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  • It’s back: ‘Secret Sister’ holiday gift exchange scam returns on social media

    Now that the holidays are here, so are social media posts about a gift exchange that promises you’ll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam! The same scam surfaced in previous years, too. The so-called “secret sister” gift exchange has circulated widely on Facebook, Reddit and various forums, according to Snopes.  The posts often promise participants 36 gifts in exchange for one present valued at $10. Snopes pointed out that, despite […]

  • Body found ‘encased’ in concrete in apartment basement, Colorado man arrested

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – A body “encased” in concrete was found in the basement of an apartment Friday in Adams County, Colorado the sheriff’s office says. An image from KDVR shows a team from the sheriff’s office processing the crime scene at 7899 York Street. Russell Montoya Jr., 38, was arrested at the same address on Thursday and charged with first degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives say a shooting and homicide occurred in […]

  • 7 workers fired after Milwaukee Popeyes fight is caught on video

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Multiple employees at a Milwaukee Popeyes restaurant lost their jobs after a wild brawl was caught on camera Wednesday, WITI reports. Cellphone video from inside the fast food eatery shows the fight break out while customers were still inside. The violent encounter happened at the Popeyes near 76th and Good Hope Road around 9:30 p.m. Richard Fourté told WITI he wanted to avoid the drive-thru line that evening, so he went inside. “I said to myself, I […]

  • Father and son may have found a chunk of the meteor that lit up Missouri night sky

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KTVI) – In rural Lincoln County, Missouri, a father and son out for a winter walk stumbled upon a mystery. “It appears by speculation that it came from the sky,” said Andrew Applet, the unidentified object finder. Applet told KTVI he never heard or saw the fireball Monday night about 70 miles west of St. Louis. But a Tuesday morning walk with his son, James, near a creek outside their Troy home turned into a find of […]

  • Seattle police department arrest police captain during prostitution sting

    SEATTLE (KCPQ) – A Seattle police captain is accused of sexual exploitation after he was arrested in an undercover operation by his own department. “Seattle Police arrested a 53-year-old SPD employee last night in an undercover Vice operation in North Seattle,” said a Seattle Police Department spokesperson. “The employee was booked into King County Jail with a request for misdemeanor charges, and the information was forwarded to the Office of Police Accountability.” Randal Woolery, 53, was booked into the King County […]

  • Day care worker fired over note telling mother to put son on diet and ‘go away’

    KINGWOOD, TEXAS (WGHP) – A Texas mother is outraged after she found a note in her child’s lunchbox that said she should put her son on a diet, KTRK reports. The worker has reportedly been fired. “The thing that upset me the most is that this is bullying,” said Francesca, the child’s mother. Francesca says her 5-year-old son had been going to Rocking Horse Day Care in Kingwood for three years and she never had any problems. “I do everything […]

  • Lost In America: The film that aims to put a spotlight on the homeless youth crisis in America

    According to a 2017 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development study, there are an estimated 4.2 million homeless youth living in America. These are some of the startling statistics that are revealed in filmmaker Rotimi Rainwater’s up and coming documentary film, ‘Lost In America,’ which forces us to come to terms with the fact that America is facing a national homeless youth crisis. “700,000 of those youth are under the age of 18.75 percent of homeless youth get propositioned […]

  • Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended for rest of the season after hitting Steelers QB with helmet

    CLEVELAND (WJW) – Cleveland’s Myles Garrett was ejected from Thursday night’s home game against the Steelers after getting in a fight with several Pittsburgh players. It will cost him the rest of the season, the NFL announced Friday. The league said Garrett has been suspended indefinitely and will miss the remainder of the season, including the playoffs if the Browns qualify for the postseason. — Vikings Blogger (@firstandskol) November 15, 2019 With 8 seconds left to play Garrett hit […]

  • Police find 26 children behind false wall at Colorado Springs day care

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KDVR) — The state has suspended the license for Play Mountain Place day care in Colorado Springs after 26 children were found behind a false wall in the owner’s basement. All of the children are under the age of three. The owner, 58-year-old Carla Faith, is being investigated. A total of three adult workers were arrested, but those charges were cancelled pending an ongoing investigation. On Wednesday, the department asked the Colorado Springs police to assist with […]

  • See a giant gray whale cruise through a group of California surfers

    SAN DIEGO (KSWB) – A group of surfers got a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a gray whale at an Orange County beach this week. About two-dozen surfers were hanging out between sets at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point when the whale calmly made its way through the lineup. The encounter was caught on drone video. Experts said the whale appeared to be young and healthy, adding its not uncommon for them to stick close to shore in more shallow water […]

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