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  • Nearly 12 pounds of meth found inside candy waffle cones at Houston airport

    HOUSTON – Authorities inspecting food shipments at a Texas airport seized nearly 12 pounds of methamphetamine that they found hidden inside candy waffle cones, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced this week. CBP officers were X-raying cargo shipments at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Nov. 27 when they discovered an anomaly in packages containing hard candies from Mexico, the agency said in a news release on Monday. Inside the bags, officers found candy waffle cones containing approximately […]

  • Why do we have Daylight Saving Time? Here’s a brief history

    Get ready to set your clocks back. On Sunday, Daylight Saving Time comes to an end and we begin Standard Time. So why do we fall back each November and spring forward in March? And is this a practice we still should follow? Here’s the tick-tock on Daylight Saving Time. And yes, it is Saving – no ‘s’ at the end. The idea of DST dates centuries back. Before many countries used to run on “Solar Time.” Most people blame […]

  • Mom directs traffic at elementary school after safety concerns ignored

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Tennessee mom decided to take safety into her own hands when she couldn’t get a response from local authorities regarding traffic concerns during dismissal at Ross Elementary School in Memphis. “It’s a fantastic school but the problem is with the traffic,” Danielle Jones told WREG. She explained how cars in line to pick up at the end of the day take up a lane of traffic on Ross Road. That means cars leaving the school can’t […]

  • Deputy pushes woman a mile to her home after motorized wheelchair stalls

    LANCASTER, Calif – A woman who became stranded when her motorized wheelchair stalled on the side of a road made it safely back to her Lancaster home thanks to a couple of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, including one who pushed her the full mile to her residence, authorities said this week. Deputies Steve Montanez and Shane Chapman responded on Sunday after receiving a report of a wheelchair in the middle of the road, which was described as a “traffic […]

  • Construction worker keeps $245 million lottery win a secret for weeks

    NEW YORK – A New York construction worker kept his $245 million lottery win a secret for weeks, according to WPIX. When Nandlall Mangal came back from a quick trip his Staten Island home after a quick trip to Maryland last month, he decided to see if the Powerball ticket he left on the kitchen table won anything. It turns out the ticket was worth $245.6 Million from the drawing on Aug. 11.  Even then he was calm. “Checked it, put it […]

  • Woman allegedly used glitter glue, crayons to smuggle drugs to boyfriend in jail

    HAMPTON, Va. – A woman is accused of using glitter glue and crayons to get drugs to her boyfriend inside of a Virginia jail. Krystal Milne, a 33-year-old from Hampton, was arrested on August 16th, according to WTKR. She is accused of attempting to mail suspected narcotics into the Hampton City Jail. Court documents reveal that a detective was monitoring a jailhouse phone call between inmate Robert Davis and his girlfriend, Milne. Documents state the two were discussing that narcotics […]

  • Family says common household item nearly killed their dog

    AMES, Iowa – An Iowa family say their 1-year-old dog became seriously ill after ingesting a low-carb sweetener called Xylitol. Brianna Schwenk Mashchman and John Mashchman, from Webster City, told WHO-TV their energetic, curious Boston terrier mix named Millie got into a bottle of melatonin. “Within about 10 minutes, Millie was stumbling and looked dizzy and then she was vomiting. It was only a few minutes after that before she was in a seizure,” Brianna Schwenk Mashchman said. They immediately […]

  • Mother blames ‘extreme hazing’ for college student’s sudden death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif – Homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death of a University of California, Riverside student whose family claims he is the victim of extreme hazing. Tyler Hilliard, 20, was set to start his third year at the university next week. But the business major, who was pledging the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, died Sunday after an outing with his pledge class. “I couldn’t ask for a better kid,” his mom, Myeasha Kimble-Hilliard, told KTLA. “He had […]

  • Man calls 911 after Burger King refuses to take his coupons

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio – A man became royally irritated while trying to buy lunch at an Ohio Burger King on Thursday and made one whopper of a 911 call, according to WJW. “No I’m not moving anywhere until you give me back my coupons, anyway the managers taken, I’m calling the police,” the caller said to 911 dispatch. The 73-year-old customer was trying to pay for his order with buy one, get one free Whopper coupons at the Burger King on […]

  • Mom donates thousands of ounces of breast milk after losing newborn daughter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stephanie Surrey’s fourth child, Marion Ohana Surrey was born with a full head of hair, but severe complications. “They told us we didn’t know how long she would be with us. Whether minutes or days, I was unsure,” she told WDAF. Marion died three days after she was born. Initially, her family considered donating her organs. “I have always felt like Marion – that her purpose here was to help others,” the mom said. But she […]

  • Underwater treadmill helping overweight cat shed pounds

    URBANDALE, Iowa – You can imagine the reactions Aimee Good receives when people learn her cat works out on an underwater treadmill. “They think it’s a joke,” Good told WHO. George, the Himalayan cat, is 12-years-old. He tips the scale at over 17 pounds. Doctors at Urban Pet Hospital in Iowa identified George as being at-risk for the feline version of type two diabetes. Veterinarian Dr. Rachel Goodall said George needs to lose a few pounds. “He just likes to eat. […]

  • 10-year-old survives after falling face first onto meat skewer

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The family of a 10-year-old Kansas boy says it is nothing short of a miracle he is alive after a freak accident that left a meat skewer impaled all the way through his head. Xavier Cunningham fell onto a meat skewer that was sticking straight up out of the ground. Thankfully, surgeons at Kansas University Hospital successfully removed it from the boy’s face Sunday. “He could’ve bled to death in that field, covered in yellow jackets,” […]

  • 15-year-old falls to her death while trying to retrieve phone

    NEW YORK –A 15-year-old girl is dead after she fell down a fire escape in a Tribeca apartment building on Sunday night, police said Monday. The incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. near Reade Street and West Broadway, according to WPIX. Police say the victim, who has been identified as Imogen Roche, was attending a house party when she fell down a fire escape from the fifth-floor apartment. They say she was at a party at a fifth-floor apartment when […]

  • College student accused of impersonating a doctor at California hospitals for months

    IRVINE, Calif. – A former college student is facing charges after allegedly pretending to be a doctor at several California hospitals for months, according to KTLA. Ariya Ouskouian, a 23-year-old student at the University of California, Irvine, was charged with a felony count of providing medical diagnosis while impersonating a doctor and eight misdemeanor counts of misrepresenting oneself as a licensed medical practitioner, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Officials accused him of claiming to be a doctor while […]

  • Woman says she gave birth in jail cell after deputies ignored pleas for help

    DENVER – A former Denver County Jail inmate says her son’s life was put at risk when she was forced to give birth in a jail cell as deputies ignored her pleas to be taken to a hospital. Diana Sanchez gave birth to a baby boy on July 31 with no anesthetics or serious medical treatment until after her son was born, according to KDVR. “The pain is indescribable and what hurts me more though is that fact that nobody […]

  • Woman finds son’s lost baseball glove at thrift store 40 years later, 1100 miles away

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — A boy’s lost baseball glove is found over a thousand miles away 40 years later. The story begins at Todd Field in Willoughby four decades ago. Then 12-year-old Christopher Lisi was playing in a championship tournament, according to WJW. “He says he remembers they took pictures and everything and he must have left his mitt at the ballpark at Todd Field in Willoughby,” said Julie Anne Lisi, Christopher’s mother. Christopher went back the next day in search […]

  • Viral photo shows truck driver blowing exhaust at cyclist

    KANE COUNTY, Utah — California cyclist Andrew Danly won the Hoodoo 300 cycling race in southern Utah this past weekend. Park City Ultra Cyclist, Michael Conti, documented Danly’s record-setting ride in hundreds of photographs, but only one has gone viral, according to KSTU. It shows Danly pedaling on Highway 14 near Cedar Breaks, when a white GMC diesel pickup truck with its Utah license plate clearly exposed, passed him and released a huge plume of black exhaust. “All the sudden […]

  • Doctor uses CPR to save man’s life during their first date

    CAPITOLA, Calif. – A first date took a harrowing twist when a doctor used CPR to help save the life of a man when he suffered a heart attack during their first date at a beach in Capitola. And the dramatic rescue was caught on camera. After surgery and months of recuperation, 56-year-old Max Montgomery is doing fine. And he and his date-turned-rescuer, Dr. Andi Traynor, are still seeing each other. “I happened to be with the right person at […]

  • Woman says she found cleaning tablets at bottom of Starbucks drink

    LAYTON, Utah – Starbucks and a Smith’s grocery store are apologizing to a Utah woman after she said she found a nasty surprise in her drink. “My last drink of it, it just tasted like burnt rubber, honestly,” said Deneice Lee told KSTU. On Sunday evening, she bought a Green Tea Frappuccino on ice. She says the first order was not made correctly. Once she got her order, she says it tasted “off,” but was drinkable. After driving home and […]

  • Parents allegedly fed kids marijuana to ‘keep them quiet’

    DRAPER, Utah – A couple in Utah is accused of child abuse after their two children, ages 3 and 4, allegedly tested positive for cocaine and THC, according to KSTU. Katie Jennifer Blackham, 40, and Jacob Francis Sickler, 28, each face two felony counts of endangerment of a child and two misdemeanor counts of child abuse. According to indictments for Blackham and Sickler, the Sandy Police Department received a child abuse and neglect report from the Utah Division of Child […]

  • Wildlife photographer helps rescue elk tangled up in swing

    ESTES PARK, Colo. – A wildlife photographer came to the rescue of an elk in distress on Wednesday. Jackie Crivello set out early in the morning to photograph wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park. She never expected to find her first subject tangled up in a swing. Crivello saw the elk near a resort off Fall River Road in Estes Park. She pulled over and called 911 and was told someone was on their way to help. “I knew he […]

  • Alleged intruder shot after breaking into home with ‘Smith & Wesson’ sign posted outside

    IRON TOWN, Utah — An elderly couple in southern Utah shot an intruder, but the fight didn’t stop there, according to KSTU. Investigators say the man then stripped naked and confronted deputies. Iron Town is a very small community just west of Cedar City. Barbed wire fences and no trespassing signs greet the few visitors that venture that way. “Really, really quiet,” resident Walter Enz said. “Nice.” But it wasn’t quiet on Tuesday. “I saw the sheriff deputy come up […]

  • Father meets 32-year-old daughter he didn’t know existed

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -– This meeting was three decades in the making. “I’m exhilarated,” James Long told KTXL. “I’m flying high.” Long met his 32-year-old daughter for the first time Friday after she landed at Sacramento International Airport. He had no idea she even existed until just a few months ago. “Thirty-two years passed and my brother calls and says, ‘Hey, your daughter wants you to call her. She’s been looking for you for years and years,'” Long said. Long’s daughter, […]

  • ‘Not today, buddy’: Mom catches man spying on daughter in store dressing room

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A woman’s encounter with a man accused of spying on her 12-year-old daughter is going viral. Salt Lake City police arrested 36-year-old Jorge Leon-Alfaro after witnesses said he tried to record the girl from an adjacent dressing room stall inside the Rue 21 store at Brickyard Plaza on Saturday, according to KSTU. The girl’s mother tracked the man down and recorded her comments toward him as she waited for police to arrive. “This right here […]

  • Vets use fish skin to treat bear cub burned in California wildfire

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Veterinarians at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife used tilapia skins to help heal a black bear’s paws that were burned in the Carr Fire. “She was lying in a tiny little patch of ground that was the only piece that wasn’t burned. Everything around her was burned,” CDFW veterinarian Deana Clifford told KTXL. The bear’s paw pads were burnt raw. If she were a dog or a cat, veterinarians would put new bandages on […]

  • Firefighters rescue 14-year-old dog from sinkhole in Pennsylvania

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania fire department came to the rescue of a dog that fell into a sinkhole. A firefighter from Old Forge was lowered down and pulled Damon, a 14-year-old Husky, out of that hole Thursday afternoon. Tom Borthwick of Old Forge told WNEP he was surprised to see the hole that had opened up on his family’s property, and even more surprised when he got close to the edge and saw his son’s dog at the […]

  • Officers step in after man threatens to shut down 8-year-old’s lemonade stand

    GLADSTONE, Mo. — First responders stepped in with a special “permit” for an 8-year-old Missouri boy after a customer threatened to shut down his lemonade stand over the weekend. “He wanted this lemonade stand for his birthday, and that’s all he wanted,” Jacob Blank’s mom, Gina Martin told WDAF. The boy’s sweet sips also come with a sweet purpose. “To get air conditioning back in our car because we have no air conditioner in there,” Jacob said. His mom insisted […]

  • Manager fired over heartless text messages to worker with child on life support

    ALBION, Mich. — A Michigan mother shared a text message exchange with her boss — and it went viral. Crystal Fisher told WXMI she always thought that burying her husband back in 2015 was the hardest thing she’s ever done. However, seeing her son on life support in the hospital was the absolute worst for her. “It’s hard, it’s hard,” she said with her voice shaking. “I have people in my inbox telling me how strong I am and I’m […]

  • Anonymous shopper buys $1 million worth of remaining toys at Toys R Us to donate

    RALEIGH, N.C. – A mystery shopper spent $1 million on all the remaining toys at a North Carolina Toys “R” Us store with plans to donate everything. The anonymous shopper bought the toys before the chain closed every store nationwide on Friday, WNCN reported. There is no word on who the mystery buyer is or where the toys are going. Workers at the store helped clear the shelves out earlier this week. Several people came to the store Friday to […]

  • Wild dashcam video shows crash on Utah highway as suspects flee police

    LAYTON, Utah — A Utah man says he was driving to work Tuesday morning when he witnessed a major crash on Interstate 15. A camera installed in Marshall Thompson’s car captured the moment when a car with four people inside collided with a semi truck, causing one of the semi’s trailers to tip. “He just cut right into traffic and he lost control,” Thompson told KSTU. “It started spinning and he spun right into the semi-trailer.” Thompson shared his video […]

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