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  • Thousands are rallying around a man named ‘Brad’ and his wife

    CORYDON, Indiana — If you’ve been on social media over the past few days, there’s a good chance you’ve seen something about a guy named “Brad” and people wanting justice for his wife. The Indiana man named Bradley Reid Byrd posted to the Cracker Barrel Facebook page asking: “Why did you fire my wife?” He went on to say that she worked for the restaurant chain for 11 years and was fired on his birthday. Comedian Amiri King brought the […]

  • ‘Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls’: Jewelry store criticized for controversial billboard

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Owners of a North Carolina jewelry store are apologizing for a controversial billboard that some people believe encourages domestic violence, WLOS reports. The billboard reads, “Sometimes, it’s ok to throw rocks at girls…” .@SpicerGreene is this supposed to be humorous because you think violence against women is funny? do better. be better. #notbuyingit pic.twitter.com/gtc5HpIqp2 — kim kelley (@mskimkelley) March 23, 2017 The owners of Spicer Green Jewelers in Asheville took to Facebook Thursday afternoon to issue an […]

  • Video shows mother pulling gun on would-be robber to protect kids

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. “All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something,” she told WPLG. That’s when the woman’s motherly instincts kicked in and she grabbed the shotgun from her bedroom. […]

  • WWII veteran wins lottery on his 94th birthday

    SOUTH BRANCH, Mich. – Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition — he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the World War II vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” Smolinski said in a statement. “It’s turned […]

  • Video shows ‘hero’ Wisconsin student save choking classmate’s life

    LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Wisconsin freshman is being hailed a hero after he sprung into action and saved his choking classmate. Ian Brown was eating lunch with his friends Wednesday at Central High School when his friend started coughing and motioning that he was choking. Central school nurse Kim Mahlum told police that several of the teens at the table thought the student was joking. When Brown noticed that the victim’s face and neck began changing color, he realized the […]

  • ‘Hey Siri, 108’: Police warn of prank circulating on social media

    Among Siri’s various skills is one designed to save lives – but police are now warning of pranksters trying to trick people into activating it. Saying “Hey Siri, 108” will prompt Siri to contact emergency services. The number 108 is India’s equivalent of 911 in the United States, but Siri will contact the local emergency dispatch based on the iPhone’s location. Tweets like these prompted police departments across the country to warn about the prank in an effort to keep […]

  • Firefighters resuscitate small dog that was unconscious for 20 minutes after blaze

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Photos and video captured Santa Monica firefighters successfully resuscitating a small dog that was trapped in a burning apartment this week. The pooch survived after firefighters performed CPR and provided oxygen through a mask designed for pets, according to a Facebook post from the Santa Monica Fire Department. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. Tuesday at a one-story apartment building near Santa Monica High School. One unit of the building had a rapidly growing fire […]

  • Twitter is purging ‘terror accounts’ at a dizzying rate

    By Avi Asher-Schapiro Twitter — the online microblogging platform favored by President Donald Trump — has been purging accounts suspected of supporting terrorism at a dizzying pace: nearly 377,000 accounts in the last six months of 2016 alone, almost three times the rate of the previous year. Those numbers were made public Tuesday, as part of Twitter’s latest transparency report. Experts who monitor the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) online presence are pleased. “The median age of an ISIS-supporting account on […]

  • Utah man killed, wife injured in London terrorist attack

    LONDON – A Utah man was killed and his wife injured in the London terrorist attack on Wednesday. Kurt and Melissa Cochran were caught in the attack on the Westminster Bridge. Relatives tell Fox 13 News Kurt died Thursday morning from his injuries. They say Melissa remains hospitalized with several broken bones. Relatives say the couple was in the UK visiting Melissa’s parents who are serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London. Kurt […]

  • Woman arrested after toddler left in car shoots out window

    DELTONA, Fla. – Police arrested a Florida woman Monday after a toddler allegedly fired the woman’s loaded handgun inside her parked car, shattering a window. Abbie Maldonado, 30, left the 3-year-old in the back of the vehicle outside the Good Shepherd Academy, an elementary school in Deltona, so she could pick up son, according to authorities. “Maldonado got out to walk around and left the boy unsecured in the back of the vehicle with the rear passenger door propped open so she could keep […]

  • Mother shares heartbreaking photo of 4-year-old daughter’s last car ride home

    SPANAWAY, Wash. — A mother posted a heartbreaking photo on Facebook of her 4-year-old daughter on one last car ride home after picking her ashes up from a funeral parlor last week. Sarah Walton’s daughter, Ellie, died in January from a rare brain tumor, ABC News reports. On her way home, she snapped a photo of the urn and posted it on the Prayers for Ellie Walton Facebook page. “Driving you home the other day, I was scared, but buckling […]

  • ‘Vicious gang of kids’ beat man with autism

    Viewer Discretion is advised: The graphic video may be difficult to watch RICHMOND, Va. – A young man with autism and his friend were viciously attacked and beaten as they walked home from a grocery store in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday. The whole attack was captured on camera. The victim said he hoped people who saw the video would recognize what he called “a vicious gang of kids.” “A bunch of kids just jumped him,” the victim’s father said. CBS […]