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  • Father meets 32-year-old daughter he didn’t know existed

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -– This meeting was three decades in the making. “I’m exhilarated,” James Long told KTXL. “I’m flying high.” Long met his 32-year-old daughter for the first time Friday after she landed at Sacramento International Airport. He had no idea she even existed until just a few months ago. “Thirty-two years passed and my brother calls and says, ‘Hey, your daughter wants you to call her. She’s been looking for you for years and years,'” Long said. Long’s daughter, […]

  • ‘Not today, buddy’: Mom catches man spying on daughter in store dressing room

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A woman’s encounter with a man accused of spying on her 12-year-old daughter is going viral. Salt Lake City police arrested 36-year-old Jorge Leon-Alfaro after witnesses said he tried to record the girl from an adjacent dressing room stall inside the Rue 21 store at Brickyard Plaza on Saturday, according to KSTU. The girl’s mother tracked the man down and recorded her comments toward him as she waited for police to arrive. “This right here […]

  • Vets use fish skin to treat bear cub burned in California wildfire

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Veterinarians at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife used tilapia skins to help heal a black bear’s paws that were burned in the Carr Fire. “She was lying in a tiny little patch of ground that was the only piece that wasn’t burned. Everything around her was burned,” CDFW veterinarian Deana Clifford told KTXL. The bear’s paw pads were burnt raw. If she were a dog or a cat, veterinarians would put new bandages on […]

  • Firefighters rescue 14-year-old dog from sinkhole in Pennsylvania

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania fire department came to the rescue of a dog that fell into a sinkhole. A firefighter from Old Forge was lowered down and pulled Damon, a 14-year-old Husky, out of that hole Thursday afternoon. Tom Borthwick of Old Forge told WNEP he was surprised to see the hole that had opened up on his family’s property, and even more surprised when he got close to the edge and saw his son’s dog at the […]

  • Officers step in after man threatens to shut down 8-year-old’s lemonade stand

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — First responders stepped in with a special “permit” for an 8-year-old Missouri boy after a customer threatened to shut down his lemonade stand over the weekend. “He wanted this lemonade stand for his birthday, and that’s all he wanted,” Jacob Blank’s mom, Gina Martin told WDAF. The boy’s sweet sips also come with a sweet purpose. “To get air conditioning back in our car because we have no air conditioner in there,” Jacob said. His mom insisted […]

  • Manager fired over heartless text messages to worker with child on life support

    ALBION, Mich. — A Michigan mother shared a text message exchange with her boss — and it went viral. Crystal Fisher told WXMI she always thought that burying her husband back in 2015 was the hardest thing she’s ever done. However, seeing her son on life support in the hospital was the absolute worst for her. “It’s hard, it’s hard,” she said with her voice shaking. “I have people in my inbox telling me how strong I am and I’m […]

  • Anonymous shopper buys $1 million worth of remaining toys at Toys R Us to donate

    RALEIGH, N.C. – A mystery shopper spent $1 million on all the remaining toys at a North Carolina Toys “R” Us store with plans to donate everything. The anonymous shopper bought the toys before the chain closed every store nationwide on Friday, WNCN reported. There is no word on who the mystery buyer is or where the toys are going. Workers at the store helped clear the shelves out earlier this week. Several people came to the store Friday to […]

  • Wild dashcam video shows crash on Utah highway as suspects flee police

    LAYTON, Utah — A Utah man says he was driving to work Tuesday morning when he witnessed a major crash on Interstate 15. A camera installed in Marshall Thompson’s car captured the moment when a car with four people inside collided with a semi truck, causing one of the semi’s trailers to tip. “He just cut right into traffic and he lost control,” Thompson told KSTU. “It started spinning and he spun right into the semi-trailer.” Thompson shared his video […]

  • 12-year-old boy dies after playing ‘fainting game’

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A Utah mother says her 12-year-old son died last week after playing a “fainting game” with friends, according to KSTU. “I spent Mother’s Day planning my son’s funeral, writing his obituary, instead of having breakfast or flowers or I love you mom,” Celestia Muai told KSTU. “Try to imagine what it would be like and multiply that by infinity and that’s kind of what it’s like.. there’s no words.” Tua Muai, 12, was playing with friends Friday afternoon […]

  • New Orleans teen accepted to more than 80 colleges

    NEW ORLEANS – Darrin Francois takes the win when it comes to the number of congratulatory letters from schools across the country – more than 80 colleges accepted the New Orleans high school senior. “I just applied, applied, applied. I didn’t know how many it was, so once they started to come through the mail, I was like oh my gosh, this many? Then, they started coming more and more. Now, today, I have 83 now,” Francois told WGNO. The acceptance […]

  • 2-year-old boy diagnosed with rare ‘vanishing bone’ disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A 2-year-old Michigan boy was being treated for pneumonia when a chest x-ray and CT scan revealed half of the bones in his chest were gone, according to WXMI. “They found that his bones were basically not present,” said Leo’s dad Antonio Aguillon. “So he’s missing about half of his rib cage on the left side as well as the middle bone, which I think is called the sternum.” The diagnosis: Gorham Stout Disease, also referred […]

  • Drug laced with heavy-duty bug spray has zombie-like effects

    INDIANAPOLIS, ind. – First responders in Indianapolis say they are seeing a spike in the number of people overdosing on a street drug that is mixed with heavy-duty bug spray. “We describe it as being like a zombie. They cannot talk to us,” Indianapolis Fire Department Captain Chris Major told WXIN. When IFD crews responded to the corner of 10th and Rural on Monday they found a man in the grass near the east side of the intersection. He was […]

  • Man killed after boulder ‘intentionally’ thrown from overpass strikes car

    PASADENA, Calif. – A 23-year-old man who had just learned his wife was pregnant died Tuesday after a boulder “intentionally” thrown from a freeway overpass in California slammed into his family’s car, according to KTLA. The incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, as the family was in their 2017 Toyota Corolla headed westbound on the 134 under the Orange Grove Boulevard overpass, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim’s 21-year-old wife was behind the wheel when a 30- […]

  • Toddler found trapped inside prize machine after disappearing at birthday party

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  – An Oklahoma boy was found trapped inside a prize machine at Jump Zone after disappearing during a child’s birthday party over the weekend. “I’m not the type of parent that ever thought I’d lose my kid in five seconds,” Destiny Low told KFOR. But, when she turned back, 22-month-old Dawson had vanished. Initially, Low said she wasn’t too alarmed, thinking perhaps he wandered into a bounce house with another kid. But, as the minutes ticked by […]

  • Man arrested after girl finds child pornography on borrowed Apple Watch

    BETHANY, Okla. – An Oklahoma man was arrested after an 11-year-old girl made a distrubing discovery on the Apple Watch she borrowed from him, according to police. David Orozco was booked on charges of possessing child pornography, manufacturing child pornography, and lewd acts with a child. According to court documents, Orozco loaned his 11-year-old relative his Apple Watch. “An underage female, borrowed an iPhone watch from the suspect, not knowing there was child pornography on it,” Lt. Angelo Orefice with […]

  • Woman destroys her gun in wake of Florida school shooting

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A Connecticut woman says she destroyed her gun because she did not want to be associated with gun culture after the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Amanda Meyer told WTIC hunting is a right of passage for her. “It’s a birthright. You just do it from the time you’re born,” said Meyer. She uses a compound bow to hunt on her 77-acre property given Connecticut’s limitations. “Connecticut is really small and you […]

  • Watch a 13-year-old Adam Rippon describe his Olympic dreams

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. – Olympic figure skating star Adam Rippon has been the talk of his Pennsylvania hometown following his debut performance in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. His performance Monday helped secure a bronze medal for the U.S. in the figure skating team competition but as an old television report shows, his Olympic success is a long time coming. WNEP’s Jim Coles profiled the young skater in 2003 following his first competition abroad. Rippon still has a […]

  • Family believes Tamiflu led to teen’s suicide

    INDIANAPOLIS – The family of an Indiana teen who took his own life after being diagnosed with the flu believes the medicine prescribed to him may be to blame. Charlie Harp’s loved ones told WXIN he was thriving in his classes and excited about his involvement on the wrestling team. They say they believe the extreme decision to commit suicide may have been caused by severe side effects from the medicine he was taking for the flu. “He’s an amazing […]

  • Host of planned home renovation show accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

    OLD LYME, Conn. — An aspiring TV host accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl turned himself in on Monday, according to WTIC. According to Connecticut State Police, reality television star Christopher Dionne, 36, of Old Lyme, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. Dionne was featured in a pilot episode of “Family Flip,” that premiered on HGTV more than two years ago. He has also been filming, “House Rescue,” for A&E. Police said […]

  • High school freshman’s incredible 80-foot buzzer-beater caught on camera

    EVANSTON, Ill. – A high school basketball player in Illinois is capturing the attention of people around the world after his dramatic, 80-foot buzzer beater was caught on video Friday. Blake Peters, a freshman at Evanston Township High School, told WGN he didn’t even want the ball in the first place. With two seconds left on the clock and his school down 43-42, the only way they could win was to sink the basketball equivalent of a Hail Mary. “I […]

  • ‘Stranger Things’ star poses with teen for hilarious senior photos

    NEWMAN, Calif – A California high school student is in the running for most epic senior photos of all time thanks to a star from the Netflix show “Stranger Things.” Damaris Fregoso told KTXL it all began with a late night tweet she never thought would be answered. “I was about to hop in the shower and then I was like, ‘Let me look through my phone,’ and then I said, ‘Let me tweet him,'” she said. That 1 a.m. […]

  • Chilling video shows Ohio mom admitting she killed 5-year-old daughter

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Newly released video shows a 30-year-old Ohio mother telling an investigator she beat her 5-year-old daughter to death and then help her husband hide the child’s body, according to WJW. Ming Ming Chen was brought into a police interrogation room last January after investigators found the body of 5-year-old Ashley Zhao hidden in a Jackson Township restaurant owned by Chen and her husband, Liang Zhao. The couple had reported their daughter missing a day earlier, prompting […]

  • Dog found curled up, ‘frozen solid’ on homeowner’s porch

    TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Area Humane Society is investigating the death of a dog in central Toledo that was found outside and “frozen solid.” The female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of a house in the 1000 block of King Street. “I don’t know how long she was out there,” Megan Brown, a cruelty investigator with the humane society, said. “She was frozen solid.” .@ToledoHumane is investigating the death of a dog in central […]

  • 4-year-old girl found alone in the cold leads Utah police to mother’s body

    OGDEN, Utah — A good Samaritan came to the aid of a 4-year-old girl who was alone and not dressed for the cold Wednesday night, leading police to a tragic scene, according to KSTU. Ogden Police say the man encountered the young girl just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Marcus King said he was on his way to play pickup basketball when a little girl called out to him from a playground near the Marshall White Community Center. “I had heard […]

  • Grieving family shamed for not putting up holiday decorations

    VACAVILLE, Calif.  — A California family received a letter from an anonymous neighbor calling them Scrooges for not decorating their home in a neighborhood known for its elaborate displays. Lyndia Ives Zarra told KTXL she actually loves to decorate. Her mom, Cheri, hand-painted many decorations over the years, which are usually proudly displayed in the family’s yard this time of year. But Cheri passed away from cancer very recently. Due to grief over the loss of her mother, Lyndia refrained from […]

  • Wendy’s customer thwarts suspected robbery attempt with chair to the head

    YUBA CITY, Calif. — A good Samaritan stopped a would-be robbery at a Wendy’s in California on Christmas day, hitting the knife-wielding suspect over the head with a chair, according to KTXL. The chain of events began when a would-be bandit walked into a Wendy’s restaurant in Yuba City at 5:30 p.m., wearing a bag over his head. “So I kept an eye on him,” said the good Samaritan, who wishes to be identified only as Daniel. “And then I […]

  • Mom shocked to find pot leaves on 6-year-old son’s holiday shirt

    SUFFOLK, Va. — A Virginia mom was caught off guard when the holiday shirt she bought from Walmart for her 6-year-old son appeared to have marijuana leaves on it. Nicole Belote told WTKR she started looking online for a holiday shirt several weeks ago for her son, who was going to wear it to her work Christmas party and an ugly sweater party at his elementary school. She said he found one he loved depicting Santa doing the popular dance […]

  • Convicted murderer blows kiss at victim’s family during sentencing

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Michigan man convicted of murder blew a kiss as he left the courtroom on Monday, the victim’s family told WXMI. Jeffrey Willis was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch, a mother who had been jogging near her home after work when she was fatally shot. Willis requested not to be present during his sentencing, avoiding statements from the victim’s family who called him a coward as he left […]

  • Mother found guilty of murder after 16-year-old daughter starves to death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa mother was convicted of murder Thursday in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died, according to WHO. Nicole Finn was also found guilty of three counts of first-degree kidnapping, related to her other children. Natalie Finn died in October of 2016 after being found unresponsive and not breathing on the bare floor of a bedroom at the family’s West Des Moines home. Investigators say she was […]

  • Oklahoma mom arrested after officer finds baby soaked in its own urine

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – An Oklahoma mother faces child neglect charges after five children were found living in deplorable conditions, according to KFOR. Officers were called to an alley in Guthrie where Melissa Grayson’s car was stranded without gas. Police quickly discovered what one officer called “the dirtiest vehicle he had seen in 15 years of being employed here.” “The entire vehicle was absolutely full of filth,” said Guthrie Police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs. “From one end to the other of the […]