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  • Mother praised for making 5-year-old ‘pay rent’

    A mother’s method of teaching her young daughter the importance of money is earning high praise on social media. “I make my 5-year-old pay rent,” the post on Essence Evans’ Facebook page reads. Evans says she gives her daughter $7 as allowance, but, just like in the real world, only a portion will go to the things her daughter really wants. “I make her give me $5 dollars back,” Evans writes. “$1 for rent $1 for water $1 for electricity […]

  • ‘New California’ movement hopes to create 51st state from rural counties

    SAN DIEGO – A group has launched a campaign to divide California into two states. It isn’t the first attempt to split California, but unlike a failed campaign in 2016 to divide California into six states, the campaign to create New California would split the state into one made up of rural counties and another made up of coastal counties. The movement was founded by Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed. Their website claims that the current state government has […]

  • University of Alabama student expelled after racist Instagram rants surface

    ALABAMA — Harley Barber, 19, has gone viral for all the wrong reasons, according to WPIX. Barber told the New York Post she feels bad and is so sorry. She confirmed to the Post that she had been expelled from the University of Alabama and is heading home to New Jersey. “I did something really, really bad, I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible,” she told the Post Wednesday afternoon. “I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what […]

  • ‘Nobody ever thinks it will happen to them’: 27-year-old woman dies after catching flu

    TUSTIN, Calif. – The parents of Katharine Gallagher said she was a healthy, vibrant 27-year-old woman when she suddenly died after contracting the flu and then developing pneumonia last month. The Southern California woman went to urgent care on a Sunday, and by 6 p.m. the following Tuesday, she was dead. “Walking down the aisle behind her casket was probably the worst thing that’s ever happened to us,” her mother, Liz Gallagher, told KTLA in a tearful interview in Lake Forest […]

  • Mom left kids in freezing car during 80-minute job interview at hospital, police say

    INDIANAPOLIS – Police say a mother left her two young kids alone in a freezing car for more than an hour outside a hospital in Indianapolis, where dangerously cold temperatures have gripped the city. The 26-year-old mother allegedly left her 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter alone in her car in the parking lot at Community Hospital North while she went for a job interview, according to WXIN. A police report details how the two kids eventually went to the front desk […]

  • Why you should check your sprinklers during freezing weather

    HOUSTON – Officials are asking residents to make sure their sprinklers don’t automatically turn on like they did for one Texas home, turning the front yard into an icicle-laden scene out of the movie Frozen. The sprinklers were apparently on long enough to not only coat the trees and front lawn, but also to create a dangerous patch of ice on the road. “We are forecast for another hard freeze tonight,” the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency […]

  • Man accused of murdering California deputies laughs in court ‘I wish I killed more’

    SACRAMENTO — The first day of the trial for a man accused of killing two California deputies was riddled with admissions of guilt and profane outbursts. Luis Bracamontes, who is in the country illegally, allegedly killed a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and Placer County sheriff’s detective in a violent, multi-county crime spree in October of 2014. Bracamontes showed no remorse on Wednesday, even giggling during opening statements, according to KTXL. At one point, he called one of the deputies a […]

  • Watch: Puerto Rico school erupts in joy when power returns after 112 days

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Staff and students at a school in San Juan erupted with joy in early January when they regained electricity. The entire island of Puerto Rico lost power after Hurricane Maria tore through in September of 2017.  Academia Bautista Puerto Nuevo, a school that serves around 1,100 students, waited 112 days for their power to return. The video was posted to the school’s Facebook page last week with a message in Spanish calling the moment one of “indisputable […]

  • Chicken nugget taste tester wanted: UK retailer looks to fill dream job

    MERSEYSIDE, England – An English company is looking for a chicken nugget taste tester. B&M is launching a new selection of fresh and frozen food in stores – and they’re offering one lucky person a temporary position to taste test the new products. This is a selection from the job posting: Do you think you have relevant experience? – experience can include, but is not limited to: Getting the 20 share box of nuggets from McDonald’s and keeping them all […]

  • Former classmate charged in stabbing death of Ivy League student found buried in park

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – A former classmate has been charged with murder in the killing of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, whose body was found in a shallow grave in a park a week after he was reported missing by his parents. DNA evidence found at the crime scene and in the suspect’s parked vehicle led police to arrest Samuel Lincoln Woodward on suspicion of murder on Jan. 12th in connection with Bernstein’s death, according to KTLA. The murder charge, as well […]

  • Daughter charged after man’s body found encased in concrete inside crawl space

    BRIGHTON, Colo. — The daughter of a man whose body was found inside a Colorado home has been charged with first-degree murder, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Dayna Jennings, 44, was arrested Wednesday in the death of her father, 69-year-old William Mussack, whose remains were found inside a home in the 10000 block of Eliot Circle in Federal Heights. Court documents say his body was found in the crawl space encased in concrete and Jennings admitted to pouring that concrete. Although […]

  • High school wrestler with Down syndrome completes ‘undefeated’ season

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio – For many high school athletes, the end of their senior season is bittersweet. Some will be remembered for their records, but few will have inspired teammates more than Ohio teen Cedric Lehky. Starting in the 8th grade, Lehky was invited to be a part of the North Royalton wrestling team. Although he has Down syndrome, he has never been viewed as having limitations. “If we sprint he sprints. If we do push-ups, he does push-ups. If we do […]