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  • Off-duty officer shoots armed robbers to death while holding baby

    Surveillance video from inside a pharmacy in Brazil shows an off-duty police officer shooting two robbers during a robbery attempt, according to Sao Paulo State Police. Sergeant Rafael Souza was with his wife and child inside a pharmacy when two men armed with guns stormed inside the store, according to Britain’s Independent, citing a radio station in Brazil. One of the suspected robbers pointed their gun at Souza who immediately fired his gun. The off-duty officer is shown in the video […]

  • Missing Iowa girl believed to be with 13-year-old; Amber Alert issued

    UPDATE: The Amber Alert has been canceled. A motorist spotted the car on I-235 in Des Moines. Police stopped the vehicle and one person is reportedly in custody. UPDATE: (11/20 2:15 pm) Amber Alert has been canceled, both subjects have been located in the Des Moines area. — Iowa DOT (@iowadot) November 20, 2017 Previous story: DENISON, Iowa — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old Iowa girl that authorities say may have been abducted by a 13-year-old […]

  • New cameras will scan license plates, automatically fine uninsured drivers

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Law enforcement agencies are turning to technology to stop a crime that they say is plaguing the state of Oklahoma, according to KFOR. Studies suggest that one out of every four drivers in Oklahoma is uninsured. “It affects everybody one way or another,” said Tyler Loughlin, chief of operations at the Oklahoma Insurance Department, told News 4 in 2016. “If you get in a wreck, how are you going to get compensated for the medical expenses you […]

  • KFC is selling an ‘Internet Escape Pod’ — and it can be yours for $10,000

    KFC wants to help you escape the Internet for only $10,000. The fast food chain’s latest viral marketing strategy involves a $10,000 “Internet Escape Pod” that apparently forms an impenetrable wall against the Internet and a return to a much simpler time. “Yup, this dome is like a magic force field designed to disrupt the internet coming to and from your devices. We were going to sell this for the ridiculously high price of $96,485.34, but in the spirit of […]

  • Trader Joe’s recalls salads over plastic, glass fears

    Trader Joe’s has recalled some of its packaged poultry salads over concerns they may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic. In a statement, the chain of grocery stores said the salads potentially affected had the use-by dates 11/10 through to 11/21 and the USDA inspected code P-40299. “Products with different ‘inspected’ codes are produced in separate facilities and are not impacted by this potential concern,” the statement said. In Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and […]

  • Man found shot to death after deer hunting incident in southern Indiana

    HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating after a man was found shot to death during a weekend deer hunting incident, according to WXIN. According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Thomas Zimmerman, 58, Borden, was hunting on private property in southern Harrison County on Sunday evening. Around 6:40 p.m., a member of Zimmerman’s hunting group found him unresponsive. Investigators said he was in an elevated, ladder-type tree stand. Officers had to use a rope and pulley […]

  • Teen killed by non-impaired driver taking court-ordered breathalyzer test while driving

    ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas teen was killed after she was struck by a non-impaired driver who was taking a court-ordered breathalyzer test moments before the collision, according to KXAS. On Nov. 10, 18-year-old Alexis Butler was backing her car out of a driveway when the passenger side of her car was hit by a pickup truck. She died from her injuries on Friday. The driver admitted to not seeing Butler’s car after looking down “for three to four seconds” to […]

  • Man claims he was fired for protecting dog

    FREMONT, Neb. — Claims of animal cruelty in Dodge County are being investigated after a social media post went viral, according to WOWT. Joey Bergmanis of Fremont wrote the post. He says he was fired for trying to save a dog from being abused. The dogs’ owners say the dog is happy and healthy. Now, the Dodge County Humane Society has launched an investigation. It took a while for Joey Bergmanis to compose himself as he tried to put into […]

  • Should you wash pre-washed lettuce?

    When you’re at the grocery store shopping for lettuce, are you willing to spend an extra dollar or two to buy a package that has been pre-washed? So if you buy pre-washed, should you still wash it? WITI Reporter Jenna Sachs visited seven grocery stores near Milwaukee and purchased 18 packages of lettuce. Eleven of the varieties purchased claimed to be pre-washed. The other seven lettuce products were not advertised as pre-washed. Sachs took the samples to Accelerated Analytical Lab to […]

  • Deadly sugar addiction – why carbs, not fats, are the problem

    ST. LOUIS — Some doctors say sugar may be the number one killer in America right now. That may sound like a stretch, but you can see why they make that claim. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity can all be partially attributed to too much sugar. Mike Norton, 51, had been an athlete most of his life. He thought he was doing everything right with diet and exercise, but then he suffered a heart attack just over five years […]

  • Virginia mother-daughter ‘murder-suicide’ may have been staged, police say

    FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – Police in Fairfax County, Virginia say a mother and daughter may be the victims of a double murder and not a murder-suicide. A newly unsealed search warrant reveals that the crime scene may have been altered or staged by the suspect, WUSA9 reports. Police initially thought that 23-year-old Helen Hargan shot and killed her mother, 63-year-old Pamela Hargan, then turned the gun on herself. The unsealed search warrant reveal that there was an attempted “fraudulent” wire […]

  • Boy found wandering Michael’s store reunited with parents after 6 hours; nanny charged

    ENCINITAS, Calif. — A 42-year-old California woman has been charged after a young boy was found wandering alone inside a Michael’s craft store on Thursday, according to KSWB. The boy, Connor, was mistakenly left at a Michaels store on North El Camino Real, a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department official said. The boy was unharmed. Desirae Harris, the child’s nanny, is charged with one count of felony child endangerment. Connor was reunited with his parents at Polinsky Children’s Center nearly six […]

  • Woman attacked after warning others of man fondling himself in public

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A 35-year-old Washington woman says she was viciously attacked after warning others about a man who approached her asking for directions and fondling himself in a grocery store parking lot, according to KCPQ. The woman says the attack might have been motivated by her effort to help others, warning them of a man who approached her asking for directions and then began fondling himself. The victim, 35-year-old Amanda Edwards, says it started in a grocery store parking […]

  • Man gets $3.9 million bill, realizes it’s actually his social security number

    SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. — Is this my bill or my phone number?! Neither. It’s your social security number. A Wisconsin man recently received a student loan bill that indicated he owed nearly $4 million. “I almost had a heart attack,” Robert Theis told WITI. “I was like, ‘Whoa, what’s going on?'” Theis owed $3,000 to Federal Perkins Loan. Like most colleges, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee outsources collections to a third-party. In this case, Heartland ECSI was handling the debt collection. Theis recently checked […]

  • Pennsylvania man buried with two cheesesteaks as part of dying wish

    PLAINS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man with a sense of humor and fondness for cheesesteaks got his dying wish. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Richard Lussi, from Plains Township, was a fan of Philadelphia sports teams and Pat’s King of Steaks cheesesteaks.  Lussi apparently told family members he wanted to be buried with two cheesesteaks just in case he got hungry in the afterlife. Richard’s son Dominic Lussi told the Inquirer that when asked what he wanted to take with him […]

  • Pringles recreates Thanksgiving dinner with eight new chip flavors

    It’s the greatest, most filling meal of the year — and junk food wants in on the action. Pringles has created eight new chip flavors in a combination that’s “deliciously close to the real thing.” “While the dinner is not available for retail sale this season, who knows what the future of Pringles stacking and snacking will bring,” the company said in a press release. The tray includes the following flavors: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green […]

  • Teacher arrested after text messages reveal sexual relationship with student

    YUKON, Okla. — An Oklahoma high school teacher was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree rape following an undercover sting, according to KFOR. Hunter Day, 22, was placed in in the Canadian County Jail on multiple charges, including second-degree rape. “Yukon Public Schools were informed late Wednesday afternoon, November 15, that an employee of the district was arrested for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student,” said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth. Day, a […]

  • High school students in Massachusetts hold funeral for homeless veteran

    WEST ROXBURY, Mass. — Students at a high school in Massachusetts held a funeral on Wednesday for a homeless veteran, WHDH reports. The students knew him only as “John” and that he had no living family. They wanted to be sure that his service to his country was honored as he was laid to rest, so they partnered with Lazarus Ministry and Lawlar and Crosby Funeral Home to plan a special tribute. “Paying homage to a veteran, to bring him […]

  • Thief steals Christmas packages from porch, leaves empty box behind

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man says his family was home when a thief stole a package from their front porch in the middle of the day, leaving an empty box behind, according to KSTU. “I went outside to check on our Christmas lights and saw the empty box and I thought, ‘that’s really odd,’” Nick Ball told KSTU. This Utah family joins more than 20 million Americans who will have their packages stolen from their homes before they even […]

  • Elderly woman likely died after cleaning up son’s drug overdose

    PORTAGE, Pa. — A 69-year-old Pennsylvania woman likely died as a result of making contact with drug paraphernalia while cleaning up after her own son’s overdose, according to WJAC. Theresa Plummer, 69, found her son, Ronald Plummer, 45, unresponsive in their bathroom on Nov. 5. He was taken to the hospital where he died two days later. On Nov. 6, Theresa was having trouble breathing and went to a local hospital. She later died. Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees believes […]

  • Military dad charged with raping, killing 9-month-old daughter

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A Clarksville father has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing his 9-month-old daughter, according to WSMV. Editor’s note: The Clarksville Police Department released details about the case that are graphic in nature and are included in the story below. Officers responded to a home on Cindy Jo Court for a medical call around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday. The child was taken to Tennova where she was pronounced dead by 8 a.m. Her father, 22-year-old Christopher Conway, is […]

  • Drake stops show, threatens man apparently groping women in audience

    Drake was in the middle of performing one of his hit songs “Know Yourself” at Sydney’s Marquee nightclub Wednesday evening when he stopped to address a man in the crowd who he saw groping women in the audience. “Yo, stop that s**t,” Drake told the man. “If you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and f**k you up.” The crowd went wild with support. Since then, social media has also lit up with support for Drake, some […]

  • A breakdown of what’s in the tax bill approved by the House

    House Republicans on Thursday passed a bill along strict party lines that would revamp the U.S. tax code and affect every corner of the U.S. economy. The vote comes just two weeks after it was first unveiled by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady. It also comes the same week that the Senate Finance Committee is wrapping up work on its own tax overhaul bill at breakneck speed. Eventually any legislation approved by each chamber will have to be […]

  • Yes, you can now get your pet’s face printed on a swimsuit

    Your entire social media feed is filled with photos of pets. Now, get ready for the puppy takeover to make its way poolside. Petflair, a swimwear line, is specializing in custom swimwear featuring your favorite four-legged friend’s face. The startup, based in Australia, recently launched a Kickstarter to make the project a reality. According to the company’s website, 25 percent of profits benefit an organization that finds homes for abandoned pets. A former water polo player founded the company after […]

  • Heartwarming photo shows Walmart cashier helping man struggling to count change

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A customer captured the sweet moment a Mississippi Walmart cashier took the time to help a man struggling to count his change. Spring Bowlin was waiting in the checkout line while on her lunch break when she witnessed the exchange. “This gentleman’s items were scanned and he was given the total,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “He looks apologetically back at me and starts taking handfuls of change out of his pockets.” She said that his […]

  • Walmart responds to viral video that shows carts of food being thrown out at Ohio store

    CELINA, Ohio – Walmart has responded to a viral video that shows carts of food being thrown out at a store in Ohio, according to WJW. Gary Joe Ahrns posted a Facebook Live video on November 6 outside of the store.  He showed video of the carts, many of which were filled with food including milk and ham. At one point, Ahrns picks up some of the food and notes they are not expired. He asks a manager if he can take […]

  • The sweet story behind Taylor Swift’s ‘surprise’ tribute to Jimmy Fallon’s mother

    Taylor Swift made an unscheduled appearance on “The Tonight Show” on Monday night to perform a song from her new album and helped honor Jimmy Fallon’s mother who passed away last week. “As some of you know, my mother, Gloria, passed away recently,” a very emotional Fallon said at the top of his broadcast on Monday. “She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh. She was such a fan of the show, […]

  • Jimmy Fallon holds back tears during emotional tribute to his mother

    NEW YORK — Jimmy Fallon returned to “The Tonight Show” Monday night with a heavy heart following the death of his mother last week. “As some of you know, my mother, Gloria, passed away recently,” a very emotional Fallon said at the top of his broadcast on Monday. “She was the best audience. She was the one I was always trying to make laugh. She was such a fan of the show, and everything I did.” Fallon’s mother died at the […]

  • Hours after losing unborn child, NFL player scores emotional touchdown

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin dropped to his knees after he scored an 83-yard touchdown during the team’s 31-21 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. In an Instagram post, Goodwin revealed that his infant son died early Sunday morning following complications during his wife’s pregnancy. Goodwin said his wife, Morgan, had to deliver their son prematurely around 4 a.m. Sunday: “I just wanna thank those who’ve genuinely prayed for @morganakamomo & myself […]

  • Multiple victims after gunman ‘opened fire’ at Texas church

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — The FBI is responding to the scene of a reported shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, according to Michelle Lee, spokeswoman for the FBI’s San Antonio field office. Local police also have responded to the scene, which occurred at the First Baptist Church, a witness told CNN. The witness, a cashier at a gas station across the street from the church, said she heard about 20 shots being fired in quick succession while a church service was […]