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Puerto Rico distributes emergency supplies that were left in old warehouse for years

iStock(NEW YORK) — Government officials in Puerto Rico began distributing much-needed disaster aid that went unused for years while residents suffered in the wake of a deadly hurricane and more recently a batch of crippling earthquakes.The once-abandoned supplies — which included thousands of sealed cases of water bottles, pallets of food, diapers, baby formula and…read more »

New Hampshire father strangles coyote that attacked his child

iStockA New Hampshire man killed a coyote with his bare hands after the animal attacked his young child, according to police.Authorities had received multiple calls regarding a violent coyote Monday morning prior to its encounter with the family, the Kensington Police Department said in a press release.Around 8:40 a.m., police in Hampton Falls received a…read more »

Man charged with $1.5 million fraud for allegedly filing false damage claims on items shipped through USPS

iStock(MIAMI) — A Florida man has been federally charged with running a $1.5 million fraud for allegedly filing false claims on merchandise he sold through his online company.Miami resident Edwin Jim Garcia-Albarracin, 45, allegedly filed fraudulent claims for “purportedly damaged packages” sold through his online business, Rambos Market, stating that they were damaged when they…read more »

Shooting reclassified to homicide after Chicago man dies 9 years later from wounds

iStock(CHICAGO) — Chicago police reclassified a 9-year-old shooting case as a homicide Monday after a man succumbed to his gunshot wounds last week.Marco Rainge, 41, was shot multiple times in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood back on Oct. 12, 2010, according to the Cook County Medical examiner’s office. Although he was in critical condition following…read more »

Meet Hansel, the 1st pit bull arson detection K-9 in the US

iStock/dageldog(MILLVILLE, N.J.) — A pit bull rescued from a dogfighting ring in Canada is ready to protect and serve as the newest K-9 arson detection officer and the first of his kind in the U.S.Tyler VanLeer, a New Jersey firefighter, had a stroke of genius when he suggested the addition of an arson detection K-9…read more »

Armed protesters march through Richmond decrying proposed gun control bills

traveler1116/iStock(RICHMOND, Va.) — Armed with rifles, tactical gear and homemade posters, thousands of gun rights activists hit the streets of Richmond, Va., Monday to protest the state’s proposed gun control laws.Lobby Day went off with no major violent incidents in the morning despite threats from armed militias and white supremacist groups that led Gov. Ralph…read more »

Activity from Alaska volcano triggers aviation warnings after spewing ash, lava

FILE – Kalistratova/iStock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — Activity from one of Alaska’s 80 volcanoes triggered aviation warnings after it began to spew ash and lava over the weekend.The Shishaldin Volcano sits near an Aleutian village on an archipelago in southwest Alaska about 700 miles west of Anchorage. It began to resume activity early Saturday morning with visible…read more »