'America's Got Talent' opera star lives in North Port
'America's Got Talent' opera star lives in North Port

'America's Got Talent' contestant Emanne Beasha wowed us all last night on NBC2 with her show-stopping opera performance

Body camera video released of 'DUI bride' arrest
Body camera video released of 'DUI bride' arrest

In the video, Young, wearing a white dress, tells the officers "I just want to get to my wedding."

Florida man who killed Pinky the flamingo was killed by a truck
Florida man who killed Pinky the flamingo was killed by a truck

A man accused of causing the death of Pinky, a beloved flamingo at Busch Gardens, was hit by a truck and died, two months before he was to go on trial.

'The Office' star Jenna Fischer visits Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples
'The Office' star Jenna Fischer visits Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples

The actress posted about her visit on Instagram Monday. 

Taylor Crehan
MUST SEE: Florida dad dives into pool to save son from drowning
MUST SEE: Florida dad dives into pool to save son from drowning

A Florida father was caught on camera diving over a fence and saving his son from drowning

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites
SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites

SpaceX has launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites.

Florida crime rate drops in 2018 crime report
Florida crime rate drops in 2018 crime report

The crime rate in Florida fell by 9.0 percent, according to the 2018 Annual Uniform Crime Report.

Katelyn Massarelli
Coffee may help in battle against obesity, diabetes, researchers say
Coffee may help in battle against obesity, diabetes, researchers say

Researchers at the University of Nottingham published a recent study that says drinking coffee could activate the body's fat-fighting defenses.

Katelyn Massarelli
Video apparently shows passenger rejecting Cam Newton's $1,500 offer to trade seats
Video apparently shows passenger rejecting Cam Newton's $1,500 offer to trade seats

Most of us have to deal with limited leg room when we fly. But Cam Newton was willing to pay big money to make sure he was comfortable during his flight.

Caught on Camera: Nuisance coyote leaves a surprise on Florida mom's security camera
Caught on Camera: Nuisance coyote leaves a surprise on Florida mom's security camera

A Florida mom did not expect this response from a nuisance coyote in her yard.

Emma Green
Two milestones in a minute: New Jersey couple weds, then has baby
Two milestones in a minute: New Jersey couple weds, then has baby

The mother-to-be didn't want to list “fiancé” on the baby’s birth certificate.

How an app reminding you of your inevitable death could make you happier
How an app reminding you of your inevitable death could make you happier

Would you pay for an app that reminds you about death five times a day?

Joseph Ojo
WATCH: Lee County deputies dance to 'Baby Shark' for 3-year-old's birthday
WATCH: Lee County deputies dance to 'Baby Shark' for 3-year-old's birthday

Deputies had a special birthday surprise for a 3-year-old on Sunday.

Emma Green
Marijuana-impaired driving on the rise, AAA reports say
Marijuana-impaired driving on the rise, AAA reports say

An estimated 15 million drivers admitted to driving within an hour of using marijuana, according to a new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Katelyn Massarelli
'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer donated to a cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name
'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer donated to a cancer walk in Alex Trebek's name

ames Holzhauer, the "Jeopardy!" champion who won 32 straight games, earning a total of $2,462,216, has donated a portion of his winnings to a Chicago-area pancreatic cancer walk.

High school loses ACT test answers for 440 rising seniors
High school loses ACT test answers for 440 rising seniors

A North Carolina high school lost ACT test answer sheets for 440 rising seniors who took it on Feb. 20 and March 13. 

Katelyn Massarelli
'Attack squirrel' given meth to stay aggressive
'Attack squirrel' given meth to stay aggressive

An Alabama man denied feeding his pet squirrel meth.

Plane forced to make emergency landing after passenger becomes belligerent
Plane forced to make emergency landing after passenger becomes belligerent

A plane that took off from Pittsburgh headed for Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma City Tuesday when a belligerent passenger became aggressive

A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota
A rare, clockwise-spinning tornado touches down in South Dakota

South Dakota doesn't get a lot of tornadoes, but a twister there last weekend was particularly rare -- because it was spinning clockwise.

Isaiah: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 06/19
Isaiah: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 06/19

Isaiah was a straykitten, but is now a happy and healthy 9-week-old looking for his forever home.

Wednesday, June 19th 2019, 9:10 AM EDT by Chris Markham
Astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life
Astronomers have found two new planets that could potentially support life

Astronomers have pinpointed two planets orbiting a nearby star that meet pretty much every requirement for supporting life.

New poll finds that younger generations are not using deodorant
New poll finds that younger generations are not using deodorant

New polls show that almost 40 percent of younger age groups do not wear deodorant. 

Katelyn Massarelli
Kansas City boy survives knife impaling to his face
Kansas City boy survives knife impaling to his face

A 15-year-old Kansas boy survives knife impaling to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky.

Katelyn Massarelli
Accused arsonist caught by her own cameras setting home on fire
Accused arsonist caught by her own cameras setting home on fire

An apparent feud between homeowners led to an alleged arsonist setting fire to her neighbor's Del City, Oklahoma home, and the alleged crime was caught on cameras that she owned.

Maine father committed to showing his blind 3-year-old the world
Maine father committed to showing his blind 3-year-old the world

Nolan Desmond is blind, but his dad refuses to let it stop him from experiencing the world.

Disney raises prices for most annual passes
Disney raises prices for most annual passes

Disney raised prices for most of its annual passes for visitors from in and out of state.

Katelyn Massarelli
It's a bird, it's a plane, no! It's Spiderman power washing a roof
It's a bird, it's a plane, no! It's Spiderman power washing a roof

With great power comes great pressure-cleaning responsibilities.

Emma Green
Report: The government has paid over $1 billion to dead people
Report: The government has paid over $1 billion to dead people

A recent report says the government paid out over $1 billion in benefits to dead people in 2018 alone.

Dave Elias
Man goes viral after offering free 'Dad Hugs' at Pride parade in Pittsburgh
Man goes viral after offering free 'Dad Hugs' at Pride parade in Pittsburgh

When Scott Dittman learned that his friend was going to the Pittsburgh Pride parade to give out embraces with the LGBTQ advocacy group Free Mom Hugs, he thought that it would be nice to give out some dad hugs, too.

Alligator spotted with steak knife stuck in its head
Alligator spotted with steak knife stuck in its head

Wildlife officials plan to go look for the alligator next week to see if they can help it

Vanessa Bein
Perfectly preserved head of 40,000-year-old Ice Age wolf found in Siberia
Perfectly preserved head of 40,000-year-old Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

People are rushing to this grocery store for its plastic bags
People are rushing to this grocery store for its plastic bags

They feature embarrassing slogans like "Wart Ointment" and "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium."

Emma Green
Snake stows away in man's bag on trip to Hawaii from Florida
Snake stows away in man's bag on trip to Hawaii from Florida

A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii.

Lady Luck: SPCA Pet of the Week 06-12-2019
Lady Luck: SPCA Pet of the Week 06-12-2019

Lady Luck  is this week's Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 9:15 AM EDT
This lobster-stealing seagull photobombed a tourist's Maine excursion, and the photo is wild
This lobster-stealing seagull photobombed a tourist's Maine excursion, and the photo is wild

A woman arrived in southern Maine, found a picturesque lighthouse & a lobster shack within walking distance... little did she know what was coming for her.

Mysterious surveillance video racks up millions of views
Mysterious surveillance video racks up millions of views

A mysterious surveillance video posted by a woman to Facebook has social media users in a tizzy.

David Belleville
A boy with autism broke down at an Orlando theme park. This employee saved the day
A boy with autism broke down at an Orlando theme park. This employee saved the day

While Spider-Man was off-duty, a real-life superhero swung into action to comfort Lenore Koppelman's son.

The Naples Zoo reveals gender of lion cubs in adorable video
The Naples Zoo reveals gender of lion cubs in adorable video

The zoo announced last month that 13-year-old Shani and 10-year-old Masambe welcomed three cubs into the world.

David Belleville
Police officer proposes to girlfriend during traffic stop
Police officer proposes to girlfriend during traffic stop

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in Georgia shared the moment DeKalb County Police Officer John Heart proposed to his now-fiance, Alexis, on Facebook.

David Belleville
Vans unveils Harry Potter sneaker collection
Vans unveils Harry Potter sneaker collection

The collection, released on Friday, includes footwear, clothing and accessories inspired by and named after the four houses from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is available to buy in Europe and the US.

April the giraffe is heading into retirement -- and onto birth control
April the giraffe is heading into retirement -- and onto birth control

Five children are enough for internet celebrity April the giraffe, and the 17-year-old is ready to go on birth control.

Veterans honored on 75th anniversary of D-Day
Veterans honored on 75th anniversary of D-Day

You don't need to go to the movies to see the heroes; we have them right here in Southwest Florida.   

Gabrielle Dawkins
Endangered sea turtle released after getting hooked off Fort Myers Beach
Endangered sea turtle released after getting hooked off Fort Myers Beach

A critically endangered sea turtle was released back into the water after getting hooked by a fisherman on Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday.

David Belleville
'World's first' infinity pool with 360-degree views to be built in London
'World's first' infinity pool with 360-degree views to be built in London

The designs for the 600,000-liter pool and 55-story building, named Infinity London, have been unveiled by Compass Pools.

How therapy dogs are lending a paw to help heal Virginia Beach
How therapy dogs are lending a paw to help heal Virginia Beach

It can be hard to talk about, so one organization is providing some floppy-eared listeners who are ready to lend a helping paw.

Stiles: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 06/05
Stiles: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 06/05

Meet Stiles, who is this week's CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 9:13 AM EDT by Chris Markham
Tara: Augusta Regional SPCA Featured Pet of the Week 06/05
Tara: Augusta Regional SPCA Featured Pet of the Week 06/05

Meet Tara, who is this week's Augusta Regional SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 9:09 AM EDT by Chris Markham
Social media could be making you spend more money
Social media could be making you spend more money

A new report by Charles Schwab claims social media could be to blame for less money in your savings or checking account

Dave Elias
'Harry Potter' will soon add 4 new e-books to the wizarding world
'Harry Potter' will soon add 4 new e-books to the wizarding world

Harry Potter fans can soon go four books deeper into the world of wizarding.

David Belleville
'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer donates $10,000 to a charity that helps kids from dropping out of school
'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer donates $10,000 to a charity that helps kids from dropping out of school

"Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer is donating $10,000 to an educational charity in Nevada, according to CNN affiliate KTNV.

11-foot gator breaks into Clearwater home
11-foot gator breaks into Clearwater home

Police said the homeowner called them after they found the unwelcomed reptile in their kitchen.

David Belleville
The National Spelling Bee has not one -- but 8 champions
The National Spelling Bee has not one -- but 8 champions


The spelling bee was finally over after it went 20 rounds, which included a run of 47 correct words.

Who saved who? Woman adopts dog featured on Meteorologist Jason Dunning's forecast
Who saved who? Woman adopts dog featured on Meteorologist Jason Dunning's forecast

Meteorologist Jason Dunning helps find Buddy a fur-ever home!

Jason Dunning
The world's smallest baby goes home healthy after months in the hospital
The world's smallest baby goes home healthy after months in the hospital

The smallest surviving baby in the world left the hospital five months after she came into the world at a San Diego, California hospital.

Alligator caught roaming around Estero High School
Alligator caught roaming around Estero High School

The school resource officer was notified about the large reptile and helped remove it from the school

Vanessa Bein
Bulbasaur: SPCA Pet of the Week 05-29-2019
Bulbasaur: SPCA Pet of the Week 05-29-2019

Bulbasaur is this week's Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 9:08 AM EDT
Golden Buzzer: The America's Got Talent audition you have to see, and hear, to believe
Golden Buzzer: The America's Got Talent audition you have to see, and hear, to believe

Lee, who is blind and has autism, stunned the crowd with a flawless cover of Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You."

Alex Trebek shares good news after first round of chemo
Alex Trebek shares good news after first round of chemo

In a People Exclusive interview, the game show host said that his doctors are "VERY happy" with the way he's responding to chemo.

Duo attacks Miami Burger King manager after they were denied free french fries
Duo attacks Miami Burger King manager after they were denied free french fries

According to the arrest report, the pair went through the restaurant's drive-thru and asked for free fries, but an employee denied their request

Woman honored for heroic actions that saved her neighbor in Cape Coral
Woman honored for heroic actions that saved her neighbor in Cape Coral

The Cape Coral Police Department awarded a woman the Citizen Commendable Action Coin after she saved her neighbor's life earlier this month.

David Belleville
Ride On: Tricycle donated to little boy with special needs who had his stolen
Ride On: Tricycle donated to little boy with special needs who had his stolen

The Collier County Sheriff's Office delivered some heartwarming news on Monday.

David Belleville
'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings' record
'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings' record

James Holzhauer's "Jeopardy" winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings' record earnings in the next month.

It snowed at the Grand Canyon on Memorial Day
It snowed at the Grand Canyon on Memorial Day

So much for that warm, sunny Memorial Day vacation to the Grand Canyon.

8-foot gator removed from Collier County sidewalk
8-foot gator removed from Collier County sidewalk

The Collier County Sheriff's Office and Ray the Trapper have been busy keeping both wildlife and human life safe.

David Belleville
Lion cubs born at the Naples Zoo for the first time in decades
Lion cubs born at the Naples Zoo for the first time in decades

Shani, a 13-year-old lion, gave birth to her first cub on May 13, and then two more the following morning, according to a press release.

David Belleville
Massive underage bash busted before it even gets started in Florida
Massive underage bash busted before it even gets started in Florida

A massive graduation bash turned into a bust in Martin County, Florida thanks to a tip from a school resource officer.

10-foot gator trapped on Immokalee Road in Collier County
10-foot gator trapped on Immokalee Road in Collier County

Deputies and a trapper wrangled a more than 10-foot long alligator on the road in Collier County early Wednesday morning.

Siggy: SPCA Pet of the Week 05-22-2019
Siggy: SPCA Pet of the Week 05-22-2019

Siggy is this week's Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 9:08 AM EDT
Florida teen with down syndrome is crowned prom queen
Florida teen with down syndrome is crowned prom queen

"I felt like I was stepping into Cinderella. It's always been one of my dreams,.

Coca-Cola is bringing back New Coke in honor of 'Stranger Things'
Coca-Cola is bringing back New Coke in honor of 'Stranger Things'

Coca-Cola is hoping a failed product from the 1980s will help it go viral in 2019.

Baby cut from his mother's womb after she was killed opens his eyes
Baby cut from his mother's womb after she was killed opens his eyes

In the photo, taken Sunday by a student pastor, the baby is being held by his father Yovany Lopez.

Billionaire investor promises to pay off Morehouse College grad's student loans
Billionaire investor promises to pay off Morehouse College grad's student loans

Morehouse College seniors got a surprise Sunday when billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced during his commencement speech that he would pay off the student loan debt for the historically black college's graduating class.

New York police used a photo of Woody Harrelson to arrest his doppelgänger
New York police used a photo of Woody Harrelson to arrest his doppelgänger

Photos of the suspected beer thief looked like Woody Harrelson.

Grumpy Cat, the grouchy-faced furball that launched a thousand memes, dies
Grumpy Cat, the grouchy-faced furball that launched a thousand memes, dies

The furry sensation's family announced her death on Twitter on Friday.

Wow! Monster alligator spotted walking around Sanibel Island parking lot
Vanessa Bein
Age-progressed pictures of most-wanted domestic terrorist suspect released
Age-progressed pictures of most-wanted domestic terrorist suspect released

The FBI released an age-progressed photo of what Donna Joan Borup might look like today.

Cheers! British people get drunk more than anyone else, survey says
Cheers! British people get drunk more than anyone else, survey says

The results of the 2019 Global Drug Survey, published Thursday, revealed that British respondents get drunk more times per year than people from anywhere else.

Hershey’s is replacing the logo on its chocolate bars with emojis
Hershey’s is replacing the logo on its chocolate bars with emojis

The redesign marks the first time Hershey's has changed its milk chocolate bar design since its inception.

Window washers rescued after their out-of-control lift slammed into building
Window washers rescued after their out-of-control lift slammed into building

Emergency crews rescued two window washers Wednesday who were trapped in a material lift basket that was spinning out of control and slamming into the side of Oklahoma City's tallest building.

Phoebe: SPCA Pet of the Week 05/15/2019
Phoebe: SPCA Pet of the Week 05/15/2019

Phoebe is this week's Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019, 9:07 AM EDT
All Smiles: 'Project Dentists Care' is changing lives with free services
All Smiles: 'Project Dentists Care' is changing lives with free services

Dr. William Truax, or Dr. Bill as he's called, is known for making people smile.

Lisa Spooner
Waiter returns lost $424K check to customer who refused to tip him
Waiter returns lost $424K check to customer who refused to tip him

The woman did not tip her waiter after her meal. After he returned her check worth nearly half a million dollars, she tried to tip him but he graciously declined.

Study claims your Uber or Lyft ride has more bacteria than your toilet
Study claims your Uber or Lyft ride has more bacteria than your toilet

Next time you grab an Uber or Lyft, have your hand sanitizer handy

Snake turns up in washing machine smelling 'like Downy'
Snake turns up in washing machine smelling 'like Downy'

An escaped pet snake that apparently slithered into a suburban Chicago family's washing machine ended up smelling like fabric softener after going through the wash.

3-legged bear spotted in Seminole County
3-legged bear spotted in Seminole County

Florida wildlife officials say a three-legged bear has been spotted in Seminole County and so far, the bear seems to be doing well.

Trappers wrangle with 9-foot gator near Golden Gate bus stop
Trappers wrangle with 9-foot gator near Golden Gate bus stop

The nine-foot gator was found as kids were waiting at a nearby bus stop!

David Belleville
Watch: Bus driver saves student from speeding car
Watch: Bus driver saves student from speeding car

The teen was headed off the bus when a car whizzed past the bus' door. Fortunately, the driver was able to yank him back into the bus.

Coleson: SPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 05/08
Coleson: SPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 05/08

Coleson is this week's Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, May 8th 2019, 9:11 AM EDT
Does chewing gum help you lose weight?
Does chewing gum help you lose weight?

One study concluded that chewing gum suppresses appetite, especially the desire for sweets, and reduces snack intake.

MUST SEE: Photographer snaps pictures of snake inside alligator's mouth at Florida nature reserve
MUST SEE: Photographer snaps pictures of snake inside alligator's mouth at Florida nature reserve

They said the snake tried its best to get away from the gator, but the gator prevailed, and had the snake for lunch

Vanessa Bein
One Last Wish: Man marries his love hours before he dies of cancer
One Last Wish: Man marries his love hours before he dies of cancer

In a little more than 48-hours, the eastern Iowa community came together for the ceremony.

Swarming bees lead to delay at start of Giants-Reds game
Swarming bees lead to delay at start of Giants-Reds game

The game started almost 20 minutes late.

Meghan Markle gives birth to first baby, a baby boy
Meghan Markle gives birth to first baby, a baby boy

The baby boy weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces

Soldier visiting Hawaii national park falls into active volcano
Soldier visiting Hawaii national park falls into active volcano

The 32-year-old solider visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park fell from a 300 foot cliff at Kilauea caldera's edge after losing his footing.

'Jeopardy!' contestant ties for the 2nd longest winning streak in the show's history
'Jeopardy!' contestant ties for the 2nd longest winning streak in the show's history


James Holzhauer won his 20th game of "Jeopardy!" Wednesday, which means he now ties for the second-longest winning streak in the show's history.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner married by Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner married by Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas

News of the wedding emerged after US DJ Diplo posted a series of videos on Instagram.

Instagram is testing hiding your likes
Instagram is testing hiding your likes

On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app announced it is running a test in Canada starting later this week that hides the total number of likes on photos and videos.

Florida man posts phony 'Secretary Wanted' sign after breaking into business
Florida man posts phony 'Secretary Wanted' sign after breaking into business

Jeffrey Bellomo, 28, allegedly broke into Custom Pools by Precision Inc. off of Tamiami Trail on Saturday and quickly made himself at home.

David Belleville
Seagull's debut on London traffic cam goes viral
Seagull's debut on London traffic cam goes viral

London's traffic authorities shared a video of the bird photobombing a local traffic camera.

Duo impersonates officers to try to break partner out of jail
Duo impersonates officers to try to break partner out of jail

A duo from DeSoto County is accused of impersonating law enforcement officers to try to break someone out of jail.

David Belleville
'Game of Thrones' epic battle sets viewership record
'Game of Thrones' epic battle sets viewership record

"The Long Night" broke the record set by the season premiere just two weeks ago when 17.4 million viewers tuned in.

Knock, knock! Florida woman finds gator at her front door
Knock, knock! Florida woman finds gator at her front door

A Florida woman came home to an unwanted guest at her front door.

Google the name 'Thanos' from 'Avengers: Endgame' for a special treat
Google the name 'Thanos' from 'Avengers: Endgame' for a special treat

Easter may be over, but Google has a special "Avengers: Endgame"-themed "Easter egg" in honor of the blockbuster film.

Netflix may have to say goodbye to 'The Office' and 'Friends'
Netflix may have to say goodbye to 'The Office' and 'Friends'

Some of the greatest American sitcoms of our generation, from "The Office" to "Friends," could be leaving Netflix, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Han: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 04/24
Han: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 04/24

Han is our featured pet of the week.

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 9:00 AM EDT
Your boss' bad mood really does affect the rest of the office
Your boss' bad mood really does affect the rest of the office

Negative emotions can be detrimental to the office: they can hurt productivity, morale and quality of work and can increase absenteeism.

Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds
Skipping breakfast tied to higher risk of heart-related death, study finds

Whether you eat breakfast might be linked with your risk of dying early from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

Person in Easter Bunny costume gets into fight in Orlando
Person in Easter Bunny costume gets into fight in Orlando

In one of the more bizarre videos you're likely to see, a police officer had to step in to break up a fight involving... The Easter Bunny?

Man arrested for using pet iguana as a weapon at Perkins restaurant
Man arrested for using pet iguana as a weapon at Perkins restaurant

An odd scene that left an iguana injured and a man behind bars played out at an Ohio restaurant on Tuesday.

DuckTales: Cape Coral officers rescue two ducklings trapped in storm drain
DuckTales: Cape Coral officers rescue two ducklings trapped in storm drain

The police department released body cam footage of the rescue on Wednesday morning.

David Belleville
Paul: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 04/17/2019
Paul: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 04/17/2019

This is Paul, he is 15-years-old. Wouldn't it be wonderful if he could live out his final days at the feet of a human companion? He's available at CASPCA.org. 

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 11:30 AM EDT by Hailey Wilt
Shocking video shows a utility worker escape death during severe weather
Shocking video shows a utility worker escape death during severe weather

A utility worker in New Jersey narrowly escaped death last weekend during severe weather, and it was all caught on video.

David Belleville
Fort Myers police raise $11.5K to feed students during summer break
Fort Myers police raise $11.5K to feed students during summer break

While many kids often look forward to summer break, for others, it means going without a regular meal.

David Belleville
WATCH: First Star Wars Episode IX trailer released
WATCH: First Star Wars Episode IX trailer released

The first trailer from the final installment of Skywalker Saga of Star Wars was released Friday.

Florida man hacks into Western Union computers and steals $32K
Florida man hacks into Western Union computers and steals $32K

The man got access to the computers by pretending to print out his flight itinerary from a thumb drive

How 'Game of Thrones' conquered TV with drama and dragons
How 'Game of Thrones' conquered TV with drama and dragons

Those uninitiated in the "Game of Thrones" phenomenon must surely wonder what all the fuss is about, especially as the HBO drama becomes increasingly difficult to avoid in the build-up to its series finale.

Prince Harry, Meghan to keep baby arrival plans private
Prince Harry, Meghan to keep baby arrival plans private

Prince Harry and his heavily pregnant wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, say they have decided to keep plans around their baby's arrival private.

Watch the Dwyane Wade commercial everybody is talking about
Watch the Dwyane Wade commercial everybody is talking about

Dwyane Wade's wife was slapping his backside in celebration.

Florida man arrested after walking into hospital naked
Florida man arrested after walking into hospital naked

Fort Myers man was arrested for indecent exposure after showing up to Lee Memorial Hospital naked on Sunday.

David Belleville
Man breaks single-day 'Jeopardy!' record with $110K victory
Man breaks single-day 'Jeopardy!' record with $110K victory

A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings.

Florida man buys $8M island then steals from Kmart, police say
Florida man buys $8M island then steals from Kmart, police say

Police in Florida say a man who bought an $8 million island off Key West is accused in a scheme to steal $300 in household items from Kmart.

Tiny bees feeding off tears found in woman's eye
Tiny bees feeding off tears found in woman's eye

The miniscule insects, known as sweat bees, are 3 to 4 millimeters (0.12-0.16 inches) in length, according to CNN affiliate CTS.

Arrest made in 1973 murders of teenage tourists on Virginia Beach
Arrest made in 1973 murders of teenage tourists on Virginia Beach

New York police arrested an 80-year-old man accused of killing two teenage tourists at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront back in 1973.

Would you try this orange-flavored 'Trump Tonic' vodka?
Would you try this orange-flavored 'Trump Tonic' vodka?

Trump Tonic, an orange-flavored vodka is being made inside an old post office in Newport, Arkansas, and could be coming to a store shelf near you.

Video shows SUV smash into man on gym treadmill
Video shows SUV smash into man on gym treadmill

Dramatic video shows the moment a car crashed through the window of a gym in California last month.

Alligator pulled out of storm drain in Cape Coral
Alligator pulled out of storm drain in Cape Coral

Alligators are becoming more active as temperatures rise.

Alex Howard
Florida family finds stranger asleep on their front porch with loaded shotgun
Florida family finds stranger asleep on their front porch with loaded shotgun

A family in Haines City woke up to a surprise Thursday morning when they found a stranger asleep on their front porch with a loaded, altered shotgun.

Sunday, April 7th 2019, 2:27 PM EDT
Woman finds out she's one of at least 30 siblings thanks to DNA testing
Woman finds out she's one of at least 30 siblings thanks to DNA testing

Shauna Harrison knows that every morning she could wake up to learn she has a new sibling.

Odyssey: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 04/03
Odyssey: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 04/03

Odyssey is a kitten and it this week's Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 9:05 AM EDT by Chris Markham
13-year-old buys car for single mom by doing yard work, trading Xbox
13-year-old buys car for single mom by doing yard work, trading Xbox

A 13-year-old in Nevada earned enough money by doing yard work and trading his Xbox to surprise his mother with a car.

Burger King is testing out the 'Impossible Whopper' for vegetarians
Burger King is testing out the 'Impossible Whopper' for vegetarians

Burger King has a plan to bring in new customers and encourage existing ones to buy more often: Vegetarian Whoppers.

We will run out of avocados if the President shuts down the U.S. Mexico border
We will run out of avocados if the President shuts down the U.S. Mexico border

A good chunk of our veggies and fruits are grown in Mexico

Klepto Canine: Shelter dog steals anything he can
Klepto Canine: Shelter dog steals anything he can

A 4-year-old lab mix named Kevin, who's up for adoption at the Austin Animal Center, is a bit of a kleptomaniac.

'Avengers: Endgame' promises to be a very long sit
'Avengers: Endgame' promises to be a very long sit

Saving the universe from Thanos is a big job, which might explain why "Avengers: Endgame" promises to be a very long sit.

Bacon Bit: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 03/27
Bacon Bit: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 03/27

Bacon Bit is our featured pet of the week.

Wednesday, March 27th 2019, 9:09 AM EDT
Florida woman runs naked across highway in Flagler Beach
Florida woman runs naked across highway in Flagler Beach

A driver took video of a bizarre scene Friday as a woman ran naked across I-95 in north Florida, dodging cars while running from the median to where her car was parked on the outside shoulder.

95-year-old WWII vet takes 4 buses to attend march after New Zealand mosque attacks
95-year-old WWII vet takes 4 buses to attend march after New Zealand mosque attacks

A 95-year-old World War II veteran says he was so saddened by the horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, that he took four buses to attend a solidarity march against racism in Auckland.

Spanish word on Mexican restaurant's menu sends man into tirade
Spanish word on Mexican restaurant's menu sends man into tirade

The owner of Palapas Tacos said the man could not understand the special's board because one word was in Spanish.

Man allegedly sprays Axe body spray in his mouth to hide alcohol scent
Man allegedly sprays Axe body spray in his mouth to hide alcohol scent

Authorities in South Carolina say a man sprayed Axe body spray in his mouth to cover the smell of alcohol as deputies approached during a traffic stop.

Flight bound for Germany mistakenly lands in Scotland
Flight bound for Germany mistakenly lands in Scotland

Passengers on the British Airways plane from London to Dusseldorf were met with a surprise Monday morning - when their plane touched down in Scotland.

Firefighters rescue dog who fell into Cape Coral canal
Firefighters rescue dog who fell into Cape Coral canal

Fire crews in Cape Coral rescued a very good girl who found herself in a bit of trouble on Monday.

David Belleville
13 'Florida Man' stories to celebrate National Florida Day
13 'Florida Man' stories to celebrate National Florida Day

National Florida Day is recognized on January 25th each year, and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of some of the most read "Florida Man" stories of the last year.

David Belleville
A rare giant sunfish weighing more than a car washes up on a beach in Australia
A rare giant sunfish weighing more than a car washes up on a beach in Australia

A weird-looking, enormous sunfish was discovered by two fishermen on the shore at Coorong National Park in South Australia over the weekend.

Kale is healthy, but is it dangerous?
Kale is healthy, but is it dangerous?

Kale just joined the list of 12 fruits and veggies with the most pesticide residues.

London: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 03/20
London: CASPCA's Featured Pet of the Week 03/20

London is our featured pet of the week.

Wednesday, March 20th 2019, 9:06 AM EDT
New & Old: Headliners announced for Woodstock 50
New & Old: Headliners announced for Woodstock 50

Some original Woodstock festival artists will also perform, including Santana, Dead & Company, David Crosby and John Fogerty.

Photo of firefighter carrying elderly woman up stairs goes viral
Photo of firefighter carrying elderly woman up stairs goes viral

It's now been shared more than 100,000 times on Facebook.

A massive meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere... and everyone missed it
A massive meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere... and everyone missed it

While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Earth's surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima.

Teddy bear found after boy with autism calls 911
Teddy bear found after boy with autism calls 911

A boy with autism called 911 for help when his teddy bear went missing, and then hung up.

Florida man accused of throwing pancake batter faces battery charge
Florida man accused of throwing pancake batter faces battery charge

A 45-year-old Florida man is accused of throwing a bowl of pancake batter at a woman who was making dinner.

A woman lost her boyfriend at Epcot. Then Facebook hilarity ensued
A woman lost her boyfriend at Epcot. Then Facebook hilarity ensued

A couple had the chance to experience a real-life version of "Where's Waldo?"

Jelly Belly creator introduces CBD-infused jelly beans
Jelly Belly creator introduces CBD-infused jelly beans

The marijuana extract cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has become popular in states that have legalized medical marijuana.

Toby: CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week 03/15
Toby: CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week 03/15

Toby is this week's CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Friday, March 15th 2019, 9:08 AM EDT
Marvel releases new Avengers: Endgame trailer
Marvel releases new Avengers: Endgame trailer

Don't worry, no spoilers here.

David Belleville
Dream Job: Becoming a beer archaeologist
Dream Job: Becoming a beer archaeologist

Beer archaeologist. Yeah. That's a thing.

New Disney Star Wars theme park lands set opening dates
New Disney Star Wars theme park lands set opening dates

The Millennium Falcon is blasting off from Disneyland on May 31 with the opening of the California theme park's massive Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion.

Dying man gets bucket list wish fulfilled with a call from President Trump
Dying man gets bucket list wish fulfilled with a call from President Trump

Jay Barrett had one big wish on top of his bucket list: meet or talk to President Donald Trump before he dies.

Busch Gardens building world's fastest, steepest hybrid coaster
Busch Gardens building world's fastest, steepest hybrid coaster

usch Gardens Tampa Bay says it's building the fastest and steepest hybrid roller coaster in the world.

SeaWorld Orlando's Sesame Street opens at end of month
SeaWorld Orlando's Sesame Street opens at end of month

People can get to Sesame Street by way of SeaWorld, starting later this month.

Teacher wins $10K for reading fine print in insurance policy
Teacher wins $10K for reading fine print in insurance policy

A Florida travel insurance company has awarded a Georgia high school teacher $10,000 for reading the fine print in a policy she recently purchased.

Florida man captures video of Tesla driver asleep at the wheel in California
Florida man captures video of Tesla driver asleep at the wheel in California

A startling cell phone video appears to show a man asleep at the wheel while his car is on autopilot on a busy Los Angeles freeway.

'Larry' the giant gator becomes a celebrity in a Florida retirement community
'Larry' the giant gator becomes a celebrity in a Florida retirement community

A retirement community in Florida is home to a giant alligator named Larry, who is respected, protected, and celebrated by his human neighbors.

At almost $19 million, this Bugatti is the most expensive new car ever sold
At almost $19 million, this Bugatti is the most expensive new car ever sold

It is not news that Bugatti makes very expensive automobiles. A Bugatti Chiron, the brand's basic model, costs about $3 million. Bugatti's latest creation, though, sets a new bar in price and exclusivity.

HBO releases trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones
David Belleville
Student applies to wrong college, gets free flight for campus tour
Student applies to wrong college, gets free flight for campus tour

A Louisiana student's mistake recently went viral and led to opportunities she'd never really considered.

Deputies cheer for girl who beat cancer on her first day back to school
Deputies cheer for girl who beat cancer on her first day back to school

The first day of kindergarten is arguably the most memorable arrival at school.

George H.W. Bush's former service dog Sully has a new job with the US Navy
George H.W. Bush's former service dog Sully has a new job with the US Navy

Sully H.W. Bush, the former service dog to late President George H.W. Bush, has started a new job with the US Navy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.

A student couldn't find a babysitter, so his professor held his baby during class
A student couldn't find a babysitter, so his professor held his baby during class

It's a viral moment that speaks to so many things: lack of childcare. The drive to seek an education. And compassion from others.

Weight Watchers is getting crushed by keto
Weight Watchers is getting crushed by keto

Shares of Weight Watchers fell more than 33% after the company shocked Wall Street with poor earnings and sales.

Cape Coral woman runs from police because she wanted a cheeseburger
Cape Coral woman runs from police because she wanted a cheeseburger

Tiara Crace, 26, was caught speeding on Del Prado Boulevard shortly after 3 a.m. when an officer tried to pull her over, police said. She didn't stop.

David Belleville
Snake on a Plane: Australian python makes 9,000-mile flight in woman's shoe
Snake on a Plane: Australian python makes 9,000-mile flight in woman's shoe

It's the Samuel L. Jackson sequel we've all been waiting for: A Scottish woman has survived a real-life case of a snake on a plane, finding a python curled up in her shoe after a 9,000 mile flight from Australia.

Yikes! Mountain lion hangs outside California home
Yikes! Mountain lion hangs outside California home

A mountain lion was spotted on a family's home surveillance camera wandering around the house, hanging out at their front door.  

Divers encounter great white shark while spearfishing off Florida coast
Divers encounter great white shark while spearfishing off Florida coast

A group of divers in Florida came face-to-face with a great white shark in a heart-stopping experience that was caught on camera.

A lovely quest: Valentine's balloons travel 900 miles
A lovely quest: Valentine's balloons travel 900 miles

A bouquet of Valentine's balloons swept away by the wind travel 900 miles, from Kentucky to New York, in 24 hours.

Mr. Bubbles: CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week 02/22
Mr. Bubbles: CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week 02/22

Mr. Bubbles is this week's CASPCA Featured Pet of the Week.

Friday, February 22nd 2019, 8:13 AM EST by Chris Markham
Florida man fights off coyote with coffee cup
Florida man fights off coyote with coffee cup

Ben Pool says he used his stainless steel coffee mug to fight off an aggressive coyote that attacked his dog.

Army veteran find lost uniform in antique store, owner gives it to him free
Army veteran find lost uniform in antique store, owner gives it to him free

An US Army veteran Xenos Lopez found his lost uniform in a California antique store.

Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation raises more than $1M
Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation raises more than $1M

For the 17th consecutive year, The Bobby Nichols Foundation hosted its annual celebrity pro-am at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers on Monday.

Dog rescued after getting stuck deep under driveway
Dog rescued after getting stuck deep under driveway

A very good girl ended up in a very bad situation on Monday after getting stuck in a culvert under a driveway.

Devin Turk
Emojis on license plates? LOL it's about to be a thing
Emojis on license plates? LOL it's about to be a thing

Emojis already light up text messages, social media, advertisements, even a movie. Now they're about to hit Australian roads.

In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling
In France, the Force is strong with lightsaber dueling

Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must.

'El Chompo:' Gator found guarding drug house
'El Chompo:' Gator found guarding drug house

Authorities say three Pennsylvania men charged with drug trafficking and related offenses kept an alligator to protect their merchandise.

Super snow moon, 2019's biggest supermoon, lights up the sky
Super snow moon, 2019's biggest supermoon, lights up the sky

February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year.

Thank you for being a fan: 'Golden Girls'-themed cruise to set sail in 2020
Thank you for being a fan: 'Golden Girls'-themed cruise to set sail in 2020

"Golden Girls" fans have been given the biggest gift, but they'll have to get on board next winter to see the card attached.

Crews rescue horses from frozen lake
Crews rescue horses from frozen lake

Crews rescued two horses that escaped a farm and fell through the ice in the middle of a frozen lake near Stroudsburg.

Sisters separated in foster care meet for the first time on Fort Myers Beach
Sisters separated in foster care meet for the first time on Fort Myers Beach

Imagine growing up in your hometown with a sibling living just miles away, but never know it.

David Belleville
Special Olympics couple get engaged in heartwarming video
Special Olympics couple get engaged in heartwarming video

A surprise proposal took place Saturday morning during a Zumba class at a YMCA in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Woman becomes first openly autistic person to practice law in Florida
Woman becomes first openly autistic person to practice law in Florida

At 3, Haley Moss was diagnosed with autism and doctors thought she may never be able to work a minimum wage job or live on her own. Last month, she became the first openly autistic person to be admitted to the Florida Bar.

Meet Officer Mugshot, the little pup helping a Florida police department
Meet Officer Mugshot, the little pup helping a Florida police department

Police K9 officers are usually known for their size, strength, and fierceness, but one Florida police department has a K9 that makes a different kind of statement. 

Dispatches from the bottom of Belize's Blue Hole
Dispatches from the bottom of Belize's Blue Hole

A team of scientists -- including Virgin billionaire Richard Branson -- has returned from a groundbreaking mission to the bottom of Belize's Great Blue Hole with exciting findings.

Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car
Florida inmates help rescue baby locked in car

"A lot of them, like these individuals, they know they made bad mistakes, bad choices, but they want to do the right thing in life."

'Momoas' for sale! Girl Scout markets her cookies with picture of Jason Mamoa
'Momoas' for sale! Girl Scout markets her cookies with picture of Jason Mamoa

Competition this time of year has Girl Scouts coming up with creative ways to sell the most cookies. 

It's a girl! Berlin zoo's baby polar bear has 1st checkup
It's a girl! Berlin zoo's baby polar bear has 1st checkup

Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl.".

Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack
Runner who suffocated mountain lion with his foot describes the attack

Last Monday, Travis Kauffman went for a run near Fort Collins, Colorado. Little did he know his workout would include suffocating a mountain lion.