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Where can I get a Hatchimal?

Published: Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Updated: Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 1:07 PM

            Avalyn, 6, plays with her new Hatchimal just as it begins to peck through the shell. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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Avalyn, 6, plays with her new Hatchimal just as it begins to peck through the shell. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)(Richard Lautens)

If you are looking for that hard to findaHatchimal (ask a kid if youve never heard of it), we have some good news there are a few to be found.

But unless you are one of the first in line when they become available, the furry little creatures will set you back a pretty penny.

Panic has set in among some shoppers out to get what is one of the most popular toys this holiday season, and demand is outstripping supply in most every store.

Toys R US, which held a Hatchimal sale a couple of weeks ago and had people camping out the day before, is trying it again.Toys 'R' Usis planninga Hatchimal sale on Sunday.Doors open at 6 a.m.

If you want to look online for where to buy Hatchimals, suggests you use ZoolertorNowInStocktrackers to show you which stores may have them in stock, how many they have and when they may get more.

Grabbing a Hatchimal online has been tough to do,too. Some stores report that the toy has sold out quickly online -- within a minute or two in some instances.

What is a Hatchimal? Hatchimals are magical creatures that come in an egg, according to Spin Master, which makes Hatchimals. Each egg contains an interactive Hatchimal. Kids will have to care for the Hatchimal until it hatches. Then, Hatchimal parents will raise the Hatchimal through three stages, from baby to toddlerto child. Hatchimals eventually learn to walk, to play games and even to dance.They can also mimic phrases.

Prices for Hatchimals run from $59.99 to $79.99 for the basic Hatchimal.At the marketplaces atAmazon,WalmartandSears, they are going for $200-$300 from third-party sellers.

There are several types of Hatchimals, including: Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Purple Egg, Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Green Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink/Teal Egg, and Hatchimals Burtle Purple/Teal Egg." frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

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Austin bombings: Authorities clear suspect Mark Conditt’s home of explosives, officials say

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:45 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:45 PM

Austin Package Explosions: Suspect Dead

Police continue to investigate a series of deadly bombings in Austin after authorities said the suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, killed himself early Wednesday.

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Dog viciously killed by owner in driveway, horrified neighbors now seeking justice for Gabriel 

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

Neighbor Said He Saw Dog Viciously Killed by Owner in Driveway, Is Now Seeking Justice

Residents in North Tulsa, Oklahoma, want justice for a dog they believe was killed by his owner. 

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James Penix said he looked out his window on Feb. 21 after hearing the screams of a dog. Penix said he saw his neighbor killing his dog named Gabriel with a dumbbell in the driveway. 

Penix said he called 9-1-1 and emergency operators referred him to the City of Tulsa's animal control division. But he said responding animal welfare officials allegedly said they could not find the home involved in the dog’s death and left. 

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Penix began a petition on, calling for justice for Gabriel. It had more than 2,500 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon.

Animal Control reopened the investigation and will present possible charges to the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office. 

An update to the petition suggests the neighbor's other dog was taken as evidence and remains in the custody of Animal Welfare. 

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The City of Tulsa responds to animal cruelty reports Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and forwards such calls to Tulsa Police after hours. 

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Parents of bullies could face $500 fine if Pennsylvania bill becomes law

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:31 AM

Being A Parent Of A Bully Could Land You In Jail Under New Anti-Bullying Law

A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that could have parents footing the bill if their child bullies another kid at school.

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It started out as a rule in Sharpsburg.

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WPXI checked with the police officer who enforces the law and he said it is working as a deterrent.

He also said it's raised awareness of how serious bullying is, and the potential consequences.

After Brentwood and Sharpsburg passed local anti-bullying ordinances that fine parents of bullies, a state lawmaker is proposing more encompassing legislation.

State Rep. Frank Burns' bill gives parents three strikes. He's from Cambria County.

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The first time a child bullies someone, the school is required to inform his or her parents how it handled the situation. If it happens a second time, parents would have to take a class on bullying and attend a bullying resolution conference.

The third time, parents would receive a court citation and pay up to a $500 fine.

Punishing parents for the actions of their kids —> Pa lawmaker proposes fining parents $500 for child's bullying.

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In a statement issued last week, the Democrat said bullying can lead to physical assaults and suicide.

He said holding students, parents and officials accountable "is the only way to put an end to this scourge."

The proposal also includes an anonymous bullying reporting system requiring the state education department to track bullying incidents and file monthly reports.

Sharpsburg police have yet to file any citations against parents.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Man facing child porn charges after 'gingerbread house' full of explicit photos found in forest

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:03 AM

VIDEO: Man Facing Child Porn Charges After "Gingerbread House" Full of Explicit Photos Found in Forest

A Mill Creek, Washington, man is facing charges after a treehouse was found in the Snoqualmie National Forest with child pornography hanging on the walls inside.

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KIRO-TV first reported on the discovery off the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in February. The unauthorized treehouse was reported by an employee of the Department of Natural Resources, according to court documents. A DNR worker took a couple of the photographs off the wall to show law enforcement and called the King County Sheriff's Office.

The DNR employee took a detective to the treehouse, which was described in court documents as "an elaborate tree house that resembled a fairy or gingerbread house." The treehouse was about 8 feet off the ground with a porch surrounding it.

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Investigators say that inside the treehouse they found photographs of naked young girls framed on the walls. There was also a bed, food, supplies, a book and an electronic keyboard.

They found an envelope with more pornographic images.

The King County Sheriff's Office handed the case over to the FBI to investigate. The FBI sent KIRO-TV new photos of the house on Monday.

The FBI searched the cabin in April 2017 and collected items to test for fingerprints and DNA to find out who built the cabin.

They took construction photos, smoking material, bedding, glasses, photos of girls, bags of batteries and glass from the photograph frames.

They sent the items to the FBI laboratory in Quantico.

Federal investigators said they also talked to a Search and Rescue volunteer who said he had seen an SUV near the cabin on multiple occasions, and he had the license plate information. Investigators tracked down the owner of the vehicle and watched him.

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Investigators said they took a swab from the handle of his motorcycle and later got a paper drinking cup he discarded. Those items were also sent to the lab in Quantico.

According to court documents, the items tested at Quantico positively identified the 56-year-old Mill Creek man. Court records show Daniel Wood, of Mill Creek, has been charged with two counts of child pornography possession.

FBI agents searched Woods condominium in Mill Creek in February and collected his computers, Amazon Fire, SD cards, Polaroid tablet, VHS tapes and video recorder.

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