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  • Man turns himself into police 13 years to the day after wife’s murder

    LAKE GENEVA – A Wisconsin man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of a Missouri woman who’s been missing for 13 years. On Aug. 4, 2006 in Boone County, Missouri, Megan Shultz and her husband got into an argument at their apartment, according to WITI. The next day, her husband Keith Comfort filed a report with Columbia police, saying he last saw her walking away. On Sunday, 13 years to the day, Comfort walked into the […]

  • Man arrested in rape, murder of 14-year-old girl nearly 40 years later

    DOBSON, N.C. — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the 1980 rape and killing of a teenage girl, according to a news release. Robert James Adkins, 62, of Dobson, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree forcible rape. The sheriff’s office said the charges stem from the death of Ronda Mechelle Blaylock. WGHP spoke with Ronda’s mom back in 2015. She has since passed away. Ronda, 14, was a ninth-grade student at Atkins High School when her […]

  • Ohio teen receives kidney as his twin brother continues to wait for donor

    CLEVELAND – Months after a Huron mother displayed a billboard for her twins pleading for kidney donors, one child is recovering from a successful transplant surgery. In April, Beth Meadows said the billboard was a call to action her twin boys, 15-year-old Cameron and Jacob Meadows, desperately needed. Last week, the family got a call they say they have waited so long to receive. “We got a call at 7 o’clock Saturday night saying they had a kidney for Cameron […]

  • Teen caught shoplifting just minutes after being released from jail for shoplifting

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – A 19-year-old repeat shoplifting suspect has police shaking their heads. The teen was arrested two days ago, after a police chase and crash. Now he’s been arrested again, less than a mile from the police department – about 30 minutes after getting out of jail. Police responding to a shoplifting call at the Macy’s at Chesterfield Mall couldn’t believe it when they arrived saw who the suspect was. It was Christopher Carter, 19, of St. Louis. He […]

  • Deaf dog who went missing on hike with owner found days later

    HAMDEN – What an introduction to Sleeping Giant State Park for Quinnipiac University’s new Dean of the School of Communications. “I figured this was a good place to go for a walk with the dogs on Saturday,” said Chris Roush, who started his job at QU last week. He said, with his wife out of town on business, he hiked Sleeping Giant with his two dogs for the first time. “And, my 17-year-old dog, Sadie, sees this crevice, that goes […]

  • MacKenzie Lueck murder suspect wanted to carry out disturbing’ project, landscaper says

    SALT LAKE CITY – A new witness is  troubled by what MacKenzie Lueck’s alleged murderer asked him to do in the days after she disappeared. That man told KSTU Ajayi reached out to him for a backyard landscaping project. That proposed project has now turned into evidence for detectives. Landon Fullmer owns 360 Landscapes. He’s taken on quite a few projects for the busy summer season. There’s one project in particular he’ll always remember – even though he never actually […]

  • Ohio hospital is dressing up newborns in Baby Shark onesies for Shark Week

    CINCINNATI – If you thought Shark Week couldn’t get any better, you were wrong. Discovery Channel’s sacred summer tradition began Sunday and The Christ Hospital Health Network decided to celebrate too. Every baby born at the Cincinnati hospital from July 28 through August 3 will receive a limited edition Baby Shark Onesie. And they are cute. The fun isn’t just for baby sharks. For the complete Baby Shark experience, a special Snapchat filter has been activated at the hospital’s two birthing centers and the aquarium. Bo McMillan, a […]

  • Boy left in tackle box at Colorado fire station as a baby now thankful for new life

    GREELEY, Colo. — When Greeley firefighters found a newborn baby outside the Station 7 door one September afternoon in 2006, it was a day of mixed emotions. “The baby was wrapped inside two towels inside the tackle box. The umbilical cord was still there — about 4 to 5 inches long where it had been cut,” said firefighter Bill Boyd. Now, nearly 13 years later, that baby boy is a 12-year-old named Tyler Dodd, according to KDVR. “He can’t fit in […]

  • Mother accused of overdosing in convenience store bathroom while son was locked in car

    CHARLACK, Mo. – A Missouri woman is accused of overdosing on fentanyl in a convenience store bathroom, leaving her five-year-old son locked inside her car. No one else knew he was there. Police look at the case as yet another new low in the opioid crisis. Anastasia Trinidad, 24, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Both she and her son could have died, police told KTVI. According to a spokesman for the St. Ann Police Department, the […]

  • Cameras catch Oklahoma woman tossing puppy into dumpster

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A puppy was tossed into a dumpster like a bag of trash, and it was all caught on camera. “I saw a female lady that had taken a dog by the neck, walked it across the parking lot, carrying it and chucked it into the dumpster,” C.R. Head told KFOR. Head is the property manger at the Red Rose Apartments in northwest Oklahoma City. He was shocked when he went back to look at surveillance video from last […]

  • Horse saved from neglectful trainer takes first place in competition

    FRUITPORT, Mich. — A horse in Michigan that nearly died from malnourishment almost a year ago has transformed into a champion, according to WXMI. Helga was one of eight horses that were seized from a neglectful trainer last August. When they were recovered, veterinarians didn’t expect any of them to survive because they were so malnourished. Fortunately for the horses, Nancy Smith and a group of 4-H students stepped in and took care of them. On Thursday, Helga showed everyone how far […]

  • Man put into medically induced coma after suffering lung damage from vaping

    BURLINGTON, Wis. – A Wisconsin man nearly lost his life after he became sick from vaping, according to his brother. “These street vapes are very, very dangerous. My brother nearly lost his life,” said Patrick DeGrave, victim’s brother. “The trauma that he caused to his lungs is significant, the trauma that he caused to his heart is significant,” DeGrave told WITI. DeGrave’s brother went to Aurora Memorial Hospital after he was having issues breathing. At first, doctors thought it might be […]

  • Donation jar stolen at fundraiser for young mother who had legs, fingers amputated

    MILWAUKEE – From stomach pains to septic shock, a Milwaukee mother is lucky to be alive after a sudden illness left her permanently disabled. Now she faces another blow on her road to recovery. A weekend fundraiser ended badly when someone stole the donation jar with hundreds of dollars in it. Despite the loss, Kia Brazil remained optimistic about the future. Brazil was back to being a mom on Tuesday, playing with her kids just a few months after she […]

  • School district that threatened foster care for kids who didn’t pay lunch debt accused of refusing CEO’s donation

    The Wyoming Valley West School District made national headlines for sending letters to parents threatening to have their children put in foster care if they don’t pay off their school lunch debt. Now, a Philadelphia businessman has offered to pay off the debt – but the school turned him down, according to WNEP. The district says it’s owed $22,000 for unpaid lunches and sent about 1,000 letters to parents telling them to pay up. News of the threatening letters reached Todd […]

  • Arkansas family buys hundreds of shoes at local Payless to donate to those in need

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — For one Arkansas mom, what started out as a trip to the mall to buy her kids some shoes turned out to become a way to give back to their community. “As I was checking out I just said ‘how much for the rest of the shoes in the store,’ almost joking and I could see the clerks, her face, her wheels start to turn and she finished checking me out. She said ‘can I have […]

  • Instagram post shows fishing guide’s dog killing fawn

    ANTONITO, Colo. – Fishing guide Michael Garcia reportedly filmed his dog attacking and killing a fawn. He then called it a “big game kill” on Instagram, according to KDVR. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it is actively investigating the incident. “Unethical on his part and un-remorseful,” said Clint Lockhart, one of many Coloradans outraged over the Instagram post. In Garcia’s post, which has since been deleted, a caption reads: “Gus provided the best action at the end of the day. […]

  • Murder suspect allowed to use dead wife’s insurance policy to pay for his defense

    DENVER – Murder suspect Robert Feldman officially fired his public defender Monday and rehired private defense attorney David Kaplan. The move was made possible by a Colorado Supreme Court decision in June that says the law firm is an independent third party who was given the funds legally before the Probate Court tried to have them frozen. Feldman, 55, was charged with first-degree murder in 2018, three years after his wife Stacy was found dead in the couple’s shower, according to KDVR […]

  • Woman furious after man who raped her gets 45-day sentence

    DENVER – A plea deal has left a Denver rape victim feeling victimized twice, first by her attacker, then by the judge, according to KDVR. Denver District Court Judge John Madden sentenced Jared Bates to 45 days in jail last Friday after the 29-year old man agreed to plead guilty to attempted sexual assault. But since Bates had already served 47 days after his initial arrest, the judge released him for time served. “I want women to know his face, […]

  • Hundreds of classroom ducks being abandoned at New York City parks

    NEW YORK CITY — As schools let out and summer vacation begins, hundreds of classroom ducks in New York City are abandoned at parks, according to WPIX. A new bill is looking to ban classroom hatching projects. Ducklings hatched in an incubator are easy to spot: they have smaller wings, they can’t fly and they are larger than most. They’re less likely able to protect themselves, making them easy targets for predators. “They are well meaning and they think they […]

  • Video shows Mississippi man running for his life as possible tornado closes in on him

    VICTORIA, Miss. — A man says he ran for his life after he encountered a possible tornado on Tuesday. It was part of a storm system that left a trail of damage in Marshall County. Tennail Richard was on his Marshall County property working in his shed when the powerful storm hit, according to WREG. Four security cameras were rolling and clearly showed Richard’s concern as the wind and rain moved in. He knew he had to come up with an […]

  • Restaurant uses pizza boxes to help find missing pets

    MATAWAN, N.J. — A New Jersey pizzeria that has been in business for 45 years has found a new way to pay it forward: putting the faces of missing pets on the top of every pizza box. “I thought to myself, ‘how can I help?'” John Sanfratello, owner of Angelo’s on Broad Street in Matawan, told WPIX. Sanfratello was on Facebook when he saw a missing cat posted that looked just like his own. “I turned around and I see […]

  • Non-profit serving meat from geese removed from Denver city parks

    DENVER – The decision to remove geese from Denver parks and process the meat continues to spark controversy, according to KDVR. From the beginning, city leaders have said it was the best way to mitigate excessive waste left behind by the geese. The city then said it would donate the meat to charitable organizations. In the weeks since, the USDA has removed the geese from city parks and processed the meat, which is now on the shelves at Metro Caring, a Denver […]

  • Couple’s MAGA-themed wedding pays tribute to President Trump

    KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Subtlety was never the intent of the wedding decor for Audra and Jeff Johnson’s nuptials. The couple married on July 4th in Kalamazoo, surrounded by friends and family donned in “Make America Great Again” hats. “It looked like America threw up all over my wedding and I’m not sorry,” bride Audra Johnson told WXMI. Johnson says in addition to celebrating their love, she and her husband decided to use their wedding day as an opportunity to […]

  • California families say neighbor has been stalking and breaking into their homes for years

    PATTERSON, Calif. – Several families in Patterson say a man has been terrorizing them, stalking them and breaking into their homes while they’re sleeping. The man, identified as Flavio Alvarez, is behind bars at the Stanislaus County Jail. “I heard this massive, horrible screaming,” Carolyn, who only provided her first name, told KTXL. Carolyn says her once secure home was invaded by Alvarez, her neighbor. “I screamed downstairs, ‘What’s happening, what’s happening?’ and (my daughter) screamed, ‘Call the police, call […]

  • Authorities search for alligator in Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Officials are trying to catch an alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon after witnesses reported seeing the four-foot reptile in the water, according to WGN. Police, state conservation officers and city animal control officials were all called to try to find the elusive reptile Tuesday. At least two people say they saw an alligator swimming in the lagoon’s murky water Tuesday morning. Later in the day, police tweeted they confirmed the alligator was in the lagoon. Police said […]

  • ‘He had an angel with him’: Bullet stops in teen’s ear during drive-by shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C – A Greensboro family has refused to sleep in their beds for more than a week after bullets ripped through their home in a drive-by shooting. On Saturday, Greensboro police reported that someone opened fire along Ashe Street. Bullets directly hit two houses and the back seat of a car. A third house was hit by a ricochet. Inside one of the homes, a family of five ducked for cover. “When I first started hearing it, it was […]

  • Suspect in brutal beating caught on camera hitting himself in the face while in police custody

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – An Oklahoma man accused in a violent attack is in more trouble after video shows him taking swings at himself, according to KFOR. 29-year-old Brandon Killian is facing up to 18 years in prison for charges from a brutal attack that was caught on video in late June. One of the charges is preparing false evidence; the district attorney said that’s not for his role during the beating – but for hitting himself in the face while in […]

  • Doorbell security alert helps couple escape house fire

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A dramatic doorbell video shows a circle of fire on the front porch of an Indiana home, and the couple credits their escape to the safety alerts on their phone. Last month, Michael and Jennifer Schumpf woke up to the sound of the Ring doorbell notification. Within seconds, they knew they had to get out. “I looked down the hall, out the front door that used to be glass and all you could see was fire everywhere,” […]

  • Murder victim’s family ‘tickled to death’ wrongfully convicted man is out of jail

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. – This is the first weekend Frank Gable will be free in almost 30 years. He was convicted in Oregon of killing Kansas City native Mike Francke. Gable was exonerated after extensive work by public defenders and the Francke family, according to WDAF. Frank Gable stood beside his wife Friday morning. “We don’t really want to talk about the case or nothing, just glad to be out. I’m thankful to the judge for exonerating me.” That’s likely the […]

  • Arkansas family opens fireworks stand to pay for daughter’s wedding

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Fireworks are a 4th of July favorite, and while many people run fireworks stands for extra income, an Arkansas family has set one up to pay for their daughter’s wedding. “Weddings are not cheap,” Heath Bryant told KFSM. This is Bryant ‘s first time to sell fireworks but come August, he’ll be the father of the bride. “We love fireworks, and this will help us pay for a wedding,” Bryant said. Bryant’s daughter Sarah Ashley was a […]

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