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  • Packages of the alleged drugs are seen in a photo released by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

    Los Angeles Boy, 13, Allegedly Caught Driving With 25 Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop in Colorado

    A 13-year-old boy from Los Angeles faces charges in Colorado after investigators found more than 25 pounds of methamphetamine  during a traffic stop on Tuesday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. A sheriff deputy with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force stopped the Dodge Avenger on Interstate 70 in Mesa County on Tuesday, KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver reported. A 13-year-old boy was behind the wheel and 23 packages containing a crystalline substance inside the vehicle, according to investigators. Two […]

  • Virginia Priest Takes Leave of Absence After Revealing KKK Past

    After the events in Charlottesville, a Virginia priest wrote an editorial Monday on how he turned to a life of faith after leaving the Ku Klux Klan. Then he decided to step down from his position in the church. “The images from Charlottesville brought back memories of a bleak period in my life that I would have preferred to forget,” wrote Father William Aitcheson, 62, of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington in a post for The Arlington Catholic Herald titled “Moving from […]

  • Wisconsin Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old After Drugging His Slushie

    A 35-year-old Wisconsin woman is accused of drugging a 10-year-old child’s slushie and sexually assaulting him, KTLA sister station WITI reported. Tara Gotovnik has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and delivery of a controlled substance. On August 7, the child’s father told police Gotovnik had assaulted his son, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WITI. The boy told investigators Gotovnik put sleeping pills in his slushie, causing him to have double vision and slurred speech, […]

  • Rocio Cortes Nuñez is seen in a photo posted to Facebook.

    New Mother Crushed to Death in ‘Freak’ Elevator Accident Minutes After Giving Birth in Spain: Reports

    A woman who went to a hospital in Seville, Spain, to deliver her third child was crushed to death in a “freak” elevator accident shortly after giving birth, according to reports. Rocio Cortes Nuñez delivered a baby girl by cesarean-section Sunday at Seville’s Valme Hospital and was being wheeled from surgery to a recovery room when she became caught in an elevator, the Local reported. Staff wheeled Nuñez onto the elevator, but while the doors opened and shut, the elevator […]

  • Connecticut Mom Arrested After 5 Children Found Eating Dog Food Off Floor, Living in Feces Covered Apartment

    Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned. The health department was also on scene because of complaints that there […]

  • Oklahoma Teacher Caught Cartwheeling Without Underwear Now Accused of Squatting in Couple’s Home

    A former Oklahoma teacher who pleaded guilty to assault is back in the spotlight after allegedly taking up residence in a Tulsa couple’s home, according to KTLA sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year, the Pawhuska Police Department took 34-year-old Lacey Sponsler into custody following an incident during choir class. Investigators alleged that the substitute teacher performed a cartwheel in class without underwear on, exposing herself to the students. The teacher reportedly told police she was just dancing and […]

  • Ohio Teen Saved by Heart Transplant Passes Away on First Day of School

    As he prepared for his first day back to school — even posing for a photo on his front porch — there was no sign anything was wrong with 13-year-old Peyton West. But less than an hour later, the Goshen, Ohio, teen passed away after being rushed to the hospital. WCPO reports that Peyton was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and needed three open-heart surgeries before his fifth birthday. His health took another turn in March, and he had […]

  • Natalee Holloway’s Father Finds Human Remains in Aruba, Says They Could Be His Daughter’s: Report

    The father of Natalee Holloway announced Wednesday that he and an investigator recently found human remains behind a home in Aruba, NBC reports. Natalee Holloway, 18, disappeared in Aruba during a graduation trip 12 years ago. No one has ever been arrested in connection with her disappearance. Her father, Dave Holloway, said that the remains were found following an 18-month investigation. The remains are being DNA tested to determine if they belong to Natalee. “When we determined these remains were human, […]

  • ‘Frightened’ Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around by Selfie-Seeking Beachgoers in Spain

    A baby dolphin separated from its mother died after “hundreds” of people passed it around, taking photos and playing with it in the shallow water off a busy Spanish beach Friday, according to local nonprofit marine rescue group Equinac. Pictures show bathers lifting the “frightened and weak” calf out of the water and stroking the dolphin – one child appears to inadvertently cover its blowhole with his hand. “Cetaceans (large marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises) are animals very […]