Why You Should Not Go Back In A Burning Building

Firefighters constantly tell people that they shouldn’t return to a burning building to rescue valuables or animals. Here’s why: In White City, Oregon, a man was able to successfully pull his wife and niece to safety when their home erupted in flames. Yet James “Jimmy” Nickerson the 3rd.  then went back into the house to try to rescue the 3 dogs, but didn’t make it back out alive. He died in the fire, along with two of the 3 dogs. … Continue reading →

Bullets Flying At Day Care Centers

When you drop your kids off at child care, you might expect a toy or two to be flying around, but certainly not bullets. Yet that’s exactly what happened in Calumet City, Illinois. A 47-year-old day care worker was going about her normal routine when a bullet flew through the window at the facility, striking her in the face and injury that sent her to the hospital. Needles to say the woman wasn’t the intended target. It’s just one more … Continue reading →

Teddy Bears For Food

In Franklin, Ohio, a seven-year-old boy was hungry because he hadn’t eaten in days, so he devised a clever way to try and get some cash: He decided he would try to sell his teddy bear for food. His proposition caught the eye of police officer Steve Dunham. The officer took him to subway for a sandwich. Tammy and Michael Bethel, the boys parents, are facing child endangerment charges after the authorities found four other boys, ages 11, 12, 15, … Continue reading →

Six-year-old Shot By Police

In  Marksville, Louisiana, a six-year-old boy was shot dead by police after his father apparently failed to stop for a routine traffic violation. The boy was hit 5 times, with bullets striking him in the head and chest. He was still buckled in the front seat when he died. According to the department the incident occurred after what they are calling a traffic chaise. There were no details on exactly how long this alleged chase is said to have occurred … Continue reading →

Boy Dies In Pit Bull Attack

Tanner Smith, just shy of his 6th birthday, was attacked by two pit bulls in the yard of his mothers friend. He was bitten at least 16 times, many of which were in his neck. Tanner’s mother had brought him with her to visit her friend. She thought her friends father, the owner of the dogs was in the yard with her son. When she realized her mistake, it was too late. Tanner was rushed to the hospital in nearby … Continue reading →

The Shoot-em-up Society

In the wake of the mass shooting at Umtqua Community College in Oregon, police in California say they have arrested 4 students in a plot to attack Summerville High School in Tuolumne. Tuolumne county sheriff Jim Mele said the students confessed and when asked to elaborate, he says that their plan was “to come on campus and shoot as many people as possible.” Authorities were alerted to the plot on Wednesday after school administrators became aware of students making threats … Continue reading →

Boy Follows Dog . . . To The Bottom Of A Hole

At a home outside Brookhaven, in Lincoln County Mississippi, a grandmother was enjoying a quiet afternoon with her grandson. The family dog had been missing for two to three days, having mysteriously vanished from around the family’s property. Then just like a dog, four-year-old Gabe Allbritton went missing. A frantic search ensued, and the boy was discovered at the bottom of a 23 foot hole . . . along with his dog. It is believed that Gabe somehow heard his … Continue reading →

Teen Girl Dies Falling From A Rope Swing

In Pickens County, South Carolina, state officials recently announced they were taking over the investigation into the death of 16-year-old Olivia Grimes, who fell to her death from a rope swing at Christian Summer Camp on Sassafras Mountain July 14, 2015. The teen was part of the “Freebird” adventure event.  She was attached to a pendulum rope swing by a harness that failed in some manner, and she dropped more than 100 feet.  Emergency crews failed to revive her. … Continue reading →

Cases of Kids Getting Arrested at School

In Florida, a 12-year-old boy was arrested for farting in school. Arresting officer Warren Pettway was summoned to the school by a teacher, who said that the boy was disrupting his classroom environment by breaking wind and shutting off several computers. After the boy confessed, Pettway said, “I informed him as a result of his behavior he was being charged with disruption of a school function.” The perp was later released to his mother. (The Week, 12-5-08, p.8) *A class … Continue reading →

Statistics on Building-Vehicle Accidents

1.  There are 60+ car crashes each day in the U.S. that involve a vehicle crashing into a building. 2.  The causes of these accident: Gas pedal error (pushing gas when meant to break): 35% Driver error (distraction, excessive speed): 19% DUI: 19% Traffic related: 11% Vehicle emergencies: 8% (Source: Storefront Safety Council / Rob Reiter Analysis of Crashes into Commercial Buildings) … Continue reading →