Past Lotto Winners on AC 360

19 Dec

On AC 360 Anderson Cooper interviewed two past lottery winners. They both advised the public of the danger of winning such a large jackpot with little plan or guidance.

Terry Dill won the lottery at 18 years old and he talked about how it was a curse for him. He also said in the interview “if you win the lottery you better get on your knees and pray to God for guidance.”

It was interesting because most people would think of a huge winning as a blessing but the interview showed that it isn’t always a happy ending after someone becomes a millionaire.


Geena Pandolfi Video Project

19 Dec

Hey, you never know

17 Dec


Mega millions is up to $586 million dollars. It is the second highest jackpot from last year’s $656 million dollars. What would you do with all of that money?

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First major Snowfall of 2013

10 Dec


Bellmore, New York – The first major snowfall of the season hits the east coast on Tuesday December 10, 2013.

Photo credit: Geena Pandolfi Instagram (@GeeP1121)

Winter in NYC

10 Dec


New York, New York – Rockefeller Plaza is packed with visitors when the Christmas Tree is lit on Wednesday December 4, 2013.

Photo Credit: Geena Pandolfi Instagram (@GeeP1121)

FDA Warns that Some defibrillators may not deliver shock

5 Dec


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U.S. regulators have warned that some automated external defibrillators (AED) made by Philips Medical Systems may be unable to deliver potentially life-saving shocks to the heart in emergency situations, due to an electronic product malfunction.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a safety advisory posted on the agency’s website, provides recommendations on how to better inspect and monitor readiness of the previously recalled HeartStart AEDs.

Many Philips AED units are found in schools, shopping malls, medical offices, sports clubs and private homes, and are available for use by emergency responders to jolt the heart back into normal rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

The FDA recently declared a recall on the devices, because of a chance of severe consequences or death due to the product flaw.

FDA spokeswoman Jennifer Rodriguez said the FDA issued its safety advisory on Tuesday because Philips has been unable to reach a significant number of its customers to alert them of the potential risk.

“A lot of devices could be affected and we want to make sure people are aware of this safety issue,” Rodriguez said.

There have been 61 devices taken out of service for repair or replacement due to this issue, out of the 605,000, there have been no reports of any harm to patients because of the issue. Consumers should contact Philips for a replacement AED unit.

Fante said the devices, through an automated periodic self-test feature, create an audible “triple-chirp alert” if the electrical problem exists.

In that event that there is a malfunctioning machine, customers are advised to call company representatives immediately. If the triple chirp is heard during emergency use, customers are advised to follow all voice instructions provided by the device.

Caskets found Underneath Playground in Philadelphia, PA

5 Dec


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Police are investigating a playground in Philadelphia where several caskets, a skull and marble slabs were found.

Workers with the Philadelphia Water Department were digging up the playground behind the William Dicks Elementary School after 2 p.m. As they were digging, investigators say the crew discovered several wooden caskets with headstones one of which belonged to a child.

The workers began digging on Tuesday and originally thought they were hitting wood and debris while they were digging. It wasn’t until the next day that the crew realized they were hitting the buried caskets.

Engineers, who surveyed the area, say it was a grave site back in the 1900s that was paved over. There were also records showing that the site was the home to the Odd Fellows Cemetery established in 1849 and destroyed in the 1950s.

“This was all a cemetery,” said Ronell Reyes, who lives near the site. “I don’t remember if they removed all of the bodies. That is proper protocol, but obviously not.”

The Historical Society will examine the property Thursday morning. Police are holding the scene until then.

According to NBC News, the playground is believed to be the final resting place for some 3,000 African-Americans who were there in the 19th Century. At the time, cemeteries would not accept African-Americans and the site was outside of the city limits.