No Wordle update leads to discovery of 80-year-old hostage in Chicago
Police rescued an 80-year-old suburban Chicago woman who was held hostage for nearly 21 hours by a man with scissors, and they checked on her in large part because she couldn’t text one of her daughters her daily Wordle score during the ordeal.
Nike sues over Lil Nas X satanic shoes with blood in soles
The company that collaborated with rapper Lil Nas X to release 'Satan Shoes' is facing a lawsuit from NikeThe company that created customized satanic sneakers with Lil Nax X is now facing a federal lawsuit, according to NBC News. On Monday, Nike filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against MSCHF for their collaboration with the “Old Town Road” artist. AdAfter the lawsuit was filed, Nike reiterated that it is in no way affiliated with the sneaker launch. The release of the shoes coincides with the drop of Lil Nax X’s newest single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and the accompanying music video. In the video, Lil Nas X is lured out of what seems to be the Garden of Eden, falls down into hell and gives the devil a lap dance.
Florida couple offers free beer as way to meet the neighbors
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Florida couple came up with a great way to meet their new neighbors after moving into their home during the coronavirus pandemic. They offered free beer. We will be in our driveway with drinks, ready to meet any neighbors who would like to stop by. But once the “Free Beer” sign was placed outside, the neighbors started venturing over. We had a few people do a double take, free beer is a pretty easy way to get people to show up,” said Thomas Evans.
North Carolina sheriff’s office offers Valentine’s Day ‘special’ for exes
NASHVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina sheriff’s office is giving people a chance on Valentine’s Day weekend to show their former lovers they’re still wanted by turning them in if they have outstanding warrants. The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is offering what it calls a “Valentine’s Day Weekend Special,” which it described as “a special too sweet to pass up.”Did you know? The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is now offering a Valentine’s Day Weekend Special! Do you have an... Posted by Nash County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, February 11, 2021The “offer” posted on its Facebook page includes what the sheriff’s office described as a set of limited-edition platinum bracelets, free transportation with a chauffeur and a one-night minimum stay in “our luxurious (five-star) accommodations.” It tops the offer with a special Valentine’s dinner. “Operators are standing by,” says the post at the end, which includes a picture of a rose next to a set of handcuffs.
WATCH: Punxsutawney Phil prepares to make his prediction
Copyright 2021 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved. It’s Groundhog Day. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not? Published: February 2, 2021, 7:19 am Updated: February 2, 2021, 7:34 amWATCH: Punxsutawney Phil prepares to make his predictionPublished: February 2, 2021, 7:19 am Updated: February 2, 2021, 7:34 amIf you need help with the Public File, call 540-512-1558.
Here’s how you could get paid $3,000 to sleep
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’Very short,’ mustached man wanted for trying to steal ATV in Bedford County
Authorities are searching for a man they say tried to steal an ATV from a Bedford County homeAuthorities in Bedford County are searching for a “very short” man who they say tried to steal an ATV on Saturday. According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, a mustached man who “had a hard time seeing over the steering wheel” and looked to be around 20 years old tried to steal a Kawasaki ATV from a home on Crab Orchard Road. The owner was able to catch the suspect red-handed before he ran off, leaving the ATV behind, deputies said. Authorities said the suspect was driving what looked to be an extended cab Ford F-150 with a small white enclosed trailer. Anyone with information is asked to call Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.
Feds: Nearly 5,000 fake karaoke machines have been seized in Virginia
In his family's living room, Dipson Gurung (left) dances to the music from a karaoke machine, Burlington, Vermont, December 7, 2015. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Federal law enforcement officials in Virginia say they’ve seized nearly 5,000 fake karaoke machines. He said the fake machines came from China and were heading to consumers who purchased them on Amazon. Officials are warning shoppers to be wary of counterfeit goods sold through sites like Amazon. Stitzel told shoppers to do their due diligence by researching products, reading reviews and checking into where they’re coming from.
Texas boy wins first place in kids category for best mullet in the country
Texas boy is being honored for his good looks after taking the top prize in Mullet Champ USA’s 2020 Kids Mullet Championship. After Mullet Champ USA received over 20,000 votes and over 50,000 social media reactions, 8-year-old Jax, from Texas, won first place for his curly mullet. Third place was awarded to Jude, 7, from Colorado, who also will receive a cash prize, shades and a gift card package. Mullet Champ USA talked to Jax about his big win, live on Facebook, earlier this month. Jax won Mullet Champ USA’s kids’ contest this year for his curly mullet“The contest has blown up with over 20,000 votes from all over the country!
Ever heard of the Raccoon Whisperer? These videos will leave you speechless
There’s nothing like a bond between human and pets, no matter how unusual it is. Instead of dogs, cats, birds or other common household pets, Blackwood is a passionate caretaker of raccoons, dubbing himself the “Raccoon Whisperer.”It’s not just a couple of the furry creatures that Blackwood takes care of. One of the videos shows Blackwood feeding the raccoons peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. On the channel, Blackwood said he has been rehabbing raccoons for 20 years. He has ever since, and all the raccoons in the woods know where to go when they get hungry.
‘Tiger King’ star ‘Doc’ Antle indicted on charges of trafficking lion cubs across Virginia border
RICHMOND, Va. – Bhagavan “Doc" Antle from Netflix’s Tiger King and a Virginia animal park owner have been indicted for trafficking lion cubs and animal cruelty, according to the Attorney General Mark Herring’s office. Investigators say that the men trafficked lion cubs back and forth in between Virginia and South Carolina. Wilson has been charged with one felony count of wildlife trafficking, one felony count of conspiracy to wildlife traffic, four misdemeanor counts of violating the Endangered Species Act, four misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act, and nine misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Antle has been charged with one felony count of wildlife trafficking, one felony count of conspiracy to wildlife traffic, four misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act, and nine misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Tawny Antle has been charged with one misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals and one misdemeanor count of violating the Endangered Species Act, and Tilakum Watterson has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and two misdemeanor counts of violating the Endangered Species Act.
Bedford man allegedly beaten, abducted and robbed following Tinder date
BEDFORD COUNTY, VA. – UPDATERoanoke County police said they arrested four more people in connection with this incident: Angelique Glovier, Steven Moses, Robin Nester and Joshua Dodson. Both the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and Roanoke County Police Department are on this case. Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Christian Edmondson has worked on the case, and while she’s worked robberies and abductions before, she’s never worked anything like this. The victim told police the suspects then returned back and wanted more from him. “You know he was beaten in Roanoke County and was robbed of some items there ... before being transported back to Bedford County," Edmondson said.
Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice
Doctors say a Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, according to a report Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The problem is a substance found in black licorice and in many other foods and dietary supplements containing licorice root extract. Eating as little as 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause a heart rhythm problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.
Dead woman found to be breathing at Detroit funeral home
DETROIT A young woman was discovered to be alive after she had been declared dead and taken to a Detroit funeral home, officials said. The Southfield fire department said paramedics tried to revive the 20-year-old woman for 30 minutes Sunday. Our staff confirmed she was breathing" and called a Detroit emergency medical crew, the funeral home said. The woman was taken to a hospital, WDIV-TV and The Detroit News reported. We couldnt believe it, said Dave Fornell, deputy commissioner of the Detroit fire department, who added that her heart rate was 80.
Heinz kit turns mayo, ketchup into frozen treats
Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and ketchup? Your Neapolitan treat could get a new twist, if you are brave enough. Heinz launched DIY ice cream kits in Britain this month. The condiment flavored cold treats coincide with national ice cream month in the u-k.For about $17, the kit provides everything needed to whip up the frozen dessert -- sauce, recipe card, and scooper. As for the flavor options -- ketchup, mayonnaise, b-b-q sauce, and salad cream.
Wrong sauce sends Sonic customer into destructive rage
DEL CITY, Okla. Oklahoma police have identified the two suspects who are believed to be responsible for a disturbance at a Sonic Drive-In in Del City that resulted in a glass door being shattered. Police say the incident started over the wrong sauce on an order of Sonic chicken tenders. The driver handed her food back to the Del City Sonic employee and pointed to the receipt after an exchange of words. They were upset over their order, said Maj. Mike Arterbury with the Del City Police Department. Security footage shows a manager tossing cash out of the drive-thru window and into their car.
Florida baseball team lists stadium on AirBnB for $1500
A Florida team is selling people the ultimate baseball experience by putting their oceanview stadium up for rent on AirBnB for $1,500 a night. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos says guests will have access to the clubhouse, a large bedroom, the batting cage and the field. And although the listing had no reviews, the stadium has been fully booked through July. The team said on a Facebook post that it was waiting to hear more on the schedule for the 2020 season from league officials before opening more dates for vacation rentals between July and October. The Minor League Baseball delayed the start of the 2020 season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Someone put kiwi on a pizza and we can’t unsee it
There are things that are sacred in this world, and one of those things is pizza -- and the toppings we choose to put on that pizza. Kiwi may be sweet, but when was the last time you heard of kiwi getting incorporated into a savory dish, let alone being used as topping on an innocent pizza that didn’t ask for any of this nonsense? The photo of the kiwi pizza was tweeted out in January and it went viral immediately -- with most people equally (or if not more) grossed out by this flavor combination. People compared it to a petri dish, called it a “travesty” and blamed pineapple on pizza for this cooking crime. Let’s just hope this was a one-off experimentation and kiwi pizza doesn’t start showing up at our favorite pizza chains.
Pint-sized driver surprises Utah trooper during traffic stop
OGDEN, Utah – A Utah Highway Patrol trooper got a pint-sized surprise when he pulled over a 5-year-old driver who was swerving so badly he thought the driver needed medical attention. “I approached the vehicle and I was expecting to find somebody who needed an ambulance or paramedics," Morgan said. When asked, Morgan said Adrian told him he was going to his sister’s house — in California. The boy told another trooper that he wanted to buy a Lamborghini when he got there and then flashed open his wallet showing his cash to purchase his dream car: $3. On Tuesday, a local Lamborghini owner treated Adrian to rides up and down the street — with the boy in the passenger seat.
Police: ‘Don’t forget your pants’
TANEYTOWN, Md. – The Taneytown, Md. Police Department issued a reminder on Facebook for people to wear pants before going to their mailbox. Police said they know who was doing it and said, “this is your final warning.”Please remember to put pants on before leaving the house to check your mailbox. This is your final warning.
Officer has standoff with angry cat
A cop responding to dispute wound up in a face-off of his own with a very agitated and very vocal feral cat. Watch what happens when law enforcement meets claw enforcementAn Indiana cop ended up in a standoff with an angry cat, and it was all caught on cameraThe Greenwood officer was helping break up an argument when the feral cat attacked him. Police say the howling animal jumped on the officer and “scratched and/or bit him”The angry feline continued to screech at the cop, who was left bleeding. Eventually it was collected by animal control officers. The cop later went to a hospital and received treatment for his injury.
Florida man denies sucking hospital patient’s toes
FORT MEYERS, Fla. – A worker at Florida's Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers denies accusations he assaulted a patient by sucking her toes. Frantz Beldorin was arrested after the patient said she felt her right foot being touched around 11 p.m. on Monday. Then, the patient felt it happening a third time — this time she felt something wet between her toes. Later, the patient said Beldorin poked his head around the curtain and asked if she was okay. It’s a dark room with a dark male at the foot of her bed.
Dog collar turns barks into curse words
Your dog’s mouth might not be as clean as you think. That’s if he or she is wearing the Cuss Collar. The collar throws out a swear word each time your dog barks. According to the company’s website, the collar is a gag gift that doesn’t harm the dog and is not intended for anti-bark training. Right now the Cuss Collar is sold out, but dog owners can sign up to find out when more will be available.
Drunk Florida woman smears dog poop on fiance during fight, deputies say
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – A drunk Florida woman smeared dog poop on her fiance’s face as they were arguing, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they were called to a residence on 46th Avenue North in St. Petersburg shortly before 9 p.m. Friday after someone reported Jane Marie Faulkner, 41, was “beating” another person. The victim said Faulkner was drunk and arguing and during the fight, she hit the victim and smeared dog feces on the victim’s face, according to the affidavit. Deputies said Faulkner admitted to smearing the poop but refused to provide further details about the altercation, records show. She was arrested on a domestic battery charge, according to WKMG.
Woman calls 911 with toes after hands crushed changing tire
WALTERBORO, S.C. – A woman whose hands were crushed while she was changing a tire on the side of an interstate in South Carolina managed to call for help using her toes. A jack holding up the car slipped while the woman was putting on the spare tire, causing the woman's hands to get stuck between the tire and the fender, the release said. Over the next 35 minutes, officials said the woman was able to slide off her shoe, manipulate her cell phone and call 911. Fire-rescue crews were nearby clearing the scene of another incident and arrived in less than 10 minutes, the release stated. The woman suffered severe injuries to both hands and all of her fingers, fire-rescue crews said.
Dog faces goat in mayor’s race
FAIR HAVEN, VT – A dog has “announced” her bid to run for mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont. K-9 Sammy currently serves on the Fair Haven Police Department and has decided to put her hat into the mayoral race. The 6-year-old pure bread German shepherd is a rescue dog and is trained in tracking and drugs. Fair Haven has a town manager; the election of a pet as mayor is used as an annual fundraiser. In 2019, Lincoln, a goat, won the mayor’s seat by only three votes.
World’s largest Snickers bar unveiled in Texas
WACO, TX – The largest chocolate nut bar ever created was unveiled at the Mars Wrigley plant in Waco, Texas Thursday. The requirements for a chocolate nut bar to make it into the esteemed record book include: 80 percent chocolate and nuts and fit for human consumption. The chocolate nut bar had to weigh at least 220 pounds for the record. With the bar weighing in at 4,728 pounds, it's the biggest bar yet, proving everything is bigger in Texas. The company created the giant candy bar for the Super Bowl.
Lord of the Rings fans build themed Airbnb
ASHEVILLE, NC – A couple in North Carolina is building an Airbnb “to rule them all.”Mike Parrish and his wife are building a ‘Hobbit Hole’ home based on the ones in the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” books and movies. It includes a Hobbit Hole’s signature round wood door. “I’m not just a casual fan, I’m a huge fan," said Parrish. "We’re coming up with what we hope will be the coolest hobbit home on the east coast.”The hobbit hole home is expected to be finished in about two months. Parrish and his wife haven’t decided how much they’ll charge per night to stay there.
Deputies cleared of charges after taser fire
The deputies responded to reports of a man threatening his neighbors and a mailman. Body camera video shows the man, 75-year-old Walter Hopkins, meet them at the door of his home, holding a knife. The video shows Hopkins tried to attack them with the weapon. One deputy took out his taser, and as he pulled the trigger, Hopkins pulled out a cup of gasoline. The mix of gas and the taser caused Hopkins, the deputies, and the home to catch fire.