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Natural Gas Explosion Levels House, Kills Ohio Woman

Authorities in Kettering, Ohio, are investigating an apparent natural gas explosion that leveled a house early Dec. 5 and threw its occupant, a 58-year-old woman, into a neighbor’s yard. The Montgomery County Coroner confirmed to the press that Darlene Baumgarder died from injuries she sustained in the Dec. 6 natural gas explosion. According to Dayton, Ohio’s WDTN 2 News, no others are believed to have been in the house at the time of the blast, which completely leveled the house and damaged other homes in the area. The Kettering Fire Department told WDTN that Ms. Baumgarder was found in her ... Read More

40M Kidde brand fire extinguishers recalled

More than 40 million Kidde brand fire extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled because they might not work during an emergency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced. The recall was initiated after the company received about 400 reports of extinguishers malfunctioning resulting in 16 injuries and one death. In 2014, a death occurred involving a car fire following a crash when emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work. There have also been about 391 reports of failed or limited activation or nozzle detachment, including the fatality, approximately 16 injuries including smoke ... Read More

Judge says there will be talc trial in St. Louis this month

The next Missouri talc trial will move forward this month over defense objections, as determined by the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City in a hearing held on Sept. 18, reports HarrisMartin Publishing. These talc cases center on allegations that Johnson and Johnson’s talc-containing products can cause ovarian cancer with prolonged use in the genital area. There have already been five completed trials in St. Louis with four plaintiff wins totaling verdicts of more than $300 million. In June, more than two weeks into trial, the sixth Missouri talc ovarian cancer case to go before a jury was declared ... Read More

Troy Gentry’s Helicopter Hovered 10 Minutes Before Fatal Plunge

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Medford, New Jersey, killing him and country music singer Troy Gentry, hovered the faulty aircraft for 10 minutes while reviewing his options and waiting for first responders to arrive on the scene, 911 calls indicate. Pilot James Robinson, 30, had taken Mr. Gentry up in the helicopter for a “spur of the moment” ride Sept. 8 hours before Mr. Gentry was scheduled to perform with bandmate Eddie Montgomery, 50, at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford. Shortly after taking off, Mr. Robinson radioed that he was unable to control the helicopter’s ... Read More

NTSB: Engine Failure Caused Troy Gentry’s Fatal Helicopter Crash

The deadly helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry at a New Jersey Resort Friday, Sept. 8, was caused by engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in its preliminary report on the accident. The NTSB report, obtained by TMZ, states that pilot James Evan Robinson reported over the airport UNICOM frequency that he was unable to control the helicopter’s RPM with throttle inputs. A controller on the ground told him to shut off the engine and attempt an autorotation, a maneuver that Mr. Robinson, who held both commercial and instructor helicopter pilot certificates, had performed several ... Read More

Troy Gentry’s Fatal Helicopter Ride ‘Spur of the Moment’

A federal investigator said that county music singer Troy Gentry’s fatal helicopter flight at a resort in Medford, New Jersey, Friday afternoon was an “impromptu, spur of the moment” joy ride. “[It was a] ‘Would you like to go for a helicopter ride?’” situation, senior air safety investigator Brian Raymer told People. After a few minutes into the flight, pilot James Evan Robinson began experiencing mechanical problems and was having difficulty controlling the Schweitzer 269 Charlie 1 aircraft. “Not long after takeoff, the pilot announced over the airport frequency – which was being monitored by a number of people – that he ... Read More

Country Singer Troy Gentry Killed In NJ Helicopter Crash

Country music star Troy Gentry of the duo Montgomery Gentry died Friday afternoon of injuries he suffered in a helicopter crash in that also claimed the life of the pilot. The deadly crash occurred around 1:00 p.m. at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford, New Jersey, about 20 miles east of Philadelphia. Mr. Gentry was scheduled to perform in concert at the Flying W later Friday evening with Eddie Montgomery, the other half of Montgomery Gentry. The concert was canceled about an hour after the crash. Witnesses said the helicopter pilot, James Evan Robinson, had radioed for help ... Read More

Five Alabama cities among most opioid addicted in country

Four Alabama cities rank among the top 15 cities with the highest rate of opioid abuse in the U.S. The list was compiled by health care information company Castlight Health, which used anonymous data on medical and pharmacy claims to determine which parts of the U.S. were hardest hit by the opioid crisis. The results shed a grim light on Alabama, one of the states where physicians aren’t required to check a database before writing a prescription for opioids, and other portions of the South. Nearly a third of all opioid prescriptions are abused, which translates to higher health costs ... Read More

Warning: Natural Disasters Spawn Job Scams

Federal and state labor officials are warning people looking for work about numerous job-related scams that always appear after a natural disaster such as Tropical Storm Harvey and ensuing floods in Houston and Louisiana. And with a category 5 hurricane currently barreling toward Florida, the warning couldn’t be timelier. Major natural disasters leave in their wake a massive demand for cleanup and construction labor as devastated cities and towns struggle to rebuild. Often, however, the lucrative job opportunities that are commonly advertised are illegitimate. Alabama Department of Labor Communications Director Tara Hutchison told Montgomery, Alabama’s WSFA that those looking for work ... Read More

Hair loss stories from everyday women bravely speaking up

In honor of August being National Hair Loss Awareness Month, TODAY addresses an important issue that isn’t often discussed — female hair loss. The month is set aside to help raise awareness of a condition that deeply impacts the emotions and self-esteem of both men and women, but for women it can be more difficult as our culture is less accepting of female hair loss. “For a man to have a bald head or even a shaved head, it’s so common. For women, there’s still a lot of social stigma to it and it’s tougher to accomplish that confidently,” Dr. ... Read More