Defense witness says Floyd's death should be considered "undetermined"
Defense expert witness Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist, testified in the Derek Chauvin trial Wednesday that George Floyd's death should be considered "undetermined" rather than a homicide. Dr. Fowler also said that carbon monoxide poisoning from the squad car's exhaust may have contributed to Floyd's death. State and federal defense attorney Bernarda Villalona joins CBSN AM to discuss the defense's case.cbsnews.com
Dog killed, dumped on side of the road in Rockbridge County
Photo of the crate the German Shepherd was found in on the side of Raphine RoadROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a dog who was left on the side of the road back in January. The Sheriff’s Office said a call regarding a dead dog on the side of Raphine Road in the Gibbs Run area was reported on Jan. 27. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found a dog crate containing a dead German Shepherd with a blanket. Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Capps at 540-463-7328. Authorities said a reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the dog’s death.
Bath now at 10 virus deaths
MONTEREY and WARM SPRINGS — The Virginia Department of Health reported an additional death from coronavirus in Bath County on Feb. 26. There have now been 10 reported deaths in the county. As of Friday, Feb. 26, that outbreak is no longer reported as being in progress according to VDH. There were 52 cases and eight deaths reported from that outbreak. The reported number of cases in Bath and Highland increased slightly over ...therecorderonline.com
Hong Kong probes death of man who received COVID-19 vaccine
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 file photo, people line up to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday, March 2 reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday reported the death of a chronically ill man, two days after he received a COVID-19 vaccine and said that it is too early to conclude whether the vaccine was related to his death. The man's death happened less than a week after Hong Kong began its vaccination program for priority and at-risk groups in the city. Over 40,000 people in Hong Kong have received the vaccine since Friday, when the vaccination drive began.
VCU fraternity served cease-and-desist order after death of student
RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Police Department and VCU Police are working together to investigate the death of a VCU student that was found in an off-campus residence early Saturday. The university identified the student as Adam Oakes in a statement posted to Twitter Sunday afternoon. According to university officials, the Delta Chi fraternity’s national office issued a cease-and-desist order to the VCU chapter on Saturday, to which VCU took similar action on Sunday as a continuation of the investigation. In the statement, Delta Chi also encouraged all fraternity members to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation. We were devastated to learn of the death of a student at Virginia Commonwealth University and extend our condolences to the family, friends, and everyone touched by this heart-breaking news.
Virginia General Assembly passes bills to legalize marijuana, abolish death penalty, and more
VIRGINIA – The Virginia General Assembly convened on Friday and passed multiple bills that could impact Virginians across the Commonwealth, including a bill legalizing marijuana. Similar bills passed both the House and Senate after some debate. Both chambers also passed bills to abolish the death penalty. A Senate bill that would have prohibited someone convicted of domestic assault from buying, owning or transporting a firearm failed a vote. All bills passed by both chambers then hit Gov.
New video shows officers involved in death of George Floyd forcefully arresting Black man weeks earlier
New video shows officers involved in death of George Floyd forcefully arresting Black man weeks earlier Newly-revealed video shows Minneapolis police officers who arrested George Floyd last May, detaining a different Black man just three weeks earlier. Three of the four officers involved are now charged in connection with George Floyd's death. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
Photos: Alex Trebek through the years
Alex Trebek, the iconic host of Jeopardy, lost his battle with cancer and died on Sunday, according to multiple reports. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Edward Hospital has first COVID-19 death in nearly two months as Naperville cases continue to decline
The first COVID-19 death at Edward Hospital in Naperville in about two months occurred this week but the number of coronavirus patients is starting to go down, hospital officials said. (Anne Halston / Naperville Sun)chicagotribune.com
Police in Ukraine investigate death of US Embassy employee
In this photo released by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, investigators work at the scene of an accident in Kyiv, Ukraine. Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The woman was found unconscious with a head injury near the railway tracks in a park not far from the embassy on Wednesday, according to a police statement. (Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine via AP)KYIV – Police in Ukraine are investigating the death of an American woman who worked for the United States Embassy in Kyiv. The Embassy confirmed the woman was a U.S. citizen in a statement and said they were “heartbroken" to report her death.
VDH reports first COVID-19 death in Bath County
UPDATE: Bath virus death was reported in errorWARM SPRINGS — A death from the coronavirus in Bath County was the result of a reporting error. Thursday morning, Jackie Baughan, Bath County public health nurse, said the wrong address was picked up from a report entered into the Virginia Department of Health data system. The person who died, Baughan said, was not a resident of Bath County and had not been for some time. She said it takes time for data to be transferred from one locality to a...therecorderonline.com
Officers suspended in suffocation death; protesters unswayed
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren announced the suspensions at a news conference Thursday amid outrage that city officials had previously kept quiet about Prude's death. Journalists were among those hit by pellets during the confrontation, which came on the second day of peaceful demonstrations over Prude's death. The mayor said she only became aware that Prude's death involved the use of force on Aug. 4. Warren said the seven officers would still be paid because of contract rules and that she was taking the action against the advice of attorneys. Prude's death happened just as the coronavirus was raging out of control in New York and received no public attention at the time.
Death investigation underway after a body was found slumped over a car in Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Henry County Police are investigating a death after they say they received a call in reference to an individual slumped over in a car behind The Scrub Board Laundry, located at 2038 Rives Rd., in Martinsville, Virginia. Upon arrival deputies located a deceased individual inside of a 1999 Honda Odyssey van. Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigators processed the car and conducted a cursory search of the immediate area. The body has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia for an autopsy.
Wakeboarding accident reportedly led to death near Smith Mountain Lake
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A Franklin County official has confirmed that someone died near Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday. The county’s public safety director, Billy Ferguson, said that the fatality happened near the area of Belle Isle Road and believes it was a wakeboarding accident. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ game warden is handling investigation. Stay with 10 News for more on this developing story.
Death of Henry County inmate under investigation after attempted suicide
HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Authorities are investigating the death of a female inmate after Henry County deputies say she attempted suicide Friday. According to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old inmate Delberia Alcorn attempted suicide by hanging herself with a bedsheet around 4:15 p.m. Friday. Before this incident, authorities say she did no exhibit any requiring her to be under any type of extra watch. Authorities say deputies immediately began CPR until the Henry County Department of Public Safety and the Fieldale-Collinsville Rescue Squad arrived. Authorities are investigating the death of a female inmate after Henry County deputies say she attempted suicide Friday.
First coronavirus death in the U.S. happens in Washington state
According to NBC, Health officials in Washington state said on Saturday a coronavirus patient has died, NBC affiliate KING in Seattle reported. The death is the first from coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the United States. The U.S. so far has 66 cases of coronavirus, which includes 9 people who have recovered and four “presumptive” cases, which are those that tested positive in local tests with confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pending.
Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day
AP – A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Eighty-six-year-old Jack died first. But I know they’re at peace and they’re back together,” said Sue Wagener, a niece raised by the Morrisons. “It truly was a love story for the books.”The couple went on their first date on Halloween of 1955. The nurse asked if staff could move furniture out of Jack’s room so the couple could be together.
Tennessee boy dies after being hit by trailer at Christmas parade
A 7-year-old boy has died after being hit by a trailer following a Christmas parade in Mount Juliet, TN. According to WPSD, Rowan, fell from the trailer and was struck in a parking lot after the parade. Captain Tyler Chandler with the Mount Juliet Police Department says he’s sad that such a joyous event ended in tragedy. “As you can imagine, anyone involved in an incident like this, everyone involved in an incident like this, extremely heartbroken. A candlelight vigil was held in Rowan’s honor on Sunday at Mount Juliet Middle School.
State police investigate a deadly car crash that resulted in the death of a woman in Henry County
HENRY CO., Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a single-car crash that resulted in the death of a woman. The crash happened Saturday morning on Route 687 in Henry County. The driver of the vehicle crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road, striking a large boulder tree. Taylor was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and died at the scene. The crash is under investigation.
Police investigate deadly crash in Henry County
HENRY CO., Va. – Police are investigating a deadly car crash that resulted in the death of two people. The crash happened Friday around 4:58 p.m. on Route 793. A 2017 Ford Explorer was traveling north on the route when the car was struck by a falling tree. The explorer then ran off the left side of the road and struck a pole and several trees. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Caroll Spinney, legendary Sesame Street puppeteer of Big Bird, dies at 85
Sesame street – Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer and actor behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died Sunday. According to NBC News, he died at his home in Connecticut, according to a press release from Sesame Workshop. Spinney had worked on the beloved cartoon show for 50 years, serving as the puppeteer for Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s premiere in 1969. “Caroll Spinney gave something truly special to the world. With deepest admiration, Sesame Workshop is proud to carry his memory – and his beloved characters – into the future.”
Rocky Mount police investigating a Friday night death at a home
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Rocky Mount police say they are investigating a death that happened in the North Main Street area late Friday night. The man was taken to the Western Virginia Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for autopsy. Investigators say they are expected to receive the official report later this week. The man’s name and address will not be released until next of kin is notified. Rocky Mount police say, “there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the community.”Anyone with information should call the department at 540-483-9275.
The death of Michael Brown: What’s changed one year after Ferguson?
President of NAACP Cornell William Brooks believes there has been a “seismic shift” in the American attitude towards race relations and policing in this country, but there has there has not been adequate legislative action to back recent momentum.cbsnews.com
First U.S. measles death in 12 years amid vaccine fight
Washington state health officials confirmed Thursday that pneumonia caused by measles killed an unidentified woman this spring. The death is not tied to the Disneyland outbreak, which spread to the Northwest. However, the death comes 15 years after the virus was considered eliminated in the U.S. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss the case.cbsnews.com
"48 Hours" investigates death that divides family
Pelle Wall, who was convinced his mother was murdered, risked everything to find the answer, even if it meant tearing his family apart by testifying against his own father. Susan Spencer joins "CBS This Morning" to give a preview of Saturday's "48 Hours."cbsnews.com