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  • Man allegedly threatened to shoot child at school because he got beat in Fortnite, police say

    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. — A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening to shoot an 11-year-old child, possibly at his school, after the boy beat him at the video game Fortnite. Michael Aliperti, 45, of Huntington, was arrested around 1:40 a.m. and faces charges of second-degree aggravated harassment and acting in a manner to injure a child, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The arrest was the result of Aliperti threatening to shoot a child after losing to the boy […]

  • California mother blames ‘extreme hazing’ for college student’s sudden death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif – Homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death of a University of California, Riverside student whose family claims he is the victim of extreme hazing. Tyler Hilliard, 20, was set to start his third year at the university next week. But the business major, who was pledging the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, died Sunday after an outing with his pledge class. “I couldn’t ask for a better kid,” his mom, Myeasha Kimble-Hilliard, told KTLA. “He had […]

  • Baby squirrels rescued after tails get tangled together

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Their bushy tails entangled in a knot, five juvenile Gray Squirrel siblings were saved by the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center this week. WHS officials say the squirrels were stuck in a “Gordian Knot” — their tails entangled with long-stemmed grasses and strips of plastic their mother used as nest material. Thankfully, someone found the animals and brought them to the rehabilitation center for help. According to WHS, when a good Samaritan brought the “ball” of […]

  • Roseanne says her character will die of opioid overdose on ‘The Conners’

    Roseanne Barr said her namesake character will be killed off during the upcoming spinoff ‘The Conners’ in the wake of the controversy surrounding Barr’s derogatory tweets. Barr said in an interview on Brandon Straka’s YouTube show Walk Away that her character will die of an overdose “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.” Barr called the decision  “cynical and horrible.” “She should have died as a hero or not at all,” Barr said in the interview. […]

  • Authorities in New York searching for person who dumped 7 dead pit bulls in trash bags

    NEW YORK — Seven dead pit bulls were dumped in garbage bags in a sump on Long Island, authorities in New York said. Now they are asking the public for help finding whomever did it. The grisly scene was discovered Wednesday at Dietz and South Franklin streets in Hempstead at the location of a New York State Department of Transportation sump, according to the Nassau SPCA. Inside the bags were four females, two males and a 3-month-old puppy. All were pit bulls. […]

  • 2-year-old girl dies after being struck by ice cream truck in Missouri

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. — Family members are grieving after an ice cream truck struck and killed a 2-year-old Missouri girl Sunday afternoon. The girl, identified as Felicity Noelle Karam, was among a group of adults and children in front of her home near the intersection of Rocky Mound Drive and Summer Rain Drive in Wentzville when the truck hit her, according to KTVI. Wentzville Police Officer Jacob Schmidt said Felicity stepped in front of the vehicle just as it began accelerating. CPR […]

  • Senior citizens take part in thrilling skydiving adventure

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A group of seniors crossed an item off their bucket lists after they jumped out of a plane, according to WXMI. Four women from the Sparta Senior Neighbors Center made the trip to Grand Haven Sky Diving Saturday afternoon to jump out of a plane.  The trip was planned by the center as an effort to incorporate more active outings into their residents’ lives. One of the women jumping Saturday was Vivian Lidermore. The 86-year-old is a […]

  • Video shows clumsy man drop gun in robbery attempt

    AURORA, Colo. — Police are investigating an attempted robbery at an E-Cig of Denver store in Aurora, according to KDVR. The clumsy would-be thief dropped the gun over the counter and quickly fled the store, and it was all caught on camera. In the video, the suspect walks up to the counter and pulls out what the owner and employee later identified as an Airsoft, or BB gun. As the footage continues, the suspect fumbles the gun and tries to […]

  • Former pilot’s nurse ends up being missing child he saved more than 50 years ago

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — More than 50 years ago, a pilot helped find two children who went missing in his neighborhood in central Pennsylvania. Just this month, a chance encounter brought that former pilot and one of those children back together, according to WNEP. “There’s a lot of help here that helped me all the way through,” said Vernon Bair. Two weeks ago, 85-year-old Vernon Bair came to The Williamsport Home for physical therapy. He was hoping to find relief for […]

  • Thirsty thief breaks into home for a bottle of water

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A man is facing felony charges after he was caught allegedly breaking down someone’s door to steal a water bottle, according to KFOR. Deputies arrested Derrick Dumas just after they say he broke into a home near Edmond, Oklahoma and stole the bottle. According to deputies, the homeowner woke up to a noise and discovered Dumas in front of the refrigerator with the door open. He told Dumas to “get the hell out” but Dumas replied that […]