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  • Army recruiter pulls couple from smoking car seconds before truck crashes into It

    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa.  —  Army Staff Sergeant Estevan Azocar said he always joked with his co-workers that he would be the first person to rescue someone in a situation like this. On Monday evening, it actually happened. Azocar, his wife, and young children went to Ohio for a concert. On Monday night around dusk, they were headed home to West Pittston. They were on I-80 eastbound in Clearfield County when a car just ahead of them hit a deer. The […]

  • Video shows 6-year-old Missouri boy make emotional plea to end violence

    WELLSTON, Mo. – It’s a sign of the toll violent crime is taking on children throughout the United States – a mother shared her son’s fears about crime on Facebook and the post has more than 178,000 views. Jeffrey Laney is a 6-year-old kindergartner and starts the video by expressing his fear about violent crime. “A lot of people, people need to stop killing each other around here because this is just making me feel bad,” Laney said. His mother Leanndra Cheatham said during […]

  • Montana republican candidate accused of ‘body-slamming’ reporter

    BOZEMAN, Mont. – One day before Montana’s special election to fill the state’s sole congressional seat, a reporter says he was body-slammed by the Republican candidate. Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs had just asked multimillionaire tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte about the GOP healthcare plan when he says Gianforte threw him to the ground, breaking his glasses, according to The Guardian. The paper released audio that Jacobs says captured the altercation. Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses — […]

  • VIDEO: Teacher surprises student with cap and gown, bringing him to tears

    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia high school teacher filmed the emotional moment when she surprised one of her pupils with a cap and gown. A semester before graduation, Jamias Howard, 19, was no longer able to make it to class due to some private problems, WSB reports. He only had a few credits left to complete. That’s when his special education teacher, Kimberly Wimbish, got involved. Every day after school she met Howard at places like the park and even restaurants and tutored him — […]

  • Miami police arrest ‘Joker’ lookalike accused of pointing loaded gun at drivers

    MIAMI — A man with green hair and “Joker” tattoos on his face was arrested for pointing a loaded gun at drivers in the Miami area. Miami-Dade police arrested 29-year-old Lawrence Sullivan on Tuesday, WSVN reported. Sullivan has “Joker” written across half his forehead and “F*** Batman” on the other half. According to the Miami Herald, Sullivan had a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun with six live rounds in his pocket when officers confronted him. Sullivan lives with his mother and listed his occupation as “tattoo […]

  • Video shows woman jumping on SUV to stop thieves during attempted carjacking

    MILWAUKEE — A woman is sharing her harrowing story about an attempted carjacking that happened just south of downtown Milwaukee, according to WITI. Melissa Marian posted on Facebook that she was gassing up her SUV on St. Paul Ave. on Tuesday, May 23rd around 2:00 p.m. when the suspects, apparently in a stolen vehicle, tried to steal her SUV. Marian jumped on the hood of the SUV to prevent her vehicle from being driven off. After a couple of seconds, the person […]

  • Adorable yearbook photo of student’s service dog will put a smile on your face

    STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. – Students at a Virginia high school got a big surprise when they opened their yearbooks this year. “Seeing a picture of a dog caught my eye pretty quickly,” Diana Bloom told Buzzfeed News after her tweet with a photo of the yearbook page went viral. “I thought it was so cute.” The photo shows student Andrew Schalk and his service dog Alpha. The 16-year-old junior has Type 1 diabetes and Alpha helps alert him when his blood sugar is getting […]

  • Graco recalls 25,000 car seats that may not restrain child in a crash

    Graco Children’s Products Inc. (Graco) has issued a recall of more than 25,000 car seats. The model impacted is the Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraint. The company says the seat webbing may not restrain the child in the event of a crash. The model numbers impacted are:  1871689, 1908152, 1813074, 1872691, 1853478, 1877535, 1813015, and 1794334. Graco says it will notify owners who are registered owners of the car seats. Dealers will provide consumers with a replacement harness, […]

  • Father dies in botulism outbreak linked to tainted nacho cheese at California gas station

    WALNUT GROVE, Calif. – A California father has died and at least 9 others were sickened as health officials continue to investigate a botulism outbreak tied to tainted nacho cheese. Antioch man Martin Galindo, 37, died this week after contracting botulism, which left him in a coma, according to KTXL. Galindo’s brother said he doesn’t know for sure if Galindo got the illness from the Valley Oak Food and Fuel in the small area of Walnut Grove, but says the timelines do match up. […]

  • South African big game hunter crushed to death by elephant

    Harare, Zimbabwe — A South African big game hunter died on Friday in Zimbabwe after a fellow hunter fired his gun at an elephant causing it to collapse on him, according to multiple media reports. According to News 24, Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a group of hunters when four elephants charged the group inside the Good Luck Farm preserve in Zimbabwe. A female elephant lifted Botha with her trunk and another hunter shot her. The elephant collapsed and fell on Botha, killing […]