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  • Community Says Goodbye To 11-Year-Old Girl With Harry Potter-Themed Funeral

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Ryana Alexis Nix lost her fight with leukemia last week, so family, friends, and complete strangers came together to say goodbye to the 11-year-old in a magical way. To pay tribute to Ryana’s love of Harry Potter, her mom Kayla Beatty and the staff at the Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home discussed a Harry Potter theme for her funeral. Her family told WXIN she read every book. Dozens of fans who do not even know the family came […]

  • Pit Bull Stops Armed Robbery After Victim’s Friends Turn Dog Loose On Suspect

    CHICAGO — A pit bull went after and helped capture a suspected armed robber in Chicago last week, authorities say. Prosecutors said Marshon Hannah, 18, pulled a gun on a man in a gated property on the 4900 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last Friday. According to the Chicago Tribune, Hannah displayed a .38-caliber Colt revolver and made the victim turn over his belongings and a set of keys. Friends of the homeowner said they […]

  • Japanese Toddler Lost For 3 Nights In The Woods Is Found Alive

    YASHIRO ISLAND, Japan – Most toddlers celebrate turning 2 with cake and presents. Yoshiki Fujimoto spent his birthday lost on a Japanese mountain, the subject of a frantic three-day search after he disappeared while with his grandfather. The South China Morning Post reports on the “miracle” of a volunteer finding Yoshiki on Wednesday, perched with no shoes on a rock in the middle of a stream on Yashiro Island, almost 72 hours after he was reported missing. The Asahi Shimbun notes the boy had […]

  • Drake Visits 11-Year-Old Heart Transplant Patient After She Posts ‘KiKi Challenge’ Video

    CHICAGO – One young Drake fan’s birthday wish came true this weekend after a video she posted gained popularity. Sofia Sanchez, a patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, got a surprise visit from the artist after a video she posted of her doing the “KiKi Challenge” was shared on social media, according to WGN. Meeting Drake was just one of Sofia’s birthday wishes. She’s waiting for a heart transplant, so she hopes to get a new heart soon. Drake […]

  • Colorado Suspect Says He Killed Wife After He Saw Her Strangling Daughter, Affidavit Says

    GREELEY, Colo. — In an arrest affidavit, Christoper Watts claims that he caught his wife, Shanann Watts, strangling one of their daughters to death before he strangled her in “a rage,” according to KDVR. The document says Christopher Watts was “actively involved” in an affair with a co-worker which he admitted to after initially denying the affair, according to prosecutors. According to the document, Shanann Watts arrived home from a work trip at 2 a.m. Christopher Watts said that he […]

  • Teen’s Step-Father And Their Pastor Allegedly Raped Her Over Course Of A Year, Threatened Her With Voodoo Rituals

    LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Two men, including a pastor, are accused of raping a teenage girl for a year and then threatening her with voodoo if she told anyone. The Miami Herald reported that Avo Roker, 32, and Ricardo Strachan, 40, face various charges in the case. Authorities said Roker introduced the victim, his step-daughter, to Strachan at church and they both allegedly had sex with her multiple times for about a year. Strachan used to preach at the Prophetic Worshippers […]

  • GOP House Candidate: I Was Abducted By Aliens

    The Miami Herald over the weekend made its endorsements in a local congressional race, an otherwise routine development that is making headlines for an odd reason: The candidate endorsed by the newspaper in the Republican primary not only believes in aliens, she claims to have been abducted by them, reports Newsweek. The Herald does not try to dodge the issue in backing Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera for the 27th District. “We realize that Rodriguez Aguilera is an unusual candidate,” the editors write. “Last year, she told […]

  • Netflix Testing Commercials, Insists They Are Not Commercials (And How To Opt Out)

    Netflix wants you to believe a commercial is not a commercial. The popular streaming service recently started testing video promotions between episodes and movies. A company spokesperson also pushed back on the term “commercials,” and insisted the “personalized recommendations” are for other shows and movies on Netflix. Some Reddit users, who were apparently part of the test, said they were unable to skip the video promos. Other users said they did see a “skip” button.” In a statement to CNN, Netflix […]

  • Colorado Baby Born At 18:18 On 8-18-18

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A girl born in northern Colorado over the weekend has a pretty special birthday. Luciana Castillo was born Aug. 18, 2018. “She was two days late, actually,” her mother Erika Crespin told KDVR. Lucy must have been waiting specifically for the 18. The date she was born, 8-18-18, is a palindrome, meaning it is the same forward as it is backward. “When we were getting ready to push I was like ‘At least she’ll be born on […]

  • Video Shows Man Stealing Police Cruiser, Leading Ohio Officers On Chase

    LORAIN, Ohio – A man stole a police cruiser and led officers on a high-speed chase through Lorain, Ohio, Friday afternoon, authorities said. It happened during a prisoner transfer between Lorain police and the Lorain Sheriff’s Office, according to Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth. The suspect got into the cruiser and took off. The pursuit went west on OH-113 through Birmingham and Milan, north on US-250 towards Sandusky and then north on OH-13 towards Huron. Huron police set up spike […]

  • Dramatic Dash Cam Video Shows Moment Deputy Saves Little Girl From Hot Car

    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Video footage shows a police officer in Florida saving a young girl who had been trapped inside a hot car for 12 hours. Video from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office shows the deputy rescuing the girl on June 17. Officials said the girl was left in the car when her mother, 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller, drove to a liquor store with three children, returned home but left the 3-year-old in the car. Deputy Bill Dunn initially thought […]

  • Firefighters Rescue 14-Year-Old Husky From Pennsylvania Sinkhole

    OLD FORGE, Pa. – Emergency crews rescued a dog after the senior pup tumbled into a sinkhole in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, Thursday. Tom Borthwick, of Old Forge, said he was surprised to see the hole that had opened up on his family’s property, and even more surprised when he got close to the edge and saw his son’s dog at the bottom. “I saw a hole in the yard and I thought, ‘What’s that?’ I walked over and saw that my […]