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You 'Looked at Those Dead and Dying Girls ... and You Ran'

California hit-and-run leaves 3 girls dead, 1 in critical condition

(Newser) - Three girls are dead and another is fighting for her life after a hit-and-run along a California highway. The pedestrians—two of whom were in wheelchairs, pushed by the other two —were out for a walk when they were struck in the north lane of Camp Rock Road, a...

At Least 8 Killed in Russian School Shooting

19-year-old is in custody following attack in Kazan

(Newser) - A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people—seven students and a teacher—and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said Tuesday that four male and...

A Bomb Killed Dozens. Then the Crowd Attacked First Responders

Chaos after blast in majority Shiite district of Kabul, for which no one has yet claimed responsibility

(Newser) - A bomb exploded near a girl's school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 25 people, many them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old, an Afghan government spokesmen said. The Taliban condemned the attack apparently aimed at civilians and denied any...

After Death of a Child, Peloton Recalls Its Treadmills

It's a major reversal for the company

(Newser) - In a major reversal after pushing against this very outcome , Peloton is recalling its treadmills after one child died and 29 other children suffered from cuts, broken bones, and other injuries from being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that Peloton...

Exhibit: Mrs. Lincoln's 'Erratic' Behavior Was Due to Grief

She wasn't insane, just feeling deep loss of her husband, 3 children, per exhibit at Lincoln museum

(Newser) - After Abraham Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, descended into a cycle of what calls "erratic" behavior, complete with "unearthly shrieks" and "terrible convulsions." This behavior, considered an improper attention-grab at the time for women of her stature, led...

Man Accused of Running Over His Kids With Backhoe

Texas father Vijender Chauhan charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - Two young children are dead in Texas, where their father is charged with killing them with a backhoe. Vijender Chauhan, 40, had been driving a John Deere backhoe close to his home near Roanoke on Saturday evening "with multiple children and adults riding on various moving parts" of the...

Mom Tries to Cross Rio Grande With Kids, 9-Year-Old Dies

BP agents were able to resuscitate migrant mother, 3-year-old, but girl didn't regain consciousness

(Newser) - Tragedy has struck a mother from Guatemala trying to make her way into the US with her two children, both Mexican nationals. Newsweek reports that on March 20, US Border Patrol agents received a rescue call after bystanders saw three people stranded on an island on the Mexican side of...

Cops: Ohio Mom Ran Over 6-Year-Old, Dumped Body in River

Brittany Gosney charged with killing her son after police say she initially reported him missing

(Newser) - A mother in Ohio has confessed to killing one of three young children she initially planned to abandon. That's according to the Middletown Division of Police, which received a report about the missing 6-year-old, James Hutchinson, on Sunday. The boy's mother, Brittany Gosney, 29, and her boyfriend, James...

Boy in Texas Saw Snow for the First Time, Died the Next Day

Family suspects Honduras native Cristian Pavon died of hypothermia in bed

(Newser) - An 11-year-old boy from Honduras asked his mother to film him playing in the first snow he'd ever seen in Conroe, Texas, on Monday. It would be the last footage of him alive. Cristian Pavon's family lost power to their mobile home on Sunday night, but Cristian never...

After Teen Found Dead, Friend's Mom Is Charged

Janet Irvin charged with failing to report the disappearance of Quawan Charles in Louisiana

(Newser) - When a teenage boy was found dead in a shallow pool of water in Louisiana in November, family members faulted Baldwin Police, who they said had failed to search for the boy when he was reported missing days earlier, and the mother of one of the boy's friends, who...

Toddler's Family: Royal Caribbean Destroyed CCTV Footage

Family of Chloe Wiegand, who fell to her death from ship, demands 'the harshest of sanctions'

(Newser) - Earlier this week, Salvatore "Sam" Anello of Indiana was sentenced to three years' probation for the death of his 18-month granddaughter, who fell from his grasp and out an 11th-story window on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. Chloe Wiegand plummeted 150 feet to her death in the...

Cops: Man on the Run Smashes Into Car, Kills Mom, 2 Kids

Amanda Chatman, 24, died in Tennessee crash, along with 3- and 4-year-old sons

(Newser) - A man fleeing Tennessee state troopers sped into a city intersection and slammed his truck into a car, killing a mother and her two young children, authorities said. The Tennessee Highway Patrol was chasing a truck driven by Michael Don Shepherd around 8am on Tuesday morning when Shepherd sped into...

NC Boy, 8, Dies After Being Shot With BB Gun
8-Year-Old Shot
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8-Year-Old Shot With BB Gun Dies

He and a 7-year-old were reportedly target shooting when incident happened in NC

(Newser) - Two children were shooting BB guns at targets when tragedy struck Sunday, leaving an 8-year-old dead. Police responded to a home in North Carolina's Alexander County to find the victim and a 7-year-old had been shooting BB or pellet guns when the older boy was accidentally hit in the...

After Girl's Horrific Death, Punishment for Mom

Tiaundra Christon of Texas dressed a doll to look like her daughter as a ruse after she was killed

(Newser) - A Texas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for tampering with a corpse: that of her own 2-year-old daughter. The body of Hazana Anderson was found in a weighted-down bag in a lake near Houston in October 2018, reports People . A few days earlier, the girl's...

6th Grader in Zoom Class Takes His Own Life

Officials in San Joaquin County, Calif., say 11-year-old died after shooting himself during online class

(Newser) - A sixth grade Zoom class turned tragic this week in California, leaving an 11-year-old dead after cops say he shot himself. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office started fielding calls around 11am Wednesday that there'd been a shooting in Woodbridge, and when deputies got to the scene, they...

Cops: Boy, 5, Killed After Being Forced to Get Out of the Car

Austin Birdseye was struck and killed on Alabama highway on Sunday

(Newser) - A soldier who forced his longtime girlfriend's 5-year-old son out of his car on a busy highway at night, apparently for being "unruly," has been charged with reckless murder after the boy was struck and killed, police say. Army Sgt. Bryan Starr—who is stationed at Georgia'...

1-Year-Old Dies After Wildfire Traps Family

They tried to flee fast-moving Washington blaze

(Newser) - A 1-year-old boy in Washington state has become the youngest victim of the devastating wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley says Uriel Hyland died and parents Jacob Hyland, 31, and Jamie Hyland, 26, were severely burned while trying to escape the Cold Springs Fire, Fox...

12-Year-Old's Death Causes an Outcry in Sweden

She was shot to death, an innocent bystander in an apparent gang feud

(Newser) - The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violence from suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory. "If we don't stop the new recruitment of young people into...

Over 2 Days, 2 Bad Milestones in Florida

State records highest single-day death count, and its youngest victim, a 9-year-old

(Newser) - Florida reported 140 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, including that of the state's youngest victim yet. A 9-year-old girl from Putnam County died from complications of COVID-19, as confirmed by Putnam County Health Officer Mary Garcia, who said she was unaware of any underlying medical conditions, per CNN...

Teen in Foster Care Fatally Restrained for Throwing a Sandwich

3 Mich. youth home staffers charged with manslaughter after Cornelius Fredericks, 16, dies

(Newser) - A Michigan teen went into cardiac arrest and died May 1, two days after an incident in a Kalamazoo youth foster care facility in which staff members restrained him. Per NBC News , a video (warning: graphic) showing what happened to 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks on April 29 at Lakeside Academy has...

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