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Family Denies Teen Was ‘Scared to Death’ at Haunted House

iStock/Thinkstock(MIDDLETOWN, Ohio) -- The 16-year-old girl who collapsed and died after visiting an Ohio haunted house was not “scared to death,” her family says.Christian Faith Benge was on a family trip last week to the Land of Illusions haunted house in Middletown last week when she collapsed.Benge’s mother, Jean Benge, said she and a paramedic performed CPR on the teen before she was taken to a local hospital. The teenager was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital.Benge said she has been frustrated by...
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Utility Workers Indicted Over Brain-Eating Amoeba Testing

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- Two Louisiana utility workers have been indicted for allegedly failing to test the water supply for a brain-eating amoeba and then lying about it.In late August, St. John the Baptist Parish officials told 13,000 people in three Louisiana towns that the deadly amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, had been found in their water supply. The following month, state police officers began to inspect inconsistencies in the water inspection data, according to ABC New Orleans affiliate WGNO.Utility workers Kevin Branch, 54, and...
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Study Investigates What Traits Make a Kid a Future Killer

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- Is there any reliable way to predict whether a child will grow up to be a murderer?Alex Piquero, a University of Texas at Dallas criminologist, says trying to figuring that out is extremely difficult.About the only two factors that many killers have in common is that their IQ is usually lower than other criminals and they were generally exposed to extreme violence at some point in their lives.Piquero says in studying 1,350 serious juvenile offenders who mostly committed felony crime, the average...
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Michael Strahan’s Trainer Reveals How to Get in “Magic Mike” Shape

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Want to know Michael Strahan’s secret weapon for getting into ripped, chiseled, rock solid Magic Mike-worthy shape? Meet his personal trainer, celebrity fitness guru, Latreal “La” Mitchell.As a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer, Strahan was already pretty physically fit. But Mitchell has helped transform his body into tip-top shape, skyrocketing his confidence and muscle tone to conquer the silver screen -- shirtless.But that trim transformation doesn’t come overnight, even if you’re a celebrity.“The best weight-loss tip I can give is being...
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