Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sometimes kids are left in hot cars to die by mistake but cops say this mother did it on purpose

Cynthia Marie Randolph

Here's another story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115:

A mom whose two children  died after she left them in a hot car to teach them a lesson is charged.

Parker County Texas detectives say 25-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph admitted to them that she left her 16-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter in the car to teach them a lesson.

The outside temperature at the time was 93 degrees.

Cops say she at first claimed she searched for about 25 minutes for the kids who disappeared while she was doing laundry and watching TV. Then found them unresponsive locked in the car. But under repeated questioning, she kept changing her story. 

Finally saying she found them in the car and when the girl refused to get out when ordered, she locked them both inside. Then went back in her house, smoked some weed and took a two-to-three hour long nap.  Then returned to the car to find her children unresponsive.

He'd been held in a cell in an Arab nation for 9 weeks, now he's suddenly a free man again and back home in the USA

Matthew Gonzales  7 Miami News photo

One of my stories on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115:

A Florida man who'd been held in jail in Abu Dhabi for months has suddenly been freed. Thanks to the unrelenting efforts of his sister.

Matthew Gonzales was arrested for entering Abu Dhabi with his prescribed pain medication but without permission from the United Arab Emirates. His sister making repeated trips to the UAE to try to win his release.

Suddenly - he's taken from his cell - but not told where he's going.

"I got  put on the plane in shackles and handcuffs and I just got off to this," Gonzales says on his return to the United States.

"It's surreal."

The legal system there, he says, is not the same as what Americans enjoy at home.

"You're guilty until proven innocent," he says. "It's not a play on words. It's literally the truth there."

He got back just in time for his mother's funeral today.

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's even dangerous to go to the beach along famed Lakeshore Drive in Chicago these days

Fox 32 Chicago photo

This is a story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

A rash of violent crimes in Chicago. Not in gang-infested neighborhoods. But near the popular beaches along the city 's famed Lakeshore Drive.

Now police are out with a plan to fight it.

The latest - the shootings of two people near Foster beach.  Many beach goers, like Marty Calkins, say, they go there to relax - but must still remain on guard.

"My daughters are there working out, they're doing training for a triathlon," Calkins says, "and you got worry about the kid's safety because of all these shootings."

The police are stepping up patrols - in cars and on bicycles. Hoping that deters future violent crime.  But beach goer Vanessa Greenway's not so sure.

"I don't know that they're always in the right  place at the right time and I'm sure that the violence that's happening can be prevented with more police presence," Greenway says.

There've been six recent shootings and stabbings along Chicago's lake front.

Talk about loving Disneyland, this guy's been going there every single day for years!

Fox 11 LA photo

Here's another story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

A California man can't get enough of the happiest place on earth.

A Huntington Beach California man has visited Disneyland for 2,000 consecutive days!  

It all stated when Jeff Reitz was out of work and someone got him a year's pass to the iconic theme park. Even now that he's gainfully employed - he visits every day after work.

"This is going to probably end up even in Guinness world records," Reitz says.

"That wasn't even something when this first started that was planned."

Not only does he enjoy Disneyland. He says's it's healthy.

"It's been my workout gym. This year I've lost about 40 pounds."

Reitz says it's actually quite affordable - if you buy an annual pass.

"Even at the top of the line right now it's $1,049.  "If you were to come on a single-day basis and pay cash at the gate you'd be spending over $65,000 for the year."

And in case you're wondering, 2,000 visits in a row comes out to about five-and-a-half years!

I'm supposed to be green with envy over this guy's green tea

He's the kind of guy who fancies himself an expert on everything. This time he walks up to me speaking with authority on green tea.

"Check out this green tea I'm using," he says, holding out some packets for me to see.

"Green tea is the best thing to drink. It has anti-oxidants and you shouldn't drink anything else. In fact, for the past two months I've eaten nothing and have only been drinking green tea. I've already lost 40 pounds doing it."

Now he was talking to me. But I get the distinct impression his real audience was a third, silent, partner to our conversation. A young lady who he's been trying to favorably impress with his "knowledge" and by dropping names of famous people he claims to know quite intimately.

"Wow," was my eloquent reply.

"And this is the best green tea there is. If you can't get it any green tea will do of course. But it's not as good as this. This green tea is the best for you and it's all I drink when I can."

Well, that sounds impressive alright so I asked, "what ingredients do they add that makes this green tea so special?"

"I don't know," he answered. "But whatever it is, it sure works."

Needing to get to the bottom if this groundbreaking story I, without preamble or permission helped myself to one of the packets of this elixir still in the open palm of his hand and said, "let's take a look at the ingredients."  Which I did. And committed to memory.

In the interest in sharing this breakthrough and in the hopes this now goes viral and improves the health of millions I provide now, as a public service, all the ingredients of this amazing green tea. Please share this before there's legal action to take it down.

They are:

1. Green tea

That's it folks. No other ingredients.

I wonder how impressed the young lady is now!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bees go on the offensive in California

By Fox 5 San Diego

This is a story I'm reporting on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.

A huge swarm of africanized bees attacks two California sisters. They're OK, but their family dog is dead.

It happened in Vista, California. The sisters, ages 19 and 20, returning home with a friend. Getting out of their car. And suddenly - the bees attacked.

"I started running," says Quinn Rodgers, the younger sister.  "We each had our own swarm. Everyone was running and screaming. I'm sure it looked wild."

They got inside the house to safety but not until they'd been stung numerous times. But later they looked in the yard for the family dogs. Finding one of them stung to death - the other missing.

Exterminators were called and went to work. That's when dead bees started falling through vents throughout the house. About 4,000 of them in all.

The exterminators say it was the largest and most aggressive bee colony they've seen.