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  • Three Charged in Video of Shark Being Cruelly Dragged Behind Boat

    MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Three men have been charged with animal cruelty after a video surfaced in July showing a shark being dragged behind a speeding boat, Florida wildlife officials announced Tuesday. The suspects, 21-year-old Michael Wenzel, 28-year-old Robert Lee Benac and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz, all face two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty after turning themselves in Tuesday. Benac and Wenzel face an additional misdemeanor charge of illegal take. Shark-dragging video case results in three arrests https://t.co/QNDSzFRcTD @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/Po8qUhuIHw […]

  • Cellphone Video Appears to Show Teacher Slam Student to the Floor

    CANTON, Ohio – An Ohio teacher is under investigation after cellphone video surfaced that appears to show him slam a student down to the floor, according to WJW. The school district says the incident happened Dec. 4 at McKinley High School in Canton, and the footage circulated the next day. The teacher, Ken Weatherbee, has been placed on paid leave, according to school officials. The video clip, which was given to WJW by a parent of one of the students, lasts […]

  • Geminid Meteor Shower Could be One of the Best Ever – Here’s How to See It

    If you’re looking for a fantastic light show Dec. 13-14, all you need to do is look up. The annual Geminid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year. This year is expected to be the best meteor shower ever, thanks to aligning conditions. “With August’s Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year,” said Bill Cooke, with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, in a news release. “The thin, waning crescent moon won’t […]

  • Mother Pleads Guilty in 3-Year-Old Son’s Freezing Death

    MORGANTON, N.C. – A North Carolina woman whose 3-year-old son froze to death earlier this year pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in court Monday, WSOC reports. Jamie Basinger, 24, faced one count each of involuntary manslaughter and child abuse, but prosecutors dropped the felony abuse count as part of a plea deal. On March 15, Basinger’s son, Landyn, was found frozen to death on the front porch of his home in Morganton. Temperatures that morning were in the 20s with a […]

  • Couple Reunites Family with 1956 Letter to Santa Found During Renovation

    SHAMOKIN, Pa. — The holiday spirit can show up in unexpected places – for a Pennsylvania couple, it came in the form of a decades-old letter to Santa they discovered above their tattoo parlor. Michael Nahodil told WNEP they might never have found it if their landlord hadn’t given them an ultimatum: “We could either buy or have a new landlord and I don’t want to get kicked out, so we kind of made the move.” The couple decided to […]

  • Mom Held at Knifepoint Escapes by Mouthing ‘Help Me’ to Shoppers, Sheriff Says

    MARION COUNTY, Ore. – On Oregon mother and her son managed to escape their alleged captor by signaling strangers after they were abducted in their own home Friday afternoon, officials said. Investigators say it all started when 25-year-old Christopher Hahn-Collins broke into the victim’s Salem house and hid until she and her son returned. “A woman comes home to her southeast Salem home, finds a man inside,” Lt. Chris Baldridge, with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, told KOIN. “Basically for the next […]

  • Burger King Drive-Thru Employee Goes Viral after Helping Diabetic Woman

    AMARILLO, Texas — An employee at a Burger King restaurant in Texas is getting worldwide attention after she helped a diabetic customer in the drive-thru. Rebecca Boening was driving along a Texas highway when she realized her blood sugar was dropping. She entered the drive-thru and quickly started stumbling through her order. Boening shared the story on Facebook: “Wednesday afternoon I was driving west on I-40 when my blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level. Luckily a Burger King restaurant […]

  • Teacher Who Wrote ‘I Want to Kill Children’ on Projector has Resigned

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A Commerce City middle school teacher has resigned after he allegedly typed out an inappropriate message to students last week, school district officials told KDVR. “Silent reading … I want to kill children but I am a loving Christian man who never would hurt a flee (sic) so please sit down and read,” the note on Kris Burghart’s projector said. Burghart was placed on administrative leave after the incident on Dec. 5, but has since resigned […]

  • Teen Pleads Guilty to Raping, Murdering 12-Year-Old Girl

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – An 18-year-old who was charged with sexually assaulting and murdering a 12-year-old girl in 2015 pleaded guilty in both juvenile and adult court Monday. Police charged 18-year-old Jayden Sterzer with aggravated murder and rape of a child in July of 2015, but this is the first substantial move forward in this tragic case, according to KSTU. The case has been essentially on hold since Sterzer was charged because his attorneys had been arguing that he didn’t understand the […]