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The ultimate gift: A New Jersey family has taken six orphaned siblings into their home

TOMS RIVER, N.J. – There are 12 handmade gingerbread houses on the dining room table in the Kolas home. One for each member of the household, and two extras. The bustling Kolas family household of 10 in Toms River Think your house is bustling this holiday season? Try serving dinner to eight growing boys and […]

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Utah hiker slips, falls more than 100 feet — and survives

“He misstepped, got too close to the edge and took a slide and tumble halfway down the cliff,” a fire official said. A man hiking in the foothills just north of Salt Lake City on Sunday survived after plunging more than 100 feet and remaining stranded for hours on a cliff ledge after losing his […]

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Brother hoping for answers in disappearance of sister Kolby Story who went missing in early December after heading home from Venice Beach

Family and friends of a missing California woman who hasn’t been seen or heard from since the beginning of December are concerned for her safety and are asking for the public’s help to locate her. Kolby Story, 32, of Mar Vista, was last seen in the early morning hours of December 7, 2020, in the […]

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Green Beret charged in mass shooting that left three dead may have PTSD, lawyer says

The Army sergeant accused of murdering three people and injuring three more in a weekend shooting at an Illinois bowling alley may have post-traumatic stress disorder, his lawyer said Monday. The lawyer, Elizabeth Bucko, said in an interview that a pretrial services report also suggested that Sgt. 1st Class Duke Webb, 37, also had memory […]

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Bomber in Nashville Christmas explosion was ‘loner,’ IT consultant, sources say

Before he was identified as the suspect and the only person killed in the Christmas morning explosion in Nashville, Tennessee, Anthony Warner, according to people who knew him, was a loner who had recently retired as an information technology consultant. Warner, 63, died when his recreational vehicle exploded in a blast that rocked downtown Nashville, […]

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Virginia deputy fired over ‘disturbing’ posts on social media site Parler

The Prince William County sheriff’s office announced the firing on Saturday after conducting an internal investigation. MANASSAS, Va. — A sheriff’s deputy in Virginia has been fired after authorities said that “disturbing comments” were posted by his account on a conservative social media website. The Washington Post reports that the Prince William County sheriff’s office […]

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A Breonna Taylor sculpture was vandalized. Its artist says it’s an ‘act of racist aggression.’

A new sculpture honoring Breonna Taylor in downtown Oakland, California, was smashed to chunks over the weekend, and police are investigating it as an act of vandalism. The bust of Taylor, a Black woman whose fatal shooting by police in Louisville, Kentucky, in March prompted national protests over racial justice and chants of “say her […]