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Arizona Sheriff to Appeal Judge’s Finding His Department was Racial Profiling

Arizona Sheriff to Appeal Judge’s Finding His Department was Racial Profiling

Spencer Platt/Getty Image(MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz.) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s attorneys said Saturday they plan to appeal a federal judge’s finding that the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, helmed by Arpaio, racially profiled Latinos while on immigration …

Federal Investigators to Interview Trucker Who Crossed Bridge Before Collapse

Federal Investigators to Interview Trucker Who Crossed Bridge Before Collapse

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(MOUNT VERNON, Wash.) — The trucker whose oversized load bumped the steel framework of a Washington State bridge just before it collapsed will be interviewed today by investigators from the National Transportation Safety B…

Boy Scout Troop to Retire 2,000 American Flags

Boy Scout Troop to Retire 2,000 American Flags

Chris Knorr / Design Pics / Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — A special needs Boy Scout Troop is set to retire over 2,000 American flags Saturday to benefit the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
According to the United States flag code, when an…

Avoid Starting a Fire While Grilling this Memorial Day

Avoid Starting a Fire While Grilling this Memorial Day

Fuse(NEW YORK) — Fire officials are warning folks to remember proper grill safety when lighting up the barbecue this Memorial Day Weekend.
David Cherrone, Fire Marshall for Clay Township, outside of South Bend, Ind., says a common mistake is grilling …

Damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Aquarium Partially Reopens

Damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Aquarium Partially Reopens

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — New York City’s beaches officially open Saturday just months after being damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Another shoreline fixture, the New York Aquarium on Coney Island, is partially reopening, having been badly damaged by…

Judge Says Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos

Judge Says Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz.) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is famous for chasing after undocumented immigrants in his Arizona jurisdiction.
But the man known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” hasn’t been following the…

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Your Neighborhood Bear

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Your Neighborhood Bear

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DUARTE, Clif.) — April showers may bring May flowers, but in the foothills of Southern California, you can also expect bears.
From May 1 to June 21, as grills fire up and tasty smells waft through the neighborhood, the Californi…

List of Top New Species Includes Glow-in-the-Dark Cockroach, New Monkey

List of Top New Species Includes Glow-in-the-Dark Cockroach, New Monkey

intl. Inst. for Species Exploration at Arizona State Univ.(PHOENIX) — What’s new in animal species? Plenty, according to the sixth annual Top 10 list by the Institute at Arizona State University that includes everything from a glow-in-the-dark cockroa…

Fashion Bully, 11, Forced to Wear Thrift Shop Clothes

Fashion Bully, 11, Forced to Wear Thrift Shop Clothes

Photodisc(SALT LAKE CITY) — The Utah woman who made headlines for forcing her stepdaughter to wear secondhand clothes as a punishment for bullying says she did it to teach the girl empathy.
“She needed to know how inappropriate she was behaving,…

Sergeant Accused of Recording Female Cadets in Bathroom

Sergeant Accused of Recording Female Cadets in Bathroom

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST POINT, N.Y.) — A sergeant first class is accused of photographing and videotaping female cadets by planting hidden cameras in the bathroom and showers at West Point.
Sergeant Michael McClendon is under investigation by the …

Police Officer’s Bullet Killed Hofstra University Student

Police Officer’s Bullet Killed Hofstra University Student

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) — The Hofstra University junior killed during and armed home invasion of her off-campus house on Friday was accidently fatally shot by the responding officer, forensic investigators have concluded.
Police say Da…

Tennessee Man, 77, Shoots Third Hole-in-One in One Month

Tennessee Man, 77, Shoots Third Hole-in-One in One Month

Polka Dot/Thinkstock(SMYRNA, Tenn.) — Bob Robertson is 77 years old and a faithful golfer in more ways than one.The Tennessean plays golf four days a week and says he asked God to let him score a hole-in-one for a good cause. Robertson not only got a …

California Key to Massive Powerball Jackpot

California Key to Massive Powerball Jackpot

Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the countdown ticks on to Saturday night’s record Powerball drawing, the jackpot has swollen to over $600 million, largely due to California’s participation in the game, lottery officials said.I…

Plane Makes Belly Landing at Newark Airport

Plane Makes Belly Landing at Newark Airport

ABC News(NEWARK, N.J.) — A U.S. Airways official confirmed that a turboprop plane carrying 31 passengers and three crew members was forced to make a belly landing in Newark, N.J., early Saturday morning due to a problem with the jet’s landing gear.The…

Investigation Begins in Connecticut Commuter Train Crash

Investigation Begins in Connecticut Commuter Train Crash

Comstock/Thinkstock(FAIRFIELD, Conn.) — Federal transportation officials began their investigation Saturday to determine what caused two commuter trains to crash head-on in Connecticut during the Friday rush hour.At least 70 people were injured Friday…

Toddler Steals Washington Teen’s Violin

Toddler Steals Washington Teen’s Violin

Nichola Evans/Stockbyte(MOUNT VERNON, Wash.) — Police believe a Washington woman used her toddler to steal an antique violin from a teenager Wednesday afternoon at a local restaurant.Mount Vernon Police Lt. Chris Cammock told ABC News that 17-year-old…

Gators, Snakes, Gila Monster Removed from Wisc. Home

Gators, Snakes, Gila Monster Removed from Wisc. Home

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KENOSHA, Wisc.) — Authorities and zoologists in Wisconsin removed a throng of exotic reptiles being housed in an urban residence this week — including a Gila monster, crocodiles and snakes — as shocked neighbors look…

Leila Fowler 911 Call Released, Brother to Appear in Court

Leila Fowler 911 Call Released, Brother to Appear in Court

ABC News | Calaveras Unified School District(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — In the 911 call from the day 8-year-old Leila Fowler was stabbed to death, her father’s girlfriend, who was not home, didn’t appear to know that Leila has been hurt. She told the opera…

Keene, N.H., Sues ‘Robin Hooders’ for Alleged Harassment

Keene, N.H., Sues ‘Robin Hooders’ for Alleged Harassment

Eric O’Connell/Getty Images(KEENE, N.H.) — A group of friends who call themselves the “Robin Hood of Keene” and put their name into action by feeding parking meters for strangers are now facing something much more serious than a parking ti…

Convicted Abortion Doctor Given Third Life Sentence

Convicted Abortion Doctor Given Third Life Sentence

Hemera/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies, was sentenced Wednesday to a third life term.Gosnell was handed two life sentences on Tuesday after …

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