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  • Pennsylvania parents told children with school lunch debt could end up in foster care

    KINGSTON, Pa. – A Pennsylvania school district sent letters to parents threatening that their children could end up in foster care if the students’ lunch tabs aren’t paid. Five of the nine members of the Wyoming Valley West School Board criticized the letter, WNEP reports, but the district’s solicitor has doubled down, claiming some parents need the threat of losing their kids to get them to pay up. School officials said the district has collected more than $500 of the $22,000 […]

  • Woman ‘extremely lucky’ to survive freak lawnmower accident

    BRIDGEWATER, S.D. – A South Dakota woman is recovering after a freak lawnmower accident sliced open her neck, KSFY reports. It could have been much worse. A flying piece of debris narrowly missed critical parts of her neck including her carotid artery and trachea. “I thought that I got hit by a rock, it felt like something hit me, and then fell off me. I didn’t know that my neck had been sliced open,” Kendra Jensen said. Her husband, Andy […]

  • 7-Eleven to give $7,111 to Missouri baby born July 11 at 7:11 p.m., weighing 7 lbs. 11 ozs.

    ST. LOUIS – 7-Eleven is donating an auspicious amount of money to the college fund of a St. Louis girl who was born on July 11 at 7:11 p.m. weighing seven pounds and 11 ounces – $7,111. Rachel Langford of St. Louis gave birth to daughter J’Aime Brown baby girl on 7-Eleven day, July 11 — yes, 7/11. “After catching wind of the incredible news, 7-Eleven decided to pledge $7,111 to the newborn’s college fund to honor her entry to […]

  • Cat filter mistakenly applied during police news conference on double murder

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Canadian police are apologizing after an officer speaking about the murders of two people appeared in livestream video with cat ears and whiskers, thanks to a popular social media filter. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Janelle Shoihet had already been speaking to the press about the deaths of North Carolina woman Chynna Noelle Deese and Lucas Robertson Fowler, of Australia, when the filter popped on, The Daily Hive reports. The B.C. RCMP are giving a press […]

  • They showered in contact lenses, then lost vision

    A scary reminder to wearers of contacts to take them out before showering or swimming. Two UK patients were left legally blind in one eye after contracting a rare parasitic eye infection linked to water, reports Live Science. A 41-year-old woman described two months of pain, blurry vision, and light sensitivity in her left eye before doctors found a defect in her cornea, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The woman was ultimately diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic […]

  • ‘America: Love or leave it’: Sign outside Virginia church sparks support, criticism

    APPOMATTOX, Va. – “America: Love or leave it.” That’s the message on a sign outside a church in Virginia. Images of the sign spread on social media this week. You’ll find it outside Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia. Pastor E.W. Lucas, founder of the church, said the message was meant to be a commentary on politics, according to WSET. As you can imagine, he’s received a lot of feedback—both negative and positive. “Since we’ve had favorable comments on it, […]

  • Bud Light offers free beer to any alien that makes it out of Area 51

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. – The world is ready to finally see the secrets hidden inside Area 51, and if one of those secrets happens to be living aliens, well, we have good news – they’ll be greeted with free cans of Bud Light. Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, initially posted on Twitter, “We’d like to be the first brand to formally announce that we will not be sponsoring the Area 51 raid.” However, the brand quickly backtracked off that […]

  • California parents buying toddler his first basketball say they were racially profiled, accused of stealing at Nike store

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Two African American parents are upset, alleging they were racially profiled when a store manager falsely accused them of shoplifting a $12 basketball from the Nike store in downtown Santa Monica, California. The heated dispute was captured on cellphone footage as police were called to the Third Street Promenade on July 5. Joel Stallworth told KTLA on Wednesday that he had already paid for the ball and left the store but a manager followed him out […]

  • Dozens of beachgoers helped save a pod of beached whales in Georgia

    Dozens of beachgoers stepped in to help several pilot whales that beached on a coastal Georgia island on Tuesday, according to local authorities and videos shared on social media. Dixie McCoy, who witnessed the rescue and posted live footage of it on Facebook, told CNN at least 20 whales came near the shore of St. Simons Island’s East Beach. About five or six whales from the pod beached themselves, and bystanders worked to push the animals back to sea, Georgia […]

  • California boy fighting to recover after losing hand to firework on 10th birthday

    COMPTON, Calif. – Aaron Carreto was playing outside his Compton home on his birthday earlier this month when his life changed forever. Two neighbors tossed a lit homemade firework at the 10-year-old boy, which exploded, claiming the child’s left hand, his family said. After undergoing four operations, the young patient is still fighting to recover from injuries that also included burns to his face and stomach, older sister Adriana Carreto wrote on an online fundraising website. He initially lost all […]

  • Philadelphia man escapes high-rise fire by climbing down ‘Spider-Man’ style

    Did Philadelphia’s friendly neighborhood “Spider-Man” just escape an apartment fire? The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When they arrived at the 19-story high-rise, they saw a truly shocking sight: a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape the fire. Video shows him grappling down the balconies and railings of several floors until he got to the ground level, where anxious authorities jumped in […]

  • Video shows Mississippi man running for his life as possible tornado closes in on him

    VICTORIA, Miss. — A man says he ran for his life after he encountered a possible tornado on Tuesday. It was part of a storm system that left a trail of damage in Marshall County. Tennail Richard was on his Marshall County property working in his shed when the powerful storm hit, according to WREG. Four security cameras were rolling and clearly showed Richard’s concern as the wind and rain moved in. He knew he had to come up with an […]

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