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Girl dies in flash flood - Sun.Star

Girl dies in flash flood - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73

RON TODT, Associated Press   PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. He was 73. Attorney Robert Kirwan II said Snuka was taken Sunday to the home near Pompano Beach so that he could spend his last moments there. The family informed him shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday to say he had died, Kirwan said. Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach on Jan. 3 dismissed the murder case against the retired WWE star after the defense said he had dementia, was in hospice care in Florida and had six months to live. Snuka's daughter, Tamina Snuka, also a WWE wrestler, tweeted Sunday afternoon: 'I LOVE YOU DAD' with a hashtag 'RestWell. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, also a WWE star, called it 'sad news' in a post on his Twitter page. Snuka was charged in 2015 with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Nancy Argentino, whose body was found more than three decades earlier in their Whitehall Township hotel room. Prosecutors allege she was beaten, while Snuka maintained she died from a fall. Authorities reopened the investigation after The Morning Call newspaper raised questions about the case in 2013. Banach had first ruled last summer that Snuka was not competent to stand trial after his attorney argued the ex-athlete suffers from dementia, partly due to the head trauma sustained over a long career in the ring. Prosecutors countered that Snuka's brain shows normal signs of aging and suggested he might be feigning symptoms. At a hearing last month to re-evaluate Snuka's mental fitness, Snuka's wife told the judge that the family struggles to keep him from leaving home during bouts of psychosis in which he thinks he's late for a wrestling match. Banach then took time to review Snuka's medical records before ruling. Kirwan said Snuka died 'due to complications from his ongoing medical problems.' 'The family is simply heartbroken. It's been a long journey,' he said. 'They are grateful to the judge for dismissing the charges against him.' Snuka wrote about Argentino's death in his 2012 autobiography, maintaining his innocence and saying the episode had ruined his life. 'Many terrible things have been written about me hurting Nancy and being responsible for her death, but they are not true,' he wrote. 'This has been very hard on me and very hard on my family. To this day, I get nasty notes and threats. It hurts. I never hit Nancy or threatened her.' Kirwan said that he believes his client's name will eventually be cleared. Snuka, a native of Fiji who previously lived in Camden County, New Jersey, was known on the wrestling circuit for diving from the ropes and even the top of steel cages in a career that spanned decades. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72

ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer   LONDON (AP) — Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72. Taylor, who won admiration by leading Aston Villa and Watford into the top-flight in the 1980s, died early Thursday of a suspected heart attack, his family said. 'The family are devastated by this sudden and totally unexpected loss,' a family statement said. Taylor is one of only four managers to have taken the same team from the fourth to the top division in English soccer, and he achieved it within five years at Watford. Elton John, who owned Watford during Taylor's two stints in charge, said it was a 'sad and dark day' for the club. 'He was like a brother to me,' John wrote on an Instagram post . 'We shared an unbreakable bond since we first met. We went on an incredible journey together and it will stay with me forever. 'He took my beloved Watford from the depths of the lower leagues to uncharted territory and into Europe. We have become a leading English club because of his managerial wisdom and genius.' Taylor reached the pinnacle of English management when he was hired by the national team in 1990, inheriting a side that reached the World Cup semifinals. 'His enthusiasm for life and football was incredible,' former England player Paul Gascoigne said. Taylor guided England to the 1992 European Championship, but the team was eliminated at the first stage, setting the tone for the rest of his time with the national team. After England lost 2-1 to Sweden in its final game at Euro 92, The Sun tabloid trashed Taylor with the headline: 'Swedes 2 Turnips 1.' Taylor's head was superimposed on a turnip, a caricature that led to the manager becoming known harshly as 'Turnip Taylor.' 'It hurts and that's what really, really annoys me,' Taylor recalled in a 2012 BBC documentary. 'They have no recognition about how much it hurts you. They think you don't care. 'And those people that know it hurts you, they put the knife into you so it hurts you even more.' Taylor's decision to grant behind-the-scenes access to a television crew for the qualifying campaign for the 1994 World Cup backfired when the extent of the strain of the job was exposed. In 'The Impossible Job,' Taylor was filmed complaining about a refereeing decision during a qualifier against the Netherlands, telling the linesman: 'Tell your mate he's just cost me my job.' Reflecting later on his shortcomings in the England job, Taylor said: 'I am not bitter. I am just disappointed in myself.' The failure to reach the 1994 World Cup in the United States was a blot on Taylor's accomplishments in management after a modest playing career ended at age 28 due to a hip injury. Having already become the youngest person to attain a full Football Association coaching badge, Taylor was able to move straight into management with Lincoln after playing for the team. After winning the fourth tier, Taylor moved south to Watford. With the boardroom backing of John, Taylor guided Watford from the fourth division to the first division (then the top tier), an FA Cup final and European competition in five years from 1978. John then allowed Taylor to move to Aston Villa, where he secured promotion to the top-flight and a second-place finish in 1990. He returned as club management after his England management, taking Watford back into the Premier League and enjoying one final spell at Villa before leaving the dugout for good in 2003. He was a regular commentator on matches in recent years for BBC radio. He is survived by wife Rita and daughters Joanne and Karen. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Top 'drug dealer' killed in ambush - Sun.Star

Top 'drug dealer' killed in ambush - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

AMBUSH | Mayor in Lanao del Norte dies, escorts hurt in Iligan City - InterAksyon

AMBUSH | Mayor in Lanao del Norte dies, escorts hurt in Iligan City - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

AMBUSH | Mayor in Lanao del Norte dies, escorts hurt in Iligan City

AMBUSH | Mayor in Lanao del Norte dies, escorts hurt in Iligan City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Hollywood’s Golden Age star dies, 84

Hollywood’s Golden Age star dies, 84.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Debbie Reynolds dies a day after daughter Carrie Fisher s death

LOS ANGELES — Actress Debbie Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain," has died. She was 84......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Star Wars’ Princess Leia dies at 60

Star Wars’ Princess Leia dies at 60.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia, dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia, dies at 60.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016

British pop star George Michael dies at 53

British pop star George Michael dies at 53.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

British pop star George Michael dies at 53

British pop star George Michael dies at 53.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

Ambulance crashes into sea; patient dies - Sun.Star

Ambulance crashes into sea; patient dies - Sun.Star.....»»

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Ambulance crashes into sea; patient dies - Sun.Star

Ambulance crashes into sea; patient dies - Sun.Star.....»»

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Drug suspect dies in QC buy-bust

Drug suspect dies in QC buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

Zsa Zsa Gabor, first US star famous for being famous, dies at 99

Zsa Zsa Gabor, first US star famous for being famous, dies at 99.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2016

Growing Pains star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69

Growing Pains star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Government hospital worker dies in ambush

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – An x-ray technician at a government hospital was killed in an ambush in Isabela yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016