Dale County High band director killed in crash – Dothan Eagle: Local

The Dale County High School band director was killed Wednesday morning on U.S. 231 in a crash involving a car and dump truck.

Sean Claude Miller, 24, of Troy, was killed when his Mini Cooper was struck by a dump truck just north of the U.S. 231 overpass around 7:15 a.m., according to Alabama State Trooper Kevin Cook.

The dump truck was headed north on 231 and the car was traveling south. Miller had turned off the highway and crossed in front of the dump truck when he was struck. The driver of the dump truck was not injured.

Miller was a graduate from Bainbridge High. He was a band section leader and loading crew captain. While

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Colton baby found dead near trash bin | abc7.com

COLTON, Calif. (KABC) — The body of a dead infant was found wrapped in a blanket out in the cold near a trash bin in Colton. Investigators are searching for the mother.

Colton police received a call about the baby at 11:36 a.m. Friday in the 900 block of North 7th Street. Upon arrival, officers found a baby boy. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Two fetuses found on side of southern California street – Yahoo News

(Reuters) – Two fetuses were found on Friday wrapped in a blanket that had been ditched on the side of a residential southern California street, authorities said.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the fetuses, both of them at least 20-weeks-old and fully formed, were discovered on Friday afternoon in the city of Fallbrook.

“Each fetus had its own umbilical cord, which were both still attached to one placenta,” the statement said.

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ESPN’s Stuart Scott inspired those battling cancer – CNN.com

(CNN)If you don’t know who Stuart Scott was, those who do will likely point you to one particular speech to share why his death reverberates so strongly across the country.

Scott, a veteran anchor on ESPN, died Sunday after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 49.

He built a career as a sports anchor, but his eloquent observations on his battle with cancer, and the encouragement and motivation to others fighting the disease, made him a role model.

“When you die, that does not mean you lose to cancer,” Scott said in the July speech at the ESPY Awards. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.”

It is a line that anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer can take comfort in, and one being repeated much on Sunday, following Scott’s death.

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Donna Douglas, ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Elly May, dead – CNN.com

Donna Douglas

(CNN) — Donna Douglas, who played voluptuous tomboy daughter Elly May Clampett on the 1960s TV series “The Beverly Hillbillies,” has died. She was 81.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, TV station WAFB, a CNN affiliate, reported that Douglas died Friday morning. Douglas lived in Zachary, Louisiana.

Her assistant, Jeffrey Dalrymple, confirmed her passing to CNN.

Douglas spent nine years as Elly May, one of the main characters of the hugely popular “Beverly Hillbillies.” The series concerned a poor Ozark family who stumbled upon an oil fortune and then moved to the Southern California bastion of wealth, where their rural ways often clashed with the local swells — particularly Margaret Drysdale, the wife of the man who ran the bank where the Clampetts kept their money.

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An Atlanta DJ was arrested last week by East Point police and now faces charges of murder in an alleged conspiracy to have his wife killed.

Andre Jason Pugh, known professionally as DJ Awesome, was booked into the Fulton County Jail on Saturday. He is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit first degree burglary.

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Ex-husband of American woman killed in UAE speaks out – CNN.com

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — The ex-husband of an American woman killed in the United Arab Emirates said he was shocked by her fatal stabbing, but said he still feels safe there.”I’m totally horrified by what happened,” Paul Ryan said.”One just needs to look at the video, the images of that bathroom, and it knocks you out. It knocks you out,” he said. “I still hope my children have not seen that, those beautiful children, I have to make sure … I protect them as best I can.”A veiled woman attacked Ibolya Ryan, 47, on Monday in a restroom of a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi.She was killed with a sharp object during a fight in the women’s restroom, local authorities said.Police later arrested a female Emirati national of Yemeni descent, whom they described as a suspect.Paul Ryan arrived in Abu Dhabi last week to be reunited with his 11-year-old twin boys. He said he plans to move them to the United States, where they used to live. He and his 13-year-old daughter, who currently live in Vienna, Austria, will join them.

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