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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Ebola Quarantine Acceptable to New Jersey Voters

A poll conducted in New Jersey revealed that most voters agreed with Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to quarantine a nurse from Maine who had recently spent time in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders member Kaci Hickox returned from Sierra Leone …

Olivia Munn Offers Relationship Advice

Former G4 Network Attack of the Show! co-host Olivia Munn revealed to E! News how she makes her relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers work, during the final season premiere event of her hit HBO show The Newsroom. …

OJ Simpson Files Appeal in Nevada Court

Football hall of famer O.J. Simpson filed an appeal to be released from a Nevada prison Friday, where he has been serving a 33-year sentence, after being convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery stemming from an incident in a Las …

June Shannon Reportedly Dating Sex Offender

June Shannon, also known as “Mama June,” the matriarchal figure featured on the popular TLC network reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, is reportedly dating a convicted child molester – which may have halted any future production of the …

Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Activists Arrested

On Saturday, fourteen members of the animal rights activist group Sea Shepherd were arrested on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic, after attempting to stop the slaughter of 33 pilot whales. Locally, the culling of the whales …

Ex-Ravens OL Jensen Treated for Severe Sleep Apnea

Not long before being cut from the Baltimore Ravens roster on Saturday, offensive lineman Ryan Jensen was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, a disorder which can be life-threatening, if left untreated. Jensen was picked up by the Ravens in the …

PETA Offering Reward for Squirrel Kicker Identity

In a video that went viral online, an unnamed Frenchman was shown kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now the UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $17,000 reward for …

Saudi Arabian Man Suspected of Having Ebola Dies

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health said that a citizen of that country who died Wednesday in Jeddah is suspected of having contracted Ebola while on a recent business trip to Sierra Leone. Saudi laboratories certified by the World Health …

Oklahoma Teen Missionary Accused of Rape in Kenya

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma accused of raping and molesting children in Kenya was ordered by a judge to remain in custody on Tuesday. There had been a ruling on Monday allowing the teen to be bailed out for $10,000 …

Married Police Officers Murder Daughter’s Boyfriend

Two Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers who are married to one another have been charged in the shooting death of the 19-year-old boyfriend of their daughter. Jeremy Lake was found shot to death in the street near downtown Tulsa Tuesday evening, …

Ohio Walmart Shooting Bystander Collapses and Dies

An innocent bystander collapsed and later died while fleeing a shooting incident at a Walmart store in Beavercreek, Ohio Tuesday. Beavercreek police shot John Crawford, 22, of Fairfield, Ohio after he refused to stop waving a gun at shoppers. He …

Serial Stowaway Arrested at LAX Sans Ticket

A 62-year-old woman was arrested after the flight she was on touched down at Los Angeles International Airport, after bypassing a ticket check at Mineta San Jose International Airport, where the flight originated. The stowaway was not deemed a threat …

Manslaughter Charge in Arkansas Missing Persons Case

The bodies of an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son were discovered in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains on July 29, concluding a four-day search. Now the mother of the infant has been charged with manslaughter. Brian Floyd, …

Ronda Rousey Seeks to Be World’s Highest-Paid Actor

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey said in an interview with ESPN that she “want(s) to be the highest-grossing actor in the world someday.” Rousey, 27, will appear in three movies coming out within a year, The Expendables 3, Entourage …

Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ the Size of Connecticut

Oceanic researchers revealed that a man-made “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico has bloomed to roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dead zones are hypoxic areas in large …

Second Overdose Death At Mad Decent Block Party

During an outdoor music festival organized by record label Mad Decent in Columbia, Maryland on Friday, two fans died of apparent drug overdoses, and an additional 19 were transported to an area hospital. An unnamed 17-year-old male from Virginia, who …

Bruce Jenner Debuts Tangerine Mullet

Bruce Jenner, patriarch of the first family of reality television and self-proclaimed world’s greatest athlete, was spotted sporting a new mullet-esque hairdo on Friday in Calabasas, California at a local Starbucks. Jenner, 64, who is no stranger to reinventing his …

American General Killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army two star major general was killed today, and 15 other soldiers were wounded, in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. The shooting occurred at Camp Qargha, a military academy situated roughly 11 miles west of …

Second Ebola Infected Patient Arrives in Atlanta

A North Carolina missionary who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia was transported to the United States Tuesday to begin treatment, just days after Dr. Kent Brantly was moved in a similar manner. Nancy Writebol, who is affiliated with the …

Michigan Boy, 9, Fatally Stabbed at Playground

A 12-year-old boy fatally stabbed a nine-year-old at a Kentwood, Michigan playground on Monday. The incident occurred at a play area at the Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park, where 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke was stabbed in the back. According to …

Game Of Thrones Reminds Man He Left Baby in Hot Car

A Wichita, Kansas man was charged with first-degree murder after leaving his 10-month-old foster daughter locked inside a car for roughly two hours while he smoked weed and watched televison on July 24. According to a police affidavit released Monday, …

Jodi Arias Representing Herself in Court

Convicted killer Jodi Arias will be allowed to represent herself in the sentencing phase of her capital murder trial. On June 4, 2008, Arias attacked her boyfriend Travis Alexander, and ended up stabbing him repeatedly, slitting his throat and shooting …

Ebola Patient Received Experimental Serum

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil, and new details regarding his treatment have emerged. According to a statement issued by Samaritan’s Purse, the charity organization …

Chinese Fisherman Nets Whale Shark

A Chinese fisherman netted a 14-foot-long 4,000 pound whale shark over the weekend, and was able to strap the carcass to the roof of a truck and haul it to a fish market in Xiaozhi. Fishing for the endangered whale …