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  • World War II veteran asks for cards to celebrate 100th birthday

    NEW YORK — It’s a milestone birthday for a World War II veteran, and one New York lawmaker wants to make sure his wish comes true. Emil Valentine is turning 100 next month and said he always wanted birthday cards from all over the world. His family turned to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, requesting his assistance in honoring Valentine ahead of his birthday. Valentine served in the 27th Infantry Division during the war. “Emil answered his country’s call to serve […]

  • Dog, pig abandoned outside Ohio humane society adopted together

    NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – A golden retriever and pig that were abandoned outside the Tuscarawas County Humane Society in Ohio have found a new home together. Shelter Director Haley Predragovich said the dog, Hermione, and the pig, Annie, will go to a home with other golden retrievers and pot-bellied pigs. Surveillance video showed a masked man remove the dog from a car at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday and tie it to a post in front of the shelter. He then placed […]

  • Beagles seen being force-fed chemicals in viral video to be released from Michigan testing lab

    MATTAWAN, Mich. — Controversial pesticide testing on dozens of beagles has ended at a Michigan animal testing lab after the release of a video that showed dogs being force-fed chemicals as part of a yearlong study. The joint announcement was made by Corteva AgriScience, a division of DowDuPont, and the Humane Society of the United States, which conducted an undercover investigation at the Charles River Laboratories. In a statement, Corteva said it received confirmation from Brazil’s Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia […]

  • Retired doctor fills in as busboy to help waitress daughter, saves choking woman’s life

    WINNETKA, Ill. — It was a very lucky St. Patrick’s Day for a woman in need of a life-saving assist at a an Illinois restaurant over the weekend. A last-minute staffing issue left the Trifecta Grill in need of a busboy to fill in during the busy holiday weekend. Waitress Alina Benge had an idea: she would call her dad, who had recently retired. “Just because he’s had the time on his hands. He’s been around the house, and you know, […]

  • ‘A true American hero:’ Decorated Vietnam veteran dies in Atlanta house fire

    BARROW COUNTY, Ga. – A decorated veteran who twice survived being wounded in the Vietnam War died early Monday morning in a house fire, according to WAGA. Barrow County firefighters said 71-year-old Duane Downey wasn’t able to escape from his second-floor bedroom when his home caught fire. Firefighters responded to Downey’s home after a neighbor called 911 and reported a large blaze. Crews attempted to go inside the home when they arrived but the fierce flames pushed them back, WAGA reported. […]

  • Officers help boy with autism find lost teddy bear after 911 call

    WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A  boy with autism called 911 for help when his teddy bear went missing and then hung up. “My teddy bear fell down again. Don’t worry I’ll rescue you again. Goodbye again. See you again,” 12-year-old Ryan Paul can be heard saying on the 911 call. The department called back. Robert Paul realized what his son had done and explained there wasn’t an emergency. But as part of Woodbridge Township Police Dept. policy, officers respond to the […]

  • Tourist wins over $1 million in less than 5 minutes at Las Vegas casino

    LAS VEGAS – Talk about lucky – and on St. Patrick’s Day no less. According to Hawaii News Now, an unnamed resident of the Aloha State struck it rich at the Plaza Hotel and Casino Sunday in Las Vegas, winning $1,029,529.13 off a penny slot machine. But that’s not all. The casino reportedly told KNSV the big winner had hit the jackpot after playing for less than five minutes. The winning game was Monopoly Millionaire, according to the Plaza Hotel.

  • Yabba Dabba Don’t: Neighbors of California ‘Flintstone house’ want to see large statues removed

    HILLSBOROUGH, Calif. – Fred and Wilma never had this much trouble in the town of Bedrock. “The Flintstone House” – as it is called because of its rocky appearance and resemblance to the cartoon abode – stands at 45 Berryessa Way in Hillsborough. According to the Los Angeles Times, neighbors are willing to let the house stand, but they want the outdoor decor – 15-foot tall dinosaur statutes, a giant “Yabba Dabba Doo” sign and more – to become a […]

  • More than 100 dead cats found in freezer during raid of Virginia home

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A phone call to police about suspected cat hoarding led to the discovery of more than 100 dead cats in a Virginia freezer, WAVY reported. Virginia Beach Animal Control told WAVY that it got tips from neighbors about a possible cat hoarding case. Officials raided the home Monday morning and removed 24 living cats and more than 100 dead cats from the home. The smell of cat urine was so strong that officers were reportedly forced […]

  • Super worm moon: Final supermoon of 2019 arrives with spring

    DENVER — The final supermoon of the year is coming this week and it’s happening just a short time after the official start of spring. Spring begins at 3:58 p.m. Wednesday. The supermoon — this one is called the super worm moon — will happen at 7:43 p.m. — several hours after the official start of spring. In Denver, the moon will rise at 6:59 p.m., 12 minutes before sunset. The moon will set on Thursday at 7:44 a.m. Whether […]

  • Men use Lime scooters to move couch several miles

    ST. LOUIS — A woman recorded two men moving a couch using Lime scooters last week in St. Louis. Ivana Bosnjak said she saw the men moving the furniture through the Southwest Garden neighborhood about 6 p.m. Thursday. The video has gone viral, generating thousands of Facebook shares and comments. One of the comments came from a man who said he was involved in the move. Matt Cortigiani writes: “A little background: Alex Wheels and I met at WashU’s PT school. […]

  • Baby beating the odds after undergoing open fetal surgery for spina bifida

    PALM COAST, Fla. — For the Trinkle family, baby boy Parker is a miracle. Expectant mom Jessica Trinkle received shocking news at a routine OB exam and ultrasound checkup last fall — her baby, Parker, was diagnosed with myelomeningocele (MMC), the most common and most severe form of spina bifida, after a sac was found on his spinal cord. The disease prevents the backbone from properly forming and can cause disabilities — intellectual or physical. Trinkle was halfway through her […]

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