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  • Kate Spade’s Father Dies Night Before His Daughter’s Funeral

    The ailing father of designer Kate Spade died just hours before his daughter’s funeral in Kansas City, Missouri. An announcement was made Thursday at Spade’s funeral, according to KTLA sister station WDAF in Kansas City. A priest at the service said Earl (Frank) Brosnahan Jr. was recently put into hospice and passed away Wednesday night. He was 89 years old. “He had been in failing health of late and was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter,” a family statement […]

  • Missouri Mom Charged With Educational Neglect After 9-Year-Old Son Misses Too Much School

    A Missouri mother is facing legal action for all the days of school her 9-year-old son has reportedly missed. Prosecutors have charged Jessica Pence-Nicholson with educational neglect, according to KTLA sister station KTVI in St. Louis. Court documents show her son had a pattern of poor attendance – only showing up to Stephen Blackhurst Elementary School about 50 percent of the time between August and December of 2017. “They have missed a lot, yes,” Pence-Nicholson told the television station. “I […]

  • Man Crushed to Death by Mother’s Coffin While Attending Her Funeral in Indonesia

    A man died after his mother’s coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during the service, according to the Guardian. Samen Kondorura, 40, died Friday when pallbearers lost their footing while carrying the coffin up a bamboo ladder. The group was trying to hoist the coffin onto a lakkian, an ornately carved tower, for traditional funeral rites. Residents of the northern Indonesian region where Kondorura and his mother, Berta, lived are sent into the afterlife with days of traditional festivities […]

  • NorCal ER Doctor Relieved of Duty After Being Caught on Video Taunting Patient

    An ER doctor announcing you’re one of the “least sick of all the people” sounds like good news, but in the case of Samuel Bardwell, it was a callous statement made while he was suffering a full-blown anxiety attack. Now Beth Keegstra, 57, the contracted physician who tended to the 20-year-old last week at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif., has been permanently taken out of the rotation of ER doctors at all of the health system’s locations, per […]

  • Tanishq Abraham graduates from the University of California, Davis on June 17, 2018. (Credit: KTXL)

    15-Year-Old Sacramento Boy Graduates Summa Cum Laude From UC Davis

    A 15-year-old Sacramento boy on Sunday graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Davis, KTLA sister station KTXL reported. Tanishq Abraham became a member of Mensa at age 4 and started home schooling at 7,  the Los Angeles Times reported. He graduated high school at 10 years old and a year later, earned associate degrees in math, science and foreign language studies from Sacramento’s American River College, according to the L.A. Times. Tanishq was accepted into UC Davis in 2016. On Sunday, […]

  • Rider Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Horse Tramples 8-Year-Old Boy at NorCal Fair Parade

    Nearly a week after a horse bucked his rider and trampled a boy during a fair parade in Colusa, police announced they have arrested the man who was thrown to the ground on suspicion of DUI. Around 7:30 p.m. last Friday, Armando Martinez Ruiz was thrown from his horse during the Colusa County Fair Parade, KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento reported Thursday. An 8-year-old boy was trampled by the horse as it ran away, according to the Colusa Police Department. […]

  • Joshua Box is shown in a booking photo from the Washington County Sheriff's Office with a booking date of June 7, 2018.

    Convicted Sex Offender Arrested in Arkansas, Charged Again With Possessing Child Porn

    An Arkansas man who was convicted of possessing child pornography was arrested again for the same crime late last month, authorities said. Joshua Box, 35, of Fayetteville, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for receiving and possessing child pornography. According to KTLA sister station KFSM in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Box is accused of receiving thousands of images and videos of child pornography on four occasions. He allegedly owned a hard drive that contained pornographic images of children […]

  • Raccoon Scales Minnesota Skyscraper, Captivating Anxious Viewers

    A raccoon’s journey up the side of a St. Paul, Minnesota, skyscraper caught the interest of nervous onlookers hundreds of feet below and on social media across the globe on Tuesday. The critter, dubbed #mprraccoon by Minnesota Public Radio, was first spotted Tuesday morning just a few stories off the ground — then it started to climb. I don't know if I can watch this much longer. The #mprraccoon is scaling the UBS Tower. Now 12 stories up. — Tim […]

  • ‘We Are Beyond Devastated,’ Olympian Bode Miller Says After Daughter’s Death in O.C. Pool Drowning

    The 19-month-old daughter of Olympic gold medalist skier Bode Miller died Sunday in a tragic pool accident in Orange County, the Associated Press reported. Miller and his wife, professional beach volleyball player Morgan Beck Miller, were at a party at their neighbor’s house near Mission Viejo when 19-month-old Emeline Grier Miller somehow fell into the pool, a source told TMZ. Terribly sad news in the Olympic Movement today. #TeamUSA sends sincere condolences to @MillerBode and his family, along with wishes of strength […]