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  • Man shot after triggering own booby trap while feeding squirrels at North Carolina home

    CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina man who booby-trapped his backdoor with a shotgun shot himself when he opened the door, according to deputies. WCNC reported that the 68-year-old man seriously injured himself with his own booby trap at about 11:30 a.m. Monday at his Cleveland County home. “I’ve never seen anything quite like this,” Capt. Jon Wright, with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, told the Gaston Gazette. Cleveland Co Sheriff’s Office says first arriving deputy used his tactical […]

  • Shelter dogs left bloody after break-in, dog-fighting attack suspected

    HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — An Arksnsas animal shelter is devastated and angry after they say someone targeted their dogs in an overnight attack, and it’s not the first time. Early Wednesday morning, employees at the Humane Society of the Delta say they showed up to find a bloodbath. “You could hear the fighting,” said care and operations manager Reta Merritt. Eight dogs had been released from their pens, and some thrown into pens with other dogs. Shelter workers believe whoever […]

  • Brothers save woman, dogs trapped in sinking minivan: ‘We got to get the lady out’

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va.— Neighbors are celebrating two brothers who pulled a woman and two of her three dogs from a minivan before it was swept into a raging creek in Henrico County Thursday evening. Michael and Wesley Shook came upon the scene as the Rocky Branch creek along  Hermitage Road off Staples Mill Road rose quickly as Tropical Storm Michael dumped inches of rain across the area. “I seen the van submerged and we decided we were going to pull in and […]

  • Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is expecting her first child

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant with her first child, the UK’s royal family has announced. A statement from Kensington Palace said the baby is expected in the spring of 2019. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will be the child’s great-grandmother. The announcement comes five months after Meghan wed Prince Harry in a starry ceremony at Windsor Castle. The pair had just touched down in Australia for their first overseas tour as a married couple when the news broke. Their […]

  • Deputies use Doritos to catch wayward pig

    HIGHLAND Calif. – A couple of sheriff’s deputies knew just what to do when confronted with a giant pig roaming loose in a California neighborhood on Saturday. They reached for the Doritos. Deputies responded to the unusual radio call reporting a swine “the size of a mini horse” roaming loose, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials said in a written statement. “Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and, due to previous calls, knew where he lived,” according to the […]

  • Teacher who revealed Stephen Miller ate glue in class is suspended

    Some found a recent story about White House senior aide Stephen Miller hilarious; others condemn it as “reprehensible.” The Los Angeles Times reports the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, meanwhile, is trying to figure out exactly what it’s going to do about Nikki Fiske, a longtime teacher in the district who revealed a short but borderline snarky snippet about Miller in the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. Fiske, 72, was Miller’s third-grade teacher (there’s a pic of the class at THR), and in addition to spilling that the […]

  • 71-year-old man loses $80K in romance scam by overseas con artist

    INDIANAPOLIS – A 71-year-old man looking for a relationship wound up losing tens of thousands of dollars to a con artist after falling prey to an online romance scam, according to police. After meeting a stranger on Facebook, the Indianapolis man developed a nine-month friendship with someone in Germany, only to realize he’d fallen victim to what police say is one of the most common cons in the country. The victim told police that, all told, he wired $80,000 to the […]

  • City council candidate – and wife of mayor – accused of stealing rivals’ campaign signs

    FULLERTON, Calif. – A Southern California businessman said dozens of campaign signs he recently erected have all disappeared — and a review of surveillance footage, he said, points to the wife of Mayor Doug Chaffee. Paulette Marshall Chaffee was herself running for public office, specifically a seat on the Fullerton City Council. Tony Bushala said he spent more than $1,000 for signs opposing her candidacy and put them up across town, but they’ve since gone missing. “I put 180 signs […]

  • 76-year-old tries to attack son with chainsaw, son runs him over with lawn mower

    BRISTOL, Tenn. – A Tennessee man lost one of his legs after his son, trying to fend off the 76-year-old’s chainsaw attack, drove over the older man with a lawn mower, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The father, identified as Douglas Ferguson, of Bristol, now faces a charge of attempted second degree murder, according to the Bristol Herald Courier. The incident happened June 28, but, because of the severity of the injury, authorities weren’t able to serve the […]

  • ‘Cornerstore Caroline’: Video shows moment woman claims 9-year-old sexually assaulted her

    NEW YORK — A New York City woman is under fire after calling 911 on a young child, claiming he had groped her inside a Brooklyn deli, according to WPIX. The incident, which has sparked a firestorm on social media, happened Wednesday at the Sahara Deli Market on Albemarle Road in Flatbush. The woman identified, as Teresa Klein, was being rung up at the front counter when the child walked by wearing a large backpack. According to Klein, the boy “grabbed […]

  • Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of shuttered Detroit funeral home

    DETROIT – Construction workers found the bodies of 11 infants inside a defunct Detroit funeral home Friday, police say. The crew was working on the Cantrell Funeral Home on the city’s east side when they found the bodies just before 5:30 p.m., according to The Detroit News. Police say the bodies had been hidden in the ceiling of the Mack Avenue business – eight inside a cardboard box and three others in individual bags inside a casket. In late April […]

  • Community rallies behind cancer survivor who says he was told to cover his face

    WALTERBORO, S.C. – A community in South Carolina has rallied behind a cancer survivor who said he was told to cover his face while at a store in Walterboro. Kirby Evans, who lost his nose and one of his eyes during a battle with cancer, told WCSC he was asked  to cover up if he wanted to eat at the store and gas station called the Forks Pit Stop. “It hurt deep inside. I’ve never been treated like that. Never,” Kirby […]