Adorable video: Makai went back to school Monday and received big hugs from his friends who missed him dearly.
EMBROKE PINES, Fla. — A 3-year-old boy received a warm welcome home from his preschool classmates and friends.
Makai Simmons and his mother were visiting family in the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian hit.
Less than two minutes after the Metro Police pursuit began before dawn Thursday, officers had their fleeing suspect in custody. Handcuffed on the ground, Byron Lee Williams repeatedly told them he couldn’t breathe.
Less than an hour later, he was dead.
Williams’ in-custody death and the officers’ actions remained under investigation as Clark County Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank on Monday shared preliminary details and broadcast a five-minute video clip from an officer’s body-worn camera from Thursday morning.
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The 26-year-old US woman was hiking with friends when she stopped to admire the view from the top.
One simple slip on a rock and Heather Friesen was tumbling down a waterfall with mostly sharp rocks below.
A second earlier, she had stopped to admire the view along the Ka’au Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Moments later, she was groaning in severe pain after dropping 15 metres – she had 10 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a fractured scapula and several deep wounds.
The GoPro footage she captured from the 2016 accident makes for horrifying viewing.
Registered nurse Jill Stanek testified before a House committee that she cared for an infant with Down syndrome who had survived an abortion and was left to die in the hospital’s “soiled utility room.”
One night, a nursing co-worker was transporting a baby who had been aborted because he had Down syndrome to our Soiled Utility Room to die – because that’s where survivors were taken.
I could not bear the thought of this suffering child dying alone, so I rocked him for the 45 minutes that he lived. He was 21 to 22 weeks old, weighed about 1/2 pound, and was about the size of my hand. He was too weak to move very much, expending all his energy attempting to breathe. Toward the end he was so quiet I couldn’t tell if he was still alive unless I held him up to the light to see if his heart was still beating through his chest wall.
After he was pronounced dead, I folded his little arms across his chest, wrapped him in a tiny shroud, and carried him to the hospital morgue where we took all our dead patients.
VENICE, LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police officers took a man into custody Tuesday afternoon after a prolonged foot chase on the sand at Venice Beach.
The circumstances that led to the incident were not immediately clear.
Shortly after 2 p.m., a group of officers were seen pursuing the man as he intermittently ran into the waves that were crashing along the shoreline.
Nearly 30 minutes later, the man stumbled in the shallow water and a group of policemen pounced on him. He was handcuffed and escorted to a nearby LAPD vehicle after a brief apparent struggle.
Sean Tagert, 41, of Powell River. B.C. was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in March 2013. In October 2017, he suffered cardiac arrest, and was subsequently placed on a ventilator. His illness robbed him of the ability to move his body, eat, or speak, and he communicated via an eye-gaze computer. His mental acuity was unaffected.
At that time, Tagert’s doctors recommended 24-hour in-home care, which is typical for a person who uses a ventilator full time. Vancouver Coastal Health only initially offered 15.5 hours of care a day. Eventually, after much effort, they increased their offer to 20 hours a day – which still meant that Tagert had to pay $263.50 each day for the remaining four hours of required care.
Tagert and his family continued to fight for coverage of a full day’s care, to no avail.
“Hey everyone. I’ve been quiet lately because I’m just done, worn-out,” wrote Tagert in a July 25 post on his Facebook page.
“So last Friday I officially submitted my Medically assisted death paperwork, with lawyers and doctors, everything in proper order. It’s been over a month since I submitted my appeal to the Vancouver Coastal Health patient care quality department. They didn’t even respond.”
Tagert went on to explain that earlier in the day, two Vancouver Coastal Health officials came to his home, and had refused to talk to him when they realized he was recording the conversation. Eventually, they told his mother that they were there to cut his funding for care hours.
“Welcome to the great Canadian Healthcare system people,” Tagert wrote.
On Aug. 6, he received a medically-assisted death and passed away.