CLAREMONT, N.H. – An employee for APC Paper Company was killed when he got sucked into a paper roller. No one knows exactly how 34-year-old Leo P. Gonyea got pulled into the machine even though a co-worker was standing 15-ft from him. “He was looking the other way. When he turned, he saw Leo wasn’t there. He went around and found Leo on the floor.” The machine is about the size of a car and is uses rollers to squeeze moisture out of paper as it is fed through. Think about that horrific fact for a bit. “I understand there is some flexing in the machinery, so if there’s a bump the rollers do give,” Claremont Fire Chief Peter Chase said. “However it’s obviously not meant for a person to go through.” When paramedics arrived, they found Gonyea, who regularly talked of working 12 hour shifts on his Facebook page, was out of the machine but was in cardiac arrest and suffering from severe trauma. He would die in route to the hospital.…Continue Reading
BATON ROUGE, LA - A woman riding the”Xtreme” roller coaster at the Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park died Sunday when she was ejected from the ride. Witnesses say 21-year-old Lindsay Zeno, who was at the park with friends, was struggling with her shoulder harness before falling 30 feet to the ground. “Her friends say that when they turned around and looked they didn’t see her but then probably she was on the ground,” said Zeno’s grandmother. She would die an hour later after being rushed to the hospital. The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating and at this point have found nothing wrong with the ride but State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said the investigation will take some time. Meanwhile, Zeno’s family has already hired an attorney. The park was open for business Monday, but not the roller coaster. You know, this is a true nightmare of mine. I have no fear of roller coasters, in fact I love them to death. But I have had some kickass nightmares involving roller coasters and failed restraints that have startled me awake.…Continue Reading
Conway, SC – Shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, two Walmart asset protection employees stopped Dorina Williams, 41, because they suspected her of shoplifting. Williams and her 16-year-old daughter Myiesha Williams then got into an altercation with the Wal-Mart employees. What exactly transpired at that point is not known, but the teen says that her mother attempted to give the employees the bag they wanted to see, but that they began choking her mother. She says she tried to tell the employees that her mother could not breathe. Williams collapsed during the struggle and was taken to Conway Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said she died of natural causes. Her family is now speaking to the press, and they are not real happy with Wal-Mart. …Continue Reading
Chicago – Johnny Wilson, 56, was found dead in the home he shared with his daughter and two grandchildren. He had been mauled to death by his daughter’s pit bulls. He had suffered severe head trauma, including having both his ears bitten off and at least one of his eyes mauled. Four adult pit bulls and two puppies were confiscated from the home on Sunday. Wilson’s daughter, who was breeding and selling the dogs, gave permission to have them all euthanized. Investigators are trying to determine which dogs were involved in the attack. They also stated that the animals did not look mistreated and seemed healthy. “He was a very nice, outgoing man. I talked to him every morning,” Wilson’s friend William Watts said. “He never did nobody no trouble. Went to work every day. His wife recently died from cancer. It’s some sad stuff, man”. The dogs may have been scared by the low pitch of Wilson’s voice. Wilson had complained earlier that the dogs had ripped his clothes, Watts said.…Continue Reading
Panama City Beach – Like many other acts 23-year-old Andrew Grande aka Dustin Michaels performed, this one was also caught on camera. The video is after the jump, but it is a bit disturbing. His decision to swallow a bag of weed may have been a boneheaded one, I still cannot help but feel sorry for the dud as he chokes to death in front of a camera crew. For those of you who would rather not watch a guy die, just after 2AM Friday police were called to the Executive Inn where it was reported Grande assaulted a female. When deputies arrived, accompanied by a camera crew from Zoo Productions (the people behind “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader”, “MTV’s Busted” and “Speeders”), one of the deputies tried to arrest Grande but he resisted having cuffs put on and stuffed something in his mouth. Not aware that he was choking, cops shoot Grande with a taser. Grande pulls the taser probes out of his body and shoves his hand in his mouth trying to dislodge the bag of weed.…Continue Reading
NORTH STONINGTON, Connecticut - Earlier we posted an article about a body police found burning on the side of the road.
This body has been identified as Rebecca Koster.
The 22-year-old was last seen on video in the Butcher Boys Bar and Grill in Holbrook around 3:30 a.m. Friday.
She is seen leaving the bar with her boyfriend, Dan Mayor, 28. An autopsy was performed on Saturday and her death was ruled a homicide.
Police had received a 911 call regarding a brush fire but when firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a blaze about 10 ft off the road containing human remains so badly damaged they could not tell the gender.
Now it is being reported that someone used her missing phone to send out some sick text messages.
The first message came at 11:40 p.m. Sunday: “Dan has me tied up in a basement somewhere in Commack.”
On Monday Rebecca’s mother received another text police believe came from a parking lot near Northern Parkway in Happauge. It read: “Don’t tell Dan, or he’ll kill me.”
These texts kept renewing the family’s hope that Rebecca would be found, having no idea she already had.…Continue Reading
Odessa, Texas - A family of four were found dead in their trailer by police conducting a welfare check. 30-year-old Juan Jesus Martinez, 22-year-old Judy Quezeda Martinez, 4-year-old Juan Jesus Martinez, Jr. and 2-year-old Miguel Martinez had all died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The mother and two kids were found in the living room, Mr. Martinez was found in a bedroom next to a generator that had run out of gas but was still in the “on” position. Investigators have determined that the generator was being used to provide electricity to the trailer. At some point, Martinez woke up and tried to get to the generator to turn it off, but was overcome and died. No disrespect meant towards the Martinez’s, but come one. Running a gas generator IN the trailer?…Continue Reading
POQUOSON, Virginia – It’s been awhile, but we have another horrific story of someone being killed inside a wood chipper. Sometime after 3 p.m. Sunday, 14-year-old Frank Anthony Gornick was working for Old Dominion Tree and Lawn Care Service doing some storm cleanup. He was using a shovel to load limbs into a wood chipper when the shovel got caught in the blades and Gornick was pulled inside the wood chipper. Another co-worker ran over to turn off the machine, but it was too late. The report says he died instantly so I guess that is some type of consolation for his friends and family. This ranks up there in my list of most horrific way to die. Even if this kid was an absolute asshole, which by all accounts he was not, he would not have deserved a death like this. A Facebook Page has been set up in his memory and Poquoson high school and middle school are making grief counselors available to all students. …Continue Reading
NICHOLS HILLS, Oklahoma – Details are scarce at the moment, but police have arrested Dr. Stephen Wolf, 51, on suspicion of killing his 9-year-old son, Tommy Wolf. Numerous 911 calls were made by his wife, Mary Wolf. One from a neighbor’s home and then two more from inside the Wolf home. When police arrived at the scene, they found Mary with defensive wounds to her face and hands and Tommy dead at the scene. No word on cause of death, although Wolf had to be disarmed by arriving officers – reports are that it was a knife. No word on what started the altercation, but police believe that it started in the boy’s bedroom. Dr. Wolf has practiced medicine for 17 years and Tommy was a 3rd-grade student at Christ the King Catholic School.…Continue Reading
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York – The remains of 18-year-old Jennifer Hammond were found in a heavily wooded near the Edinburg/Greenfield town line. Missing since 2003, Hammond was last seen at the Creek and Pines Trailer Park in Ballston Spa selling magazines door-to-door. The teen had a history of running away, but had a bus ticket back to her home state of Colorado. The ticket was never picked up, and her belongings were left in a hotel room. So now that the “where is Hammond” question has been answered, investigators will move on to figuring out how she died. But there may be more to this. Her death shares similarities with another teen found dead in the area — 19-year-old Christina White.…Continue Reading
RIALTO, California – On May 29, Mario Cisneros, 5, and his 3-year-old brother, David Cisneros, where at home with their grandmother, grandfather and a 1-year-old cousin when a fire broke out. As they were crawling behind their grandmother to escape the flames, the two boys got lost and ended up in a bathroom. That is where firefighters found them, along with a puppy. All three died. Now the grieving mother, Viviana Delgado, wants to honor the two boys by celebrating Halloween like they did in the past. She opened up the now vacant home as a haunted house attraction. Now you and your family can take a tour through the home and even re-enact the two boy’s last moments by crawling down the hallway into the bathroom where they succumbed to the heat and smoke.…Continue Reading
Boston, MA – Officials have not released many details in this story, but the ones that are out there only lead to more questions. Back on September 24th, just a month after turning 100 years old, Elizabeth Barrow was found dead in her bed at the nursing home she had lived in for the past 4 years. Sounds about right, huh? Well, not really. She was found with a plastic bag over head and even though there were no signs of a struggle, her death was ruled a homicide by manual strangulation. Her son says that Barrows was healthy and vibrant despite her age. The family had taken her out to lunch and shopping just the day before her body was found. Barrow had a female roommate who was in her 90s, but there is no word on any witness statements. Considering the son is not blaming the facility, singing it’s praises even, and everyone is remaining tight lipped I am wondering if officials are keeping quiet because they in fact do have a suspect in mind. Whatever the case, I am anxious to hear how this turns out. It must suck to live that long only to be denied a peaceful death in your sleep.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – Most of us have been through it. The end of a serious relationship or marriage. You know, things didn’t work out and its time to cut your losses and split. Some of us don’t part ways on good terms. You know how it can be, your every waking minute is consumed with thoughts of revenge, plotting and scheming on how you can make them pay. Wondering which cables belong to the brakes and exactly how much damage a brick to the back of the skull will actually cause. Pondering exactly how tamper proof those pesky tamper proof seals are, and googling their drive from home to work every day. You’ll show him that you don’t take these things lightly. Besides, his taste in music and movies suck and he was lucky you ever gave him the time of day… Wait, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, bad break-ups and thoughts of revenge. Point is, we never do it. As much as we want them to hurt, we once loved them and those pesky good memories always get in the way.…Continue Reading
When I woke up today, I never thought that within hours, I would lose a very big part of my life – but that is exactly what happened. Nothing can ever come close to explaining the loss I feel right now, especially after losing you in such an unforeseen, violent accident. Sadder still is the fact that it is all my fault. This is something I will have to live with for the rest of my life and I shudder at that thought. Five years ago you came to my house with some stupid E-Tard for an after-party I was throwing. You were here the next morning waiting for me and never left. I am not going to lie, I have had many of you, but none that stuck around like you did, and fit me so well that I NEVER thought of another. That is why this loss is hitting me in the gut like a sledgehammer and I cannot believe this has happened.…Continue Reading
Jefferson, Wisconsin Babies love movement. It seems to calm them when nothing else seems to. Perhaps it is a ride in the car that does the trick, perhaps one of those swings that run on batteries and a timer. It could be, the only thing to quiet a cranky baby is setting them in their infant carrier/car seat and rocking them gently with your foot as you use your free hands to pop nerve pills into your mouth as though they’re candy. It seems all of these crutches were thought up so parents didn’t spend hours pacing back and forth with a screaming baby in their ears, stiffening up one moment and scrunching up their knees the next, making it a not-so-pleasant introduction to parenthood. Nonetheless, no matter what source of movement you employ to soothe your child, I doubt seriously a single one of you would dream of the extreme resourcefulness Michael Wey exercised: a little swinging into the wall action. …Continue Reading
It seems I have been blessed of late. I have happened upon one of those most improbable streaks in which every book I have picked up has been worthwhile. I have just read one of the strangest and thoroughly entertaining novels I have come across in a long, long time. Death with Interruptions is the first work of Jose’ Saramago that I have had the pleasure to read, but I assure you it will not be the last. Perhaps I have an unrecognized, latent affinity for novels produced in Latin countries. It could be that only the very best are being translated into english. Whatever the reason, as this is the second Latin writer to hit it square out of the park, they are batting one thousand with this reviewer. This book addresses, in a narrative style, a situation that makes one question the nature of death, life, society at large and our place in it. Without being obvious or profane, the author leads us to question our basic moral assumptions.…Continue Reading
Camden, NJ – In 1997 Vincent Smith II was probably told by doctors that he was in the ultimate good news/bad news situation. Maybe. Even if they had, chances are that Vincent didn’t hear a word – the poor guy was in a coma at the time. Vincent was in a car crash in Pennsylvania which ejected him out of the vehicle and sent him hurtling headlong into said coma. However, Vincent Smith II soon beat the odds when he awoke from the coma, virtually returning from the dead like religious icons Jesus of Nazareth, Lazarus and Tupac. The grim reaper himself had snatched Vincent up by the collar, muscled him over the threshold of life and death and then had apparently fallen asleep on the couch while Vincent crept back to consciousness on hands and knees. But he was back. A miracle-man. He was now a walking example of a human being who had triumphantly returned from the abyss. Then last month he drowned in boiling chocolate in Camden, NJ.…Continue Reading
Bremerton, Washington – It’s always humorous watching a child take the first steps, all wobbly and uncertain. And as adults we encourage this progress with claps of joy and cheering…not quite realizing what is around the corner. Once a baby becomes mobile, a household is never the same. The terrible twos. They’re only terrible because parents fail to understand the grinning faces quickly turn into 30 pounds of wrecking machinery. They leave no stone unturned, nothing untasted, and nothing left in drawers and cabinets they can open. “Baby proofing” devices are measures that keeps babies safe and drive adults insane. But the safety far out-weighs the frustration of keeping your treasure from getting hurt (your children) and your trinkets from being invaded. And any parent understands children do “surprise” easily when you venture in, catching them in the act, but they don’t startle to the point of sustaining injuries that would cause brain death.…Continue Reading
Joplin, Missouri – Drinking is such a social event in almost every culture. Fridays after work, a group of employees will often meet up at a local bar and have a few cocktails to celebrate making it through yet another week without killing each other, their boss, or the one person they can’t stand in the office. College weekends were spent in Fraternity/Sorority Houses drinking with classmates and having a fine time. It was the college influence that introduced drinking games into the homes of thousands of people. Back in my day, “Bob” was sure to get you drunk off your ass in just a thirty minute span of time while watching the “Bob Newhart Show” (every time “Bob” was said, every one would drink) Quarters was another drinking game that was used to entertain AND intoxicate. Even though there is widespread participation of underage individuals playing these games, I don’t ever recall playing with an 11 year-old and certainly not to the point of him dying.…Continue Reading
Chicago, Illinois – Domestic disputes rarely turn out well. Even if the police aren’t called, the “situation” is never really dropped and only seems to amplify upon the next argument. And although my “break-ups” have always been amicable, I can imagine how heated things can become when face to face with your ex or soon to be ex. Can you imagine a scenario where you’re married, your husband believes he is the father of your children and you decided to show up during a birthday celebration for one child with a couple of guys for “protection” as you give him some monumental news? What if that news was something along the lines of, “Hey honey, you’re not the daddy, this guy that I brought with me is“? Although this line was not what this lady said (at least as far as I know), it is the premise for the dispute that resulted in a one and a half month-old falling from the third story porch.…Continue Reading