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  • Fired Netflix worker’s threat of being armed and ‘ready to take action’ prompts lockdown

    LOS ANGELES – A Netflix employee who had been recently fired called in a threat to a former coworker, saying he had a gun and was on the company’s Hollywood studio lot, prompting a lockdown affecting Netflix and KTLA on Thursday, according to lot security. The suspect, who was taken into custody, was never actually on the lot, according to  Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. No gun was found when the person was taken into custody, Im said. Netflix […]

  • Human bones found at Colorado construction site may be 1,000 years old

    AURORA, Colo. – Human bones found at a Colorado construction site Wednesday could date back 1,000 years, according to Aurora Police Dept. officials. APD’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit, the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office and the State of Colorado Archaeologist said the bones are “most likely over one hundred, if not one thousand years old.” Authorities believe the bones belonged to a man of Native American descent. A construction crew found the bones while excavating in the area of East Smoky […]

  • Duct tape that bound dog found in freezing Missouri ditch leads to arrest

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A Missouri man accused of binding a dog’s snout and legs together with duct tape and abandoning the animal in a cold ditch has been arrested, according to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors charged Paul Garcia, 39, of Barnhart, with animal abuse and armed criminal action after investigators managed to pull a crucial clue from the duct tape, according to KTVI. A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said one of their deputies found the […]

  • Police questioning ‘persons of interest’ in alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning two people in connection with last month’s alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett, a police spokesman said. Smollett, star of The “Empire,” told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who yelled “racial and homophobic slurs.” Smollett alleged that one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before running away. “These individuals are not yet suspects but were in (the) area of concern […]

  • Three boys buy Valentine’s Day flowers for every girl, woman at middle school

    OLATHE, Kan. — Three Kansas middle school students made sure every girl and woman at their school received a special valentine on Thursday. According to KMBC, three boys – eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice, and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes – used their own money to purchase flowers for all 270 girls and 70 female staff members at their middle school.  They reportedly spent hundreds of dollars. The boys allegedly arrived to school early Thursday with buckets of carnations. They stood […]

  • Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Experts are warning that a deadly disease affecting deer in 24 states and two Canadian provinces could spread to humans. Last week, experts from the University of Minnesota told lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol about the dangers of chronic wasting disease, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. While there have not been cases of the disease reported in humans, Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University […]

  • Dog bound with duct tape found in freezing Missouri ditch

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities in Missouri are asking for the public’s help to identify the owners of a dog after the pet was discovered dumped in a ditch with its legs and mouth bound with duct tape. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says that one of their deputies found the dog while on patrol Saturday in the area of Old State Road M and Schneider Road. The dog was cold, malnourished, and possibly suffering from a concussion. The dog was […]

  • Sheriff’s office debunks ‘scam’ of gift card-filled letters from ‘Jen’

    SURRY CO., Va. – A Virginia sheriff’s office put out a warning on Tuesday after learning of a suspected gift card scam that appeared to be targeting pregnant women. However, on Wednesday, the Surrey County Sheriff’s Office reported that there actually wasn’t a scam and spoke with the promotional advertisers that send out the gift cards. The envelopes contain a card that appears handwritten, complete with fingerprint smudges and what appears to be ink that leaked through the back of […]

  • Colorado store that ditched Nike over Kaepernick ad goes out of business

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The owner of the Colorado sporting goods store said he doesn’t regret taking a stand against Nike over the company’s signature Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, but he admits it probably contributed to the ultimate failure of his business. Stephen Martin told KOAA that he decided Sunday night to close Prime Time Sports for good because he “just can’t keep the doors open anymore.” Martin decided to stop selling Nike merchandise in September of 2018 and posted […]

  • Man’s ‘bathroom humor’ leads to 911 bomb threat call at Kansas Home Depot

    WICHITA, Kan. – A man’s playful warning before using the toilet inside a Kansas Home Depot store led to a 911 call Monday afternoon, according to The Wichita Eagle. According to a police report, someone in the bathroom said, “You all need to get out of here because I’m fixin’ to blow it up.” A store employee alerted security after another man, who had apparently overheard the “men’s bathroom humor,” walked out of a stall and said, “Somebody told me there’s […]

  • Special education teacher gets life sentence for incest, sexual abuse of minors

    SACRAMENTO – A 50-year-old California man was sentenced to life in prison after he sexually abused at least four of his own daughters, a son and two young women outside of his family. Rodney Flucas, of Stockton, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for transporting minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Additionally, he faces 10 years in prison for transporting an adult daughter across state lines with the intent to engage in incest and another 20 […]

  • Missouri mom allegedly vanished with baby weeks ago, leaving husband and sons at church

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri mother and her baby gone have been gone for three weeks, and their family says they just want to know they are alright. Melanie Goodman, also known as Anna, and her 4-month-old daughter, Charlotte, were last seen on January 20. Kansas City police say there is no evidence of foul play and believe the Excelsior Springs mother may have left on her own. Her mother, Beth Alford, says she’s not mad if Anna decided […]

  • FBI hopes serial killer’s portraits of victims could lead to identifications

    The FBI is hoping portraits of women drawn by the man who says he killed them will help them to identify the victims and notify their families. The agency released 16 images on Tuesday, drawn from memory by Samuel Little, who told authorities they are just some of the more than 90 people he killed over three decades. “We are hoping that someone — family member, former neighbor, friend — might recognize the victim and provide that crucial clue in […]

  • Mother said 3-year-old vanished at swap meet, now cops call it a ‘diversion’

    More than three decades after police fruitlessly searched a Las Vegas swap meet for a missing 3-year-old, his mother has been charged with murder. Amy Fleming, 60, was arrested in Florida on Jan. 29 and is being extradited to Nevada to face a charge that she killed her son before setting out for the swap meet with the boy’s stepfather, Lee Luster, on Aug. 2, 1986. “We believe they were at the swap meet as a diversion and [Francillon Pierre] […]

  • Some parents say Peppa Pig has their children speaking with British accents

    Are your little ones calling you Mummy? Some parents have shared on social media that their children are using a British accent, and a certain pig named Peppa could be the reason why. The wildly-popular animated British TV series started in 2004. The show’s YouTube channel says “Peppa is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy […]

  • Colorado 7-year-old dies following flu symptoms, coma

    AURORA, Colo. — A 7-year-old girl died Sunday after spending seven weeks in a Colorado hospital. Selina Nguyen was admitted to Children’s Hospital Colorado on Dec. 23 after suffering from flu symptoms and developing a severe fever. A family friend confirmed to KDVR that Selina died Sunday after her family decided to remove her from life support. A Facebook page with updates about Selina said the family worked with Children’s to try every possible avenue to save Selina’s life. She […]

  • Video shows thief taking boy’s $40K cancer medicine off porch, mother says

    LAS VEGAS – The mother of a child with a rare cancer is scrambling to replace his chemotherapy medicine after someone swiped it right off their front porch of their Nevada home, according to KTNV. The sight is so familiar it’s almost a suburban cliché. We’ve even given these common package thieves a catchy nickname: porch pirates. But this one is particularly sinister to Summerlin mother Stacy Shavinsky. “It just happened that this time it wasn’t a shirt or pair […]

  • Four malnourished children – two locked in dog crate – found on Texas property

    RHOME, Texas – Texas deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call found four malnourished children, two of whom were locked inside a dog crate, Wise County Chief Deputy Craig Johnson said Tuesday. Deputies responded to a “shop-type” outbuilding near Rhome, which lies about 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth, after receiving a call around 7:20 a.m. reporting “some sort of physical altercation or argument,” Johnson said. While speaking with a man at the property who had injuries to his face, […]

  • Viral photo shows boys stopping to honor US flag at North Carolina fire station

    ROSEBORO, N.C. — Folks on Facebook fell in love with two North Carolina boys who recited the Pledge of Allegiance. But it wasn’t that they recited it, it’s how they did it. Roseboro Fire Department Chief Kenneth Lee Coleman Jr. said Monday the department’s chaplain, Bobby Herring, was raising the US flag to full staff Friday when he looked over and saw two boys at an intersection “with hands on their heart saying the pledge.” “God bless our community,” the post […]

  • Bingo brawl at Canadian nursing home prompts police response

    RIDEAU LAKES, Ontario – A bingo game at a long-term care facility in Canada devolved into a brawl Tuesday afternoon, forcing police to respond, according to CBC News. The scrum at the senior home started with a disagreement between two woman – a 79 years old and the other 86 – over a chair, according to Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police Const. Sandra Barr. The two women, residents at an unidentified facility in Rideau Lakes, Ontario, had reportedly claimed the […]

  • Police chief brought to tears while swearing in 6-year-old girl with cancer

    FREEPORT, Texas – Abigail Arias is a little girl who had a big dream: to become a police officer. And on Thursday, that dream came true when she was officially sworn in as an honorary officer in Freeport, Texas. The 6-year-old has Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer in children. “The chemo and radiation hasn’t worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God’s hands and praying for a miracle,” Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr. told […]

  • Son arrested after dead mother’s burned body found in closet of New York home

    NEW YORK — A man has been arrested after police found the burned body of his mother in the closet of a New York City home. When officers entered the home, they found the man’s 67-year-old mother dead inside the closet, hanging upside down with multiple stab wounds to the chest, sources told WPIX. Police say her body had been lit on fire. Police went to an apartment on Park Place in Brooklyn around 2:55 p.m. Wednesday after coworkers of Paulette […]

  • Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax presides over the Senate at the Virginia State Capitol on February 7th in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Second woman accuses Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault

    RICHMOND, Va. – A second woman has come forward accusing Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Lawyers for Meredith Watson released a statement Friday saying that she was raped by Fairfax while they were both Duke University students in 2000, and called for Fairfax’s resignation. The statement reads: We serve as counsel for Meredith Watson, who was raped by Justin Fairfax in 2000, while they were both students at Duke University. Mr. Fairfax’s attack was premeditated and aggressive. The two […]

  • Indiana girl who hosted her own ‘FUNeral’ dies of cancer at 17

    CARMEL, Ind. – An Indiana teen who held her own “FUNeral” in the face of cancer has died at the age of 17. Riley Hospital for Children says Miriam Sawka passed away on Jan. 31, but not before she got the bonus of one more Christmas and one more New Year’s that doctors feared she would not see. Sawka suffered from Ewing sarcoma for several years, but made the decision to leave the hospital to spend precious time with her […]

  • Caregiver arrested after mentally disabled woman gives birth in Florida group home

    ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – A caregiver was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery of a disabled adult after a woman from the Florida group home where he worked gave birth to his child, according to a probable cause affidavit. Willie Shorter Sr., 58, was arrested Wednesday, the same day police received DNA results showing he was the father of the woman’s child, the affidavit from the Rockledge Police Department said. The woman is described in the document as […]

  • Hooters: Shred your ex’s photo and get 10 free wings when you buy 10

    Hooters has brought back it’s “Shred Your Ex” promotion for Valentine’s Day. “Hooters is inviting both heartbreakers and the heartbroken to enjoy some comfort food this Valentine’s Day by burning, burying, ripping or shredding a picture of their ex to earn 10 free boneless wings with the purchase of 10 wings,” the company said in a statement. Those who wish to participate can use shredders provided at participating restaurants or virtually at shredyourex.hooters.com. The deal is only valid on Valentine’s Day […]

  • Director of nursing skis to cancer hospital after Utah snowstorm

    SALT LAKE CITY — The director of nursing at a Utah hospital went to extreme lengths to avoid missing work because of the snow. Sue Childress realized early Wednesday morning that her commute to the Huntsman Cancer Institute would be a challenge. “I came out about 6:30 thinking I could drive and it was already covered in snow,” Childress said. “At that point, I said to myself, ‘Okay, the bus isn’t going to come up here.’” here’s ⁦@huntsmancancer⁩ chief nursing […]

  • Iowa mom gets life sentence in death of baby found in maggot-infested diaper

    LE MARS, Iowa — A northeast Iowa mother will spend the rest of her life behind bars after being found guilty Wednesday in the death of her baby son. A Plymouth County jury found 21-year-old Cheyanne Harris guilty of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. Her son, Sterling, was found dead in a child swing in August of 2017 in his parents’ Alta Vista apartment. He was wearing a maggot-infested diaper that investigators say he had been wearing […]

  • ‘Anti-natalist’ suing parents for having him without his consent

    New vocab word for the day: anti-natalism. If you need a quick primer on what it means, just ask Raphael Samuel, a 27-year-old from India who’s suing his parents based on just that philosophy. To wit: He doesn’t think they had the right to force him to be born without his consent. The BBC notes that Samuel gets the seeming illogic behind the concept—after all, how can you ask someone who hasn’t been born yet if they agree to be born?—but his point […]

  • Veterinarian who smuggled liquid heroin in puppies is sentenced to 6 years in prison

    NEW YORK – A Colombian veterinarian who surgically implanted heroin in the bodies of live puppies to smuggle the drug in the United States received his sentence in a New York City courtroom Wednesday. Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. sentenced 39-year-old Andres Lopez Elorez to 72 months in prison, after which he will be deported, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office. “Every dog has its day, and with today’s sentence, Elorez has been held responsible for […]

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