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  • George Zimmerman to court: I have no job, no assets, and owe $2.5 million

    A court allowed George Zimmerman to use a public defender in his alleged stalking case after he filed documents saying he’s $2.5 million in debt and has zero income. Zimmerman is facing stalking accusations in his latest legal woes since his 2013 acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Details of his finances were filed in a Seminole County court to support his request for a public defender. In the documents, he lists that he’s unemployed and has $0 […]

  • Mom battling cancer refuses abortion, gives birth to healthy boy

    LEAWOOD, Kan.- It’s hard to even imagine finding out you are expecting a baby and all the joy that comes with it – and then finding out you have cancer. It happened to a Kansas woman. She got two opinions and each would bring a very different outcome. Stacey Johnson went from experiencing one of the highest highs that life can offer to one of the most terrifying moments a human can endure all in a matter of weeks. You’d […]

  • North Carolina man rolled his eyes at wife before buying winning lottery ticket

    RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina man won’t be rolling his eyes at his wife for wanting a lottery ticket anymore. As Darrin Nunnery, of Linden, headed to the store Monday night, his wife called out, “Get me a Lucky For Life ticket,” according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. Nunnery rolled his eyes as usual when his wife wants to play the lottery, but he came home with a $2 ticket for that night’s drawing. Nunnery got […]

  • Tiny chihuahua rescued from home heating system

    CLEVELAND – Body camera video shows Cleveland police officers and firefighters saving a 4-pound chihuahua after an accident inside a home. Liz Toth called for help after her precious dog, Dexter, fell into the ductwork of her home heating system. “Panic. Sheer panic. You have no idea. Of course, my little dog is like my child,” was how Toth described her reaction to WJW. Video shows the emergency crews quickly went to work in the basement, opening some of the ductwork. […]

  • Blue flames join the lava light show on Hawaii during Kilauea eruption

    People around the world have been transfixed by images of red and orange lava fountains oozing out of volcanic vents on Hawaii’s Big Island. Now a new color has joined the mix: the blue flames of burning methane gas. A photo shared by the United States Geological Survey shows striking blue flames peeking through the cracks in a street. Lava from the Kilauea volcano has been burning through plants and shrubs, producing methane. The gas “can seep into subsurface voids […]

  • Vet helps dog with 3 broken legs who was thrown from overpass

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — Dr. Adam Conroy has seen a lot of injured animals at his Illinois vet practice, but one in particular topped the list. 7-month-old Trinity had three broken legs when she was found Sunday afternoon on I-24 in Eddyville, Ky., near the Illinois border, according to WGN. “The gentleman said she was lying flat right in the middle of the road at the overpass he had said someone must have thrown her over the overpass for her […]

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. It also sent letters to manufacturers asking them to stop selling the teething products. Parents might use these products to temporarily relieve a child’s teething pain, but the agency said they pose a “serious risk” to infants and children and often are not effective, since they can wash out of the mouth quickly. The danger the products pose could come in the form […]

  • Wild video shows cat hanging onto van’s roof at 60 mph

    OMAHA, Neb. – Amazing video shot by a family in Nebraska shows a van driving at highway speeds with a cat on the roof. The cat is somehow able to hang on while the van drives at 60 miles an hour. “My daughter says, ‘There’s a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that’s a raccoon,’” recalled Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, no, that’s a cat.’” The family captured […]

  • ‘Gruesome act of cruelty’: Man kills horse, cuts off tail after ex won’t take him back, deputies say

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. – A Washington State man chopped the tail off his ex-girlfriend’s favorite horse and tied it to a fence Monday, killing it, sheriff’s deputies said. 45-year-old Clint P. Burrill was arrested and charged with first-degree animal cruelty in the death of the horse, which he owned. He was also charged with misdemeanor harassment. Burrill’s ex-girlfriend said she ended their relationship because he’d been violent with her, and she thought he was becoming unstable. Finally, she said, he […]

  • Bitcoin used to buy 2 pizzas in 2010 now worth $82 million

    Hallmark may need to update its official list of holidays. Tuesday was Bitcoin Pizza Day, or what Business Insider calls “the most celebrated day in crypto,” marking the eighth anniversary of when programmer Laszlo Hanyecz made what’s thought to be the very first purchase with bitcoin. That purchase, per Quartz: two large pizzas from Papa John’s for 10,000 bitcoins, an amount worth about $30 back then. Hanyecz sent his hoarded cryptocurrency to a fellow “bitcoiner,” who then placed the order. The price of bitcoin […]

  • Man charged after allegedly stabbing pregnant girlfriend, killing unborn baby

    NEW YORK — A New York City man faces multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times, killing their unborn baby, police said. Oscar Alvarez, 30, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon after he was accused of stabbing his girlfriend Liv Abreu, 30, Tuesday morning. Alvarez allegedly blocked Abreu from leaving the apartment or seeking medical attention for 30 minutes to an hour after the attack, according to the criminal complaint. Police […]

  • Taco Bell serves man who took horse-drawn cart to drive-thru window

    LITCHFIELD, Ill. — Not having a motor vehicle wasn’t going to stop this man from getting his Taco Bell. Video taken by Reagen W. and obtained by KMOV has now gone viral after national media outlets started sharing it. It shows a man guiding his horse-drawn cart through the Taco Bell drive-thru. When he pulls up, you can hear the man say, “I need a can of chew and I’m hungry.” Although Taco Bell doesn’t sell chew, they do dish out the […]

  • Family finds $600,000 vase in attic shoebox

    A French family made the discovery everyone who cleans out their attic secretly hopes for: a priceless work of art overlooked for decades. After finding an intricately decorated porcelain vase in an old shoebox, the owners took it to Sotheby’s Paris to be appraised, whereupon the auction house told them it dated from the Qing dynasty, and could be worth upwards of $600,000. According to Sotheby’s, the vase was left to the grandparents of its present owners by an uncle, […]

  • Man accused of beating dog with baseball bat because it ate his Whopper

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – A Massachusetts man is accused of beating his dog with a baseball bat because it ate his Whopper, according to South Coast Today. Gregory Ostiguy was charged with animal cruelty after witnesses called police around 6:50 p.m. Friday to report the 50-year-old was hitting the dog with a baseball bat. When officers found the dog, it was “shaking.” The animal was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local vet for treatment. Ostiguy’s prosecutor said […]

  • Man cited after cat-throwing video surfaces on social media

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office has cited a 21-year-old with cruelty to animals after a video surfaced on social media of the man apparently throwing a cat from a driveway. Kyle Martin Smith was cited for cruelty to animals, a Class B misdemeanor, according to KSTU. “On 05/16/2018 at about 12:30 PM a Box Elder County Sheriff’s Deputy made contact with a complaining party by phone about a video that they had witnessed on […]

  • ‘I am not a racist’: Attorney in rant video issues apology

    NEW YORK — A lawyer whose rant against workers speaking Spanish at a New York City restaurant issued an apology on Tuesday. In a tweet from his law firm’s twitter account, Aaron Schlossberg said: “To the people I insulted, I apologize. Seeing myself online opened my eyes — the manner in which I expressed myself is unacceptable and is not the person I am. I see my words and actions hurt people, and for that I am deeply sorry. While people […]

  • Mom miffed at ‘Summa — Laude’ on graduation cake

    Jacob Koscinski was certainly worthy of a grand graduation cake: The 18-year-old earned a 4.79 GPA in his Christian-based home-school program and is now set to head to North Carolina’s Wingate University later this year on a full scholarship. But per WCIV, when partygoers got their first glimpse Saturday of the sheet cake for the South Carolina teen, it was a “huge shock” for everyone, his mom says. Cara Koscinski had ordered the cake online through Publix, requesting that it include […]

  • Groom among two NYPD officers killed in post-wedding Maserati crash

    ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A groom and his friend, both of whom were off-duty NYPD officers, were killed in a single-car crash after leaving a wedding in Ulster County, New York, police said Monday. The crash happened just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Oliveria Road in Shandaken. A local resident who heard but did not witness the crash called 911. John M. Martinez, 39, of Hauppauge, was likely behind the wheel of a 2018 Maserati, which he had rented, according […]

  • South Carolina man bitten by rattlesnake that fell from tree while he was kayaking

    COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. – A South Carolina man is in critical condition after he was bitten three times by a rattlesnake that fell onto him while he was kayaking, according to WHNS. Michael Adams was kayaking on the Edisto River with his family on Saturday when the snake dropped from the tree above him and bit him three times on the hand. Adams’ family captured the snake and traveled to a nearby landing where they called 911, WCSC reports. “Medic […]

  • Woman smiles in DUI arrest mugshot after fatal crash

    OCALA, Fla. – A Florida woman arrested on DUI charges after a crash that killed a 60-year-old woman was pictured smiling in her mugshot, according to the Ocala Star-Banner. Angenette Marie Welk, 44, was driving on U.S. 27 when she struck Sandra Clarkston’s car from behind on May 10. The impact caused Clarkston’s car to slam into the back of a tractor-trailer. Clarkston’s 18-year-old daughter, Shiyanne Kroll, was also in the vehicle. Welk’s blood alcohol content was 0.172 percent, which is […]

  • Photo of Texas teen shading woman with umbrella draws praise online

    HOUSTON — A Texas teen is going viral for a simple act of kindness. According to KTRK, Louis Jordan was picking his mom up from work in Houston when he saw a stranger sitting in the heat. He had an umbrella in his car, so he grabbed it and took it over to block the sun. “It was unbearably hot,” Jordan said. “I wouldn’t want to be out there in the sun.” Good Samaritan goes viral after shading woman at […]

  • FYI: English isn’t the official language of the United States

    Aaron Schlossberg, a lawyer in New York, was the subject of a viral video last week after he was caught on camera berating staff members of a restaurant for speaking Spanish with customers. It might be news to him that nothing in the Constitution or any federal law supports his comment that “they should be speaking English” because “this is America.” A lot of multilingual countries promote an official language, but the United States has never done so with English. […]

  • Police chief home with family after bullet-proof vest saves his life

    WARSAW, Mo. – The community of Warsaw, Missouri, is rallying behind its police chief after he was shot in the chest Friday. “I’ve got a pretty good bruise and a little bit of a wound, but it’s OK,” Jason Wenberg told WDAF. The chief is back home with his family after being shot by a 16-year-old suspect Friday morning. According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Department, the 16-year-old led officers on a high-speed pursuit Thursday night while driving a stolen car. At […]

  • Frontier Airlines passenger reportedly gropes woman, then urinates on seat in front of him

    DENVER – When Frontier Airlines Flight 864 left Denver on Thursday bound for Charleston, South Carolina, it started out like any other flight. By the time it landed, passengers describe the flight from hell. “I got a seat on the back of the plane where I could just lay down and fall asleep,” a passenger named Emily from Los Angeles told KDVR. About two hours into the flight, she said she woke up in a panic. “I hear a woman […]

  • Wanted sex offender stabs K-9 multiple times after chase

    CARMICHAEL, Calif. – A Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy K-9 is recovering after being stabbed in the head multiple times following a pursuit. Jedi has been a cop for a year and a couple months. His teammates at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department hope he will be a cop again soon. Jedi came out of emergency surgery Saturday night for stabs and cuts he took to his head and around his eye. “When you see your K-9 partner injured, I can attest […]

  • Mississippi high school graduates first integrated class

    CLEVELAND, Miss. – It’s graduation rehearsal for Cleveland Central High Seniors in Cleveland, Mississippi. This year is the first graduating class since predominantly white Cleveland High and predominantly black Eastside High became one. Even students had doubts. “I really didn’t agree because I felt like I wasn’t gonna have a say so in it. It was gonna still be separated,” Kiyah Brown, who is Valedictorian at Cleveland Central High, told WREG. “I graduated from Cleveland High and I wanted my […]

  • Two U.S. citizens spoke Spanish at a gas station. Then a Border Patrol agent asked for their papers

    First a lawyer took issue with two women speaking Spanish in a New York City eatery. Now two US citizens in the Montana town of Havre have had the same experience—but this time the person with the issue was a Border Patrol agent. Ana Suda, 37, tells the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight Wednesday and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. That’s when […]

  • Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like that and loves you like that’

    A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.” Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the abuse he suffered at the hands of a Chilean priest. Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. […]

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    Oklahoma school employee arrested for being under the influence of meth at work

    EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond Public Schools employee was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of meth while she was at work, according to KFOR. On May 15th, around 12:45 p.m., officials at Will Rogers Elementary School called police about a possible intoxicated employee. When officers arrived, they started talking with 42-year-old Amanda Greenfield, who is a teaching assistant at the school. The officer noted that Greenfield was rambling about different things and was not making any sense, her […]

  • There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

    We’re only 20 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 22 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week. The parameters CNN followed in this count are: A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not including the shooter) A shooting that occurred on school grounds We included grades K through college/university level We included gang violence, fights and domestic violence We included accidental discharge of a firearm as long as the […]