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  • Twin boys found in ‘cages’ bolted to the wall inside California home

    MODOC, Calif. – The parents of two small children who were found trapped inside makeshift cages bolted to the wall of a Northern California home have been arrested, authorities said Monday. The grim discovery was made while deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of C/R 101, according to a news release from the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office. The warrant was obtained after shell casings were found on the property when a CHP officer visited to […]

  • Philip Morris International to sell life insurance with discounts for ex-smokers

    LONDON – Philip Morris International, the company that sells Marlboro, Chesterfield, Parliaments and other brands internationally, has a new product set to launch in the UK – life insurance. The company says the insurance provider, reviti, will offer “highly competitive” premiums with incentives for quitting cigarettes, or for giving up tobacco and nicotine entirely. Reviti insurance, which will start at $6.47 per month, “plans to launch a range of insurance policies that incentivise better lifestyle choices, such as improving your […]

  • K-9’s face covered with 200 quills after encountering porcupine during search

    COOS BAY, Ore. – An Oregon sheriff’s K-9 is recovering after an encounter with a porcupine during a suspect search left him with more than 200 quills covering his face, authorities said Monday. K-9 Odin was tracking a 29-year-old man being sought on felony warrants around 6 p.m. Saturday in the Barview area when he crossed paths with a porcupine, according to a news release from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. Odin was struck with more than 200 quills, some […]

  • Worker dies after falling into meat grinder at Pennsylvania plant

    MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A worker at a Pennsylvania processing plant is dead after falling into a meat grinder Monday, according to WNEP. “This was a horrible accident,” Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. It happened at Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy Township. The coroner says the 35-year-old female fell into the machinery around 11:30 a.m. It’s not clear yet what may have caused her to fall, but Kiessling told the paper that she was […]

  • Couple furious after dealership ‘gave away’ the car they left for servicing

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A couple is furious at a Sacramento County car dealership after they say their vehicle was stolen right off the lot. “We dropped off our vehicle for service for the A/C because it’s starting to get warm in Sacramento,” Steve Russell said. Last Friday, Steve and his wife Trish left their 2017 Ford Fusion at the Future Ford dealership on Madison Avenue near Interstate 80 and saw something that made them feel uneasy. “The employee left the […]

  • ‘Truly a miracle’: Pastor says child thrown from 3rd floor mall balcony has no brain damage

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America is showing “real signs of recovery,” according to a post on behalf of the family. According to KARE, Mac Hammond, the pastor at the family’s church, said the boy, who he identified as Landen, had gone through an MRI that lasted five hours and referred to the results as “truly a miracle.” “Doctors said they found no brain damage — not even any swelling,” […]

  • Mom accused of leaving 11-month-old baby home alone to have breakfast with friend

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A mother has been charged with child neglect after admitting to investigators to leaving her baby at home alone to have breakfast with a friend, WSMV reports. According to the affidavit, officers went to a home early Sunday morning after a man called police to report that his ex-girlfriend should have been at the home watching their 11-month-old child and he couldn’t get in touch with her. When officers arrived around 4:22 a.m., they tried knocking on the door […]

  • Men notice woman eating alone, invite her to join them in touching act of kindness

    OXFORD, Ala. — A beautiful gesture at an Alabama restaurant has gone viral. A man named Jamario Howard posted on Facebook that he and two of his friends went to eat at a restaurant in Oxford last week when he noticed a woman sitting alone. Jamario wrote, “My exact thoughts was ‘dang I’d hate to have to eat alone.’” That’s when he decided to do something about it. Jamario said he walked up to the woman and asked if he […]

  • Family’s missing puppy found hanging in woods behind their home

    MONTE NE, Ark. — An Arkansas family is calling for justice after finding their missing puppy hanging from a noose in the woods behind their home. The family said they searched everywhere they could think of, including local animal shelters, after their beagle mix Chevy went missing from their yard during the afternoon of April 16. Two days after Chevy went missing, Paula McNeil’s children decided to check the woods behind their home one last time – that’s when they […]

  • Father chases down, shoots carjacker who stole vehicle with man’s son inside: sheriff

    LANTANA, Fla. – A Florida father chased down and shot a carjacking suspect who deputies say drove off with the man’s 2012 Honda and 6-year-old son, who was sitting inside the vehicle at the time. Just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, 29-year-old Lamar Thurman got behind the wheel of the owner’s car, which was left running outside a Lantana residence while the unidentified victim said goodbye to friends, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office news release. Thurman drove away, […]

  • Royal family releases new photos of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday

    Three new photos of the UK’s Prince Louis have been released by his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, ahead of his first birthday on Tuesday. The pictures, taken by Catherine earlier this month, show a rosy-cheeked and cheerful-looking Louis having fun with the grass in the grounds of Anmer Hall, Norfolk, the family’s country residence. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow […]

  • Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., dies at 65

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Brenda Jackson, the mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died after a battle with cancer. JR Motorsports announced Jackson’s passing on Monday afternoon. JRM mourns the passing of Brenda Jackson. Full Story ➡️ https://t.co/sG47xurzfO pic.twitter.com/vF7280ZRWP — JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) April 22, 2019 “Known for her wit, charisma and unparalleled ability to cut to the heart of any matter, Jackson became an instant favorite to her friends and colleagues at JR Motorsports when she […]

  • Tesla investigates after video allegedly shows Model S car exploding in China

    SHANGHAI – Tesla is investigating after one of its vehicles appeared to explode in China. A short video of surveillance footage posted on Chinese social media site Weibo showed white smoke emerging from what looks like a white Tesla car parked at a lot in Shanghai. After a few seconds, the electric vehicle bursts into flames and the clip ends soon afterward. The video, which was filmed just after 8:15 pm local time on April 21, appears to show a Tesla Model […]

  • Two 14-year-old Florida girls plotted to kill 9 people, police say

    AVON PARK, Fla. – Two Florida middle school students are facing felony charges for conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping after their arrests on Wednesday, WFTS reports. According to arrest records, an Avon Park Middle School teacher noticed the 14-year-old girls acting “hysterical” while looking for a folder. The teacher told authorities she heard one of the teenagers say, “I’m just going to tell them it’s a prank if they call me or if they find it.” “It doesn’t matter […]

  • ‘Can you bring me McDonald’s?’: 5-year-old calls 911 for help with fast food craving

    [protected-iframe id=”8db11e6f284891cc73892e49fa388a68-28572381-51871203″ info=”https://media.wzzm13.com/embeds/video/69-60d30789-b728-421c-a047-895cd695d8b4/iframe” width=”640″ height=”360″] WYOMING, Mich. – A 5-year-old from Michigan made a memorable call to police after craving some fast food recently. According to WZZM, Iziah Hall really wanted McDonad’s, but his grandma was still sleeping. So, the boy decided to call 911 to see if they could help. Here’s how the conversation went: Dispatcher: “Kent County 911 what’s your emergency?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: “I’m sorry what?” Iziah: “Can you bring me McDonald’s?” Dispatcher: […]

  • ‘House of horrors’: Turpin parents get 25 years to life as children speak publicly about abuse

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The couple who admitted to the torture and abuse of the majority of their 13 children who were held captive in a “house of horrors” in Southern California have been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison during an emotional court hearing Friday. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 50, wept openly before the sentencing, wiping their eyes with tissues as some of their children spoke publicly for the first time about their ordeal. The victims discussed […]

  • Glaring misspelling outside Florida school has people shaking their heads

    DORAL, Fla. — A road crew in Florida had one job – and they definitely get an “F” for spelling. Instead of “SCHOOL,” massive, all-caps letters in a Doral, Florida school zone spelled out “SCOHOL,” according to WPLG. “It’s not a good thing when you misspell school. It’s not a good look. At all,” resident Maxwell Easter said. The flub went viral on social media and the city later tweeted that the private contractor responsible for the error has now corrected its […]

  • Recall of blood pressure drug losartan expanded

    If you take blood pressure medicine, you’ll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Tests found trace amounts of a potentially cancer-causing impurity called N-methylnitrosobutyric acid in some of these drugs. The company is recalling 36 additional lots, it said Thursday. A full list of recalled drugs is available on the US Food and Drug Administration website. The company hasn’t had any reports of users getting sick, but the impurity level in these […]

  • California grandmother accused of killing 3-year-old grandson

    MILPITAS, Calif. – A California woman is charged with killing her 3-year-old grandson, police announced Thursday. On Wednesday, officers obtained a warrant and arrested Foos Abdi Hashi in San Jose; she now faces charges of homicide, felony child abuse and misdemeanor child abuse. On Monday, first responders found the boy unresponsive at a Milpitas home and performed CPR, but he later died at the hospital. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office found the cause of death to be “manual strangulation,” […]

  • Indiana man killed in WWII laid to rest 76 years later

    MARION, Ind. – Family came together Thursday to honor a man who fought for his country in World War II, but his remains were left undiscovered for 76 years. Fred Evert Freet, who was a private in the United States Marine Corps, was only 18 years old when he was killed on November 20, 1943. It happened during a battle on Betio Island as U.S. Naval ships approached Tarawa Atoll. Thousands of lives were lost over a 76-hour span in […]

  • Parents warn others after 11-year-old suffers fatal reaction to toothpaste

    WEST COVINA, Calif. – The parents of a Southern California girl who they say died of an allergic reaction to toothpaste containing milk are speaking out to warn others. Parents Monique Altamirano and Jose Saldate, both 43, told Yahoo Lifestyle they had EpiPens and had always taken great care to  avoid anything that might trigger their daughter’s severe dairy allergy. Vigilant about packing safe meals to take to birthday parties and reading the fine print on food labels, the parents […]

  • Man charged after body-slamming woman for unplugging PlayStation, police say

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Nashville man has been charged with domestic assault after someone unplugged his PlayStation, according to police. Police said Joshua Stone got into an argument with the victim while playing video games, WSMV reports. He told officers the woman unplugged the PlayStation, so he body-slammed her. The woman suffered injuries to her head.

  • Video captures firefighters pushing man home after electric wheelchair stops working

    RAYTOWN, Mo. — Firefighters with the Raytown Fire Protection District in Missouri are winning hearts all over for a recent kind deed. A video posted to their Facebook page shows three firefighters pushing a fisherman home after his electric wheelchair stopped working, according to The Kansas City Star. “What happens when a firetruck comes upon a citizen whose electric wheelchair has stopped working,” the fire protection district captioned the video. “You get out and help them home.” The fisherman, who the […]

  • Man falls asleep next to garage, accidentally shoots himself when homeowner wakes him

    LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — A 33-year-old man is in custody after reportedly falling asleep in his truck next to a stranger’s garage in Washington state, then accidentally shooting himself when the resident confronted him. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 6:40 a.m. Thursday to reports of a man in a truck firing shots at a property in the 2800 block of 170th Avenue East. When deputies arrived, they found a 33-year-old man in the driveway area […]

  • Colorado neighborhood ‘Swastika Acres’ to get new name after unanimous vote

    CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. — A neighborhood in the Denver suburb of Cherry Hills Village will no longer be called Swastika Acres. The Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a name change, hoping to prevent future controversy. The subdivision was named Swastika Acres decades before the symbol was adopted by the Nazis, according to KDVR. The subdivision’s name can’t be found on roadway welcome signs, but it can be seen on real estate closing documents. “Some […]

  • Man with gas cans, lighter fluid caught entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

    NEW YORK – A man was taken into custody after he tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan with several gallons of gasoline on Wednesday night. He tried to bring the gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and extended butane lighters controlled by a trigger into St. Patrick’s Cathedral, police said. A security officer confronted the man and told him he could not bring all of that in. Some gasoline appears to have spilled on the floor. The man […]

  • It’s now legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter, doctors’ group says

    This product “may contain feces.” That’s the label that one consumer rights advocacy group wants for the government to require meat distributors put on the food they send out to grocery stores. The recommendation is tongue-in-cheek, Deborah Press, an attorney for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, tells CNN. The group represents 12,000 physicians whose mission includes promoting plant-based diets and ethical scientific research. But it gets at real concerns the PCRM has about the US Department of Agriculture’s food […]

  • Photos show car owners’ creative hail covers as North Texas braces for storm

    DALLAS – With North Texas under a severe thunderstorm watch through early Thursday, residents are doing everything they can to protect their property from potentially devastating hail. Social media photos show car owners taping, tying and stacking everything from inflatable mattresses to rows of pool noodles onto their vehicles. According to WFAA, the storm could pound the western part of North Texas with “very large hail, baseball size or larger” Wednesday evening. Tornadoes are also possible before the storm moves out […]

  • Students say they’re the ‘real victims’ after barbecue ends with $30M fine

    Two students whose barbecue started a wildfire that raged through forest in northern Italy for days have been fined more than $30 million. Alessio Molteni, 22, and Daniele Borghi, 22, said they were “deeply sorry” about the fire, the Telegraph reports. But they also said they were made scapegoats, saying that they didn’t think their barbecue was the only source of the forest fire. And their lawyer questioned why the forestry service would impose such a large fine “knowing that these two […]

  • Couple accused of forcing day laborer to have sex at gunpoint

    PHOENIX – A Phoenix couple is accused of picking up a day laborer at Home Depot, then forcing him to have sex at gunpoint. According to court documents, on April 8, 39-year-old Brenda Acuna-Aguero picked up the male day laborer at the Home Depot at 75th Avenue and McDowell Road, telling him that she and her husband needed to move some items in their house. But when they got to Acuna-Aguero’s home, court documents obtained by KTVK say she began […]

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