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July 23rd, 2017 by Staff Writer

I know I’m in the majority, but creepy crawly animals really freak me out.
Frogs, lizards, snakes, you name it. Eels are basically snakes of the water, so they count, too. Most people only ever interact with eels from behind the paned glass of an aquarium. In some countries, they’re also considered a delicacy, so you may also find one on your plate. Where you don’t expect to see an eel (or several thousand) is on the road, in your car, in Oregon.

Last week, a truck hauling 7,500 pounds of hagfish, also known as slime eels, was traveling to…

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July 23rd, 2017 by Staff Writer

I know I’m in the majority, but creepy crawly animals really freak me out.
Frogs, lizards, snakes, you name it. Eels are basically snakes of the water, so they count, too. Most people only ever interact with eels from behind the paned glass of an aquarium. In some countries, they’re also considered a delicacy, so you may also find one on your plate. Where you don’t expect to see an eel (or several thousand) is on the road, in your car, in Oregon.

Last week, a truck hauling 7,500 pounds of hagfish, also known as slime eels, was traveling to…

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July 19th, 2017 by Staff Writer

It’s always horrifying to hear about adults taking physical advantage of young children, let alone about those who are associated or work with schools.
That’s why people were shocked to learn why Heather and Patrick O’Donnell, a married couple who are both school superintendents from Bellefontaine, Ohio, were arrested on July 11. According to police, Patrick, a 52-year-old superintendent for Lake Local Schools, began sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl at least three times between 2013 and 2016. When 44-year-old Heather found out, she didn’t alert authorities or even try to stop it.

The girl, whose relationship to the O’Donnells is…

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July 18th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Future mothers worry all the time about what will happen to their babies.
Excluding pregnancy complications, however, it’s usually pretty safe for an unborn child inside the womb. When one woman went out shopping for diapers in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, she got caught in a gunfight that would change her life forever. Claudineia dos Santos Melo was nine months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach, and what happened to her baby has doctors baffled — and grateful.

The bullet hit dos Santos Melo’s hip, and it also entered her uterus where her baby sustained multiple injuries.

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July 18th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Future mothers worry all the time about what will happen to their babies.
Excluding pregnancy complications, however, it’s usually pretty safe for an unborn child inside the womb. When one woman went out shopping for diapers in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, she got caught in a gunfight that would change her life forever. Claudineia dos Santos Melo was nine months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach, and what happened to her baby has doctors baffled — and grateful.

The bullet hit dos Santos Melo’s hip, and it also entered her uterus where her baby sustained multiple injuries.

Screenshot…

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July 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer

There are a lot of misconceptions around what it means for a terminally ill person to end their life.
Most people jump immediately to euthanasia, which is illegal in all 50 states, and involves a physician assisting a person in ending their life. Assisted suicide is one term for what advocates are now calling “aid in dying,” but the word “suicide” tends to make people think of a rash or impulsive decision. Five states, including a newly-enacted law in California, give patients who are terminally ill (meaning they have six months or less to live) the choice to end their…

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July 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer

When Austin Goddard started working at Skyline Chili in Cincinnati, Ohio, this June, he expected to bus tables and wash dishes on the job, not save lives.
But during his second day working there, the 16-year-old sprang into action when he saw a customer who needed medical help. Thanks to Goddard’s knowledge of CPR and his quick reaction, the elderly man named Larry is still alive today.

Goddard says he was collecting dirty dishes from the tables when he saw Larry collapse.

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The teen had been certified in CPR at his high school, so he immediately started…

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July 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer

When Austin Goddard started working at Skyline Chili in Cincinnati, Ohio, this June, he expected to bus tables and wash dishes on the job, not save lives.
But during his second day working there, the 16-year-old sprang into action when he saw a customer who needed medical help. Thanks to Goddard’s knowledge of CPR and his quick reaction, the elderly man named Larry is still alive today.

Goddard says he was collecting dirty dishes from the tables when he saw Larry collapse.

Screenshot / WKRC

The teen had been certified in CPR at his high school, so he immediately started…

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July 13th, 2017 by Staff Writer

A seven-week-old infant in Florida is now dead after being left in a hot car for more than eight hours.

The incident happened in Mary Esther, Florida, after a family had returned home from a Sunday morning church service just after 12:45. It wasn’t until nearly 9:30 that police received a panicked call from a relative of the child, saying that the infant’s mother had left the boy in her van all day. Given the sweltering heat index of nearly 104 degrees, the tiny tot didn’t stand a chance.Following the child’s untimely death, his parents took to social media to…

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July 13th, 2017 by Staff Writer

A seven-week-old infant in Florida is now dead after being left in a hot car for more than eight hours.

The incident happened in Mary Esther, Florida, after a family had returned home from a Sunday morning church service just after 12:45. It wasn’t until nearly 9:30 that police received a panicked call from a relative of the child, saying that the infant’s mother had left the boy in her van all day. Given the sweltering heat index of nearly 104 degrees, the tiny tot didn’t stand a chance.Following the child’s untimely death, his parents took to social media to…

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July 8th, 2017 by Staff Writer

The news team at Buffalo, New York’s WGRZ — a local television station — lost it after a male news anchor who was discussing a segment on rechargeable lightbulbs seemed to make a joke about masturbation on live television.

During the segue between the lightbulb segment to the local weather, anchor John Beard spoke to the network’s meteorologist, Maria Genero, referencing the lightbulbs, but with a heap of innuendo.

“Speaking of do-it-yourself, that’s your kind of thing, Maria,” Beard told Genero. “You love doing it yourself,” he added.

Genero, clearly taken aback, began to laugh and launched into her forecast before pausing and making her own joke back to Beard.

“Sometimes, yeah,” she laughed.

The two — including off-camera staff — began cracking up immediately, and Genero could hardly maintain her composure.

When the cameras turned back to Beard, he could be seen laughing silently, but hilariously, into his coffee cup, attempting to hide his hysteria.

Aside from the laughter of the anchors, there was dead silence on the set — the weather forecast had been all but forgotten.

Turning to the cameras on the set, she said, “Good morning, we’re back to reality,” before falling into another fit of laughter.

“This is what I have to work with, see? I’m here doing the weather and I can see what’s going on in the background,” Genero explained. “It’s always some kind of shenanigans.”

See the hilarious segment in the video below.

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July 4th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Most people know that it’s extremely dangerous to leave a small child alone in a bathtub for even a moment, which is why what this mom did is completely inexcusable.
On June 13, police were called to 21-year-old Cheyenne Summer Stuckey’s home in Fort Worth, Texas, after she left her daughter in the tub unsupervised with the water running for nearly 20 minutes. Though emergency medical technicians performed CPR on the unresponsive baby, they were tragically too late. Six-month-old Zayla Hernandez was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.

When questioned by investigators, Stuckey said she’d left her daughter alone…

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July 4th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Most people know that it’s extremely dangerous to leave a small child alone in a bathtub for even a moment, which is why what this mom did is completely inexcusable.
On June 13, police were called to 21-year-old Cheyenne Summer Stuckey’s home in Fort Worth, Texas, after she left her daughter in the tub unsupervised with the water running for nearly 20 minutes. Though emergency medical technicians performed CPR on the unresponsive baby, they were tragically too late. Six-month-old Zayla Hernandez was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.

When questioned by investigators, Stuckey said she’d left her daughter alone…

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June 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

When people were called to a home in Boynton Beach, Florida, to investigate a woman named Rosalyn Faniel, they became witnesses to a disturbing and potentially deadly incident.
After receiving complaints about a man selling drugs from the 34-year-old’s apartment, a police officer and an an investigator from the Florida Department of Children and Families paid her a visit to interview her about allegations of child neglect. That’s when they saw her three-year-old boy holding a gun.

While talking to Faniel, the officer saw her son reaching into his toy box and pulling out a 9 mm pistol. After taking…

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June 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

When people were called to a home in Boynton Beach, Florida, to investigate a woman named Rosalyn Faniel, they became witnesses to a disturbing and potentially deadly incident.
After receiving complaints about a man selling drugs from the 34-year-old’s apartment, a police officer and an an investigator from the Florida Department of Children and Families paid her a visit to interview her about allegations of child neglect. That’s when they saw her three-year-old boy holding a gun.

While talking to Faniel, the officer saw her son reaching into his toy box and pulling out a 9 mm pistol. After taking…

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June 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Getting upset during a breakup is a completely normal and natural response for anyone, but this woman ended up hurting a three-year-old child when her fit of rage went way too far.
Little Spencer was just an innocent bystander when a fight broke out between his uncle and Taylor Price, his girlfriend, while they were babysitting the boy in Rochester, Pennsylvania. At one point, Spencer’s uncle broke up with Price. How she retaliated is awful.

Not only did Price repeatedly hit her boyfriend’s face and bite him on the chest, but she also punched out one of the rear windows…

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June 26th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On June 5, a 54-year-old woman in Tacoma, Washington, left home for about 20 minutes to pick up prescription medications following her back surgery. When she got back, shattered glass covered the floor.
Her nine-year-old grandson, whom she adopted along with his eight-year-old sister seven years ago, had an episode of destructive rage while she’d been gone. He has the mental capacity of a four-year-old and was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome, so she attempted to calm him down and ask what was wrong. By that time, one of the two social workers from Catholic Community Services, who’d been watching…

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June 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On June 19, police officers in Worcester, Massachusetts, went to investigate a garbage bag behind a nearby house after receiving a report that morning about the foul odor it was giving off.
While in the area, they saw 31-year-old Edwin Santiago and 36-year-old Jennifer Rheaume walking together on railroad tracks behind the house where Santiago was staying. They lived across the street from each other, and the bag had reportedly been found and moved between their homes. The officers arrested them for walking on the tracks, but would later charge them with something infinitely worse.

When police located the bag,…

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June 22nd, 2017 by Staff Writer

One thing we all agree on is that our rights need to be protected.
The way some people choose to express those rights is up for debate, but the Constitution of the United States makes it clear that the government won’t penalize you simply for disagreeing peacefully. It’s the cornerstone of our democracy. That includes reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at school. While most adults don’t recite the pledge often, it’s a staple every morning in school. The law also protects students who respectfully decline to recite the pledge or choose to remain seated during it. Unfortunately, one school must…

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June 18th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On May 31, a unidentified mom in Houston, Texas, was horrified to find out that a man had been molesting her little girl for three years.
After the mother called police and reported 33-year-old Celso Jaimes, whose relationship to her isn’t clear, he was charged with sexual assault of a child but disappeared before they could arrest him. Now she’s sharing his photo on social media and begging for others to help her find him.

“It started very slowly when she was 12,” the mother said. “Grabbing hands, hugging and it didn’t progress to major stuff until this past year.”…

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June 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer

As it gets hotter, it’s important that we never leave pets or children inside hot cars for any period of time.
Cars can become much hotter than the outside temperature, and it only takes a few minutes to do terrible harm. While this is common knowledge now, there are many cases of people “accidentally” killing animals or small children by leaving them unattended for too long in cars. In a case so cruel that it’s baffling, however, police say that 19-year-old mother Amanda Hawkins left her one-year-old and three-year-old daughters sitting in a car for 15 hours, ignoring their cries…

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June 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer

As it gets hotter, it’s important that we never leave pets or children inside hot cars for any period of time.
Cars can become much hotter than the outside temperature, and it only takes a few minutes to do terrible harm. While this is common knowledge now, there are many cases of people “accidentally” killing animals or small children by leaving them unattended for too long in cars. In a case so cruel that it’s baffling, however, police say that 19-year-old mother Amanda Hawkins left her one-year-old and three-year-old daughters sitting in a car for 15 hours, ignoring their cries…

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June 10th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On May 25, St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, called police when a 16-month-old girl died from her injuries after being taken there by her mother.
“The autopsy revealed that there was extreme amounts of abuse and the bruising on the child, which led us to believe that there were repeated acts of this abuse of an extended period of time, which this baby was susceptible to,” said Captain Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department. The man responsible for the toddler’s death and repeated injuries is 30-year-old Juan J. Maravilla, her mother’s boyfriend.

Maravilla, who is a…

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June 10th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On May 25, St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin, called police when a 16-month-old girl died from her injuries after being taken there by her mother.
“The autopsy revealed that there was extreme amounts of abuse and the bruising on the child, which led us to believe that there were repeated acts of this abuse of an extended period of time, which this baby was susceptible to,” said Captain Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department. The man responsible for the toddler’s death and repeated injuries is 30-year-old Juan J. Maravilla, her mother’s boyfriend.

Maravilla, who is a…

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June 10th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On June 4, the manager of a store in Tempe, Arizona, went out to the parking lot after receiving a report of a backpack left inside a shopping cart.
When the manager looked inside the backpack, they found a newborn baby girl wrapped in a blanket. Part of the umbilical cord was still attached. Though she was taken to a hospital and found to be fine, the temperature outside where she’d been left was 102 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s worse is that she was found only 50 feet away from a safe haven location, where parents can legally drop off infants…

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June 10th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On June 4, the manager of a store in Tempe, Arizona, went out to the parking lot after receiving a report of a backpack left inside a shopping cart.
When the manager looked inside the backpack, they found a newborn baby girl wrapped in a blanket. Part of the umbilical cord was still attached. Though she was taken to a hospital and found to be fine, the temperature outside where she’d been left was 102 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s worse is that she was found only 50 feet away from a safe haven location, where parents can legally drop off infants…

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June 10th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On June 2, police received a call from a woman begging for help as she was held at knife point by the father of her three-month-old twins. He was also holding the infants underwater in her bathtub.
Before officers arrived at the home in Ada, Oklahoma, the 12-year-old granddaughter of the homeowner ran outside to find a neighbor who could help. When she reached Cash Freeman’s house, he didn’t hesitate to grab a loaded revolver and rush over to help the woman and her children.

As soon as Freeman saw what was happening in the house, he fired two rounds…

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June 7th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Prior to the events of 9/11, many of us had never heard the phrase “terrorist attack” used in everyday conversation.
But as the political climate of the world has changed over the past 16 years, so has our concept of safety. With the recent attacks in Manchester, London, and Kabul, fear of going about our day-to-day lives is ever-present. At this point, it feels like leaving home is a risk. Fittingly, as a crowd of sports fans in Turin heard a suspicious boom during the final game of the Champions League, their instinct was to panic.Fans had gathered in the…

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June 6th, 2017 by Staff Writer

We’ve all seen it happen: a customer goes completely bonkers on a manager for what is usually a small problem.
Fortunately, most of these incidents don’t end in physical violence, though they can take their toll on service professionals. In 2015, a gas station manager was actually the victim of violence at the hands of a customer, but the footage is just now going viral. The customer came into the store “irate” and started causing additional problems. The manager of the Salt Lake City Chevron station told the angry woman that she would not be authorizing her card and asked…

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June 6th, 2017 by Staff Writer

We’ve all seen it happen: a customer goes completely bonkers on a manager for what is usually a small problem.
Fortunately, most of these incidents don’t end in physical violence, though they can take their toll on service professionals. In 2015, a gas station manager was actually the victim of violence at the hands of a customer, but the footage is just now going viral. The customer came into the store “irate” and started causing additional problems. The manager of the Salt Lake City Chevron station told the angry woman that she would not be authorizing her card and asked…

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June 1st, 2017 by Staff Writer

Back in January, 18-year-old Maddi Runkles from was ecstatic when she received her college acceptance letter. She also found out that she was expecting a baby.
Because she attends Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland with a policy stating that “no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of the marriage commitment between a man and a woman,” she thought she’d be doing the right thing by letting school officials know she was pregnant. While the high school senior knew she’d face some type of punishment for violating the policy, she didn’t expect the school to ban her…

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June 1st, 2017 by Staff Writer

Back in January, 18-year-old Maddi Runkles from was ecstatic when she received her college acceptance letter. She also found out that she was expecting a baby.
Because she attends Heritage Academy, a private Christian school in Maryland with a policy stating that “no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of the marriage commitment between a man and a woman,” she thought she’d be doing the right thing by letting school officials know she was pregnant. While the high school senior knew she’d face some type of punishment for violating the policy, she didn’t expect the school to ban her…

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June 1st, 2017 by Staff Writer

One of my fondest memories of being a small child is play-wrestling with my parents.
They were always super careful to make sure my sister and I weren’t hurt. It was all innocent fun. Unfortunately for one two-year-old in Missouri, her parents were not careful and in fact went so extreme with their “wrestling moves” that the toddler wound up dead. Her death revealed a long history of abuse that’s horrifying and it’s leaving even the professionals speechless.

This precious girl was rushed to the hospital when she began having seizures, but doctors quickly realized that something more serious was…

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May 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Earlier this month, a brain surgeon and two nurses were taken into police custody for an absolutely sickening reason.
After Watsonville police received a video “that showed several adults engaging in lewd acts with children as young as three years of age,” they identified and arrested 42-year-old Rashel Brandon, a nurse who worked at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California. Unidentified items found inside her home led to the arrest of 29-year-old Emily Stephens, a nurse living in Tucson, Arizona.

After further investigation, including a search warrant and item seizure at 57-year-old Dr. James Kohut’s Santa Cruz home, the traveling…

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May 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Earlier this month, a brain surgeon and two nurses were taken into police custody for an absolutely sickening reason.
After Watsonville police received a video “that showed several adults engaging in lewd acts with children as young as three years of age,” they identified and arrested 42-year-old Rashel Brandon, a nurse who worked at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California. Unidentified items found inside her home led to the arrest of 29-year-old Emily Stephens, a nurse living in Tucson, Arizona.

After further investigation, including a search warrant and item seizure at 57-year-old Dr. James Kohut’s Santa Cruz home, the traveling…

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May 27th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Just before the summer vacation, many elementary, middle, or junior high school teachers hand out awards in the form of certificates to highlight their students’ talents and hard work throughout the year.
While 13-year-old Lizeth Villanueva, a seventh grader in an advanced learning program at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Houston, Texas, wasn’t sure what hers would be for, she definitely wasn’t expecting what she got this week from her teacher. In fact, it would end up shocking everyone.

In what her teacher claims was a joke, she read aloud, “Most likely to become a terrorist,” and handed Lizbeth the…

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May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On May 17, Summer, a senior at Hickory Ridge High School, wore a long-sleeved top to school that she thought was perfectly fine, but the principal couldn’t disagree more.
Summer was eating lunch in the cafeteria when the principal walked up to her and told her that she had violated the dress code. When Summer said, “I think my shirt is fine,” an argument between the two led to the honor roll student not only being suspended for 10 days, not being allowed to walk at graduation, and possibly being expelled from the school. She also thought she was facing…

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May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer

On May 17, Summer, a senior at Hickory Ridge High School, wore a long-sleeved top to school that she thought was perfectly fine, but the principal couldn’t disagree more.
Summer was eating lunch in the cafeteria when the principal walked up to her and told her that she had violated the dress code. When Summer said, “I think my shirt is fine,” an argument between the two led to the honor roll student not only being suspended for 10 days, not being allowed to walk at graduation, and possibly being expelled from the school. She also thought she was facing…

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May 22nd, 2017 by Staff Writer

We’ve all been told that having too much caffeine isn’t good for us, but in this teen’s case, the consequences were fatal.
On April 26, 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe from South Carolina collapsed during class at Spring Hill High School after drinking three caffeinated beverages in a two-hour period. Despite the fact that Davis had no undiagnosed heart conditions and that there were no other drugs or alcohol in his system, he tragically died a little over an hour later.

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, Davis suffered a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, in which a…

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May 22nd, 2017 by Staff Writer

We’ve all been told that having too much caffeine isn’t good for us, but in this teen’s case, the consequences were fatal.
On April 26, 16-year-old Davis Allen Cripe from South Carolina collapsed during class at Spring Hill High School after drinking three caffeinated beverages in a two-hour period. Despite the fact that Davis had no undiagnosed heart conditions and that there were no other drugs or alcohol in his system, he tragically died a little over an hour later.

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, Davis suffered a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, in which a…

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