Author: WNKY Staff

Dog’s best friend: hiker rescues pup stuck in cave

(WFLA) Joe Dunn loves exploring. On any given weekend, you’ll find him out and about in the woods, looking for nuggets of Florida history. It’s a passion that runs as deep as some of the areas where he hikes, like the Withlacoochee State Forest in Levy County. Just last weekend, Joe documented an incredible rescue where a little life was…

Police K9 attacks bystander

(WFLA) A Bradenton, Florida woman is recovering from a severe dog bite after a Manatee County Sheriff’s K9 attacked her as it chased after teens who’d stolen a car. It started early Monday night Manatee County deputies spotted a stolen Ford Flex. Three men inside bailed out, but a K9 handler and his dog were right behind. “I was screaming…

Parkland parents applaud deputy’s arrest

(NBC News) The school resource officer who failed to confront a gunman who shot and killed 17 students and staff at a Parkland, Florida high school appeared in court Wednesday. Scot Peterson was arrested Tuesday and charged with eleven counts in connection with his failure to act during the massacre. Peterson appeared via videolink for his initial court appearance. Bond…

Remembering D-Day

(NBC News) Surviving veterans of D-Day are gathering in Normandy ahead of the 75th anniversary of the massive World War II offensive. Many were just kids when they were called upon to fight in the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history. “We were still wet behind the ears, and we were all buddies,” says George Sarros. Their…

Former Franklin police officer pleads guilty to federal obstruction charge

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A former Franklin police officer pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding. Vickie M. Kristiansen, who worked for the Franklin Police Department and was assigned to the South Central Kentucky Drug Force at the time of the allegations from 2013 to 2015, admitted guilt in obstructing the investigation into a…

Warren County Sheriff warns of phony veterans scam

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of a new phone scam, where the scammer is claiming to raise money for a a local veterans’ organization. According to the sheriff’s office, someone is calling businesses in the Bowling Green area, seeking donations for the AMVETS Post in Bowling Green. The sheriff’s office says the AMVETS Post…

2-year-old dies in clothes dryer

(WTLV/NBC News) The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl found dead in Waycross over the weekend. The Brantley County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with First Coast News that the child died in a clothes dryer. Sources say the girl’s mother found the toddler in the dryer Sunday morning, and believes the child…

104-year-old fisherman catches a 94-year-old girlfriend

(KUSA) 96 years after casting his first line, a 104-year-old World War II veteran is now fishing at the water’s edge in Colorado, with his 94-year-old girlfriend by his side. Harold Nelson says he’s been hooked on fishing ever since he was 8 years old. He later joined the military, and served in the third infantry during World War II,…