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  • Students’ pro-Trump hats blurred from Pennsylvania high school yearbook

    LITTLESTOWN, ADAMS COUNTY, Pa. – A case of censorship at a Pennsylvania high school is sparking controversy after “Make America Great Again” hats two students were wearing are blurred out from the yearbook. One of the students in the picture says the move violates his First Amendment rights. “I just think that whoever did this doesn’t like Trump,”16-year-old Jeremy Gebhart told WPMT. Gebhart says that he and his friend decided to show their support for the president during Littlestown High School’s […]

  • Couple’s home burglarized while they’re at hospital with newborn baby

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man into a Memphis family’s home while they were in the hospital with their newborn, according to WREG. Zach Peck’s son, Zach Jr., was born Monday. “Every time I look at my kid’s eyes he looks at me like, ‘Are you gonna raise me?’ And I’m like, ‘Yes, I will,” Peck said. Two days later, the happiest week of his life was dampened by disappointment. Police say someone broke into his Whitehaven home on Weaver Road […]

  • Beloved puppy dies after grooming at PetSmart

    PELHAM, N.Y. – A New York man took his puppy for a grooming, but within the hour, his 10-month-old English Bulldog had died. Darren Harris, 22, got an emergency call to “come quickly” from the PetSmart in Pelham half an hour after he left Enzo at the salon on Feb. 14. When he and his mother, Tabitha Harris, got there, Enzo had been moved from the grooming Salon to the Banfield Pet Hospital inside the store. “He had lost so […]

  • Mississippi store owner admits to yelling racial slur at customers

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Video shows what appears to be a Mississippi furniture store owner yelling racial slurs at black customers. Now the owner is defending his actions. A customer captured the footage Saturday, according to WREG. Witnesses say it shows the Hometown Furniture’s owner, Terry Pace, cursing and yelling a racial slur at black customers. “I couldn’t believe it. You hear people on TV saying these things, but to hear it in person just so aggressively was really off-putting,” witness James Mayes […]

  • Virginia students write play to educate adults on how school shootings affect them

    NORFOLK, Va. – It’s lights, camera, action at the University Theater at Old Dominion University. But when it’s time to cut, reality sets in for students off the stage. They attend the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk. Steve Earle is the chair of the theater and film department. “This year was the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, so that’s when I thought we should do a show in honor of the students who have lost their lives in school […]

  • ‘Fake psychologist’ treated hundreds of patients in Virginia, deputies say

    STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – Authorities say a woman who posed as a licensed psychologist for more than five years in Stafford County treated hundreds of patients, according to WTVR. Sharonda L. Avery, 42, was employed as a psychologist at a medical practice in Stafford County since 2012, according to Amanda Vicinanzo with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office. “Avery has treated hundreds of children and adults,” Vicinanzo said. “She was fired from the medical practice, which is no longer in business.” Officials said […]

  • Video shows parent apparently trip player during youth basketball tournament

    ROCKLIN, Calif. – Shocking video captures the moment a parent sitting court side at a youth basketball tournament in California appears to trip a player from the competing team. Players, coaches and parents from the Cornerstone Basketball Academy based in Vallejo traveled miles away to take part in the Hardwood Palace tournament Saturday against the Folsom Elite Basketball Academy. “This specific team is our 10-year-old and under team,” said Eugene Solano, the director of the Vallejo team. Solano told KTXL […]

  • Denver mayoral candidate apologizes for not knowing what NAACP stands for

    DENVER — Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis is facing criticism for struggling to say what NAACP stands for in a recent interview, according to KDVR. Giellis appeared on the Brother Jeff Facebook Live program on Tuesday — hours after receiving the endorsement of two former mayoral candidates.  The Brother Jeff Show often focuses on African-American issues in Colorado. Giellis was asked what the NAACP means by someone off camera. She replied by saying “National African-American” before realizing she was wrong. The acronym […]

  • Veterinarian uses screen door repair kit to save tortoise’s shell

    SAN DIEGO – Using material he bought at Home Depot, a San Diego veterinarian performed an innovative procedure that likely saved the life of an injured tortoise. Dr. Daniel Barbour said nothing like it had ever been attempted at the Humane Society of San Diego. “I did have to get a little bit creative,” he admitted to KSWB. “I’ve never done something like this before.” It all started two weeks ago, when someone brought in an injured tortoise. It had […]

  • Third grader hit, killed while waiting for school bus in North Carolina

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A 3rd-grade girl was killed when she was hit by a Jeep in Randolph County Monday morning, North Carolina Highway Patrol said. Just before 7 a.m., a 2014 Jeep Wrangler was headed south on Whites Memorial Road. Two girls were standing on the side of the road in the 1400 block. Troopers believe that one of the girls, Ayanna Ja’nae Jimenez Crump, ran into the road where she was hit by the Jeep, according to WGHP. […]

  • Lawyer accused of handing in check contaminated with fecal matter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Bar Association is filing a complaint against attorney Mark Bailey over a contaminated check, according to KFOR. Bailey was charged in 2017 for assault and battery after he was accused of hitting a woman with his truck. It’s another part of the complaint that’s raising questions. “As an attorney or lawyer, anytime the O.B.A. files a formal complaint against you for something you did as an attorney or outside your role as an attorney, it’s […]

  • Wrongfully convicted man earns law degree to help prevent cases like his

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Jeffrey Deskovic walked in to the the Pace University Law School graduation Monday with a blue, gold and black academic hood draped over his arm.  The hood, a five foot-long satin and felt cloth strip sewn into a loop, is worn by graduates of law school.  In Deskovic’s case, getting to the point where he could wear his academic hood was a long, long journey. In 1990, Deskovic was a high school student who was convicted […]

  • Blind woman says some Lyft drivers turn her down when they see her service dog

    SACRAMENTO – They say dogs are man’s best friend, but Christella Garcia’s dog is so much more. “She’s a woman’s best friend too!” Garcia told KTXL. “So I am totally blind and you can see I have my service animal, Priscilla, who just helps me to navigate and so she is kind of part of who I am.” Priscilla helps Garcia travel around safely but when it comes to getting a ride, life becomes more difficult. “So I’ve tried to […]

  • Man accused of murdering his wife on their wedding night added to FBI’s Most Wanted list

    CHICAGO — A man suspected in the brutal 2012 murder of his new bride is the latest addition to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and police and family hope a $100,000 reward will lead to his capture, according to WGN. After 26-year-old Estrella Carrera married Arnoldo Jimenez, her long-time boyfriend and the father of her youngest child, the FBI believes he stabbed her to death in the early hours of May 12, 2012 as they were driving home from their […]

  • 72-year-old man knocked unconscious over handicapped parking spot

    SCRANTON, Pa. – Police are searching for three juveniles after disturbing surveillance video shows an elderly disabled man being shoved to the ground. Investigators say the attack stemmed from a dispute over a parking spot The 72-year-old man had asked the juveniles to move the car out of his handicapped spot, according to WNEP.  Surveillance cameras show a teen jump out of a moving car and shove the man to the ground. Police in Scranton say the man just asked […]

  • Widow of slain police officer learned she was pregnant days after his death

    MILWAUKEE — Caroline Rittner, the widow of fallen Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, has revealed she is pregnant. According to Captain Derrick Harris, the commander of MPD’s Specialized Patrol Division, Caroline Rittner learned she was going to have a baby just three days after her husband’s funeral. Officer Rittner was killed on February 6 while executing a search warrant near 12th and Manitoba with the Milwaukee Police Department’s Tactical Enforcement Unit. A gender reveal with pictures shared on Facebook indicates […]

  • Newborn baby found on top of garbage can in Chicago alley

    CHICAGO — Police say a newborn baby boy was found on top of a garbage can in a Chicago neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, according to WGN. Police said the baby was found in an alley on the 1700 block of North Keystone Avenue around 4 p.m. on top of a garbage can and wrapped in a blanket. According to Chicago fire officials, people who lived nearby heard the baby crying, went to the alley and found the child. The people who […]

  • Lyft driver sexually assaulted passenger during multiple stops in Chicago, police say

    CHICAGO — A Lyft driver is accused of sexually assaulting a passenger at two separate stops in the Chicago suburbs on the same trip last week, according to WGN. Alexander Sowa, 34, is charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual assault. Police allege Sowa picked up a woman who requested a ride using the Lyft ride-sharing app about 6:45 a.m. Thursday. She wanted to go from suburban Elk Grove to Des Plaines. Sowa drove the passenger, who had been drinking, to […]

  • Utah teens in polygamous group travel to Colorado to marry their cousins

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. —A woman who says she was pushed to marry her cousin when she was a teenager is now trying to raise awareness about the marriage laws in Colorado. Shanell DeRieux was born and raised in a polygamist group. “I got married to a cousin at 18 years old,” DeRieux told KDVR. On July 3, 2008, DeRieux and two of her younger half-sisters drove to Grand Junction with their cousins and parents to become legally married. “Out of […]

  • ‘Your interracial family is not welcome here’: Family receives racist letter from anonymous neighbor

    VACAVILLE, Calif. – A California couple says they were shocked to receive an anonymous, racist letter by someone in their community. “I’m not going to judge what kind of person this person is, but I’m gonna tell you this, is that what you did was stupid,” Marc Yu told KTXL. The letter attacks Yu’s family for being mixed-race. “We may sound harsh, but your interracial family is not welcome here,” the letter read, in part. Yu is Filipino and Chinese […]

  • WWII veteran’s headstone missing for decades finally returned to Kansas cemetery

    OLATHE, Kan. – After nearly four decades, the missing headstone of WWII veteran Ellen Josephine Rossi was returned to its proper resting place. Gerardo Calderon discovered the headstone one week after moving into his Kansas City home. He posted the image on Facebook hoping the community would help track down the family. On Wednesday, Ellen’s brother Verne Zugenbuhler and her son Allen Rowe thanked the man who made the discovery and drove the headstone back to Olathe Memorial Cemetery. “To me, […]

  • Convicted murderer threatened to kill Tacoma city leaders over bowling alley closure

    TACOMA, Wash. – A Washington State man is sitting in jail after threatening to kill the mayor of Tacoma and city council members over the closure of a local bowling alley, according to KCPQ. Court documents say 60-year-old David Herbert Ide left several threatening voicemails to council members and the mayor, threatening to hurt or kill them and their families if plans to replace the bowling alley with an apartment complex move forward. In one message, he reportedly said if even […]

  • Teen saves grandmother who caught on fire after smoking while using oxygen tank

    PARMA HEIGHTS, OHIO – A 13-year-old Ohio boy is being hailed a hero for his quick actions that prevented a potential house explosion and saved the life of his grandmother. Dianne Bungo, 75, was smoking with her oxygen tubing around her nose when a fire ignited Monday around 3:30 p.m., according to firefighters. “She was in the kitchen saying like, ‘Help me!’ She didn’t say she was burning,” Timothy Iwan told WJW. Timothy was the only person at home with Bungo […]

  • Man allegedly made up child abduction story involving dead son to get stolen car back

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was arrested after police say he lied about a child abduction involving his young son – who died years ago. According to authorities, Ronald Sanders called police Sunday saying that his car had been stolen by three men from the Exxon gas station on South Bellevue.  He claimed that his 2-year-old son was inside the car at the time. Officers noted that Sanders waited an hour after the crime to report it to police. […]

  • Woman sexually assaulted after getting into fake Uber warns others

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – A woman sexually assaulted by a man posing as her Uber driver hopes her warning can prevent it from happening again. “It scares me to my core that he could do this to someone else,” Kirsten Page told KCPQ. “Please, I beg you, don’t end up the way I did.” Page and Kirkland Police said the attack happened on March 16th. Page said she was waiting for her Uber outside of Wilde Rover Irish Pub in Kirkland when […]

  • Golfer who fought off rabid bobcat recounts terrifying attack

    BALTIC, Conn. – The golfer who had to fight off a rabid bobcat last week at the Mohegan Sun Country Club is sharing what happened in the moments before and during the attack. Michael Popkowski says he doesn’t remember everything, but he showed off the scars from the attack. “I got lacerations on my scalp… I’ve got bite mark puncture wounds from mid-left arm up to my shoulder.” Popkowski told WTIC the entire incident lasted just 2 to 3 minutes. […]

  • Washington family sues city, county after 10-year-old cat cited 30 times

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – Many of us treat our pets like another member of the family.  That’s why one Washington State family took their complaints to a lawyer after they say a neighbor is targeting their cat, according to KCPQ. Those complaints make their cat, a brown Tabby name Miska, the cat with the most violations in King County. According to The Law Offices of Jon Zimmerman, out of the 20,000 animal infractions over the past ten years, 50 of those […]

  • Man dies after wheelchair catches fire while smoking outside nursing home

    OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio – Oakwood Village police are investigating after a man in a wheelchair caught on fire while smoking a cigarette and later died, according to WJW. “We got the call April 17th, it was after lunchtime. It was for a wheelchair that was on fire,” said Detective Ed Thyret with the Oakwood Village Police Department. Thyret was first to the scene. “I arrived and noticed there was a wheelchair that was smoldering in front of the building with […]

  • Iowa’s longest-serving Republican switches parties, citing President Trump as reason

    DES MOINES, Iowa – State Rep. Andy McKean is currently the longest serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature, or at least he was until he announced he is switching parties. McKean, of Anamosa, says after returning to the legislature in 2016 following a 15-year break from politics, he found the statehouse a different place. “The legislature is considerably more partisan and regimented than it used to be … I might have limped along attempting to work within my caucus for what […]

  • Man offers to sell car to save his dog’s life before community comes to the rescue

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indiana community stepped up to help a man pay for an expensive surgery that saved his dog’s life. Veterinarians told local R&B singer Randy Etter that if his pooch, Gemini, didn’t have the surgery, the dog would die that day, according to WXIN. Etter says he was ready to sell his car to save his best friend. The car was online and offers were coming in, as he knew he didn’t have the money for the medical treatment. He […]

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