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  • Transplant recipient pays Valentine’s visit to mom who donated son’s heart

    BOCA RATON,  Fla. — “I really can feel it,” Donna Kent said with a huge smile on her face, as she touched the chest of 58-year-old Sean Moynihan.  Moynihan, a retired EMT from New Jersey, drove all the way to Florida to meet the mom who donated her late son’s heart last August. Moynihan’s wife Jill was apologizing when she hugged Kent, who had donated all of the vital organs of her son, Sandor Szabo, to four needy recipients in New […]

  • Ohio deputy ‘set on fire’ while serving warrant on suspect

    ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio deputy is being treated for severe burns after being set on fire while attempting to serve felony warrants on a suspect, deputies told WJW. The deputy, who has not been identified, was serving a warrant on Thursday evening when the suspect tossed a container of flammable liquid on him and set him on fire, Portage County Sheriff David Doak said in a news release. The deputy suffered severe burns, Doak said. He was given first aid while […]

  • Woman’s stolen purse had deaf son’s cochlear implants inside

    NORMAN, Okla. – A Norman burglary leaves one mother pleading for what was inside of her stolen purse – her son’s cochlear implants.  “Let’s be honest. They’re probably in a dumpster somewhere,” mom Kimberly Blodgett told KFOR. Her 3-year- old son Albie’s cochlear implants were stolen Monday morning. She said while Albie is completely deaf, he lights up with his implants. “If you see him and you put those on him you can tell a huge difference,” Blodgett sad. Blodgett […]

  • Dog found tied to a pole and set on fire has died

    RICHMOND, Va. – Tommie – the dog found tied to a pole and set on fire Sunday in Richmond – has died. “He had just finished having his bandages changed and stopped breathing; his body simply gave out,” Richmond Animal Care and Control posted on Facebook on Friday morning. “Tommie was pain free and surrounded by people that loved him when he passed. Needless to say, we are all devastated and angry and sad and terribly disappointed.” The search continued […]

  • Memphis man believes serial killer’s sketch shows his murdered mother

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man believes his mother was one of dozens of women murdered by a serial killer decades ago after seeing a sketch on social media this week that bears a striking resemblance to her. Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders, and drew sketches for investigators of some of his victims who have never been identified. After seeing one of those sketches, Anthony Jones says he believes the woman pictured is his mother, according to WREG. The last […]

  • Fired Netflix worker’s threat of being armed and ‘ready to take action’ prompts lockdown

    LOS ANGELES – A Netflix employee who had been recently fired called in a threat to a former coworker, saying he had a gun and was on the company’s Hollywood studio lot, prompting a lockdown affecting Netflix and KTLA on Thursday, according to lot security. The suspect, who was taken into custody, was never actually on the lot, according to  Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. No gun was found when the person was taken into custody, Im said. Netflix […]

  • Human bones found at Colorado construction site may be 1,000 years old

    AURORA, Colo. – Human bones found at a Colorado construction site Wednesday could date back 1,000 years, according to Aurora Police Dept. officials. APD’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit, the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office and the State of Colorado Archaeologist said the bones are “most likely over one hundred, if not one thousand years old.” Authorities believe the bones belonged to a man of Native American descent. A construction crew found the bones while excavating in the area of East Smoky […]

  • Three boys buy Valentine’s Day flowers for every girl, woman at middle school

    OLATHE, Kan. – Three Kansas middle school students made sure every girl and woman at their school received a special valentine on Thursday. According to KMBC, three boys – eighth-grader Tristan Valentine, seventh-grader Kyan Rice, and sixth-grader Lincoln Holmes – used their own money to purchase flowers for all 270 girls and 70 female staff members at their middle school.  They reportedly spent hundreds of dollars. The boys allegedly arrived to school early Thursday with buckets of carnations. They stood […]

  • Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Experts are warning that a deadly disease affecting deer in 24 states and two Canadian provinces could spread to humans. Last week, experts from the University of Minnesota told lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol about the dangers of chronic wasting disease, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. While there have not been cases of the disease reported in humans, Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University […]

  • Bear spotted hanging off dump truck on North Carolina highway

    BERTIE COUNTY, NC. – A bear was spotted hanging off a dump truck on a North Carolina highway Wednesday. The truck driver had no idea the bear was in the back of his truck as he headed to a landfill in Bertie County, according to WTKR. The bear had apparently been in the back of his truck since his last pick up in Dare County. Deputies told the dump truck driver to keep driving toward the landfill and let the […]

  • Chuck E. Cheese denies ‘conspiracy theory’ that it serves customers recycled pizza

    Chuck E. Cheese is denying a conspiracy theory that it recycles its pizza to customers. A viral video posted Monday claims the restaurant collects uneaten slices and puts them together as a new pizza. The video was posted by Shane Dawson, who has over 20 million YouTube subscribers. The video shows photos of pizzas with different sized slices. It has more than 17 million views so far. memories ❤️🍕 — Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) February 12, 2019 The company released […]

  • Recognize this shoe? Its owner is missing a foot

    Canadian police say they’re not alarmed by a human foot on a British Columbia beach—at least the 15th discovered since 2007. The left foot washed ashore in West Vancouver in September, though the BC Coroners Service is just now looking for help identifying its owner. “Typically … we would work with any of the available information that we would find at a scene to help determine the identity, but, in this case, we’ve exhausted those options,” spokesman Andy Watson tells […]

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