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  • Boy sick of salad calls 911 to report parents – twice

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – A Canadian boy fed up with his parents’ efforts to feed him salad decided to notify the authorities last Tuesday. Halifax police turned the call into a teachable moment, showing up at the family’s home to speak to the 12-year-old about using the 911 system responsibly. Before they got there, however, the boy called a second time to ensure that officers were on their way, according to a Facebook post by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. […]

  • Video shows massive explosion after lightning strikes Colorado oil tanks

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A lightning strike caused an explosion that damaged or destroyed up to six oil tanks at a Colorado storage facility Monday night. Hudson Fire Rescue said it happened about 10:20 p.m. at County Road 16 between County Roads 51 and 53 between Hudson and Keenesburg, about 40 miles northeast of Denver. Tyler Kaplan was driving southbound on Interstate 76 when video captured a flash of lightning then the explosion. The blast caused a fire that burned […]

  • Mother warns others after venomous caterpillar sends boy to ER

    LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. — A Florida mom is speaking out after her son was stung by a venomous caterpillar, sending him to the emergency room. Andrea Pergola posted the warning on Facebook Saturday, where it has been shared more than 400,000 times. “I could see little kids picking them up and that was my big concern. That’s why I posted it,” Pergola told WFTS. Her 15-year-old son Logan brushed his arm against a puss caterpillar while doing yard work. […]

  • Police looking for woman accused of having 13-year-old boy’s baby

    MOORE, Okla. – Police are looking for a woman they say had sex with a 12-year-old boy when she was 21 years old. Now, officials say she had the boy’s baby. Khadijah Stevens, 23, met the victim through family. Officers said she started having sex with the child in 2015 and the relationship continued this year. “We’re talking about an adult and a child, a young child at that,” said Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis. “It’s a very sick person […]

  • Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina

    GREECE – A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer’s green beam, doctors say. Examination revealed a large hole in the macula, a small area in the retina that helps with discerning detail in faces and while reading or driving, the doctors said in a case report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Further imaging revealed two more injured areas below the macular hole. Macular holes are […]

  • Thief paid for meal with stolen credit card … that belonged to waitress, police say

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Authorities say an Arkansas thief tried to pay for a meal using a credit card that had been stolen from the waitress herself days earlier. Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said in a news release that officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West on Tuesday at Shannon’s Restaurant in Pine Bluff. He said that, “having no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” waitress Flora Lunsford called to report that the man had tried paying for his […]

  • Woman’s jaw broken after motorcyclist throws concrete chunk at her in road rage incident

    AKRON, Ohio – A woman and her boyfriend honked at a motorcyclist after he didn’t start quickly enough at a green light, which they say triggered a road rage assault that led to a broken jaw. It started on North Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Akron shortly after 7 p.m., according to WJW. The victims told Akron police they were stopped behind a motorcycle at the traffic light. When it turned green, the motorcyclist didn’t move so the […]

  • Man with gun tattoo on forehead arrested for illegally possessing a gun

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Police arrested a South Carolina man with a handgun tattooed on his face for unlawful carrying of a firearm, among other charges, according to the Greenville Police Department. Michael Vines – who has a large image of a handgun inked over his left eye, the clip extending down between his eyebrows – tried to discard a loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver after he was involved in a car wreck, according to police. Vines allegedly tossed the […]

  • Father drowns saving twin daughters in Atlantic Ocean

    ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – A Virginia father died Friday after he swam into the Atlantic Ocean to help his twin daughters who were having trouble swimming, according to his colleague at the real-estate firm Spotts & Carneal. The man, identified as 48-year-old Charles Austin Joy, of Beaverdam, was in cardiac arrest when emergency workers arrived to help. The family annually vacations at Atlantic Beach, though this particular trip was a surprise for the kids who just finished school. The two girls […]