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Nursing Home Staff Smelled the Stench, But 'Did Nothing'

York Spratling developed a terrible condition

(Newser) - Nursing home staff could smell the stench but did nothing for days—and when York Spratling was finally sent to a Florida emergency room in February 2017, the cause was hard to stomach. The doctor "said he had never seen anything like that before, especially in this day and... More »

Vine Founder Dead at 35

Colin Kroll was discovered in his New York apartment

(Newser) - Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 35, the AP reports. The New York Police Department says officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him. They found him unconscious and... More »

Arrest Made in Death of NC Teen

Michael Ray McLellan, 34, has been charged in kidnapping, murder of Hania Noelia Aguilar, 13

(Newser) - The FBI says an arrest has been made in the disappearance and death of a North Carolina teenager. A statement issued by the FBI says Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, per the AP . FOX Carolina reports that... More »

A 'Nationally Recognized Protocol,' an Autistic Teen's Death

Was it appropriate to use 'prone restraint' in this situation?

(Newser) - A private California school has had its certification suspended and an investigation is underway after an incident last month that left a special needs teen dead. The Sacramento Bee reports on what's said to have transpired Nov. 28 at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, when a 13-year-old... More »

Tractor Driven by Dog Kills Millionaire Farmer

The death is called 'a very tragic accident'

(Newser) - A multimillionaire farmer met an untimely end when a tractor driven by his pet dog crushed him to death, the Independent reports. Derek Mead, 70, was apparently building a rock garden at his home in England last June when he got out of the vehicle, leaving it in neutral without... More »

What He Thought Would Keep Him Alive: a Football, Fish, and God

More on the final hours of John Allen Chau, killed by hostile Sentinelese

(Newser) - The young American, paddling his kayak toward a remote Indian island whose people have resisted the outside world for thousands of years, believed God was helping him dodge the authorities. "God sheltered me and camouflaged me against the coast guard and the navy," John Allen Chau wrote before... More »

They Were Protesting a Fuel Tax. Then a Driver Panicked

One dead, dozens hurt in France after demonstration

(Newser) - One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron, the AP reports. The protester was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated in a panic at Pont-de-Beauvoisin, near Chambery,... More »

Woman Dies on Cruise Ship Headed to Aruba

FBI, local authorities are investigating after incident involving 52-year-old

(Newser) - Not many details are out yet, but it's a big enough story that the FBI is now involved. ABC News reports that both local and federal authorities are investigating the Tuesday death of a 52-year-old woman on Princess Cruises' Royal Princess cruise ship. The vessel had departed its Florida... More »

On NYC Subway, a 'Tragic End to the Everyday Jostle'

Man who fled from Nazis in Austria dies after being pushed to ground by rushing fellow commuter

(Newser) - The New York Times calls Dr. Kurt Salzinger's death "a tragic end to the everyday jostle of straphangers," which the New York Post paints as "a daily underground hazard." His stepdaughter calls it "a complete disregard for the elderly," per the Times. Salzinger... More »

He'd Find Bats on His Bed and Handle Them. Now He's Dead

Gary Giles first person to die from rabies in Utah since 1944

(Newser) - Gary Giles and his wife, Juanita, would often use their hands to catch the bats that would end up flying around inside their home in Moroni, Utah, and they never had any issues. "The bats would lick our fingers, almost like they could taste the saltiness of our fingers,... More »

The Power Went Out at an Amazon Center. Then It Got 'Crazy'

2 dead after warehouse partially collapses in Baltimore

(Newser) - "The power shut off. It was just crazy inside. It just sounded like bombs were dropping everywhere." That's how an Amazon employee describes to WBAL what happened Friday night at one of the company's fulfillment centers in southeast Baltimore after the building partially collapsed. A 50-foot-by-50-foot... More »

Shaken Baby Dies 20 Years Later, Dad Faces Murder Charge

Olin Shane Tannery already spent several years behind bars for assault of his son

(Newser) - Olin Shane Tannery spent years in prison for assaulting his infant son—and now the Missouri father might end up back behind bars after that son died two decades later. The Kansas City Star reports on the 39-year-old's indictment for second-degree murder, almost seven months after his 20-year-old son... More »

She 'Chipmunked' Pancakes and Died. Now, a Lawsuit

Mom of college student Caitlin Nelson sues Sacred Heart University after eating contest death

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a goofy competition, but it ended with the choking death of a college student. Now the mom of 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson, who died in April 2017 after wolfing down a handful of pancakes in an eating contest, is suing Sacred Heart University, claiming the college... More »

Groom-to-Be Dies on Bachelor Party Cruise

Christopher McGrory's fiancee describes a 'broken heart'

(Newser) - With less than two months to go until his wedding, Florida's Christopher McGrory boarded Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica ship planning to celebrate his last days as a bachelor. But the party was short-lived, per the Palm Beach Post . In what his fiancee calls "a tragic... More »

Lioness at Zoo Kills Father of Her 3 Cubs

Zookeepers in Indianapolis aren't sure what happened

(Newser) - A female lion at the Indianapolis Zoo killed a male that had previously sired three of her cubs. Per IndyStar , a zoo statement says the 10-year-old male African lion named Nyack died last week after zookeepers heard noises coming from their habitat and discovered him with female Zuri's jaws... More »

Brothel Owner Expected to Win Election Despite Death

Republican would be named to replace Dennis Hof after Nov. 6

(Newser) - Despite being found dead on Tuesday, Nevada's most famous pimp is poised to win a Nov. 6 election to the state legislature , reports the AP . The body of Dennis Hof, who marketed himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican in his race for a heavily GOP Assembly district, was found... More »

She Left the US to Raise a Black Son. Then, the 'Inevitable'

Family demands answers in tasing death of Chinedu Okobi

(Newser) - When 72-year-old Amaka Okobi heard a black man had had a deadly encounter with police in Millbrae, Calif., she thought, "Oh God, I feel so bad for his mother." Only later did she learn the man was her own 36-year-old son, said to have been tased by at... More »

She Was Called a Dead Reality Star. That's Not Quite Right

The 'New York Times' looks at the life of Lyric McHenry

(Newser) - Lyric McHenry was found dead hours after celebrating her 26th birthday in Manhattan, and the coverage of her death "reduced [her] to the facts as written in a hurried police report: black woman, pregnant, possible cocaine, deserted street in the Bronx," writes Zoe Greenberg for the New York ... More »

Sorrowful Bill Gates Lauds Paul Allen's '2nd Act'

Microsoft co-founders met as kids, dropped out of college to form their company

(Newser) - Bill Gates wasn't even in his teens yet when he met Paul Allen at a school outside Seattle, and less than 10 years later, the two dropped out of college and founded Microsoft together. That long history, and their storied successes, have left Gates "heartbroken" after the death... More »

'Devastating Tragedy' on Set of Mister Rogers Film

Crew member James Emswiller, 61, dies after falling off 2nd-floor balcony in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

(Newser) - Sad news out of Pennsylvania, where a biopic about Fred Rogers (aka "Mister Rogers") is filming. WPXI and the AP report that a 61-year-old crew member for You Are My Friend has died after falling off a second-story balcony at a Mount Lebanon apartment building. Police say James... More »

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