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  • New poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders with double-digit lead in California

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Bernie Sanders has a double-digit lead in a new statewide poll of California voters that shows results indicating the second-time presidential candidate may be about to reinforce his status as the 2020 race’s Democratic frontrunner. Just two days ahead of Super Tuesday, a Nexstar Media California TV Stations/Emerson College poll released Sunday evening shows the Vermont senator with a double-digit lead of 37.8% on the heels of former Vice President Joe Biden’s comeback win in South […]

  • Reaction to viral ‘Subway Sally’ video inspires teen who shared it to take action

    PORTALES, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — A hungry dog in Portales, New Mexico has captured hearts around the world. Known as “Subway Sally,” the famous dog showed up to a Subway sandwich shop every day for more than a year begging for food. Now, the employee who posted a viral video of the dog has been inspired by her to do more in his community. Giovanni Luhman, who works at the Subway, said it was a normal night at work when he […]

  • Arrest made in viral video of assault and robbery of Asian man in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The San Francisco police confirmed that an arrest has been made in connection to an assault and robbery that went viral after it was caught on camera. The video shows an Asian man, 68, being robbed and assaulted with a stick by a black man while collecting cans in the Bayview neighborhood as onlookers taunted him. A person recording the incident, identified as 20-year-old Dwayne Grayson, ridiculed the victim by telling him to “go get your […]

  • Abandoned dog found with ears glued, legs strapped together, BB gunshot wound

    TULSA, Okla. (WNCN) — Authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma are looking for the person responsible for a dog that was left abandoned with its ears glued down and legs strapped together. According to a Facebook post by the Humane Society of Tulsa, the dog named Atlas was found with both back legs strapped together and unable to move from the field that he was dumped into. A lady in the area had been leaving the dog food and water. “Not only […]

  • Woman dies after drinking single sip of wine laced with MDMA

    (CNN) — A woman has died after taking a single sip of wine laced with the drug MDMA, prosecutors in the Belgian city of Antwerp have said. The unnamed 41-year-old woman from the town of Puurs collapsed in December after drinking the wine, which prosecutors believe had been pumped full of MDMA by drug traffickers. According to prosecutors she discarded the bottle after the first sip because it tasted bad but fell unconscious shortly after. She was taken to hospital but died […]

  • Dance teacher sentenced after exposing teen student to HIV

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Tennessee dance teacher was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison and four years of probation for having unprotected sex with a teenage student, exposing him to HIV. John Conner III, 30, will also be on the Sex Offender Registry for life. Conner pleaded guilty in November to charges of criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure, and solicitation of a minor. Prosecutors with District Attorney General Amy Weirich’s office said Conner […]

  • US Marine Corps commandant orders removal of all Confederate-related paraphernalia

    (CNN) – The highest-ranking officer in the US Marine Corps has ordered Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from all Marine installations. The order from Commandant Gen. David Berger was one of several initiatives he prioritized for “immediate execution” in a memo sent to senior leadership last week, Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Joseph Butterfield told CNN. Some of the other directives were posted by Berger on Twitter, including revising the parental leave policy to include same-sex couples, reviewing the possibility of yearlong […]

  • Sixty cats rescued from filthy, cramped storage unit with ‘toxic’ ammonia levels

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WREG) – Staff at the West Memphis Animal Shelter have their hands full after rescuing 60 cats crammed inside a storage closet. The unit measured 10 feet by 20 feet, although the Arkansas shelter won’t reveal where it is located. “The ammonia level in that tight space was so high that it was toxic,” shelter director Kerry Facello said. Facello said the problem began a little over a year ago when the cat’s owner died. Her relatives […]

  • Milwaukee police ID Miller Brewery shooter, 5 victims: ‘Our families are hurting’

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Milwaukee police have identified the victims in Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the Miller Brewery – as well as the suspected shooter. Law enforcement sources confirmed to sister station WITI that the shooter, identified as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, had two guns – one had a suppressor (silencer) attached. Ferrill fatally shot five co-workers at the Miller Brewery near 41st Street and State Street on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Ferrill was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. […]

  • JCPenney is closing six more stores

    (CNN) — The tough times continue for JCPenney. The department store chain announced plans Thursday to close six additional stores as sales and profit continue to decline. The company did not share specifics about its store closings, saying it would give more detailed outlook of its real estate plans when it meets with analysts on April 7. The company has about 850 stores currently, down about 200 stores over the last five years. Sales at stores open at least a […]

  • Florida hospital worker allegedly caught sucking patient’s toes

    LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WGHP) — A Florida hospital worker was arrested after he was allegedly caught sucking on a patient’s toes, WFTS reports. Frantz Beldorin, 23, was charged with battery on a person 65 years or older. At about 11 p.m. Monday, a patient at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers reported waking up to the feeling of someone touching their foot, the alleged victim told deputies. At first, the patient thought it was just a nurse checking in. Then, it happened […]

  • Venomous snake bites Florida K-9 during search for missing baby

    MIAMI (Nexstar Media Wire) – A Florida police dog is recovering after suffering a venomous snake bite Thursday during the search for a missing baby. K-9 Phi, with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, was helping the FBI comb the Everglades for newborn Andrew Caballeiro, who disappeared Jan. 28. after the triple murder of his mother, grandmother and great grandmother, according to the Miami Herald. During Thursday’s search, officials say a water moccasin snake bit Phi. “Anti-venom was administered and he […]

  • Rod Blagojevich debuts on Cameo app, offers recorded ‘shout-outs’ for money

    CHICAGO (WGN) – As former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich searches for new opportunities after his release from prison, he’s tapping into his celebrity status to earn some money. For a fee, anyone can request a short video greeting from Blagojevich through the Cameo app, whether they’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or get a little motivation. Videos on Cameo average about 25 seconds in length, according to Cosmopolitan. “If you want a birthday greeting, an anniversary greeting, motivation or any other shout-out, I can’t […]

  • Wisconsin police department offers to test recently bought meth for coronavirus

    MERRILL, Wis. (KTLA) – One local law enforcement agency is using the fear surrounding the spread of novel coronavirus to help fight crime. The Merrill Police Department in Wisconsin on Wednesday encouraged people to turn in their methamphetamine and have it tested for free to ensure it’s not contaminated with “Corona Virus.” Locally purchased meth may be contaminated with the virus, the agency explained on its Facebook page. The tongue-in-cheek post then advises those who have bought the potentially […]

  • Exclusive poll shows Joe Biden with double-digit lead in S.C. ahead of primary

    (NEXSTAR) – Ahead of Saturday’s primary, a new statewide poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a commanding lead over his competitors in South Carolina. According to a Nexstar Media South Carolina TV Stations/Emerson College Poll, Former Vice President Joe Biden received 41.4%, Bernie Sanders received 24.8%, followed by Pete Buttigieg with 11.1%, Tom Steyer with 10.8%, Amy Klobuchar with 5.5%, Elizabeth Warren 4.7% and Tulsi Gabbard with 1.8%. Candidates must receive at least 15% of the vote Saturday […]

  • Chicago valet gives couple’s car to wrong person, vehicle still missing

    CHICAGO (WGN) — There are plenty of stories about items that can go missing when you park your car with a valet. But what happens when the entire car is gone? It happened to Michael and Tiffany Johnson during All-Star Weekend in Chicago. They were celebrating Michael Johnson’s birthday and planned a weekend downtown with tickets to the game. They parked in the Gold Coast District to grab a drink, and when they returned to retrieve their car a few […]

  • New pet mask helps save dog during early morning fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma family’s furry friend was rescued from an early morning house fire, thanks to the Oklahoma City Fire Department and their recently-donated pet masks. Fire crews responded to a house near NE 11th and Missouri around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crews said a small fire started in a back bedroom of the house. “It looks like it’s under some renovations, but there was one individual staying here. She said she was house-sitting for a relative,” said […]

  • Babysitter accidentally shot 10-year-old boy while taking selfies with gun, police say

    (CNN) — A 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot by his babysitter when she was taking selfies while holding a gun, a Texas sheriff’s office said. The boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but is recovering. The incident occurred at an apartment in Houston on Tuesday evening when the 19-year-old relative who was watching the child found a gun, according to tweets from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Thinking the weapon was unloaded, the girl started posing and […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts adds Snackin’ Bacon to the menu

    (WIAT) – Get ready for possibly the best news you’ll get all week. Dunkin’ Donuts announced its latest addition to the snack family: Snackin’ Bacon. According to the Dunkin’ Donuts press release, the delicious snack is said to include “eight half-slices of bacon specially flavored with Sweet Black Pepper seasoning for a sweet and savory combination offering a deliciously bold taste.” Snackin’ Bacon will also be offered in a sleeve to make it easier for customers to enjoy the snack […]

  • House passes anti-lynching bill 65 years after 14-year-old Emmett Till’s brutal murder

    (CNN) — Lawmakers took a historic vote on Wednesday when the House of Representatives passed legislation to make lynching a federal crime. The House passed HR 35, anti-lynching legislation introduced by Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. Fourteen-year-old Till was brutally murdered in a racist attack in Mississippi in 1955, an event that drew national attention to the atrocities and violence that African Americans have faced in the United States and became a civil rights rallying cry. […]

  • Missing Tennessee toddler’s mother arrested on false reporting charge

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG/WJHL) — Missing 15-month-old Tennessee girl Evelyn Mae Boswell’s mother has been taken into custody Tuesday night on false reporting charges. Evelyn was last seen about two months ago, but her disappearance wasn’t reported until last week, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The girl’s mother, Megan Boswell, faces one count of false reports. Boswell allegedly said that she didn’t immediately report the girl’s disappearance because she knew who had her and was afraid to go to the […]

  • Five teens charged with capital murder in Mississippi

    BILOXI, Miss. (WKRG) — Police arrested five teens who are now charged with capital murder after a robbery in Biloxi, Mississippi turned deadly Monday afternoon. Investigators said they robbed a girl under the age of 18 and threatened her at gunpoint. A fight broke out and the victim was shot and killed. Police identified the five teens as 17-year-old Yakeshia Blackmon, 15-year-old Willow Blackmon, 15-year-old Jasmine Kelley, 17-year-old Jarvis Cook and 17-year-old Jaquez Porter. Bond for four of the suspects […]

  • Police: Kroger thief takes firefighters’ cart, money after they rush to emergency

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WXIN) – When firefighters had to rush out of an Indiana Kroger in response to an emergency, a thief took their cart and money to purchase groceries, according to the Speedway Police Department. Police are hoping to catch the person responsible. On January 23, SPD says firefighters with the Speedway Fire Department were at Kroger to buy groceries for the fire house. When they returned from their run, someone had taken their cart and money. Speedway police are […]

  • Puppy develops unique bond with blind and deaf sister

    SAN DIEGO (KSWB) – Two 3-month-old terrier mixes that will soon be up for adoption at a San Diego shelter have a unique bond: one is deaf and nearly blind, and her brother is her guide. When a litter of eight arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center from Heart of Lousiana at the animal center on Feb. 11, staff quickly realized that Star had special needs. While most of her brothers and sisters played without her, her brother Denver chose […]

  • Man charged with shooting 2 judges at Indiana White Castle claims self defense

    INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) – A man who allegedly shot two judges during an altercation at an Indiana White Castle restaurant on May 1, 2019, is claiming he acted in self defense. Brandon Kaiser faces multiple felony charges in the 3 a.m. brawl outside the downtown Indianapolis fast food restaurant, during which Southern Indiana Judges Brad Jacobs and Andrew Adams were shot. Court documents say Kaiser and another man were in a white SUV when one of them yelled something at Jacobs, Adams and Judge Sabrina Bell. […]

  • CDC official warns Americans it’s not a question of if coronavirus will spread, but when

    (CNN) — The latest tally of novel coronavirus cases in the United States has jumped to 57, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as one of the agency’s top officials warned Tuesday that health experts expect to see the virus spread. “We expect we will see community spread in this country,” said Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore, but […]

  • This teen makes adorable bow ties to help get shelter dogs and cats adopted

    (CNN) — A 13-year-old from New Jersey has embarked on the cutest mission ever. He sews tiny bow ties for cats and dogs to help them get adopted. Sir Darius Brown came up with the idea in 2017. He wanted to help draw attention to dogs that were displaced by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, according to his website. “I didn’t have a lot of money to help so I used my creative skills,” he wrote on Instagram in January. He has been […]

  • Police dog killed in line of duty to be buried in special casket bearing his portrait

    HERRIMAN CITY, Utah – A Utah paint shop that specializes in motorcycles and classic cars has designed a customized casket for a fallen police dog. Hondo, a K-9 with Herriman City’s Police Department, was shot while assisting officers apprehending a fugitive in Salt Lake City on February 13. Hondo suffered a gunshot wound to the sternum and died at a nearby veterinary hospital. The police department contacted Rawtin Garage with an urgent request to honor Hondo’s life: a customized casket. […]

  • Gymnast born with clubfoot competes in Illinois state championship

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (WGN) – An Illinois teen born with clubfoot defied the odds and competed in the state gymnastics championship this past weekend. Sol Serratos’ love for gymnastics began at an early age. “I noticed she didn’t really have the fear gene. That was part and parcel of me saying you can do whatever you want and she would,” explained Sol’s mother Elda Bonilla. “I had a bed that had an end on it and she would treat it […]

  • A heat wave in Antarctica melted 20% of an island’s snow in 9 days

    (CNN) — A nine-day heat wave scorched Antarctica’s northern tip earlier this month. New NASA images reveal that nearly a quarter of an Antarctic island’s snow cover melted in that time — an increasingly common symptom of the climate crisis. The images show Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula of the icy continent at the start and end of this month’s Antarctic heat wave. By the end of the nine-day heat event, much of the land beneath the island’s ice cap was […]

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