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Florida woman Maureen Pacheco has sued surgeon Ramon Vazquez after he mistakenly removed her kidney during back surgery. At the time, the doctor believed what he was removing was a tumor.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Maureen Pacheco went in for back surgery after suffering for years as a result of a car accident. The operation was scheduled on April 29, 2016, and would fuse together bones in her lower back.
Pacheco met Dr. Ramon Vazquez as she was readied for surgery. It was his responsibility to open her up in order for two orthopedic surgeons, Dr. John Britt and Dr. Jeffrey Kugler, to perform the delicate operation. Vazquez then went on to identify one of the woman’s fully functioning kidneys as a tumor and had it removed.
Among the 12 who died Wednesday at the hands of a masked shooter were a police officer who died a hero, a young man planning on serving the military, a college graduate who worked with children who have developmental disabilities, and a student planning to study law.
These are the everyday heroes who became victims of the country’s most recent mass shooting Wednesday, killed in the quiet community of Thousand Oaks, California. All were at a country music bar.
They were killed by gunman Ian David Long, who turned his weapon on himself to end the rampage that left a dozen people dead, Star Tribune reports.
The city of Thousand Oaks stood still Wednesday as the body of the fallen police officer, Sgt. Ron Helus, was transported to the coroner’s office. A fire truck full of firefighters stopped on the highway, and all got out of the truck to stand on top of the vehicle, saluting the procession that accompanied the body.
A patron at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, recorded video of the mass shooting from inside the building. On Wednesday night, a lone gunman fatally shot 12 people and wounded dozens of others when he opened fire on a crowd of club-goers, according to the New York Post. One person in the crowd posted a video to Instagram showing the terrifying events as they unfolded.
Instagram user Dallas Knapp posted the harrowing video to his account with a caption describing what he saw and felt after the event at the country music venue.
“I looked him in his eyes while he killed my friends I hope he rots in hell for eternity. The guy you see is the murderer and the shots are him shooting the wounded on the ground.”
The Utah Department of Health has confirmed the first human rabies death in Utah since 1944. The Utah resident died earlier this month and it is believed the victim came in contact with a bat who had the rabies virus.
While the Utah Department of Health has not formally identified the man, a family in Utah has stepped forward and identified the victim as Gary Giles, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City. While the GoFundMe page that has been established to help with his funeral expenses does not specifically mention what Gary Giles died from, family member Crystal Sedwick has since given an interview with KUTV2 News confirming the victim’s identity.
A raging brush fire in Southern California is steadily moving toward Thousands Oaks, the community terrorized by a mass shooting late Wednesday night. The already-devastated residents may soon be forced to evacuate. The fire erupted quickly nearby, and officials say it is already spreading fast. This is the second brush fire to erupt in California. Firefighters have already been dispatched north of the state to fight a raging fire threatening residents.
More than 160 firefighters have been sent to fight the flames near Thousand Oaks. There are eight air tankers on their way to perform damage control on the blaze as well, according to Bakersfield Now.
As of Thursday evening, the fire was about five miles away from the site of the California bar where Ian David Long killed 12 people Wednesday night.
Thousand Oaks residents Derek & Linda Oliver watch smoke rising from the Hill Fire burning between Thousand Oaks and Camarillo Thursday afternoon as Santa Ana winds pick up pic.twitter.com/djpgRRcYDo
A man has been arrested for allegedly making dozens of threatening and harassing calls to CNN and anchor Don Lemon. The 39-year-old Arkansas resident, Benjamin Craig Matthews, called the network over 40 times between October 31 and November 2 from a cell phone, according to a local Fox affiliate. Atlanta police took the man into custody on Wednesday after the local authorities identified the man.
The primary focus of Matthew’s ire appears to be CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon. According to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews’ calls included general harassment, threats of bodily harm, and death threats toward the CNN anchor.
In one call to CNN’s operator, Matthews asked if he could be “directed to DL’s dead body hanging from a tree?” On November 1, he called the station to ask “Is DL dead yet? Can you help me kill that [redacted]?” In another, he threatened to “kick the [expletive] out of DL.”
A foul smell coming from a Sriwijaya Air airline cabin delayed an Indonesian flight after several passengers complained this past Monday, reports USA Today. These passengers were smelling the durian fruit, which, as many who have tried the fruit know, is quite pungent. Complaining passengers stated the smell hit them immediately once they boarded the flight.
Requests to remove the fruit from the cargo hold were coming from these passengers who said they would not fly with the durian fruit in the cargo hold, as Fortune cites. A bit of business information that skirts the knowledge of airline passengers is that in most cases, airlines transport various types of products without ever informing customers exactly what is in the hold. The reason these airlines often carry things such as the durian fruit in the cargo hold is to increase flight profitability. Typically these passengers would have zero say in what the flight will carry, unlike in this particular circumstance with the durian fruit.
Both CNN and Fox News found some common ground today in condemning the protests outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house on Wednesday night.
Earlier today, the Inquisitr reported that an angry mob thought to be an anti-fascists group that organized on a now-suspended Twitter page, Smash Racism DC, gathered outside of Carlson’s D.C.-area residence and chanted while his wife, Susie, and their four children hid in the pantry and called the police.
“Tucker Carlson, we will fight, we know where you sleep at night,” they chanted. At one point the group also chanted, “racist scumbag, leave town!” In addition to the intrusive chanting, members of the crowd rang Carlson’s doorbell and ended up breaking the oak door of his house. The mob also indicated that Carlson wasn’t safe in his home during the incident.
Today, Fox News issued a joint statement from CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace that condemned the incident.
If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about the Internet Research Agency (IRA) from the Russian trolls themselves, it looks like you missed your chance. The Daily Beast reports that the online troll farm indicted by Robert Mueller held an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit late last year, except no one showed up except for trolls connected to the IRA.
According to The Daily Beast, the IRA contacted journalists ahead of the AMA with a request for questions
“We have been following your work concerning Internet Research Agency with great interest,” the email said. “We will be glad to answer your questions on AMA Reddit Session soon. You can ask your questions via the special form on blackmattersus.com and/or donotshoot.us These questions will have a higher priority during the AMA Reddit session.”
Relations between CNN and the White House broke down even more on Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted out a video that CNN says was doctored.
CNN and the White House are in a dust-up following an incident at the regularly-scheduled press conference on Wednesday. CNN reporter Jim Acosta, chief White House correspondent, engaged in a heated back-and-forth with the president, NBC News reports.
Trump called Acosta a “rude, terrible person” as a White House intern rushed up to rip the microphone out of Acosta’s hands.
The White House subsequently stripped Acosta’s press credentials. In a statement, Sarah Sanders said that Acosta was being barred from press events at the White House due to the fact that he put “his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a white House intern.”
Cardiovascular Business recently reported that the spike in violent crime could potentially trigger higher blood pressures among individuals living in what are considered safe neighborhoods. This news comes in after a recent study of 50,000 adults living in Chicago, Illinois. The study is slated for presentation at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions on November 10.
Doctor Elizabeth Tung, an instructor of medicine at the University of Chicago, and her colleagues focused on the peak of violent crime — the FBI defines violent crime as murder, robbery, assault, and rape — that Chicago experienced in 2016. The rate did fall the following year. The team of researchers explored the relationship between crime rates in Chicago and the blood pressure patterns of the city’s residents during 2016.
Florida’s Brevard Zoo announced on Thursday, November 8, that a two-toed baby sloth was born in the zoo last month.
According to a news report by Florida Today, the tiny critter was born at about 5 p.m on October 17, weighing only 11.2 ounces at birth. The baby sloth — which zoo authorities haven’t named yet — was born to Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths of the zoo, Tango and Dustin. The sex of the baby is also not known yet, and the name of the sloth will be chosen after its sex is determined. Zoo officials said that laboratory tests are sometimes required to check whether the sloth is a male or a female.
Fourteen-year-old football player Jabez Spann was from a relatively safe neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida. The community was shocked when Spann went missing on September 4, 2017. According to People, he was reportedly last seen standing before a street corner memorial for a young man murdered the previous week.
The victim was 31-year-old Travis Combs, who was found dead with one bullet wound in his torso. There is one known witness to the crime, 55-year-old Reginald Parker, who told several people he saw the murder take place. He also claimed to have seen Spann in close proximity to where the incident took place. However, he failed to appear in court to share this information and was later apprehended by the police.
Spann’s mother, Tawana Spann, is now saying that she thinks her son was killed because he knew something about the crime that was committed.
“I think they hushed him,” she says. “I just don’t even know how this is happening.”
The Miami Herald recently reported on an alleged sexual assault of a mentally disabled woman inside a Publix breakroom. The accused man has been arrested. He was a Publix employee and has been a registered sex offender for 19 years. He allegedly molested a mentally disabled woman who was a co-worker. The assault is believed to have happened in the Publix breakroom, cites the Miami Herald.
John Utterback, 62, is a resident of Apopka. He has officially been fired from the Orange County Publix after his arrest on Tuesday night. He is facing two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a disabled person. The bond is set at $10,150. Publix’s corporate office came forward with a statement on the incident, stating that they continue to work with local law enforcement.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was released from the hospital on Friday morning following a bout of bruised ribs that occurred after she fell in her office earlier this week.
A spokeswoman for the Supreme Court explained that Ginsburg was “doing well and plans to work from home today,” according to reporting from CNN.
Ginsburg was working in her office earlier this week when she fell. She went home and experienced discomfort that didn’t go away. On Thursday morning, she went to a hospital for observation and treatment, where it was discovered she had bruised three of her ribs on her left side.
Elephants are evolving right in front of scientists’ eyes, as more and more of the animals are being born without tusks, National Geographic reports. Being born without tusks confers an evolutionary advantage on the animals, who are more likely to survive since poachers aren’t going to kill them for their tusks, which would otherwise be used in the illegal ivory trade.
Evolution is a slow and painstaking process that takes place over millions – billions, even – of years. But in extreme cases, such as the decimation of a population due to illegal hunting, evolution will sometimes “jump the gun,” so to speak, and fundamentally change an organism within a few generations.
Such has been the case with African elephants, says Joyce Poole, an elephant behavior expert and spokesperson for ElephantVoices.
The public is beginning to learn more and more about Ian Long’s troubled past, Buzzfeed News is reporting. Long is the alleged gunman in the mass shooting that took place Wednesday, November 7 at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. He reportedly killed 12 people before ending his own life. Now, his former track and field coach from Newbury Park High School is speaking out about an experience she had with the suspect 10 years ago.
The coach, Dominique Colell, said that the incident began after she refused to hand a lost cellphone over to Long.
“He grabs my butt, he grabs my stomach, he puts both arms around me,” Colell recalled. “It was clear that he wasn’t after the phone. I felt horrible. I felt violated. I came home crying.”
The survivors of a boat that capsized during an expedition to transport migrants from Libya to Europe over the summer have come forward with a shocking claim. They charge that the captain steering the U.S. Navy ship that ultimately saved their lives had actually refused to respond to calls for help — until they were nearly ready to perish.
Controversial lawyer Michale Avenatti is calling for an “immediate indictment” of President Donald Trump after a Wall Street Journal report revealed that Trump may have had complete knowledge about the payoffs made to Avenatti’s client Stormy Daniels and to Karen McDougal. Shortly after the story was released, Avenatti took to Twitter to blast the president.
Avenatti represented Stormy Daniels after she made allegations about an affair with Trump before he took the office of the president. Allegedly, Daniels and McDougal were paid off by attorney Michael Cohen to keep quiet about the affair. Trump has long claimed that he had no knowledge about the payoff.
The new Wall Street Journal article contradicts that assertion, saying that Trump was an active participant in the scheme to hush up the affairs.
At least five people have been reported dead due to a massive wildfire in Northern California, the Chico Enterprise-Record reported.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the five victims were found in vehicles that had been torched by flames and could not be identified right away due to burn injuries. They confirmed that autopsies would be conducted.
In less than a day, the fire quadrupled in size–growing to 70,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained. The blaze has left entire communities devastated, and by Friday morning, Cal Fire reported 2,000 structures had been destroyed in the flames.
“The Camp Fire has been an extremely challenging fire and has resulted in significant and catastrophic loss for that community, the community of Paradise specifically,” said Director of the governor’s Office of Emergency Services Mark Ghilarducci at a press conference this morning. “We know that there have been injuries and we know that there has been loss of life and we are still accounting for that.”