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  • Mother charged in death of toddler left in hot car after ‘miscommunication’

    LAKEWOOD, N.J. – A 25-year-old mother in New Jersey is facing criminal charges over the death of her toddler daughter in a hot car last month. Prosecutors say Lakewood resident Chaya Shurkin has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Asbury Park Press. Officers responding to a report of a child in distress at Shurkin’s residence on May 6 found a neighbor performing CPR on the 21-month-old, who died at a hospital later that day, Ocean County […]

  • Woman warns others after ‘dream job’ turns out to be a scam

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It sounded too good to be true, but it also sounded too good to pass up. “I finally found a job that I was gonna be working at home,” said the job hunter who currently works for the government and asked WREG not to name her. She found a job listing for a Canadian company called Intact Financial Corporation on It allowed her to work from home, earning $25 an hour doing data entry. After messaging […]

  • Photo of sled dogs walking through water shows reality of Greenland’s melting ice sheet

    Steffen Olsen, a scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute, was on a routine mission in northwest Greenland to retrieve oceanographic and weather monitoring tools placed by his colleagues on sea ice when he ran into a problem. He couldn’t see them – the usually flat white sea ice was covered in water, the result of flooding from Greenland’s ice sheet, the second largest on the planet. @SteffenMalskaer got the difficult task of retrieving our oceanographic moorings and weather station on […]

  • New York man dies in Dominican Republic after plastic surgery

    NEW YORK CITY – A New York man died in the Dominican Republic after going to the island nation for a liposuction procedure, according to WPIX. The doctor wasn’t licensed to perform plastic surgery and the clinic advertises looking for clientele in the United States. Last week, 28-year-old Manuel Jose Nunez died after a liposuction procedure inside of the Caribbean Plastic Surgery Clinic in Santo Domingo. Friends are mourning him and searching for answers. “The life of the party pretty […]

  • Community angered after police arrest 12-year-old boy running with a stick

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The residents of a Grand Rapids neighborhood are upset with police after a 12-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend. The incident happened Friday night in the city’s Baxter neighborhood. Police say officers were in the area responding to a report of a large fight when they saw the boy chasing after someone with a wooden pole. Police said he didn’t respond to an officer’s commands to stop, eventually leading to the boy being put in […]

  • Father drowns in lake after lifting 3-year-old son to safety

    MINNEAPOLIS – What started as a Father’s Day weekend trip to a Minnesota lake ended in tragedy after a 3-year-old boy fell in and his father died saving his son’s life, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Schultz, 31, was with his son at Dead Shot Bay when the toddler fell from a bridge into the water around 8:22 p.m. Saturday. “The little boy was leaning over the railing when he saw a fish and went over,” Sheriff […]

  • 11-year-old boy describes moment he grabbed machete to ‘protect the house’

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. – An 11-year-old North Carolina boy who hit an intruder with a machete says he’s glad the man was arrested. Now, he hopes Orange County sheriff’s deputies find the other two people involved. Braydon Smith gave WGHP a first look at the closet he says 19-year-old Jataveon Hall told him to get into while Hall allegedly tried to steal from the home. The burglary happened around 11 a.m. Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. A […]

  • Alabama longhorn sets Guinness World Record

    GOODWATER, Ala. – A Texas longhorn raised in Alabama broke the Guinness World Record for longest horns, as measured from tip to tip. Guinness World Records measured Poncho Via’s horns at 10 ft. 7.4 in from tip to tip on May 8. The group said Poncho not only holds the record for the largest spread on a living steer but also beat all previous records to claim the record for largest spread ever. The Pope family, who raised Poncho, realized […]

  • Police department’s ‘humorous’ Father’s Day tweet draws backlash

    TOPEKA, Kan. – One northeast Kansas police department took some heat Sunday on social media after they tweeted asking moms to turn in their child’s father if he has any criminal history. The tweet posted just after 11 a.m. on Father’s Day was meant to be humorous. It has since been deleted but not before receiving a lot of backlash from people on the social media platform. The full tweet said “Does your child’s father have warrants? Is he carrying […]

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