Woman who inspired hit song ‘Peggy Sue’ dies in hospital

Peggy Sue

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died at a Lubbock hospital. Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham of Lubbock died Monday at University Medical Center. She was 78. UMC spokesman Eric Finley said Tuesday the family gave him permission to confirm the death, but asked that no additional information be released. Peggy Sue Gerron in 2008 released her autobiography “Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?: A Memoir by Buddy Holly’s Peggy Sue” to mark the 50th anniversary of the song. Gerron at theRead More

Parents sue Alberta government after son locked, naked, in ‘seclusion room’

Parents sue Alberta government after son locked, naked, in 'seclusion room'

The parents of a boy with autism who is non-verbal are suing his teacher and principal, the school board and the Alberta government after they claim he was locked — naked and unsupervised — in a seclusion room at an Edmonton school in 2015, where he was later found covered in his own feces. Marcy Oakes and Warren Henschel claim in the lawsuit that their then-12-year-old son Aidan was the victim of “malfeasance” and had his Charter rights violated during the incident. “This was inhumane,” Oakes told CTV Edmonton. “ThisRead More