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  • Dad stuck on rising drawbridge says he was forced to clear gap in family SUV

    CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. – A man says he and his family are lucky to be alive after he had to slam on the accelerator, sending their car flying off the edge of a rising New Jersey drawbridge, over the gap and to the other side. Terrence Naphys said it happened Aug. 1 as they drove to Wildwood and Cape May, two popular resort destinations, to go shopping and eat. When they got to the Middle Thorofare Bridge they paid […]

  • Ohio teen saved by heart transplant dies on first day of school

    GOSHEN, Ohio — As he prepared for his first day back to school — even posing for a photo on his front porch — there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later,  the 13-year-old died after being taken to a hospital. WCPO reports Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday. His health took another turn in March and he had to […]

  • Man accused of trying to carjack three New Mexico football players

    ALBUQUERQUE – Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.” […]

  • Look for ‘shadow bands’ before and after total solar eclipse

    DENVER — A total solar eclipse will be seen across the United States on Monday, but the entire show won’t be up in the sky. Mysterious shadow bands will streak across the landscape seconds before and after totality. While Denver will have about 92 percent totality, the 70-mile-wide path of totality will cross in Wyoming and Nebraska. NASA said scientists don’t fully understand what they are. Shadow bands are described as thin wavy lines that move in parallel over plain-colored […]

  • Teens rally for love and peace at Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — A group of teenagers gathered to spread hope with a love-filled peace rally near the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday, according to WTVR. The rally was planned before the weekend events in Charlottesville and the wave of nationwide Confederate monument talk that followed. “It was a perfect time to showcase love and peace,” said Amiri Richardson-Keys, owner of the Arts Community Center. “We are getting an enormous amount of love, it’s unbelievable love.” […]

  • Alabama parents of 3 expecting sextuplets after ‘trying again for another one’

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama couple and their three children are preparing for the family to more than double after finding out mom is pregnant with sextuplets, according to WHNT. Eric and Courtney Waldrop have been together since the eighth grade. They got married in 2004 and they always wanted a family. “I knew I wanted a houseful,” Courtney Waldrop said. A few years later, the couple welcomed their first boy. “Then we had our twins in 2012,” Courtney Waldrop […]

  • Natalee Holloway’s father finds human remains in Aruba, says they could be his daughter’s

    NEW YORK — The father of Natalee Holloway announced Wednesday that he and an investigator recently found human remains behind a home in Aruba, NBC reports. Holloway, 18, disappeared in Aruba during a graduation trip 12 years ago. No one has been arrested in connection with her disappearance. Her father, Dave Holloway, said the remains were found after an 18-month investigation. The remains are being DNA tested to determine if they belong to Natalee. “When we determined these remains were human, […]

  • Baby dolphin dies after ‘hundreds’ of beachgoers take photos, play with it

    MOJACAR, Spain — A baby dolphin separated from its mother died after “hundreds” of people passed it around, taking photos and playing with it in the shallow water off a busy Spanish beach Friday, according to local nonprofit marine rescue group Equinac. Pictures show bathers lifting the “frightened and weak” calf out of the water and stroking the dolphin. One child appears to inadvertently cover its blowhole with his hand. “Cetaceans (large marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises) are […]

  • Woman arrested for snorting cocaine in parent pickup line at Florida school

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A sheriff’s deputy arrested a woman outside a Florida middle school after he allegedly spotted her chopping up and using cocaine while waiting in the parent pickup line Tuesday. The Lee County deputy said he was patrolling Lexington Middle School just before 4 p.m. when he saw 39-year-old Christina Hester snort the drug off the screen of her iPhone with a straw, according to WFTX. The deputy took Hester to his office where he arrested her. […]

  • Heartwarming photo shows boy napping with his cow at Iowa State Fair

    WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — A photo taken at the Iowa State Fair shows a boy and his cow cuddled up, exhausted after several days of work before the event. Mitchell Miner and his bovine pal, Audri, spent weeks preparing for the Iowa State Fair’s youth dairy cattle show, according to the Des Moines Register. To get ready for the fair, Miner led, bathed, clipped and walked Audri regularly leading up to the competition. On the day of the contest, Miner woke up […]

  • Taco Bell unveils ‘Naked Egg Taco’ with fried egg for a shell

    IRVINE, Calif. — First it made Doritos taco shells, now Taco Bell has unveiled a fried egg Naked Egg Taco. It’s filled with potatoes and cheese, with the egg on the outside as the shell, and launches nationwide on Aug. 31. Taco Bell will give fans an early chance to try it out beginning Thursday with brunch-esque “Bell and Breakfast” events. The events will kick off in New York on Thursday and will continue at Taco Bell restaurants in Laguna Beach, California (Aug. 25), Austin, […]

  • Woman loses engagement ring, finds it 13 years later wrapped around a carrot

    ARMENA, Alberta — An 84-year-old woman found her long-lost engagement ring wrapped around a carrot 13 years after she lost it while working on her family’s farm. Mary Grams told CBC News she lost the ring in 2004. She was 71 when she lost the ring she had worn since 1951. The woman’s daughter-in-law found the lost ring. Not knowing whom it belonged to, she asked her husband, who eventually determined it belonged to his mother. Grams said she never told […]