Federal immigration authorities are expected to begin sweeps in Los Angeles and elsewhere Sunday to arrest undocumented immigrants named in court-ordered deportation warrants. Details at the link in bio
Ahh Summer. The time for road trips, vacations, and of course, grilling outdoors with the family. Southern California has always been blessed with some of the best weather in the nation for grilling adventures, so we thought we should ask some of the barbecue experts here around the station to give us their best tips, tricks, and secrets to grilling the perfect dish. Whether you prefer red meat, fish, or, a delicious vegetarian kebab, we've outlined the best ways to make the most of 2018's grilling season! Let us know what your secret is in the comments below and check out our tips and tricks at the link in bio!
Something happens to people when they have kids. Along with being filled with the joy and love that comes from parenthood, most women and men also wind up spontaneously developing superhuman reflexes. These so called mom and dad-reflexes have actually wound up saving many children from injuries. Most times, it's just a parent quickly grabbing a baby before it falls off a lap or tips over from a sitting position, but sometimes it goes way beyond that. That's just what happened in a new video making the rounds on Reddit. The clip shows a woman and her young child walking off an elevator as they seemingly head to an appointment in an office building. As the mom waits to be buzzed in, her toddler wanders over to balcony. While there is a railing there, it isn't solid and there is nothing stopping a child from falling, and that's exactly what happens. Yet somehow, from many feet away, the mom is able to dive for her offspring and catch him or her mid-air. See the video at the link in bio.
A Connecticut man has been charged with manslaughter after he assisted his cancer-stricken wife end her life, police said in a statement Thursday. Kevin Connors, 65, initially told authorities that his terminally ill wife had killed herself, but later admitted that he had held the gun to her head while she pulled trigger, the arrest warrant stated. Connors, a retired state corrections officer, was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with his wife's death back in September. According to the arrest warrant, Connors called state police just after 1 a.m. on Sept. 6, 2018, reporting that his wife had committed suicide. But after police interrogated him and noticed inconsistencies in his stories, Connors told officers that he had agreed to stabilize the gun for his wife but was "adamant he did not pull the trigger." He told police that "he loved his wife very much and couldn't watch her suffer like she was" from the cancer that was spreading through her body, the affidavit stated. His wife, Lori Connors had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer that metastasized to other parts of her body. She was also in constant pain due to the treatment interfering with her Lyme disease the Middletown Press reports. The couple had researched various suicide methods and Lori told her husband that she no longer to live and that she "wanted to be with God."
The truth is out there for residents in Kansas City, Missouri who were tweeting up a storm last night after some unidentified objects came into view above the area. Hundreds of people witnessed two strange orbs floating high up in the sky. Many reached out to local affiliate KMBC 9, which began tweeting out photos that viewers submitted. The station wrote, "We've taken several calls in our newsroom about these two orbs spotted in the Kansas City sky tonight." Since often times, these UFOs turn out to just be weather balloons, KMBC tagged the KC National Weather Service in it, but that's when things got even weirder. Rather than responding by giving a rational, scientific explanation for the bizarre objects, the Weather Service instead replied by writing, "We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City." someone from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, who let him know that given the position, the UFOs are likely their balloons in test flight. DARPA, whose mission is to create innovative technology for national security, tweeted earlier this week that it had launched three balloons from Maryland as part of their Adaptable Lighter Than Air program.
President Donald Trump ordered, and then abruptly cancelled, an attack on Iran Thursday evening after Tehran reportedly shot down a U.S. unmanned drone, he confirmed Friday morning. "We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone," Trump wrote on twitter. "I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world," he added. "Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!" The aborted strikes were intended to hit a set of radar and missile battery sites in Iran, according to CNN. No weapons were launched by the U.S. by the time Trump decided to call off the strikes, the New York Times reported late Thursday.
The Supreme Court ruled that a 40-foot cross erected as a memorial to those who lost their lives during World War I can remain on a grassy highway median in Maryland. In a 7-2 decision, the court found that the cross does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.⠀ ⠀ The justices found that the cross does not represent a government endorsement of religion, and Justice Samuel Alito argued that tearing it down could be considered "aggressively hostile to religion."⠀ ⠀ "A government that roams the land, tearing down monuments with religious symbolism and scrubbing away any reference to the divine will strike many as aggressively hostile to religion," Alito wrote.⠀ ⠀ Liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
A substitute teacher in Maryland has been arrested after police say she plied the victim with alcohol and brought him to her grandparents' house for sex, authorities said this week. Alexis Merces Boberg, 25, of Maryland, was arrested by the Anne Arundel County Police Department after the student came forward and reported her on June 4. According to a statement released by the department, the victim told police he and Boberg had exchanged numbers in May and went on to meet several times outside of school that month. The student says he and Boberg had communicated extensively through Snapchat, with the suspect sending the victim multiple explicit photos through the platform. Boberg and the student first met outside school when she took the victim and his friend to a snowball stand and gave them both small bottles of rum. During that month, they met up several times, until on May 24, police say Boberg took the victim to her grandparent's home where they allegedly engaged in sex. The pair did it again in her car outside a mall in Glen Burnie. After police were made aware of the allegations on June 4, the Child Abuse Unit executed a search warrant at Boberg's address on June 5. Evidence found during the search, along with witness statements allowed police to obtain an arrest warrant on June 14.
If you've ever felt like you spend too much time on your smartphone and need an excuse to put it down, we've got the perfect story for you. Researchers in Australia say they've made a bizarre discovery while examining hundreds of X-rays of skulls. About one-third of the X-rays they looked at, they found horn-like structures growing on the base of people's skulls and researchers say it's because of extended smartphone use. The study, published last year in the journal Scientific Reports, found the bony growths on the skulls of around 400 adults aged 18 to 86. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the younger the subject, the larger the growths. Researchers described the horn-like protrusions as "prominent exostosis ... emanating from the external occipital proturbance" - fancy words for a bone spur at the base of the skull. Bone spurs are common and generally form after repetitive motion damages the cartilage in between joints. The body attempts to repair that damage by growing more bone in the area. Researchers believe that the bone spurs they found formed after people repeatedly tilted their head forward, as if looking at a smartphone. "The development of EEOP (Enlarged External Occipital Protuberance) may be attributed to, and explained by, the extensive use of screen-based activities by individuals of all ages, including children, and the associated poor posture. Musculoskeletal disorders related to poor posture while using computers and tablets have been investigated extensively and were identified as a risk factor for the development of related symptoms at the neck, shoulders and forearms," researchers wrote in the study.
James Holzhauer, the Jeopardy! champ who breezed through 32 games setting records and earning a grand total of $2,462,216, donated a portion of his winnings to a Chicago-area cancer walk in honor of host Alex Trebek, it was reported this week. In March, the longtime Jeopardy! host announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back. In a video posted online, Trebek admitted that his prognosis was "not very encouraging" but vowed to "beat the low survival rates for this disease." In what would become Holzhauer's final episode on the show, Trebek thanked the champ's daughter for a homemade get-well card she had given him. "I want to express my thanks to your beautiful little daughter, Natasha, for having made this get-well card for me," Trebek said. "That was very sweet of her." Ann Zedker, who lives in Holzhauer's former hometown of Naperville, Illinois, was organizing the cancer walk and told CNN that she thought she would invite the Jeopardy! champ to the 2019 Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk scheduled for July 14. Holzhauer was unable to participate in the event, but he did write her a check in the amount of $1,109.14 - a seemingly strange amount until you realize that is his daughter's date of birth. Holzhauer wrote, "For Alex Trebek and all the other survivors."
An elementary school teacher in Arizona has pleaded guilty to having an on-going sexual relationship with one of her 6th grade students.⠀ ⠀ Brittany Zamora, 28, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of sexual contact with a minor, attempted molestation and public sexual indecency, according to court records.⠀ ⠀ Zamora was arrested in March 2018 after her victim's parents discovered several sexually charged messages on his phone. The boy's stepmother began noticing the 13-year-old boy was acting mysteriously and began shutting his door at night. That's when she installed an app called "Sentry" that monitored the boy's texts and activity on his phone. The stepmother said she began getting alerts about inappropriate texts and she confronted her stepson.⠀ ⠀ That's when the boy confessed he'd been engaging in a sexual relationship with his teacher, according to a police report from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.⠀ ⠀ The victim told authorities his former teacher at Las Brisas Academy in Goodyear, Arizona, had sent him nude photos after they began messaging each other in a classroom group chat. The pair eventually escalated their relationship and had multiple sexual encounters in the classroom and in Zamora's car, according to court records. The pair even engaged in sexual contact during class while other students were watching a video.
Nevada residents who like to toke up won't have to worry about applying for a job thanks to a new bill that makes it unlawful for most employers in the Silver State to refuse to hire someone if they test positive for marijuana use.⠀ ⠀ Governor Steve Sisolak signed the bill into law on Tuesday, saying it was an important step in ensuring economic opportunity for all Nevada residents.⠀ ⠀ "As our legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it’s important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans," Sisolak said in a statement after signing the bill. "That’s why I was proud to sign AB132 into law, which contains common-sense exceptions for public safety and transportation professionals."⠀ ⠀ AB 132 makes it unlawful for some Nevada employers to refuse to hire someone should they test positive for marijuana use. Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D-North Las Vegas), co-sponsored the legislation saying it was intended to complement the legalization of recreational marijuana in their state.⠀ ⠀ However, there are exceptions to the legislation. Anyone applying to become a firefighter, EMT, or to a job that requires them to operate a motor vehicle can't test positive for marijuana. Anyone applying for federal jobs will also have to pass on the pot.
UPDATE: Authorities in the Dominican Republic say six people, including the gunman have been arrested. Get the latest with KFI News at the link in bio. ••• Authorities in the Dominican Republic have charged one man in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. Prosecutors charged Eddy Feliz Garcia with attempted homicide and criminal association and released more details about the investigation. Féliz García is accused of driving the shooter to Dial Bar and Lounge, but his lawyers say he had no idea of the plot to kill Ortiz.⠀ ⠀ Officials have a second suspect in custody but are still trying to track down the person who pulled the trigger. They have not said what role the suspect played in the attack, or what charges he may face.⠀ ⠀ Police say they viewed surveillance footage from the area which showed two Hyundais following Ortiz before the attack. The suspected shooter was seen speaking with a man in one of the vehicles before jumping on the back of Féliz García's motorcycle. One of the cars was facing Ortiz when the shooting occurred.
The U.S. Women's Soccer team got off to a record-setting start to the World Cup with an impressive 13-0 victory over Thailand which included a record-tying five goals from Alex Morgan. Thailand could barely get anything going and managed just two shots on goal during the game.⠀ ⠀ Not everybody was happy with how the game played out. Many people felt the U.S. players should not have continued to pour it on and celebrate their goals once the game got out of hand. Retired soccer player Taylor Twellman blasted the team on Twitter for showing up their opponents as they ran up the score.⠀ ⠀ "0.0 problem with the score line as this is THE tournament BUT celebrating goals (like #9) leaves a sour taste in my mouth like many of you. Curious to see if anyone apologizes for this postgame. #USWNT#FIFAWWC"⠀ ⠀ Other fans agreed with him, pointing out that it was in poor taste to have a team celebration after scoring their 12th goal of the game.
If you're the type who doesn't mind sharing some personal information, you could make a few bucks a month by downloading Facebook's new market research app.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ According to a blog post posted by Facebook on Tuesday, the company is recruiting Android users to download its new app named "Study" which transmits data to Facebook about what other apps users have on their phones and how much time they spend on them.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "We believe this work is important to help us improve our products for the people who use Facebook," Facebook said in a blog post announcing its new app. "We also know that this kind of research must be clear about what people are signing up for, how their information will be collected and used, and how to opt out of the research at any time."⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Users who are 18 and older will be eligible to join Study's data collection "at launch," according to the post from Facebook. The social media giant did not indicate how much users could expect to get paid for using their Study app. Facebook has used similar apps in the past to collect users' data, one such program was called Facebook Research. That program rewarded users between the ages of 13 and 25 a monthly stipend of up to $20 to track everything they were doing. The program was shut down by Facebook and the app removed from the App store after Apple cracked down on Facebook in 2018.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ More info at the link in bio.
Jon Stewart took time away from his semi-retired life on a family farm in New Jersey to visit the nation's capitol and yell at Congress on Tuesday. The former The Daily Show host, was there to advocate for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, which is running out of money and has needed to slash payouts to ailing first-responders and other survivors by more than half.⠀ ⠀ The fund was last re-authorized by Congress in 2015 after they set aside $7 billion to help cover costs associated with post-9/11 illnesses. Stewart, who has used his platform as host and comedian to advocate for 9/11 first responders, told the committee on Tuesday that it was his goal to see that Congress does "the right thing for all 9/11 responders.⠀ ⠀ "I can’t help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to," he said. "Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders. And in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak to no one. Shameful. It’s an embarrassment to the country and it’s a stain on this institution. And you should be ashamed of yourselves for those aren't here, but you won't be. Because accountability doesn't appear to be something that occurs in this chamber."⠀ ⠀ Watch the full video of Jon's speech at the link in bio.
The family of 67-year-old Robert Bell Wallace says that he was in good health before he suddenly became sick and died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. ⠀ ⠀ Wallace is the sixth American tourist to die while on vacation in the past year, and the cases have some similarities. ⠀ ⠀ Full story at the link in bio
The proposed legislation, intended to assist in the city's effort to reduce homelessness, comes a week following the release of the latest report that stated Los Angeles' homeless population rose 12%, now totaled at more than 36,000.⠀ ⠀ Full story at the link in bio
#SteveLawrence, 83, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he said today.⠀ ⠀ ``I have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and it's in the early stages. I am being treated with medications under the supervision of some of the finest doctors in the field. Fortunately, they have managed to slow down this horrific process. I'm living my life, going out in public and trying to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends while I am still able to engage and enjoy.''⠀
#DefLeppard is taking the stage at our iHeart Festival this year! CapitalOne cardholders, get your 2019 #iHeartFestival tickets before everyone else. Pre-sale starts RIGHT NOW!! Check out the link in our bio to purchase!
An alleged sex offender who once tried to faked his own death by staging a suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge has been arrested by authorities in southern Florida, the Chico Police Department said in a release this week.⠀ ⠀ After a little more than three years on the run, Michael Patrick Manning, 58, was arrested last week in Florida on Stock Island where he was living in a storage trailer.⠀ ⠀ Authorities issued a warrant for Manning after he failed to show up for a sentencing hearing in 2015 on several charges that included: sexually soliciting a minor under the age of 14, engaging in sex acts with a minor and possession of 600 images of child pornography.⠀ ⠀ ⠀
A Florida retiree who is on a fixed income is fighting to keep his home after the city of Dunedin's Code Enforcement Board began foreclosure proceedings over $30,000 in unpaid fines for not mowing his lawn. Jim Ficken racked up the hefty fines last summer while he was out of town taking care of his late mother's estate. He says he hired a man to mow his lawn while he was away, but the man passed away.⠀ ⠀ When Ficken returned home he tried to mow the lawn himself, but his mower broke, and he was unable to fix it or by a new one. He was fined $500-per day for 57 days because he was considered a repeat offender.⠀ ⠀ Ficken announced that he was filing a lawsuit against the city on the same day they announced the planned to foreclose on his property.
After a Rhode Island public school district came under fire for announcing students who owed lunch money would receive cold sunbutter and jelly sandwiches to eat, Chobani's CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will donate money to help cover the student's $77,000 in school lunch debt.⠀ ⠀ In a tweet sent on Thursday, Ulukaya wrote that as a parent, hearing about the school lunch debts at Warwick Public Schools broke his heart.⠀ ⠀ "Every child should have access to natural, nutritious & delicious food, so @Chobani is doing our small part to help pay this debt."⠀ ⠀ Ulukaya's offer to pay off the $78,000 debt comes one day after the Warwick School District announced on Facebook they had overturned the policy and would allow students to continue charging items to their accounts.
One North Carolina man may hold the title for delivering the "worst rendition" ever of the Star-Spangled Banner. ⠀ ⠀ Chuck Hayworth was not scheduled to sing the national anthem prior to a minor league baseball game between the Atlantic League's High Point Rockers and Sugar Land Skeeters but volunteered to fill in at the last minute after the scheduled singer called out sick.⠀ ⠀ Hayworth took the field and completely botched the song. He stumbled through the words, took long pauses and even asked the crowd to chime in and help. The video was shared on Twitter by Barstool Sports and it quickly went viral.⠀ ⠀ After the game, Hayworth posted an apology on Facebook saying that "the heat had gotten to me" while he was singing.⠀ ⠀ "By no means was this any disrespect to our country or our organization, nor all those who serve it," he wrote.⠀ ⠀ Use the link in our bio to see the video and judge his performance for yourself!
@freshbrothers dropped by the station today with a bunch of heart-shaped pizzas to help us celebrate #Mothersday! #FreshBrothers #MothersDay #HeartShapedPizza
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom co-host/zoologist Jim Fowler died at his home in Rowayton, Connecticut on Wednesday (May 8), as per an announcement from the show's website. He was 89.⠀ ⠀ "Fowler, who appeared on Wild Kingdom beginning with the pilot episode on January 6, 1963, was never one to shy away from danger," read a message in honor of the TV star on the site. "Whether hanging out of a helicopter, bluffing a herd of elephants or wrestling an anaconda, he was always in the midst of the action." He is survived by his wife, Betsey Fowler, and his two children, Mark and Carrie. Wild Kingdom is a nature program that aired from 1963 until 1988, before it was revived in 2002. Fowler co-hosted the show with his friend, Marlin Perkins.⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Trade negotiations between China and the United States ended on Friday, mere hours after President Donald Trump increased tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese exports. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that the trade talks had been "constructive."⠀ ⠀ Tariffs increased from 10 percent to 25 percent on targeted Chinese exports beginning at just after midnight Friday, prompting a promise of "necessary countermeasures" from the Chinese government.⠀ ⠀ The new tariffs come after trade negotiators with the United States accused Chinese officials of backtracking on multiple commitments made during recent trade negotiations. China has been repeatedly criticized by Trump and other economists for what are deemed unfair trade practices - especially in matters dealing with intellectual property. China's Vice Premier Liu He arrived this week to join the trade negotiations being held in Washington as Beijing and the U.S. seek to bring the trade war to an end.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
A month after seven puppies were saved from a Coachella dumpster, another weeks-old dog clinging to life today after she was found trashed with burns all over her body and temporarily handicapped from a suspected beating.⠀ ⠀ Named “Hope” by the daughter of the puppy's rescuer, the injured puppy is in intensive care on 24-hour monitoring, according to a Facebook post from The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation.⠀ ⠀ Hope was found in a Coachella dumpster in a plastic bag Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of a shopping center at in the 49000 block of Harrison Street, the post said.⠀ ⠀ The abandoned puppy was crying when an unidentified person was rummaging through the bin.⠀ ⠀ “It appears as if she was burned with a caustic substance, or a metal object like an iron,” according to rescuers. “She is only a few weeks old, had a portion of her tail cut off, and can not walk due to being beat and assaulted.”⠀ ⠀ More on how you can help at the link in bio. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott reached out to the family of a 14-year-old football phenom who was shot and killed by a stray bullet and offered to pay for his funeral. Jaylon McKenzie, who was featured in Sports Illustrated last year, was killed as he was leaving a house party in Venice, Illinois on Saturday (May 4) night.⠀ ⠀ While Elliot, who grew up just a few hours from McKenzie's hometown of Belleville, Missouri, declined to talk about his gesture, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told reporters that he wasn't surprised by Elliot's actions.⠀ ⠀ "Zeke is really a special guy. He's got a great spirit about him, and we see that every day as players and coaches," Garrett said. "He's someone that a lot of people look up to – a lot of people certainly in St. Louis and Missouri, Ohio State, all across this country. If you're a fan of football you know Zeke Elliott. And anybody who's been around him on a daily basis knows what kind of person he is. So it doesn't surprise me one bit."
North Korea launched two short-range missiles on Thursday, its second launch so far this week, South Korea's military said.⠀ ⠀ The reclusive hermit kingdom reportedly launched the missiles from the "Sinori area located in Northern Pyongan Province" at around 4:29 p.m. and 4:49 p.m. local time on Thursday, the South Korean Defense Ministry said in a statement. The missiles were fired toward the East Sea and had an estimated range of 420 kilometers and 270 kilometers.⠀ ⠀ South Korean officials said today's launch by North Korea was thought to include the use of "new tactical guidance weapons."⠀ ⠀ It's the second time North Korea has launched missiles from its coastline toward the East Sea. On Saturday (May 4), the country fired what was described as short-range projectiles that traveled between 43 and 125 miles before splashing down into the sea.
The walls may be melting more often in the Mile High City after voters passed a citywide initative that decriminalized so-called 'magic mushrooms.' ⠀ ⠀ The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative passed in a close vote taken Tuesday, with the 'Yes' side winning by fewer than 2,000 votes or around 50.5%. Final results will not be certified until May 16.⠀ ⠀ The initiative makes the use or possession of psilocybin by people 21 and older the lowest enforcement priority for police and prosecutors. It also establishes a review panel that will be charged with analyzing the public safety, administrative, fiscal and health impacts after decriminalizing psilocybin.⠀ ⠀ Supporters on a Facebook group called Decriminalize Denver celebrated the measure passing with a jubilant two-word post: "we won!!!"⠀
The online fundraising platform GoFundMe said Friday they were banning any campaigns created on their website that promoted "misinformation" about vaccines. The company's terms of service say "products that make health claims that have not been approved or verified" will be prohibited. #vaccines #health #antivax (More at KFIAM640.com)
Special Counsel #RobertMueller has wrapped up his nearly two-year long investigation into potential collusion between President #DonaldTrump's 2016 presidential election campaign and the Russian government. Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday (March 22) afternoon. More at the link in bio!
The home of the biggest receipts in retail said they'll be selling topical cannabidiol products including creams, sprays, and roll-ons as an "alternative source of relief" in a deal with Canadian marijuana company Curaleaf Holdings Inc. Residents in eight states, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee will be able to purchase the CBD-infused items at 800 stores there. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
A second strain of the flu is going around and it's far more aggressive than previous strains, health experts say. According to Dr. Suman Radhakrishna, with Dignity Health California Hospital, the conditions for the flu are perfect thanks to the recent wet and cold weather. "It tends to spread more and make people sicker, faster," said Dr. Suman Radhakrishna. Anyone who had already received a flue shot this year is protected from the new strain. If you skipped getting the flu shot earlier in the year, it's worth getting because the flu season is likely to last through May. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
Time to check your freezers. Tyson Foods is recalling 69,000-lbs of its frozen chicken strips thanks to customers finding pieces of metal in the product. The recall includes the company's fully cooked buffalo-style chicken strips fritters, crispy chicken strips, and chicken breast strip fritters that have a use-by date of Nov. 30, 2019. The packages bear establishment number "P-7221" on the back. According to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there have been no reports of illness. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
The U.S. Justice Department is intensifying its investigation into the crashes of Boeing's 737 Max 8 planes. ⠀ ⠀ One airline has even requested a cancellation of its order from Boeing. ⠀ ⠀ More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
🐍🐍🐍Snakes... why'd it have to be snakes?? 🐍🐍🐍 A homeowner in Texas was investigating why his TV/Cable was going haywire when he discovered the den of western diamondbacks under his house. A snake removal company came out, and had to remove 45 snakes from under the man's house. "All right, guys, we’re fixing to start removing these," snake remover Nathan Hawkins narrates in the video. "There’s quite a few. I’m guessing right now there’s probably 30 or 40 that we’re looking at, and everywhere you look there’s another one." If you're brave enough, you can see the full 18-minute video of Hawkins removing the snakes from under the home at the link in our bio.
An American figure skater has been accused of trying to intentionally injure her South Korean rival during a warm-up routine at the International Skating Union World Championships in Saitama, Japan on Wednesday. Mariah Bell, 22, was reportedly skating during a warm-up session when she collided into 16-year-old Lim Eun-soo. Lim's management agency told the Straits Times that Lim was skating close to the edge of the rink "as much as possible so as to not interfere with other skaters." However, Bell reportedly came up behind Lim, and crashed into the 16-year-old South Korean, leading at her with Bell's skate. The collision caused Lim to suffer a gash on her leg. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry this week highlighted a potential link between heavy marijuana use and the risk of developing psychosis.⠀ ⠀ More now on the study with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
The day before a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed, the pilots experienced a similar issue with the jet. Shortly after take-off, the plane began to dive, which officials believe was due to a malfunction in the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System. Luckily, an off-duty pilot happened to be in the cockpit and was able to figure out what was going on. As the plane started to dive, the off-duty pilot instructed the pilots to cut the power to the motor that was making the plane's nose dive down. That solved the issue, and the jet stabilized before landing safely in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Tragically, the next day, the same thing happened, but pilots on board were unable to fix the problem and the plane crashed, killing all 189 people aboard. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
A Phoenix, Arizona mother who ran a popular YouTube channel that featured each of her seven adopted children acting out different scenarios, was arrested Friday on suspicion of repeatedly abusing the children when they did not perform well, police said. According to a police statement, the children reported being pepper sprayed, forced to take ice baths, and locked up in a closet for days without food, water, or access to a bathroom if they messed up while performing in the videos on the "Fantastic Adventures" YouTube channel. The woman, identified as Machelle Hackney, 49, was arrested Friday. Her two adult sons, Logan, 28, and Ryan Hackney, 26, were also taken into custody because they failed to report their mother's abusive behavior, police said. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
The FBI announced that they have charged over 40 people in a massive nationwide college entrance exam cheating scheme. According to the charging documents, the scheme was organized by a man in California who ran a business that would help high school students get into the college of their choice, including Stanford, UCLA, Wake Forest, and Yale. Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among those charged by the FBI for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to the man to help get their children accepted into college. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
An Ohio man has decided that instead of giving up beer for Lent, he will consume only beer between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Del Hall says that he was inspired by 17th century Bavarian monks who were able to sustain themselves by just drinking specially brewed beer during Lent. More on the man's new diet at the link in our bio!
Feeling happy? According to a new survey, five of the top happiest cities in the U.S. are located right here in California. The Golden State claimed five of the top ten happiest cities in the U.S. with Irvine, Fremont, Huntington Beach, San Jose, and San Francisco ranked as some of the happiest in the nation. See why California ranked so highly in the list of happy cities at the link in our bio!
This 2016 tweet from Hollywood actress @FelicityHuffman has not aged well. The @fbi announced Tuesday they have charged 40 people in a massive nationwide college entrance exam cheating scheme. Huffman and her fellow actress, Lori Loughlin were among those charged today for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a man who could allegedly help get their children accepted in top tier colleges. More now with #KFINews at the link in our bio.
The United Kingdom announced Tuesday that they were banning airlines from flying Boeing 737 MAX-8 planes in or out of their airports, following the second crash of Boeing's hottest-selling model on Sunday. Several MAX 8 planes that were already en route to the U.K. were forced to turn around following the UK Civil Aviation's announcement. “As we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder, we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace,” the agency said in a statement. "The UK Civil Aviation Authority's safety directive will be in place until further notice." Find out which other countries and airlines have grounded their 737 MAX-8 fleets at the link in our bio.
Police chases are a normal part of being on the job, but very few officers have to chase after a little piggy who ran away from home, "Every day is an adventure here at Xenia PD," the Xenia Police department wrote on Facebook Saturday. According to the department, one of their officers had to use a little leftover junk food to get a runaway pig named Wilbur back home after the animal became separated from its family. "Turns out that leftover pizza makes a good swine lure to get said runaway swine to come to the back of the police car," the department wrote in a post on Facebook. "But it took a little muscle to get the runaway into the back of the car." See the video of the police bringing the little piggy home at the link in our bio!
China, Indonesia and Ethiopia announced Monday they have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX-8 fleets following the second disaster involving that airplane model in the last six months. The move by the three countries comes after an Ethiopian Airlines jet bound for Nairobi crashed six minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It's the second such incident involving Boeing's newly-released airline model. Sunday's crash is the deadliest since last October when an Indonesia Lion Air jet crashed into the Java Sea just 13 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. That plane was also a Boeing 737 MAX-8. “Although we don’t yet know the cause of the crash, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution,” Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement. More now on this tragic incident at the link in our bio.