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Amid Criticism on FDA Response, News of a 3rd Infant Death

FDA says investigation is in early stages on baby said to have consumed Abbott baby formula

(Newser) - The FDA has learned about the third death of an infant who reportedly consumed Abbott Laboratories' baby formula, linked to bacterial contamination. The agency said it received a consumer complaint related to the January death on June 10, per the Wall Street Journal . It had already disclosed that four infants...

GoFundMe Sets Up Hub to Keep Scammers From Uvalde Tragedy

Crowdfunding platform has verified fundraisers; blood donations, legal services also needed for Texas victims

(Newser) - Wanting to help victims and their families after a tragic event is a natural impulse, but avoiding scammers is key to making sure your money gets into the right hands. After Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two adults were...

Hospital Worker Arrested After Baby's 'Sudden' Death

Person in custody said to be nurse at Birmingham Children's Hospital, suspected of poisoning

(Newser) - Just hours after an infant died in the ICU at a prominent UK medical center, an arrest has been made. The BBC reports that a 27-year-old health worker was suspended from her job and brought into custody "on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life." ITV...

11-Year-Old Walking With Her Family Shot in Bronx

Girl was shot as 2 people on a motorized scooter chased a man running down the sidewalk

(Newser) - A "senseless" shooting has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in New York City after a stray bullet hit her during a chase among strangers. CBS New York reports on the Monday afternoon shooting, which took place in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx around 5pm as the...

Utah Teen's Sand-Dune Tunnel Proved Fatal

Ian Spendlove's tunnel collapsed, trapping him for more than 20 minutes

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy in Utah died after a tunnel he was digging in the side of a sand dune collapsed, trapping him. Ian Spendlove of Santa Clara had been digging just outside the campground area at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Kanab, near the Arizona border, when a...

Mom on 3-Year-Old's Alleged 'Exorcism' Death: 'It Is What It Is'

Claudia Elisia Hernandez Santos faces 25 years to life for her alleged role in the ceremony

(Newser) - A California mother who said her 3-year-old daughter would wake up screaming and crying at night took her to have her demons cast out. The girl didn't survive the exorcism. Claudia Elisia Hernandez Santos, mother of Arely Naomi Proctor, is charged with assault on a child resulting in death...

Mom Arrested After 3 Kids Found Dead in Calif. Home
Cops: Mother Said Teen
Helped Her Kill 3 Kids
UPDATED

Cops: Mother Said Teen Helped Her Kill 3 Kids

LAPD says 16-year-old is now in custody

(Newser) - Update: A mother accused of killing her three children over Mother's Day weekend has told police a 16-year-old helped her carry out the murders, the LAPD says. Angela Flores, 38, was booked on suspicion of three counts of murder Sunday after the bodies of the children—8-year-old twin boys...

Ex-Cop Charged With Murder in Shooting of Boy, 12

DA says Edsaul Mendoza shot TJ Siderio in the back at near-point blank range

(Newser) - Update: A former Philadelphia police officer who was fired after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in March has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say the shot that killed Thomas "TJ" Siderio was fired from near-point blank range while the boy was unarmed and "essentially face down on...

After Mom Hits Curb, Goes Into Pond, 3 Young Brothers Die

They were trapped in car seats in Michigan tragedy

(Newser) - Unimaginable tragedy in Michigan on Thursday, when a mom driving her three sons ended up in a frozen pond—trapping the boys fatally. The unnamed 30-year-old swerved into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons before hitting a curb and rolling into the retention pond around 11am, CNN reports. She was able...

Suit: Jail Staff Ignored Pleas of Woman in Labor, to Tragic End

Tiana Hill says her infant died 4 days after birth due to sheriff's, prison medical staff's negligence

(Newser) - A Georgia mother has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Clayton County after she gave birth while in jail there and her baby died. The New York Times reports that the federal complaint by Tiana Hill accuses Sheriff Victor Hill (no relation) and the medical staff at the Clayton County...

4-Year-Old in Car With Mom Fatally Shoots Himself

Mom, friend were getting high in the front seat, police say

(Newser) - Tragedy in Louisiana, where a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his mom's car Saturday. Jarion Walker was in the back seat of the car with his two younger siblings, ages 22 months and about one year, while their mother and another adult smoked...

Skier May Face Manslaughter Charges After Deadly Collision

Girl, 5, killed when man crashed into her on the slopes

(Newser) - A skier is being held on suspicion of manslaughter after a collision in the French Alps on Saturday that left a 5-year-old dead. The British girl was taking a ski lesson on an easy-level ski run in clear weather, Yahoo News reports. She was last in line behind the instructor...

Dead Teen Hockey Player's Friend Petitions for New Rule

Skater wants neck guards to be required

(Newser) - A high school student who lost his friend doesn’t want anyone else to go through that. When 16-year-old high school sophomore Teddy Balkind suffered a fatal injury during a hockey game in Connecticut a week ago, he wasn’t wearing a neck guard. At first, authorities said Teddy had...

Community Mourns Teen Killed in Freak Accident

Hockey player fell and was struck by another kid

(Newser) - A community is mourning a high school sophomore after a hockey game turned tragic. Teddy Balkind was playing in a matchup between his school, St. Luke’s of New Canaan, Conn., and Brunswick School in Greenwich when he fell. Another student wasn’t able to stop in time to avoid...

'This Is Probably One of the Worst Fires I've Ever Been To'

'Heavy fire' kills 13 in Philadelphia home

(Newser) - At least 13 people are dead, seven of them children, in a Philadelphia house fire that Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy described as among the worst he has witnessed. "It was terrible," said Murphy, per CNN . "I've been around for 30, 35 years now, and this...

School Bus Hits, Kills First-Grader: 'We're Hurting'

Investigators are looking into accident in Jefferson County

(Newser) - At the end of the school day on the last day of school before winter break in Missouri's Jefferson County, tragedy for the family of one first-grader. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the little boy, who hasn't been identified, had just gotten off his school bus at...

13-Year-Old Killed Sister With Homemade Gun: Cops

Georgia police say boy was running a 'ghost gun' operation

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy had a business selling untraceable guns, including semi-automatic weapons, that he built using parts purchased online—until it all went south Saturday, according to police. Two people arrived at the boy's home in Douglasville, Ga., to buy one of the "ghost guns" but grabbed it...

Suit: Cops Fired on 'Innocent Bystanders,' Killing 8-Year-Old

Family of Fanta Bility files federal lawsuit against Philadelphia police

(Newser) - Update: The family of an 8-year-old girl fatally shot by police outside a high school football game in Philadelphia allege unreasonable and excessive force in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Gunfire erupted during an altercation between young men after the Aug. 27 game in Sharon Hill, CNN reports. Three police...

NY State Trooper Indicted for Murder of 11-Year-Old Girl

Family of Monica Goods says she was killed after high-speed chase by Christopher Baldner

(Newser) - A week before she turned 12, Monica Goods was killed on the New York State Thruway last winter after her family's car flipped over and threw her from the vehicle. Now, a New York State Trooper has been charged with murder, with Monica's family claiming Christopher Baldner rammed...

Toddlers Wander Into Neighbor's Pool, Drown

2 boys were being watched by their grandmother a few houses away in Belle Glade, Fla.

(Newser) - Two young boys drowned Wednesday in Florida after they wandered away from their grandmother and into a neighbor's pool. The boys, aged 2 and 3, were under the care of their grandmother at a Belle Glade house she regularly cleans, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office....

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