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  • Baby born in Maine on 9/19/19 at 9:19 a.m. measuring 19 inches long

    LEWISTON, Maine — A baby born in Maine on Sept. 19, 2019, came into the world at exactly 9:19 a.m., WMTW reports. Madison Smithgall was born at Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center. “The doctor asked one of the nurses, ‘Hey, what time is it?’ And they were like it’s 9:18 right now and then her head ended up popping out just before it was 9:20 so it was 9:19 in the morning right when she came out,” dad Andrew Smithgall told […]

  • Kentucky girl dies on 9th birthday in ‘freak’ accident while riding bike

    HODGENVILLE, Ky. – A girl died while riding her bike on her birthday Tuesday in what authorities called a “freak accident.” Charlene “Charlie” Sipes, 9, was cycling along a rural road not far from her southern Kentucky home when police say she fell, causing one of the handbrakes to sever an artery in her neck, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Larue County Sheriff Russell McCoy told WDRB that Charlie’s mother found the girl roughly 200 feet from their house. She […]

  • 30 bikers line up at girl’s lemonade stand after mom helps riders hurt in crash

    CHILI, Ind. – Bikers, pull over for lemonade? Thirty of them did last weekend as a thank you to someone who cared, ABC News reports. “I had no idea how many there would be and they were so generous,” said Daryn Sturch after the Milwaukee Iron motorcycle group arrived Sunday at her daughter Bryanne’s stand in Chili, Indiana. “She was charging $1, and I bet every one of them gave a $5 or $10 or $20. [Bryanne] was as happy as she […]

  • Armed veteran confronts home invasion suspect, who fires back: ‘I’ve got a gun too, you SOB.'”

    ENID, Okla. – An Oklahoma homeowner and Army veteran says he wasn’t frightened, just aggravated when he grabbed his gun to confront a man who slipped into his residence around 5 a.m. Friday. Kenneth Fischaber said he woke up to what sounded like a “heard of cattle” upstairs in one of his bedrooms. “I’m looking, and there’s stuff just scattered everywhere. I hear this, he says something, and he cursed,” Fischaber told KFOR. “I look and he threw something at my […]

  • Video shows SUV plowing through Illinois mall as shoppers scatter; driver in custody

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Police took a driver into custody after an SUV smashed its way through a suburban Illinois mall Friday afternoon, sending panicked shoppers running for safety and leaving a gaping hole in the doors of a Sears store. Police rushed to the Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg around 2:30 p.m. after witnesses said a black SUV drove through Sears, striking several kiosks. The incident took place on the lower level of the mall. A video posted to Twitter shows a black SUV driving […]

  • ‘Iowa legend’: Man featured on Busch can after giving ‘beer money’ from viral fundraiser to hospital

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Carson King is getting what he originally wanted and something he didn’t expect — his face on a beer can — after his sign on ESPN’s College GameDay last Saturday sparked a fundraiser that has netted hundreds of thousands of dollars for a good cause. After King’s sign requesting money for Busch Light went viral he decided to donate the money to the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital, which as of 10:15 a.m. Friday had […]

  • Man decorates shelter dog’s room and moves in to get her adopted

    MERRIAM, Kan. — A Kansas man determined to get a shelter dog a new home decided to decorate her room and move in with her. Queen is a 3-year-old terrier mix currently available for adoption at Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, Kansas. Although Queen is in good hands with shelter staff, she has been getting a bit lonely not having a home of her own. That’s where Scott Poore came in. Poore has dedicated his life to helping homeless animals through […]

  • ‘I had a broken heart’: Dog the Bounty Hunter’s first interview after health scare

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is opening up for the first time after a health scare sent him to the hospital. Chapman was hospitalized Monday for what was described at the time as a heart emergency. He spoke Wednesday with Denver station KDVR, saying his chest pain has lessened since the incident. “It feels much better now. And I’m going through some psychological things right now too, so that doesn’t help,” Chapman said. “I think, basically, […]

  • Arrest made after dozens watch, record as New York teen stabbed to death

    OCEANSIDE, N.Y. — Police arrested a teenage suspect Wednesday after they say a 16-year-old boy was beaten and stabbed to death before a crowd of onlookers who watched and recorded video – but never tried to help. Tyler Flach, 18, has been charged with murder after Khaseen Morris was fatally stabbed in the chest Monday in Oceanside, New York. Police rushed to the strip mall on Brower Avenue after receiving 911 calls about a large group of teens fighting around […]

  • ‘The worst that we’ve ever seen’: Nebraska Humane Society rescues dog found in plastic storage bin

    OMAHA, Neb. – When a dog named Ellie Mae was brought to the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha, she was a pile of matted fur. She couldn’t walk and had to be brought in for help in a plastic storage bin. She was found in the home of her owner, who had died, by those sent to clean up the house, WOWT reported. In a post on Facebook, the Humane Society called it the “worst that we’ve ever seen.” The […]

  • Police ID 3-year-old found on stranger’s porch; grandmother fears parents are dead

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Police in Buffalo now know the identity of the 3-year-old boy found asleep on a stranger’s porch Monday morning, but they’re still trying to figure out how he got there—and what happened to his parents. Developing: Lois Augsburger tells me she found a little boy asleep in this box (meant for the neighborhood cats) on the front porch of her Potomac home this morning when she came out to grab the paper. @BPDAlerts are still looking for his parents. […]

  • Nursing home worker accused of sexually assaulting at least 4 patients

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – A nursing assistant is accused of sexually assaulting at least four elderly women at various nursing homes in Clearwater, Florida. Police arrested 32-year-old Falo Kane, who faces four counts of sexual battery, according to a Clearwater Police Dept. news release. Kane is believed to have worked at four facilities in Clearwater when the assaults took place – two in 2016 and two in 2019. It’s possible he worked at others, and police are asking anyone with information […]

  • Mother rubbed heroin on 1-year-old’s gums to ‘help her sleep,’ father said

    BANGOR, Maine – A 33-year-old Maine woman arrested Tuesday in the death of her 1-year-old daughter is accused of rubbing heroin residue on the girl’s gums to help her sleep, court documents say. Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and drug possession, the Bangor Daily News reports. Her daughter Jordynn was found unresponsive at home in October, 2018 and was pronounced dead at an area hospital, WCSH reports. The Maine […]

  • ‘It can happen to anybody’: Yale grad, former Wall Street banker now homeless in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES – Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of any job recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs, small business entrepreneur. But a few wrong turns in life 10 years ago left him homeless, and today he’s living underneath a tarp in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. He’s been told before that a smart and capable person like him should not be in this situation. “But I’m […]

  • Mountain lion chases cat into California home, gets locked in bathroom

    SONORA, Calif. – A home invader in Tuolumne County, California wasn’t after jewels, money, or electronics – a Sonora family believes the mountain lion that slipped into their residence was after a snack. The family says the big cat made its way into their home while they were watching television on Sunday night. “We were just watching television and then all of a sudden, we heard a big bang,” homeowner Edward Sudduth said. Edward, 84, and his wife Kathy, 87, […]

  • Two Amish men caught drinking while driving buggy flee Ohio deputies

    NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio – Police officers often say no traffic stop is routine and there was nothing routine when a deputy pulled over an Amish buggy early Sunday morning in North Bloomfield, Ohio. The deputy was on patrol in the heart of Trumbull County’s Amish community when he spotted a buggy uniquely outfitted with a large stereo system on Donley Road, WJW reports. According to his report, he saw two Amish men drinking inside the buggy, a 12-pack of beer […]

  • Best job ever? Make $1300 watching 13 Stephen King movies before Halloween

    Halloween is coming, but there’s still time for a lucky binge-watcher to score $1,300. Dish Network retailer USDish.com will pay that person to watch 13 Stephen King movies before it’s time for trick-or-treating. The movies included are: Carrie (original or 2013 remake) Children of the Corn Christine Creepshow Cujo Dreamcatcher It (original or 2017 remake) The Mist Pet Sematary (original or 2019 remake) Salem’s Lot The Shining Thinner Misery U.S. Dish will provide a Fitbit and other tools to help gather details about the […]

  • Man killed in crash involving police car was driving to granddaughter’s memorial

    TOWN OF LYNDON, Wis. – A 77-year-old Wisconsin man killed in a crash involving a police car was on his way to a memorial for his granddaughter, who died by suicide over the weekend, loved ones told WITI. A preliminary investigation revealed the crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday found that the man Dennis Teetzen was traveling south on WIS 57 and turned east on County Road N in front of the Plymouth squad car. Deenice and Chris Warner, […]

  • Florida bloodhounds find missing 3-year-old with autism in under 30 minutes

    PENSACOLA, Fla. – In less than half an hour, a couple bloodhounds belonging to a Florida sheriff’s office found a missing 3-year-old boy with autism, who had wandered alone into the thick woods of the Panhandle Sunday. Audra Hughes said her mother was watching her son Aedric and was in the bathroom when the boy apparently managed to unlock the deadbolt to the front door and “went for a little adventure,” she said. Hughes said her neighbors in the Pensacola […]

  • Three boys drop rocks off Ohio overpass, damaging 16 cars

    PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Three boys are facing charges after they dropped rocks off of an Ohio overpass and damaged more than a dozen vehicles, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies were first called to the railroad overpass on state Route 44 in Painesville Township on Sept. 3. Four cars were damaged by rocks, but no suspects were located. Two days later, deputies and Painesville police were called to the same area. This time, authorities found two boys, ages […]

  • Disney ‘Bedtime Hotline’ is back – let Yoda, Mickey or Jasmine help your child to sleep

    Your child (or you!) can now get a bedtime phone call from one of their favorite Disney characters! Disney has announced a toll free bedtime hotline to give parents a break and kids something to look forward to at the end of the day. According to WDWInfo.com, starting September 16, kids can call the “Disney Bedtime Hotline” to add some of that Disney magic to their bedtime routine. One of six special goodnight messages from either Mickey Mouse, Woody, Jasmine, Anna […]

  • Florida couple allegedly caught having sex in patrol car after DUI arrest

    FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida couple face multiple, additional charges after deputies say a DUI arrest turned X-rated after the pair were handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car Saturday. Officers initially arrested Megan Mondanaro, 35, and Aaron Thomas, 31, on DUI charges after a deputy spotted two people riding a bike with no lights down the middle of a road near Fernandina Beach in northeast Florida, the Miami Herald reports. The deputy pulled Mondanaro […]

  • Father helps wife deliver firstborn in bathtub after couple says hospital sent them home

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A father had to deliver his own son in the bathtub of his family’s Virginia home after the hospital told them to come back when his wife’s labor was further along, he told WTKR. Leo Bienaime took a picture moments after his son was born. “Everyone that we showed the picture to was like, ‘Wait … why is there shampoo in the background?’” said Leo. “Don’t try this at home.” The couple said they went to Naval […]

  • US bomb-sniffing dogs in Jordan are dying from poor treatment, federal investigation finds

    WASHINGTON – Bomb-sniffing dogs sent from the United States to its Middle Eastern ally Jordan are falling ill and dying due to poor treatment and negligence, a federal investigation has found. A year-long evaluation by inspectors at the State Department found that at least 10 such dogs in Jordan died between 2008 and 2016 from medical problems. Even those who survive are suffering from “unhealthy conditions,” such as inadequate kennels, poor sanitation, and overwork. Photos in the report, published last week, show […]

  • Mom found slumped over twin babies’ stroller with PCP, K2 cigar in hand: police

    YONKERS, N.Y. — A 30-year-old mom found unconscious slumped over her babies’ double stroller in Yonkers, New York allegedly told police she only took a few pills, officials said Monday. A concerned witness pointed out Jessica Reyes, a New Rochelle resident, to patrol officers on Friday afternoon, police said. The officers found a burnt cigar in Reyes’ hand. They took the cigar and tried several times to wake Reyes up. “Don’t take my children,” she said when she woke up, […]

  • Missing Florida mother and her four children all found dead in Georgia, sheriff says

    BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. – A Florida mother and her four children, missing for more than a month, were found dead Monday, according to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods. Casei Jones, 32, and her children, who range in age from 1 to 10, were last seen about six weeks ago in the Ocala, Florida, area, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook. Her family reported them missing Saturday night, police said. Her body was found near Brantley County in southeast […]

  • Deputies rescue ‘shaking, crying’ passenger who driver had allegedly kidnapped and raped repeatedly

    UKIAH, Calif. – Two people were arrested Saturday after a Sacramento woman told deputies she was kidnapped then held against her will for four days and raped repeatedly. Around 11:35 p.m., Mendocino County deputies noticed a vehicle driving on North State Street in Ukiah that had multiple vehicle code violations tied to it, according to the sheriff’s office. Once the driver parked, deputies identified him as 33-year-old Thao Vang, from Sacramento. The sheriff’s office says sitting next to Vang was […]

  • ‘This is childhood cancer’: Mom shares heart-wrenching photo of 4-year-old son with leukemia

    PRINCETON, Texas – Childhood cancer is draining, frightening and painful. A mother in Texas shared an unfiltered peek into how the disease impacted her family. Kaitlyn Burge posted stirring photos of her 4-year-old son, Beckett, leaning over a toilet, with his 5-year old sister Aubrey standing guard. Beckett was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia over a year ago. “Vomiting between play sessions. Waking up to throw up. Standing by her brother’s side and rubbing his back while he gets sick,” she wrote. […]

  • Hallmark Channel host Cameron Mathison reveals he is battling renal cancer

    Former “All My Children” star and Hallmark Channel host Cameron Mathison has revealed he is battling renal cancer. Mathison posted about the diagnosis on social media. “I have a health situation that I want to share with you all,” he wrote. “There are many reasons I love social media, staying connected with you all, sharing fun experiences… well this time I’m asking for your help,” he wrote. “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve […]

  • Patriots receiver Antonio Brown accused of rape in federal lawsuit

    Antonio Brown’s former trainer alleges in a lawsuit that the New England Patriots receiver raped her and sexually abused her on two other occasions. The New York Times reports that Brown hired the plaintiff, a gymnast named Britney Taylor, after meeting her while the two attended Central Michigan. The paper first reported the lawsuit, filed in Florida’s Southern District, that claims Brown sexually assaulted her twice in June 2017.  The first incident was during a training session when the NFL star […]

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