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Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a 4-year-old child died after being left in a car for several hours in downtown Williamsport.
Police dispatched to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. Friday reported that upon the arrival of emergency personnel, the child was removed and first aid was administered.
The child, whose identity and gender weren't released, was rushed to Williamsport Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Hundreds of animal shelters are partnering with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo to help find loving homes for deserving animals as part of the second nationwide Clear the Shelters adoption event. Use #ClearTheShelters to join the conversation on social media!
Parrie Henderson-O'Keefe's son Peirman has a surprise waiting for him for his 16th birthday: an iguana named after a rare Pokemon character that he met at an animal shelter in Washington, D.C.
He took to the 2-year-old iguana, Charizard, as soon as he saw her at the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League on Thursday, scratching her neck as she shed an old layer of skin. She crawled onto his shoulder when he picked her up.
The shelter is one of more than 680 shelters participating on Saturday in Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive sponsored by NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo.
Among the other more unusual animals adopted Saturday were chickens, a pigeon, two fire-bellied toads, ferrets, rabbits, parakeets, guinea pigs and mice.
The mother of a 2-year-old Miami girl believed to have been missing since November told a judge Thursday that the child was dead.
As Miami Police continued their search for Angela, who was possibly last seen in November 2015, Marjorie Dufrene told Judge Cindy Lederman that the toddler "was no longer with us," according to audio recordings of the court hearing obtained by the Miami Herald.
When pressed on if she meant the girl had died, Dufrene told Judge Lederman "right." The 30-year-old mother said her daughter died "sometime last year," the Herald reported.
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Is the pet you picked up from the shelter having trouble adjusting at home?
Don't worry, you're not alone.
Take Tucker, for example. He had some behavioral issues after he was adopted from the East Bay SCPA in Oakland last year and his family didn't know how to handle them. They brought him back, just in time for Clear the Shelters in 2015, according to shelter spokeswoman Grace Reddy. Tucker ended up finding his forever home with a volunteer during the event.
Plenty of shelter pets don't take to their new surroundings for one reason or another. Ten percent of all the animals brought to the East Bay SPCA are returns, Reddy said.
"We don't mind that," she said. "If it's not a match, for whatever reason, we don't ask questions."
It turns out, there are many reasons why it might not work out with your shelter pet, and shelters are always happy to take animals back.
As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.
New Orleans is the favorite, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press. The person said the league and city are "deep in negotiations" to stage the game there for a third time.
Plainfield Police Department
Connecticut police arrested a man after they say he crashed his car while drunk, fled the scene and then allegedly assaulted an officer.
Police responded to reports of an overturned vehicle in a field off All Hallows Road in the Wauregan section of Plainfield just before 10 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found the Ford Ranger unoccupied.
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Police in Maine are searching for a burglary suspect who wore a Donald Trump mask when he robbed two convenience stores in Buxton Wednesday.
According to necn affiliate WCSH, the suspect used a baseball bat to break the front glass door at the Lows' Variety and the Main Street Variety, both in Bar Mills.
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The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians.
A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings during what had been a peaceful protest of recent police shootings of black men.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's pick to become the next vice president of the United States, Clinton told supporters Friday evening.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said in a text message Friday evening she was "thrilled" to share that she has selected Kaine as her running mate.
His guiding principle is "the belief that you can make a difference through public service," Clinton's Twitter account said.
A steady Clinton surrogate in recent campaign appearances, Kaine was at a fundraiser in Newport, Rhode Island, Friday night when the announcement was made. He is honored to be Clinton's running mate, he tweeted soon after the news broke.
A 20,000-acre wildfire in mountains just north of Los Angeles and its suburbs is a threat to 1,500 homes, fire officials said Saturday.
Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief says a wind shift is expected Saturday afternoon and communities have been put on alert. In the event of extreme fire behavior 45,000 homes could be threatened, largely in the San Fernando Valley, he said.
By Saturday afternoon, the fire had destroyed one structure. As many as 100 commercial buildings were also threatened.
All residents in Sand Canyon from Lost Canyon to Bear Divide were ordered to evacuate.
Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
"This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice," Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's Criminal Division Leslie Caldwell announced in a statement.
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