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  • Parents concerned after nearly 100 vultures roost near school

    PETERSBURG, Va. — Residents who live near Robert E. Lee Elementary in Petersburg, Virginia, say vultures have become such a problem that they avoid the school when they can. The birds have been an on and off again issue for two years but recently became worse. “They’re getting bigger, seems like,” Nikita Williams said. “Getting worse and worser all the time,” Charlie Moody said. Williams won’t let her daughter go back to the school after hours. “I’m scared that one of […]

  • ‘My son was not an addict’: Woman’s photo of son who died of one-time drug overdose goes viral

    CALGARY, Alberta — A mother in Canada shared a very private photo on Facebook in an effort to warn others. Sherri Kent’s son Michael died of a fentanyl overdose. “My son was not an addict,” she said in her Facebook post. “He made a mistake that cost him his life.” The photo shows Sherri in an emotional state while laying next to her son in his hospital bed. The post continues: “I just want to make everyone aware of the epidemic that’s goin […]

  • Arkansas dad posts ‘child molester’ sign over daughter’s relationship with neighbor

    HETH, Ark. — An Arkansas dad is using a handmade sign on his rural property to defend and protect his 16-year-old daughter. Shelton Kitchens said he learned recently that his daughter was in a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old man. “I find my daughter like she’s almost eaten alive. It’s sickening when you raise her shirt and look at it. Hickeys all over,” he told WREG. Kitchens said the man lives near his tire shop. “She got lured in by […]

  • Johnny Depp stuns fans on Disneyland’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume. The actor was waving his cutlas and talking to riders with his patented British slur on Wednesday night, not far from the animatronic versions of his character that appear throughout the ride. Identical twins Sarah and Rebecca Saryan sailed right up to him and he told everyone to jump into the water, so he […]

  • Delta passenger kicked off flight after bathroom emergency

    MILWAUKEE – Passengers recorded video of a man being kicked off a Delta flight to Milwaukee last week after he used the bathroom while the plane was preparing for takeoff. Kima Hamilton says the plane was delayed and he couldn’t wait any longer to use the restroom. “Sometime later, we’re still taxied. The plane hadn’t moved and it’s at an emergency stage now,” he said. Fellow passenger and lawyer Krista Rosolino was sitting next to Hamilton and started recording because […]

  • Boys caught on video doing ‘the right thing to do’

    LAYTON, Utah – If you found money on the ground, would you keep it or turn it in? Fox 13 viewer Becky Squire shared this video of her boys, Eli and Bronx, doing the right thing. Squire said her boys found cash outside a neighbor’s house. Jennifer Arismendi captured their adorable discussion about what to do with their recent windfall. Eli: “Do you want to do the right thing to do or keep it?” Bronx: “Do the right thing to do.” […]

  • McDonald’s to phase out Hi-C Orange from menu, replace with new drink

    Say goodbye to Hi-C Orange at McDonald’s. The fast-food chain will begin phasing out the beverage on May 1, according to a memo posted this week on Reddit. A representative for McDonald’s told Eat This, Not That that all locations will stop carrying the drink after July. According to the memo, the chain is introducing a new “proprietary” beverage called Sprite TropicBerry that will be served exclusively at McDonald’s locations. It’s part of the company’s partnership with Coca-Cola. McDonald’s website […]

  • Museum’s catfish catches pacifier dropped in tank

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A catfish at a Virginia museum got the catch of the day! A young guest dropped a pacifier in the Virginia Living Museum’s Cypress Swamp exhibit and an albino catfish started sucking on the pacifier. Luckily, Virginia Living Museum staff rescued the pacifier and returned it to the guest…but not before capturing a priceless picture!

  • Boy saves mom by stabbing intruder

    NEW YORK CITY — An 11-year-old boy came to his mom’s rescue Tuesday evening when an intruder attacked them inside their Bronx home. Police say the boy answered the door to a man who asked to use the bathroom. That’s when the attacker forced his way in and began to beat the mother, police say. The woman grabbed a knife but was unable to fight him off. Her son sprang into action, found another knife and stabbed the intruder, forcing him to stop […]

  • ‘Stealthing’ trend: Men encourage other men to take off condoms during sex

    DENVER — A study is exploring evidence suggesting more men are practicing a dangerous sex trend called ‘stealthing’. The disturbing practice increases the risk of pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Lawmakers and criminal justice experts across the country say more needs to be done to protect men and women from the practice of gay and straight men removing condoms during sex without consent. “Absolutely, it is assault — it is rape,” Colorado State Sen. Rhonda Fields said. […]

  • Couple married nearly 70 years pass away just minutes apart

    SKOKIE, Ill. – Issac and Teresa Vatkin were holding hands when they passed away this weekend. Their daughter Clara, who immigrated to the United States with her parents in the 1960s from Argentina, shared the story of their enduring 69-year marriage. “They were wonderful people. They were in love,” Clara says. “Never let a fight divide you, separate you. Never go to bed angry. Make sure you kiss each other when you go to bed. Those are the things that […]

  • Couple who carried baby without brain to term to help save others says goodbye to their newborn

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma couple who carried their baby without a brain to term to help save others has said goodbye to their newborn. Two months ago, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri Young, on Facebook. Along with the picture, Young, who is a writer for ESPN, described the heartbreaking moment the couple found out that their daughter didn’t have a brain and his wife’s immediate selfless reaction. “There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily […]

  • United’s latest headache is a 3-foot-long dead rabbit

    United Airlines’ latest headache is a 3-foot-long one: A giant rabbit traveling from London Heathrow to Chicago’s O’Hare was found dead in the cargo hold upon arrival, though his owner tells the Sun a pre-flight vet’s check revealed Simon was “fit as a fiddle. Something very strange has happened and I want to know what,” says Annette Edwards. “I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.” Things like this do happen, though, but rarely, […]

  • Utah family warns of terrifying ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam

    OGDEN, Utah — A Utah mother and father have a serious warning for parents everywhere: Beware of a scam called, “virtual kidnapping.” Last Wednesday, Jeff Weber was driving his work vehicle when his cell phone rang from an unknown number. He did not answer. But then it rang again with the same unknown number. He answered it. “I heard a young girl crying saying ‘daddy, daddy I’m scared,’ then the kid voice went away and a man came on and […]

  • Little League sign captures national attention

    GLENDALE, Wis. — A sign posted at a Wisconsin Little League stadium has captured national attention after a photo of it made its way to Reddit.com. According to a post on the Glendale Little League’s Facebook page, a GLL parent posted the image to Reddit, and, after that, hundreds of people weighed in on what an important message this sign communicates. GLL President John Diedrich said this in the Facebook post: “This reflects our values and the values of Little […]

  • Nordstrom is selling mud-covered jeans for $425 a pair

    A very expensive pair of jeans are being mocked online. Nordstrom is selling mud-coated jeans for $425 a pair. The ad claims the jeans are “rugged, Americana workwear that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Comments online accuse Nordstrom of making fun of the working class. Selling jeans with mud built-in is a thing now, @Nordstrom? Really?#TheLoftusParty #FakeNews #FakePants #FakeJeanshttps://t.co/ikjyrDGbGJ — Rick Canton (@RickCanton) April 25, 2017 @SylviaGam @RickCanton @Nordstrom pathetic. If you want muddy jeans, try […]

  • ‘My child is not required to share with yours’: Mom explains why she doesn’t teach son to always share

    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — A Missouri mother is dividing the internet for teaching her son that he doesn’t always have to share with others. It started when Alanya Kolberg posted a photo and story on Facebook last week. She said her son, Carson, took toys to the park to share with a friend he was meeting. But, at least six boys approached him demanding he share his toys with them. He said ‘no,’ and the boys ran over to Kolberg attempting to […]

  • Teacher fired after telling employer she needed brain surgery

    INDIANAPOLIS  — A pre-K teacher in Indiana was fired after telling her employer she needed surgery to remove a brain tumor. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor after going to the doctor for severe headaches. Three days later doctors went in to remove the tumor. The 32-year-old teacher alerted her employer, Child Adult Resource Services, to let them know she would be off from work. Amanda Anderson had worked for the school for less than a year. “My supervisor told […]

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR Cup Series after 2017

    CONCORD, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from the NASCAR Cup Series following the 2017 season, he shared with Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt has raced for 18 seasons and driven in more than 600 races with members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team. The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference Tuesday afternoon. He will be joined by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, for whom Earnhardt has driven since 2008. Earnhardt, who will […]

  • Doritos sends teens to prom in style after hearing about ‘cheesy’ promposal

    NEWTON, Kan. — Four Kansas teens rode to prom in style after a popular chip company heard how one of the boys creatively used their product to ask a friend to prom. In March Shaedon Wedel asked his best friend’s little sister, who has down syndrome to prom. During the promposal he was wearing a Doritos T-shirt that said, “I know I’m NACHO typical Dorito but…I’m going to be cheesy and ask: will you go to prom with me?” Doritos are […]

  • Teen admits to killing her grandparents and sealing up their room – then inviting friends over for a party

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia teen who allegedly confessed to killing her grandparents with her boyfriend, sealing up their room and then hosting a party for unsuspecting friends, also planned to kill several other people WSB-TV reports. According to WSB-TV, Cassie Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend, Johnny Rider, 18, planned the murders of her grandparents for days and thought out details such as caulking the doors shut in the house to keep the odor of death from being detected outside. […]

  • Man keeping wife company during cancer battle becomes viral photo

    A touching photo of a husband taking care of his wife during her cancer battle is going viral online. The photo was tweeted by California teen Mackenna Newman, according to BuzzFeed. Her mom Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week. But that didn’t stop Mackenna’s dad Jon from trying to get as close to her as possible. “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so […]

  • 4-year-old falls out of moving bus: ‘Where is my mommy?’

    HARRISON, Ark. – It’s a scene that would make any parent shudder — a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway. Video of the incident shows the back door of the bus springing open and the young girl plummeting to the road. “I couldn’t believe it, it was so shocking,” said Ryan Ciampoli, who was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas. Ciampoli, who is a trained emergency medical […]

  • Man who snapped viral ‘This is my America’ photo receiving death threats

    BROOKLYN — A viral photo captured aboard a New York City train features a Hasidic couple who scooted over to give a Muslim woman enough room to nurse her child. Brooklyn resident Jackie Summers called his photo “my America.” “With the climate that we’re living in – politically right now – there are elements that are trying to divide us,” he told PIX11 News. “This should be how every day should be – we shouldn’t have to think whether or not someone worships […]

  • ‘I don’t understand!’ 10-year-old with autism recorded being arrested at school

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn’t know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. “I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t understand,” he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while […]

  • Where does the term ‘4/20’ come from?

    There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’s get the myths and rumors out of the way: The legend of the California penal code Some claim the number is drawn from the California criminal codes used to punish the […]

  • Colorado’s first drive-thru pot dispensary opens on 4/20

    PARACHUTE, Colo. — The first drive-thru pot shop in the country is opening in Colorado, just in time for the annual “high holiday” of 4/20. The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru in Parachute, in the western part of the state, is holding its grand opening on Thursday. Owner Mark Smith, 58, was a pawn shop man. He owned 23 of them and eventually sold them to EZ Pawn. With the cold hard cash in his back pocket, he headed west and landed […]

  • Indiana teen finds ‘ginormous’ morel mushroom

    GREENE COUNTY, Ind. – A young mushroom hunter hit the jackpot in Indiana on Sunday. Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources shared photos of 13-year-old Kayden Graber and his “ginormous” morel mushroom on Facebook Monday. From the photos, it looks like Graber’s find measures around 11 inches. DNR joked the mushroom could feed a whole family. The common fungi are popular among Hoosiers because of their “nutty” and “meaty” taste. They’re commonly eaten cooked or dried. Indiana is in the height […]

  • Photographer puts down camera, runs to rescue boy wounded in Syrian bus bombing

    WARNING: This video contains graphic images Every so often, a photograph cuts through the grim cacophony of the war in Syria and pierces viewers’ hearts. It happened in 2015 with an image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war. It happened last year when a photographer captured little Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance, his body bloodied and dusty after his home was bombed in […]

  • Retired Marine who lost leg in Afghanistan runs Boston Marathon carrying the American flag

    BOSTON —  Marathons produce inspiring stories and the Boston Marathon was no different. Marine Staff Sgt. Jose Luis Sanchez lost part of his left leg to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan six years ago. But Sanchez completed Monday’s marathon, just as he did last year, carrying the American flag, and wearing a “Semper Fi” t-shirt. It took him about 5-and-a-half hours to complete the race, and photos of him running are going viral across the Internet. Sanchez told Runner’s World he completed the race as a charity […]