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  • Bear caught on camera stealing box of dog food off of family’s porch

    THORNHURST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A family in Lackawanna County was expecting a delivery of dog food from the online pet store Chewy, but a hungry bear had other plans. Video from the Newman family’s security camera caught the thief in the act. The bear can be seen grabbing the box and dragging it off the porch and into the woods. The family, who live in Thornhurst, tell WNEP they sent the video to Chewy, and the company offered to send […]

  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches campaign for Senate

    Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his Senate candidacy on Thursday, giving Democrats a widely known contender to take on a vulnerable GOP incumbent a week after Hickenlooper dropped out of the presidential race. He will seek to challenge Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2020. “I’ve always said Washington was a lousy place for a guy like me who knows how to get things done — but this is no time to walk […]

  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

    Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign. “It’s become clear I’m not going to be carrying the ball — I’m not going to be president, so I’m withdrawing tonight from the race,” Inslee told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “But I have to tell you, look, I’ve been fighting climate change for 25 years, and I’ve never been so confident of the ability of America now to reach critical mass to move the ball.” The Washingtonian made combating climate […]

  • Texas parents sue school officials they say used Sharpie to cover son’s new haircut

    The parents of a middle school student are suing a Houston-area school district and school officials in federal court for allegedly coloring in his hair design earlier this year with a black permanent marker. According to the lawsuit filed Sunday, officials at the Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland, Texas, claimed the design in the then-seventh grader’s haircut violated the Pearland Independent School District’s dress code policy. The suit alleges, “They laughed as they took many minutes to color 13-year-old […]

  • At least 27 people have been arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since the El Paso and Dayton shootings

    When authorities arrived Friday to arrest a 15-year-old in Florida after threats to commit a school shooting showed up on a video game platform, he told them he was joking, they said. “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum,” the boy wrote using a fake name, according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report. The teen is one of more than two dozen people who have been arrested over […]

  • Trump admin to allow longer detention of migrant families

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced plans that could hold undocumented families detained together indefinitely, replacing the agreement that set a 20-day limit for holding children. The rule unveiled by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is part of the administration’s aggressive effort to revamp immigration laws as the number of families and unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border has increased. In recent months, the administration has proposed rules that could make it more difficult for immigrants to get green cards, worked to end […]

  • A father walked into a sheriff’s office and reportedly told a dispatcher he killed someone. The victim was his daughter

    A North Carolina father walked into the Union County Sheriff’s Office Sunday and told the dispatcher that he had killed someone, the sheriff’s office said. The victim was his daughter. Joshua Lee Burgess, 32, told the dispatcher he was there to turn himself in after killing someone in his Monroe home, about 20 miles southeast of Charlotte, according to a news release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office identified the victim as Burgess’ daughter, 15-year-old Zaria Joshalyn […]

  • Millennials impacted by Ground Zero toxins confront 9/11 illnesses

    NEW YORK CITY — Thousands of students returned to class in the area around Ground Zero within a month after the terror attack on 9/11. Stuyvesant High School is just a few short blocks from Ground Zero. Some former students are experiencing the deadly and debilitating effects of the toxic dust they were exposed to. Lila Nordstorm, 35, was a senior at Stuyvesant on 9/11. She’s suffered from severe asthma and digestive issues. A classmate recently passed away from gastric […]

  • There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped

    Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out. All three cases were brought to authorities’ attention thanks to tips from the public. Here’s what we know about them. Police say he had the motivation and the ammunition In Connecticut, 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was arrested after authorities said he had expressed interest in committing a mass shooting on Facebook, according to a statement from the […]

  • He got his first haircut in 15 years so he could join the Army

    Superlong hair, or serving his country? Reynaldo Arroyo chose the latter. The 23-year-old has been growing his hair out for 15 years, but on Thursday he decided to have the big chop so he could enlist in the Army. “I’m just really excited to be enlisting,” he said, in a video posted to the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion Facebook page. Arroyo will be donating the hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that takes hair donations and makes wigs for […]

  • Scientists bid farewell to the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change.

    Scientists say they are bidding farewell to Okjökull, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change, in a funeral of sorts. Researchers will gather Sunday in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, to memorialize Okjökull, known as Ok for short, after it lost its status as a glacier in 2014. The inscription, titled “A letter to the future,” on the monument paints a bleak picture. “Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years, all our glaciers […]

  • 4-year-old walks out of St. Louis school, later found wandering a half-mile away

    ST. LOUIS – A mother said her 4-year-old son went missing after he walked out of Dewey IS Elementary School in St. Louis. She said her son was later found by strangers a half-mile away from the school. LaTiffiany Carter told KTVI the school district has provided her with very little details and she doesn’t even know what door her son exited out of, what time he left, or how long he had been wandering the streets. Carter said she […]

  • NYPD officer kills himself, becomes department’s 9th suicide in 2019

    NEW YORK — Another NYPD officer has died by suicide – becoming the ninth to do so this year and the seventh since June 5th, officials said. Robert Echeverría, 56, shot himself in the head at his Laurelton home in Queens just after 6 p.m. Wednesday. The 25-year veteran of the force, who was also a military veteran, was assigned to the Strategic Response Team. Echeverría was a husband and father of two, ages 11 and 18, a police source […]

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    Edward James Olmos on strengthening Latino culture in film

    LOS ANGELES — Edward James Olmos is a legendary Mexican-American actor, director, producer, and activist who has been in film and television roles for over 40 years. He’s best known for his roles in Battlestar Galactica, Selena, and Stand and Deliver. Olmos co-founded the Los Angeles International Film Festival (LALIFF) in 1997 with the mission of strengthening and celebrating Latino lives through film. Throughout his career, Olmos has been an advocate for Latino representation in the entertainment industry. During his address at […]

  • A$AP Rocky convicted of assault by Swedish court

    US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm. The performer and two members of his entourage were convicted by a Swedish court, following a confrontation in the Swedish capital on June 30. In its ruling on Wednesday, Stockholm District Court rejected the performer’s claim that the trio had been acting in self-defense. “Based on statements from two witnesses, the court finds that the defendants were not subject […]

  • Man accused of force-feeding meth to his cat

    A New Mexico man has been charged with a felony after police say his cat tested positive for methamphetamines. Aaron Spaulding, 39, was initially arrested on June 4 and accused of battering his girlfriend and holding her against her will, the Las Cruces Police Department said in a statement. While police were responding to the incident at Spaulding’s home, they learned he may have been neglecting his dog and a domestic shorthair cat, police said. Authorities said he strangled and […]

  • More than 91,000 sign petition to rename street with Trump Tower after Obama

    NEW YORK CITY — More than 85,000 people have signed an online petition to rename a block of a Manhattan Avenue after former President Barack Obama – a block that just so happens to be the home of Trump Tower. The petition is asking Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC City Council that Fifth Avenue, between 56th and 57th streets, be officially renamed “President Barack H. Obama Avenue. If this were to happen, any building addresses along that […]

  • Security camera shows Planned Parenthood being vandalized in Pennsylvania

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Police are investigating a case of vandalism and attempted arson at a Planned Parenthood office in downtown Wilkes-Barre. According to police, a tenant from the apartment side of the building was walking to his car Monday morning when he discovered the damage. The doors leading to the Planned Parenthood office were smashed with a brick, leaving glass everywhere. Inside the foyer, someone splashed red paint on the floor and a message on the wall, saying in part […]

  • Baby raccoon rolls towards recovery with new wheelchair

    ARKANSAS — One Arkansas raccoon is receiving the gift of a lifetime – a new set of wheels. Vittles came to Walkin’ Pets at just 8-weeks-old with a traumatic brain injury that left her unable to survive in the wild. Although the source of the injury is unknown, it left Vittles with mobility problems. She wasn’t able to balance or support herself on all fours. Wildlife rehab specialist Susan Curtis specializes in the rehabilitation of both bats and raccoons for […]

  • After night of violence, thousands of protesters shut down Hong Kong airport

    Hong Kong‘s international airport has ground to a halt Monday as thousands of protesters swarmed its main terminal to express their outrage over another night of violent clashes between pro-democracy activists and riot police. All flights departing flights from the airport — one of the busiest in Asia — have been canceled after 5:50p local (5:50a ET). The cancellations will have major repercussions. Hong Kong’s airport is a major regional hub, handling 1,100 passenger and cargo flights daily, with services […]

  • Video shows figures leaving vintage TVs on front porches in Virginia

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Nearly a year after a Virginia  neighborhood woke up to find dozens of vintage box television sets sitting on their front porches, the strange circumstance has happened again. Only this time the culprits, who apparently dropped off more than 50 TVs, were caught on several neighbors’ doorbell cameras. The bizarre discoveries were made by families in the Hampshire neighborhood Sunday morning. Michael Kroll spotted a TV set on his doorstep when he went to let his […]

  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver who finagled his way into a tryout returns punt for TD

    CLEVELAND– It’s a moment Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi will never forget. In the fourth quarter of the Browns preseason game against the Redskins, the wide receiver returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown. He was immediately mobbed by his teammates and the play put a big smile on the face of head coach Freddie Kitchens. The Browns won, 30-10. It was so special because of 24-year-old Sheehy-Guiseppi’s unlikely journey to Cleveland Browns training camp. Earlier this year, the 5-foot-11 wide receiver convinced […]

  • Chip and Joanna Gaines’ company donating weekend sales to those impacted by mass shootings

    WACO, Texas — The stars of the hit HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper’, Chip and Joanna Gaines, are helping those impacted by the nation’s recent mass shootings. According to a post on Twitter, their company, Magnolia Market, will donate its weekend sales profits to organizations that are supporting victims, families and communities affected by the recent shootings in Texas, Ohio, California and Mississippi. “This past week’s events were incredibly difficult. We cannot begin to comprehend the loss that the communities in Texas, Ohio, […]

  • 4 killed, 2 wounded in stabbing spree in Southern California

    GARDEN GROVE, Calif – A man killed four people and wounded two others in multiple stabbings at several locations in Orange County before being arrested Wednesday, Garden Grove police said. Police said a 33-year-old Hispanic male from Garden Grove was arrested outside a 7-11 in Santa Ana, after a series of robberies and violent attacks that Lt. Carl Whitney with Garden Grove Police Department called “pure evil” at a news conference. The suspect’s identity was not immediately released. The series […]

  • Venomous snake on the loose at the Bronx Zoo, but staff says it’s not a danger to people

    THE BRONX — Keep your eyes open for a missing snake if you’re at the Bronx Zoo. Officials at the zoo say a 3-foot, mildly venomous mangrove snake is on the loose after it slithered out of its enclosure Tuesday night. There’s not much to worry about, however, as the zoo assures the public that mangrove snakes are not dangerous to people. The zoo added that there’s little chance guests will see the timid black and yellow snake, but if […]

  • ‘Bacon Intern’ will make $1K for one day of eating bacon

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – How would you like to get paid $1,000 to eat bacon? Well, one California-based restaurant is looking to hire an intern to test bacon. Southern California’s Farmer Boys is looking to hire a one-day intern to pig out on the brand’s signature bacon-topped items such as the Bacon Boy​® Cheeseburger, Farmer’s Burger​®​, and Farmer’s Chopped Cobb Salad. The intern is also responsible for rating each strip of bacon for flavor and thickness. “At Farmer Boys, we’re firm believers […]

  • Two Holocaust survivors from the same concentration camp meet for the first time

    DENVER – Two Holocaust survivors who lived in the same concentration camp recently met for the first time in Denver. Sarah Moses lives in Cherry Creek. Dirk Van Leenen lives in Mesa, Arizona. During World War II, they were both forced to move to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. “I was already sick with typhus, typhoid, tuberculosis and starving. Once I tried to eat a piece of old rag I found when I was still able to walk,” Moses told […]

  • Texas police department apologizes after photos emerge of officers on horseback leading a handcuffed black man

    A Texas police department is apologizing for its treatment of an African-American man that the police chief said caused the man “unnecessary embarrassment.” Photos show two mounted officers from the Galveston Police Department escorting a handcuffed man. One officer is leading the man, identified as 43-year-old Donald Neely, with what appears to be a rope. Neely was arrested and charged with criminal trespass Saturday, according to police. He was released Sunday, police said. Police said the officer is holding a “line” that […]

  • 5-year-old girl who lost her parents in El Paso massacre asks if she’ll be shot next

    Skylin Jamrowski had just received the worst news of her young life. Her mother was shot and killed in what police believe was a terror attack fueled by hatred for Hispanic immigrants. “Is my dad dead?” the 5-year-old asked her grandmother. For hours the family didn’t know, searching for facts of what had happened when police say a young white man started shooting outside and then inside a Walmart, killing 22 people and injuring two dozen more. But yes, her stepfather […]

  • Strangers save puppies’ mother after she is trapped under steel beams

    HEBER CITY, Utah — A group of strangers came together to help rescue a dog trapped under some steel beams. Somehow, “Cookie” found herself in that tight spot at the Wasatch County Event Center and could not get out. Kylie Butler was attending the fair with her family when she heard the dog’s barks for help. “It was more of a high pitched bark trying to get somebody’s attention,” Butler said. Butler trusted her instinct that something was wrong and […]

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