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Couple welcomes 1 pound 'miracle baby' born on cruise ship

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 1:58 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 1:58 AM

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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.

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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."

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Watch: Good Samaritans lift car off trapped victims after crash

Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:49 AM

Good Samaritans Rescue Car Crash Victims, Lift Vehicle

An amazing feat of strength was caught on camera.

Four people were hurt when they were hit by a car that crashed on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Police said a pickup hit a sedan when it took a turn too wide, WJLA reported. The sedan jumped the curb and ran into pedestrians. 

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But it was the actions of bystanders that is what people are focusing on. They rushed to the car to try to pull the pedestrians from under the wreckage. The group of people actually lifted and moved the car off two people and the entire thing was caught on video, WJLA reported.

WRC reported more than a dozen people rushed to help.

In all four people were hit by the car and were injured in the crash, but police said they were all conscious and breathing, taken to area hospitals, WJLA reported.

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Miami County man apparently strangled in Warren County cell

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

Kevin Nill was found in his cell on Monday at the prison outside Lebanon, a rope around his neck, and pronounced dead at 9:43 a.m. Monday the Atrium Medical Center, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

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Nill was to be released on May 24, according to on-line Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction records.

Nill was not hanging when he was found and injuries were consistent with strangulation, which was determined the cause of death, Burke said.

Today the Ohio Highway Patrol investigator assigned to the case declined to comment on the case, while the investigation continued.

Prison officials confirmed the fatality and investigation, but provided no other information.

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Lemon-glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts available for one week only

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

Krispy Kreme Offering Lemon-Glazed Doughnuts for One Week Only

Krispy Kreme is offering its signature doughnuts with lemon glaze, but only for a week.

Participating shops of the doughnut chain are offering the flavor from April 23 to April 29. The glaze was one of four options customers could vote for. The others, Food and Wine reported, were caramel, maple and blueberry.

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According to a news release, the #VoteForGlaze campaign pulled in nearly 2 million votes. Maple had 18 percent of the vote, while blueberry had 20 percent and caramel was second with had 26 percent.

Depending on the success of the limited run, Krispy Kreme could sell the lemon-glazed doughnuts seasonally, Food and Wine reported.

“Experimenting with the many flavor profiles lemon presents to create an all-new lemon glaze was a fun, but serious culinary challenge,” Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “There has been so much anticipation and zest for the new Lemon Glaze Doughnut, we can’t wait to share the joy with our fans!”

Customers can find out if the Lemon Glaze Doughnut is available at a Krispy Kreme near them at KrispyKreme.com.

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Rapper Ralo flew drugs across U.S., sold them from apartments he rented, police say

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 11:12 PM

Atlanta Rapper Flew Drugs Across U.S., Sold Them From Apartments He Rented

An Atlanta rapper, accused of running a cross-country drug operation, was denied bond Tuesday, according to WSB-TV. 

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Terrell Davis, known by his stage name Ralo, faces a federal charge of possession with intent to distribute. Authorities allege Davis sold drugs from several apartment units he rents in Atlanta dubbed “Ralo’s Hood,” WSB reported. Davis and eight of his associates, believed to be part of his purported gang Famerica, are named in an 11-page criminal complaint. 

The complaint states Davis and his acquaintances traveled to California twice to retrieve 964 pounds of marijuana — worth nearly $2 million — with the intention of selling it in Atlanta. Davis was arrested April 15 at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport after he initially refused to leave the aircraft, authorities said. 

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Following Davis’ arrest, federal authorities raided three separate locations in southwest Atlanta allegedly connected to the case. 

According to the affidavit, Davis and roughly 10 people boarded a Dec. 18 chartered jet from the Fulton County Airport to Sacramento, Calif. Four days later, the group returned to the Fulton airport, where federal and local surveillance teams saw Davis and the other passengers transfer 37 packages wrapped in white holiday paper from the jet to an Econoline van, which was registered to Davis’ southwest Atlanta address. 

An employee with the charter company offered to help unload, but the passengers declined, the affidavit said. 

Shortly after the van was loaded, the Georgia State Patrol arrested three men wearing “RaloFamgoon” attire inside the vehicle, which was spotted driving in the dark without lights on, according to the complaint. Authorities said they found 520 pounds of marijuana worth $1 million in the van. 

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A day after those arrests, Davis posted a picture of himself by a swimming pool with the caption: “I’ve lost more than a man have gained in a lifetime ... have you ever lost a million dollars at one time???” A week after the post, authorities said they received a passenger list from the flight and connected Davis to the men

Four months after the shipment, federal officials were notified Davis and eight others traveled to Northern California again. This time they allegedly transported 17 packages containing marijuana weighing 444 pounds back to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, according to the affidavit. 

The packages, worth $880,000, were loaded onto a Chrysler 300. Not long after the car left the airport, the GSP stopped it and federal authorities took eight people into custody. 

Davis, who remained on the plane, initially refused to comply with authorities’ commands. He later exited the aircraft, which allegedly smelled of marijuana, when police dogs were brought in to assist. 

One of Davis’ supporters, Kalya Freeman, told WSB that despite the allegations, Davis often gave back to the community: “He’s a good person. He supports what we do. He supports everybody.”

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