Family says funeral home cremated woman by mistake, gave ashes to wrong family

HOUSTON — A Texas family is suing a funeral home accused of cremating a woman who was supposed to be buried, then giving her ashes to another family. Roberta Salazar’s relatives say the 79-year-old helped plan her own funeral, down to the dress she would wear. Instead of embalming Salazar’s body, however, they say Grace Funeral Home in Victoria not only cremated her — but gave the remains to the wrong family who then buried the ashes, thinking they were burying […]

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Postal worker finds huge 8-foot python lounging on Kansas mailbox

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A python lounging over an Overland Park mailbox was the talk of the neighborhood Friday. Neighbors told WDAF the 8-foot-long snake wrapped itself in the home’s railing and over a mailbox. A postal worker discovered the out-of-place snake during his typical route on Friday. “He did not want to deliver the mail because he was concerned about having a woman come out the house,” David Shepherd said. Shepherd and his wife have lived in town for 40 years […]

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Dramatic dash cam video shows moment deputy saves little girl from hot car

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Video footage shows a police officer in Florida saving a young girl who had been trapped inside a hot car for 12 hours. Video from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office shows the deputy rescuing the girl on June 17. Officials said the girl was left in the car when her mother, 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller, drove to a liquor store with three children, returned home but left the 3-year-old in the car. Deputy Bill Dunn initially thought […]

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2 shot during South Florida high school football game

WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A high school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida on Friday night in what authorities say stemmed from an altercation between students. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials said two people were injured in the gunfire during the game at Palm Beach Central High School. The victims were not identified and their conditions were not immediately known. Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said a group of students got into […]

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60 more former CIA officials criticize Trump for yanking Brennan’s security clearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty former CIA officials are joining a chorus of national security professionals denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to yank the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, one of the president’s harshest critics. Trump says he pulled Brennan’s clearance because he had to do “something” about the “rigged” federal probe of Russian election interference. Trump says he expects to soon revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for a firm involved […]

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Colorado girls’ bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls’ father against accusations that he killed his children and wife. The motion filed Friday by Christopher Watts’ attorney, James Merson, also asked that DNA swabs be taken from the girls’ necks. The request quotes an expert who believes the oil would not eliminate DNA […]

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Crocodiles found eating man’s body at luxury Cancun golf course

CANCUN, Mexico – Authorities found a man’s body being eaten by crocodiles at a Mexican golf course Friday, according to Noticaribe. The body was found floating in a lagoon near the 18th hole at the private Iberostar Golf Club Cancun, part of an upscale resort in the tourist zone of the city. PRELIMINAR | INÉDITO HALLAZGO EN ZONA HOTELERA: Localizan cuerpo de una persona cuando era devorado por cocodrilos frente a campo de golf en Cancún https://t.co/x14nMcSUCj pic.twitter.com/RfiHf2IF5M — Noticaribe […]

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Boy, 4, left inside hot day care van honks horn until he is rescued

ATLANTA — A 4-year-old boy left inside a hot day care van repeatedly honked the horn until he was rescued by a neighbor, according to WSB-TV. Police responded to Evelyn Redmond Christian Academy at New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on July 2 after a woman called 911 and told dispatchers she found a child inside a day care van. The boy, who was left alone in the van for at least 45 minutes, had already removed his shirt and shoes when […]

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13-year-old stabs attacker after she was kidnapped on her way to school

CLEVELAND — Police in Ohio say a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped on her way to school and stabbed the suspect before escaping, according to WJW. The teen told police she was abducted when she got off a bus and driven to an unknown location where she was assaulted. The victim, a student at Saint Martin de Porres Catholic High School, was able to stab her attacker and escape. “We are fully cooperating with the police on this matter, and we must […]

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