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  • 93-year-old woman dies from broken heart syndrome after burglars ransack her home

    NORTHAMPTON, England — A 93-year-old woman died from broken heart syndrome about two months burglars broke into her Northampton home, police said. Three men used garden shears to break into her home on June 11, officials said. They told her they were police officers. The men took all of her jewelry, including her late husband’s watch, her purse, bank cards and a gold chain from around her neck. Munroe’s health deteriorated after the burglary, police said. She was diagnosed with […]

  • 153 cases of severe lung disease in 16 states possibly linked to vaping, CDC says

    ATLANTA – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now aware of 153 possible cases of severe lung disease in 16 states that could be caused by vaping, the agency said Wednesday in an update to a multi-state investigation. The cases — reported from June 28 to August 20, 2019 — have popped up in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. They have […]

  • Bear caught on camera stealing box of dog food off of family’s porch

    THORNHURST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A family in Lackawanna County was expecting a delivery of dog food from the online pet store Chewy, but a hungry bear had other plans. Video from the Newman family’s security camera caught the thief in the act. The bear can be seen grabbing the box and dragging it off the porch and into the woods. The family, who live in Thornhurst, tell WNEP they sent the video to Chewy, and the company offered to send […]

  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

    Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign. “It’s become clear I’m not going to be carrying the ball — I’m not going to be president, so I’m withdrawing tonight from the race,” Inslee told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “But I have to tell you, look, I’ve been fighting climate change for 25 years, and I’ve never been so confident of the ability of America now to reach critical mass to move the ball.” The Washingtonian made combating climate […]

  • Washington mother says fake CPS workers tried to take her son

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A Washington state mother says she went through a terrifying experience early Monday morning when a pair claiming to be Child Protective Services agents demanded she hand over her 4-year-old child. But the victim told police the strangers refused to provide proof they worked for the state and now detectives are investigating. “Anxiety and adrenaline just pretty much took over and I just pretty much wanted to get my son somewhere safe,” said mother Jessi McCombs. “I just […]

  • Senior citizens arrested for sexual activity at Connecticut conservation area

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Six seniors were arrested in a conservation area in Connecticut for lewd and sexual activity, the Associated Press reports. Those arrested, ranging in age from 62 to 85, are accused of meeting up for sexual activity at the Grace Richardson conservation area in Fairfield. Police set up surveillance and saw several violations. The arrestees include an 82-year-old man and an 85-year-old woman. Police arrested 67-year-old Daniel Dobbins and 62-year-old John Linartz for breach of peace and public indecency. According […]

  • Veterinarian warns about chew toy after using saw to remove bone from dog’s mouth

    KEARNEY, Mo. — A doctor in Missouri had to remove a chew toy from a dog’s mouth with a saw after the bone was lodged in the pet’s mouth. The vet said he if he hadn’t, the dog might have died. A strong sense of panic set in quickly. Dog owner Amy Walsh was experiencing the same fear any dog owner might when her golden doodle, Bentley, began choking on a nylon chew toy. The flexible toy, which is made […]

  • Tourists fined for riding e-scooters on Wisconsin highway blame GPS

    MILWAUKEE — Traffic cameras captured an unusual sight on a Wisconsin highway Monday – three men riding electric scooters. On Monday afternoon, it was not just cars, SUVs, and semis zipping down I-94. Wisconsin Department of Transportation video showed the three men, reportedly tourists from Texas, riding single file on the freeway. Later, they made an attempt to exit the interstate, but before that could happen, deputies with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) stopped to question them. At one […]

  • Prosecutors say Indiana man used eBay to become a ‘millionaire shoplifter’

    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. — Court documents explain how police say an Indianapolis man ran a million dollar shoplifting scam. Hamilton County prosecutors say the crimes spanned several counties and had been going on for years. Police believe the suspect, Ryan Walker, would swap UPC bar codes on high dollar items at stores like Target and Walmart. After paying pennies on the dollar, Walker would allegedly turn around and sell those same items on eBay for significantly more than he paid. […]

  • Set your air conditioning to 78 degrees during the day, 82 degrees at night, federal agencies recommend

    Looking to beat the heat without breaking the bank? Energy Star, the federal program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, has some tips — but you might not like them. Energy Star recommends that, in order to reduce costs and energy usage, you should set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible through the summer. Specifically, they say you should set your thermostat to 78 degrees while you’re home. Spending the day out? Turn […]

  • Couple charged after children found in ‘unlivable’ home infested with spiders, cockroaches

    NAMPA, Idaho – An Idaho couple face multiple charges after police say they found children living in a house infested with thousands of cockroaches and hundreds of spiders, according to KIVI. Officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of North Bailey Ave. in Nampa late Thursday afternoon on a report of a welfare check. A reporting party told police she had received second-hand information that the house could be infested with cockroaches. According to reports, as the two […]

  • El Paso widower gifted new car after he says someone stole, damaged SUV

    EL PASO, Texas – After Antonio Basco lost his wife in the El Paso Walmart shooting, hundreds of strangers showed up to lend their support. After he said his wife’s SUV was stolen and then badly damaged just hours after her funeral, a local car dealer stepped up to give him a new vehicle Monday, according to KVIA. Basco said the blue SUV vanished shortly after 63-year-old Margie Reckard’s funeral, but police said he never reported it. KVIA reports that […]

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