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  • Deputies: 14-year-old girl calls abuse hotline contemplating suicide due to her living conditions

    FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A 14-year-old girl’s desperate call to an abuse hotline led to the arrest of her parents. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, she said she was contemplating suicide due to her living conditions. When deputies arrived at the home to investigate, they found trash, animal feces and roaches in every room. There was also rotting food in the refrigerator and no running water. The girl claimed she was emotionally and physically abused by her mother and […]

  • California woman loses her mother’s wedding ring while passing out Halloween candy

    EAST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brynie Voiles said she had fun on Halloween passing out chips and candy to hundreds of kids in East Sacramento but when she woke up the next morning to realize her mother’s wedding ring was missing from her finger. “I happened to look at my hands and there it was, gone,” Voiles said. Voiles spent Halloween with friends at a house on 39th Street and Folsom Boulevard. She told KTXL over a span of nearly five […]

  • Medical students take to the streets to give free care to Detroit’s homeless

    DETROIT – Armed with care packages, clothes, and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are bringing their knowledge to the streets, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of a registered physician or nurse practitioner get on their bikes and look for those in need. “One of the first experiences I had in the world of street medicine was with a young man who had gotten into […]

  • Connecticut police: Marijuana gummies found in Halloween candy

    WATERFORD, Ct. – Police in Waterford said two children received sealed gummy candies containing marijuana on Halloween, according to a Facebook post from the department. The police were notified about 9 p.m. Thursday that two children, under 18 years old, had each received small bags that “contained 10 gummies with a corresponding THC level of 10 mg per gummy. Only 2 packages were recovered.” According to the post, parents inspecting the candy located the THC; nobody ingested it. No injuries […]

  • Chicago teen accused of shooting 7-year-old girl was allegedly out looking for rival gang members on Halloween

    CHICAGO — A 15-year-old charged in the shooting of a 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating in Little Village appeared in court Saturday where attorneys said the teen was out looking for rival gang members on Halloween. The teen, whose name has not been released because he is a minor, was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. The shooting happened at […]

  • Viral wedding photo illuminated by California wildfires

    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KPIX) — A dramatic wedding photo of a Chicago couple illuminated by the orange glow of the devastating Kincade Fire was captured in Sonoma County over the weekend, and the picture has gone viral. Photographer Karna Roa captured the joy and sorrow of a Sonoma County wedding Saturday as the blaze raged in the background. “It’s not a Hawaiian sunset,” said Roa, owner of KMR Photography. The photo shows a wine country sunset during fire season. The […]

  • Sacramento bartender arrested for giving alcohol to minor who later crashed car, killed passenger

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control say they arrested a Sacramento bartender Friday for giving a minor alcohol, which resulted in great bodily harm. Officials identified the man as Kelly Woodward, who has been accused of selling and furnishing alcohol to 19-year-old Ainise Taimani. The incident happened May 26 at the Cinch Bar on Florin Road, according to the department. Officials said hours after Taimani was served alcohol, she was arrested for gross vehicular […]

  • Company explains why dispatchers did not send officer despite multiple calls from stabbed woman

    SALT LAKE CITY — A 911 dispatch company accused of creating ineffective software is defending itself from allegations in a lawsuit filed earlier this week. Bre Lasley and her sister narrowly survived a home invasion four years ago in Salt Lake City, calling 911 four times as they fought off a man with a knife. Both women suffered stab wounds. Dispatchers who received the calls did not send an officer. Instead, their lives were saved by an officer already in the […]

  • Florida woman who didn’t know she was pregnant delivers healthy baby after weight loss surgery

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFTS) — A Florida woman got an unexpected surprise after her new weight loss surgery. For close to a decade, Daria Yackwack, a former Tampa resident who now lives in Fort Walton Beach, had to live with polycycstic ovary syndrome. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines it as a hormonal imbalance that affects 1 in 10 women. For Yackwack, it meant weight gain and lots of changes for what her future would look like. […]

  • Indiana mother wants son to return to school after reporting vaping illness led to expulsion

    SPENCER, Ind. (WRTV) — Just a few months into his freshman year, a student at Owen Valley High School said he was expelled for seeking help after having a bad reaction to vaping. Kegan Houck felt dizzy Sept. 30. His vision was blurry after smoking from a friend’s vape in the school restroom. “I was constantly thirsty, and then I got to a point where I threw up,” Kegan said. Worried something was really wrong, Kegan went to the school […]

  • Florida teen charged with soliciting hit on high school employee

    PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – “I need a guy who could kill someone,” a Florida teenager allegedly wrote to a friend on Instagram. “No joke. I need him eliminated as soon as possible.” Nicholas Robert Godfrey told police he was joking, but the 18-year-old Fivay High School student in Pasco County is charged with attempting to solicit and conspiring to commit murder. During a Friday press conference, Sheriff Chris Nocco said the messages showed Godfrey was trying to find someone to […]

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    Former Starbucks employee sues company, alleges discrimination after two black men were arrested in Philadelphia store

    A former Starbucks regional director has sued the company for wrongful termination, alleging the company discriminated against her in the aftermath of a highly publicized arrest of two black men at a Starbucks store in Philadelphia in April 2018. Shannon Phillips, who is white, alleges she was fired the following month after 13 years with the company because she opposed placing a white employee on administrative leave for unrelated alleged discriminatory conduct. That employee had not discriminated, Phillips said, and […]

  • Utah principal, teacher on leave after student permitted to wear Hitler costume in school parade

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A principal and a teacher at a Davis County school are on leave for allowing a boy dressed as Adolf Hitler to march in a Halloween parade. A photo obtained by KSTU shows the boy participating in a Halloween parade at Creekside Elementary School in Kaysville. In the photo, the boy can be seen wearing a dark shirt and tie, light slacks and a red swastika armband. He also appears to be wearing a black mustache. […]

  • A man in Maryland has won a $1 million in the lottery – twice

    For many, winning a big lottery jackpot is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but for Rolf Rhodes, lightning struck twice. The Massachusetts State Lottery said Wednesday that he won $1 million in its “$4,000,000 Instant Jackpot” game. To grab what would become the second golden ticket of his life, Rhodes walked into the Imperial Gas and Country Store in Mendon, a town about 40 miles southwest of Boston. When he made his latest life-changing purchase, he managed to beat odds of 1 in 1.68 […]

  • Frozen moss reveals fatal final journey of 5,300-year-old ice mummy

    Fresh clues have emerged about the final journey of a European glacier mummy shot dead by an arrow before his body was preserved in ice for thousands of years. The latest study, published Wednesday in the journal Plos One, examined “subfossils” of pieces of vegetation that had frozen on or around the 5,300-year-old mummy, known as Otzi the Iceman. Otzi’s body was frozen in ice until it was discovered by a couple hiking in the North Italian Alps in 1991. Since […]

  • Five gang members sentenced for chasing a 15-year-old, killing him with a machete

    NEW YORK – The five gang members who slashed a New York teen to death with a machete and knives last year after mistaking him for a rival have been sentenced to decades in prison. Video surveillance showed the men dragging Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz out of a Bronx bodega on his back and stabbing him with long knives and a machete. The teen wanted to be a police officer, and was a member of a New York Police Department youth outreach […]

  • Colorado family’s dog found beaten to death near property line

    MILLIKEN, Colo. — A Weld County family is demanding answers after their rescue dog was reportedly found beaten to death Tuesday morning. John Pipe owns Riverside Truck and Auto off County Road 46, where his three dogs roam freely during work hours. He said that Monday night when he went to head home, their 10-year-old Irish Wolfhound Cody never returned. “We thought maybe he just had some sort of accident,” Pipe said. “So we spent some time searching, and we searched […]

  • Ohio woman faces charges after reportedly trying to euthanize dogs with insulin injections

    NAVARRE, Ohio — A Navarre woman faces charges after admitting to injecting her two dogs with insulin in an attempt to euthanize them. According to police reports, authorities were called to Village Clean Laundromat Sept. 8. The caller said a woman there was “acting off” and talking about self-euthanizing her dogs. When officers arrived, Tisha Lynn, 44, said her two dogs had gotten into a fight with another dog in the trailer park where she lives. She said due to physical […]

  • Police: Pennsylvania groom charged with sexually assaulting wife’s bridesmaid before wedding

    SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa.  — A groom is facing sexual assault charges after investigators say he forced himself on his wife-to-be’s bridesmaid. Police said it happened while the wedding party and friends were celebrating before the nuptials at a resort near Stroudsburg. Three pictures, confirmed by a neighbor, show Daniel Carney and his now-wife as a happy couple. Now investigators in Monroe County say it was the events leading up to their wedding that led to sexual assault charges for allegedly […]

  • Lost Egyptian temple unearthed 2,200 years after it was built for King Ptolemy IV

    KOM SHAKAU, Egypt – Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a long-lost 2,200-year-old temple thought to belong to Pharaoh Ptolemy IV. The ancient tomb structure was accidentally found by construction workers during drilling on a sewage drain in the village of Kom Shakau in the Tama township in northern Sohag, according to a Facebook post made Sept. 29 by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. Drilling work was suspended following the discovery. Archaeologists quickly found stone inscriptions with fragments of text featuring the name of Ptolemy […]

  • Teachers suspended after 7 toddlers found wandering by themselves near preschool

    GILBERT, Ariz. (KPHO/KTVK) — Seven preschoolers were found wandering in Gilbert Friday morning after they were able to leave the facility on their own. According to the Gilbert Police Department, a gate “failed” at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool, allowing the children to leave the playground. Several drivers passing by saw the toddlers by themselves with no adult in sight and called 911, helping the kids get back to the school safely. Witnesses said a couple of the children had […]

  • This Florida oyster bar pulled $14,000 off its walls to donate to Hurricane Dorian relief

    SIESTA KEY, Fla. (WFTS) — When owners at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar saw the destruction Hurricane Dorian did to the Bahamas, they knew they wanted to help, so they started pulling dollars from their iconic walls to donate. For years visitors have been leaving their mark at the bar by decorating dollar bills and stapling them to the walls and ceiling. For a month, staff has been working to carefully pull the dollars off the walls. “Once we started […]

  • California mother pleads not guilty in death of toddler left in car for hours with heater on

    WEST CARSON, Calif. — A woman on Friday pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who died after being left alone in a running car overnight while the mother allegedly drank with a friend in West Carson, prosecutors said. Lacey Mazzarella, 34, of Rancho Palos Verdes, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of child neglect resulting in death, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Mazzarella entered […]

  • This ‘capsule’ Scotch whisky doesn’t require a glass

    Now that the Tide pods trend is behind us, we have evolved to a classier, less disgusting invention: Scotch pods, or “glassless cocktails” for drinkers who can’t be bothered to pour. “No ice. No stirrer. No glass. We’re redefining how whisky can be enjoyed … #noglassrequired,” The Glenlivet tweeted as part of its “Capsule Collection” roll-out, timed with London’s Cocktail Week. People have been enjoying Scotch whisky for hundreds of years, usually in a glass and often on the rocks, of […]

  • This cheetah cub’s new surrogate sibling is a rescue dog – and they get on like the best of friends

    Kris the cheetah is three months old. Her best friend – a rescue dog named Remus. When watching Kris and Remus romp and play, you might think they’re a casual pairing of fast friends. In reality, the choice to bring the two together was very deliberate. Kris was the only surviving cub from her litter, so she was raised with no siblings. That’s where Remus comes in. Zookeepers introduced the canine for companionship and said they selected him because he […]

  • ‘Pain is demoralizing’: Sia announces she has a neurological disease

    Sia revealed something deeply personal on Twitter Friday. The singer tweeted she has a neurological disease and is “suffering with chronic pain” due to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. “I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going,” Sia tweeted. “Pain is demoralizing, and you’re not alone.” Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of disorders that affects connective tissues that support the skin, bones, blood vessels and other organs and tissues, according to the National […]

  • Prince Harry sues tabloid newspapers for alleged cell phone hacking

    Prince Harry is suing the owners of UK tabloid newspapers the Sun and the Daily Mirror for allegedly hacking his phone. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that claims have been filed in court “regarding the illegal interception of voicemail messages.” The development comes just days after Harry launched a scathing attack on the UK tabloid media as his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, sued the UK’s Mail Sunday, claiming the paper illegally published a private letter to her father. A […]

  • Pompeo fails to meet House subpoena deadline to produce Ukraine documents

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday failed to meet a subpoena deadline from the House to produce Ukraine-related documents. A House Foreign Affairs Committee aide told CNN “Secretary Pompeo has failed to meet the deadline to produce documents required by the subpoena. However, the State Department has contacted the Committees on this matter and we hope the Department will cooperate in full promptly. Apart from the outstanding subpoena, we look forward to hearing from Ambassadors Sondland and Yovanovitch next week.” CNN […]

  • Baby turtle dies after eating over 100 pieces of plastic, Florida nature center says

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – A Florida nature center released a heartbreaking photo highlighting the extent of plastic pollution in the ocean, WPTV reported. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center shared a photo of a baby turtle who died after consuming 104 pieces of plastic. In the photo, the turtle, described as being able to fit in the palm of a hand, is laying next to the multicolored plastics found in its stomach. According to Gumbo Limbo, this time of year is called […]

  • Mom upset after teen turned away from homecoming dance for wearing a jumpsuit

    TAMPA (WFTS) — A 17-year-old was not allowed to attend her homecoming dance after she decided to wear a jumpsuit. Darcy Krueger said she was turned away at the door for not following dress code. The Tampa Bay Homeschool Homecoming dance was held at a venue in Tampa Friday. “I was very surprised. I called my mom and I was telling my friends about it because I couldn’t really believe it,” Darcy said. Darcy’s mother, Melissa Krueger, shared a post […]

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