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  • Tupac fan fired from government job after emailing inspirational quote to 4,300 employees

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The former director of Iowa’s Department of Human Services is keeping his head up after the diehard Tupac fan was fired abruptly last month. Jerry Foxhoven told the New York Times he still thinks his firing may be coincidental – he was forced out one day after sending an email praising the rapper to all 4,300 agency employees. The 66-year-old routinely sent Tupac lyrics to other workers as inspiration, hundreds of emails obtained by the Associated […]

  • ‘ICE will come’: Gas station clerk suspended after video of confrontation with customers shared on Facebook

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A suburban Illinois gas station clerk has been suspended after a video posted to Facebook shows him in a confrontation with customers as he tells them, “ICE will come,” and makes other anti-immigrant comments. The clerk, who worked at the Bucky’s Mobil gas station at 1576 Washington in Naperville, was recorded on video arguing with customers. The woman who posted the video on Facebook on Tuesday wrote, “Look at this guy who didn’t want to sell us […]

  • 9-year-old girl apparently electrocuted while swimming in pool, police say

    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. – Police say a 9-year-old Northern California girl died Sunday afternoon after she was apparently electrocuted when a swimming pool light malfunctioned. The girl  died at a local hospital after efforts to revive her by adults and a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crew failed. Fire officials identified her as McKenzie Kinley, according to The Sacramento Bee. “I just fell to my knees,” family friend Janie Perduta, whose daughter had a sleepover with McKenzie days earlier, told KCRA. “It […]

  • Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old son into Atlantic ocean, yelling at him to swim

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida father faces multiple charges after police say he repeatedly tossed his 5-year-old son into the ocean along Daytona Beach and yelled at him to swim. Court records show police arrested 37-year-old John Bloodsworth for disorderly intoxication, jumping off the pier and child abuse. Former Georgia State Trooper Mitch Brown told WESH he was on vacation with his family when he saw the child alone, struggling to swim in deep water next to the Main […]

  • Little boy selling ‘ICE COLD BEER’ prompts several calls to cops – but it’s all paying off

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – A young boy in Utah found a good way to get some business, even after neighbors called the police on him. The Brigham City Police Department posted a photo of the boy and his drink stand on Facebook. The post states: “This young man, in the area of 600 South 200 East, has a twist on a lemonade stand. Yep, he’s selling beer … ROOT BEER, that is. His marketing strategy has resulted in several calls […]

  • Hummus recalled nationwide due to possible listeria contamination

    Pita Pal Foods has issued a voluntary recall of hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. An FDA inspection found Listeria moncytogenes at the manufacturing facility. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates. Brands include Bucee’s, Harris Teeter, Pita Pal and Schnucks. A full list of […]

  • Florida man tied up wife’s lover, cut off his penis and ran off with it, deputies say

    A Florida man is accused of exacting a gruesome revenge on a man he allegedly caught having sex with his wife. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office says a neighbor told police that Alex Bonilla, 49, broke into his home in Bell, west of Gainesville, on Sunday morning when his two children were present, forced him into a bedroom at gunpoint, tied him up, and cut off his penis with scissors, WCJB reports. According to court documents, Bonilla then ran away with the […]

  • Girl, 6, struck and killed by father’s golf ball

    OREM, Utah — A girl died Monday after she was hit by her father’s golf ball at a Utah course. The 6-year-old’s father was about 20 yards away when he teed off, sending the ball straight at the golf cart where his daughter was sitting, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. “He mishit the ball,” Orem Police Lt. Trent Colledge told Gephardt Daily. “It’s a terrible, tragic accident.” Police received a call about the injured girl around 10:25. a.m. When they arrived […]

  • Tennessee troopers find children locked in back of U-Haul with drugs

    FALL BRANCH, Tenn. – Tennessee troopers arrested three men after law enforcement found three young children were locked in the back of a truck with a stash of drugs, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. A call came in July 10 stating somebody had seen a man load multiple children into the back of a U-Haul truck in the parking lot of a Cocke County welcome center. Law enforcement reportedly spotted a U-Haul in the area […]

  • Sushi ingredient is spontaneously combusting, causing restaurant fires

    The same phenomenon that causes overheated compost piles to spontaneously combust has been causing fires in sushi restaurants. The culprit is deep-fried tempura flakes, also known as agedama or tenkasu, which have been linked to five restaurant fires in Wisconsin alone, the New York Times reports. Fire investigator Kara Nelson says the flakes, used to give sushi rolls some crunch, are made by deep-frying batter, putting it through a colander, and letting the mixture rest in a bowl for hours, often overnight. […]

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