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Walnut-shaped growth on your Christmas tree may not actually be a pinecone

(ERIE COUNTY, Ohio) -- What looks like a small little pinecone on your Christmas tree may actually be something you don't want in your house.The state of Ohio put out an interesting warning for the holiday season about potential insects that could be waiting to hatch inside your home.Erie County…... Read More

'I hate who he hates:' Suspects' religious literature eyed for motive in Jersey City shooting that left 6 dead

(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- Religious writings on hate could be key to learning what motivated a pair of rifle-wielding suspects to kill three people in an attack on a Jewish market in Jersey City, New Jersey, after they allegedly gunned down a police detective in a cemetery, law enforcement sources…... Read More

FCC proposes new 3-digit number for suicide prevention, mental health crisis

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new resource to serve as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.FCC chairman Ajit Pai formally proposed the three digit number, 988, during an Open Commission Meeting on Thursday.Under the new proposal, calls made to 988 would be…... Read More

'Blue Alert' issued for fugitive who allegedly committed a fatal hit-and-run against a Texas sergeant

(HOUSTON) -- As the manhunt continues for a 21-year-old fatal hit-and-run driver, who allegedly killed a Texas sergeant during a traffic stop, a "Blue Alert" was issued on Wednesday for the fugitive's whereabouts.Tavores Dewayne Henderson is wanted by the Harris County Police Department for mowing down Nassau Bay Police Sgt.…... Read More

Cold blast for millions in the East as new storms develop on both coasts

(NEW YORK) -- Arctic air is moving over the Great Lakes and the Northeast Thursday morning, bringing bitter cold wind chills and heavy lake effect snow from Michigan to New York.In Western New York, more than 9 inches of snow fell in Erie County Wednesday due to the lake effect.…... Read More

Marine veteran was among US citizens detained by ICE, ACLU says

(NEW YORK) -- In 2014, after serving in the Marine Corps for nearly three years, Jilmar Ramos-Gomez returned home to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was born and raised, and found himself struggling with post-traumatic stress, not able to adjust to his new life as a civilian.He says he reached…... Read More

Kamille McKinney was given meth, sedative before she was killed: Prosecutor

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- An autopsy found that the body of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, the 3-year-old Alabama girl who was found dead in a dumpster after she was kidnapped from a birthday party, was given methamphetamine and a sedative before she was murdered, according to reports.Prosecutors stated Tuesday during a preliminary…... Read More

Police department surprised families by paying off their layaway accounts

(DADE CITY, Fla.) -- The holidays just got a bit brighter for 26 families in Florida who learned that their local police department had paid off the items on their layaway accounts in full.With the help of anonymous donations, the Dade City Police Department paid off over $4,300 on 26…... Read More

YouTube will no longer allow videos to spew insults based on race, gender or sexual orientation

(NEW YORK) -- YouTube announced it will no longer allow content that insults someone based on race, gender or sexual orientation as part of its revamped crack down on harassment."We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or…... Read More

Video shows deadly attack on Jewish deli in New Jersey was 'targeted': Officials

(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) --   Security video confirms that a police shootout in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a pair of rifle-wielding suspects who allegedly killed a detective and three others was part of a rapid series of crimes, including a deliberate attack on a Jewish deli, authorities said.Rabbi David Niederman,…... Read More

Texas police sergeant killed when suspect strikes her with vehicle

(NASSAU BAY, Texas) --  The mayor of Nassau Bay, Texas, is calling it a "nightmare scenario" after a police sergeant was killed Tuesday night when a suspect she was trying to arrest struck her with his vehicle.Sgt. Kaila Sullivan was one of several officers performing a traffic stop on a…... Read More