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Horrified daycare staff open two-year-old’s lunchbox to find handgun inside

Cops have said a mother in Florida has been charged after startled day care staff found a handgun inside her 2-year-old son’s lunchbox. Shanae Davis, 39, faces several charges including allowing a minor to obtain a firearm and child neglect after a concerned teacher at Jackson’s Daycare Center in Riviera Beach opened a lunch box to find a 9mm Glock 43 handgun inside it. The Riviera Beach Police Department reports that Davis confirmed that the gun was hers and while she normally keeps the gun in her vehicle’s glove box, lately, she has been taking the gun inside her apartment after the complex had been victim to several break-ins. Court documents show on the night of March 14, the 39-year-old mother placed the gun inside her son’s lunchbox to bring it inside, as she told authorities that she does not carry a purse, and then she never took the gun back out again. READ MORE: Alex Murdaugh’s mother dies after playing big role in Netflix family-murdering son’s trial Police were called to the day care facility and responded promptly, later arresting Davis. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s show that the mother was released on Friday, March 15, after posting bail. It was lucky no one was injured. The owner of the day care allegedly chose not to file charges against the mother but the state prosecutor’s office, however, decided to pursue charges. According to police documents, teachers were immediately concerned when instead of a packed lunch inside they found a weapon. Parents of other day care kids who later learned about the incident were also stunned, according to WPEC. “It’s scary,” one parent Stephenne Warembourg told the outlet. Click here to follow the Mirror US on Google News to stay up to date with all the latest news, sport and entertainment stories “I mean, you know when I’m sending my kid to school thinking that he’s going to be safe? I mean, are they? I don’t know.” Many parents say having a gun is a safety precaution, yet incidents like this, however, are a reminder of how important it is to keep lethal weapons away from children. “Things like that are extremely preventable,” Kimberly Worth, another parent said. “You need a gun purse, and you need a plan with your gun. You have it in your gun purse. You walk in your home, it goes in a safe or a specific place, which is gun safe, just like you would make your child safe or make your pet safe.”

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My marriage…With Great Omueyaki

When did you get married? I got married on December 18, 2021. It has been nearly three years now. How did you meet your wife? We used to be coursemates back then in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, between 2012 and 2017. Was it love at first sight? No, it wasn’t love at first sight. In fact, I used to hate her. Or, was it her guts I hated? I am not sure anymore now. We became an item in April 2017, and it wasn’t supposed to be a real thing. But, seven years down the line, we’re happily married (and blessed) with an amazing baby girl, and it is the best decision I have ever taken in my life. She completes me. When did it become abundantly clear she was the one for you? That would be in 2020. I just knew I could not do life without her in it. What was her reaction when you proposed? If you see the pictures from the proposal, you will see that she was shocked. She didn’t believe it. You both got married at a young age. Was this what you had always wanted? No, I didn’t envisage myself being where I am today in terms of marital status and other spheres of my life. But one thing I’ve come to realise along the line is that, while you’re trying to figure out your life, sometimes life just finds a way to figure you out first. How has your marriage fared so far? Like every successful marriage, it’s had its ups and downs. But we always try to work things out before it escalates beyond repair. What keeps both of you going? My wife is very optimistic, and she is also a strong warrior. It just makes us continue to push ourselves to be better. What do you love most about your wife? My wife is the perfect definition of a supportive wife. Although this comes with lots of sacrifices, then again, she gives her all to our home. What has marriage taught you? Marriage has taught me that there’s no master plan for marriage. Everyone, even those who have been married for 80 years are still trying to figure it out. You have a beautiful daughter. What has changed since she came into your life? Everything changed. I now live my life for her. This life of mine stopped being mine on November 17, 2022. What advice do you have for younger couples who have yet to be married? I always tell them that if they are not ready to put in the work, they should stay single. Marriage is a lot of work and sacrifice, and both parties must be willing to make it work.

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Moscow health department publishes list of 80 people hospitalized after terror attack

MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Eighty people have been taken to Moscow hospitals after a terrorist attack at the Crocus City Hall music venue in Krasnogorsk in the Moscow Region as of 2:00 a.m. Moscow time, according to the list of wounded released by the city’s Health Department. No information was provided on the state of those hospitalized. A terrorist attack was carried out at the Crocus City Hall music venue in the city of Krasnogorsk near Moscow on Friday evening. Unidentified gunmen armed with assault rifles went on a shooting spree. An explosion rocked the building, starting a fire. The special services are conducting a search operation. Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin canceled all mass events in the capital in the next two days, and a number of other Russian regions followed suit.

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Pennsylvania lawmakers push to find out causes of death for older adults in abuse or neglect cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are pushing Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration to do more to investigate the deaths of older adults who are the subject of an abuse or neglect complaint after Pennsylvania recorded a steep increase in such deaths, starting in 2019. Shapiro’s Department of Aging has balked at the idea raised by Republican lawmakers, who have pressed the department, or the county-level agencies that investigate abuse or neglect complaints, to gather cause of death information from death records. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE HELPS PREDICT SENIORS’ LONG-TERM CARE NEEDS: ‘CRITICAL NEXT STEPS’ Getting more information about the cause of death is a first step, Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, said in an interview Friday. “So you have the information, and then the next step is what do we do to protect them, to make sure they’re not on a fatality list somewhere,” Grove said. “That’s that next step, which is the important aspect. We need to get to it.” In a House Appropriations Committee hearing last month, Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester, told Shapiro’s Secretary of Aging Jason Kavulich that it was “unacceptable” that the department isn’t already gathering that information when someone dies. “These folks end up dead after someone reported them as being vulnerable and … your agency is telling the press, ‘well, we really don’t know. We really can’t explain. Maybe they died of abuse or neglect. We didn’t really ask,'” Lawrence told Kavulich. Kavulich told Lawrence that the department is “collecting the data that the law has told us we need to.” Kavulich followed up in recent days with a letter to the House Appropriations Committee that noted caseworkers are supposed to contact the county coroner in cases where there is reason to suspect that the older adult died from abuse. But Kavulich also wrote that neither the department nor the county-level agencies have the “legal authority” to access cause of death information. Grove questioned that, saying death certificates are public record and that the department or county caseworkers should be able to request the information from a coroner or a health department. In a statement, Lawrence called Kavulich’s written response “an incoherent word salad that casts blame in every direction but fails to take any responsibility.” “It gives me great pause that I cannot get a simple answer to a simple question — why aren’t you asking why these seniors died?” Lawrence wrote. If the state attorney general’s office is not already looking into the matter, it should launch an investigation tomorrow, Lawrence wrote. Lawmakers raised questions since Pennsylvania recorded a more than tenfold increase in the deaths of older adults following an abuse or neglect complaint, from 120 in 2017 to 1,288 last year. They peaked at 1,389 in 2022. The department does not typically make the deaths data public and released it in response to a request by The Associated Press. The increase came as COVID-19 ravaged the nation, the number of complaints grew and agencies struggled to keep caseworkers on staff. The Department of Aging has suggested the data could be misleading since the deaths may have had nothing to do with the original abuse or neglect complaint. Department and county-level agency officials have speculated the increase could be attributed to a growing population of people 65 and older, an increase in complaints and the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults. It’s not clear whether better data collection also helped explain the increase, but evidence suggests that other similar jurisdictions — such as Michigan and Illinois — did not see such a steep increase. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The broader death rate of older adults did not increase nearly as steeply during the pandemic, going from about 4% of those 65 and older in 2018 to 4.5% in 2021, according to federal statistics. The department has contracts with 52 county-level “area agencies for aging” to investigate abuse or neglect complaints and coordinate with doctors, service providers and if necessary, law enforcement. Most calls involve someone who lives alone or with a family member or caregiver. Poverty is often a factor.

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Princess of Wales praised for telling her children of cancer diagnosis

Experts on child mental health have praised the Princess of Wales in facing the “unenviable task” of telling her children about her cancer diagnosis. University of Oxford associate professors Louise Dalton and Elizabeth Rapa stressed the importance of speaking honestly to children and young people about serious illness. The academics, whose area of research specifically focuses on talking to children about serious illness, praised Kate for her “powerful and personal announcement” which highlighted the challenging conversation facing millions of parents around the globe. William and Kate have focused on their children, taking the time to sensitively share the state of the princess’s health with Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five. In a video released on Friday, Kate said: “It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK.” It is understood the video was released on the day William and Kate’s three children began their Easter school holidays, to take advantage of the break to shield them from coverage of their mother’s health. When children are not told about what is happening they can reach their own conclusions and mistakenly feel they are “in some way responsible or to blame”, Prof Dalton said. She continued: “Despite adults’ understandable desire to protect children from upsetting or worrying news, it is important to talk honestly to children and young people. “Even very young children notice when the adults around them are more stressed or start taking telephone calls behind closed doors. “Research shows that children want to know about what is happening when an adult they love is ill and that effective communication with children about illness is associated with better psychological functioning.” The academics lead a programme of work focused on the importance of communicating with children about a loved one’s serious illness such as cancer. Research suggests that when children are given an explanation of what is happening in their family, it can lead to better family functioning and mental health outcomes. Prof Rapa said parents must also talk about some of the emotional impact of the news with their children. She added: “It’s important to include children in conversations about illness in the family as soon as possible so that they have time to understand and make sense of the situation and they are not left to worry alone. “The powerful and personal announcement by the Princess of Wales today highlights the unenviable task facing millions.”

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Strength of sterling overcomes local price rises in holiday hotspots – report

The strength of sterling is overcoming local price rises for UK holidaymakers visiting many popular destinations, according to new research. Post Office Travel Money said UK travellers are paying less than a year ago for meals, drinks and other tourist items in 25 of 40 resorts and cities analysed. Local prices for tourist commodities have risen over the past 12 months in four-fifths of destinations, but the impact of this has been largely negated as 90% of best-selling foreign currencies have weakened compared with sterling. The study of the cost of eight tourist items found Vietnam’s Hoi An was the cheapest location surveyed, with the cost of eight tourist items for UK holidaymakers falling by 14.4% year-on-year. A three-course evening meal for two including a bottle of house wine was found to typically cost just £39.20. Cape Town in South Africa was found to be the destination with the second lowest prices, followed by Mombasa, Kenya; Tokyo, Japan; and the Algarve, Portugal. At the other end of the scale, the most expensive location analysed was Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This was attributed to the growing strength of the Costa Rica colon. Other destinations with the highest costs for tourist items were found to be New York, USA; St John’s, Antigua; and Rodney Bay, St Lucia. Laura Plunkett, head of Post Office Travel Money, said: “The barometer results make it clear how important it will be this year to consider how sterling’s strength has impacted individual destinations. “Holidaymakers intending to travel long-haul can expect to get more for their money because the pound has gained ground in most destinations. “By comparison, sterling’s gain against the euro has been more modest so it will pay to compare eurozone destinations to see which offer the cheapest prices. “Portugal and Cyprus look the best choices for bargain hunters.”

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Outpouring of support following Princess of Wales cancer announcement

The Princess of Wales’s revelation she is undergoing treatment for cancer has sparked an outpouring of support and well wishes from around the world. In an emotional video message, Kate spoke about the “huge shock” after tests identified cancer following her abdominal surgery and the “incredibly tough couple of months” her family have experienced, with her voice cracking with emotion at times during the footage. The King, diagnosed with cancer in February, is said to be “proud” of his “beloved” daughter-in-law for her “courage” in speaking about her treatment and has remained in close contact during the past few weeks. Words of support also came from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who said: “We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace.” The form of cancer has not been disclosed but the future Queen began a course of “preventative chemotherapy” late in February, and is said to have a positive mindset for her recovery and is in good spirits, describing herself as “well and getting stronger every day”. William and Kate have focused on their children, taking the time to sensitively share the state of the princess’s health with Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis. Political leaders of all sides have expressed sympathy and support for Kate and criticised what Prime Minister Rishi Sunak described as the “intense scrutiny” she has faced from social media and sections of the media around the world. On Friday evening, hashtags including “WeLoveYouCatherine” and “GetWellSoonCatherine” were trending on X, the same website which played host to much of the fevered speculation earlier in the week, while celebrities, cancer survivors and medics all sent messages of support. With the head of state and the future Queen both receiving treatment for cancer the royal family faces an uncertain period, but the monarchy is expected to rally round to support those at the heart of the institution. Speaking in the video message recorded on Wednesday in Windsor, the princess said: “In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. “The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy and I am now in the early stages of that treatment. “This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family. As you can imagine, this has taken time.” It is understood the video was released on the day William and Kate’s three children began their Easter school holidays, to take advantage of the break to shield them from coverage of their mother’s health. Kate, who is casually dressed in the video and sitting on a bench, added: “It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK. “As I have said to them; I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal; in my mind, body and spirits.” Charles has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed form of cancer since early February after he was treated for an enlarged prostate at the same hospital where Kate had surgery. Buckingham Palace said: “His Majesty is ‘so proud of Catherine for her courage in speaking as she did’. “Following their time in hospital together, HM has ‘remained in the closest contact with his beloved daughter-in-law throughout the past weeks.’ “Both Their Majesties ‘will continue to offer their love and support to the whole family through this difficult time’.” Kate’s brother James Middleton posted a message of support for his sibling on Instagram: “Over the years, we have climbed many mountains together. As a family, we will climb this one with you too,” ending with a mountain and heart emoji. The announcement may go some way to ending weeks of intense speculation and conspiracy theories on social media about the whereabouts and health of the future Queen. Rumours online about Kate intensified after William missed, at very short notice, the memorial service of his godfather the late King Constantine of Greece on February 27. It is now understood the prince’s decision not to attend was related to his wife’s condition, but it is not known when the princess was told about the positive test for cancer. Further speculation was triggered after the princess admitted to “editing” her official Mother’s Day photograph which had irregularities. A further development saw an investigation launched by the UK’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, into allegations there were attempts to access Kate’s private medical records at the London Clinic where she had her surgery. Kate ended her video message by saying: “My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery. “At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.” Paula Hudgell, the mother of Tony Hudgell who was diagnosed with bowel cancer two years ago and met Kate when she visited the Evelina London Children’s Hospital in December, sent the princess her prayers and advised her to “take each day as it comes”. It is not known how long Kate will be receiving treatment but it is understood she may be keen to attend events as and when she feels able to, in line with medical advice, although this will not indicate a return to full-time duties. William will continue to balance supporting his wife and family and maintaining his official duties as he has done since her operation. The prince is due to return to public duties after his children return to school following the Easter break, but the Waleses will not be joining other royals for the traditional Easter service at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel. Mr Sunak said about the princess: “She has shown tremendous bravery with her statement today. In recent weeks she has been subjected to intense scrutiny and has been unfairly treated by certain sections of the media around the world and on social media. “When it comes to matters of health, like everyone else, she must be afforded the privacy to focus on her treatment and be with her loving family.”

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BREAKING: Moscow ‘suffers second shooting’ as reports come in of 28 injured and taken to emergency care

Another devastating mass shooting incident is understood to have broken out in Moscow with 28 people said to have been shot and injured. It comes within hours after masked gunmen opened fire killing 40 people and injuring over 100 more at a popular concert hall in Russia’s capital, in an attack for which ISIS has claimed responsibility with a statement shared online. Dozens of ambulances have reportedly arrived at Sklifosovsky Medical Research Institute in Moscow in the second mass shooting incident. At the moment, the reports emerging about the second incident are conflicting and unconfirmed. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and videos on this breaking news story. Please check back regularly for updates on this developing story HERE For all the latest news, politics, sports, and showbiz from the USA, go to The Mirror US Get email updates on the day’s biggest stories straight to your inbox by signing up for our newsletters . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and videos on the stories that matter to you by following The Mirror every time you see our name. Join The Mirror’s WhatsApp Community – CLICK HERE Follow The Mirror on Google News – CLICK HERE and click the star Follow The Mirror on Apple News – CLICK HERE available on Apple devices Follow The Mirror on Flipboard – CLICK HERE and click follow You can sign up for Twitter alerts for breaking news here @MirrorBreaking_ and follow us @DailyMirror , for all the latest updates.

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Louis Walsh admits almost quitting ITV Celebrity Big Brother after secret health battle

Louis Walsh has confessed he almost quit Celebrity Big Brother multiple times due to a hidden illness. The 71-year-old X Factor judge was one of the twelve stars taking part in ITV’s revived version of Celebrity Big Brother – and made it all the way to the live final. But after ending in fourth place, the star confessed in his post-eviction interview that he almost quit the show entirely as he felt he was so alone due to his anxiety struggles. Opening up to hosts AJ Odudu, 36, and Will Best, 39, Louis explained that he considered quitting the show and jumping over the wall to get away. He explained: “There were some nights, there were a few nights where I was in a really bad place. Honestly, honestly, honestly. One or two times, I wanted to leave. I wanted to climb over the wall. Luckily I stayed. But there were a few times.” Explaining further, he continued: “I had anxiety on one or two nights. I was on my own. I was awake. Everyone else was sleeping. There were a few farting. I was on my own.” He went on to say he was glad he did stay – as he learnt so much about himself during his time in the house. He explained that learning to co-live with other stars made him a more tolerant man. Louis said: “It challenged me, it really did. It’s just people are good. Most people are good, once you get to know them. You can’t judge a book by the cover.” While Louis also said he was glad to be out of the house, many fans were sad not to see him win the show. Many viewers flooded X to declare that Louis was their winner of the show. One fan wrote: “Never thought I’d say it but Louis Walsh was robbed #CBBUK #CelebrityBigBrother.” Another confessed they could cope with David winning, writing: “Louis was most entertaining but second was David im happy with that GG public!” And Another concurred, writing: “I wanted to Louis to win (sorry to anyone that offends) but I’m so pleased it was David that Won he deserves it and it will mean so much more to him #CBBUK.” Some fans were glad to see that Louis didn’t win, however – with former X Factor stars Jedward lashing out at the star after he branded them “vile” during his time in the house. The twins – John and Edward Grimes, 32 – celebrated the fact he didn’t win. Taking to X themselves the minute Louis was announced as landing in fourth place, the boys wrote: “F**k Yes Louis is not the winner #CBBUK Mission Complete.” They also reunited with Gemma Collins to sing the night away as they watched along to the Celebrity Big Brother final. Gemma, 43, had been cooking the lads a roast when Louis branded them “vile” on the show, and supported them on social media as the boys made a string of accusations against their former manager, Louis. Follow Mirror Celebs on TikTok , Snapchat , Instagram , Twitter , Facebook , YouTube and Threads.

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