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  • Family says common household item nearly killed their dog

    AMES, Iowa – An Iowa family say their 1-year-old dog became seriously ill after ingesting a low-carb sweetener called Xylitol. Brianna Schwenk Mashchman and John Mashchman, from Webster City, told WHO-TV their energetic, curious Boston terrier mix named Millie got into a bottle of melatonin. “Within about 10 minutes, Millie was stumbling and looked dizzy and then she was vomiting. It was only a few minutes after that before she was in a seizure,” Brianna Schwenk Mashchman said. They immediately […]

  • Animals stranded by Hurricane Florence headed to Ohio

    Elyria, Ohio – Animals stranded by Hurricane Florence are being rescued from catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas and evacuated to Northeast Ohio, according to WJW. Six dogs arrived over the weekend at the Friendship Animal Protective League in Elyria, Ohio, just west of Cleveland. Volunteers were ready and waiting for the new arrivals and have been showering them with love, trying to make them feel as comfortable as possible. “The thing with animals, they don’t understand why people are leaving. […]

  • Baby squirrels rescued after tails get tangled together

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Their bushy tails entangled in a knot, five juvenile Gray Squirrel siblings were saved by the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center this week. WHS officials say the squirrels were stuck in a “Gordian Knot” — their tails entangled with long-stemmed grasses and strips of plastic their mother used as nest material. Thankfully, someone found the animals and brought them to the rehabilitation center for help. According to WHS, when a good Samaritan brought the “ball” of […]

  • Mother blames ‘extreme hazing’ for college student’s sudden death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif – Homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death of a University of California, Riverside student whose family claims he is the victim of extreme hazing. Tyler Hilliard, 20, was set to start his third year at the university next week. But the business major, who was pledging the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, died Sunday after an outing with his pledge class. “I couldn’t ask for a better kid,” his mom, Myeasha Kimble-Hilliard, told KTLA. “He had […]

  • ‘It’s just pizza’: Angry customer charged with assault after attacking Domino’s manager

    GUTHRIE, Okla. – An angry Domino’s Pizza customer was arrested after he allegedly got the wrong order and took his anger out on an employee recently, according to KFOR. The customer, identified by police as Milton Ray Davis, was arrested and charged with assault and battery. The Domino’s manager working at the time, Mike Merkle, got an angry phone call from the disgruntled customer. “I apologized to him and told him, ‘Hey, I’ll be happy to remake your pizza, no […]

  • Think twice before starting to take daily aspirin

    If you’re one of the millions of US adults taking aspirin daily as a preventative measure, two new studies have bubble-bursting news: Doing so may not do any good—and could actually cause harm. Researchers in both studies found that even low-dose aspirin carries a risk of internal gastric bleeding, and the newer study also found that older patients who were not at high risk of cardiovascular disease saw no health benefits from taking aspirin daily. “We knew there would an increased risk of bleeding,” […]

  • Roseanne Barr says her character will die of opioid overdose on ‘The Conners’

    Roseanne Barr said her namesake character will be killed off during the upcoming spinoff ‘The Conners’ in the wake of the controversy surrounding Barr’s derogatory tweets. Barr said in an interview on Brandon Straka’s YouTube show Walk Away that her character will die of an overdose “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.” Barr called the decision  “cynical and horrible.” “She should have died as a hero or not at all,” Barr said in the interview. […]

  • 25 most unaffordable U.S. metros for renters

    Photo Credit: Pete Niesen / Alamy Stock Photo With rental prices skyrocketing and real wages remaining stagnant, renters across the country are allocating a higher percentage of their spending to housing costs. There are currently over 42 million renter households in the U.S. (36 percent of total households), which represents the highest percentage of renters in more than 50 years. Additionally, many of these renters are categorized as low-income, which has significant implications for urban policy and housing development on a […]

  • Postal worker admits to stealing over 6,000 letters with cash, checks and gift cards

    WAUWATOSA, Wis. – 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 WITI. 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 United States Postal […]

  • Cat causes power outage affecting more than 7,000 customers

    NEW ORLEANS – About 7,500 New Orleans residents were without power Monday morning after a cat got into an Entergy substation and caused a “flash.” Lights went out across Mid City around 9 a.m. after the cat came into contact with a piece of equipment in the substation, according to a tweet by Entergy. Crews began working to restore power soon after the catastrophic outage, according to Entergy. A cat got into a substation that feeds parts of Uptown, Central City, […]