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  • Man faces sentencing in death of wife found on Oklahoma mountaintop

    ROXBURY, N.J. – The husband of a woman whose body was found in 2009 on a mountaintop in Oklahoma faces sentencing in her death. The Record reports court documents filed Thursday show Donald Wilson pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and faces five years in prison. He had been scheduled for trial this month. A sentencing date has not been set. The case went unsolved until 2017 when Wilson’s father told authorities his son had smothered Jody Rilee-Wilson with a […]

  • Rural Oklahoma fire departments fear funding issues during shutdown

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma officials anticipate problems with funding the state’s rural firefighting services if the partial federal government shutdown persists. The Journal Record reports the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s forestry division received communication from the U.S. forest service not to suspend any activities on some of their federal grants, despite being unable to access the subsidies for a potential fire hazard. The forestry division is responsible for taking the lead in emergency management when handling wildfires across the state. […]

  • California teen pulls more than 50,000 golf balls from ocean near golf courses

    Two years ago, a central California teen began what NPR calls a “Sisyphean task” — hauling hundreds of pounds of golf balls off the ocean floor, only to have them reenter the sea as golfers from five nearby golf courses (including Pebble Beach) hit them right back in. Alex Weber was just 16 when she first discovered the shocking sight while free diving. “You couldn’t see the sand,” she said, noting the seafloor was “completely white” from the sheer number of balls. […]

  • ‘She has patiently waited,’ Dog finds home after 525 days in Ohio shelter

    DAYTON, Ohio – A dog named Cassie has been adopted after nearly a year and a half in an Ohio shelter. “Every day for 525 days she has patiently waited for that perfect person to walk through the doors and pick her and today was her day!” wrote the Humane Society of Greater Dayton on Facebook. Cassie was the shelter’s longest resident before her adoption. The nearly 5-year-old black and tan hound-shepherd mix went to the Dayton shelter from another facility […]

  • Subway rider searching for good Samaritans who resuscitated him on New York train

    NEW YORK CITY – What started out as a typical day for Abraham Puthota turned into anything but that. On December 6, the engineer was at the end of his morning commute from his home in Harriman, New York to Penn Station when he boarded a Queens-bound E-train. “I was playing a game on my phone, and that’s the last thing I remember,” Puthota told WPIX. The 64-year-old slipped into cardiac arrest and collapsed in a nearly packed subway car. […]

  • Giant Kentucky snowman gives would-be vandal dose of instant karma

    PETERSBURG, Ky. – A driver has been dealt a dose of instant karma when the person tried to topple a snowman with their vehicle on Monday. Cory Lutz of Kentucky told WJW that his fiancee, Lucy, was visiting this past weekend from Mississippi with her sister, Laura. Lutz said Lucy was “elated to experience the biggest snowfall she’s ever seen!” The three had a weekend filled with sledding, snowball fights and even some canoeing. Lutz said they wanted to make […]

  • Teen missing for nearly a year was kept as ‘sex slave’ in Florida trailer, police say

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Police have arrested seven suspected human traffickers after a 16-year-old boy who had been missing for nearly a year was found in a “filthy” trailer St. Petersburg, Florida. “The teenage victim in this case was lured with promises of a better life,” said Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody at a press conference Monday. “Instead, he was moved into a filthy trailer and used as a sex slave for nearly a year.” The investigation began on May […]

  • Man caught on video punching 11-year-old girl outside North Carolina mall facing charges

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A 51-year-old man is accused of pushing and punching an 11-year-old girl outside a North Carolina shopping mall. The Asheville Citizen Times reported David Steven Bell, of Black Mountain, was caught on video assaulting the victim Saturday outside the Asheville Mall. Bell was arrested by an off-duty officer and charged with assault on a child under the age of 12, a misdemeanor offense. He was also charged with two other counts of assault on a female after two 13-year-old girls […]

  • Police investigate armed robbery at Family Dollar in Del City

    DEL CITY, Okla. – Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Family Dollar in Del City. The armed robbery was reported around 10 p.m. on Monday in the 3500 block of Southeast 15th Street. Police said the suspect took off but was later taken into custody near South Shields Boulevard and Southeast 47th Street in Oklahoma City. No other details have been released at this time.

  • At least 30 dogs killed in fire at suburban Illinois kennel

    CAROL STREAM, Ill. – At least 30 dogs have died in an early morning blaze at an Illinois kennel, according to WGN. The kennel’s owner, along with firefighters, were able to rescue more than 20 dogs. Officials said the fire started around 5:30 a.m. Monday at D and D Kennel in Carol Stream. The kennel’s owner, Garrett Mercado, lives above the kennel but was not home when the fire broke out. When he returned to see the flames, Mercado rushed […]

  • Colorado family warns against ‘puffing’ after truck stolen with dogs inside

    AURORA, Colo. – A Colorado family is warning others of the dangers of “puffing” after their truck was stolen with their two dogs inside. While illegal in most cities, puffing is common across Colorado in winter months, as people leave cars running unattended to get them warm on cold mornings. Wednesday morning, Manny Sandoval said he put his dogs in the back of his truck near Tower Road and Interstate 70 in Aurora then ran back inside his house to get […]