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    Win Tickets To See Keith Sweat

    Text VALENTINE to 515151 for your chance to win 2 tickets to see Keith Sweat with special guests Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on February 14. Message and data rates apply.

  • Cynthia Anderson, 56, was charged with animal neglect resulting in death. (Credit: Grand Island Police via CNN)

    Woman Accused of Drowning Puppy in Nebraska Airport Bathroom

    A Florida woman could spend five years in prison after police say she drowned a puppy in an airport bathroom. Cynthia Anderson, 56, is charged with animal neglect resulting in death. Anderson tried to board a plane at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport on Thursday with two crated dogs and three newborn puppies in her carry-on. She was turned away from the flight, but returned the next day with a puppy and denied access again. Police said that’s when she […]

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    Win a VIP experience at the NHRA Winternationals!

    Text NHRA to 515151 for your chance to win a VIP backstage pre-race experience for 4 at the NHRA Winternationals on Feb. 8, where you’ll get to hang out with the drivers during pre-race ceremonies before the final eliminations begin.  The winner also receives 4 tickets to watch the races at Winternationals on February 8. Message and data rates apply.

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    Win tickets to see Blackstreet at San Manuel!

    Text BLACKSTREET to 515151 for your chance to win 2 tickets to see Blackstreet and Bell Biv Devoe at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on February 5 plus dinner for two at The Pines, and $100 in slot play! Message and data rates apply.

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    Special Glasses Let Blind Mother See Newborn Son for the First Time

    Kathy Beitz started her losing her sight in grade school. The 29-year-old woman from Toronto, Canada has Stargardt disease, a genetic condition that causes macular degeneration, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Simply speaking, a blind spot takes up most of her vision. “If I were looking at a person, their head and shoulders, that area, I don’t see any of that,” Beitz told the CBC. That is until, the young mother put on a pair of eSight glasses, and […]

  • The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is investigating one of its own after video of a deputy parking in a disabled spot surfaced. (Credit: KTXL)

    Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept. Investigating Deputy for Parking in Disabled Spot

    The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is investigating one of its own after video of a deputy parking in a disabled spot surfaced. The man who shot the video on his cell phone told FOX40 exclusively he spotted the deputy in that space in front of the Circle K on Hemlock Street near Auburn Blvd. in North Highlands. “You always park in handicap when you’re not on a call?” The man can be heard saying in the video. “We’re allowed to get […]

  • A man paddle boarding off the coast of Laguna Beach captured amazing video of his close encounter with killer whales. (Credit: Rich German)

    Video Shows Paddle Boarder’s Breathtaking Killer Whale Encounter

    A man paddle boarding off the coast of Laguna Beach captured amazing video of his close encounter with killer whales. Through the years, Rich German said he has had several interactions with animals while paddle boarding, but always wanted to see killer whales upclose. The avid paddle boarder heard about the orca pod swimming along the Southern California coast and tracked their location. By using his GoPro camera, German took video of the whales playing around whale watching tour boats. They even swam underneath his […]

  • David Nichol spent $500 on about 13,000 colorful, plastic balls he put in his dorm room. (Credit: KPRC via CNN)

    College Student Turns Dorm Room Into Ball Pit

    A Rice University Student in Houston remodeled his dorm room, but not for studying. He’s filled it with balls. Thousands of plastic balls. David Nichol’s room looks more like a ball pit, like the ones you see at an arcade. He says he spent $500 on about 13,000 colorful, plastic balls. “A lot of people are like why but then you think about it for a second, wait, no that just sounds awesome,” said Nichol. But that also meant moving […]

  • Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, his mother said he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. (Credit: WTVR (via Jodie Greene)

    Boy With Autism Who Loves Vacuums Gets Birthday Surprise That Leaves Family in Tears

    Since Dylan Green was 2 years old, he has had a passion for vacuum cleaners. Dylan, who has autism, was never into “normal” toys, his mother Jodie told WTVR, KTLA’s sister station in Richmond, Virginia. The middle school student turned 14 over the weekend and celebrated his birthday with a party that included close friends, family and a vacuum salesman. In an effort to help make her son’s birthday special, Dylan’s mother sent an email to the Cleveland-based makers of […]