A zookeeper suffered ‘lacerations and punctures’ in a tiger attack at the zoo in Topeka, Kansas

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

(CNN) — A zookeeper is recovering in the hospital after she was attacked Saturday morning by a tiger at the Topeka, Kansas, zoo. The woman and a 7-year-old male Sumatran tiger named Sanjiv were both in the tiger habitat shortly after the zoo opened when the tiger “essentially tackled our keeper,” Zoo Director Brendan Wiley said at an afternoon press conference. The zookeeper suffered “lacerations and punctures to the back of the head, neck, back and one arm,” Wiley told […]

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Authorities locate escaped Elba inmate

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

UPDATE: Authorities confirm Crook was recaptured around 7 a.m. ELBA, Ala. – An inmate has escaped from the Elba Work Release Center. Authorities said they were conducting a regular count of the inmates at the facility around midnight and realized the...

Janet Gabel talks mental health issues in North Alabama

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

It’s the hope of anyone dealing with the problems of society, that those problems will get better. Unfortunately, it often seems to be going the other direction. Janet Gabel is the Executive Director of Crisis Services of North Alabama, where they de...

“Touch-a-Truck” event offers fun for kids, supports child abuse prevention

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

DECATUR, Ala. – Decatur Parents and Children Together is hosting a Touch-a-Truck event. Decatur PACT is a non-profit that works to prevent child abuse and neglect through community ties and actions. The Touch-a-Truck family fun day is Saturday, May 4...

‘Maybe mommy didn’t mean to hurt me,’ 5-year-old told doctor of possible abuse months before he was killed

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

(CNN) –Four months before Andrew “AJ” Freund’s parents were charged with his murder, the 5-year-old shared information on possible abuse with a doctor in Illinois.Police responding to a hotline report found a large bruise on AJ’s hip in December. At...

Authorities searching for escaped Elba inmate

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

ELBA, Ala. – An inmate has escaped from the Elba Work Release Center. Authorities said they were conducting a regular count of the inmates at the facility around midnight and realized the count was wrong. After searching bed by bed, authorities state...

Sunnyvale crash suspect targeted people he believed were Muslim, police say

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

(CNN) — The driver accused of intentionally hitting a group of pedestrians in Northern California attacked people he believed were of the Muslim faith, police said. New evidence shows that Isaiah Joel Peoples also targeted the crowd based on race, Su...

Source: Boeing whistleblowers report 737 Max problems to FAA

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

(CNN) –The day after Ethiopia’s minister of transportation released a preliminary crash report on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, four Boeing employees called a Federal Aviation Administration whistleblower hotline that allows employees and the public...

Athens City Schools re-enrollment deadline is May 10

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

ATHENS, Ala. — The current school year is near to coming to an end, but some Tennessee Valley school systems are already making sure everything is in check for the next school year. Athens City Schools want to remind parents/guardians and students th...

Huntsville city leaders agree to design plan for John Hunt Park playground

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The city’s largest park is about to get even bigger. City leaders want to rebuild the playground and build a space to bike and skate. On a sunny afternoon, Kids Space playground in Huntsville sees plenty of foot traffic. “They went...

One person dead in two-vehicle crash involving motorcycle on Meridian Street

Posted On: 2019-04-21 01:30:01

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Authorities confirm one person died in a crash involving a motorcycle on Meridian Street near Chase Road, just north of JF Drake State University. At this time, we do not have any information on the identity of the person who was k...

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