Recent Articles
  • Police: Off-duty New York firefighter attacked by teens after defending elderly couple

    NEW YORK — An off-duty FDNY firefighter was attacked after he defended an elderly couple from a group of teens in New York City Saturday morning, police said. Just before 9:30 a.m., police said the firefighter, 38, intervened after witnessing a group of teenagers harassing an elderly couple in the vicinity of 86th Street and Third Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. One of the teens sucker-punched the man from behind and pushed him to the ground, then […]

  • Memphis student named valedictorian while homeless, earns $3M in scholarships

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A teenager in Memphis, Tennessee, exceeded the goals he set for himself – and then some. Tupac Mosley, 17, a Raleigh Egypt High School graduate was not only named valedictorian, but he told WHBQ he received about 50 scholarships for more than $3 million.  He said he was accepted into more than 40 colleges.  Mosley reportedly chose Tennessee State University where he will major in electrical engineering. Mosley said his goal was to receive $1 million in college […]

  • Man tells police he was making essential oils, not meth in Virginia Beach home

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Abraham Haines admits he’s grown mushrooms and pot before, but he told WTKR his arrest Monday for allegedly manufacturing meth is all a mistake. “Someone texted me on my phone looking for pot. They said they heard about me through a mutual friend,” said Haines from inside the Virginia Beach Jail. When he went to get money out, he says he and a friend were stopped by police and handcuffed. “They said they have been following […]

  • Figure skater says partner abused her for 2 years

    A former pairs partner of a figure skater who killed himself in January says he sexually abused her for years—and she wasn’t the only one. Bridget Namiotka partnered with John Coughlin from 2004 to 2007, starting when she was 14 and he was 18, USA Today reports. “I’m sorry but john hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themself,” Namiotka, 29, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. “Grooming happens. It happened to me and he hurt […]

  • Councilman knocked out in violent brawl at city council meeting

    COMMERCE, Calif. – A heated argument between elected officials of the city of Commerce led to punches thrown and Commerce councilman Leonard Mendoza knocked unconscious on the ground. The bloody brawl broke out early Saturday morning at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort during a meeting of city leaders. “To be honest with you, it’s pretty embarrassing, the fact that our officials are doing this,” Commerce resident Hector Maravilla told KTLA. Mayor John Soria released a statement saying the physical altercation began […]

  • Sisters sell lemonade to pay off classmates’ school lunch debt

    DAVIDSON COUNTY. N.C. – Two young girls are hoping to make a difference in their classmates’ lives with a lemonade stand. Sisters Hailey and Hannah Hager spent the weekend squeezing and serving lemonade to raise money for their peers at Southwood Elementary in Lexington. Student lunch debt at the school is up to $3,100. “There’s one family that owes $800,” Erin Hager, the girls’mom, told WGHP. “I don’t know how many years’ worth that is, but it’s a big deal.” […]

  • Father honors late daughter’s memory with surprise field trip for her classmates

    TUSCUMBIA, Ala. – An Alabama father mourning the loss of his daughter decided to honor her memory by treating her classmates to a field trip before the school year comes to a close. On Monday morning, May 20, 111 G.W. Trenholm second-graders shed their shoes and replaced them with jump socks at the Florence location of SkyZone. The 112th student on this field trip would have been Jaleia Smith. “(We) try to have as much fun as we can, but […]

  • Beach Park chemical spill

    Chemical spill in Beach Park involving Pleasant Prairie farmer may leave some permanently disabled

    BEACH PARK, Ill. — After a chemical spill released a dangerous gas cloud in Beach Park, Illinois on April 25, sending dozens of people to hospitals, officials said some of those affected were dealing with disabilities that could become permanent, according to WGN. A total of 37 people went to the hospital after anhydrous ammonia — a powerful fertilizer — leaked from a tanker near 29th Street and Green Bay Road. First responders were among seven admitted in critical condition […]

  • Mother duck returns to this hospital’s hallways every spring

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – Staffers and patients at an upstate New York hospital are treated annually to an adorable parade of ducklings, whose mother escorts them down the hallways. “Every year, without fail, a mama duck chooses one of the enclosed courtyards at our M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center to lay her eggs and take care of her babies,” officials with the University of Rochester Thompson Health wrote on Facebook. “She lets us know when she’s ready to go by tapping on […]

  • ‘Snakes all over’: Exotic animals startle Pennsylvania firefighters

    TAMAQUA, Pa.  – Firefighters weren’t prepared for what they saw inside a Pennsylvania home that caught fire Sunday night. The house was packed with exotic pets, according to Schuylkill County fire officials, and neighbors say the owners and their pets have that neighborhood feeling uneasy. Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, crews responded to a fire in the basement that started when a heat lamp in an animal cage caused wood shavings to catch on fire. People who live in this […]

  • Chick-fil-A is testing spicy chicken strips as chain looks to expand menu

    DALLAS — Chick-fil-A is turning up the heat and testing spicy chicken strips at select restaurants in Texas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Spicy Chick-n-Strips essentially combine the chain’s original chicken strips with the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. “You’re going to see Chick-fil-A do more with spicy,” Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chick-fil-A’s menu, recently told Business Insider. Norris said the spicy new strips are selling well. “We only see it growing — just looking at just what […]

  • Megan ‘Monster’ Hawkins from Netflix’s ‘Jailbirds’ arrested

    ELK GROVE, Calif. – Megan “Monster” Hawkins, one of the inmates profiled in the Netflix docuseries “Jailbirds,” is back behind bars. Hawkins was arrested Friday, May 17 after police in Elk Grove, California said they got a call about some suspicious behavior at a bank on Bruceville Road. Investigators said a woman was in the branch trying to open a checking and savings account with an identification card that wasn’t in her name. A witness recognized her as Hawkins, police […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.