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  • ‘We Stood There Crying’: Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear Searching For Food

    A heartbreaking video of an emaciated polar bear is going viral online. The video, shot by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen, was taken in Canada inside the Arctic Circle. It shows the starving bear struggling to walk, scavenging for anything to eat. Nicklen said he didn’t want the bear to die in vain. In the days since he posted the footage, Nicklen said he’s been asked why he didn’t intervene. “Of course, that crossed my mind,” Nicklen told National Geographic. […]

  • Man Praised After Video Showed Him Rescuing Rabbit From Thomas Fire in Ventura Co. Faces Backlash

    A man caught on video rescuing a small rabbit from the raging Thomas Fire in Ventura County was hailed as a hero Thursday — but not by everybody, including experts who say it’s debatable whether the rabbit even needed saving in the first place. Torie Bosch at Slate says risking the flames to grab the bunny was “a stupid thing to do” and sharing the man’s story, possibly inspiring others to similar acts of animal rescue, is “irresponsible.” Tosch says […]

  • Oklahoma Man Convicted in Fatal Crash Asks Judge If He Can Join Marines Instead of Going to Prison

    One of two brothers convicted in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Oklahoma asked a judge recently if he could join the Marines Corps instead of serving prison time. Gage Shriver, now 21, and Dakota Shriver, now 23, were convicted in September for the deadly crash. In 2015, Noelle New and Maranda Talley were struck by a vehicle while walking to QuikTrip, according to the Tulsa World. New died from her injuries; Talley survived but was critically injured. Gage Shriver made […]

  • Couple Use Stolen Credit Card to Go Skydiving on Long Island — and Film Their Adventure: Police

    The video above was released by Suffolk County Police and shows the pair skydiving. A couple went skydiving and bought video of the experience to save as a memory — but they charged it all to someone else’s tab, police in New York say. The pair allegedly used a stolen credit card to purchase two sessions and video footage at Skydive Long Island in Shirley on June 20, according to KTLA sister station WPIX in New York. On Friday, police […]

  • Ohio Woman Allegedly Held Down 2-Year-Old While Cousin Recorded Himself Sexually Abusing Child

    Warning: Details in this story could be disturbing to some. A sex offender and his cousin in Ohio are facing federal charges after being accused of making child pornography with a  2-year-old toddler with plans to sell the video, federal authorities said Thursday. Cousins Ciera Richter, 25, and Jason Fletcher, 40, were both arrested, according to WXIX in Cincinnati. Fletcher’s probation officer found child porn on his phone back in May, the station reported. A further search of the phone […]

  • Sailor Staged Racial Vandalism of Bunk Aboard Aircraft Carrier, Navy Investigation Finds

    An investigation into claims of racially-motivated vandalism on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush has revealed that the alleged victim, a sailor on board the ship, staged the incident himself, according to the Navy. The sailor, who is not being identified, made a post on his Facebook account in November with several pictures of the alleged vandalism. The pictures show the sailor’s bunk on board the ship ripped apart, trash thrown around and racist words written in black marker […]

  • Cold Case Arrest Made in Disappearance of Denver Woman Who Vanished After Texting Ultrasound to Boyfriend

    Police made an arrest Friday in the cold case investigation of Denver woman Kelsie Schelling, who disappeared in 2013 after sending her boyfriend an ultrasound photo. The suspect, ex-boyfriend Donthe Isiah Lucas, 25, was already in custody at the Pueblo County Detention Center in Colorado on unrelated charges, according to KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver. Investigators said he faces a charge of first-degree murder and is being held without bond in the case. Schelling’s body was never found, and […]

  • The FBI released this photo of Mariah Woods, who was reporting missing on Nov. 27, 2017.

    Body Found in North Carolina Confirmed to Be Missing 3-Year-Old North Carolina Girl

    A body officials found last week in a North Carolina creek has been confirmed as Mariah Woods, a girl who had previously been missing, WGHP reported Wednesday. The autopsy is finished and the remains have been released to the family. The results from the autopsy are not yet public. Those test results will be crucial in determining exactly what happened to the 3-year-old girl and who, if anyone, should be charged with her death. Mariah was missing for five days […]

  • Pennsylvania Lawmaker Tells Colleague: ‘I’m Heterosexual,’ ‘Keep Your Hands to Yourself’ After Being Touched

    A Pennsylvania lawmaker made it known that he was heterosexual and expressed displeasure after being touched on the arm by a colleague during a meeting. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), chairman of the State Government Committee, objected to being touched on the arm by Democrat Matt Bradford, KTLA sister station WPMT reported. Video from the meeting shows Metcalfe interrupted Bradford to let his feelings be known about the arm touch. Metcalfe said: “I’m a heterosexual. I have a wife. I love my wife. […]