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 […]

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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 […]

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Woman smiles in DUI arrest mugshot after fatal crash

OCALA, Fla. – A Florida woman arrested on DUI charges after a crash that killed a 60-year-old woman was pictured smiling in her mugshot, according to the Ocala Star-Banner. Angenette Marie Welk, 44, was driving on U.S. 27 when she struck Sandra Clarkston’s car from behind on May 10. The impact caused Clarkston’s car to slam into the back of a tractor-trailer. Clarkston’s 18-year-old daughter, Shiyanne Kroll, was also in the vehicle. Welk’s blood alcohol content was 0.172 percent, which is […]

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Woman hires trappers to save coyote with neck trapped in tube

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego woman and her neighbors have been trying to rescue a coyote with tubing stuck around its neck for nearly a month, according to KSWB. Katie Ryan lives in Rancho Bernardo near the border with Poway. She has been watching a pack of coyotes who live in the green belt behind her home for years. In mid-April, she saw that a female coyote in the pack had a length of landscaper’s tube stuck around its […]

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Frontier Airlines passenger reportedly gropes woman, then urinates on seat in front of him

DENVER – When Frontier Airlines Flight 864 left Denver on Thursday bound for Charleston, South Carolina, it started out like any other flight. By the time it landed, passengers describe the flight from hell. “I got a seat on the back of the plane where I could just lay down and fall asleep,” a passenger named Emily from Los Angeles told KDVR. About two hours into the flight, she said she woke up in a panic. “I hear a woman […]

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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, reports the Los Angeles Times. 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, […]

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Man yelling about the President opens fire at Trump golf resort

A man yelling about Donald Trump opened fire early Friday in the lobby of a Miami-area golf resort owned by the President, authorities said. Authorities received a call of an active shooter at the Trump National Doral Golf Club at 1:30 a.m., said Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade police. When officers arrived, they found the suspect armed with a handgun, Perez said. The man – who is not believed to be a guest at the resort – had draped […]

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Bill Gates: ‘Kind of scary’ how much Trump knew about my daughter

Bill Gates recently helmed a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting with staff, and per the Guardian, he offered some anecdotes involving President Trump. In the footage aired Thursday night on MSNBC, Gates noted that when he first met Trump in late 2016, it was “kind of scary” how much Trump seemed to know about his adult daughter Jennifer’s appearance. “Melinda didn’t like that too well,” he said. He also noted that in that 2016 meeting, as well as in a […]

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GOP congressman asks if rocks are causing sea levels to rise

A member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology evinced skepticism about climate change during an exchange with a witness about rising sea levels. Instead, Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks offered an additional culprit: soil or rock deposits into the world’s waters. A study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in March documented accelerating sea-level rise driven by climate change. E&E News reported on the comments of Brooks and others at the hearing, including California GOP Rep. Dana […]

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Good Samaritan tackles man accused of robbing 67-year-old video lottery winner

BEAVERTON, Ore. – A man was arrested for robbing a video lottery winner in Beaverton, Oregon on Saturday, according to police. Police responded to Shari’s restaurant regarding a theft suspect who was being held down by citizens around 2:20 p.m. KPTV spoke with the customer who said he tackled the suspect, all because his wife, told him to. “I was on his back, had him in a chokehold, my brother had one arm and my dad fishing buddy had the other, he […]

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