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  • New Jersey officers harassed fellow cops with sex toy named Big Blue, lawsuit says

    MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — Three New Jersey police officers are accused of several acts of harassment, including one caught on camera involving a sex toy, according to a lawsuit. The disturbing video shows Mountainside officer Andrew Huber smacking the sex toy in the face of another officer, referring to the toy as Big Blue. Lots of laughter follows as a lieutenant at the department records the video. “It’s just wrong, you don’t do things like that in the workplace,” said Richard […]

  • She found an abandoned baby: He found her 20 years later

    An enduring mystery in Azita Milanian’s life was solved Wednesday when she was reunited with 20-year-old Matthew Whitaker, reports the Los Angeles Times. Two decades ago, Milanian went for a jog in the foothills of Altadena, Calif., with her dogs when one of the dogs started scratching at the dirt. Milanian walked over to the dog and saw something that took her breath away: two tiny feet sticking out from a shallow grave. Milanian started to dig and found a 7-pound, […]

  • Quadruplets graduate from Kansas high school together

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Wilhoit quadruplets walked across the stage in succession at Shawnee Mission West’s graduation Thursday night. It was fitting for Overland, Kansas siblings Ben, Mia, Noah and Zach, who are all 19 years old. They’ve spent most of their lives by each other’s side. “Four kids at the same time is kind of wild, but it was always nice having somebody to play with when you were a kid. You have three buddies right next to you,” […]

  • Grandma’s accidental selfie video leads to internet fame

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Phoenix grandmother became an internet sensation after she experienced some user-error on her new smartphone, according to KPHO. Adrienne Gutowski was gifted a smartphone from her granddaughter on Tuesday, but she quickly became convinced that it was more of an annoyance than advantageous. “Apryl! Why did my phone turn into a mirror?” Grandma Adrienne said as she accidentally recorded her reaction. “I’m looking at my face and, oh my, look at all these wrinkles! You’ve got to […]

  • Man allegedly punches deaf pregnant woman, service dog on flight to Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A man punched a pregnant, deaf woman and her service dog on a flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando shortly after the plane landed, police in Florida said Friday, according to KRDO. Matthew Silvay and Hazel Ramirez — a deaf couple — were traveling with their two kids and service dog on Frontier Airlines Flight 1752 to Orlando. When the plane landed, passenger Timothy Manley punched Ramirez and her service dog, Orlando police told KRDO. Manley felt […]

  • California man wins 4 lottery prizes – including for $5M and $1M – within months

    LOS ANGELES – A lucky lottery player from Southern California has won more than $6 million in prizes in the past six months, including one worth a staggering $5 million, state lottery officials announced Friday. Antulio Mazariegos recently walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office with the $5 million-winning scratchers ticket. Mazariegos had purchased the winning ticket at Liquor Bank, located at 16925 Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, according to a California Lottery news release. He explained there […]

  • North Carolina family reunited with lost dog after nearly 5 years

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – For years, Michael and Phyllis Pettaway never knew what happened to their beloved dog, Debo. He disappeared the week before Christmas in 2013. “It was kind of warm that night, so I said, ‘I’ll just leave him outside’ and that morning when I got up it had rained, and I didn’t realize it had rained and he doesn’t like rain. He got loose,” Michael told WGHP. They thought Debo would come back like he did before, […]

  • Meet England’s Royalist Town Crier

    ESSEX, England — There’s no typical day for a town crier in England. “In this business, you never know when the phones going to ring and they want a town crier,” said Tony Appleton, a town crier for over 30 years. Appleton is also known as the Royalist Town Crier. He’s been to every major royal engagement and event since Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. He also made international news by announcing Prince George’s birth two years later on […]

  • Family of boy ‘turning into stone’ from rare condition is desperate for a miracle

    DENVER – A Colorado family says they are running out of time and options to help their son who suffers from a debilitating and rare skin condition. Jaiden Rogers has congenital fascial dystrophy, also known as stiff skin syndrome, which leaves the skin thick and stone-like to the touch. “It hurts,” said Jaiden, who was diagnosed six years ago. “Right now, as far as we know, Jaiden is the only one in the world who has it,” Jaiden’s mother Natalie told […]

  • Royal wedding merchandise: Tea towels, swimsuits and more

    WINDSOR, England — In just a few days, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. But the happy couple aren’t the only people excited for the big day. On Wednesday, thousands of street vendors and visitors from around the world were already outside the castle’s walls. Many people on the streets of Windsor had witnessed multiple royal weddings, from the recent 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, to Prince Andrew and Sarah […]