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  • Missing 3-year-old was last seen playing in grandmother’s North Carolina backyard

    ERNUL, N.C. — A 3-year-old boy went missing from his grandmother’s backyard in Craven County, North Carolina on Tuesday, according to WCTI. Casey Lynn Hathaway was last seen at about 1 p.m. playing with two other kids in the backyard. Casey’s grandmother and others spent 45 minutes searching for the boy before calling 911, WCTI reports. More than 100 volunteers joined the search Tuesday night. “As it got darker, it was scary out there,” volunteer Donna Harris told WTVD.  “I […]

  • Former firefighter driving by horrific crash comes to aid of woman trapped in car

    CHICAGO  — The family of a woman badly hurt in a crash Thursday on an Illinois highway is thanking the good Samaritan who came to her rescue. Frank Visconti and a friend were heading to the hospital last week for blood work. They were southbound on I-294 near Willow Road, roughly 25 miles north of Chicago, when Visconti saw debris flying and traffic come to a halt just a few feet in front of them. As he drove by the horrific […]

  • Mom accused of trashing newborn at Amazon facility says she didn’t know she was pregnant

    PHOENIX – A “terribly sad” discovery in Arizona has led to the arrest of a woman for child abandonment. Samantha Vivier, 22, faces one count of unlawful disposal of human remains after she told police she gave birth in the bathroom of an Amazon warehouse she worked at in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reports. Per court records, a janitor at the facility came across the body of a newborn girl in a trash can on the evening of Jan. 16, with the […]

  • Superintendent charged with fraud for using own insurance to help ill student

    ELWOOD, Ind. – An Indiana school superintendent faces several charges after police say she sought medical treatment for a student using her son’s name. Charges against Casey Smitherman include official misconduct, insurance fraud, insurance application fraud and identity deception. According to court documents, a 15-year-old student didn’t come to school on Jan. 9 because he had a sore throat. Smitherman picked him up and took him to the med check in Elwood so a doctor could examine him. However, she […]

  • Broken lamp leads to California student jailed in Tokyo for nearly 9 months

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California college student has been jailed in Japan for almost nine months. Leah Smith says her son, Julian Adame, was doing some traveling after studying abroad when he never showed up to a planned trip to Thailand to visit a friend. That friend got worried but as it turns out, he was in jail in Tokyo. Smith has been pleading for help to free her son. “I’m losing it now at this point too,” Smith told KTXL. […]

  • Police post ‘creepy’ appeal to find woman who caught officer’s eye

    Berlin Police are searching for a woman. No, she’s not missing, she just caught the eye of one of the city’s officers. “Please contact me,” read an Instagram story posted to the police force’s official account. “You were at the U-Bhf Halleschen Tor [metro station] yesterday at 16:40 and asked our colleague for directions? Your smile has enchanted him. If that was you, please identify yourself in a DM. Our colleague can’t get you out of his head. He wore uniform. […]

  • Sweethearts candy will be missing from store shelves this Valentine’s Day

    BRYAN, Ohio — Hopeless romantics excited for the famous candy hearts with messages like “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me” will be heartbroken this Valentine’s Day. Sweethearts, a Valentine’s Day tradition since they first hit the market in 1901, will be missing from store shelves this year. “We look forward to announcing the Sweethearts relaunch for the 2020 Valentine season,” Spangler Chairman and CEO Kirk Vashaw said in a September 2018 company press release announcing the candy conglomerate had acquired the classic brand. […]

  • ‘You’re gonna crash’: Video shows terrifying moment Uber passenger grabs wheel

    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – An Uber driver’s dashcam recorded the terrifying moment his allegedly drunk passenger threatened to crash the car, wrestling for control of the steering wheel as they drove at high speed down a California highway, according to police. Driver Albert Castro told KTXL he has had a gun pulled on him by a passenger in a hurry and had to stop people from having sex in his backseat. But he never thought he’d have to struggle with […]

  • ‘Emergency search’ for 3-year-old who went missing from grandmother’s home in NC

    CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — An “emergency search” is currently underway for a 3-year-old North Carolina boy who reportedly went missing while playing in his grandmother’s yard on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Casey Lynn Hathaway was reported missing around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials believe the boy walked into the woods behind his grandmother’s home. Officials said the wooded area has several sinkholes, water sources and ditches. Temperatures in Craven County reached the mid-30s overnight Tuesday. Authorities said the boy’s […]

  • Cannabis company says CBS won’t air its Super Bowl ad

    States are increasingly legalizing marijuana, but the drug still isn’t mainstream enough to convince CBS to let a cannabis company run a Super Bowl ad in 2019. Acreage Holdings, a US-based cannabis firm that made a splash last year when it added former House Speaker John Boehner to its board, told CNN Business that CBS rejected its proposed 30-second commercial. George Allen, president of Acreage Holdings, said the ad focused on how medical marijuana has helped people cope with pain, […]

  • Hackers watch family through Nest security camera

    AUBURN, Wash. – If you have security cameras connected to the internet inside your home, you’re going to want to play close attention to this story. A Washington family says someone hacked their account and watched them for weeks inside their home; even yelling and cursing at their children. They only moved in three months ago, but Abby Laguidao and Conrado Casallo say they’re uncomfortable inside their home. The family installed security cameras, which are connected to the internet, and […]

  • L.A. Councilman travels to US-Mexico border to help migrants while they wait for asylum

    As thousands of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. remain in limbo in Tijuana, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo paid a visit to bring donations and other assistance this week. The councilman has been delivering humanitarian supplies to migrants, many of them from Central America, since hearing of the harsh realities facing those still trying to legally enter the country. KTLA‘s Elizabeth Espinosa joined him on his most recent trip. In the border city, it’s clear the government shutdown has […]