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  • Groom dies during Maldives honeymoon: ‘He just dropped in the water’

    A mystery-turned-tragedy in the Maldives, with a newly married Irish man dead and his bride plunged into a “nightmare.” People reports that Andrew Roddy, 30, had been snorkeling in the Indian Ocean Tuesday while on his honeymoon with Gill Campion, two weeks after their wedding. The two were reportedly swimming near dolphins when Roddy suddenly vanished under the water. “I turned around and Andrew was gone,’ [Campion] said, and she didn’t know how it happened because they were near each […]

  • Woman arrested for repeatedly slapping 1-year-old at day care

    NEW YORK – A teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly slapping a 1-year-old girl on multiple occasions at a Long Island, New York day care. Jeanine Sammis, 36, was caught on camera slapping a 1-year-old toddler on the back of her head on different occasions in late September, according to Nassau County police. Police said a worker at the day care recorded Sammis after witnessing the alleged abuse. Grace Pok’s daughter attends KinderCare and she found the allegations upsetting. “I […]

  • Mom, 1-year-old son’s limbs severed after attempting to crawl under train

    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A woman and her 1-year-old son both lost limbs after they tried to crawl under a train in Georgia Thursday afternoon, WXIA reports. The incident happened around 3 p.m. in Clayton County as the woman, identified as 28-year-old Kate Brown, walked home with her children. While attempting to cross train tracks, she tried to crawl underneath a stopped Norfolk Southern freight train. Police say two of her children were able to safely crawl across the railroad tracks […]

  • Missing California hiker killed girlfriend, then took his own life, detectives believe

    LOS ANGELES – A Southern California man whose body was found alongside his girlfriend’s after a nearly three-month search is believed to have killed her and then himself in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Friday. Joseph Orbeso fatally shot 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen then shot himself during a hike in the national park in July, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detectives. After announcing those findings Friday morning, the Sheriff’s Department, later in the day, offered further information that […]

  • KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter for this brilliant reason

    We’re not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he may want to look into it. Mashable reports the online sleuth made a startling find during what must have been a day filled with downtime, and it involves KFC’s Twitter account. “@KFC follows 11 people,” he tweeted Thursday, before going on to detail exactly who those 11 are: “5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.” .@KFC follows […]

  • New father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity ward

    GREENSBURG, Pa. – Police arrested a 25-year-old man for selling heroin from a room in the same hospital where his newborn child was staying, according to WPMT. Cody Hulse, of Latrobe, was visiting his baby at Excela Westmoreland Hospital Thursday when he was arrested, police say. Hulse was allegedly dealing the narcotic inside the maternity ward where his baby daughter was being cared for, according to WPVI. He allegedly admitted to selling heroin and was found to be in possession of […]

  • 93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her

    GLENNVILLE, Ga.– True love does exist. Just look at Clarence Purvis and you’ll know it’s true. Clarence, 93, was with the love of his life, Carolyn, for more than six decades. They had three children together.  She passed away four years ago. But, her memory still lives on every single day. “Ain’t nobody loved one another more than me and my wife loved one another,” Clarence told WTOC. Clarence takes photos of Carolyn with him to his favorite Georgia restaurant […]

  • Another elderly woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into plane engine, grounding flight

    ANQUING, China – For the second time this year, an elderly passenger grounded an airplane in China by tossing coins into the engine for good luck before the flight, according to an Agence France Presse report. On Wednesday, authorities detained a 76-year-old woman – who was already flying with Lucky Air – after she apparently threw a several coins into the aircraft for good measure. The flight was scheduled to take off Wednesday from an airport in the city of […]

  • Mom accused of hitting teacher in face with brick after student’s phone confiscated

    PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh woman is accused of hitting her daughter’s teacher with a brick after she confiscating the girl’s cellphone. According to KDKA, teacher Janice Watkins confiscated a fourth-grade student’s phone on Wednesday because the district has a “no cellphone” policy. While taking the phone, the girl allegedly bit the teacher and her mother, Dai’Shonta Williams, was called to the school. During a meeting between the three, the child claimed Watkins had choked her, at which point Williams got […]

  • 10-year-old piano prodigy spends his recess playing music for first-graders

    FOLSOM, Calif. –  — Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall, Chopin at Manchester’s Concert Hall – and Nathan Zhang at Theodore Judah Elementary school in California. You won’t find the audience dressed in ball gowns and tuxedos at Theodore Judah, but the classical music pouring into the Folsom lunchroom is competition for even the greatest performers. “I realized I really enjoyed playing for them,” said Nathan Zhang, a piano prodigy. At his own request, a couple of times a week, 10-year-old Nathan skips […]

  • Utah man arrested after allegedly carving ‘profane word’ into woman’s stomach

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — A Utah man was arrested Monday for an alleged assault during which he carved a profane word into the victim’s stomach using a piece of broken glass, police say. 22-year-old Brandon Lee Wall was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault as a second-degree felony, St. George News reports. Officers had responded to the woman’s home on a report that Wall had been there making threats. The woman told police Wall attacked her in late September, pushing her to […]

  • 11-year-old kicked out of Cub Scouts over gun control question to state senator

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A Colorado Cub Scout who said he was kicked out of his den for asking a lawmaker too tough of a question is getting some big name support. Ames Mayfield said he was told he could no longer participate in Scouts with his current group after a Scout activity involving a question-and-answer session with Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble. “He was supposed to research and ask a question that impacts our community,” his mother Lori Mayfield told […]