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  • Grandmother accused of killing 3-year-old grandson

    MILPITAS, Calif. – A California woman is charged with killing her 3-year-old grandson, police announced Thursday. On Wednesday, officers obtained a warrant and arrested Foos Abdi Hashi in San Jose; she now faces charges of homicide, felony child abuse and misdemeanor child abuse. On Monday, first responders found the boy unresponsive at a Milpitas home and performed CPR, but he later died at the hospital. The Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office found the cause of death to be “manual strangulation,” […]

  • Man falls asleep next to garage, accidentally shoots himself when homeowner wakes him

    LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — A 33-year-old man is in custody after reportedly falling asleep in his truck next to a stranger’s garage in Washington state, then accidentally shooting himself when the resident confronted him. According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 6:40 a.m. Thursday to reports of a man in a truck firing shots at a property in the 2800 block of 170th Avenue East. When deputies arrived, they found a 33-year-old man in the driveway area […]

  • Parents warn others after 11-year-old girl suffers fatal reaction to toothpaste

    WEST COVINA, Calif. – The parents of a Southern California girl who they say died of an allergic reaction to toothpaste containing milk are speaking out to warn others. Parents Monique Altamirano and Jose Saldate, both 43, told Yahoo Lifestyle they had EpiPens and had always taken great care to  avoid anything that might trigger their daughter’s severe dairy allergy. Vigilant about packing safe meals to take to birthday parties and reading the fine print on food labels, the parents […]

  • Bride-to-be cancels engagement shoot, opts for ‘first dance’ photos with dying father

    CULPEPER, Virginia — When Becky Carey learned her father was losing his battle with prostate cancer, the bride-to-be reached out to her photographer before the engagement photo shoot and requested a change of plans. Instead of posing with her fiancé, Matt, Carey requested a photo shoot with her father. She knew there was a chance he wouldn’t make it to the wedding and wanted to document their first dance. When photographer Bonnie Turner learned that Carey’s father died late last […]

  • Parents call for better anti-bullying measures after boy’s attack caught on camera

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Patrick Vining calls it “very disturbing.” A video that’s been shared on social media shows his son being repeatedly struck inside a classroom at Wentzville Middle School. Vining said a teacher was inside the classroom while one student recorded the video and the other assaulted his son. “I was appalled,” he said. Vining said it’s the second time his son was attacked inside the school and wants the district to do more to try and prevent bullying. […]

  • Florida man impersonating a police officer pulls over undercover detective

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man is behind bars after pulling over a real police officer while pretending to be one, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew Joseph Erris, 26 was arrested for impersonating a law enforcement officer, according to WFLA. According to deputies, Erris turned on red and blue lights Tuesday night and pulled over an undercover detective. The detective called 911 to report the bizarre traffic stop, and Erris was arrested a short while later. […]

  • Teen mom charged with capital murder after baby found buried in flowerpot at cemetery

    CARROLLTON, Texas – The mother of a baby who was found dead in a flowerpot at a Texas cemetery last month has been charged, KDFW reports. Jazmin Lopez, 18, of Dallas, is charged with capital murder. The body of the child was found by a worker at Perry Cemetery on March 3. The Dallas County Medical Examiner determined the child’s mother was at least 34 weeks pregnant when she gave birth. Carrolton police say Lopez came forward after seeing the […]

  • Selena-inspired course will be taught at a California university

    SAN DIEGO – College students will soon be able to get credit for studying the late pop star Selena Quintanilla. San Diego State University will add a course exploring the influence of the Grammy-winning pop star Selena, assistant professor Dr. Nathian Shae Rodriguez told PIX11 News. He said it’ll focus on the socio-cultural surrounding Selena. “I hope that students regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race [and] generation take away that representation is important, and one person can definitely have an […]

  • Woman fends off 300-pound, half-naked burglary suspect with baseball bat

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 65-year-old Florida woman didn’t wait for police after she says she saw a large man wearing only his underwear trying to break into her car early Sunday. “So I grabbed my bat,” Clarese Gainey told WGFL. “I braced myself, I eased the door open.” Police say the man Gainey found before her, wearing only boxer shorts, was 5-foot-6-inch, 300-pound Antonio Mosely. WGFL reports that Gainey played softball in high school, and, when Mosely allegedly charged, she […]

  • Police: Texas woman says meth shards in her purse are ‘healing crystals’

    DICKINSON, Texas — A woman told police the shards of meth in her purse were actually her “healing crystals,” according to KTRK. Police in Friendswood pulled over Cactus Calderas for not signaling a lane change. Police said Calderas consented to a vehicle search during which officers found meth, butane lights and a small pipe in her purse, KTRK reports. The woman allegedly told police that the crystals were not meth but instead “healing crystals.” She is now charged with possession of a […]

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