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  • ‘Super wolf blood moon’: How to see this weekend’s total lunar eclipse

    Get set for the first celestial event of 2019: The “Super Wolf Blood Moon” will rise Sunday evening, January 20. That means a supermoon and a blood moon will occur at the same time. According to, the first full moon of the year is known as the “Wolf Moon” and is named after howling wolves. What is a “supermoon”? A supermoon is a full moon occurring at perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. A supermoon […]

  • Scientists may have solved mystery of Easter Island’s famous statues

    EASTER ISLAND, Chile – Scientists may have solved one of the riddles about the famous giant statues of Easter Island—why long-ago inhabitants placed them where they did. A new study in PLOS One makes the case that the statues went up to designate sources of fresh water, one of the island’s most precious commodities. US researchers focused on the eastern part of the Chilean island, where 93 of the platforms on which the statues stand were built, reports CNN. They soon zeroed in on […]

  • Photo shows Jayme Closs reunited with aunt, dog after rescue

    BARRON, Wis. — Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs was reunited with her aunt and dog on Friday afternoon, posing for a picture her aunt shared on the “Healing for Jayme Closs” Facebook page. Closs was expected to meet with other family members on Friday evening. “Jayme is talking. She communicated with our team up there,” Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said on Friday. “Jayme is the hero in this case.” Officials say Closs is doing well after having been missing from the Barron area […]

  • Toddler found dead after blood-spattered, ‘partially clothed’ woman seen running down street

    COVINA, Calif. – Police discovered a young boy dead inside a California townhouse early Friday and detained his mother after she was found running in the street, splattered with blood, authorities said. The woman was taken for psychiatric evaluation and expected to face a murder charge, Covina Police Department Sgt. Dan Rodriguez said. She was later identified by a friend as “Michelle,” which detectives confirmed although her full name has not yet been officially released. The friend said her son […]

  • At least 2 wounded after shots fired at New Jersey mall, police say

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – At least two people were were shot at the Newport Centre mall in Jersey City Friday, prompting an immediate lockdown, sources confirmed to WPIX. Shots were fired shortly after 6 p.m. at the mall, located just off of Marin Boulevard on Mall Drive West, police said. Investigators found traces of shell casings in the food court near the Hawaiian Grill. Police officials said at a press conference that they had taken two people into custody, but […]

  • Border wall GoFundMe campaign to refund donations after missing goal

    A Florida veteran’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a border wall will be refunding money to its donors after falling short of the $1 billion goal. Brian Kolfage, 37, created the fundraiser titled “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” which had raised around $20 million as of Friday afternoon. Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran, has since created a 501(c) (4) nonprofit “We Build the Wall, Inc.,” and is asking people to send their donation to the new […]

  • ‘Rising star’ officer shot to death after responding to car crash

    DAVIS, Calif. – A Northern California police officer was shot and killed while responding to a multi-vehicle crash Thursday night in downtown Davis, according to police. Around 6:45 p.m., Officer Natalie Corona was investigating a three-car crash in the area of 5th and D streets when someone walked up and began shooting, according to Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel. The police department reports the 22-year-old officer was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center with serious injuries before she died. Several […]

  • Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive, sheriff says

    BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Thursday. Closs has been missing since Oct. 15, when her parents were found murdered in their Barron, Wisconsin home. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after she was found, according to Fitzgerald. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department  was notified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department that they had located Jayme Closs alive, according to Fitzgerald. Authorities didn’t release any other details […]

  • JonBenet Ramsey confession: Police ‘aware’ of man’s claim he ‘watched her die’

    BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department says there are no new updates in the investigation into JonBenet Ramsey’s death following a reported confession that has been shared widely online. On Thursday, DailyMailTV published a story that a convicted pedophile had confessed to accidentally killing the 6-year-old Boulder girl in 1996. In letters written from prison, 54-year-old Gary Oliva reportedly told a friend, “I never loved anyone like I did JonBenét and yet I let her slip and her head bashed in […]

  • Newly hired officer shot dead as she was getting ready for work, chief says

    SHREVEPORT, La. – A newly hired police officer was shot dead in a northwestern Louisiana home as she prepared to start her shift, officials said — and investigators are trying to find out who killed her. Shreveport police Officer Chatéri Payne, who’d graduated from a police academy just two months ago, was in uniform and getting ready for work when she was shot on Wednesday evening, police Chief Ben Raymond said. No one had been arrested in the shooting as […]

  • Family of New Jersey man who died after begging police for water speaks out

    PATERSON, N.J. — Jameek Lowery, the 27-year-old New Jersey man whose death spawned protests, after he had begged police for water at department headquarters, died of spinal meningitis, WPIX reports. A source told the local TV news station that officials were planning a meeting with Lowery’s bereaved family to give them the news. A Facebook Live clip on Saturday had shown an incoherent Lowery showing up at Paterson Police Headquarters, foaming at the mouth and begging officers for water. He was […]

  • ‘Good Samaritan’ charged after lying about puppy stolen at gunpoint, police say

    GREELEY, Colo. — Police say a Colorado man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint by Hispanic men after he stopped to help a woman with a young child lied about the ordeal, according to KDVR. Neal Hefty said that on Dec. 29, he pulled over to help a woman who was having car trouble. He said the woman had a baby with her. When he stopped to assist her, Hefty said a group of men robbed him, stealing his […]

  • Video shows quick-thinking bus driver rescue baby wandering alone on freeway overpass

    MILWAUKEE – A bus driver is being hailed for rescuing a baby girl found wandering alone one the streets of Milwaukee’s south side – and the entire episode was captured on camera. Milwaukee County Transit System officials say just before 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, bus driver Irena Ivic spotted the toddler wandering alone on a freeway overpass near 4th and Mitchell in Milwaukee. The child was barefoot – and wearing just a onesie and diaper. Ivic stopped her bus, ran across the […]

  • ‘She said yes!’ Tim Tebow gets engaged to 2017 Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tim Tebow is officially engaged. The former NFL player asked his girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to marry him at sunset on Wednesday at his family’s farm outside of Jacksonville, Florida, according to PEOPLE. “@demileighnp Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,” Tebow, 31, posted on Instagram, along with a photo of the proposal. […]

  • Man charged with hate crime for groping, punching lesbian couple at Seahawks game

    WARNING: The YouTube video posted below is graphic.  SEATTLE — A Washington state man is facing felony charges after allegedly drunkenly assaulting a lesbian couple at a Seahawks game. According to court documents, the attack happened at the Dec. 30 Seahawks home game against the Cardinals. That’s when 34-year-old Jay Dee Harp III of Tacoma started making derogatory comments toward a lesbian couple seated near him, and then continued to say things about their sexual orientation as he went back […]

  • Man accused of killing brother with sword: ‘God told me he was a lizard’

    SEATTLE – A Washington state man accused of killing his brother has been charged with murder after he allegedly drove a 4-foot-long sword through the victim’s head Sunday night. Buckey Wolfe, 26, who prosecutors said appears to be mentally ill, called 911 around 6:40 p.m. and told an operator that he had killed his brother, and that he thought he was a lizard, according to The Seattle Times. “The defendant’s actions — jamming the tang end of a four-foot long […]

  • Teacher charged after video shows boy with autism being dragged through Kentucky school

    GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. – A teacher has been charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through the halls of a Kentucky school. Kentucky State Police “opened an investigation into teacher Trina Abrams,” Senior Trooper David Boarman said, adding she has “been charged with Assault 4th Degree, victim under 12 years old.” Abrams pleaded not guilty to the charge during her arraignment Wednesday. The Greenup County School District on Monday announced the termination of […]

  • Ex-LSU football player loses leg after dog shoots him during hunting trip

    VICKSBURG, Miss. – A Louisiana father and former LSU football player nearly lost his life during a late-December hunting trip when a dog managed to discharge a shotgun, striking the man in the leg. Matt Branch was preparing to move positions during a duck hunt with friends on family-owned property near Mississippi’s Eagle Lake on Dec. 28 when the Labrador retriever shot him. Branch had put his 12-gauge shotgun into the bed of a truck as the group prepared to […]

  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’ returns to select theaters this month for film’s 80th anniversary

    Click your heels together and follow the yellow brick road right into theaters, because “The Wizard of Oz” is returning to the big screen. In honor of the beloved film’s 80th anniversary – it was first released in 1939 – Dorothy is returning to select theaters with all of her friends. Fathom Events is bringing back the special showing on three dates only: Sunday, January 27; Tuesday, January 29; and Wednesday, January 30. “Fans young and old won’t want to […]

  • Mom, boyfriend arrested after missing 6-year-old found in sealed attic of Missouri home

    LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo. — A 6-year-old boy who had been missing since August, 2018, was found alive Tuesday afternoon, hidden – along with his fugitive mother – in the boarded-up attic of a southwest Missouri home. Braedence Jones had been missing for 5 months. The missing boy’s mother, Aubrey Ferguson, has been taken into police custody. Officers executing a search warrant at a home in Laclede County found Braedence in an attic crawl space, Camden County Sheriff’s Office officials said in a […]

  • Man accused of stealing $10M lottery ticket from roommate

    VACAVILLE, Calif. – Police say a Northern California man stole a lottery scratcher worth $10 million from his roommate. The Vacaville man who originally purchased the ticket on Dec. 20 at a Lucky grocery store said he bought it hoping to win some extra cash for the holidays, according to police. The man won and thought at first that the ticket was worth $10,000, according to police. He then told his two roommates, one of whom allegedly stole the winning […]

  • Police obtain male workers’ DNA samples at facility where vegetative patient gave birth

    PHOENIX – Phoenix police investigators are testing DNA samples from men who work at a Phoenix nursing facility in response to a vegetative patient giving birth there last week, according to KPHO. Hacienda HealthCare confirmed the search warrant for DNA samples Tuesday evening. The investigation prompted outrage nationwide last week after KPHO revealed a 29-year-old Native American woman living in a yearslong vegetative state had been impregnated at the facility. A week after the victim gave birth, Phoenix police have still […]

  • Woman with concealed carry license shoots, kills armed robber: police

    CHICAGO — A surveillance camera on Chicago’s Far South Side captured the moment police say a woman with a concealed carry license fought off an armed robber Tuesday morning, killing him, according to WGN. The 25-year-old woman was standing at a corner around 6 a.m., possibly waiting for a bus, when a man, armed with a weapon, tried to rob her. Police said she showed her weapon and then shot the man once in the neck. He ran off but […]

  • ‘Armed survivalist’ charged with camper’s murder hunted people at California park, prosecutors say

    CALABASAS, Calif. – A man who was already in jail for gun violations was charged on Monday in several shootings, including one that killed a father camping with his children, and a string of burglaries all occurring in the area of Malibu Creek State Park over the past few years. Anthony Rauda, 42, was charged with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary, Los Angeles County district attorney’s officials said. Prosecutors say Rauda […]

  • Mom gets up to 10 years in prison for fatally dropping infant out sixth-floor window

    NEW YORK – A New York City mother and day care worker has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after she dropped her own baby out of a window, killing the infant. In October 2015, Tenisha Fearon, now 30, ignored the pleas from horrified witnesses as she screamed about God, Satan and the end of days before dropping her 6-month-old daughter out the window of their sixth-floor Bronx apartment. Officers found the naked baby critically injured and […]

  • Ellen surprises college football player during chat about coming out

    ST. LOUIS — Jake Bain is now playing Division I football at Indiana State University, one year after the star athlete came out as gay during a speech to fellow St. Louis high school students that went viral in early 2018. Ellen DeGeneres invited Bain to her daily talk show for an update on his experience of coming out to his classmates at John Bourroughs School while being a star athlete. “I admire you. I’m proud of you. I know […]

  • ‘I haven’t seen him in 20 months’: Military dad surprises 7-year-old son at school

    WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. – A 7-year-old Wisconsin boy got the surprise of a lifetime on Monday after not seeing his father for almost two years. “The second grader’s dad, Jon-Andrew Anderson, has been serving as a captain in the U.S. Navy in Bahrain since April, 2017.  Anderson was able to come home earlier than expected, so he decided to surprise his son during skating class at St. Monica Catholic School in Whitefish Bay. “I haven’t seen him in 20 months,” Anderson […]

  • Shaquille O’Neal, Houston officer team up to cover cost of 7-year-old’s funeral

    HOUSTON – NBA great Shaquille O’Neal is helping to cover funeral costs for Jazmine Barnes, the 7-year-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting. O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion and 15-time All-Star in his 19-year NBA career, is an analyst with Turner Sports. He and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles brought a cashier’s check to Jazmine’s family last week to pay for the funeral, which is scheduled for Tuesday. The news, first reported by CNN affiliate KPRC, was verified […]

  • Good Samaritan’s puppy stolen after he stopped to help woman, baby: police

    GREELEY, Colo. – A Greeley good Samaritan stopped to help a woman stranded on the side of the road, but ended up getting robbed. During the heist, his puppy was stolen. “He was so cute,” Neal Hefty said of his 10-week-old Siberian husky-German shepherd mix. Neal Hefty couldn’t wait to surprise his wife with the dog. “Right away, I named him Patch because he has a gray patch right there on his left cheek,” Hefty told KDVR. The veteran was […]

  • Man charged after 5 girls – trapped in Polish ‘escape room’ – die in fire

    A 28-year-old man has been charged after five teenage girls died in a fire Friday afternoon while celebrating their friend’s birthday at an escape room in Poland, officials said. The suspect, who has been identified only as Miolsz S., has been charged with “deliberately creating the danger of a fire in the escape room” and “unintentionally causing the death of people in a fire,” CNN Polish affiliate TVN24 reported Ryszard Gasiorowski, a spokesman for the Koszalin district prosecutor, as saying. Police and […]