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  • Police: Florida teen missing for nearly a year was kept as ‘sex slave’ in trailer

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Police have arrested seven suspected human traffickers after a 16-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a year was found in a “filthy” trailer St. Petersburg, Florida. “The teenage victim in this case was lured with promises of a better life,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said at a press conference Monday. “Instead, he was moved into a filthy trailer and used as a sex slave for nearly a year.” The investigation began on May […]

  • Man facing charges after being caught on video punching 11-year-old girl outside mall

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A 51-year-old man is accused of pushing and punching an 11-year-old girl outside a North Carolina shopping mall. The Asheville Citizen Times reported that David Steven Bell, of Black Mountain, was caught on video assaulting the victim Saturday outside the Asheville Mall. Bell was arrested by an off-duty officer and charged with assault on a child under the age of 12, a misdemeanor offense. He was also charged with two other counts of assault on a female after two […]

  • ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’: Where and how to watch rare event

    Get set for the first celestial event of 2019: The “Super Wolf Blood Moon” will rise Sunday evening, January 20. That means a supermoon and a blood moon will occur at the same time. According to TimeandDate.com, the first full moon of the year is known as the “Wolf Moon” and is named after howling wolves. What is a “supermoon”? A supermoon is a full moon occurring at perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. A supermoon […]

  • Egg cracks world record for most-liked Instagram photo

    Think about your favorite photo of all time. Is it colorful, inspiring, entertaining? Now guess what the rest of the world must like to see. Maybe a new celebrity baby or a basketball trick shot? With so many photos on Instagram, one must rise above the rest: The most-liked Instagram photo. The record was just cracked and it’s more egg-citing than you could guess… An egg. No, that’s not a yolk. View this post on Instagram Let’s set a world […]

  • Army sergeant murdered by wife and her lover in love triangle gone bad

    BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. — The wife of an Army sergeant and her alleged lover are charged with plotting the murder of her husband in Berrien County, according to WXMI. Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III, 23, was shot multiple times around 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve in front of his father’s home on Colfax Avenue in St. Joseph Township. “I’m wondering what was going through her mind, actually I’m trying to understand it all,” said Tyrone Hassel Jr., the victim’s […]

  • Walmart bans woman for driving electric cart while drinking wine from Pringles can, police say

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A woman has been banned from Walmart after authorities said she rode around the parking lot in an electric cart while drinking wine. The Times Record News reported that it happened outside a Walmart in Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday morning. Police were called to the store where a witness said she had been riding the cart for hours around the parking lot. She was also allegedly drinking wine from a Pringles chips can. Police found […]

  • Chilling new details emerge in kidnapping of Jayme Closs

    Above: Jake Patterson to appear in court at 4:30 p.m. BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — Jake Patterson confessed to killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping Jayme Closs, according to a criminal complaint released Monday by the Barron County District Attorney. The complaint said that Patterson, 21, first spotted Jayme while on the way home from work when he was stopped behind a school bus and watched Jayme get on the bus. Patterson told police he had no idea who Jayme […]

  • Border wall GoFundMe campaign to refund donations after missing goal

    A Florida veteran’s GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a border wall will be refunding money to its donors after falling short of the $1 billion goal. Brian Kolfage, 37, created the fundraiser titled “We The People Will Fund The Wall,” which had raised around $20 million as of Friday afternoon. Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran, has since created a 501(c) (4) nonprofit “We Build the Wall, Inc.,” and is asking people to send their donation to the new […]

  • Attention mac-and-cheese lovers! Costco is now selling a 27-pound bucket with a 20 year shelf life

    ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Calling all mac-and-cheese lovers! Costco has given you the greatest gift. The wholesale store is taking steps to make sure you never have to worry about running out of mac-and-cheese.  They are now selling the delicacy in a 27-pound tub, according to People. Costco Is Selling a 27-Lb. Bucket of Mac and Cheese with a 20-Year Shelf Life https://t.co/1qPu6flQiT — People (@people) January 11, 2019 The Chef’s Banquet Macaroni and Cheese Storage Bucket holds 180 servings of pasta favorite.  […]

  • ‘Rising star’ officer shot to death after responding to car crash

    DAVIS, Calif. – A Northern California police officer was shot and killed while responding to a multi-vehicle crash Thursday night in downtown Davis, according to police. Around 6:45 p.m., Officer Natalie Corona was investigating a three-car crash in the area of 5th and D streets when someone walked up and began shooting, according to Davis Police Chief Darren Pytel. The police department reports the 22-year-old officer was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center with serious injuries before she died. Several […]