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  • Florida teens who recorded drowning man will not be charged in his death

    COCOA, FL – A group of Florida teens who taunted a drowning man while filming his death from afar will not be criminally charged, according to police. In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys — who are between the ages of 14 and 16 — can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay afloat, police say, in a pond near his family’s Cocoa, Florida, home. WARNING: Portions of the video are disturbing; viewer discretion […]

  • Florida man angry about AT&T trucks parked in front of house, shoots out tires

    HIALEAH, Fla. — A retired Florida firefighter apparently shot the tires on multiple AT&T trucks because he was upset they were parked near his home, according to WSVN. Police said utility workers were working on lines near the home when 64-year-old Jorge Jove approached them on Wednesday morning. Jove was apparently upset because the trucks were parked in front of his home, officials told WSVN. The workers told the man they would move the trucks after the work was completed. […]

  • Mexican hospital holding baby as ‘medical hostage’ until bill is paid, Indiana family claims

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana woman’s baby born in Mexico is being held hostage by a Cancun hospital, according to the family. Michaela Smith and Larry Ralph were vacationing in Cancun with her husband when she went into labor 12 weeks early, according to WXIN. The family said doctors cleared Michaela for travel. The family has been working around the clock to bring Beckham and the family home. “A baby born at 28 weeks in the United States has a […]

  • Family claims JetBlue removed them from flight after toddler kicked seat

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A New York woman says her family was removed from a JetBlue flight after her 1-year-old daughter kicked the seat in front of her, according to WPIX. The family of five; including parents Tamir Raanan, Mandy Ifrah and their three children; were on a plane leaving the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport in Florida when they were removed from the New York-bound flight on June 21. The reason, they say, is that their 1-year-old daughter kicked the […]

  • Mickey Mouse surprises kids with adoption date announcement

    ORLANDO, Fla. — During a recent visit to Walt Disney World, Janielle, 12, and Elijah, 10, got the ultimate surprise from Mickey Mouse, according to WTVT. Foster parents Courtney and Tom Gilmour invited Janielle and Elijah into their home three years ago. Shortly before their trip to Orlando in April, Courtney and Tom were given an adoption date. “I thought, ‘How cool would it be for Mickey to hold up a sign telling the kids,’” Courtney Gilmour told WTVT. Disney arranged a special […]

  • Arizona woman returns home, finds naked stranger cooking food

    PEORIA, Ariz. — A woman claimed she went to the wrong house after she was arrested for cooking naked and stealing items from a stranger’s home in Peoria, according to KTVK. According to police, Stacy Horton-Garcia went into a house through an unlocked door in the area of 91st Avenue and Peoria Avenue around 3 p.m. on July 11. She wanted to steal the homeowner’s clothes from his closet, authorities said. A surveillance picture captured her cooking food naked inside the home, […]

  • Frozen remains of couple missing 75 years found in glacier

    A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. Marcelin, 40, and Francine, 37, Dumoulin went missing on August 15, 1942, after leaving to milk their cows in a meadow near their home. They never returned to their family, including their six children. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were […]

  • Map shows how much of the Great American Eclipse you will be able to see

      ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Monday, August 21, the United States will experience a Total Solar Eclipse, the first one to cross the entire country in 99 years. While everyone in North America will have opportunity to see a partial eclipse, the path of the total eclipse will only cross through the U.S., giving the event the name the “Great American Eclipse”. Does your house, work, or school fall in the path of the total eclipse? How long will […]

  • ‘Gang of goats’ terrorize Colorado business

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A destructive gang of goats remains on the loose near Denver after police say the animals spent 30 minutes terrorizing a business on Monday, according to KDVR. Employees at Kryptan Systems arrived at work on Monday to find the front doors’ glass shattered. “There was shattered glass everywhere. Instantly we thought it was vandals of some sort,” said Greg Cappert, an engineer for the company. “For 20 minutes he just sat and banged on that one side until he […]

  • War of words between fired voice of Kermit the Frog, Disney and Henson family

    NEW YORK — Puppeteer Steve Whitmire, who was fired from his 27-year gig as the voice of Kermit the Frog, and Disney representatives are breaking their silence about the split, which is proving to be anything but amicable. Whitmire, 58, has voiced the beloved green Muppet for much of his life, working with Jim Henson since he was a teenager and replacing Henson as Kermit after his death in 1990.  He tells the New York Times he was informed he […]

  • Man builds massive 317,000-gallon swimming pool in his backyard

    Alberta, Canada — A Canadian man built the perfect summer hangout for him and his family — a 317,000-gallon pool in his backyard. Jerry and Marina Leussink installed the 90-foot pool in 2013, according to Wide Open Country. Video of the massive pool recently went viral after it was shared on Facebook. The pool, which is as deep as 14 feet in some areas, also includes a shallow section and a 30-millimeter poly liner for children’s safety. It stays clean with chlorine and a […]

  • Woman killed by police after calling 911 — everything we know and don’t know

    MINNEAPOLIS — Not long after Justine Ruszczyk called 911 to report a possible assault near her home, an officer shot and killed her. That was Saturday night. Three days later, investigators still haven’t explained why police shot the Minneapolis woman. “Her family and I have been provided with almost no additional information from law enforcement regarding what happened after police arrived,” said her fiancé, Don Damond. Here are the few facts of the case so far: Mohamed Noor and Matthew Harrity, […]

  • Woman shot, killed by police after she called 911 to report a crime

    MINNEAPOLIS — A woman shot and killed by Minneapolis police had called 911 to report a possible crime near her home, a source who knew her said. Justine Ruszczyk called 911 on Saturday night because she thought a sexual assault might be taking place in a back alley near her home, the source said. But after Minneapolis police arrived, an officer shot and killed Ruszczyk. Police still haven’t explained how, or why. ‘Working to learn more’ The shooting happened as […]

  • Woman shot at her gender-reveal party was not pregnant, police say

    CINCINNATI — An Ohio woman who claimed she lost her baby during a shooting at her gender reveal party was never pregnant, police told the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cheyanne Willis, 21, hosted friends for a gender reveal party on July 8. Two gunmen opened fire at the party killing Autum Garrett, 22 of Huntington, Indiana, and injuring 8 others. An 8-year-old, a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old were among the victims who suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said. “The purpose of the party was to […]

  • Chick-fil-A now testing ‘family style’ meals, new side items

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A is testing new “family style” meals in select cities, with the possibility of rolling out the new menu options across the country. The new meals and a few new side items will be tested in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix, and San Antonio starting today through November 18. Family-style meals include an entree, two sides, and eight mini rolls to serve four people. You can upgrade the meal by adding entrees and sides to serve additional people. The entree […]

  • Doctors remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

    Birmingham, England — A doctor recently found 27 contact lenses “lost” in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while preparing her for cataract surgery, according to a write-up in the British Medical Journal. According to the report, the woman was unaware of the lenses and had not previously complained of eye pain. Doctors found a “hard mass” of 17 contact lenses that were “bound together by mucus,” according to the report. Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist, told Optometry Today an additional 10 lenses […]

  • Delta hits back at Ann Coulter after her ‘public attack’ on Twitter over seat mix-up

    ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines has hit back at what it called a “public attack” on its employees and customers by, after the conservative pundit posted a series of angry tweets over an inflight seat mix-up she experienced over the weekend. “We are disappointed that the customer has chosen to publicly attack our employees and other customers by posting derogatory and slanderous comments and photos in social media,” Delta said in a statement on Sunday, further describing Coulter’s behavior as […]

  • Study suggests link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain

    Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? The answer may be yes, according to a new study. “People are generally consuming non-nutritive sweeteners believing they are a ‘healthy choice’, but this may not be true,” said research scientist Meghan Azad of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Azad authored a paper that reviewed a number of studies on the potential downside […]

  • After teen’s death, family discovers her involvement in ‘Blue Whale’ challenge

    ATLANTA — The walls and décor of 16-year-old Nadia’s room looked like that of any other high school teenager. Her real name is not Nadia; we are keeping her identity hidden at the request of her family, out of respect for her memory and their privacy. A beautiful painting covered the wall along the length of her bed; the bookshelf was adorned with books, knickknacks and childhood photos. Near a full-length mirror, recent artwork showed a printed photo of a […]

  • Airline says ‘passed gas’ did not force plane evacuation at NC airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Reports that an American Airlines plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was evacuated on Sunday after a passenger “passed gas” are untrue, the airline said in a statement. Flight 1927 from Charlotte to Raleigh landed at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday. Shortly after the plane arrived at the gate, several passengers complained of an odor in the cabin, airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown told the News & Observer.  According to WNCN, passengers were evacuated from the plane after experiencing “headaches and nausea” […]

  • Disney confirms Star Wars-inspired resort, TRON roller coaster (and more)

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Walt Disney Parks and Resorts made several announcements for Walt Disney World and Disneyland during the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday. Disney unveiled plans for a Star Wars-themed resort as part of the “Disney 360” experimental vacation concept. The resort will allow guests to completely immerse in the Star Wars story during their stay. “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & […]

  • Oregon mother arrested after using car to tow kids in plastic wagon

    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An Oregon mother was arrested on Wednesday after she apparently used her vehicle to tow her two children in a red plastic wagon, according to police. Several motorists called police after seeing the vehicle circling a roundabout “repeatedly”, according to eyewitnesses. Alana Nicole Donahue, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless endangering. The children, ages 3 and 5, were not injured. According to The Register-Guard, Lt. Scott McKee said the mother “didn’t understand what the problem […]

  • Disney announces Aladdin live action cast — Will Smith to play ‘Genie’

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Disney announced the cast of the upcoming live-action Aladdin remake during the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Saturday. On the heels of rumors involving roadblocks during casting, Disney unveiled Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, Naomi Scott will play Jasmine, and Will Smith will star as Genie. A release date was not announced. However, the movie studio did announce the release date for the live-action remake of of the 1941 animated film Dumbo — it will hit theaters on March 29, 2019. Disney also confirmed […]

  • Indiana woman cancels $30,000 wedding, invites homeless to reception

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman who was supposed to get married this weekend will instead spend the day feeding the homeless, according to the Indianapolis Star. Sarah Cummins, 25, spent years planning her dream wedding. After saving money and working overtime, she paid $30,000 for the wedding. Last week, the wedding was canceled for undisclosed reasons. Left with nonrefundable contracts and deposits, Cummins was stuck with the bill for a 170-person dinner reception. Cummins contacted several homeless shelters and worked with the hotel […]

  • ‘Walking Dead’ stuntman dies after accident during filming

    ATLANTA — A stuntman for the TV show “The Walking Dead” died after an accident on the set, according to multiple media reports. Bernecker died after falling onto concrete from a 25-foot balcony on Wednesday, according to TMZ. He was 33. Bernecker was placed on a ventilator at Atlanta Medical Center and later died, coroner Richard Hawk of the Coweta County Coroner’s Office confirmed to WSB-TV. Blunt-force trauma was the cause of the accidental death, according to the report. Production of the AMC series […]

  • That ‘Jayden K. Smith’ Facebook ‘hacker’ message is the latest social media hoax

    A message spreading like wildfire on Facebook is warning users to avoid accepting a friend request from Jayden K. Smith — but the message is just the latest social media hoax. The message reads: “Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends […]

  • Indiana man pulls out 2 rings, proposes to girlfriend and her sister with Down syndrome

    SANTA CLAUS, Ind. – When it came time for a man in Santa Claus, Indiana to propose to his girlfriend, he made sure to include her younger sister. Will Seaton, 25, and Ashley Schaus, 23, began dating in 2010 after they met at a car show, according to WXIN. Schaus has a 15-year-old sister named Hannah who has Down syndrome and diabetes. Schaus told Seaton that if they ever became engaged, he’d have to marry two girls because Hannah will […]

  • Video shows shark biting man at North Carolina beach

    WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — A man was bitten by a shark near Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, according to multiple media reports. According to WNCN, a fisherman was attempting to reel in the shark near Johnnie Mercer Pier around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Two men went into the ocean to help the fisherman reel in his catch. When one of the men tried to grab the shark’s fin, the shark whipped around and bit his arm. “As they were pulling (the shark) in, it whipped around and bit […]

  • Small plane crashes on Los Angeles freeway; two injured

    LOS ANGELES — A small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway near John Wayne Airport on Friday morning, sending smoke billowing above Santa Ana and forcing the closure of the freeway in both directions, according to KTLA. The plane is on the southbound freeway near the MacArthur Boulevard exit. The Cessna 310 aircraft landed on the freeway short of the runway at 9:35 a.m, the Santa Ana airport tweeted.  The airfield is closed to arrivals, but departures are not affected. […]

  • Disney to remove ‘wench’ auction from Pirates of the Caribbean ride

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney will remove the infamous “bride auction” scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland next year, the company announced on Thursday. During the planned ride refurbishment, Disney will alter the roles of the auctioneer, the redhead woman and other characters participating in the “Auction: Take a Wench for a Bride” scene. In the current scene, the redhead character is the prize of the auction. According to Disney, the redhead is holding a rifle […]