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  • Marine dog with bone cancer honored by hundreds in tearful farewell

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — Hundreds of people showed up to a final ride that was organized for a Marine veteran’s bomb detecting dog. Corporal Jeff DeYoung, who served with Cena in Afghanistan before adopting him, organized the ride for his dog Cena last week, according to WXMI. Cena was recently diagnosed with bone cancer, and a ride in an open top Jeep was at the top of DeYoung’s “bucket list” that he made for his dog. Several other Jeeps and some […]

  • Illinois mother arrested after 17-month-old overdosed on meth, fentanyl

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. — An Illinois mother faces several charges after her 17-month-old son overdosed on methamphetamine and fentanyl, according to KTVI. Emergency officials found Billie Jean Cottle, 25, and the 17-month-old child unresponsive and showing signs of a drug overdose. “Once they got in the bathroom they found Billy Jean Cottle unresponsive suffering from an overdose. The more disturbing fact is in her grasp of her arm was her 17-month-old child who was also unresponsive. He appeared to be […]

  • Tennessee man found guilty of rape 16 years after his dentures were found at crime scene

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man pleaded guilty to a 2001 Memphis sex assault after his dentures – which had his name and DNA on them – were finally tested, more than a decade after investigators found them at the crime scene, according to WREG. Thomas Maupin, 67, was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for raping a 31-year-old woman on Thomas Street north of Frayser Boulevard, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich said. The woman was approached by Maupin, who […]

  • Iowa police search for man accused of snapping puppy’s neck during fight over Wi-Fi

    DES MOINES, Iowa – One police sergeant called it the worst case of animal abuse he’s seen in the last five years – Iowa officers are looking for a man accused of brutally killing a puppy, according to WHO-TV. Police were called to the Oakview Terrace Apartments in Des Moines on July 6th after a man allegedly snapped the neck of a 3-month-old puppy, following an argument with its owners. According to the police report, 25-year-old Christopher David Vogel arrived unannounced to […]

  • Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth to their baby nearly 3 years after his death

    NEW YORK — The widow of slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu has given birth to a baby girl nearly three years after a gunman ambushed and killed Liu and his partner in Brooklyn, according to WPIX. Baby Angelina, nicknamed “Angel,” was born July 25, was conceived from sperm frozen before Liu died in December 2014. According to the NYPD, Pei Xia Chen requested that her husband’s sperm be preserved, so that she could one day have his child. Liu, 32, […]

  • California man arrested for smuggling live king cobras in potato chip containers

    LOS ANGELES – A California man allegedly used potato chip containers and the U.S. Postal Service to smuggle deadly king cobras into the country. United States Fish and Wildlife Service special agents arrested 34-year-old Rodrigo Franco, of Monterey Park, Tuesday morning, and charged him with one count of illegal importing. In March, Customs and Border Protection agents were inspecting a shipment from Hong Kong when they opened three potato chip canisters and found the venomous, 2-foot-long snakes coiled inside. CBP agents […]

  • Video of shark being dragged behind speeding boat sparks outrage, investigation

    MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Video showing a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat has prompted an investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Bradenton Herald reports. The video was shared multiple times on social media but it’s not clear exactly when or where it was recorded. South Florida charter fishing Captain Mark “Mark The Shark” Quartiano shared the video on Instagram on Monday, saying it was sent to him by two other Instagram users. Video contains […]

  • 4-year-old cries as new stepmom reads him his own special vows

    RIPLEY, N.Y. — Many people cry at weddings, including this 4-year-old boy who will melt your heart. Gage Newville  became overwhelmed, as his new stepmother, Senior Airman Emily Leehan, read the vows she wrote especially for him. This happened Saturday, at Leehan’s wedding to US Marine Sergeant Joshua Newville in Ripley, New York. Leehan went on to say she may not have given Gage life, but life surely gave her the gift of him. The newlyweds are on active duty, so they will […]

  • Heat causes dough to expand in truck, spill onto Washington highway

    TACOMA, Wash. – Dough! A dump truck carrying a load of dough began spilling over on Monday afternoon in Tacoma, according to KCPQ-TV. Washington State Patrol trooper Brooke Bova said heat caused the dough to rise. When you think you've seen it all….dough! The heat is making it rise! pic.twitter.com/XpA5UAJyj7 — Trooper Brooke Bova (@wspd1pio) July 24, 2017 “When you think you’ve seen it all … dough!” she tweeted. The incident happened around 4 p.m. on northbound I-5 from the […]

  • Wisconsin company becomes first U.S. company to microchip employees

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin company will become the first U.S. company to provide employees implantable microchips. According to a press release, Three Square Market will offer the technology to all employees during a “chip party” on August 1. The program is optional. “Employees will be implanted with a RFID chip allowing them to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine, etc.,” the company said in the press release. […]