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  • 2-year-old Utah boy dies after falling asleep in hot van during family reunion

    WINCHESTER HILLS, Utah – A 2-year-old child has died after being left in a hot van during a family reunion over the weekend in Utah, according to KSTU-TV. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said authorities were called to a home in Winchester Hills, located in the southwest corner of the state, just before 7 p.m. Saturday. Officials said the child’s father found the 2-year-old unresponsive in the family van. Deputies said several families from out of state were attending a family […]

  • Man swept away by California river somehow avoids ‘certain death’ in video

    AUBURN, Calif. – A Reno man who was swept down the upper Yuba River in California can’t believe he’s still alive — and he’s not alone. The team that rescued him says he was a few feet from certain death. This Emerald Pools on the Yuba River are a popular hiking destination near Highway 20 and Emigrant Gap. This is where self-described adventurer Kalani Tuiono and his girlfriend went swimming. “It was my first time there, it was beautiful,” Tuiono […]

  • Texas mom arrested after 2 children die in hot car during ‘lesson’

    WEATHERFORD, Texas – Police have arrested a Texas mother after she allegedly left her two young children in a hot car as a form of punishment in late May. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, faces charges of first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. The two young children — a 2-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy — were found dead in Parker County, Texas on May 26. The Tarrant County […]

  • Dancing gorilla shows off ‘Splashdance’ routine at Dallas Zoo

    DALLAS – A splashing gorilla’s sweet dance moves – captured on video at the Dallas Zoo – are prompting comparisons to “Flashdance.” He’s not a “Maniac,” though his dancing is being likened to that of Jennifer Beals’ character in the 1983 movie. He’s Zola, a 14-year-old Western lowland gorilla. The video shows him just playing in a plastic pool, but his moves piqued the interest of zookeepers. The Dallas Zoo posted a 30-second clip of Zola splashing and spinning around wildly on […]

  • Stuffed cow saves 2-year-old after he tumbles out window

    BOSTON – A 2-year-old boy dodged serious injury with the help of a fuzzy friend, the stuffed cow that broke his fall after he tumbled through a second-story window around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday. Luis Eduardo Gomez was jumping on a bed inside the Chelsea, Massachusetts home when an unfortunate bounce sent him flying out the window, according to The Boston Globe. He fell roughly 16 feet, landing on a concrete slab in the family’s yard. The boy’s great-uncle, Luis Estrada, […]

  • Missing boy who didn’t want to go to camp found on roof by TV news chopper

    HIALEAH, Fla. – The search for a missing 11-year-old Florida boy ended when a television news helicopter spotted him camped out on the roof of the family home Tuesday afternoon, according to WTVT. “My mom is embarrassed,” Angel Gort told the station. “I didn’t mean to cause any trouble, and I didn’t mean to waste any of the police officers’ time.” Angel, who says he has ADHD, told reporters he didn’t want to go to camp and got into a […]

  • Man claiming to be ‘Mad Max’ arrested for ‘numerous illegal weapons’

    BARSTOW, Calif. – An armed man who claimed to be “Mad Max” was arrested while driving an all-terrain vehicle in Barstow, California shortly before midnight, authorities announced Friday. Jack Lee Ernest, 49, told the arresting deputy that he “fashioned himself as ‘Mad Max,’ a reference to a violent movie involving deadly assaults from vehicles,” stated a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Ernest was driving a quad on Old Highway 58, which runs north of town and […]

  • California deputies fatally shoot teen boy while trying to stop charging dog

    PALMDALE, Calif. – In what officials called an “extremely unfortunate incident,” California sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a teenage boy while trying to stop a charging dog. The deputies opened fire when a pit bull charged at them a second time early Thursday in the Southern California city of Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies initially responded to a noise complaint around 3:45 a.m., according to sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner. Authorities had been to the location, in a single-story apartment complex, four times […]

  • Dog mauls 2 kids sitting in minivan: ‘He didn’t really have a face when he got up’

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Two children are in the hospital after a dog attacked them on a residential street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Police said a 5-year-old pit bull terrier broke through a fence, got inside a minivan, and attacked the kids in their car seats. Neighbors told WPMT they rushed out to help after the dog started attacking the 2-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. Tom Grab, CEO of Ingrain Construction, tried to help the children’s mother pull the animal off. “You just snap […]

  • Convicted Oklahoma child molester moves next door to victim

    BRISTOW, Okla. – An Oklahoma woman says the man who was convicted of molesting her when she was a little girl now lives next door. “He’s like right there, practically in my backyard and that kind of makes me nervous and not want to go home ever,” 21-year-old Danyelle Dyer told KFOR. Danyelle and her family say her uncle, Harold English, recently got out of prison and moved in with his mother whose property is just over the fence. “When […]