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  • Masked man leaving vintage TVs on doorsteps may have been found

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Police believe they have identified the masked person leaving vintage TVs on porches throughout Glen Allen, Virginia. The search warrants for the suspect’s home are detailed, involving an abandoned building in Goochland, and a TV drop-off at Deep Run High. In the overnight hours on August 11th, a suspect dubbed “TV Head” made his rounds, dropping off more than fifty old TVs on random porches in Glen Allen. “It seems like a practical joke kind of […]

  • Chicago police escort daughter of fallen officer to first day of school

    CHICAGO — Dozens of Chicago police officers escorted the daughter of a fallen officer to her first day of school. In a video posted on CPD social media, Maddy Marmolejo, along with her mother and sister, walked into school Tuesday at Morgan Park Academy.  It was raining, so some officers held an umbrella for them. The rest saluted the family as they walked to the door. Maddy’s father, Officer Eduardo Marmolejo, was one of two officers who were struck and […]

  • Body of missing Indiana girl found in shed behind home; stepmom accused of strangling her

    GAS CITY, Ind. – The stepmother of a missing 10-year-old from Indiana is accused of strangling her to death after authorities spent four days searching for the girl. Police arrested Amanda Carmack, Skylea Carmack’s stepmother, Wednesday morning around 4:30 a.m. in connection with the girl’s death. She faces preliminary charges of murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, strangulation, and domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury. The four-day search for Skylea came to an end around 3 a.m. Wednesday […]

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    Live streams from cameras in East Coast towns in Dorian’s path

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After finally moving away from the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian is now brushing the Florida coast as it heads north. Now a Category 2 storm, Dorian is expected to impact the coasts of Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. Below is a list of cameras with live streams available as the hurricane nears, listed from south to north: Cocoa Beach Florida pier Cocoa Beach Beach, Florida Hilton (daylight hours only) Jacksonville Beach, Florida pier Tybee Island, Georgia (near Savannah) […]

  • U.S. woman held in Philippines after airport staff find baby in her bag

    MANILA – An American woman is in custody in the Philippines after she allegedly tried to fly out of the country with a baby in her hand luggage, local authorities said. Philippines Immigration Bureau spokesman Melvin Mabulac said they received a report around 6.20 a.m. Wednesday that a 43-year-old woman had been caught with a child in her bag at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. CNN Philippines said the baby was just six days old. According to Mabulac, the […]

  • A Bahamas fisherman had to watch helplessly as his wife drowned

    FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – As Hurricane Dorian ravaged Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama, fisherman Howard Armstrong had to watch helplessly as his wife died in the rising flood that claimed their home. The water rose quickly, he told CNN, and soon it was up to their necks. “We were doing all right until the water kept coming up, and all the appliances were going around the house, like the washer machine,” said Armstrong, who is a crab fisherman. […]

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    Walmart ends all handgun ammunition sales and asks customers not to carry guns into stores

    Walmart on Tuesday announced it will reduce its gun and ammunition sales, one month after more than 20 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Walmart also pressured Congress to enact gun safety measures. The company, America’s largest retailer, said it will stop selling handgun ammunition and ammunition for short-barrel rifles after selling all of its current inventory. Walmart will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sells […]

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    Starbucks sees no bias in ‘ISIS’ cup for Muslim man

    A man in Islamic dress believes he faced discrimination at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, where an employee at another location last year called police on two black men, prompting nationwide racial bias training. Niquel Johnson gave his Islamic name, “Aziz” (ah-zeez), to a Starbucks barista on Aug. 25th but never heard it called out as the names of the three drinks he ordered were read instead. Later, however, Johnson realized the name printed on his cup was “ISIS,” the acronym for the […]

  • Almost 100 dogs had nowhere to go during Hurricane Dorian. A woman in Nassau took all of them in

    Nearly 100 dogs in Nassau were going into Hurricane Dorian homeless, so one dog lover took them all in herself. Chella Phillips is sheltering 97 dogs inside her home in the Bahamian capital during Dorian’s slow-moving stay in the islands. A whopping 79 of them share her master bedroom, she said in a Facebook post. CNN was unable to reach Phillips on Tuesday. Voiceless Dogs of Nassau, Bahamas, the shelter she founded, said she’d lost power. However, Phillips shared photos of […]

  • Shocking satellite images show Grand Bahama Island before and after Hurricane Dorian’s wrath

    A striking satellite image of Grand Bahama Island shows vast areas of the island under water after Hurricane Dorian passed through the region on Monday. For comparison, we’ve included an image that shows the same regions of the island prior to Hurricane Dorian. Grand Bahama Island was still in the path of Hurricane Dorian on Tuesday and the area continues to endure devastating weather conditions produced by the hurricane’s eyewall, according to the National Hurricane Center.

  • 10-year old boy sells his toys to raise money for uncle’s funeral

    MULDROW, Okla. — For three straight days, 10-year-old Daniel Crase has been standing outside of a Quick Way gas station selling his toys to help pay for his uncle’s funeral. He says he won’t stop until he raises enough money. “My uncle Brian was my bestest buddy,” Daniel told KFSM. Daniel and his uncle were inseparable, but when Brian suddenly died from a heart attack, Daniel lost his best friend. “They were basketball players, they were game players, they were everything,” […]

  • Men mistook homeless man for sex offender, beat him to death, police say

    MODESTO, Calif. – Police in Modesto say two men beat a homeless man to death with their bare hands after mistaking him for a sex offender. 63-year-old Jace Decker was often found sitting on a bench in Garrison Park. “He minded his own business for the most part. He just was going through his own life struggles and different adversities,” friend Donnie Bibbs told KTXL. Acquaintances say Decker was a husband with a broken heart. “Pretty decent life and everything […]

  • 14-year-old confesses to killing all five of his family members in an Alabama home, authorities say

    ELKMONT, Ala. – A 14-year-old has confessed to killing all five members of his family in an Alabama home, according to authorities. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office says five people were shot at a residence  in Elkmont.  The teen called 911 around 10:30 p.m. The victims include two adults and three children.  Officials say one adult and a child survived but died at area hospitals overnight. UPDATE: The two subjects in critical condition have died. The 14-year old caller was interviewed […]

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    Teen goes blind after diet of Pringles, white bread and French fries

    Eating a diet of French fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight, according to a case study published in a medical journal. Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient whose extremely picky eating led to blindness, and have warned of the dangers of a poor diet. The unidentified patient told doctors he had only eaten fries from the fish and chip shop, Pringles potato chips, white […]

  • Rideshare driver charged in missing toddler case says child was sold for $10,000, police say

    A woman is in custody and a toddler is missing from Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, after the child’s father said a rideshare driver abducted his daughter on Saturday evening, according to police documents and a news release. Paul Johnson said he was riding in a car with Lyft and Uber stickers with his daughter and a friend, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Allegheny County police. Johnson said that when he got out of the car and went to […]

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    Incoming Harvard freshman denied entry by immigration officials

    When Harvard University’s dorms opened their doors to first-year students on Tuesday, one was missing. Ismail Ajjawi, an incoming first-year student, was denied entry to the United States last week, according to the university. “The University is working closely with the student’s family and appropriate authorities to resolve this matter so that he can join his classmates in the coming days,” Harvard spokesperson Jason Newton wrote in an email to CNN. US Customs and Border Protection confirmed to CNN that […]

  • University police identify two ‘persons of interest’ in Snapchat sex assault

    RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University police released photos Tuesday of two “persons of interest” in their investigation of a sexual assault that was recorded and shared on Snapchat.  “VCU Police actively began investigating this incident as soon as it was reported,” a VCU Police spokesperson said. “We believe the assault occurred late at night on Saturday, August 24 or in the early-morning hours of Sunday, August 25. At this time detectives are unable to determine where the assault occurred […]

  • Crime victim advocate carjacked, dragged by teens in school uniforms

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee crime victim advocate now knows what it feels like to be a victim of a crime. Gwendolyn Turner said she was carjacked and dragged about 100 yards by two teens outside her house on Vollintine Avenue Friday morning. “They had backpacks and khakis like a school kid,” Turner told WREG. Turner said she was retrieving a briefcase from her trunk around 8 a.m. when the teens jumped into the front of her red Hyundai Elantra. […]

  • Veteran carries fellow Marine who lost his legs up Utah mountain

    PROVO, Utah — Two veterans who served in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan together still love to go hiking – even though one of them lost his legs in combat. John Nelson was driving by Mount Timpanogos in Utah when he thought, ‘I’m going to take Jonathon to the top of that, by myself.’ Jonathon Blank and Nelson served in the special operations unit of the Marine Corps together in Afghanistan 10 years ago. “We shared a lot of blood, sweat […]

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    5.7 million kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

    Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles are being recalled from grocery stores such as Walmart, Target, and Costco for posing a choking threat. 5.7 million bottles are included in the recall. In addition, about 157,000 were sold in Canada and about 28,000 sold in Mexico. The Contigo bottles’ clear silicone spout can detach, rendering it a possible choking hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles come in three sizes, 13-ounce, 14-ounce, and 20-ounce, and included multiple colors, materials, and […]

  • A 60-year-old man ended up dead after an Atlanta lawyer thought a golf ball hit his car, authorities say

    An Atlanta attorney faces a murder charge after striking a 60-year-old man with his car, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Bryan Schmitt, 48, purposely steered his car into Hamid Jahangard, who died two days later, according to the affidavit for Schmitt’s arrest. The trigger for Schmitt’s alleged road rage? The lawyer believed Jahangard, a real estate investor, had thrown a golf ball at his 2011 Mercedes CLS550, according to the police. In addition to a murder charge, […]

  • ‘God has a great sense of humor’: Pirates pitcher, wife learn they’re expecting day after adopting daughter

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams’ family is growing faster than expected! In a Tweet posted Sunday, Williams said he and his wife, Jackie, learned they would be the adoptive parents to their daughter, JoJo. The next day, he said, the couple got some more “divine” news. “Jackie and I found out God has a great sense of humor by showering us with the grace of another child,” he wrote. Jackie is pregnant with a baby boy due […]

  • Rosa Parks and Sally Ride get their very own Barbie dolls

    Children everywhere are going to get the chance to have two historical female role models as part of their play sets. Mattel is honoring Rosa Parks and Sally Ride with their very own Barbie dolls. Rosa Parks was an American activist known as the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement and Sally Ride was the first American woman — and youngest American — to fly in space. Each doll comes with educational material about each woman’s contributions to society, […]

  • Two children killed when stolen police cruiser crashes into their car outside of a library

    DAYTON – Two children were killed and nine people were injured after a stolen police cruiser crashed into two parked cars in Dayton, Ohio, Monday night. The cars had been parked outside the Dayton Public Library when they were struck around 7:22 p.m., Dayton Police Lt. Eric Henderson said. According to Henderson, Dayton police originally responded to a call for a stabbing shortly after 7 p.m. The suspect in that incident had fled, he said. Police in nearby Riverside then […]

  • Video shows trans women, gay men being dragged from L.A. bar

    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an incident recorded on video and widely shared on social media that shows security staff forcefully removing transgender patrons from a downtown bar on Friday. A group of eight employees from Bienestar Human Services, which focuses on health issues in Latino and LGBTQ communities, were celebrating at Las Perlas bar after the first day of a local LGBTQ festival when a couple began directing “transphobic slurs” at their table, Khloe Rios told CNN. […]

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    Starbucks is adding a new pumpkin spice drink to its fall menu

    Starbucks has sold nearly half a billion Pumpkin Spice Lattes over the past decade and a half, and this year it’s hoping to satisfy people’s insatiable thirst for PSL drinks with a new option. Beginning Tuesday it will sell a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew drink for the first time. That’s in addition to the hot Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has attracted a cult following for the company. The new “deliciously fall” drink combines pumpkin spice flavoring and cold brew coffee, […]

  • There’s a little problem with Waco’s ‘Fixer Upper’ Homes

    Chip and Joanna Gaines are famous for their gorgeous renovations of Waco, Texas, homes for their HGTV show Fixer Upper. There’s just one problem: The average price for homes sold in that area at the moment is around $215,000—a lot less than, say, the $679,000 price tag attached to Season 2’s “Asian Ranch House,” which is currently on the market, Fox News reports. As the listing agent representing that particular home told Insider, the owners purchased it for $262,000 before the Gaineses fixed it […]

  • Woman survives being trapped in septic tank for days

    An Oregon woman almost died in an extremely unpleasant way after falling into a septic tank at her rural home, authorities say. Firefighters believe the Clackamas County woman was doing maintenance work when she fell into the tank, where she was trapped for up to three days, KPTV reports. “It looks like there was work being done on the septic tank,” says Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 division chief Richard Anderson. “There was a tractor in the area and a hole […]

  • KFC will start testing Beyond Meat fried chicken

    Kentucky fried plant-based chicken is coming to a KFC in Atlanta this week. In a test of Beyond Meat’s latest fake meat creation, KFC will offer “Beyond Fried Chicken” at a single restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, near Atlanta’s SunTrust Park. Beyond Meat has added chicken to its lineup of plant-based products, which include burger, ground beef and sausage alternatives, among other meat substitutes. KFC will become the first nationwide fast food restaurant to test Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken. It’s Kentucky […]

  • Trump floated idea of using nuclear bombs to stop hurricanes headed for U.S., report says

    President Donald Trump has floated multiple times the idea of thwarting hurricanes headed for the U.S. by bombing them, including by dropping nuclear bombs on hurricanes to disrupt their course, Axios reported Sunday, citing conversations with sources who heard Trump’s comments and were briefed on a National Security Council memo that recorded the comments. In an early Monday tweet, Trump denied the Axios’ report, claiming that he “never said” what was in it. CNN has not been able to independently […]

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