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About Tina Volpe

Tina Volpe is an author, freelance writer and a college student. She loves spending time with her rescued feathered and furry friends... cooking Italian food, reading, writing, hiking and dreams of a huge animal sanctuary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+
7 Chimps Escape Cages at Kansas City Zoo

A pretty smart chimpanzee escaped its enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo Thursday, and others followed, forcing the visitors and staff to “hole up” until they were rounded up and put back into their cages. After the leader, a big …

Wyoming Hillside Slipping: Jackson Residents Evacuated

The odds for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, are low, a landslide expert said. George Machan, who works for Landslide Technology in Portland, Oregon, gives less than a 5-percent chance …

Nevada Cattle Rancher Battles The Federal Government

In the fight that has ensued and promises to escalate between Cliven Bundy and governmental “hired guns”, something is about to go seriously wrong. Some say it already has. There are at least five different stories describing the reasons for …

Sailboat Family: San Diego Family Rescued

In following their dream of sailing around the world, the Kaufmans made a valiant attempt and began their journey more than a year ago. However, things changed dramatically. Their trip was cut short and they recently made another attempt. The …

Detroit Mob Attack: Total Of 5 Arrests Made By Police

The entire event was an accident gone wrong when a 10-year-old boy stepped out in front of a pickup truck in Detroit. The driver, 54-year old Steve Utash, pulled over to check on the child but things quickly got out …

Orca Show’s Bill AB2140 Prohibiting Captivity Has Been Stalled

The delay on the controversial bill, AB2140 to ban Orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego, was due to an Assembly committee decision on Tuesday that called for additional study that could take at least 18 months. Although it is …

Pittsburg School Stabbing: 21 Lives Affected

A 16-year old teenage boy running around with two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said. At least 20 people at Franklin …

Kate Mulgrew Denounces Creationist Film She Narrated Kate Mulgrew Denounces Creationist Film She Narrated

The Star Trek: Voyager star, Kate Mulgrew, who narrated a film that declares the sun revolves around the earth, has come to her senses and discredited the film, after the fact. “Everything we think we know about our universe is …

Eating in Restaurants Doubles Your Chance Of Getting Sick

If your preference is eating out, you might want to rethink that decision after a new report shows that the chance of getting food poisoning is more than doubled in restaurants. The Center for Science in the Public Interest studied …

93-Year-Old Mayor Wants Another Term in Florida Town 93-Year-Old Mayor Wants Another Term in Florida Town

Apopka county voters decided on Tuesday that it was finally time for a change. The 93-year-old Mayor, John Land, has lost to his running-mate, Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city …

Stiletto-Heel Killing: Woman Who Killed Boyfriend With A Shoe Is Convicted

On Tuesday, a Houston woman was convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel. Prosecutors said Ana Trujillo, 45, slashed 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson with the sharp heel at least 25 times in the face …

LAPD Shooting: Man Opens Fire In Police Station

A man opened fired in a Los Angeles police station on Monday night, wounding a police officer. The shooter was said to have access to assault weapons, one of which was in his car, officials said on Tuesday. The man …

Ford Recalls Nearly 435,000 Cars And SUVs

In two of the biggest recalls as of late, Mazda just had one which doesn’t come close in numbers, comes from the Ford Motor Company, who is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs on Monday. The bigger of the two …

Santa Barbara Riot: Police Officers Hurt, Over 100 Arrests

Santa Barbara saw a pretty violent weekend that had spring-breakers and police going head-to-head at an “out of control” party near UC Santa Barbara. Officials claim that a 17-year old teenager from the Los Angeles area is suspected of the …

Ebola Treatment Center In Guinea – Attacked

Since the Ebola outbreak that began in January, 86 people have died in Guinea alone, while the disease is spreading into other regions and hundreds more are infected with this deadly virus. The deaths and dreaded illness have people frightened, …

Painkiller Zohydro Gets FDA Approval – States Revolt

The recent FDA approval of Zohydro, a powerful new opiate pain killer, has states rebelling over its release, stating it is much too powerful and deadly and could make the nation’s heroin and prescription drug abuse worse. On Thursday, Vermont …

Spiders In Gasoline Lines Cause Mazda Recall

Now we’ve heard it all – a gasoline-loving spider has caused a major auto recall – and it’s not the first time. It’s the second time in three years that Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans …

E-Cigarette Poisoning: Liquid Nicotine The Cause?

E-cigarettes have been on the rise for those trying to quit smoking and for people who just want to replace smoking tobacco with something less deadly. But is that really the case? As those little electronic vaping devices gain popularity, …

Homeless Man Gets $37K From ATM Malfunction

On Thursday morning, an ATM at a TD Bank branch in South Portland, Maine, spit out more than $37,000 to a homeless man, a police official confirmed. Officers were called to the bank at 1:00 am on Thursday, according to …

Ship Searching for Malaysia Jet Detects Black Box “Ping”

A new development in the search for the missing Malaysian Flight 370 has the search teams excited, and might just give the rest of the world answers in the very near future. A Chinese ship has detected signals from a …

Yellowstone Bison Stampede: Could Volcano Be Active?

Many are suspecting the worse when recalling that animals are often said to have a kind of sixth sense for disaster. They flee when something is about to occur. With the recent 4.8 magnitude earthquake in the vicinity of the …

A Saturn Moon Has Water, And Possibly Life, Scientists Say A Saturn Moon Has Water, And Possibly Life, Scientists Say

Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, contains water – which planetary scientists have long suspected lurked beneath its icy veneer and above its rocky core – and it has been confirmed scientists announced on Thursday. Planetary scientists suspected water existed since 2005, when …

Lunar Mystery Revealed: The Moon’s Age Now Known Lunar Mystery Revealed: The Moon’s Age Now Known

We now have a better idea of how and when the moon formed after an international team of planetary scientists revealed their findings in a recent study. This is the closest we’ve come to a birth date for the moon …

Fort Hood Shooting: 1 Dead, 14 Wounded

Five years ago an Army psychiatrist went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood, and Wednesday another shooting has taken place at the Texas military base. Today one person was killed and 14 wounded and officials at the base said …