Ryan Ciampoli, a licensed EMT and volunteer firefighter, was driving down an Arkansas highway when he saw the back door of a bus in front of him fly open. It was like I wasn’t even seeing what I was seeing,” Ciampoli told WBRC news. Ciampoli jumped into action.
Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has taken the law into its own hands. No, the company has not started its own jail, and any employee who wears a cape and fights crime must still do so on their own time. Instead, the retail chain has taken a new approach to fighting shoplifting that requires less involvement from the police. The retailer has been using a "restorative justice" program in 1,500 of its stores, according to The Gainesville Sun. That's a program where people deemed low-risk, first-time offenders are given the choice of paying to take an anti-shoplifting course rather than facing arrest and prosecution. The effort is in its early days, but the results have been good so far. The company has seen
Ferne McCann's boyfriend, Arthur Collins, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder last night.
WHEATON, Ill. - A college student was killed on Saturday during a track and field meet in suburban Chicago. Friends gathered at a vigil at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. said the student was named Ethan Roser. They said Roser was killed during a track and field event hosted by Wheaton College on Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said Roser was hit in the head with a "hammer," which is a heavy metal ball attached to a thin wire. In men's events, the hammer weighs 16 pounds. In women's, it weighs almost 9 pounds. It is not clear which type of hammer was involved in the tragic accident. Friends said that Roser was a freshman on the soccer team. He was volunteering at the meet.
Aaron Hernandez may have murdered a former pal to protect his most guarded secret - that he was bisexual, a new report says. The muscle-bound former New England Patriots tight end allegedly had a longtime male lover, a friend from high school, and left behind a suicide note this week addressed to a gay jailhouse lover, Newsweek said. The suicide note was one of three found in Hernandez’s cell after he hanged himself Wednesday - the other two were to his fiancée and to his 4-year-old daughter. Hernandez, 27, had been serving life without parole in a Massachusetts prison for the 2013 shooting murder of his former pal, semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, a slaying that ended Hernandez’s promising career less than a year into a $40 million contract extension.
Scott Van Zyl made his living taking wealthy clients on "safaris" for the sole purpose of bringing home trophies like leopards, zebras, wildebeests and even lions. Now, investigators in Zimbabwe believe that Van Zyl ended up on the wrong end of the predator-prey relationship, and DNA tests have confirmed that he was attacked, killed, and eaten by crocodiles while on a hunting trip. Van Zyl, who ran SS Pro Safaris, offered specials for hunters to spend a week or more on his hunting lands which border nature preserves, with the promise of killing up to seven different species for $9,000. He also offered other hunting expeditions with targets like elephants and giraffes, though specifics for those, including prices, aren't listed on the company's site. Photos of clients holding the bodies of several rare species are posted on Van Zyl's site, along with the motto "Stop whining, go hunting." The circumstances surrounding his death are spotty, but reports suggest that Van Zyl and a second hunter and a pack of dogs. The two men split up, choosing to travel on foot alone, but when the dogs returned to the base camp without Van Zyl, his companion knew something was wrong. His footprints were tracked to a riverbank where searchers found his backpack as well as several large Nile crocodiles. Authorities killed the crocs after getting clearance to do so and subsequently discovered human remains inside the stomach of one of them. Tests of the remains matched Van Zyl. The incident is just one of a handful of fatal crocodile attacks tallied so far in 2017 alone.
Next, we're learning more about the hiding place a teacher from Tennessee is accused of taking his former student while on the run. Take a look, a glimpse inside that secluded California cabin. ABC's Eva pilgrim with that. Reporter: Tonight, the family of the missing Tennessee teen, speaking for the first time since being reunited. We're all excited. It's like just pure joy. Reporter: 50-year-old tad Cummins in FBI custody and facing federal charges after allegedly kidnapping Elizabeth Thomas and going on the run for over a month. What is she like right now? Well, right now, she's -- I mean, in ways she's like herself. But in ways she's not. And that's kind of distressing to see her like that.