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  • Bill seeks to ban smoking while walking on New York City sidewalks

    NEW YORK — Smokers looking for a nicotine fix may be barred from lighting up while walking down New York City sidewalks under a newly proposed bill. People would still be allowed to stand in one place and smoke. The bill, introduced by Councilman Peter Koo, would block smokers from lighting up on all sidewalks under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Parks and Recreation. “In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to […]

  • 2-year-old boy diagnosed with rare ‘vanishing bone’ disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A 2-year-old Michigan boy was being treated for pneumonia when a chest x-ray and CT scan revealed half of the bones in his chest were gone, according to WXMI. “They found that his bones were basically not present,” said Leo’s dad Antonio Aguillon. “So he’s missing about half of his rib cage on the left side as well as the middle bone, which I think is called the sternum.” The diagnosis: Gorham Stout Disease, also referred […]

  • Dog that was shot, hit with a hammer and left to die goes home with foster family

    MANCHESTER, Mo. – There is a new milestone in the recovery of a dog that was shot, then hit with a hammer and left to die. The 2-year old yellow lab mix named Trooper continues to surprise everyone as Veterinary Specialty Services and Missouri K-9 Friends work to slowly nurse him back to health. According to court documents, 57-year-old Jason E. Hampton of Farmington shot Trooper before hitting him with a hammer and leaving him in a ditch to die. “He […]

  • Woman takes in dad and 4-day-old daughter who were unable to fly home

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – When an Ohio man and his 4-day-old daughter were denied a flight home and had no place to stay, a woman stepped in and opened her home to them, according to Arizona Family. Rubin Swift had just gained custody of his newborn daughter and flown to Phoenix to pick her up. After getting all needed documentation to have the girl cleared for the flight, he reached the gate and was denied the opportunity to board. Swift, who […]

  • Video shows police officers helping to save life of choking baby

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – Police in Shaker Heights, Ohio have posted a Facebook video showing two officers helping a a choking baby. The pair were going to back up another officer when the call was canceled. They were still driving when they saw a car with the hazards blinking. “We pull up behind the car; we saw a female exit the car, run to the passenger rear door and appear to be in some distress,” Officer Ryan Sidders told WJW. […]

  • Drug laced with heavy-duty bug spray has zombie-like effects

    INDIANAPOLIS, ind. – First responders in Indianapolis say they are seeing a spike in the number of people overdosing on a street drug that is mixed with heavy-duty bug spray. “We describe it as being like a zombie. They cannot talk to us,” Indianapolis Fire Department Captain Chris Major told WXIN. When IFD crews responded to the corner of 10th and Rural on Monday they found a man in the grass near the east side of the intersection. He was […]

  • Man killed after angry driver plows into crowd of people outside LGBT nightclub in Houston

    HOUSTON, Texas — At least one person is dead after an angry driver plowed through a crowd of people early Thursday outside an LGBT nightclub in Houston, according to police. The incident happened at Judy’s Hamburger around 2:20 a.m. Investigators said the driver was jumped by a group of men before going to his car and ramming through the parking lot where the incident initially started. There were several dozen people in the parking lot at the time, police said, […]

  • Video shows woman stealing tip off table at restaurant

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Surveillance footage showing a woman stealing a $20 tip off the table at Memphis restaurant has sparked outrage online. A family left the tip on the table at Casa Mexicana, according to WREG. The woman can be seen looking over before she takes the money and stuffs it down her shirt. She and the man she was with left the restaurant before the waiter realized his tip was missing. The waiter told WREG he is upset at […]

  • Man dies after bizarre accident at the movies

    A British moviegoer has died after a freak accident that wouldn’t be out of place in a Final Destination film. Authorities say the customer was at Vue Cinema in Birmingham when his head became wedged under the electronic footrest of a reclining “Gold Class” seat, the Guardian reports. Sources tell the Birmingham Mail that the man, who was at the cinema with his partner, was trying to retrieve a phone he had dropped between seats. The man became trapped when […]

  • Sacramento police release video of officers fatally shooting unarmed man in own backyard

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Police Department has released two pieces of body camera video and one piece of helicopter video from the night officers shot and killed Stephon Clark in the backyard of his home in South Sacramento. Officers responded to the area along 29th Street and 69th Avenue after reports that a man had been breaking into cars. Police say they found three cars with broken windows. CLICK HERE to see the videos in their entirety on the Sacramento […]

  • These are the 10 states with the highest GPAs, report finds

    A high school graduate’s GPA is one of the most important factors affecting their college admission options, followed closely at many schools by their standardized test scores. GPAs are typically run on a four-point scale — scoring a 4.0 means straight A’s, a 3.0 indicates a B average, a 2.0 equates to a C average, and so on. Traditionally, the best-known standardized test is the SAT. Possible SAT scores range from 400 to 1600, split between the Evidence-Based Reading and […]

  • Airline crew member caught with 9 pounds of cocaine hidden under his pants

    QUEENS — A Fly Jamaica Airways crew member was caught at New York’s JFK airport with $160,000 worth of cocaine taped to his legs, officials said. Hugh Hall was arrested on March 17 after Customs and Border Protection officers found four packages of cocaine under his pants, a CBP spokesperson said. He allegedly had about nine pounds of cocaine taped to his legs. “This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from […]