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  • Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 5 million vehicles that could get stuck in cruise control

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler, and there are no reported injuries. The issue can be triggered when the car accelerates while operating under cruise control, which it might do in order to maintain its speed while climbing a hill, the company said. This could potentially cause a short circuit. When that happens, the […]

  • Veteran says farewell to K-9 who saved his life in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON TERRACE, Utah – It’s a story so touching it could be the basis of a Hollywood true story. “It was probably one of the greatest moments of my life seeing him again,” says retired Army Staff Sergeant John Logie of his dog, Balto. In addition to unconditional love, Logie says Balto saved his life. “There’s no doubt in my mind,” he insisted to KSTU. “Between him and God, they saved me that day.” Logie and Balto first met in […]

  • Soldier surprises son at high school graduation

    ELKMONT, Ala. – A soldier flew home so he could surprise his son on stage during  the Alabama senior’s high school graduation Thursday, according to WHNT. “I haven’t seen my son in a year,” U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Nate Owen said. “I missed his birth while I was at basic training 18 years ago by 12 hours. So, I didn’t want to miss this.” Owen said he was counting the days before he could get back for the ceremony. As the […]

  • Couple claims Amazon device recorded them, sent conversation to another person

    PORTLAND, Ore. – An Oregon family has unplugged all of their Amazon devices after they say the voice-controlled speakers secretly recorded them and sent audio files to one of their contacts living in Seattle. A woman named Danielle, who declined to give her last name, told KIRO that she and her husband used to joke about Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa spying on them, until they got a disturbing phone call. “Unplug your Alexa devices right now, you’re being hacked,” Danielle recalled […]

  • Police: Man opens fire in Oklahoma restaurant, wounding 2, before bystander fatally shoots him

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bystander shot and killed an armed man who walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant and began shooting Thursday evening, according to police. The incident happened at Louie’s Grill & Bar, located along the shore of Lake Hefner, police said. Two people were shot and one was injured while running from the scene, according to KFOR. The two who suffered gunshot wounds have been taken to the hospital with “serious injuries” but are expected to survive, police […]

  • 5 children found living with chickens, pigs inside tick-infested home

    PECULIAR, Mo. — Five children are now in protective custody after an officer found them living with multiple animals in wretched conditions inside a Missouri home, according to WDAF. Tiffany Burton, 32, faces five counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy. A school resource officer contacted the Cass County Sheriff’s department on May 16 because two children had not been to school in a week after being sent home for […]

  • North Carolina man rolled his eyes at wife before buying winning lottery ticket

    RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina man won’t be rolling his eyes at his wife for wanting a lottery ticket anymore. As Darrin Nunnery, of Linden, headed to the store Monday night, his wife called out, “Get me a Lucky For Life ticket,” according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. Nunnery rolled his eyes as usual when his wife wants to play the lottery, but he came home with a $2 ticket for that night’s drawing. Nunnery got […]

  • Crazy video shows van traveling 60 mph with cat clinging to roof

    OMAHA, Neb. – Amazing video shot by a family in Nebraska shows a van driving at highway speeds with a cat on the roof. The cat is somehow able to hang on while the van drives at 60 miles an hour. “My daughter says, ‘There’s a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that’s a raccoon,’” recalled Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, no, that’s a cat.’” The family captured […]

  • Virginia man put ‘copyright’ on homemade child pornography, feds say

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Dashawn Webster added a “copyright” to images of him allegedly molesting a 2-year-old boy, court documents say. Webster, who lives in Portsmouth, Virginia, was arrested late last week and was in court on Wednesday afternoon. Investigators carried out two investigations into multiple screen names and say the screen names trace back to Webster, according to WTKR. In one of the cases, investigators recovered a thumb drive during a search of a different suspect’s home. The thumb drive […]

  • Senior’s Craigslist ‘for sale’ prank gets him kicked out of graduation ceremony

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A senior at Missouri’s Truman High School will not be allowed to walk in his graduation because of a prank he pulled, according to WDAF. Kylan Scheele, 18, admits to posting an ad on Craigslist on Friday that listed Truman High School for sale, but he said it was meant to be a joke. “Other people were going to release live mice or, you know, building a beach in the front lobby area, and I thought, let’s […]