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NYPD identifies woman wanted for baby snatch attempt Video included

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Police are looking for a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. Police have identified the suspect as Tara Anne McDonald, 46. The attempted kidnapping occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, police said. People who were in the area jumped in to stop McDonald before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police.


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Witness: Goose on the loose with arrow through head Video included

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An eyewitness claims to have seen this goose wandering in northern Cobb County with an arrow through its head! More>>

3 day marijuana festival canceled over contract dispute Video included

It's left organizers scrambling and a Phoenix hotel vacant on what would have been a busy holiday weekend. More>>

Phoenix Police arrest head of "Beer Run University" Video included

Authorities say their investigation started in February after they arrested a man for allegedly stealing 30 packs of beer from a Circle K. More>>

Suspect arrested in burglary where intruder was seen on video peering at sleeping toddler

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HCSO investigators are preparing burglary of a habitation charges against Christopher Gomez, 18, More>>

Baby born in motel bathtub in critical condition

An infant is in critical condition days after his mother says she gave birth in an Ocala motel bathtub while on a crack cocaine binge. More>>

Mich. judge to killer: 'I hope you die in prison' Video included

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A Michigan judge goes off after a convicted killer mocked her victim's family during sentencing on Wednesday. Find out what made Judge John McBain say "I hope you die in prison."
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Group protests 'illegal' display of Easter crosses in Ohio village

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COLUMBUS (AP) – A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has challenged the claim by the mayor of Stratton that it's constitutional to display the crosses during holidays. Mayor John Abdalla temporarily removed the crosses in January after the foundation threatened to sue, but he returned them to celebrat... More>>

Massive portrait of Jesus drawn with chalk near airport

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A North Texas church is going for a world record with a massive chalk drawing of Jesus. More>>

Giant ring around the sun explained

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FOX 35 viewers sent in pictures from across Central Florida of the sun and a fascinating looking ring around it Wednesday afternoon. More>>

North Carolina College Allows Pets In Classes and Dorms Video included

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Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina has made it's campus pet-friendly, allowing pets into classes and dorms. More>>

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Burger King Launches Whopper Wi-Fi Network

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The next time you're in a Burger King, and you're in need of some wi-fi the King's got you covered with their new "Whopper Wi-Fi" network. Best part, it's free! Watch out Starbucks.
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Missing boy found inside claw machine Video included

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Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. More>>

Man Completes 18,000 Piece Puzzle

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A few years ago, he completed a three panel puzzle of one of Michelangelo's famous paintings "Creation of Adam." That puzzle had 12,000 pieces and it took Leroy four years to complete. More>>

Fast food chain offers edible corsage for prom season

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The fast good giant created the KFC drumstick corsage for prom goers across the country. More>>

Dog owners warned of poisoned meatballs in park

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GUNBARREL, Colo. (AP) -- Boulder County authorities say up to three dogs might have eaten poison from tainted meatballs left at a Gunbarrel park. The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/ok5425w) authorities have recovered six meatballs laced with rat poison from the park. The first was found Monday. Veterinarians are monitoring the three dogs. The Boulder County Sheriff's Department is investigating. Gunbarrel is north of Boulder. ------ Information ... More>>

Dog Summoned For Jury Duty In New Jersey Video included

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You've heard of dogs being used to fight crime, but a mistake made at a South Jersey court house almost took K9 justice to a new level. More>>

Michigan girl mauled by raccoon getting new ear Video included

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A surgeon has created a new ear for a Michigan girl whose face was mauled by a pet raccoon when she was a baby.

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TSA Finds Knife Hidden In Enchiladas At Sonoma Airport Video included

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A California woman could face heavy fines from the TSA for allegedly having over an eight-inch long blade knife in her carry-on bag. More>>

Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

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A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. More>>

Video shows burglar standing over sleeping baby

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The Harris County Sheriff's Office Safe Home Task Force is seeking help from the public to identifying a burglar whose image was captured on surveillance video as he walked through a home and stared at an infant while the child was asleep. More>>

Study: low blood sugar causes couples to fight more often

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A quick candy bar or piece of chocolate may stave off more than hunger, it could prevent major fights between spouses. That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose -- in fact, it can make them "hangry," a combination of hungry and angry. More>>

Florida school board considers dress code for parents

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A Florida school board member wants parents who pick up their children to pick up their pants, too. More>>

'Tater' the dog survives being impaled while chasing squirrel Video included

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Tater was impaled. The half-inch rod cut straight through his body. His owner knew if he pulled Tater off the rod, he might bleed to death. More>>

Deputies: Murder suspect called victim's wife

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The sheriff's office accuses Ed Rutherford of killing 45-year-old David Alessandrini inside his home in the 2100 block of Oak Terrace on Monday. More>>

Chicago man pulls gun in store over 22-cent soda tax

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CHICAGO (AP) – Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn't want to pay a 22-cent tax on a two-liter bottle of soda. A Cook County judge ordered 36-year-old Nahshon Shelton held without bail after the Sunday afternoon incident. Shelton is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and having an invalid Firearm Owner's Identification card. Prosecutors say Shelton pulled out a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber sub... More>>

US Airways tweets porn; says employee posted wrong link Video included

It was a bad day on Twitter for Tempe-based US Airways.  An employee was trying to respond to a customer who had some concerns, but replied with pornographic images. More>>

Colorado gets first marijuana vending machine Video included

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With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as new ways to get it to residents. There was a special delivery of a vending machine to Montana's Smokehouse in Avon, Colo. In it will not be the bubble gum and candy you usually find in most restaurant vending machines. Instead, this one is distinctly Colorado.
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Hunters help homeless with donations

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A Polk County couple has come up with a wild idea to help the less fortunate. Caitlin Meadows and her hunter husband Chad just formed the Wild Game Food Bank. More>>

Owner of dog set on fire arrested, charged with animal cruelty

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Larry Wallace is also charged with arson, and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. According to investigators and rescuers, "Hope," a 1-year-old mixed breed dog, was set on fire on March 20, and survived. Vets say she suffered burns over 60 to 70 percent of her body, and is making a remarkable recovery.
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$100 chocolate toothpaste, the latest in luxury dental care

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Who says eating chocolate will rot your teeth? Luxury dental care firm Theodent has a line of toothpastes that contain a patented substance derived from the cacao plant, Food Beast reports. Rennou, the special ingredient, replaces the fluoride which is found in most commercially available toothpastes on the market. According to the website, this special compound is "blended with other minerals that help to strengthen the enamel surface of human teeth." Theodent claims that their new ... More>>

Teenage Girl Tweets Terrorist Threat To American Airlines

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A teenage girl, with too much time on her hand, takes a knack at being famous. More>>

Mother Arrested After 7 Dead Babies Found In Home

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A horrifying discovery made in a Utah mother's home this weekend. More>>

Biblical Texts And Artifacts On Display At The Passages Exhibit Video included

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Some of the rarest biblical texts and artifacts can now be found at an exhibit called "Passages" in Missouri. More>>

Hundreds Of Kittens Rescued From Michigan Home

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Animal rescue crews in Farmington Hills, Michigan saved more than 100 cats that were all living under one roof!
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Rescuers Search For Orphaned Bobcat's Family

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Wildlife bobcat rescuers are in one north Texas neighborhood looking for a family of kittens and time may be running out. More>>

Twin Horses Beat The Odds

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Two six-day-old babies beat the odds in Harrah, Oklahoma and we're not talking about humans babies. We're talking twin horses! More>>

Arizona woman accused of tossing shoe at Hillary Clinton released Video included

Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons. More>>

Elderly Man Shows Off His Toilet Seat Museum

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An elderly man in Alamo Heights, Texas has a unique collection. More>>

Man's Nativity Scene And Petting Zoo Animals Seized By Animal Control Video included

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George Whirley's nativity scene was seized in mid-march by animal control who claims the animals shouldn't be kept in an urban area. More>>

Tampa man loses vintage Corvette in sinkhole Video included

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A Bay area man watched crews in Kentucky on Wednesday unearth the same Corvette he had donated to the National Corvette Museum in December, before it dropped into a massive sinkhole weeks later. More>>

Teacher grammatically corrects student's snarky letter

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A high school teacher recently took the liberty of correcting a student's snarky letter criticizing him or her, according to a post on Reddit. More>>

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