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  • Colorado suspect says he killed wife after he saw her strangling daughter, affidavit says

    GREELEY, Colo. — In an arrest affidavit, Christoper Watts claims that he caught his wife, Shanann Watts, strangling one of their daughters to death before he strangled her in “a rage,” according to KDVR. The document says Christopher Watts was “actively involved” in an affair with a co-worker which he admitted to after initially denying the affair, according to prosecutors. According to the document, Shanann Watts arrived home from a work trip at 2 a.m. Christopher Watts said that he […]

  • Teen struck by lightning says he’s waiting for his superhero ‘powers’

    EL MIRAGE, Ariz. — An Arizona teen said he is now waiting for some new “powers” after he survived being struck by lightning earlier this month. Josiah Wiedman and Javier Tapia were talking through a park near Phoenix on Aug. 9 when they were struck by lightning. The pain’s pretty much gone for Javier Tapia, but the worry and the fear are still there, according to KPHO. After all, potentially millions of volts of electricity went through him and his […]

  • Netflix testing commercials, insists they are not commercials (and how to opt out)

    Netflix wants you to believe a commercial is not a commercial. The popular streaming service recently started testing video promotions between episodes and movies. A company spokesperson also pushed back on the term “commercials,” and insisted the “personalized recommendations” are for other shows and movies on Netflix. Some Reddit users, who were apparently part of the test, said they were unable to skip the video promos. Other users said they did see a “skip” button.” In a statement to CNN, Netflix […]

  • Prosecutors face Monday deadline to file charges against Colorado husband in deaths of wife, daughters

    DENVER — Authorities in Colorado face a Monday afternoon deadline to file formal criminal charges against Chris Watts, who is suspected of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two young daughters. Chris Watts, 33, was arrested last week on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of tampering with a human body, police said. He is being held in the Weld County Jail without bond, with his next court appearance scheduled for Tuesday. Under Colorado […]

  • The first Kwik-E-Mart store from ‘The Simpsons’ is now open

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Cowabunga! Fans of “The Simpsons” now can slurp a Squishee, munch a Heat Lamp Hot Dog, and gulp Lard Lad Donuts — Mmm, donuts! — at the world’s first permanent real-life Kwik-E-Mart store. It’s designed like a favorite location from the long-running animated TV series, and it opened Friday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Other items for sale include memorabilia associated with Bart Simpson, his parents, Homer and Marge, sisters Lisa and Maggie and the rest of the […]

  • Florida alpaca dies after eating Doritos, Cheese Nips and peanuts

    FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. — A community alpaca in Florida has died after someone repeatedly fed the animal Doritos, Cheese Nips, and peanuts, according to officials at Creekside Animal Hospital. “It is with a heavy heart that we want to inform our clients and friends… that our youngest alpaca that was born out on the shared field over a year ago has passed away,” the hospital wrote on Facebook. According to the statement, an unknown man who drives a blue car would […]

  • Colorado baby born at 18:18 on 8-18-18

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A girl born in northern Colorado over the weekend has a pretty special birthday. Luciana Castillo was born Aug. 18, 2018. “She was two days late, actually,” her mother Erika Crespin told KDVR. Lucy must have been waiting specifically for the 18. The date she was born, 8-18-18, is a palindrome, meaning it is the same forward as it is backward. “When we were getting ready to push I was like ‘At least she’ll be born on […]

  • Former doctor guilty of raping heavily sedated patient will serve no prison time

    HOUSTON — A former doctor found guilty of raping a heavily sedated patient will not serve prison time, according to the Houston Chronicle. On Friday, Shafeeq Sheikh was sentenced to 10 months of probation and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The judge, Senior District Judge Terry L. Flenniken, was required by law to follow the sentencing recommended by jurors, according to the paper. In 2013, a woman checked into Ben Taub Hospital after complaining of […]

  • Video shows armed suspect chasing man into his Missouri home

    ST. LOUIS —  A St. Louis homeowner got quite the unwelcome surprise when an unknown gunman tried to make his way inside, according to KTVI. The homeowner told KTVI he was headed to work when he realized he forgot something and came back home. “As I unlocked the door, something prompted me to turn around,” said the homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous. A blue Chevy Impala was parked in front of his house and two men exited the vehicle. Moments […]

  • Burglar strips naked before robbing New York restaurant

    NEW YORK — Police are asking the public’s help identifying a man accused of robbing a Manhattan restaurant while naked, according to WPIX. Police said a fully-clothed man entered Mediterranean restaurant Adalya through a side entrance at 7 a.m. on July 5. Once inside, the man stripped naked before taking $600 in cash from the register, an iPad, a cordless phone and company credit card. Police said the suspect did put his clothes back on  before fleeing. The individual is […]

  • Backstreet Boys concert canceled after 14 injured when metal structure blown over during storm

    THACKERVILLE, Okla. — At least 14 people were sent to the hospital Saturday after a storm knocked over concert entrance trusses at an Oklahoma outdoor concert venue hosting the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees, according to KFOR. The staff at the venue had begun evacuating fans after lightning was spotted, Kym Koch Thompson, a spokeswoman for WinStar World Casino and Resort, said. But about 150 people in line “did not heed staff’s warnings.” Thompson said the area was pounded by […]

  • ICE detains man who was driving pregnant wife to hospital to give birth

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Joel Arrona was heading to a California hospital with his pregnant wife for a planned cesarean section when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detained him, forcing his pregnant wife to complete the journey and deliver the baby without him. Arrona, 35, is “a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States” and has an outstanding warrant for homicide charges in Mexico, ICE said in a statement. His wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, 32, says the […]

  • Houston school takes down ‘sexist’ quote from school hallway after social media controversy

    HOUSTON — A Houston school has removed a quote popularized by a former New York madam after social media controversy over the saying, which was posted in a hallway above school lockers, according to KIAH. The controversial quote read: “The more you act like a lady, the more he’ll act like a gentleman.” The Houston Independent School District says the quote was removed Friday evening. They also issued a statement: “The Houston Independent School District acted swiftly to remove a […]

  • Postal worker finds huge 8-foot snake lounging on Kansas mailbox

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A snake lounging over an Overland Park mailbox was the talk of the neighborhood Friday. Neighbors told WDAF the 8-foot-long snake wrapped itself in the home’s railing and over a mailbox. A postal worker discovered the out-of-place snake during his typical route on Friday. “He did not want to deliver the mail because he was concerned about having a woman come out the house,” David Shepherd said. Shepherd and his wife have lived in town for 40 years […]

  • Dramatic dash cam video shows moment deputy saves little girl from hot car

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Video footage shows a police officer in Florida saving a young girl who had been trapped inside a hot car for 12 hours. Video from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office shows the deputy rescuing the girl on June 17. Officials said the girl was left in the car when her mother, 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller, drove to a liquor store with three children, returned home but left the 3-year-old in the car. Deputy Bill Dunn initially thought […]

  • Neglected, abandoned horse bonds with golden retriever at rescue shelter

    UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A mini horse who was severely neglected has forged a beautiful friendship with a dog who helped save his life. A viral video shows just how special each of the animals are to each other. The video was posted by Darlene Kindle, of Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance, earlier this month. Kindle said she was contacted in late July after Sammy the horse was first found wandering the streets. He was “skin and bones,” and she […]

  • Motive mystery: Family struggled with debt before husband arrested for killing pregnant wife, two daughters

    DENVER — Chris and Shanann Watts detailed their life on social media. They shared photos of beach vacations to San Diego and screengrabs of lovey-dovey text messages. They gushed about their daughters, Bella and Celeste, and posted photos of the little girls’ gap-toothed grins and funny dances. “Happy Husband Appreciation Day! I couldn’t imagine a better man for us,” Shanann Watts wrote next to their photo in April. “You spoil us with love an(d) attention! You put up with 3 […]

  • Colorado woman and daughters may have been strangled, court documents reveal

    DENVER — New court documents filed in the case of a Colorado man suspected of killing his pregnant wife and their two daughters suggest that some of the victims may have been strangled, according to KDVR. Shanann Watts and her daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing Monday and found dead on Thursday. Watts’ husband, Chris Watts, was arrested in connection with their deaths but has not yet been formally charged. His attorneys asked a court Friday to require […]

  • Bode Miller’s wife shares heartbreaking photo of daughter to raise awareness of child drownings

    Two months after her 19-month-old daughter tragically drowned, Morgan Miller shared a heart-wrenching photo so other parents won’t experience the pain she has. Miller, the wife of decorated Olympic alpine skier Bode Miller, shared a photo of her daughter Emeline “Emmy” Miller hooked up to tubes in a hospital shortly before she died in June after she accidentally fell into a neighbor’s pool. I wish I could have one more day to hold you, but until that day comes, continue […]

  • This hospital is seeing a baby boom with 16 nurses pregnant at the same time

    MESA, Ariz. — There’s an apparent baby boom at a hospital in Arizona with 16 nurses all being pregnant. ABC News reported that the nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center are all expecting between October and January. “I don’t think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group,” said nurse Rochelle Sherman, who is currently eight months pregnant. The nurses said their co-workers plan on throwing them a group baby shower next week. The hospital […]

  • Boy, 4, left inside hot day care van honks horn until he is rescued

    ATLANTA — A 4-year-old boy left inside a hot day care van repeatedly honked the horn until he was rescued by a neighbor, according to WSB-TV. Police responded to Evelyn Redmond Christian Academy at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on July 2 after a woman called 911 and told dispatchers she found a child inside a day care van. The boy, who was left alone in the van for at least 45 minutes, had already removed his shirt and shoes when […]

  • 13-year-old stabs attacker after she was kidnapped on her way to school

    CLEVELAND — Police in Ohio say a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped on her way to school and stabbed the suspect before escaping, according to WJW. The teen told police she was abducted when she got off a bus and driven to an unknown location where she was assaulted. The victim, a student at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic High School, was able to stab her attacker and escape. “We are fully cooperating with the police on this matter, and we must […]

  • Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife

    CHATSWORTH, Ga. — An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report. Martha Al-Bishara was arrested for criminal trespass and obstruction of a police officer, according to the report. Chatsworth Police said Al-Bishara did not drop a steak knife despite several commands and a demonstration by officers. At one point, she walked toward officers with the knife, […]

  • Mother says daughter denied lunch because she was 15 cents short

    ORANGE CITY, Fla. — A mother told WKMG her daughter was denied lunch at a high school in Florida because she was short 15 cents. Kimberly Aiken says her daughter, a sophomore at University High School in Orange City, tried to buy lunch on her first day of school and was told her account balance was short 15 cents. The student is registered for the school’s free and reduced-cost lunch program, but it “hasn’t taken effect yet,” according to WKMG. When the […]

  • Teen daughter shoots, kills mother’s abusive boyfriend

    RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. —  A North Carolina teenager was “justified” when she shot and killed a man who was strangling her mother, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. In a news release, deputies said 46-year-old Steven Kelley was assaulting his girlfriend inside the couple’s home on Aug. 8. when he yelled he was “going to cut (the woman’s) throat and kill everyone in the house,” deputies said in a news release. The woman’s 12-year-old son grabbed a gun and handed it to […]

  • Bodies of 2 girls allegedly murdered in Colorado found in oil and gas tanks, report says

    FREDERICK, Colo. — The bodies of two young girls allegedly murdered by their father were found inside “mostly full” oil and gas tanks, according to KMGH. Christopher Watts, 33, has reportedly confessed to murdering his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters. The bodies of the two young girls were found in nearby gas tanks to hide the bodies and “conceal the smell.” Shanann’s body was found Thursday on a property owned by Andarko Petroleum, where Watts worked, according to KDVR. […]

  • Missing pregnant woman’s body found near husband’s work in Colorado

    FREDERICK, Colo. — The body believed to be that of a pregnant Colorado woman who disappeared has been recovered and a search is continuing for her two young daughters who also vanished, law enforcement officials told KDVR on Thursday. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the body that is believed to be that of Shanann Watts, 34, was found on the property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, where her husband, Christopher Watts, worked. The bodies of their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and […]

  • Argument about Aretha Franklin leads to shooting in Virginia, witnesses say

    SUFFOLK, Va. – Officials in Virginia are investigating a shooting that reportedly stemmed from an argument involving two men and whether Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie, according to WTKR. Officers responded to the shooting on East Washington Street in Suffolk around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. A witness told WTKR they overheard the two people arguing about whether Halle Berry played Aretha Franklin in a movie. Police said one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the […]

  • CDC monitoring spread of measles after 107 cases reported in 21 states

    Health officials across the country are monitoring the spread of measles across 21 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Editor’s note: Multiple media outlets on Aug. 15 reported information on the CDC website which labeled the incident as an outbreak. This is not accurate. The information from the CDC was provided under their “cases and outbreaks” reports page, but there is not an “outbreak.” According to the CDC, an “outbreak” is a “chain of transmission including […]

  • A rare disease stole her vision. Thanks to technology, she can see again

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana girl has a new outlook on life thanks to some groundbreaking technology. Twelve-year-old Kaylee Marks went blind over the past two years. A rare disease took her vision away, but technology is giving it back, according to WXIN. “Kaylee and I were at the Kentucky horse park Breyerfest, and I was pointing out some huge horses. I got the response of ‘uh huh’ from a girl who since the moment she’s been born loves horses,” Kaylee’s […]