How to Help Those Affected by SoCal Brush Fires

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  • North Carolina Mother Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash While Driving Cab to Save for Daughter’s Birthday

    Family members and friends are mourning a North Carolina mother of four after she was killed while driving a taxi Wednesday, KTLA sister station WGHP reported. “She loved her babies. That’s why she was doing this, is for extra money,” said Tammy Woodel, Olivia Florez’s half sister. Police say around 7:30 p.m., 35-year-old Florez was driving a Universal Taxi Cab when she pulled out of a shopping center and started southbound on New Walkertown Road. Another vehicle, a 2006 Infiniti, was […]

  • Mom Screams With Glee as Police Bust Florida Drivers Speeding by Stopped School Bus

    A dozen Florida drivers were ticketed after blowing past a stopped school bus on US 19 in Pasco County, Florida. A group of concerned moms recorded the police sting to catch the drivers, KTLA sister station WTVR reported Friday. “Go get them boys!” Monica Douglas screams to police in her now viral Facebook video (warning: video contains strong language). “Ha! Enjoy those tickets. Ha! Thank you!” More than 11 million people have seen the video. “Thank you all for the support […]

  • Strangers Buy Playing Cards for Evacuee With Autism After Camp Fire Burns His Collection

    When the Humbert family had to evacuate because of the Camp Fire last week, Carla Humbert thought they’d be back in their house soon. “We didn’t take any memories. We didn’t take anything major, we just packed some overnight bags,” she told KTLA sister station KTXL. But, like thousands of their neighbors, there was no home to go back to. Without their house, the family’s son, Alexander, who has autism, lost the stability he’s relied on. He also lost his […]

  • After Losing Their House in Christmas Tree Fire 2 Years Ago, NorCal Family’s Home Destroyed in the Camp Fire

    Thousands of people lost their homes after the deadly Camp Fire tore through communities in Butte County. One Concow family is now dealing with this tragedy for the second time, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento. The Brazell family are staying in a hotel after their Concow home was destroyed by the Camp Fire. Ten people are sharing two rooms. “I feel almost trapped because I’m used to space,” Jason Brazell said. In the meantime, the family is […]

  • Authorities Release New Photos in Search for ‘Most Wanted’ Tennessee Man Accused of Raping 16-Month-Old Boy

    Tennessee authorities released new photos Friday of a fugitive suspected of raping a 16-month-old boy. The Lawrenceberg Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are hoping the public can help them track down Simon Dean Porter, who is wanted for aggravated rape of a child. “The suspect in the rape of a young child in Lawrenceburg has been added to our Top Ten Most Wanted list,” the TBI tweeted Friday. “We’re hoping to spread this throughout Tennessee and the […]

  • Horse Rescued After Apparently Escaping Camp Fire by Jumping Into Backyard Pool

    When Jeff Hill returned to his neighborhood in Paradise after evacuating during the Camp Fire, he came across a wayward horse — in a backyard swimming pool. The horse appeared to have jumped in to escape the flames, and was caught in the pool cover. He had been checking on a neighbor’s house to see if it was still standing when he discovered the horse, Hill wrote in a Facebook post. She appeared to have “given up and had the […]

  • Disney Bans Annual Passport Holder Who Flashed ‘Trump 2020’ Sign on Splash Mountain

    A longtime Disney annual passport holder has been banned from the company’s theme parks and resorts after he displayed a pro-Trump message recently, and it’s not the first time he’s been barred from their properties, Orlando television station WFTV reported Tuesday. Dion Cini first lost his annual pass back in September after he unfurled a giant Donald Trump flag at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, according to the station. The 49-year-old New Yorker said he had been an […]

  • A child taking part in a caravan of migrants from Central American countries, mostly Hondurans, moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, gets onto the trailer of a truck on the Irapuato-Guadalajara highway in the Mexican state of Guanajuato as they head to Guadalajara on their trek north, on Nov. 12, 2018. (Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ahead of Migrant Caravan’s Arrival, Some Lanes at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry Will Close

       Some northbound lanes at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry will close starting Tuesday as equipment is installed in preparation for the migrant caravan arrival at the U.S.-Mexico border, KTLA sister station KSWB reported. Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, at least three northbound lanes at San Ysidro Port of Entry and one lane at Otay Mesa Port of Entry will be closed for the installation of barbed wire, barriers, barricades and fencing, according to U.S. Customs and Border […]

  • 11-Year-Old North Carolina Boy Facing Felony Charges for Allegedly Putting Sewing Needles in Halloween Candy

    An 11-year-old faces felony charges for allegedly putting sewing needles in Halloween candy, according to a news release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. On Halloween, deputies came to a home after a 12-year-old child suffered minor injuries while eating a Snickers bar with a sewing needle in it. The victim had been celebrating Halloween and was trick-or-treating in the Grace Ridge subdivision. A search of the child’s candy revealed a second needle in a Snickers bar. On Nov. 1, […]