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  • Woman Finds Rare 2-Headed Viper Slithering Outside Her Virginia Home

    New details were released Friday about a two-headed baby copperhead found earlier this month outside a home in Woodbridge, Virginia. The snake is currently being monitored by a state herpetologist after it was examined at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro. “It appears as though the left head is more dominant — it’s generally more active and responsive to stimulus,” a spokesperson for the veterinary hospital said. “Radiographs revealed that the two-headed snake has two tracheas [the left one […]

  • ‘Best Job in the World’: Company Seeks Pizza Taste-Testers, Offers Up to $1,000 a Day

    Portable pizza oven company Ooni announced it is looking to hire people to taste-test its pizza – and they’re paying between $300 and $1000 per day for work that can be done remotely, according to CNBC. In a blog post earlier this month, the company couched the position as a dream job. “Private island caretakers, step aside. Professional puppy sitters, put down that labrador. Luxury hotel reviewers, it’s time to check out. There’s a new Best Job in the World,” […]

  • NorCal Barbershop Owner Apologizes After Photo Shows Kaepernick Doll Hanging From Noose

    A Placerville barbershop is taking heat after a photograph of a hanging doll portraying Colin Kaepernick was posted on social media, KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento reported Thursday. “They got Colin Kaepernick hanging from a noose,” said Joseph. The picture was shared by Joseph, who wanted to be referred to only by his first name. It was taken inside the Bowtie Barbershop in downtown Placerville and shows the former 49ers player hanging from the ceiling by a noose. “I […]

  • Caltrans Worker Dies After Falling From Route 163 Freeway Overpass in San Diego

    A Caltrans worker died Wednesday after falling 50 feet from a Route 163 overpass in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, KTLA sister station KSWB reported. Gov. Jerry Brown announced the death of William D. Casdorph in a statement released later in the day. “Anne and I mourn the loss of Caltrans Highway Maintenance Leadworker William D. Casdorph, a dedicated public servant who worked to make our roads safer for nearly two decades,” the governor wrote. Casdorph, 57, was […]

  • Baked Before Boiled: Maine Restaurant Treats Lobsters With Marijuana to Ease Pain Before Cooking

    A Maine lobster pound is experimenting with getting lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing and cooking them, believing it is “more humane.” In an experiment, Charlotte Gill owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, put a lobster into a box with a few inches of water and then marijuana smoke was blown into the box, WMTW reports. Gill, who is a licensed medical marijuana caregiver in the state of Maine, claimed that the lobster was calmer for the next three weeks […]

  • Newly Released Videos Show NYC Teen’s Desperate Final Moments Before Being Hacked to Death in ‘Justice for Junior’ Case

    Surveillance footage recently obtained by KTLA sister station WPIX shows suspected members of the Trinitarios gang hunting 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz through the streets of the Bronx as the teen desperately tries to find safety before being hacked to death June 20, 2018. One video — which the station published Tuesday — shows the teen racing down East 183rd Street toward Bathgate Avenue just after 11:35 p.m., running so fast that he lost his sandals, with multiple men and two cars […]

  • Popular Fertility Blogger Dies After Heart Attack During Emergency C-Section in Spain

    A Spanish blogger whose fertility journey was followed by thousands on Instagram recently died giving birth to her son via emergency C-section, according to parenting websites Cafe Mom and Kidspot. Vanessa Fernandez Arango started her Instagram in May with a photo of a positive pregnancy test, explaining that after two ectopic pregnancies damaged her fallopian tubes, she was five months pregnant thanks to assisted reproductive technology. “The beginning of the end. The beginning of feeling life and the end of suffering,” she wrote. “So here begins our […]

  • Suspect Fatally Shoots Deputy Responding to Disturbance Call at Sacramento Area Auto Shop: Sheriff’s Officials

    Two Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies were shot, one fatally, Monday afternoon in Rancho Cordova, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento. Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, was shot in the upper body and later died at the UC Davis Medical Center, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Shaun Hampton. Stasyuk had been with the Sheriff’s Department for 4-and-a-half years and leaves behind a wife. “I can tell you that the fatal round was not in the vest,” Sheriff Scott Jones said. According to Jones, […]

  • Wisconsin Postal Worker Admits to Stealing Over 6,000 Letters With Cash, Checks and Gift Cards

    United States Postal Service inspectors say a postal worker took cash, gift cards and checks from thousands of envelopes addressed to Wisconsin residents. Ebony Smith, 20, admitted to stealing more than 6,000 letters from residents in two Wauwatosa ZIP codes — 53226 and 53213 — according to KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee. It was a special blue envelope that helped catch her in the act. When residents realized their greeting cards with cash inside weren’t getting delivered, the U.S. […]