Jaguar escapes enclosure, kills 8 animals at New Orleans zoo

NEW ORLEANS, La. – A New Orleans zoo was closed over the weekend after a jaguar escaped its habitat and killed eight other animals. Audubon Zoo said the 3-year-old male jaguar, named Valerio, was spotted outside his enclosure by a zoo employee around 7 a.m. Valerio attacked and killed five alpacas, two foxes and one emu. Another fox was also attacked, but survived. Kyle Burks, vice president and managing director for the zoo, said at a news conference that Valerio […]

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Virginia teen suffers third-degree burns from Giant Hogweed plant

RICHMOND, Va. – Doctors have discharged a Virginia teenager who received burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant. Alex Childress was working a landscaping job clearing vegetation near Spotsylvania on Tuesday when he felt intense burns originally thought to be caused by a sunburn. Childress’ father, Justin, said they later discovered his pain was caused by a brief encounter with sap from the Giant Hogweed plant. “Alex continued working throughout the day once he got it on his face,” Justin […]

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Women accused of punching, stabbing Applebee’s waitress, then stealing her tips

McDONOUGH, Ga. – Police are looking for four women they say brutally attacked a waitress at a Georgia Applebee’s. The server was working at the restaurant, located at 815 Industrial Blvd. in McDonough, when she was assaulted Tuesday evening. The group punched the waitress repeatedly, and one of the women stabbed her before they stole the victim’s tip money, according to McDonough Police Department officials.  The women are also accused of damaging property, but police didn’t specify what was damaged. […]

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Officer jumps on moving crane to stop allegedly drunk operator who was smashing cars

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — Its tires are as tall as a grown man, and its chassis is about the same size as six large pickup trucks put together. Now, a mobile construction crane is impounded and its driver is behind bars after he drove his 30-ton vehicle over some cars and into others while intoxicated, according to police. The driver denies the DUI charge, but four damaged cars and three people in the hospital show that the damage, at least, is undeniable. […]

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Convicted child molester beaten to death days after arriving at California prison

KERN COUNTY, Calif. – A convicted child molester was killed by another inmate less than a week after arriving at a California prison, officials said. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it received Agustin Duran at the Wasco State Prison, about 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield, on July 2. The 66-year-old was sentenced to serve 55 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole after being convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years […]

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Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested in Ohio early Thursday and faces three counts of illegally touching a patron at a sexually oriented business, court records show. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that his client was taken into custody at a strip club in Columbus. “She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a nonsexual manner! Are you kidding me?” Avenatti tweeted. “They are devoting law enforcement resources to […]

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Father fights for life and limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey river

CAMDEN, N.J. — 60-year-old Angel Perez contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in the Maurice River last week, and now he could have his limbs amputated to stop the infection. Perez went crabbing on July 2nd in the Maurice River. The next day, he noticed swelling and scratches on his leg, according to WPIX. After a quick visit to urgent care and some antibiotics, the swelling and pain only grew. His fingers and toes began turning dark brown or black, sores or […]

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Man allegedly shot woman to death at Memphis nightclub, then walked away laughing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A convicted felon turned himself in Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing a woman  at a Memphis nightclub last week, according to WREG. Ricky “Bernie Mac” Hunter and the victim, Carolyn Thomas, were inside Brenda’s Rhythm and Blues Club on Walker Avenue during the evening hours of July 3rd when they reportedly started arguing. It quickly escalated into physical violence. According to witnesses, Hunter punched the victim in the face knocking her to the ground. When she regained […]

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Dancing FBI agent accused of accidental shooting at Denver nightclub allowed to carry gun again

DENVER – FBI agent Chase Bishop made his second court appearance after his gun discharged and shot a bar patron while he was doing a back flip last month. Chase Bishop waived his right to a preliminary hearing, according to KDVR, and a judge granted an exception to a protection order so he could carry his service weapon. Bishop’s lawyer, David Goddard, said prosecutors had offered Bishop a plea deal but didn’t disclose details. Goddard said the FBI strongly encourages […]

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At least 10 dogs die when van breaks down during dog rescue operation

SARDIS, Miss. — A rescue operation to transport about 50 dogs from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Minnesota went awry Friday when the operation’s black van broke down. A truck driver traveling north to Pennsylvania pulled over when he saw dozens of kennels out along the side of the road. Jessie Soto told WREG he was horrified to realize at least 10 were dead. Southern Pines Rescue group director Ginny Sims said the van left Hattiesburg around 1:30 Friday afternoon. Sims said […]

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