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  • K-9 named after fallen Washington deputy nets six arrests in a week

    TACOMA, Wash. – Six arrests in one week is good for any K-9. But this Washington state police dog’s achievement is extra special. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department officials say a K-9 officer named Dan is named after Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel McCartney, who was killed in the line of duty. K-9 Dan’s arrests began on Jan. 7 – one year to the day after deputy McCartney was killed. The help ranged from chasing burglary suspects to sniffing out a stabbing suspect hiding […]

  • Dog finds home after 525 days in Ohio shelter: ‘She has patiently waited’

    DAYTON, Ohio – A dog named Cassie has been adopted after nearly a year and a half in an Ohio shelter. “Every day for 525 days she has patiently waited for that perfect person to walk through the doors and pick her and today was her day!” the Humane Society of Greater Dayton wrote on Facebook. Cassie was the shelter’s longest resident before her adoption. The nearly 5-year-old black and tan hound-shepherd mix came to the Dayton shelter from another facility […]

  • Minnesota mother charged after video shows toddler tumbling from moving car

    MANKATO, Minn. – A Minnesota woman has been charged with child endangerment after her 2-year-old, who was in a car seat, fell out of her moving vehicle earlier this week. KMSP reports that Maimuna Kunow Hassan faces up to one year in prison and a $3,000 fine for the gross misdemeanor. She has also been charged with improperly restraining her child in the car seat and violating her driver’s permit because there was not another licensed driver in the vehicle. […]

  • Fortnite security flaw exposed 80 million accounts

    CARY, N.C. – A major security flaw in a popular video game exposed millions of players to hacking risks, according to Forbes. More than 80 million players around the world are obsessed with Fortnite, a multiplayer game of survival that allows players to use real money to buy video game currency. Last fall, a security flaw allowed hackers to log into accounts without a password, according to information security group Check Point Research. The group published this video explaining their […]

  • New York suspect has unlikely story of how 11-year-old had his baby

    A 33-year-old man accused of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl claims it was all the work of a piece of cloth. Robert Cronin of Niskayuna, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to predatory sexual assault against a child on Wednesday—the same day he told WTEN‘s Anya Tucker that the girl became pregnant only after touching a piece of clothing on which he’d ejaculated. “Do you understand why it would be hard for people to understand the reasoning behind this conception that you’re […]

  • Ohio man’s handicap-accessible snow fort melts hearts

    CINCINNATI – When Greggory Eichhorn’s friend posted a picture of the handicap-accessible snow fort he built for his daughter, he had no idea the impact it would have. Since it was posted to Reddit on Monday, it’s been upvoted more than 71,000 times. Nearly a thousand people have left comments. My buddy Gregg built this handicap accessible snow fort for his daughter from pics Eichhorn and his wife have nine adopted children – all with special needs. So when Gregory […]

  • Missouri 86-year-old loses 120 pounds by walking in living room daily, changing diet

    ST. LOUIS — No gym, no problem! An 86-year-old St. Louis woman says she lost 120 pounds just by walking back and forth from her living room to kitchen every day in her one bedroom apartment. “Even as a kid in Mississippi, I was always the fattest kid in the class. I got teased a lot,” Jessica Slaughter told KSDK. “I didn’t know how to stop eating. Fried chicken. Bacon and eggs. Desserts, like cakes and pies.” In addition to walking […]

  • Florida dishwasher awarded $21M after being forced to work on Sundays against religious beliefs

    MIAMI – A dishwasher at a Miami hotel claimed in a lawsuit that her former employer violated her religious rights by scheduling her to work on Sundays. This week, a jury agreed and awarded Marie Jean Pierre $21 million in punitive damages, NBC reports. But, as WTVJ points out, she’ll end up with only a fraction of that, some $300,000, due to a cap on punitive damages in federal court. Pierre, who worked at the Conrad Miami for a decade, sued the hotel’s […]

  • Woman accused of leaving newborn in toilet after giving birth at work in Pennsylvania

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – A newborn is in critical condition after his mother allegedly gave birth in a Pennsylvania bathroom and left the boy partially submerged in a toilet bowl, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. Emmanuella Osei, 23, now faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child, a felony because of the boy’s age. Osei gave birth to the baby boy in the bathroom of a Warwick Township assisted-living facility where she was working, according […]

  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ has the longest run atop Amazon since ‘Fifty Shades’

    “Becoming” by Michelle Obama is not just one of the best-selling books of the past year — it is one of the hottest titles of the decade. The inspirational memoir by the former first lady has been on sale for more than two months, yet it is still No. 1 on Amazon’s constantly updated list of best-selling books. Amazon said “Becoming” enjoyed the longest streak at No. 1 for any book since “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out in 2012. […]

  • Giant Kentucky snowman gives would-be vandal dose of instant karma

    PETERSBURG, Ky. – A driver was dealt a dose of instant karma when the person tried to topple a snowman with their vehicle on Monday. Cory Lutz of Kentucky told WJW that his fiancee, Lucy, was visiting from Mississippi this past weekend with her sister, Laura. Lutz said that Lucy was “elated to experience the biggest snowfall she’s ever seen!” The three had a weekend filled with sledding, snowball fights, and even some canoeing. Lutz said they wanted to make […]

  • Jayme Closs rescued herself. Should she get the $50,000 reward money?

    A couple who called 911 and alerted authorities that Jayme Closs was at their home said they did not want a $50,000 reward for providing information on the abducted girl’s whereabouts. Kristin Kasinskas said that she and her husband, Peter, had not been approached by officials about the reward or where it may go. Still, they said if anyone does receive the reward, it should be Jayme. “Because she got herself out,” Kasinskas said. The question of what to do […]