Author: WNKY Staff

Therapy pigs beaten to death

(WAVE/NBC News) A rash of strange killings and acts of cruelty involving animals has Bullitt County, Kentucky pet owners worried. Two of Sunnie Howell’s therapy pigs were the latest victims. Two of her three pet pigs were brutally beaten, and now she’s trying to draw connections with similar abuse cases in the area. “If it’s not one person doing this…

Large lizard on the loose!

(WFLA) A large lizard is on the loose in North Port, Florida. Last Thursday evening, Erik Merlo thought he heard his girlfriend outside, but when he didn’t see her car, he went for a closer look. Instead of his girlfriend, he found the massive lizard at the door. It was a four foot long Asian Water Monitor. “It was pretty…

American airlines extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations

(NBC News) The nation’s largest airline has announced it will keep the Boeing 737 Max out of service through early September. American Airlines, which had canceled Boeing 737 Max flights through August 19th, will now keep the planes on the ground through September 3rd. The order will effect about 115 flights per day. In March the plane was grounded worldwide…

Student banned from graduation after slamming school in speech

(KGW) A high school graduate in Washington State was banned from graduation Saturday after he previously gave a speech, criticizing his school’s treatment of bullying, harassment and sexual assault. Charles Chandler is an outgoing senior at Heritage High School in Vancouver. He made the controversial speech last week. The Evergreen School District says Chandler’s speech had many inaccuracies, and that…

Lightning strike kills motorcyclist

(WESH) A motorcyclist is dead after being struck by lightning while driving on Florida’s Interstate 95. The Florida Highway Patrol said the lightning strike hit the driver around 2:15 p.m. Sunday as he rode southbound on I-95 near Ormond Beach. The strike cracked the 45-year-old’s helmet, sending him off the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said…

Newborn found abandoned in Georgia woods

(WXIA/NBC News) Georgia investigators are working to determine the identity of a newborn infant found abandoned in a Forsyth County forest. The baby girl was found Thursday night in a plastic bag, but was alive and in good condition. She was taken to a hospital, where the staff unofficially named her “India.” A family who lives nearby and who had…

California’s “sand” fire forces evacuations

(KCRA) Hundreds of firefighters continue to battle a fire in Yolo County, California that sparked Saturday and quickly spread. The “Sand” fire had charred an estimated 2,220 acres and was 20 percent contained as of Sunday afternoon. It burned steep brush-covered slopes near the town of Guinda in the Capay Valley, according to Cal Fire. Evacuations were ordered in areas…

Plane crashes in Oregon neighborhood

(KOBI) A small plane crash-landed in an Oregon neighbourhood Saturday. It happened in the city of Medford. People said the plane hit several trees before sliding along several front yards. The pilot and one passenger were on board when the plane crashed. Both were injured. Police and aviation officials are still investigating. Read more: http://bit.ly/2IxjSH5

Crane collapse leaves one dead, six injured

(NBC News) One person is dead and six others injured after a construction crane collapse in Dallas, Texas. The crane fell onto a high-rise residential building during a severe storm Sunday afternoon. The massive structure ripped through homes and a parking garage as it fell. Five stories of the apartment building were damaged, and the entire block was evacuated. Read…

Democrats to hold first hearing on Mueller report

(NBC News) The House Judiciary Committee holds its first hearing Monday on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election meddling. “We’re going to get to the truth and we’re going to demonstrate that this President must be accountable for his own conduct,” said Democratic Representative David Cicilline of Rhode Island. Mueller found evidence the president tried to obstruct his…