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  • ‘He Made a Mistake That Cost Him His Life’: Canadian Mom Posts Heart-Wrenching Photo of Son Who Died After Drug Overdose to Warn Others

    A mother in Calgary, Alberta, Canada recently shared a very private photo on Facebook showing her son before he died of an apparent drug overdose, in an effort to warn others. Sherri Kent’s son Michael died of a fentanyl overdose. He was 22 years old, according to CTV News. Kent’s son took a line of drugs in the bathroom of a corner market in Kelowna, British Columbia on March 14 and overdosed, the Canadian broadcast network reported. He was taken off life […]

  • Parents Speak Out After Nearly 100 Vultures Roost Near Elementary School in Virginia

    Residents who live near Robert E. Lee Elementary in Petersburg, Virginia, say vultures have become such a problem that they avoid the school when they can. The birds have been an on and off again issue for two years but recently became worse. “They’re getting bigger, seems like,” Nikita Williams said. “Getting worse and worser all the time,” Charlie Moody said. Williams won’t let her daughter go back to the school after hours. “I’m scared that one of those birds is […]

  • Arkansas Dad Posts ‘Child Molester’ Sign Over 16-Year-Old Daughter’s Relationship With 21-Year-Old Neighbor

    An Arkansas dad is using a handmade sign on his rural property to defend and protect his 16-year-old daughter. Shelton Kitchens said he learned recently that his daughter was in a sexual relationship with a 21-year-old man. “I find my daughter like she’s almost eaten alive. It’s sickening when you raise her shirt and look at it. Hickeys all over,” he told WREG. Kitchens said the man lives near his tire shop. “She got lured in by puppies,” he said. […]

  • Taiwanese Couple Trapped For 47 Days After Snowstorm in Nepal; Woman Dies 3 Days Before Rescue

    A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in a Kathmandu hospital after being found on a ledge under a waterfall in the remote Dhading region, AFP reports. He told rescuers he had been trapped there for more than a month with 19-year-old girlfriend Liu Chen-chun, who died 44 days into their ordeal. Rescuers say the couple became […]

  • Ohio Man Arrested After Calling Police to Help Find Missing Heroin

    An Ohio man was arrested after calling police for help getting back his stolen goods, which turned out to be heroin, authorities said. WEWS-TV obtained a recording of the 911 call, which Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely called “one of the most bizarre” he’s heard in 41 years on the job. Police say 20-year-old Joseph Murphy told the dispatcher his girlfriend stole his heroin, and that he needed a police dog. Police released the call, which was made in January, this week: Dispatcher: […]

  • McDonald’s to Phase Out Hi-C Orange From Menu, Replace With New Drink

    Say goodbye to Hi-C Orange at McDonald’s. The fast-food chain will begin phasing out the beverage on May 1, according to a memo posted this week on Reddit. A representative for McDonald’s told Eat This, Not That that all locations will stop carrying the drink after July. According to the memo, the chain is introducing a new “proprietary” beverage called Sprite TropicBerry that will be served exclusively at McDonald’s locations. It’s part of the company’s partnership with Coca-Cola. McDonald’s website […]

  • Captive Ohio Woman Rescued From Pit in Neighbor’s Yard

    Police found a woman trapped in a pit behind her neighbor’s home in the Cincinnati area overnight. After a resident reported hearing someone crying early Wednesday morning, officers rescued 30-year-old Jennifer Elliott from a hole in the ground hidden inside a shed, according to WCPO.  A wooden board was covering the pit behind the residence, and heavy objects were placed on the board to hold it down, police said. Elliott, who appeared to be suffering a seizure and wasn’t able to talk […]

  • Illinois Couple Married for Almost 70 Years Dies Minutes Apart, Family Says

    Married for nearly 70 years, Illinois couple Issac and Teresa Vatkin were holding hands in the hospital when she passed away. Minutes later, after their hands were separated, the husband also died. Their daughter Clara, who immigrated to the United States with her parents in the 1960s from Argentina, shared the story of their enduring 69-year marriage. “They were wonderful people. They were in love,” Clara told KTLA sister station WGN-TV in Chicago. “Never let a fight divide you, separate you. […]

  • ‘It’s Just Evil’: Utah Parents Warn of ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scam After Terrifying Phone Calls

    A Utah mother and father in Ogden have a serious warning for parents everywhere: Beware of a scam called “virtual kidnapping.” Last Wednesday, Jeff Weber told KTLA sister station KSTU in Salt Lake City that he was driving his work vehicle when his cell phone rang from an unknown number. He did not answer. But then it rang again with the same unknown number, and this time, he picked up. What he heard, he said, was terrifying. “I heard a […]