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  • Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of vodka overturns along North Carolina highway

    CLAYTON, N.C. – A tractor-trailer full of 40,000 pounds of vodka overturned near a busy North Carolina highway Thursday morning. It happened around 6 a.m. along US-70 in Clayton. The truck flipped while making a right turn. The driver was reportedly OK after a passerby helped him get out of the vehicle. Authorities told WTVD that uprighting the tractor-trailer with 17 pallets of vodka – weighing 40,000 pounds – was not easy. Multiple tow trucks had to be called to […]

  • Hurricane victims call sex hotline after FEMA mistakenly tweets wrong number

    Several Hurricane Irma victims called a 1-800 number for help and were offered phone sex instead of hurricane relief assistance. The Miami Herald reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region 4 office accidentally tweeted the number Wednesday, which offered assistance to people dealing with damaged roofs. The number was supposed to be a “1-888” number, not a “1-800” number. “Welcome to America’s hottest talk line. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press ‘1’ to connect, free, […]

  • Video shows childcare workers taunt, berate boy with autism as he cries under table: police

    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Police in Florida are looking for two childcare workers accused of “berating, taunting and throwing a backpack” at an 8-year-old child with autism. A Snapchat video captured 26-year-old Kaderrica Smith and 19-year-old Alexus Henderson terrorizing a boy at Our Children’s Academy in Winter Haven, according to police. Smith is being charged with battery and child abuse and Henderson with child neglect. The three-minute video shows the boy underneath a table crying as Henderson and Smith tease […]

  • 5-year-old’s swollen cheek leads to life-changing diagnosis

    POLK CITY, Iowa – What started out as a little bump on a 5-year-old Iowa girl’s cheek turned into something much more serious, and now her parents want to share their story to raise awareness. Harper Stribe started her summer with a swollen cheek, and her mother, Nicole Stribe, told WHO, “It had started one night out of the blue, and we thought it was a bug bite.” Doctors thought it was a viral infection at first, but when the […]

  • Police: Man filmed pair raping 14-year-old Utah girl because ‘it was funny’ 

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Two men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old Utah girl that police say was recorded on video. According to a statement of probable cause, police were contacted September 9 about a sexual assault involving a 14-year-old girl from West Jordan. The girl’s father told police the girl had slept over at a friend’s house the previous night and made arrangements to sneak out with three guys, one of whom she had met […]

  • BYU to sell caffeinated sodas on campus for first time since 1950s

    PROVO, Utah — In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Brigham Young University announced it would begin selling caffeinated sodas on campus, according to KSTU. It is a cultural shift for a campus that has been “caffeine-free” since the 1950s. “Until more recently, dining services rarely received requests for caffeinated soda. Consumer preferences have clearly changed and requests have become much more frequent,” the university said in an FAQ announcing the change. Back in 2012, KSTU reported on demands for BYU […]

  • Navy hospital employees give newborn middle finger, call babies ‘mini Satans’

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Navy hospital in Florida has removed multiple employees from work after disturbing photos surfaced on Snapchat on Monday, according to the Florida Times-Union. One of the photos showed an employee giving a newborn the middle finger with the caption: “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.” According to the post, the “nurse” and a friend made the baby dance to music. Jeanne Casey, a spokeswoman for the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, issued a statement late Monday: […]

  • Remains of sailor killed during Pearl Harbor attack finally identified after 75 years

    PETERSBURG, Va. — The remains of a New Jersey man killed 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been positively identified, according to WTVR. It’s impossible to measure a family’s grief — even when decades go by and the remains of their loved one remained unidentified in a mass grave. One family, generations later, still held out hope for a final resolve. A New Jersey man, killed during the first wave on the attack on Pearl Harbor […]

  • Florida girl, 4, fatally shoots herself while reaching for candy in grandmother’s purse

    TAMPA, Fla. — A 4-year-old Florida girl fatally shot herself after she accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun inside her grandmother’s purse while reaching for candy, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The incident happened on Sept. 14 while Yanelly “Nelly” Zoller was at her grandparents’ Tampa home. The girl accidentally pulled the trigger and was shot in the chest, according to police. “She just wanted some damn candy,” father Shane Zoller told the newspaper Zoller says his daughter was […]

  • Young girl hit in face by 105 mph foul ball at Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK – A young girl was taken to a local hospital after she was struck by a 105 mph foul ball during Wednesday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees. The Yankees released a statement that said the child received first aid at the stadium and was being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The incident happened during the fifth inning when Todd Frazier hit a ball into the seats above the dugout along the third base […]