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  • Judge orders 30-year-old NY man to move out of parents’ home in ‘surreal’ court hearing

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mark and Christina Rotondo wanted their 30-year-old son, Michael, to move out of their Camillus, NY, home. He wouldn’t, and after a legal battle that made its way to New York’s highest court, State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood sided with the parents Tuesday and told Michael he would have to leave. The story went viral after Syracuse.com first reported on it last week; its article features a series of letters the Rotondos gave their son, starting with one […]

  • 4-year-old accidentally shoots, kills 2-year-old brother after mistaking gun for toy

    LOUISA COUNTY, Va. – A Virginia toddler died Tuesday after his older brother accidentally shot him with a gun the boy thought was a toy, according to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. It’s not yet clear how the 4-year-old boy had access to the weapon, which he fired Tuesday morning, striking his 2-year-old brother – identified as Tyler Aponte – in the chest, according to Major Donald A. Lowe. “It’s of paramount importance to make sure your guns are secured and […]

  • Woman smiles in DUI arrest mugshot after fatal crash

    OCALA, Fla. — A Florida woman arrested on DUI charges after a crash that killed a 60-year-old woman was pictured smiling in her mugshot, according to the Ocala Star-Banner. Angenette Marie Welk, 44, was driving on U.S. 27 when she hit Sandra Clarkston and her daughter, 18-year-old Shiyanne Kroll, from behind. The impact caused Clarkston’s car to slam into the back of a tractor-trailer.. She was arrested for DUI with serious bodily injury,  given a $10,000 bond and released from […]

  • ‘Did you say ‘mama’?’: Girl, 5, with nonverbal autism says first word, surprising parents

    ATHENS, Ala. — A child’s first word is a major milestone, but for families with nonverbal children, it’s one that can seem out of reach. Taylor Blankenship is 5 years old and has nonverbal autism. “So many people take for granted that their kids talk to them, or they talk them to death,” Taylor’s mom Briana Blankenship said. “They’re tired of hearing ‘Mama’ 30 times a day. They don’t realize that there are parents like us that literally dream that their kids are […]

  • Mom says verbal abuse, fat shaming may have driven teen to murder her father

    MUNCIE, Ind. — A teen is accused of killing her father in what the suspect’s mother said may have been an act motivated by years of fat shaming and other mental abuse by the teen’s dad. Ameera Stokes, 18, is accused of hitting her father in the head with a hammer and stabbing him in the chest inside his Michigan home. She then allegedly called 911 to confess. The suspect’s mother said she’s not excusing her daughter’s actions, but theorized that the killing […]

  • Frontier Airlines passenger reportedly gropes woman, then urinates on seat

    DENVER – When Frontier Airlines Flight 864 left Denver on Thursday bound for Charleston, South Carolina, it started out like any other flight. By the time it landed, passengers describe the flight from hell. “I got a seat on the back of the plane where I could just lay down and fall asleep,” a passenger named Emily from Los Angeles told KDVR. About two hours into the flight, she said she woke up in a panic. “I hear a woman […]

  • U.S. citizens questioned by Border Patrol for speaking Spanish

    First a lawyer took issue with two women speaking Spanish in a New York City eatery. Now two U.S. citizens in the Montana town of Havre have had the same experience — but this time the person with the issue was a Border Patrol agent. Ana Suda, 37, told the Washington Post she and friend Mimi Hernandez, both Mexican-Americans, ran out to a gas station convenience store for milk and eggs just after midnight Wednesday and started conversing in Spanish while waiting to pay. […]

  • Grandma’s accidental selfie video leads to internet fame

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Phoenix grandmother became an internet sensation after she experienced some user-error on her new smartphone, according to KPHO. Adrienne Gutowski was gifted a smartphone from her granddaughter on Tuesday, but she quickly became convinced that it was more of an annoyance than advantageous. “Apryl! Why did my phone turn into a mirror?” Grandma Adrienne said as she accidentally recorded her reaction. “I’m looking at my face and, oh my, look at all these wrinkles! You’ve got to […]

  • Body of ‘severely neglected’ child found in California storage unit; couple arrested

    SACRAMENTO – Officers found the body of a child after responding to a storage facility in Sacramento on Tuesday night, according to KTXL. The body was inside of a storage unit that belongs to Nevada residents Tyler and Averyauna Anderson, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Sacramento and Reno police departments have opened a joint investigation with Reno as the lead agency. According to the Reno Police Department, Tyler’s 5-year-old daughter died at some point in the last two weeks […]

  • Man wins 4 lottery prizes – including for $5M and $1M – within months

    LOS ANGELES – A lucky lottery player from Southern California has won more than $6 million in prizes in the past six months, including one worth a staggering $5 million, state lottery officials announced Friday. Antulio Mazariegos recently walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office with the $5 million-winning scratchers ticket. Mazariegos had purchased the winning ticket at Liquor Bank, located at 16925 Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, according to a California Lottery news release. He explained there […]