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  • Jeida Torres, 3, was found unresponsive in her Brooklyn area apartment on Saturday. (Credit: WPIX)

    Stepfather Beats 3-Year-Old to Death for Soiling Herself, NY Police Say

    A 20-year-old New York man was charged with second degree murder Monday for allegedly beating his 3-year-old stepdaughter to death after becoming enraged that the toddler had soiled her clothing, authorities said. Police responding to 911 calls from a neighbor on Saturday found Jeida Torres unresponsive. Her 5-year-old brother also showed signs of being beaten. The girl was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her brother was listed in stable condition at another hospital. Kelsey Smith was […]

  • Nehemiah Hill transformed his wheelchair into a police cruiser and was even in uniform. (Credit: Tiffin Police Department)

    Five-Year-Old Transforms Wheelchair into Police Cruiser; Named Honorary Officer

    He was only five years old, but Nehemiah Hill is one very determined little boy. The youngster showed up at his local police station in Tiffin, Ohio on Thursday read to get to work, according to the department’s Facebook page. Nehemiah had transformed his wheelchair into a police cruiser and was even in uniform. The boy was given a tour of the police station and then asked if he could sit in a real squad car, the post said. But, since […]

  • A photo of a brown recluse spider. (Credit: KMOV)

    Home Infested With 5,000 Brown Recluse Spiders in Missouri

    A home in an upscale Missouri neighborhood, infested with brown recluse spiders, was finally being exterminated after a five year legal battle between the current and previous owners. A family bought the home, located near Whitmoor Country Club, in 2008 and later found out it was infested with what an expert estimated to be 5,000 brown recluse spiders. The family sued the previous owners, saying they were not informed of the spider problem. The house eventually went into foreclosure. Crews […]

  • This weapons cache was found at the home of a student who was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot, stab staff members at Black Rock High School in Yucca Valley, authorities said. (Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

    Student Arrested After Allegedly Threatening to Shoot, Stab Staff at High School in Yucca Valley

    An 18-year-old student was arrested after allegedly threatening to “shoot, stab and assault” staff members at Black Rock High School in Yucca Valley, San Bernardino County authorities announced Thursday. School staff had notified the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station of the alleged threat by Matthew Ross on Wednesday, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies then served a search warrant at a home in the 7700 block of Sahara Avenue in Twentynine Palms (map) and […]

  • A selection of Red Bull drinks is shown in a photo from the company.

    Red Bull Settles $13M Lawsuit for False Advertisement; Customers to Get Cash Reimbursement

    Red Bull has agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle a class action lawsuit that claims the energy drink company falsely advertises its products. The company “settled the lawsuit to avoid the cost of distraction of litigation,” Red Bull said in a statement to PIX11 News. The proposed settlement could potentially include a payout for millions of individuals who purchased at least one Red Bull can in the past 10 years. Those people who choose to go forward with […]

  • Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall purchases a car seat for a young mom and her child on Saturday, October 4, 2014. (Credit: Emmett Township Public Safety)

    Michigan Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead of a Ticket

    A public safety officer from Emmett Township, Michigan, went beyond the call of duty on Saturday. Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall was on his patrol when he pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation. When he made contact with the driver, he noticed a small child in the car who was wearing a seat belt but not in a child’s car seat. The young mother told Officer Hall that she understood the importance of having the child […]

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    CicLAVia October 2014: Event Route and Information

    Thousands of bicyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians were expected to descend upon downtown Los Angeles and surrounding areas Sunday for the latest CicLAVia event. The event — which goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. —  is free, and no registration was required to participate, according to the event website. Anyone traveling by bike, board, foot or other non-transportation was welcome to participate and begin the route at any point. The route would extend into areas that the event hasn’t gone […]

  • Ruben Loya carried a cross more than 100 miles to raise awareness of childhood cancer. (Credit: KSWB)

    Military Veteran Walks More Than 100 Miles to Raise Awareness of Childhood Cancer

    Ruben Loya, a military veteran, carried a cross for more than 100 miles on foot in an effort to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Learn more about the journey on Facebook and YouTube. Donations may be made at YouCaring.com. Kristina Audencial reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

  • Firefighters landscaped the front of an 81-year-old woman's home in Santa Barbara after she tripped over an overgrown shrub and was injured. (Credit: Santa Barbara City Fire Department)

    Santa Barbara Firefighters Trim Shrubs at Home of Injured Woman, 81

    A group of firefighters went beyond the call of duty recently by doing some landscaping at the Santa Barbara home of an 81-year-old woman injured in a fall. Captain Kevin Bryant and Firefighter Tyler Smith and others were among the first responders called to the house after the woman tripped over some shrubbery, breaking her arm and injuring her leg and shoulder, officials said. Noticing there was no clear path to the homeowner’s front door, which contributed to the incident, […]