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5-Hour Energy drinks being investigated by the FDA »

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating 5-Hour Energy drinks as there are reports on 13 deaths that are associated with it. NBC reports that there are cases back to 2009 on the drink but none of them show how the drinks could have caused death. The FDA is investigating the product, especially if it ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on November 16, 2012
Filed under: General News,Health,News,US News

A Tulsa father is being charged with child neglect after his 18-month-old was locked in a dog cage »

An 18-month-old was found locked in a dog cage and covered in feces in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The father, William Lewallen, is charged with child neglect, according to KJRH. Neighbors had heard a child crying outside for more than 20 minutes and saw a naked 4-year-old wandering around the backyard and alerted police. Officers arrived at ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: General News,Legal Briefs,Local News,US News

Algae biodiesel fuel is now on sale in two states »

A gas station chain is working with an algae fuel creator to have the first biofuel made from algae. Propel gas stations have worked with Solazyme on an algal additive to be used alongside diesel fuel. The new fuel is called “Soladiesel,” according to NBC News. Gas stations mainly in California and Washington will start ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: Economy,Environmental,General News,US News

Elmo puppeteer taking leave of abscense due to sexual allegations »

The Elmo puppeteer has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street due to allegations of a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Kevin Clash, had been the voice of Elmo for nearly 30 years, and said the boy’s allegations were “false and defamatory,” according to Reuters. The boy is now 23. Clash said, “I ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on November 13, 2012
Filed under: General News,Legal Briefs,US News

The Tower of London broken into during the early hours last week »

A person broke into the Tower of London and stole a set of keys on November 6. The intruder got past the first gate sometime in the early hours and stole the keys to a restaurant, conference rooms and an internal lock to the drawbridges. All of the locks have been changed, according to the BBC. ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: European News,General News

American reporter held hostage in Syria »

American journalist Austin Tice is missing in Syria and his whereabouts are unknown. Tice’s parents Debra and Marc have not heard from their son since August 13, according to The Daily Star Lebanon. He was reporting for several American newspapers when he crossed into Syria from Turkey. The family has not been contacted by anyone ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: General News,Middle East,News,US News

Explosion in Indianapolis leaves two dead and several homes destroyed »

An explosion in Indianapolis has left two dead and 27 homes uninhabitable. The explosion happened on Saturday just after 11 p.m., according to WTHR. Two were pronounced dead and it was unsure if they were both in the same house or if there was one in each of two houses that exploded. Four other victims ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: General News,Local News,US News

Jared Loughner sentenced to seven life terms and 140 additional years »

Jared Loughner was sentenced to seven life terms and 140 additional years. Loughner agreed to a plea deal in August. He plead to 19 counts which include attempted assassination of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and six life sentences for the six fatalities, according to Tucson News. The deal was to not give Loughner the death ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on November 10, 2012
Filed under: General News,Legal Briefs,US News

Bradley Manning plans to plead guilty to some of the charges being brought against him »

The Army soldier accused of leaking more than half a million confidential U.S. documents to WikiLeaks will plead guilty to some of the charges being brought against him. Private First Class Bradley Manning’s defense attorney, David Coombs, presented the plea on Wednesday at the preliminary hearing in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to ABC News. According ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: General News,Legal Briefs,US News

Iranian jets were unsuccessful at firing down a U.S. drone »

A U.S. drone was fired at by an Iranian aircraft over the Persian Gulf. The incident happened on November 1. It was not announced sooner because the military does not discuss classified surveillance missions. They did agree to answer questions after the news found out about the incident, according to The Associated Press. CNN reports, ...
Posted by: Miranda Bridgeford on
Filed under: General News,Middle East,US News
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