INDIO, Calif. (AP) — At least 24 shuttle bus drivers for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival became ill with food poisoning early Monday, authorities said.
Reports began coming in shortly after midnight after subcontracted drivers dined at an off-site catering location unaffiliated with the festival, the Cal Fire / Riverside County Fire Department said in a press release.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl is dead after her grandmother allegedly forced her to drink a bottle of whiskey while her mother watched, Baton Rouge Police said.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesperson, told news outlets the little girl's grandmother, Roxanne Record, 53, and mother, Kadjah Record, 29, were arrested Friday, each on a charge of first-degree murder.
DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia mother and father have been arrested on murder charges in the death of their 4-week-old baby by alcohol poisoning, authorities said Tuesday.
Sydnei Dunn, 24, and Marquis Colvin, 25, were arrested last Thursday — the day the child died — by the Paulding County Sheriff's Office in suburban Atlanta.
Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., who was twice sickened in incidents he suspected were poisonings, has been detained in Moscow by police, another prominent opposition figure said Monday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — After Washington State University freshman Sam Martinez died from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity event in 2019, his parents became determined to prevent similar tragedies.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was “deeply unconscious” after being poisoned by exhaust fumes before dying from severe head and chest injuries in a plane crash in 2019, a jury concluded Thursday.
DETROIT (AP) — Two people found dead in a Detroit home Tuesday night are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said.
Emergency responders discovered the bodies of a male and a female about 11:35 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four Rhode Island landlords who own properties in which children with lead poisoning live have been sued by the state for alleged noncompliance with state lead poisoning prevention laws, the attorney general's office said Friday.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — During the year since a fraternity pledge died from alcohol poisoning, Bowling Green State University has hired a hazing prevention coordinator and made it easier for students to tell the school about hazing, resulting in more reports.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids has hired an advocate for healthier conditions for children to serve as a specialist to help reduce lead poisoning in the city's homes.
Paul Haan initially will focus on opportunities to address lead-based paint hazards in residential rental properties as new lead programs specialist with the Community Development Department, the city said in a news release.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Three people who were attending a monster truck rally in Waterloo were taken to a hospital Saturday night with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Waterloo Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Ben Petersen told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that truck exhaust was assumed to be the source of the carbon monoxide that sickened the spectators.
LA GRANGE, Ky. (AP) — Two people died on Friday at a Quality Inn Suites in Kentucky that had to be evacuated because of high levels of carbon monoxide.
La Grange police were called to the scene just before 5:00 p.m.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A batch of cocaine that has killed at least 23 people in Argentina appears to have been laced with a synthetic opioid, and police are scrambling to get as much of it off the streets as they can.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Seven people were hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning at a Hampton Inn in Ohio, officials said.
A total of nine people were taken to local hospitals, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. crash investigators are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to require private planes to be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin rose almost 25% in 2020, according to a report released Thursday.
Data compiled by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum shows 1,077 Wisconsin residents died of alcohol-related causes in 2020, up from 865 in 2019.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Seven members of an immigrant family from Honduras whose bodies were found inside a Minnesota home last weekend died of apparently accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Commonwealth University student pleaded guilty Tuesday to hazing and serving alcohol to a minor in connection with a 19-year-old freshman’s death from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party.
SELAH, Wash. (AP) — Selah police are investigating the deaths of three people from possible carbon monoxide poisoning at a Speyers Road home.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 22 people have died in Istanbul and 16 others have been hospitalized and are in serious condition after drinking bootleg alcohol, the local governor’s office said Friday, as authorities intensified a crackdown on counterfeit drinks across Turkey ahead of New Year's celebrations.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter from carbon monoxide poisoning.
A Shawnee County District Court jury on Friday acquitted Timothy Wayne Funk, 58, of murder and two counts of aggravated endangering a child.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Six people were taken to a hospital and dozens of others were treated for suspected food poisoning at a Tucson hotel where evacuees from Afghanistan are staying.
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government said Thursday that it has authorized a public inquiry to better examine any possible Russian involvement in the death of a British woman poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent in 2018.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A medical event, not an equipment malfunction, mostly likely caused a small plane to crash in a cemetery in New Bedford in 2019, a preliminary government investigation has found.
FORT SALONGA, N.Y. (AP) — A construction worker died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while working on a drainage pipe on Long Island, police said.
Victor Irizzary was removing silt from the bottom of a 10-foot-deep drainage pipe in Fort Salonga on Tuesday when he stopped responding to coworkers, Suffolk County police said.
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri girl is hospitalized and three households have been evacuated after a rare mercury spill.
Jen Niswonger of Wentzville first took her four children to the doctor this summer when they all broke out in rashes.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor has ordered the detention of three hotel workers pending an investigation into the food poisoning suffered by about 50 foreign tourists at a hotel in a popular Red Sea resort.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Eight people were taken to the hospital in Massachusetts for carbon monoxide exposures.
The three incidents south of Boston were all related to operating generators in homes as parts of the state continue to deal with power outages following this week's nor'easter, NBC Boston reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have changed their definition of lead poisoning in young children — a move expected to more than double the number of kids with worrisome levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Five family members in southwestern Kansas are fighting for their lives after being sickened by carbon monoxide, Dodge City police said.
Police were called Monday to a home in Dodge City, where they encountered thick vehicle exhaust and found five men unconscious and critically ill.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Three former Washington State University fraternity members have been sentenced to eight months of probation after they pleaded guilty to supplying liquor to a minor on the same night a 19-year-old freshman died of alcohol poisoning at an initiation event.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eight Virginia Commonwealth University students have been charged with hazing in a fraternity pledge's death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, officials said Friday.
LONDON (AP) — A coroner presiding over an inquest into the death of British woman who was poisoned by a Soviet-developed nerve agent after an attack targeting a Russian ex-spy said Wednesday that she wants the probe to be turned into a public inquiry so she can examine Russia's possible involvement.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Heavy equipment may soon begin tearing down an 80-year-old South Carolina public housing complex where two men died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a poorly maintained heater.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A second child of an Afghan family evacuated from Kabul to Poland died Friday after eating soup containing death cap mushrooms, which the family had unknowingly gathered in a Polish forest outside their quarantine center.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland say three Afghan children staying at a refugee center fell ill after eating poisonous mushrooms picked in a forest, with two of them in intensive care fighting for their lives.
LONDON (AP) — Several types of crispy pork snacks have been pulled from sale in Britain after almost 180 people became ill with suspected salmonella poisoning.
The packets of pork scratchings sold under the labels Mr.
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of an elderly couple in western Pennsylvania, authorities said.
The bodies of Joseph and Freda Polinski, both 88, were found late Thursday night after a relative unable to contact them went to their North Huntingdon Township home, the Westmoreland County coroner’s office said.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Denzel Mims is done with salmon.
The New York Jets wide receiver doesn't want to eat, touch or look at it ever again. Not after a bout with food poisoning in the spring caused him to drop 20 pounds — and miss some valuable time on the football field.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The number of children in Rhode Island who tested positive for lead poisoning for the first time rose last year, which is the first time it's increased, according to state Health Department data.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a fraternity pledge’s death from alcohol poisoning after a party earlier this year, Virginia Commonwealth University announced Monday that it will ban alcohol at fraternity and sorority events, publish misconduct instances online and pause new-member recruitment.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nearly two dozen people, including several young children, living in a northwest Omaha home were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after walking into a hospital, officials said.
COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington State University fraternity member has pleaded not guilty to two counts of furnishing liquor to a minor the night a student died of alcohol poisoning during a fraternity event.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The deaths of two men and a 11-year-old boy found in a boat on Lake Erie may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said
MOSCOW (AP) — The investigative organization Bellingcat claimed Wednesday that Russian agents who had tailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny before his poisoning also shadowed a journalist who had earlier fallen severely ill with similar symptoms.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University announced the expulsion of a fraternity from campus Thursday following a pledge’s death from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The Whitman County prosecutor has filed criminal charges against 15 current or former members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Washington State University following the death of a student from alcohol poisoning.