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  • 13-year-old plans suicide after ‘absolutely heartbreaking’ yearbook bullying

    BUCKLEY, Wash. – A Washington state mother said she was heartbroken after her 13-year-old son told her he wanted to kill himself after relentless bullying at school. His mom also told KCPQ that the boy’s classmates wrote hateful messages in his school yearbook, telling him he should commit suicide. The 7th-grader said he would usually try to arrive late to class to avoid his bullies – but last week’s incident was too much for him to handle, and he planned to take […]

  • Dancing gorilla shows off ‘Splashdance’ routine at Dallas Zoo

    DALLAS – A splashing gorilla’s sweet dance moves – captured on video at the Dallas Zoo – are prompting comparisons to “Flashdance.” He’s not a “Maniac,” though his dancing is being likened to that of Jennifer Beals’ character in the 1983 movie. He’s Zola, a 14-year-old Western lowland gorilla. The video shows him just playing in a plastic pool, but his moves piqued the interest of zookeepers. The Dallas Zoo posted a 30-second clip of Zola splashing and spinning around wildly on […]

  • Woman finds frog in restaurant salad, says she still feels sick a week later

    SAN DIMAS, Calif. – A California woman says she still feels sick after finding a frog in her salad while eating at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse in West Covina earlier this month. Shawna Cepeda was dining with her family and was about four bites into a salad when she noticed the food tasted a little bitter and started to stir it around, according to her June 13 review on Yelp. “I see something kind of rolled up. I was like, […]

  • Deputies shoot, kill California teen while trying to stop dog attack

    PALMDALE, Calif. – In what officials called an “extremely unfortunate incident,” California sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a teenage boy while trying to stop a charging dog. The deputies opened fire when a pit bull charged at them a second time early Thursday in the Southern California city of Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies initially responded to a noise complaint around 3:45 a.m., according to sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner. Authorities had been to the location, in a single-story apartment complex, four times […]

  • Missing boy who didn’t want to go to camp found on roof by TV news chopper

    HIALEAH, Fla. – The search for a missing 11-year-old Florida boy ended when a television news helicopter spotted him camped out on the roof of the family home Tuesday afternoon, according to WTVT. “My mom is embarrassed,” Angel Gort told the station. “I didn’t mean to cause any trouble, and I didn’t mean to waste any of the police officers’ time.” Angel, who says he has ADHD, told reporters he didn’t want to go to camp and got into a […]

  • Man ‘proposes’ to little girl after popping the question to her mom

    FISHERS, Ind. — A 5-year-old girl is stealing the spotlight from her just-engaged mother, thanks to her stepfather-to-be’s sweet, thoughtful proposal. When Grant Tribbett, of Westfield, Indiana and Cassandra Reschar started dating, she was already a single mom. Once Grant decided that it was time to propose, he asked one of Cassandra’s girlfriends to book a nail appointment for the mother and daughter. The Saturday after they got their nails done, Grant took them to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then, they went […]

  • Boys wear skirts in England heat wave to protest school’s ‘no shorts’ policy

    LONDON – As a record-breaking heat wave grips Britain, some teenage boys are protesting their school’s “no shorts” policy by donning skirts instead. Students at the Isca Academy in Exeter, England, turned up at school Thursday wearing skirts after their head teacher wouldn’t relax the dress code, which bans shorts. The teenagers argued it was just too hot to wear trousers as temperatures soared to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (nearly 27 C). Local news site Devon Live captured the scene outside […]

  • Fashion blogger, model dies after freak whipped cream accident

    PARIS, France – French authorities are probing the death of a popular fashion blogger who was killed after a whipped cream dispenser exploded. Rebecca Burger was a fitness, travel and fashion enthusiast with more than 162,000 followers on Instagram. She was known for posting photos on social media and sharing tips on food and fitness. Burger also competed in beauty competitions across the globe. The  BBC, citing French media, reported that Burger died over the weekend after a whipped cream dispenser […]

  • Chimpanzee dies after falling from branch during fight at Kansas City Zoo

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A violent exchange in a chimpanzee exhibit left an animal dead and the Kansas City Zoo staff mourning his loss, according to WDAF. Zoo regular Harold Miller said he’s spent many mornings walked to the three-acre chimpanzee exhibit. He didn’t realize Wednesday morning he was about to watch Bahati, a chimpanzee, fall about 40 feet to his death. “I heard the chimps making a racket even before I got near to the enclosure,” Miller said. “It […]

  • ‘He didn’t really have a face when he got up’: Dog mauls 2 kids sitting in minivan

    LANCASTER, Pa. — Two children are in the hospital after a dog attacked them on a residential street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Police said a 5-year-old pit bull terrier broke through a fence, got inside a minivan, and attacked the kids in their car seats. Neighbors told WPMT they rushed out to help after the dog started attacking the 2-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. Tom Grab, CEO of Ingrain Construction, tried to help the children’s mother pull the animal off. “You just snap […]

  • Mom shocked after breaking 50-year-old family history of girl babies

    COLUMBUS, Ga. – A mother-to-be in Georgia decided to keep the sex of her baby a surprise, but she had no idea just how shocked she’d be. For Dara Crouch, a 50-year family history of all girls made her certain that she, too, would be giving birth to a girl. “I just knew I was having a girl,” Crouch, 29, told TODAY. But when the day arrived, and out came a baby boy after four hours in labor, her mouth dropped and her eyes […]

  • Oklahoma couple’s ‘noodling’ gender reveal video goes viral

    MANNFORD, Okla. – An Oklahoma couple’s very unique gender reveal video is going viral. The art of noodling is ingrained in Oklahoma’s culture, and Shelby and Colt Moore decided to use that form of art to reveal the gender of their baby. Video of the reveal shows Colt going under the water and grabbing a flathead catfish. When he surfaces, the catfish has a pink tag in its mouth. The couple’s friends and family then scream with joy. “It’s a girl!!! […]