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Steve Helling


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Recent articles by Steve:

Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic, Where 2 Americans Died, to Remove Minibar Liquor Dispensers

Two Americans have died at the resort since last year, prompting an FBI investigation → Read More

Mysterious Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths: The Victims So Far

At least nine American tourists have died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic since summer 2018. Some of them passed away in what appear to be bizarre — and similar — circumstances. Here are the victims who have been confirmed by the U.S. State Department. → Read More

Army Vet, 41, Died Suddenly in Dominican Republic in Same Area as Other American Tourists

Chris Palmer, a veteran who worked as a scuba diving instructor, died in April 2018 → Read More

The U.S. State Department Has 'Not Seen an Uptick' of Deaths in the Dominican Republic

"The overwhelming majority travel without incident," the agency says in a statement → Read More

Family of Woman Who Died at Dominican Resort Said Authorities Lied About ‘Past Heart Attacks’

Leyla Cox died on June 10 at the Excellence Hotel and Resort in Punta Cana → Read More

Dominican Health Official Calls Reports of Tourist Deaths ‘Fake News’: ‘It’s All a Hysteria’

As reports of illnesses and deaths continue, the island nation says that there is nothing for tourists to be concerned about → Read More

Is it Safe to Go to the Dominican Republic? Travel Experts Weigh In

While many Americans are canceling their Caribbean vacations, experts tell PEOPLE that there's no need to panic → Read More

The Bachelorette's Melissa Rycroft Has 'Major Stomach Issues' After Trip to Dominican Republic

The reality star fell ill after a family vacation to the island nation → Read More

Is Tainted Alcohol to Blame for Deaths and Sickness in the Dominican Republic? A Doctor Weighs In

Three of the victims drank from their hotel minibars before falling ill → Read More

Expert Says Deaths in the Dominican Republic Are ‘Very Strange’: ‘Something Is Very Wrong’

Investigators are trying to determine what has sickened and killed several American tourists in the island nation → Read More

New Jersey Man Dies While on Vacation in the Dominican Republic

Joseph Allen, 55, was found dead in his hotel room at Terra Linda in Sosua on June 13 → Read More

Oklahoma High School Graduates Get Sick in the Dominican Republic During Senior Trip

At least six high school graduates from Edmond, Oklahoma, fell ill while visiting the Dominican Republic → Read More

Barbara Corcoran Says Brother Had Heart Condition Before His Death in Dominican Republic

John Corcoran, 64, was on vacation when he had a heart attack, but his death is seemingly unrelated to the spate of mysterious deaths in the country → Read More

Shark Tank Star Barbara Corcoran's Brother Dies of a Heart Attack in the Dominican Republic

Although the 64-year-old died in the same country as several mysterious deaths, his family tells PEOPLE that they have the answers they need → Read More

Ariz. 6th Grade Teacher Groomed 13-Year-Old Student for Abuse With Naked Selfies, X-Rated Texts

The former teacher faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual conduct with a minor, molestation and public sexual indecency → Read More

Penn. Woman Died Last Year at Same Dominican Resort as 3 Others

Yvette Nicole Sport's death was initially classified as a heart attack, but is now being investigated again → Read More

Ariz. Teacher Who Texted 6th-Grade Boy 'I Want You Every Day' Pleads Guilty to Molesting Him

Brittany Zamora admits to sexual conduct with a minor, molestation of a child, and public sexual indecency → Read More

What We Know About Gun Deaths of 2 State Senators Within Days Last Week

Two former state senators were found dead in their homes within a span of two days last week, prompting investigations in two states → Read More

American Suddenly Died in Dominican Republic Weeks Before 3 Others, and FBI Will Investigate

The FBI will investigate four mysterious deaths of American tourists since April → Read More

Colorado Couple Says They Became Violently Sick at Dominican Resort Where 3 Americans Died

The couple became violently ill after being exposed to what they suspect were insecticides spread through the air conditioning system → Read More