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  • Chuck E. Cheese’s strikes down animatronic band

    Chuck E. Cheese’s is reportedly phasing out their singing animatronic band. The restaurant chain has announced that they will be renovating all of their locations across the country, WGN-TV reports. As part of the sleek new design, they will be removing the beloved, a  nd somewhat “creepy,” animatronics in attempt to modernize. The robotic characters were once the center of many childhood birthday parties, but today are considered outdated, as many children are now growing up with more advanced media […]

  • Don’t throw away those eclipse glasses, they may still do some good

    On the morning after the Great American Eclipse, many may be wondering what to do with those eclipse glasses that were so highly coveted on Monday, but now won’t be useful for years. If you haven’t already thrown them in the trash, here are a few things to note for those who would like to donate, reuse or recycle them. NASA says that if your glasses are compliant with the ISO 12312-2 safety standard, and it will say so on […]

  • Woman dies after falling off balcony while ‘laughing very hard’

    WESTMORLAND COUNTY, Pa. – A 50-year-old Pennsylvania woman died when she lost her balance and fell off of a balcony in Mexico after “laughing very hard.” Sharon Regoli Ciferno, a sixth-grade teacher in western Pennsylvania, was on vacation and sitting on a rooftop deck at a friend’s house when she fell, according to PennLive. “She started laughing very hard and when she put her head back she lost her balance and fell back,” David Regoli, told the newspaper. “She suffered […]

  • 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 and […]

  • Mother killed in gruesome elevator accident minutes after giving birth

    SEVILLE, Spain – A Spanish woman who went to the hospital to deliver her third child ended up dead in a horrific accident. The Local reports Rocio Cortes Nuñez delivered a child by C-section on Sunday at Seville’s Valme Hospital and was being wheeled from surgery to a recovery room when she became caught in an elevator. Per local media, staff wheeled Cortes onto the elevator, but while the doors opened and shut, the elevator didn’t move. They reportedly decided […]

  • What will the weather be like for the eclipse?

    It’s probably the most anticipated weather forecast in recent memory. Millions of people across the United States are eagerly tuning in to their local meteorologists or refreshing their favorite apps, all hoping for the same thing: clear skies overhead Monday for the total solar eclipse. By now you have probably heard about the Eclipse of the Century, the first total eclipse to occur in the United States since 1979 and the first to cross from coast to coast in 99 […]

  • Poland Spring bottled water is a ‘colossal fraud,’ lawsuit claims

    MAINE – Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water does come from Maine, but its state of origin isn’t the issue being raised in a class-action lawsuit against the company. In what they call a “colossal fraud,” 11 plaintiffs in eight states argue the “100% Natural Spring Water” is actually “ordinary groundwater” drawn from wells “in low-lying populated areas near potential sources of contamination,” including a landfill and ash pile, per Courthouse News. The FDA classifies spring water as “derived from an […]

  • 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 […]