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JMU Cancels Softball Season After Player's Suicide

'We will use this time to continue healing and to honor Lauren's memory'

(Newser) - Virginia's James Madison University has canceled the remainder of its softball season after the death of a star athlete. Catcher Lauren Bernett, 20, of McDonald, Penn., died of an apparent suicide on April 25, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office. That was the same day she was...

James Madison U. Grieves for Softball Star After Suicide

Days earlier, Lauren Bernett was named Player of the Week in her conference

(Newser) - Lauren Bernett, star catcher for the James Madison University softball team, died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, according to NBC News. In a statement announcing the death of the 20-year-old sophomore, JMU President Jonathan Alger said, “Our hearts are aching, hearing the news of the loss of one...

2 Teens on Railroad Bridge Killed in Derailment

19-year-old friends had been tweeting pics just before

(Newser) - Two 19-year-old college students who were happily tweeting photos of themselves atop a railroad bridge in Maryland were killed when a coal train derailed at the site last night, reports NBC Washington . The best guess is that the teens were sitting on the edge of the bridge in Ellicott City...

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