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  • Lunch Lady Sisters Steal Nearly $500,000 from School Cafeterias

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Two sisters who supervised two school cafeterias in Connecticut have been charged in an alleged scheme that netted over $500,000 in stolen lunch money, according to WTIC. Joanne Pascarelli, 61, and her sister, 67-year-old Marie Wilson, turned themselves in to authorities over the weekend on multiple charges including larceny and defrauding the public. Pascarelli is accused of stealing money from two school cafeterias over a five-year period. Pascarelli supervised the Saxe Middle School cafeteria and Wilson supervised the […]

  • Mom Warns Parents after Mosquito Bite Leaves 6-year-old Son in ICU

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina mom recently used Facebook to warn parents about La Crosse encephalitis, a virus transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. “And so it’s breaking all of our hearts to see the spunkiest one out of five brothers down,” LoriAnne Surrett told WLOS . The heartfelt words about her son Noah have been shared more than 1,400 times on Facebook. Her 6-year-old was hospitalized last weekend. Saturday he complained of a headache and eventually had […]

  • ‘Cat Whisperer’ Wanted: Get Paid to Live on a Greek Island, Care for Dozens of Cats

    SYROS, Greece – A cat sanctuary in Greece has been flooded with messages after advertising a one-of-a-kind position. The chosen candidate must be willing to live on the Greek island of Syros and care for 55 cats. It’s a part-time, paid position consisting of four-hour work days with living arrangements provided. According to a job description, Joan Bowell posted on the Facebook page for God’s Little People Cat Rescue, the perfect employee is someone who is “a genuinely passionate cat lover who knows […]

  • Man Donates Kidney to Wife of 30 Years

    SEATTLE – Lesley and Steve Kennedy are an active Seattle couple who share lots of laughs, two sons and a hunger for adventure.  However, for the last two years Lesley has been waiting for a kidney transplant.  That’s where the love part of their story comes in. “We’re a team,” said the couple, together at their home in mid-July.  “We can truly say we are a team.  We were a team before, but now we’re really a team.” The Kennedys […]

  • Woman Gives Birth While Overdosing on Heroin in Burger King Bathroom, Police Say

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – A mother believed to be overdosing on heroin gave birth in an Ohio Burger King bathroom stall, and first responders found the baby alive in the toilet Friday afternoon, according to Chillicothe police. Police initially responded to reports of a man who had passed out in a vehicle and that a woman, who was with him, had overdosed, according to WSYX. Officers said they found 26-year-old Zachary Frey passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle and […]

  • Solving Everest’s Mounting Poop Problem

    When climbing enthusiasts take a stab at the highest mountain in the world, thinking about their bodily waste is probably low on their list of priorities. This season, porters working on Everest schlepped 28,000 pounds of human waste — the equivalent weight of two fully-grown elephants — from base camp down to a nearby dumping site, according to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), a local NGO tasked with cleaning up Everest. At Gorak Shep, a frozen lakebed 17,000 feet above […]

  • West Virginia to Introduce Mobile Phone Voting for Midterm Elections

    West Virginians serving overseas will be the first in the country to cast federal election ballots using a smartphone app, a move designed to make voting in November’s election easier for troops living abroad. But election integrity and computer security experts expressed alarm at the prospect of voting by phone, and one went so far as to call it “a horrific idea.” The state’s decision to pioneer mobile voting comes even as the United States grapples with Russian interference in its […]

  • Virginia Man Arrested at Best Friend’s Funeral

    HOPEWELL, Va. – Police say they did the right thing arresting Rodney Peace at his best friend’s funeral last week in Hopewell, Virginia, but his best friend’s mother says officers should have waited and somebody needs to be held accountable. Donna Watson wanted to give her son’s necklace to his best friend on Friday at her son’s funeral, but she said she never got the opportunity, according to WTVR. Acting on a tip, two Hopewell officers showed up at 31-year-old […]

  • West Hollywood City Council Calls for Trump’s Walk of Fame Star to be Removed

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – On the same day the City of West Hollywood voted to ask for President Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star to be removed, the person who’d most recently vandalized it was charged. The resolution to request the removal of Trump’s star’s was unanimously adopted by the West Hollywood City Council but is not legally binding as the city has no jurisdiction over the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mayor John Duran said the vote was symbolic. “The West […]

  • Woman Helps Stranger Pay for Food at Gas Station — Then Learns He’s Keith Urban

    MEDFORD, N.J. — A New Jersey woman helped a stranger short on cash only to learn it was country music star Keith Urban, according to CBS Philly. Ruth Reed and her husband have made it a habit to pay it forward to customers at a Wawa convenience store in New Jersey. “We decided when we saw military people we would treat them at Wawa or Dunkin Donuts or whatever,” Reed told CBS Philly. On Friday, when a customer at the […]

  • 8 People Hurt, 3 Animals Killed by Large Hail at Colorado Zoo

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At least eight people were hospitalized after being hit by large hail at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs on Monday afternoon. The zoo said that one duck and two vultures were killed in the storm, according to KDVR. Authorities said that the victims were being treated for traumatic injuries caused by the powerful hailstorm, but officials have not released the victims’ conditions. All guests from the zoo are being transported via public transit to the […]

  • 9-Year-Old North Carolina Boy’s Lemonade Stand Robbed at Gunpoint

    UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies are searching for a teenager accused of robbing a 9-year-old’s lemonade stand at gunpoint in a North Carolina neighborhood. The Union County Sheriff’s Office told WSOC Sunday that the stickup happened near a traffic roundabout in Monroe. Deputies say the young drink vendor reported that a male teenager with a camouflage hat and black shirt placed a black handgun to the boy’s stomach Saturday, demanded money and then fled on foot. Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Underwood […]