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  • Twin Brothers, Both Former School Employees in San Jose, Arrested on Suspicion of Possessing Child Porn a Week Apart

    Twin brothers who both worked at Northern California schools were arrested a week apart in unconnected but similar child pornography cases, according to the Mercury News. Clinton and Clifford Pappadakis, both 47, have been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Clifford Pappadakis is a former teacher and cross-country coach at Willow Glen Middle School. Clinton Pappadakis is a former off-campus track and field coach at Oak Grove High School. Both schools are located in San Jose, about 50 miles southeast of San […]

  • Alabama Elementary School Student Gives Ice Cream Money to Help Teacher Pay for Funeral

    In an act of kindness, an Alabama elementary school student offered up her ice cream money to help her teacher pay for his father-in-law’s funeral. Price Lawrence, a sixth-grade teacher at Highlands Elementary in Huntsville, shared a post recounting the experience, and it has since gone viral. The first-year teacher says that his students could tell he was a little off that morning. When they asked why, he explained that his father-in-law had passed away over the weekend, KTLA sister WHNT […]

  • Rolando Ortiz is seen in an image posted on the Chicago Police Department's Facebook page.

    Chicago Dad Nearly Decapitated 2-Year-Old Son for Keeping Him Awake, Police Say

    **WARNING: Story contains graphic details. Chicago police said a man has been charged with murder after a 2-year-old boy in Little Village was found dead with his throat cut. Rolando Ortiz, 37, was charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection to the death of his son, Mateo Garcia Aguayo, KTLA sister station WGN reported. Officers were called to the 2700 block of South Avers around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. When officers arrived, the child was unresponsive and was […]

  • Boy, 2, Found Dead in Chicago Home With Throat Cut; Person of Interest in Custody

    A person of interest is in custody after police found a 2-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. Officers were called to the 2700 block of South Avers around 2 p.m. Wednesday, KTLA sister station WGN reported. When officers arrived, the child, identified as Mateo Garcia, was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. A white cross with a red heart was posted outside the apartment building where the toddler’s body was found in a trash bag […]

  • San Diego Sheriff’s Dept. Scolds ‘Enthusiastic’ Burglary Victim Over ‘Dead or Alive’ Wanted Poster

    A burglary victim took matters into his own hands to find the thief, but the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department was less than thrilled with his crime-fighting words of choice. In a throwback to the days of the wild west, the man plastered posters all over town showing the burglar’s image and stating he was “wanted dead or alive” for breaking into his shed and RV and stealing some $2,700 worth of items, KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego reported Wednesday. […]

  • Undocumented Immigrant Accused of Killing NFL Player in Suspected DUI Crash in Indiana Wants Confession Thrown Out

    An undocumented immigrant accused of killing Indianapolis Colts Edwin Jackson and an Uber driver in a suspected DUI crash in Indiana says his constitutional rights were violated. Edwin Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe were both killed by an accused drunk driver earlier this month. The suspect’s attorney believes the arresting officer violated his constitutional rights, according to KTLA sister station WXIN in Indianapolis. Pulling up to the crash scene where the two men were killed, an Indiana State trooper claims he spotted an […]

  • Trump’s Note Card for Parkland Shooting Discussion Had Apparent Reminder to Say, ‘I Hear You’

    President Donald Trump heard emotional stories Wednesday from people affected by the nation’s deadliest school shootings, and it appears he had an assist in responding to some of the powerful testimony. In a photo from the event taken by Getty Images photographer Chip Somodevilla, the President is holding a piece of White House stationery with five discussion points written in black marker. The visible points include prompts such as “1. What would you most want me to know about your […]

  • New York Ranked Dirtiest City in America in Recent Report; L.A. Finishes Second

    New Yorkers produce so much garbage that the city recently landed the top spot on a survey of the country’s dirtiest cities. “It’s so nasty, it’s filthy, there’s garbage all over the place,” Angela Brown told WPIX as she looked at a littered street in Gowanus. The cleaning service BusyBee looked at five categories in their rankings. New York took the top spot in three of the five: population density, litter, and pests. The Big Apple scored a whopping 428 […]

  • Oklahoma Man Arrested After 11-Year-Old Relative Finds Child Porn on Borrowed Apple Watch

    An Oklahoma man was arrested in Bethany after an 11-year-old girl made a disturbing discovery on the Apple Watch she borrowed from him, according to police. David Orozco was booked on charges of possessing child pornography, manufacturing child pornography, and lewd acts with a child. According to court documents, Orozco loaned his 11-year-old relative his Apple Watch. “An underage female, borrowed an iPhone watch from the suspect, not knowing there was child pornography on it,” Bethany Police Department Lt. Angelo […]