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Military medical examiner retained hundreds of organs removed during autopsies – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Susan Carroll and Mike Hixenbaugh | NBC News – 2024-03-22 14:54:11

SUMMARY: The military’s medical examiner kept hundreds of organs, including brains and hearts, removed during autopsies without notifying families or against their wishes. The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System lacked consistent procedures for handling and storing organs, leading to 553 specimens belonging to 433 people being retained at the Dover Air Force Base morgue. The Pentagon’s Inspector General found that the military failed to keep accurate records for retained organs, leading to potential emotional distress for families. The Department of Defense is working to modernize its tracking system, and the military no longer notifies families if organs are retained during autopsies.

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Twin infants found dead: Francisco Vega and Angelina Calderon charged in connection to babies found unresponsive in SE Houston

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-04-21 11:34:17

SUMMARY: Twenty-one-year-old Angelina Belinda Calderon and Fernando Vega are facing charges of injury to a child-serious bodily injury in connection to the deaths of their twin infants, Massail and Mirena Vega, who were found unresponsive in their crib. The infants died from multiple injuries caused by a blunt object, and had not received medical care despite being sick. Calderon’s sister defended her as a good mother, but family members revealed that Vega was abusive towards her. The children were malnourished and had multiple bruises and fractures. Both suspects were arrested on April 19, 2024, and further investigation is ongoing.

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15 injured after tram crash at Universal Studios theme park: LA officials

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www.kxan.com – Vivian Chow – 2024-04-21 11:00:24

SUMMARY: Fifteen people were injured in a tram crash at Universal Studios Hollywood. Emergency crews responded to the scene after 9 p.m. and found most of the injured with minor injuries, while one person had critical injuries. The cause of the collision is unclear, and it’s unknown if other vehicles were involved. The Studio Tour, a popular attraction at the theme park, provides a one-hour backlot tour of iconic film sets with interactive elements like animatronics and special effects. Universal Studios provided a statement, confirming multiple minor injuries, and the California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation.

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Dallas Love Field Among Nation’s First Airports To Receive New Safety Technology

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-04-21 09:30:38

SUMMARY: The FAA is implementing new airfield surveillance technology at airports to reduce the risk of runway collisions. The Surface Awareness Initiative (SAI) system will display aircraft and vehicles on maps for controllers, improving awareness. The FAA has hired new air traffic controllers and plans to hire more, while also investing in improved runway lighting and surface upgrades at various airports. The technology will be installed at Dallas Love Field, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, and airports in Nashville and Indianapolis by the end of the year, with more airports receiving it by 2025.

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