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Common Knockout Game Turns Deadly When 60-Year-Old Woman Shoots 2 Teens After Being Attacked

Last Monday, a woman was attacked by 2 teenagers before she fired shots into the crowd assaulting her. Beulah Montgomery, 60, says she was walking home when 7 teens approached her. Montgomery initially thought they were going to try and steal her belongings but says instead she was hit by one of the teens. That -->

Speed Called Possible Cause of Deadly Train Crash in Bronx

The MTA train that derailed Sunday morning was found to be traveling at 82 mph in a 30 mph curve zone –nearly 3 times the permitted speed limit. The throttle was still engaged – giving the engine power – until six seconds before the train, in the rear of the train, came to a stop -->

Metro-North Train Derails in the Bronx on Sunday

A Metro-North train derailed on Sunday morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River. The 5:54am train left from Poughkeepsie station headed to Grand Central. On board were 100-150 people. Suddenly, a jerk disrupted the train and derailed in the Bronx. All cars of the train flew off the tracks and several landed on their -->

Personal Safety App Allows Users to Alert Others When in Danger

Smartphone users can now alert their family and friends when they are in danger by using a panic button. PanicMe sends alerts of differing levels of importance to a chosen network of contacts if the user feels threatened. The sender’s location is then pinpointed on the responders phone and they can see where they are -->

Keeping a Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes

Doris Racher noticed small things that she had bought her 96-year-old mother, Eryetha Mayberry, a dementia patient at a nursing home in Oklahoma City, had been disappearing. Doris decided to place a motion-activated camera in her mother’s room. A couple months later, Doris was stunned at what she found in the recordings. The camera did -->

Saugerties Man Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle on 9W

A Saugerties man was hit a car yesterday evening and died when he was walking across Route 9W. Patrick Poliseno, 67, was hit northbound by a vehicle driven by Peter Gage, 55. No criminal charges have been filed but the investigation is continuing. Poliseno was treated by Diaz Ambulance before being taken to Albany Medical -->

Janitor & Cook Help Elderly Residents after Facility’s License is Revoked and Staff Abandoned Them

Miguel Alvarez, a janitor at a senior care home at Valley Springs Manor in California had never administered medications or helped the elderly with daily activities until last week. When the Castro Valley care home plunged into chaos amid a state-ordered closure, Alvarez found himself changing diapers, bathing, feeding and comforting those elderly residents who -->

FDA Moves to Ban Trans Fats from Food Supply

The FDA recently proposed actions to remove trans fats, the artery clogging substance and major cause of heart disease in the U.S., according to recent New York Times article. Under the proposal, the agency would declare partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats, as unsafe. For companies, this means that they would have to -->

2-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Shoots Herself in Tragic Accident

A 2-year-old girl accidentally shot herself with a handgun inside her North Carolina home. Police say the girl found a loaded handgun and it discharged. Her grandmother and aunt were in the home with her at the time. When officers found the infant, she was not breathing and was brought to Cape Fear Medical Center -->

Truck Accident on Thruway Kills One

According to the Times Herald Record, an accident involving a tractor-trailer rig has killed one person and forced the closure of a section of the NYS Thruway. Police say that rig jackknifed after 3am this morning south of Exit 23 near Albany . the southbound lanes between Exit 23 and Exit 22 have been closed. -->