Carmen Johnson, 15, was a high school cheerleader who enjoyed life, got good grades and loved to be on the water. The Johnsons say Carmen, their youngest child, was electrocuted while swimming in the lake behind their home.
The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Jack Hanna says the Cincinnati Zoo made the right call by killing a gorilla that grabbed a 4-year-old boy who had entered its enclosure. The host of "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild" tells WBNS-TV ( http://bit.ly/1THqi3i ) that he saw video of the gorilla jerking the boy through a shallow moat in the exhibit Saturday. Hanna says he knew what would happen if the gorilla wasn't killed. He says, "I'll bet my life on this, that child would not be here today." Hanna says killing the gorilla was the only way to protect the child. He says that it would take up to 10 minutes for
TONOPAH, Ariz. -- A missing Arizona woman was found slain in a shallow grave last week, and authorities have arrested a man with whom she went on an online date, reports CBS affiliate KPHO. 25-year-old Angela Russo had been missing since April 19, after reportedly meeting her suspected killer for a date in West Phoenix. Lashawn Johnson, who was already in jail on unrelated charges, was charged with her murder on Sunday, the station reports. Russo's body was found buried in the desert in Tonopah, about 50 miles west of Phoenix. Her car was reportedly found burned nearby. Russo's mother Diana Schalow told the station her daughter met Johnson on an online dating site. She said she was devastated
A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile's jaws off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday. The pair were in shallow water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland state when the 46-year-old woman was taken by the crocodile late Sunday, Police Senior Constable Russell Parker said. "Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety but she just wasn't able to do that," Parker told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. Police said the women were swimming in waist-deep water, while paramedics reported they were wading in knee-deep water when the crocodile struck. A rescue helicopter fitted with thermal imaging
“Cheating is almost always a symptom rather than a cause of relationship problems. In other words, the relationship itself has hit hard times,” Susan says. Serial cheaters will tell themselves their cheating is justified, she argues, and that, “if they’re unhappy in a relationship, it’s OK to look elsewhere, either temporarily, or in order to find a new partner.
German airline Lufthansa cancelled its flights between Germany and Venezuela over the weekend, in the latest sign of the socialist country's growing isolation and economic, social and political turmoil. Venezuela's economy is seen shrinking 8 percent this year, with hyperinflation averaging 481.5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund. Lufthansa will halt the only remaining flight between Germany and Caracas from next month, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Sunday. The carrier said this reflected the country's declining economy and the difficulty of repatriating money from Venezuela due to currency controls. Amid shortages of basic goods including food, energy and medications,
Johnny Manziel missed a helicopter flight Saturday to the Hamptons, where he was expected to host a small Memorial Day weekend party for friends and family, the New York Post's Page Six is reporting. Some of Manziel's family members decided to leave without him after trying unsuccessfully for 15 minutes to reach him. The last time Manziel has been seen was Friday night, according to the report, when he was involved in a confrontation outside the Trump Soho in lower Manhattan. TMZ has video of Wayne Schneider - the owner of Precision Concierge, the company from which Manziel and his friends rented a Mercedes they ended up crashing in Los Angeles last month - blocking the vehicle Manziel was riding in and demanding money.
Overwhelming public support is outweighing any lingering bitterness for a suburban Phoenix high school student who kept up with classes through cancer treatments but wasn't allowed to walk at graduation. "Having people tell me that I'm being a voice for them is so much more powerful than these people denying me my request," Stephen Dwyer said. The 18-year-old on Sunday, just a few days after having to watch his Mesa high school's graduation ceremony from afar, said he never imagined his Facebook post about it would draw national attention. He said he has heard from strangers from all over the world through social media. Many of them are people who are dealing with illness. Dwyer withdrew from
No film slated to hit theaters this year has a harder uphill battle than Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake. From day one, the Internet was set ablaze with people aggressively hating on the upcoming film - panning everything from the gender-swapped leads to the lack of involvement by the original cast. With so much mounting pressure, everyone is dying to know if the film will actually even be good or not. As it turns out, original Ghostbuster Dan Akyroyd has seen the film, and he has some strong opinions about it. Dan Akyroyd recently revealed that he got a chance to attend an early screening of the Ghostbusters reboot, and took to social media to sing the film’s praises: As originator of the original: