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  • Missing college student Mollie Tibbetts found dead in Iowa, sources say

    BROOKLYN, Iowa — Nearly a month after she was reported missing, Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has been found dead, authorities told multiple media outlets. Greg Willey, who works with Crime Stoppers in Iowa, told multiple media outlets the body found on Tuesday is believed to be Tibbetts. Investigators had been searching for clues and conducting hundreds of interviews in the search for 20-year-old Mollie Tibbets. It’s still unclear what happened to the missing University of Iowa student. Police in Iron […]

  • Drake visits 11-year-old heart transplant patient after she posts ‘KiKi Challenge’ video

    CHICAGO – One young Drake fan’s birthday wish came true this weekend after a video she posted gained popularity. Sofia Sanchez, a patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, got a surprise visit from the artist after a video she posted of her doing the “KiKi Challenge” was shared on social media, according to WGN. Meeting Drake was just one of Sofia’s birthday wishes. She’s waiting for a heart transplant, so she hopes to get a new heart soon. Drake […]

  • Pit bull stops armed robbery after victim’s friends turn dog loose on suspect

    CHICAGO — A pit bull went after and helped capture a suspected armed robber in Chicago last week, authorities say. Prosecutors said Marshon Hannah, 18, pulled a gun on a man in a gated property on the 4900 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last Friday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hannah displayed a .38-caliber Colt revolver and made the victim turn over his belongings and a set of keys. Friends of the homeowner said they […]

  • Japanese toddler lost for 3 nights in the woods is found alive

    YASHIRO ISLAND, Japan – Most toddlers celebrate turning 2 with cake and presents. Yoshiki Fujimoto spent his birthday lost on a Japanese mountain, the subject of a frantic three-day search after he disappeared while with his grandfather. The South China Morning Post reports on the “miracle” of a volunteer finding Yoshiki Wednesday, perched with no shoes on a rock in the middle of a stream on Yashiro Island, almost 72 hours after he was reported missing. The Asahi Shimbun notes the boy had been […]

  • Teen shot and killed on his birthday – one hour after he posted ‘I made it to 17’

    ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a local teenager who was killed on his birthday. Armond Latimore was murdered roughly an hour after he posted on Facebook about making it to his 17th birthday. “Thru all the (expletive) I den been thru I’m just glad I can say I made it to see 17,” Latimore wrote. Police received the call just before 1:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the 100 […]

  • Man passes out in McDonald’s drive-thru, police find 96 grams of meth in car

    FULLERTON, Calif. – After police saw a man passed out while waiting in a Fullerton McDonald’s drive-thru, officers found and seized 96 grams of methamphetamine in his possession early Saturday. Officers spotted the man passed out while behind the wheel of the vehicle at about 2:34 a.m., police said in an Instagram post. They discovered the 96 grams of methamphetamine inside the glove compartment. There were also a number of items indicating the man was going to sell the meth, according to […]

  • Teen arrested for lighting boy on fire during grill dispute, police say

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after police said he set a 14-year-old boy on fire during an argument over grilling in Virginia Sunday afternoon. Police said the incident happened at Peterson’s Yacht Basin in Newport News around 4 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the 14-year-old with burns to his torso and one of his arms, WTKR reported. Police said the two teens got into an argument about who was going to light the charcoal on […]

  • Netflix testing commercials, insists they are not commercials (and how to opt out)

    Netflix wants you to believe a commercial is not a commercial. The popular streaming service recently started testing video promotions between episodes and movies. A company spokesperson also pushed back on the term “commercials,” and insisted the “personalized recommendations” are for other shows and movies on Netflix. Some Reddit users, who were apparently part of the test, said they were unable to skip the video promos. Other users said they did see a “skip” button.” In a statement to CNN, Netflix […]

  • Former doctor guilty of raping heavily sedated patient will serve no prison time

    HOUSTON — A former doctor found guilty of raping a heavily sedated patient will not serve prison time, according to the Houston Chronicle. On Friday, Shafeeq Sheikh was sentenced to 10 months of probation and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The judge, Senior District Judge Terry L. Flenniken, was required by law to follow the sentencing recommended by jurors, according to the paper. In 2013, a woman checked into Ben Taub Hospital after complaining of […]

  • Video shows armed suspect chasing man into his Missouri home

    ST. LOUIS —  A St. Louis homeowner got quite the unwelcome surprise when an unknown gunman tried to make his way inside, according to KTVI. The homeowner told KTVI he was headed to work when he realized he forgot something and came back home. “As I unlocked the door, something prompted me to turn around,” said the homeowner, who wants to remain anonymous. A blue Chevy Impala was parked in front of his house and two men exited the vehicle. Moments […]

  • Video shows man stealing police cruiser, leading Ohio officers on chase

    LORAIN, Ohio – A man stole a police cruiser and led officers on a high-speed chase through Lorain, Ohio, Friday afternoon, authorities said. It happened during a prisoner transfer between Lorain police and the Lorain Sheriff’s Office, according to Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. The suspect got into the cruiser and took off. The pursuit went west on OH-113 through Birmingham and Milan, north on US-250 towards Sandusky and then north on OH-13 towards Huron. Huron police set up spike […]

  • Burglar strips naked before robbing New York restaurant

    NEW YORK — Police are asking the public’s help identifying a man accused of robbing a Manhattan restaurant while naked, according to WPIX. Police said a fully-clothed man entered Mediterranean restaurant Adalya through a side entrance at 7 a.m. on July 5. Once inside, the man stripped naked before taking $600 in cash from the register, an iPad, a cordless phone and company credit card. Police said the suspect did put his clothes back on  before fleeing. The individual is […]