August 3, 2012 |
The California Department of Public Health has announced the state's first fatality of the year due to West Nile Virus. An 88-year-old woman from Kern County died after being infected by the virus, which is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. “This unfortunate death reminds us that we must protect ourselves from mosquito bites to prevent West Nile Virus and other mosquito borne infections,” Dr. Ron Chapman, the department's director, said Friday in a statement from the agency.
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August 18, 2013 |
A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 35-year-old pedestrian as he walked across the street in Studio City on Saturday night, police said. The victim, a Santa Monica man whose name has not been released, was walking northbound across Ventura Boulevard at Fairway Avenue about 11:45 p.m. when he was struck by a white Mercedes driving east, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes sped away and police were still searching for the suspect Sunday morning, said Officer Bill McConnell of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.
November 24, 2012
A welder injured in an explosion on an oil platform off the Louisiana coast two weeks ago has died -- only hours after his family had arrived at his bedside, the Philippines Embassy announced. "We were very saddened to learn Avelino Tajonera , one of the workers injured in the Nov. 16 incident, passed away last night, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family," Black Elk Energy said in a statement Saturday. "We continue to work in close cooperation with government officials to understand exactly what happened in this incident.
September 10, 2012 |
The Pentagon said Monday that a prisoner died at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Saturday, the ninth fatality at the prison for terrorism suspects since it opened more than a decade ago. Authorities were withholding the name, nationality and age of the detainee pending notification of his family, according to a statement issued by Joint Task Force Guantanamo at the U.S. naval base in southern Cuba. An autopsy was planned, the statement said, and there was no immediate report on the suspected cause of death.
December 3, 1988 |
A driver who veered into oncoming traffic on California 126 outside Fillmore on Thanksgiving Day, killing five people, himself and a fetus, was legally drunk, according to test results released Friday by the California Highway Patrol. Frank R. Shoults, 43, of Thousand Oaks, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.22%--more than twice the legal limit for motorists, according to a patrol spokesman.
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June 9, 2009 |
An Orange County man has died of swine flu in the state's fourth death related to the outbreak. The man, whose age and city of residence were not immediately available, had other preexisting health conditions, officials said. Statewide, there are more than 1,000 confirmed or probable cases of novel H1N1 virus, with about 62 hospitalizations, officials said. -- Kimi Yoshino