All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘deaths’

Jean Stapleton Dies, ‘All in the Family’ Actress Was 90

Jean Stapleton, the actress who portrayed Edith Bunker on the TV show All in the Family, has died at the age of 90. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Stapleton died Friday at her home in New York City. Her family stated that she died of natural causes. Stapleton, New York City native, began her career in the 1940s, …

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Planes Collide Over Arizona, Killing Four

Two small planes collided in midair just north of Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, killing four people. According to a KSAZ report, the planes were both single-engine, with two people aboard each. The collision occurred on Friday morning, about 15 miles northwest of Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix. The details of the crash have not yet been determined. Witnesses only reported …

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7 Dead in Upstate N.Y. After Semi, Minivan Collide

Seven people, including four children, are dead after a tractor-trailer collided with a minivan in upstate New York on Wednesday. According to an Associated Press report, a tractor-trailer was traveling on a Truxton, New York road just outside of Cortland at around 6 pm Wednesday evening. The semi’s cargo of crushed cars became disconnected from its trailer, causing the trailer …

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12-year-old Lelia Fowler Stabbing Suspect Denies Murder Charge

Earlier this month, 8-year-old Lelia Fowler of Valley Springs, California was found stabbed to death in her home. She was left in the care of her 12-year-old brother while her parents were at a little league game. The brother told police that he found Lelia stabbed, and saw an intruder fleeing from the house. The boy’s story kicked off a …

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Jack Vance Dies: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Writer Was 96

John Holbrook Vance, better known to the literary world as Jack Vance, has died. He was 96. Vance, a prolific author who penned more than 60 books in his more than 60-year career, wrote across multiple genres including mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy. Most of his work was penned under the name Jack Vance, but he also had multiple pseudonyms inducing …

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Woman Killed by Police at Virginia Costco

A Virginia woman was shot and killed this week after threatening police with a knife at a Costco in a Washington D.C.-area suburb. According to a statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to a report of a disorderly woman at a Costco in Sterling, Virginia. The woman, later identified as 38-year-old Mhai Scott, was reportedly threatening store …

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Teen Misses Trip That Killed Five Friends in Fiery Car Crash

A California teen who missed a Memorial Day trip with his friends is now coming to grips with how close his life came to ending. According to an Associated Press report, 17-year-old Tamer Mosallam’s friends were the teens that died in a fiery Memorial Day car crash in Los Angeles. The teens, who have now been identified, were all students …

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Lewis Yocum Dies; MLB Orthopedist Was 65

Sports surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum has died at the age of 65. According to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Yocum died in hospice care Saturday after a battle with liver cancer. “The Angels family and Major League Baseball have lost one of baseball’s finest gentlemen and truly outstanding professionals with the passing of Dr. Lewis Yocum earlier this weekend,” …

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College QB Cullen Finnerty Found Dead in Michigan Woods

Former Grand Valley State University quarterback Cullen Finnerty went missing this weekend while fishing at his family’s cabin on the Baldwin River in Michigan. Now, the former quarterback’s body has been found. According to an Associated Press report, on Tuesday Finnerty was found dead in the woods over one mile from his fishing boat. The cause of his death has …

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Hal McClure Dies; Journalist Was 92

Journalist Hal McClure has died at the age of 92. According to an Associated Press report, McClure died at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday following surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain that was caused by a fall. McClure reported for the Associated Press for decades, with much of that time spent as an overseas correspondent. He …

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Japanese Motorcycle Rider Killed During Qualifier

A Japanese motorcycle racer was killed this week during a qualifying race in the U.K. According to a statement from Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) organizers, 43-year-old Yoshinari Matsushita died Monday during a qualifying race for this year’s Isle of Man TT Races. The accident occurred at the Ballacrye section of the TT Circuit in the northern part of …

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Violent O.C. Crash Kills 5 Teens on Memorial Day

Five Irvine, California teens were killed Monday evening after a violent crash that left a car in pieces. According to a Los Angeles Times report, three girls and two boys – apparently high school-aged teens – were killed in the crash, which took place in Newport Beach. The car the teens were riding in ran into the center divider of …

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