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  • Man with ‘Trump 2020’ sign banned by Disney … again

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Disney has banned Dion Cini from company properties for, once again, displaying pro-President Trump messages, according to WFTV. Back in September, Cini lost his annual pass for unfurling a giant Donald Trump flag at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The 49-year-old New Yorker told the local news station that he’d had it for 24 years. Disney recently contacted Cini and took him off the blacklist, he said. He, in turn, agreed that he would not hang any […]

  • Woman accused of murdering husband waited days before calling 911

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Police say an Indiana woman murdered her husband and didn’t report it for days, according to WXIN. The incident occurred on Friday in Montgomery County, but police say Sheila Ridenour waited until 3:24 a.m. Monday to tell authorities that she had shot her husband to death. Officers responded to the home in the 5700 block of West 700 South and found Billy Ridenour, 62, dead. Sheila was taken into custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. […]

  • Video shows McDonald’s drive-thru customer attack manager over missing ketchup, police say

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman was captured on video beating the manager of a California McDonald’s recently, and police released the footage Tuesday as they intensified their efforts to catch the assault suspect. The incident began around 11 p.m. on Oct. 27, after the woman went through the drive-thru of the McDonald’s restaurant in the 1500 block of North Bristol Street in Santa Ana, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. After getting her food, she apparently became enraged […]

  • Four family members arrested in 2016 murders of 8 people in Ohio

    PIKE COUNTY, Ohio — Four family members have been arrested in the 2016 murders of eight people in a rural community of southern Ohio, according to WJW. George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; Angela Wagner, 48; George Wagner IV, 27; and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26, were arrested Tuesday and “are charged with planning and carrying out” the killings of eight members of the Rhoden family, Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said in a news release. The Wagners are from […]

  • 4-year-old girl left in van overnight after vehicle towed to city lot

    MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee family is speaking out after city workers towed a van with a 4-year-old girl inside and left it in a lot overnight amid frigid temperatures, according to WITI. Milwaukee police stopped the minivan near 39th and Forest Home Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday and arrested the driver of the minivan – who they suspected was intoxicated. Officers took custody of a 10-month-old child, but apparently didn’t notice the 4-year-old before the vehicle was towed to the […]

  • Amazon to add headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, report says

    After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has reportedly chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters. The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday that Amazon has picked New York’s Long Island City and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon declined to comment to CNN. The development projects, which could be announced as soon as Tuesday, promise to bring […]

  • 89-year-old scholar who fled Nazis dies after subway shove from rushing commuter

    The New York Times calls Dr. Kurt Salzinger’s death “a tragic end to the everyday jostle of straphangers,” which the New York Post paints as “a daily underground hazard.” His stepdaughter calls it “a complete disregard for the elderly,” per the Times. Salzinger died on Oct. 27, after he was shoved to a subway platform in New York City’s Penn Station by a fellow commuter rushing to catch a train to Brooklyn. The Hofstra community is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emeritus […]

  • Father, 9-year-old son killed in barn fire were inseparable, family says

    PROVO, Utah – A Utah father and his 9-year-old son died together, trapped in a stall during a barn fire Monday, family members told KSTU. The blaze started around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning and neighbors said they quickly raced to the farm to save the animals. “Me and a couple other guys were running into the stalls, pulling goats out of them,” said Preston Arnoldsen, who lives down the street and said his uncle owns the farm. Flames tore through […]

  • ‘Secret Sister’ holiday gift exchange scam is back, police warn

    Now that the holidays are here, so are social media posts about a gift exchange that promises you’ll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam! The same scam surfaced in previous years, too. The so-called “secret sister” gift exchange has circulated widely on Facebook, Reddit and various forums, according to Snopes.  The posts often promise participants 36 gifts in exchange for one present valued at $10. Snopes pointed out that, despite […]

  • Photo of Wisconsin students posing in apparent Nazi salute sparks outrage, investigation

    BARABOO, Wis. – A photo showing a group of male, mostly white Wisconsin high school students with their arms raised in what appear to be Nazi salutes has sparked a district investigation and criticism from a Holocaust memorial group. The image of students in the Baraboo School District in Wisconsin was originally posted on the @GoBaraboo parody account with the caption, “We even got the black kid to throw it up.” But the picture, which was tagged #Barabooproud, has since […]

  • Police shoot, kill black security guard detaining suspect after bar shooting

    ROBBINS, Ill. — Police shot and killed an armed, black security guard who was detaining a suspect after several people were shot at a suburban Illinois bar early Sunday morning, witnesses told WGN. Jemel Roberson, 26, was shot dead by a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, Illinois, about 4 a.m. Sunday. Witnesses said officers shot at the wrong man. “Everybody was screaming out, ‘Security!’ He was a security guard,” witness Adam […]

  • Elephants evolve to not grow tusks, thwarting poachers

    How can elephants fend off ivory poachers? By never growing tusks at all. Some 32% of female elephants in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park are now born tuskless—a far cry from the 2% to 4% naturally occurring in Africa’s wild, per research published in National Geographic. Thousands of Gorongosa elephants were slaughtered for ivory to fund the nation’s long civil war, leaving just 200 females, half of whom are tuskless; now their female offspring are following suit. Numbers are worse in South […]

  • Man punches bear in nose to survive attack outside North Carolina home

    HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man says he battled a bear outside his home and he has the scrapes and bruises to prove it, according to WLOS. Sonny Pumphrey was in his driveway in the White Oak community Tuesday afternoon when he says a mother bear and her two cubs showed up. He says the cubs ran off but the mother bear reared up and attacked him. “She made a charging dead run at me. That sucker was eyeball […]

  • ‘It’s the PCP’: Man wearing only a towel arrested at shopping center

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — Ohio police got a call for a naked man at a shopping plaza, but body camera video shows how the case turned into much more than an arrest for indecent exposure. Police recently encountered Wilbur Rosado at the Biddulph Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn with a towel around his waist, according to WJW. When asked why he wasn’t wearing clothes, Rosado answers, “I don’t know,” then mumbles something about PCP. When officers asked him if he’s on […]

  • Child battling cancer is granted dying wish – to escort mother down aisle

    STOW, Ohio – Weddings are a time of great joy but for one Stow family the celebration was bittersweet. “He said, ‘Well momma I would like to walk you down the aisle before I die,’ and then I was like you know what, we’re making it happen,” said Taylore Woodard. A rare cancer returned for a fourth time, only this time it spread across her 12-year-old son Keith Burkett‘s frail body. In home hospice care for weeks, Keith’s family leaped […]

  • ‘Code word’ helps save girl from would-be kidnapper at Arizona park

    SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. – An Arizona girl’s “code word” helped her avoid a strange man who tried to lure her into his vehicle Wednesday, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. The girl was walking with a friend near a park in San Tan Valley, about 45 miles east of Phoenix, when a man in a white SUV pulled up to them around 3:45 p.m. He told the girl her brothers had been involved in a serious accident and […]

  • Father tried to kill family by pouring hot oil on them, setting home on fire: police

    NEW YORK — A man is in custody after police say he attempted to kill his entire family by pouring hot oil on them and setting their New York City home on fire Friday morning, according to WPIX. The FDNY responded to the fast-moving fire at an apartment building near the intersection of East 236 Street and Furman Avenue in the Bronx just after 10:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found several family members with burns to their bodies, police […]

  • Flight attendant breastfeeds passenger’s crying baby

    A flight attendant went the extra mile for a mother who had run out of formula to feed her baby on a domestic flight in the Philippines. Philippine Airlines’ flight attendant Patrisha Organo heard an infant crying soon after takeoff and “approached the mother and asked if everything’s okay,” she wrote in a Facebook post, which included a picture of her holding the infant. “Teary-eyed, she [the mother] told me that she ran out of formula milk,” Organo wrote of […]

  • Moms brawl at school bus stop, 1 airlifted after being slashed with broken coffee mug

    SARASOTA, Fla. – A brawl between two moms at a school bus stop landed both in the hospital. Both moms used a broken coffee mug as a weapon. Tuesday night, one of the moms spoke with WFTS. Tiffani Cruz just got out of the hospital. Cruz defends why she smashed a coffee mug over the head of another mom. “It was self-defense over an incident that made no sense,” she said. While North Port Police say it started over an argument about […]

  • ‘He got the best of me’: Man recovering after caught-on-video buck attack

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – An Oklahoma man is recovering from wounds suffered during a bizarre encounter with a deer. In a video on Facebook, the deer can be see charging, forcing Travis Hurst to try and hold the buck to keep some distance between his body and the animal’s antler points. Hurst said he was putting together a bonfire for his church on Wednesday night when the buck came out of the woods and straight up to them. “He gets closer […]

  • Hospital fires man who wore T-shirt with noose, Confederate flag to Mississippi poll

    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — A Memphis hospital has fired an employee who was recorded in a viral photo wearing a T-shirt with a noose and a Confederate flag to the polls in Mississippi. Another voter at the polling station in Olive Branch shared a photo of the man, identified by WREG as Clayton Hickey, wearing the shirt, which read, “Mississippi Justice.” On Thursday, Regional One Health in Memphis confirmed the man in the photo was an employee at the hospital […]

  • ‘I’m speechless, heartbroken’: Father talks about 22-year-old son killed in California shooting

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jason Coffman waited anxiously, standing outside a building where victims of the Thousand Oaks mass shooting were being reunited with family. It had been several hours since shots broke out at the Borderline Bar & Grill late Wednesday night. Fifty to 60 families gathered at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center in search of missing loved ones. Jason remembers saying goodbye to his son, Cody, who went to the bar every Wednesday for its “College Country Night.” After hearing […]

  • New video shows man walking near where 13-year-old North Carolina girl was kidnapped

    LUMBERTON, N.C. – Authorities are trying to identify a man who was captured on surveillance video walking near the area where Hania Noelia Aguilar was kidnapped Monday morning. The video shows a man wearing light-colored shoes, a light-colored shirt and a hoodie walking south on Lambeth Street, then turning North on Highway 41/Elizabethtown Highway towards the Rosewood Mobile Home Park. Authorities are not calling the man in the video a suspect at this time, only saying they want to talk […]

  • Man breaks into Indianapolis home, crawls into bed with two girls

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis family is pleading for help to find the man they say broke into their home and ended up in bed with two little girls. Veronica Mildenberg says her 6-year-old and 10-year-old daughters were sleeping in the top bunk of her bed when the stranger climbed up with them. The 10-year-old woke up and screamed. “He must have climbed up the stairwell and got in bed with her,” Mildenberg said. “That’s when she hollered for her […]

  • ‘He’s like a dog’: Owner of 7-foot alligator found in home vows to get his pet back

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Animal control officers removed a 7-foot alligator from a Kansas City home Wednesday during an eviction, and the gator’s owner says he’ll fight to get him back. Sean Casey said when officials showed up Wednesday morning to evict him, he had just minutes to get out of the home near 55th and Phelps. So he had to leave everything behind, including his pet alligator, “Catfish,” three snakes and a rabbit named “Dinner.” Casey said the house belonged […]

  • She drank kratom tea while pregnant. Then her newborn went into withdrawal

    The woman had used oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. But her newborn son was in withdrawal: jittery, screaming and requiring an infusion of morphine to stay alive. The infant craved drugs, but why? Amid an opioid epidemic, the boy’s doctors didn’t blame heroin, fentanyl or other illicit substances. Instead, they said, the infant had grown dependent on […]

  • This ‘secret’ Verizon cellphone plan is unlimited for $40 a month

    LOS ANGELES – A new cellphone company called Visible offers service on the Verizon network with an unlimited plan including calls, text and data for just $40 a month – and mysterious storefronts are popping up around the nation. They’re painted bright blue, with the words 404, Store Not Found printed on them. Spoiler alert! They’re for a new wireless cellphone service called Visible. Visible, which is owned by Verizon but independently operated, is offering what might be the best […]

  • Viral photo of voter wearing T-shirt with noose, Confederate flag stirs outrage

    OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — A North Mississippi voter’s election day attire – a T-shirt showing a noose hanging over the Confederate flag with the words “Mississippi Justice” – is generating controversy on social media. The voter who took the picture doesn’t want to show his face, because he’s not sure what the person wearing the shirt is capable of, according to WREG. “How could someone feel comfortable coming out in public, let alone to a polling station with a shirt like […]

  • Woman wakes up from back surgery to find her kidney had been removed

    WELLINGTON, Fla. – Imagine going to the hospital to have back surgery, only to wake up and learn one of your major organs was mistakenly removed. That nightmare was a reality for one West Palm Beach woman at Wellington Regional Medical Center, according to WPTV. “It was an ordinary day,” described Maureen Pacheco, who was 51 when it happened back in April 2016. Pacheco was suffering from back pains from a car accident and after a lengthy process and diagnosis from her […]

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ movie is in the works, Bryan Cranston confirms

    The groundbreaking AMC series “Breaking Bad” will be returning to the small screen — or the big screen — in the form of a movie. No word yet if the show’s original stars, such as Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul or Anna Gunn, will be involved. Cranston confirmed news of the movie during a phone interview Wednesday on “The Dan Patrick Show.” Cranston said he hasn’t read the script, but would “absolutely” like to play Walter White if his character is […]