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  • Dog-loving Wisconsin girl who went viral dies after battle with brain tumor

    HARTLAND, Wis. (WITI) – An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl battling a rare brain tumor died on Sunday, according to a post on the “Emma Loves Dogs” Facebook page. Local TV news station WITI covered Emma Mertens’ story in February after her family requested letters and photos of dogs to raise the young girl’s spirits after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She received more than 75,000 letters from 50 countries. In March, she received an extra special surprise from over […]

  • Human remains found in Nebraska may belong to one of two murdered Wisconsin brothers, authorities say

    HERSHEY, Neb. — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Nebraska says it has found human remains in the state, and they could possibly belong to one of the two missing brothers from Wisconsin’s Shawano County, Nick and Justin Diemel. Deputies responded to a ranch south of Hershey, Nebraska (west of North Platte) on Friday, Nov. 15 after a rancher reported he found human remains inside a trailer he bought in Missouri that had a dirt-filled plastic tub inside. Sheriff’s officials […]

  • FedEx worker was dragged to his death, report says

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A FedEx employee killed on the job last week was dragged to his death after his leg was caught in a container door, according to a statement a witness gave to Memphis International Airport police. Duntate Young, 23, was killed at the FedEx facility on Sprankle Road at the Memphis airport early Wednesday morning. A coworker told police that a container caught Young’s leg and dragged him five or six feet into a roller, where he […]

  • Mötley Crüe announces reunion, blows up ‘cessation of touring agreement’ in video

    Nearly six years after agreeing never to tour again, Mötley Crüe released a video showing them literally blowing up the alleged contract preventing them from going on tour. Rolling Stone reports that the heavy metal group will join two other legendary bands, Poison and Def Leppard, for a 2020 stadium tour in the U.S. Neither band has officially confirmed the report. Mötley Crüe said in the statement that the success of Netflix biopic The Dirt resulted in “a massive surge in […]

  • Father arrested after son brings heroin to school, says it turns him into Spider-Man, officials say

    HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGHP) — A father in Holyoke, Massachusetts was arrested on an active warrant after his 5-year-old son allegedly brought a bag of heroin labeled “Spiderman” to school Thursday, WWLP reports. Police went to the home of Benny Garcia, 29, after they were told about the incident with his son at school. Police searched the home and found 170 bags of heroin, some with the “Spiderman” label on them, and 38 baggies they believe to be cocaine, a prosecutor said in […]

  • A father and son may have found a chunk of the meteor that lit up Missouri

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KTVI) – In rural Lincoln County, Missouri, a father and son out for a winter walk stumbled upon a mystery. “It appears by speculation that it came from the sky,” said Andrew Applet, the unidentified object finder. Applet told KTVI he never heard or saw the fireball Monday night about 70 miles west of St. Louis. But a Tuesday morning walk with his son, James, near a creek outside their Troy home turned into a find of […]

  • Police captain arrested in own department’s prostitution sting

    SEATTLE (KCPQ) – A Seattle police captain is accused of sexual exploitation after he was arrested in an undercover operation by his own department. “Seattle Police arrested a 53-year-old SPD employee last night in an undercover Vice operation in North Seattle,” said a Seattle Police Department spokesperson. “The employee was booked into King County Jail with a request for misdemeanor charges, and the information was forwarded to the Office of Police Accountability.” Randal Woolery, 53, was booked into the King County […]

  • Google’s Android version of iMessage is here. But there’s a catch

    People with Android phones in the United States will now be able to opt into the new texting service that Google calls Chat. The Android version of iMessage is based on a wireless standard called Rich Communication Services (RCS), and is supposed to replace SMS texts. “Texting is largely based on the SMS standard which lacks a lot of modern features, like sharing high quality photos and media or being able to message over Wi-Fi,” said Sanaz Ahari, Google’s product management director. […]

  • Seven workers fired after brawl at Milwaukee Popeyes caught on video

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Multiple employees at a Milwaukee Popeyes restaurant lost their jobs after a wild brawl was caught on camera Wednesday, WITI reports. Cellphone video from inside the fast food eatery shows the fight break out while customers were still inside. The violent encounter happened at the Popeyes near 76th and Good Hope Road around 9:30 p.m. Richard Fourté told WITI he wanted to avoid the drive-thru line that evening, so he went inside. “I said to myself, I […]

  • Man arrested after body found ‘encased’ in concrete in basement of Colorado apartment

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – A body “encased” in concrete was found in the basement of an apartment Friday in Adams County, Colorado the sheriff’s office says. An image from KDVR shows a team from the sheriff’s office processing the crime scene at 7899 York Street. Russell Montoya Jr., 38, was arrested at the same address on Thursday and charged with first degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives say a shooting and homicide occurred in […]

  • Day care worker fired over note telling mother to put son on diet and ‘go away’

    KINGWOOD, TEXAS (WGHP) – A Texas mother is outraged after she found a note in her child’s lunchbox that said she should put her son on a diet, KTRK reports. The worker has reportedly been fired. “The thing that upset me the most is that this is bullying,” said Francesca, the child’s mother. Francesca says her 5-year-old son had been going to Rocking Horse Day Care in Kingwood for three years and she never had any problems. “I do everything […]

  • Man accused of killing Indiana K-9 during chase

    FISHERS, Ind. (WXIN) – An Indiana man accused of killing a police dog during a chase through a wooded area earlier this week now faces a slew of felony charges. When Richard Garrett Jr. realized his presumptive bond of $45,000 was being boosted to $150,000 cash in the wake of the high-speed chase that led to the shooting of a Fishers police K-9, his only response was, “That’s crazy, man.” Garrett appeared before Hamilton County Magistrate Darren Murphy via video […]

  • Police find 26 children behind false wall at Colorado Springs day care

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — The state has suspended the license for Play Mountain Place day care in Colorado Springs after 26 children were found behind a false wall in the owner’s basement. All of the children are under the age of three. The owner, 58-year-old Carla Faith, is being investigated. A total of three adult workers were arrested, but those charges were cancelled pending an ongoing investigation. On Wednesday, the department asked the Colorado Springs police to assist with […]

  • Nike designs new shoe for ‘everyday heroes’ working in healthcare industry

    PORTLAND, Ore. (WJW) — Shoe giant Nike has created a new shoe for our everyday heroes. According to Nike, the Air Zoom Pulse was designed with nurses, doctors, home health providers and others medical professionals in mind. Nike conducted on-the-ground product testing and used medical workers’ insights when creating this new shoe. Designers of the Air Zoom Pulse learned from staff at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, located in Portland, Oregon, about the rigorous activities health care workers endure in their day-to-day efforts. […]

  • Neighbors, classmates describe California school shooting suspect as a ‘quiet kid’

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KTLA) – The student who investigators believe is responsible for the deadly Saugus High School shooting  in Santa Clarita, California on Thursday was described as “a quiet kid.” Ryan McCracken, 20, a former childhood friend of the alleged shooter, talked about how they used to play together, growing up in Santa Clarita. But they slowly grew apart. “We were friends when I was … a little kid. We would just play in the yard, the backyard,” McCracken […]

  • Uber driver admits to smoking meth and marijuana before picking up passenger, court docs say

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WXIN) – An Indianapolis Uber driver was arrested and accused of OWI and meth possession while working. The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office charged 56-year-old Mark Allen Atchison with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. On November 10, an officer with the New Whiteland Police Department pulled Atchison over for speeding on U.S. 31 in New Whiteland. The officer reported the smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Atchison […]

  • Earn $1,000 by watching 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in 12 days

    As if curling up with a playlist of movies wasn’t reward enough, now internet service provider CenturyLink is going to pay a lucky candidate $1,000 to binge-watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies. According to the job posting: We’re looking for a lover of all things Christmas, G-Rated romcoms, and too-close-to-home family dramas to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in 12 days. If you think that’s you, we’ll give you $1,000 to critique a lineup of festive guilty pleasures. The best part? […]

  • Man pretended to be disabled to trick home care workers into changing his diaper, police say

    NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A New Orleans man has been arrested for pretending to be handicapped in order to have home health care workers change his adult diaper. Twenty-nine-year-old Rutledge Deas, who also goes by “Rory,” created multiple social media posts for home health care workers. Deas would specify in the ads that the services would be for his 18-year-old mentally and physically handicapped brother, “Cory.” Deas would then pose as “Cory” and pretend to be handicapped while the nurses […]

  • Denver to pay $300K to pilot wrongfully arrested for being naked in airport hotel

    DENVER (KDVR) — The city of Denver will pay a United Airlines pilot $300,000 to settle a wrongful arrest lawsuit that stemmed from an incident at the Westin at Denver International Airport (DIA) in September 2018. Andrew Collins was arrested for standing naked in front of his 10th-floor hotel window overlooking the airport terminal. He pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. According to a police report, airport employees said they saw Collins, of Leesburg, Virginia, touching himself while he […]

  • Alex Trebek gets choked up over contestant’s answer

    NEW YORK (WJW) – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek got a little emotional during Monday’s show. Contestant Dhruv Gaur didn’t know the answer to the “Final Jeopardy” question so he opted for words of encouragement for the longtime host who is battling pancreatic cancer. “We love you, Alex!” he wrote. “That’s very kind of you,” Trebek said. Alex Trebek getting choked up during Final Jeopardy today messed me all the way up. #Jeopardy #WeLoveYouAlex pic.twitter.com/QJVP4hJpGV — sabreena (@aneerbas) November 12, 2019 […]

  • Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for procedure to relieve pressure on his brain

    ATLANTA (WGHP) – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the hospital Monday night for a procedure, The Carter Center announced. Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” The Carter Center said in a statement. Carter fell in his Plains, Georgia home Oct. 21, […]

  • Botched gender reveal stunt led to plane crash in Texas, NTSB finds

    TURKEY, Texas – Another gender reveal stunt went horribly wrong and led to a recent plane crash in Texas, according to a National Transportation Safety Board accident report released Friday. The pilot was flying a plane at a low altitude on September 7 as part of an elaborate gender reveal for a friend, according to the report. The pilot dumped 350 gallons of pink water from the plane, but the plane was “too low” and immediately stalled. The pilot was not injured […]

  • Remains of WWII soldier returned to Milwaukee nearly 75 years later

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Decades of uncertainty are over for one family after the remains of a missing World War II veteran were returned to Milwaukee nearly 75 years later. Skimming the pages of the history book he created for his fallen uncle, Kenneth Lochowicz and his wife, Jane, reminisced about their journey to find the remains of his uncle, Private First Class Eugene Lochowicz. “His boat overturned and he went missing,” said Kenneth Lochowicz. For decades, that date was etched in […]

  • How veterans treatment court can improve the mental state of vets involved in the justice system

    Melissa Fitzgerald, former “West Wing” star turned “actorvist,” is urging others to support programs such as veterans treatment court, that offers a therapeutic alternative to incarceration for eligible veterans. She is a senior director for Justice For Vets, a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.  For more information about Justice For Vets head over to https://justiceforvets.org/about/

  • A judge held a law student’s baby so that the boy could be part of his mother’s swearing-in ceremony

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee woman wanted to be three things in life: a wife, a mom and a lawyer. And when she was sworn in as a lawyer, her 1-year-old son was part of the whole thing — thanks to the judge officiating the ceremony. It happened last week when Juliana Lamar, 27, was being sworn in as a lawyer at the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville. Her entire family was there to support her. When Judge Richard Dinkins […]

  • ‘My mom is trying to kill me!’: Boy cries for help in disturbing 911 audio

    Warning: 911 video and audio are graphic HENDERSON, Nev. – Nevada police have released body camera video and 911 audio after officers fatally shot a woman suspected of repeatedly stabbing her son. The deadly police shooting happened Oct. 21 after Henderson police went to an apartment complex to follow up on a disconnected 911 call. In the recording, the mother says, “Yes they’re trying to kill each other, they’re making us do it.” A boy can be heard in the […]

  • ‘Tears of joy’: 16-year-old cheerleader in medically induced coma opens eyes, moves hand

    NORTON, Ohio (WJW) – The mother of a 16-year-old Ohio girl who has been in a medically-induced coma since last month shared several incredible updates this past weekend. Emma Pfouts’ mother, Christina Weigand, of Norton, shared on Facebook that her teenage daughter opened her eyes, and also moved her hand and arm. Last month, Weigand told WJW her daughter, a Norton High School cheerleader, suffered an asthma attack and allergic reaction which then led to cardiac arrest. Over the weekend, Weigand […]

  • Woman freed after 15-year sentence for not reporting boyfriend’s child abuse – he got probation

    McLOUD, Okla. – Tondalao Hall was arrested after her boyfriend left her baby girl with broken ribs. She didn’t hurt the child but still served 15 years over the abuse. Hall, 35, was released Friday from the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud, Oklahoma. She tearfully hugged her children, her siblings and many friends who had been waiting for her. “I’m blessed and I’m humbled,” Hall told reporters outside the prison. In 2004, Hall and her then-boyfriend, Robert Braxton, were […]

  • Twins give birth to a bundle of babies on the same day

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) — Twin sisters who gave birth on the same day at a St. Louis hospital have a number of reasons to be happy. It doesn’t take double vision to see how rare the births at Mercy hospital were – when fraternal twin sisters Lisa Boyce and Lauren Kozelichki learned they were both pregnant they did not suspect that they would deliver on the same day. “She announced to me, and told me, and we were all so […]

  • ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak undergoes emergency surgery; Vanna White to step in

    CULVER CITY, Calif. (WJW) – Vanna White is filling in as the host of “Wheel of Fortune” after Pat Sajak underwent emergency surgery this week. According to a post on the show’s official Twitter account, he went in to correct a blocked intestine. Taping was cancelled for Thursday and resumed again on Friday with Vanna’s assistance. “He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the show noted in the post. There was also a photo of […]

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