Produced by Lourdes Aguiar and Cindy Cesare [This story originally aired on April 20, 2016] Every morning for the last 37 years, Jim Alt wakes up terrified -- thinking that it's 1978, and that he's just been brutally attacked on Torrey Pines State Beach. "When I become aware that I'm awake, I do not open my eyes. I put my hands on the bed, and I feel for that sheet or I feel for sand of a beach," said Alt. "You still do that?" "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger asked. "Yes, sir," Alt replied. "Before my eyes are open I want to know where I'm at." It wasn't always this way. The beach used to be Alt's second home -- a safe place, a fun place. "You were a big surfer," Schlesinger noted. "Absolutely," Alt said. "There's not a feeling on earth like surfing. It's just -- there's a big rush inside your body." Rick Selga has felt that rush. He was one of Alt's good friends back then. "Who was the better surfer between the two of you?" Schlesinger asked Selga. "Uh, probably he … [Read more...] about Were the murders of California teens the work of a serial killer?
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Thursday, June 07, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: Alcohol, alcoholics, cannabis, discriminatory, double standard, Drug Testing, drug tests, freedom, impaired, marijuana, Medical cannabis, medical marijuana, Oregon, pharmaceutical drugs, THC, unfair, workplace injuries (Natural News) More than half of the country currently has some form of legal access to cannabis (marijuana) on the books, and yet people who use this natural plant legally, including for medical purposes, are still being unfairly discriminated against when it comes to acquiring employment that’s contingent upon taking a drug test. The problem lies with outdated and nonsensical testing parameters that include identifying the presence of cannabis constituents like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) as part of the panel. Though the effects of THC typically subside within just a few hours after use, depending on the individual, THC can still be detected in a person’s system more than a month later, resulting in failed … [Read more...] about Outdated drug testing standards unfairly target cannabis users looking for jobs, advocates say
Produced by Kim Kennedy On Friday evening, April 13, 2012, Brittany Killgore, 22, left her apartment near Camp Pendleton to go out on a San Diego dinner cruise with a man she barely knew. Brittany had recently filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Marine Lance Corporal Cory Killgore. He was deployed to Afghanistan. She found herself alone with no job, so she decided to move back with her parents. On the afternoon of the Friday the 13th, she was packing when 45-year-old Marine Staff Sergeant, Louis Perez came knocking on her door to ask her to go on this cruise with him. Brittany turned him down several times, but Perez persisted and Brittany finally agreed. Perez picked her up at 7:40 p.m. By 7:50 p.m., Brittany had sent a text to a friend that said, simply, "Help." NCIS Special Agent Jeff Kierman, embedded with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, jumped into the investigation that quickly led to a dark world of bondage, discipline and … [Read more...] about The search for a missing military wife takes NCIS agents into a dark world
A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart. Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off … [Read more...] about Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people
Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a plunger, and the syringe quickly filled with yellow blobs tinged with pink.“Look at that beautiful fat coming out. Liquid gold!” one of the clinic’s staff exclaimed in a video of the procedure provided to The Washington Post.Hidden in that fat were stem cells with the amazing power to heal, the Stem Cell Center of Georgia had told Tyler. The clinic is one of hundreds that have popped up across the country, many offering treatments for conditions from Parkinson’s disease to autism to multiple sclerosis.Federal regulators have not approved any of their treatments, and critics call such clinics modern-day snake-oil salesmen. But on that day in 2016, Tyler trusted the clinic to extract stem cells from her fat and inject them into her eyes, where she was told they could halt or even cure the macular degeneration threatening her sight.Five days after … [Read more...] about Miracle cures or modern quackery? Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients.