MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- A mother protecting her 10-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son from a would-be robber thwarted his plans earlier this month when she pulled a shotgun on him. Surveillance video shows the alleged thief attempting to enter the Florida home on March 4. "All of the sudden I hear some banging noise. I thought it was my dreams or something," she told WPLG. That's when the woman's motherly instincts kicked in and she grabbed the shotgun from her bedroom. As soon as the burglar...
Thirty-two years’ worth of recycled newspapers and magazines — more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need. Recycling started off as a lesson to his son, Brent Jennings, about healthy money habits. Back in 1985, the Georgia native began collecting and selling paper with his only child, then put their profits into a savings account. “The first memory I have of my Dad is of us recycli...
WASHINGTON — At least six Secret Service employees are expected to face discipline over a security breach on March 10 in which a man gained entry to White House grounds, a Secret Service source told CNN Thursday. On the evening of March 10, a man managed to jump multiple fences and was on White House grounds for more than 16 minutes before he was apprehended beneath President Donald Trump’s bedroom windows. Trump was in the White House at the time. The source said the employees facin...
LONDON — In a horrifying attack in London on Wednesday, a lone assailant plowed a car into crowds of people gathered on Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer dead outside UK Parliament. The assault on the heart of Britain’s capital left four people dead. On Thursday, police announced the fourth fatality and named the attacker as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. But there is still much we don’t know about the man who carried out the deadliest terror attack the UK has see...
DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A mother and her daughter died in separate car accidents along an Alabama highway Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Investigators say the woman, identified as 39-year-old Julia Yates Patterson, died when the Ford Explorer she was driving collided head-on with a Dodge Ram truck. The fatal crash happened on Highway 117 around 3:00 p.m., according to WHNT. Two people riding in the truck were hurt in the incident and taken to the hospital. HEARTBRE...
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back. In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks, “Hello, is this the IRS? It said to call this number, you said I had committed a fraud or something?” The scammer, unaware he’s about to be scammed, asks for a case number. When Roder says he wasn’t given one, the “agent...
NEW YORK — Regulations designed to give consumers more control over their online privacy appear to be dead before they were even set to begin. The Republican-controlled Senate voted along party lines Thursday to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission just days before Donald Trump won the election. The rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required Internet service providers to get your permission before collecting and...
It’s a midlife crisis of a different sort: “Deaths of despair” — due to drugs, alcohol and suicide — are largely responsible for rising mortality rates among middle-age white Americans. And a new analysis by Princeton economists delves into what they believe is behind this trend. The prescription of opioids, which may predict who gets hooked, only “added fuel to the flames,” according to husband and wife researchers Anne Case and Angus Deaton. The new an...
LONDON — A day after Londoners were confronted with a cruel and ruthless attack, crowds gathered in the heart of the city to pay tribute to the victims. Just a few minutes away from the scene of Wednesday’s carnage, helicopters circled above Trafalgar Square — a location for protests, celebrations and rallies, but increasingly the site of impromptu vigils in the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe. With the work day done, hundreds slowly trickled into the square and togethe...
LONDON — The four people killed in the London terror attack included a veteran policeman, a teacher and an American tourist. Kurt Cochran, who was visiting London from Utah with his wife, died as a result of injuries sustained in the attack, his family and church said. He was in his mid-50s, according to police. British national Aysha Frade, a 43-year old teacher, was identified as another victim. And Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old father and husband, was the unarmed police officer on duty at...
Gummy bears are coming to Wisconsin. German gummy maker Haribo announced that it will open its first U.S. factory in the Badger State. NEW YORK — Move over, cheese curds. Gummy bears are coming to Wisconsin. German gummy maker Haribo announced on Thursday that it will open its first U.S. factory in the Badger State. The Kenosha County plant will create 400 jobs, according to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and is scheduled to open in 2020. The project marks one of the largest investments ...
LA CROSSE, Wis. — A Wisconsin freshman is being hailed a hero after he sprung into action and saved his choking classmate. Ian Brown was eating lunch with his friends Wednesday at Central High School when his friend started coughing and motioning that he was choking. Central school nurse Kim Mahlum told police that several of the teens at the table thought the student was joking. When Brown noticed that the victim's face and neck began changing color, he realized the student was in trouble. ...
Watch VideoWASHINGTON — The Republican health care legislation is in limbo Thursday afternoon after multiple meetings at the White House and Capitol have failed to produce a deal. And it’s unclear if a vote will even happen Thursday, as leaders hoped. The conservative House Freedom Caucus, whose members appear to hold the key to any agreement on a final bill, met with President Donald Trump earlier Thursday. The session started with a standing ovation for the President, but there was...
HOUSTON - Friends and family are mourning the passing of a Texas woman who lost her battle with gastric cancer. After Kristal Nelson's cancer diagnosis the 35-year-old mother of four developed an online following by sharing her daily battle. "You didn't have to meet her, all someone had to do was mention her name and you felt like you knew her," Kristal's mom Vicki Stone said. Nelson's sister Kewana Walker said that she had signs of an ulcer three years ago and over time it just seemed to ling...
Utah couple Kurt and Melissa Cochran. LONDON - A Utah man was killed and his wife injured in the London terrorist attack on Wednesday. Kurt and Melissa Cochran were caught in the attack on the Westminster Bridge. Relatives tell Fox 13 News Kurt died Thursday morning from his injuries. They say Melissa remains hospitalized with several broken bones. Relatives say the couple was in the UK visiting Melissa's parents who are serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in L...
News that one of the two Maryland high school students accused of raping a schoolmate was allegedly in the country unlawfully has caught the attention of the White House. Henry Sanchez-Milian (18) is accused of raping a schoolmate and is allegedly in the country unlawfully. The student, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian, was arrested Thursday at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland, along with 17-year-old classmate Jose Montano. Both students are being charged as adults with first-degree ...
NEW YORK — Cheerleader uniforms can be copyrighted — even if their designs are mostly made up of stripes, zigzags and chevrons. That ruling by the Supreme Court came Wednesday in a copyright infringement case between two cheer uniform makers. Varsity Brands, the cheer industry leader, sued the much smaller Star Athletica for copying the design of its uniforms. “The designs are original art created by designers,” Varsity Founder and Chairman Jeff Webb told CNNMoney. “...
(CNN) — Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition — he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the WWII vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” Smolinski told MLive. “It’s turned in to a bit of ...
EUREKA, Mo. – Christopher Echele has had a lifelong dream of being a firefighter.  The Eureka Fire Protection District in Missouri helped turn that dream into a reality Tuesday night. Echele uses a wheelchair and has been a greeter at Walmart for 25 years. Firefighters say he’s expressed a great deal of interest in firefighting.  That prompted several of the firefighters to coordinate a surprise with the store’s managers.  They arrived at the Eureka Walmart and made Echele an honorary ...
Viewer Discretion is advised: The graphic video may be difficult to watch RICHMOND, Va. – A young man with autism and his friend were viciously attacked and beaten as they walked home from a grocery store in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday. The whole attack was captured on camera. The victim said he hoped people who saw the video would recognize what he called "a vicious gang of kids." "A bunch of kids just jumped him," the victim's father said. CBS 6 hid the identity of the victim, who was t...