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Cleveland Guardians disregard roller derby team named the Guardians

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The former Cleveland Indians — a title deemed fairly innocent in intent, according to polling results — have tried to prevent their new nomenclature, the Guardians, from overlapping with any existing "Guardian" prope...

Teens trapped atop roller coaster for 2 hours rescued by firefighters

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The passengers, a group of teenagers, were reportedly stuck for two hours. The incident occurred at Western Playland Amusement Park on Saturday night. (West Valley Fire Department) The incident occur...

Indiana coroner finds 3 causes of death for Ohio woman who died after riding roller coaster

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In a media release obtained by the Indiana Star, Dubois County Coroner Katie Schuck said Dawn R. Jankovic, 47, of Brunswick, Ohio, died from exsanguination – severe blood loss -- avulsion of the right internal thorac...

World’s tallest roller coaster to open this week in New Jersey

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As theme parks across the country are preparing to fully reopen this summer, one park in New Jersey is hoping to make a big splash this season. After announcing the ride before the pandemic started, this park is read...

Barbora Krejcikova beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in roller coaster French Open final to win first grand slam

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Barbora Krejcikova won her maiden grand slam singles title, beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 in a roller coaster French Open final. The 25-year-old, ranked outside the world's top 100 a little over a yea...

Wooden roller coaster fire at Idaho theme park believed to arson

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Authorities suspect that an arsonist was responsible for a fire that broke out overnight at an Idaho theme park. Fortunately, it appears that the fire was put out before it could cause serious damage. The incident o...

Woman dies after riding Holiday World roller coaster

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The woman, identified as Dawn Jankovic, 47, was found unconscious after riding the roller coaster at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Jasper, the Evansville Courier & Press reported, citing officials.  Jan...

Roller coaster stalls out mid-ride, stranding passengers 20 feet in the air

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A spinning, flipping roller coaster at a Phoenix, Arizona, amusement park became stuck mid-ride on Saturday night, stranding nearly two dozen passengers 20 feet in the air until the Fire Department came to the rescu...

Theme park guests film themselves climbing down 200 feet after roller coaster breaks down

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A popular roller coaster at a British theme park broke down while one of the train cars was near the top of the coaster’s lift hill. One of the passengers filmed her experience walking down from 200-feet in the air i...

A rider was ejected from a Gatlinburg, Tennessee, roller coaster and flung onto the tracks

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A rider suffered head, wrist and ankle injuries on Monday after being ejected from a roller coaster in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The person, who has not been identified, was flung about 10 feet out of the cart and land...