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  • Toddler dies after being left in car for 10 hours while mom socialized, officials say

    WILLITS, Calif. – A Northern California mother was arrested after allegedly leaving her young child in a car parked outside a friend’s house while she went inside to hang out, officials said Friday. Alexandrea Raven Scott, 23, is accused of causing her 18-month-old son’s death by leaving him in the back seat with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She allegedly deserted the boy around 3 a.m. Wednesday […]

  • Texas mom accused of trying to sell 8-year-old daughter for sex

    LONE OAK, Texas – Police arrested a Texas mother who is accused of trying to sell her 8-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for $100. Carrie Sue Kelly, 44, of Lone Oak, was booked earlier this month on a charge of sexual performance by a child under the age of 14 years old with the intention of employing, directing or promoting, according to Gregg County Jail records. A six-month investigation found that Kelly was using social media apps like Kik […]

  • Half-naked man violently attacks woman inside Mississippi Target: police

    HORN LAKE, Miss. — A woman was left bloodied after witnesses say a man entered a Mississippi Target and beat her with a piece of metal before taking off his pants and underwear in what appears to be a random attack. Michael Jerome German of Memphis is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. Police found him walking in the Horn Lake Target parking lot partially nude and took him into custody […]

  • Man impersonating ICE agent forced 15-year-old out of car, seized boy’s cellphone

    VENTURA, Calif. – A man on Friday pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer during an encounter with a teenager and police outside a Southern California mall, officials announced. Farad Gharagozlou Bell, a 63-year-old Simi Valley man, confronted a 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of the Pacific View Mall on Dec. 2, 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bell was angry that the teen had already sold a guitar he wanted to buy, prosecutors said. The man saw […]

  • ‘Baby Doe’ graduates from North Carolina high school

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – A girl known as “Baby Doe” after she was found abandoned in a North Carolina stairwell is now celebrating her graduation from high school. Angel Thomas is looking forward to a new chapter in her life now that she’s a graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School. “I’m excited. I feel like I’ve worked really hard these past four years,” Thomas said. WGHP began following Thomas’ journey last year when she opened up about her story of […]

  • Lowe’s worker makes special delivery to Mississippi boy

    RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — A Mississippi woman said her 6-year-old son waited two weeks for a new refrigerator to be delivered just so he could build a box fort. When the delivery man from Lowe’s arrived, however, the refrigerator wasn’t packaged in cardboard, to the disappointment of her son, Brandon. But the delivery man, Alejandro Porter, came through. “The kind delivery man from Lowe’s felt so bad, he went out of his way to go back and get him a […]

  • Jog turns into 2-week nightmare after woman accidentally crosses US-Canada border

    WHITE ROCK, British Columbia – The border between the US and Canada is the longest in the world, and it’s not always well marked, points out the Bellingham Herald in Washington state. For proof, just ask 19-year-old Cedella Roman, who went out for a jog on the beach in British Columbia, inadvertently crossed into the US, and was held for two weeks by US border authorities, reports the CBC. Roman is a citizen of France and she was in BC visiting her mother […]

  • ‘Roseanne’ minus Roseanne: ABC orders ‘The Conners’ for fall 2018

    ABC is pulling a “Hogan Family” move in the wake of cancelling “Roseanne” last month: It’s ordered a 10-episode spinoff called “The Conners” that will feature the show’s cast, minus Roseanne Barr, according to TV By The Numbers. The network pulled the plug on the “Roseanne” revival, its top-rated show in 2017-18, on May 29 after Barr sent a racist tweet about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarret. Talk of a spinoff focused on the rest of the Conner family […]

  • Dog shot 3 times in the face survives – now ‘Hope’ has a new home

    FORT SMITH, Ark. – A 4-year-old mixed-breed dog named Hope was found tied to a tree in Arkansas in late March, bleeding from three bullet wounds. “We found that she was shot three times in the face, so she had to get some emergency vet care,” said Amber Neal, Hope Humane Society director. Hope was taken to the Hope Humane Society in Fort Smith where Neal took her in while she healed. Scars on her face remain where the bullets entered. […]

  • Lump that moved across woman’s face leads to stomach-churning find

    A Russian woman who watched perplexed as a lump appeared on her face and then moved from one place to the next discovered the lump was alive. Specifically, the woman had a parasitic worm, whose movement she tracked in selfies. Per LiveScience, the woman first photographed the lump below her eye near the nose before it moved to her eyelid and then to her lip, where the infestation caused some serious swelling. The case appeared this month in the New England Journal […]

  • Kate Spade’s father dies night before his daughter’s funeral

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The ailing father of designer Kate Spade died just hours before his daughter’s funeral in Kansas City, Missouri. An announcement was made Thursday at Spade’s funeral, according to WDAF. A priest at the service said Earl (Frank) Brosnahan Jr. was recently put into hospice and passed away Wednesday night. He was 89 years old. “He had been in failing health of late and was heartbroken over the recent death of his beloved daughter,” a family statement says. Read […]

  • Police officer fired after traffic stop involving his daughter’s boyfriend

    LORAIN, Ohio – An Ohio police patrolman has been fired following an internal investigation into a traffic stop involving the boyfriend of the officer’s daughter. Investigators say the traffic stop was an “abuse of power.” Video of the incident shows the officer open the car door and tell the driver,  “You’re going to jail.” The driver asks him, “For what?” “Have a seat in my car,” the officer says. “We’ll make (BEEP) up as we go.” It happened April 16, […]

  • Man parasailing in Myrtle Beach has both legs amputated after boat propeller accident

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A man parasailing in Myrtle Beach had both his legs amputated after he tried to get on a banana boat and hit a propeller. Myrtle Beach Online reported that the man was injured at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near 3rd Avenue South and taken to the hospital. It happened when the man was trying to transfer from parasailing boat to a banana boat, according to WBTW. The victim fell into the water and was hit by […]

  • Boy sick of salad calls 911 to report parents – twice

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – A Canadian boy fed up with his parents’ efforts to feed him salad decided to notify the authorities last Tuesday. Halifax police turned the call into a teachable moment, showing up at the family’s home to speak to the 12-year-old about using the 911 system responsibly. Before they got there, however, the boy called a second time to ensure that officers were on their way, according to a Facebook post by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. […]

  • Mother charged after son misses too much school

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A Missouri mother faces legal action for all the days of school her son has reportedly missed. Prosecutors have charged the woman, Jessica Pence-Nicholson, with educational neglect, according to KTVI. Court documents show her 9-year-old son had a pattern of poor attendance – only showing up to Stephen Blackhurst Elementary School about 50 percent of the time between August and December of 2017. “They have missed a lot, yes,” Pence-Nicholson admitted. “I don’t know how to explain […]

  • Nearly $6K in Girl Scout Cookie money stolen from Chicago troop

    CHICAGO – Parents said volunteers ripped off a Girl Scout troop on Chicago’s northwest side and stole $5,700. Louisa Hoyt’s 8-year-old daughter, Lilly, worked hard with her Girl Scout Brownie Troop in Logan Square to sell cookies. But then, the troop’s money disappeared, and two volunteers, the troop’s leader and her assistant, stopped responding to parents. The story was first reported by Block Club Chicago. The volunteers told Girl Scout officials money had been stolen from their apartment, citing a […]

  • Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina

    GREECE – A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer’s green beam, doctors say. Examination revealed a large hole in the macula, a small area in the retina that helps with discerning detail in faces and while reading or driving, the doctors said in a case report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Further imaging revealed two more injured areas below the macular hole. Macular holes are […]

  • Mother warns others after venomous caterpillar sends boy to ER

    LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. — A Florida mom is speaking out after her son was stung by a venomous caterpillar, sending him to the emergency room. Andrea Pergola posted the warning on Facebook Saturday, where it has been shared more than 400,000 times. “I could see little kids picking them up and that was my big concern. That’s why I posted it,” Pergola told WFTS. Her 15-year-old son Logan brushed his arm against a puss caterpillar while doing yard work. […]

  • Video shows massive explosion after lightning strikes Colorado oil tanks

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A lightning strike caused an explosion that damaged or destroyed up to six oil tanks at a Colorado storage facility Monday night. Hudson Fire Rescue said it happened about 10:20 p.m. at County Road 16 between County Roads 51 and 53 between Hudson and Keenesburg, about 40 miles northeast of Denver. Tyler Kaplan was driving southbound on Interstate 76 when video captured a flash of lightning then the explosion. The blast caused a fire that burned […]

  • Thief paid for meal with stolen credit card … that belonged to waitress, police say

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Authorities say an Arkansas thief tried to pay for a meal using a credit card that had been stolen from the waitress herself days earlier. Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said in a news release that officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West on Tuesday at Shannon’s Restaurant in Pine Bluff. He said that, “having no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” waitress Flora Lunsford called to report that the man had tried paying for his […]

  • ‘I haven’t slept’: Man harassed, threatened by strangers after moving into new home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For nearly a week, a Missouri father says he has been harassed and threatened by strangers in his new neighborhood. Last Thursday, William Jackson moved into a small house near 61st and Jackson in Kansas City, excited about starting a new beginning with his 5-year-old daughter. “I like to pride myself on being a good father,” Jackson told WDAF. “I mean, you know, I’ve dedicated my life to my daughter.” Hours after he and his daughter […]

  • Man with gun tattoo on forehead arrested for illegally possessing a gun

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Police arrested a South Carolina man with a handgun tattooed on his face for unlawful carrying of a firearm, among other charges, according to the Greenville Police Department. Michael Vines – who has a large image of a handgun inked over his left eye, the clip extending down between his eyebrows – tried to discard a loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver after he was involved in a car wreck, according to police. Vines allegedly tossed the […]

  • Teen shot in the head was covered with a sheet – but he wasn’t dead

    CHICAGO — A Chicago teenager who had been shot in the head multiple times was presumed dead and covered with a sheet by paramedics before onlookers noticed he was still moving, police and fire officials said Tuesday. Erin, a 17-year-old who had just graduated from high school, was shot in the head on Chicago’s West Side early Monday and responding paramedics apparently believed he had suffered fatal head wounds, police officials said. They covered his body in a sheet and […]

  • Disturbing video shows man kicking kitten ‘like a field goal’ at Missouri high school

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who violently kicked a cat at a Kansas City, Missouri high school. The abuse happened on the athletic field at Center High School, according to WDAF.  The video shows a man joking about kicking a field goal before taking a running start and kicking a small black cat into the air. The cat goes flying, and then the video stops right after it lands. City animal […]

  • Man crushed to death by mother’s coffin while attending her funeral

    NORTH TORAJA REGENCY, Indonesia — A man died after his mother’s coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during the service, according to the Guardian. Samen Kondorura, 40, died Friday when pallbearers lost their footing while carrying the coffin up a bamboo ladder. The group was trying to hoist the coffin onto a lakkian, an ornately carved tower, for traditional funeral rites. Onlookers rushed to Kondorura’s aid after the accident but he died later at the hospital, according to NDTV. […]

  • Elderly man stabbed in the face repeatedly in ‘random’ attack at California Burger King

    BURBANK, Calif. – A suspect accused of stabbing a diner at a California Burger King was critically injured by a customer who came to the victim’s aid after the initial attack late Tuesday morning, police said. Officers were dispatched to the fast-food restaurant in the 500 block of North Victory Boulevard just after 11 a.m. after receiving a call of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a news release from the Burbank Police Department. When they arrived, officers […]

  • Teen dies after slipping, falling over 100-foot Utah waterfall during hike

    SANTAQUIN CANYON, Utah – A Utah girl died while hiking with a friend in Santaquin Canyon Monday, when she lost her footing and fell 100 feet down a water chute. The girl has been identified as 16-year-old Kaylee Marvin of Santaquin. “Obviously this is a huge loss. A beautiful young lady now has tragically passed away from an unfortunate accident,” said Lt. Tom Hodgson with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Hodgson said Marvin, an avid hiker, was with a friend […]

  • Video shows ER doctor mock man during anxiety attack: ‘He must be dead!’

    LOS GATOS, Calif. – An ER doctor announcing you’re one of the “least sick of all the people” sounds like good news, but in the case of Samuel Bardwell, it was a callous statement made while he was suffering a full-blown anxiety attack. Now Beth Keegstra, 57, the contracted physician who tended to the 20-year-old last week at El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif., has been permanently taken out of the rotation of ER doctors at all of the […]

  • Woman upset over her nails accused of dragging salon employee with her car

    VALPARAISO, Ind. — A 28-year-old woman is accused of dragging a nail salon employee with her car after walking out without paying because she was unhappy with her nails, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana. Charley Fowler was at the Diamond Nails & Spa on the 2500 block of LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso around noon on Saturday when the incident occurred. Employees at the salon said Fowler was unhappy with the work done on her nails and refused an […]

  • Walmart shopper made $1.3 million worth of fake returns, police say

    YUMA, Ariz. – A 23-year-old Walmart shopper is accused of making fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 of the chain’s stores across the country. Thomas Frudaker was arrested Wednesday. Officials said he made $1.3 million worth of fraudulent returns at Walmart stores. Suspicion arose when Frudaker attempted to return a computer at a Walmart in Yuma, Arizona, officials said. The store reported it appeared he had taken parts out of the machine before making the return. According to CNN affiliate KSWT, […]