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  • Customer finds side of cocaine with order of cheese sticks in northwest Indiana, police say

    GRIFFITH, Ind. — A fast food restaurant in Northwest Indiana will remain closed until police figure out how drugs allegedly wound up in a customer’s order. A Broad Street Gyros customer called police Nov. 21 saying she thought there was cocaine in her takeout order. She told police she found a small baggie of white powder stuffed inside a plastic foam cup along with her cheese sticks, according to the Chicago Tribune. She added that, along with the owner, Carrie […]

  • President Trump’s judicial nominee struggles to answer basic legal questions at hearing

    WASHINGTON  – A Trump judicial nominee struggled to answer basic legal questions posed to him by a Republican senator on Wednesday, including his lack of experience on trial work, the amount of depositions he’d worked on and more. During his testimony, Matthew Spencer Petersen, who currently serves as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, was asked a string of questions by GOP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana about his experience on trials, including how many depositions Petersen had worked […]

  • Couple adopts seven brothers and sisters who were split up in three separate foster homes

    MARIANNA, Fla. — A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children – all brothers and sisters and all at once! Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to Today. The Olds said once they saw a news story about the siblings, it just felt right to adopt. “There was no question, if they allow us to adopt these children, we will do it,” said Sofia. “I like to say […]

  • Woman says doctor boyfriend spiked her tea with abortion pill, causing her to lose baby

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A doctor is facing several charges after his girlfriend said he spiked her drink with an abortion pill, causing her to lose her unborn baby, according to WROC. Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years, when Imran, a doctor, moved from Rochester to Arlington, Va., for a new job. That’s when he learned Fiske was pregnant. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into […]

  • Chilling tattoo sends shock waves through courtroom during sentencing of Pennsylvania Walmart shooter

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The man found guilty of shooting up a Pennsylvania Walmart parking lot has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison, according to WNEP. Scott Sargent walked out of his sentencing stone-faced after being convicted of multiple charges, including the attempted murder of five police officers. Sargent will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced to 179 to 358 years Thursday morning at the Luzerne County Courthouse following that October 2015 shootout at […]

  • Walmart is letting workers get paid whenever they want

    Walmart is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make payday come early for its employees. The company announced a new “Instapay” service for its 1.4 million workers. The service will allow Walmart workers to access, before payday, half of the wages they have already earned. They can withdraw that pay whenever they’d like to. Instapay is part of a personal finance app called Even, which lets hourly and salaried workers plan ahead for bills, make savings goals and helps them […]

  • Cheetos popcorn coming to Regal Cinemas

    Could there be a better combination than movie theater popcorn and Cheetos? Luckily for moviegoers everywhere, Regal Cinemas is pairing up with the popular snack to serve Cheetos popcorn. The snack is available in 32 oz. cups and will include both Cheetos-flavored popcorn and actual Cheetos. Humanity has peaked. pic.twitter.com/d4kKr0s2YY — Chris Branch (@cbranch89) November 16, 2017 “We’re excited to give moviegoers a chance to experience Cheetos in an unexpected and delicious new way through our first national theater partnership,” […]

  • Texas mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries

    DALLAS — A Texas woman was arrested after allegedly taking her healthy son to the hospital 323 times and making him undergo 13 major surgeries over the last eight years, according to The Star-Telegram. Kaylene Bowen was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged with injury to a child. The 34-year-old woman claimed her 8-year-old son Christopher was dying from a rare genetic disorder and was in need of a transplant due to lung cancer, according to CBS DFW. Christopher’s father, […]

  • Jury calls for death penalty for California man found guilty of torturing, killing 8-year-old boy

    LOS ANGELES – A jury has recommended that Isauro Aguirre, the California man convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son, be sentenced to death. Aguirre, 37, had faced the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of first-degree murder on Nov. 15 in the killing of Gabriel Fernandez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The jury also found true a special circumstance allegation that the little boy had been […]

  • Police make arrest in cold case murder, rape of teen in Washington state

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Detectives arrested a man on Tuesday in a cold case that has haunted a Washington state county for almost 30 years. After investigating thousands of leads, Sheriff Bill Elfo said deputies arrested Timothy Forrest Bass, 50, of Everson, on suspicion of the first degree murder, first degree kidnapping and first degree rape. Amanda “Mandy” Stavik disappeared in Whatcom County on Nov. 24, 1989 after leaving her home on Strand Rd. to go for a jog with the family […]