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    Sacramento Family Pleads to Have Mother’s Body Removed From River 4 Days After Car Accident

    It’s been four long and agonizing days for the family of Nichelle Johnson, who investigators believe is inside her submerged car, in the Sacramento River in Isleton, California. “I just want them to help us get my mama out of that water. It’s been too long. I just need answers. I just need closure,” Johnson’s daughter, Mikaela Hampton, told KTXL. “I don’t know how I’m supposed to explain it to my baby.” Hampton shed tears of anguish as she talked […]

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    Disturbing Video Shows Ohio Divorce Lawyer Apparently Trying to Hypnotize Female Client for Sexual Pleasure

    A disturbing video released Tuesday shows an attorney in Sheffield, Ohio, who was convicted on multiple charges last year attempting to hypnotize a female client for his own sexual pleasure. Police set up a sting in November 2014 after a woman claimed Michael Fine, a former divorce attorney, used hypnosis in an attempt to take advantage of her sexually, according to KTLA sister station WJW in Cleveland. The victim returned to Fine’s office with a hidden camera to help police with their […]

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    Gmail Targeted in Sophisticated New Phishing Scam That Is Fooling Even Tech-Savvy Users

    A new phishing scam targeting those with Gmail accounts has fooled even some of the most tech-savvy users. According to security expert Mark Maunder, the CEO of a WordPress security plugin called Wordfence, the hacker will first send you an email that includes an attachment. When you click on it, you will be directed to what looks like a Gmail login page, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis. However, it’s a fake. If you enter your email and password, […]

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    Maryland School Official Fired for Tweet About Student’s Spelling of ‘Tamarrow’

    A Maryland school system employee was fired after she tweeted a student about his spelling. On Jan. 5, a student tweeted @FCPSMaryland and said, “close school tammarow PLEASE.” Several hours later, Frederick County Public Schools Social Media Manager Katie Nash tweeted back “but then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’ :)” The response instantly prompted backlash as thousands of people retweeted and liked the post, with many students replying to the comment. “As a new employee, I think I sort of […]


    Full List of President Obama’s 64 Pardons, 209 Sentence Commutations

    President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 209 people and pardoned 64 others Tuesday as one of his final acts in the White House. “These 273 individuals learned that our nation is a forgiving nation, where hard work and a commitment to rehabilitation can lead to a second chance, and where wrongs from the past will not deprive an individual of the opportunity to move forward,” read a statement on the White House website. During his time in the White […]

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    94-Year-Old Woman With 4.0 GPA Gets Surprise Graduation Ceremony in Hawaii

    More than 50 years after she first enrolled, Amy Craton received her college diploma at the age of 94 in a surprise commencement ceremony Monday in Honolulu. The Hawaiian woman’s determination is that much more impressive considering her GPA – a perfect 4.0, according to Inside Edition. Craton graduated last spring, but wasn’t able to fly to Southern New Hampshire University for the official ceremony. Craton received her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing during the ceremony organized by her professors, […]

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    Kansas City Woman Goes Missing After Texting Friend She Got Pulled Over; Police Have No Record of Stopping Her

    Family and friends are worried about a young Kansas City woman who has been missing for two days after texting that she had been pulled over, according to WDAF-TV. Toni Anderson, 20, hasn’t been seen since early Sunday morning, after she told co-workers she was headed to a gas station at 31st and Southwest Boulevard, but she never made it there. “She’s a great person, really nice. We’re all worried sick for her,” said Pete Sanchez, Anderson’s boyfriend. Sanchez says Toni works as a […]

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    Young Sisters Reported Missing From Rhode Island in 1985 Found Alive in Texas; Mother Arrested

    Two sisters who were reported missing from Rhode Island more than three decades ago have been found alive in Houston. Kelly Yates and her sister, Kimberly Yates, were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates, who police have arrested, KTLA sister station KIAH in Houston reported. Their father, Russell Yates, filed a missing persons report for the girls on Aug. 26, 1985. The girls were 3 years old and 10 months old at the time. In November 1988, authorities issued a felony […]

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    Trade School President Fired After Giving Homeless Student Shelter in Library Amid Sub-Zero Temps in Kansas City

    A former campus president of a Kansas City trade school said he was fired after offering a homeless student shelter from cold weather. Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. So on Friday, Jan. 6, he allowed a student who is homeless and schizophrenic to sleep overnight in the school’s library. The school fired him on Monday, Jan. 9, the next business day, he said. “Education […]