Jennifer Pallone's son Andy, of O'Fallon, has a chromosomal abnormality called 15Q24, resulting in developmental delays, some mild orthopedic problems, a hole in his heart and low muscle tone, his mother says. He was the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the disorder and he is the oldest in the world with it.
Rhoda Young of Norfolk, Va., saw a house on fire and immediately went into full TV journalist mode on Facebook Live, creating a video that has made her something of a sensation. (Warning strong language)
52-year-old Desiree Collins is suing the St. Paul Police Department after she was attacked by a K-9 while taking out the garbage in the early hours of September 23. According to a report by Pioneer Press, the dog was accompanied by officers who were searching for two male burglary suspects. The officers ordered the dog to release Collins and tried to activate the K-9’s electronic shock collar, but their efforts only caused the dog to apply more pressure until it was finally physically removed.
The Slidell, La., Police Department released surveillance video in an attempt to identify a burglar in a home robbery Monday. The burglar made attempts to conceal his identity by placing a towel over this head before finally just stealing the surveillance camera.
A woman caught a thieving squirrel red-handed as it repeatedly stole treats in a basket intended for delivery workers. Michele Boudreaux says she puts treats in a basket outside her New Jersey home for delivery workers each year during the holiday season.
A Colorado cake baker and the same-sex couple for whom he declined to make a wedding cake were all at the Supreme Court to witness arguments in the case. Speaking outside of court after the justices heard the case, baker Jack Phillips said the five-year court fight has "been very hard on me and my family." David Mullins said he and his now-husband, Charlie Craig, said they were in tears in the parking lot of Phillips' shop after he declined to make them a wedding cake.
The blaze broke out on Monday and grew wildly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn't burned in decades, Ventura County Fire Sergeant Eric Buschow said. Authorities said that the city of Ventura was likely to feel the effects soon. One person was killed in an auto accident associated with the fire, officials said. They gave no further details.
The parenting website BabyCenter released its list of most popular baby names for 2017. Many of the top names from 2016 have returned to the list. See if your baby's (or future baby's) name cracked the top 5.