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Body of Missing Teacher Found

Body of Missing Teacher Found

New Orleans Police(NEW ORLEANS) — The body of missing teacher Terrilyn Monette was found today in her car, which was discovered submerged in a Louisiana bayou, New Orleans officials said Saturday.Monette’s body was found in the driver’s seat of the ve…

Ex-Cheerleader Engaged to Former Student in Sex Scandal

Ex-Cheerleader Engaged to Former Student in Sex Scandal

Cody York/Facebook(CINCINNATI) — A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a teenaege boy, is now engaged to him, her former student.Sarah Jones, 26, pleaded guilty in October 2012 to sex abuse as a resu…

Equipment Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse Turns Self In

Equipment Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse Turns Self In

WPVI/ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Sean Benschop, the heavy equipment operator responsible for the collapse of a Philadelphia building that killed six people on Wednesday.Benschop is charged with six counts of in…

Police Locate Body of Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Police Locate Body of Missing 15-Year-Old Girl

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(BOONE, Iowa) — A body pulled from the Des Moines River on Friday evening is likely that of missing 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard.Shepard was abducted in May by Michael Klunder, a convicted sex offender who later committed suicide….

Police Probe Crime Scenes, Seek Motive in Santa Monica Shootings

Police Probe Crime Scenes, Seek Motive in Santa Monica Shootings

Hemera/Thinkstock(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Authorities are investigating approximately nine crime scenes across Santa Monica, Calif. in hopes of finding answers as to why a man went on a shooting spree that left five people dead including the suspected…

Boy, 4, Who Accidentally Shot Dad ‘Doesn’t Know That His Father Is Gone’

Boy, 4, Who Accidentally Shot Dad ‘Doesn’t Know That His Father Is Gone’

Hemera/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — A 4-year-old boy who accidentally shot and killed his father still doesn’t understand what happened to his dad and is looking for his friend and playmate, the man’s mother said.The accident occurred Friday when Justin Stan…

Commander of US Army Forces in Japan Suspended

Commander of US Army Forces in Japan Suspended

http://www.usarj.army.mil/cmdstaffs/CG2.jpg(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Army suspended Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, commander of the U.S. Army Forces in Japan from his duties for alleged failure to report or investigate at least one allegation of sexual ass…

911 Caller Sees Alligator by Road in California

911 Caller Sees Alligator by Road in California

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department(LANCASTER, Calif.) — A startled woman in Lancaster, Calif., called 911 Tuesday morning after seeing an alligator on the side of the road.“I just saw a couple of girls carrying an alligator!” the woman told …

California Attorney Charged After Vegas Hotel Room Trashed

California Attorney Charged After Vegas Hotel Room Trashed

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department(LAS VEGAS) — It’s practically a scene from the comedy The Hangover: A nice hotel room gets trashed by the end of the evening.
While the Wolf Pack from the movie was able to escape its worries by the end o…

Russian Intelligence Officials Called Boston Marathon Bombing Preventable

Russian Intelligence Officials Called Boston Marathon Bombing Preventable

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. congressman says that Russian intelligence officials are convinced that the April bombings at the Boston Marathon were preventable, had American authorities acted on Mosc…

Veteran Storm Chaser Killed in Oklahoma Tornado

Veteran Storm Chaser Killed in Oklahoma Tornado

Facebook(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The tornado outbreak that swept through Oklahoma on Friday night moved in quickly, for the second time in two weeks, and the cluster of twisters were deadly. In the storm’s aftermath, 13 people have been confirmed dead. Among…

Woman Finds 65-Year-Old Childhood Essay in Used Bible

Woman Finds 65-Year-Old Childhood Essay in Used Bible

Paul Bersebach/Orange County Register/Zuma/Newscom(SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.) — As Marion Shurtleff was on her way out a bookstore in San Clemente, Calif., she remembered that she had meant to buy a few extra Bibles for her Bible study group.Shurtleff, 75,…

Oklahoma Starts Recovery in Aftermath of Tornadoes

Oklahoma Starts Recovery in Aftermath of Tornadoes

ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Officials are stepping up cleanup efforts on Sunday in Oklahoma after a number of communities were hit by deadly tornadoes in the last two weeks as the death toll from Friday’s storms increased to 11.Among the fatalities from…

Jersey Shore Mayor Looks to Ban Saggy Pants

Jersey Shore Mayor Looks to Ban Saggy Pants

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WILDWOOD, N.J.) — It’s the Jersey Shore, no doubt, but Wildwood’s mayor doesn’t want the stereotypes that come along with it. And saggy pants, he said, do nothing but perpetuate the negative stereotypes that come with a summer “…

WWII Love Letter Found After Almost 70 Years

WWII Love Letter Found After Almost 70 Years

Courtesy Lost Letter Project(NEW YORK) — When Abbi Jacobson opened her mailbox a few months ago, she found a rusted yellow letter that had been written in 1944. The letter was opened and had been addressed to a Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Matthews, who had…

Body of Girl, 4, Recovered After Being ‘Swept Away’ by Storm

Body of Girl, 4, Recovered After Being ‘Swept Away’ by Storm

ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The body of a 4-year-old girl was recovered after she was swept away by the rising floodwaters in the wake of tornadoes that ravaged the Oklahoma City area, but what happened to the rest of her family is unknown, police said …

Boy Finds $10,000 in Kansas City Hotel Room

Boy Finds $10,000 in Kansas City Hotel Room

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A curious 10-year-old boy rummaging through the drawers of his family’s Kansas City hotel room came across a stash of $10,000, and he and his father turned it over to police.It’s not clear when — or if — the…

NASA’s Actual Plan to Deflect an Approaching Asteroid

NASA’s Actual Plan to Deflect an Approaching Asteroid

Hemera/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Asteroids are frightening things. With the approach of QE2, a big one that would end civilization, the galaxy briefly put Earth on notice.Thankfully, QE2 missed the planet Friday night.“Scientists have concluded that…

Officials to Assess Damage After Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma Again

Officials to Assess Damage After Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma Again

NOAA National Weather Service(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Oklahoma officials this morning will be surveying the damage left by several twisters and violent weather that swept through the area Friday night — leaving at least nine people dead, flipping trucks on …

Authorities Predict Active Hurricane Season, Release List of Storm Names

Authorities Predict Active Hurricane Season, Release List of Storm Names

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Don’t be surprised if this year’s list of Atlantic hurricane names sounds familiar. Except for three replacements, many of the same names blew through during 2007 in one of the most severe seasons ever when…

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