Bernie Madoff obit
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A 10-year-old Ohio girl helping her dad prepare a baseball field died in an ATV accident, officials say.
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Everest organizers told Agence France-Presse the two climbers died Wednesday. They are the first deaths of this year's climbing season.
The 911 audio of a former New York police officer’s desperate call to dispatchers the day his son died of hypothermia last year was played in court this week, leading the accused father to break down in tears. Michael Valva, the former transit officer charged with murder after the torturous death of his 8-year-old boy, Thomas, teared up at Suffolk County Supreme Court on Tuesday as a recording of the 42-year-old's Jan. 17, 2020 emergency call was played for jurors. "I need an ambulance immediately, my son's not breathing,” Valva frantically told dispatchers during the call, according to News 12. “He fell down and banged his head. I don’t know if he’s breathing or not … His heart stopped. He banged his head pretty good.” Valva and his fiancée, 43-year-old Angela Pollina, were charged with second-degree murder in the boy's death. They’ve pleaded not guilty, according to Newsday. The couple are alleged to have locked the boy in a garage overnight as temperatures dipped below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Valva, who is heard saying that his son had trouble standing and had previously fallen face-first onto concrete, also told the 911 operator the boy had “stopped breathing.” “His belly is filling up, like it’s filling up with air,” Valva told the dispatcher. He also explained that his son had cracked his head in the shower. “He banged his head,” Valva stated. “He was OK. I got him dressed.” When emergency responders got to the residence, the father could be heard possibly administering CPR. He openly begged, “please help me.” Thomas was rushed to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His body was approximately 76 degrees Fahrenheit around the time of his death, officials said. The young boy lived with autism. Prosecutors have described the family’s Long Island home as “house of horrors.” “The depravity of these defendants is shocking,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said. “They caused the death of this little boy and then they watched him die.” Sini described the case as "one of the worst crimes" he'd ever seen. Surveillance footage captured Michael Valva mocking his son shortly before his death. Child Protective Services reportedly received at least two dozen incoming hotline calls regarding Thomas and two of his siblings prior to his death, the New York Times reported. This week was apparently the first time Valva had heard the 911 recording since his son's death, according to his legal team. “So, that was an emotional moment for him and, I imagine for Angela, as well,” John LoTurco said, according to the New York Post. First responders testified this week, saying that they didn’t observe Valva giving first aid. Jurors also heard of the child’s dire condition after they'd arrived at the home. “He was cold to the touch,” Officer Cassidy Lessard told the court. Valva, who was hired by the NYPD in 2005, resigned from the force last year, a spokesperson for the department confirmed to Oxygen.com.
The 20-year-old has been missing since February 20, 2021.
She was shot in the front yard of her home by her husband, an assistant principal at another school, officials say.
Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Patrick Achi is in France for medical treatment after suffering intestinal bleeding, sources close to his office said Thursday.
Tiara Vinson, a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, is being held at Cumberland County Jail accused of murdering fellow soldier, Kelia Horton. Vinson has been charged with first-degree murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. At present, it is not known how she has entered a plea or retained a lawyer, but she is reportedly being held without bond. The violence also comes after a series of unfortunate and mysterious attacks at multiple U.S. army bases over the course of the past year. According to police, the shooting occurred outside a home in Fayetteville, NC around 1:30 p.m. on May 7. “The suspect drove up to the residence where the victim was in her car in the driveway and the suspect began shooting,” Fayetteville Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Glass told People. “There were a couple of witnesses that saw it and called it in.” Horton was still alive when law enforcement arrived on the scene but died later at a nearby hospital. Horton and Vinson worked in different areas on the base, both in active duty, but Horton was a motorpool clerk assigned to the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade and Vinson is a parachute rigger assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group. However, Glass says the shooting wasn’t a random incident: “They had a mutual male friend in common,” he explained. “It wasn’t an unknown person just going out and shooting another unknown person.” Although they have not completely disclosed motive, Vinson reportedly had a former romantic relationship with a man who was in a relationship with Horton at the time of her death. The shooting took place outside of the man’s home. “A verbal altercation took place between the two of them, and our allegation is that the defendant, at that point, began firing into the car,” Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West told local NBC affiliate station, WRAL. Refinery29 reached out to local law enforcement as well as the Fort Bragg station, but they had not responded at the time of publishing. Horton’s death is one in a series of unrelated deaths on military bases in the last year. The body of Vanessa Guillén was discovered in July after she went missing from Fort Hood in Texas in April 2020. In August of last year, Sgt. Elder Fernandes was found hanging from a tree 25 miles from Fort Hood after he disappeared from the base one week earlier. In fact, Rolling Stone reported unsettling rates of homicides and suicides at both Fort Bragg and Fort Hood. In 2020 alone, there were at least 44 homicides and suicides at Fort Bragg. Twenty-eight occurred at Fort Hood, sparking a congressional investigation. Horton’s cousin, Jadiah Farris, said that the mother of two was “the sweetest” person, and will be deeply missed. “She would give you the shirt off of her back,” she told WRAL. “There was nothing bad you can say about Kelia.” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?14 Officials At Fort Hood Are Being FiredFort Hood Investigates A String Of 2020 CrimesAnother Soldier Is Reported Missing From Fort Hood
Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. Pervis Staples died May 6 at his home in Dolton, Illinois, according to Adam Ayers, a spokesman for Staples' sister, Mavis Staples. Pervis Staples sang gospel songs with his father, the guitar-playing Roebuck "Pops” Staples, and sisters Mavis, Yvonne and Cleotha in Chicago churches before gaining a national following when they began recording songs such as “So Soon,” “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” and “Uncloudy Day” for Vee Jay records in the 1950s.
"He was one of the good guys and will live on as a true Chicago legend," said sister Mavis Staples
As two police departments in California mourn the loss of their officers — shot and killed in the line of duty in two separate incidents within 24 hours — new details have emerged about the violence that occurred during a week meant to honor law enforcement nationwide. Detective Lucas “Luca” Benedetti was killed while serving a search warrant Monday evening in the central California city of San Luis Obispo. Officer Jimmy Inn was fatally shot Tuesday morning in the Northern California city of Stockton while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
The teen celebrated his 16th birthday days before he was killed by a man charged with DUI and other crimes.
Community mourns Stockton police officer killed in shooting
Onlookers said Iram Shahzadi's daughter's school rang her as she lay dying after a hit-and-run in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
An investigation is underway after a woman was stabbed to death in Visalia Wednesday afternoon.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
Six family members who were killed at a birthday party over the weekend were targeted by the boyfriend of one of the victims, who was not invited.
"Luca’s children have lost their father so we could be safe," Mayor Heidi Harmon said. "We will hold Detective Benedetti and his family in our hearts forever.”
Jordan Banks, 9, was playing at Spirit of Youth Junior Football Club in Blackpool, Lancashire, when the incident happened.
The star said she lost 13 years of her life.