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  • South Carolina man bitten by rattlesnake that fell from tree while he was kayaking

    COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. – A South Carolina man is in critical condition after he was bitten three times by a rattlesnake that fell onto him while he was kayaking. According to WHNS, Michael Adams was kayaking on the Edisto River with his family on Saturday when the snake dropped from the tree above him and bit him three times on the hand. Adams’ family captured the snake and traveled to a nearby landing where they called 911, WCSC reports. “Medic […]

  • These are the states with the largest teacher pay gap

    In recent months, teachers in multiple states, including West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona, and Colorado, have gone on strike to protest low wages and insufficient resources in public schools. With many states cutting school funding, teachers are experiencing economic pressure inside and outside of the classroom and are voicing their need for change. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average annual salary of teachers in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools is $58,950. Although teachers’ salaries have risen nominally […]

  • Groom among two NYPD officers killed in post-wedding Maserati crash

    ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. – A groom and his friend, both of whom were off-duty NYPD officers, were killed in a single-car crash after leaving a wedding in Ulster County, New York, police said Monday. The crash happened just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Oliveria Road in Shandaken. A local resident who heard but did not witness the crash called 911. John M. Martinez, 39, of Hauppauge, was likely behind the wheel of a 2018 Maserati, which he had rented, according […]

  • Mom miffed at ‘Summa — Laude’ on graduation cake

    Jacob Koscinski was certainly worthy of a grand graduation cake: The 18-year-old earned a 4.79 GPA in his Christian-based home-school program and is now set to head to North Carolina’s Wingate University later this year on a full scholarship. But per WCIV, when partygoers got their first glimpse Saturday of the sheet cake for the South Carolina teen, it was a “huge shock” for everyone, his mom says. Cara Koscinski had ordered the cake online through Publix, requesting that it include […]

  • Parents take 30-year-old son to court after he refuses to move out

    CAMILLUS, N.Y. – A couple in New York is seeking help from the law to get their 30-year-old son out of the house. Christina and Mark Rotondo say they’ve been trying to get their 30-year-old son, Michael Rotondo, to leave their home for several months. In fact, they say they have even given him several written notices to leave the property. According to WSTM, the couple gave Michael a note on Feb. 2, telling him to leave the home within […]

  • Woman arrested after bragging on police Facebook page about ‘getting away’

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A Moses Lake woman who was released by officers and then later bragged on their Facebook page about “getting away” is back behind bars. Kayla Irizzary was arrested about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. Moses Lake police said the 19-year-old was a passenger in a car that officers pulled over last week. The driver, Giovanni Powell, 27, was arrested for driving with a suspended license, but officers had no legal reason to detain Irizzary so she was able to […]

  • Photo of Texas teen shading woman with umbrella draws praise online

    HOUSTON — A Texas teen is going viral for a simple act of kindness. According to KTRK, Louis Jordan was picking his mom up from work in Houston when he saw a stranger sitting in the heat. He had an umbrella in his car, so he grabbed it and took it over to block the sun. “It was unbearably hot,” Jordan said. “I wouldn’t want to be out there in the sun.” Good Samaritan goes viral after shading woman at […]

  • ‘Did you say ‘Mama?” 5-year-old with nonverbal autism says first word, surprising parents

    ATHENS, Ala. — A child’s first word is always a major milestone, but for families with nonverbal children, it’s one that can seem out of reach. Taylor Blankenship is 5 years old and has nonverbal autism. “So many people take for granted that their kids talk to them, or they talk them to death,” said Taylor’s mom, Briana Blankenship. “They’re tired of hearing ‘Mama’ 30 times a day. They don’t realize that there are parents like us that literally dream that […]

  • Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like that and loves you like that’

    A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.” Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse, spent three days with Pope Francis at the Vatican in April, in which he discussed his sexuality and the abuse he suffered at the hands of a Chilean priest. Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. […]

  • Grandma’s accidental selfie video leads to internet fame

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Phoenix grandmother became an internet sensation after she experienced some user-error on her new smartphone. According to KPHO, Adrienne Gutowski was gifted a smartphone from her granddaughter on Tuesday, but she quickly became convinced that it was more of an annoyance than advantageous. “Apryl! Why did my phone turn into a mirror?” Grandma Adrienne said as she accidentally recorded her reaction. “I’m looking at my face and, oh my, look at all these wrinkles! You’ve got to […]

  • Man wins 4 lottery prizes – including for $5M and $1M – within months

    LOS ANGELES – A lucky lottery player from Southern California has won more than $6 million in prizes in the past six months, including one worth a staggering $5 million, state lottery officials announced Friday. Antulio Mazariegos recently walked into the California Lottery’s Van Nuys District Office with the $5 million-winning scratchers ticket. Mazariegos had purchased the winning ticket at Liquor Bank, located at 16925 Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, according to a California Lottery news release. He explained there […]

  • She found an abandoned baby & 20 years later, he found her

    An enduring mystery in Azita Milanian’s life was solved Wednesday when she was reunited with 20-year-old Matthew Whitaker. The Los Angeles Times reports two decades ago, Milanian went for a jog in the foothills of Altadena, Calif., with her dogs when one of the dogs started scratching at the dirt. Milanian walked over to the dog and saw something that took her breath away: two tiny feet sticking out from a shallow grave. Milanian started to dig and found a 7-pound, 12-ounce […]