Tips to know before starting your generator during a power outage
In the aftermath of a storm, a generator can be a crucial part of your recovery. It can power a fan, turn on some lights and keep your food cool. But many people only use a generator in an emergency and don’t operate them properly. This can lead to serious injury or death.
Man found dead on West Brownsville street
The Brownsville Police Department is investigating the death of a man found in West Brownsville Friday morning. Police were called to the intersection of Florence and Father Mestas Drive, which is a block away from La Galaxia and La Lomita Park and near Military Highway. “We have everything blocked of an area of Father Mestas and Florence right now. At that time we activated our criminal investigations unit and right now they’re on scene and trying to distinguish what is going on,” Sandoval said. Police aren’t saying yet h ow the man died or released his identity.myrgv.com
COMMENTARY: War memoir touted
July 4 marks almost 250 years of freedom the U.S. has enjoyed. This was made possible by Americans fighting to gain and protect this freedom. Beginning in 1776 and the ultimate defeat of the British, then more wars including World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and more. American “boys next door” took up arms, said goodbye to their families and the government changed their lives forever.myrgv.com
Racist Backlash About Netflix's Sandman Casting Gets its Own Backlash
Some racists have been saying that the casting of a Black actress to play Death in Sandman is a blow against the memory of the woman who partially inspired the character, Cinamon Hadley. Hadley's friends think she would be furious.houstonpress.com
Defense witness says Floyd's death should be considered "undetermined"
Defense expert witness Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist, testified in the Derek Chauvin trial Wednesday that George Floyd's death should be considered "undetermined" rather than a homicide. Dr. Fowler also said that carbon monoxide poisoning from the squad car's exhaust may have contributed to Floyd's death. State and federal defense attorney Bernarda Villalona joins CBSN AM to discuss the defense's case.cbsnews.com
Mother of 8-year-old boy, her common-law husband arrested in death of child
HOUSTON – Houston police said they have arrested a mother and her common-law husband in the death of her 8-year-old son Tuesday. Police said 24-year-old Kayla Holzendorf and 28-year-old Dominique Lewis have been charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Investigators said paramedics were already at the scene performing CPR on the child. Both paramedics and officers reported seeing multiple injuries on the boy’s body that were not consistent with drowning, investigators said. According to investigators, the child’s biological mother and her husband were in the room on the second floor at the time of what they told police was a drowning.
Hong Kong probes death of man who received COVID-19 vaccine
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 file photo, people line up to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday, March 2 reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. The man's death happened less than a week after Hong Kong began its vaccination program for priority and at-risk groups in the city. Over 40,000 people in Hong Kong have received the vaccine since Friday, when the vaccination drive began.
New video shows officers involved in death of George Floyd forcefully arresting Black man weeks earlier
New video shows officers involved in death of George Floyd forcefully arresting Black man weeks earlier Newly-revealed video shows Minneapolis police officers who arrested George Floyd last May, detaining a different Black man just three weeks earlier. Three of the four officers involved are now charged in connection with George Floyd's death. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
‘Keep the faith’: Alex Trebek’s Thanksgiving message shared weeks after his death
HOUSTON – “Jeopardy” game show host Alex Trebek filmed a Thanksgiving message to share with the world prior to his death on Nov. 8. The staff of “Jeopardy” shared the message on Twitter Thanksgiving Day, saying it was “high on our list of things to be thankful for this year.”High on our list of things to be thankful for this year: Alex's Thanksgiving message from today's show. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! (@Jeopardy) November 26, 2020In the video, Trebek said, “Happy Thanksgiving ladies and gentlemen. In spite of what America and the rest of the world is experiencing right now there are many reasons to be thankful.
Photos: Alex Trebek through the years
Alex Trebek, the iconic host of Jeopardy, lost his battle with cancer and died on Sunday, according to multiple reports. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81 due to ‘massive’ stroke, reports say
WACO, Texas – Honky-tonk hero and 81-year-old Outlaw Country legend Billy Joe Shaver died Wednesday after suffering a “massive” stroke in Waco, according to SiriusXM. Rest in peace to Outlaw Country legend Billy Joe Shaver, who has died at the age of 81. https://t.co/jS0fI5IOlH pic.twitter.com/n4eQCsshKF — SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) October 28, 2020Shaver was born in Corsicana in 1939 and released his debut album, “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” in 1973. He released his final album in 2014 and continued recording and touring until his death, Rolling Stone wrote. “Billy Joe Shaver might’ve been the only true outlaw whoever made his living writing about the inner workings of his heart. Shaver’s death comes just days after the death of another county legend, Jerry Jeff Walker.
Edward Hospital has first COVID-19 death in nearly two months as Naperville cases continue to decline
The first COVID-19 death at Edward Hospital in Naperville in about two months occurred this week but the number of coronavirus patients is starting to go down, hospital officials said. (Anne Halston / Naperville Sun)chicagotribune.com
Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee
In this photo released by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, investigators work at the scene of an accident in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police statement. (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine via AP)KYIV – Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The Embassy confirmed the woman was a U.S. citizen in a statement and said they were “heartbroken" to report her death.
Officers suspended in suffocation death; protesters unswayed
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspensions at a news conference Thursday amid outrage that city officials had previously kept quiet about Prude's death. Journalists were among those hit by pellets during the confrontation, which came on the second day of peaceful demonstrations over Prude's death. The mayor said she only became aware that Prude's death involved the use of force on Aug. 4. Warren said the seven officers would still be paid because of contract rules and that she was taking the action against the advice of attorneys. Prude's death happened just as the coronavirus was raging out of control in New York and received no public attention at the time.
Mother killed in apparent shark attack off Maine coast
The Maine Marine Patrol is investigating the death of a woman Monday afternoon near Bailey Island. Witnesses at the scene said the woman was swimming off the shore when she was injured in what appeared to be a shark attack. Kayakers helped transport the woman and her daughter back to shore, where they were met by members of the Harpswell EMS squad. Marine Patrol says the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more from WCSH: https://bit.ly/3hBgWsW
Why is there a lag in reporting COVID-19 deaths?
HOUSTON When the city of Houston reported its first day of double-digit deaths, KPRC 2 noticed one of the deceased dated back to May 4. Persse explains only confirmed deaths from COVID-19 are reported, suspected deaths are not. One is medical, which is filled out by a doctor, hospital staff or a medical examiners office depending on where a person dies. Officials with the Harris County Medical Examiners Office also report no concerns about capacity in the morgue. As of Thursday, there have been 508 deaths reported in Houston and Harris County.
HPD: Body found floating in White Oak Bayou in northwest Houston
Police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found floating in White Oak Bayou Thursday in northwest Houston. A bicyclist spotted the body in the waters off Shady Grove Lane. The Houston Fire Department assisted with the retrieval of the body. Authorities said there are no apparent signs of foul play. They said an autopsy would be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Harris County Jail inmate dies after being found 'unresponsive’ in his cell, officials say
HOUSTON – An inmate at the Harris County Jail was found unresponsive in his cell over the weekend, officials said. Court records show the robbery charge was dismissed and then refiled as the burglary charge. The burglary charge was dismissed following Jacobs’ death. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate Jacobs’ death. The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet determined a cause of death.
Cremation has replaced traditional burials in popularity in America and people are getting creative with those ashes
Cremation became the top choice in 2015 and has been climbing in popularity ever since. "Cost is a driving factor," said Mike Nicodemus, licensed funeral director and vice president of cremation services for the NFDA. Today, practicing Catholics are allowed to choose cremation; however, the church still wants a ceremony and for the ashes to be buried, not scattered. Fewer people consider themselves religious today than in the past, lessening the need for a traditional funeral in a church. Or for no extra money at all, you can ask your loved ones to scatter your ashes on the beach.
The death of Michael Brown: What’s changed one year after Ferguson?
President of NAACP Cornell William Brooks believes there has been a “seismic shift” in the American attitude towards race relations and policing in this country, but there has there has not been adequate legislative action to back recent momentum.cbsnews.com
First U.S. measles death in 12 years amid vaccine fight
Washington state health officials confirmed Thursday that pneumonia caused by measles killed an unidentified woman this spring. The death is not tied to the Disneyland outbreak, which spread to the Northwest. However, the death comes 15 years after the virus was considered eliminated in the U.S. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the case.cbsnews.com
"48 Hours" investigates death that divides family
Pelle Wall, who was convinced his mother was murdered, risked everything to find the answer, even if it meant tearing his family apart by testifying against his own father. Susan Spencer joins "CBS This Morning" to give a preview of Saturday's "48 Hours."cbsnews.com
FBI investigating Mississippi hanging death
FBI investigating Mississippi hanging death The FBI and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division are investigating whether the death of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi was a hate crime. Justce Department reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN with more on what investigators are looking for.cbsnews.com