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  • Hospital prepped for first-ever sextuplets delivery with choreographed drills

    HUNTSVILLE Ala. — An Alabama mother gave birth to six precious little bundles of joy at Huntsville Hospital, the first ever sextuplets to be delivered there. “It was amazing getting to see them, and see what they look like, how little they are,” mother Courtney Waldrop told WHNT. “I mean they’re perfect though in every way, even though they’re so tiny, they’re just perfect.” The Waldrop sextuplets are the first to be born in Alabama since 2011.  Doctors said the babies are doing […]

  • Snapchat stock loses $1.3 billion after Kylie Jenner tweet

    Kylie Jenner is not happy about Snapchat’s new redesign. Snap stock closed down 6% on Thursday after the reality TV star said she is no longer using the app. The plunge wiped about $1.3 billion off the company’s market value. Jenner has been one of Snapchat’s most influential users. “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad,” Jenner tweeted on Wednesday. sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is […]

  • Instant Pot company warns of potential melting, overheating problems

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Instant Pot is warning owners of their popular line of multicookers that they should stop using one of the models after reports of overheating and melting damage. The Canadian company has received “a small number of reports” that the Gem 65 8-in-1 cooker overheated and caused melting damage, according to a post on their Facebook page. The problem is limited to five batch codes: 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746. To verify the batch code, consumers should […]

  • Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old ‘best friend’ from armed burglars

    DES MOINES, Wash. – A 16-year-old Washington state boy was hiding in a closet giving updates to a 911 dispatcher during a burglary at his family’s home, when he heard gunshots and his dog suddenly stopped barking. Des Moines police Cmdr. Doug Jenkins said the first 911 call came in at about 12:20 p.m. about a home in the 1400 block of South 234th Street. Police said the teen was home alone when the break-in happened. “He heard noises and voices, ran […]

  • Video shows deputy stayed outside Florida school as shooting unfolded, sheriff says

    PARKLAND, Fla. – The school resource deputy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School waited outside the school building as the shooting unfolded last Wednesday. Scot Peterson, the deputy, never went in after taking a position on the west side of the building, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a news conference. Peterson resigned on Thursday after he was suspended by Israel pending an internal investigation into his actions, Israel said. Delayed surveillance footage Surveillance footage from the Florida high […]

  • Severed foot in running shoe found in Canada belonged to missing Washington man

    SEATTLE  — Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto had been missing since Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities. It was the 13th severed foot to mysteriously wash up in British Columbia since 2007, according to the New York Times. Missing 79 […]

  • Husband of online exhibitionist arrested for her murder, police say

    CALERA, Ala. – The partially nude body of 42-year-old Kat West was found face down in the street outside her home in a small Alabama town last month; now her husband has been arrested in connection with her murder, AL.com reports. William “Jeff” West, 44, was arrested Thursday morning—nearly six weeks after his wife’s death—at his home in Calera. According to WBMA, the Calera Police Department waited on the results of forensic testing to make the arrest, but chief Sean […]

  • Buying a home? Here’s how many hours you need to work

    Since the turn of the century, home prices in the U.S. have almost doubled, while median household income has barely budged. This, combined with a limited supply of entry-level homes, contributed to declining homeownership rates over the past 10 years. However, data from the latest U.S. Census Current Population Survey suggest that trend could be turning around. With homeownership rates ticking upward, researchers at Branch Publishing wanted to see how many hours the typical person would need to work to […]

  • Father-daughter pair charged after assault rifles, 66K rounds of ammo found in California home

    TEMPLE CITY, Calif. – A California man and his adult daughter have been charged with having an illegal cache of weapons, including more than a dozen assault rifles, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday. The case against Steven David Ponder, 57, and Riley Elizabeth Ponder, 27, was filed Tuesday following a Valentine’s Day raid on Steven Ponder’s home. Ponder is banned from owning a gun because of his previous 2001 felony convictions for possession of a machine gun and […]

  • Sixth-grader offers ice cream money to help teacher pay for his father-in-law’s funeral

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – An Alabama sixth-grader who lost her own father offered to give what money she had to her teacher after finding out his father-in-law had died, according to WHNT. Price Lawrence, a teacher at Highlands Elementary in Huntsville shared a post on Facebook Tuesday showing his student’s kindness. The first-year teacher wrote that his students could tell he was a little off that morning, and when they asked why, he explained that his father-in-law had passed away over the weekend. […]

  • California couple accused of molesting 5-year-old son may have sexually abused their dogs

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A California couple accused of sexually abusing their then 5-year-old son may also have committed sexual acts on their dogs, officials officials announced Wednesday. An investigation began in August 2013 when the victim disclosed that he was sexually abused by his parents, Roy Ling, 35, and Sara Wilson, 32. At the time, however, the victim and his parents were transients. Details about the alleged abuse were not provided Wednesday. The investigation continued in March 2014, but the […]

  • Video shows inmates smashing window to escape correctional facility

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Surveillance video released on Wednesday shows three inmates breaking out of an Ohio prison after shattering a window. On Friday night, Joshua Natal-Morales, 26, Reynaldo Rivera Franco, 26, and Michael David Kligore, 23, used a table in a classroom to smash out a window of the minimum security Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility, authorities said. “We’re basically (housing) felony-level offenders … this is kind of a last-ditch opportunity, one more bite at the apple to get things […]

  • Man dies after apparently poisoning himself during police chase

    VENTURA, Calif. – A California motorist who led officers on a pursuit was found dead in his vehicle Wednesday morning, apparently after ingesting some type of poison, the California Highway Patrol said. The suspect, who was being sought by the Los Angeles Police Department as a “possible rapist,” was first spotted driving on the northbound 101 in Oxnard, according to CHP Officer Kevin Denharder. CHP pursued him into Ventura until he pulled over to the right shoulder just north of Seaward […]

  • Suspect captured in terrifying attack, attempted rape of bikini barista

    KENT, Wash. – A Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tip led to the arrest of a man accused of attacking and attempting to rape a barista at the Hottie Shots Espresso stand in Kent. The suspect has been identified as a 33-year-old Kent man, who police say had an extensive criminal history. Investigators have not released his name as he has not yet been formally charged, according to KCPQ. “We want to thank everyone that called in and identified this violent […]

  • Suspected car thief tells officers he’s Matthew McConaughey

    GEORGES TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A suspected car thief tried to pass himself off as “Dazed and Confused” star Matthew McConaughey when Pennsylvania police found him Sunday, according to WTAE. Officers got a call about a suspicious person prowling outside of a home in Georges Township and ringing the doorbell, police said. When they got there, they allegedly found 46-year-old Troy Miller sitting in the resident’s car. When asked for identification, Miller would only tell officers he was the 48-year-old Oscar […]

  • Troopers buy plane ticket to help stranded woman get to Florida after school shooting

    NEW YORK – Jordana Judson lives in New York. But when she heard about the Florida school shooting last week, it hit close to home. Judson, 23, graduated from Florida State University, which had a school shooting a few years ago. She also is a 2012 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and faculty were killed last Wednesday. Her family friend Meadow Pollack was among them. After she heard the news, all Judson wanted to do […]

  • Teen learns to use 3-D printer to make an arm for his father

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Robbie Frei wanted to give his dad a hand. So, he built him an arm. “I decided to create a 3-D printed, custom-scanned prosthetic arm for my dad, who is an amputee,” St. Louis high school student Robbie Frei told KTVI. To get started, the Priory High School senior – who wants to go into robotics in college – designed a three-month thesis project. His mission: to build a 3-D printed arm for his father, […]

  • Shoplifting suspect arrested after wild confrontation in Walmart parking lot caught on video

    YUBA CITY, Calif. — A suspected shoplifter is in jail after his getaway attempt almost killed a man trying to stop him on Saturday. Video of the weekend’s dramatic confrontation has been shared hundreds of thousands of times. It shows the suspect in a Walmart parking lot in Yuba City, California almost running over a man trying to stop him from getting away, according to KTXL. Police say the 46-year-old victim boxed the suspect’s car in with his own, then […]

  • Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds

    IRVINE, Calif. – Drinking alcohol could be more important than exercise when it comes to living a long life, researchers say. The 90+ Study from the University of California, Irvine seeks to find out why people in the fastest growing age group in the United States – the “oldest-olds” – live as long as they do. Those who like to indulge in a moderate of alcohol should also enjoy the findings of neurologist Claudia Kawas and her team, who have […]

  • Couple worried mystery Amazon packages could be tied to international ‘brushing’ scam

    FOLSOM, Calif. — A Northern California couple say they are concerned about mysterious packages that keep showing up at their doorstep. Michelle Carroll told KTXL it all started a few weeks ago when she and her husband received a stuffed, talking hamster. They thought maybe a friend had sent it as a joke. But then package after package from Amazon showed up on the doorstep of their Folsom home. So far, they’ve gotten a dozen knee support pillows in just […]

  • ‘Nobody would take me’: Dog found tied to tree with note attached to collar gets adopted

    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A dog found tied to a tree in a wooded area of Prince George County, Virginia has found a new home. “My name is Zeus,” a note tied to his collar read. “I am a very good dog. My owner just can’t afford me anymore. She tried to find me a home but nobody would take me.” The owner wrote, “I am left with no other options for him, I hate to do this  but […]

  • Michigan convict wrote a hit book, now state wants to collect

    A Michigan convict who won accolades for his book of short stories may be forced to give up all he earned from his book deal. Curtis Dawkins’ debut, The Graybar Hotel, was published in July by Scribner and details life behind bars in ways that have thrilled readers. Michigan’s Department of Treasury is less enthused, however, and has filed a court complaint that asks that 90% of the convicted killer’s reported $150,000 advance be given to the state as payment […]

  • Texas teen thought to be robbery victim now accused of setting up her friend

    SPRING, Texas – A teenage girl who was initially believed to be one of two victims in a Houston-area carjacking and robbery Friday night is now a suspect, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Susan Marie Mize, 17, and an alleged 16-year-old accomplice face charges of felony aggravated robbery. Authorities have also identified a third suspect, a 15-year-old, and are filing a warrant for his arrest. Harris County officers went to the home of Preston Barry, Mize’s friend, around […]

  • Watch two moviegoers try the ‘tall man’ trick to sneak into ‘Black Panther’

    CARSON, Ca. — Two “Black Panther” fans got creative over the weekend in their quest to see the movie for half the price. Twitter user Pillsbury posted video of the whole debacle. He and a friend in a “tall man disguise” got in line for tickets hoping to get a two-for-one deal. Others in line were pretty entertained — but the cashier? Not so much. Watch below: We tried getting the two for one special at black panther. The manager was […]

  • Sylvester Stallone confirms he’s alive, ‘still punching’ following death rumors

    Social media posts mourning Sylvester Stallone were quickly disputed Monday morning by the actor who is alive and “still punching.” Fans shared “rest in peace” graphics mourning the Rocky actor even after he spoke out on Twitter and Instagram about the hoax. “Please ignore this stupidity,” Stallone, 71, tweeted. “Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!” Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching! https://t.co/sgRhOguHhs — Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) February 19, 2018 The rumor […]

  • Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterinarians at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens are investigating a strange occurrence with an 18-year-old African lioness. Zoo officials say Bridget, the zoo’s 18-year-old African lioness, has suddenly spouted a mini-mane. Male lions usually begin growing a mane when they are about 1-year-old, which is when they begin producing more testosterone. However, it is extremely rare for a female lion to grow a mane. In other instances, experts say lionesses have grown manes when there […]

  • Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer turns himself in

    ATLANTA – An Uber Eats driver suspected of shooting a customer to death Saturday night in Atlanta has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police arrested 36-year-old Robert Bivines Monday afternoon in the murder of Ryan Thornton, 30. Police said the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the wealthy Buckhead district after Thornton placed a food order via his smartphone app. JUST IN: Uber Eats driver accused of shooting customer had been working for company for only 1 […]

  • Meet the woman who gave it all up to save baby goats with special needs

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Sixty miles west of New York City, away from the lights, the traffic and the chaos, lies a place where nature calls the shots, hay is a hot commodity and the natives have their own language. At this New Jersey farm, it’s the goats that run the show. Their caretaker is Leanne Lauricella, a former New York City event planner who, one day in 2014, took a step back, looked at her life and realized she […]

  • Alabama lawmaker proposes bill allowing teachers to carry guns at school

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama State Representative Will Ainsworth says he will introduce legislation that would allow some public school teachers and administrators to carry a gun during school hours. He says concerned educators from Marshall County reached out to him Thursday evening in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 dead. “They wanted to know what we could do to prevent that in Alabama,” said Ainsworth. The first term legislator says he is researching the issue. “Our kids are […]

  • Heartbreaking photo shows man taking wife’s ashes to Valentine’s Day lunch

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A heartbreaking photo shows a man eating lunch on Valentine’s Day with the ashes of his wife sitting across the table from him in a Texas restaurant, according to a woman’s Facebook post. The man is seen crying with a napkin pushed against his eyes. The table is set with two plates, two sets of silverware and two glasses of wine. Chasidy Gwaltney snapped the picture and posted it on social media Wednesday afternoon. “I saw […]