News Story of the Day
Mom accused of driving into surf goes before judge
Updated Mar 08, 10:50 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. - A pregnant South Carolina woman pointed to the ocean, locked the doors and rolled up the windows, telling her three children she was "trying to take them to a better place" as she drove her minivan into the surf, authorities said.
Ebony Wilkerson even tried to call off bystanders hustling to rescue her screaming children from the water, saying "everyone was OK" as she left the van in the ocean, an affidavit said.
"It was clear during my conversation that Wilkerson was suffering from some form of mental illness, but she was lucid," the Daytona Beach police officer said in the report.
Sports Story of the Day
Olympic champion Ligety beats Raich to win WCup GS
Updated Mar 08, 09:42 AM
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia - Olympic champion Ted Ligety overcame a softening course and a challenge by Austrian veteran Benjamin Raich to win a men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday.
It was the American's sixth career win in the Slovenian resort, making him the first man to win six World Cup races in one discipline at the same venue.
Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway was 0.25 behind in third for his first career GS podium, four days after winning the junior world title in GS.
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