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  • Cashier helps save woman from group she says kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

    WATERFORD, Calif. – Quick and decisive action from a Stanislaus County gas station cashier is being credited with helping a woman get away from suspected kidnappers who she says sexually assaulted her, according to KCRA. Savannah Pritchett was working at the Triple R Gas and Mart in Waterford around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when a young woman came in asking for help. The woman said she told her captors she needed to use the restroom and convinced them to pull over […]

  • Mom warns other parents after 3-year-old locked in washing machine

    CONIFER, Colo. — A Colorado mom posted a warning to parents after her 3-year-old daughter got locked inside a front-loading washing machine. Lindsey McIver of Conifer posted the warning on Facebook last week and it has since gone viral with over 270,000 shares. McIver said she was hesitant at first because she feared the “inevitable online mom-shaming” and was having a hard time reliving the traumatic experience. Ultimately, she decided it was more important for others to learn from the […]

  • Multiple people injured after lava bomb hits Hawaii tour boat

    HONOLULU – A lava bomb hit a tour boat on Monday morning in Hawaii, injuring at least a dozen people, the Hawaii County Fire Department said. The lava punctured the boat’s roof and it returned to Wailoa Harbor, the fire department said. Three of the injured were taken to Hilo Medical Center; two were reported in stable condition, the other in serious condition. Lava still flowing creates new island One of the passengers in stable condition is a woman in her […]

  • Pennsylvania mom accused of killing infant with drug-tainted breast milk

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania mother is accused of killing her young son by feeding him breast milk containing a deadly mix of drugs. WPVI reported that Samantha Jones, 30, of New Britain Township, was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the death of her 11-week-old son. The suspect reportedly told investigators she was taking prescription methadone because of an addiction to painkillers when her child died April 2. Jones told police that she was too tired to prepare formula for the […]

  • Alligator caught on video eating shark off South Carolina coast

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. – An alligator has been caught on video eating a small shark off the coast of South Carolina. The Island Packet reported that Kristen Poillon captured the video, which shows a 7-foot alligator chomping on the bonnethead shark at Skull Creek. The alligator was out of its normal habitat and swimming in the saltwater of Skull Creek, a part of the Intracoastal Waterway, according to the paper. Locals have reportedly given the alligator the name “Charlie.” “He […]

  • Cameras capture dog being thrown from car, abandoned at illegal dumping ‘hot spot’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Police are looking for the person seen in surveillance video dumping a dog Friday morning in Kansas City. The area where it happened is a hot spot for illegal dumping – one of the worst in the city, investigators told WDAF. The dog did not appear to be injured, but it needed a lot of water due to the heat, according to those who responded to the scene said. They don’t know how old she is […]

  • ‘My heart is full’: Chip Gaines shares photo of 3-week-old baby boy

    “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines shared an adorable photo Friday of baby boy Crew, with the caption “My heart is full.” Wife Joanna Gaines gave birth to Crew three weeks ago. He’s now the youngest of five siblings, joining 8-year-old Emmie Kay, 9-year-old Duke, 11-year-old Ella and 13-year-old Drake. My heart is full.. A post shared by Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) on Jul 13, 2018 at 2:20pm PDT On June 23, mother Joanna Gaines posted on Instagram: Our baby boy, Crew […]

  • Man arrested after huge boulder falls off truck, kills mother and daughter

    ROSEMONT, Minn. — Two women are dead after an 800-pound boulder fell out of a dump truck along a Minnesota road Monday, WCCO reports. Joe Czeck, 33, has been arrested and police say he did not stop at the scene of the accident. Karen Christiansen, 67, and her daughter Jena Christiansen, 32, were traveling behind the truck when it went over a railroad crossing and the huge boulder came off, tumbled and struck the family’s car. The women died at […]

  • Jackpot winner who put nephew’s name on ticket ‘for good luck’ now says she’ll sue him

    MARGAREE FORKS, Nova Scotia – It appeared to be a joyous photo op: a 57-year-old Nova Scotia woman and her 19-year-old nephew holding up a check for $1.2 million Canadian ($900,000) they’d won in a fundraising event that helped fire departments around Margaree Forks. But per the CBC, the presser Thursday went downhill soon after the shutter clicked as Barbara Reddick said she’d be taking Tyrone MacInnis to court for his half of the money. “Tyrone is getting nothing,” says Reddick, […]

  • Target offers 15 percent off classroom supplies for teachers

    MINNEAPOLIS – Target is offering teachers a 15 percent discount on select classroom supplies this summer – and the savings start Sunday. The department store announced the move in a post on their blog “A Bullseye View”: “Pssst… teachers. New this year, we’re making life a little easier for you, too, with a special 15-percent discount … For the first time, Target’s offering teachers nationwide 15 percent off select classroom supplies, from pens, pencils, crayons and markers to classroom storage and […]

  • 27-year-old killed by stray bullet while celebrating anniversary in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY – Two gunmen on a motorcycle, apparently aiming for a bar bouncer in Mexico City, killed a 27-year-old California woman with a stray bullet as she reportedly was celebrating her first wedding anniversary, sources said. Tatiana Mirutenko and her husband, James Hoover, were at a taqueria on Saturday with two friends in the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of the capital when the gunmen opened fire on a bouncer inside the establishment, according to a statement from the […]

  • ‘Got a kidney?’: Mom determined to find donor for daughter launches creative ad campaign

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Michigan mother is on a mission to save her daughter’s life. Alyssa Clark, 22, needs a new kidney and her mom is now using the family’s vehicles – as well as those of anyone else who is willing – to hopefully get the attention of her future donor. As soon as the Clarks posted the transplant hotline number on their car, they say the offers started pouring in, with total strangers trying to help find a […]

  • Women accused of punching, stabbing Applebee’s waitress, then stealing her tips

    McDONOUGH, Ga. – Police are looking for four women they say brutally attacked a waitress at a Georgia Applebee’s. The server was working at the restaurant, located at 815 Industrial Blvd. in McDonough, when she was assaulted Tuesday evening. The group punched the waitress repeatedly, and one of the women stabbed her before they stole the victim’s tip money, according to McDonough Police Department officials.  The women are also accused of damaging property, but police didn’t specify what was damaged. […]

  • ‘Miracle’ baby born at just 24 weeks celebrates his first birthday

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Kaio Doxey has come a long way over the past year. Born at 24 weeks at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, the micro-premie, who weighed a little more than a can of soda, turned one on July 7, according to East Idaho News. For the first few days of life, Kaio lived second-by-second and fought to live. He gained weight, became stronger and was called a “miracle” baby. Four months after his birth, went home. He […]

  • Man accused of breaking into Golden Corral found wedged in kitchen duct

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — An alleged criminal’s plans went awry when he got stuck in a ventilation duct of a North Carolina restaurant on Tuesday. Employees first noticed something was wrong when smoke stopped ventilating properly from an exhaust vent over the stove of the Mount Airy Golden Corral, according to a news release. The manager discovered the root of the problem when he went up to the roof and took a look inside. Police say the cause of the […]

  • Woman charged with attempted murder in brick beating of 92-year-old grandfather

    LOS ANGELES – A 30-year-old woman has been charged in the brutal beating of a 92-year-old man on July 4, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Laquisha Jones, of Los Angeles, was also charged with an elder abuse charge in connection with the incident. She also faces a special allegation that she used a deadly weapon, a brick, during the crime and caused great bodily injury. The victim, Rodolfo Rodriguez, suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken […]

  • Father on the run after attacking wife with chainsaw in front of children, police say

    WHITTIER, Calif. – Police are searching for a Southern California man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chainsaw in front of their children then fled on Wednesday. Officers responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at the couple’s home in the 7700 block of Milton Avenue in Whittier around 3 p.m. and found the woman suffering from traumatic injuries, according to the Whittier Police Department. Neighbors said the victim ran out of her home, screaming for help. “I heard people […]

  • Convicted child molester beaten to death days after arriving at California prison

    KERN COUNTY, Calif. – A convicted child molester was killed by another inmate less than a week after arriving at a California prison, officials said. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it received Agustin Duran at the Wasco State Prison, about 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield, on July 2. The 66-year-old was sentenced to serve 55 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole after being convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years […]

  • Man with no arms arrested for stabbing tourist in Florida

    MIAMI – Police arrested a homeless Florida man with no arms after he allegedly stabbed a tourist in Miami Beach Tuesday tonight. Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, is known locally for the detailed works of art he creates using his feet, the same extremities police say he used to jam a pair of scissors into 22-year-old Cesar Coronado. According to the Miami Herald, Crenshaw told Miami Beach police that he had been lying down when Coronado attacked him first, punching him in […]

  • The 25 most popular six-figure jobs

    Sharp increases in the price of goods is putting strain on wallets and keeping real wages stagnant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the last 12 months, the consumer price index—a measure of the change in prices for a selection of consumer goods and services—rose 2.8%, up from 2.5% in April. This inflation rate represents a six-year high, which, in part, resulted in real average hourly earnings for all employees remaining unchanged from May 2017 to May 2018. For […]

  • Missing Vietnam veteran found alive, 400 miles from Virginia home

    PETERSBURG, Va. — Louis Wingard Jr., a 77-year-old Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with dementia last fall, was found alive Wednesday morning –some 400 miles from his home in Petersburg, Virginia. Wingard Jr. was found sitting in his truck outside a business in Annandale, Pennsylvania, according to his step-daughter, Keisha. She said someone saw Wingard Jr. in the truck and called police when they realized he was disoriented and needed help. When police entered his name through a database, they […]

  • Postal worker close to retirement found dead in truck amid near 120-degree heat

    WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – A 63-year-old California postal worker was found dead in her mail truck as temperatures pushed toward 120 degrees last Friday, family members told KTLA Peggy Frank, of North Hills, had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years and was nearing retirement. She had just returned to work for the first time in months on Friday after suffering a broken ankle, according to loved ones. Frank was pronounced dead at the scene on the 4800 […]

  • Man arrested for DUI says he wasn’t drinking while driving, just at ‘stop signs’

    VERO BEACH, Fla. – A man arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida had a creative, if ineffective defense. During the June 27 arrest, 69-year-old Earle Stevens told officers he hadn’t been drinking and driving – he’d only been drinking at “stop signs,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Treasure Coast News. Police received a 911 call after a McDonald’s drive-thru customer in Vero Beach complained of a driver behind her repeatedly bumping her car. Indian River County sheriff’s […]

  • 10-year-old girl electrocuted while trying to rescue kittens from behind dryer

    NEW BOSTON, Texas – A 10-year-old girl was electrocuted while rescuing kittens from behind a clothes dryer, KSLA reported. “She’s a beautiful soul. She had more compassion in her at 10 years old than most adults do in their entire lifetime,” her mother, Shelby Roos, told KSLA. “She loved her babies and she would do anything for them.” The family said on their GoFundMe page that Greenlee Marie loved animals so much that she wanted to become a vet. “Her […]

  • Papa John’s founder apologizes for using N-word during conference call

    Papa John’s shares fell by as much as 5.9% Wednesday after the pizza chain’s founder confirmed a report that he had used the n-word back in May, CNBCreports. John Schnatter was on a conference call with a marketing agency at the time, according to the Forbes‘ report published Wednesday; the call was meant as a role-playing exercise to help Schnatter avoid future public relations messes like the one last year when he blamed the NFL’s national anthem kneeling controversy for declining pizza sales. […]

  • Woman accused of leaving babies in SUV as heat wave bakes Southern California

    FONTANA, Calif. – A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly left two babies inside an SUV for at least a half hour while she apparently shopped at an Ontario Walmart, officials announced Tuesday. Crystal Gonzales faces a child endangerment charge in connection with the incident. The San Bernardino Sun reported that she is a 34-year-old resident of Fontana. About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, with the temperature near 100 degrees, a security guard at a Walmart along the 1300 block of […]

  • Cat recovering after being seriously injured with firecracker in ‘horrific crime’

    Warning: Some may find the details of this story disturbing MANSFIELD, Ohio – A cat was seriously injured after someone set off a firecracker inside her rectum, according to humane society officials, who are now offering a reward to find the perpetrator. “We have no words,” the Richland County Humane Society wrote on Facebook. “We need all your good thoughts and vibes for her.” The cat, named Katy P, is at Phillips Animal Hospital in Mansfield. A veterinarian told WJW […]

  • Oklahoma woman stunned by $1M cable bill, mystery auto-payments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Dianne Hampton thought someone was playing a joke on her when she opened her cable provider’s app and saw a nine-digit outstanding charge. “Am I seeing the commas correctly?” the Oklahoma woman remembered thinking after signing into her Cox Connect App to pay her bill for internet service. No, her eyes weren’t playing tricks on her. “You stare at it [and] it’s like you’re hypnotized by this,” she said. “And, then, you go, ‘No, I don’t think […]

  • Nevada to execute inmate with fentanyl in U.S. first

    LAS VEGAS – Critics are warning about the “very real risk of a botched execution” in what is to be the first US case of capital punishment using fentanyl. With manufacturers unwilling to sell any drugs to be used in executions, Nevada’s Department of Corrections quietly purchased small doses of fentanyl from Cardinal Health over several months and plans to use the prescription painkiller in combination with paralytic drug cisatracurium and sedative midazolam in the state’s first execution in 12 […]

  • Python found ‘artfully concealed’ in hard drive at Miami airport

    MIAMI – A passenger traveling to Barbados from Miami International Airport tried to sneak a snake onto the flight by concealing it inside a hard drive, according to the Transportation Security Administration. “The snake, that didn’t get on a plane … had been artfully concealed inside the electronics of a hard drive and placed in a checked bag headed for a flight to Barbados,” Sari Koshetz, a spokeswoman with the TSA, told the Miami Herald. TSA workers found the young […]