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  • Man accused of torturing family dog, posting photos on Instagram skips court hearing

    RENTON, Wash. – A $100,000 bench warrant has been issued after a man accused of stabbing his dog more than a dozen times last year did not show up for his court date. In November of 2017, King County prosecutors charged 37-year-old Christopher McCabe with two counts of Animal Cruelty in the First Degree. Earlier this year, McCabe was released on $75,000 bail. Prosecutors added a deadly weapon enhancement – which adds 6 months to a potential sentence – and an […]

  • High school wrestling coaches save life of athlete who collapsed during practice

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio – A couple of wrestling coaches at St. Edward High School are being credited with saving the life of a young athlete who collapsed during practice last week. “The student athlete was gasping, could not breathe, there was like long gaps in between, so I know that does not count as breathing and he wasn’t responding,” assistant coach Mark Jayne told WJW. Jayne, who teaches CPR in his health class and certifies students, faculty and staff, grabbed an […]

  • 500-year-old skeleton still wearing thigh-high boots found in London river

    A pair of durable boots is a must-have in anyone’s winter wardrobe — and a team of archaeologists has found a timeless pair in a very unlikely place. The skeleton of a man, dating back around 500 years, has been discovered face down in the mud under London’s River Thames, with his thigh-high leather footwear remaining virtually intact. The find was made in Bermondsey, south London, by archaelogists working on London’s new “super sewer,” a £4.2 billion ($5.4 billion) tunnel […]

  • Man allegedly breaks into home, climbs into bed with 13-year-old girl

    DENVER – A Denver couple is worried about their children’s safety after they claim a neighbor broke into their home and hopped into bed with their 13-year-old daughter. Ahmed Ageal and Juli Thomas say they were sound asleep last Monday when they heard their daughter running for their bedroom, screaming that her older sister’s boyfriend had broken in and had touched her stomach in her bed. “I don’t remember much except for flying up the stairs,” said Thomas, the girl’s […]

  • Strange ‘shiny’ object found on Mars by NASA rover

    A strange, shiny object was discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover, the Curiosity team said in an an update to its missing blog last week. The team has nicknamed the object “Little Colonsay.” “The planning team thinks it might be a meteorite because it is so shiny,” the team wrote. “But looks can deceive, and proof will only come from the chemistry.” Curiosity has a tool called ChemCam, which will be used to study the object. The rover has been on […]

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    5.1 million pounds of beef added to recall due to salmonella

    JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products that may be tainted with salmonella, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday. The recalled beef was produced and packaged between July 26 and September 7 according to FSIS. The products have been distributed nationwide and include the brands Kroger, Cedar River Farms, Grass Run Farms and JBS generic among others. This is an expansion of a recall that was first issued in October for the […]

  • FDA expands dog food recall; 8 brands pulled for making pets violently ill

    The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has expanded their recall of dog food brands that have too much vitamin D, which could make your pet sick. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death. The recalled products were sold nationwide. The FDA also says the list of recalled products could continue to grow. Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food UPC 8-84244-12495-7 – 4 lb. bag […]

  • Officer recovering after inmate bites off parts of his ears

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Deputies with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office are hoping for a speedy recovery after a five-year veteran with the agency was injured Saturday. “The detention officer was just going in to pick up a tray when out of nowhere the inmate jumped on him and just started hitting and kicking him, knocking him to the ground,” said Mark Opgrande with the sheriff’s office. The inmate is 22-year-old Benjamin Malcom Buford, in jail as he awaits trial for sexual battery, […]

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    High school football players suspended for running naked with Oreos wedged in buttocks

    BYRON, Ill. – Administrators at an Illinois high school suspended ten football players for stripping naked and running across the field with Oreo cookies between their buttocks last month, according to The Rockford Register Star, Dubbed the “Oreo run,” the streaking incident was voluntary and not related to hazing, according to Byron High School officials, who reportedly interviewed almost 30 players and all of the coaches. According to a letter to parents obtained by the paper, the incident happened on Oct. […]

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    Man pleads guilty to stealing a forklift and planning to flip Trump’s limousine

    A North Dakota man has admitted stealing a forklift as part of a bizarre plot to kill President Trump last year. Assistant State’s Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell says Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, stole the forklift and made his way to the motorcade route before Trump arrived to speak at a refinery in Mandan on Sept. 6, 2017, the Grand Forks Herald reports. “The intent was to basically try to get to the limo, flip the limo and get to the president and […]

  • Passerby calls 911 after panicking over ‘Christmas Vacation’-inspired holiday display in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas – Christmas decorations at a family’s home in Texas caused panic to a passerby. The Heerlein family just wanted to win their neighborhood holiday decorating contest when they put up a display paying homage to a scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation earlier this week, according to KVUE. The display depicts the scene where Clark Griswold hangs from the roof of his home while trying to hang Christmas lights. The family reportedly purchased a dummy online and put a Clark Griswold […]

  • George H.W. Bush will be buried wearing socks honoring his Navy service

    HOUSTON – President George H.W. Bush was a sock man. It wasn’t a widely-known fact until he relied on a wheelchair later in life. He had a collection of colorful socks and often tweeted about them. He’ll be buried in this final pair: The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war. That legacy is now being carried, in part, by […]

  • Preschoolers served Pine-Sol in juice mix-up

    HONOLULU – Instead of apple juice, children at a Hawaii preschool were served Pine-Sol by mistake, according to a Hawaii Department of Health report. A classroom assistant at Kilohana United Methodist Church in East Oahu was preparing a snack for the children and grabbed a bottle of the cleaning liquid from a clean-up cart in the kitchen on November 27. The assistant apparently mistook it for apple juice because of its similar color, the school’s director told the health department […]

  • Child killed, 40+ injured after charter bus carrying youth football team crashes

    A bus crash early Monday killed one child and wounded 40 other people, most of them children, on Interstate 30 west of Benton, Arkansas State Police said. The charter bus, which was carrying a youth football team home from a championship game it played over the weekend, was traveling from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee, when it left the road and turned over, police said. Authorities received a call around 2:40 a.m.  and found the bus on its side near the […]

  • Dutch church holds 800-hour service to save family from deportation

    A church in the Netherlands is holding an around-the-clock service that has lasted more than 800 hours to shield a family from deportation. Under Dutch law, police officers are not permitted to enter a church while a religious service is taking place. So, for more than a month, hundreds of pastors and volunteers from across the country have been meeting to maintain the 24/7 service in support of an Armenian family whose asylum claim has been rejected. Theo Hettema, chairman […]

  • Teen screams for mother after leading deputies on 100 mph chase

    MILWAUKEE – An 18-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for her second OWI offense early Tuesday morning after leading deputies on a chase reaching speeds of 100 mph. It began just after midnight when deputies saw a vehicle driven by Marissa Lucero going 71 in a 50 mph zone. A chase ensued and officials say the fleeing driver reached speeds in excess of 100 mph and veered through traffic. After exiting at Capitol Drive, the vehicle struck a curb and damaged a […]

  • High school dance team helps save man’s life

    BONDURANT, Iowa – The Bondurant High School Dance Team wasn’t even supposed to be practicing on Tuesday, but a last-minute rehearsal put them in the right place at the right time to save a life. “We were practicing right here and then one of my teammates saw that outside he was laying there” Sierra Boge told WHO. An elderly man had collapsed just outside of the main entrance while the dance team practiced inside in a hallway with a view […]

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    What’s the most popular Christmas candy? Hint: it’s not candy canes

    When you think of Christmas sweets, baked goods like cookies, cakes and fudge may come to mind, but let’s not forget about the Christmas candy! Thanks to a study by candystore.com we know what sweet treats each state is munching on! The interactive map below shows the most popular holiday candy in each state: [protected-iframe id=”81a62ad81684e5067d4f461c5423d7ff-29519852-131835009″ info=”https://map.candystore.com/christmas/2018/map.html” width=”750″ height=”836″ scrolling=”no”] So which candy do people like the most? Each state has their own. The results were compiled by a survey […]

  • None of the migrants arrested in border tear gas clash will face charges

    None of the 42 migrants arrested in Sunday’s clash at the US-Mexico border will be criminally charged. Two of the arrested migrants had been referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution, but US Customs and Border Patrol later asked the DOJ to drop the charges, an administration official told CNN. A “vast majority” of the 42 arrested on Sunday were adult males, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Tyler Houlton, a DHS spokesman, told reporters on Tuesday that […]

  • Video captures dramatic rescue of man clinging to tree in rain-swollen L.A. River

    LOS ANGELES – A man desperately clinging to a tree in a stretch of the rain-swollen Los Angeles River was hoisted to safety Thursday morning, and the dramatic rescue was captured on video. Around 10:10 a.m., a man was spotted in the river hanging on to the tree, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. The area is in Atwater Village, about a quarter-mile south of Colorado Boulevard, KTLA reported. “When firefighters got in scene they did in fact […]

  • Radio station stops playing ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ amid Me Too movement

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland radio station has stopped playing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” this holiday season after it says listeners voiced concern about the song’s predatory undertones amid the “Me Too” movement. WDOK Christmas 102.1 pulled the song from its around-the-clock rotation of Christmas music this week after receiving a call from a listener who suggested it is inappropriate in 2018. The call-and-response song written in the 1940s includes a woman singing that she has to leave a man’s house as […]

  • Bodycam video shows deputy running from wildfire after finding stranded nurses

    As the town burned, Butte County Deputy Aaron Parmley turned on his body camera to capture what he thought would be the last moments of his life. The camera reveals a landscape veiled in dark pink. The Camp Fire – which would eventually become the deadliest wildfire in California history, killing 88 people – had entered the town of Paradise. “Okay, okay,” he whispers to himself as he stumbles around a parking lot, feet rustling on the ground. “Oh,” he proclaims as […]

  • 911 dispatcher’s post goes viral for ‘telling their truth’

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – The world is getting an up-close-and-personal view into the life of a 911 Public Safety Dispatcher thanks to a viral Facebook post written by a Virginia dispatcher. Lynette Jeter, 39, wrote an essay entitled “Just A Dispatcher” and posted it on her Facebook page Wednesday morning.  In one day, her post had been shared more than 4,000 times. “I’m very surprised,” Jeter, who has worked as a Henrico dispatcher for 15 years, said. “I definitely wasn’t […]

  • Marriott says data breach may affect 500 million customers

    Marriott says its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests. The hotel chain said Friday the hack affects its Starwood reservation database, a group of hotels it bought in 2016 that includes the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton and W Hotels. Marriott said hackers had gained “unauthorized access” to the Starwood reservation system since 2014, but the company only identified the issue last week. “The company recently discovered that an unauthorized party had copied […]

  • Payless fools social media influencers with a fake luxury store

    Who would be willing to pay upward of $500 for Payless shoes? Hoodwinked social media influencers, that’s who. Payless, a brand known for budget-friendly shoes, opened a fake pop-up store called “Palessi” in a Los Angeles mall and invited influencers to the grand opening. The store was stocked with Payless shoes in disguise. “I would pay $400 or $500,” a woman says in a TV ad, holding a pair of $19.99 sneakers. Another shopper calls the Payless shoes “elegant and […]

  • Sorry, it looks like dogs aren’t really that smart. Don’t blame us; blame this study

    First of all, let’s be clear: Every dog is the best dog, especially yours. But unfortunately, it looks like your drooling, howling, underwear-sniffing, sock-eating angel of perfection is not, you know, especially smart. This distressing news comes from a new study in the journal Learning & Behavior, which seeks to answer the question, “Are dogs really that special?” While our hearts say yes, the data says no. The study compares canine cognition to other carnivores, social hunters and domestic animals (all […]

  • EMT saves partner who was suffering from stroke

    HARTFORD, Conn. – When Aetna Ambulance EMT Ray Berwick realized his partner Chris Cabral was suffering a stroke last month, he quickly rushed his partner to Hartford Hospital, where the trauma team immediately operated on Cabral. Cabral had a blood clot near his carotid artery, according to WTIC. Cabral said suffering the stroke while in the ambulance was a bit like winning the lottery. “He recognized something wasn’t right,” Cabral said of his partner Berwick. “I was inches away from dying […]

  • A company is selling this ‘half-tree’ on purpose

    LONDON – A company in England has come up with a pretty ingenious solution to some common issues involving Christmas Trees. Argos Home is offering a 6-foot “Half Parasol Christmas Tree.” According to a post on the company’s website, the tree will “keep your perfectly placed baubles, bows and bells out of reach of curious, crawling kids or your cats’ playful paws.” The company also suggests the tree if you think Santa is going to be “extra generous.” “There’s plenty […]

  • Mom, baby found dead outside cabin after suspected bear attack

    Authorities are investigating the death of a woman and her 10-month-old daughter after they were found dead in a remote area of Canada’s Yukon territory, officials said. Valerie Theoret, 37, and her daughter Adele Roesholt, were found dead Monday outside their cabin near Einarson Lake, the Yukon Coroner’s Service said. The woman’s husband said he was charged by a grizzly bear about 100 meters (roughly 328 feet) from the cabin as he returned from trapping in the Einarson Lake area, […]

  • Michigan university to fight active shooters with hockey pucks

    ROCHESTER, Mich. — A university in Michigan is using an unconventional weapon to help in an active shooter situation. Officials at Oakland University are handing out hockey pucks to students and teachers. The school has a no-weapons policy, so the university police chief suggested using hockey pucks to distract a shooter. According to the Detroit Free Press, the pucks are also part of a campaign to raise funds to install interior locks on classroom doors. The pucks are imprinted with a […]