The evening commute across the Bay Bridge is photographed in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group Archives) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 3: Jill Herschman is photographed under the new Bay Bridge in Oakland, Calif., on May 3, 2019. Herschman suffers from gephyrophobia, or an irrational fear of bridges, an anxiety disorder that therapists say is not uncommon. She had not driven over a bridge for at least the past eight years. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is photographed during the evening commute in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is photographed during the evening commute in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) The evening commute across the Bay Bridge is photographed in Oakland, Calif., … [Read more...] about Landlocked in the Bay Area: When crossing a bridge induces panic
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A TEEN driver who killed four people including a toddler when he ploughed a stolen car into their vehicle during a 100mph police chase bragged he would 'do it again'. Elliot Bower, 19, was behind the wheel of a stolen VW Golf when it ploughed into a VW Touran carrying two families in Sheffield, South Yorks, on November 6 last year. Bower had been trying to shake off police during a "100mph" car chase when the horror smash took place. He told police after the fatal crash: "I will get out and I will do bang the same thing again and you lot will have to chase me." The lout's mugshot, released by police today after he was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years behind bars at Doncaster Crown Court, shows him smirking at the camera just hours after the crash. Touran driver Adnan Ashraf, 35 and his 16-month old son Mohammed Osman Mustafa Bin Adnan were killed in the collision. Family friends Vlasta Dunova, 41, and Miroslav Duna, 50, also died. Passengers Declan Bower, 23 and Mason Cartledge, … [Read more...] about Smirking teen yob who killed four including baby in 100mph stolen car cop chase bragged he would “do it again” after deadly smash
EVERETT, Pa. – It was the day of the birthday party, and the husband and wife had invited everyone they knew. They’d spent the morning buying food – a sheet cake, jumbo hot dogs, ground beef, soda, chips – and were now standing around a picnic table covered with it all, along a long lake under a cloudless sky, hoping at least some people would show up to eat it. Today was the first time both sides of their family were supposed to come together, something that hadn’t happened at their wedding four months before. On that day, not a single member of the husband’s family had attended – not his brothers, who’d called him a fool for marrying like this, and not his parents, who’d told him the relationship would only get him into trouble. Just about the only people who’d gone that day, and were here so far on this day, had been the people involved in the wedding itself. There was Maria Vargas, a shy and brooding girl who looked older … [Read more...] about She was 16 when she married a 25-year-old. And their situation is surprisingly prevalent.
Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 20, 2018 Cindy Shank was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Her three daughters were sentenced to 15 years without a mother. Her husband lost a wife. Cindy missed bedtime stories and kissing boo-boos, carving pumpkins, Easter egg hunts, birthday parties and Christmas mornings. She missed 4-year-old Autumn's first dance recital, baby Annalis' first steps, and 2-year-old Ava's first day of school. Her marriage to Adam Shank was torn to shreds. The fallout from Cindy Shank's 2008 sentencing on drug conspiracy charges was wide-reaching. It changed the trajectory of the life of the woman who went to prison that day as well as the lives of everyone who loved her. All of it is captured in a film directed by her brother Rudy Valdez, who grew up in Lansing and set out to document the lives of Cindy's children so his sister would one day be able to see what … [Read more...] about ‘The Sentence’ reveals who really pays when mom goes to prison
News / UK and world by Press Association September 18, 2018, 4:41 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter An elderly bus driver diagnosed with dementia was driving dangerously when he killed a pedestrian and a seven-year-old boy by crashing into a supermarket, a jury has ruled. Kailash Chander, who mistook the accelerator for the brake before the smash in Coventry in October 2015, was ruled mentally unfit to stand trial due to post-traumatic stress disorder and frontal lobe dementia. The 80-year-old, who was 77 at the time of the crash, was excused from attending a “finding-of-facts” trial after psychiatrists said he would be unable to give evidence or instruct lawyers with regard to the crash. Primary school pupil Rowan Fitzgerald, who was sitting at the front of the upper deck, died of a head injury, while 76-year-old pedestrian Dora Hancox died from multiple injuries after being hit by the bus and a falling lamppost. … [Read more...] about Bus driver was driving dangerously before fatal crash, jury finds