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  • ‘Very tough’ 11-year-old grabs machete and slashes home invader, officials say

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — A machete-wielding 11-year-old thwarted a home invader in North Carolina Friday morning, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Jataveon Dashawn Hall, 19, of Monroe, will be charged with breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, interfering with emergency communications, and assault on a child under 12 when he is released from the hospital. The break-in happened around 11 a.m., according to the sheriffs office. A woman knocked on the door of a home […]

  • Colorado woman says valuable stamp was stolen during appraisal

    PARKER, Colo. — A Colorado womans says a stamp that may be worth thousands of dollars was stolen while she was getting it appraised. Jennifer Hall said the George Washington 2-cent stamp was handed down to her as part of a family heirloom collection. She said she learned the stamp was more than 80 years old and that similar stamps were valued at more than $65,000 online. “I got really excited,” Hall said. Not knowing much about stamp collecting, Hall […]

  • Alligator rips chunk off Louisiana deputies’ patrol car

    CADDO PARISH, La. – Louisiana deputies managed only to snap a photo of a hulking alligator that took a chunk out of their vehicle. The rogue reptile evaded arrest while Caddo Parish deputies waited for wildlife removal experts, but not before apparently tearing the grill off the front of the deputies’ white Chevy. Deputies found the 8-foot-long gator in the middle of Hwy. 1, the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook Monday. “Took a bite out of crime, did he??” joked […]

  • A veteran died in police custody. His body was returned to his family with some organs missing

    NEW YORK – Two days before he died, Everett Palmer Jr. called his brother, Dwayne, to tell him he was on his way from Delaware to New York to visit him and their sick mother. But first, he said, he wanted to resolve an outstanding DUI warrant from an incident in 2016 in Pennsylvania to make sure his license was valid for the drive to see his family. The phone call was the last time the family would hear from […]

  • Florida man claimed cocaine on his nose ‘was not his,’ deputies say

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man tried to avoid arrest by telling deputies that the cocaine allegedly found on his nose “was not his,” according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. During a recent traffic stop, deputies noticed that the passenger, 20-year-old Fabricio Tueros Jimenez, had white powder around his nostrils, according to a news release. A field test came back positive for cocaine. Jimenez had a small bag of powder cocaine “concealed on him,” deputies said, and a […]

  • High school senior graduates at hospital bedside of dying mother

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — Mayerline Obando’s mother, Carla Perez, didn’t know if she’d live long enough to witness her daughter graduate high school. So Asheboro High School brought the graduation to her bedside at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill Wednesday — two days ahead of the scheduled graduation. Asheboro High Principal Dr. Penny Crooks delivered a speech and diploma. “Very special, I’m so excited, a special moment,” Obando said. It was one of her last moments with her […]

  • Tourist’s first guess unlocks safe that baffled experts for 40 years

    VERMILION, Alberta – Over the years, the small Vermilion Heritage Museum in Alberta, Canada, tried everything in its power to unlock an old safe tucked away in its basement. The museum hired blacksmiths, called the manufacturer, contacted former employees and challenged guests to play around with the safe — but nobody had any success. Until last month, when a visitor to Vermilion cracked the code on his first try, much to the astonishment of everyone present. Stephen Mills, from Fort […]

  • Good Samaritans rescue toddler after father threatens to harm child, self

    OSWEGO, Ill. — Two good Samaritans stepped in to stop an Illinois man who was threatening to harm himself and his child Tuesday afternoon. John Farenzena and Richard Cameron were working in Oswego in the 100 block of Oaklawn Avenue around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday when they heard a woman screaming, “Save my baby.” Police said 28-year-old Dylan Traynor was trying to leave his home with his toddler and was threatening to harm himself and the child. Cameron said he saw […]

  • Mother arrested for locking young children in room alone to go to bar

    CLEVELAND – Police body camera footage shows a heart-wrenching scene inside a Cleveland home after police got a call who could hear non-stop crying coming from multiple children. Their mother, Liz Yomaris Torres Rivera, faces charges for child endangering. The video, obtained by sister station WJW, shows responding officers kick in the front door and look around, with no immediate sign of children. They keep investigating, hear crying inside the apartment and eventually find three children, ages 2,3 and 5, locked in […]

  • Woman ‘floored’ after watching Goodwill employee trash her donations

    YUKON, Okla. – Cindy Stanbrough thought she was doing something that could help her community. On Sunday, she brought bags of clothing to an Oklahoma Goodwill store, thinking those donations might benefit people in need. “I know that there was a lot of infant clothes and toddler clothes that I had available, and kids go through that so fast,” she told KFOR. “There are a lot of people who really needed this stuff, and not thinking in hindsight there was […]

  • Johnsonville recalls 95K pounds of sausage over contamination fears

    WASHINGTON – Johnsonville is recalling roughly 95,393 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausages that may contain a foreign ingredient – hard green plastic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday. The meat products under recall were produced and packaged on March 12 and 13, 2019. The 14-ounce vacuum packages have a “best by” date of 06/09/2019, and “EST.34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The company announced the recall after a […]

  • Baby who survived multiple days in motel room with dead parents is breathing on her own

    WHITEHALL, Mich. — A baby found in a Michigan motel room with her deceased parents on Friday is now breathing on her own. Relatives told WXMI Monday that the breathing tube for the little girl named Skylah was taken out. They also say they’re waiting to see if her kidneys will recover on their own. Skylah, who was extremely dehydrated, was flown to Devos Children’s Hospital in critical condition on Friday, after the adults she was with were both found deceased at the […]

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