016. (Credit: Mladen Amtonov/AFP/Getty Images) Colin Nathaniel Scott, 23, was with his younger sister when he walked more than 200 yards away from the boardwalk on June 7 to a hot spring called Pork Chop Geyser. Scott was planning to “hot-spot,”...