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  • Video shows rabid beaver attack father, 7-year-old daughter during kayaking trip

    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A peaceful day kayaking turned into a scene ripped from a horror movie for a father, daughter and the family dog Sunday when they had to fend off a rabid beaver. Dan Wherley told WPMT that, at first, he was excited to see wildlife during their daughter outing on Conewago Creek in Adams County. When the animal started biting at his kayak, he knew something was wrong and yelled a warning to 7-year-old Layla. “Get away […]

  • Father and son caught on video shooting mother bear, ‘shrieking’ cubs

    ESTHER ISLAND, Alaska – On Esther Island in Alaska, a motion-detecting camera was set up in a bear den as part of a joint three-year study between the US Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. What that camera captured has now led to felony and misdemeanor charges against a Palmer father and son, who authorities say shot dead a sow black bear and her two just-born cubs, then tried to cover it up once they saw […]

  • Mountain lion breaks into house, kills homeowner’s cat

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado resident walked in on a very unwelcome guest Wednesday night after returning home to find that a mountain lion had managed to slip inside the residence. Last night, a mountain lion entered a home on Marine St through a screen door, No people were injured but a house cat was killed. Please keep ground level doors and windows closed and locked at night and when you are not home. (This is also good advice for bears […]

  • Four-day school week goes into effect in Colorado district

    BRIGHTON, Colo. – Thousands of students and parents in one Colorado district will find the school week shortened to just four days. In School District 27J it’s the first time they’ve tried out the four-day school week, a recent trend especially among rural schools. The district said it will save about $1 million a year by going to a four-day school week. But parents say it’s going to end up costing them instead. That’s because parents who work on Mondays […]

  • Rascal Flatts Indiana concert ends abruptly, investigation underway

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Some Rascal Flatts fans in Indiana are waking up a bit confused after they say last night’s concert abruptly ended at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, according to WXIN. There are a lot of theories and questions this morning, and some of the concertgoers have been sharing what they heard and saw on Twitter and Facebook. Some fans say there was a disturbance close to the stage; others say a fight broke out. But none of that […]

  • 81-year-old woman arrested after authorities seize $870k worth of heroin

    SAN DIEGO — Authorities arrested an 81-year-old woman after seizing hundreds of thousands worth of heroin at the San Diego-Tijuana border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on Thursday. The agency said a K-9 directed officers to the vehicle driven by the woman, whose name was not released, at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to KTLA. The officers then inspected the 2011 Chrysler 200 and discovered 34 wrapped packages of heroin in the car’s rocker panels, according to CBP. The […]

  • Kids won’t sleep? Disney hotline offers bedtime calls from Mickey

    Having trouble getting your kids to sleep? Maybe Mickey Mouse can help! Disney store recently launched a new service that will help parents get their children in bed. The company teamed up with pediatric sleep coach Lauren Olson and unveiled a hotline service. When parents call 1-877-7-MICKEY, Mickey Mouse joyfully answers the call. Mickey will tell your little ones in a playful voice that it’s time to hit the hay. You can also choose to have Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy […]

  • Man donates kidney to wife of 30 years

    SEATTLE – Lesley and Steve Kennedy are an active Seattle couple who share lots of laughs, two sons and a hunger for adventure.  However, for the last two years Lesley has been waiting for a kidney transplant.  That’s where the love part of their story comes in. “We’re a team,” said the couple, together at their home in mid-July.  “We can truly say we are a team.  We were a team before, but now we’re really a team.” The Kennedys […]

  • The McGold Card is real, and it could get you free McDonald’s for life

    The stuff of pop culture rumors and fast food lovers’ dreams, the McGold Card does indeed exist, McDonald’s confirms. “The mysterious McGold Card, which for years has been rumored to grant a select few free McDonald’s, for life, is in fact real and returning for one fan,” the company said in a press release. The McGold Card doesn’t necessarily mean unlimited food however. According to the fine print, the winner can collect two free meals per week for 50 years.  McDonald’s […]

  • Orca mother carries dead calf for 17th day as it starts to ‘come apart’

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — An orca mother off the coast of Canada continues to hold on to her dead calf, even as its carcass decomposes on top of her. Ken Balcomb with the Center for Whale Research said the southern resident orca J35 was spotted Thursday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the south shore of Vancouver Island. She was still holding her dead calf, marking day 17 of her “tour of grief.” The baby is starting to […]

  • Crocs announces it will close its remaining manufacturing facilities

    NIWOT, Colo. – The Crocs shoe manufacturer has announced that it’s closing its manufacturing facilities. The company said in a press release this week that it closed its manufacturing facility in Mexico and is moving ahead with plans to close its last manufacturing facility in Italy. The company did not say how it will continue making the products. Crocs also announced that the company’s chief financial officer, Carrie Teffner, plans to resign. While there a few stores still operating, the […]

  • Dumped pit bull dies from physical, sexual abuse just two weeks after adoption

    LOS ANGELES — An animal shelter is calling for an investigation after a pit bull who was adopted two weeks ago died from what staff believes was physical and sexual abuse after being found injured in South Los Angeles on Monday. The 5-year-old dog, Cargo, was dumped in front of a house on the 200 block of West 85th Street in the Florence neighborhood, according to Dianty Marquez of Ghetto Rescue Foundation, an Anaheim Hills-based animal nonprofit. A resident who […]