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Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 1:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 1:58 AM
Premature babies are not uncommon, but Haiden Morgan is being called a “miracle baby.”
Morgan’s parent’s, Chase and Emily, were on a seven-day cruise with their 3-year-old daughter through the Caribbean when Emily’s labor pains began. Doctors had cleared Emily for her travels because her original due date wasn’t until December.
But Emily's labor pains kept getting worse.
"At 1:20 a.m., the doctor came over, looked at me and said, 'Keep your legs closed. Don't push because we are not porting for another 14 hours,'" Emily told KSL.
She couldn’t wait.
“I am pushing because this baby is coming. I know!” she said.
30 minutes later, Haiden was born at 1 pound, 8 ounces.
Initially, medical staff believed the baby was born dead. When Emily asked to see the baby, the staff denied her request.
Then, the unexpected happened.
"About 45 minutes after I had delivered, the two doctors came back in and said the baby was still alive,” Emily said. “However, they didn't expect him to live very long."
Emily and the medical staff worked to keep Haiden warm until the ship docked later that day.
The ship’s captain, who believed the baby was dead, called Emily hours after her delivery.
“I was sitting with the baby, and he could hear the baby crying," she said. "And he said, 'Wait a minute, he's alive?' And I said, 'He is.' He said, ‘We are going as fast as we can, and we'll port two hours early in San Juan, and we'll get you guys to the hospital,’ but he said, ‘That's as fast as I can get you there.’"
The cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in the time the captain had promised.
After spending three days in Puerto Rico and making numerous phone calls, the Morgnas were able to get a medical transport plane to fly them to a Miami hospital. They’ll spend the next month there.
"His feet are 2 inches long and his hands are about an inch and a half," Emily said. "His body length is about 13 inches, but his lungs were fully developed, so his prognosis is good,” she said. "On a daily basis they tell us he's a miracle baby and that he wants to be here."
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:17 AM
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Residents of a Seminole County, Florida, neighborhood were on high alert Wednesday because of an aggressive bear that killed one dog and seriously injured another one in recent days.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set traps in The Estates at Springs Landing subdivision along Markham Woods Road near Longwood to try to catch the bear, which killed a dog late Tuesday, days after injuring another.
The bear tore through a pool screen Tuesday and grabbed Maggie, Russell Nusynowitz's 15-year-old poodle.
His wife ran into the home as the bear killed the family dog and took her into the yard.
The attack came two days after Rick Mann encountered a bear and two yearlings in his garage. FWC believes the same bear was involved in both attacks.
When his 5-year-old Maltese-Yorkie mix, Reese, barked, the bear attacked, clamping down on the dog twice.
"When she came back the second time, I grabbed whatever I could," Mann said. "There was a vacuum cleaner there. I started swinging at her."
Reese underwent five hours of surgery.
"He's got seven puncture wounds, a bruised liver, a bruised kidney, numerous lacerations," said Roxane Mann, Rick Mann's wife. "Just a lot of issues. But he's hanging tough."
Roxanne Mann said the bear opened the refrigerator in the garage and helped herself to the food it contained, showing no fear of humans.
"The fact that she was starting to leave the garage and then came back to attack for the second time was very uncommon for a bear," Rick Mann said.
Word is spreading about the brave dog that stood up to the bear to protect his owner. The veterinarian who has been treating Reese has collected more than $1,000 in donations to help pay the vet bills.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:11 PM
DAYTON — Briana Greenwood, witness to the near-drowning of a 2-year-old boy at Island MetroPark on April 21, is advocating for changes because of safety concerns about access to the water at the park.
Park employees notified Greenwood in an email that the boy is doing fine, but she is still concerned.
Greenwood told park officials, in a letter, how the boy wandered from his parents and wound up in the river.
The child's father pulled him out. He coughed up water after CPR was performed.
Signs at the park warn that adult supervision is required, but Greenwood advised officials there is no barrier to keep children out of the water. She suggested a "strong, sensible fence" be put up.
Mark Hess, chief of Public Safety for Five Rivers MetroParks responded to Greenwood: "We will take your ideas and others into consideration as we evaluate this incident and look for ways to prevent such incidents in the future."
Greenwood frequents the park about once a week with her son and is concerned an incident like the one on April 21 could happen again if a barrier is not put in.
"This simple precaution could save many lives of the thousands of children and families that enjoy the MetroParks," wrote Greenwood.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:47 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 12:25 AM
OHIO — UPDATE @ 12:26 a.m. (April 26): The Amber Alert has ended. Authorities located and arrested Neil Perin in Cleveland, near Shaker Square. His three children have been found safe.
UPDATE @ 9:49 p.m. (April 25)
An Amber Alert has been issued for three children from Athens, Ohio, authorities believe have been taken today by their father following a domestic dispute.
According to Athens police, the incident took place at a home in the 100 block of East State Street, where the children live.
If you see the group, you are asked to approach with caution because the suspect has a history of violence.
They may be traveling in a gray Dodge Journey, Ohio license plate GJG 8892.
The children are:
* Lilly Dudas, 4 years old. She is 3 foot 6, 44 pounds, is a blonde and has brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue top and purple skirt with blue pants
* Olive Perin, 2 years old. She is 2 foot, 24 pounds, has brown hair and eyes.
* Henry Perin, 6 months and 1 pounds, is blond and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a onesie with a hoodie. The color is not known.
They are believed to have been taken by Neil Perin, 34. He is described as 6 foot 1, about 190 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes, according to authorities.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Man apparently strangled in jail cell
If you have information about Perin or the children, or believe you have seen them, you are asked to contact the Athens Police Department, 740-592-3313.
You may also call 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST), 1-877-AMBER-OH (1-877-262-3764) or 9-1-1 to be transferred directly to the investigating agency or to hear the alert information.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 11:15 PM
The last episode featuring Markle aired Wednesday night on USA Network and it also marked the last appearance on the show for her co-star and love interest on the series Patrick J. Adams, who played Mike.
The pair tied the knot in a subdued and last-minute ceremony in the finale and have moved to Seattle to run a law firm. The eighth season of “Suits” is now in production.
Markle, who met her prince while working on “Suits” and living in Toronto where the series is produced, is scheduled to wed Prince Harry on May 19 in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.