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  • Virginia prisons will no longer allow visitors to wear tampons

    RICHMOND, Va. -Women visiting friends, family, and loved ones incarcerated in Virginia prisons will no longer be allowed to wear a tampon during that visit once a new Virginia Department of Corrections policy goes into effect next month, according to WTVR. “If someone chooses to visit a Virginia Department of Corrections inmate, he or she cannot have anything hidden inside a body cavity,” Virginia Department of Corrections Director of Communications Lisa Kinney explained. “There have been many instances in which […]

  • Singer Gary Numan’s tour bus involved in deadly accident in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — A 91-year-old man was fatally struck by Gary Numan’s tour bus while crossing the street in downtown Cleveland on Monday, according to WJW. Cleveland police say at about 12:40 p.m., the bus was making a right turn in downtown Cleveland when it struck a 91-year-old man who was walking within the crosswalk. There have been no arrests at this time; police say the investigation is ongoing. Gary Numan, best known for his 1979 hit “Cars,” was in town […]

  • Suspect who confessed to 2014 cold case murder makes first court appearance

    SIMSBURY, Conn — Gruesome details were revealed in the arraignment for William Leverett, who admitted to killing well-known businesswoman and mother of two, Melissa Millan, according to WTIC. The 27-year-old is behind bars for the 2014 killing of Melissa Millan. Leverett was arraigned on murder charges Monday after confessing to police on September 19. A source close to the investigation tells FOX 61 that police monitored Leverett from the time he initially confessed, until his arrest on September 23. Millan was […]

  • Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper’s release from prison won’t stop her from living her life

    LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Elizabeth Smart was at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, the day Wanda Barzee, one of her captors, was released from prison. “I don’t understand why we teach ‘don’t take candy from people you don’t know,’ but then we have a whole holiday celebrating taking candy from people you don’t know,” said Smart as the room erupted with laughter. She did it all while describing in detail the most horrific time of her life, according […]

  • Body cam video shows ‘house of horrors’ men were lured to through Grindr app

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Police in Oklahoma City say multiple victims thought they were meeting up with someone through a gay dating app when they were held against their will and robbed, according to KFOR. Oklahoma City police received several different calls the evening of Sept. 8th, and quickly realized all the calls were connected. Those calls were from men who had been lured to a house on S.W. 34th St. through the Grindr app. Instead, they were held against […]

  • Childhood cancer survivors marry 25 years after meeting as hospital patients

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Joel and Lindsey Alsup got married at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 25 years after they first met as cancer patients, according to WREG. “I get teary-eyed thinking about it,” Joel said. Turns out there was no better place for Joel and Lindsey Alsup to get married than at St. Jude on September 1st. “[It} was the first day of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, because all of these pieces have come together to give us our […]

  • Deputy drives off with gas hose still in tank: ‘Accidents happen to anybody’

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. – A picture of a King County deputy’s van with the gas hose still attached is lighting up the internet. According to Sgt. Ryan Abbott, this was the deputy’s first time driving this particular vehicle. The deputy checked his rearview mirror, didn’t immediately see anything and drove off. The deputy made it just a couple of blocks from the gas pump when he noticed the pump hanging out of the driver’s side of the SUVaccording to KCPQ. […]

  • Man threatened to shoot 11-year-old who beat him in Fortnite, police say

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old child, possibly at his school, after the boy beat him at the video game Fortnite. Michael Aliperti, 45, of Huntington, was arrested around 1:40 a.m. and faces charges of second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The arrest was the result of Aliperti threatening to shoot a child after losing to the boy […]

  • ‘Booty Poppin’ music video featuring Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney angers some

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Portsmouth, Virginia, posted a ‘Booty Poppin’ rap video to her Facebook page, but not everyone liked it, according to WTKR. Stephanie Morales posted the video on YouTube video and on her Facebook page on Monday, saying her 14-year-old son wanted to produce a music video with the whole family. The video is the talk of the city and many are expressing their disappointment in what they are calling a distasteful display. Community activist […]

  • 30-year-old cat dies after being shot with BB gun

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich- Neighbors in East Grand Rapids are shocked and outraged to learn Tiger, a well-known 30-year-old cat, has died after being shot with a BB gun, according to WXMI. The cat, known as ‘Tiger’ was shot over Labor Day weekend. His owner was too upset to speak on camera, but neighbors who knew the cat say they can’t believe it. “We’ve known him since we were in high school,” said neighbor Tory Luca. “She came out and said […]

  • Former pilot’s nurse ends up being missing child he saved more than 50 years ago

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — More than 50 years ago, a pilot helped find two children who went missing in his neighborhood in central Pennsylvania. Just this month, a chance encounter brought that former pilot and one of those children back together, according to WNEP. “There’s a lot of help here that helped me all the way through,” said Vernon Bair. Two weeks ago, 85-year-old Vernon Bair came to The Williamsport Home for physical therapy. He was hoping to find relief for […]

  • Pennsylvania teacher’s Harry Potter-themed room inspires students to read

    ARCHBALD, Pa. – A Pennsylvania teacher is getting international attention for her Harry Potter-themed classroom. But she’s only interested in grabbing the attention of her third-graders, according to WNEP. Tressa Bargella’s third-grade classroom looks like it belongs at Hogwarts, not Valley View Intermediate School in Archbald, Pennsylvania. It’s an immersion into JK Rowling’s much-loved world from the “Harry Potter” series. “When they came in, they all had their tickets, and their eyes were big. They were so excited. They didn’t […]

  • Was the Mona Lisa ill? A doctor thinks so

    The Mona Lisa is the most famous and most studied painting in the world, which would make it all the more remarkable if Dr. Mandeep Mehra managed to see something in it that no one else has seen in the 500-plus years since it was painted: signs that Lisa was ill. Dr. Mehra, the Medical Director for the Heart and Vascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, isn’t the first person to try to diagnose the painting’s subject, […]

  • Falling tree kills North Carolina woman in her sleep

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A woman was killed in her Greensboro home early Sunday morning when a tree fell into her bedroom, according to WGHP. Erin Beebe, 30, and her husband Charlie were sleeping in their bedroom when he heard a crash. “I saw all of the branches around me and realized it was a tree,” Charlie said. “I just screamed out for help.” He said his first instinct was to save his wife. “I was able to wiggle my chest […]

  • Teen reunites with UPS driver who saved him while choking

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.- A 17-year-old finally got the chance to say thank you to the delivery driver who saved his life. Last week, 17-year-old Cody Kennedy had close call when started choking on a piece of candy while on his drive home. He couldn’t breathe and was forced to pull over along Ronald Reagan Parkway. Within seconds, a UPS driver was there to rescue him. “I knew there was definitely something wrong,” UPS driver Darren Collins told WTTV. Collins saw a car […]

  • World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday at hospital where he volunteers

    TEANECK, N.J. – Herand Kafafian, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, celebrated his 100th birthday with a party the hospital where he’s been volunteering for the past 15 years. Herand Kafafian has seen plenty in his lifetime. The World War II veteran celebrated with family members and co-workers at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he has volunteered in the facility’s gift shop for the past 15 years. Many credit the part-time gig with keeping […]

  • ‘Act like a lady’: Journalist wants police held accountable for detention while recording on sidewalk

    DENVER – Police body cam footage shows a Colorado journalist being detained by Denver Police after taking photographs on a city sidewalk in July. Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene was initially reluctant to move forward with a lawsuit or complaint. Now, Greene says she’s determined to hold officers accountable. The video shows what happened when Greene was told to stop recording images of a naked man being detained by police on a city sidewalk. “There’s also a first amendment, have you […]

  • Deadly crash victim’s brake lines were cut by boyfriend who needed pipe to smoke crack, police say

    SCRANTON, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police say a deadly car crash last week in Scranton was actually a murder. Tammy Fox, 38, was killed when her car hit parked cars and then slammed into a tree on August 22. Investigators now say the victim’s brake lines were cut. Troopers said Fox’s boyfriend, John Jenkins, 39, of Scranton, admitted to cutting the brake lines the night before because he wanted to use a pipe to smoke crack cocaine. Jenkins is now charged with […]

  • Bodycam video shows suspect casting spell on officers as they arrest him

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – A 29-year-old man told police in Ohio he was casting the Haitian spirit of death on the officers arresting him, saying they would die that night. It’s not unusual for police officers to be threatened. But South Euclid Police Chief Kevin Nietert says what happened Tuesday is a first. “The suspect said he cast the Haitian Spirit of Death and Afterlife, Baron Samedi, upon officers,” Nietert told WJW. Body camera video shows officers as they arrive on […]

  • Firefighter rescues new best friend while battling California wildfire

    DRAPER, Utah – The Draper City Fire Department tragically lost a crew member in the Mendocino complex fire in California, but they also gained a new one with four legs. Draper City Firefighter Patrick Cullen had been battling the Mendocino Complex Fire for about four days when he felt something move in the middle of the night, according to KSTU. “I thought, ‘oh, me and a mountain lion. This will be fun,’” said Cullen. However, that mountain lion ended up […]

  • Man calls local media to confess killing estranged wife, injuring daughter

    MILLCREEK, Utah – Authorities say a custody dispute escalated to a 54-year-old man murdering his estranged wife and critically injuring their teenage daughter Wednesday morning. Walter Brantzeg surrendered to detectives after leaving the scene of the assault and calling several media outlets, including KSTU. Brantzeg’s call to KSTU was placed shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday. In a conversation with one of KSTU’s news managers, Brantzeg confessed to killing his estranged wife, 50-year-old Valerie Brantzeg, over a custody dispute. Brantzeg also explained how […]

  • Men allegedly robbed and murdered delivery driver, then went home to eat the pizza

    INDIANAPOLIS – Court documents reveal more about the violent final moments of an Indianapolis pizza delivery driver who was found shot to death Monday night. According to investigators, Papa John’s delivery driver LaVon Drake, 24, was shot with two different weapons. Court documents say an alert neighbor saw Drake walk up to a vacant rental house, then noticed the suspects’ car parked near her house and jotted down its plate number. Another witness saw the three suspects, now identified as Juwuan Terry, 18, Jason […]

  • Community says goodbye to 11-year-old girl with Harry Potter-themed funeral

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Ryana Alexis Nix lost her fight with Leukemia last week, so family, friends, and complete strangers came together to say goodbye to the 11-year-old in a magical way. To pay tribute to Ryana’s love of Harry Potter, her mom Kayla Beatty and the staff at the Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home discussed a Harry Potter theme for her funeral. Her family told WXIN she read every book. Dozens of fans who do not even know the family came […]

  • Sexual assault victim escapes after biting suspect’s genitals

    Editor’s note: Some details in this story are graphic. Discretion is advised. KANSAS CITY, Mo – A Kansas City man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her bedroom, then stabbing her after she fought back and bit him, according to WDAF. Spencer Franklin, 24, is facing a long list of criminal charges, including sodomy, armed criminal action, burglary and assault, after he broke into the woman’s home and attacked her. The victim fought back and bit Franklin’s genitals. Police […]

  • At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The DEA is helping to investigate how at least 76 people overdosed in New Haven, Connecticut in the past 24 hours. The majority of cases were centered on the New Haven Green, adjacent to Yale University. “Testing done today in New York by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency confirms that samples of the substance that caused today’s overdose cases on the New Haven Green are K-2, a potent, synthetic drug that induces marijuana-like effects,” said Director of […]

  • Body cam video released of Denver mayor’s son threatening cop

    AURORA, Colo. – The son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was caught on police body camera video using profane language and threatening an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. 22-year-old Jordan Hancock was pulled over March 23, 2018 for going 65 in a 40 mile per hour zone, according to KDVR. On the recording, he is almost immediately belligerent towards officer Paul McClendon – even though Hancock is caught driving without his license. After being told by the Mayor’s son to […]

  • Ohio podiatrist’s sons murdered their dad before killing themselves, police say

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A podiatrist in the Cleveland area was found shot to death in his home, and police say his two sons pulled the trigger, then turned the gun on themselves during a standoff. Richard Warn’s wife returned from vacation on Thursday and was not able to get inside their house,  so she called the police. Beachwood Police Chief Gary Haba said officers went inside to find the 59-year-old dead from five to six gunshot wounds. There were no […]

  • Witnesses record deadly road rage fight on California highway

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Police say a two-car crash led to one driver beating another to death with a bat – then the suspect was hit by another car and killed. A driver was headed to the Sacramento International Airport on Interstate 5 early Saturday morning when he saw the body of a man in the road, according to KTXL. “Oh my God,” he can be heard saying in his dashcam recording. “A person laying down in the street.” The witness […]

  • Family says father killed in triple shooting was protecting his kids

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a triple shooting that left one man dead and two children injured, including a 4-year-old, according to WITI. According to police, officers responded to the area just before 8:30 p.m. Investigators said an ongoing dispute led to the shooting.  The suspect fired multiple gunshots at a group of people that included children. A 4-year-old and a 14-year-old were struck. The 4-year-old was seriously hurt, and sadly, the child’s father, 28, identified by loved ones […]

  • Video captures bear walking into Connecticut liquor store

    BRISTOL, Conn. — It was a close call Monday after a black bear walked into a liquor store in Bristol, according to WTIC. The bear walked into Crazy Bruce’s Discount Liquors on Route 6. The black bear made it through the front door, but an employee managed to lock the inside door so the bear couldn’t get into the actual store. According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, there have been 153 reported bear sightings in Bristol in the last […]