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  • 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. […]

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    7 Dead Pit Bulls, Including Puppy, Found Dumped in Trash Bags in New York

    Seven dead pit bulls were recently found dumped in garbage bags in a sump on Long Island and authorities are asking the public’s help to find those who were involved, KTLA sister station WPIX in New York reported. The grisly scene was discovered last Wednesday at Dietz and South Franklin streets in Hempstead at the location of a New York State Department of Transportation sump, according to the Nassau SPCA. Inside the bags were four females, two males and a […]

  • 30-Year-Old Michigan Cat Dies After Being Shot With BB Gun

    Neighbors in East Grand Rapids, Michigan were shocked and outraged to learn Tiger, a well-known 30-year-old cat, has died after being shot with a BB gun, according to KTLA sister station WXMI. The cat, known as “Tiger” was shot over Labor Day weekend. His owner was too upset to speak on camera, but neighbors who knew the cat say they can’t believe it. “We’ve known him since we were in high school,” said neighbor Tory Luca. “She came out and said […]

  • Second Anheuser-Busch Brewery Facility to Produce Emergency Canned Water

    Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, has become the company’s second facility that can produce cans of drinking water for those affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. The Fort Collins brewery joins Anheuser-Busch’s facility in Cartersville, Georgia, that will produce emergency drinking water, according to KTLA sister station KDVR Denver reported. The announcement was made Wednesday as Hurricane Florence appears poised to strike the East Coast. Anheuser-Busch says its emergency relief program has provided more than 79 million cans of […]

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    Man Arrested After Beer Bottle Used in Fight Over Flags at San Diego Soccer Field

    Two men were cut by a broken beer bottle and injured during a brawl at a soccer field in San Diego that started over a flag, police said. The fight, reported at a park in Southcrest around 4 p.m., broke out when a man waving a Honduras flag was confronted by another person at the park, according to the San Diego Police Department. As the argument grew heated, the man broke a beer bottle over the flag-waving man’s head. Witnesses […]

  • FDA Warns Against ‘Dragon’s Breath,’ Other Treats Made With Liquid Nitrogen

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people to avoid eating, drinking or handling foods prepared with liquid nitrogen just before they are sold. According to the FDA, liquid nitrogen can cause severe damage to skin and internal organs if mishandled or accidentally ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain. “When you eat something that is extremely cold, I’m talking much colder than ice cream, you’re going to get a frostbite-type injury,” Executive Director of the New […]

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    9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund, Allotted $7.3 Billion, May Run Out of Money as More People Become Sick

    The 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund was allotted $7.3 billion to finance medical expenses for survivors. The money is set to expire at the end of 2020, but could run out sooner as more people are getting sick. Special Master of the Victims’ Compensation Fund, Rupa Bhattacharyya, said the fund has paid out just over $4 billion to date, leaving a little more than $3 billion left. “We’re not at a point where this is an imminent concern, but it’s one […]

  • Oklahoma College Football Player Loses Foot After Crawling Under Stopped Train

    A man who lost his foot in a train accident near downtown Oklahoma City Sunday morning is a sophomore on the football team at the University of Central Oklahoma. University officials confirmed to KFOR that Derek Loccident, a redshirt sophomore defensive back for UCO’s football team, was involved in the incident. The injury was confirmed by a statement from head football coach Nick Bobeck: The University of Central Oklahoma Athletics Department wishes to extend its full support to the Loccident […]

  • ‘My Love for You Is Endless’: Wife of Marine Gives Tearful Goodbye After He’s Killed in San Diego County

    Officials say a man killed outside San Diego last week was a 21-year-old Marine from New York, according to KTLA sister station KSWB. Christopher Truax Jr. was an active duty U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant stationed at MCAS Miramar when he was killed in the city of Lemon Grove, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said. They are offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can offer information leading to the arrest of his killer. Truax Jr.’s wife, Alexia, shared photos […]