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  • Strangers buy playing cards for evacuee with autism after Camp Fire burns his collection

    CHICO, California – When the Humbert family had to evacuate because of the Camp Fire last week, Carla Humbert thought they’d be back in their house soon. “We didn’t take any memories. We didn’t take anything major, we just packed some overnight bags,” she told KTXL. But, like thousands of their neighbors, there was no home to go back to. Without their house, the family’s son, Alexander, who has autism, lost the stability he’s relied on. He also lost his […]

  • Anonymous good Samaritan pays Target customer’s $367 bill

    AHWATUKEE, Ariz. – Howard Gipson doesn’t like asking for help, even from his close friend Coralea Gosnell, according to KPHO. Gipson suffers from multiple sclerosis and just moved to Arizona from California. A few days ago, Gosnell was helping Gipson stock up on supplies at a Target store in Ahwatukee. When they got to the cashier, Gipson’s credit card was denied. “I was like no way,” said Gipson. “I couldn’t believe it.” But the disappointment and embarrassment didn’t last long. […]

  • Mother killed while driving cab to save for daughter’s birthday, baptism

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina – Family members and friends are mourning a North Carolina mother of four after she was killed while driving a taxi Wednesday. “She loved her babies. That’s why she was doing this, is for extra money,” said Tammy Woodel, Olivia Florez’s half-sister. Police say around 7:30 p.m., 35-year-old Florez was driving a Universal Taxi Cab when she pulled out of a shopping center and started southbound on New Walkertown Road. Another vehicle, a 2006 Infiniti, was traveling northbound […]

  • Serial killer from Lorain confesses to 90 deaths

    LORAIN, Ohio — A 78-year-old man already serving three life sentences for murder may be one of the most prolific serial killers ever in the US. Samuel Little, convicted in 2014 of slaying three women in California in the late 1980s, has provided authorities from across the nation with information about more than 90 murders committed over some 30 years, NBC reports. Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, grew up with his grandmother in Lorain, Ohio. His criminal history shows his […]

  • New photos in search for ‘most wanted’ man accused of raping 16-month-old boy

    LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – Tennessee authorities released new photos Friday of a fugitive suspected of raping a 16-month-old boy. The Lawrenceburg Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are hoping the public can help them track down Simon Dean Porter, who is wanted for aggravated rape of a child. “The suspect in the rape of a young child in Lawrenceburg has been added to our Top Ten Most Wanted list,” the TBI tweeted Friday. “We’re hoping to spread this throughout […]

  • Dolphin found shot to death on California beach

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – A dolphin died from an apparent bullet wound earlier this month on Manhattan Beach in Southern California, authorities said Friday. The dolphin was found on Nov. 8 after officials responded to reports of a dolphin washing up in the surf and had one bullet hole, Peter Wallerstein, of the Marine Animal Rescue, said. “There is no excuse for such brutality against these beautiful animals,” the Marine Animal Rescue said on its Facebook page. Dozens of people […]

  • North Carolina man’s runny nose turns out to be leaking brain fluid

    JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. – Greg Phillpotts said his runny nose tormented him for five years – last year his family’s Thanksgiving feast was ruined when fluid suddenly poured from one nostril and into the food, WTVD reports. “I was preparing a meal and standing in the kitchen and it just added itself to the ingredients — it screwed up the whole dinner,” the North Carolina father said. While he had surgery to correct the issue in September, he spoke recently […]

  • Five years later, ‘Batkid’ is now cancer-free

    Five years ago, he saved the city – and it appears that somewhere along the line, more than just that was saved. Miles Scott, aka Batkid, made headlines in 2013 when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the then-5-year-old’s wish to be the Caped Crusader for a day. As Batkid, Miles had a day of adventures in San Francisco, with thousands of residents coming together to help him live out his dream. Now, Make-A-Wish has published an update on the 10-year-old and says the 5th-grader is enjoying life […]

  • ‘My name is Inigo Montoya’: Legendary screenwriter William Goldman dies at 87

    A “true legend” in filmmaking has died at 87. William Goldman, who won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, died Thursday night at his Manhattan home due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia, per the Washington Post. Referring to Goldman as “one of the greats, a true legend,” Deadline reports he’d been in ill health for some time, with his condition worsening over the summer. Starting his career as a novelist, Goldman wrote his first movie script […]

  • 19-year-old dies after trying to get high on spray deodorant

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals. Such cases are “very rare,” according to Dr. Kelvin Harvey Kramp of Maasstad Hospital’s intensive care unit in Rotterdam. Kramp explained that because deaths from deodorant inhalation are not common among the general population, the “consequences aren’t really known,” causing people […]

  • Hospital staff, fire chief, keep patients safe in home surrounded by flames

    BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – When thousands of people eventually return to their Paradise neighborhoods many will not have homes to return to. But in the case of one family, their home was saved because of an extraordinary effort by a team of strangers to keep hospital patients safe inside of it. Six-day-old Halle was the last baby born at Feather River Hospital. Just moments after she arrived, the Camp Fire began to surround the building. “They came over the speaker, […]

  • Photo shows officer cradling baby as police help mom file domestic violence report

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — People are praising a Utah officer who was spotted caring for the children of a young mother as police helped her file a domestic violence report. A records clerk for the West Jordan Police Department took photos of Officer Lofgran holding and bottle-feeding the woman’s baby, according to KSTU. “He spent hours on this call. Thank you for your service!” WJPD posted on social media. The Facebook post drew an outpouring of gratitude on social media. “Officer […]