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  • Teen mother graduates high school with $1M in scholarship offers, top honors

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis high school student has received more than $1 million in scholarship offers from at least 25 colleges. Now the young mother is sharing how she managed to graduate with honors. Trezevant High School posted a picture on Facebook congratulating Lamyrical Harris on her achievements: BREAKING NEWS! We have our first MILLION DOLLAR SCHOLAR in Trezevant history. Our valedictorian, Lamyrical Harris, has been offered a total of $1,244,298 in ACADEMIC scholarships, making her our first to receive […]

  • Man fired by own father after urinating on child’s memorial

    A New Jersey man who was filmed grinning as he urinated on a memorial to a dead child has been fired by his boss—who happens to be his father. Bryan Bellace, 23, was wearing a shirt with the Bruce Bellace Plumbing and Heating logo as he peed on the memorial to 9-year-old Christian Clopp in a Mays Landing playground after placing a beer can on the ground. “I had to remove him from employment,” Bruce Bellace tells the Press of Atlantic […]

  • Healthy dog euthanized, buried with dead owner in accordance with the woman’s will

    RICHMOND, Va. – Over the protests of shelter workers, a healthy dog was euthanized so she could be buried with her dead owner in accordance with the Virginia woman’s will, according to WWBT. The Shih Tzu named Emma was temporarily placed at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter, where staff members tried for two weeks to talk the executor of the will out of putting the dog down. Carrie Jones, a manager at Chesterfield Animal Services, told WWBT that Emma would have been easy to […]

  • Man claims he was making essential oils, not meth in Virginia Beach home

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Abraham Haines admits he’s grown mushrooms and pot before, but he told WTKR his arrest Monday for allegedly manufacturing meth is all a mistake. “Someone texted me on my phone looking for pot. They said they heard about me through a mutual friend,” said Haines from inside the Virginia Beach Jail. When he went to get money out, he says he and a friend were stopped by police and handcuffed. “They said they have been following […]

  • Figure skater accuses partner of abusing her for years

    A former pairs partner of a figure skater who killed himself in January says he sexually abused her for years—and she wasn’t the only one. Bridget Namiotka partnered with John Coughlin from 2004 to 2007, starting when she was 14 and he was 18, USA Today reports. “I’m sorry but john hurt at least 10 people including me. He sexually abused me for 2 years. Nobody innocent hangs themself,” Namiotka, 29, wrote in a Facebook post Sunday. “Grooming happens. It happened to me and he hurt […]

  • Memphis student named valedictorian while homeless, earns $3M in scholarships

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A teenager in Memphis, Tennessee, exceeded the goals he set for himself – and then some. Tupac Mosley, 17, a Raleigh Egypt High School graduate was not only named valedictorian, but he told WHBQ he received about 50 scholarships for more than $3 million.  He said he was accepted into more than 40 colleges.  Mosley reportedly chose Tennessee State University where he will major in electrical engineering. Mosley said his goal was to receive $1 million in college […]

  • Another whale found dead with stomach full of plastic

    SICILY, Italy – Environmental campaigners are raising the alarm after a sperm whale was found dead on an Italian beach with plastic in its stomach. Greenpeace Italia said the carcass of the young animal — estimated to be 7 years old — washed up Friday on the beach at Cefalu, a popular tourist destination in Sicily. Grim images posted on the group’s Facebook page show the whale lying on the beach, its stomach full of plastic bags and other plastic objects. […]

  • Exotic animals startle Pennsylvania firefighters: ‘Snakes all over’

    TAMAQUA, Pa.  – Firefighters weren’t prepared for what they saw inside a Pennsylvania home that caught fire Sunday night. The house was packed with exotic pets, according to Schuylkill County fire officials, and neighbors say the owners and their pets have that neighborhood feeling uneasy. Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, crews responded to a fire in the basement that started when a heat lamp in an animal cage caused wood shavings to catch on fire. People who live in this […]

  • Chick-fil-A is testing spicy chicken strips as chain looks to expand menu

    Chick-fil-A is turning up the heat and testing spicy chicken strips at select restaurants in Texas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Spicy Chick-n-Strips essentially combine the chain’s original chicken strips with the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. “You’re going to see Chick-fil-A do more with spicy,” Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chick-fil-A’s menu, recently told Business Insider. Norris said the spicy new strips are selling well. “We only see it growing — just looking at just what we sell […]

  • After trying to use stick to defend home from intruder, Washington man turns to his gun

    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. – A Washington man was forced to defend himself Friday when a homeless intruder broke into his home. Police said the suspect trespassed onto the property and refused to leave after being asked by the homeowner. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said when the intruder didn’t leave, he started to come through the backdoor and attack the homeowner. Detectives said the homeowner did his best to fend off the burglary suspect in his kitchen using a piece of […]

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