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  • 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 […]

  • Tennessee man hits $2 million lottery, says ‘I’m still a redneck’

    DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Timothy Seratt has lived paycheck to paycheck his whole life.  Born and raised in Dyersburg, the 32-year-old father of two has never flown on a plane or been north of Kentucky. But now, after winning the lottery, he’s a millionaire. Seratt won $2 million dollars playing a Mega Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratch-off this week, taking home $1.3 million after taxes. “It’s still crazy,” he told WREG. “Well, I mean I’ve never owned a house. So, I mean that’s […]

  • Pennsylvania man charged in wife’s murder nearly 40 years after her disappearance

    YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged Thursday in connection with the disappearance and death of his wife in Bucks County almost 40 years ago, according to WPMT. William Korzon, 76, has been charged with criminal homicide, criminal solicitation, forgery and perjury, court documents show. Lower Windsor Police served an arrest warrant for Korzon at his Barcroft Road home around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. Korzon and his wife, Gloria, lived in Warrington Township, Bucks County for approximately ten […]

  • Pennsylvania college inaugurates an African king as its president

    MILLERSVILLE, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — It was a celebration fit for a king at one Pennsylvania college. Not only is Dr. Daniel Wubah a king in Ghana, he has now been named the president of Millersville University, according to WPMT. “In Ghana, I’m still a king, so my name there is Ana Ofosu Peko III,” said Dr. Daniel Wubah, the Marauders’ new president. Not what you’d typically see at a university inauguration, but this isn’t your typical university president. “It […]

  • DISH Network subcontractor facing charges for allegedly bear hugging customer

    ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. — A subcontractor for DISH Network is facing felony charges for his conduct with an elderly woman in Elbert County. That woman, Karen Loest, says she was assaulted. In early April, DISH Network sent Smart Tech employee David Novinski to Loest’s home for repair work. Loest says everything was fine with Novinski’s visit until it was time for him to leave. “I walked over to see him out, and he proceeded to turn and put me in a […]

  • Missing Ohio dog found exactly one year later in Florida

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – A beloved dog that went missing from South Euclid was found exactly one year later at an animal shelter in the Florida Panhandle, according to WJW. Described as the best, furry birthday present ever, teenager Lydia Perlman said her 3-year-old, 14lb Pekinese named Bruno never left her side. Lydia said, “We found him at a shelter in Parma. My parents surprised me.” But just 7 months after settling into his new home in South Euclid, Bruno […]

  • Burglar accused of moving into Memphis home while owner was away

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is charged with aggravated burglary after police say he broke into someone’s house while they were away and started living in it. Rachel Rodriguez said she thought the man she’s been waving to at a nearby house on Coleman Avenue was her new neighbor. She said she’d often see him sitting on the porch. But police say it turns out the man, James Brown, had broken in and unlawfully moved in. “I’m really surprised. […]

  • Missouri detective who took his own life saves over 70 lives through organ donation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police Det. Chris Garcia took his own life months ago, and through organ and tissue donations he will save up to 75 lives, according to WDAF. Garcia joined law enforcement because he loved to help people, and he loved the work he did with KC police. He was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association. “He was a jokester. He liked doing crazy things, and he loved superheroes […]

  • Firefighter still searching for owner of photo found at Ground Zero

    NEW YORK — A Newark firefighter is trying to return a photo he found in the rubble of the 9/11 attacks. It’s a Polaroid photograph of a little boy playing with a toy golf club. The firefighter spent days at Ground Zero searching for survivors. That’s when he found the picture. He’s been trying to find its owner in the years since. His daughter reached out to WPIX. She said her family just wants to give the photo’s owner a […]

  • A conservative husband and his liberal wife both running for seats on Indiana town council

    GASTON, Ind. — Two candidates in Gaston, Indiana may belong to separate parties, but their last name is what they have in common. There’s big talk around this small town heading into the primaries. Candidates are hoping their names come up at dinner tables across the community. For Audra and Benji Koontz, their conversations are a bit more unique. “People have to pay attention,” said Benji. “He’s quite conservative,” said Audra. Benji added, “And she’s not.” “I’m a little less conservative. […]

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