Quantcast

Covering the Nation - LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather

  • Covering the NationMore>>

  • 8-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Crushed To Death By TV

    8-Year-Old Jacksonville Boy Crushed To Death By TV

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-04-22 01:36:21 GMT
    Aaron Escobar / CC BY 2.0/ MGNAaron Escobar / CC BY 2.0/ MGN
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say an 8-year-old Jacksonville boy has died after being crushed by a large television. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, authorities found Christian Dozier early Friday morning in a bedroom near a four-level shelf with an old-style tube television on the floor. Authorities confirmed the television fell off the top shelf but it’s unclear whether it fell on its own or because someone was attempting to climb it. Autho...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say an 8-year-old Jacksonville boy has died after being crushed by a large television. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, authorities found Christian Dozier early Friday morning in a bedroom near a four-level shelf with an old-style tube television on the floor. Authorities confirmed the television fell off the top shelf but it’s unclear whether it fell on its own or because someone was attempting to climb it. Autho...
  • Judge Orders Evidence Preserved In Hernandez Prison Suicide

    Judge Orders Evidence Preserved In Hernandez Prison Suicide

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:25:16 GMT

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death. Bristol Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire's ruling includes video recordings of Hernandez's cell for the eight hours before he was found hanged, records of where Hernandez was during that time and all of his property, ...

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death. Bristol Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire's ruling includes video recordings of Hernandez's cell for the eight hours before he was found hanged, records of where Hernandez was during that time and all of his property, ...

  • Undergrads Build Prosthetic Arm For 10-Year-Old Violinist

    Undergrads Build Prosthetic Arm For 10-Year-Old Violinist

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:31:32 GMT
    Ten-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera smiles after playing her violin with her new prosthetic at the engineering department of George Mason University(AP Photo/Steve Helber)Ten-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera smiles after playing her violin with her new prosthetic at the engineering department of George Mason University(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm. Her music teacher at Island Creek Elementary in Fairfax County had built her a prosthetic ...

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the hopes of an impossibly cute 10-year-old girl. Fifth-grader Isabella Nicola wanted to play the violin, but she was born with no left hand and a severely abbreviated forearm. Her music teacher at Island Creek Elementary in Fairfax County had built her a prosthetic ...

  • Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead In Car In Los Angeles

    Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. Found Dead In Car In Los Angeles

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:48:47 GMT
    Phil Konstantin/MGNPhil Konstantin/MGN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead in a car Thursday in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the cause of death is under investigation, but drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found in the car parked on a busy street. The elder Gooding rose to fame for "Everybody...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead in a car Thursday in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says the cause of death is under investigation, but drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found in the car parked on a busy street. The elder Gooding rose to fame for "Everybody...
  • Authorities: Tennessee Student, Teacher Found In California

    Authorities: Tennessee Student, Teacher Found In California

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:48:35 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher last month has been found safe in California and the teacher has been arrested.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher last month has been found safe in California and the teacher has been arrested.

  • Love Game For Serena: Spox Says Williams Is Pregnant

    Love Game For Serena: Spox Says Williams Is Pregnant

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:40:03 GMT
    Australian Open / Facebook/MGNAustralian Open / Facebook/MGN

    A spokeswoman for Serena Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall." Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."      The 35-year-old Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in ...

    A spokeswoman for Serena Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall." Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of herself on the social media site Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."      The 35-year-old Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in ...

  • Sanders Urges Party To Go Beyond Comfort Zone

    Sanders Urges Party To Go Beyond Comfort Zone

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 2:31 PM EDT2017-04-19 18:31:58 GMT
    Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appearing at an event in Louisville (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging Democrats to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans. Sanders spoke to a boisterous crowd Tuesday night in Louisville as he continued a nationwide tour to rally Democrats trying to overcome last year's ele...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appearing at an event in Louisville (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging Democrats to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans. Sanders spoke to a boisterous crowd Tuesday night in Louisville as he continued a nationwide tour to rally Democrats trying to overcome last year's ele...
  • US Intercepts 2 Russian Bombers Off Alaska's Coast

    US Intercepts 2 Russian Bombers Off Alaska's Coast

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-04-18 18:58:38 GMT
    MGNMGN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast. Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday. Ross says the intercept was "safe and professional." North American Aerospace Defense Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace. Fox News said Tuesday the Russian planes flew wi...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off Alaska's coast. Navy Commander Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, says a pair of F-22 Raptor aircraft intercepted the Russian TU-95 Bear bombers on Monday. Ross says the intercept was "safe and professional." North American Aerospace Defense Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace. Fox News said Tuesday the Russian planes flew wi...
  • United CEO Says No One Will Be Fired For Dragging Incident

    United CEO Says No One Will Be Fired For Dragging Incident

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-04-18 17:48:55 GMT
    Kaylyn Davis / Twitter/ MGNKaylyn Davis / Twitter/ MGN
    (AP) United Airlines executives say it's too soon to know if last week's dragging of a man off a plane is hurting ticket sales. The chief executive says no one will be fired over the incident. CEO Oscar Munoz and other executives apologized again on Tuesday before discussing the airline's latest financial results with analysts and reporters. Munoz says he takes full responsibility "for making this right" after the April 9 incident aboard a United Express plane in Chicago. ...
    (AP) United Airlines executives say it's too soon to know if last week's dragging of a man off a plane is hurting ticket sales. The chief executive says no one will be fired over the incident. CEO Oscar Munoz and other executives apologized again on Tuesday before discussing the airline's latest financial results with analysts and reporters. Munoz says he takes full responsibility "for making this right" after the April 9 incident aboard a United Express plane in Chicago. ...
  • Fantasy Sports Companies Fold As Legislative Battle Resumes

    Fantasy Sports Companies Fold As Legislative Battle Resumes

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:53 AM EDT2017-04-18 08:53:19 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    BOSTON (AP) - The daily fantasy sports industry sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies like FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year. More than two-thirds of companies that existed this time last year have shuttered, changed focus or joined with competitors, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the industry's lobbying arm. Among the most prominent examples is the proposed merger between the in...
    BOSTON (AP) - The daily fantasy sports industry sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies like FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year. More than two-thirds of companies that existed this time last year have shuttered, changed focus or joined with competitors, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the industry's lobbying arm. Among the most prominent examples is the proposed merger between the in...
  • 'Only Steve Knows': Police Baffled By Facebook Video Killing

    'Only Steve Knows': Police Baffled By Facebook Video Killing

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:29:39 GMT
    Cleveland Police via APCleveland Police via AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off. "Only Steve knows that," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker. I...
    CLEVELAND (AP) - In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a Cleveland retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off. "Only Steve knows that," Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said as authorities posted a $50,000 reward for Stephens' capture in the shooting of Robert Godwin Sr., a 74-year-old former foundry worker. I...
  • The Latest: School Beginning To Heal After Shooting

    The Latest: School Beginning To Heal After Shooting

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:25:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino (all times local): 1:30 p.m. School officials say students and staff members are beginning to heal after a shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school that left a teacher and 8-year-old boy dead. San Bernardino schools superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden says teachers "put their arms of healing" around their students as the school reopened Monday for the first ...
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino (all times local): 1:30 p.m. School officials say students and staff members are beginning to heal after a shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school that left a teacher and 8-year-old boy dead. San Bernardino schools superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden says teachers "put their arms of healing" around their students as the school reopened Monday for the first ...
  • Pennsylvania-Based Teen Retailer Rue 21 Closing 400 Stores

    Pennsylvania-Based Teen Retailer Rue 21 Closing 400 Stores

    Monday, April 17 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-17 18:09:37 GMT
    CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP/LEX 18) — Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business. The privately held company is shuttering nearly 400 stores, leaving it more than 700 stores in 48 states. The company is based in Cranberry, north of Pittsburgh. In a Facebook post, it called the decision to close the stores "difficult but necessary." Like many brick-and-mortar retailers, it has been battling declini...
    CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP/LEX 18) — Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business. The privately held company is shuttering nearly 400 stores, leaving it more than 700 stores in 48 states. The company is based in Cranberry, north of Pittsburgh. In a Facebook post, it called the decision to close the stores "difficult but necessary." Like many brick-and-mortar retailers, it has been battling declini...
  • Emergency Bill Of Discovery Granted In United Airlines Case

    Emergency Bill Of Discovery Granted In United Airlines Case

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:30:55 GMT
    (LEX 18) The Emergency Bill of Discovery filed by the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight has been agreed to and granted. Dr. David Dao filed the Emergency Bill of Discovery against United Airlines and the City of Chicago asking that the following be preserved and protected: surveillance video recordings of the boarding of all passengers on Flight No. 3411 on April 9, the cockpit voice recording from that day, the passenger list, the employee and crew list, the i...
    (LEX 18) The Emergency Bill of Discovery filed by the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight has been agreed to and granted. Dr. David Dao filed the Emergency Bill of Discovery against United Airlines and the City of Chicago asking that the following be preserved and protected: surveillance video recordings of the boarding of all passengers on Flight No. 3411 on April 9, the cockpit voice recording from that day, the passenger list, the employee and crew list, the i...
  • Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted

    Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Acquitted

    Friday, April 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-14 19:56:48 GMT
    ZUMA Press/MGNZUMA Press/MGN

    BOSTON (AP) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a spilled drink.

    BOSTON (AP) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who is already serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted Friday in a 2012 double slaying prosecutors said was fueled by his anger over a spilled drink.

  • Delta OKs Offers Of Up To $9,950 To Flyers Who Give Up Seats

    Delta OKs Offers Of Up To $9,950 To Flyers Who Give Up Seats

    Friday, April 14 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-04-14 18:29:37 GMT
    MGNMGN
    ATLANTA (AP) - Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights.      Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight.      In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents can offer up to $2,000 in compensation, up from a previous maximum of $800, and su...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights.      Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight.      In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents can offer up to $2,000 in compensation, up from a previous maximum of $800, and su...
  • Father Convicted Of Murdering Baby Son For Life Insurance

    Father Convicted Of Murdering Baby Son For Life Insurance

    Thursday, April 13 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-13 17:23:03 GMT
    NBC WashingtonNBC Washington

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A judge has convicted a Virginia father of murdering his 1-year-old son in an effort to collect on more than $500,000 in life insurance he had taken out on the boy. Judge Randy Bellows reached the decision Thursday in the murder trial of Joaquin Shadow Rams. The ruling means that Rams will be sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for Rams waiving his right to a jury trial. ...

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A judge has convicted a Virginia father of murdering his 1-year-old son in an effort to collect on more than $500,000 in life insurance he had taken out on the boy. Judge Randy Bellows reached the decision Thursday in the murder trial of Joaquin Shadow Rams. The ruling means that Rams will be sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for Rams waiving his right to a jury trial. ...

  • Dozens Of False Killer Whales Dead In Everglades National Park

    Dozens Of False Killer Whales Dead In Everglades National Park

    Monday, January 16 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-01-16 21:42:13 GMT
    NOAA Fisheries via NBC MiamiNOAA Fisheries via NBC Miami

    (NBC MIAMI) Officials say that dozens of False Killer Whales are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park.

    (NBC MIAMI) Officials say that dozens of False Killer Whales are dead following a stranding in Everglades National Park.

Powered by Frankly

© LEX18.com 2017, LEX18.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?