Shain Gandee, one of the stars of MTV’s popular reality show Buckwild, was found dead on Monday with two others in a truck near his hometown of Sissonville, West Virginia. The bodies of Shane, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and Donald Robert Myers, 27, were found in a Ford Bronco by a friend who was searching the area for the trio.
The truck was found stuck in deep mud with its muffler submerged, leading officials to believe they may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The sherif... Read More
Since 2003, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing road distance race in the United States, according to Running USA's 2013 Half-Marathon Report. Last year, the 13.1-mile race had 1.85 million finishers, a 14.9 percent increase from 2011. In the last seven years, the number of finishers grew by ten percent or more each year. Here's a quick look at the growth of half-marathons, and how that growth compares to other races, by the numbers.
284%: Finisher increase since 2000, from 482,000... Read More
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A steady stream of oil-soaked birds and mammals have been arriving in wildlife rehabilitation centers in Arkansas following a spill in the region, leading conservation groups to fear that the oil has reached nearby Lake Conway. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that a couple of dead ducks and 10 oil-covered birds had been recovered from the area, while the non-profit HAWK center posted pictures of mallards, blue teals, and a muskrat that had fallen victim to the spill. The Arkansas Game an... Read More
A ski instructor at Mt's Hood Skibowl's Timberline Lodge was discovered dead in a creek on Sunday after skiing away from a group of friends while intoxicated Saturday night.
Russell Tiffany, 23, had been drinking at a hut on the west boundary of the resort and decided to ski down the mountain alone. He planned to meet up with the group later but appeared intoxicated. He became disoriented and called friends for help. A group of campers at Mirror Lake tried to direct him to their campsite arou... Read More
Exxon Mobil is continuing its efforts to clean up a pipeline spill that dumped thousands of gallons of heavy Canadian crude on the town of Mayflower, Arkansas. The spill came from Exxon’s Pegasus pipelines, which carries 90,000 barrels of crude per day (bpd) from Illinois to Texas. The leak was discovered Friday, but not before it forced the evacuation of 22 homes. Exxon has not given an estimate for how much was spilled, according to Reuters, but they claim to have recovered 12,000 barr... Read More