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Published: Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 6:43 PM
Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 9:16 PM
Just an hour after his birth, a baby boy in Broward County died from the drug flakka, our news partners at WPTV report.
This is the first baby in South Florida to die from flakka.
According to police reports, the baby’s mother was hospitalized for more than 4 weeks while pregnant, but refused prenatal care. She was released on June 29 and gave birth to her son about a week later, according to NBC Miami.
The medical examiner confirms the baby was born nine weeks premature and "died with flakka in his system," NBC Miami reports. He was only 3 pounds and 2 ounces.
"It's beyond comprehension. It's unbelievable," Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, CEO of North Broward Hospital District, said to NBC Miami. "To have a mom that's pregnant actually use the drug is illogical, it's negligent, it's senseless. It's a tragedy."
Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 10:46 AM
PHOENIX — An Arizona mother is in jail after police said she went to work and left her 1-year-old son alone in their apartment, where he was found dead 10 hours later.
King told investigators that she left the baby at home about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday before dropping off her other children at day care and going to work, the probable cause statement said. She claimed the baby could not go to day care because he "had open sores," court documents said. She also reportedly told investigators that a friend was supposed to babysit but never showed up.
King said she came back home at 4:15 p.m. and found the baby unresponsive on a mattress, investigators said. She said she performed CPR on the child as her daughter called 911, court documents said.
The baby, who reportedly had several bruises, was pronounced dead about 4:47 p.m., court documents said.
King is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 11:39 PM
HOUSTON — An anonymous donor pledged $3 million to pay the full tuition for the University of Houston’s inaugural class when its medical school opens in 2020.
The school will begin accepting applications for the 30 College of Medicine spots next year, and they expect a competitive applicant pool, according to KHOU.
“It’s going to be a different school with a different curriculum," Dr. Stephen Spann, dean of the future medical school, told KHOU. "Secondly, it’s new. And that offers students an opportunity to help shape the learning environment. And third, for this first class, they get to go tuition-free for four years.”
Students who are from Texas and want to practice medicine in the state will be given preference, Spann told KHOU.
“Student debt is the number one deterrent for students when applying to medical school,” Renu Khator, president of the University of Houston, said in a news release. “This generous gift will allow such students an opportunity to attend and ultimately lead the future medical workforce.”
We've got it covered! With a recent $3 Million gift, the inaugural class of the UH College of Medicine will have their tuition paid in full. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us address the need for primary care in our community. #UHHereWeGo pic.twitter.com/ywFieVN2H9— University of Houston (@UHouston) July 18, 2018
Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 5:30 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
SpaceX lit up the night sky over the Space Coast this weekend with the launch of the Telstar 19 Vantage satellite around 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
The space launch company said Saturday that its Falcon 9 rocket was vertical on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Telstar 19 Vantage is described as a “state-of-the-art, high throughput satellite optimized to serve growing markets in the Americas,” said Dan Goldberg, Telesat's president and CEO.
Successful deployment of Telstar19 VANTAGE to a geostationary transfer orbit confirmed. pic.twitter.com/cXKyyw6VXC— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 22, 2018
Telstar 19 Vantage will help improve mobile communication signals from Latin America to Northern Canada.
Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 8:03 PM
Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 9:35 PM
FALLON, Nev. — A man fatally shot one person and injured another at a Nevada church during service Sunday afternoon, officials said.
One person is dead. The other victim was taken to a hospital with a leg injury, Fallon Mayor Ken Tedford told KOLO. The identities have not been released.
The suspected gunman, John Kelley O’Connor, 48, walked into Fallon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around 1 p.m., started firing, then left and walked home. He is in custody, Tedford told KOLO.
“Our hearts go out to the family members of those who have lost someone and those who were in the church today where the tragedy occurred,” Tedford told KOLO.
The shooting happened in front of about 50 other parishioners, KOLO reported.
“It’s really too early to understand the motive,” Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman told KOLO.
Deeply saddened by the act of senseless violence in Fallon today at the LDS church. We are in contact with Mayor Tedford and other officials. My family and I are praying for all loved ones, churchgoers, and community members impacted by this tragedy.— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) July 22, 2018