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  • Fireworks sold at Walmart, Target and other stores recalled over unexpected explosions

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend because of burn and injury hazards. The TNT Red, White and Blue Smoke fireworks were sold at Walmart, Target, Meijer, Kroger, and Albertsons stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Vermont from May through June. CPSC officials said the recalled fireworks can explode unexpectedly after they’re lit. There have been three reports of burn injuries. The fireworks were sold in a bag containing three canisters: […]

  • Strangers buy car for 20-year-old Texas man who walks 3 miles to work

    ROCKWALL, Texas – A group of strangers pitched in to buy a car for a 20-year-old Texas man who walks three miles each way to his job at a fast food restaurant, according to KDFW-TV. On June 21, Rockwall resident Andy Mitchell posted a photo on Facebook of himself and Justin Korva, who Mitchell had given a ride to after seeing Korva walking in his Taco Casa uniform as the temperature climbed well over 90 degrees. “To all the people that say they […]

  • Dad accused of killing son laughs, tries to joke with judge during hearing

    LAS VEGAS – During an extradition hearing in Las Vegas Tuesday morning, Aramazd Andressian Sr. – the California father suspected of killing his missing 5-year-old son – laughed, smiled  and even tried to crack a joke with the judge, video from the courtroom showed. Andressian Sr., of South Pasadena, waived his right to fight extradition back to California at the hearing, which was held one day after Los Angeles County officials announced a “no-body murder charge” had been filed in the case, according […]

  • ‘Tough-as-nails little lady’: 6-year-old hit in head by bat at first Cubs game

    CHICAGO – Plenty of kids dream of catching a fly ball during a baseball game, but for one unlucky young fan it was actually a flying bat that headed her way. Six-year-old Ella and her family were watching the Cubs take on the Padres June 21 at Wrigley Field when Addison Russell took a hard swing in the seventh inning. The bat flew from his hands and into the stands, striking Ella in the back of the head. Dad Matt […]

  • Woman delivers baby boy on Spirit plane, gets 21 years of free flights

    KENNER, La. – Cristina Penton earned her family 21 years worth of free flights on Spirit Airlines – all she had to do was give birth mid-flight. The Phoenix native was on board Spirit Flight 971 from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas when she went into labor. Penton was 36 weeks pregnant when she boarded the plane, so she wasn’t expecting to deliver so soon, but her baby had other ideas. “Everything started happening very quickly,” Penton said. “I didn’t think […]

  • Hiker snaps photo of massive snake(s) in tree

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. – A man hiking along a North Carolina greenway over the weekend spotted what appeared to be at least one massive snake slithering up a tree, WNCN reports. Nic Bayer was hiking along the Upper Neuse Greenway Trail in Wake Forest when he spotted the snake wrapped around the tree. The animal was wrapped around the tree so many times he thought there might have been up to three of them. He snapped a photo of the […]

  • Video shows man swept away by California river narrowly avoid ‘certain death’

    AUBURN, Calif. – A Reno man who was swept down the upper Yuba River in California can’t believe he’s still alive — and he’s not alone. The team that rescued him says he was a few feet from certain death. This Emerald Pools on the Yuba River are a popular hiking destination near Highway 20 and Emigrant Gap. This is where self-described adventurer Kalani Tuiono and his girlfriend went swimming. “It was my first time there, it was beautiful,” Tuiono […]

  • Will sports betting become legal in New Jersey? Experts weigh the odds

    NEW JERSEY – Come January, will football fans in New Jersey be legally plopping down Super Bowl bets? To hear Governor Chris Christie tell it, that’s completely possible – if the Supreme Court allows it. “We’re waiting for the United States Supreme Court to make a decision,” Christie said earlier this month while on the “Boomer and Carton” show on WFAN Radio in New York. The governor was referring to an appeal New Jersey is hopeful the Supreme Court will […]

  • Utah toddler dies after falling asleep in hot van

    WINCHESTER HILLS, Utah – A 2-year-old child has died after being left in a hot van during a family reunion over the weekend in Utah, according to KSTU-TV. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said authorities were called to a home in Winchester Hills, located in the southwest corner of the state, just before 7 p.m. Saturday. Officials said the child’s father found the 2-year-old unresponsive in the family van. Deputies said several families from out of state were attending a family […]

  • Woman kicked out of apartment complex pool for ‘thong bathing suit,’ fiance says

    SEYMOUR, Tenn. – A Tennessee woman is making national headlines after she claims she was asked to leave a pool because of her swimsuit. Tori Jenkins says she was at her apartment complex’s pool with her fiance when she was told that her swimsuit was inappropriate. “She basically told me that if I didn’t have kids, I wouldn’t understand. If her kids were at the pool, she wouldn’t want me in that swimsuit, how inappropriate I looked, and then she […]

  • Nintendo to release $80 SNES Classic Edition with 21 games this September

    REDMOND, Wash. — The NES Classic Edition was such a hit last fall that Nintendo has announced another mini console: The Super NES Classic Edition. The SNES will have 21 games including classics like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO. Plus, a previously unreleased sequel to Star Fox! The re-creation of the 16-bit gaming system comes with two controllers and can be plugged into any HDTV via an […]

  • Texas mom arrested after 2 children die in hot car during ‘lesson’

    WEATHERFORD, Texas – Police have arrested a Texas mother after she allegedly left her two young children in a hot car as a form of punishment in late May. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, faces charges of first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. The two young children — a 2-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy — were found dead in Parker County, Texas on May 26. The Tarrant County […]