David Crosby, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who sang for The Byrds before co-founding a supergroup with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash — later adding Neil Young — has died. He was 81. His wife Jan announced the news today. Continue reading “David Crosby Dies: Legendary Singer With The Byrds And Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Was 81”
Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, died Thursday, hours after being hospitalized following an apparent cardiac arrest, her mother said. Continue reading “Lisa Marie Presley, Singer and the Only Child of Elvis, Dead at 54”
CHRISTINE MCVIE, THE longtime co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the age of 79. A cause of death was not available, but McVie’s family said she died at a hospital “following a short illness.” Continue reading “Christine McVie, Keyboardist and Singer for Fleetwood Mac, Dead at 79”
Texas A&M scientists have pioneered a new technology with implications for stem cell research, public health and renewable energy.
Electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. student Yuwen Li and his advisor, electrical and computer engineering professor Arum Han, Ph.D., recently authored a paper featured on the cover of scientific journal “Biomedical Microdevices,” concerning the development of a device capable of entrapping a biological cell and analyzing its properties. Continue reading “A&M scientists build device to isolate, analyze single cells”
Angela Lansbury, the irrepressible three-time Oscar nominee and five-time Tony Award winner who solved 12 seasons’ worth of crimes as the novelist/amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher on CBS’ Murder, She Wrote, has died. She was 96. Continue reading “Angela Lansbury, Entrancing Star of Stage and Screen, Dies at 96”
A North Carolina man is dead after his GPS led him to a defunct bridge that dropped off into a creek on Sept. 30.
Phillip Paxson, a 47-year-old father of two girls, had been driving his Jeep at night from his oldest daughter’s birthday party in Hickory when his GPS led him to a bridge that has been inoperative since heavy flooding in July 2013 destroyed it. Continue reading “North Carolina man dead after following GPS to destroyed bridge that dropped into water”
It must be divine intervention.
A North Carolina pastor who was declared dead by doctors has miraculously shown signs of life — as his organs were being prepared for harvesting. Continue reading “‘Dead’ pastor shocks docs with ‘miracle’ movement just before organs are harvested”
Believe it or not, you don’t need a fridge to keep food cold. Just gather some ceramic pots, sand, and water, and you’ve got a portable, non-electric mini-fridge with a time-tested design. After all, people were preserving food for thousands of years before you had to keep that leftover takeout from stinking up your college dorm. Continue reading “The coolest way to keep food cold without refrigeration”
Olivia Newton-John, beloved actress and singer best known for her role as Sandy Olsson in Grease and for a long string of hits topped by 1981’s “Physical,” died on Monday (Aug. 8). She was 73. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John, Beloved ‘Grease’ Actress & Singer, Dies at 73”
An elderly California liquor store owner who flipped the script on armed gunmen during an attempted robbery said Tuesday that he had no choice but to open fire on one of the assailants, insisting it was “either him or me.” Continue reading “Store owner Craig Cope, 80, who shot robber armed with AR-15 rifle says it was ‘him or me’”
A pregnant Texas woman said her unborn baby should count as a second passenger in her vehicle after she received a ticket, citing Texas’ penal code in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s being overturned. Continue reading “Pregnant Texas woman says unborn baby should count as car passenger after receiving HOV ticket”
Ric Parnell, the British musician best known for playing doomed drummer Mick Shrimpton in Rob Reiner’s cult-classic heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, has died at age 70. The news was confirmed Sunday on social media by comic actor Harry Shearer, aka Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, who said “no one ever rocked harder” than Parnell. No cause of death was revealed at press time. Continue reading “Spinal Tap drummer Ric Parnell dead at age 70”
The mayor’s new plan to remove homeless encampments throughout the city took effect Monday afternoon as city agencies removed several unhoused people and their belongings from their longtime home under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The Department of Sanitation, the New York City Police Department, and a homeless outreach team carried out the mayor’s newest initiative on March 28, telling several people living beneath the expressway in tents and other makeshift dwellings to gather any belongings they wanted to keep — the rest would be destroyed. Continue reading “Cops, sanitation clear homeless encampment under BQE as Adams’ new policy takes effect”
MIDLAND — One local said it sounded like a pickup truck had rammed into the side of their house. Another said it sounded like the air conditioner fell off the roof. A third compared the experience to getting off of a rollercoaster, dizzy and a bit shaky.
“In the hardest ones we’ve experienced, there is a bunch of shaking, and the pictures shook off the walls,” said Christina Bock, 45, who lives in Gardendale, a rural community north of Odessa in the heart of West Texas oil and gas country. Earthquakes have dislodged her deck from the house and left cracks in her walls, she said. Continue reading “Earthquakes in Texas doubled in 2021. Scientists cite years of oil companies injecting sludgy water underground.”
NEW YORK — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ronettes, has died. She was 78. Continue reading “Ronnie Spector, ’60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in “Lilies of the Field,” and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, an official from the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. Continue reading “Sidney Poitier dies at 94 -Bahamian official”
TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) – Have you ever heard of animal rain? Well, the city of Texarkana just experienced it.
A thunderstorm that blew through parts of the ArkLaTex Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 29) left more than just water behind and gave some residents a once in a lifetime experience. Continue reading “A FISHY DAY: Fish fall from sky in Texarkana”
A Native American tribe in Washington state got a present when a lumber company returned more than 1,000 acres of their ancestral land.
Port Blakely Companies, a 157-year-old company based in the US and New Zealand, returned two miles of waterfront land and 125 acres of tidelands near the southern Puget Sound to the Squaxin Island Tribe, which has lived along the Salish Sea for centuries, the company said in a Dec. 14 release. Continue reading “Lumber company gives Washington Native American tribe back ancestral land”
CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) — City Winery is requiring all ticket holders to show proof of a negative COVID test, in addition to being fully vaccinated.
It is believed to be the first such measure at any live entertainment venue in New York City. Continue reading “City Winery is 1st venue to require full vaccination and negative COVID test”