Now Playing
97.1 The River
Last Song Played
Classic Hits
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
97.1 The River
Last Song Played
Classic Hits

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

Results 1 - 20 of 97 next >

6-year-old asks people on Facebook to ‘stop killing each other’

A Facebook video featuring kindergartner, Jeffrey Laney, urging people to end violence and violent crime has gone viral.

>> Read more trending news 

According to KTVI, Laney’s mother, who posted the video, said she hopes that the video will affect those whose actions kill innocent children.

“We need to value life more and we need to watch what we do around these little ones,” Leanndra Cheatham told KTVI.

Cheatham told CNN that her 16-year-old cousin was shot to death last month.

Read more at KTVI.

Cav’s J.R. Smith shares photos of premature baby girl since coming home from hospital

Months after his daughter’s premature birth, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel Smith, were able to bring baby Dakota home.

>> Read more trending news

E News reported that Smith shared on Instagram a photo of the family leaving Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Tuesday. 

“We Walked In Together We Walked Out Together!! Thank you so much to our extended family at the #NICU You all are truly the WORLDS GREATEST,” Smith captioned the photo on Instagram.

Dakota was born five months premature Jan. 2, weighing 1 pound, making her a micro preemie.

Related: Cavs' J.R. Smith holds premature baby girl for first time in heartwarming photo

Now 7 pounds 5 ounces, Dakota joins big sisters Demi, 8, and Peyton, 7.

In February, Smith was able to hold his daughter for the first time and shared the milestone on social media.

On Wednesday, Smith shared a photo of Dakota getting skin-to-skin contact with her dad as a big sister looked on.

Smith’s team, the Cavaliers, are leading the NBA conference finals 3-1 against the Boston Celtics.

With Confederate flags gone, Georgia Civil War museum will close

A commissioner in Henry County, Georgia requested a few months ago that a local Civil War museum remove its Confederate flags.

>> Read more trending news

But without that symbol, the Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced that it can’t conduct its mission properly and will close June 1.

In a Facebook post, the museum’s directors cited the request by District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons that all Confederate flags be removed from the museum, in addition to the gift shop, “in an effort not to offend anyone.”

“To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a fair interpretation could not be presented to each guest,” the post read. “Confederate flags were on this hallowed ground, as were the Union flags. To remove either of them would be a dishonor.”

The museum property, which is owned by the county, included a large collection of artifacts and exhibits that were owned by private citizens.

“Henry County in no way asked them to remove their things,” county spokeswoman Melissa Robinson told Channel 2 Action News. “We did not request that. It was a voluntary move to leave the museum.”

The action comes as sentiment against the public display of the Confederate flag is causing similar changes elsewhere in the South. New Orleans recently removed four monuments to Confederate leaders.

But the change in Henry County was not received well by some residents.

“You have a museum in this time period to honor both Union and Confederate veterans,” Chuck Johnson said. “No matter which side they fought on, they were all Americans.”

Jeff Sessions reportedly failed to disclose his meetings with Russian officials for the second time

CNN reports that the Justice Department has confirmed to them that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had with Russian officials last year when he applied for his security clearance.

>> Read more trending news 

The form required him to list “any contact” he or his family had with a “foreign government” or its “representatives” over the past seven years, but Sessions did not note at least two meetings he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. This comes after Sessions failed to disclose these same meetings during his Senate confirmation hearing, which prompted calls for him to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. Although he eventually did recuse himself, he later recommended firing then-FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the probe, in a letter to the president.

According to Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores, the attorney general initially disclosed a year’s worth of meetings on the security clearance form. However, he and his staff were reportedly told by an FBI employee that there was no need for him to list the dozens of meetings he held with foreign officials that occurred during his time as a senator.

“My interpretation is that a member of Congress would still have to reveal the appropriate foreign government contacts notwithstanding it was on official business,” Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney who specializes in national security law, said in disagreeing with the Justice Department’s explanation.

News of the omission also comes after President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, initially submitted his security clearance form without listing such contacts and as former national security adviser Michael Flynn is currently under investigation for not properly disclosing payments linked to Russia for his foreign trips.

Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly body-slammed a reporter to the ground

On the night before Montana’s special election to fill Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s vacant congressional seat, GOP candidate Greg Gianforte reportedly body-slammed The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs to the ground and shouted “Get the hell out of here” at him.

>> Read more trending news 

“He took me to the ground,” Jacobs said while in an ambulance after the incident. “This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics.”

In the audio of the interview Jacobs was attempting to orchestrate at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, Gianforte can be heard saying, “I’m sick and tired of you guys. The last guy who came here did the same thing. Get the hell out of here. Get the hell out of here. The last guy did the same thing. Are you with The Guardian?”

>>RELATED: There are reports of another lawsuit against Fox News from one of its former employees

“Yes! You just broke my glasses,” Jacobs replied.

“The last guy did the same damn thing,” Gianforte said.

“You just body-slammed me and broke my glasses,” Jacob said.

That’s when Gianforte yelled, “Get the hell out of here.”

Jacobs immediately filed a police report, but Gianforte reportedly left without speaking. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin issued a statement late Wednesday saying that authorities issued a misdemeanor assault citation for Gianforte, who is scheduled to appear in court by June 7.

In a statement provided to media outlets, the candidate gave an alternate account of the incident, saying, “Tonight, as Greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs entered the office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg’s face, and began asking badgering questions.”

The statement goes on to say that Jacobs was asked to lower the recorder, but did not. After Gianforte tried to grab the recorder, “Jacobs grabbed Greg’s wrist and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground.”

Alamo on list for ‘worst tourist trap’ in Texas

The Alamo has been called a lot of things. 

A pivotal battle site of the Texas Revolution. The state’s most beloved historical landmark. Once, in jest (and in an attempt to win a taco war), “an old adobe shed that takes 10 minutes to stroll through” by the American-Statesman’s Eric Webb.

>> Read more trending news

Even that doesn’t cut as sharply as a recent Business Insider list that dubbed the fortress Texas’ "worst tourist trap.” The publication identified a landmark in each state, like Graceland in Tennessee and Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, that “disappoints” and “should be avoided at all costs,” differentiating them between “legendary landmarks that everyone should see.”

Although we like to keep a friendly rivalry going with our I-35 neighbor, its hard to deny the historical significance of the Battle of the Alamo and what remains (no matter how little) of the mission where it was held. 

“Remember the Alamo? More like, spend a day at the Alamo and you'll remember to never go back,” the list says of the landmark. It also says “looking at a picture will suffice” because the “remains are so small they consistently disappoint visitors.”

Always remember the Alamo, Texans. And forget you, Business Insider. Check off which of the “worst tourist traps” you’ve visited by scrolling through the entire list here

Video shows couple driving on interstate with passed out man on trunk

It's a story almost too strange to be true.

A drunk man passes out and goes for a ride on the trunk of a stranger's car down a busy Memphis interstate, and neither the drunk man nor the driver knew it.

>> Read more trending news 

It's amazing this man didn't fall off the car and get run over.

He is lucky, to say the least. The man crawled up on the back of the car with a trunk that's only about 14 inches wide.

He was apparntly curled up and passed out. Thankfully, an Memphis Police Department officer spotted him, but not before he went on a ride that he doesn't remember. On the other hand, it’s a trip the driver will never forget.

"There's no way to describe it. It's unbelievable," said Carl Webb.

Webb and his wife were leaving Barbecue Fest on Thursday night in downtown Memphis.

They had backed their car into a parking space at Carolina and Riverside.

"We came down the aisle, walked right to the car, opened it up on both sides then we got in the car."

It was dark out and Webb’s sunshade was stuck up, so he couldn't see what was on his trunk.

“The officer came up and he said, ‘Mister, are you aware there's a body on your trunk?, and that did not register. He goes, ‘Mister, I'm not messing with you. There's a body on your trunk.’ So I got out. We walked around and sure enough, there he was, still hanging on, still unconscious, just lying there.”

Webb had driven 14 miles with the uninvited and unaware passenger sleeping on his 14-inch-wide trunk.

"I have no explanation other than that little lip right there saved his life."

The officer had to wake the man up. Webb said the man was so drunk, he started to stumble into traffic and the officer grabbed him.

Webb said he's just thankful for the officer's good police work.

“Good job man, good job. It was just outstanding,” Webb said.

Webb also has a message for the man who ended up on his trunk.

"I hope he takes a good look at where he put himself and the hazard that he had open up to himself. It would've been death."

The man was put in the cruiser, but there's no word on his identity or if he was charged with anything.

Thousands of dollars raised for heroic homeless men rushed to aid children during Manchester bombing

Two homeless men are being called a heroes after running to help victims when a bomb went off at the Manchester Arena in England as concert goers left an Ariana Grande concert.

According the Press Association, Chris Parker, 33, regularly begs for money in the area as concert goers leave the venue. The New York Times reported that Stephen Jones, 35, was in the area since he found a space to sleep. 

>> Read more trending news

Parker said he was pushed off his feet when the bomb went off, but got up and ran to victims to help them.

"My gut instinct was to run back and try and help,” Parker said, according to the Press Association.

Parker recalled tending to a young girl who lost her legs, as well as a 60-year-old woman who was badly burned and had serious head and leg injuries.

“She passed away in my arms. She was in her 60s and said she had been with her family,” Parker said. “I haven’t stopped crying. The most shocking part of it is that it was a kids’ concert.”

RELATED: Ariana Grande’s mom rushed to help fans after deadly explosion at concert 

In an interview with ITV, Jones said he did what anyone else would have done.

“Just because I’m homeless doesn’t mean I haven’t got a heart and am human still,” Jones said. “They needed the help. I’d like to think someone would come and help me if I needed the help. It’s just instinct to go and help.”

“If I didn’t help, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that. ”

GoFundMe page was set up for Parker to raise money for him. Since it was posted one day ago, the page has raised more than £40,000, which is more than $50,000.

CBS News reported that West Ham United Football Club co-chairman David Sullivan has offered to pay for six months of housing for Jones, plus pay for food and new clothes. Another person offered to get him a job with his company.

One man, Graeme Seddon, created a JustGiving fundraising page for Jones and has raised more than  £40,000, after setting a £300 goal.

Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.

Police dog wins legal battle after burglary suspect sues over bite

Dog bites man. Man sues dog. Dog wins.

The dog was Draco, a prized member of the Gwinnett County Police Department’s K-9 unit. But on July 6, 2013, Draco bit the arm of burglary suspect Randall Kevin Jones, who later claimed the dog clamped down for what “seemed like a lifetime.”

>> Read more trending news

Jones was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center and given stitches for the dog bite before being jailed and charged with burglary and obstruction. Two years later, he filed a highly unusual lawsuit, in that he not only sued the officers involved but also “Officer K-9 Draco of the Gwinnett County Police Department in his individual capacity.”

The lawsuit, alleging excessive use of force, said Draco “viciously mauled” Jones, “tearing his flesh and permanently injuring and disfiguring him, while … officers stood by and failed to intervene.”

When a federal judge rejected Gwinnett’s initial attempt to dismiss the lawsuit, the county appealed. On Friday, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta threw out the case against Draco.

>> Related: Dog saves family with 9 children from house fire

“We hold that a dog may not be sued individually for negligence since a dog is not a ‘person,’” Judge Robin Rosenbaum wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel. Georgia law, she noted, does not allow such claims to be litigated against dogs.

The mere notion of allowing a lawsuit against a dog raises abundant practical issues, Rosenbaum added. How would you formally serve the lawsuit on a dog? What about the dog’s retention of legal representation? How can a dog be expected to pay damages?

>> Related: Why is there a dog on the roof in a Texas neighborhood?

Draco, a Belgian Malinois, retired from the K-9 unit in mid-2014 after seven years on the force, helping officers track down suspects and find stashes of illegal drugs.

Read more here.

Texas teen gives up scholarship to another teen who beat cancer

A Texas teenager and cancer survivor is thanking a new friend for giving him a college scholarship.

Chase Bradley, 17, of Hyde Park High School in Austin knows what a cancer battle is like. His older sister was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and beat it.

>> Read more trending news

The experience made him an advocate for cancer research.

“I remember being in her hospital room, trying to keep a straight face and not cry in front of her. It was a very heartbreaking setting. I gave my sister a hug and it was very overwhelming." Bradley told ABC News.

Bradley and earned a scholarship after raising $57,000 for cancer research. But instead of keeping the $2,500 prize for himself, he gave it to Sergio Garcia, a senior at nearby Anderson High School, who beat leukemia.

"It was something really nice that he did for me and I didn't even know him," Garcia said in an interview with ABC News.

"We've became really good friends after that. [I plan] to pay some of my tuition for college."

>> Related: 11-year-old cancer survivor commits suicide after relentless bullying, family says

Garcia, now cancer-free, says he’s grateful for friends like Bradley.

He plans on attending Austin Community College before transferring to a larger school.

Husband to start own search for wife presumed lost at sea

The newlywed husband of missing Delray Beach real estate broker Isabella Hellman, presumed lost after a four-day search by the U.S. Coast Guard, said Wednesday he’ll start his own effort, according to WPTV.

>> Read more trending news

Lewis Bennett told WPTV he planned to fly today to Cuba, then obtain a boat. He said his family was “distraught” and he felt he had to do something to help find Hellmann.

The Palm Beach Post has attempted to talk to both Bennett and relatives of Hellman for more than a week.

Hellmann, 41, was reported missing in the early morning of May 15 in the Atlantic about 70 miles southeast of Key West, according to the Coast Guard, which suspended its search for her late Thursday.

She was on a two-week vacation with Bennett, who told authorities he was sleeping below deck at about 1:30 a.m. Monday and awoke after the boat struck something, then went topside, but did not see his wife.

Bennett left the sinking boat in a life raft and was recovered at about 4:30 a.m. that morning, about 1,000 yards from the vessel and in water 4,800 feet deep, and flown to Marathon. Bennett told investigators Hellmann was wearing a life vest the last time he saw her, not long after the catamaran left Cuba at 8 p.m. Sunday.

School yearbook includes student’s service dog

A high school yearbook is going viral on social media because of a special pup included on a page inside.

Stafford High School student Andrew “A.J.” Schalk is getting attention for his service dog, Alpha, which is included among class photos of his owner’s 11th-grade classmates.

>> Read more trending news

BuzzFeed News reported that the photo caught the eye of Diana Bloom, a senior at the  Falmouth, Virginia, school, who took a photo of the page in the yearbook and posted it on Twitter.

“Seeing a picture of a dog caught my eye pretty quickly,” Bloom, 18, told BuzzFeed News. “I thought it was so cute, and I knew that some of my underclassmen friends hadn't seen it yet because they didn't have their yearbooks, so I took a picture and tweeted it.”

Schalk has Type 1 diabetes, so Alpha helps detect when his blood sugar gets too low or too high.

“The amazing thing about Alpha is that he knows 20 to 40 minutes before my blood sugar actually does go low or high, due to his amazing sense of smell,” he said.

Schalk told BuzzFeed News Alpha began accompanying him to school “to get him acclimated to the school environment so he would be prepared for this year.”

Because of Alpha’s popularity, Schalk decided to ask if his service dog could be included in the yearbook. 

“I just brought him with me when I got my yearbook picture taken,” Schalk said. "The only thing they changed was the camera height. They just had to lower it a little.”

Schalk said Alpha has been “a huge part of my school,” adding that “a lot of people know about him.”

“He has been a great companion and added a lot of happiness to my school's environment,” he said, “It brightens people’s days seeing him in the halls or in my class and I love being able to have that effect on people.”

Read more at BuzzFeed News.

Lawyer recorded telling rape victim Trump will deport her if she testifies, indictment says

A Baltimore defense attorney was arrested Tuesday after he was recorded telling an alleged rape victim the Trump administration would deport her if she testified against his client, court documents said. 

Christos Vasiliades, 38, was arrested Tuesday at the courthouse as his client’s rape trial was set to start, according to the Baltimore Sun. He is charged with multiple counts that include witness intimidation and obstruction of justice. 

Vasiliades’ interpreter, Edgar Ivan Rodriguez, was also arrested, the Sun reported.

A 12-court indictment in the case alleges that Vasiliades was recorded trying to dissuade the woman who accused his client of rape from testifying at trial. He and Rodriguez are also accused of trying to bribe her with $3,000.

The recording allegedly captured the lawyer talking about the “current environment” for immigrants in the United States since President Trump’s inauguration. 

“You know how things are with Trump’s laws now,” he told the woman’s husband in the recorded conversation. “Someone goes to court, and boom, they get taken away.”

According to court documents, Vasiliades also offered an alternative solution that he said would go over well in his native Greece: beat the defendant up.

“He’s an (expletive). I think you should find him and kick his (expletive), personally,” Vasiliades said, according to court documents obtained by the Sun.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who obtained the indictment against Vasiliades and Rodriguez, commented on the indictment on Facebook.  "Threatening a victim of crime with deportation could have a chilling effect on our criminal justice system," Frosh said. 

>> Read more trending news

The indictment, which was filed Tuesday, stated that the case against Vasiliades and Rodriguez began on April 11, when the men called the woman and her husband and asked to meet them, stating that her case had become “more complicated.” The meeting took place at a Baltimore restaurant. 

During the meeting, they pointed out that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would be in the courtroom for their client, Mario Aguilar-Delossantos, the indictment said. They told the couple that due to new federal laws and policies enacted by the Trump administration, there was a high risk that they would be deported if they showed up in court.  

Vasiliades and Rodriguez are accused of telling the couple that Aguilar-Delossantos was “very sorry and could offer compensation if they did not come to court and testify against him,” the indictment said. The men claimed that the money could help ensure that the couple remained in the country.

Instead of taking the lawyer up on his offer, the couple went to law enforcement. Police investigators had them call Vasiliades on May 15, but that call was closely monitored and recorded. 

Over the span of a couple of days, and multiple phone calls with Vasiliades, a face-to-face meeting was set up for May 18. When everyone arrived at the meeting place, an office space in Baltimore, Vasiliades made everyone leave their cellphones in the lobby. 

Unknown to him or Rodriguez, however, the couple still had a recording device with them. The device recorded the lawyer reiterating the risk of deportation for the victim if she testified, the indictment said.

“Because she’s there (in court), you know, my guy’s going to be, like, ‘I’m here, but she is, too,’” Vasiliades told them, according to the document.

Rodriguez told the woman ICE officials would ask for her immigration documents. At that point, Vasiliades allegedly said, “Then everybody’s (expletive).” 

Read the entire indictment here. 

It was during the May 18 meeting that Vasiliades and Rodriguez told the victim she and her husband would receive $3,000 if they failed to show up and the case got thrown out of court, the indictment said. The court document detailed the plan the men came up with. 

“On the upcoming trial date, (the couple) should not show up to court and should instead wait outside the courthouse with Rodriguez, who would be holding the cash, while Vasiliades would appear in court,” the indictment said. “If the case was then ‘thrown out’ due to the fact that (the couple) did not show up, Vasiliades would come out of the courthouse, give a ‘thumbs up’ to Rodriguez and Rodriguez would hand (the couple) the cash.”

After pointing out that, in Greece, the punishment for an alleged rapist would be a beating, Vasiliades told the couple that all he wanted was for them to not show up at the trial, court documents said. 

“I did my job, I did very good, and I can go home and go to sleep OK,” Vasiliades said, according to the indictment. “And then you get something, and then you find him outside, brother, and you (expletive) him up, that’s it.”

The Sun reported that Aguilar-Delossantos’s trial was pushed back to August because of his lawyer’s arrest. Aguilar-Delossantos is charged with second-degree rape and second-degree assault, as well as third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses. 

Man who shot self accused of killing girlfriend after bullet passes through head

An Alaska woman died last month after her boyfriend attempted to shoot and kill himself -- but the bullet passed through his body and into hers.

>> Read more trending news

Victor Sibson, 21, survived after he fired one shot to his head in an attempt to commit suicide on April 19.

Investigators believe Sibson’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Brittany-Mae Haag, may have tried to stop him. The bullet went through Sibson’s head and into Haag’s chest, KTVA reported.

“Victor has been part of our family. He called me mom,” Haag’s mother, Sheila Lopez, told KTVA. “Knowing my daughter, I would do the same thing, too. If someone was trying to kill them self, I would go and try to stop them, and I know that that's what she would do.” 

For a month, Lopez believed Sibson intentionally killed her daughter in an attempted murder-suicide. Investigators later told her that only one bullet shell casing was found at the scene. 

Sibson was not initially expected to survive the gunshot wound to his head.

“There was substantial doubt at the outset (that) Mr. Sibson would survive. He had an entry wound on the left side of his head, he had an exit wound on the top of his skull,” assistant district attorney James Fayette said, according to KTVA.

Lopez and Haag’s sister, Chelsea Hartman, said the couple was happy and that the two were high school sweethearts who had been together for six years. 

“I think a lot of it is still hard to grasp of how is it just one bullet, you know? And how does it go through one person and then the other person and kill the second person? It’s just not fair,” Hartman said.

>> Related: Woman shot in forehead survives after bullet exits skull

Sibson pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder in Haag’s death. He appeared in court Tuesday with a helmet on his head. If convicted, he could face up to 99 years in prison, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Lopez said her anger over the loss of her daughter will never go away.

“(Suicide) affects a whole bunch of different families -- whoever’s around that person. Just get help,” she said.

According to Fayette, Sibson’s blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit at the time of the shooting.

Tattooed 'Joker' accused of flashing gun at cars

A man with facial tattoos in the style of the Joker comic book villain and the green hair to match is accused of pointing a gun at cars Tuesday in southwest Miami-Dade, Florida.

>> Read more trending news

WFOR-TV reported that police were called about a man flashing a gun at cars near SW 104th Street and Hammocks Boulevard.

Police spotted and questioned Lawrence Sullivan, 29, who fit the description of the popular Batman nemesis. A police officer said he saw Sullivan walk from an apartment complex.

During a pat-down, the officer said he found a Smith & Wesson .380-caliber gun in Sullivan's pocket. He was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, WFOR-TV reported.

Sullivan had "Joker" tatted on his forehead and "Ha Ha Ha" scrawled under his eye.

Sullivan appeared in court Wednesday and a judge set his bail at $5,000.

WATCH: Florida man goes airborne after being shot with Taser

A Florida man’s unceremonious meeting with the ground after being shot with a stun gun was caught on camera.  

Carlos Sierra, a 26-year-old homeless man, was on the run from Surfside police in Miami-Dade County after authorities said he stole a bicycle from a condominium's parking garage, WFOR reported.

>> Read more trending news

When officers arrived to find Sierra with the bike in his hands, he dropped to the ground and allowed the officers to handcuff him and get him back on his feet.  

Sierra tried to run away, while still in handcuffs, before being stopped by a jolt from a stun gun, WFOR reported. The shock sent the man flailing into the air, which led to a forceful, and likely painful, landing in the middle of the road.   

Sierra, who is sporting bloody facial wounds in his mugshot, was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

Mama June Shannon shows off her slim new figure again in body-hugging red dress

After losing nearly 300 pounds in her recent weight loss journey, Mama June Shannon is loving her new figure. Shannon was all smiles as she appeared on the red carpet for the new WEtv series “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.”

>> Read more trending news

Shannon flaunted her newly slim physique in a figure-hugging red gown and completed the look with black heels, a bracelet and several rings on her fingers.

Viewers loved watching her weight loss journey on the WEtv show, “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” In the series, Shannon underwent gastric sleeve surgery and combined diet and working out to lose the weight. After slimming down, Shannon underwent breast augmentation and skin removal surgery to get rid of her “turkey neck,” “bat wings” and sagging stomach.

>> RELATED: “DWTS” contestant Normani Kordei is speaking out about her shocking finale elimination

She plans to keep the weight off by continuing the diet and regular exercise.

Shannon also admitted to worrying about weight of her daughters, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon” and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, as they continue into adulthood.

“I do worry about their health, but I’m not going to say, ‘You got to eat salads all the time,’” she said of her daughters. Shannon is also mother to daughters Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon and Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, from whom she is estranged.

Doctor: Popular charcoal masks could cause permanent skin damage

A popular “do-it-yourself” charcoal mask that has been trending all over the internet could cause serious damage to your skin, according to a dermatologist.

"It might be dangerous if you like all three layers of your skin," Dr. Seth Forman, a dermatologist in Tampa, Florida, said in an interview with WFTS

Many people have taken to YouTube to show users the painful process of peeling off the charcoal mask. Many of these products are sold from “unregulated vendors,” WFTS reports. Forman said that some of these products are mixed with a foreign charcoal powder and super glue, and will “most likely” be illegal soon. 

If certain layers of skin are peeled off, it can lead to scarring and infection “especially when you get down to the second layer (of skin),” according to WFTS

The good news is that there is a large variety of FDA approved facial masks that are safe, Forman said.

Bride wears gown in stunning underwater photo shoot

A newlywed in the nation's capital really made a splash with a photo shoot to mark her special day.

Nicole Hardesty, 30, told WUSA that she is a competitive swimmer, so it felt natural for her to pose underwater while wearing a wedding dress.

>> Read more trending stories

Her grandmother, who spent four weeks making her blue wedding dress, did not approve of Hardesty taking her creation underwater, WUSA reported, so Hardesty wore her reception gown instead for the photo shoot.

Hardesty told WUSA that she wanted to "look like a mermaid."

The dress used in the photo shoot will not hang in a closet. Hardesty told WUSA that the dress will be professionally cleaned and donated to Forever Angels of Virginia, a charity that makes gowns for infants who die due to miscarriage, stillbirth or other causes.

Kim Kardashian deletes social media post on Manchester attack after fiery backlash

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has removed a photo of herself and Ariana Grande from social media after an intense backlash over the posting, which was intended to show sympathy for the victims of the Manchester concert bombing and Grande, but instead caused a social media uproar.

>> Read more trending news

Kardashian posted the photo of herself and Grande having a good time and smiling at another concert event on Twitter and Instagram, with a caption that read, “Concerts are supposed to be a place where u can let loose & have fun. So scary to not feel safe in the world. @arianagrande I love you.”

>> Related: Ariana Grande cancels tour following Manchester attack

The pair are friends, but social media users questioned the use of the photo featuring a laughing Kardashian and a grinning Grande for a message about such a somber event.

The attack on the concert hall in Manchester Monday night as Grande was wrapping up her show killed 22 people and injured almost 60 others.

Results 1 - 20 of 97 next >
The Other Side of the River - HD2 Listen Live Now