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  • Teen fights for survival after headache leads to life-changing diagnosis

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – An Iowa teen is fighting for his life after what he thought was a headache turned out to be a life-threatening condition. Christopher Bunch, a 14-year-old aspiring YouTube personality about to start his freshman year in high school told his family that his head started hurting after a football practice last week. “If anything, I was thinking he’s probably just really dehydrated,” Christopher’s mom, Destiny Maynard, told WQAD. Christopher spent most of the next 48 hours sleeping. […]

  • Video shows officers frantically saving shelter animals as wildfire closes in

    SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. – Sixty cats and dogs are back safe in their kennels at the Solano County SPCA, days after the Nelson Fire in Northern California forced them out. As the fire barreled toward the shelter on Friday, Vacaville Police Officer Carly Stone ran inside. “We probably started frantically collecting cats and dogs and in about eight or 10 minutes the flames got too close and we knew we had to leave. We were forced to leave,” Stone said. […]

  • Woman arrested for blasting same opera song for 16 years

    STUROVO, Slovakia – A woman in Slovakia started playing opera at a loud volume to drown out the sound of a neighbor’s barking dog—and then continued blasting the music, at all hours of the day, for 16 years, neighbors say. She has finally been arrested and faces charges of harassment and malicious persecution, the BBC reports, citing local media. Neighbors say she constantly played a four-minute aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, as performed by Placido Domingo, at full blast.  Local residents reportedly […]

  • Road rage dispute on California highway leaves both drivers dead

    SACRAMENTO – In the early hours of Sunday morning, a collision escalated into a physical altercation between two California drivers, leading to the deaths of both men. The California Highway Patrol is still trying to piece together what happened in the deadly dispute along Interstate 5 outside of Sacramento. CHP officials spent most of the morning on I-5 investigating the scene, and the highway was closed for several hours. “At about 3:44 this morning the highway patrol received reports of […]

  • Woman accused of killing boyfriend’s toddler Googled ‘how to do CPR,’ police say

    CLAIRTON, Pa. – Police are looking for a 21-year-old woman they believe killed her boyfriend’s toddler daughter, then searched online for a way to revive the child instead of calling 911, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. On Monday, Allegheny County authorities said they are searching for 21-year-old Deasha Ringgold in the April 27 death of 23-month-old Aubree Sherrell. According to her iPhone’s data, Ringgold used Google to search “how to do cpr on a baby,” “my friend go choked out […]

  • ‘Cat whisperer’ wanted: Get paid to live on a Greek island, care for dozens of cats

    SYROS, Greece – A cat sanctuary in Greece has been flooded with messages after advertising a one-of-a-kind position. The chosen candidate must be willing to live on the Greek island of Syros and care for 55 cats. It’s a part-time, paid position consisting of four-hour work days with living arrangements provided. According to a job description, Joan Bowell posted on the Facebook page for God’s Little People Cat Rescue, the perfect employee is someone who is “a genuinely passionate cat lover who knows […]

  • Police chief’s son accused in brutal assault of Sikh man appears in court

    STOCKTON, Calif. – The teenage son of a California police chief accused of assaulting a Sikh man in a disturbing attack caught on video was arraigned Friday. Tyrone McAllister, 18, is facing charges of elder abuse, attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He flipped his middle fingers at KTXL’s camera during his arraignment. McAllister is the estranged son of Union City Police Chief Darryl McAllister. Investigators say tips from the public and help from McAllister’s family helped officers […]

  • Missy Elliott approves of ‘funky white sister’ performing ‘Work It’

    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. — When Missy Elliott’s “Work It” comes on the radio it can be hard not to sing along, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to pull it off. It’s a tricky song that requires singing some of the lyrics backwards. It’s no problem for Mary Halsey. (WARNING: Video includes some explicit lyrics) She posted a video of herself singing the song at a park in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on July 29th. It’s now been viewed more […]

  • Dad ‘grades’ letter from school after receiving fine for son’s absence

    EXMOUTH, England – After a family vacation resulted in a fine from his son’s school, one dad decided to take a red marker to the mistake-riddled letter officials sent. Daniel Moore, a baker and father of two from Exmouth, England posted the letter from the Devon County Council on Facebook. He said he’d pay the fine, but called the council “hypocrites” and promised to send the letter back “marked and graded.” Moore received the $77 penalty after his son missed […]

  • FedEx tractor-trailer plunges off highway bridge in Arkansas

    SAINT FRANCIS COUNTY, Ark. — A FedEx truck plunged off a bridge and into a water-filled ravine on Interstate 40 Friday afternoon, the Saint Francis County Sheriff’s Department said. The accident happened near mile marker 256, which is the Highway 503 exit about 40 minutes west of Memphis. The truck crashed into another semi-truck before falling into the ravine from the bridge, officials at the scene said. The driver was airlifted to a hospital in Memphis after he was rescued […]

  • Video shows rabid beaver attack father, 7-year-old daughter during kayaking trip

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A peaceful day kayaking turned into a scene ripped from a horror movie for a father, daughter and the family dog Sunday when they had to fend off a rabid beaver. Dan Wherley told WPMT that, at first, he was excited to see wildlife during their daughter outing on Conewago Creek in Adams County. When the animal started biting at his kayak, he knew something was wrong and yelled a warning to 7-year-old Layla. “Get away […]

  • Mountain lion breaks into house, kills homeowner’s cat

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado resident walked in on a very unwelcome guest Wednesday night after returning home to find that a mountain lion had managed to slip inside the residence. Last night, a mountain lion entered a home on Marine St through a screen door, No people were injured but a house cat was killed. Please keep ground level doors and windows closed and locked at night and when you are not home. (This is also good advice for bears […]

  • Four-day school week goes into effect in Colorado district

    BRIGHTON, Colo. – Thousands of students and parents in one Colorado district will find the school week shortened to just four days. In School District 27J it’s the first time they’ve tried out the four-day school week, a recent trend especially among rural schools. The district said it will save about $1 million a year by going to a four-day school week. But parents say it’s going to end up costing them instead. That’s because parents who work on Mondays […]

  • Boy severely burned after mom says another child lit him on fire

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Vibrant, fun-loving and compassionate are words Ashley Lyons describes her 7-year-old son, but a recent attack has made her little boy nearly unrecognizable, she told WDAF. Lyons said she received a call saying her son was headed to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City after another child doused him in fingernail polish remover and “lit him on fire, on purpose.” When she arrived, doctors told her the extent of Julien’s injuries. “The burns were so bad that […]

  • Orca mother carries dead calf for 17th day as it starts to ‘come apart’

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — An orca mother off the coast of Canada continues to hold on to her dead calf, even as its carcass decomposes on top of her. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research said the southern resident orca J35 was spotted Thursday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the south shore of Vancouver Island. She was still holding her dead calf, marking day 17 of her “tour of grief.” The baby is starting to […]

  • Chipotle testing new bacon items to lure back customers

    Chipotle’s latest idea to woo customers back: Bacon. The company will test both applewood smoked bacon and nachos in some cities this fall. Chipotle is working to win customers back after a series of health scares during the past few years — most notably an E.coli outbreak in late 2015 that made 60 customers in 14 states sick. To get back on track, the company hired a new CEO, developed a new ad campaign and is experimenting with new menu items. It offered […]

  • The McGold Card is real, and it could get you free McDonald’s for life

    The stuff of pop culture rumors and fast food lovers’ dreams, the McGold Card does indeed exist, McDonald’s confirms. “The mysterious McGold Card, which for years has been rumored to grant a select few free McDonald’s, for life, is in fact real and returning for one fan,” the company said in a press release. The McGold Card doesn’t necessarily mean unlimited food however. According to the fine print, the winner can collect two free meals per week for 50 years.  McDonald’s […]

  • Man who tied up, sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl will serve no jail time

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A former Virginia high school student who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl will serve no active prison time, a judge ruled Wednesday. Logan Michael Osborn, 19, pleaded guilty in September to the charge of having carnal knowledge of the girl. At the time, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with eight years suspended. In early January, Chesterfield Circuit Court Judge T.J. Hauler decided to pause the two-year term, saying that he wanted more time to […]

  • Father and son caught on video shooting mother bear, ‘shrieking’ cubs: police

    ESTHER ISLAND, Alaska – On Esther Island in Alaska, a motion-detecting camera was set up in a bear den as part of a joint three-year study between the US Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. What that camera captured has now led to felony and misdemeanor charges against a Palmer father and son, who authorities say shot dead a sow black bear and her two just-born cubs, then tried to cover it up once they saw […]

  • Man grieved at wrong headstone for 30 years after cemetery mix-up

    MANCHESTER, England – A man in England who’d always visited the grave of the daughter he lost in her infancy multiple times per year was shocked to learn recently that he’d been visiting the wrong cemetery plot. Per BBC, George Salt lost his daughter, Victoria, just days after her birth in 1988. Twice a year ever since, he’s visited the same headstone to pay his respects to the girl he knew so briefly. But on a recent trip to Southern Cemetery […]

  • Top 20 cities with the worst drivers

    Now that summer is in full swing, expect both traffic incidents and road fatalities to spike across the nation. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently reported that summer and early fall are the deadliest times of year on the country’s roads, attributing this to the increased number of road trips and miles driven. In fact, July and August see approximately 116 road deaths per day in the U.S., making these the deadliest months on record. With more vehicles in motion […]

  • Police chief’s son, 16-year-old arrested in brutal attack on 71-year-old Sikh man

    MANTECA, Calif. – The 18-year-old estranged son of a California police chief and a 16-year-old boy are in custody following the brutal beating of a Sikh man that was caught on surveillance video. Investigators say Tyrone McAllister and his teen accomplice kicked and spat on 71-year-old Sahib Singh Natt outside Greystone Park in the Northern California city of Manteca Monday morning. The attack was caught on a neighbor’s home surveillance, and Manteca police say McAllister’s family was integral in the […]

  • Teen girl arrested in death of missing 7-year-old whose body was ‘intentionally concealed’

    DENVER – A 16-year-old girl had been taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of a 7-year-old Denver boy, police said Wednesday afternoon. Jordan Vong was reported missing Monday afternoon. On Tuesday night, officials searched the family’s northeast Denver home and found Vong’s body. “Approximately 30 minutes into the search, sadly, we found Jordan deceased,” said Denver Police Division Chief Joe Montoya. “His body was intentionally concealed.” Officers arrested the teenage girl Wednesday morning. The exact circumstances […]

  • Driver’s test ends in arrest after police find gun, drugs and $15K in car

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. — A Maryland man was arrested after a gun and drugs were found in a car he was going to take a driver’s test with, WBAL-TV reports. Reginald Wooding Jr., 22, of Glen Burnie, faces nearly a dozen charges that include engaging in a drug-trafficking crime while transporting a firearm, possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Authorities said Wooding was waiting in line in his mom’s car to take the […]

  • Contaminated food kills at least 9, sickens dozens at funeral in Peru

    AYACUCHO, Peru – At least nine people died and dozens more became ill after eating contaminated food at a Peruvian funeral. Initial tests by the country’s health department found insecticides in the food served to mourners on Monday in Ayacucho, a southern Andean region of Peru. Officials investigating the case have taken samples to test the food and beverages that were served to determine the exact contaminants, according to a statement from Peru’s Ministry of Health. Fifty-two people became ill, […]

  • ‘I warned him’: Grandmother says she shot man who exposed himself, tried to enter home

    HOUSTON — A Texas grandmother shot a man accused of exposing himself and trying to enter her southeast Houston home, according to police. The shooting happened in the 6600 block of Cherry Dale Drive around 6 p.m. Tuesday, KIAH reports. The man was riding down the street on a bike, exposing himself, when he approached the woman in her yard, police said. “Some guy pulled off his pants and pulled his pants open, playing with his thing, and he ran […]

  • Woman gives birth while overdosing on heroin in Burger King bathroom, police say

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – A mother believed to be overdosing on heroin gave birth in an Ohio Burger King bathroom stall, and first responders found the baby alive in the toilet Friday afternoon, according to Chillicothe police. Police initially responded to reports of a man who had passed out in a vehicle and that a woman, who was with him, had overdosed, according to WSYX. Officers said they found 26-year-old Zachary Frey passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle and […]

  • Couple gets married at Alabama hospital so grandmother can attend wedding

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala – What would you do if a beloved family member couldn’t come to your wedding? A young couple from Lynchburg, Tennessee decided to bring the ceremony to the groom’s grandmother, who is recovering in an Alabama hospital. Kyle Burton’s grandmother raised him as her own son. She had a stroke in July and as of this weekend, she still couldn’t leave the hospital. But he made sure she didn’t miss his special day. Bailey and Kyle Burton exchanged […]

  • Woman accused of giving birth in car, leaving baby in trash bag

    LEXINGTON, S.C. – A South Carolina woman is accused of giving birth in her car Friday, then abandoning the newborn baby in the vehicle. Brennan Hailey Geller, 21, faces a charge of homicide by child abuse. The arrest warrant says Geller failed to provide any medical care for the child and “placed the newborn in a trash bag and drove home with the baby in the floorboard,” according to a press release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office. “We became aware […]

  • At least 8 people hurt, 3 animals killed by large hail at Colorado zoo

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least eight people were hospitalized after being hit by large hail at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon. The zoo said that one duck and two vultures were killed in the storm, according to KDVR. Authorities said that the victims were being treated for traumatic injuries caused by the powerful hailstorm, but officials have not released the victims’ conditions. All guests from the zoo are being transported via public transit to the […]