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    Utah teens who allegedly shot girl in head during robbery kept ‘memento,’ police say

    SMITHFIELD, Utah — A 14-year-old Utah girl found in a dry canal with a gunshot wound to the head was allegedly attacked by two teenage boys who had initially planned to murder her using knives, then rob her. Charging documents filed in court Tuesday, February 21st shed new light on the attack that sent 14-year-old Deserae Turner to a hospital with serious injuries. Police began investigating after Deserae, who lives in Amalga, was reported missing last week after she failed to return […]

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    Video shows off-duty California officer fire weapon in struggle with 13-year-old

    ANAHEIM, Calif. – Cellphone video captured a physical struggle between an off-duty police officer and a 13-year-old boy in Anaheim, California, that led to the officer firing his weapon and the teen being placed in police custody. The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday near the Loara High School in Anaheim, according to the Anaheim Police Department. Anaheim police said that they were called to the scene where an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer had discharged his firearm and […]

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    17-year-old wakes up on way to his own funeral

    HUBBALLI, India — A 17-year-old in India who was presumed dead woke up on the way to his own funeral, according to the Times of India. Last month, Kumar Marewad suffered a dog bite and developed a high fever.  When his condition worsened last week, his family brought him to a local hospital. The infection spread, however, and relatives were left with a difficult decision. “We had decided to take Kumar home after doctors told us his chances of survival were bleak […]

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    Dakota Access Pipeline protesters torch campsite before evacuation deadline

    By Meg Wagner A fiery end to a 10-month protest   The last activists at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp torched their tents and the entrance to the site Wednesday in the final hours leading up to an Army-ordered evacuation deadline — one last act of defiance to end the 10-month-long protest at Standing Rock. The final protesters occupying the North Dakota land of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe were forced to disperse Wednesday afternoon ahead of impending spring […]

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    Old Dominion University police investigate ‘white power’ video

    NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Police are investigating a hateful video circulating online. A spokesman for the school told News 3 that the school learned of the video Tuesday morning. The video is full of racial slurs, with offensive, vulgar text and a person wearing an ODU sweatshirt singing music with lyrics about “white power.” The video also shows a person wearing a mask and a t-shirt that says, “My President is White.” Tuesday afternoon, ODU issued the following statement: “From the […]

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    Father writes heartbreaking tribute to wife who is carrying baby without a brain to term

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma man’s Facebook post about his wife who is carrying their baby without a brain to term is going viral. Earlier this month, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri Young, on Facebook. Along with the picture, Young, who is a writer for ESPN, described the heartbreaking moment the couple found out that their daughter didn’t have a brain and his wife’s immediate selfless reaction: The other night, before I left for New Orleans, I […]


    Iran warns of ‘strong slap in the face’ as war games conclude

    By Meg Wagner Don’t do ‘anything stupid’ Iran’s military warned its enemies today not to underestimate its power — and told their  leaders to brace for a “strong slap in the face” if they do. The Wednesday warning from the Revolutionary Guards, an elite branch of Iran’s armed forces dedicated to protecting the nation’s Islamic system, came as the troops conducted training exercises with tanks, drones, and rockets. The statement added a straightforward verbal notice to the aggressive display of […]

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    Murdered Indiana teen recorded video of suspect; police release audio of his voice

    DELPHI, Ind. – Investigators have released an audio clip of the voice of a suspect in the deaths of two Indiana teenagers. Capt. Dave Bursten with Indiana State Police played the clip during a Wednesday news conference. He said it came from a video on the cell phone of victim Liberty German, who had the presence of mind to make the recording. Though difficult to understand, police said the voice is saying, “Down the hill.” Liberty, 14, and her friend, Abigail […]

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    Mother shares heartbreaking post about 10-year-old son’s cancer battle

    A Texas mother’s heartbreaking Facebook post about her 10-year-old son’s fight with cancer has gone viral. In September 2012, Drake Medinger was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, according to the Stinky Joe’s #1 Pit Crew Facebook page. Last week, his mother Jessica Medinger shared a picture of Drake leaning over the toilet. The picture was accompanied by the mother’s powerful words about her son’s struggle: This was this morning after carrying Drake to the bathroom. Yes, he is in a […]

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    Woman’s warning after finding shirt tucked over her windshield goes viral

    FLINT, Michigan – A 19-year-old woman’s warning to others has been shared widely on Facebook after she found a shirt laid over her windshield Thursday, February 16th. Ashley Hardacre had just finished working at the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint, Michigan, and walked across the dark parking lot to her car – when she found a blue flannel shirt thrown over her windshield and tucked underneath a windshield wiper. “There were two cars near me and one was running so […]

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    Pennsylvania restaurant worker wanted for peeping on women, children

    WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania — A Pennsylvania restaurant worker faces multiple charges after a diner caught him recording her through a hole in the bathroom ceiling Saturday, February 18th according to police. Juan Prieto fled after being seen, but dropped his phone along the way, according to police. Prieto is now wanted on charges including child pornography after investigators said they found dozens of videos on the device. Police say Prieto hid above a bathroom ceiling in Luigi’s Pizza, where he worked, and made nearly […]

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    ‘Butt dial’ voicemail may have captured woman’s plea for life

    INDIO, Calif. – Jill Grant and her boyfriend Michael Franco had planned to throw a party on Dec. 23, 2013. But when guests showed up to their gated neighborhood in Indio, Calif., they couldn’t get in, and Franco told them the party was off. Grant’s brother called police—who by that time had already recovered Grant’s body. Prosecutors say Franco killed the 41-year-old high school math teacher, and the Desert Sun now reports that an inadvertent voicemail may have captured the […]