You have probably heard about fake e-mails claiming you've won millions in some lottery. A WOIO-TV viewer in Cleveland, Ohio called the station after she was fooled into believing she'd hit the jackpot. Here's a video report.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
We told you yesterday about the 10-year-old girl and her grandparents who died in a fire early in the morning. WKBN-TV takes a look at how the Youngstown, Ohio deaf community is handling the loss of Bill and Judy Schmidt.
Monday, March 30, 2015
A fire killed a 10-year-old today--just "hours before a man suspected of raping her was scheduled to go on trial" according to KDKA-TV . The DA says the fire happened under "suspicious circumstances." The girl lived with her deaf grandparents--who also died in the Youngstown, Ohio fire. KDKA-TV has a video report with more details.
A Black Lives Matter panel will convene at Gallaudet University Tuesday. The president of Howard University, a Washington Post reporter, and leaders in law enforcement and civil rights will take part in the discussion. This isn't the first such meeting. The school started its Black Lives Matter program series back in February. Gallaudet University's Counseling and Psychological Services will provide support during and after each event in this series. The goal, according to the school, is to "provide a safe environment for all in the campus community in the exploration of difficult and critically important issues." For more information click here.
A one-time teaching assistant in Hawaii will spend a long time behind bars for sexually assaulting a deaf 14-year-old student at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind. Alfie S. Lumabas, who is deaf himself, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the attack. He pleaded guilty earlier this year. KHON-TV has a video report.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
A deaf student is suing the American Heart Association for failing to caption video in an online course. Ian Deandrea-Lazarus says he was required to take the course as part of his degree requirements at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. WROC-TV has a video report.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A Connecticut hospital has agreed to pay a deaf patient $45,000 for failing to provide adequate interpreting services. St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, located in the Hartford area, also agreed to train staff members and change its policies. The complaint, filed with the Department of Justice Read more details here.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Linley Hassan was taken to jail after calling a police officer a pig in sign language at a McDonalds in northern England. The Telegraph reports Hassan pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and was ordered to pay a fine. Read the full story here.
A Tennessee state senator has introduced a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from using family members as interpreters in child abuse situations. It would also allow the use of volunteer interpreters. The House Civil Justice subcommittee will take a look at Republican Ferrell Haile's bill today and the Senate Calendar Committee will take up the bill Thursday. Some Deaf advocates are concerned the bill could lead to the use of unqualified interpreters. Read the bill here.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
UK regulators have fined a British multinational telecommunications company 800,000 pounds for not getting a new texting service up and running for the deaf by last year's deadline. British Telecommunications (BT) claimed technical difficulties prevented it from making the deadline. Read more here.
A Michigan school district is closing its program for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, reports the Press and Guide. Students will be mainstreamed, and one parent complains, "It's horrible. (My son) potentially could be the only deaf child in the school.” An online petition has been started, asking the Michigan Office of Special Education to intervene and reinstate the program. The petition has more than 2,000 signatures. Read the full story here.
Tate Tullier calls Louisiana his home. "Known for its scenic rural areas and ghostly swamps" it's "the perfect place for an aspiring photographer to grow up" reports the Daily Reveille. LSU's student media profiles the deaf photographer and Gallaudet University graduate here.
The Hollywood gossip site TMZ is reporting that LA police believe the death of Wendy Blackstone, who is deaf, might have been part of a suicide pact with her sister--who is a well-known producer for TV shows like Jerry Springer and Sally Jessy Raphael. Read the full story here.
The deaf man accused of plowing through a crowd during San Diego's "zombie walk" last year is pleading not guilty. Matthew Pocci faces a felony reckless driving charge that could put him behind bars for as much as three years. He says he feared for his safety because people surrounded his car and some sat on the hood. Pocci's nephew, sister and girlfriend were in the car when Pocci panicked, knocking one woman to the ground, breaking her arm. He'll be officially be booked tomorrow and due back in court in May. Here's a video report from KSWB‑TV (no captions but you can read the story here).
Here's cell phone video of the accident.
Here's cell phone video of the accident.
Friday, March 20, 2015
A TV producer gave "inconsistent statements" to police after her sister was found dead, investigators have told KABC-TV. We first shared the story with you on Wednesday here. Now, more details care coming to light about what happened in the Los Angeles-area home share by a Jerry Springer producer and her deaf sister. Here's KABC's video report.
Members of the terror group ISIS put out a video recently, calling on the deaf in the West to join their cause. We first told you about the video nearly two weeks ago in a post here. KERO‑TV in Bakersfield, California spoke with a deaf advocacy group and a psychiatrist to find out why the believe this is happening. (The captions don't seen to be working, but you can read the story here).