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  • ‘Kitty Bitty’ the stowaway cat from Georgia found in California 5 months later

    LOS ANGELES – A feline stowaway discovered riding aboard a big rig in California’s Riverside County turned out to belong to a Georgia family who has been missing him since the Fourth of July, officials said Friday. The tabby, named Kitty Bitty, was apparently along for the long haul as a truck driver for Pepsi made the trip out west, according to John Welsh, a spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. “We can only surmise he somehow […]

  • Strangers can control Ohio home’s Christmas light display via the internet

    DOYLESTOWN, Ohio – An Ohio computer technician has opened his home to everyone on the internet, giving them the opportunity to control his Christmas light display, according to WJW. But Tom Hammond, a computer technician at the University of Akron Wayne College, set out to do something completely different. “Basically, these are what you see in the neighborhood, same kind of lights. But they are lights you can control from your computer or from your smart phone anywhere in the world,” said […]

  • 7-year-old’s heartbreaking letter to Santa inspires flood of donations

    EDINBURG, Texas – A 7-year-old Texas girl’s Christmas wish list has hundreds of people donating after her first-grade teacher shared her humble requests on Facebook. Ruth Espiricueta told KGBT one of her students at Monte Cristo Elementary School in Edinburg, Crystal Pacheco, wrote the letter after a lesson about the difference between wanting and needing something. “I have binde (been) good this day,” Crystal wrote. “This Christmas I would like a ball and a food. I need a blancet.” Espiricueta […]

  • Woman mauled to death by her dogs while taking them for a walk

    GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. – A 22-year-old woman found dead in a wooded area of Virginia Thursday night after she was mauled to death by her dogs, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said. Bethany Lynn Stephens’ father called 911 Thursday, at about 8:18 p.m., when he went looking for his daughter off Manakin Road in Goochland, where she often walked her dogs. He discovered her dogs in the woods, and he told the sheriff’s office the dogs appeared to be “guarding” Bethany’s […]

  • Man fed up with porch thieves sells booby-trapped box that sends crooks running

    TACOMA, Wash. – When it comes to catching package thieves, some homeowners use surveillance cameras.  But Jaireme Barrow wants to scare them away so they never come back. So about a year ago he invented something he calls “The Blank Box” – and he says business is booming. The package – an empty booby-trapped box – is left on a porch. But it’s rigged with fishing wire and a 12-gauge shotgun blank that goes off. “Now it’s ready to go,” […]

  • Video shows coyote attacking dog in suburban Illinois backyard

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A suburban Illinois couple have a warning for fellow pet owners after their dog was attacked by a coyote in their backyard. It happened so fast. Just moments after Boozer stepped outside, a coyote rushed in and circled the cairn terrier briefly before rushing in and clamping down on his head, dragging the 14-pound dog around the yard. The couple’s home surveillance camera captured the attack as the coyote dragged the dog around until Barnaby Dinges’ wife ran out […]

  • Couple adopt 7 brothers and sisters who were split up in 3 separate foster homes

    MARIANNA, Fla. — A Florida couple just became a family of nine after adopting seven children — all brothers and sisters and all at once. Sofia and Dashoan Olds said they always knew they might adopt some day, according to “Today.” The Olds said once they saw a news story about the siblings, it just felt right to adopt. “There was no question, if they allow us to adopt these children, we will do it,” Sofia Olds said. “I like to […]

  • Former ‘Today’ staffer reveals alleged affair with Matt Lauer

    NEW YORK — A former “Today” show staffer has revealed an affair she claims to have had with former host Matt Lauer. Addie Collins Zinone gave a first-person account of the alleged affair to Variety. Zinone, who is now married, said she was 24 years old when she started working for NBC’s “Today” show after a summer internship. She said Lauer, who was fired last month amid sexual misconduct allegations, began messaging her just a few weeks before she was […]

  • Walmart shooter’s chilling tattoo shocks courtroom as he’s sentenced to life in prison

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The man found guilty of shooting up a Pennsylvania Walmart parking lot has been sentenced to more than 100 years in prison, according to WNEP. Scott Sargent walked out of his sentencing stone-faced after being convicted of multiple charges, including the attempted murder of five police officers. Sargent will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced to 179 to 358 years Thursday morning at the Luzerne County Courthouse after the October 2015 shootout at […]

  • Preschool brawl breaks out over ‘Baby Jesus’

    WHITE PINE, Tenn —  An all-out preschool brawl broke out over Baby Jesus at a Tennessee church’s Christmas pageant. Two-year-old Teegan Benson was playing the role of the sheep in First Baptist Church of White Pine’s nativity scene. As the children’s choir was singing “Away in a Manger,” Teegan decided it was time to dance with the baby doll playing Jesus, so she grabbed the baby and starting busting some moves. However, the 3-year-old playing Mary took great exception to […]

  • Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries

    DALLAS — A Texas woman was arrested after allegedly taking her healthy son to the hospital 323 times and making him undergo 13 major surgeries over the past eight years, according to The Star-Telegram. Kaylene Bowen was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged with injury to a child. The 34-year-old woman claimed her 8-year-old son Christopher was dying from a rare genetic disorder and was in need of a transplant because of lung cancer, according to CBS DFW. The boy’s […]

  • 10 Regal Cinemas in Colorado to start serving Cheetos popcorn

    PLANO, Texas — Could there be a better combination than movie theater popcorn and Cheetos? Luckily for moviegoers, Regal Cinemas is pairing up with the popular snack to serve Cheetos popcorn. The snack is available in 32-ounce cups and will include Cheetos-flavored popcorn and actual Cheetos. Humanity has peaked. pic.twitter.com/d4kKr0s2YY — Chris Branch (@cbranch89) November 16, 2017 “We’re excited to give moviegoers a chance to experience Cheetos in an unexpected and delicious new way through our first national theater partnership,” […]