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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    A Commerce City middle school teacher has resigned after he allegedly typed out an inappropriate message to students last week, school district officials said.

  • Teen pleads guilty to raping, murdering 12-year-old girl

    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.

  • Tax overhaul could mean major changes to your paycheck

    If Republicans succeed in passing a tax overhaul by Christmas, the law could mean major changes for your take-home pay – not all of them welcome. But those changes probably won’t be reflected in your paycheck in time for the New Year. The American Payroll Association, whose members represent 17,000 employers, warned lawmakers Monday that they were creating a “herculean task” for companies and payroll service providers by leaving them such a short time to start implementing the new provisions, which […]

  • Laid up with ‘man flu’? It’s real, researcher claims

    Don’t doubt it: “Man flu” is real, or so says one Canadian researcher who was “tired of being accused of overreacting.” With many respiratory diseases, a man is more susceptible to complications than a woman, plus his immune system may be naturally weaker, according to research published Monday in the BMJ medical journal. “Man flu” is a term used to chide men who are suspected of exaggerating their symptoms when sick from a cold or other minor illness. “It’s a frequently heard […]

  • Pet dog attacks, kills 77-year-old woman

    ALSIP, Ill. – Police shot and killed a pit bull that mauled a 77-year-old woman to death in the yard of a suburban Illinois home Monday afternoon, according to WGN. Officers responded to Komensky Ave and 116th St in Alsip after a young man walking his dog saw the attack and called police. When they arrived, police say the dog was still aggressive and they were forced to shoot it. Officers tried to give the woman first aid but it […]

  • Fourth-grader makes fidget toys to pay for classmates’ hot lunches

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – A young Michigan girl is helping her classmates this holiday season, making sure they get a hot lunch at school by selling handmade “stretchy straw fidgeters,” according to WXMI. “Big ones are a dollar and little ones are 50 cents,” said Lexi Bergeron, whose mother said she was inspired after hearing about students who couldn’t afford lunches on the nightly news. She found out that some of her classmates would only get cheese sandwiches if they […]