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  • Look for ‘shadow bands’ before and after the total eclipse

    A total solar eclipse will be seen across the United States on August 21st, but the entire show won’t be up in the sky. Mysterious shadow bands will streak across the landscape seconds before and after totality. NASA says that scientists don’t fully understand what they are. Shadow bands are described as thin wavy lines that move in parallel over plain-colored surfaces. NASA reports that there have been many attempts to explain the phenomenon over the years: “Because shadow bands […]

  • Teens rally for love and peace at Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — A group of teens gathered to spread hope with a love-filled, peace rally near the Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond Thursday, according to WTVR. The rally was planned before the weekend events in Charlottesville and the wave of nationwide Confederate monument talk that followed. “It was a perfect time to showcase love and peace,” said Amiri Richardson-Keys, owner of the Arts Community Center. “We are getting an enormous amount of love, it’s unbelievable […]

  • Alabama parents of 3 now expecting sextuplets after ‘trying again for another one’

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama couple and their three children are preparing for the family to more than double after finding out mom is pregnant with sextuplets, according to WHNT. Eric and Courtney Waldrop have been together since the eighth grade. They got married in 2004 and they always wanted a family. “I knew I wanted a houseful,” Courtney said. A few years later, the couple welcomed their first boy. “Then we had our twins in 2012,” Courtney added.  Now […]

  • Poland Spring bottled water is a ‘colossal fraud,’ lawsuit claims

    MAINE – Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water does come from Maine, but its state of origin isn’t the issue being raised in a class-action lawsuit against the company. In what they call a “colossal fraud,” 11 plaintiffs in eight states argue the “100% Natural Spring Water” is actually “ordinary groundwater” drawn from wells “in low-lying populated areas near potential sources of contamination,” including a landfill and ash pile, per Courthouse News. The FDA classifies spring water as “derived from an […]

  • 10-year-old rape victim unknowingly gives birth in India

    A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one of the doctors caring for the girl. The girl was forced to have the baby after India’s Supreme Court rejected the family’s plea for an […]

  • Natalee Holloway’s father finds human remains in Aruba, says they could be his daughter’s

    The father of Natalee Holloway announced Wednesday that he and an investigator recently found human remains behind a home in Aruba, NBC reports. Natalee Holloway, 18, disappeared in Aruba during a graduation trip 12 years ago. No one has ever been arrested in connection with her disappearance. Her father, Dave Holloway, said that the remains were found following an 18-month investigation. The remains are being DNA tested to determine if they belong to Natalee. “When we determined these remains were human, […]

  • Ohio dad says 6-year-old son with special needs was left on hot bus on first day of school

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland dad is furious after he says his 6-year-old son with special needs was left alone on a hot bus for more than four hours, according to WJW. “After an hour and they couldn’t tell me what was going on I started to get extremely worried,” said Trevelle Hargrove Sr. “I couldn’t understand why no one could tell me where my son was.” The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is investigating how his son, Trevelle, was left behind. […]

  • Baby dolphin dies after ‘hundreds’ of beachgoers take photos, play with it

    MOJACAR, Spain – A baby dolphin separated from its mother died after “hundreds” of people passed it around, taking photos and playing with it in the shallow water off a busy Spanish beach Friday, according to local nonprofit marine rescue group Equinac. Pictures show bathers lifting the “frightened and weak” calf out of the water and stroking the dolphin – one child appears to inadvertently cover its blowhole with his hand. “Cetaceans (large marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises) […]

  • Woman arrested for snorting cocaine in parent pickup line at Florida middle school

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – A sheriff’s deputy arrested a woman outside a Florida middle school after he allegedly spotted her chopping up and using cocaine while waiting in the parent pickup line Tuesday. The Lee County deputy said he was patrolling Lexington Middle School just before 4 p.m. when he saw 39-year-old Christina Hester snort the drug off the screen of her iPhone with a straw, according to WFTX. The deputy took Hester to his office where he arrested her. […]

  • Couple hired teen to babysit, then forced her to have sex with at least 5 men a day, officials say

    NEW JERSEY — A New Jersey couple hired a teenager as a babysitter but then allegedly forced her into prostitution until she escaped from the motel where they were keeping her, according to WPIX. Christopher White, 19, and Adria Regn, 28, asked the 17-year-old girl to babysit Regn’s two children in October of 2016, officials said. The teen, who knew White, went to a New Jersey motel, believing she would be babysitting the children. When she arrived, the couple allegedly forced […]