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  • Man guilty of rape 16 years after dentures – imprinted with his name – found at crime scene

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man pleaded guilty to a 2001 Memphis sex assault after his dentures – which had his name and DNA on them – were finally tested, more than a decade after investigators found them at the crime scene, according to WREG. Thomas Maupin, 67, was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for raping a 31-year-old woman on Thomas Street north of Frayser Boulevard, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich said. The woman was approached by Maupin, who […]

  • 1 dead, multiple people hurt after ride malfunctions at Ohio State Fair

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus fire officials have confirmed that one person is dead and 6 have been injured – 5 critically – after a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair, according to WJW. The malfunction happened as people rode the Fireball Wednesday evening, officials confirmed. Ohio Governor John Kasich said in a statement on Twitter that he was “terribly saddened by this accident, by this loss of life and that people were injured.” The governor ordered all rides at […]

  • Family shocked to find new SUV wrapped in plastic, buried in backyard

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – An SUV found buried in an Oklahoma family’s backyard may now be two tons of evidence in a crime that’s nearly 15 years old, police say. The 2003 Chevy Trailblazer was discovered in the middle of a trail on the property, according to KFOR. “We jumped off this car for several years with our ATV and motocross bikes, without ever knowing it,” said property owner Fredie Green. His son, Cody, was trying to adjust the jump when his […]

  • Is your Roomba actually a ‘creepy little spy’?

    It may be “smart” to put robots to work in your home—but is it wise? Consumers who want the blueprint and contents of their homes kept private may be wary at news coming out of iRobot, which makes the Roomba robotic vacuum. Per the New York Times, the company is mulling selling data that the Roomba picks up along with dirt during its daily cleanup sessions—everything from the layout of one’s home and brands of furniture, to a resident’s daily […]

  • Widow of slain officer gives birth to their baby nearly 3 years after his death

    NEW YORK — The widow of slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu has given birth to a baby girl nearly three years after a gunman ambushed and killed Liu and his partner in Brooklyn, according to WPIX. Baby Angelina, nicknamed “Angel,” was born July 25, was conceived from sperm frozen before Liu died in December 2014. According to the NYPD, Pei Xia Chen requested that her husband’s sperm be preserved, so that she could one day have his child. Liu, 32, […]

  • Man arrested for smuggling live king cobras in potato chip containers

    LOS ANGELES – A California man allegedly used potato chip containers and the U.S. Postal Service to smuggle deadly king cobras into the country. United States Fish and Wildlife Service special agents arrested 34-year-old Rodrigo Franco, of Monterey Park, Tuesday morning, and charged him with one count of illegal importing. In March, Customs and Border Protection agents were inspecting a shipment from Hong Kong when they opened three potato chip canisters and found the venomous, 2-foot-long snakes coiled inside. CBP agents […]

  • California teacher detained after refusing to answer Border Patrol questions

    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego middle school teacher and her two children were detained at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico last week after she refused to tell Border Patrol agents whether she was a U.S. citizen, in an incident that garnered national attention after videos of the tense encounter went viral. With cellphone in hand, one of Shane Parmely’s children started recording from the back seat of their vehicle as the mother approached the inland checkpoint. She was […]

  • Woman buys Dyson vacuum cleaner at Target, gets a box of rocks and chili

    HOUSTON — A Texas woman who thought she was purchasing a $300 Dyson vacuum cleaner at Target on Sunday found rocks and a can of chili in the box, according to KTRK. Annie Banerjee opened the box when she got home and found towels, a can of chili and several rocks inside the box. When she returned to the store later that day, the manager said there was nothing they could do. Banerjee told KTRK a store employee called police […]

  • Police department posts controversial photo about giving money to panhandlers

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A police department in Wyoming is asking people to stop giving money to panhandlers and instead give to local charities. The Cheyenne Police Department took to Facebook Sunday afternoon after they arrested an intoxicated panhandler they frequently deal with. The post read, in part, “We want to illustrate that there are better ways to help the transient population than to give them money for panhandling. This person collected $234.94 in just a few hours of asking for […]

  • After traveling the country mowing for those in need, strangers help Alabama man pay tuition

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – When an Alabama man whose own generosity made national headlines realized he wouldn’t be able to pay his college tuition, friends and strangers alike stepped up to help. Since 2016, Rodney Smith Jr. has mowed one lawn at a time to help the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single moms – free of charge.  Along the journey of giving back to his community in Huntsville, the Raising Men Lawn Care Service was born. “We mentor kids ages 7 […]

  • Man accused of snapping puppy’s neck during argument over Wi-Fi

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One police sergeant called it the worst case of animal abuse he’s seen in the last five years – Iowa officers are looking for a man accused of brutally killing a puppy, according to WHO-TV. Police were called to the Oakview Terrace Apartments in Des Moines on July 6th after a man allegedly snapped the neck of a 3-month-old puppy, following an argument with its owners. According to the police report, 25-year-old Christopher David Vogel arrived unannounced to […]

  • Baby in critical condition after teen dad allegedly left him in California parking lot

     SUISUN CITY — SUISUN CITY, Calif. – An 18-year-old father was arrested Monday on suspicion of dumping his 16-day-old infant son in a Northern California strip mall parking lot, according to KTXL. In surveillance footage, Daniel Mitchell is seen driving up to a parking spot at 141 Sunset Ave. in Suisun City and opening the door to the back seat of his car. When he drives away, a car seat is seen left on the ground. People at nearby J’s Barber […]