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  • Police say missing Denver mother of 4 has been found

    DENVER (KDVR) — Denver police say the search for a woman who was last seen on Sunday at Terreno Macizo nightclub is over. Patricia Ramirez, 23, sent her mother text messages on Sunday saying, “Mom help some guys picked me up idk were am mom pls help me mom they want to take my phn away idk were am goin.. [sic].” Police said Tuesday afternoon that Ramirez was found with people who are known to her in the southwest metro […]

  • Day care worker fired after mom finds ‘I’m out of diapers’ written across son’s stomach

    SANIBEL, Fla. – A Florida day care has fired one of its employees after a mother says she was furious to find “Mom I’m out of diapers pls read my report” written in large letters across her toddler son’s stomach. The executive director of the Children’s Education Center of the Islands, Cindy Carter DeCosta, said in a statement that they are “aware of the incident at the school and we are terribly sorry for the distress it has caused the family […]

  • Man rescues 8-year-old girl during attempted kidnapping at North Carolina restaurant

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP)– A good Samaritan will enjoy free breakfast for a year after rescuing an 8-year-old girl from a potential kidnapper. Cody Byrd, a North Carolina A&T University graduate student studying computer science, is being praised as a hero after he stepped in when a man, Timothy Fry, allegedly tried to grab the girl at a Biscuitville restaurant in Greensboro. Police say Fry admitted to an officer that he intended to kidnap the girl and that he found her […]

  • ‘Pressured’ postal worker accused of putting undelivered mail in storage unit

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A postal service employee has pleaded guilty to charges that he kept mail in a Virginia Beach storage unit instead of delivering it.  He told authorities he was overwhelmed and couldn’t complete his deliveries. The investigation started May 29, 2019, after U.S. Post Office officials got a complaint about a postal service employee unloading mail into a public storage facility in Virginia Beach. A witness took pictures of the suspicious behavior, took a picture of the […]

  • 6-foot snake found hiding in couch in Kansas home

    ROSE HILL, Kan. (WDAF)— Police and emergency workers in south-central Kansas had to deal with an unusual find hidden in a couch: a 6-foot boa constrictor. The resident called 911 and reported finding the large snake hidden inside the living room couch.  The resident had been living in the duplex for four years and had never owned a snake, so police and firefighters aren’t sure how it got there. They’re asking anybody in the area who may be missing a […]

  • College baseball coach, his wife and daughter among 9 killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

    The longtime head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa was among those killed in the Calabasas helicopter crash that also claimed Kobe Bryant’s life Sunday, the school said. John Altobelli, 56, was aboard the aircraft with his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife Keri Altobelli, Orange Coast college confirmed. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant is also among the nine who died, sources confirmed to the Associated Press. Gianna and Alyssa were teammates at the Mamba Academy and were […]

  • Multiple people dead, 7 missing after massive fire at Alabama park

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – Emergency crews are at the scene of a fire at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro. Crews were called to the park around 12:30 a.m. Authorities told WHNT B-Dock was destroyed. Scottsboro Fire said multiple people were killed, with seven missing as of 6 a.m. Seven people were taken to the hospital in stable condition as well. 35 boats were destroyed. 17 agencies are on the scene, some with search and rescue boats. #BREAKING Heavy law enforcement […]

  • Fans, celebrities react to death of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a fiery helicopter crash along with four other people in Calabasas Sunday morning. The news sent shockwaves online, with fans, athletes and celebrities taking to Twitter to mourn the beloved 41-year-old basketball superstar. A large crowd also gathered outside Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn Bryant. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement responding to Bryant’s death, saying the basketball “will live forever in the heart of Los […]

  • Chiefs fan draws inspiration from ‘Toy Story’ movies for new ‘Andy’ Reid tattoo

    HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. (WDAF) – Coach Andy Reid has a permanent friend in one fan, who found inspiration in Disney-Pixar’s movie “Toy Story” to pay homage to the Chiefs head coach. Jesse Glidewell recently got Reid’s first name tattooed on the bottom of his foot. He first got the idea when the Chiefs beat the Houston Texans in the Divisional round of the playoffs. “I posted on Facebook if we go to the Super Bowl, I’m going to get this tattoo,” […]

  • ‘He has his whole life ahead of him’: Ohio mom pleads for kidney donor to save son’s life

    AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – An Ohio mother is pleading for a kidney donor to come forward to help save her son’s life. Eleven-year-old Skyler Gordon, of Akron, suffers from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a genetic kidney disease. “September of 2018 is when this all started. Skyler had suffered from migraines for years,” said Julianne Stadelman, the sixth grader’s mother. Skyler also had high blood pressure so they went to see his pediatrician. “When he had the blood work done, the doctor’s office […]

  • Chiefs fan’s Super Bowl memorabilia from 1970 now worth thousands

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (WDAF) – Half a century later, items from Super Bowl IV are becoming relevant again. As the Kansas City Chiefs make their way back to the big game this year, one man’s collection is now worth thousands of dollars. Lifelong Chiefs fan Jack Stasi saved tickets from the 1970 Super Bowl, where the Chiefs played the Minnesota Vikings at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, along with the original program and Kansas City Championship signs. “I had a […]

  • 49ers super fan attends every home game, travels to away games

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) – During the San Francisco 49ers’ journey to Super Bowl LIV, one fan was always there cheering in the stands of Levi’s Stadium. 49ers super fan Marlon Allen was not only at every home game for the past two seasons, he also traveled to 12 of the team’s 16 road games. Allen certainly stands out in a sea of gold and red. He’s part of a fan club called Spartan Niner Empire, so his go-to game […]

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