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  • 10 arrested after California family tied up, beaten in home invasion robbery

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – Eight men and two women accused of conspiring to tie up and beat a Southern California family during an armed home-invasion robbery earlier this year have been arrested, deputies said Friday. The 10 with alleged gang ties were taken into custody early Thursday morning as multiple SWAT teams descended on several locations across Southern California following a three-month investigation into the May 22 incident, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. A group […]

  • Amazon just opened its biggest office building — and it’s not in the United States

    HYDERABAD, India – Amazon just opened its biggest office building in the world in the Indian city of Hyderabad. The online retail giant’s new campus in the city’s financial district opened on Wednesday. It covers 9.5 acres and has 1.8 million square feet of office space, making it “Amazon’s single largest building in the world in terms of total area,” according to the company. The building can accommodate up to 15,000 employees, nearly a quarter of Amazon’s full-time India workforce of more than […]

  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash. Earnhardt, his wife Amy and their daughter Isla suffered minor injuries in the Aug. 15 crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Two pilots on board were not injured. According to the report, the plane bounced twice as it attempted to land and crashed down on its third contact with the runway. The plane’s pilots tried to abort the […]

  • Florida woman seen forcing emaciated dog into trunk after shelter refused to euthanize it

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A woman was arrested on felony animal abuse charges Thursday after she was caught on video forcing an emaciated dog into the trunk of a car, according to the Brevard County sheriff. Sara Perry, 27, had just left a local animal shelter; shelter workers said she was asking them to either take or euthanize the dog she was later seen putting into the trunk of her car, Sherriff Wayne Ivey said. At the time of the […]

  • ‘Beloved’ Virginia teacher who vowed to ‘live each day to the fullest’ after cancer diagnosis dies

    NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. — A beloved educator in Central Virginia who inspired thousands after her diagnosis with a terminal illness died Friday. Peggy Myrick was a teacher in Hanover County as well as an assistant principal at Northumberland High School and principal at Northumberland Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year before she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in October of 2016. “It is with a heavy and broken heart that I pass on the news that our beloved Peggy […]

  • This 7-year-old was offered a trip to Disney World. Instead, he chose to meet his bone marrow donor

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Six years after a stranger gave him bone marrow for a transplant, Gabriel Smith, 7, is getting the chance to meet his donor. But to make it happen, Gabriel had to decide to give up something big. Gabriel was diagnosed as an infant with aplastic anemia. Doctors discovered he had bone marrow failure and needed a transplant, his mother told CNN. Luckily, a match was waiting halfway around the world. Dennis Gutt, 25, is a carpenter from the […]

  • Mom shares hilarious before-after photos of daughter’s first day of school

    NEILSTON, Scotland – A Scottish mother has perfectly captured how draining a child’s first day back at school can be. Jillian Falconer, of Neilston, couldn’t resist sharing a side-by-side comparison of what her 5-year-old daughter Lucy looked like before – and after– her first day at school. Lucy left the house tidily dressed, her tie perfectly knotted and tucked into the waistband of her skirt, her hair brushed and her socks pulled up to her knees. “When I went to pick […]

  • California K-9 dies of heat-related illness after being left in handler’s patrol car

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – A Long Beach K-9 was found dead last week after being left in his handler’s car in what police on Friday characterized as an unfortunate accident. K-9 Ozzy was inside the officer’s department issued K-9 vehicle when his handler found him dead at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Aug. 4, according to a statement from Long Beach Police Department public information officer Arantxa Chavarria. The police dog and the handler were both off-duty at the time, Chavarria […]

  • Parents avoid jail after strict vegan diet left 19-month-old baby without teeth, weighing 10.8 pounds

    SYDNEY – An Australian couple, who fed their baby daughter a strict vegan diet resulting in severe malnourishment, have avoided jail time, according to CNN affiliate Seven News. The mother and father, who are both in their 30s and who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to failing to provide necessities in life and causing injury to the child. The couple were sentenced to a 18-month jail term to be served as a community order. Authorities discovered the couple’s […]

  • Would-be muggers unknowingly target Golden Gloves champ

    CHICAGO — A Chicago woman was headed to the gym when someone tried to rob her. Unbeknownst to her attackers, the woman was a Golden Gloves champion who fought back. Claire Quinn, has a 6-0 fighting record and had won the majority of her fights by knock out. On Sunday, Quinn was on the way to Unanimous Boxing to meet her trainer around 10:30 a.m. She was on the 1600 block of North Damen Avenue when a teen asked her […]

  • 93-year-old woman dies from broken heart syndrome after burglars ransack her home

    NORTHAMPTON, England — A 93-year-old woman died from broken heart syndrome about two months burglars broke into her Northampton home, police said. Three men used garden shears to break into her home on June 11, officials said. They told her they were police officers. The men took all of her jewelry, including her late husband’s watch, her purse, bank cards and a gold chain from around her neck. Munroe’s health deteriorated after the burglary, police said. She was diagnosed with […]

  • Man dies trying to save girl swept into Lake Michigan, police say

    CHICAGO — A man died Thursday trying to save an 11-year-old girl who was swept into Lake Michigan while standing on a cement break wall, police said. The 35-year-old man jumped in and tried to reach the girl, but ended up sinking in the choppy, churning water. According to fire department officials, he was underwater for about four minutes. Witnesses said several lifeguards rushed in and pulled the man and the girl out. WLS-TV identified the man as Renee Padilla. […]

  • ‘Chonk of a chonk’: Shelter turns to social media to find 26-pound cat ‘Mr. B’ a home

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A shelter in Pennsylvania is turning to social media to help find a forever home for Mr. B. The 26 pound cat, who is described as having sad eyes, is available for adoption at the Morris Animal Refuge. It’s clear from the Facebook post they shared that he is quite the handful, literally. Other information about Mr. B wasn’t immediately available since their official website has crashed. We can only assume that it’s because so many want to add […]

  • Dead baby found in garbage bag in New Mexico may have been injected with heroin

    ALCALDE, N.M. – A newborn baby found dead inside a trash bag in New Mexico may have been injected with heroin, according to the Albuquerque Journal. After getting a call from a New Mexico man concerned about the safety of his unborn son, officers went to the home where the mother was staying and found the dead child August 17, New Mexico State Police said in a news release. The man had recently returned from a trip and noticed that […]

  • Man crushed to death by elevator in New York City building

    KIPS BAY, Manhattan — A man died when he was crushed by an elevator inside a New York City building Thursday morning. The 30-year-old man was on an elevator with several other people inside the Manhattan Promenade on Third Avenue around 8:45 a.m., sources tell WPIX. When he got off, the man fell through a gap, and became lodged between the elevator door and the elevator shaft. The elevator then crushed him. The Manhattan Promenade is a mixed-use commercial and […]

  • Utah man put in medically-induced coma from vaping-related lung disease

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A Utah man is on life support after vaping gave him lipoid pneumonia, his family said. Sean Bills, 31, of West Valley City, was admitted to the hospital Saturday and was recently placed on a medically-induced coma. His wife, Tiffani Bills, said doctors at Jordan Valley Hospital believe vaping is to blame. The Utah Department of Health recently began investigating a cluster of severe lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping. Since Monday, these cases […]

  • Newborns at Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as ‘The Wizard of Oz’ characters for 80th anniversary

    PITTSBURGH — Somewhere over the rainbow are some really adorable babies dressed up as your favorite characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” The newborns at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh were dressed as Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. The Allegheny Health Network said they do occasional dress-up days for the babies, usually for holidays; this one was in honor of the classic movie which turns 80 this Sunday.

  • 153 cases of severe lung disease in 16 states possibly linked to vaping, CDC says

    ATLANTA – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now aware of 153 possible cases of severe lung disease in 16 states that could be caused by vaping, the agency said Wednesday in an update to a multi-state investigation. The cases — reported from June 28 to August 20, 2019 — have popped up in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. They have […]

  • Worker who installed secret cameras in Oklahoma City homes given life sentence

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man who secretly recorded video of a “staggering” number of victims in their homes and in public places pleaded guilty to the crimes and was given a life sentence Wednesday. Ryan Alden said afterward that he thinks he probably deserved the sentence for what he did. He was working for a company that installed security systems in peoples’ homes. When the investigation began, cameras were found hidden in a Nichols Hills family home and an Oklahoma […]

  • California dad arrested after 13-day-old boy savagely beaten, tested positive for meth

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California father was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after his 13-day-old baby suffered a horrific beating, leaving him in critical condition with a skull fracture and internal injuries. Jonathan Reyes was arrested after the boy’s mother awoke to find the child badly beaten and brought him to an emergency room, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. Along with a skull fracture and internal injuries, the baby suffered multiple visible injuries […]

  • Bird or bunny? This optical illusion is confusing the internet

    It’s a bird! It’s a rabbit! No, it’s definitely a bird. But hey, you be the judge. A video of a black animal getting a nice scratch is spreading quickly around the internet as people take sides in yet another great debate. Daniel Quintana, a scientist at the University of Oslo in Norway, is responsible for all this — he found the video on an image-sharing website on Sunday and tweeted it, saying, “Rabbits love getting stroked on their nose.” […]

  • Indiana lawmaker says noose photo ‘had nothing to do’ with race

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is facing backlash after posting a photo of a gallows with nooses under a Facebook news article about a black man pleading guilty to three rapes. During an interview with WXIN, Rep. Lucas claimed the post wasn’t about race. He said he’s stunned that the photo has led to allegations that he’s racist. The lawmaker said the photo is from a historical marker at an Arizona state park and shows public executions, a […]

  • Community upset after ‘Sergeant Butters’ disappears from police department’s social media

    MOCKSVILLE, N.C. – A small North Carolina town is in an uproar after a four-legged member of the police force vanished from the department’s social media. Sergeant Butters, an orange tabby cat, had been filling in at a police station in Davie County, and managed to amass quite the online following. Now, residents and fans are concerned for his wellbeing and demanding answers after noticing Sgt. Butters’ absence. It began when a stray cat showed up at the Mocksville Police Department. He […]

  • Washington mother says fake CPS workers tried to take her son

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A Washington state mother says she went through a terrifying experience early Monday morning when a pair claiming to be Child Protective Services agents demanded she hand over her 4-year-old child. But the victim told police the strangers refused to provide proof they worked for the state and now detectives are investigating. “Anxiety and adrenaline just pretty much took over and I just pretty much wanted to get my son somewhere safe,” said mother Jessi McCombs. “I just […]

  • 6 seniors arrested for sexual activity at Connecticut conservation area

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Six seniors were arrested in a conservation area in Connecticut for lewd and sexual activity, the Associated Press reports. Those arrested, ranging in age from 62 to 85, are accused of meeting up for sexual activity at the Grace Richardson conservation area in Fairfield. Police set up surveillance and saw several violations. The arrestees include an 82-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman. Police arrested 67-year-old Daniel Dobbins and 62-year-old John Linartz for breach of peace and public indecency. According […]

  • ‘He’s just a little boy!’ Mom breaks down as deputies arrest teen for shooting threat

    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – When authorities arrived Friday to arrest a 15-year-old in Florida after threats to commit a school shooting showed up on a video game platform, he told them he was joking, they said. “I Dalton Barnhart vow to bring my fathers m15 to school and kill 7 people at a minimum,” the boy wrote using a fake name, according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report. Body cam footage shows the boy’s mother become emotional after hearing […]

  • Ohio man arrested after woman says she went to party, woke up in freezer with severe frostbite

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – An Ohio woman is recovering from severe frostbite after telling police say she went to a party and then woke up inside a freezer with severe frostbite. She managed to escape and crashed a car, which led police to arrest a suspect in East Cleveland, according to WJW. The woman was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. She told police the last thing she remembers is attending a party at a group home on Sunday, and believes […]

  • Man arrested while trying to fix flat tires with gauze, Band-Aids

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – Southern California sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a suspicious man next to a parked SUV arrived to find him attempting an unusual (and ineffective) method to fix a flat tire. The man was attempting to patch two damaged tires using gauze and Band-Aids, Orange County authorities said in a Facebook post. A citizen reported the suspicious man next to a vehicle near Felipe Road and Barbadanes around 6 a.m. When deputies arrived, they found […]

  • Teen honors father killed in Afghanistan with special senior photos

    AURORA, Neb. – It’s been “extremely, extremely” tough growing up without her father, Julia Yllescas tells CNN. “It gets harder and harder every year.” Army Ranger Capt. Robert Yllescas never came home after he deployed to Afghanistan when Julia was 7 years old. As she started her last year of high school in Aurora, Nebraska, she had a photographer edit an angelic visage of her father into her senior photos so that he could be with her during the most […]

  • Woman appears to pull gun on driver during Arkansas road rage altercation

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — A road rage incident in the Arkansas River Valley was caught on camera by an eyewitness after a gun was pulled on one of the drivers. The video shows the woman, pistol in hand, after she got out of her truck at a Fort Smith intersection and confronted the driver behind her, according to the person who recorded it. Eyewitnesses said the woman in the white pickup became enraged after the driver behind her, in a […]

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