3 Memphis Fire Department personnel fired for not providing aid to Tyre Nichols

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Fire Department has fired three employees for failing to provide Tyre Nichols an “adequate patient assessment” when they were called to provide medical aid after he was beaten by police officers, the department said Monday.  The two emergency medical technicians, Robert Long and JaMicheal Sandridge, and fire engine driver Lt. Michelle Whitaker were initially called to provide medical aid for Nichols being pepper … Continue reading 3 Memphis Fire Department personnel fired for not providing aid to Tyre Nichols

Cook County State’s Attorney to drop charges against R. Kelly

CHICAGO — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Monday that her office will no longer prosecute the four pending criminal cases against disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly. Cook County prosecutors will move to drop the 10 counts at a hearing Tuesday at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building, Foxx said. The decision to drop the charges was prompted by the multi-decade prison sentence that Kelly … Continue reading Cook County State’s Attorney to drop charges against R. Kelly

Australian dad of 2 dies from snake bite in front of wife before paramedics arrive

A father has tragically died from a suspected venomous snakebite at a private property in Queensland. The man, aged in his sixties, was reportedly bitten on his hand at Lockyer Valley, about 50 kilometers from Brisbane before 10am on Saturday. The father-of-two died before paramedics arrived. The snake species is yet to be confirmed following a toxicology report, but is believed to be an eastern brown. … Continue reading Australian dad of 2 dies from snake bite in front of wife before paramedics arrive

Grad student, 23, killed by speeding Seattle police car: reports

A college graduate student was reportedly struck and killed by a speeding Seattle police car responding to a “high-priority” call near the college where she studied. Jaahnavi Kandula, 23 — the daughter of a single-mom school teacher in India — was in a crosswalk near Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street around 8 p.m. Monday when she was mowed down by the squad car, KIRO-TV reported. … Continue reading Grad student, 23, killed by speeding Seattle police car: reports

Comedian Rickey Smiley shares death of son Brandon Smiley: ‘Pray for our family’

Actor and comedian Rickey Smiley is mourning the death of his son Brandon Smiley. Smiley, who starred on “The Rickey Smiley Show” from 2012-2014, took to Instagram on Sunday to share he had some “bad news” to deliver to his followers. “I hate to announce this, but I just want to give it to you before you hear it in the streets,” Smiley said. “My son Brandon Smiley has passed away this morning.” … Continue reading Comedian Rickey Smiley shares death of son Brandon Smiley: ‘Pray for our family’

Man crushed to death by pop-up urinal outside ‘Harry Potter’ theater

A man has died after being crushed by a pop-up urinal in London’s busy West End. The tragedy occurred shortly after 1 p.m. local time Friday outside the Palace Theatre, currently home to the popular production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The victim was thought to be performing below-ground maintenance on the hydraulic public urinal when he was crushed. The urinals are usually … Continue reading Man crushed to death by pop-up urinal outside ‘Harry Potter’ theater