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  • YouTube down: Major outage prompts outcry on social media

    YouTube has reported widespread outages on several of their sites Tuesday evening. According to Down Detector, the outage is affecting users coast-to-coast, but the issues reportedly extend to the rest of the world, as well. YouTube has had similar issues in the past, but they aren’t common and rarely last as long as Tuesday’s – more than 50 minutes. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know […]

  • How ‘The Conners’ dealt with Roseanne’s departure

    Warning: This story contains spoilers about the series premiere of “The Conners.” So, Roseanne was right. Nearly five months since ABC’s much-publicized axing of its “Roseanne” revival from its lineup, the network on Tuesday premiered “The Conners,” a half hour spin-off framed around the fictional family of Roseanne Conner. In the first episode, Dan (John Goodman), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Roseanne’s children are three weeks into dealing with the aftermath of her sudden death from what they believe to be a heart attack. […]

  • Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

    NEW YORK – A 61-year-old who experienced a severe cognitive decline before his death may have had squirrel brains to blame. A new report on the 2015 death in Rochester, New York, finds that he may have suffered from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a rare brain condition you’ve likely heard of as “mad cow disease.” That’s what it’s called when it’s tied to consumption of contaminated beef, but in this case, doctors suspect a different culprit. The man was a […]

  • Baby girl found dead in oven had been ‘stabbed and burned,’ Mississippi sheriff says

    SHAW, Miss. — Mississippi officials are investigating after a girl was found dead inside a heated oven Monday. The girl’s grandmother has been taken into custody but not charged, Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams told local news outlets. He did not identify her, but said she would be facing some type of murder charge. Police were called Monday night to a home on Martin Luther King Drive in the small city of Shaw, Williams said. There, officers found the body of […]

  • ‘Especially chilling’: Family finds ‘perfectly-cut hole’ in toddler’s bedroom window

    IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. — A California family is warning neighbors after they recently made an unsettling discovery in their toddler’s nursery. The boy’s parents say someone cut a near-perfect circle of glass out of his bedroom window. “This isn’t something really random. This is something calculated,” Vanya, the homeowner, said. “There’s something especially chilling about this, I think.” Vanya said he and his wife were on their way back home from the movies when they got a call of panic from their […]

  • White woman who tried to block black tenant from entering building speaks out

    ST. LOUIS – A white St. Louis woman who lost her job after a video circulated online showing her refusing to let a black tenant inside the building spoke to KTVI Tuesday. The woman, Hillary Thornton, said the man didn’t have a key fob to get inside and forced his way in the apartment building. She reached out to share her side of the story after being called a racist and receiving death threats. “When I noticed an individual that […]

  • Mom accused of using 3-year-old daughter to make child porn

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – An Ohio mother accused of sexually abusing her 3-year-old daughter faces multiple felony charges. Kayla Parker, 26, has been charged with sexual abuse and exploitation of children, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault. Parker, of Dayton, has been extradited to Pennsylvania, where she – along with her ex-boyfriend, David Carbonaro – allegedly made the recordings roughly four years ago, according to a new release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “This is an egregious […]

  • Man who said he got ‘bigger sundaes’ in prison arrested after fight over ice cream price

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – A man accused of assaulting and berating workers at an Ohio ice cream parlor over the price of ice cream wound up in jail, according to WJW. Sandusky police were called to Cobbs Ice Cream Sunday afternoon after a customer became angry when told the cost of a small sundae. “He told the clerks that the prices were too high and that when he was in prison he could get bigger sundaes for a cheaper price,” said Sgt. […]

  • Virginia firefighter lost leg in crash that killed colleague during Tropical Storm Michael

    HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – While Virginia firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own in a fatal crash,  the injuries of another are just now coming to light. Lt. Brad Clark died Thursday while responding to an emergency call as the remains of Tropical Storm Michael swept over Central Virginia. The 43-year-old firefighter was killed when a tractor-trailer struck the fire truck Clark and three colleagues were standing outside of on the shoulder of I-295. Clark died at […]

  • Visitors complain of mock rape at Ohio haunted house

    AKRON, Ohio – Several employees at a haunted house in Ohio have been suspended after a couple complained they were subjected to a mock rape, according to WJW. Akron Fright Fest is promoted as an extreme haunted house experience. Located on the grounds of the Melanie Lake at Kim Tam Park recreation area in Uniontown, it includes six haunted houses of varying degrees of intensity. For three of the haunted houses, visitors are asked to sign waivers with the understanding […]

  • Former kennel owner charged with bestiality, animal abuse after videos surface

    SUFFOLK, Va. – A Virginia woman who ran a dog kennel company with her husband is accused of sexually abusing animals and recording the acts, according to WTKR. Christina Patterson, 42, faces six counts of bestiality and six counts of animal cruelty after her arrest Friday. The investigation into Patterson and her husband, 47-year-old Richard Allen Patterson, began in July of 2017 when the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms obtained a search warrant to investigate Imperial K-9, LLC. […]

  • Parents say Little Caesars pizza left 2-year-old with second-degree burns

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A Georgia couple says a trip to Little Caesars left their 2-year-old daughter screaming in pain after scalding-hot cheese and sauce fell onto the child’s hand and leg Friday evening. The girl’s mother, Koddi Dunn, of Cornelia, told WXIA they were on their way home from visiting with her husband’s mother when they decided to stop at a Little Caesars in Lawrenceville they often went to. The Dunns said it was packed around 8:30, but they waited and […]

  • Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of Seahawks, dead at 65

    SEATTLE – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died on Monday at the age of 65 after a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, according to a press release from his company, Vulcan Inc. Allen, one of the most influential businessmen and philanthropists in Seattle history, was also the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, part-owner of the Seattle Sounders and founder of the Museum of Pop Culture. Allen was born Jan. 21, 1953 in Seattle and met Gates while attending Lakeside School. […]

  • Man shot after triggering own booby trap while feeding squirrels at North Carolina home

    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man who booby-trapped his backdoor with a shotgun shot himself when he opened the door, according to deputies. WCNC reported that the 68-year-old man seriously injured himself with his own booby trap at about 11:30 a.m. Monday at his Cleveland County home. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” Capt. Jon Wright, with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, told the Gaston Gazette. Cleveland Co Sheriff’s Office says first arriving deputy used his tactical […]

  • Teen accused of shooting at road sign, accidentally killing Marine on his front porch

    GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. – A South Carolina teenager is accused of firing a gun at a road sign and accidentally shooting and killing a Marine on his porch. The State newspaper reported that 17-year-old Eason Reid Gravley faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a handgun in connection to the death of 48-year-old Joe Darius Black. The suspect allegedly fired the gun at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood County, fatally hitting the victim in the chest. The bullet “passed through […]

  • The 25 best cities for millennial job seekers

    Photo Credit: Aleksandr Davydov / Alamy Stock Photo It’s a great time to be entering the workforce or looking for a new job. According to the New York Fed, the job market for young people, and especially college graduates, is the strongest it’s been since the 2008 Recession. Overall unemployment currently stands at 4 percent, dipping to 3.7 percent for recent graduates and just 2.3 percent for all college graduates. Similarly, underemployment for recent graduates, which is common for young […]

  • ‘Cornerstore Caroline’: Video shows moment woman claims 9-year-old sexually assaulted her

    NEW YORK — A New York City woman is under fire after calling 911 on a young child, claiming he had groped her inside a Brooklyn deli, according to WPIX. The incident, which has sparked a firestorm on social media, happened Wednesday at the Sahara Deli Market on Albemarle Road in Flatbush. The woman identified, as Teresa Klein, was being rung up at the front counter when the child walked by wearing a large backpack. According to Klein, the boy “grabbed […]

  • Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of shuttered Detroit funeral home

    DETROIT – Construction workers found the bodies of 11 infants inside a defunct Detroit funeral home Friday, police say. The crew was working on the Cantrell Funeral Home on the city’s east side when they found the bodies just before 5:30 p.m., according to The Detroit News. Police say the bodies had been hidden in the ceiling of the Mack Avenue business – eight inside a cardboard box and three others in individual bags inside a casket. In late April […]

  • Michigan man found guilty of shooting at teen who asked for directions

    A Michigan man who fired a gun at a teenager asking for directions was found guilty Friday of assault with intent to do great bodily harm in the April incident, which was captured on video in vivid detail. The jury at Oakland County Circuit Court also found Jeffrey Craig Zeigler, 53, guilty of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Zeigler had been on trial on a charge of assault with intent to murder for shooting at […]

  • 76-year-old tries to attack son with chainsaw, son runs him over with lawn mower

    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Tennessee man lost one of his legs after his son, trying to fend off the 76-year-old’s chainsaw attack, drove over the older man with a lawn mower, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The father, identified as Douglas Ferguson, of Bristol, now faces a charge of attempted second degree murder, according to the Bristol Herald Courier. The incident happened June 28, but, because of the severity of the injury, authorities weren’t able to serve the […]

  • City council candidate – and wife of mayor – accused of stealing rivals’ campaign signs

    FULLERTON, Calif. – A Southern California businessman said dozens of campaign signs he recently erected have all disappeared — and a review of surveillance footage, he said, points to the wife of Mayor Doug Chaffee. Paulette Marshall Chaffee was herself running for public office, specifically a seat on the Fullerton City Council. Tony Bushala said he spent more than $1,000 for signs opposing her candidacy and put them up across town, but they’ve since gone missing. “I put 180 signs […]

  • 71-year-old man loses $80K in romance scam by overseas con artist

    INDIANAPOLIS – A 71-year-old man looking for a relationship wound up losing tens of thousands of dollars to a con artist after falling prey to an online romance scam, according to police. After meeting a stranger on Facebook, the Indianapolis man developed a nine-month friendship with someone in Germany, only to realize he’d fallen victim to what police say is one of the most common cons in the country. The victim told police that, all told, he wired $80,000 to the […]

  • Community rallies behind cancer survivor who says he was told to cover his face

    WALTERBORO, S.C. – A community in South Carolina has rallied behind a cancer survivor who said he was told to cover his face while at a store in Walterboro. Kirby Evans, who lost his nose and one of his eyes during a battle with cancer, told WCSC he was asked  to cover up if he wanted to eat at the store and gas station called the Forks Pit Stop. “It hurt deep inside. I’ve never been treated like that. Never,” Kirby […]

  • Arkansas sheriff says outrage over Nike-shirt mugshots is a ‘big misunderstanding’

    UNION COUNTY, Ark. – An Arkansas sheriff’s office has been accused of putting Nike shirts on inmates for mugshots in a mocking protest of the company’s deal with Colin Kaepernick, KTHV reports. “It’s all a big misunderstanding,” said Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts. The sheriff’s office issued the statement after Shaun King, a civil rights activist, tweeted the following: “The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots. Source says […]

  • 3 arrested after kidnapped man found naked, badly hurt in abandoned California home

    FONTANA, Calif. – Two men and a woman face a slew of charges after a man was found naked and severely injured in an abandoned home in an unincorporated part of Fontana, California, authorities announced Wednesday. Deputies were initially called to a residence on Catawba Avenue near Ceres Avenue last Thursday afternoon after a citizen reported homeless people occupying the abandoned house, according to a Fontana Sheriff’s Department news release. When they arrived, the deputies came upon three individuals leaving […]

  • Family to sue Applebee’s after baby burned by steaming water

    NEW YORK — A family plans to sue Applebee’s after they say their 17-month-old baby was severely burned by steaming water at a location in the New York City borough of Queens. Cadien Scott Gaffney suffered second degree burns in the Friday incident, according to Kourtnei Patterson, a spokesperson for the family, after the family requested hot water to sterilize utensils. When the server brought it to the table, the baby was able to pull the hot water onto himself, according […]

  • Mom who shielded infant daughter from tennis ball-sized hail shares photos of her injuries

    QUEENSLAND, Australia – An Australian mother caught in a severe storm with her infant daughter shielded the child with her own body as hail ripped through her car Thursday. Fiona Simpson was driving northwest of Brisbane in the rural town of Kingaroy with her baby and grandmother when they became trapped in the storm, hail the size of a tennis ball shattering the vehicle’s windows, according to the Courier-Mail. “We parked at the side of the [road] when the storm […]

  • Cat minutes from being thrown into garbage truck rescued by good Samaritan

    NEW YORK – Some animal rescuers call it one of the worst cases of animal neglect they’ve seen, but thanks to a good Samaritan, the story has a happy ending. Someone left a cat stuffed into an undersized cat carrier in a pile of trash bags bound for a New York City garbage truck’s compactor, and now the search is on for the person that did it. The cat’s been named Raymond, after Raymond Deidesheimer, 28, a lifelong Bronx resident who […]

  • Victim left to die in van overlooked at police impound lot for 49 days, lawsuit says

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a shooting victim whose body was found in a police impound lot weeks after his death is taking the city to court. The body of Bardo Hernandez was found in a van at the Memphis Police Department impound lot after he was shot during a robbery in December, according to WREG. Police had overlooked his body for 49 days. Hernandez’s family filed a lawsuit Thursday, saying his life was in the department’s hands, and they […]

  • Men indicted after mom finds video of 9-month-old being raped

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two Tennessee men accused of raping a 9-month-old child and recording it have been indicted by a grand jury, according to WREG. The child’s mother reported the incident to police after she found videos of the crime on a cellphone, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office. The suspects were later identified by police as Isiah Hayes, 19, and Daireus Ice, 22. In one of those videos, authorities say, one of the suspects was nude from the […]