Florida police say baby found dead in hot pickup truck

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 6:08 PM
Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 6:08 PM

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Police in Florida said a father opened his truck after being at work for several hours to discover his 9-month-old daughter inside the truck and unresponsive.
 
"We received a call around (4:45 p.m.) of a child that was unresponsive and had been found in the back of a vehicle," said Lt. Donna Seyferth with the Rockledge Police Department.
 
Police said the infant was left strapped in her car seat inside her father's pickup truck that was sitting in the hot sun.

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Police said the girl's father arrived at work at the Fraternal Order of Police telemarketing office just after noon.
 
WFTV  meteorologists said the temperature in that area of Florida at that time would have been around 89 degrees.
 
Witnesses told reporters that the child's father was supposed to drop his daughter off at daycare but apparently forgot.
 
Police said he discovered his daughter nearly five hours later. The man's coworkers heard him screaming and called 911.
 
"The child was unresponsive when the officers arrived. They took as many life-saving measures as they could. Ambulance and rescue did the same, but the child did not survive," said Seyferth. 
 
Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play.
 
Police are still talking with the family and said it is too early to say whether criminal charges will be filed.

"I am ready to cry for these parents. It's hard," said Darlene Decker, who was one of several people who stopped by Monday night to drop off flowers and balloons at the site where the young girl died.


Ariana Grande back in Florida hometown after concert bombing

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:36 PM

Ariana Grande has reportedly returned to her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, after her Manchester, England, concert was the site of a terrorist bombing on Monday night.

According to E News, Grande and her mother Joan Grande were greeted at Boca Raton Airport earlier today by boyfriend and musician Mac Miller. Sources from People magazine reported that as she departed the private jet, the 23-year-old singer “looked distraught and like she has been crying. They hugged for a while before they headed to a waiting car.”

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The Daily Mail reported that she was taken to the home of a family member in a gated community.

Grande, who had just finished her set at the Manchester Arena before the explosion that killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50, had previously tweeted her disbelief at the situation, saying,“Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry.”

According to TMZ, Joan Grande, who was at the Manchester show with her daughter, helped get some scared young fans sitting near her in the front row backstage to safety.

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The suspect who detonated a suicide bomb near one of the exits has been identified by police as Salman Abedi, 22. The ISIS state has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Shortly after Monday’s explosion, Grande reached out to longtime friend Misha Lambert, whose father, songwriter Dennis Lambert, said, “No sooner had I heard the first reports when my daughter Misha called to say she was in touch with Ari and all of her people are safe and unhurt.”

Manchester explosion: Ariana Grande's mother reportedly helps fans to safety 

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 3:33 PM

As fans and others around the world continue to try to make sense of the aftermath of the explosion outside Manchester Arena Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert, hero stories are beginning to emerge.

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According to TMZ, Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan, is among them.

The site reported that, according to multiple witnesses, Joan Grande was about to go backstage to see Ariana when the incident occurred. She told the group of 10 or so kids seated around her to come backstage.

>> Police: At least 22 dead after explosion near Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Us Weekly, which  reported it confirmed the news through a source, said that the mother and members of Ariana Grande’s security team took the fans backstage and waited with them until they were cleared to exit the arena.

The attacker has been identified by officials as Salman Abedi, 22. The explosion injured more than 50 and killed 22, including an 8-year-old girl.

Manchester explosion: Here’s what we know about the victims

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 11:31 PM

Armed police stand guard at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig  in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017. Police says there are

Authorities continue  to sort out what happened Monday night when a man who police believe was a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside an arena in Manchester, England.

The explosion happened moments after the conclusion of a concert by pop star Ariana Grande.

At least 22 have been confirmed dead and 59 injured as of 2:30 a.m. ET Tuesday.

Here's what we know now about some of the victims:

Man ‘dared’ United crews to ‘drag him off’ flight

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:01 PM

A United Airlines Boeing 777 takes off at San Francisco International Airport's runway 10L. (Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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People aboard a United Airlines plane chanted “lock him up” as a “disruptive man” was escorted off a flight, authorities said. 

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The flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was reportedly delayed for hours Sunday because a man allegedly commandeered a row of seats and wouldn’t get out of a seat that wasn’t his, NBC4 reported. 

While passengers were deplaning, it was unclear what happened to the unidentified man, according to NBC4.

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