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  • Dancing gorilla shows off ‘Splashdance’ routine at Dallas Zoo

    DALLAS – A splashing gorilla’s sweet dance moves – captured on video at the Dallas Zoo – are prompting comparisons to “Flashdance.” He’s not a “Maniac,” though his dancing is being likened to that of Jennifer Beals’ character in the 1983 movie. He’s Zola, a 14-year-old Western lowland gorilla. The video shows him just playing in a plastic pool, but his moves piqued the interest of zookeepers. The Dallas Zoo posted a 30-second clip of Zola splashing and spinning around wildly on […]

  • Security camera appears to show cat being killed with bow and arrow

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — Bob Kocon treats his cats like part of the family. But his family was devastated back on May 8th when Bob let his 7-year-old cat, Spooky, out at night. Spooky never returned. “We were crying and paranoid for weeks. Depressed,” Kocon told Fox 8. Bob and his wife went door to door searching for Spooky, but were not prepared for what they say a neighbor’s security camera captured. “You can see Spooky went outside at night. Then somebody […]

  • Woman finds frog in restaurant salad, says she still feels sick a week later

    SAN DIMAS, Calif. – A California woman says she still feels sick after finding a frog in her salad while eating at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina earlier this month. Shawna Cepeda was dining with her family and was about four bites into a salad when she noticed the food tasted a little bitter and started to stir it around, according to her June 13 review on Yelp. “I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, […]

  • Canadian sniper shatters longest confirmed kill record with two-mile shot

    WASHINGTON – A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations Command. The unnamed marksman was part of Canada’s elite Joint Task Force 2 special operations unit that is currently deployed in an “advise and assist” capacity to help Iraqi security forces battle ISIS from behind the front line in Mosul. “The Canadian Special […]

  • Fashion blogger, model dies after freak whipped cream accident

    PARIS, France – French authorities are probing the death of a popular fashion blogger who was killed after a whipped cream dispenser exploded. Rebecca Burger was a fitness, travel and fashion enthusiast with more than 162,000 followers on Instagram. She was known for posting photos on social media and sharing tips on food and fitness. Burger also competed in beauty competitions across the globe. The  BBC, citing French media, reported that Burger died over the weekend after a whipped cream dispenser […]

  • Oklahoma couple’s ‘noodling’ gender reveal video goes viral

    MANNFORD, Okla. – An Oklahoma couple’s very unique gender reveal video is going viral. The art of noodling is ingrained in Oklahoma’s culture, and Shelby and Colt Moore decided to use that form of art to reveal the gender of their baby. Video of the reveal shows Colt going under the water and grabbing a flathead catfish. When he surfaces, the catfish has a pink tag in its mouth. The couple’s friends and family then scream with joy. “It’s a girl!!! […]

  • Convicted Oklahoma child molester moves next door to victim

    BRISTOW, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman says the man who was convicted of molesting her when she was a little girl now lives next door. “He’s like right there, practically in my backyard and that kind of makes me nervous and not want to go home ever,” 21-year-old Danyelle Dyer told KFOR. Danyelle and her family say her uncle, Harold English, recently got out of prison and moved in with his mother whose property is just over the fence. “When […]

  • Sheriff to cut sentences of inmates who helped save guard’s life

    POLK COUNTY, Ga. — A group of Georgia inmates who helped save the life of a correctional officer will have time knocked off their sentences, WXIA reports. On Monday morning, the officer, who was in charge of security for the sheriff’s office, collapsed during a work detail amid high temperatures and 100 percent humidity. The six inmates decided to act – one used the guard’s work phone to call 911 while others removed the correctional officer’s bulletproof vest so they could perform […]

  • Snake slithers from truck’s hood in middle of highway

    LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas – Two men unknowingly picked up a hitchhiking bull snake Monday on a Texas highway and recorded their scary encounter on cellphone video. Swade Moyers and Zakary Wyatt were headed to Levelland when the snake peeked out from under the hood. Instead of heading back the way it came, the reptile began writhing in front of them, refusing to go easily. Anyone with doubts about whether there really are West Texas men who are scared of snakes will […]

  • Man accused of stomping cat to death on train platform

    BELLEVILLE, IL – A man was arrested in Belleville, Illinois Friday after gruesomely killing his cat on a MetroLink train platform. According to Capt. Bruce Fleshman, a spokesman for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old DeCarlos Edwards Johnson-Foston had a kitten on his shoulder as he was about to board a train at the Belleville station. When a security officer told him he couldn’t take the cat on board the train, he threw the kitten on the ground and […]

  • Couple donates $100,000 to Goodwill … by accident

    A couple in Ohio accidentally dropped off a duffel bag containing almost $100,000 at an Ohio Goodwill. Thanks to a couple of honest employees, they got back every dime. The employees at the Zanesville, Ohio, Goodwill were going through donations last week when they came across a duffel bag. Inside the bag was $97,004, a living will and marriage certificate. At first they thought the cash was fake, employee Kelsey Croy told CNN. “It was so much cash they figured […]

  • Father kills two children, hangs himself after Father’s Day custody dispute

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Two young children in Santa Rosa, California were killed over the weekend, apparently by their own father, before he took his own life, KRON reports. Deputies with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department responded to the home of Alvaro Camara, 40, on Monday morning for a welfare check. Camara’s two children, a 6-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son, spent Father’s Day with him. He was supposed to drop the kids off at their mother’s house Sunday night but never […]

  • Mother and father charged with neglect after taking infant to Indianapolis bar

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A mother and father were arrested after police say they brought their infant to an Indianapolis bar. 42-year-old Shari Treba and 45-year-old Michael Trosclair were charged with neglect of a dependent and public intoxication. Police were called to the incident at Wild Beaver Saloon just after midnight Friday. When officers arrived, they found Treba drinking beer with her baby outside the roped area of the bar, according to court documents. Witnesses told police she had been offering sex to […]

  • Woman arrested for pouring sand into her daughter’s eyes and mouth during exorcism

    Centerville, Calif. – A Northern California woman was arrested after allegedly “viciously” attacking her 11-year-old daughter while attempting to perform an exorcism on the child at a beach near Ferndale as roughly a dozen people watched, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Around 9 a.m. Friday, a caller dialed 911 to report a child being attacked by the mother at Centerville Beach, a sheriff’s news release stated. The mother, identified as 45-year-old Kimberly Felder, had allegedly stripped the girl […]

  • Group wants to ban sale of cell phones for kids under 13

    DENVER — A group has started a  grass-roots effort to stop the sale of smartphones for use by children younger than 13 years old in Colorado. Parents Against Underage Smartphones is collecting signatures to get Initiative 29 on the 2018 ballot in the state. Colorado officials have cleared the language of the proposed ballot measure, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Supporters need about 300,000 signatures. “Initiative 29 prohibits retailers from selling or permitting the sale of a smartphone to a person […]

  • Machete-wielding homeowner fends off 5 would-be robbers

    SARASOTA COUNTY, Florida — A homeowner in Florida used a machete to fend off five would-be robbers at his home, police say. The suspects were armed with a shotgun when they broke into the man’s home in Sarasota on Friday morning, around 4:45 a.m. Surveillance video shows the homeowner grabbing the machete and fighting back. He managed to disarm one suspect of a shotgun, while the other four took off. The homeowner held the suspect until police arrived. The other […]

  • ‘Y’all got a lighter?’ Cell phone video shows woman pouring gas, setting fatal fire

    MILWAUKEE — Video appears to show a woman pouring gasoline through the window of a Milwaukee home before setting a fire that killed a 72-year-old man, Fox6Now reports. Milwaukee police say Willie Greer died in the fire, which they are investigating as a homicide and arson. Jestopher and Jessie Hinds and their cousin Travonta Richmond say they watched nearby as the woman broke out a window before grabbing what appears to be a gas can from the garage and pouring it […]

  • Man travels 7,500 miles to donate kidney to cousin

    SAN DIEGO – A 30-year-old San Diego woman was told by doctors she needed a kidney transplant  – and when her parents turned out to be non-matches, they reached out to family in the Philippines. That’s when Paulo Pono stepped up in a big way. Bianca Santos and her cousin Pono have a history together. The cousins were thick as thieves growing up in the Philippines. “We used to live in the same subdivision,” said Pono. “I used to pick […]

  • Customer films rat running inside fridge at bagel shop

    NEW YORK CITY — Residents in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens know Bagel Oasis as their late-night go-to hot stop. The 24-hour bagel shop has been serving the community for decades, but a viral video is now turning many customers away. “I felt sick to my stomach because that’s really disgusting and I go there every week,” Jason Clohessy said, describing a recent visit to the deli that went awry. Clohessy was having lunch with his friend Lawrence Conway last […]

  • 27 pounds of cocaine found in woman’s wheelchair at JFK airport

    JAMAICA, N.Y. — Customs officials arrested a woman who allegedly smuggled 27 pounds of cocaine into the country hidden under the seat cushion of a motorized wheelchair. Customs and Border Protection officers found Yoncela Stanley with the cocaine – which is worth about $468,000 – on June 11th when Stanley, a U.S. resident, flew into JFK airport from St. Lucia, officials said. Officers noticed the back seat cushion of her wheelchair looked strange and probed it. Stanley was arrested and […]

  • Videos capture advertising blimp catching fire and crashing at U.S. Open

    ERIN — An advertising blimp has crashed at the U.S. Open. The blimp went down in an open field in the Town of Erin, Washington County sheriff’s officials said. WARNING: Videos contain profanity The crash happened east of the grounds, in an open field. Multiple spectators at the Open caught the incident on camera. In a video, witnesses said workers seemed to be parachuting out of the blimp. First responders are on scene for rescue operations and Flight for Life […]

  • Would-be drunk driver leaves ‘pity’ note on parked car, avoids ticket

    WAUSAU, Wis. – After a night of drinking in Wisconsin, a driver made a “safe choice” to not drink and drive. But that meant leaving their car parked overnight in a metered lot. When an officer found the car and was ready to slap on a ticket on the windshield, he saw a handwritten note that read, “Please take pity on me. I walked home … safe choices.” The Wausau Police department posted a picture on Facebook on Monday. Police said […]

  • Dog survives being picked up by tornado

    DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — A dog picked up and thrown across the road in a tornado is now spending his first week at home. Lewis Vannoy says his dog, Duke, was thrown about 1,000 feet when a tornado came through Davie County in North Carolina almost three weeks ago. “Picked up in the mass of the swirling wind, picked up and tossed just like a ragdoll,” Vannoy said. The 12-year-old Australian Shepherd​ survived. “When I got to him, he was […]

  • Father gets tattoo to match his son’s cranial scar

    CHIPPEWA VALLEY — A Wisconsin father is getting a lot of positive attention for his decision to get a tattoo to support his son’s battle with a rare condition. “I saw another father who did the same thing. His son had a brain tumor, and he did it to boost the confidence of his child, and that’s kind of the same reason I’m doing it,” Jeremy Cortner said. They say scars are like battle wounds, but Cortner isn’t the one fighting. […]

  • Suspect in congressional baseball practice shooting identified

    ST. LOUIS — Law enforcement reports that the suspect that fired at a Republican staffers and Congressmen at baseball practice Wednesday morning is a man from Illinois. The suspect is identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, IL.  The shooter’s injuries were described as serious. President Donald Trump says that Hodgkinson has died. Hodgkinson owned a home inspection business. His license expired in November 2016 and was not renewed, state records show. Belleville police and the FBI are at Hodgkinson’s home […]

  • Woman disguises dog as baby, sneaks it into hospital to comfort grandma

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A California woman’s grandma was hospitalized for three days and wanted to see her dog. So her granddaughter made it possible. 21-year-old Shelby Hennick was passing by her grandma Dona’s house when her mom called and said that Dona was missing her dog Patsy. Pets are generally not allowed in hospitals unless they’re service animals, so Hennick got creative. The veterinary technician decided to wrap Patsy in a blanket, put her over her shoulder, and managed […]

  • ‘I am a thief’ tattooed on forehead of alleged bicycle thief

    SAO PAULO, Brazil – “I am a thief and a loser.” That is what was tattooed on the forehead of a Brazilian teenager who was caught trying to steal a bicycle in a city near Sao Paulo. The incident was recorded on a cellphone and published on social media, leading authorities to arrest a local tattoo artist and his accomplice. Both confessed, police said. Tattoo artist Maycon Wesley Carvalho dos Reis, 27, and bricklayer Ronildo Moreira de Araujo, 29, were […]

  • Father edits 12 years of first day of school interviews into touching graduation video

    A touching video tribute a dad made for his daughter as she graduates high school is going viral. Kevin Scruggs spent the past 12 years interviewing his daughter, Mackenzie, on her first day of school. In the interviews, Scruggs would sit down with her and ask her what she was most looking forward to that year. Scruggs compiled all the clips and edited them together, congratulating his daughter for graduating. The video was posted to YouTube on Saturday and has […]

  • Man with knife crashes through windshield during fight on Kansas City bus

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fight between two men on a Kansas City bus Saturday night ended with one man stabbed and both men going through the bus windshield. Surveillance video shows a woman who was sitting across the aisle from the men take two small children to a rear exit of the bus as the men continued brawling next to the driver. They crash into the front windshield, shattering it, and at one point both are hanging out the […]

  • Taco Bell giving away free tacos today

    Who doesn’t love free tacos? Thanks to the Golden State Warriors 118-113 road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three, Taco Bell is giving away free tacos on Tuesday. Before the 2017 NBA Finals began, the taco chain offered a free Doritos Loco Taco if a team “stole” a road win during the series. The Cavaliers took game four 137-116 but eventually fell to the Warriors 129-120 Monday night, securing Golden State’s second title in three years. Customers can […]