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  • Barbie doll left on grave of six-year-old rape, murder victim could shed new light on cold case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Who left a Barbie doll on Rosie Tapia’s grave? That was the question Thursday at a press conference held by the Utah Cold Case Coalition. 23 years later, they still don’t know the answer, but continue to ask for help. “I’m hoping the Lord will let me live until we find the person who took my daughter,” Lewine Tapia, Rosie’s mother, told KSTU. Rosie Tapia was 6 years old when she was kidnapped from her Salt […]

  • Couple may face citation after trying to save freezing deer

    A Pennsylvania couple thought they were doing the right thing when they helped rescue a freezing deer, but had no idea it might result in a citation. “You don’t want to see anything like that. For us personally, that was just heart wrenching to see, and it just seemed like it was taking so long,” Terri Stoll told WPMT. They jumped into action after learning of five deer stuck in a York County lake. They showed up with supplies until game […]

  • Man allegedly built grenade while sitting in sushi restaurant

    DES MOINES, Iowa  -Ivory Washington, 40, allegedly called police to tell them he made an IED while sitting at an Iowa sushi restaurant, which officials say could have killed customers if it went off. It happened around 6:40 Tuesday Night at Akebono 515 on 10th Street. The owner of the restaurant had no idea what was going on. “Cops talked to my host and said somebody called 911 over here, talking about a bomb,” Nam Tran, the restaurant’s owner, told WHO. “And the host asked […]

  • Wife, alleged soldier lover, charged in New Year’s Eve murder of Army sergeant

    BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — The wife of an Army sergeant and her alleged lover are charged with plotting the murder of her husband in Berrien County, according to WXMI. Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III, 23, was shot multiple times around 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve in front of his father’s home on Colfax Avenue in St. Joseph Township. “I’m wondering what was going through her mind, actually I’m trying to understand it all,” said Tyrone Hassel Jr., the victim’s […]

  • Gas station manager hit, killed by driver who tried to pay with fake credit card

    NEW YORK CITY – A Long Island driver is accused of killing a gas station manager after allegedly trying to leave without paying for $22 worth of gas, according to the Nassau County Police Department. “He was trying to ruse them. You know, trying to get that opportunity that he could jet out of there without paying,” Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said, according to WPIX. Surveillance video at the Pit Stop gas station on Grand Avenue in South Hempstead showed the […]

  • Alleged cop killer’s roommate says suspect acted like nothing happened minutes after shooting

    DAVIS, Calif. – Cheryl Brecheisen-Walker and her husband, Bill Walker, had lived in a home on E Street for several months with their son and their other roommate, suspected killer Kevin Limbaugh, according to KTXL. “‘You know I love you guys, right?’ And he shot us a Kevin grin,” Brecheisen-Walker recalled. Those were the last words Limbaugh spoke to his roommate as he left their Davis home Thursday evening. “He came back in, like, 20 minutes and he … there was […]

  • Chaos breaks out at rally for New Jersey man who died after asking police for water

    PATERSON, N.J. – Police in Paterson maced protesters at a rally for 27-year-old Jameek Lowery, who died less than 48 hours after asking police for help and water, according to WPIX. Video was posted showing 27-year-old Jameek Lowery as he walked into Paterson Police Headquarters Saturday morning, sweating profusely, foaming at the mouth and at times incoherent, asking for help and for water. In the video,  Lowery asks for water multiple times, but officers say, “We’re not allowed to.” “He […]

  • World’s oldest female trapeze artist still flying through the air at age 86

    SAN DIEGO – Betty Goedhart isn’t letting her age slow her down from things she loves. She belongs to a small community that gathers at Trapeze High in Escondido, but unlike any of her peers, Goedhart is a world record holder. 86-year-old Goedhart flies through the air with the greatest of ease. The La Jolla resident even overcame her fear of heights to fly on the trapeze. “Very frightened of heights, very scared of standing on that platform and looking […]

  • Salvation Army volunteer accused of stealing wallet from customer

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Police in Ohio are searching for a holiday bell ringer who was supposed to be helping the Salvation Army, but instead stole hundreds of dollars from a customer, according to WJW. Rocky River police have obtained an arrest warrant for 47-year-old April Harris who is charged with one count of theft. Investigators said Harris didn’t steal donations from the kettle, rather she took money from a customer. It happened Monday, December 17th at a Giant Eagle […]

  • Retired cop accused of secretly filming house-sitters having sex

    VACAVILLE, Calif. – Investigators say a retired officer is suspected of unlawfully recording a couple having sex inside his home while they were house sitting for him, according to KTXL. Vacaville police arrested 51-year-old Bryan Neal, who served as a cop with the department for more than 20 years and retired two years ago. “In the summer of 2018, the family reported the incident to the police department and our investigators got involved,” said Vacaville Police Lt. Chris Polen. Detectives say […]

  • Man charged in connection to deaths of two Chicago officers killed by train

    CHICAGO — A 24-year-old man was charged Wednesday in connection to the deaths of two Chicago police officers fatally struck by a train earlier this week, according to WGN. Edward Brown was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Thursday. Fifth District Officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing a shooting suspect onto […]

  • Father accused of fatally shooting teenage daughter and her cousin

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — The mother of 18-year-old Vanessa Zaman, who was killed alongside her cousin in Henrico County last week, says the man wanted for her murder is her father, according to WTVR. Henrico Police say that 39-year-old Abdool Z. Zaman is wanted on two warrants of second-degree murder, but that those charges will likely be upgraded once he is apprehended and interviewed. They say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said Vanessa Zaman and Leona Samlall […]

  • Man sentenced to life in prison for ‘violent, sadistic’ murder of teen over video game dispute

    MILWAUKEE — Malik Terrell was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole in the fatal beating, stabbing and burning of a 15-year-old boy, according to WITI. Terrell, 22, entered the courtroom with shackles around his arms and legs to learn he will never be free again. “This is a brutal, violent, sadistic act,” said Judge David Borowski. Prosecutors said Terrell and his younger brothers believed Dennis King 15, was involved in the theft of a video gaming […]

  • ‘It’s a nightmare,’ Mother grieves loss of daughter after her body was found in dumpster

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Shantika Lashae Dunlap was a 30-year-old mother of four. In about a week, her children – ages 6 to 13 – will be spending their first Christmas without their mother, according to WGHP. “This is gonna be the worst Christmas of my life,” said Shantika’s mother, Latonia Mayes, who calls her daughter by her nickname, Tika. Dunlap was reported missing by her boyfriend on Thursday, according to police. Detectives say her boyfriend last saw her the day […]

  • Mother travels to Mexico to find man accused of molesting her young son

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A mother from Colorado traveled to Mexico to find the man accused of sexually assaulting her son. Now months after the trip, the suspect entered a plea deal and could face up to 20 years in prison, according to KDVR. Andrew Vanderwal faces the sexual assault charges. He didn’t show up to a court date in 2017, and that’s when a mother says she took matters into her own hands. “I knew I had to do […]

  • Outrage over a ‘Deadpool’ poster that mimics an iconic LDS painting of Jesus Christ

    SALT LAKE CITY – An online petition is demanding the removal of a Deadpool poster, calling it a form of religious discrimination, according to KSTU. A self-proclaimed anti-hero like Deadpool has no business being compared to Jesus Christ, according to the petition. “A movie character which is all about crude humor and satire and sarcasm. They would see it being as precisely the opposite of the kind of characters and virtues that Jesus embodies,” said Patrick Mason, chair of Mormon […]

  • Charges dropped against mom after baby yanked away by NYPD in viral video

    BROOKLYN — The mother whose son was pulled from her arms by NYPD officers was released from jail on Tuesday and finally returned home and reunited with her son, according to WPIX. The charges against Jazmine Headley were dropped “in the interest of justice,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. She spent four days in a Rikers jail facility. Her son was in the care of her mother during her time locked up. “I’m just happy to be free and I just […]

  • Thieves pose as volunteers to steal thousands of toys from Toys for Tots

    AKRON, Ohio — Police in Akron, Ohio say thieves signed up as volunteers for Toys for Tots, but ended up stealing thousands of gifts meant for kids, according to WJW. “Right now, we have over 15,000 children in Summit County and the surrounding areas. It means a lot, for some of the kids, this is all they have,” said Traci Higgenbottom-Williams, director. Williams has run the program in Akron for 20 years but what happened late Monday night is a […]

  • Missouri woman has more than 400 Christmas trees in her home

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. – Most families who celebrate Christmas have a tree in their house, or maybe two. But one Missouri woman has almost everyone beat with more than 400, according to WDAF. Shelly Botcher loves the spirit of Christmas, especially the trees. “The great room has like 72 in it, and I ran out of trees because I have a lot more places to put trees,” she said. Botcher has so many that she doesn’t have an exact count. “This […]

  • ‘White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world’: Columbia University student’s rant goes viral

    NEW YORK CITY — In a racially-charged rant posted on Twitter, a Columbia University student is seen harassing and shouting at a group of primarily minority students. “We built modern civilization! White people are the best thing to ever happen to the world!” he said. “We built the modern world!” The incident happened early Sunday morning outside of Butler Library on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University, according to WPIX. The students involved say the sophomore, identified by the […]

  • Shocking video shows homeless man shoving pedestrian into truck’s path

    LOS ANGELES – A suspect is in custody after video shows him shoving a man into oncoming traffic in Downtown Los Angeles, leading to the victim suffering critical injuries, according to KTLA. The video, which L.A. police said was captured around 10:45 a.m. on the 300 block of West Sixth Street, shows the victim walking along the sidewalk when a man sitting on a nearby bench jumps from his seat and hurls him into oncoming traffic, apparently unprovoked. It occurred […]

  • Postal worker who picked up shift to make extra money for the holidays killed in crash

    LOS ANGELES – 58-year-old Joel Perales, a pastor and grandfather of nine, died after a car hit him while he was delivering mail in Commerce Monday morning, according to KTLA. Joel Perales, 58, was fatally struck around 10 a.m. in the 2100 block of South Atlantic Boulevard. His family says he was at the back of his postal truck, pulling out mail and packages to deliver, when he was hit by a car that had apparently lost control. Footage from […]

  • Unmarried pregnant teacher fired from Catholic school

    COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Naiad Reich and boyfriend Matt Graboski are expecting their first child next summer. It’s supposed to be a happy time for the couple who live near Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Instead, Reich was fired from her teaching job at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School because the couple is not married. “I’m extremely excited,” Graboski told WNEP. “It’s one of the most rewarding things you can possibly go through.” Recently, that excitement has been overshadowed. For the past two […]

  • Dog once used as bait for fighting ring now helping boy with anxiety ‘live a full life’

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A bait dog has turned into a loving service dog for a Michigan boy who suffers from anxiety, according to WXMI. Kristy Grimes admitted that she cuddles with her dog Jay a lot. She smiled while talking about Jay and rubbing her neck. She smothered her with kisses on her muzzle, asking for one in return. Within a second the American Bulldog licked her face. “She is adorable,” Kristy said with awe. “I just can’t get over […]

  • Deputies reunite with 96-year-old woman they saved from deadly wildfire

    Weeks after losing her Southern California home in the Woolsey Fire, a 96-year-old woman received some unexpected visitors: the two deputies who helped saved her life and her dog. Ruth Cook lived alone with her 12-year-old dog, Maggie, at the Seminole Springs mobile home park along Mulholland Highway. Her hearing was impaired, so when the Woolsey Fire roared nearby, deputies who responded to the scene had to force her door open, according to KTLA. “It was locked, and I heard […]

  • Man allegedly called in fake shooting to 911 to distract police from hit-and-run crash

    INDIANAPOLIS  – An Indianapolis man is accused of making a false 911 call to try and distract police from investigating a hit-and-run car crash, according to WXIN. The unusual arrest took place over the weekend on Indy’s near west side. The alleged diversion didn’t work and the suspect was booked into the Marion County jail. It all started with a car crash, police were called to investigate and quickly detained a driver who they say tried to leave the scene. […]

  • Pastor takes church service to new heights by preaching on zip line

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A Sunday church service has gone viral,  not just because of the message, but the method the Pastor used to deliver it. Pastor Bartholomew Orr of Brown Baptist Church in Southaven wanted to make sure the congregation is “ready for Jesus’ return,” which was the title of his sermon on Sunday, according to WREG. So instead of just saying it, he showed it.   “Are you ready? Are you ready for his return? ” Orr asked the […]

  • Michigan farms sending 600 Christmas trees to military families in North Carolina

    GOBLES, Mich. — Dozens of volunteers gathered at Wahmhoff Farm Nursery in the small town of Gobles, Michigan to send off 600 Christmas trees to military families in North Carolina, according to WXMI. Before the packing began, Dan Wahmhoff stood in the snow in his coat and hoodie and thanked dozens of volunteers for coming to Wahmhoff Farm  Nursery Monday morning. The volunteers were bundled in hats, scarves and gloves, and ready to lift close to 600 Christmas trees. “Folks like […]

  • Hundreds of men solicit woman for sex because of phone number typo

    MICHIGAN – A Michigan woman says hundreds of men solicited her for sex within just a couple days, and it’s all because her number ended up on an escort service website. Susan, whose last name is being withheld for privacy, said the onslaught of text messages started November 1st. “I started getting text message after text message after text message after text message asking for my ‘in-call rates’ and how am I, and I’m beautiful. ‘I love the website,’ ‘the […]

  • Community prepares Thanksgiving feast for Camp Fire victims, first responders

    LINCOLN, Calif. – Neighbors in Lincoln, California, are preparing a massive feast for the victims and first responders of the destructive and deadly Camp Fire. It began as a Facebook post, looking for people with a similar goal, according to KTXL. “So many of us felt like, ‘What can we do?’” organizer Kris Wyatt said. “We just felt so helpless.” Jeannette Bermudez reached out to Wyatt and before they realized there were dozens within their community who also wanted to […]