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  • Disney donates $5 million to help rebuild Notre Dame

    PARIS – Disney is joining the efforts to help restore Notre Dame. Disney is donating $5 million in aid to help rebuild the 850-year-old cathedral after a fire severely damaged it this week, the company announced Wednesday. “Notre-Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the soul of France for centuries, inspiring awe and reverence for its art and architecture and for its enduring place in human history,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said […]

  • Teen mom charged with capital murder after baby found buried in flowerpot at cemetery

    CARROLLTON, Texas – The mother of a baby who was found dead in a flowerpot at a Texas cemetery last month has been charged, KDFW reports. Jazmin Lopez, 18, of Dallas, is charged with capital murder. The body of the child was found by a worker at Perry Cemetery on March 3. The Dallas County Medical Examiner determined the child’s mother was at least 34 weeks pregnant when she gave birth. Carrolton police say Lopez came forward after seeing the […]

  • Woman fends off 300-pound, half-naked burglary suspect with baseball bat

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 65-year-old Florida woman didn’t wait for police after she says she saw a large man wearing only his underwear trying to break into her car early Sunday. “So I grabbed my bat,” Clarese Gainey told WGFL. “I braced myself, I eased the door open.” Police say the man Gainey found before her, wearing only boxer shorts, was 5-foot-6-inch, 300-pound Antonio Mosely. WGFL reports that Gainey played softball in high school, and, when Mosely allegedly charged, she […]

  • Boy thrown over Mall of America balcony ‘continuing to fight’ as donations pour in

    MINNEAPOLIS – People have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help a 5-year-old boy in critical condition after police say a 24-year-old man threw him over the third-floor railing at the Mall of America in Minnesota last week. As of Tuesday evening, creators of a GoFundMe effort have raised more than $700,000 for the 5-year-old boy, and a small mountain of toys and stuffed animals at the mall continues to grow, WCCO reports. The fundraising team identified the boy […]

  • Police: Woman melts down over chocolate ice cream, takes bat to restaurant windows

    ST. LOUIS – Police are searching for a woman accused of bashing out the windows of a St. Louis restaurant after learning there was no more chocolate ice cream. The ice cream-related meltdown happened around 2:25 a.m. at a Rally’s restaurant in the city’s Central West End neighborhood March 27, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. When restaurant workers told the woman they only had vanilla left, she allegedly spat on them and then “used an aluminum baseball bat to […]

  • College student falls 100 feet to her death while posing for photo during Arkansas trip

    [protected-iframe id=”4a18465515a912aa1390740d426b733d-41640108-42336256″ info=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] JASPAR, Ark. – A college student studying environmental science fell about 100 feet to her death while hiking on a class trip to the Ozarks, officials said. Andrea Norton, 20, was among a group of Briar Cliff University students who traveled to Hawksbill Crag in Arkansas’ Ozark National Forest on Sunday morning as part of a class activity, Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said. Witnesses said she repositioned herself for a photo and […]

  • Study finds men’s beards have more germs than dogs

    A new study may have men with beards thinking about grabbing the razor. According to researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland, the beards on men have more bacteria, even bugs, than what is found in a dog’s fur. Researchers took swab samples from the whiskers of 18 men, aged from 18 to 76, and compared them with samples from the necks of 30 dogs of various breeds The results? 23 of 30 dogs studied had high amounts of germs […]

  • ‘Abandoned puppy’ found in California turns out to be a coyote

    SAN DIEGO – A man walking his dog in San Diego found what he thought was an abandoned, newborn puppy and brought it home. He called the San Diego Humane Society and turned the brown-and-black ball of fur over to animal welfare officers, who discovered the “puppy” was not what they thought it was. “Our Humane Officers recently received a call about an abandoned puppy in a canyon in Tierrasanta,” the San Diego Humane Society wrote in a Facebook post. […]

  • Georgia Engel, star of ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ dies at 70: reports

    Actress Georgia Engel, who starred as Georgette Franklin Baxter in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Friday, according to The New York Times. Engel, who joined the show in 1972, was nominated twice for an Emmy for her work on the legendary TV show. She was also nominated three times for an Emmy for her recurring role as Pat MacDougall, the mother-in-law of Brad Garrett’s character Robert Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” The New York Times reports that Engel, a Christian […]

  • First photos show damage inside Notre Dame Cathedral

    PARIS — Photos from inside Notre Dame Cathedral have been released after a massive blaze tore through the treasured Parisian landmark Monday. The stunning images show flames and smoke visible from inside the cathedral’s iconic architecture. Parisians raised their voices in song Monday night outside Notre Dame Cathedral as firefighters battled the massive blaze threatening one of France’s most revered historic sites. The fire burned for several hours Monday, causing the collapse of the cathedral’s iconic spire and the destruction […]

  • School bus driver forgives assailants who beat, dragged her in caught-on-camera attack

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis school bus driver was brutally attacked as she brought students home Thursday afternoon. And it was all captured on video. The driver, Patrula Griffin, is cut and bruised from head to toe but her spirit is not broken after she was attacked. Despite her frustration, Griffin said she forgives those who beat her. The video shows a crowd of adults surround the door of the bus at 9th Street and O’Fallon in north St. Louis. […]

  • Oil rig workers save tired dog found swimming off coast of Thailand

    Oil workers about 135 miles off the coast of Thailand saw something in the water that shouldn’t have been there: a tired dog, swimming. The pooch made it to the rig, where workers eventually hoisted him to safety, reports the Bangkok Post. It’s not clear how the dog got so far out to sea, but the best guess is that he fell off a boat in the Gulf of Thailand, per ABC News. The dog—nicknamed Boonrod, or survivor—was rescued on Friday, and […]

  • Dad accused of leaving daughter in car that caught fire after police chase, killing her

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A South Carolina father is accused of leaving his 1-year-old daughter in a car that caught fire, killing her, after he ran from the vehicle during a police chase Friday. Imhotep Osiris Norman, 26, of Spartanburg, has been charged with homicide by child abuse, court records show. Authorities say the police chase began around 10:20 p.m. when a trooper with the South Carolina Highway Patrol pulled over a car going nearly 70 mph in a 45-mph zone, […]

  • St. Louis infant had cocaine in his system when he died, court docs say

    ST. LOUIS – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a baby boy who tested positive for cocaine after he was rushed to the emergency room of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Tuesday night, according to court documents. The 6-month-old child was in respiratory distress and suffered cardiac arrest several times before he died, according to KTVI. A urinary drug screen revealed the baby had cocaine in his system. Police responded to St. Louis Children’s Hospital after being contacted by […]

  • Man accused of throwing 5-year-old off mall balcony went there to kill an adult, complaint says

    MINNEAPOLIS – The man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from the third floor of the famed Mall of America is now charged with attempted murder. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said. Prosecutors will ask for bail to be set at $2 million. The gruesome case has stunned Minnesotans, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. “That a child, with his mother, at a safe public area […]

  • Police: Mother-son duo, along with family dog, terrorize Wisconsin Walmart

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – A Wisconsin man and his mother face multiple charges after an incident at a local Walmart that involved nudity, theft and karate, police said. Eau Claire officers responded to the big box store just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night after getting a call about a woman and her dog stealing items from the store. When officers arrived at the Walmart they found 46-year-old Lisa Smith screaming at the entrance and trying to catch her dog “Bo,” […]

  • Dog found severely abused, left in dumpster gets forever home

    LONG BEACH, Calif. – Five months after being found tied up in a dumpster in downtown Long Beach with skull fractures and covered in urine, a dog named Chloe went to her forever home Friday. A Good Samaritan heard the 1-year-old Maltipoo-terrier mix, now called “Chloe,” at a trash bin near Walnut Avenue Dec. 8. She had skull fractures and was covered in urine. Chloe was rushed to an animal hospital and later transferred to Long Beach Animal Emergency. Dr. Thomas […]

  • Teen accused of killing 16-year-old boy over feud on Snapchat

    BEECH GROVE, Ind. – A 16-year-old Indiana boy is behind bars, accused of murder after a feud that started on Snapchat, police say. Isaiha Funez is being charged as an adult for allegedly killing another 16-year-old boy in Beech Grove. Early Sunday morning, Beech Grove police were called after gunfire struck a car full of teens, according to WXIN. Xavier Weir, 16, died after being shot in the head. Just minutes later another 16-year-old boy, Isaiha Funez, showed up at […]

  • Betting on Game of Thrones: Who will rule Westeros?

    Where are my Game of Thrones Bets!!?? All over the place actually – many sportsbooks are taking bets on the final season of HBO’s award winning series Game of Thrones, with the season premiere airing at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday April 14. Sister site is breaking down the odds and some of the proposition bets available, from who will rule Westeros to who will die first. And we throw our helm into the ring with some of our predictions […]

  • Couple had no idea they were pregnant until labor hit

    SHREVEPORT, La. – Bryson and Grace Mawn had just eaten dinner with friends when Grace started having stomach pains so bad, the Louisiana couple went to the emergency room. Bryson assumed his wife had kidney stones, but what she actually had was a baby—a little girl born shortly after they arrived at the hospital. The couple, both 20, had no idea Grace was pregnant. “I never felt her move during the pregnancy. I never had cravings, I never had morning […]

  • ‘Miracle Baby’: One of the smallest premature infants ever heads home

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — After eight months in various hospitals, one of the smallest premature babies in the country is finally going home. Connor Florio is considered a “Miracle Baby.” When he was born in July at 26 weeks old, he weighed 11 ounces and could fit in the palm of your hand. After his parents, who live in Danbury, Conn., were told their child’s chance of survival was extremely low, they had Connor transferred to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s NICU in […]

  • Couple accused of giving laxative cookies to striking school employees

    UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio – A couple is behind bars after they allegedly gave cookies laced with laxatives to striking workers from the Claymont School District in Ohio. Investigators say 29-year-old Bo Cosens and 25 year-old Rachel Sharrock live near an elementary school in Uhrichsville and were angry at supporters driving by honking. The couple allegedly claimed the noise was disrupting their sleep patterns. In retaliation, the police say the couple posted Facebook videos threatening the striking school employees and delivered sugar […]

  • Pennsylvania parents, grandmother arrested in ‘horrendous’ child abuse case

    PLYMOUTH, Pa. – Three people now face charges in what Pennsylvania authorities are calling a “horrendous” case of alleged child abuse. A father, stepmother, and grandmother are charged with tying a child to a bed with a belt, making her eat off the floor and other horrific acts. Plymouth police arrested all three suspects Wednesday and there are two children involved. Police say the case spans about two years and involves two police departments. Plymouth police arrested Michael Law, his […]

  • Dad credited with saving daughter’s life after ‘sudden death’ heart stoppage

    BRANSON, Mo. – It was a miracle in Missouri. While vacationing in Branson for her birthday, a 6-year-old Oklahoma girl’s heart stopped, but her dad saved her life – without any training. Seeing her play with her siblings, you’d never think Peyton Woods suffered what doctors call “sudden death” just a couple of weeks ago. “We were going to get a lollipop,” Peyton told KFOR. She doesn’t remember much, but her parents remember every second. Peyton came down with what […]

  • Dog blamed for 90-year-old pilot’s fatal crash into Iowa cornfield

    JONES COUNTY, Iowa – A man’s decision to let his dog ride in the passenger seat of his small plane ultimately doomed him, the NTSB says in a new report on a 2017 plane crash. The single-engine airplane flown by Jerry Naylor, 90, a former commercial pilot, crashed into a cornfield 50 yards away from where he was trying to land—the runway at Iowa’s Monticello Regional Airport. Naylor died, but his 70- to 75-pound dog survived—and in its report, the NTSB […]

  • Video shows woman kicking child at New York day care, police say

    NEW YORK — A woman has been charged with assault after video captured her allegedly kicking a toddler at a New York City day care, after his mother says the boy refused to take a nap. Valeriaya Buonadonna, 36, of Brooklyn, was arrested after the incident at Znayka Day Care Center on Avenue U on Tuesday, police said. Video obtained by WPIX shows the disturbing few seconds when the 2-year-old boy was picked up from his chair, tossed on the […]

  • Video shows football-sized crustaceans devouring alligator on ocean floor

    Scientists placed a dead alligator on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico in February to study the effect on ocean food chains. The video was posted to YouTube by Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium on April 3 and has been viewed more than 230,000 as of Wednesday. Researchers wondered if some species that would eat modern-day alligators “may be new to science and their ancestors may have eaten ancient reptiles,” according to a description on the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium […]

  • Library issues hilarious correction after ‘snakes’ typo in ad for anti-prom event

    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas – A library in Pflugerville, Texas has been working to roll back teens’ expectations after an ad for their Anti Prom event was published recently with an intriguing typo. “There will be no snakes at this Friday’s Anti Prom at the library,” the library posted on Facebook Monday. “There was a typo in a local paper that said we will have snakes. We will have snacks. Snacks is what we will have.” A librarian told Buzzfeed that they […]

  • High school principal dies after donating bone marrow to save stranger

    WESTFIELD, N.J. – A high school principal has died after going to the hospital to donate bone marrow to try to save the life of a 14-year-old in France. Derrick Nelson, principal of Westfield High School in New Jersey, died unexpectedly Sunday night, according to school officials. His fiancée, Sheronda Braker, said that Nelson suffered complications after his bone marrow donation. The school’s newspaper reported in February that Nelson decided to donate his bone marrow to a boy in France after being […]

  • North Carolina dentist loses license after 2 patients die, deemed ‘grave risk to the public’

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A dentist lost her license after two patients died, according to a Final Agency Decision report from the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners. Shawana Neopi Patterson, who was first licensed in 2011, was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at her practice Patterson Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in High Point. In one instance, the report found that Patterson took little action when one patient turned “bluish-gray,” and only called EMS for a second patient once she […]

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