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  • Woman describes surviving 7 days after SUV tumbles down 200-foot cliff

    BIG SUR, Calif. – An Oregon woman who disappeared a week earlier was found alive at the bottom of an oceanside cliff in Big Sur, California, where she survived in the wreckage of her SUV by using her radiator hose to siphon water from a nearby creek, authorities said Saturday. Angela Hernandez, 22, of Portland, lost control of her vehicle and plunged 200-250 feet down a cliff, leaving the Jeep partially submerged in the ocean, said John Thornburg, public information […]

  • Pennsylvania mom accused of killing infant with drug-tainted breast milk

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. – A Pennsylvania mother is accused of killing her young son by feeding him breast milk containing a deadly mix of drugs. WPVI reported that Samantha Jones, 30, of New Britain Township, was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the death of her 11-week-old son. The suspect reportedly told investigators she was taking prescription methadone because of an addiction to painkillers when her child died April 2. Jones told police that she was too tired to prepare formula for the […]

  • Woman kills father after finding child porn of herself, other infants

    MANCHESTER, England – A UK woman has been sentenced to prison for murdering her father and burying him in the garden — but only after she found his stash of child pornography that included images of herself. After pleading guilty to manslaughter, fraud, and false representation, Barbara Coombes received a nine-year sentence this week. UK authorities only learned about the 2006 murder in January when 63-year-old Coombes walked into a police station and confessed, reports the Guardian. Authorities then uncovered the […]

  • Target offers 15 percent off classroom supplies for teachers

    MINNEAPOLIS – Target is offering teachers a 15 percent discount on select classroom supplies this summer – and the savings start Sunday. The department store announced the move in a post on their blog “A Bullseye View”: “Pssst… teachers. New this year, we’re making life a little easier for you, too, with a special 15-percent discount … For the first time, Target’s offering teachers nationwide 15 percent off select classroom supplies, from pens, pencils, crayons and markers to classroom storage and […]

  • Jackpot winner who put nephew’s name on ticket ‘for good luck’ now says she’ll sue him

    MARGAREE FORKS, Nova Scotia – It appeared to be a joyous photo op: a 57-year-old Nova Scotia woman and her 19-year-old nephew holding up a check for $1.2 million Canadian ($900,000) they’d won in a fundraising event that helped fire departments around Margaree Forks. But per the CBC, the presser Thursday went downhill soon after the shutter clicked as Barbara Reddick said she’d be taking Tyrone MacInnis to court for his half of the money. “Tyrone is getting nothing,” says Reddick, […]

  • Women accused of punching, stabbing Applebee’s waitress, then stealing her tips

    McDONOUGH, Ga. – Police are looking for four women they say brutally attacked a waitress at a Georgia Applebee’s. The server was working at the restaurant, located at 815 Industrial Blvd. in McDonough, when she was assaulted Tuesday evening. The group punched the waitress repeatedly, and one of the women stabbed her before they stole the victim’s tip money, according to McDonough Police Department officials.  The women are also accused of damaging property, but police didn’t specify what was damaged. […]

  • ‘Got a kidney?’: Mom determined to find donor for daughter launches creative ad campaign

    MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Michigan mother is on a mission to save her daughter’s life. Alyssa Clark, 22, needs a new kidney and her mom is now using the family’s vehicles – as well as those of anyone else who is willing – to hopefully get the attention of her future donor. As soon as the Clarks posted the transplant hotline number on their car, they say the offers started pouring in, with total strangers trying to help find a […]

  • Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant

    RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia teenager who suffered burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant has been released from the hospital. Alex Childress was working a landscaping job clearing vegetation near Spotsylvania on Tuesday when he felt intense burns originally thought to be caused by a sunburn. Childress’ father, Justin, said they later discovered his pain was caused by a brief encounter with sap from the Giant Hogweed plant. “Alex continued working throughout the day once he got it on his […]

  • PayPal tells dead woman she is ‘in breach of contract’ because she died

    “You are in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit as we have received notice that you are deceased.” That’s the very real message a British man received three weeks after informing PayPal of his wife’s May 31 death from cancer at age 37. “What empathy-lacking machine sent this?” Howard Durdle, 40, first wrote on Facebook, sharing the letter threatening legal action over Lindsay Durdle’s $4,200 debt, which her widower says her estate couldn’t cover, per Inc. “As soon as […]

  • Woman charged with attempted murder in brick beating of 92-year-old grandfather

    LOS ANGELES – A 30-year-old woman has been charged in the brutal beating of a 92-year-old man on July 4, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Laquisha Jones, of Los Angeles, was also charged with an elder abuse charge in connection with the incident. She also faces a special allegation that she used a deadly weapon, a brick, during the crime and caused great bodily injury. The victim, Rodolfo Rodriguez, suffered a broken jaw, broken cheekbones, two broken […]