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    Officials: Man posed as Justin Bieber to get nude photos from 9-year-old girl

    LOS ANGELES – A nine-year-old California girl was convinced to send naked photos and videos of herself to a man who posed as pop star Justin Bieber and then tried to extort her into supplying more images of herself, authorities said Monday, January 16th. Two years after his initial contact with the victim, the man was arrested in his hometown of Revere, Massachusetts last month, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Bryan Asrary, 24, confessed to extorting the young […]

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    Good Samaritan who shot man attacking Arizona trooper says God put him there

    PHOENIX – A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He’s trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday. The unidentified motorist last Thursday, January 12th killed a suspect who had wounded and was beating an officer. “He is a very humble guy,” Col. Frank L. Milstead, director of the state Department of Public Safety, said of the man who […]

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    Waffle the house cat ‘guards’ Colorado home from bobcat

    TELLURIDE, Colorado – When Waffle spotted a bobcat outside the family home in Colorado, the orange and white Colorado house cat wasn’t backing down. Waffle looks a pretty decent-sized house cat, but doesn’t seem afraid to take on the much larger bobcat. “If it wasn’t for the dam (sic) glass I’d shred you for looking at me that way!” Erik Fallenius captioned the video on YouTube. Waffle, safely inside the house, hisses and claws at the curious bobcat on the […]

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    Neighbor accused of shooting California family’s beloved dog Deuce

    CANYON LAKE, California – Residents in Canyon Lake, California, are furious after a family dog was shot in its own yard. The Kerker family says they found their Yorkshire terrier, Deuce, lying in the backyard with a gunshot wound Saturday night, January 14th. They rushed the injured Yorkie to the veterinarian, but it was too late to save Deuce, and the Kerkers made the difficult decision to have him put down. It’s not clear who shot Deuce, but the Kerkers and others […]

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    Your child’s ‘Sophie the Giraffe’ toy might be filled with mold, parents warn

    NEW YORK — Reports of mold found inside of “Sophie the Giraffe” teething toys are once again circulating on social media — causing many parents to worry. According to GoodHouseKeeping.com, pediatric dentist Dana Chianese said she was cleaning a Sophie the Giraffe toy last month when she noticed something smelly coming from a hole on the toy. The mother said she decided to cut it open and found what resembled a “science experiment” – disgusting mold coating the inside of the toy her child had […]

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    Puppy reunites with rescuers who saved her from burning home

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A puppy who was saved from a burning home was reunited with those who saved her life earlier this week. Firefighters had rescued Hex from an early morning house fire in October 2016. Officials say Hex was in the only survivable part of the house remaining. She was unresponsive for the first 20 minutes after she was rushed from the home. AFD Firefighters rescue dog from early morning fire off Toxaway St. #NCFire #avlnews pic.twitter.com/SP1iM9Xl9E — ASHEVILLE […]

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    Sunken, 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in China

    BEIJING, China — A 600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China’s Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work. A local villager first spotted the head of the Buddha last month when the water level fell by more than 10 meters during work on a hydropower gate, official state news agency Xinhua reported. The Buddha’s head sits against a cliff and gazes serenely over the body of water. It has attracted many tourists as […]

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    Giant alligator strolls past tourists without a care in the world

    LAKELAND, Florida — Some people can’t believe their eyes after seeing this massive gator crossing in front of some tourists in Florida. Kim Joiner posted the video to the Circle B Bar Reserve Polk Nature Discovery Center group on Facebook on Sunday, saying, “I love Circle B. Nature at its best.” The center is located in Lakeland, Florida. The video has already been shared over 15,000 times. Joiner told WKMG the video is real. She estimated the gator to be at least 12 […]

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    Grandfather stops attempted kidnapping of 3-year-old at park

    AUBURN, Calif. — A California grandfather helped stop the attempted kidnapping of one of his grandchildren at a park on Saturday. The grandfather and his two grandkids were near a duck pond at Ashford Park when police say Lindsay Frasher came up to them. “Ms. Frasher approached one of the children, called her by a different name and tried to take her,” said Sergeant Gary Hopping with the Auburn Police Department. Frasher allegedly wrapped her arms around the 3-year-old’s body, according to investigators, but […]

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    Coaches help college basketball player battling terminal cancer check item off bucket list

    PROVO, Utah — Former BYU basketball player Melanie Day went from scoring buckets to making a bucket list after she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer a year and a half ago. “I was given about two to three years to live,” Day said. After the deadly diagnosis, Day started living every day like it’s her last. “One of my items on my bucket list was to attend the North Carolina at Duke Men’s basketball game,” Day told Fox13. […]

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    Caught on video: Semi causes snowplow to crash down 300 ft. embankment

    SPANISH FORK CANYON, Utah – The Utah Department of Transportation is warning drivers about the dangers of crowding snowplows after an accident Thursday. Dash camera video (see video clips) captured the moment a semi-trailer clipped one of the winged scrapers on a UDOT snowplow, sending the plow across the opposite lanes of travel, through a guardrail and rolling down a 300 foot embankment. “Think of their safety and your safety – stay behind the plows,” said Carlos Braceras, Executive director with […]

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    “I lost my mummy too:” Prince William comforts grieving little girl

    LONDON – Prince William rarely speaks about the death of his mother Princess Diana, but he thought it might help a 9-year-old girl he met at a London charity Wednesday. The child lost her father to pancreatic cancer, and was still grieving about his death. William sat with the little girl, Aoife, and told her about how he lost a parent. “You know I lost my mummy when I was very young too. I was [15] and my brother was […]