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A spring break trip has turned into a nightmare for friends and family of two teenagers killed in a sledding accident. The boys, 17 and 18, were reportedly riding tandem down the halfpipe at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Ski Resort when they went airborne off a large snowbank at the bottom. Officials said they came down hard on the ice below and both died of blunt force trauma.
JUST IN: Two teenagers on spring break from Illinois were killed at Colorado’s Copper Mountain Ski Resort Sunday evening after sledding down a half-pipe together and launching off a snowbank into the air. https://t.co/LofkuZuZwy— The Denver Post (@denverpost) March 20, 2023
A trio of misdemeanour charges were filed Monday against the son of Philadelphia Flyers interim GM, and former NHL player, Daniel Briere. Carson Briere has been in hot water since surveillance footage that shows him pushing a wheelchair down the steps at a local bar surfaced last week. The 23-year-old has been suspended by his Mercyhurst University hockey team.
College ice hockey player Carson Briere -- the son of Philadelphia Flyers GM Daniel Briere -- was hit with three criminal charges on Monday ... after he was seen on video pushing a woman's wheelchair down a flight of stairs earlier this month. https://t.co/Hh7VXlxRIk— TMZ (@TMZ) March 20, 2023
The College of Pharmacists has suspended a BC physician who admitted to faking his COVID-19 vaccination status at the height of the pandemic in 2021. Aftabahmed Abdullatif Shaikh entered COVID-19 vaccinations onto his PharmaNet record on two separate occasions despite never having received the vaccine, which allowed him to receive a vax pass. His suspension began on March 13 and will last 30 days.
B.C. pharmacist suspended for 30 days for faking COVID-19 vaccinations at height of pandemic https://t.co/j52nPl23jh— BC News Now 🗞️ (@BCNewsNow) March 21, 2023
On Sunday, the Cuban baseball team returned home from Miami after a loss to the United States ended their World Baseball Classic hopes. Ivan Prieto Gonzalez, a 26-year-old catcher, was not with them, as he defected from his home nation. While a number of high-level baseball players have defected from Cuba over the years, Gonzalez is believed to be the first player to defect from his home country during the WBC.
The Cuban national team was scheduled to depart Miami International Airport Monday, but before the flight took off, bullpen catcher Ivan Prieto Gonzalez wasn't on the plane and stayed in Miami, according to the Miami Herald.https://t.co/bvqNr4BDoh— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 21, 2023
Three men have been found guilty of first-degree murder in connection to the 2018 killing of rapper XXXTentacion. Michael Boatwright, 28, Dedrick Williams, 26, and Trayvon Newsome, 24, will be sentenced in April, but that will largely be a formality as Florida law dictates a life sentence for first-degree murder convictions.
A Florida jury has convicted three men in the 2018 murder of rapper XXXTentacion. https://t.co/H9rJHN0cZZ— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 20, 2023