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Family Seeks Answers On Deadly Elementary School Fight

(Walterboro, SC-AP) — The mother of a ten-year-old girl who died after a fight at a South Carolina elementary school says she complained about her daughter being bullied before the child’s death. Police say Raniya Wright was knocked unconscious in the fight at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro on March 25th and died in the hospital two days later.

Mom Ashley Wright told ABC News she complained “numerous times” to the school about the same girl Raniya got into a fight with on that fateful day. Few details have been released about what happened, but the sheriff’s office says no weapons were used.

The other female student involved in the fight remains on suspension.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Eggs Grows

(SL) –  A salmonella outbreak linked to eggs is getting worse. Federal health officials report that 35 people in multiple states are ill. The CDC announced that at least 11 people have been hospitalized due to complications, but so far, nobody has died.

The number of salmonella cases is a dozen more since the first recall notice was issued a month ago. The outbreak is linked to Rose Acre Farms whose infected eggs were sold in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. About 207 million eggs were recalled from the outbreak.

Your Health: Recall For Potentially Contaminated Turkey, House Passes Late Term Abortion Ban, Breast Cancer Death Rate Drops and More…

(Washington, DC) — Nearly 40-thousand pounds of turkey sold in nine states are being recalled. The USDA says the turkey is produced by Prestage Foods and might be contaminated with metal shavings.

It was sold as a store brand at Publix in one-point-three pound white styrofoam trays labeled “Publix ground turkey with natural flavorings” in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. Anyone who bought the product is urged to throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased.



(SL) – A new study says breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015. According to the American Cancer Society, the decline averted more than 322 thousand deaths, and can be attributed to both advances in treatment and to early detection by mammography.

A breast cancer surgeon at UCLA, who was not involved in the study, said those medical advances include improved chemotherapy regimens and modern medication. Even still, the disease remains dangerous.

One in eight American women have a lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, and that risk is even greater for American women of color. The study also found that 81 percent of breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women ages 50 years and older. The median age at diagnosis for women overall was 62 years old.


(SL) – The head of a leading medical association says there’s a way to ease the opioid crisis here in the U.S. Doctor David Ring, the chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Patient Safety Committee, says one key is to start prescribing opioids only sparingly and using other things like over-the-counter medications and cold compresses.

Doctor Ring says the opioid crisis came out of a push starting about 20 years ago for more and more use of opioids.


(Washington, DC) — The House of Representatives is trying to ban late term abortions. The House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act yesterday, which criminalizes abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except when the mother’s life is in danger or in cases of rape and incest.

Offenders could be fined, spend up to five years in prison, or both. The future of the bill now depends on Senate approval, where it’s unlikely to get the 60 votes needed to move on to the White House.

Church Shooter Dylann Roof Will Be Sentenced To Death

Charleston, SC (WLTX) – A federal jury sentenced has convicted killer and white supremacist Dylann Roof to death for murdering nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The jury deliberated for just under three hours Tuesday before coming to a decision. A judge will formally affirm the decision at a hearing Wednesday morning. During that time, the families of the victims will be allowed to address Roof directly.

dylann-roof-anti-american-photos-ppIn a statement emailed to reporters after the announcement, Roof’s relatives said they will “struggle as long as we live” to understand why he killed the victims. The relatives, who have not returned to court since the start of his trial, “express the grief we feel for the victims of his crimes, and our sympathy to the many families he has hurt.”

Hours earlier, Roof , dressed in a blue sweater, did not ask for forgiveness in his final statement to the jury, and did not ask the jury to give him the life sentence for his mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME back in June of 2015.

“I felt like I had to do it and I still feel like I had to do it,” Roof told the jury of the church shooting he carried out.

2015-07-22t22-35-33-133z-1280x720-nbcnews-ux-1080-600He also said during his short closing statement that the prosecution and anyone else who hated him was “misled.”

“They don’t know what real hatred looks like,” Roof said to the jury.

Roof also told the jury that he’s been told it was his right to ask for the life sentence but said he didn’t know what good that would do.

Prosecutor Jay Richardson passionately expressed to the jury for about two hours why Roof deserved the death penalty.

“You’ve heard how after they started that Bible study, they welcomed a 13th person that night,” Richardson said.

Richardson started off by telling the jury how the worshippers were studying Mark 4 the night of June 17, 2015.

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