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  • Solar eclipse helps marshals catch ‘most wanted’ sex offender

    CEDAR RAPIDs, Iowa – A wanted sex offender surfaced Monday in Iowa and officers may have the solar eclipse to thank, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals. Marshals arrested 26-year-old Ladarius Martez Blue outside of a Cedar Rapids residence as part of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force’s “Operation Most Wanted.” Authorities had been looking for Blue since he failed to register as a sex offender and disappeared in early June, according to The Gazette. Officers […]

  • Woman accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old after drugging his slushie

    MILWAUKEE – A 35-year-old Wisconsin woman is accused of drugging a 10-year-old child’s slushie and sexually assaulting him. Tara Gotovnik has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and delivery of a controlled substance. On August 7, the child’s father told police Gotovnik had assaulted his son, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WITI. The boy told investigators Gotovnik put sleeping pills in his slushie, causing him to have double vision and slurred speech, the complaint said. […]

  • Parents name baby Eclipse after mom gives birth on day of total solar eclipse

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – A couple decided to name their baby Eclipse in honor of the rare astronomical event marking their little girl’s birth Monday. Parents Freedom and Paul Eubanks welcomed baby Eclipse to the world at 8:04 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. The healthy baby entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. The decision to legally name her Eclipse was done at the last minute, according to the hospital. Paul […]

  • Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

    Holocaust survivor Sonia K. survived four concentration camps. She recently spoke with CNN about her view of the events in Charlottesville. When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews. In the 1930s, we all believed that nothing like the Holocaust could ever happen, and for the past seven decades, we’ve said that nothing like it […]

  • Teacher who cartwheeled without underwear accused of squatting in couple’s home

    TULSA, Okla. – A former Oklahoma teacher who pleaded guilty to assault is back in the spotlight after allegedly taking up residence in a Tulsa couple’s home, according to KFOR. Earlier this year, the Pawhuska Police Department took 34-year-old Lacey Sponsler into custody following an incident during choir class. Investigators alleged that the substitute teacher performed a cartwheel in class without underwear on, exposing herself to the students. The teacher reportedly told police she was just dancing and asked the students […]

  • Man accused of trying to carjack three New Mexico football players

    ALBUQUERQUE – Police arrested a suspected carjacker who apparently made a poor choice of potential victims. Albuquerque officers booked 20-year-old Angelo Martinez after the attempted robbery last week, according to KRQE. The players said they saw Martinez hanging around the Loma Linda Community Center football field, but had no idea who he was, according to KOAT. When they walked to their car, one of the players told KOAT Martinez was “acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.” […]

  • Dad stuck on rising drawbridge says he was forced to clear gap in family SUV

    CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. – A man says he and his family are lucky to be alive after he had to slam on the accelerator, sending their car flying off the edge of a rising New Jersey drawbridge, over the gap and to the other side. Terrence Naphys said it happened Aug. 1 as they drove to Wildwood and Cape May, two popular resort destinations, to go shopping and eat. When they got to the Middle Thorofare Bridge they paid […]

  • Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned. The health department was also on scene because of […]

  • Ohio teen saved by heart transplant passes away on the first day of school

    GOSHEN, Ohio — As he prepared for his first day back to school — even posing for a photo on his front porch — there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later,  the 13-year-old passed away after being rushed to the hospital. WCPO reports that Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday. His health took another turn in March, and he […]