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2 dead in Charlottesville helicopter crash

Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 6:48 PM
Updated: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 9:18 PM

2 Dead In Charlottesville Helicopter Crash

A state police helicopter flying above a clash between protesters crashed Saturday near a golf course in the Virginia woods, killing two people on board, police said.

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Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Burke M.M. Bates were killed in the crash, Virginia State Police said. 

“(The helicopter) was assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation,” state police said in a statement when it crashed around 4:50 p.m. near the Birdwood Golf Course. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

No one on the ground was injured.

The crash happened just a couple hours after a car plowed into a crowd of people.

Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in 1994. He joined the avaiation unit in 1999. He is survived by a wife and two sons.

Bates graduated from the academy in 2004 and had transferred to the aviation unit in July. He would have turned 41 Sunday. He is survived by a wife, a son and daughter.

“Our state police and law enforcement family at-large are mourning this tragic outcome to an already challenging day,” said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Hippo photo bombs engagement proposal

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 8:42 PM

Fiona The Hippo Photo Bombs Special Moment

Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s beloved baby hippopotamus, helped celebrate the engagement of #TeamFiona fans.

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The couple were in line to snap a picture on their one-year anniversary earlier this month when Nick Kelble surprised Hayley Roll by getting down on one knee and proposing while Fiona photo-bombed the special moment at the zoo’s Hippo Cove.

Kelble, a University of Cincinnati student, and Roll, a recent Bowling Green State University grad and radiology tech at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, have loved Fiona from the start, our media partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reported.

“We are huge #TeamFiona fans and have been following her since she was born,” Roll said, WCPO reported. “We’re so happy Fiona could be there on our special day. Here’s to many more years of going to zoos with you,” Roll posted on Instagram.

One zoo staff member cropped the photo and quipped that Fiona thinks she’s the one getting engaged. Another said Fiona would need a much bigger ring for one of her toes.

New father accused of selling heroin from maternity ward

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 10:24 PM

New Father Allegedly Sold Heroin From Maternity Ward

A new dad is accused of selling heroin from his family's room in the maternity ward.

Cody Hulse's child was born Thursday and police say a few hours later, Hulse was arrested on accusations he was selling heroin out of the maternity ward. 

Only Channel 11 was there as Hulse faced a judge Friday.

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On his way to jail, Channel 11 asked him what he had to say about the allegations.

"I have an addiction problem," Hulse said. "I do." 

Police say they stopped a car on North Main Street and could see heroin bags in plain sight.

They asked the person where they got the drugs, which led officers to Room 511 of the maternity ward of Excela Health Westmoreland. 

They found Hulse inside his girlfriend's room. 

They say he cooperated and told them he sold heroin to people who visited the room earlier that day.

Inside his pocket, police say they found 34 bags of heroin, needles, rubber bands and a spoon. 

Channel 11 contacted Excela Health about the arrest and whether there's anything the hospital can do to prevent something like this from happening again.

A spokesperson told Channel 11, "We appreciate the efforts of the city of Greensburg Police Department. Excela Health's security team works cooperatively with local and state law enforcement on an ongoing basis to help insure our health care is delivered in a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees."

The baby's mother denied knowing he had heroin in the room, but said she knew Hulse had issues with heroin in the past.

Family finds crawling worms in Cosco chicken at dinner table

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 12:18 PM

A worm crawling on a boy’s finger. A family in Canada found worms in their cooked chicken breast dinner from Cosco. The retailer apologized and refunded their money.
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A worm crawling on a boy’s finger. A family in Canada found worms in their cooked chicken breast dinner from Cosco. The retailer apologized and refunded their money.(Steven Gottlieb/Corbis via Getty Images)

A Canadian family made a nauseating discovery while eating a chicken dinner last Thursday.

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The Mo family of Point Cook, Victoria were stunned to discover worms crawling in their cooked chicken.

Leon Mo said he bought the $6 chicken breast from Costco while shopping with his wife.

Mo told the Herald Sun that his daughter refused to eat the food because she told him “there’s worms.”

He says that when he looked in the package, there were two more worms.

After the skin-crawling discovery, he took the chicken back to the store where they gave him a full refund and filed a report. They also called him the next day to check and see how he was feeling.

Mo noted that the chicken wasn’t yet expired, and says that though he trusts big brand stores, “People need to seriously check the quality.”

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He and his wife, who was then nine months pregnant, both ate some of the meat, but he says they weren’t sick from the food.

Man kills 416-pound wild boar in front yard of suburban Houston home

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Two wild boar cubs are pictured here. The boars grow up to become major nuisances in parts of Texas where a Houston-area man just shot a huge boar in his backyard.
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Two wild boar cubs are pictured here. The boars grow up to become major nuisances in parts of Texas where a Houston-area man just shot a huge boar in his backyard.(DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)

Wild boars are considered a pest in Texas, where the animals can cause significant property damage.

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So when Joe Clowers spotted a massive boar in the backyard of his suburban Houston home last weekend, he did what plenty of Texans do, he shot and killed it, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Clowers sent a photo of the 416-pound beast to the Gregg County Game Warden.

He also shared a photo of himself standing next to the huge animal. 

>> Related: Man kills 820-pound wild hog found in his front yard

Wild boar are a big problem in rural Texas and they’re increasingly showing up in suburban areas now, the Chronicle reported.