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  • Man accused of groping teenage girls inside Starbucks near Colorado high school

    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — A man is behind bars after a surveillance operation caught him inappropriately touching teenage girls at a Starbucks near their high school. Sergio Gallegos-Munoz, 40 of Denver, was booked into the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility on Monday on three counts of sexual assault on a child and three counts of unlawful sexual contact, according to KDVR. The sheriff’s office said it had received several reports over a one-month period of a man having unlawful sexual […]

  • Mom arrested after 4-month-old baby found unresponsive

    WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A 29-year-old mother in Westminster, California was arrested after her baby was found unresponsive, police said Wednesday. Her boyfriend said she “kept laughing” when he asked what happened to their baby, according to KTLA. Westminster police officers responded to their home about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday. The baby’s father told police his girlfriend, Thi Nhat Ha Nguyen was acting strangely and their son, Nau, was not breathing. Hung Nguyen told KTLA that he asked his girlfriend what happened […]

  • Teacher resigns after outburst aimed at student goes viral

    PATERSON, NJ — A teacher is speaking out after a video of her threatening a student and calling him a racial slur went viral. “I am very disappointed in myself for one,” Georgiana Jackson told WPIX. “I really should not have reacted in such a fashion. That was clearly out of frustration, and even anger to a certain degree.” Jackson resigned from International High School Friday when the video of her went viral, prompting a Paterson School District Investigation. “My behavior was very […]

  • Video shows man tackle woman, throw her phone in road rage incident

    ARNOLD, Mo. – Surveillance video caught a man blocking in, tackling, and throwing the phone of a woman in a road rage-related incident, according to KTVI. According to Det. Lt. James Jones, a spokesman for the Arnold Police Department, the incident occurred Friday, December 8 at the Walgreen’s on Vogel Road. Authorities said the suspect followed a woman from the interstate to the store parking lot, kicked the victim’s vehicle, tackled her, and threw her phone. The suspect then sped off […]

  • Teen pleads guilty to raping, murdering 12-year-old girl

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An 18-year-old who was charged with sexually assaulting and murdering a 12-year-old girl in 2015 pleaded guilty in both juvenile and adult court Monday. Police charged 18-year-old Jayden Sterzer with aggravated murder and rape of a child in July of 2015, but this is the first substantial move forward in this tragic case, according to KSTU. The case has been essentially on hold since Sterzer was charged because his attorneys had been arguing that he didn’t understand the […]

  • Married ex-cop accused of stealing from woman he met on online dating site

    WAYNE COUNTY — A Pennsylvania woman says a former police officer stole her credit card information after they met on a dating website. The woman wanted to conceal her identity but didn’t hold back in telling her story because she says she doesn’t want something like this to happen to anyone else. She says she trusted the man she was dating because he told her he was a police officer, according to WNEP. It all started with the online dating app Zoosk. […]

  • College student who killed roommate after drunk argument over fast food sentenced to three years

    AKRON, Ohio — A 23-year-old man will spend the next three years behind bars for stabbing his roommate to death after a drunk argument about fast food. 23-year-old Kendal Scheid of Norwalk, Ohio, will be eligible for release in six months, according to WJW. Duncan Unternaher Scheid earlier pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher, of Newark. Police said the friends were drunk when they got into an argument about fast food they were eating at their […]

  • Teen charged with raping younger classmate at New York school

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – An 18-year-old student at The Washington Irving Campus in New York City is behind bars after allegedly raping a 16-year-old classmate at school, according to WPIX. Jevon Martin was arrested after the alleged Monday morning assault at the school near Gramercy Park, officials said. The victim is 16 years old. Police sources told WPIX the two students knew each other. Martin allegedly pushed the victim to the floor, pulled down her pants and raped her, according […]

  • Ex-cop allegedly downloaded sexual videos from suspect’s phone during arrest

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. – A former Virginia police officer was arrested for allegedly downloading sexual videos from the cell phone of a suspect he was arresting, then sending them to his phone. Former Colonial Heights officer Bryan Glinn Drake, 30, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor embezzlement and three counts of obstruction of justice after evidence and testimony was presented to a grand jury on Nov. 6th, according to WTVR. The alleged crime occurred in March, when the officer arrested […]

  • Strangers can control Ohio home’s Christmas light display via the Internet

    DOYLESTOWN, Ohio – An Ohio computer technician has opened his home to everyone on the internet, giving them the opportunity to control his Christmas light display, according to WJW. But Tom Hammond, a computer technician at the University of Akron Wayne College, set out to do something completely different. “Basically, these are what you see in the neighborhood, same kind of lights. But they are lights you can control from your computer or from your smart phone anywhere in the world,” […]

  • Woman donates kidney to stranger after seeing Facebook post

    SOUTHINGTON, Ohio –A woman living in the small town of Southington, Ohio donated her kidney to a stranger after seeing his post seeking a donor on Facebook. She donated the kidney to a 25-year-old man, according to WJW. “When I read it, I just felt I wanted to do it,” said Lesley Tietz. Tietz and her family live about a mile from Joe Dorsey, but the two didn’t meet until after his GoFundMe post was shared on Facebook. Dorsey found […]

  • Protests grow over racist, anti-semitic tweeter becoming New York City firefighter

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -Activists, community members and first responders are questioning why a man who tweeted hateful messages is about to become a New York City firefighter. Why is Joe Cassano now just days away from joining the FDNY? That’s what a group of elected officials, activists, and even some firefighters want to know, according to WPIX. Many of them suspect that Cassano being the son of a former FDNY commissioner could have a lot to do with it. […]

  • New York mother fights for custody of son, says boy’s father is radicalizing their child

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – A child custody battle in New York City is raising questions about freedom of speech and religion — and civil liberties advocates are sure to be paying close attention. Nabila Albarghouthy, a naturalized American citizen and a practicing Muslim, claims that her ex-husband has been indoctrinating their child with extremist ideology and is seeking sole custody of her now 11-year-old son — a claim he denies. “I fear that my son is learning extreme violence […]

  • Man brutally beat, urinated on ex-girlfriend as others watched, police say

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. —A Memphis man is behind bars after police say he kidnapped and attacked his ex-girlfriend, stripped her naked, then urinated on her as other men watched. Austin Guinn was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping for the Tuesday incident, according to WREG. The victim told authorities she was at a nearby liquor store when Guinn kidnapped her and took her to his home on West Burdock Avenue. He allegedly forced her into the […]

  • Former gymnastics instructor charged in sexual assault of seven-year-old

    UNION COUNTY, N.J. — A former gymnastics instructor in New Jersey is facing several charges in the sexual assault of a 7-year-old student over the course of six months, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Jorge Rodriguez, 34, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, according to WPIX. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl between September 2015 and March 2016. The child was a student at the Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield. […]

  • Woman severely burned after flight attendant accidentally spills hot tea on her leg

    Janine Linton says she suffered second-degree burns when a flight attendant spilled a cup of hot tea on her lap, and her attorney says Frontier Airlines is being unresponsive. Janine Linton was on Frontier Airlines flight 423 from LaGuardia to Atlanta at the time of the alleged incident, according to WPIX. “The flight attendant may have lost her balance or got distracted and the tea spilled on Janine,” attorney Janai Jackson said. Linton says once the hot water was spilled on […]

  • Missouri police officer allegedly shot by his intoxicated wife

    ST. PETERS, Mo. — A Missouri woman is behind bars after she confessed to shooting her husband, who happens to be a high-ranking police officer. Deputy Chief Shawn Applegate of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department told KTVI he couldn’t comment on the case, except to say that it sounded worse than it actually was.  It was not an intentional shooting, he said. 46-year-old Nancy Applegate was in St. Charles County Jail Tuesday night, charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. A court […]

  • ‘I’m going to kill you.’ elderly woman recovering after son beat her unconscious for telling him to move out

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —A 55-year-old man is behind bars after his mother says he beat her with a skillet on Thanksgiving when she told him he had to move out. Larry J. Oates Larry J. Oates, 55, has been charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action for attacking his mother, according to WDAF. Bonnie Jones Oates said she let her son Larry live with her for a while as he was recovering from a medical issue, but he […]

  • Family loses nearly everything in house fire – then burglars strike

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio – An Ohio grandmother and her family lost nearly everything when her house went up in flames – then a thief broke into the home and stole the remaining valuables, according to WJW. Lisa Rickard, who is battling lung cancer, woke to the sound of her 15-year-old dog Angel barking, alerting her to the flames. Rickard tried to find her other dog, Lucky, but was overcome by the smoke and started screaming for help. Fortunately her neighbor heard Rickard’s […]

  • High school football coach allegedly attacked by three of his players

    ENFIELD, Conn. –  An assistant football coach at a Connecticut high school was allegedly attacked by three players on his team after a potluck dinner. Enfield police Chief Carl Sferrazza said the coach was attacked by three people and his condition at this time is unknown. Sferrazza said there is surveillance footage of the incident but will not release it at this time due to the ongoing investigation, according to WTIC. Sferrazza said the motive behind the attack is unknown. Timothy J. Sullivan, Superintendent of the […]

  • Surveillance images show child being used to steal package

    MARYSVILLE, Calif. – Package theft is all-too common during the holiday season, but this case stands out. Surveillance video shows a young child hopping out of a car and grabbing a box from the porch of David and Rachelle Barboza’s home in Marysville, California on Monday. “That’s what broke my heart, more than anything, is seeing that young girl, just scared, you know?” David Barboza told KTXL. “It was obvious that she didn’t want to do that.” “It sucks to be […]

  • Man dies after trying to rescue dogs from burning RV

    LOS ANGELES — A 46-year-old man died on Monday after attempting to rescue his dogs from inside a burning recreational vehicle in Rancho Park, authorities said. The victim lived in the RV at 2734 S. Westwood Blvd. – in a residential neighborhood – with his wife and dogs, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim’s partner, Rachel Spencer, identified him as David Michael Plott of Alabama. She said they were engaged, not married. The couple was gathering cans in […]

  • Man accused of running over friend after argument, killing him

    GREENSBORO, N.C. –A 20-year-old man is behind bars after police say he got in an argument with his friend, backed over him with his truck, then broke into a nearby home where he collapsed, according to WGHP. Evidence collected at the scene, along with a series of interviews, revealed an unusual series of events that resulted in the death of Jamison Logan Horvath, 22, of Greensboro, according to a news release from police. Police were dispatched to 1348 Seminole Drive […]

  • Woman sentenced for killing expectant mom, stealing baby from her body

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. —A New York woman was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after she killed her pregnant friend and then ripped the baby out of her body to claim it as her own. It’s a story so horrible that one of the jurors fainted upon seeing the evidence during trial, , according to WPIX. “I’m so, so sorry,” Wade, 24 said, tears running down her cheeks so heavily that the court clerk handed her a stack […]

  • Sheriff deputy’s blackface Halloween costume causes backlash

    YORK COUNTY, Va. The NAACP is condemning a Virginia deputy’s Halloween costume after she dressed up as congresswoman Frederica Wilson, apparently using blackface. The deputy in question, Jean Browning, reportedly dressed up as the African American politician Frederica Wilson, who represents Florida’s 24th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The costume included the deputy appearing in blackface, according to WTKR. The photos were posted on social media. The York-James City-Williamsburg (YJCW) Branch of the NAACP issued a press release […]

  • Broken beaver dam floods neighborhood in Washington State

    MILL CREEK, Wash. —Officials say two trees fell on a beaver dam in Mill Creek, Washington, sending water gushing through a suburban neighborhood. The city of Mill Creek later said that the flooding occurred when two trees snapped in a Mill Creek wetland, fell and smashed a beaver dam, releasing a gush of water into neighborhoods. The flooding closed 136th Street SE between SR 527 and Jackson High School, and people were encouraged to avoid the area, according to KCPQ. […]

  • Father, stepmother accused of starving boy to death plead not guilty

    JERSEYVILLE, Ill. –A father and stepmother who are charged in connection with the murder of their six-year-old son have pleaded not guilty, according to KTVI. Residents of Jerseyville, where the boy’s family lives, are still stunned and saddened over the death and are demanding justice. Prosecutors says that six-year old Liam Roberts was murdered by starvation and weighed just 17 pounds when he died. Earlier this month, his father took him from the home to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. […]

  • Petition looks to change Utah high school mascot that sounds like part of male anatomy

    FARMINGTON, Utah –A petition that aims to change the mascot of a high school being built in Utah has already gained thousands of signatures. The mascot will be the phoenix, a bird that rises from the ashes in Greek Mythology, according to KSTU. The petition explains, when cheering for the team, no one will say “go, phoenix,’ and instead use the plural form of phoenix, saying “go, phoenices.” Some say that sounds a lot like a part of the male anatomy. The […]

  • Surveillance video shows men leaving anti-semitic flyers at synagogue

    ORANGEVALE, Calif. – Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives say they are looking over surveillance video of two suspects accused of posting anti-Semitic flyers left at a Northern California synagogue, according to KTXL. Surveillance video shows two men in dark clothing, both with faces concealed by either a bandanna or paintball mask, casually approaching the building. According to Kimberly Olker, president of Temple Or Rishon on Hazel Avenue, people were at the Jewish synagogue for communal prayer when they found the posters taped […]

  • U.S. Army in Maryland using urine to generate power

    ABERDEEN, Md. — Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland are using urine to generate power and give military members easier access to energy, according to WPMT. Researchers at the Aberdeen Proving Ground say they found a way to combine water with an aluminum-based powder they developed to make hydrogen. The hydrogen can be used to potentially power fuel cells for soldiers. Dr. Kris Darling, a U.S. ARL scientist, said, “Being able to use a fluid that they would […]