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  • Wisconsin Police Officer Calls Back IRS Scammer and Their Exchange Goes Viral

    A Wisconsin police officer was clearing out his voicemail inbox this week when he got an interesting message from a man who claimed to work for the IRS saying he would be arrested if he failed to call back. Assuming the person was attempting to scam him, Eau Claire Police Department Officer Kyle Roder decided to call back and use his interrogation skills to expose the con man’s tactics, recording the entire exchange. “Hello, is this the IRS?” Roder opens the call […]

  • Mother, 8-Year-Old Daughter Killed Minutes Apart in Separate Car Crashes in Alabama

    A mother and her daughter died in separate car accidents along an Alabama highway Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Investigators say the woman, identified as 39-year-old Julia Yates Patterson, died when the Ford Explorer she was driving collided head-on with a Dodge Ram truck. The fatal crash happened on Highway 117 around 3:00 p.m., according to WHNT. Two people riding in the truck were hurt in the incident and taken to the hospital. HEARTBREAKING: Mother, young daughter killed in separate accidents […]

  • New Secret Shopper-Type Scam, Apparently Originating Out of Santa Clarita, Tricks Victims out of Thousands of Dollars

    It’s a new twist on an old scam designed to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting consumers nationwide. It used to be called the Secret Shopper scam. The new version goes by the name Secret Surveyor, but the con is the same. “This is very alarming”, says Kim Cordero who contacted KTLA sister station WPIX in New York City after her parents, Irma and Rick Cordero, of the Bronx, recently received a postal-service priority envelope. The return address says Smart Shopper […]

  • Homicide Investigation Underway After 4 People Found Dead in Sacramento Home

    A homicide investigation is underway after four people were found dead inside a home in Sacramento’s South Land Park neighborhood on Thursday, authorities say. Officers went to a home on 35th Avenue near Lonsdale Drive around 7 a.m. to perform a welfare check. When they went in the house, they discovered four bodies inside, KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento reported. Detectives did not reveal how the four victims were killed. The genders and ages of the victims were not […]

  • Texas Police: Possible Sighting of Ex-Tennessee Teacher Accused of Kidnapping 15-Year-Old Elizabeth Thomas

    After a reported sighting in Texas, authorities are once again expanding the search for a 50-year-old former teacher and the 15-year-old girl he’s accused of abducting. It’s been 10 days since Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins disappeared from Maury County, Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation remains hopeful the two will be found and says more than 650 leads have come in so far. The TBI urges the public to remain vigilant for any signs of the two. Thursday afternoon, a […]

  • Fresno Mother Who Beat Cancer While Pregnant Dies One Day After Giving Birth to Twins

    A Fresno mother who overcame the odds of beating cancer while pregnant died just a day after giving birth to twins. Jamie Snider, 30, was diagnosed with cervical cancer before learning she was pregnant with twins. Snider lost an ovary but overcame the cancer. It was during her pregnancy doctors told her the cancer returned, KGO-TV in San Francisco reported on Wednesday. Last week, Snider posted a smiling photo from the hospital before giving birth to her twins Camila and Nico. “‘God has […]

  • Florida Woman Arrested After Toddler Left in Her Car With Loaded Gun Shoots Out Window

    Police arrested a Florida woman Monday after a toddler allegedly fired the woman’s loaded handgun inside her parked car, shattering a window. Abbie Maldonado, 30, left the 3-year-old in the back of the vehicle outside the Good Shepherd Academy, an elementary school in Deltona, so she could pick up son, according to authorities. “Maldonado got out to walk around and left the boy unsecured in the back of the vehicle with the rear passenger door propped open so she could keep an eye on […]

  • Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Reasoning Crafted by Gorsuch in Case of Student With Autism

    By Meg Wagner While U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch answered questions about his judicial career during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the justices whose ranks he hopes to join unanimously struck down a prior decision of his against a student with autism. All eight Supreme Court justices sided with a special-needs Colorado student Wednesday in the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. Endrew’s parents sued his public school for the cost of sending him to a private school, […]

  • ‘Hey Siri, 108’ Prank Circulating on Social Media Prompts Warning From Police Departments

    Numerous police agencies in the U.S. have issued a warning to iPhone users not to attempt a prank that has recently circulated online involving “Siri,” the Apple smartphone’s assistant. Among Siri’s various skills is one designed to save lives – but pranksters are trying to trick iPhone users into activating it, and that could have potentially harmful repercussions, authorities say. Saying, “Hey Siri, 108” will prompt Siri to contact emergency services. The number 108 is India’s equivalent of 911 in […]