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  • Surveillance video shows wheelchair stolen from shooting victim

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A 20-year-old recovering from getting shot twice in his own home was hit with another blow after someone stole his wheelchair off his front porch. Back in January, Brett Duncan walked out of his room to a burglar who shot him twice, once in the neck and once in the back. He spent nearly three months in the hospital and has had more than a dozen surgeries with more on the way. The damage done will be […]

  • Stranger accused of breaking into family’s apartment to take little girl

    LEBANON, Ind. – Police arrested a man accused of breaking into an apartment and trying to take a little girl. Last Monday night, Lebanon police responded an apartment complex off North East Street. The 6-year-old girl’s grandparents were inside when an intruder broke in the front door and a bedroom door. “I was sound asleep in my bedroom and this guy came kicking in and said, ‘You have my daughter,’” said grandmother Patty Roth. Lebanon police said 37-year-old Benjamin Dillon […]

  • Target expands childcare and paid family leave benefits as retailers battle for talent

    America’s top retailers are trying to outmatch each other with new employee benefits to attract workers as unemployment hovers near its lowest level in decades. On Monday, Target announced it will strengthen its child care benefits and expand paid family leave for 350,000 part–time and full-time hourly employees across stores, distribution centers and headquarters. Employee turnover is disruptive for retailers, which are locked in a tight battle to squeeze out sales in stores and online. So companies are stepping up pay and perks to keep existing […]

  • Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in the back in the Dominican Republic

    Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is recovering from surgery after being shot at a club in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday, according to police. Ortiz was shot in the back by a motorcyclist who approached Ortiz outside the Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo, Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican National Police, told CNN. “The bullet went through his stomach,” Durán Mejia said. Ortiz is in stable condition and “out of danger” after undergoing surgery. Ortiz’s […]

  • Utah man arrested for reckless driving after police use his YouTube videos as evidence

    WOODS CROSS, Utah — A Utah man was booked into jail Friday and faces multiple driving-related charges after Utah Highway Patrol officials used videos from his Youtube account as evidence, according to court documents. On May 9th, Utah Highway Patrol received an email complaining about a reckless driver on Interstate 15 in the Davis County area who then uploaded the dashcam video to YouTube. Court documents said the video, timestamped from April 12, 2019, around 10:30 a.m. shows Matthew Mitchell […]

  • Man arrested for plotting to throw explosives in Times Square

    A man has reportedly been arrested after authorities say he was planning to detonate explosive devices in New York’s Time Square, New York Daily News is reporting, citing law enforcement sources. The suspect, who was reportedly taken into custody Thursday, was plotting to throw explosives at people in the tourist destination, according to the Daily News. He was looking to buy grenades, the outlet reports. Police set up an undercover operation to catch the suspect when he went to purchase […]

  • CDC says that measles cases in the US surpass 1,000 this year

    The number of cases of measles in the United States this year has surpassed 1,000, the US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday. The agency said there have been 1,001 cases so far this year. That’s 20 more cases than the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reported on Monday in its weekly national update. This year, which is barely half over, has the greatest number of cases in a single year in nearly three decades. “The Department […]

  • How Google and GODCOMPLX is changing the face of tech and entertainment

    When computer scientists, programmers, and other tech-driven roles are portrayed on-screen, there is usually a specific “look” attached to those roles. Now two dynamic women, along with the help of Google and the GODCOMPLX web series, are aiming to change that look, both on screen and IRL. Dariaha Greene, head of strategic partnerships and community and inclusion for Google, paired up with Television Executive Producer, Claire Conroy Brown to create GODCOMPLX, a web-series that features computer scientists from all walks […]

  • US’ top North Korea diplomat ‘doesn’t know’ if Kim executed official over Trump summit

    If North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has executed a top official over his handling of nuclear talks in Hanoi, the US’ top North Korea diplomat said he hasn’t gotten word. “I don’t know,” US Special Representative to North Korea Stephen Biegun said Saturday, when asked about reports that Kim Hyok Chol, North Korea’s special envoy to the US, was executed after Kim and US President Donald Trump failed to reach an agreement at their second summit in February. Instead, Biegun directed CNN to […]

  • Instead of a graduation bash, this high school senior threw a pizza party for the homeless

    Leanne Carrasco ordered 95 pizzas. The high school senior and her friends filled up goody bags and awaited a celebratory crowd. But this was not your typical graduation party. Carrasco didn’t want that. Instead, she gave back with a pizza party at a homeless shelter for women and children in Houston, Texas. “Not a lot of people have the same options as me. It’s not fair,” she told CNN. “There are a lot of people who need help. So I […]

  • Purse lost in 1957 found decades later inside Ohio school

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Thanks to some curious folks on social media, the mystery of a purse lost in 1957 has been solved. North Canton City Schools said one of their custodians recently came across a purse wedged behind a locker at the middle school, which used to be Hoover High School. Inside was 26 cents, some family photos and membership cards with the name Patti Rumfola. The district went on to learn through their research that Rumfola was a […]

  • It’s now legal to carry brass knuckles in Texas. Because, ‘self-defense’

    Beginning in September, you’ll be able to carry brass knuckles to defend yourself if you get into a sticky situation in the Lone Star State. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 446 into law on Saturday, after it carried unanimously in both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate. The bill removes “knuckles” from a group of weapons banned in a previous law that made it illegal to possess, manufacture, transport or sell a list of things that […]

  • Cornhole champion turns hobby into a ‘dream’ career

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio – When it comes to cornhole, it is harder to find anyone better than Christine Papcke. “I was just a social player for the first three or four years and then I got more competitive and started playing a lot and practicing,” Papcke told WJW. The Seven Hills resident is a former long-distance runner. Ten years ago she gave that up and started playing cornhole as a hobby. “Playing in the backyard like everyone else, somebody had it […]

  • Two moms give birth as tornado sirens blare outside hospital in Kansas

    LAWRENCE, Kan. – Tuesday was a busy night at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Two babies were born during the severe weather. One mother was in the middle of labor when the EF-4 tornado touched down. She had a little boy later that night just before 8:30 p.m. The other mom delivered her little girl before the tornado hit. Baby Serenity was born at 5:37 p.m. The new mom said the doctor had just placed her first-born child on her chest when […]

  • White House Military Office, Navy officials emailed about moving USS John McCain before Trump Japan visit

    The White House Military Office and lower-level US Navy officials exchanged emails about moving the Navy warship the USS John McCain ahead of President Donald Trump’s recent Japan visit, according to two Navy officials. “There were emails between lower-level officers, but once leadership heard about it, they said knock it off,” a senior Navy official tells CNN. The White House Military Office provides military support for White House functions, including food service, presidential transportation, medical support and emergency medical services and […]

  • Alabama man mistakingly sent urine sample instead of the shower rings he ordered from Amazon

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – He thought he was ordering some household goods off Amazon. Instead, what a man from Alabama got wasn’t even close – he wants to know why he was sent somebody else’s urine. It started as a simple Prime order on Amazon. “They said it’d be shipped in two different packages,” he said. Most Prime members know the free two-day shipping is a whiz. “I got an email Thursday morning saying the package had been delivered,” he said. […]

  • Survivor pulled his wife to safety during an EF3 tornado in Oklahoma

    EL RENO, Okla. – An El Reno man tells a harrowing and heroic tale of survival after Saturday night’s EF3 tornado hit his trailer park. “The rain was coming sideways real hard against our mobile home, the doors flew off the hinges – out of nowhere just blew off, then all of our windows busted in our whole trailer,” said Preston Black Black recounted the moments leading up to the storm hitting his mobile home with his parents, wife, and […]

  • Debris from Linwood tornado shuts down Kansas City International Airport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Tornadoes that moved through the Kansas City area Tuesday night picked up debris and dropped it nearly 50 miles away at Kansas City International Airport forcing crews to temporarily shut down the airfield and runways. “A tornado destroyed homes and businesses miles away and debris rained down onto the airport. Our crews had to clean it up in order to be safe,” a spokesperson for the airport tweeted at 12:20 a.m. The airport and its airfield temporarily […]

  • 11-year-old Cleveland girl saves brother from attempted abduction

    CLEVELAND – An 11-year-old Cleveland girl is being called a hero for taking quick action to save her 6-year-old brother from an attempted abduction. Julianne and Hayden Moore were playing outside their home Thursday night when they were approached by a man. “He started to talk to us, but we really couldn’t figure out what he was saying. It was like gibberish so we really didn’t think much of it,” Julianne told WJW. She said the man started to walk […]

  • Brexit failure forces British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation, finally bowing to intense political pressure over the failure to deliver her signature policy — Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. May said Friday she would quit as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, but would stay on as Prime Minister until a successor is chosen. May was forced into making the announcement after losing the support of her Cabinet, many of whom were fed up with the ongoing […]

  • A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

    A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s family to make sure this is a learning experience, WMBD reported. The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington. […]

  • Sisters sell lemonade to pay off classmates’ school lunch debt

    DAVIDSON COUNTY. N.C. – Two young girls are hoping to make a difference in their classmates’ lives with a lemonade stand. Sisters Hailey and Hannah Hager spent the weekend squeezing and serving lemonade to raise money for their peers at Southwood Elementary in Lexington. Student lunch debt at the school is up to $3,100. “There’s one family that owes $800,” Erin Hager, the girls’mom, told WGHP. “I don’t know how many years’ worth that is, but it’s a big deal.” […]

  • A couple heard buzzing in their bedroom; the culprits turned out to be 80,000 bees

    Bee populations are under threat around the world, but one house in Spain apparently provided the perfect conditions for a huge hive. A couple in the historic southern city of Granada, in Andalusia, had been troubled by a strange buzzing noise in their house for some time — and when things got so bad they couldn’t sleep at night, they decided to take action. Beekeeper Sergio Guerrero told CNN the couple had first noticed bees at their property around a […]

  • Little Caesars testing out an “Impossible” pizza

    Little Caesars is joining the plant-based protein trend with a pizza topped with non-meat sausage. The pizza chain said Monday that it is testing out the Impossible Supreme pizza — topped with a meatless sausage made by Impossible Foods — in Florida, New Mexico and Washington state. Consumers are increasingly interested in eating plant-based protein for health and environmental reasons, and the market for meat-like, but meatless, protein is growing. By 2023, the US meat-substitute retail market could reach $2.5 billion, compared to $1.4 billion last […]

  • 58-year-old rookie on Memphis Police force finally fulfilling his dream

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ever since he was a kid, Don Brown knew he wanted to be a police officer. He had always worked out, and knew he could do the physical part of being an officer, the academic work, and he knew how to shoot. After talking with someone at the police academy, he discovered the Memphis Police Department would take him, as long as he could pass the tests — even at the age of 58. That’s right. When […]

  • High school administrators suspended after senior prank runs afowl

    SUNBURY, Pa. – A high school principal, vice principal, and senior advisor are all suspended from a district in Northumberland County because of a high school prank gone wrong. Seniors at Shikellamy High School unleashed a dozen chickens inside the school – and it didn’t turn out well. The senior prank has been a tradition at the school for nearly 40 years but never before has a prank resulted in the suspension of three high school administrators. Flipped desks, toilet […]

  • 8-year-old reporter makes splash with over-the-top ‘breaking news’ class assignment

    NEW YORK CITY – Meet Jericho Jose, a second grader who loves to cook, enjoys math and as it turns out, has a knack for TV news. It was a video project where Jericho took on the role of a TV reporter for a class assignment on the Northern Cardinal that wowed classmates and faculty at Success Academy Hudson Yards. It also caught the eyes of the team at WPIX. “It’s great to see a scholar and a family work […]

  • Police in Illinois warn residents about ‘zombie racoons’

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. — Police in west suburban Riverside issued a warning to pet owners about “zombie raccoons” in the area that have tested positive for distemper. The animals are called “zombie raccoons” because when they have the disease, they sometimes walk on their back legs, stagger and bare their teeth. There has been a spike in the number of confirmed cases in the Riverside area. The police chief issued a warning to pet owners after three raccoons tested positive and […]

  • Man arrested in deadly machete attack on Appalachian Trail

    WYTHE COUNTY, Va. — A Massachusetts man faces a federal murder charge after he allegedly attacked two hikers on the Appalachian Trail, leaving one of them dead, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. James Jordan, 30, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with the intent to murder, the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Charges will be formally filed in US District Court […]

  • Nearly 300 teachers in Jersey City receive layoff notices during Teacher Appreciation Week

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The last thing a teacher wants to get during Teacher Appreciation Week is a pink slip, but that’s what 272 non-tenured teachers in Jersey City received this week. “Giving the teachers a pink slip in [Teacher] Appreciation Week? I don’t think that’s the right way to go,” Jersey City parent Shaheen Yadav told WPIX. Parents at PS 16, Bradford Elementary School in Jersey City, are upset that 25% of their non-tenured teachers got layoff notices this […]

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