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Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies after Boxing Day car crash

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies after Boxing Day car crashAn actress who appeared in Home And Away has died after being involved in a crash that killed several members of her family. Jessica Falkholt, 29, played Hope Morrison in the long-running soap and was considered to be a rising star in her native Australia. Her life support was switched off last Friday and Falkholt died at 10.20am on Wednesday, a statement from St George's Hospital in Sydney said. A spokeswoman said: "Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December, 2017. "The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time." Channel Seven, the Australian broadcaster that produces the show, said the cast were "heartbroken" to learn of her death. "Jessica's shining talent was recognised and respected by all her cast mates and crew and her beautiful friendship treasured," a spokesman added. "We send our sincere condolences to her extended family and friends during this difficult time." Scene of the car crash on the Princes Highway at Mondayong, New South Wales Falkholt's parents Lars and Vivian were also killed in a head-on crash – while her sister Annabelle was critically injured and died three days later in hospital. Jackson Heywood was among the soap stars who sent their wishes to Falkholt after the crash. Writing on December 27, he said: "Can we please send all our support, love and prayers to Jess and her sister Annabelle, fighting for their lives after their crash on boxing day. "Much love darlin. I'm with ya." Emergency services were called to Princes Highway at Mondayong on 10.45am on December 26 with three people pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car, Craig Whitall, also died.



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With A Possible Shutdown Hours Away, Republicans Are Negotiating With Themselves

With A Possible Shutdown Hours Away, Republicans Are Negotiating With ThemselvesWASHINGTON ― Just a few days before a shutdown, lawmakers are still sorting out how they plan to fund the government past Friday.



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Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten away

Police issue warning about drugs cut with 'Rizzy' after man's skin is eaten awayPolice in Alliance, Ohio, issued a warning to other law enforcement officials after a man’s skin was eaten away when he allegedly injected heroin tainted with a substance called “Rizzy” into his arms, according to WEWS. Narcotics officers who arrested the unnamed 25-year-old man last week said they immediately noticed his horrific injuries. WEWS reports that the man’s forearm skin was blackened and peeling, and some of his flesh had been completely eaten away.



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San Francisco earthquake latest: 4.4 magnitude hits Bay Area two miles away from Berkeley

San Francisco earthquake latest: 4.4 magnitude hits Bay Area two miles away from BerkeleySan Francisco Bay Area residents have been shaken out of their slumber by a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that was felt over a wide area. A spokesman for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of harm to the region. A Berkeley Fire Department dispatcher, who declined to give his name, said more than a dozen people had called, mostly complaining about windows shaking.



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Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advises

Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advisesPeople should stay away from romaine lettuce until U.S. and Canadian health officials get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections, Consumer Reports says.



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Long-term wildfire evacuees face holidays away from home

Long-term wildfire evacuees face holidays away from homeLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ray and Curry Sawyer's Christmas tree is up, still waiting for their grandkids to decorate it. The presents are hidden away in closets, waiting to be wrapped, the ingredients for gingerbread men are sitting in cupboards, and the kindling for the fireplace has been chopped.



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Soccer Coach Accused of Running Away With Teen Girl Returns to Florida

Soccer Coach Accused of Running Away With Teen Girl Returns to FloridaA Florida soccer coach arrested in New York after accusations that he ran away with a teenage girl has been returned to his home state



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U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protections

U.S. high court turns away dispute over gay worker protectionsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by a Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.



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Trump has no authority “to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power,” Palestinian official says

Trump has no authority “to give away Jerusalem to an occupying power,” Palestinian official saysPalestinian leaders are vowing to snub the White House following President Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.



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Florida Student Believed to Have Run Away With Soccer Coach Found Safe in New York: Sheriff

Florida Student Believed to Have Run Away With Soccer Coach Found Safe in New York: SheriffCaitlyn Frisina was found in New York, according to the Columbia Sheriff.



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