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  • A baby named Faith survived the Mexico ambush killings. Her slain mother may have saved her

    LA MORA, Mexico – The carnage was so horrific, family members didn’t recognize the remains of nine relatives. “All they found was charred remains, ash and bones,” family member Kendra Lee Miller said. “There were remains inside and outside of the vehicle.” Yet inside a torched car riddled with bullet holes, a tiny sign of life emerged. A 7-month-old baby — aptly named Faith — was alive. She survived a grisly ambush attack in Mexico that killed her mother and eight relatives […]

  • 96 Sears, Kmart locations closing nationwide

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (WJW) — Fifty-one Sears stores and another 45 Kmart locations will soon be closing across the country, according to Transformco, the company that acquired the beleaguered retailers out of bankruptcy. Sears Holdings Corporation was purchased by Transformco in February 2019.  Since then, Transformco has faced a difficult retail environment, along with other challenges, the company said in a press release Thursday. In an effort to “position Transformco for success” by focusing on their competitive strengths and reducing operations […]

  • Ohio man battles rare sleep disorder that causes him to act out dreams

    ASHLAND, Ohio (WJW) — Plenty of people have scary dreams now and then, but those dreams became a living nightmare for an Ohio man who suffers from a rare sleep disorder. And, now, his wife has become a victim of his sleep fighting. “I found myself in the car at one in the morning, fortunately the keys weren’t in it so I wasn’t out driving around,” said Ron Whitehall of Ashland. “I fell down the steps, walking in my sleep, twice.” […]

  • Study: At what age can you leave your child home alone?

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (WHOTV) — A new study by the University of Iowa asked hundreds of experts how old children should be before their parents leave them home alone. A survey of 500 social workers found most of them agreed kids should be at least 12 years old before they are left alone for four hours or more. The majority of social workers surveyed felt it would be considered neglect if the child was 10 or younger. However, that is […]

  • Man urinates next to couple fishing in Washington, shoots woman after he’s asked to leave

    AUBURN, Wash. (KCPQ) – Police are searching for a man accused of shooting a woman as she fished with her husband in Washington state Thursday night. Auburn Police Commander Steve Stocker said officers responded to reports of a shooting just before 11 p.m. The couple were fishing along the Green River near 31500 104th Ave. SE when a truck approached, they told police. A man got out of the truck and started urinating next to the couple, prompting the man […]

  • New drone pictures show abandoned Ohio amusement park

    AURORA, Ohio (WJW) – Most people who grew up in Northeast Ohio have special memories of Geauga Lake. The theme park closed in 2007. Its water park, Wildwater Kingdom, continued to operate until 2016. The park first opened in 1887. In the years since it has been closed, life around the property has continued to grow. Jeff Holbury of Drone Ohio shared new photos with WJW. In the pictures, you can see trees that have grown up through the walkway and […]

  • Amber Alert issued for missing Virginia teen in ‘extreme danger’

    LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WGHP) — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old Virginia girl believed to be in extreme danger, state police said in a news release. Isabel Shae Hicks has been missing since Monday. On Thursday, tearful family members spoke at a news conference, begging their daughter to contact them and pleading for her safe return, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Authorities believe Isabel may have been abducted by 33-year-old Bruce William Lynch Jr. “Lynch is believed to be […]

  • DUI suspect swore he hadn’t been drinking; researchers found his body produced alcohol

    NORTH CAROLINA – When a man in North Carolina was pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, police didn’t believe him when he said he hadn’t had any alcohol. The man, in his late 40’s at the time, refused to take a breathalyzer test and was taken to a hospital, where his initial blood alcohol level was found to be 0.2% — about 2.5 times the legal limit and the equivalent of consuming 10 drinks an hour. Despite the man […]

  • Deer caught on video crashing through window of cellphone store

    WEST SCRANTON, Pa. (WNEP) – Surveillance video taken from inside a Pennsylvania Boost Mobile shows the serene moments right before a deer crashed through one of the storefront windows. Manager Eric Schraud was in the store on North Main Avenue in West Scranton at the time, luckily behind the glass partition. “I was working on the computer. Then I heard a loud crash, a lot of glass breakage and a lot of noise,” Schraud said. When Schraud stood up, that’s when […]

  • Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney died by suffocation the same day she was kidnapped, documents say

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNN) – Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney died from asphyxiation by suffocation the same day she was kidnapped from a birthday party in Birmingham, Alabama, according to reports from Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones read the suspects’ capital murder warrants during a court hearing on Friday that included details of the 3-year-old’s cause of death, reported. Kamille was abducted October 12 and her remains were found inside a dumpster in a landfill on Tuesday. Patrick Stallworth, 39, and Derick Brown, […]

  • Shaquille O’Neal’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, dies of cancer

    SAN FRANCISCO – Shaquille O’Neal’s sister has died at the age of 40, “Inside the NBA” co-host Ernie Johnson said while explaining the legendary NBA big man’s absence Thursday night. Ayesha Harrison-Jex died Thursday morning after battling cancer for three years. “We have to tell you why you’re not seeing Shaquille O’Neal here on the set tonight,” Johnson said. “Basically, the ‘Big Fella,’ who I’ve described as ‘the biggest kid in the world,’ his heart is breaking tonight. He said […]

  • Near record-breaking venomous snake found in West Tennessee

    HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) — A near record-breaking copperhead snake was found in Tennessee’s Hardeman County. The venomous snake measured 49.5 inches long, just about three inches shy of the world record. Unfortunately for the snake, its life came to an untimely end. “It darted out straight out in front of me, and I hit it,” Bub Stevens said. “I thought, ‘That looked like a snake.'” Stevens was traveling Old Highway 64 near Bolivar, Tennessee, when he ran over the […]

  • A high school athlete ran her personal best but was disqualified for her hijab

    SYLVANIA, Ohio – After crossing the finish line, a high school athlete’s runner’s high soon turned into a broken heart. Noor Alexandria Abukaram was disqualified because she was wearing a hijab, which doesn’t conform to uniform regulations. The 16-year-old cross country runner at Sylvania Northview High School in Ohio said she knew something was wrong when she looked up at the board at the district meet on Saturday. Her name and time were not listed, she said. “It was like […]

  • Milwaukee dad shot 4-year-old daughter and himself, lied to investigators: police

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – A Milwaukee father faces multiple charges after police say he shot his daughter and himself Sunday, then blamed the shootings on his 4-year-old. Myles Kovac has been charged with neglecting a child with a consequence of great bodily harm, possession of a firearm by a felon and obstructing an officer. Police responded to Children’s Wisconsin around 10:45 a.m. that Sunday. They learned Kovac brought the 4-year-old into the ER, where she was treated for a gunshot wound […]

  • Ohio jail guard punished after inmate poses as nurse

    CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – An Ohio corrections officer has been punished for not locking a door, allowing an inmate to dress up as a nurse and wander through the jail posing as a medical professional. Last spring authorities said the incident involved Cuyahoga County inmate Sara Kotecki. Officials at the time said they considered that an attempted escape. Now, corrections officer William Winkel has been suspended five days. His discipline letter shows he escorted an inmate to the “6th […]

  • TobyMac writes emotional tribute after death of his son

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) – Christian recording artist TobyMac has penned a moving tribute to his late son, Truett McKeehan. McKeehan, 21, died Wednesday at his home near Nashville, TN., family spokesperson Velvet Kelm told CNN. A cause of death has not yet been determined. McKeehan was the oldest of TobyMac’s five children. He was an up-and-coming musician who performed under the names Truett Foster, truDog, TRU and Shiloh. He collaborated with his father on several albums. In his tribute, TobyMac […]

  • Louisiana sheriff’s lieutenant, teacher accused of producing child porn

    BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) – A Louisiana sheriff’s lieutenant and his wife have both been arrested and charged with creating child pornography, video voyeurism, and first degree rape. Forty-four-year-old Dennis Perkins faces 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of first degree rape, three counts of possession of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of video voyeurism, and two counts of obscenity. Thirty-four-year-old Cynthia Perkins, Dennis Perkins’ […]

  • Man charged with murders of Wisconsin brothers who disappeared after farm visit

    BRAYMER, Mo. (WDAF) – Prosecutors released court documents Wednesday that shed light on what Missouri investigators say happened on July 21, the day two Wisconsin brothers disappeared north of Kansas City. The Caldwell County prosecutor charged 25-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson with two counts of first-degree murder in the disappearance of two Wisconsin brothers involved in the cattle business. According to court documents, the Diemels traveled to Caldwell County to get payment of $250,000 from Nelson for the sale of cattle. […]

  • Michigan man with 7 children, 21 grandchildren wins $80M Powerball jackpot

    SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Michigan man who has seven children and 21 grandchildren won an $80 million Powerball jackpot. Philip Chippewa, 54, matched all of the winning numbers in the Sept. 21 drawing to win the big prize. “Any time I see the jackpot getting up there I buy a few tickets and hope for the best,” Chippewa said in a release. “I stopped at Barrels and Barrels the day of the drawing and almost walked out without […]

  • Three teens charged after assault of Ohio high school teacher caught on video

    EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) – Cellphone video shows an Ohio educator being assaulted by several students after she tired to break up a fight Oct. 8, police say. Two students are facing felonious assault and disorderly conduct charges, according to WJW.  A third student is facing a disorderly conduct charge. The video was taken during an altercation among students that started with three girls arguing verbally at Euclid High School. “The teacher tried to get the students separated and was moving the […]

  • 2 dead after car falls 4 stories from downtown Indianapolis parking garage

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN) – Two people died after a vehicle fell from a downtown Indianapolis parking garage Wednesday morning. According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, an adult male and an adult female were killed when the vehicle they were in plunged from a fourth-floor parking garage. First responders were called to the scene at Market Square Center Garage in the 200 block of East Market Street before 10 a.m. A car fell from the fourth floor of a parking garage […]

  • 3 children found living ankle-deep in trash in a house with 245 animals

    EDGEWATER, Fla. – Three young girls — all under the age of 10 — were found living in a house with 245 animals, police said. Among them were four dogs, 10 sugar gliders, a hedge hog, 14 birds and 60 adult rats with 23 babies. You couldn’t walk anywhere without stepping on debris, or animal urine or feces, wrote Officer Anthony Binz, of the Edgewater Police Department in Florida, in his affidavit. There were flies everywhere, and the children’s bedroom […]

  • Remains of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney found in dumpster

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The remains of missing Alabama 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney have been found at a landfill, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith confirmed at a news conference Tuesday evening. Police are obtaining kidnapping and murder warrants for two persons of interest, 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown. “I wish I had all of you gathered here with good news. I wish I could share a high five or some other celebratory salutation, but I […]

  • At least 17 Missouri brides say stylist scammed them out of hundreds of dollars

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – At least 17 brides, some out more than $500, are upset with a Kansas City hair and makeup artist who has a reputation as a no-show on wedding days. It was only after Miranda Reeves booked the stylist back in March for her October wedding that she started seeing the negative reviews. “I keep seeing more reviews like, ‘Do not book with her. She did not show up to my wedding,'” Reeves said. She had […]

  • Truck tire bounces off interstate, sets Mississippi visitor’s center on fire

    DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (WREG) — A loose tire that rolled off the roadway sparked a fire inside of a Mississippi building in a freak accident Sunday, WREG reports. The DeSoto County Visitors Center is closed after the tire popped off a tractor-trailer traveling down Interstate 55, bounced off the freeway, went through a fence and down a hill, and crashed through a window, where it smacked into a file cabinet full of paper and set it ablaze. People said the […]

  • Body of missing 5-year-old girl found in South Carolina landfill

    SUMTER, S.C. (WGHP) – The body of 5-year-old South Carolina girl Nevaeh Adams has been found in a landfill, Sumter police said Tuesday. Adams and her mother were both killed over the summer. Police say DNA testing confirmed the body found was Nevaeh. Over 400 searchers from 40 different agencies had to sift through around 4 million pounds of material at the Waste Management-Richland County landfill after authorities decided to relaunch search efforts Sept. 17. Police say landfill search experts […]

  • New Google Maps feature shows location of police speed traps

    (CNN) – Google Maps is about to get some new features that will help users report on incidents such as speed traps and accidents in an upcoming update. These real-time reporting features were popularized by the navigation app Waze, which is owned by Google. Waze has a devoted user base because it can sometimes give drivers a better picture of the road conditions that may affect the drive. Navigation apps like Google Maps previously did not identify road conditions that […]

  • Pizza Hut is testing out an Incogmeato pizza in a round box

    (CNN) – Incogmeato, Kellogg’s new line of plant-based protein, is coming to Pizza Hut. Starting on Wednesday, the pizza chain will serve a new vegetable pizza topped with Incogmeato’s meatless Italian sausage at one location in Phoenix, Arizona. The test will last for a limited time. Pizza Hut will sell the pie in a new, round pizza box, which it is also testing at the Phoenix location. Taken together, the Garden Specialty Pizza and the new packaging may attract customers who are […]

  • Man who raped, killed woman in 1984 Wisconsin cold case ID’d thanks to genealogy websites

    OZAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (WITI) – Wisconsin authorities say they have solved a 1984 cold case homicide thanks to an emerging area of forensic science. On Tuesday, the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office announced that open-source DNA databases helped lead them to the killer. When 18-year-old Traci Hammerberg was found raped and beaten to death in a snow-covered driveway south of Saukville, Ronald Reagan was president, Lynn Dickey was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, and Jim Johnson was serving his […]

  • California teen gets 8 years in prison for hate crime assault of black special needs student

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) – A 19-year-old Long Beach man was sentenced Monday to eight years in state prison for the hate crime assault of a black student  outside a Long Beach high school, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Bryan Blancas and his friends confronted the 16-year-old victim, knocked him to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked him in the head, face and torso after school on May 15 in front of […]

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