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  • Michigan mother charged after running over son in school parking lot

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A mother accused of driving over her 8-year-old child in the parking lot of a Michigan school now faces charges. Tiffany Kosakowski was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of second degree child abuse and reckless driving causing serious injury, according to WXMI. She was released on a $10,000 bond. Surveillance cameras recorded most of the incident, which happened Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m. at Chandler Woods Charter School. Deputies said video showed the boy hanging onto the […]

  • ‘Christmas comet’ – the year’s brightest – to pass by Earth this weekend

    The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The comet will come within 7 million miles of Earth — a proximity that won’t happen again for 20 years. That’s 30 times the moon’s distance from us. The comet […]

  • Plot to blast hole in North Carolina jail thwarted when plans mailed to wrong person

    GRAHAM, N.C. — An escape plot to blast a hole into the Alamance County Detention Center was thwarted when an inmate mailed the plans to the wrong person, according to the sheriff’s office. A woman received a letter from the Alamance County jail on Dec. 6. Thinking it was a letter to her, she opened it. Inside, she found a detailed drawing of the Alamance County Detention Center, instructions for making a bomb and a plan for explosives to be planted […]

  • Cop dumps retired K-9 at animal shelter, is demoted to patrol duty

    The Police Department in Jackson, Miss., says its K-9 dogs are like “family”—so it was less than thrilled to discover that a retired police dog had been left at an animal shelter by his handler, who was meant to be looking after it. The department says officer Carl Ellis was demoted to patrol duty after they discovered that the retired dog, Ringo, had been surrendered to an animal shelter, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Fortunately, Ringo, who had been “thought to be living […]

  • Farm linked to romaine E. coli outbreak issues new recall for other produce

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. — A farm in California connected with a recall of lettuce earlier this year recalled other types of produce Thursday, due to possible E. coli contamination. In a press release from Adam Bros Farming, Inc., the company said it was voluntarily recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower, harvested from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30. The company stated the products did not test positive for E. coli, but were recalled “out of an abundance of […]

  • ‘Adulting Day’ at one high school teaches teens to cook, change a tire and pay bills

    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. – What life skills will teens need to know when they get out into the real world? A high school in Kentucky was hoping to help answer that question when they held an “Adulting Day” this week. According to WAVE, seniors at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville were taught how to cook when they get to college, how to change a tire, and how to pay bills. “I think that the idea occurred to me, originally, I saw […]

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School evacuated over bomb threat on sixth anniversary of shooting

    NEWTON, Conn. – Newtown Police say a bomb threat caused Sandy Hook Elementary School to be evacuated. The children have been dismissed for the day. Thursday, there were a rash of bomb threats throughout the country, but police say they aren’t related, and that the threat was specific to the school. Police confirm that the children are safely off the property, and they are doing a sweep out of an abundance of caution. They do not believe it is a […]

  • Videos shows State Trooper running from semi that hit patrol car

    JASPER COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa State Patrol has released dash cam video that shows a trooper running to get out of the way as a semi bears down on his parked patrol car. The incident happened on October 29th in Jasper County east of Des Moines. The trooper was conducting traffic on a state highway following a fatal rear-end accident that happened earlier that morning. The Iowa State Patrol says the lights on the trooper’s vehicle were activated and […]

  • Keith Richards has given up liquor: ‘It was interesting to play sober’

    Keith Richards and Jack Daniels are no longer one of rock music’s most famous pairings. The famously hard-partying Rolling Stone tells Rolling Stone that he has almost completely quit drinking and has given up hard liquor entirely. “It’s been about a year now,” says Richards, who turns 75 next week. “I pulled the plug on it. I got fed up with it.” He says he still has “a glass of wine occasionally, and a beer,” but with liquor, “it was time to […]