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  • Michelle Wilkins, 26, was attacked when she responded to a Craigslist ad about baby clothes for sale. (Credit: KDVR/CNN)

    Pregnant Colorado Woman Stabbed for Baby Is Released From Hospital

    Michelle Wilkins, a pregnant Colorado woman who was stabbed and had her baby cut from her womb, has been released from the hospital, a family member told KDVR on Wednesday. Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, was responding to an ad on Craigslist for baby clothes on March 18 when Longmont police said the seller, Dynel Lane, attacked her, opened her womb and took the baby girl, leaving Wilkins bleeding in the basement. Wilkins called 911 and was rescued by first […]

  • The CNN Wire distributed a photo of an Ohio school where a 7-year-old was allegedly forced to perform sex acts in March 2015, is pictured.

    First Graders Accused of Making 7-Year-Old Perform Sex Acts at Ohio School

    Two first graders in Ohio have been accused of forcing a little girl to perform sexual acts. The alleged actions took place while the 7-year-old girl was on a bathroom break with other students, WTOL reported. The victim’s mother told WTOL she didn’t want to be identified but said she was livid about the situation. WTOL reported that the alleged suspects were first graders. The school told WTOL they have fired the teacher who was responsible for the students at the time of […]

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    Shopping Spree Second Chance

    Missed out on “Text, Spin & Win?” Never fear!  We’re offering you a second chance at a Citadel Outlets gift card. If the “Text, Spin & Win” prize is below $500 on any given Wednesday between March 18 and April 22, a Citadel Outlets gift card in the amount of the difference will be offered in a “Second Chance” giveaway on KTLA’s Instagram account. Just watch for the code word on Wednesdays around 5am at http://instagram.com/ktla5news. Then text the code word to […]

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    College Student Claims He Was Kicked Off Southwest Flight Over T-shirt

    A college student on a flight from Dallas to Chicago got stranded in St. Louis and claimed he wasn’t allowed back on the plane because of the language on his T-shirt. Daniel Podolsky was wearing a shirt handed out at the South by Southwest Festival that promoted the Comedy Central show “Broad City.” The printed shirt read “Broad F—ing City,” but the vulgar word was fully spelled out. Podolsky said his jacket was hiding the shirt when he boarded the flight in Dallas […]

  • Three people were killed when scaffolding collapsed in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 23, 2015. (Credit: WRAL via CNN)

    3 Killed, 1 Injured in Scaffolding Collapse From 11-Story Building in North Carolina

    Three people died and another was seriously injured in a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The scaffolding fell from a high-rise building into a parking lot at about 11 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of Fayetteville Street. Update Raleigh, NC *Scaffold Collapse* report of multiple fatalities. Falling glass hazard. #NCfire — CAROLINAS FIRE PAGE (@CFPalerts) March 23, 2015 U/D Raleigh, NC (Wake) *Struct Collapse* prelim of 4 fatal. Lenoir at Fayetteville. Img @ABC11_WTVD chopper. […]

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    Win tickets to Disney on Ice

    You could win VIP tickets to see Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy at the LA Sports Arena on April 16. Fill and submit the form below for your chance to win. One Grand Prize winner will get 4 VIP tickets to the show. Four First-Place winners will get a 4-pack of general admission tickets to the show. KTLA – TV PRESENTS “DISNEY ON ICE GIVEAWAY MARCH 2015″ SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES SPONSOR KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028 […]

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    Colorado Girl, 12, Accused of Twice Attempting to Poison Mother Who Took Away Her iPhone

    A 12-year-old Colorado girl was accused Friday of trying to poison her mother two different times after the woman took away the girl’s iPhone. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office detained the girl at the Juvenile Center following an investigation that has been going on for a couple of weeks. Most parents know the struggle that comes with separating their kids from their cell phones. For Luciana Cordova sometimes the only answer is to take their phones away. “I have two […]

  • Christie Codd, left, and Joseph Codd, right, are seen in photos released by the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.

    Remains of Pregnant ‘Food Network Star’ Contestant Found in Wood Stove in North Carolina: Report

    Human remains were found inside a wood stove at the North Carolina home of a man charged with killing a contestant from the TV show “Food Network Star,” her husband and their unborn child, according to a sheriff. WLOS is reporting  Robert Jason Owens told investigators that he stored and destroyed the bodies of a Buncombe County couple, according to warrants. Joseph “JT” Codd, 45, and Cristie Schoen-Codd, 38, were reported missing on Sunday by family members after Cristie didn’t […]

  • Firefighters are seen battling a fire at a South L.A. pallet yard on March 20, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    72 Firefighters Battle Raging Fire at South L.A. Pallet Yard

    More than 70 firefighters worked to knock down a fire at a South L.A. pallet yard that could be seen from blocks away Friday morning. This video aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, March 20, 2015.