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  • High school football player accused of killing pregnant classmate, leaving body in dumpster

    MISHAWAKA, Ind. – A 16-year-old high school football player is accused of killing a 17-year-old student who was pregnant with his child and leaving her body in a dumpster in Mishawaka, Indiana, authorities said. St. Joseph County Metro Homicide named the victim as Breana Rouhselang, a junior at Mishawaka High School. The 16-year-old accused of killing her, Aaron Trejo, was on the school’s football team, according to the Associated Press. According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, Trejo was […]

  • Eels keep getting lodged in noses of Hawaiian monk seals, and no one knows why

    Endangered Hawaiian monk seals have enough to contend with—sharks, habitat loss, limited prey, nets—without eels wiggling in their noses. Yet NOAA researchers are noting just how much trouble an eel in the nose can cause after sharing a photo of an afflicted seal looking rather uncomfortable this week, before the eel was successfully removed, per CNN. The seal is actually one of “three or four” juveniles observed with an eel up its nose since the phenomenon was first spotted off Hawaii’s Lisianski Island in 2016, […]

  • 3 Sonic Drive-In employees arrested after family finds ecstasy in 4-year-old’s meal

    TAYLOR, Texas – Three employees of a Sonic Drive-In face charges after a family eating at the Texas restaurant told police they found an ecstasy pill in one of the meals, according to KVUE. Police said the family was dining at the Taylor restaurant Thursday night when an 11-year-old girl unwrapped a hamburger for her 4-year-old brother and found the drug. “When she opened the wrapping, she noticed a pill. Being an 11-year-old, she asked her parents if this was […]

  • Man dying from heart failure coughs up blood clot shaped like lung passage

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – A 36-year-old man has died after suffering from chronic heart failure and coughing so severely that he spit out a bright red blood clot perfectly-shaped like the airway passages of his right lung’s bronchial tree. The unidentified patient was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, according to a November 29 article in the New England Journal of Medicine. A 36-year-old man was admitted to the ICU […]

  • Cyntoia Brown must serve at least 51 years in prison for killing man, Supreme Court rules

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A woman who was 16 when she killed a Nashville man who solicited her for sex must serve at least 51 years in prison before she’s eligible for release, according to the Tennessee Supreme Court. On Thursday the court said defendants like Cyntoia Brown, who are convicted of first-degree murder committed after July 1, 1995, and sentenced to life imprisonment, can’t become eligible for release from prison before serving more than five decades. The court’s five justices were […]

  • 13-year-old with autism dies after being restrained at California school

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – A 13-year-old boy with severe autism died Friday after being restrained by staff at a California school, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Anthony Prencipe says the student at private alternative school Guiding Hands became violent on Wednesday, Nov. 28 and needed to be restrained by school staff. The student became unresponsive and a teacher began to give him CPR, according to the sheriff’s office. The boy was taken […]

  • Mother, 88, reunited with daughter she was told died at birth 69 years ago

    Since she was just a little girl, Connie Moultroup has had the same Christmas wish every year: to meet her biological mother. This week — after 69 long years — she finally did, all thanks to a DNA ancestry kit. Genevieve Purinton, now 88, gave birth to Moultroup in 1949 at a hospital in Indiana. When she asked the staff if she could see her baby, they informed her the child had not survived. “Because she was an unwed mother, […]

  • Woman dies from rare, brain-eating amoeba after using neti pot with tap water

    SEATTLE, Wash. – When a 69-year old Seattle woman had a seizure earlier this year, doctors at Swedish Medical Center thought she may have had a brain tumor. However, during surgery, they discovered it was something much more unusual, according to KCPQ. Dr. Charles Cobbs said when he operated it was just dead brain tissue. Dr. Cobbs said she most likely became infected by Balamuthia mandrillaris, an amoeba that kills the brain cells slowly over time. Swedish Medical Center didn’t […]

  • Father of slain North Carolina teen denied funeral visa

    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. – The father of a North Carolina teenager who authorities say was kidnapped and killed last month is barred from attending her funeral after State Department officials refused to grant him a temporary visa, WSOC reports. FBI officials say 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was taken from in front of her family’s Lumberton home. Twenty-two days later, authorities recovered a body they believe to be hers. Hania’s father, Noé Aguilar, lives in Guatemala and won’t be allowed to attend the ceremony […]

  • 24 Amazon workers hospitalized after ‘automated machine’ punctures bear repellent

    ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. – Bear repellent sent two dozen workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey to hospitals on Wednesday after a machine punctured an aerosol canister of the spray, causing it to discharge toxic fumes inside the building, a town spokesman told CNN. Employees reported difficulty breathing and burning sensations in their eyes and throat, said John Nalbone, a spokesman for Robbinsville Township, where the fulfillment center is located. Emergency personnel responded to a morning 911 call that […]

  • Video shows customer attack New York deli worker over 5-minute wait for bagel

    NEW YORK — Authorities are looking for the man accused of attacking an employee at a New York City deli after an apparent meltdown over a bagel sandwich. Video shows the enraged customer pounding a display window with his fist as he yells, “A cinnamon toasted raisin bagel with bacon, egg and cheese, right now!” It happened on Nov. 25 at about 4:30 a.m. inside the deli at 1055 Flushing Ave. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Police said a man entered […]

  • Two women wiped out $1.5M worth of strangers’ medical debt using $12K

    NEW YORK – Some 1,284 people in New York state are getting some good news this holiday season—courtesy of two complete strangers. Ithaca residents Judith Jones, 80, and Carolyn Kenyon, 70, raised $12,500 over the summer and gave it to the RIP Medical Debt charity, which used it to forgive an amazing $1.5 million in medical debt, reports the New York Times. The charity—started in 2014 by former debt collection execs Craig Antico and Jerry Ashton—was able to buy up the overdue debt […]

  • Teacher accused of forcibly cutting student’s hair while singing national anthem

    VISALIA, Calif. – A California high school teacher lost her job after cellphone video appeared to show her singing the national anthem and cutting a male student’s hair against his wishes, according to the Visalia Times Delta. The paper reports that police arrested Margaret Gieszinger Wednesday on suspicion of felony child endangerment. The 52-year-old science teacher’s bail was set at $100,000. KFSN-TV obtained a video that purportedly shows Gieszinger loudly singing the “Star Spangled Banner” while using scissors to snip a chunk of hair […]

  • Tyler Perry pays off every layaway tab at two Walmart stores

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry announced Thursday that he has paid off all of the layaway tabs for the lucky shoppers at two Walmart stores in Georgia. According to TMZ, Perry stopped by the Atlanta-area big box stores Thursday morning and wrote big checks to cover the cost of all the outstanding balances. Sources told the gossip site that Perry paid $178,000 at one store in Atlanta and $256,000 at a store in Douglasville. Perry said he […]

  • Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns

    MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. – A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company is recalling three lots of liquid infant ibuprofen that might be more concentrated than advertised. Tris Pharma’s voluntary recall covers Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 ml. The company says there is a “remote possibility” that infants more susceptible to medication with a higher potency of ibuprofen might suffer permanent renal injury. “Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, […]

  • Japan is giving homes away for free amid surplus of vacant ‘ghost’ houses

    Four years ago, Naoko and Takayuki Ida were given a house. For free. It’s a spacious, two-story home nestled amid trees on a winding country road in the small town of Okutama, in Tokyo prefecture. Before moving, the couple and their children — two teenagers and a 5-year-old — were all living with Naoko’s parents. “We had to do a lot of repair work (on our new home), but we’d always wanted to live in the countryside and have a big […]

  • Man and his mother miraculously survive Camp Fire after staying behind

    PARADISE, Calif. – It’s been almost a month since the Camp Fire tore through Paradise, destroying thousands of homes and buildings. Despite mandatory evacuation orders, some people, like Brad Weldon and his mother, refused to leave. “Just about everybody lost everything. Gone, everything burnt up,” Brad Weldon told KTXL. Almost a month after flames tore through Paradise, Weldon and his mother, Norma, are still living in their home – the last one left on their block. “When we told her the fire […]

  • Officer surprises boy whose toy was stolen off porch

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An Ohio family captured a police officer’s generosity on camera and is now sharing the heart warming video online. According to Brian Koeppen’s Facebook post, last week someone stole a package off their porch which contained a new toy for their son. He says Youngstown police came out to investigate, and on Wednesday, they received a surprise visit from the original responding officer, Joe Wess. He says Officer Wess went out and bought a new toy for […]

  • 300-pound Pennsylvania woman pleads guilty to crushing boyfriend

    ERIE, Pa. – A 300-pound woman in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting in the head with a table leg, and finally crushing the 120-pound man with her own weight. Windi Thomas, 44, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the March 18 death of Keeno Butler in exchange for a recommended sentence of 18 to 36 years in state prison, the Erie Times-News reports. Erie woman pleads guilty to fatally crushing boyfriend https://t.co/E2d53hMD5x pic.twitter.com/ZwD6rIYAGQ — GoErie […]

  • Woman watches from phone as thief ransacks presents under her Christmas tree

    CORDOVA, Tenn. — After getting a cellphone alert, a Tennessee woman watched streaming security video of a man burglarizing her home, even rooting through the presents under her tree. The tenant, who didn’t want to be identified, thinks the burglar used a rock he found outside to break the sliding glass door in the Country Squire apartment in Cordova. She was at the grocery store when she got an alert from her home security system that someone was inside. She […]

  • Woman arrested after pouring hot grease on victim during argument, police say

    CINCINNATI — A woman was arrested after she allegedly poured hot grease on someone during an argument, WXIX reports. Charlene Thompson, 61, has been charged with felonious assault, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office records show. She was already wanted on two counts of criminal damaging or endangerment, according to WXIX. Police said Thompson dumped hot grease on someone during an argument on Sunday in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Cincinnati. The victim suffered severe burns to their back and arm, according […]

  • 9-year-old convinces Colorado town to make snowball fights legal

    SEVERANCE, Colo. – Snowball fights are legal for the first time in decades in one Colorado town after a 9-year-old decided it was time to change the law. In the growing farming community between Greeley and Fort Collins, an ordinance from the 1920’s prohibits residents from throwing missiles at people, places or animals. Under the current definition, that includes snowballs. “I thought it was crazy,” Dane Best said. “Little kids should be allowed to throw snowballs at each other.” Best […]

  • For 7 years, she plotted her escape from ‘caged luxury’

    “I’m making this video, because it could be the last video I make. Pretty soon, I’m going to be leaving somehow, and I’m not so sure of the outcome, but I’m 99% positive it will work.” Those words are from a YouTube video recorded before the March disappearance of Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum—the daughter of UAE Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum—who the Guardian reports tried to flee a life of “caged luxury.” Deemed the “mystery of the missing princess” by the BBC, the 32-year-old’s […]

  • Man arrested for hammering ice pick-like tool through housemate’s genitals

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – Police say a Utah man held his housemate at gunpoint, bound him to a chair and then told him he could choose between death in the desert or having a nail hammered through his genitals. Jason Dee Maughn, 45, had a warrant out for his arrest since early September. According to charging documents, the assault occurred on August 30 in Salt Lake County when Maughn got into a fight that night with a man who was living in […]

  • Burger King is offering 1-cent Whoppers ‘at’ McDonald’s

    Burger King is using its competitor’s own restaurants as part of a devious new promotion. Their “Whopper Detour” deal is giving customers Whoppers for a penny.  But, and here comes the sneaky part, customers have to be using the Burger King app to order – and be at a McDonald’s. introducing the #WhopperDetour. order a Whopper for a penny only “at” McDonald’s with the BK app. yes, you read that right. drive near a McDonald’s and use the BK app. […]

  • Mueller says Michael Flynn should not get jail time, cites ‘substantial assistance’

    WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller told a federal court Tuesday that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has given “substantial assistance” to the Russia investigation and should not get jail time. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators on December 1, 2017, becoming the first high-ranking Trump adviser to agree to formally cooperate with the special counsel’s probe. He is at the center of what’s believed to be an investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice. He has […]

  • Woman shoots, kills escaped inmate after he kicks down her door

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – A South Carolina woman shot and killed an escaped inmate after the man kicked down her back door and walked into her home early Tuesday morning, according the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. Bruce McLaughlin Jr., 30, was still wearing his orange prison clothing when he entered the woman’s Pickens home just before 3 a.m., Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said during a press conference. “The victim was trapped in her home, in her bedroom,” Clark said. “[She] […]

  • Video shows FedEx delivery workers brawl with mourners outside New York mosque

    NEW YORK — Emotions were already running high Monday afternoon during a funeral procession outside of a New York City mosque when a FedEx delivery truck seen on cellphone video accidentally clipped one of the pedestrian mourners, according to police. The mourners outside Beit El-Maqdis Islamic Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, surrounded the truck to prevent it from leaving the scene. Words were exchanged and then it escalated. Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez, commanding officer of the NYPD’s 72nd precinct, would not […]

  • Man accused of drugging, raping girlfriend as she slept

    WAUKESHA, Wis. – A 20-year-old man walked into a Wisconsin police department and confessed to drugging and raping his girlfriend, according to prosecutors. Edgardo Nieves faces four felony charges including false imprisonment, administering a dangerous or stupefying drug and two counts of second degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim. Nieves appeared in court Monday and a judge set a cash bond of $75,000. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 10. He was ordered to have no contact with the […]

  • U.S. Postal Service to suspend most deliveries Wednesday during day of mourning for Bush

    WASHINGTON – The United States Postal Service will suspend service on Wednesday, Dec. 5 as part of the National Day of Mourning for former President George H.W. Bush. While regular mail service will come to a halt, officials say there will still be some limited package delivery service to keep from disrupting holiday operations. USPS posted this statement to their website: President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of […]