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  • Missouri parents devastated at loss of both their children in head-on crash

    CASS COUNTY, Mo. (WDAF) —  A Missouri couple lost their two children in a head-on accident Tuesday. Sixteen-year-old Tommy Yates and 12-year-old Jenna Yates were killed on a highway near Strasburg, Missouri. “You just never expect to be burying your babies,” their mother, Kara Yates, said with tears in her eyes. “You can never prepare yourself for this.” According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report, Tommy veered off the road, over-corrected his vehicle, crossed the center line and […]

  • Hearse theft

    Hearse stolen from California church with body inside

    EAST PASEDENA, Calif. (KTLA) — Authorities were searching for a black SUV being used as a hearse after it was stolen outside a California church with a body inside Wednesday night. The black Lincoln Navigator was carrying a casket containing a body when it was taken around 8 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were unsure in which direction the vehicle fled and were trying to track it down. The Navigator initially had two bodies in […]

  • Ohio teen, dog save grandmother who collapsed

    BURTON, Ohio (WJW) — An Ohio teenager is set to be honored after she, with the help of her dog, saved her grandmother after a collapse. The Red Cross of Northeast Ohio is set to honor Elise Kilmer, 17, for her efforts. During the November incident, Elise said, she was in her bedroom when her labradoodle puppy, Saige, abruptly began barking and scratching at the door. “I’m not sure if she had heard my grandma fall out of the chair or […]

  • Flu shot

    Oklahoma pharmacist accused of giving insulin instead of flu shots gets license suspended

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – A pharmacist who allegedly gave nine people insulin instead of flu vaccine in a mix-up will have his license suspended indefinitely. Dr. James Sutterfield is accused of giving patients and staff at a Bartlesville medical center insulin instead of flu vaccine last November. He appeared before the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy on Wednesday. The board voted to indefinitely suspend his license with an immediate stay, and he is no longer allowed to give immunization shots or […]

  • Plant-based patties

    Catholics question whether meatless ‘meat’ violates the spirit of Lent

    CHICAGO — As Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent for more than two million Catholics in Chicago, there are new questions about an old tradition: does plant-based “meat” count as meat? “The impossible burger, as far as I understand, and most of these fake meat things are made out of plant, so there shouldn’t be any problem. They’ll feel like they’re cheating, but they’re not,” said Andrew Winkle, a butcher at Paulina Meat Market. According to the Archdiocese of […]

  • CDC beard recommendation

    The CDC has thoughts about soul patches and mutton chops – and preventing coronavirus

    When it comes to novel coronavirus safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some suggestions about facial hair. Side whiskers, soul patches, lampshades and handlebar moustaches are good to go, according to a CDC infographic. But styles like long stubble, a beard, the Dali and mutton chops are not recommended because they are likely to interfere with a facepiece respirator. Masks and respirators are being utilized around the world to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has reached […]

  • Wedding rings

    ‘Bachelor’ now casting seniors for new dating reality show

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Do you know any seniors looking for love? Now is their chance to appear on national television if they’d like to take their quest for love public. It was revealed on Monday’s episode of “The Bachelor” that ABC is casting a new version of the show with “seniors looking for love.” A casting call has been put out for people ages 65 and over. One of the show’s producers posted more details on Instagram, captioning a […]

  • Sadeja Manigault

    Woman wanted in dine-and-dash at South Carolina restaurant left ID on table

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are searching for a 23-year-old woman suspected of leaving a South Carolina restaurant without paying her bill, and they know who she is because she left behind her identification. Officers responded to a call in reference to several people who had left the restaurant without paying a substantial portion of their bill, according to an incident report from the Charleston Police Department. Three women and a man ordered food and alcohol totaling $77 but left […]

  • Cellphone video captures suspect moments after Missouri workplace shooting

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – The suspect in a shooting at a Missouri community center was captured on cellphone video just moments after an office worker was killed this week. Sasha Kondratyeva said she was on a treadmill Monday evening when she heard a loud bang followed by screams. She ran over to see what was happening and started recording from above with her iPhone. The five-second video shows the 30-year-old suspect walking away from the scene of the shooting […]

  • 6-year-old arrested

    Bodycam videos show 6-year-old sobbing, pleading with officers during arrest

    The police body camera videos are disturbing. They show two Orlando police officers arresting 6-year-old Kaia Rolle as she pleads with officers for a “second chance.” “Help me,” Kaia says between sobs as her hands are restrained with a zip tie. “You can tell me what happened in the car, OK?” one officer responds as he begins to walk her outside. “I don’t want to go to the police car,” Kaia said while she wept. “Please.” “Please, please,” Kaia continued to sob […]

  • Ailenys Carmenate

    Siblings save infant sister from strangulation by mother in Florida, police say

    HIALEAH, Fla. (WPLG) – Two South Florida children stopped their mother from strangling their 6-month-old sister to death, police said. Ailenys Carmenate faces two counts of attempted premeditated murder. According to the arrest form, Carmenate tried to strangle her infant daughter “by pressing her elbow against the victim’s throat,” police said. Her two older children were able to fight her off, police said. Locked in a bedroom of the Hialeah, Florida, apartment with her, Carmenate’s 12-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter […]

  • Newborn feet

    Photo shows baby glaring at doctors in stare-down moments after her birth

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (KRON) – Happy birthday? While most babies come into the world kicking and crying, Isabela Pereira de Jesus took a different approach when she was born on Feb. 13. Photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann captured the moment on camera and shared the photo on Facebook. It shows baby Isabela not shedding a tear, but rather … angry? She’s apparently locking eyes with one of the doctors in a most epic stare-down. Kuntsmann captioned the photo, “Today is my birth […]

  • Veterinarian Kwane Stewart

    Veterinarian walks California streets treating homeless peoples’ animals for free

    When Kwane Stewart first decided to become a veterinarian, he had no idea his job would become less about the animals he treats and more about the humans who own them. The 49-year-old animal lover spends his free time driving around California and spotting homeless people with animals. But his goal isn’t to take away their pets — it’s to treat them, for no cost at all. Before taking on his role as “The Street Vet,” Stewart grew up in […]

  • Alan Friz, Aimee Friz

    No prison time for Indiana dentist, wife accused of locking child in cage

    CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ind. (WXIN) – An Indiana dentist and his wife accused of locking their child in a cage will not serve time in prison. Aimee and Alan Friz are accused of locking their daughter inside a cage at night and possibly at other times. According to court documents, they withheld food, water and sanitary facilities from her. Their trial was scheduled for March, but it was settled in Crawford Circuit Court on Friday with a plea agreement. Alan Friz […]

  • IHOP restaurant

    IHOP giving away free pancakes for National Pancake Day

    CHICAGO (WGN) — It’s National Pancake Day at IHOP on Tuesday. Starting at 7 a.m. on Feb. 25, participating IHOP restaurants are giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes. This year, in addition to a free short stack, customers can enter a contest to win 250,000 prizes, including free pancakes for life. National Pancake Day is a fundraiser for IHOP’s charity partners, including Shriners Hospital for Children. IHOP has raised more than $30 million for charity since it started IHOP […]

  • LEGO, Jens Nygaard Knudsen

    LEGO minifigure creator Jens Nygaard Knudsen dies at 78

    Jens Nygaard Knudsen, creator of the LEGO minifigure, has died at the age of 78. The former designer was responsible for developing the small LEGO figures before they were released to the public in 1978. “We’re very sad to hear that Jens Nygaard Knudsen, the creator of the LEGO Minifigure, has passed away,” tweeted LEGO. “Thank you Jens, for your ideas, imagination, and inspiring generations of builders.” Nygaard Knudsen had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and passed away on Feb. 19 in western Denmark, former […]

  • Hiker crawls 8 hours

    Injured hiker crawls for 8 hours before rescue in Washington

    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An injured hiker was rescued after he crawled for eight hours in search of cellphone service, search crews said. The 26-year-old hiker, Joseph Oldendorf, was found near Olympic National Park by a Jefferson County search and rescue team at 4 a.m. Saturday. Oldendorf had fractured his ankle after slipping on ice while trail running near Hood Canal. A Coast Guard team from Port Angeles, Washington, flew in on an MH-65 Dolphin chopper and was able to […]

  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant

    Kobe and Gianna Bryant public memorial celebrates their lives

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Thousands of mourners gathered at Staples Center on Monday for a public memorial honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash alongside seven others last month. The sold-out “celebration of life” event was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PT at the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, a fitting venue given that the downtown L.A. arena has come to be known as “the house that Kobe built.” The memorial […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Harvey Weinstein found guilty of criminal sex act and rape

    NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree involving one woman and rape in the third degree involving another woman. A New York jury acquitted the disgraced movie mogul on the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault involving the two women, Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann. In doing so, jurors indicated that they did not find beyond a reasonable doubt that Weinstein had also raped Annabella Sciorra, another […]

  • Katherine Johnson

    Katherine Johnson, one of NASA’s ‘Hidden Figures,’ dies at 101

    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Katherine Johnson, a pioneering American icon featured in the movie “Hidden Figures,” has died at age 101, NASA announced Monday. “Our @NASA family is sad to learn the news that Katherine Johnson passed away this morning at 101 years old,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted Monday morning. “She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten.” The groundbreaking African American mathematician worked on complex space missions as a “human computer” for NASA […]

  • YouTuber tricked Bali Vacation

    Photos from YouTuber’s fancy Bali vacation actually taken in Ikea

    You shouldn’t believe everything you see on the internet. A popular YouTuber proved that, once again, to be true. Natalia Taylor posted a series of photos on her Instagram that made it appear that she had traveled to a far-off exotic destination. There she was lounging in a fancy bathtub. In another, she posed in front of a floral print mirror. “The queen has arrived,” she wrote in the caption. Her location: Bali, Indonesia. But in a video she later […]

  • Jeep plunges off parking garage

    Driver survives after jeep plunges off 6th floor of California parking garage

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KTLA) — Two people jumped from a Jeep before it plummeted from the sixth floor of a Santa Monica parking garage Sunday and landed across the street with the driver still inside, officials said. All three survived. The incident happened just after midnight at a parking structure two blocks from the Santa Monica Pier, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. Firefighters responded to the scene to find a Jeep propped against a building and a McDonald’s […]

  • Lori Vallow

    Mother of Idaho children missing since September arrested in Hawaii

    HONOLULU (KHON) – The mother of two Idaho children who disappeared five months ago has been arrested in Hawaii. Kauai police arrested 46-year-old Lori Vallow, also known as Lori Daybell. She was taken into custody Thursday and has been charged with multiple counts linked to the disappearance of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “J.J.” Vallow. Joshua, who is adopted, has special needs, according to a press release issued in December by the Rexburg Police Department in Idaho. The children […]

  • New mother rushes to fire, helps save driver from Indiana tanker explosion

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN) — Three good Samaritans, including a woman who’d given birth three days earlier, rushed to the rescue of a truck driver after a massive explosion in Indiana. “We see a plume of smoke, huge smoke, it looked like a warehouse was on fire,” said new mom Holly McNally. McNally had been driving with her mother on the east side of Indianapolis when they came across a turned-over semi-truck. “I slowed down, and I saw the actual semi on […]

  • Comedian Brad Williams

    Comedian Brad Williams helps raise over $75,000 for bullied 9-year-old

    BRISBANE, Australia (WFLA/KRON) – A 9-year-old who took the internet by storm after an emotional viral video posted on social media this week will soon be spending time at Disneyland. Comedian Brad Williams, who also has Dwarfism, saw the story of Quaden and it hit close to home. So he decided to help raise money to help send Quaden and his mother from Australia to Disneyland in California. I’ve set up a GoFundMe to send brave Quaden and his mother […]

  • Mom shares video of bullied son, 9, saying he wants to die

    WARNING: Story/video contains sensitive material; viewer discretion advised BRISBANE, Australia (KRON) – A mom is calling on schools and parents to teach children disability awareness after a bullying incident left her 9-year-old son in tears, saying he wants to die. Yarraka Bayles shared the emotional video on Facebook on Tuesday, showing her son Quaden crying after school. In the video, Bayles says Quaden was born with Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. “I’ve just picked up my son from school, witnessed a bullying […]

  • Christopher Puente

    Man charged with sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl in Chicago restaurant bathroom

    CHICAGO (WGN) — A Chicago man is charged with sexual assault against a 3-year-old girl at a restaurant in an Illinois neighborhood. Christopher Puente, 34, is accused of pulling the girl into a bathroom stall of the restaurant around 8:20 p.m. Monday and touching her inappropriately. He is charged with felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13-years old. Puente was arrested Wednesday morning at a Chicago business. He was identified by police as the suspect in the sexual […]

  • University of Southern California

    USC offering free tuition to families making under $80,000

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — The University of Southern California announced Thursday that it will eliminate tuition for students whose families have an annual income of $80,000 or less and will no longer be considering homeownership when calculating students’ financial aid. The changes will begin with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021 and will be “phased in with each new entering class,” according to a news release from the university. “We’re opening the […]

  • Woman steals nearly 150 Lego mini-figures from Missouri store

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KTVI) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman caught on camera stealing several dozen Lego figures from a Missouri book store. According to a Chesterfield Police Department spokesperson, the thefts happened  Feb. 15 at a Barnes & Noble store, where 126 Lego mini-figurines were stolen. Two days later, the woman returned and stole 16 more figurines, detectives say. “I can safely say this is the first time we’ve ever dealt with a theft of […]

  • 2 Indiana pizza shops fined for not reporting delivery drivers’ murders

    GARY, Ind. (WXIN) – Two pizza shops in northwestern Indiana face fines because they allegedly didn’t report that two delivery drivers were killed on the job, the Northwest Indiana Times reports. The Indiana Department of Labor is fining Rico’s Pizza $750 for not “promptly reporting” the shooting death of 60-year-old delivery driver Phillip Hearne on Oct. 26. They are also fining Luigi’s Pizzeria $1,500 for not immediately reporting the death of 30-year-old David Shelton. He was killed during a botched robbery […]

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