Uber driver raped 16-year-old girl, authorities say

Police say Abdoulie Jagne, 58, allegedly committed the crime when giving the teenager an Uber ride.  (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office) An Uber driver was arrested Thursday in Georgia, accused of raping a 16-year-old female passenger earlier in the week. Abdoulie Jagne, 58, was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail in north central Georgia, Fox 5 Atlanta [...]

2017-12-15T12:58:32+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Baby uses sign language to call for ‘help’ from Santa’s lap

Kerry Spencer@Swilua We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for "help." You're welcome. 12:28 PM - Dec 5, 2017 · Owings Mills, MD  165165 Replies  7,7967,796 Retweets  28,75428,754 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Utah mother shared a photo of her infant son using American Sign Language to call for [...]

2017-12-13T15:03:07+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

3 Florida men charged in shark-dragging video

Three Florida boaters seen in a viral video dragging a shark at a “high speed” through the water — prompting outcries of “animal lynching” from some activists — were charged Tuesday with felony counts, authorities said. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release said 21-year-old Michael Wenzel and 23-year-old Spencer Heintz of Palmetto, [...]

2017-12-13T14:41:41+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

U.N. official: Alabama’s poverty, sewage crisis ‘very uncommon in

Open sewage in rural Alabama has been blamed for spreading diseases like hookworm and E. Coli. Photo by Philip Alston/UN/Twitter Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A United Nations official investigating poverty in the United States visited Alabama last week and said the poverty and sewage system problems there are some of the worst he has seen in the [...]

2017-12-11T12:52:10+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Driver rescued from car quickly sinking into icy pond

WINCHENDON, Mass. –  A driver whose car plunged into an icy Massachusetts pond has been rescued from the frigid water. The Winchendon Fire Department says a man was plowing a parking lot in the town on Sunday morning when he saw the car leave a roadway and enter Hunts Pond. The man called 911, telling [...]

2017-12-11T00:52:08+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

South Carolina serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claims he has more

Todd Kohlhepp pleaded guilty to killing seven people between 2003 and 2016.  (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) A South Carolina man who admitted to killing seven people earlier this year has claimed to have more victims whose remains have not been discovered. In an eight-page letter to the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg, Todd Kohlhepp wrote [...]

2017-12-10T14:02:15+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Veterinarians remove 21 pacifiers from dog’s stomach

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma veterinarian said an ailing dog brought in after eating a baby's "binkie" was found to have swallowed 21 pacifiers. Dr. Chris Rispoli of the Gentle Care Animal Hospital in Edmond said Dovey, a 4-year-old Shar-Pei he has been seeing since she was a puppy, was brought in by her family [...]

2017-12-10T01:22:43+00:00 December 10th, 2017|

Texas hit with snow as winter weather system aims for Northeast

Snow blankets the football field at Texas A&M University on Thursday in College Station, Texas. Photo courtesy Texas A&M Football/Twitter Dec. 8 (UPI) -- They probably won't get a white Christmas, but Texans celebrated about an inch of snow brought by a 2,000-mile cold weather system moving from the South toward New England. Major cities in Texas [...]

2017-12-08T15:19:39+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to prison for killing of unarmed black man

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager testifies during his murder trial at the Charleston County court in Charleston, S.C.  (AP) A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a [...]

2017-12-07T17:55:28+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity wants to restore the Hiram Young School

  A remarkable opportunity for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity & ReStore is taking shape! The revitalization of the Hiram Young School! The first African American school west of the Mississippi! It's located exactly next door to the Truman Heritage ReStore! This building will house the HFH Administrative offices, a Hiram Young Classroom Museum, Life [...]

2017-12-07T16:41:02+00:00 December 7th, 2017|