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Kidnapping Victim Amanda Berry Makes First Public Appearance at Nelly Concert

Kidnapping Victim Amanda Berry Makes First Public Appearance at Nelly Concert

ABC News(CLEVELAND) — Just one day after Amanda Berry’s kidnapper pleaded guilty to holding her and two other women captive in his home for over a decade, Berry made her first public appearance at a Nelly concert.
The rapper was performing Cleve…

Couple Born on Same Day, Married 75 Years, Die One Day Apart

Couple Born on Same Day, Married 75 Years, Die One Day Apart

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — A California couple born on the same day and married for 75 years, died only one day apart.
According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Helen and Les Brown died on July 16 and 17 respectively, both were 9…

Boy Rescued From Sand Dune Leaves Rehab

Boy Rescued From Sand Dune Leaves Rehab

ABC News(CHICAGO) — A 6-year-old Indiana boy who survived being buried under a sand dune for three hours has left the rehabilitation facility where he had been recovering.
Nathan Woessner left the La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago on Friday, tw…

Aurora Theater Shooting Survivors Tie the Knot a Year Later

Aurora Theater Shooting Survivors Tie the Knot a Year Later

Comstock/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) — A young couple who survived the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting turned their worst night into their best day this weekend.
Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis tied the knot Saturday, exactly one year after the Colo…

After 24 Years, Children Reunite Father with Beloved Mustang

After 24 Years, Children Reunite Father with Beloved Mustang

(BRAZIL, Ind.) — In an act of extraordinary devotion to their father, four siblings bought the car he sold 24 years ago and shipped it to his home in Indiana.
Richard Lookebill first purchased the car, a bright green 1972 Ford Mustang on March 1, 1972…

Chicago Middle Schooler Saves Two Lives in One Week

Chicago Middle Schooler Saves Two Lives in One Week

(CHICAGO) — Saving a life is impressive enough, but a Chicago area middle school student saved not only his best friend but also his teacher, all in the same week.
Travon Avery, an eighth grader at Herget Middle School in Aurora, Ill., was in class on…

Okla. Animals Taken to Chicago No-Kill Shelter

Okla. Animals Taken to Chicago No-Kill Shelter

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — After seeing the staggering devastation in Oklahoma City area from a mile-wide tornado, one Chicago animal shelter decided to try and help the region by helping out the smallest and furriest residents.
More than 300 v…

Middlesboro, Ky., Kids Honored for ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Middlesboro, Ky., Kids Honored for ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Libby Edwardson/52 Weeks of Giving(MIDDLESBORO, Ky.) — A group of 15 students has been gathering every Friday afternoon, and not to see the hottest movie release or play games, but to perform an act of kindness.
The “52 Weeks of Giving” ga…

Vietnam War Veterans Wounded Together Reunite After 44 Years

Vietnam War Veterans Wounded Together Reunite After 44 Years

Courtesy Jim Volkmar(NEW YORK) — Former Marines Jim Volkmar and Arthur Phillips always wondered what had happened to each other. They last saw each other more than four decades ago in as a haze of morphine as doctors worked furiously to patch them up….

Daughter of World War II Vet Located After Medals Donated to Goodwill

Daughter of World War II Vet Located After Medals Donated to Goodwill

MERS/Missouri Goodwill(ST. LOUIS) — Just in time for Memorial Day, a mystery that started with a surprise discovery by Goodwill in Missouri had a happy ending.
A box of World War II medals, awards and other mementos was discovered by MERS/Missouri Goo…

Teen Wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Contest with Heartfelt Reunion Drawing

Teen Wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Contest with Heartfelt Reunion Drawing

Sabrina Brady/Google(NEW YORK) — The instructions were plain and simple: Draw your “best day ever.” Sabrina Brady did just that and it’s landed her quite literally front and center in all of Google’s glory.
Brady, 17,  was…

Homeless Teen Is High School Valedictorian

Homeless Teen Is High School Valedictorian

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga.) — Becoming the valedictorian of your high school is a difficult and impressive feat in itself, but it’s even more impressive for a Georgia teen who did so while her family was homeless.
Chelesa Fearce has a …

NYC Teacher Offers Suicide Note Writing Class

NYC Teacher Offers Suicide Note Writing Class

Stockbyte(NEW YORK) — Philosophy professor Simon Critchley from New York City’s New School said he believes that the only way to really learn how to live is to prepare to die.
So, as part of a larger theatrical installation this spring called School o…

Chicago HS Student Paralyzed in Shooting Goes to Prom

Chicago HS Student Paralyzed in Shooting Goes to Prom

ABC News(CHICAGO) — A Chicago high school senior who was paralyzed in a shooting last year didn’t let his injuries stop him from enjoying one senior year highlight, his prom.
Miles Turner, a student at Leo High School in Chicago, was talking with his …

Georgia High School Has First Integrated Prom

Georgia High School Has First Integrated Prom

iStockphoto(WILCOX COUNTY, Ga.) — A high school in Georgia had its first integrated prom on Saturday night.
For decades, there were two proms at Wilcox County High School; a white prom and a black prom. These segregated proms were organized and thrown…

Siblings Swim for Survival After Boat Sinks in St. Lucia

Siblings Swim for Survival After Boat Sinks in St. Lucia

ABC News(St. Lucia) — Two siblings swam for more than half a day, battling huge waves and fearing sharks after their fishing vessel capsized.
Dan Suski, 30, of San Francisco, and his sister Kate Suski, 39, of Seattle, chartered a boat last Sunday and …

Woman Climbs Out of Canyon in Freezing Temperatures after Car Crash

Woman Climbs Out of Canyon in Freezing Temperatures after Car Crash

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — A Colorado woman had to climb out of a canyon in freezing temperatures after her car plunged into it on Tuesday.
Sany Mileto, 43, does not remember her Jeep SUV going off the road on Tuesday night, shortl…

McDonald’s Hamburger in Mint Condition After 14 Years, Is Immortal

McDonald’s Hamburger in Mint Condition After 14 Years, Is Immortal

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(GEORGE, Utah) — When David Whipple bought a McDonald’s hamburger on July 7, 1999, the burger cost 79 cents and Bill Clinton was president.
Today, 14 years later, another Clinton is eyeing the presidency, not much ca…

Authorities Uncover Identity of Abandoned ‘Little Jane Doe’

Authorities Uncover Identity of Abandoned ‘Little Jane Doe’

Anderson County Sherrif’s Office(ANDERSON, S.C.) — Authorities in South Carolina have identified the toddler who was found abandoned on a stranger’s doorstep, and arrested her parents.
After four days of investigating, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Of…

Teenage Hikers Survive Without Food or Water for Four Days

Teenage Hikers Survive Without Food or Water for Four Days

iStockphoto(LOS ANGELES) — Two lost hikers were rescued after spending over four days lost in the woods near Los Angeles without food or water.
18-year old Kyndall Jack and 19-year-old Nicholas Cendoya had gone hiking on Easter Sunday, and gotten horr…

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