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Boy Scout Commits Suicide at San Diego Camp

A 12-year old boy from Las Vegas was found dead of a gunshot wound at a Boy Scout camp in San Diego. San Diego police were called to a suicide attempt at the Fiesta Island Youth Camp and Youth Aquatic Center in Mission Bay at 7:35 a.m., Lt. Mike Hastings said. Camp volunteer Kevin Brennan, 54, told the Union-Tribune he had heard what sounded like gunshots but didn’t think anything of it, he...

Fireworks Explosion in Washington State Kills 1 and Injures 2

One person is dead and two others are hurt after an explosion on Wednesday morning at a fireworks plant in Washington state. The call for help came just before 10 a.m. Wednesday from Entertainment Fireworks. A small building at the facility was destroyed by the fire. A 74-year-old man died at the scene with severe injuries while waiting to be airlifted, and a 25-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview...

Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger, Nebraska on Monday; at Least 2 Dead

A thunderstorm that formed during the late afternoon hours on Monday, June 16, 2014, near Pilger, Nebraska killed at least 2 people and left many others injured. Officials say a 5-year-old was killed in Pilger, NE with another death reported from an automobile accident on a country road east of Pilger that was attributed to the storm. The National Weather Service says the last tornado deaths in the...

United Airlines Frequent Flier Program to Change Starting March 1, 2015

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that they will be making dramatic changes to their frequent flier program. Starting March 1, 2015 United will award miles based on ticket price rather than distance flown and it applies to flights on United, United Express and most United-issued tickets for flights on the company’s airline partners. “These changes are designed to more directly recognize the...

World’s Oldest Man, Alexander Imich Dies at Age 111 in New York

The world’s oldest man, Alexander Imich died on Sunday in his New York City home at age 111. Longtime friend Michael Mannion reported that Mr. Imich was highly agitated four days before his death. He was speaking Polish and Russian to spirits he felt were around him. He was treated with medication and died peacefully. He was not agitated just before dying. Imich attributed his longevity to good...

FAA to Consider Letting Hollywood use Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it would consider a request by several companies to use drones for filming movies and TV shows. The FAA plans to propose a formal rule for commercial drones by the end of the year, but regulations aren’t expected to be finalized until 2015. Currently, the FAA is reviewing a request from seven aerial and photo and video production companies...

Brand New $10 Million Yacht Capsizes in Washington

A brand new, 85-foot yacht worth at least $10 million capsized when it was being delivered from the builder, Northern Marine Industries to it’s owner, at Fidalgo Marina in Anacortes, Washington. Five or six crew members employed by the yacht’s builder were putting the boat into shallow waters in Anacortes when it immediately began to tilt. Police Capt. Lou D’Amelio said the boat was getting...

Tax Day Freebies 2014: April 15 Tax Deadline Offers Free Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert & more!

Tax Day 2014 deadline is today, April 15th! If you’re lucky, you’ll be getting a refund from Uncle Sam; however, even if you aren’t so lucky you can still take advantage of Tax Day freebies. In recent years, the trend of businesses offering free item or at deep discounts in honor of Tuesday’s dreaded Tax deadline has really begun to pick up. Some of the following specials are...

FBI Seizes Artifacts from 91-year-old Man’s Home in Indiana

The FBI, archaeologists and other experts confiscated Native American and other artifacts and relics from a collection in a rural central Indiana home. Homeowner, 91-year old Donald Miller has been collecting the artifacts and relics for over 80 years, the FBI said. The items include artifacts from Native Americans, United States, China, Haiti, Australia, Russia, New Guinea, Italy, New Zealand, Puerto...

Tree Trimmer, James Valentine Survives Chainsaw Accident to his Neck

James Valentine, a 21-year old Pennsylvania man survived a chainsaw accident that could have killed him. Instead, 30 stitches and an hour of surgery later and a day after the accident, Valentine was recovering in stable condition at a Pennsylvania hospital. Valentine was on a job site with Adler Tree Service along Perry Highway in Gibsonia, north of Pittsburgh, and was performing maintenance work...