A Pennsylvania woman is facing charges after police said she overdosed while seven months pregnant. >> Read more trending news Kasey Dischman, 30, overdosed in her East Butler home on Friday, days after getting out of jail for retail theft, authorities said. In order to try to save her baby, doctors had to deliver the girl by performing an emergency cesarean section. Pennsylvania State Police said they are charging Dischman, who is recovering in a hospital, with aggravated assault on an unborn child. Dischman’s baby is in critical condition and on life support. If the baby does not survive, police said they plan to charge Dischman with homicide.
A pregnant woman is still recovering from a brown recluse spider bite that happened over a month ago. Kendall Butler was woken by the bite. She killed the spider and took it to the hospital with her immediately. >> Read more trending news Doctors were able to stop the infection and keep her unborn child safe by using antibiotics. However, she does have a large area of skin on her stomach that died because of the spider’s venom. Doctors said they don’t want to fully treat the wound yet because of the baby. Originally, the plan was to evacuate the wound and then look into skin grafts once the child is born. Now, Butler’s doctors say the wound needs to be evacuated sooner. They will wait until July 10 when the baby is seven weeks from the due date. Experts believe she’ll be strong enough by then to be born early, just in case anything happens during the procedure. A Green Country entomologist said that Oklahoma’s mild winter caused more dangerous insects to come out early. Experts say people should take precautions against insects while outside, but that there isn’t much to be done indoors but have homes sprayed. The Centers for Disease Control says that even though people fear bug spray with DEET is bad for pregnant women, it’s actually recommended with the same precautions as those who are not pregnant or lactating.
An inmate was shot and killed Wednesday after authorities said he grabbed a deputy's gun and fired it at Nashville's 100 Oaks Mall, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news In a tweet around 2 p.m. local time, Vanderbilt University officials wrote that a shooting was reported at the 100 Oaks Mall campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Wow. Don’t mess with a pregnant lady or her purse. A woman in North Carolina is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon after chasing a man down with her SUV who she says stole her purse! Witnesses say they saw the man, identified as Robert Raines, rummaging through Christine Braswell’s car in a Walmart parking lot. “When I walked out of Walmart, he had her purse and was pulling all of her stuff out,” Blake Bennett tells WCMH-TV. “Then me and my friend told him to put it down and ‘What are you doing?'” Braswell showed up and the man took off running with her purse. But she wasn’t about to let him get away. “Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car, threw it in gear and come across the curb and ran him over,” said Braswell. Raines suffered minor injuries and is now charged with felony breaking and entering. (VIDEO)
A Texas community is reeling after the death of a 2-year-old boy following a severe beating over the weekend. >> Watch the news report here According to KTRK, the Houston toddler died after being beaten by a belt and burned by a hot object, authorities said. The child’s mother, Lynette Monique Gasper-Washington, and her boyfriend, Rajfik Keating, reportedly have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault injury to a child. Firefighters were called to an apartment complex on Creekbend Drive in southwest Houston about 10 p.m. Saturday, officials said. >> Read more trending news The child was found unresponsive and was taken to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital but later died, the Houston Chronicle reported. Officials said the boy appeared to have suffered multiple injuries.
Republicans in Congress return to Washington this week with a familiar to-do list, as the White House pushes for a vote in the House on a GOP health care overhaul bill, and lawmakers push to approve a deal on a giant spending plan that would avert a government shutdown on Friday night.
Last week, the story was the same – as Congress approved a one-week stopgap budget to keep the government running to give more time for talks – but House Republicans were unable to find enough support for a House vote on a GOP measure that’s designed to make major changes in the Obama health law.
When last we saw House members on Friday morning, it didn’t look that promising on health care, as Republicans divisions persist, despite calls to action by President Donald Trump.
“I believe we are down to just a handful of votes,” said Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), a key ally in the House of President Donald Trump.
Collins, who is supporting the GOP health care plan, freely admits that a number of his less conservative Republican allies in Congress are not thrilled about the GOP plan.
“New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Republicans are not Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida Republicans,” said Collins, who is trying to argue to fellow Republicans that the GOP plan is “not as onerous or draconian as they may think.”
As of now, the GOP health care bill is not on this week’s legislative schedule in the House.
“I don’t know when it’s going to happen,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the head of the more conservative House Freedom Caucus. “I’m still talking to members.”
While the President went on Twitter Sunday morning to again push for action on the Obama health law, supporters of Obamacare were again issuing a call to lobby Congress, in hopes to staving off this latest GOP push.
“This is a make-or-break week for Zombie Trumpcare,” said Topher Spiro, a top official with the liberal think tank, Center for American Progress.