December 9, 2017

85-Year-Old Who Shot And Killed PA Home Intruder Learns Victim Was Family Member

Don Lutz, the 85-year-old veteran who shot and killed one of two home intruders in Lawrence County, PA., early Friday morning has learned the dead man is his nephew-in-law, Dennis Mercadante.

Pennsylvania State Police say they used facial recognition to identify, Mercadante, 49, as the suspect shot and killed by Lutz.

Investigators said Lutz was confronted by two intruders, Mercadante and another suspect, about 1:30 a.m. Friday at his Jamison Avenue home, authorities said. An altercation followed.

“I just fired one. It was in the dark. He attacked me and he was up close and I shot him,” Lutz said. “They jumped me and we both went on the floor. I scuffled with them on the floor and the one guy rolled over dead and the other guy, he jumped up and went out the door,” Lutz said. Continue reading

December 8, 2017

Former Bobcat Hockey Player Found Dead After Fall Through Ice In Bismarck ND

The body of Bismarck, ND., native, Greg Wentz, has been recovered after the 70-year-old apparently fell through the ice.

During a search for Wentz, Sheriff’s deputies followed the prints and found a hole in the ice.

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department responded to a missing person’s report, yesterday, after Bismarck native left his home to take his dogs on a walk and never returned. At the house, first responders found footprints they followed to Burnt Creek which flows into the Missouri River north of Bismarck. Continue reading

December 8, 2017 December 8, 2017

At 86, Dan Rather Tries First Ever “In-N-Out Burger” So What’s The Anchor’s Verdict?

Legendary talking head, Dan Rather, released a photo on social media memorializing his consumption of his first-ever In-N-Out burger. The 86-year-old visited the popular fast food eatery while traveling on a nationwide book tour.

But what did the beloved newsman think of his first equally beloved Double-Double? Reportedly the anchor was “seriously moved by the experience,” according to TMZ.

After making the long-awaited fast food stop in the Bay Area.. the 86 year old, wrote … “I can honestly say it was worth the wait.” The CBS news vet is touring to promote his book, “What Unites Us.” Sounds like he found a new chapter in between the patties of a double-double: “When in doubt, I now will ‘In N Out.’ And a great milkshake can certainly be a big part of #WhatUnitesUs.”

Let’s hope Rather’s “moved” comment did not suggest he experienced a sudden and unexpected bowel movement!

December 7, 2017

Shoplifting Ohio Mom Leaves Toddler Behind During Attempted Escape

Mary Waguespack was named as the mother arrested in Stark County, Ohio, after leaving her toddler in a store restroom while she attempted to escape with stolen merchandise.

Alliance police say Waguespack, 36 of Poland, tried to steal several items valuing less than $100 from a Dollar General in the 400 block of South Union Avenue.

Waguespack then tried to leave for the stolen goods, but she set off the alarm when she opened the fire escape door. Police said she left her nude 1-year-old daughter in the store restroom during the theft attempt. The police report shows that the naked child ran from the restroom and around the store before being “corralled” by her mother. Continue reading

December 7, 2017

TN Dance Instructor Arrested Over Sex With 14-Year-Old Student More Victims Likely

Ross McCord, a former long time instructor at a Franklin, TN., dance studio was arrested Thursday afternoon on a multi-count indictment on sex charges involving a teenage student.

Franklin police began investigating 29-year-old McCord in October after the girl’s parents came forward with information about McCord and their daughter.

McCord is charged with four counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, four counts of aggravated statutory rape, solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor, and exploitation of a minor by electronic means. McCord, of Brentwood, TN, is being investigated for similar crimes in other areas. Detectives believe there could be other victims because McCord has been a dance instructor for 10 years. Continue reading

December 7, 2017

TWITTER TO EMOJI USERS “Oops! We Revealed Your Location!”

Sent via email to some Twitter users affected by the “glitch”:

“A notice about recent location sharing on

Recently there was an issue with location sharing for people who have turned on Tweeting with a location in settings. Since you have this setting turned on and one or more of your Tweets included a location while this issue was ongoing, we want to make sure you understand what happened and how we fixed it. Continue reading

December 7, 2017

Who Is Hope Hicks? And Why Is The Former Ralph Lauren Model In The White House?

Hope Hicks, born, Hope Charlotte Hicks, October 21, 1988, is a communications and public relations consultant and former Ralph Lauren model who is the current White House Communications Director for President Donald Trump.

From January to September 2017, she served as White House Director of Strategic Communications, a role created for her, according to wikipedia

Hicks was a teenage model, including for a Ralph Lauren campaign with her older sister Mary Grace, and was the face of the Hourglass Adventures novels about a time-traveling 10-year-old. She was the cover model for The It Girl (2005), the first novel in the series by Cecily von Ziegesar.
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December 7, 2017

New CA Brush Fire Erupts This Time In Huntington Beach “Structures Threatened”

Amid several brush fires burning in Southern California, a new blaze broke out in Huntington Beach Thursday.

Huntington Beach Fire Department officials said firefighters were working to extinguish a vegetation fire near Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue.

The size of the fire was not immediately clear, but officials said the blaze was threatening structures and some homeless people were being evacuated.

Fire officials were asking the public to avoid the area and yield to emergency vehicles responding to the fire. Continue reading

December 7, 2017

Aztec High School Shooting “12 Down” In New Mexico

According to local news reports, at least 12 people have been injured in a shooting incident occurring at Aztec High School in the rural northern New Mexico town of Aztec.

Authorities say the suspected shooter is in custody, and police are actively searching for suspects and victims. No motive has yet been released.

High schools in the nearby towns of Bloomfield and Farmington were put on lockdown, but there have been no reported incidents in those locations. Continue reading