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  • Police officer calls back IRS scammer in viral Facebook video

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back. In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks, “Hello, is this the IRS? It said to call this number, you said I had committed a fraud or something?” The scammer, unaware he’s about to be scammed, asks for a case number. When Roder says he […]

  • ‘Marry My Husband’ author dies at 51

    Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the children’s author who took the heartbreak of her own looming death and turned it into a love letter for the ages, has died of ovarian cancer at the age of 51. Krouse Rosenthal penned “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” a New York Times Modern Love column that quickly went viral, on her final Valentine’s Day with her husband of 26 years. Very sad news: Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of more than 20 books for children, died this morning from […]

  • Suspected killer mistakenly released from custody

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from state custody in an apparent case of miscommunication, Illinois officials said Monday. Garrett Glover, 29,  was released early on parole after being sentenced in 2014 to four years in prison for attempted armed robbery, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.  Glover, who had been housed at the Cook County Jail since February, 2014, became eligible for parole after receiving credit for time served – 879 days, officials […]

  • Murdered Indiana teen recorded video of suspect; police release audio clip

    DELPHI, Ind. – Investigators have released an audio clip of the voice of a suspect in the deaths of two Indiana teenagers. Capt. Dave Bursten with Indiana State Police played the clip during a Wednesday news conference. He said it came from a video on the cell phone of victim Liberty German, who had the presence of mind to make the recording. Though difficult to understand, police said the voice is saying, “Down the hill.” Liberty, 14, and her friend, Abigail […]

  • ‘Can you hear me?’ Scam has police warning people to hang up immediately

    NORFOLK, Va. – ‘Can you hear me?’ It is a simple question, but police say answering it could make you the victim of a scam. Police in Virginia are now warning about the scam, which has also been recently reported in Florida, and, in 2016, in Pennsylvania. “Anytime you become victim to a crime, you just feel violated,” said Officer Jo Ann Hughes with the Norfolk Police Department. Here’s how it works – police say you’ll receive a phone call […]

  • Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Iconic actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80 after being hospitalized in Connecticut, her publicist confirmed on Wednesday. “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world […]

  • SeaWorld orca that killed its trainer dies

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Tilikum, the SeaWorld orca that killed a trainer in 2010 and was profiled in the documentary ‘Blackfish’, has died. Officials said Tilikum died Friday morning in Orlando surrounded by trainers, care staff and veterinarians. “While today is a difficult day for the SeaWorld family, it’s important to remember that Tilikum lived a long and enriching life while at SeaWorld and inspired millions of people to care about this amazing species,” SeaWorld posted on their website Friday. SeaWorld veterinarians […]

  • Hate crime charges filed against 4 shown torturing man in Facebook Live video

    CHICAGO — Four people accused of torturing a mentally disabled man in Chicago were charged with a hate crime on Thursday, according to WGN. The disturbing 30-minute video shows a man tied up and his mouth covered, cowering in the corner of room. His attackers laugh and shout “f*ck Donald Trump” and “f*ck white people” as they kick and punch him and and cut into his forehead with a knife. The attack was streamed live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, 18, […]

  • 4 questioned in ‘sickening’ Facebook Live video of man being tortured: Chicago police

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning four people after video surfaced on social media showing the apparent torture of a young man with mental disabilities, police said Wednesday. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the video, which police believe to be credible,  shows  a “brutal act toward an adult male with mental health challenges,” according to WGN-TV. The video, described as “sickening” by police at a press conference Wednesday, shows a bleeding, bound man lying in a corner as his alleged assailants yell profanities […]

  • Watch: Toddler moves fallen dresser to save twin brother

    OREM, Utah — Security camera footage of a 2-year-old toddler whose heroic efforts saved his twin brother from a fallen dresser is going viral. Father Ricky Shoff reluctantly posted a video of the incident on YouTube Saturday and on Facebook Sunday evening. “I’ve been a little hesitant to post this. But I feel it’s not only to bring awareness, but it is also incredible,” Shoff said in the Facebook post. “We are so grateful for the bond that these twin brothers share. We […]