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  • Tupac fan fired from government job after emailing inspirational quote to 4,300 employees

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The former director of Iowa’s Department of Human Services is keeping his head up after the diehard Tupac fan was fired abruptly last month. Jerry Foxhoven told the New York Times he still thinks his firing may be coincidental – he was forced out one day after sending an email praising the rapper to all 4,300 agency employees. The 66-year-old routinely sent Tupac lyrics to other workers as inspiration, hundreds of emails obtained by the Associated […]

  • 9-year-old California girl electrocuted while swimming in pool, police believe

    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. — Police said a 9-year-old Northern California girl died Sunday afternoon after she was apparently electrocuted when a swimming pool light malfunctioned. The girl died at a local hospital after efforts to revive her by adults and a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crew failed. Fire officials identified her as McKenzie Kinley, according to The Sacramento Bee. “I just fell to my knees,” family friend Janie Perduta, whose daughter had a sleepover with McKenzie days earlier, told KCRA. […]

  • Little boy selling ‘ICE COLD BEER’ prompts several calls to cops – but it’s all paying off

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah – A young boy in Utah found a good way to get some business, even after neighbors called the police on him. The Brigham City Police Department posted a photo of the boy and his drink stand on Facebook. The post states: “This young man, in the area of 600 South 200 East, has a twist on a lemonade stand. Yep, he’s selling beer … ROOT BEER, that is. His marketing strategy has resulted in several calls […]

  • Hummus recalled nationwide due to possible listeria contamination

    Pita Pal Foods has issued a voluntary recall of hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019. An FDA inspection found Listeria moncytogenes at the manufacturing facility. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates. A full list of the products being recalled can be found here.

  • American scientist killed in Greece was raped, police say

    Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday. Police said Monday that a 27-year-old local man had confessed to the crime. The suspect said in his confession that he had seen Eaton running, and “with sexual assault as a probable motive, hit her twice with his car in order to immobilize her,” Crete’s Chief of Police Konstantinos Lagoudakis said at a press conference Tuesday. “Then, after she was unconscious, he put her in the trunk […]

  • Girl, 6, struck and killed by father’s golf ball at Utah course

    OREM, Utah — A girl died Monday after she was hit by her father’s golf ball at a Utah course. The 6-year-old’s father was about 20 yards away when he teed off, sending the ball straight at the golf cart where his daughter was sitting, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. “He mishit the ball,” Orem Police Lt. Trent Colledge told Gephardt Daily. “It’s a terrible, tragic accident.” Police received a call about the injured girl around 10:25. a.m. When they arrived […]

  • Missing 2-year-old who vanished during Michigan camping trip found alive

    OSCODA COUNTY, Mich. — A missing 2-year-old has been found alive one day after she went missing during a family camping trip in northern Michigan. “Gabriella was found in good condition and even in good spirits for a little girl who had been out in the woods all night,” Michigan State Police tweeted. Gabriella Vitale apparently wandered away from the campsite while the family was packing up to leave early Monday morning. She was wearing a pink jacket, which police found […]

  • ‘Meth gators?’ Tennessee police warn against flushing drugs down toilet

    LORETTO, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee are cautioning against flushing drugs down the toilet out of concern for the animals in local waterways. The warning comes from a Loretto Police Department Facebook post where officers say they found a suspect trying to flush meth and several items of paraphernalia. Police arrested the man. “On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay,” police wrote. They said flushed drugs end up in retention ponds for processing before […]

  • Sushi ingredient is spontaneously combusting, causing restaurant fires

    The same phenomenon that causes overheated compost piles to spontaneously combust has been causing fires in sushi restaurants. The culprit is deep-fried tempura flakes, also known as agedama or tenkasu, which have been linked to five restaurant fires in Wisconsin alone, the New York Times reports. Fire investigator Kara Nelson says the flakes, used to give sushi rolls some crunch, are made by deep-frying batter, putting it through a colander, and letting the mixture rest in a bowl for hours, often overnight. […]

  • Woman infected with flesh-eating bacteria at Virginia beach

    NORFOLK, Va. – Amanda Edwards can laugh today thinking back on her potentially fatal health scare after spending just ten minutes in the water at a Virginia beach. “I was just like, ‘Oh my goodness… my leg is gonna fall off,'” Edwards chuckled. “That’s the only thing I could keep thinking.” She told WTKR she contracted a flesh-eating staph infection during a day of fun at Norfolk’s Ocean View Beach. She said the infection spread quickly. “The way that it […]

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