*San Diego has been scorched by a Hepatitis outbreak of epic proportions. Since November 2016, 421 persons in the southern California city have been infected, and 16 of them have died. This preventable disease, spread by fecal contamination, can easily be contracted. The touch of a door handle (or push of an elevator button) by an infected person who didn’t wash their hands after using the restroom — then heads to the cafeteria, and there you go.
This is all it takes for such a disease to become a larger public health crisis.
According to a Huffington Post report following an interview with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Diego’s huge homeless population has a lot to do with the outbreak.
Not to be confused with it being their fault, the report quotes activists and public health officials who say, San Diego could have avoided its hepatitis A crisis — or at least ensured it didn’t get this bad — if its homeless residents had better access to housing and the city provided the services they need to stay healthy.Continue reading →
Up to 99.7% of American adults believe in the social importance of a healthy smile. Unfortunately, for those at Harvard University, an illness making its way through campus is making it difficult to maintain a healthy smile.
According to The Harvard Crimson the university’s Health Services confirmed on Monday, September 11 that the campus had seen a number of isolated cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.
*It took 15 years, but they got him. He must have paused a bit too long in one spot. Former ex-cop Eddie Hicks, now 68, was captured in Detroit on Tuesday morning, after living on the run. He had began his invisible lifestyle on the eve of his trial on federal drug conspiracy charges.
Hicks had been on the Chicago Police Force for 29 years prior to the charge in 2001 for running a crew of rogue officers who robbed drug dealers, pocketed the illicit cash and then sold the stolen drugs to other pushers.
When he fled the country on the eve of his trial in 2003, authorities thought he had traveled to Brazil, but a money trail proved that theory wrong. Continue reading →
*Vernon Barrett, Jr. of Boardman, Ohio may have had the best of intentions, but he’s probably sitting in jail a bit confused right now. Claiming he wanted to teach his daughter — who he said has been acting up — a lesson, he said he didn’t want to spank her so he decided to don a clown mask and chase her.
Bad idea dude. A neighbor who knew nothing about your intentions witnessed the chase…and he had a gun.
You kind of see where I’m going with this, right?
According to a police report obtained by WKBN, Vernon Barrett Jr. wore a clown mask and chased his six-year-old daughter from their apartment on Aravesta Avenue to an apartment on Lemans Drive on Saturday, according to Boardman Police.
The girl ended up running into the unlocked apartment of a neighbor, when police were dispatched. She was hysterical and obviously frightened, telling the residents that someone with a clown mask was chasing her and asking if she could stay there. Continue reading →
Trickling from a valve? Now tell me, you’ve watch enough TV, and no doubt seen your share of scary movies. What thoughts come into your mind right about now?
According to city officials, the cause of the bloody leak was a plugged up line; and the blood, which was mixed with an embalming fluid containing formaldehyde, (is this information we really needed?) began to leak from a storage tank located behind the building.
They store blood in funeral homes?? This is getting creepier by the second!
*”I’ll go to my grave saying that she could swim because Delores could swim.” In spite of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson’s declaration that his ex-wife Dee Dee Jackson never learned how to swim, Don Bohana, the wealthy L. A. businessman and her then boyfriend of 12 weeks, told 20/20 he’d die in prison before saying he killed her.
In 1994, Bohana was convicted of killing Dee Dee Jackson; who had reportedly made a surprise visit to his home around 11 p.m. on Saturday night. Bohana, handsome and respected in the Los Angeles community, had built his success running hospitals and insurance companies.
Jackson had divorced her famous husband; with whom she had three boys, when she met and started dating the dashing businessman who was 20 years her senior.
After Jackson drowned in Bohana’s pool, the famous family hired attorney Brian Oxman to have Bohana charged with her death. Oxman also filed a wrongful death lawsuit of her three sons behalf.
*A cashier working the night shift at a McDonald’s in Redwood City, CA. has been charged with attempted murder, felony child abuse and inflicting great bodily injury, according to prosecutors who said she attempted to flush her newborn baby down the toilet after giving birth in the restaurants restroom.
Sarah Lockner, 25, had been complaining of stomach pains throughout her night shift at the fast food chain. She went to the restroom on several occasions.
At one point, a concerned co-worker went in to check on her and saw blood on the floor, but Lockner explained it away as a heavy period.
When a second co-worker entered, she went into another stall and peered over into where the bleeding woman was. It was then that she saw the horrific sight: “…a newborn baby face down in the toilet bowl,” prosecutors said. Continue reading →
*Why do some people have such a low regard for the value of life? A Maryland woman, seven months pregnant, was forced to deliver her baby seven weeks prematurely after her piece of sh*t boyfriend decided to throw flammable liquid on her and set her aflame.
“She was very brave,” Prince George’s County Police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan said at a press conference about the woman, who along with her baby, is in critical condition but recovering at a local hospital.
“We want her family to know how brave she was, suffering as badly as she was, critically burned, worried about her unborn child, dealing with those injuries and was able to share that information with us so that we could get moving with our investigation and locate this person,” the spokeswoman concluded. Continue reading →