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Hospital Warns of Waterborne Bacteria After 3 Infants Die

5 babies have recovered or are recovering at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania hospital is turning away premature babies after three contracted pseudomonas infection and died. Eight premature babies, all born at less than 27 weeks of gestation, fell ill at Danville's Geisinger Medical Center as a result of the waterborne bacteria discovered in July, reports CNN . Four were "... More »

Man Accused of Killing 6-Year-Old Son in Horrific Tub Exorcism

Complaint says Pablo Martinez held boy he said was 'demonic' under faucet of scalding water

(Newser) - A horrific crime out of Arizona, where a father is accused of the first-degree murder of his 6-year-old son after an apparent exorcism attempt. The Arizona Republic reports that Pablo Martinez, said to be in his 30s, was arrested after the incident on the Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation outside Tucson,... More »

Snoop Dogg's Grandson Kai Dies in His Father's Arms

The rapper posts a series of iMessages about his faith

(Newser) - Snoop Dogg's grandson spent only 10 days on this Earth, People reports. The rapper's son Corde Broadus posted the sad news Wednesday on Instagram , saying his son Kai Love was gone. "He died in my arms and that feeling of energy will never leave me," he... More »

Boy's Death in Grease Trap Came as Mom Turned Her Back

It only took seconds

(Newser) - He'd been out of sight for a second when it happened. As employee Tenitia Cullum grabbed garbage bags from the rear foyer of a Tim Hortons in Rochester, NY, just before 11am on July 15, her 3-year-old son walked over the 2-foot-wide lid of a grease trap outside the... More »

A Tragic Past for Parents of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car

'Miracle baby' Zariah Hasheme's mother had 6 previous miscarriages

(Newser) - Demi Petrowski had six miscarriages before a "miracle baby" arrived for her and her husband, Zachary Hasheme: daughter Zariah. Now the New Mexico couple is mourning their only child after a babysitter allegedly left the 2-year-old in a hot car. Police in Hobbs say 41-year-old Tammie Brooks was tasked... More »

Wealthy Dad Charged After 11-Year-Old Son Dies in Boat Accident

Javier Burillo, member of one of Mexico's richest families, hit with manslaughter charges

(Newser) - A family outing on San Francisco Bay ended in tragedy Sunday, leaving an 11-year-old boy dead and his dad, a luxury property developer and member of one of the most affluent families in Mexico, charged in his death. "We're all heartsick about it. The community is shocked,"... More »

Wife Pleads for Mercy for Husband After Twins' Hot-Car Deaths

Marissa Rodriguez: Husband Juan Rodriguez is 'great father,' babies' deaths a 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - The mother of the twin babies who died in a hot car in the Bronx on Friday says she's living her "absolute worst nightmare"—but she's sticking by her husband, calling the deaths of little Mariza and Phoenix a "horrific accident." "Though I... More »

He Went to Work for 8 Hours. He Left His Babies in the Car

1-year-old Phoenix and Mariza died as temps soared; dad says he forgot they were in car

(Newser) - A terrible story out of the Bronx, where twin babies have died after being left in a hot car. Juan Rodriguez, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after police say he left his infant son and daughter, said to be either 11 months or a year... More »

Lawyer Explains Toddler's Fall From Cruise Ship Window

He says Royal Caribbean is at fault for Chloe Wiegand's death

(Newser) - A lawyer for the family of the 1-year-old girl who fell 11 stories to her death Sunday while aboard a docked cruise ship in Puerto Rico says the fault lies with Royal Caribbean, not the child's grandfather. Michael Winkleman says in a statement picked up by WSBT that Chloe... More »

Toddler Dies After Grandfather Dangles Her From Cruise Ship

Puerto Rico authorities say the man lost his grip on Indiana girl

(Newser) - A family cruise turned tragic Sunday afternoon when an 18-month-old girl died after her grandfather dangled her outside an 11th-story window on the ship and then lost his grip. Authorities tell the AP the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the time.... More »

Toddler Dies After Visiting County Fair

Health officials in San Diego blame E. coli, possibly from petting zoo

(Newser) - Four children were sickened after visiting the San Diego County Fair earlier this month, and now, one has died. FOX 5 , citing a release from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, reports all four children, said to be between the ages of 2 and 13, contracted E.... More »

Girl Scout Hike Ends in Tragedy

Isabelle Meyer, 11, was hit and killed by a falling tree

(Newser) - Isabelle Meyer was hiking along a gravel road with three others at a southern Indiana Girl Scouts campground Monday morning when a tree suddenly fell on the group, killing the 11-year-old. "They were there to have a good time," an emotional Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone said during... More »

152 Kids Have Died Here. The Heat Is Making Things Worse

Officials trying to get a handle on encephalitis epidemic in Bihar state, India

(Newser) - India's Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died. A senior Bihar health department official, Sanjay Kumar, said the epidemic is showing signs of... More »

In Area 'Rife With Human Trafficking,' a Sad Discovery

Bodies of woman, toddler, 2 babies found at US-Mexico border near Rio Grande

(Newser) - Four bodies were found along the US-Mexico border Sunday night, and three of them were young children. The remains of a 20-year-old woman, a toddler, and two infants were found in a brushy area near the Rio Grande, southeast of Anzalduas Park in the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area, KRGV... More »

In Emotional Video, Star Has Request After Son's Death

'Live like Riv,' country singer and his wife tell fans

(Newser) - "What if you were given a gift of 1,000 days on this Earth?" That's how country star Granger Smith is now framing the tragic death of his 3-year-old son, River, who died after a drowning accident at the family's Texas home earlier this month. In an... More »

CBP: Girl From India Dies in Desert on Way to US

Death took place in 'dangerous and austere location' in Arizona

(Newser) - The body of a 7-year-old girl believed to be from India was found this week in a remote part of the Arizona desert just over the border with Mexico, a death that a Border Patrol official is calling "senseless," reports the Daily Beast . Per a Customs and Border... More »

Country Singer's Son Drowned at Home

Rep confirms River Smith's cause of death

(Newser) - River Kelly Smith, the 3-year-old son of country singer Granger Smith, died in a tragic drowning accident at home, according to rep Jay Jones of BBR Music Group. Smith, 39, shared the awful news Thursday that River couldn't be revived after a "tragic accident." "Amber and... More »

Flooded Creek Sweeps Away 4-Year-Old Boy

Owen Jones is just 4 years old

(Newser) - Authorities are desperately searching for a 4-year-old Indiana boy who was carried away by a flooded creek on Thursday, CBS News reports. A witness saw Owen Jones get pulled downstream by Deer Creek in Delphi and told authorities, triggering a search by drone, boat, and sonar. But it switched to... More »

Teen Girl's Death at ER Remains a Mystery

Chloe Ricard was dropped off at hospital, and now her family wants answers

(Newser) - By the time Chloe Ricard arrived at a Lawrence, Mass., emergency room, medical staff said there was nothing they could do. The 13-year-old from Amesbury was pronounced dead "shortly after arrival" at Lawrence General Hospital at 4:47pm Monday, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office. But what... More »

Custody Fight May Have Led to Toddler's Unthinkable Killing

3-year-old dies in burning car, with the doors chained shut

(Newser) - The death itself is tragic: A 3-year-old girl died after being trapped in a burning car in Queens on Sunday night. But the circumstances make it hard to fathom: The car doors had been chained shut from the inside, an apparent bid to stop anyone from rescuing her, reports the... More »

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