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  • Husband shoots suspected robber in the head after finding wife held at gunpoint

    HOUSTON — Houston police are investigating after a husband shot one of two burglars accused of robbing his wife and forcing their way inside of the couple’s home Tuesday night. Officers responded to a shooting call in the 4300 block of South Acres around 10:30 p.m. after two men approached a woman in her driveway and stole her purse before forcing her to take them inside her home, according to Houston Police Dept. officials. The burglars were not aware that the […]

  • Teen with peanut allergy dies after unknowingly eating peanut butter Chips Ahoy cookie

    WESTON, Fla. — A Florida teen who had a peanut allergy died after unknowingly eating a cookie with peanut butter, and the teen’s mom says Chips Ahoy’s packaging is to blame. Kellie Traver-Stafford posted on Facebook Thursday that her daughter, Alexi, was at a friend’s home in June when she ate the cookie. Traver-Stafford wrote, “There was an open package of Chips Ahoy cookies, the top flap of the package was pulled back and the packaging was too similar to […]

  • Police arrest Missouri mother accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri woman now faces child abuse charges after allegedly letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter. Azzie Watson, 25, has been charged with three counts of child abuse and one count of child endangerment in Jackson County. On June 29, Kansas City police were called to a metro hospital in regard to a reported rape. Officers were given a recording that Independence police had obtained and, according to court documents, was made by Waston’s boyfriend. In […]

  • New Jersey parents charged with murder after crying baby dies while in ‘timeout’

    NEW JERSEY — When their 4-month-old son wouldn’t stop crying, a New Jersey couple covered him with a comforter and went out for a smoke – only to later find that their baby had stopped breathing, prosecutors said Tuesday. William Herring, 42, and Brianna Brochhausen, 22, were living at the Hilltop Motel in Springfield Township when they allegedly killed their son, Hunter, on Valentine’s Day. They decided Hunter needed a “timeout” because he would not stop crying. They put him on […]

  • Dust devil spins its way onto Missouri baseball field

    OAK GROVE, Mo. – A Missouri baseball team may have to change its name after a dust devil spun its way onto their field. Heather Bunting’s 10-year-old son, Adin, had just finished playing in the championship game of a tournament at Webb Park in Oak Grove Sunday afternoon when the dust devil spun up. “We had just gotten done taking pictures of the boys with their parents and trophies, and all of a sudden, my son said, ‘coach, look over […]

  • Police: Texas houseguest bit off part of woman’s nose, swallowed it

    CONROE, Texas – A Texas woman is accused of biting off a large chunk of another woman’s nose and swallowing it, according to KIAH. “I’m 28 years old. I don’t have a nose anymore,” said the victim, identified as “Tatiana,” who spoke with KTRK. Cops say Jessica Collins, 41, tagged along with Tatiana and her neighbor to a bar Wednesday, but when they got back to the house, Collins demanded alcohol and cigarettes. Tatiana hadn’t met Collins – who was […]

  • Man who walked hours to get to work gets surprise of a lifetime

    Car trouble didn’t stop Walter Carr from getting to his first day of work with a moving company Sunday, even if he did have to walk nearly 20 miles in the dark. No longer: Carr was rewarded with his boss’ car after making a lasting impression on his first clients. After his 2003 Nissan Altima broke down Saturday and “backup rides fell through,” Carr set out from Homewood, Ala., at midnight en route to a home in Pelham, expecting the […]

  • Model breastfeeds while walking runway

    A model taking part in a Sports Illustrated swimwear fashion show stole the spotlight with one of the most unusual runway walks ever. Mara Martin strutted during Miami Swim Week while breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter, reports People. In a video clip, you can hear the audience cheering when they realize what’s happening. (The baby is wearing protective ear muffs.) “I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day,” wrote Martin […]

  • ‘Her face was completely covered with bees’: Woman critically injured after being stung ‘hundreds of times’

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – A California woman was critically injured after being stung “hundreds of times” by a swarm of bees in Lake Forest Monday morning, and three others – including two firefighters – were also injured, officials said. The incident occurred about 10:25 a.m. when firefighters responded to a report of a bee sting in the 23000 block of Buckland Lane, the Orange County Fire Authority tweeted. “Units arrived on scene and they found her basically completely covered with […]

  • Woman who survived 7 days after SUV tumbled down 200-foot cliff shares story

    BIG SUR, Calif. – An Oregon woman who disappeared a week earlier was found alive at the bottom of an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California, where she survived in the wreckage of her SUV by using her radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby creek, authorities said Saturday. Angela Hernandez, 22, of Portland, lost control of her vehicle and plunged 200-250 feet down a cliff, leaving the Jeep partially submerged in the ocean, said John Thornburg, public information […]