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  • Lost trekker survived on ledge for 47 days

    KATHMANDU – A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in a Kathmandu hospital after being found on a ledge under a waterfall in the remote Dhading region, AFP reports. He told rescuers he had been trapped there for more than a month with 19-year-old girlfriend Liu Chen-chun, who died 44 days into their ordeal. Rescuers say the […]

  • Babysitter, boyfriend accused of molesting kids may have victims in several counties: police

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – A 23-year-old California woman who – along with her boyfriend – is accused of molesting children she was babysitting, may have had victims in several different counties, according to police. Carlsbad authorities believe Brittney Lyon possibly victimized other kids outside the San Diego area, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, authorities said Thursday. Lyon, who also went by the alias Lauren Allen, was arrested last July on suspicion of eight counts lewd and lascivious acts on children, […]

  • ‘She stole my heroin’: Man arrested after calling 911 to request K-9 unit’s help

    BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An Ohio man was arrested after calling police for help getting back his stolen goods, which turned out to be heroin, authorities said. WEWS-TV obtained a recording of the 911 call, which Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely called “one of the most bizarre” he’s heard in 41 years on the job. Police say 20-year-old Joseph Murphy told the dispatcher his girlfriend stole his heroin, and that he needed a police dog. Police released the call, which was made in […]

  • New Orleans man gets outrageous ‘Law & Order SVU’ tattoo

    NEW ORLEANS – Living in an artistic city such as New Orleans, you’re bound to see plenty of people expressing themselves through body art. Local television station WGNO found one guy who stands out among the rest, thanks to a tattoo that’s causing quite the buzz, even grabbing the attention of TV stars. When 29-year old Bernard Johnson takes off his shirt and reveals his new tattoo, it’s a common thing for people to stop and stare. Six months ago, Johnson […]

  • Captive Ohio woman rescued from pit in neighbor’s yard

    BLANCHESTER, Ohio — Police found a woman trapped in a pit behind her neighbor’s home in the Cincinnati area overnight. After a resident reported hearing someone crying early Wednesday morning, officers rescued 30-year-old Jennifer Elliott from a hole in the ground hidden inside a shed, according to WCPO.  A wooden board was covering the pit behind 113 Central Ave., and heavy objects were placed on the board to hold it down, police said. Elliott, who appeared to be suffering a seizure and […]

  • Can you see the venomous snake in this photo?

    The latest confounding image being shared on social media also teaches an important lesson – when hiking in areas with venomous snakes, don’t assume you’ll be able to see it before it’s too late. Still not convinced? Join the people who have been trying to find the snake lurking in this Twitter photo posted Sunday by snake biologist Helen Plylar, according to Mashable. “Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: “can you spot the […]

  • Idaho toddler dies after being ‘viciously attacked’ by mom’s boyfriend: court documents

    BLACKFOOT, Idaho – Court documents unsealed Tuesday detailed the horrific events investigators say happened when an 18-month-old boy in Blackfoot, Idaho, was “viciously attacked,” receiving injuries that ultimately led to his untimely death. Jesus Adan Castillo, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Zachary Tendoy, the son of Castillo’s girlfriend, reported. On March 23, around 4 a.m., the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a child was not breathing at a […]

  • 7-year-old gives mom ‘totally legit note’ signed by ‘the school’

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — A handwritten note, carefully crafted by a 7-year-old Utah boy, was meant to trick his parents into letting him play video games all night – and if they didn’t he’d be kicked out of school. Nathan Anderson’s mom, Lori, found the note on her counter last week and here’s what it said: Dear parents. Nathan has been doing good in all his classes except for video game class! If he does not stay up all night […]

  • Bodies of Virginia students, 14 and 16, found in submerged car

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Va. — Two Virginia teens died on their way to school Wednesday morning when their vehicle plunged off a bridge and into a river, according to WTVR. Cumberland County Public Schools officials identified the girls killed in the wreck as Michaela and Tyauna Woodson. The girls, ages 16 and 14, were found inside the vehicle when it was removed from the Willis River in Cumberland County Wednesday afternoon, hours after the wreck. “These two beautiful young ladies were a big part of the […]

  • Ex-soldier laughed while killing her service dog as boyfriend recorded, police say

    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. – A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act. Marinna Rollins and Jared Heng were arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County, North Carolina. They’re charged with animal cruelty, a felony. According to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WTVD, the pair took the gray-and-white male pit bill named […]

  • Jimmy John’s is bringing back $1 sub day

    In just a week, a Jimmy John’s sub sandwich can be yours for one just one dollar. The sandwich chain announced the news on social media Tuesday, to the delight of many. DOLLAR SUB DAY AT PARTICIPATING JIMMY JOHN’S LOCATIONS! MAY 2ND 4PM-8PM #REALNEWS — Jimmy John's (@jimmyjohns) April 25, 2017 But what sandwiches are included? Subs #1 – #6 for a buck, they say. @BennyBean75 #1-#6! — Jimmy John's (@jimmyjohns) April 25, 2017 You can find out if your […]

  • Votes are in! Top 10 names for April’s giraffe calf revealed

    HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — First, people were hooked by the livestream as they waited for April the giraffe’s calf to be born. Now, April fans everywhere can’t wait to find out what her beautiful baby will be named! Animal Adventure Park on Tuesday announced the top 10 most popular names for April’s male calf. Here they are, in alphabetical order: Allysa’s Choice Apollo Geoffrey Gio Harpur Noah Ollie Patch Patches Unity Do you want to help select the name? Vote, HERE. Each vote costs $1. […]

  • High school’s epic new lip dub video incorporates ‘Stranger Things,’ 11 songs

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – One Oklahoma high school has created yet another epic lip dub video. Over the past few years, Broken Arrow High School’s lip dub videos have received widespread attention. This year, the students did not disappoint. The nearly 19-minute video was filmed over a three-week period. Students, teachers and staff all came together to shoot the video. The video features 80s music, including the theme from “Stranger Things,” The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” […]

  • Dramatic body cam video shows officer save man from jumping off roof

    HAMDEN, Conn. — Video captured by a Connecticut police officer’s body cam shows the officer saving a man who was attempting to jump off a six-story building last week. Police said they were called to the Whitney Center retirement community in Hamden for a report of a resident fighting with people the afternoon of April 21. Officer Justin Martin was meeting with staff members and an elderly male resident on the third floor, when the resident ran upstairs away from staff […]

  • Son with autism heartbroken by closure of Blockbuster Video gets own ‘store’ from dad

    MISSION, Texas — One dad came up with the perfect Hollywood ending when his son with autism was heartbroken by the closure of his favorite video store. “My autistic brother was sad that Blockbuster was closing down,” @Javiii_Zuniga wrote on Twitter. “So my parents made a mini one at home for him!” The parents topped the display rack with a Blockbuster Video sign and stocked the shelves with their 20-year-old son’s favorite movies — including various Veggie Tales, Rugrats, Barney and […]

  • LuLaRoe to refund customers for leggings that ‘rip like wet toilet paper’

    LuLaRoe is refunding customers after numerous complaints that its leggings “rip like wet toilet paper” and get holes within hours of the first wear, Business Insider reports. The 4-year-old company announced Tuesday that it will issue full refunds for any defective items bought between Jan. 1, 2016, and April 24, 2017.  Customers can get their refunds through retailers or online from LuLaRoe. The multilevel marketing company’s sold $1.8 billion worth of clothing in the last year, according to Business Insider. LuLaRoe relies on tens […]

  • ‘The Bachelor’ star Chris Soules arrested after deadly accident; victim identified

    BUCHANAN COUNTY, Iowa – Chris Soules, former star of “The Bachelor”, has been arrested for allegedly leaving the scene of a crash where someone was killed. Officials say 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora died after the tractor he was operating was rear-ended by a pickup truck around 8:20 p.m. Monday. Officials say Soules was driving the pickup truck that hit Mosher’s tractor, sending it rolling into the east ditch along Buchanan County Road W45. The truck rolled into the west ditch. Mosher was transported […]

  • Ex-teacher accused of having sex with 4 students, 2 at the same time

    LUFKIN, Texas — A former Texas kindergarten teacher is accused of having sex with four high school students, two of them at the same time, according to an arrest warrant released Monday. Heather Lee Robertson, 38, was arrested Saturday on four counts of an improper relationship, KTRE reports. On April 20, police began investigating after receiving information about Robertson and several teenage students. One student told police that he and Robertson started talking and “sexting” on Snapchat. Sometime after spring break, she […]

  • 5-year-old California boy missing after now-jailed dad found passed out in park

    LOS ANGELES – A 5-year-old Southern California boy reported missing over the weekend after his father was found passed out in a park, was spotted with his dad at Disneyland late last week, authorities said Monday. South Pasadena police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide investigators don’t know if the child, Aramazd Andressian Jr., was abducted and they still have no sign of him. Some new details were emerging, however. The boy’s father, a 35-year-old South Pasadena man who has the […]

  • Student’s viral tweet is the perfect response to stepdad who said he’d fail

    YPSILANTI, Mich. – In a moment of reflection on the eve of graduating from Eastern Michigan University, student Daivon Reeder struck a chord on social media with a tweet that has since gone viral. Alongside a photo in his cap and gown, Reeder wrote Thursday: “My step dad told me it was pointless to go to orientation, I wasn’t going to graduate…..4 years later he in jail & I’m well….,” followed by a line of laughing emojis. Hours later, the […]

  • That $50 Lowe’s Mother’s Day coupon on Facebook is a scam

    A Facebook scam that has do with Lowe’s Home Improvement is making the rounds … again. The post being circulated claims that Lowe’s is offering $50 off coupons for Mother’s Day. After clicking on the post to claim your coupon, you are taken to what appears to be an official Lowe’s survey site (pay close attention to the URL in your browser’s address bar). In reality, this page is a fake and the survey is designed to steal your information. Here’s what […]

  • Twin girls born with different skin colors celebrate 1st birthday

    QUINCY, Ill. – Happy first birthday to two unique sisters! Twin girls from Illinois — Kalani and Jarani Dean — turned 1 on Sunday, a year after their birth received widespread attention. Kalani has light skin and blue eyes, and Jarani has dark skin and brown eyes. The girls’ parents are Whitney Meyer and Tomas Dean, from Quincy, Illinois. Meyer has been posting pictures of the unique pair since they were born last April. While too young to handle their own accounts, […]

  • Video shows flight attendant telling passenger ‘hit me’ following stroller incident; American Airlines investigating

    DALLAS — Video of an altercation on an American Airlines flight Friday shows an airline employee challenging a passenger to hit him after a flight attendant violently grabbed a woman’s stroller, according to eyewitnesses. It’s unclear what happened before passengers on flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas/Ft. Worth started recording, but video shared on Facebook shows a sobbing mother clutching a young child toward the front of the plane, asking employees to give back her stroller. According to multiple witnesses, the […]

  • Student says she was banned from class over her hair color

    CHICAGO — A student at a Chicago charter high school says she was banned from class because of her hair color, WGN reports. Daisy Chavero has been out of class for five days. The freshman at Chicago Bulls College Prep on the city’s West Side says she colored her hair last Thursday and when she came to school she was immediately sent to detention. Daisy’s mother Angie did try to return her daughter’s hair to a more natural color by using […]

  • NFL schedule 2017: These are the must-watch games for each week

    Oh glorious day! Ring the bells! Release the doves! Pop the champagne! The 2017 NFL schedule is here! No other fan base celebrates the release of is schedule quite like NFL fans, who were glued to TVs, websites and social media Thursday night when the “who, when and where” was bestowed upon the masses by the National Football League. The season officially kicks off on Thursday, September 7 when the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host the Kansas […]

  • ‘I was being chewed on’: Graphic video shows man attacked while saving terrier from 2 dogs

    LOS ANGELES – A caught-on-video attack by two dogs on Catalina Island in California this week left a man in the hospital and his Jack Russell terrier seriously injured. Two dogs attacked a smaller dog and the animal’s owner when he tried to intervene, a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Avalon station told KTLA. The dispatcher described the larger dogs as pit bulls. The incident occurred Tuesday on the Avalon Pier. The adult male victim was airlifted […]

  • Attorney in rape trial: Women are ‘especially’ good liars because ‘they’re the weaker sex’

    MEMPHIS — An attorney is under fire for comments he made about women during a rape trial in which a wealthy Tennessee businessman was found not guilty Friday, according to WREG. Steve Farese, a well-known Memphis-area litigator, made the remarks while representing 51-year-old Mark Giannini, who had been accused of raping a 25-year-old woman.  Giannini also faces separate charges for two other alleged rapes dating back to 2002, involving two different women. During closing statements Wednesday, Farese said, “There’s always a reason […]

  • ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ chef Paulie Giganti found dead at his Philadelphia home

    PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia chef who competed on the reality TV cooking show “Hell’s Kitchen” was found dead in his home on Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Paulie Giganti died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the paper. He was 36. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office did not say what type of drug was involved. Giganti competed on the Fox reality show’s 16th season last year. He had worked as a chef for five years at a South Philadelphia […]

  • Utah girl shot in the head during robbery: ‘I am tougher than a bullet’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Nine weeks after she was found in a dry canal with a gunshot wound to the head, Deserae Turner and her family spoke to media as the 14-year-old fighter was released from Primary Children’s Hospital Thursday. “What a great day,” Matt Turner, Deserae’s father, said. “Because of the love and care of so many, we are taking our beautiful and courageous daughter home today. Nine weeks ago we did not know if this was possible, words […]

  • Woman says viral video showing her overdosing saved her life

    WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. – Video of a Wisconsin woman sitting unresponsive, mouth agape, as she overdosed in the driver’s seat of her car later went viral – and she credits the video with giving her a second chance at life. “I’ve always been a ‘good kid,'” Katrina Henry told WITI. “I don’t drink. I like to paint. I like to draw. I work out. I was a cheerleader throughout high school. I had an internship. I did research with my professor, and always had at least […]