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  • Terrifying video shows car racing through intersection, hitting woman waiting for bus

    EUCLID, Ohio – Dashcam footage captured a terrifying crash that happened earlier this month in one Ohio city, but the video may now be the source of more questions than answers. In it, a car driving on the wrong side of the road in Euclid runs a red light. It’s hit by another vehicle, which then strikes 63-year-old Margaret Hardaway. Hardaway was waiting to catch a bus and go to work. “She is lucky to be alive,” said her attorney, […]

  • Facebook apologizes after mistaking Trump social media director for bot

    MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook said Tuesday it had apologized to White House social media director Dan Scavino for temporarily blocking some features on his account for a few hours Monday. In a statement, the social media giant also said its automated systems mistook Scavino for a bot. Scavino wrote on Facebook on Monday he was being blocked from replying to comments on the platform. “AMAZING. WHY ARE YOU STOPPING ME from replying to comments followers have left me – […]

  • Police: Man charged with murder sat on 2-year-old boy, leading to toddler’s death

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A man is facing first-degree murder charges, accused of sitting on a 2-year-old boy, leading to his death. Council Bluffs police identified the suspect as Larry Murphy, 31, of Omaha, Nebraska. Police said on March 15, around 11:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to Casey’s General Store in Council Bluffs for a report of an unresponsive child, identified as Oakland Oburu. There, police spoke with Murphy and his sister. Murphy said he and the child’s mother had been […]

  • Elephant born and raised at the Indianapolis Zoo dies at age 6

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An African elephant born and raised at the Indianapolis Zoo has died. The zoo announced Tuesday that 6-year-old Nyah passed away following a short illness. Zoo officials said the elephant started showing signs of abdominal discomfort on Sunday. Veterinarians began care immediately. We are very sad to announce that following a short illness, our six-year-old African elephant Nyah died late this morning. Nyah was born and raised at the Indianapolis Zoo and the staff who have cared for […]

  • Deputies: Georgia woman cuts man with sword after catching him molesting her daughter

    TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. – A Georgia woman cut her boyfriend with a sword after she caught him allegedly molesting her 5-year-old daughter, deputies told WMAZ. John Lawarren Williams, 25, is facing charges of aggravated molestation and cruelty to children. He is being held without bond. Deputies said they were told that the girl had also been “burned with a cigarette on her private area,” according to WGXA. The girl and mother went to a pediatric hospital in Macon. Williams reportedly […]

  • Beagles seen being force-fed chemicals in viral video to be released from Michigan testing lab

    MATTAWAN, Mich. – Controversial pesticide testing on dozens of beagles has ended at a Michigan animal testing lab following the release of a disturbing video that showed dogs being force-fed chemicals as part of a yearlong study. The joint announcement was made Monday by Corteva AgriScience, a division of DowDuPont, and the Humane Society of the United States, which conducted an undercover investigation at the Charles River Laboratories. In a statement posted to Twitter, Corteva said it received confirmation from Brazil’s […]

  • Hawk rescued from grille of Charlottesville car

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Several Charlottesville police officers along with an animal control officer rescued a hawk that was lodged in the grille of a car Tuesday morning. A woman was driving on Route 29 from North Garden in Albemarle County when she hit a bird. She didn’t realize the hawk was stuck in her grille until after she arrived at Jackson-Via Elementary School in Charlottesville. Luckily, this story has a happy ending. Animal Control Officer Casey Breeden, School Resource Officer […]

  • Cleveland officer accused of contacting 2,300 women on police computers

    CLEVELAND– A Cleveland police officer is facing charges on accusations he contacted about 2,300 women using the department’s computers. Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk, 58, was indicted on three counts of unauthorized use of property Monday, according to court records. “Defendant, who was on-duty at points in time, used a social media platform to send non-work related, written messages to approximately 2,300 females,” the indictment said. He’s also accused of using the Cleveland Division of Police’s law enforcement automated database system, or […]

  • Dog, pig abandoned outside Ohio humane society adopted together

    NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – A golden retriever and pig that were abandoned outside the Tuscarawas County Humane Society have found a new home together. Shelter Director Haley Predragovich said the dog, Hermione, and the pig, Annie, will go to a home with other golden retrievers and pot-bellied pigs. Surveillance video showed a masked man remove the dog from a car at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday and tie it to a post in front of the shelter. He then placed a cage containing […]

  • A Detroit man accidentally shot himself while trying to kill a cockroach, but it didn’t happen how you think.

    DETROIT – A Detroit man accidentally shot himself in the foot while trying to kill a cockroach, but trust us – it didn’t happen how you think it did. According to WDIV, the man, who uses a wheelchair, reportedly threw his shoe across the room at the pest. Inside his shoe? A revolver that reportedly discharged into the man’s foot when it hit the ground. There’s no word on the man’s condition at this time.

  • Arkansas police seek men who shot and killed Air Force airman in gas station robbery

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas police are looking for at least two men who shot and killed a senior airman during a gas station robbery Friday, KARK reports. Police said the suspects shot and killed 23-year-old Shawn McKeough when he tried to stop the robbery. “It’s kind of hard for me to understand what his family is going through and his friends,” Robert Herring told KARK. “Had his whole life ahead of him, just trying to do the right thing […]

  • WWII veteran asks for cards to celebrate 100th birthday

    It’s a milestone birthday for a WWII veteran, and one New York lawmaker wants to make sure his wish comes true! Emil Valentine is turning 100 next month and said he always wanted birthday cards from all over the world. His family turned to Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), requesting his assistance in honoring Valentine ahead of his birthday. Valentine served in the 27th Infantry Division during the war. “Emil answered his country’s call to serve and now it’s our […]

  • A driver hit a cyclist and drove away – but left behind something important

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was hit by a car while riding his bike into work. The driver never stopped – but he sped away without something pretty important. Around 4:30 Saturday morning, Ryan Coddington was taking the same route he does everyday to work. He barely made it to the halfway point before a driver slammed into him from behind. “I’m lucky to be alive first and foremost, thank God,” Coddington told WXIN. The crash threw him from his […]

  • Jerry Lee Lewis cancels appearances after suffering stroke

    Jerry Lee Lewis has been transferred to a rehabilitation center after spending two weeks in the hospital following a stroke, his publicist, Zach Farnum said. “Jerry Lee Lewis is expected to fully recover with aggressive and intensive rehab,” Dr. Rohini Bhole, Lewis’ neurologist, said. “From what I have seen thus far, he is heading in the right direction.” Lewis will cancel three upcoming appearances — including one on April 28 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. “The Rock […]

  • New Zealand wants answers from Mark Zuckerberg after mosque attack video is shared

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Horrific video of the mosque massacre in Christchurch was viewed live fewer than 200 times on Facebook, but that was enough to unleash it across the internet. Now New Zealand, other governments and business leaders are calling for Facebook, Google and Twitter to do much more to rid their platforms of extremist content. Vodafone and two other telecommunications operators which provide internet access for most New Zealanders, said Tuesday they want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter […]

  • Federal government offers up to $1,000 to people who adopt wild horses

    WASHINGTON — The federal government is offering $1,000 to anyone who adopts an untrained wild horse or burro from the Bureau of Land Management. The Adoption Incentive Program allows qualified adopters to receive up to $1,000 when adopting an eligible wild horse or burro on or after March 12, 2019. Under the program, adopters are eligible to receive: $500 within 60 days of adoption of an untrained wild horse and burro $500 within 60 days of titling the animal Did you […]

  • Yabba Dabba Don’t: Neighbors of California ‘Flintstone house’ want to see large statues removed

    HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. – Fred and Wilma never had this much trouble in the town of Bedrock. “The Flintstone House” – as it is called because of its rocky appearance and resemblance to the cartoon abode – stands at 45 Berryessa Way in Hillsborough. According to the Los Angeles Times, neighbors are willing to let the house stand, but they want the outdoor decor – 15-foot tall dinosaur statues, a giant “Yabba Dabba Doo” sign and more – to become a […]

  • Tourist wins over $1M in less than 5 minutes at Las Vegas casino

    LAS VEGAS – Talk about lucky – and on St. Patrick’s Day no less. According to Hawaii News Now, an unnamed resident of the Aloha State struck it rich at the Plaza Hotel and Casino Sunday in Las Vegas, winning $1,029,529.13 off a penny slot machine. But that’s not all. The casino reportedly told KNSV the big winner had hit the jackpot after playing for less than five minutes. The winning game was Monopoly Millionaire, according to the Plaza Hotel.

  • ‘A true American hero’: Decorated Vietnam veteran dies in Atlanta house fire

    [protected-iframe id=”267f7f3f9177bcc4444102e116a52aee-41640108-42336256″ info=”” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” webkitallowfullscreen=”” mozallowfullscreen=”” allowfullscreen=””] BARROW COUNTY, Ga. – A decorated veteran who twice survived being wounded in the Vietnam War died early Monday morning in a house fire, according to WAGA. Barrow County firefighters said 71-year-old Duane Downey wasn’t able to escape from his second-floor bedroom when his home caught fire. Firefighters responded to Downey’s home after a neighbor called 911 and reported a large blaze. Crews attempted to go inside the home when they […]

  • More than 100 dead cats found in freezer during raid of Virginia Beach home

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A phone call to police about suspected cat hoarding let to the discovery of more than 100 dead cats in a Virginia Beach freezer, WAVY reported. Virginia Beach Animal Control told WAVY they got tips from neighbors about a possible cat hoarding case. They raided the home Monday morning and removed 24 living cats and over 100 dead cats from the home. The smell of cat urine was so strong officers were reportedly forced to wear masks […]

  • Super Worm Moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring

    The final supermoon of the year is coming this week and it’s happening just a short time after the official start of spring. Spring begins this Wednesday, March 20 at 5:58 p.m. EDT. The supermoon — this one is called the Super Worm Moon– will happen at 9:43 p.m. EDT —  several hours after the official start of spring. reports that for people on the U.S. East Coast, the moon will rise about 20 minutes before sunset, by 7 p.m. local time, […]

  • Arkansas man faces slew of charges after allegedly leading police on chase – twice

    BENTON COUNTY, Ark. — Officers arrested an Arkansas man on a long list of charges after leading police on a chase — twice — over the weekend. The driver, identified as  25-year-old Jose Luis Reyes, faces more than 20 charges ranging from weapons offenses to littering. Police said Reyes had an outstanding warrant with $75,000 bond at the time of the chase. According to an arrest affidavit, Lowell police spotted a white Dodge Charger Hellcat care driving east on Arkansas […]

  • Blaze at Texas chemical storage facility may keep burning until Wednesday

    HOUSTON – A fire burning at a petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston could burn for two more days as firefighters take a defensive posture and let the blaze burn through fuel stored in tanks at the site, officials said Monday. Ray Russell, spokesman for Channel Industries Mutual Aid, which is helping in the response, said firefighters have had “pretty good success controlling the fire” and stopping it from spreading to other tanks. The tanks that are burning contain gas, […]

  • Two hit by car, in critical condition after suspect’s ‘three-day meth bender’

    AKRON, Ohio– Two men are in critical condition after being hit by a car in Akron, Ohio early Sunday morning. Officers responded shortly after 4 a.m. for a possible accident and found one victim on the sidewalk and the other in the street. Police said it appeared they had been hit by a vehicle. Officers located the unoccupied vehicle nearby. They contacted the owner and learned her estranged husband was driving the van, police said. The victims, ages 28 and 33, […]

  • Wife of wounded trooper thanks Montana, Utah for support: ‘Hold the line. Stay strong’

    MONTANA — The wife of a Montana Highway Patrol trooper who was seriously wounded in a shooting is expressing her gratitude for the support from communities at home and in Utah. Trooper Wade Palmer was flown to Utah to be treated for his injuries, and local police have made sure he and his family aren’t alone during their stay. Monday, Lindsey Palmer expressed her thanks for that support. “I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Montana and Utah for all […]

  • Free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen for the first day of spring? Sweet.

    Free ice cream is really cool, and on Wednesday, you can get some from Dairy Queen! DQ is giving away free cones this Wednesday to mark the first official day of spring. You can get a free small vanilla cone at “participating, non-mall locations” on Wednesday, March 20. There’s a limit of one per customer. “We love that our tradition of Free Cone Day has become synonymous with return of warmer weather and bringing people together,” said Maria Hokanson, executive […]

  • Man arrested in California for 1986 cold case murder in Michigan

    PAW PAW, Mich. – A California man was arrested this week for a cold case murder in Van Buren County. Michigan State Police said they have arrested Michael Leon Curry in California for the 1986 murder of Wilda Wilkinson in Bangor, Michigan. Wilkinson was found dead in her home by her daughter. Police said Curry lived near Wilkinson at the time of her death and was questioned during the investigation. Curry was not ruled out by detectives at the time […]

  • Minnesota officials: Body of Noelani Robinson appeared to have been near road for ‘number of days’

    STEELE COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the death of a young girl whose body was found on Friday, according to WITI. Officials said the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has preliminarily identified the victim as Noelani Robinson, 2. The medical examiner determined the preliminary cause and manner of death to be homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head. Noelani Robinson was taken by a man identified by the Milwaukee Police Department as […]

  • North Carolina dog recovering after coyotes attacked him in backyard

    BURLINGTON, N.C. – A dog is recovering after being attacked and bit several times by coyotes in a home’s backyard in Burlington last week. Bobby and Bonnie Stout said their dog Charlie was attacked by three coyotes Wednesday night and is now required to be confined for 45 days. The dog had eight bites that had to be drained due to potential bacteria. Charlie is up to dates on his vaccinations, which means he will not be euthanized. Charlie’s owners said […]

  • Virginia Beach Schools employee accused of trying to meet minor for sex

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Norfolk man on numerous charges after he allegedly traveled to Isle of Wight to attempt to have sex with a minor. According to the sheriff’s office, Emmett Louis Barnard III, an IT specialist with the Virginia Beach City Public School System, began an internet chat with what he thought was a girl under the age of 15 but was instead a team of undercover investigators. During the […]

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