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BAD NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
September 30th, 2014 -
1. A child and two adults were killed and 15 others were hurt when an out-of-control monster truck ploughed into spectators at a car show in the Netherlands.
2. A family is distraught after their pet cow died after being pelted with softballs, according to police.
3. Two friends have died after one was shot dead in a struggle over a handgun and the other then turned the gun on himself.
September 26th, 2014 -
1. An Ohio college student has been killed by a falling tree after taking a walk in a park to 'clear her head' during strong winds.
2. A family dog was tragically shot and killed by a passerby suddenly jumped the fence while at a five-year-old's birthday party.
3. A toddler died of accidental drowning after falling into in a tank of baptismal water in an Alabama church just two months shy of his second birthday.
4. Police have not filed any criminal charges after a 19-month-old boy got wedged in his mother’s car window and died of positional asphyxia, although there is a criminal investigation into the child’s death.
September 23rd, 2014 -
1. A shocking Skype suicide where a young man hanged himself while online spectators urged him on is being investigated by police in Russia.
2. In a tragic twist of irony, a nursing student at Georgetown University succumbed to what appears to be meningitis — and in her final social media updates, she knew her situation was dire.
3. A Little League coach was killed Saturday when he was nailed in the head by a line drive during batting practice for his son’s team, Suffolk County authorities said.
September 19th, 2014 -
1. A girl of seven suffering from croup died after medics sent her home three times in 36 hours, an inquest heard.
2. A school bus driver has been crushed to death after pushing a 10-year-old girl out of the way as the vehicle rolled away during a practice evacuation drill.
3. A Kentucky teenager was killed in his home after trying to protect his mother from her estranged boyfriend, and the woman was abducted and later found dead in Ohio during a multistate police search, a sheriff said Friday.
September 16th, 2014 -
1. A Chinese medical student died of a heart attack while looking at a 'sexy magazine' in a sperm bank - on his fourth visit to the centre in just over a week.
2. An 84-year-old man collapsed and died while giving his ailing wife CPR, police said.
3. A baby born to a woman after she was fatally wounded by a stray bullet died early Monday.
4. A U.S. Army veteran believed to be struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from his time at war threw himself in front of oncoming traffic on Friday night in Texas, a horrifying incident witnessed by his family and law enforcement officers.
September 12th, 2014 -
1. A woman died after she was hit in the face by a mountain bike as she watched her boyfriend compete in a downhill race.
2. Police say the founder of a Maine facility that cares for retired circus elephants was killed when one of the animals stepped on him.
3. A 19-year-old student pledging to the Zeta Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi at California University State Northridge (CSUN) was killed by hazing, the school confirmed today after an internal investigation of the July incident.
September 9th, 2014 -
1. A young graduate died when she was hit by a train after she ran on to the tracks to rescue the dog she was walking.
2. A 20-year-old woman was so distracted checking Facebook on her cell phone that she drove into the back of another vehicle on a North Dakota highway and killed an 89-year-old great-grandmother, prosecutors say.
3. A woman was walking to lunch with her fiancé on Thursday when she was fatally struck by a piece of falling debris from a historic south Chicago church.
September 5th, 2014 -
1. An 18-year-old has died after allegedly tombstoning into a disused quarry in a new take on the 'ice bucket challenge'.
2. A Southwest Airlines flight attendant allegedly initially refused to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on a passenger due to his chest hair.
3. A man who was cycling from Maryland to Miami to propose to his girlfriend has been stabbed to death by a homeless man after stopping for a snack at a McDonald's.
4. A pit-bull has died after being repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event in Georgia, where the dog bit a smaller pooch inside a PetSmart store while dozens of horrified adults and children watched.
September 2nd, 2014 -
1. A father of four has had his whole life turned upside down after the passing of his wife in a freak accident at their family home.
2. The 29-year-old artist who was killed at Burning Man on Thursday was struck by a fur-covered party bus, it has emerged.
3. A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car.
BAD NEWS FOR AUGUST 2014
August 29th, 2014 -
1. A doctor has been ordered to apologise to the family of a New Zealand woman who died after he 'completely forgot' to tell her she had breast cancer.
2. A married father-of-three who was trying to dig around a 6,000lb boulder in his yard became pinned under the rock and died on Monday.
3. Police accidentally shot dead a crew member of TV show Cops on Tuesday when they opened fire on a suspect armed only with a pellet gun, who was also killed.
August 26th, 2014 -
1. A chef preparing a dish made from cobra flesh died after the snake bit his hand - 20 minutes after he had severed it from its body.
2. A 24-year-old ex-con in search of expensive sneakers and cash opened fire and killed a 26-year-old man inside a North Providence, R.I. home before he shot the man’s mother and bit off her finger, then shot himself in the face as cops closed in, police said.
3. A car struck a parade vehicle Saturday in rural Michigan, killing an 80-year-old woman and injuring 10 other people, authorities said.
4. A woman, her children, and her mother were returning from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities said Sunday.
August 22nd, 2014 -
1. For many years Ricky Naputi, who at his heaviest tipped the scales at more than 400 kilograms (900 pounds), battled with his food addiction, and at the time of his death hadn't walked on his own for more than 7 years.
2. Authorities say a veteran rock climber died in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park - just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb.
August 19th, 2014 -
1. A couple 'taking a selfie' on the edge of a cliff died when they fell hundreds of feet while their young children watched.
2. A friend of the man associated with the ALS ice bucket challenge died early Saturday morning after diving off a Massachusetts wharf.
3. A 17-year-old high school football player has passed away after drinking too much water during practice.
4. A birthday party in Houston descended into tragedy on Saturday night after a 24-year-old pregnant woman was fatally shot in bed by a stray bullet fired from an AR-15 assault rifle while she slept in a back bedroom.
August 8th, 2014 -
1. A pregnant 15-year-old has told of her fear as she faces bringing up a child alone after the father of her baby died in a freak sunbed accident.
2. A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree in Las Vegas as 'total terror.'
3. A Missouri woman died in a car crash Friday on the way to her own bachelorette party.
August 5th, 2014 -
1. Breast cancer sufferer Geraldine Jones promised herself she would achieve her goal if she survived the disease – and finally got her chance when she was given the all-clear after four years. But the 51-year-old’s longed-for moment turned into bitter tragedy when she was thrown off her horse and died.
2. A man was killed and his daughter is in critical condition in the hospital after a plane crashed on a Bay Area beach.
3. A Florida woman who was five-months pregnant has died in a tragic accident after she was shot in the head while being shown her friends gun collection on Saturday.
BAD NEWS FOR JUNE 2014
June 27th, 2014 -
1. A Chinese fan has reportedly died after after staying up for too many nights in a row to watch the World Cup.
2. A young couple has been killed by a car that collided with another vehicle before flipping over and hitting them as they took a romantic stroll on Saturday evening.
3. An 11-year-old boy was shot dead with a revolver while playing at his best friend's house in Ohio on Tuesday afternoon.
June 20th, 2014 -
1. An Indiana mom of three was killed early Sunday morning after vomiting out of a moving minivan and hitting her head.
2. A 16-year-old girl vacationing in Mexico with her friends suddenly died from a heart attack over the weekend, and her mother believes that energy drinks were to blame.
3. A Florida man celebrating the homecoming of his newborn daughter is dead after a stray bullet allegedly fired by his ex-con neighbor went through his backdoor and hit him in the head earlier this week.
June 17th, 2014 -
1. Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who spent years as a high-ranking member of the Laos defense department helping the U.S. during the Vietnam War was killed Friday when his daughter ran him over as he was pleading with her to not drive drunk.
2. Police in Connecticut say a hoarder has died after the cluttered first floor of her home collapsed into the basement.
June 13th, 2014 -
1. The family of one of the two teenage students who died after falling 60ft from a luxury apartment block balcony have visited the scene of the tragedy.
2. Man charged with murder in cannibalism killing of Bledsoe County woman.
3. A bear is to blame for causing a traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old girl Saturday in Boulder, Colorado.
June 10th, 2014 -
1. Ottawa police are hunting the killer of a teenage ‘guardian angel’, who was stabbed to death as he tried to protect a friend caught up in a vicious, drunken street brawl.
2. A manhole cover crashed through the windshield of a truck in the Bronx early Wednesday, killing a beloved father of three, authorities said.
3. A couple died on Wednesday morning after their cars collided in a head-on crash near where they worked in Texas.
June 6th, 2014 -
1. A mother-of-two died after setting fire to her house in the hope of being rescued by her former boyfriend.
2. A family feud over who was going to take home the leftover cans of Sterno and food after a church wedding reception ended with one man fatally stabbing his cousin, police and sources said Monday.
3. An argument between two teenage brothers took a violent turn when, police said, one of them fatally shot the other, then took his own life, all in front of their older brother.
June 3rd, 2014 -
1. A father who lost a leg in a work accident died after taking an accidental overdose of a drug he bought on the internet, an inquest has found.
2. A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot his grandfather to death on Sunday after his father, 28, allegedly left the rifle unattended.
3. A two-year-old boy has tragically died after he fell off the roof of his day care center.
BAD NEWS FOR MAY 2014
May 30th, 2014 -
1. An elderly cancer patient died when she fell out of a hospital bed after staff failed to raise one of her bedside safety rails, an inquest heard.
2. The severe weather turned deadly in northeast Houston after a woman was killed when a tree limb fell on her.
3. A three-year-old boy has shot and killed his 18-month-old brother after the pair found a handgun while playing in a neighbor's apartment, police have said.
May 27th, 2014 -
1. A British grandmother on her dream holiday in Brazil died after she slipped on a walkway overlooking one of the world's largest waterfalls.
2. Two elderly sisters went on a road trip through Eastern Oregon last week, but after getting stuck in a snowdrift and walking for 12 hours for help, only one of the women made it back alive.
3. Three high school students were tragically killed in a plane crash Friday in New Mexico.
May 23rd, 2014 -
1. A disabled man died of internal bleeding three years after he swallowed his own false teeth, an inquest has heard.
2. An amateur beekeeper with a 6-year-old son has died after what appears to be a fatal allergic reaction to 40 stings.
3. An elderly driver backed into his wife, then ran over himself when he scrambled out to help her.
May 20th, 2014 -
1. A pet dog was crushed to death by a 16ft-long python in front of a British mother and her two horrified young children.
2. A fiery crash that killed two high school sweethearts in Louisiana last week has taken an even more sinister twist after a witness came forward to say that the young couple were being chased when their truck slammed into a tree and exploded.
3. A roadside memorial has been created in Louisiana at the spot where a six-year-old boy was killed by his own school bus on Thursday afternoon.
May 16th, 2014 -
1. A man was killed late on Saturday afternoon when the SUV that he and another man had been performing maintenance on spontaneously accelerated forward and ran into him in suburban Atlanta.
2. A 78-year-old great grandfather has been killed after being struck by a car while trying to save the life of his lifelong friend's dog.
3. A South Carolina teenager was charged with involuntary manslaughter after police say she fired a shot at a friend in a bulletproof vest, but missed the Kevlar and struck him in the heart.
May 13th, 2014 -
1. A mother-of-two convinced she had pancreatic cancer died from the disease after 10 months of having her fears dismissed by doctors.
2.A fifth teenager has died from injuries sustained during a tragic head-on crash Saturday in Farmingdale, police said Monday.
May 6th, 2014 -
1. A rugby fan died after downing almost a bottle of vodka during a NekNominate challenge, an inquest heard today.
2. A New Jersey woman is facing up to six years in prison for breaking into her neighbor's home, grabbing a dog, and throwing it into the street in 2011. The dog was killed by an oncoming vehicle.
3. A bride spent her wedding night in jail after fatally shooting her niece in a bar fight Thursday night in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.
BAD NEWS FOR APRIL 2014
April 29th, 2014 -
April 25th, 2014 -
1. A devoted mother of seven succumbed to blood poisoning after refusing to go to hospital because it meant she would be away from her children.
2. A 43-year-old man who went back into the flames of his burning trailer home to save his beloved pet dachshunds has died of injuries sustained in the futile rescue effort, his family said Sunday.
3. Authorities say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an accidental blaze caused by the children playing with fire at their New York City home.
April 22nd, 2014 -
1. A teenager was hit by a train and killed on Easter Sunday as he walked across railway tracks in southern Arkansas.
2. A 49-year-old New York man has died after his parachute failed to open during a skydiving jump.
3. A young Massachusetts couple were killed in a car crash Wednesday morning on their way pick up relatives who were making a surprise visit.
April 18th, 2014 -
1. A top British bridge player dropped dead from excitement as she played an extremely rare hand en route to winning a county tournament.
2. A Good Samaritan was stabbed to after he tried to prevent a gang of men from harassing a homeless man.
3. An 11-year-old boy in North Carolina died after being struck in the head by a baseball hit off a bat during practice at his school, a local official said on Saturday.
April 15th, 2014 -
1. A keen runner who collapsed and died at the finishing line of the London Marathon had spoken of his breathing difficulties the week before the race, it has been revealed.
2. Two teenage girls and a good Samaritan helping them after a car accident died after another driver, believed to be drunk, plowed into them on a Miami road, authorities said.
3. Police say a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old sister in their Philadelphia home while their mother was just down the hall in the bathroom.
April 11th, 2014 -
1. A young mother died from a large abscess on her brain six weeks after being sent home by her GP with antibiotics to treat earache, an inquest has heard.
2. The police chief of a small Tennessee town fatally shot his life-long best friend in what appears to be a tragic hunting accident, according to local authorities.
3. A 23-year-old woman who fell off a quad bike while celebrating her best friend's birthday in Florida has died from her injuries.
April 8th, 2014 -
1. A Wyoming college student visiting Denver on spring break jumped to his death after eating a marijuana cookie that his friend legally purchased in one of Colorado's recreational pot shops, authorities said Wednesday.
2. An aspiring fashion designer desperate to see her boyfriend following a fight fell to her death after she tried to climb into his apartment window, sources said Friday.
April 4th, 2014 -
1. A teenager collapsed and died from a brain haemorrhage after having a sneezing fit.
2. A talented PhD student and aspiring marine biologist has been killed by a suspected hit-and-run driver who was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.
3. A Utah man's Caribbean vacation ended in death when he drowned attempting an ambitious swim this weekend in rough waters.
April 1st, 2014 -
1. Police say an 86-year-old man shot his grandson in the head and then killed the grandson's girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in New York City.
2. A Missouri man was shot dead by his wife after a loaded gun accidentally went off at a dinner party on Saturday night.
3. A man in Traverse City, Michigan, has pleaded guilty to accidentally shooting and killing his girlfriend in what he claims was a drunken suicide attempt.
BAD NEWS FOR MARCH 2014
March 28th, 2014 -
1. An amateur athlete has died in hospital in Argentina after injecting Vaseline into her breasts in an attempt to make them bigger.
2. A South Florida couple who spent all of their time together exploring and fighting to preserve the Everglades died just 10 minutes apart this weekend, bringing a sweet end to their 45-year love affair.
3. A man who argued with two other movie goers about the ending of a film was struck outside the cinema by a truck driven by his adversaries and killed, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Monday.
March 18th, 2014 -
1. A British graduate died ‘from a nosebleed’ after he was attacked outside a nightclub in Ibiza and a ‘negligent’ doctor failed to treat him properly, a court heard yesterday.
2. Sharon, Thomas and Sandra Schulte had a connectedness that was mighty for even the strongest of family ties - and one that even linked them in death.
3. A 16-year-old girl has died after completing a half marathon and then collapsing just yards after the finish line.
March 14th, 2014 -
1. A family man was kicked to death in front of his partner after intervening to complain about a noisy party, a jury heard.
2. A Chicago thrift shop worker organizing clothes Friday shook loose and accidentally discharged a gun that had been hidden in a donated sock, killing his 54-year-old co-worker.
3. An 8-year-old boy found a loaded 20-gauge shotgun and killed his 3-year-old cousin, who was visiting from Nacogdoches, Monday.
March 11th, 2014 -
1. A husband who never spent a night apart from his wife of 15 years was left so heartbroken when she died he is believed to have killed himself.
2. A 19-year-old University of Central Florida student has died after being hit by a pickup truck last week on Alafaya Trail.
3. A pregnant mother-of-two has been shot dead by her state trooper husband at the couple's home while their two young children were inside.
March 7th, 2014 -
1. A bride-to-be whose fiancée died in a car crash as she celebrated her hen night has spoken of her grief at the tragedy.
2. A talented high school musician has died suddenly in Maine, just three days after having surgery to remove impacted wisdom teeth.
3. A Pittsburgh area man was charged with drunken driving Sunday after stepping out of an SUV that rolled, caught his 12-year-old daughter and dragged her 50 feet to her death, police said.
March 4th, 2014 -
1. A 21-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals for squeezing a hamster to death at a mall pet store.
2. A 29-year-old single mother was tragically killed in a car crash just 500 feet from where she watched her twin sister die in a hit and run 18 years ago.
BAD NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 2014
February 18th, 2014 -
1. A grandfather of eight has died after two armed robbers broke into his south London home, in what police suspect was a bungled burglary attempt.
2. A pedigree puppy bought as a present was crushed to death in a reclining chair in a tragic accident.
3. A Kentucky pastor who co-starred in the TV showSnake Salvation has died of a snakebite.
February 14th, 2014 -
1. A 25-year-old polar bear named Anton has died after eating a visitor’s coat and bag.
2. The Denison University campus is mourning the loss of a senior who died on Saturday, apparently of hypothermia.
February 11th, 2014 -
1. This is the horrific moment schoolchildren crowded around to watch as the body of a perfectly healthy giraffe was chopped up before being fed to lions.
2. A newlywed woman died after plunging about 2,000 feet in a BASE jumping attempt in Utah's rugged Zion National Park, authorities said Sunday.
February 7th, 2014 -
1. The Quebec coroner's office is conducting an autopsy on Naima Rharouity, a 47-year-old mother of two who was killed after a piece of clothing she was wearing became caught in an escalator at a Montreal train station.
2. A violent ex-con has been charged with multiple counts in the road rage shooting death of a 21-year-old female Georgia college student.
3. A mother and daughter both lost their lives Monday morning after getting into a car crash while not wearing their seat belts.
February 4th, 2014 -
1. Frida Litvak, 56, was driving home to pick up her elderly father for a doctor’s appointment when a mattress fell from a dump truck onto Interstate 95 near the Burlington Mall. When Litvak stopped her car abruptly to avoid the fallen mattress, she was rear-ended by a pickup truck, and died later that day.
2. Keith Payton, 40, and Salina Johnson, 40 of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, were discovered about 9:30pm on Friday in a garage that had high levels of carbon monoxide.
3. A 21-year-old man killed Saturday while cutting branches from a tree in Fairburn died of asphyxiation
BAD NEWS FOR JANUARY 2014
January 31st, 2014 -
1. A man who sat at his wife's grave for almost 20 years - through storms, heatwaves and howling winds from dawn to dusk - has died.
2. A woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police claim she strangled her healthy seven-year-old dog to death with its leash.
3. A 16-year-old girl arrested Saturday in connection with strangling her 43-year-old boyfriend during sexual activities will face trial as an adult after officials agreed to charge her with second-degree murder, according to court documents.
January 28th, 2014 -
1. The family of a drunken man picked up by Ohio police officers and dropped off at a Taco Bell before he was fatally struck by a car has sued over his death, accusing authorities of racial discrimination and putting their loved one in danger as part of a "perverse joke" about his Mexican heritage.
2. The half brother of a man who died after collapsing during a run in a New York City park has died days later, also while jogging.
3. Three West Virginia teenagers died Saturday in a horrific head-on collision with a fire truck.
January 21st, 2014 -
1. The lead singer of a Thai black metal band was stabbed to death by a Devil-worshipping fan because he had 'tarnished' Satanism.
2. Two young children have been left orphaned after their father died in his sleep in the same bed where their mother had succumbed to cancer just two months before.
January 17th, 2014 -
1. A woman who killed another motorist when she pulled out of a traffic queue without looking later discovered the victim was her sister, a court heard yesterday.
2. In a tragic twist of fate Ken Jackson who's been sober for 27 years, according to friends, died when a suspected drunk driver smashed through his bedroom wall and killed him.
3. A father of twins has been killed in a hit and run accident on Saturday morning while walking home to see his childhood sweetheart wife.
January 10th, 2014 -
1. Authorities say a 75-year-old San Diego County man was struck and killed by a train while trying to protect his dog.
2. Pottawatomie County deputies say a man killed his stepfather by giving him an atomic wedgie. Brad Lee Davis, 33, is now behind bars accused of murder.
3. A healthy mother-of-three from Texas has died four days after getting the flu - bringing the death toll in Dallas County to 17.
January 7th, 2014 -
1. A python strangled a security guard near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Friday, and then escaped into nearby bushes following the deadly attack, police and a hotel employee who witnessed the incident said.
2. It was a tragedy on Christmas Day after a father and his teenage son died while underwater cave diving in Hernando County.
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