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Tuesday December 31st, 2019 morning edition

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A British man died after eating a fishcake so hot that it burned his throat and left him struggling to breathe, the Independent reports.

Darren Hickey, a 51-year-old wedding planner from Horwich, England, died on April 5, 2019, just one day after he purportedly tried a scalding-hot fishcake at a wedding venue.

Hickey initially felt a burn at the back of his throat and by the afternoon, the pain got worse, forcing him to visit the urgent care ward at a hospital.

Neil Parkinson, Hickey's partner, revealed that he later found Hickey choking as a result of swelling in his throat, prompting Parkinson to immediately take action.

Paramedics rushed Hickey to a different hospital, but the 51-year-old, who had allegedly suffered a stroke seven years earlier, died just after midnight.

"The patient can appear well, they will be talking to you, but then the swelling starts," Waugh explained at the inquest.

"This was caused by eating a fishcake, very small and very hot but with catastrophic consequences. »

BREAKING: Gov. Justice approves firing of all involved in Nazi-like salute

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See our previous coverage of the salute that sparked outrage.

“I have reviewed the factual information regarding this incident that was provided by Secretary Sandy, and have approved all of his recommendations,” Gov. Justice said.

“As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms. »

When Will We Stop Screwing Poor and Rural Americans on Broadband?

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Americans in low-income neighborhoods and rural areas get slower broadband speeds even though they generally pay similar monthly prices as their counterparts in wealthy and urban areas.

These are among the findings of a Wall Street Journal analysis of America’s internet bills.

Plus, lower-income and rural customers are routinely hit with extra fees that others aren’t. »

4 underage men accused of drinking while operating horse and buggy

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Four men age 19 and 20 are facing charges after police allegedly caught them operating a horse and buggy with open containers of alcohol.

Sheriff deputies found the buggy and another motorist identified it as the group he saw.

Police say all four suspects were intoxicated with several opened and unopened containers of alcohol in the buggy. »

Police officer "fabricated" story about being served McDonald's coffee with "f***ing pig" written on cup

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Hornaday said the officer, who no longer works for the department, had originally claimed he had been given a coffee cup on Saturday that had "f***ing pig" written on it.

The officer, who has not been identified, was with the Herington Police Department for only two months, Hornaday said.

A coffee cup with an explicit message a police officer falsely claimed was written by McDonald's employees. »