It was meant to be a health initiative that would change their lives for the better. Instead, a mother and son’s diet pact turned into an obsession that would prove fatal for one of them. Melanie Brazier and her son Stevie’s nightmare began back in 2007 when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Doctors warned Melanie that she urgently needed to lose weight from her 5-foot-four-inch, 222-pound frame in order to manage the condition. Her then 14-year-old son was also overweight, having ballooned to more than 264 pounds after breaking his leg in a motorcycle accident. So when Stevie offered to join his mom on a diet, she was initially delighted. “He’d noticed on his hospital notes he’d been classed
A former Nebraska teacher has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for having sex with a student on his 16th birthday. Emily Lofing, 27, was charged with debauching a minor as the boy was 16 years old, the age of consent in Nebraska. The married former teacher was working in Weeping Water at the time of the offence.
The scene at the swim-up bar at the Mexican resort where Abbey Conner was pulled listless from the pool in January was full of young tourists last month when an attorney hired by Conner’s family showed up. It wasn’t surprising. It was a typical scene at an all-inclusive five-star resort where foreigners from both sides of the equator flock to escape their cold winters. But as he watched, the attorney noticed something disturbing. “They serve alcoholic drinks with alcohol of bad quality and in great amounts, mixing different types of drinks,” he wrote in his native Spanish. That single paragraph, buried near the end of a four-page report summarizing how 20-year-old Conner drowned within a couple
In 2015, Sarah Stage shocked the world with her incredibly toned abs and small baby bump throughout her pregnancy. Although she faced tons of criticism about her pregnant figure, her son James was born completely healthy, weighing 8.7 pounds and 22 inches. The fitness blogger and mum is currently 26 weeks along and still boasting those admirable pregnancy abs.
The congressional oversight body that holds U.S. employees accountable and exposes government fraud and abuse voted unanimously Wednesday to investigate why senior Trump administration officials have been granted security clearances. Senior advisers to the president Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were all given security clearances after “omitting significant information about foreign contacts from their applications,” said a statement from Illinois House Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi. The House Oversight Committee vote passed an amendment tabled by Krishnamoorthi to a bill on the backlog of security clearance
Florida Man Shoots Out Tires of an AT&T Truck Outside Home
Police released the last photo taken by a 14-year-old who died after she was electrocuted in a bathtub while using her plugged-in cell phone, according to local reports. Authorities believe Madison Coe took the photo and sent it to a friend before she died, KCBD-TV reported. The photo, released by the Lovington Police department at the family's request, shows a picture of Coe's cellphone displaying a text message with a photo of a cell phone charger plugged into an extension cord, the station reported. "When you use and extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath," the text message said. Coe, who lived in Texas with her mother, was visiting her father in Lovington, N.M.,