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  • Nearly $6K in Girl Scout Cookie money stolen from Chicago troop

    CHICAGO – Parents said volunteers ripped off a Girl Scout troop on Chicago’s northwest side and stole $5,700. Louisa Hoyt’s 8-year-old daughter, Lilly, worked hard with her Girl Scout Brownie Troop in Logan Square to sell cookies. But then, the troop’s money disappeared, and two volunteers, the troop’s leader and her assistant, stopped responding to parents. The story was first reported by Block Club Chicago. The volunteers told Girl Scout officials money had been stolen from their apartment, citing a […]

  • Restaurant employee fired after viral video shows her stirring tea with forearm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A video of an employee at a Missouri restaurant stirring tea with her forearm has gone viral, and those responsible have been fired. The video, which has been viewed more than 700,000 times on Facebook, shows a female employee at Raising Cane’s making tea with her arm fulling submerged. The employee and another girl are heard laughing before the employee poured the tea into a dispenser. The caption on the video read, “don’t drink tea from […]

  • Boy sick of salad calls 911 to report parents – twice

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – A Canadian boy fed up with his parents’ efforts to feed him salad decided to notify the authorities last Tuesday. Halifax police turned the call into a teachable moment, showing up at the family’s home to speak to the 12-year-old about using the 911 system responsibly. Before they got there, however, the boy called a second time to ensure that officers were on their way, according to a Facebook post by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. […]

  • Mother charged after son misses too much school

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A Missouri mother faces legal action for all the days of school her son has reportedly missed. Prosecutors have charged the woman, Jessica Pence-Nicholson, with educational neglect, according to KTVI. Court documents show her 9-year-old son had a pattern of poor attendance – only showing up to Stephen Blackhurst Elementary School about 50 percent of the time between August and December of 2017. “They have missed a lot, yes,” Pence-Nicholson admitted. “I don’t know how to explain […]

  • Mother warns others after venomous caterpillar sends boy to ER

    LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. — A Florida mom is speaking out after her son was stung by a venomous caterpillar, sending him to the emergency room. Andrea Pergola posted the warning on Facebook Saturday, where it has been shared more than 400,000 times. “I could see little kids picking them up and that was my big concern. That’s why I posted it,” Pergola told WFTS. Her 15-year-old son Logan brushed his arm against a puss caterpillar while doing yard work. […]

  • Video shows massive explosion after lightning strikes Colorado oil tanks

    WELD COUNTY, Colo. — A lightning strike caused an explosion that damaged or destroyed up to six oil tanks at a Colorado storage facility Monday night. Hudson Fire Rescue said it happened about 10:20 p.m. at County Road 16 between County Roads 51 and 53 between Hudson and Keenesburg, about 40 miles northeast of Denver. Tyler Kaplan was driving southbound on Interstate 76 when video captured a flash of lightning then the explosion. The blast caused a fire that burned […]

  • Thief paid for meal with stolen credit card … that belonged to waitress, police say

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Authorities say an Arkansas thief tried to pay for a meal using a credit card that had been stolen from the waitress herself days earlier. Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said in a news release that officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West on Tuesday at Shannon’s Restaurant in Pine Bluff. He said that, “having no desire to pay for the fellow’s meal,” waitress Flora Lunsford called to report that the man had tried paying for his […]

  • Children’s book discusses police shooting of an unarmed black man

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conversations with children about racial injustice can be a difficult topic to tackle, but a new book written by several psychologists in Northern California could make it easier, according to KTXL. Doctors Ann Hazzard and Marietta Collins stood in front of about two dozen kids aged 5 to 8 years old Tuesday at Freedom Schools at John Stills Middle School in Sacramento. “What this book illustrates is the importance of open conversation between black people and white people […]

  • ‘I haven’t slept’: Man harassed, threatened by strangers after moving into new home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For nearly a week, a Missouri father says he has been harassed and threatened by strangers in his new neighborhood. Last Thursday, William Jackson moved into a small house near 61st and Jackson in Kansas City, excited about starting a new beginning with his 5-year-old daughter. “I like to pride myself on being a good father,” Jackson told WDAF. “I mean, you know, I’ve dedicated my life to my daughter.” Hours after he and his daughter […]

  • Woman’s jaw broken after motorcyclist throws concrete chunk at her in road rage incident

    AKRON, Ohio – A woman and her boyfriend honked at a motorcyclist after he didn’t start quickly enough at a green light, which they say triggered a road rage assault that led to a broken jaw. It started on North Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Akron shortly after 7 p.m., according to WJW. The victims told Akron police they were stopped behind a motorcycle at the traffic light. When it turned green, the motorcyclist didn’t move so the […]