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  • 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 […]

  • Firefighters make a dream come true for Walmart greeter

    EUREKA, Mo. – Christopher Echele has had a lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The Eureka Fire Protection District in Missouri helped turn that dream into a reality Tuesday night. Echele uses a wheelchair and has been a greeter at Walmart for 25 years. Firefighters say he’s expressed a great deal of interest in firefighting. That prompted several of the firefighters to coordinate a surprise with the store’s managers. They arrived at the Eureka Walmart and made Echele an honorary […]

  • Everything coming and going on Netflix in April

    Everything from Schindler’s List to A Nightmare on Elm Street to Gremlins arrives on Netflix in April. It’s also the last month you can catch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Princess Bride. ARRIVING April 1 A Weekend with the Family (2016) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Across the Universe (2007) An American Tail (1986) An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) Boy Bye (2016) Born To Be Free (2016) […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • ‘If I’m not back by 6:00, come looking for me.’ Missing teen’s family shares her parting words

    MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. — It has now been 9 days since 15-year-old Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas disappeared. For Elizabeth’s family, her absence is excruciating. The last time anyone in her family saw Elizabeth Thomas, it was early Monday morning. She left with a somber warning. “She woke up her older sister and said ‘Hey I’m leaving, but if I’m not back by 6:00 come looking for me,'” Thomas’s sister-in-law Danielle Thomas told WHNT News 19. She said they didn’t even know anything […]

  • Smiling mugshot of teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student goes viral

    LOCKHART, TX – A mugshot showing a smiling teacher charged with having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student is going viral. The school district suspended 26-year-old married anatomy teacher Sarah Madden Fowlkes, who had been with Lockhart High School since 2014. A tip from a school administrator led authorities to the 17-year-old boy who had allegedly been in contact with Fowlkes through messaging and in person. Lockhart schools superintendent Susan Bohn emailed parents on Monday, notifying them of Fowlkes’ […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pastor’s daughter arrested for allegedly molesting 10-year-old boy

    PAULS VALLEY, Okla. – The daughter of an Oklahoma pastor is accused of sexually molesting a young boy. Stormy Kristen Ledbetter is charged with lewd acts to a child under 16 and forcible oral sodomy. “I was shocked, I was shocked. I’ve known Kristen awhile and, you know, the accusations are hard accusations,” Pastor Bruce Ford, a family friend, said. Police said last October a 10-year-old boy’s father told officers his son had been sexually assaulted by Ledbetter. According to […]

  • Man to pay $20K fine after ‘unconscionably stupid’ stunt

    CALGARY, Alberta – In July 2015, a young man in Canada decided it was time to promote his cleaning company and hatched a plan: Tie $10,000 worth of industrial-sized balloons (around 100 in all) to a lawn chair with an advertising banner hanging from it, take off, and then leap from the chair with a parachute strapped to his back, landing in the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races. That’s not exactly how it went. Daniel Boria was forced to bail early […]

  • 19-year-old wins $500,000 on scratch-off ticket, gives it to his parents

    LANSING, Mich. —  A 19-year-old Michigan teen who won $500,000 on a lottery scratch-off is planning to invest a small amount and give the rest to his parents. The teenager, who asked to remain anonymous, is going to invest around $5,000 for himself, according to the Michigan Lottery. For most teenagers, $500,000 is a life-changing amount of money. This will be a life-changing amount – but for his parents. “I’m going to keep about $5,000 for myself to invest and I’m […]

  • Small fire department welcomes six babies in seven months

    MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa – A group of Iowa firefighters is making news far from the scene of any fire. Six babies were born to the same firefighting family within seven months, three girls and three boys. “We definitely got really good at throwing baby showers,” firefighter Adam Welp told WQAD. “Everyone kept announcing and it was like a new announcement every month,” said Katie Welp. “We didn’t actually plan it; it might seem like we did,” said Whitney Eberhardt. “It’s been […]

  • UPDATE: Chicago teen who was sexually assaulted on Facebook Live found safe

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating after the family of a missing Chicago teen says she was sexually assaulted on Facebook Live, according to WGN. Family members and friends of the 15-year-old say they saw her on a video being sexually assaulted by several boys. Her mother says she’s distraught and worried because it’s been more than 24 hours since she last saw her daughter.  The high school freshman left home Sunday afternoon to go to the store and never came back. […]