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  • Virginia man wins $4 million after forgetting about lottery ticket

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia man is now a millionaire after scratching a Virginia Lottery ticket – one month after he bought it. Jeff Kretzer bought a “$100 Million Cash Extravaganza” ticket in December of 2017. The Chesterfield man put the ticket in his drawer and forgot about it. One month later, Kretzer happened to see the ticket in his drawer and decided to scratch it. Initially, Kretzer thought he won $4,000. “Oh, $4,000, this is going to be […]

  • Deaf and nearly blind dog stays with 3-year-old girl overnight, leads rescuers to her

    QUEENSLAND, Australia – Good boy, Max! A 17-year-old blue heeler in Queensland, Australia is being hailed a hero after staying by the side of a 3-year-old girl who had been missing for more than 15 hours in the wilderness, according to Aurora went missing around 3 p.m. Friday. After several hours without luck, the search party decided to stop for the night. “It was really disheartening when everybody left,” said Leisa Bennett, Aurora’s grandmother. “We were standing in the darkness […]

  • Body in suitcase found near NJ train tracks ID’d as missing Virginia toddler

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Police identified the body of a girl found in a suitcase near train tracks in New Jersey as a missing girl from Virginia, according to a release from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office. The exact cause of Te’Myah Layauna Plummer’s death is still unclear, but police arrested her father in Puerto Rico. Travis Lamont Plummer was taken into custody without incident by FBI agents on April 19 and is currently awaiting extradition. His daughter’s remains were […]

  • Ice pops recalled over possible listeria contamination

    DENVER –  A West Virginia company is voluntarily recalling thousands of cases of ice pops because of possible listeria contamination at a Denver facility, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The recall covers two types of frozen desserts made by the Ziegenfelder Company – Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin pops. Between April 5 and April 19, roughly 3,000 cases of the potentially-tainted pops were sent to retailers and distributors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maine, […]

  • 12-year-old steals credit card, flies to Bali after fight with mom

    PERTH, Australia – A 12-year-old Australian boy has pulled off a bold feat that is drawing international headlines: He stole his mom’s credit card and managed to fly to Bali, Indonesia, for a posh, four-day vacation before getting caught, reports 9 News. As recounted in the Australian program A Current Affair, the boy did some research online and figured out he could fly alone without needing a letter from a parent on Jetstar Airways. He nabbed his mom’s credit card, […]

  • Zoo visitors kill kangaroo with rocks while trying to make it hop

    FUZHOU, China – One kangaroo is dead and another is injured after visitors at a Chinese zoo hurled rocks and other objects at them in two separate incidents. The Straits Timesreports the first pelting happened at the end of February (though China Daily says it happened in early April), when gawkers decided to throw bricks and pieces of concrete at kangaroos at the Fuzhou Zoo in Fujian province to get them to hop around. A 12-year-old female marsupial was struck on her left […]

  • Man ‘vomits’ 33 bindles of heroin after locking himself in bathroom, police say

    PROVO, Utah – A 30-year-old Utah man faces multiple charges after police say he “vomited” nearly three dozens bindles of heroin. According to an inmate booking sheet and a probable cause statement, police were dispatched to 930 south State Street in Provo just before 11 p.m. Saturday night on a complaint of a man smoking heroin. The suspect’s wife told officers she and her husband, Mitchell Dean Kuhni, had been arguing when he busted a door and a frame in the house, […]

  • Woman faces $500 fine over free apple from Delta flight

    ARVADA, Colo. — A Colorado woman said she’s facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection after she stashed a free apple during her flight home from Paris, according to KDVR. Crystal Tadlock said that flight attendants were passing out apples in plastic bags, and she took one. She wasn’t hungry at the time so she threw the snack in her bag and planned to eat it during the second leg of her trip back to Denver. Tadlock […]

  • She blamed genes for mysterious weight gain – until doctors found a massive tumor

    CHICAGO — A woman who thought the extra weight around her stomach was due to bad genes, was stunned to learn what was actually behind it. Kim Turner lives Bloomington, Illinois and three years ago, she noticed she was gaining weight. But she couldn’t seem to lose it. She also didn’t have much of an appetite. Turner knew  something was wrong. So she sought medical consultation at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. It was there oncologist Dr. Ajay Maker discovered […]

  • Teen raises over $10K to pay off other students’ debt, combat ‘lunch shaming’

    SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called “lunch shaming” she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. “Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told […]

  • Woman lost 2 sons in same night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life’s work

    GRANGER, Ind. – “Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day,” Becky Savage said. “Your mind is not really meant to process something that extreme.” The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys returned to the family’s Granger, Indiana home about 12:30 a.m. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up. The next morning, as […]

  • ‘Hero’ officer stopped Florida school shooter in 3 minutes, sheriff says

    OCALA, Fla. – A school resource officer is being praised for his taking quick action to stop a Florida school shooting Friday morning. One student was wounded at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident occurred shortly before students were to walk out as part of a national protest against gun violence. A resource officer, Deputy Jimmy Long, heard a loud bang at 8:39 a.m. and rushed to the scene, Sheriff Billy Woods […]

  • After baby hears for first time in viral video, mom works to empower other parents

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The emotional video shows Baby Charlotte, or Charly as she’s affectionately known, go from fussing, to a smile, to almost crying as she hears her mother’s voice for the first time. The moment, possible thanks to Charly’s cochlear implants, has been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube. “I could see in her eyes and her face that she was really, really happy,” Christy Keane told WTKR. When Charly was born, she failed her first hearing test. Christy, […]

  • Couple arrested for hiding man’s body in closet of Utah home

    PROVO, Utah – Police have arrested two people after a man was found dead in the closet of a Provo, Utah home. Police found the man’s body while searching a CastleBrook Condos unit on April 13. Investigators said 20-year-old Dallas Joe Juggert and 20-year-old Mary Loueze Mace are believed to have stowed the dead man there. Utah County documents state Juggert called a relative and said the man had overdosed on April 7 and that he was scared to report […]

  • Don’t eat any romaine lettuce, CDC warns, as E. coli outbreak grows

    YUMA, Ariz. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its romaine lettuce recall. It is now advising people throw away whole heads of romaine in addition to chopped romaine. Salad mixes with pieces of romaine should also be discarded. The agency said 53 people in 16 states have become infected with E. coli from lettuce. No deaths have been reported. E. coli Outbreak Update: Based on new data, CDC advises throwing away whole heads of romaine and […]

  • Police advertise 4/20 contest to find person with ‘the most marijuana’

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. – Think you’ve got the most impressive marijuana stash? A Louisiana police department is encouraging pot smokers to prove it. The 20th of April, commonly known as 4/20, has become an annual international holiday for THC fans, despite the fact that the drug is still illegal in most of America and at the federal level. This year, the Youngsville Police Department wants in on the party, advertising a “contest” on their Facebook page: “Since today is 4/20, we […]

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson responds to teen’s promposal with big surprise

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The odds of a “yes” were slim, but the payoff was still huge for one Minnesota teenager who asked Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the prom. @TheRock PROM?! — katie k (@katiekelzenberg) April 15, 2018 Katie Kelzenberg, a high school student at Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota, posted a video to Twitter on Sunday, asking the former pro wrestler and “Rampage” star to prom. As an added touch, the teen wore the same 90s throwback look […]

  • The 15 highest paying jobs that don’t require an advanced degree

    Increased educational attainment certainly has its perks in the workplace. In the U.S., advanced-degree holders tend to command higher salaries and enjoy lower unemployment rates than those with less education, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2017, for example, full-time employees with an advanced degree (master’s, professional, or doctoral) earned 25% more than those with only a bachelor’s degree, and 106% more than those with just a high school diploma. Similarly, employees who stopped […]

  • How to get free McDonald’s fries on Fridays in April

    Friday will be a fry-yay for french fry fans. McDonald’s fries will be free on Friday April 20 and again on April 27, according to the company’s website. Customers can walk into McDonald’s locations and, by using the McDonald’s iOS app and Apple Pay, get a free order of medium french fries at check out. Are you lovin’ it? A minimum purchase of $1 is required to get the free french fry deal at McDonald’s. Customers can only redeem the french fry […]

  • 2 elementary school students arrested for child porn over nude Snapchats

    SLIDELL, La. – Police arrested two Louisiana elementary school students  after they allegedly distributed nude photos to classmates using a social media app. The Bonne Ecole Elementary students, a girl and a boy, were booked on charges of distribution of child pornography, according to the Slidell Police Department. The female student allegedly used Snapchat to send nude pictures of herself to the male student, who allegedly sent them to other classmates. “Most kids are not aware, but sending a nude photo […]

  • ‘Overwhelmed’ postal worker arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail found

    NEW YORK – A New York City postal worker was arrested after 17,000 pieces of undelivered mail were found in his car, apartment and home, according to a court document. Aleksey Germash, a letter carrier who’s worked for the United States Postal Service for more than 16 years, had undelivered mail from as far back as 2005 in his possession. During an interview with agents from the USPS Office of Inspector General, Germash said he was “overwhelmed by the amount of mail […]

  • ‘It’s an invasion’: Tumbleweeds take over California town, trapping residents in their homes

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A California town has been overrun with tumbleweeds — lots and lots of tumbleweeds. Strong winds, with gusts topping 50 mph, have been blowing the prickly plants into neighborhoods in the High Desert town of Victorville, California. When the tumbleweeds hit an obstacle, like a fence or even a house, they start piling up. And boy have they been piling up. City workers were using pitchforks and heavy equipment to clean up the mess on Tuesday, but […]

  • Florida commissioner allegedly paid to have sex with man’s wife twice a week

    BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – A Florida county commissioner faces multiple charges after authorities say he paid a couple living with him to be able to have sex with the man’s wife. Hernando County deputies arrested 71-year-old Nick Nicholson Thursday on one count of operating a location for the purpose of lewdness, assignation or prostitution and two counts of purchasing services from any person engaged in prostitution. The arrest stemmed from an investigation that began Feb. 20 when deputies went to a […]

  • 911 operator gets jail time for hanging up on callers: ‘Ain’t nobody got time for this’

    HOUSTON — If Creshenda Williams didn’t have time then— she surely has plenty of time now. Williams, the former 911 operator hung up on dozens of callers and first responders, has been sentenced to 18 months of probation with 10 days in jail.  A grand jury found the 44-year-old  guilty of interfering with emergency telephone calls — a misdemeanor offense — following a three-day trial that ended Wednesday. The former 911 operator worked at the Houston Emergency Service Center for […]

  • Michigan family with 13 sons welcomes another baby boy

    ROCKFORD, Mich. – It’s a boy, again! The Schwandt family of Rockford, Michigan welcomed their 14th son into the world this week, putting to rest any thoughts that maybe, just maybe, a little girl would break the streak. Jay and Kateri Schwandt announced Wednesday that they have added a new bundle of joy to their already large brood. The as-of-yet unnamed little one was born weighing 8 pounds 4 ounces and is 21 inches long. After a certain number of baby boys, […]

  • Waco siege 25 years later: Home of the Branch Davidians then and now

    WACO, Texas – It has been 25 years since a 51-day siege between federal agents and a religious sect at a Waco, Texas compound ended with a massive fire and the deaths of 76 people. Shortly after the blaze, the building that once stood on the Mount Carmel Center property, where the Branch Davidians lived, was torn down. Today, that plot of land is almost unrecognizable – the charred remains are gone and lush greenery now covers the land, just […]

  • Man arrested after 14-year-old girl wakes up to find half-naked stranger in bed with her

    NEW YORK — Police arrested the 38-year-old man who allegedly broke into a New York City home and got into bed with a sleeping 14-year-old girl, officials said. The teen was asleep in the Borough Park, Brooklyn bedroom she shared with her 10-year-old sister, who was sleeping in another bed, when she woke up to a man next to her, covering her face with his hands, police said. She screamed, waking her younger sister who also screamed. Isaac Hernandez allegedly […]

  • Dashcam video shows house explode just as Texas officers arrive

    HURST, Texas — Police in Texas released dashcam video showing a home explosion that injured both residents and the responding officers. The blast happened April 7 after authorities say 40-year-old Arnulfo Castro lost control of his white 2000 Ford Explorer and crashed into a house, rupturing the gas line. The homeowner reported the accident, telling a 911 dispatcher that someone was trapped in a bedroom, according to a police report. As officers walked up to the house at 433 Myrtle Drive […]

  • Toddler shoots pregnant mother outside Indiana thrift store

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – A 3-year-old girl found her father’s gun inside a parked car and managed to pull the trigger, accidentally firing a bullet into her pregnant mother, police said. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East 81st Avenue in Merrillville, Ind., in the parking lot of Plato’s Closet. The woman, identified by WMAQ as 21-year-old Shaneque Thomas, was sitting in a white sedan with the 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy while her […]

  • She documented her exotic trip on Instagram, now she heads to prison

    SYDNEY – “She wanted to be the envy of others,” said an Australian judge of Mélina Roberge. There’s little to envy now: The 24-year-old was on Wednesday sentenced to eight years for drug trafficking, in a case that involved $20 million of cocaine, an exotic cruise, and social media. Roberge and Isabelle Lagacé, 30, left Quebec and set sail on what by all appearances was a glamorous six-week cruise with stops in places like Bermuda, Peru, Chile, and Tahiti, which […]