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  • 1,400 students surprise parents of teen allegedly killed by drunk driver

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. – During the funeral processional for a Virginia teen allegedly killed by a drunk driver, hundreds of students who never knew 18-year-old Kaitlyn Duffy lined the sidewalk. Over 1,400 Great Bridge Middle School students stood just outside of the Chesapeake, Virginia campus Friday to pay their respects to Duffy’s family, according to WTKR. The students timed their sign of solidarity with the funeral procession. Duffy’s parents drove by and students waved as they passed to bury their daughter. At the funeral, Duffy’s […]

  • Sentence overturned for teen in ‘Beltway Sniper’ crime spree

    NORFOLK, Va. —  A federal district court judge overturned the sentence of Lee Boyd Malvo, one of the two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, according to WTVR. The case has now been remanded back to both Spotsylvania County Circuit Court and Chesapeake City Circuit courts for a new sentencing hearing, according to online court documents. Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the sniper-style attacks committed in October 2002, along with John Allen Muhammad. In January 2017, […]

  • Mother found dead of suspected overdose after children seen running naked in neighborhood

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Reports of naked children running outside of an Ohio home led police to a much more disturbing discovery Thursday. The Youngstown Vindicator reports that the children’s 36-year-old mother was found dead inside a closet of the home in the 200 block of East Avondale Avenue in Youngstown. A neighbor found the mother’s body just before 4 p.m., according to the paper. About a half hour prior to that, a school bus driver called police saying that two children […]

  • Couple who paid off $200K debt in 2 years reveal how they did it

    NEW YORK – It wasn’t too long ago that Sunethra Muralidhara was buried under a mountain of debt. She had taken out loans for undergraduate and law school, which put her about $200,000 in the hole. But she wasn’t too worried about it at the time. She figured her law degree would be worth it and everyone always told her it was “good debt.” “People had me convinced that taking 30 years to pay off the debt was normal and […]

  • Disney’s ‘Pandora: The World of Avatar’ to officially open this weekend

    ORLANDO, Fla. — After more than six years of development, Walt Disney World will officially open “Pandora: The World of Avatar” on Saturday. The Disney storyline suggests visitors are “transferred light-years away” to the “Alpha-Centauri solar system” and Pandora. “It’s an otherworldly, fully-themed experience,” says Jon Landau, AVATAR producer, Lightstorm Entertainment. Pandora has two attractions: Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly boat ride through a “bioluminescent” rainforest, and Avatar Flight of Passage, the land’s premiere attraction that allows guests to fly on the back of […]

  • 7th-grader named ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ by teachers

    HOUSTON, Texas – A mock awards ceremony for Texas middle school students ended on a sour note for one seventh-grader. Lizeth Villanueva tells KHOU teachers in the room were snickering as she and other students were handed certificates Tuesday at Channelview’s Anthony Aguirre Junior High, though she wasn’t laughing when she saw what her certificate said: “most likely to become a terrorist.” Underneath that was her teacher’s signature, KPRC notes. Mom Ena Hernandez was furious when she got wind of […]

  • School not allowing teen to walk in graduation because she is pregnant

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A senior at a Christian high school in Maryland will not be able to walk at graduation because she is pregnant, WHAG reports. Maddi Runkles, 18, has a 4.0-grade point average, is president of the student council and an officer of Key Club. Despite all of her accomplishments, the school says she cannot walk in the ceremony on June 2nd because she broke the student pledge of abstinence. Heritage Academy Principal Dave Hobbs released a written statement to […]

  • ‘Deer whisperer’ police officer saves adorable fawn from sewer drain

    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — A New Jersey police officer lovingly known as the “deer whisperer” was captured on camera rescuing an adorable baby deer from a storm drain. When word got around that there was a baby deer in danger, everyone at the Woodbridge Police Department knew there was only one man for the job: Officer Timothy Majek, also known as the “deer whisperer”. When Majek arrived at the scene, the baby deer was anxiously pacing in the storm drain. After opening up the drain, Majek […]

  • Pill-packing pigeon netted for smuggling drugs

    ABDALI, Kuwait – This story sounds like it’s for the birds, but it actually happened. Yes, you’re looking at a bird busted for smuggling drugs – and it gets better. The high flyer did it in a custom-made mini backpack, or a pigeon pouch, if you will. Police catch a pigeon with 200 ecstasy pills hidden in a little backpack pic.twitter.com/vSB9eYtd84 — Cass Lowe (@CassLowe) May 24, 2017 Authorities said they tracked the fowl flight from Iraq as it crossed the […]

  • Two drug counselors at addiction facility found dead of overdoses

    WEST BRANDYWINE, Pa. – Two counselors at a Pennsylvania addiction treatment center were found dead Sunday of drug overdoses, according to the Chester County district attorney. Emergency responders found the counselors in their own rooms at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge in West Brandywine Township around 2:15 p.m. “If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example,” District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a press release. “The staff members in charge of supervising recovering addicts […]

  • ‘He’ll never be in a fight alone,’ Dad makes feeding tube to match son’s

    VIRGINIA – A devoted dad in Virginia is gaining supporters all over the internet after sharing a photo of himself posing with his young son who was born with a congenital heart defect. Robert Selby, whose 3-year-old son Chace requires a feeding tube, fashioned one of his own and glued it on to match his son in the Instagram photo. “This was actually a picture from a year ago,” Selby told the “Today” show. “I did this same photo every year […]