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  • Instead of firing at an 11-year-old with a BB gun, officer teaches him a lesson

    Officer Peter Casuccio drew his weapon as he approached two young boys suspected of having a gun. He ordered them to stop, turn around and show him their hands. A scared 11-year-old pulled out what appeared to be a firearm from his waist and tossed it. The gun broke into pieces on a sidewalk on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. It was then Casuccio said he realized the weapon was a BB gun. In that split second, […]

  • Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

    Recreational marijuana is now legal all over Canada. As of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, adults will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public, according to a bill that passed the Senate in June. They will also be allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and make products such as edibles for personal use. Consumers must be at least 18 years old, and the production, distribution or sale of cannabis products is an […]

  • No winner in lottery drawing, Mega Million jackpot hits a new record of $868 million

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – There was no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. That means the jackpot for Friday’s drawing is now at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million. It will be the largest jackpot in the game’s history and the second largest in the U.S. lottery jackpot history. The Mega Millions jackpot beat its own record once again after no ticket matched all the six numbers in the drawing Tuesday night. The winning […]

  • Big Bird puppeteer retiring from ‘Sesame Street’ after nearly 50 years

    Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who has portrayed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since the program’s 1969 premiere, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the roles. The news was made public via Sesame Street’s official Twitter account. “Big Bird brought me so many places, opened my mind and nurtured my soul,” Spinney said in a statement. “And I plan to be an ambassador for Sesame Workshop for many years to come. After all, we’re a […]

  • Bear caught on camera breaking into a car

    BOULDER, Colo. – A bear in west Boulder got into a snow-covered vehicle during the weekend in an incident caught on camera by the car’s owner, according to KDVR. Red Van Workshop posted the video on Monday morning. The bear can be seen opening the vehicle’s front passenger door and getting inside. It then gets out and went to the other side, opening both doors on the driver’s side. After looking inside, the bear wanders off, leaving the three doors […]

  • Video shows North Carolina police officers trying to catch injured squirrel; hilarity ensues

    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. – Hillsborough police officers had some “serious police business” to attend to, the department said in a video posted to the HPD Facebook page Tuesday. Officers took to the Hampton Pointe Shopping Center in response to an unusual call: an injured squirrel. “They responded quickly and worked proficiently as they wrangled a squirrel who had an injured leg,” HPD wrote. The squirrel put up a good fight, but officers were ultimately able to capture the squirrel in a […]

  • Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

    Recreational marijuana is now legal all over Canada. As of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, adults will be allowed to carry and share up to 30 grams of legal marijuana in public, according to a bill that passed the Senate in June. They will also be allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and make products such as edibles for personal use. Consumers must be at least 18 years old, and the production, distribution or sale of cannabis products is an […]

  • YouTube down: Major outage prompts outcry on social media

    YouTube has reported widespread outages on several of their sites Tuesday evening. According to Down Detector, the outage is affecting users coast-to-coast, but the issues reportedly extend to the rest of the world, as well. YouTube has had similar issues in the past, but they aren’t common and rarely last as long as Tuesday’s – more than 50 minutes. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on resolving this and will let you know […]

  • ‘Especially chilling’: Family finds ‘perfectly-cut hole’ in toddler’s bedroom window

    IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. – A California family is warning neighbors after they recently made an unsettling discovery in their toddler’s nursery. The boy’s parents say someone cut a near-perfect circle of glass out of his bedroom window. “This isn’t something really random. This is something calculated,” Vanya, the homeowner, said. “There’s something especially chilling about this, I think.” Vanya said he and his wife were on their way back home from the movies when they got a call of panic from their […]

  • Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

    NEW YORK – A 61-year-old who experienced a severe cognitive decline before his death may have had squirrel brains to blame. A new report on the 2015 death in Rochester, New York, finds that he may have suffered from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a rare brain condition you’ve likely heard of as “mad cow disease.” That’s what it’s called when it’s tied to consumption of contaminated beef, but in this case, doctors suspect a different culprit. The man was a […]

  • Man who said he got ‘bigger sundaes’ in prison arrested after fight over ice cream price

    SANDUSKY, Ohio – A man accused of assaulting and berating workers at an Ohio ice cream parlor over the price of ice cream wound up in jail, according to WJW. Sandusky police were called to Cobbs Ice Cream Sunday afternoon after a customer became angry when told the cost of a small sundae. “He told the clerks that the prices were too high and that when he was in prison he could get bigger sundaes for a cheaper price,” said Sgt. […]

  • Mom accused of using 3-year-old daughter to make child porn

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – An Ohio mother accused of sexually abusing her 3-year-old daughter faces multiple felony charges. Kayla Parker, 26, has been charged with sexual abuse and exploitation of children, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent assault. Parker, of Dayton, has been extradited to Pennsylvania, where she – along with her ex-boyfriend, David Carbonaro – allegedly made the recordings roughly four years ago, according to a new release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “This is an egregious […]