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  • 12-year-old boy dies after playing ‘fainting game’

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A Utah mother says her 12-year-old son died last week after playing a “fainting game” with friends, according to KSTU. “I spent Mother’s Day planning my son’s funeral, writing his obituary, instead of having breakfast or flowers or I love you mom,” Celestia Muai told KSTU. “Try to imagine what it would be like and multiply that by infinity and that’s kind of what it’s like.. there’s no words.” Tua Muai, 12, was playing with friends Friday afternoon […]

  • New Orleans teen accepted to more than 80 colleges

    NEW ORLEANS – Darrin Francois takes the win when it comes to the number of congratulatory letters from schools across the country – more than 80 colleges accepted the New Orleans high school senior. “I just applied, applied, applied. I didn’t know how many it was, so once they started to come through the mail, I was like oh my gosh, this many? Then, they started coming more and more. Now, today, I have 83 now,” Francois told WGNO. The acceptance […]

  • 2-year-old boy diagnosed with rare ‘vanishing bone’ disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A 2-year-old Michigan boy was being treated for pneumonia when a chest x-ray and CT scan revealed half of the bones in his chest were gone, according to WXMI. “They found that his bones were basically not present,” said Leo’s dad Antonio Aguillon. “So he’s missing about half of his rib cage on the left side as well as the middle bone, which I think is called the sternum.” The diagnosis: Gorham Stout Disease, also referred […]

  • Drug laced with heavy-duty bug spray has zombie-like effects

    INDIANAPOLIS, ind. – First responders in Indianapolis say they are seeing a spike in the number of people overdosing on a street drug that is mixed with heavy-duty bug spray. “We describe it as being like a zombie. They cannot talk to us,” Indianapolis Fire Department Captain Chris Major told WXIN. When IFD crews responded to the corner of 10th and Rural on Monday they found a man in the grass near the east side of the intersection. He was […]

  • Man killed after boulder ‘intentionally’ thrown from overpass strikes car

    PASADENA, Calif. – A 23-year-old man who had just learned his wife was pregnant died Tuesday after a boulder “intentionally” thrown from a freeway overpass in California slammed into his family’s car, according to KTLA. The incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, as the family was in their 2017 Toyota Corolla headed westbound on the 134 under the Orange Grove Boulevard overpass, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim’s 21-year-old wife was behind the wheel when a 30- […]

  • Toddler found trapped inside prize machine after disappearing at birthday party

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  – An Oklahoma boy was found trapped inside a prize machine at Jump Zone after disappearing during a child’s birthday party over the weekend. “I’m not the type of parent that ever thought I’d lose my kid in five seconds,” Destiny Low told KFOR. But, when she turned back, 22-month-old Dawson had vanished. Initially, Low said she wasn’t too alarmed, thinking perhaps he wandered into a bounce house with another kid. But, as the minutes ticked by […]

  • Man arrested after girl finds child pornography on borrowed Apple Watch

    BETHANY, Okla. – An Oklahoma man was arrested after an 11-year-old girl made a distrubing discovery on the Apple Watch she borrowed from him, according to police. David Orozco was booked on charges of possessing child pornography, manufacturing child pornography, and lewd acts with a child. According to court documents, Orozco loaned his 11-year-old relative his Apple Watch. “An underage female, borrowed an iPhone watch from the suspect, not knowing there was child pornography on it,” Lt. Angelo Orefice with […]

  • Woman destroys her gun in wake of Florida school shooting

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A Connecticut woman says she destroyed her gun because she did not want to be associated with gun culture after the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Amanda Meyer told WTIC hunting is a right of passage for her. “It’s a birthright. You just do it from the time you’re born,” said Meyer. She uses a compound bow to hunt on her 77-acre property given Connecticut’s limitations. “Connecticut is really small and you […]

  • Watch a 13-year-old Adam Rippon describe his Olympic dreams

    CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. – Olympic figure skating star Adam Rippon has been the talk of his Pennsylvania hometown following his debut performance in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. His performance Monday helped secure a bronze medal for the U.S. in the figure skating team competition but as an old television report shows, his Olympic success is a long time coming. WNEP’s Jim Coles profiled the young skater in 2003 following his first competition abroad. Rippon still has a […]

  • Family believes Tamiflu led to teen’s suicide

    INDIANAPOLIS – The family of an Indiana teen who took his own life after being diagnosed with the flu believes the medicine prescribed to him may be to blame. Charlie Harp’s loved ones told WXIN he was thriving in his classes and excited about his involvement on the wrestling team. They say they believe the extreme decision to commit suicide may have been caused by severe side effects from the medicine he was taking for the flu. “He’s an amazing […]

  • Host of planned home renovation show accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl

    OLD LYME, Conn. — An aspiring TV host accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl turned himself in on Monday, according to WTIC. According to Connecticut State Police, reality television star Christopher Dionne, 36, of Old Lyme, was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a child. Dionne was featured in a pilot episode of “Family Flip,” that premiered on HGTV more than two years ago. He has also been filming, “House Rescue,” for A&E. Police said […]

  • High school freshman’s incredible 80-foot buzzer-beater caught on camera

    EVANSTON, Ill. – A high school basketball player in Illinois is capturing the attention of people around the world after his dramatic, 80-foot buzzer beater was caught on video Friday. Blake Peters, a freshman at Evanston Township High School, told WGN he didn’t even want the ball in the first place. With two seconds left on the clock and his school down 43-42, the only way they could win was to sink the basketball equivalent of a Hail Mary. “I […]

  • ‘Stranger Things’ star poses with teen for hilarious senior photos

    NEWMAN, Calif – A California high school student is in the running for most epic senior photos of all time thanks to a star from the Netflix show “Stranger Things.” Damaris Fregoso told KTXL it all began with a late night tweet she never thought would be answered. “I was about to hop in the shower and then I was like, ‘Let me look through my phone,’ and then I said, ‘Let me tweet him,'” she said. That 1 a.m. […]

  • Chilling video shows Ohio mom admitting she killed 5-year-old daughter

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Newly released video shows a 30-year-old Ohio mother telling an investigator she beat her 5-year-old daughter to death and then help her husband hide the child’s body, according to WJW. Ming Ming Chen was brought into a police interrogation room last January after investigators found the body of 5-year-old Ashley Zhao hidden in a Jackson Township restaurant owned by Chen and her husband, Liang Zhao. The couple had reported their daughter missing a day earlier, prompting […]

  • Dog found curled up, ‘frozen solid’ on homeowner’s porch

    TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Area Humane Society is investigating the death of a dog in central Toledo that was found outside and “frozen solid.” The female dog had died after curling up on the front porch of a house in the 1000 block of King Street. “I don’t know how long she was out there,” Megan Brown, a cruelty investigator with the humane society, said. “She was frozen solid.” .@ToledoHumane is investigating the death of a dog in central […]

  • 4-year-old girl found alone in the cold leads Utah police to mother’s body

    OGDEN, Utah — A good Samaritan came to the aid of a 4-year-old girl who was alone and not dressed for the cold Wednesday night, leading police to a tragic scene, according to KSTU. Ogden Police say the man encountered the young girl just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Marcus King said he was on his way to play pickup basketball when a little girl called out to him from a playground near the Marshall White Community Center. “I had heard […]

  • Grieving family shamed for not putting up holiday decorations

    VACAVILLE, Calif.  — A California family received a letter from an anonymous neighbor calling them Scrooges for not decorating their home in a neighborhood known for its elaborate displays. Lyndia Ives Zarra told KTXL she actually loves to decorate. Her mom, Cheri, hand-painted many decorations over the years, which are usually proudly displayed in the family’s yard this time of year. But Cheri passed away from cancer very recently. Due to grief over the loss of her mother, Lyndia refrained from […]

  • Wendy’s customer thwarts suspected robbery attempt with chair to the head

    YUBA CITY, Calif. — A good Samaritan stopped a would-be robbery at a Wendy’s in California on Christmas day, hitting the knife-wielding suspect over the head with a chair, according to KTXL. The chain of events began when a would-be bandit walked into a Wendy’s restaurant in Yuba City at 5:30 p.m., wearing a bag over his head. “So I kept an eye on him,” said the good Samaritan, who wishes to be identified only as Daniel. “And then I […]

  • Mom shocked to find pot leaves on 6-year-old son’s holiday shirt

    SUFFOLK, Va. — A Virginia mom was caught off guard when the holiday shirt she bought from Walmart for her 6-year-old son appeared to have marijuana leaves on it. Nicole Belote told WTKR she started looking online for a holiday shirt several weeks ago for her son, who was going to wear it to her work Christmas party and an ugly sweater party at his elementary school. She said he found one he loved depicting Santa doing the popular dance […]

  • Convicted murderer blows kiss at victim’s family during sentencing

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Michigan man convicted of murder blew a kiss as he left the courtroom on Monday, the victim’s family told WXMI. Jeffrey Willis was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletsch, a mother who had been jogging near her home after work when she was fatally shot. Willis requested not to be present during his sentencing, avoiding statements from the victim’s family who called him a coward as he left […]

  • Mother found guilty of murder after 16-year-old daughter starves to death

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa mother was convicted of murder Thursday in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter, who weighed only 85 pounds when she died, according to WHO. Nicole Finn was also found guilty of three counts of first-degree kidnapping, related to her other children. Natalie Finn died in October of 2016 after being found unresponsive and not breathing on the bare floor of a bedroom at the family’s West Des Moines home. Investigators say she was […]

  • Oklahoma mom arrested after officer finds baby soaked in its own urine

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – An Oklahoma mother faces child neglect charges after five children were found living in deplorable conditions, according to KFOR. Officers were called to an alley in Guthrie where Melissa Grayson’s car was stranded without gas. Police quickly discovered what one officer called “the dirtiest vehicle he had seen in 15 years of being employed here.” “The entire vehicle was absolutely full of filth,” said Guthrie Police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs. “From one end to the other of the […]

  • Florida man arrested after stepfather finds disturbing images on 9-year-old’s tablet

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Florida man is facing child pornography charges after a notification on a 9-year-old North Carolina girl’s tablet prompted her stepfather to call police. “There it was in plain sight,” Joseph Lyons told WGHP. “A pedophile just exposing himself to my little girl. She didn’t deserve the pictures that she got.” She was using the app “Say Hi.” Lyons said he saw a video of a man named Scott molesting a little girl. He says he will […]

  • Body camera footage shows 11-year-old girl held at gunpoint, handcuffed by Michigan officers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after an 11-year-old girl was detained during the search for a stabbing suspect last week. Honestie Hodges told WXMI she is scared of the Grand Rapids Police Department after being handcuffed and detained. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Hodges. “I didn’t do anything wrong, I’ve never got in trouble by the Grand Rapids Police. I used to want to be a Grand Rapids police […]

  • 6-year-old Colorado girl dies in tragic playground accident

    GREELEY, Colo. – A Colorado community is rallying around the family of a 6-year-old girl after her accidental death at a playground earlier this month, according to KDVR. Brooklyn Thill was playing on swings meant for children with disabilities after school got out on Dec. 5 when she somehow became entangled in the straps, which wrapped around her neck. Her family is struggling to cope with their loss, so on Tuesday, students and teachers at Brooklyn’s school, S. Christa McAullife […]

  • Woman unaware she’s pregnant gives birth to surprise baby boy

    LITTLETON, Colo. – Amy Littlefield had no idea she was five months pregnant when she delivered her son Cayden. “Absolutely crazy that he’s here,” the Colorado mom told KDVR, adding it’s still hard for her to put the experience into words. On Sept. 14, Littlefield rushed to the Swedish Southwest Emergency Room in Littleton with severe abdominal pain. That’s where doctors told her she was pregnant and about to deliver her baby. Within two hours Cayden was born. At just […]

  • Woman says dog saved her life during break-in

    ARNOLD, Mo. — A Missouri woman credited her dog with saving her life after a man pushed his way through her front door and attacked her on Tuesday, according to KTVI. The victim, who asked to remain anonymous for safety concerns, said the break-in happened around 11:15 a.m. “You don’t think somebody is going to do this to you,” she told KTVI. The victim said the man pushed his way through her front door after he tricked her. She said […]

  • Neighbors’ petition could shut down family’s massive Christmas lights display

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A longtime Christmas lights display at a Connecticut home has neighbors running out of patience, according to WTIC. The “Wonderland at Roseville” Terrace brings more than 30,000 visitors during the holiday season, which causes parking problems. So, 45 residents of Sawyer Road, which connects to Roseville Terrace, have signed a petition. “They are requesting some sort of action from the town to minimize the impact to the community,” said Lt. Robert Kalamaras of the Fairfield police. Police have […]

  • Ohio mom finds out she was switched at birth, reunites with biological family

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio – An Ohio mom was reunited with her biological family after finding out she had been switched at birth and raised by another family. Tatiyana Muradyan, who goes by Tania, tells WJW she always thought something was different growing up in the Republic of Moldova, a small country between Romania and Ukraine. She says people in her village would say things like, “You don’t look like your family.” Her parents, Vera and Nikolay Lashtur, told her to […]

  • Delivery driver caught urinating on homeowner’s doorstep

    AURORA, Colo. — A Colorado homeowner is furious after his doorbell camera captured a delivery driver urinating on his doorstep, according to KDVR. A package was dropped off, but it’s what the driver did afterward that has William Washington furious. His doorbell security system recorded the delivery driver urinating on the doorstep. He immediately called Amazon about what happened. It’s not known if the driver is employed by Amazon. Washington is still waiting to hear from the company.

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