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  • Mother found dead of suspected overdose after children seen running naked in neighborhood

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Reports of naked children running outside of an Ohio home led police to a much more disturbing discovery Thursday. The Youngstown Vindicator reports that the children’s 36-year-old mother was found dead inside a closet of the home in the 200 block of East Avondale Avenue in Youngstown. A neighbor found the mother’s body just before 4 p.m., according to the paper. About a half hour prior to that, a school bus driver called police saying that two children […]

  • Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree

    NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR. The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad. In January 2017, […]

  • Disney’s ‘Pandora: The World of Avatar’ to officially open this weekend

    ORLANDO — After more than six years of development, Walt Disney World will officially open “Pandora: The World of Avatar” on Saturday. The Disney storyline suggests visitors are “transferred light-years away” to the “Alpha-Centauri solar system” and Pandora. “It’s an otherworldly, fully-themed experience,” says Jon Landau, AVATAR producer, Lightstorm Entertainment. Pandora has two attractions: Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly boat ride through a “bioluminescent” rainforest, and Avatar Flight of Passage, the land’s premiere attraction that allows guests to fly on the back of a […]

  • 1,400 students surprise parents of teen allegedly killed by drunk driver

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – During the funeral processional for a Virginia teen allegedly killed by a drunk driver, hundreds of students who never knew 18-year-old Kaitlyn Duffy lined the sidewalk. Over 1,400 Great Bridge Middle School students stood just outside of the Chesapeake, Virginia campus Friday to pay their respects to Duffy’s family, according to WTKR. The students timed their sign of solidarity with the funeral procession. Duffy’s parents drove by and students waved as they passed to bury their daughter. At the funeral, Duffy’s […]

  • Couple who paid off $200K debt in 2 years reveal how they did it

    NEW YORK – It wasn’t too long ago that Sunethra Muralidhara was buried under a mountain of debt. She had taken out loans for undergraduate and law school, which put her about $200,000 in the hole. But she wasn’t too worried about it at the time. She figured her law degree would be worth it and everyone always told her it was “good debt.” “People had me convinced that taking 30 years to pay off the debt was normal and […]

  • Two counselors at Pennsylvania addiction treatment center found dead of overdoses

    WEST BRANDYWINE, Pa. – Two counselors at a Pennsylvania addiction treatment center were found dead Sunday of drug overdoses, according to the Chester County district attorney. Emergency responders found the counselors in their own rooms at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge in West Brandywine Township around 2:15 p.m. “If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example,” District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a press release. “The staff members in charge of supervising recovering addicts […]

  • Audio released of incident involving Republican candidate who reportedly ‘body-slammed’ reporter in Montana

    BOZEMAN, Mont. – One day before Montana’s special election to fill the state’s sole congressional seat, a reporter says he was body-slammed by the Republican candidate. Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs had just asked multimillionaire tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte about the GOP healthcare plan when he says Gianforte threw him to the ground, breaking his glasses, according to The Guardian. The paper released audio that Jacobs says captured the altercation. Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses — […]

  • ‘Just act good’: 6-year-old Missouri boy’s Facebook video calls for end to violence

    WELLSTON, Mo. – It’s a sign of the toll violent crime is taking on children throughout the United States – a mother shared her son’s fears about crime on Facebook and the post has more than 178,000 views. Jeffrey Laney is a 6-year-old kindergartner and starts the video by expressing his fear about violent crime. “A lot of people, people need to stop killing each other around here because this is just making me feel bad,” Laney said. His mother Leanndra Cheatham said during an […]

  • Surprise! Teacher films emotional moment when she presents student with cap and gown

    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia high school teacher filmed the emotional moment when she surprised one of her pupils with a cap and gown. A semester before graduation, Jamias Howard, 19, was no longer able to make it to class due to some private problems, WSB reports. He only had a few credits left to complete. That’s when his special education teacher, Kimberly Wimbish, got involved. Every day after school she met Howard at places like the park and even restaurants and tutored him — […]

  • ‘Joker’ lookalike arrested for pointing loaded gun at drivers in Miami

    MIAMI — A man with green hair and “Joker” tattoos on his face was arrested for pointing a loaded gun at drivers in the Miami area. Miami-Dade police arrested 29-year-old Lawrence Sullivan on Tuesday, WSVN reported. Sullivan has “Joker” written across half his forehead and “F*** Batman” on the other half. According to the Miami Herald, Sullivan had a loaded Smith & Wesson handgun with six live rounds in his pocket when officers confronted him. Sullivan lives with his mother and listed his occupation as “tattoo […]