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  • ‘Selfie School’ gets grandma and grandpa in the social media game

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. — Millennials made the selfie ubiquitous, but now Gram and Gramps are getting into the game thanks to a “Selfie School” for seniors. Sure, they may be a few years behind the trend, but don’t count them out. Residents at the Greenfield of Geneva Retirement Community recently headed out to a selfie studio in Stratford Square to get hip with the kids. “We really wanted to bridge that gap between seniors and social media,” ClubPhotoBooth Selfie Studio owner […]

  • Connecticut man agrees to turn himself in if police Facebook post gets 15,000 likes

    TORRINGTON, Conn. – Connecticut police say a fugitive has agreed to surrender if enough people respond to his wanted poster on social media. Police say there are seven arrest warrants for 29-year-old fugitive Jose Simms, who is believed to be somewhere in New York after failing to appear in court. Lt. Brett Johnson posted on the department’s Facebook page on Wednesday that Sims had contacted him through Facebook and agreed to turn himself in if the post containing his poster gets 15,000 “likes.” […]

  • Infant dies after being left inside Florida day care van, facility owner arrested

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A baby girl, just a few months old, died on Wednesday after being left in a day care van in Florida, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police responded to a call about an unresponsive baby at the Ewing’s Love and Hope Preschool and Academy around 1 p.m. The infant was found in a car seat inside the van. She was transported to the hospital, where she died. Wednesday evening the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced that deputies […]

  • Virginia mom arrested for allegedly macing group in fight with her daughter

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Virginia mother was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly macing a group of people that were fighting her daughter. Around 7:15 p.m., police responded to reports of a fight in progress in the Belly Lee and Woodside Drive area of Newport News. When officers arrived, they found a group of females being “disorderly.” Several of them showed symptoms of having being sprayed with mace, police said. One woman told officers that the fight stemmed from a […]

  • Family-style lunches at Virginia high school help serve up success

    FRANKLIN, Va (WTKR) — On a typical school day, Franklin High School students have a little more than 20 minutes for lunch. By the time they wait in line for their food and sit down, students say most of their lunch block is over, forcing students to rush to finish their food and get to their next class. In an attempt to give students a more enjoyable lunchtime, the school system decided to try something new. Once a month, students […]

  • Memphis teen mother graduates high school with $1M in scholarship offers, top honors

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis high school student has received more than $1 million in scholarship offers from at least 25 colleges. Now the young mother is sharing how she managed to graduate with honors. Trezevant High School posted a picture on Facebook congratulating Lamyrical Harris on her achievements: BREAKING NEWS! We have our first MILLION DOLLAR SCHOLAR in Trezevant history. Our valedictorian, Lamyrical Harris, has been offered a total of $1,244,298 in ACADEMIC scholarships, making her our first to receive […]

  • New Jersey man pees on child’s memorial, gets fired by his own father

    A New Jersey man who was filmed grinning as he urinated on a memorial to a dead child has been fired by his boss—who happens to be his father. Bryan Bellace, 23, was wearing a shirt with the Bruce Bellace Plumbing and Heating logo as he peed on the memorial to 9-year-old Christian Clopp in a Mays Landing playground after placing a beer can on the ground. “I had to remove him from employment,” Bruce Bellace tells the Press of Atlantic […]

  • ‘It’s not coming down’: Dispute over large American flag in North Carolina prompts lawsuit, fines

    STATESVILLE, N.C. – A long-simmering dispute over a large U.S. flag flying outside an RV store has prompted a lawsuit. The city of Statesville, North Carolina, wants the flag removed or replaced with a smaller one because it violates a city ordinance. Camping World said the city filed an injunction to fine the company $50 a day dating back to Oct. 15, 2018, according to WSOC. That comes to about $11,000. The company flies the 40-by-80-foot flag outside its Gander […]

  • Beloved puppy dies after grooming at New York PetSmart

    PELHAM, N.Y. – A New York man took his puppy for a grooming, but within the hour, his 10-month-old English Bulldog had died. Darren Harris, 22, got an emergency call to “come quickly” from the PetSmart in Pelham half an hour after he left Enzo at the salon on Feb. 14. When he and his mother, Tabitha Harris, got there, Enzo had been moved from the grooming Salon to the Banfield Pet Hospital inside the store. “He had lost so […]

  • A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

    A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s family to make sure this is a learning experience, WMBD reported. The greater flamingo exhibit at the zoo opened in June 2016, according to the city of Bloomington. […]

  • Healthy dog euthanized to fulfill late owner’s wish of burial with her pet

    RICHMOND, Va. – Over the protests of shelter workers, a healthy dog was euthanized so she could be buried with her dead owner in accordance with the Virginia woman’s will, according to WWBT. The Shih Tzu named Emma was temporarily placed at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter, where staff members tried for two weeks to talk the executor of the will out of putting the dog down. Carrie Jones, a manager at Chesterfield Animal Services, told WWBT that Emma would have been […]

  • Mom, 3-year-old son vanish in Oregon

    SALEM, Ore. – An Oregon mom and her 3-year-old son have not been seen or heard from since May 13. The family of Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, and son William (Billy) Fretwell reported the pair missing last week, the Salem Statesman Journal reports, and Salem police are asking the public to report any information on the two to its non-emergency line, (503) 588-6123. A friend who regularly watched William tells the newspaper she last spoke to Fretwell May 11 when Fretwell had […]

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