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  • Mom sentenced to prison in ‘senseless death’ of 7-year-old with strep throat

    CALGARY, Alberta – A mother in Canada has been sentenced to three years in prison after failing to take her 7-year-old son to the doctor for a treatable strep throat infection, officials say. Tamara Lovett, 48, of Calgary, was found guilty in January of criminal negligence causing the death of her son, Ryan, who died in 2013. “Our children are vulnerable,” said Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik, during Friday’s sentencing. “Lovett’s actions resulted in the senseless death of […]

  • 102-year-old Holocaust survivor meets newly discovered nephew

    Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home Thursday toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Only days earlier, the Holocaust survivor who thought his entire family had perished in WWII learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his brother’s son, 66-year-old Alexandre, was flying in from a remote part of Russia to see him. 102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew. By @aronhellerap. […]

  • Guest speaker removed after showing porn to Virginia students, principal says

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A guest speaker was removed from a Virginia high school assembly Monday morning after an inappropriate image appeared on a large screen at the beginning of his presentation, Midlothian High School principal Shawn Abel said in a message to parents. The image was pornographic in nature, people who were in the room during the Career Pathways program assembly at Midlothian High School told WTVR. The assembly was attended by the school’s sophomore class. Multiple students said […]

  • 2 dead, pregnant woman hospitalized after neighbor accused of killing man’s dog

    INDIANAPOLIS – Two men are dead and a pregnant woman remains in the hospital following a triple shooting near Indianapolis’ Fountain Square area. The triple-shooting happened Sunday night in the 1800 block of Cottage Avenue, according to WXIN. The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Eric Hoffman and his cousin, 32-year-old William Koenig. “Little Bill 4 Real. That’s what we all called him. That was his nickname because he was always real. Anything he said, he meant it,” said the […]

  • Son died trying to protect his mom, who was also killed in Virginia shooting

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Grief counselors were on hand at a Virginia high school Monday after a student and his mother were killed over the weekend, according to WTVR. Jaishaun Williams, 15, who attended Highland Springs High School in Henrico County, died after he was shot while trying to protect his mother, Renita Wells, inside a Fayette Circle home early Saturday morning, family members said. Wells’ parents believe they were both killed by her husband and Jaishaun’s father, Derrell Williams, who […]

  • Teen killed by non-impaired driver taking court-ordered breathalyzer test while driving

    ARLINGTON, Texas — A Texas teen was killed after she was struck by a non-impaired driver who was taking a court-ordered breathalyzer test moments before the collision, according to KXAS. On Nov. 10, 18-year-old Alexis Butler was backing her car out of a driveway when the passenger side of her car was hit by a pickup truck. She died from her injuries on Friday. The driver admitted to not seeing Butler’s car after looking down “for three to four seconds” to […]

  • Ten-year-old boy dies after getting tangled in swing set chain

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 10-year-old Florida boy died Friday night after he got tangled in swing set chains and they wrapped around his neck, according to WJXT. Police went to Charles Clark Park in Jacksonville at about 6:15 p.m. and found NaShon Green unresponsive. NaShon was on the swing set while his mother was getting her other children ready to leave the park. “When she turned around, she saw the child and he was hanging from the swing set and his […]

  • 500 broken bones can’t slow down this talented wildlife artist

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Katherine Klimitas was diagnosed with brittle bone disease just two weeks before she was born. Brittle bone disease, or osteogenesis imperfecta, is a disorder that causes bones to break more easily. There are different levels of the disease.  Some don’t get diagnosed until puberty, while some have a life expectancy of just two years. At 28 years old, Katherine is the size of a toddler. She has broken over 500 bones, so many she stopped counting at […]

  • Man claims he was fired for protecting dog

    FREMONT, Neb. — Claims of animal cruelty in Dodge County are being investigated after a social media post went viral, according to WOWT. Joey Bergmanis of Fremont wrote the post. He says he was fired for trying to save a dog from being abused. The dogs’ owners say the dog is happy and healthy. Now, the Dodge County Humane Society has launched an investigation. It took a while for Joey Bergmanis to compose himself as he tried to put into […]

  • Should you wash pre-washed lettuce?

    When you’re at the grocery store shopping for lettuce, are you willing to spend an extra dollar or two to buy a package that has been pre-washed? So if you buy pre-washed, should you still wash it? WITI Reporter Jenna Sachs visited seven grocery stores near Milwaukee and purchased 18 packages of lettuce. Eleven of the varieties purchased claimed to be pre-washed. The other seven lettuce products were not advertised as pre-washed. Sachs took the samples to Accelerated Analytical Lab to […]

  • Deadly sugar addiction – why carbs, not fats, are the problem

    ST. LOUIS — Some doctors say sugar may be the number one killer in America right now. That may sound like a stretch, but you can see why they make that claim. Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity can all be partially attributed to too much sugar. Mike Norton, 51, had been an athlete most of his life. He thought he was doing everything right with diet and exercise, but then he suffered a heart attack just over five years […]

  • Queen of England honors Alabama man whose free lawn care became a mission

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For the last three years, one man has made it his mission to help others. Now he’s being recognized for his good deeds by the Queen of England. Rodney Smith Jr. has mowed over 2,000 lawns for free in the three years since he decided to devote himself to helping the elderly, disabled, veterans, and single mothers. What started with a goal of cutting 40 lawns, turned into the Raising Men Lawn Care Service, an organization with eight chapters around […]