As an infant, doctors didn’t give Oliver De Borde long to live after he suffered severe brain damage due to a congenital heart defect. But two years later, the little Ocala boy continues to brighten the lives of his parents.
Recently, however, during a trip provided by Make-A-Wish of Central and North Florida, the family had their luggage and the stroller shared by Oliver and his baby brother, Grayson, stolen.
“I couldn’t believe it. We had a very nice trip, got a lot of souvenirs, and on the way back we had everything stolen,” said Beth Stimson, Oliver’s mother.
Because of Oliver’s condition, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that left him with a malformed left side of his heart, Stimson packs extra clothing for trips in case of an emergency.
“It hurts because of what it will cost to replace the clothes, but because of his condition, everything of his is special to me,” Stimson...
Six senior citizens were arrested at a Connecticut park after they were allegedly caught engaging in sex acts.
Those involved ranged in age from 62 to 85, TV station KVUE reports.
The incident happened in a conservation area in Fairfield, about 60 miles southwest of Hartford.
Police were reportedly monitoring the area because they'd seen it advertised on an online "city hookup guide." Several other spots in Fairfield were on the list, as well, including a commuter parking lot and a McDonald's restaurant.
We've all seen the videos of brazen thieves stealing packages from doorsteps.
Deliveries from Amazon and other firms have become a popular target for so-called porch pirates.
Now, one state is doing something about it.
Starting Sept. 1, stealing mail, such as packages, becomes a felony offense in Texas, according to Houston TV station KHOU. That means serious jail time for thieves — anywhere from six months to 10 years.
Accompanying fines can go as high as $10,000.
"Amazon is a huge fan of the new law, to say the least," the Fulshear, Texas, Police Department wrote in a recent Facebook post.
Fulshear police say...
An Ohio first-grader who found his grandmother’s loaded gun at school this spring pointed it at another student, according to a newly released email.
On March 8, the child found the 9 mm handgun that his grandmother, Vicky Nelson, who is the district’s transportation director, carried at Highland Local Schools. Nelson was allowed to carry the weapon as part of the district’s concealed-carry plan adopted last year to arm administrators and select staff members to protect students from potential gun violence.
Last Thursday, school officials said Nelson had briefly gone to the restroom, leaving the gun hidden behind her desk. They said they didn’t know how long the child had access to it or whether he pointed it at anyone.
“I’m assuming that the child picked up the gun from behind the desk and had been holding it,” Superintendent Dan Freund said then.
But an email from the assistant transportation director...
Once again, the El Paso community has rallied behind the husband of a woman killed in the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting.
Antonio Basco got a new Ford Escape SUV this week, free of charge, courtesy of Casa Ford Lincoln. The car he had been using was stolen hours after the funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, and was later found wrecked and abandoned, according to TV station KWTV.
Another business gave Basco a trailer he can use to continue his mobile car-washing business. Another donor gave him a pressure washer.
In a Facebook post after making the donation, the dealership wrote, "The Love of God has no borders."
Basco's story caught the nation's attention, tugging at hearts. Days before his wife was set to be buried, he told the funeral home he had no family and was worried few people would be on hand at...
Authorities near Austin, Texas, are searching for a woman they say has been crashing weddings and taking gifts.
The woman, who has been dubbed the “Wedding Crasher” by the Comal County sheriff’s office, has been showing up uninvited to weddings in and out of Comal County, posing as a guest and then stealing gifts. The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the woman and is offering up to $4,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
“Let’s not let her ruin anyone else’s special day and bring this crasher to justice,” officials said.
You can contact Comal County Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling (830) 620-8477 or (800) 640-8422. You can also submit tips online or through the “P3 Tips” app.
Update: The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department has released a statement indicating that some details remain unclear following an alleged shooting at a Walmart store on Tuesday.
The full statement:
″On August 6, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in which the caller stated, “There are two black males in the Walmart on Burbank shooting.” Shortly thereafter, Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to find a very chaotic scene.
″Panicked customers were running from the front and rear entrances to the store, and told initial responding Deputies that they could hear “popping” sounds that they believed to be gun shots. Sheriff’s Deputies entered the store, and made an initial security search of the store, to ensure there were no shooting victims in the store, and there was not an active shooting incident that was ongoing. At the same time, another 911 caller advised...
Police say an Alabama man picked the wrong house to burglarize.
Larondrick Macklin is accused of breaking into a home Aug. 1 in Decatur, about 25 miles southwest of Huntsville, according to TV station WBTV.
A woman who lived in the home used a pot of hot grease to defend herself, causing extensive burns to Macklin's face.
Police told WBTV that Macklin was armed with a gun when he was arrested.
After getting medical treatment, he was booked into jail where his bond was set at $300,000.