Man Killed by 4 Dogs While Doing Work at California Home

A man doing work on a property in Southern California on Tuesday was mauled to death by four massive dogs while their owner was away, officials said.

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home in Jurupa Valley around 7:30 a.m. after someone called 911 reporting hearing screaming, the Riverside County Department of Animals Services said.

The victim, who has not been named, had sustained fatal injuries after being attacked by four large-breed dogs — three Belgian Malinois and one Cane Corso.

He was reportedly at the house to do some work for the owner. According to officials, the man had worked at that location previously without incident.

Animal Services stated that the property is a residential home that is being converted into a business.

The owner was not present during the deadly attack. When he arrived, he surrendered his four dogs “for humane euthanasia.”

Riverside County Animal Services director Erin Gettis called the mauling a horrific reminder for dog owners to be vigilant in keeping communities, dogs and people safe.

“This is a tragedy and our thoughts go out to this gentleman’s family and loved ones,” Gettis stated in the release.

Pilot “Didn’t Hear” Call Before Take-Off in Horror Sea World Helicopter Crash

A bombshell report into the Sea World helicopter crash on the Gold Coast in Australia, which resulted in the death of a British couple and pilot, has been released.

In the report, one pilot said he “did not recall” his fellow pilot making a standard taxiing call to say he was taking off before their helicopters collided and crashed, killing four people and injuring nine others.

Ashley “Ash” Jenkinson, 40, who had only recently become a father, died alongside three of his passengers – including British newlyweds Diane and Ron Hughes, 57 and 65.

Air crash investigators say pilot Michael James told them he saw five passengers boarding the second helicopter at a helipad near Sea World as he was coming in to land his aircraft with six passengers at another helipad nearby.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says the pilot thought the second helicopter would pass behind his aircraft and he doesn’t remember the other pilot radioing him to say he was taking off.

A third helicopter pilot in the area at the time recalled hearing James’ inbound call but did not recall hearing a taxi call from the other pilot taking off.

A fourth helicopter pilot could not recall hearing calls from either of the two pilots involved in the crash before their aircraft collided.

However, ATSB commissioner Angus Mitchell said that evidence “did not necessarily mean that a taxiing call was not made” by the pilot taking off and investigators would probe the radio calls in the lead-up to the crash.

The report said the two Eurocopter EC130 helicopters were being operated by Sea World Helicopters (a separate corporate entity to the theme park) on five-minute scenic flights.

Vanessa Tadros, 36, a mom from New South Wales, UK, also died but her 10-year-old Nicholas son survived. He had been undergoing procedures in hospital since the accident and last week had his leg amputated from the knee down.

Victorian mother Winnie de Silva, 33, and her nine-year-old son Leon are recovering from injuries sustained in the crash.

ATSB Chief Commissioner Angus Mitchell said: “The ATSB has released this preliminary report to detail the circumstances of this tragic accident as we currently understand them, but it is important to stress that we are yet to make findings.

“Our findings as to the contributing factors to this accident, and the analysis to support those findings, will be detailed in a final report to be released at the conclusion of our investigation.”

Mitchell said the investigation will also look more broadly beyond the issues of radio calls and visibility.

“The ATSB will also consider the operator’s procedures and practices for operating scenic flights in the Sea World area and the process for implementing the recently-acquired EC130 helicopters into operation, and will review the regulatory surveillance of the operator and similar operators.”

He said it will be “a complex and comprehensive investigation”, adding that if the ATSB identifies a critical safety issue during the investigation, it will immediately alert the relevant parties so they can take appropriate action.

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Young Mom Dies Hours After Getting Liposuction at a Shopping Center

A Venezuelan mother tragically died following a liposuction procedure performed at a shopping center.

The fiasco occurred Sunday night after Ana Rosa Mavarez Rivero, 31, reported to a clinic located in the Marina Plaza Shopping Center in her hometown of Cumaná (Sucre), Ultimas Noticias reported.

She had undergone a laser liposuction procedure, also known as lipo laser, in which surgeons use a laser to trim fat, shape the body and sculpt cellulite, Jam Press reported.

The procedure is generally considered less traumatic and invasive than the standard procedure.

However, due to an oxygen shortage at the hospital, they were still waiting for an emergency vehicle at 2:45 a.m. “I’m filming in Cumaná and we can’t get an ambulance,” a family member said in a clip describing the nightmarish scenario. “Ven911 doesn’t have oxygen so we can’t get out of here.”

Rivero finally made it to the hospital, where she was admitted without vital signs, local media reported.

The poor woman was officially pronounced dead at 4 a.m.

Following the tragedy, authorities have begun investigating the doctor responsible for the procedure, identified as Alexander Larrochele.

He will reportedly be questioned by the Criminal and Forensic Scientific Investigation Corps for 45 days while authorities probe the incident.

Rivero’s not the first person to die from a liposuction procedure gone awry.

Last January, a mother of two perished following a botched $6,500 fat-trimming procedure in Spain, which reportedly left her with “injuries like she’d been in a knife fight.”

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3 Children Dead and 2 Wounded After Horror ‘Stabbing’

Three children were killed and two more were wounded at a home in the Ellis County city of Italy on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

A suspect was in custody, according to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, and officials did not believe there was any danger to the community.

Authorities responded about 4 p.m. to a home in the 300 block of South Harris Street, near Stafford Elementary School, about 40 miles south of downtown Dallas.

Ellis County sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Cozby said at a Friday night news conference that authorities found three victims dead inside the home. Two more were taken to hospitals; their conditions were not available.

All of the victims were children, Cozby said. Their names and ages were not released.

Officials did not release the name of the suspect or say whether that person was related to the victims.

A Child Protective Services caseworker called the Italy Police Department to the scene, Cozby told The Dallas Morning News. Italy police then contacted the sheriff’s office to lead the investigation, he said.

Cozby said authorities were “extremely sad to have to report on” the incident and added that prayers for the family were the most important thing Friday night. He called the investigation “fluid” and said officials would provide updates when they could.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services was assisting with the investigation into the deaths of the children, who had been placed with a relative.

“We are shocked by this incomprehensible tragedy, and already working with law enforcement to investigate how this happened, and why,” agency spokesman Patrick Crimmins said.

Popular Radio DJ Disappears After Leaving Chilling Post

Jeffrey ‘JV’ Vandergrift, 54, host of The JV Show on radio station Wild 94.9, was last seen around 10 pm on Thursday at his home in San Francisco. 

A post on Vandergrift’s official Instagram account on August 20 was recently edited to change the captions to past tense, thanking his listeners and saying he’s had a good life. 

‘Thank you for a wonderful life-filed w joy, laughs, pain & struggle. It’s been a great journey. Your support & prayers meant the world,’ the caption reads. 

His listeners, friends, and family are now asking the public to help locate him and bring him home. 

The post, according to his Twitter account, was originally shared as a celebration of National Radio Day. 

‘It’s #NationalRadioDay I know, who gives a fart!!? Been at 94 since 94. Wow, that’s a long time!! Super grateful for each of you who have been on this journey w me,’ he wrote at the time. 

Since editing the post and going missing, the comments section has since turned into a place for his fans and loved ones to send him love and support in hopes he may see it. 

‘Dear JV. You are loved. We are all praying for you and thinking about you,’ wrote one person. 

‘We are all praying for you and thinking about you. Sometimes it’s nice to just get away and clear our minds but we are worried about you,’ said a commenter. 

‘JV….. listen to your listeners. We’ve been listening to you since the 1990’s. Now it’s your turn to listen to your listeners. You are so loved!! We still need 40 plus years of listening to you on the radio ! Praying for your safe return back to your family,’ wrote another fan. 

‘Hey buddy, come home. We miss you and love you brotha. At least let us know you’re safe,’ said another person. 

Fans also gathered outside of the iHeart Radio San Francisco station over the weekend to leave flowers and messages of support for Vandergrift and his coworkers. 

The San Francisco Police Department is asking for help locating Vandergrift
Fans also gathered outside of the iHeart Radio San Francisco station over the weekend to leave flowers and messages of support for Vandergrift and his coworkers

Natasha has been silent about her husband’s disappearance as she works closely with investigators.

She is a former Playboy model and actress who is featured on the DJ’s radio show. The model was commonly seen on various ads for Target, Sony and Marriott.

Her latest focus is her Instagram where she shows off modeling photos and her figure to her 2 million followers.

JV and Natasha tied the knot in 2006 after three years of dating. They later renewed their wedding vows in 2017.

The couple quickly joined together for various projects, including the production of their shows, the Dog House Comedy Show.

While the two thrived in the spotlight, JV took a short break in 2021 after he was diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to The Sun.

Officials with the San Francisco Police Department released a statement last week asking the public to be on the lookout for the ‘at risk’ man. 

In a statement released by Vandergrift’s radio station, his coworkers said they are worried sick about him and are working with police to bring him home.  

‘We are deeply concerned, as we know you are, that our own JV has been reported missing by the SFPD,’ Wild 94.9 said in a statement.

‘We’re working closely with them and his wife, Natasha, who is also a dear friend and member of the WiLD 94.9 family. We are sending love, thoughts, and prayers to JV and will share more information as we receive it,’ the statement continued. 

Vandergrift is described as a white male, 6’0”, 180 pounds, bald, and brown eyes. 

Police say he has several tattoos including ones on his arms and above his right ear and was last seen wearing black sweatpants. 

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58 Killed and 81 Rescued in Smuggling Boat Disaster

A least 58 migrants were killed and more than 81 were rescued Sunday when the human smuggling boat they were aboard slammed into the rocks off the coast of southern Italy and “disintegrated” just feet from the shoreline, officials said.

Up to 150 migrants reportedly from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria — countries ravaged recently by poverty, natural disasters, conflicts and civil unrest — were crammed aboard the 66-foot-long wooden boat when it crashed into a rocky shore of eastern Calabria, which forms the tip of Italy’s boot shape, according to the Italian Coast Guard.

At least 20 migrants were hospitalized, one in need of intensive care, said Manuela Curra, a provincial government official. One survivor was taken into custody for questioning after migrants identified him to authorities as one of the human traffickers, RAI state television reported.

Antonio Ceraso, the mayor of the seaside resort city of Cutro, told Italian news media outlets that children, including a baby, are among the dead.

Bodies, covered in cloth, were being brought to a local sports stadium in the nearby Crotone that has been turned into a temporary morgue.

A priest was on hand to administer last rites over some of the dead as bodies washed up on the beach.

Ceraso said the boat carrying the migrants hit rough seas and the rickety vessel “disintegrated” when it hit the rocks. He said wreckage is strewn across 1,000 feet of coastline. Describing what he saw at the scene of the crash, he said it was a “gruesome sight that stays with you for the rest of your life.”

The search for survivors is ongoing with coast guard crews combing the choppy waters in boats and with aircraft and local firefighters searching on jet skis.

At the Vatican, Pope Francis prayed for the survivors and the loved ones of those killed during his Sunday address in St. Peter’s Square.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, whose right-wing administration has taken a hard line on migration since her election in October, issued a statement expressing “deep sorrow for the many human lives torn away by human traffickers.”

PHOTO: This photo obtained from Italian news agency Ansa, taken on Feb. 26, 2023 shows debris of a shipwreck washed ashore in Steccato di Cutro, south of Crotone, after a migrants' boat sank off Italy's southern Calabria region.

Italy is one of the main landing points for migrants being smuggled across the central Mediterranean from North Africa. At least 20,333 migrants have been killed or have gone missing while attempting the crossing, which experts describe as one of the most dangerous in the world since 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project.

“It is a huge tragedy which shows the absolute need to act firmly against irregular migration channels,” Italian Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi said in a statement, adding that Sunday’s tragedy highlights the urgency of cracking down on human smuggling sea crossings.

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Michigan Student, 17, Shot Dead After Offering Suspects a Ride Home

Family of the Battle Creek 17-year-old who was killed earlier this week says he offered the suspects a ride home from a birthday party before he was shot.

Battle Creek Central High School student Jack Snyder was found next to his car around 12:10 a.m. Friday in the area of Battle Creek Avenue and Capital Avenue. EMTs tried to help him but he died at the scene, police said.

Snyder’s family commended Battle Creek police “for bringing this to a quick resolution.” They were also thankful to the community for the support, from area schools painting spirit rocks in his honor to basketball teams wearing parent-made shirts bearing his picture before a game.Two teens in custody after shooting death of 17-year-old

Snyder’s uncle told News 8 his nephew was at his girlfriend’s birthday party Thursday night. Since the weather was cold, he went to warm up his car and saw two kids walking. He offered them a ride. They tried to carjack him, police said.

“The victim was trying to be a good Samaritan by giving them a ride with the cold temperatures. I do know that he resisted the carjacking. So again, he was trying to help out but wasn’t just going to give over the car,” Battle Creek Police Department Sgt. Jeff Case said at a Tuesday news conference.

Two shots were fired and Snyder was killed.

Over the weekend, a 14-year-old Battle Creek boy was arrested in connection to the killing and a 13-year-old turned himself in. A weapon was also recovered. Police did not say which boy fired the gun or where he may have gotten it.

Both teens are being held at the Calhoun County Youth Center. The 14-year-old was expected be arraigned on an open murder charge Wednesday and the 13-year-old was charged with open murder Tuesday. Both were expected to be charged as adults.

The two suspects are friends but have no relation to Snyder. Though Case would not say if the either has a criminal history, he did say police “have dealt with them before.”

GoFundMe has been set up for Snyder’s family.

700-Pound Alligator Kills Elderly Woman Who Tried to Save Dog from Attack

An 85-year-old Florida woman died Monday while trying to save her dog from a 10-foot-long alligator.

The freak attack reportedly occurred outside Spanish Lakes Fairways, a retirement community in Fort Pierce, WPTV reported.

According to residents, the unidentified octogenarian had been walking her pet when an alligator suddenly lunged out of the water and grabbed it. The senior attempted to save her pooch, but was dragged underwater, CBS reported.

While the pup survived, the woman was not so lucky.

The victim’s body was subsequently “recovered” when an alligator wrangler was called in to trap the rogue reptile.

“It was definitely a fight,” nuisance alligator trapper Robert Lilly said, recalling the capture. “[We] snagged him on the bottom. He never surfaced. He stayed down the whole time.”

He added, “We were able to get a second hook in him and a hard line in him so we could get him up.”

Accompanying photos and footage show six people corralling the critter, before loading it into the back of a pickup truck. Experts estimated that the beast measured around 10 to 11-feet long and weighed between 600 and 700 pounds.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office has reportedly closed several roads in the area, so they can launch a probe into the woman’s death.

While gators are reportedly not an uncommon sight in the area, neighbors claimed they had never witnessed an attack like that before.

In another gator-related incident, authorities hauled a 4-foot-long alligator from Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Lake early Sunday near an area popular with kiddies.

Meghan Lalor, a rep for the Parks Department, said the reptile was likely an unwanted pet whose owner decided to release it in public waters.

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Actor and Brother of Hayden Panettiere Found Dead at 28

Jansen Panettiere, an actor and actress Hayden Panettiere’s brother, has reportedly died. He was 28.

TMZ reported Monday that sources close to the family said Jansen died Sunday at home in New York. His cause of death is unclear at this time, but police say there was no foul play in his death, the outlet reported.

An actor in his own right, Panettiere worked on early 2000s projects such as “Even Stevens,” “Blue’s Clues,” “Robots” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown.”

Jansen, who was five years younger than Hayden, was her only sibling. The duo worked together on “Tiger Cruise” in 2004 and “Racing Stripes” in 2005. 

In 2008, Jansen was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his role as Luke in “The Last Day of Summer.”

He voiced TrumanX in 15 episodes of Nickelodeon’s “The X’s” from 2005 to 2006. He also appeared in an episode of “The Walking Dead” in 2019.

Jansen’s most recent credit was in the holiday comedy-drama movie “Love and Love Not” in 2022. 

He is credited with four more upcoming projects, according to his IMDb.

Hayden, who stars in the upcoming “ScreamVI” movie, has not yet publicly reacted to Jansen’s reported death. 

The Post has contacted reps for both Jansen and Hayden Panettiere for comment.

This story is developing…

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7-Year-Old Girl Crushed in Front of Mother at Birthday Party

A heartbroken mother has shared the horrifying ordeal of watching her seven-year-old daughter being crushed to death by a tree at a birthday party picnic.

Gislene Silva Tiburcio Fermino had just handed her daughter Isabela a glass of water when she heard a crack and saw the giant eucalyptus fall on her.

The family were under the tree as they celebrated her cousin Manu’s party at Lagoa do Taquaral park in the city of Campinas, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the end of January.

She said: “As I just handed her the water, I heard some very loud cracks and I already identified that they were from that tree. I didn’t even look at anything, I just saw Manu by my side, I stuck to her arm. Manu was looking back, I was pulling her and running and running.”

“It was a very loud noise, you don’t know if you’re running to the right place.”

After avoiding the falling eucalyptus tree, Gislene started looking for her daughter and found her under the tree.

She said: “When the noise stopped, I knew the tree had fallen, so I looked back.”

“Then I started calling my daughter, I started screaming, ‘Isabela, Isabela’ from the other side of the tree.”

She added: “At last, I look over there, and I see her under the tree. Then a nurse arrived and started to do a CPR on her, but she wasn’t responding.”

The heartbroken mother plans to remember her daughter by publishing a series of poems she wrote.

She said: “She had a notebook with 21 poems that she wrote. I told her: ‘Daughter if you keep writing, mom will find a way to publish this for you’.

“And she got excited and wrote each time. I want to keep that promise I made to her.”

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