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  • Barbie doll left on grave of six-year-old rape, murder victim could shed new light on cold case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Who left a Barbie doll on Rosie Tapia’s grave? That was the question Thursday at a press conference held by the Utah Cold Case Coalition. 23 years later, they still don’t know the answer, but continue to ask for help. “I’m hoping the Lord will let me live until we find the person who took my daughter,” Lewine Tapia, Rosie’s mother, told KSTU. Rosie Tapia was 6 years old when she was kidnapped from her Salt […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Man jumps from Royal Caribbean ship, gets banned for life

    A 27-year-old from Washington has been banned from Royal Caribbean ships for life after video posted online shows the man leaping from the 11th deck of the cruise ship while it was docked in Nassau, Bahamas. Nick Naydev, 27, posted video on Instagram that shows him jumping from the ship. Naydev said he could “barely walk for 3 days” after bruising his neck and tailbone when he struck the water, according to Fox News. Royal Caribbean issued a statement after the […]

  • N.C. school district drops lunches to ‘minimum level’ to conserve food during government shutdown

    VANCE COUNTY, N.C. — As the United States’ longest ever government shutdown lingers, a North Carolina school system said they’re bringing school lunches down to a “minimum.” “Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, lunch menus in Vance County Schools have been revised to a minimum level to conserve food and funding,” the district wrote in a Facebook post. Beginning next week, Vance County students will notice changes on their trays with the “minimum level” lunches. The district will no longer […]

  • Alabama man accused of locking toddler in running dryer

    ALABASTER, Ala. – An Alabama man faces multiple charges after authorities say he abused a toddler on multiple occasions by locking the child inside a dryer and turning it on. Steven Garrett Todhunter, 25, faces charges of domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation and aggravated child abuse, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office records show. “On numerous occasions Steven G. Todhunter placed the victim in the washing machine or dryer,’’ according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Birmingham News. “When the […]

  • Dishwasher awarded $21M after being forced to work on Sundays

    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

    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 Monday in the bathroom of a Warwick Township assisted-living facility where she was working, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Investigators ask for public’s help identifying toddler found dead in duffel bag

    SAN DIEGO – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a boy found near a Rancho Bernardo park in 2004. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has teamed up with San Diego Police Department in the effort to identify the deceased child. On May 4, 2004, skeletal remains of a small boy were discovered by two hikers on a trail near the park and Interstate 15. The hikers noticed a green padded winter-type […]

  • Former ‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen arrested in Connecticut

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Chris Hansen, best known as the former host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” turned himself in to police in Connecticut on Monday on charges of issuing a bad check. The 59-year-old allegedly failed to pay a $13,000 bill despite a police warning, according to the Stamford Advocate. Hansen allegedly ordered 355 ceramic mugs, 288 T-shirts and 650 vinyl decals from Promotional Sales Limited in Stamford, Conn., receiving an invoice for $12,998.05 in September 2017. Owner Peter Psichopaidas […]