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  • This baby born in Maine on 9/19/19 at 9:19 a.m. measured 19 inches long

    LEWISTON, Maine — A baby born in Maine on Sept. 19, 2019, came into the world at exactly 9:19 a.m., WMTW reports. Madison Smithgall was born at Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center. “The doctor asked one of the nurses, ‘Hey, what time is it?’ And they were like it’s 9:18 right now and then her head ended up popping out just before it was 9:20 so it was 9:19 in the morning right when she came out,” dad Andrew Smithgall told […]

  • New York widow robbed of thousands she saved for late husband’s gravestone

    NEW YORK CITY — Police are looking for a man accused of attacking and robbing a woman in her Manhattan apartment, stealing thousands she had saved up to buy a headstone for her late husband’s grave. Just before noon Saturday, Maximina Osorio was arriving home at her apartment, when the unidentified man grabbed her from behind after she unlocked her door, police said. Police identified Osorio as being 89 years old, but she later told WPIX she is 88. Authorities […]

  • Man moves into a shelter dog’s room in Kansas in hopes of getting her adopted

    MERRIAM, Kan. — A Kansas man determined to get a shelter dog a new home decided to decorate her room and move in with her. Queen is a 3-year-old terrier mix currently available for adoption at Great Plains SPCA in Merriam, Kansas. Although Queen is in good hands with shelter staff, she has been getting a bit lonely not having a home of her own. That’s where Scott Poore came in. Poore has dedicated his life to helping homeless animals through […]

  • SUV plows through Illinois mall as shoppers scatter, driver in custody

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Police took a driver into custody after an SUV smashed its way through a suburban Illinois mall Friday afternoon, sending panicked shoppers running for safety and leaving a gaping hole in the doors of a Sears store. Police rushed to the Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg around 2:30 p.m. after witnesses said a black SUV drove through Sears, striking several kiosks. The incident took place on the lower level of the mall. A video posted to Twitter shows a black SUV driving […]

  • Washington mom furious after discovering school’s plan to put desk for son with autism in bathroom

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A woman is furious with the Bellingham School District because of how she says they treated her son. Danielle Goodwyn says her 11-year-old son Lucas has special needs and requires a quiet learning environment.  She says she received a shock this week when she went into her son’s classroom at Whatcom Middle School. “The teacher informed us that he would be studying in the bathroom,” she told KCPQ. In a photo that Goodwyn took, a desk is seen sitting […]

  • Colorado woman picks up injured bobcat, puts it in car next to her child

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A woman in Colorado Springs picked up an injured bobcat and put it in her car on Thursday morning, according to KDVR. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say the woman placed the mortally wounded wild cat in the backseat of her car – where her child was seated. Wildlife officials removed the bobcat from the woman’s car. They say it was too injured to react to being picked up and placed in the car. Now CPW […]

  • Church pastor to air conditioning thieves: ‘It’s hot where you’re going’

    AKRON, Ohio – Someone stole the air conditioning unit from Akron Alliance Fellowship Church about three weeks ago, according to Pastor Gus Brown. It was a loss of $3,500 for the church that sits on Diagonal Road in Akron. “It was a brand new unit that we had just put in. We hadn’t even made the first payment on it yet, it had only been in a few days,” Brown told WJW. The church immediately called Akron police. “They cut […]

  • Dog the Bounty Hunter says he ‘had a broken heart’ in first interview after health scare

    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is opening up for the first time after a health scare sent him to the hospital. Chapman was hospitalized Monday for what was described at the time as a heart emergency. He spoke Wednesday with Denver station KDVR, saying his chest pain has lessened since the incident. “It feels much better now. And I’m going through some psychological things right now too, so that doesn’t help,” Chapman said. “I think, basically, […]

  • Nebraska Humane Society rescues terribly matted dog found in plastic storage bin

    OMAHA, Neb. – When a dog named Ellie Mae was brought to the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha, she was a pile of matted fur. She couldn’t walk and had to be brought in for help in a plastic storage bin. She was found in the home of her owner, who had died, by those sent to clean up the house, WOWT reported. In a post on Facebook, the Humane Society called it the “worst that we’ve ever seen.” The Animal Medical […]

  • Infant dies after mother allegedly rubbed heroin on her gums to ‘help her sleep’

    BANGOR, Maine – A 33-year-old Maine woman arrested Tuesday in the death of her 1-year-old daughter is accused of rubbing heroin residue on the girl’s gums to help her sleep, court documents say. Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and drug possession, the Bangor Daily News reports. Her daughter Jordynn was found unresponsive at home in October, 2018 and was pronounced dead at an area hospital, WCSH reports. The Maine […]

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