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Virginia Police Department Collects More than $15,000 in Gift Cards for Foster Kids

A Virginia police department decided to give local foster kids a helping hand this holiday season by donating gift cards for 120 children and young adults. The Prince William Police Department worked together with the Prince William Department of Social Services to get the gift cards out to the foster children, WUSA reported. The police…

Homeless Man Rescues All Animals at Georgia Shelter After It Catches Fire

A homeless man risked his life to rescue several cats and dogs trapped inside an Atlanta, Georgia, animal shelter after it caught fire. Keith Walker, 53, ran into the W-Underdogs shelter on December 18 after a fire broke out in the facility’s kitchen. “I was nervous as hell, I’m not going to lie. I was…

Kansas Police on Mission to Deliver $100 Bills from Secret Santa

A Kansas police department is on a mission this week on behalf of an anonymous donor acting as a Secret Santa by handing out $100 bills to residents. Shawnee Police Officer Matt Sumpter has been on the force for 20 years, but Wednesday’s task is his favorite part about being a police officer — surprising residents…

Redondo Beach Officials Use Tiny Homes to Help Solve Homelessness Crisis

Officials in Redondo Beach, California, are turning to tiny homes to help solve the city’s homelessness problem. The city’s homeless population is estimated to be less than 200, a small number compared to other cities in Southern California. However, officials are experimenting with ways to meet the growing need, ABC 7 reported Friday. “We have…

Sheriff: Elderly Coronavirus Patient Beaten to Death While Praying in Hospital Room

A patient allegedly beat another coronavirus patient to death with an oxygen tank last week inside Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California. “The victim, an 82-year-old Latino man, was being treated for a COVID-19 infection in a two-person room with suspect Jesse Martinez,” the Los Angeles Times reported. The incident occurred December 17 around 9:45…

Texas Firefighters Deliver Baby at Home on Christmas Eve

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston firefighters delivered a healthy baby girl on Christmas Eve in her new home while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. In the early evening of Christmas Eve, members of Houston Fire Departments Engine 5 responded to a call regarding a woman in labor. The crew, based on the city’s west side,…

Tunnel to Towers Foundation Pays Off Mortgage for Fallen Police Officer’s Family

A fallen police officer’s family in Tulsa, Oklahoma, no longer have to worry about paying their mortgage thanks to a nonprofit’s gift. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Saturday it paid off Sergeant Craig Johnson’s mortgage through its Fallen First Responder program, News On 6 reported. The 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran was shot multiple times…

Toy Store Owner Whose Business Went Under Donates Inventory to Charity

A toy store owner whose business closed for good during the coronavirus pandemic donated her remaining inventory to a charity for kids fighting cancer. Marie Liburdi, the owner of Teaching Toys, said she felt inspired to help after watching a news segment on the Bottomless Toy Chest, an organization that delivers toys year-round to pediatric…

Joe Biden’s Niece, Caroline, Avoids Jail Time for DUI

President-elect Joe Biden’s niece, Caroline Biden, avoided jail time for a DUI after pleading guilty to the charge December 3. Instead, the judge sentenced the 33-year-old Biden to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” according to Pennsylvania court records. The “confinement,” as part of the plea deal, included the 20-day stint she spent in…

VIDEO: Two Women Get into Scuffle at Walmart over PS5

Two women got into a scuffle over a PS5 game console at a North Carolina Walmart this week, leaving both brawlers bruised and empty-handed. A video of their brawl has since gone viral on Twitter: Bruh 🏾‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/0otB4kd8kA — “Is Jamal Coming?” (@__justkeith) December 15, 2020 Both women pummeled each other over the hot-ticket item…
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