Author: WNKY Staff

Phoenix family demands justice after violent police stop

(NBC News) A Phoenix, Arizona couple held at gunpoint by police after an alleged shoplifting incident say apologies aren’t enough…and they’re planning to sue. Dravon Ames said Monday that he feared his family would be “executed” by police when they were pulled over in early May shortly after leaving a Family Dollar store. Video of the stop show officers pointing…

CDC issues measles travel warning

(NBC News) A new Centers for Disease Control report is raising concerns that travelers visiting Europe could bring home not just memories, but potentially new measles cases. Health experts say the region is experiencing a spike in measles, up 300 percent in the first three months of this year compared to the same time frame of last year. The majority…

Dog owner hides pitbull after mauling

(WTMJ) A 4-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin boy is been recovering after he was mauled by a dog. The Kiely family said the dog belongs to an acquaintance who stopped by the house last Monday. Security video from the home in showed a white pitbull tied to the front porch. Immediately after Colin Kiely tried to pet it the dog lunged at…

10-year-old drag queen gets show of support

(KGW) An LGBTQ+ group offered protection for a 10-year-old drag queen at Portland, Oregon’s Pride Parade Sunday, after online backlash had their family fearing for their safety. Sparkle, who uses the pronouns they/them, had received a lot of support online, but after an all-ages drag show performance, Sparkle, and her mother Michelle Porter, started to receive hateful comments online. “It…

Salon teaches dads how to style daughters’ hair

(WKYC) An Ohio beauty salon is working to make sure dads have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to do their daughters’ hair. Tieya Riggins is the owner of Natruelly Mee in Rocky River. “Doing hair for me is just, it’s a passion and it’s a passion for me to teach other people to do hair too,” said Riggins….

Teen credits iPhone app, bible for saving her life

(WXII) A North Carolina teen is spreading awareness about the benefits of phone-tracking apps, which she says helped save her life following a car crash in Surry County last weekend. 17-year-old Macy Smith’s car hydroplaned and flipped over before going down a ravine on June 7. With her arm pinned under the car, Smith said she couldn’t find her phone,…

Father drowns saving son

(KVLY/NBC News) A Minnesota father is being hailed as a hero after sacrificing his own life to save his 3-year-old son. Officials in Detroit Lakes say 31-year-old Christopher Schultz died Saturday while working to save the boy from drowning. Witnesses say Schultz and his son were fishing when the 3-year-old fell off the bridge the pair were standing on. Schultz…