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  • Colorado woman still searching for kidney donor after nearly 20 years

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A Colorado woman has been waiting for a kidney transplant for nearly 20 years, KDVR reports. Amid the heartbreak, Amy Meyer continues her struggle to find an organ that will be a match. Battling kidney failure is an arduous process. Three times a week for six hours a day, Meyer heads to the Kidney Center of Westminster to have dialysis machines do the work her kidneys can’t. It’s something she said she’s done for more than 19 […]

  • Man in hazmat suit stalking Kansas neighborhoods has residents on edge

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — He’s dressed in white from head to toe, apparently covering his face so no one recognizes him, and he’s showing up on home surveillance videos across the Overland Park, Kansas area. Summerwood Estates, Polo Fields and Mills Farm neighborhoods don’t get a lot of criminal activity, so when somebody dressed in a hazmat suit started stalking through the neighborhoods, it alarmed a lot of people, WDAF reported. “That’s creepy,” Officer John Lacy said when he watched […]

  • Coyote attacks mother, toddler walking in New Jersey park

    FAIRFIELD, N.J. — A New Jersey mom and her two toddlers were walking in a park Thursday when  they were attacked by a coyote. They were strolling through the Hollywood Avenue Park when another park visitor shouted that a coyote was following them. Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna said the coyote was described as “stalking” the woman as she pushed a double stroller at the recreation area along Hollywood Avenue. The coyote bit the woman and one child, and the stroller […]

  • Patient dies after undergoing fecal transplant procedure

    Fecal transplants, though experimental, have been lifesaving, reports the New York Times, citing the cases of some patients who were being ravaged by “uncontrollable diarrhea” caused by the the bacterial infection C. difficile. But in one recent case, such a transplant was deadly. The FDA announced on Thursday a patient recently died after receiving a fecal transplant, in which healthy fecal matter from a donor is processed in a lab and given to a patient via an infusion or pills in an attempt […]

  • ‘Very tough’ 11-year-old grabs machete and slashes home invader, officials say

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — A machete-wielding 11-year-old thwarted a home invader in North Carolina Friday morning, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Jataveon Dashawn Hall, 19, of Monroe, will be charged with breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, interfering with emergency communications, and assault on a child under 12 when he is released from the hospital. The break-in happened around 11 a.m., according to the sheriffs office. A woman knocked on the door of a home […]

  • Texas nurse with HIV accused of injecting himself with patients’ drugs, refilling vials

    SAN ANTONIO – A Texas nurse allegedly stole drug vials meant for patients so he could inject himself with pain medication, and then refilled the vials with another liquid. Bexar County court records show Kyle Evans, 29, faces charges of tampering with a consumer product and drug diversion. Authorities say the Northeast Methodist Hospital employee was caught in February after stealing five vials of a pain medicine called hydromorphone. Evans allegedly lifted the vials from a Pyxis MedStation, an automated […]

  • Seafood restaurant gets surprise 1-in-2 million blue lobster in its shipment

    EASTHAM, Mass. – Nathan Nickerson III almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week. It was one of many lobsters ordered by his restaurant, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, in Eastham, Massachusetts — except this one was blue. “I said, ‘I think we have something special here.’ I couldn’t believe the color,” Nickerson told CNN. “Everyone was circling around it, just wondering, ‘How did this happen?'” The restaurant […]

  • Indiana teen shot to death in front of his father while trying to sell Xbox

    GARY, Ind. — A 16-year-old Indiana boy was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to sell his Xbox. The teen, identified as Johnny Peluyera, of Gary, was with his father when they met up with two men near 51st and Maryland streets to sell the teen’s Xbox. They arranged the meeting using an online sales app. The boy’s father said he knew something wasn’t quite right. He spotted a gun and tried to warn his son, but the teen was […]

  • 68-year-old woman viciously attacked by robber in front of her Seattle home

    SEATTLE – From her neck to her knee, Mei Mei Yeung is bruised and banged up. Now, police are looking for the man caught on video violently robbing the 68-year-old woman outside of her Seattle home. The graphic surveillance video shows Mei Mei walking home, when a man runs up the driveway and attacks her from behind. Mei Mei tries to fight back and her muffled cries for help are clearly audible. The robber takes her necklace then goes after her […]

  • Mother finds man living in crawlspace above 14-year-old daughter’s closet

    MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Police officers arrested a man who they say was secretly living in a Mt. Juliet family’s attic, according to WTVF. But he didn’t stop there, he was arrested a second time when he returned more than a week later. A mother returned home last weekend and found a stranger standing at the top of the stairs in the home. She yelled for him to get out of the house and called police, but that’s when he ran into […]

  • Grandparents thwart man’s attempt to abduct 6-year-old from Indiana apartment, police say

    LEBANON, Ind. – Police arrested a man accused of trying to take a little girl from her grandparents’ Indiana apartment. Last Monday night, 37-year-old Benjamin Dillon broke busted through the front door and a bedroom door inside the apartment and threatened to take the girl, claiming she was his daughter, Lebanon police said. Police said the 6-year-old girl and her grandmother were sleeping in a back bedroom when he forced his way in. “I was sound asleep in my bedroom and […]

  • Mississippi boy accidentally shoots, kills 12-year-old sister while playing with gun

    HORN LAKE, Miss. — A Mississippi family is grieving over another child lost to an accidental shooting. In fact, it’s the fifth accidental shooting involving a child in the Mid-South since May 1, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, which tracks these type of accidents. Horn Lake Police confirmed a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his sister, also 12, on Monday. The shooting happened inside of a home on Conrail Circle. “Her brother, who’s also approximately 12 years old, […]

  • Infant born with drugs in system found dead in Ohio well; parents arrested

    SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio – The parents of a 4-month-old baby have been arrested after the body of their child was found in a 30-foot-deep well in Ohio. Jessica D. Groves, 39, and Daniel A. Groves, 41, face charges including of abduction and kidnapping. Authorities say more charges will be presented to the grand jury on a later date. According to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, the baby, Dylan Groves, became legal custody of Scioto County Children Services after he was […]

  • You could be swallowing a credit card’s weight in plastic every week

    Globally, we are ingesting an average of 5 grams of plastic every week, the equivalent of a credit card, a new study suggests. This plastic contamination comes from “microplastics” — particles smaller than five millimeters — which are making their way into our food, drinking water and even the air. Around the world, people ingest an average of around 2,000 microplastic particles a week, according to the study by the University of Newcastle, in Australia. These tiny particles can originate […]

  • Scammers targeting Alabama businesses ask to use the phone, then reroute calls

    DECATUR, Ala. – A team of scammers has hit several pizza business locations in the Tennessee Valley, posing as someone who walks into the store and asks to use the phone to make an emergency call. Marco’s Pizza in Decatur and Madison have been victims of this scam in the past week. Shortly after the unknown scammer leaves, the business realizes the phones aren’t ringing — definitely strange for the usual dinner rush. When management called the phone company, they […]

  • Utah mom turns son in after recognizing graffiti tag on Facebook

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — A Utah mother called police after seeing what she believed was her son’s graffiti on a Utah County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page Wednesday. The UCSO said deputies were assigned to three separate graffiti reports in the Silver Lake area of Eagle Mountain and staff posted the images on Facebook. Deputies said the son admitted to spray-painting different areas in the city along with another juvenile. Graffiti was reported on a fence, power box, church meetinghouse and […]

  • Woman says she spotted opossum in South Carolina Applebee’s during meal

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – A customer at a South Carolina Applebee’s says she spotted an opossum at the bar, WIS reports. Adriane Neico posted to Facebook Monday saying she saw the opossum under the counter at the bar. “I paid my bill of $36 and left,” she wrote. “However, I should have been compensated for this meal. Who knows how long he was inside of the restaurant?” Her post has been shared more than 1,700 times. “I hope this post reaches […]

  • Perfect match: Father gives daughter ‘gift of life’ with kidney donation

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Before becoming a mother of three, Amanda Egli had been living with a genetic blood disorder, which causes the kidneys to shut down. Her mother, aunt and uncle all passed away from the hereditary disease. “I decided to have my kids back to back because each pregnancy got harder and harder,” said Egli. The 34-year-old was told earlier this year that she would need to go on dialysis and would eventually need a kidney transplant to […]

  • Alligator rips chunk off Louisiana deputies’ patrol car

    CADDO PARISH, La. – Louisiana deputies managed only to snap a photo of a hulking alligator that took a chunk out of their vehicle. The rogue reptile evaded arrest while Caddo Parish deputies waited for wildlife removal experts, but not before apparently tearing the grill off the front of the deputies’ white Chevy. Deputies found the 8-foot-long gator in the middle of Hwy. 1, the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook Monday. “Took a bite out of crime, did he??” joked […]

  • Michigan woman accused of backhanding car salesman, using racial slurs

    LOWELL, Mich. — A Michigan woman accused of hitting a used car salesman in the face and using racial slurs faces multiple charges, including ethnic intimidation, according to WXMI. The charges stem from an April 24 incident at Betten Baker GMC in Lowell. According to court documents, Shelly Hueckel, of Nashville, backhanded a car salesman who is black, after he appraised her vehicle. “She got upset and told me that I was a scammer,” said the alleged victim, Terrance Smith. […]

  • Police officer buys groceries for boy found walking alone to get snacks for younger sibling

    AUSTIN, Texas — A police officer did something wonderful when he learned a family was going through hard times. According to the Austin Police Department, Officer James Riley was working on June 3 when someone flagged him down to let him know a young boy was walking alone in a parking lot. Officer Riley went up to the child and found out he walked to the corner store alone to get snacks for his younger sibling. The officer was concerned for […]

  • Student uses Snapchat gender filter to launch sting that nabs cop

    [protected-iframe id=”122611e43d684ad58dd57324db31346a-41640108-42336256″ info=”” width=”640″ height=”360″] SAN MATEO, Calif. – Snapchat’s gender-swapping filter has been used to make a viral Evanescence video, alter famous works of art, and reveal Glenn Close’s unexpected male celebrity look-alike since it launched in May. Now, a use that’s a little more impactful: NBC Bay Area reports a local college student used it to create a female photo of himself, then used that image on a series of apps to ultimately expose a San Mateo cop who was allegedly willing to hook […]

  • Newborn found alive in dumpster amid California heatwave

    STOCKTON, Calif. — Police are investigating after a newborn baby was found in a Stockton dumpster Tuesday as Northern California baked for a third straight day in dangerously high heat. Troy Cooper lives in Stockton’s Winslow Village Apartments on Village Green Drive, where he found the baby boy wrapped in plastic inside the dumpster around 11:43 a.m. “How could anybody do this? It was just unbelievable,” he told KTXL. Startled, he called his apartment manager, John Pedebone, for help. Pedebone […]

  • A veteran died in police custody. His body was returned to his family with some organs missing

    NEW YORK – Two days before he died, Everett Palmer Jr. called his brother, Dwayne, to tell him he was on his way from Delaware to New York to visit him and their sick mother. But first, he said, he wanted to resolve an outstanding DUI warrant from an incident in 2016 in Pennsylvania to make sure his license was valid for the drive to see his family. The phone call was the last time the family would hear from […]

  • Police chief gives $575 ticket to driver for throwing lit cigarette out car window

    VICTORIA, British Columbia – A Canadian police chief handed out a hefty ticket to a driver who tossed a lit cigarette out their window. Victoria Police Chief Del Manak tweeted a photo of the $575 ticket, saying it was “575 reasons to not throw your lit cigarette out the car window in front of” Victoria police. 575 reasons to not throw your lit cigarette out the car window in front of @vicpdcanada. Happened in front of me on the hwy. […]

  • ‘A beautiful spirit’: Georgia teen dies after sudden collapse at dance practice

    [protected-iframe id=”aa7970524c91736289aedfdbf78cce87-41640108-42336256″ info=”” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” webkitallowfullscreen=”” mozallowfullscreen=”” allowfullscreen=””] LITHONIA, Ga. – A 17-year-old dancer at a Georgia high school suddenly collapsed Monday morning and died, according to WSB-TV. Elyse Purefoy was in the middle of a drill during a summer practice with the Arabia Mountain High School dance team when she abruptly passed out, witnesses said. Paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced her dead. Her family wrote on a GoFundMe page: “Today started just […]

  • California man dies after drinking minibar scotch at Dominican Republic resort, family says

    TURLOCK, Calif. – A California man is one of four American tourists to have died at a resort in the Dominican Republic in the last several months. Bob Wallace, of Turlock, was in the island country to help celebrate the wedding of his stepson, Tommy Tickenoff. Hospitalized and too sick to participate in the day’s festivities, no one had a clue Wallace wouldn’t be rejoining his family. “We didn’t find out until the next morning that he had passed, which is […]

  • Father ‘completely forgot’ baby in hot car at Ohio shopping center

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Westlake police said a man was arrested and charged with endangering children after he said he “completely forgot” his baby in the car Saturday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., Crocker Park security received a call about a baby locked in a car on the ground floor of the Main Street garage at Crocker Park, according to a police press release. Temperatures that day were about 70-75 degrees with 50% humidity. Police said the vehicle’s windows were rolled up […]

  • Boy on unicorn float drifts half a mile off North Carolina coast

    OAK ISLAND, N.C. – A day at the beach turned into a frightening rescue for one 8-year-old boy after the giant unicorn-shaped raft he was playing on suddenly drifted out to sea. Declan O’Connor found himself holding on for life as high winds swept him further into the Atlantic Ocean, the unicorn’s head and horn serving as a stand-in sail. Luckily for the boy, a team of rescuers were quickly on scene and retrieved him. Local rescue chief Tony Young […]

  • ‘Califas’: Homemade license plate on big rig leads to DUI arrest

    MOORPARK, Calif. – A man wanted on an arrest warrant was caught in Southern California after a motorcycle officer spotted the fake license plate on the tractor-trailer he was driving, authorities said Tuesday. The counterfeit license plate, painted black and yellow and reading “Califas” instead of California, prompted the officer to pull the truck over in the city of Moorpark, Senior Deputy David Anaya with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The driver appeared to be under […]

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