Man, 23, Killed on Scooter After Female Driver, 28, Intentionally Runs Him Over

A 23-year-old man riding a scooter was intentionally struck by a female driver in the Bronx on Saturday afternoon, law enforcement sources said.

Robert Jimenez, of the Bronx, was fatally hit near Fox Street and Intervale Avenue in the South Bronx around 2:22 p.m., cops said.

A 28-year-old female in a Honda Civic driving southbound on Fox Street hit the man while traveling in the same direction, according to police.

Photos from the scene showed a red vehicle with its front violently smashed in and the front right tire turned on its side.

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Robert Jimenez, 23, was fatally struck by a 28-year-old female driver in the Bronx on Saturday.

Jimenez was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was declared dead. 

The driver, who was taken into custody, suffered pelvic injuries and was taken to the same facility, sources said.

Detectives are waiting until she is treated to question her. Her connection to Jimenez or why she intentionally mowed him down is unclear, the sources added.

Charges were still pending around 11 p.m. Saturday night, cops said.

Legendary TV Creator Marty Krofft Dies at 86

Marty Krofft, who created a string of otherworldly children’s shows with his brother Sid, including H.R. PufnstufSigmund and the Sea Monsters, and Land of the Lost, has died at age 86. His publicist told reporters the cause was kidney failure.

Krofft also co-produced a string of prime-time adult shows starring A-list celebrities including Donny and Marie with the Osmond siblings, Pryor’s Place with Richard Pryor and Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.

The Canadian-born children of puppeteers, the Krofft brothers followed in the family footsteps, developing a risque puppet show for adults in California.

They broke into TV when they were asked to design costumes for The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. What followed next was the trippy 1970 Saturday morning show H.R. Pufnstuf, set on an island where a dragon was the mayor.

“We screwed with every kid’s mind,” Marty once told The Hollywood Reporter. “There’s a Krofft look—the colors. There’s an edge. Disney doesn’t have an edge.”

The pair—Sid was seen as the creative genius and Marty the business brain of the operation—also created a theme park and traveling live shows. Their last production was a Nickelodeon show in 2015.

Sid paid tribute to Marty on Instagram after his death:

“I’m heartbroken over the loss of my baby brother. I really know that all of you meant the world to him. It’s YOU that made this all happen. Thank you for being there with us all these years. Love, Sid.”

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TV Personality Dies After Helicopter Runs Out of Fuel Mid-Flight

An Australian crocodile egg hunter was killed after the helicopter he was dangling from ran out of fuel mid-flight, accident investigators said this week.

The pilot of the Robinson R44 helicopter took cocaine in the days before the accident, and likely failed to refuel as planned during the Northern Territory outing, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said in its final report.

The crocodile egg collector, “Outback Wrangler” television series personality Chris Wilson, had been attached to the helicopter from a 100-foot line when disaster struck, it said.  

When the fuel ran out and the helicopter fell, “the pilot released the egg collector above a likely-survivable height, fatally injuring him,” the safety authority said.

“Outback Wrangler” television series personality Chris Wilson died after the helicopter he was dangling from ran out of fuel mid-flight, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said. Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Soon after, the fatally injured egg collector was found on the ground, still wearing a harness and line, which had been disconnected from the aircraft, it said.

The pilot lay beside the helicopter with “serious injuries.”

Investigators said the pilot had failed to notice the dropping fuel before the tank ran dry.

They found “the pilot’s exposure to cocaine within the previous few days increased the likelihood of fatigue, depression and inattention, however there was insufficient evidence to determine whether these effects occurred.”

Three people have since been charged in relation to the the incident, including the pilot and Netflix star Matt Wright, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Investigators also found that the operator was not using its safety management system to identify and manage operational hazards.

“As a result, the operator did not adequately address the risks inherent in conducting human sling operations, such as carriage of the egg collector above a survivable fall height,” ATSB Chief Commissioner Angus Mitchell said in a statement, adding that the operator had a “history of non-compliance with regulatory requirements, maintenance standards and accurate record keeping.”

The Northern Territory allows hunters to collect wild crocodile eggs to help manage populations, allowing them to be sold to farms that use the reptiles for their leather.

“Ultimately, this tragic accident highlights how the actions and decisions of pilots, operators and the regulator can all have a significant influence on aviation safety,” Mitchell said.

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking Dog After Mistaking Her for ‘Antlerless Deer’

A 62-year-old disabled hunter shot a woman while she was walking her dog in Wisconsin after mistaking her pup for an ‘antlerless deer’.

The hunter fired his rifle from his vehicle, hitting the 47-year-old woman in her abdomen early Sunday during the second day of gun-deer season. 

She was walking on private property in the community of Big Flats Township, located in Adams county in central Wisconsin, at the time, according to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) official.

The woman was rushed by MediFlight to a nearby hospital. It is unclear what her condition is, but officials said Wednesday she was still being treated. The dog was not hurt. 

It remains unclear if the hunter will face any charges. An investigation is underway.

The man reportedly said he thought the dog was an antlerless deer so felt confident firing, NBC15 News reported. 

Lieutenant Mike Weber, a hunter education administrator for DNR, told the news outlet, Wisconsin permits those with disabilities to hunt from their vehicles. 

Weber also took the opportunity to speak about gun safety and remind hunters and non-hunters the importance of wearing high visible colors – blaze orange and fluorescent pink – while in the woods.

He also stressed that pets should be protected with the proper collar and vests during deer hunting season.

‘It is obviously good idea to have non-hunters during any deer firearm season to consider wearing blaze orange or high visible colors,’  he said. 

He added: ‘And those same people should put high visible colors vests or collars on their pets as well.

Wisconsin’s opening day for gun-deer season kicked off on November 18 and runs to November 26.

In another incident, a man in northeast Wisconsin shot himself in the foot while adjusting his rifle sling. He was also taken to the hospital, WKOW News reported.

Weber said: ‘One of the most important things that we always stress is to follow the four main rules of firearms whether you’ve been hunting for 30 years or you’re just starting for the first time,’ Spectrum1 News reported.

The four firearm safety rules include. ‘TABK, which stands for ‘Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. ‘Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. ‘Be certain of your target and what’s beyond.’ ‘Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.’

In addition to firearms, clothing and other hunting gear should be inspected and that gear is in proper working order.

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Hiker Films Video as Lightning Strike Kills Mountain Guide (Video)

A hiker filmed the horror moment when a bolt of lightning struck her mountain guide dead.

Victim Leilson Barros de Souza was hit by the bolt as he led a group up a monolith. Hiker Karlla Concei o Ara jo da Silva was filming the stunning views from the top when the horror unfolded. The footage shows how Leilson, 36, walks to the edge of a precipice with his green rucksack on his back.

Karlla, 26, then turns the camera onto herself. But as she smiles, lightning suddenly strikes and causes her to scream and recoil in fright. As she looks up to the sky in awe, a male voice can be heard off camera saying: “Oh my God, the guy died, man.” Karlla’s husband, who was also on the hike, called the emergency services at around 11 am on Sunday, November 9.

The Fire Department later removed the guide’s body from the scene using a helicopter. Karlla’s brother, who is training to be a mountain guide, led the group back down the landmark Pedra da G vea rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The hike to the monolith’s summit and back takes four hours in total and involves rappelling.

Karlla told local media: “It was heartbreaking. All I could do was cry, and we were in total despair. I wanted to go down, but at the same time, I was afraid because more lightning could strike.” The group had been told about the chance of rain but had decided to press on with the hike because of the unreliability of the forecast.

Karlla recalled: “Midway, it started raining, just a drizzle. The guide asked if we wanted to continue, and everyone agreed.
“The guide mentioned there was a chance to reach the end and have a view with the sun.”


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Former Broncos Star Harald Hasselbach Dies at 56

Former Denver Broncos defensive lineman Harald Hasselbach has died at age 56 after a six-month bout with cancer.

The two-time Super Bowl champion’s family announced his death Thursday, saying he was “free of pain.”

Hasselbach had been diagnosed with metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma, according to the family.

“He’s had an overwhelming amount of support over the last week, including past teammates, coaches and family that’ve flown in from around the world,” the family said, via ESPN.

“We learned he had the illness less than six months ago, and he fought as hard any human possibly could, with incredible strength.”

Hasselbach never missed a game during his tenure with Denver, playing in 131 games, including the postseason, from 1994 to 2000.

“Our hearts go out to Harold’s wife, Aundrea, his four children and many loved ones,” the team said in a statement. Hasselbach is also survived by four grandchildren.

He was a member of teams that reached the 1998 and 1999 Super Bowls, starting each game in the latter playoff run.

Hasselbach is one of at least 10 players to have won both a Super Bowl and a Canadian Football League Grey Cup. He was drafted into the CFL in 1989 before making his way to the NFL five years later.

He was born in the Netherlands in 1967 and attended high school outside Vancouver before playing college ball for Washington.

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Harald Hasselbach (96) of the Denver Broncos waits on the field during a game against the San Diego Chargers at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. (Getty Images)

Netflix Actor Killed in Horror Machete Attack

Netflix actor Kevin Muñoz has been found dead with several machete wounds and his hands and feet tied, local media reported.

According to Noticias RCN, the 23-year-old actor, who starred in the streaming site’s film Lavaperros, was found with multiple blunt-force wounds across his body in Tuluá, Colombia on Tuesday (November 21).

Authorities and the CTI of the Prosecutor’s Office believe the Colombian star had been tortured with a sharp blade like a machete in the moments before his death, following a suspected armed robbery.

An unnamed 19-year-old has been arrested as a suspect in the murder, according to the head of local police Nicolás Suárez.

Suárez spoke to the outlet about the tragedy, stating: “The Valle Police Department reports that, thanks to the timely information provided by citizens, in an operational deployment of the Police, the capture of a 19-year-old man was achieved who, minutes before, had allegedly participated in the homicide of Kevin Andres Munoz Tovar, a renowned actor from a Colombian film.”

“The subjects who caused the injuries then fled the scene, but thanks to information from the community, one of them was captured,” the police added.

Per IMBD, Muñoz participated as a secondary actor as “Yoiner” in the 2020 Netflix film titled Lavaperros which was called Dogwashers when released to Western audiences. Directed by Carlos Moreno, the flick follows the story of a man in financial trouble with a loan shark looking to kill him.

The late actor also participated in the Apple TV series Echo 3, in which he also had a secondary role alongside Michiel Huisman, Luke Evans, and Jessica Collins. The movie is about an American scientist in Colombia who is abducted, and the attempts by her husband and brother to rescue her, as stated by Daily Mail.

Additionally, Muñoz featured in an episode of the streaming Colombian TV show Turbia, which tells the story of two communities, one wealthy and one poor, who are faced with water shortages following several months of drought.

Tributes for the young star have poured in on social media since the heartbreaking news of his death broke.

One user wrote (translated from Spanish to English): “It is with great sadness that I learned today of the violent death of Kevin Andrés Muñoz Tovar, who played Yoiner in the movie ‘Lavaperros’. He was 23 years old and had a promising future in music and acting. Rest in peace.”

Another said: “His talent illuminated the screen in Netflix’s Lavaperros, and his promising career was cut short in a shocking incident. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. Let’s remember Kevin for the joy he brought us through his performances.”

A third commented: “My condolences to his family, and although the alleged murderer has already been captured, nothing will bring him back to life.”

The investigation into Muñoz’s murder continues.

Our thoughts are with the actor’s family, friends, and fans at this time.

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Celebrity Designer, 49, Found Dead in ‘Gruesome’ Scene

TV star Bethenny Frankel’s interior designer has been found dead in her $1.3million (£1million) New York apartment. 

Brooke Gomez’s body was in an ‘advanced state of decomposition’ when it was discovered. 

The 49-year-old was found at her Manhattan address on Sunday night.

Gomez appeared on Frankel’s show Bethenny Ever After in 2013 and helped the TV personality renovate her mother’s multi-million pound Tribeca home.

Reporting on the news, MailOnline called the discovery of Gomez’s body ‘gruesome’ and noted her building’s superintendent was asked to check her apartment as she hadn’t been seen in a week. 

The outlet adds that a call to 911 was made after Gomez was found and an ambulance and police attended the scene. 

An NYPD spokesman said at this time no criminality is suspected. 

Aside from Frankel, Gomez also worked for Michael J. Fox and Sigourney Weaver and often showcased projects on Instagram.

Her last post, dated October 23, was of a street mural that read: ‘There’s a future version of you that is so proud you didn’t give up.’

Shortly before that, she uploaded a photo of Roald Dahl alongside one of his quotes about kindness. 

It read: ‘I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being.

‘I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else… Kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.’

Speaking to the magazine Business of Home in 2019, Gomez said of her decision to follow in the footsteps of her mother, decorator Mariette Himes Gomez: ‘I really just loved it.

‘I loved the right brain/left brain contrast of creating a contract and then getting to do something creative.’

According to a biography on Gomez’s website, she was born in NYC and ‘grew up in a series of work in progress construction sites’.

She went to Brown University where she earned a Political Science degree and was also the recipient of a Rising Star Award.

An NYPD spokesperson told ‘On Sunday, November 19, 2023 at approximately 2001 hours inside of 1326 Madison Avenue police responded to a 911 call of an ambulance case.

‘When police arrived they observed a 49 year-old female unconscious and unresponsive inside of an apartment.

‘EMS responded and the aided was pronounced deceased. The Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. There is no criminality suspected at this time.’

Boy’s Friends Killed Him After Ouija Board ‘Told Them To’

A teenage boy was allegedly murdered by a group of his friends after playing with a Ouija board that ‘told them to kill him’.

Jose Mauricio Ospina, 17, was found dead, naked and wrapped face down in a sheet after playing the game with his three best friends in a house in the town of Patio Bonito, Colombia, in April last year.

The game involves using a pointer that is slid around a seance board comprising the letters of the alphabet, and the numbers 0 to 9, supposedly to contact the spirits of the dead.

His death is still being investigated – but one of the participants allegedly said that the ‘board told them to do it’.

Jose’s distraught mother, Claudia Velasquez, is demanding answers as the investigation fails to move forward.

Mum Claudia said that Jose Mauricio had been doing his high school homework on the computer the last time she saw him.

Children Play with Ouija Board.
The boys had been playing with a Ouija board, it is reported (Picture: Getty)

She added: ‘I went out to run an errand and he stayed at home, but he told me that he was going to go to a school friend’s to do some homework.

‘That friend who he went to see, I know him, my son had even stayed there several times to sleep.’

When Claudia returned home around eight, he was not there, and she called him again around 11pm.

She added: ‘I fell asleep and at 4:30am, I woke up anxious because he had not come home yet.’

When Claudia called him once more, police picked up and said that they had the phone in their possession because they were responding to an emergency.

The teen’s autopsy report confirmed that he had been strangled to death and had bruises on his head, and also said that the body was moved after he died.

Local media reported that one of the young people playing the game allegedly said that the board told them to murder someone and that it ‘chose’ Jose.

Another of his friends stated that they had taken LSD before playing the game, but toxicology reports revealed Jose did not have the drug in his system.

The friend, who has not been named, told the authorities: ‘I saw colourful figures; then, my classmates hitting the wall, and then Mauricio on the floor covered in blood. I knew that all of that was a dream.’

Claudia said of her son: ‘He was very judicious, dedicated to his studies, he had good grades, when he didn’t have school he had to go to McDonald’s to work.

‘They took my life from me and I don’t know what happened, I deserve to know the truth.’

Jose’s death is still being investigated.

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Pregnant News Anchor Dies Along with Her Unborn Child

Pregnant Brazilian journalist Elaine da Silva and her baby died Tuesday after a battle with pneumonia.

The 38-year-old was 23 weeks pregnant and was hospitalized in São Paulo on Monday morning due to respiratory issues, according to her employer, Catholic television network Cançao Nova.

Da Silva leaves behind her husband, Fernando Carvalho, and one-year-old son, Leo.

‘She always had a smile to offer. She loved life, her family, Our Lady of Aparecida, nature, animals,’ network colleague Reinaldo César told online news magazine, Revista Quem. ‘She was passionate about journalism. She always brought a look of hope.’

Elaine da Silva, a 38-year-old anchor for Catholic television network Cançao Nova, died along with her unborn child at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil on Tuesday. The evening news anchor encountered respiratory issues Monday and was hospitalized before her condition worsened

Brazilian journalist Elaine da Silva and her husband, Fernando Carvalho, with one-year-old son, Leo. Da Silva suffered a miscarriage in her first pregnancy three years ago. The couple was expecting a son at the time

Da Silva’s death comes three years after she suffered a miscarriage just five weeks into her pregnancy.

She and her husband were expecting their first child, a boy, and she was rushed to the hospital after she bled and her water broke, Cançao Nova cameraman Ederaldo Paulini told the magazine.

Da Silva underwent an emergency cesarean section, but the child died.

‘They didn’t know the sex, she had to see the baby, she saw that it was a boy and they named him Theo,’ Paulini said. ‘At the time, she was very shaken and cried in secret.’

The couple were planning on naming their second son, Rafael.

Da Silva was employed by Cançao Nova for 15 years and anchored the network’s evening news, Cançao Nova Noticias.

Brazilian journalist Elaine da Silva, who died from pneumonia Tuesday, anchored Canção Nova's evening news

She started as an intern in 2008 and won the network’s Canção Nova Journalism Award for best report in 2019

‘We are all very sad this morning. We have just received the news of the death of our beloved Elaine,’ Canção Nova news presenter Paula Guimarães said. ‘(She) became spectacular in what she did.’

Víctor Freitas, a reporter for Rede Século 21 television, lamented da Silva’s sudden death.

‘One of the best friends journalism gave me,’ he said in an Instagram post. ‘She encouraged my work from our first contact. Always kind and cheerful. May God welcome you with open arms and comfort your family.’

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