The Western Journal Real Stories. Real People. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:53:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 /wp-content/uploads/2017/11/android-chrome-192x192-150x150-1.jpg The Western Journal 32 32 Kind Firefighters Help Calm Little Girl After Car Accident by Letting Her Paint Their Nails /kind-firefighters-help-calm-little-girl-car-accident-letting-paint-nails/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:25:36 +0000 /?p=1981962 Two Utah firefighters are being commended for finding a creative way to keep a young girl calm after she and her mother were involved in a car accident last week. Although the event had the potential to be traumatic for the “very scared” girl, the young girl’s mom said the firefighters “made her day.” Chief…

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10-Year-Old Girl Killed After Being Thrown from Amusement Ride /10-year-old-girl-killed-thrown-amusement-ride/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:22:22 +0000 /?p=1983045 On Oct. 12, a 10-year-old girl lost her life at a harvest festival in Rosenhayn, New Jersey. What should’ve been a lighthearted evening at the festival turned into a tragedy at 6:18 p.m., according to The Vineland Daily Journal. The girl was thrown from the ride and badly injured. Though she was airlifted to Cooper…

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Surprised Shopper Catches Rat on Camera Trying To Steal Cheese from a Grocery Store /surprised-shopper-catches-rat-camera-trying-steal-cheese-grocery-store/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:19:51 +0000 /?p=1982510 There’s a famous adage about why the robber targeted the bank: “Because that’s where the money is.” For creatures of the lower orders, their bank might well be the supermarket. And if that animal is of the order Rodentia — say, a rat — the vault is pretty much the cheese section. One rat in…

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Animal Rescue Shares Video After Saving Fox with Head Stuck in Rim of Tire /animal-rescue-shares-video-saving-fox-head-stuck-rim-tire/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:19:19 +0000 /?p=1981019 Animals, when not enjoying a good nap, are generally curious. The younger and higher-energy they are, the more likely they are to end up in sticky situations. As animals explore their surroundings, there are many everyday items that can pose a threat to them. They’re especially prone to getting their heads stuck inside things (stairway…

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8-Year-Old Australian Boy Reels in Possible World-Record Tiger Shark /8-year-old-australian-boy-reels-possible-world-record-tiger-shark/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:15:57 +0000 /?p=1983432 Life is a bit different “down under.” While many young hunters in the United States are gearing up for deer season, a boy in Australia had his sights set on a very different game. Jayden Millauro is only 8 years old and weighs a mere 88 pounds, but that didn’t stop him from reeling in…

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Dad Can Only Sit in Sober Silence After Landing Plane with Throttle Stuck on Full /dad-can-sit-sober-silence-landing-plane-throttle-stuck-full/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:13:27 +0000 /?p=1981332 For a pilot landing with a broken linkage that stuck his small plane at full-throttle, landing safely must be an overwhelming sensation. That’s even more true when there are three other people on the plane with you — and they’re your wife and children. Video of the Sept. 1 ordeal, posted to YouTube on Oct.…

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Female Caught Defecating Between Parked Cars Twice During Morning Jogs /female-caught-defecating-parked-cars-twice-morning-jogs/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:10:35 +0000 /?p=1981432 A female jogger has been leaving a little something extra for residents of one unlucky neighborhood in Paddington, Australia, who now have video footage to use in their hunt for the woman who defecates between parked cars. Celebrity publicist Roxy Jacenko, 39, shared the videos in a since-deleted post to her Instagram account, according to…

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Sweet Little Girl Tells Her Adoptive Mom About the First Time They Met in Video /sweet-little-girl-tells-adoptive-mom-first-time-met-video/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:09:36 +0000 /?p=1980094 Whether because of adoption, a blended family or a biological family, there’s something special about the bond between a mother or father and their children. While kids may be kids and might not always express their gratitude for their parents, there are moments of sweetness that come through when a kid takes a moment to…

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Doomsday-Fearing Family Found Living in Farm Cellar, Some Reportedly Unaware Other Humans Exist /doomsday-fearing-family-found-living-farm-cellar-reportedly-unaware-humans-exist/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:08:10 +0000 /?p=1983316 A 58-year-old man in the Netherlands was arrested Tuesday after his family was found in the cellar of a remote farmhouse where they had been living for years waiting for “the end of time,” the Dutch news outlet RTV Drenthe reported. On Sunday evening, the oldest son, 25, left the farm and headed toward a…

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Country Star Kelsea Ballerini Surprises Boy, Who’s Blind And Battling Cancer, with Present /country-star-kelsea-ballerini-surprises-boy-whose-blind-battling-cancer-present/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:06:30 +0000 /?p=1979140 A 9-year-old boy battling brain cancer was moved to tears when he unboxed a surprise gift from country star Kelsea Ballerini. Ayden Morgan of Ocala, Florida, has brain cancer, which left him blind in 2013 when he was just 3 years old. To cope with his illness, Ayden frequently turns to music and singing, and…

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Italian Town Bans Google Maps After People Keep Getting Lost, Stuck /italian-town-bans-google-maps-people-keep-getting-lost-stuck/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:05:49 +0000 /?p=1982938 A mayor in an Italian town is in the process of banning the use of Google Maps after multiple incidents of tourists getting lost and even stuck on local roads. The hamlet of Baunei, a small settlement on the Italian island of Sardinia, has seen nearly 150 emergency service calls in the past year and…

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Chick-fil-A To Be Kicked Out of Its First UK Location Thanks to LGBT Outrage /chick-fil-kicked-first-uk-location-thanks-lgbt-outrage/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 03:04:19 +0000 /?p=1983383 The first Chick-fil-A location in the United Kingdom opened less than a week ago and it’s already set to close amid an outcry from LGBT protesters. The restaurant debuted Oct. 11 in Reading, a town about an hour away from London. The company planned to use the location to test the possibility of expansion across…

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75 Years Ago MacArthur Fulfilled His Famous Pledge and Made His Triumphant WWII Return to the Philippines /75-years-ago-macarthur-fulfilled-famous-pledge-made-triumphant-wwii-return-philippines/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 02:59:52 +0000 /?p=1985392 Gen. Douglas MacArthur firmly established his status as a World War II icon 75 years ago, when he waded ashore a Philippine beach on Oct. 20, 1944. The moment had been two and a half years in the making. The proud general was heartsick when President Franklin Roosevelt ordered him to relinquish his command in…

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Heroic Photographer Uses Drone To Save Missing 6-Year-Old’s Life /heroic-photographer-uses-drone-save-missing-6-year-olds-life/ Sat, 19 Oct 2019 01:24:41 +0000 /?p=1985319 A missing boy from Minnesota was found alive early Wednesday morning after a photographer cleverly used his drone to take aerial shots to find the little boy. A community-wide search ensued after 6-year-old Ethan Haus in Palmer Township, Minnesota, went missing shortly after getting home from school Tuesday afternoon, gathering over 600 people to help…

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Former HGTV Host Found Guilty of Molesting Daughter’s 10-Year-Old Best Friend /former-hgtv-host-found-guilty-molesting-daughters-10-year-old-best-friend/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:24:52 +0000 /?p=1985973 Former HGTV host Christopher Dionne was found guilty of molesting his daughter’s 10-year-old best friend on Wednesday. Troopers from the Old Lyme Resident State Trooper’s Office launched an investigation  in November 2017 after they received a report of sexual assault. Their investigation led them to believe Dionne was the suspect so they applied for and…

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Tulsi Gabbard Eviscerates Hillary Clinton: ‘Queen of Warmongers, Embodiment of Corruption’ /tulsi-gabbard-eviscerates-hillary-clinton-queen-warmongers-embodiment-corruption/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:59:57 +0000 /?p=1985787 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard offered a spirited response to Hillary Clinton on Thursday after the former secretary of state appeared to claim that the Hawaiian congresswoman is a “favorite of the Russians.” Clinton made the comments on the “Campaign HQ” podcast hosted by David Plouffe, the campaign manager for former President Barack Obama’s…

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Even Warren’s Economic Adviser Knows Her Tax Plan Won’t Cover ‘Medicare for All’ /even-warrens-economic-adviser-knows-tax-plan-wont-cover-medicare/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:33:20 +0000 /?p=1985609 The math behind Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pay for her “Medicare for All” gimmick simply doesn’t add up. Not counting her plans for health care, the Democratic candidate’s other ambitious programs would heap an additional $6 trillion in costs on the government. Her proposed tax increases would hypothetically cover that, with an additional…

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Couple Detained by Airport Security When Agent Finds Stowaway Cat in Suitcase /couple-detained-airport-security-agent-finds-stowaway-cat-suitcase/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:14:42 +0000 /?p=1985289 A couple on their way to a vacation in New York got quite the surprise when they were held by airport security thanks to a furry stowaway trying to tag along. Nick Coole and his wife, Voirrey Coole, were heading to New York City on Wednesday to celebrate Nick’s birthday. The couple, planning to bring…

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Mexico Lets Son of Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Walk Free After Battle Erupts in City Streets /mexico-son-kingpin-el-chapo-walk-free-battle-erupts-city-streets/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:51:11 +0000 /?p=1985422 Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez is defending the decision of Mexican law enforcement to release the son of the drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after a gun battle in the streets over his custody, according to BBC News. The firefight began after police seized Ovidio Guzmán López in Culiacán after receiving a warrant from…

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Leaked Memo Shows Democratic Party Advising Candidates on Using Impeachment for Political Gain /leaked-memo-shows-democratic-party-advising-candidates-using-impeachment-political-gain/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:48:32 +0000 /?p=1985726 The chairwoman of congressional Democrats’ campaign arm sent her colleagues a memo this week advising them on messaging tactics regarding impeachment. Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos’ memo, which she sent Thursday night, was quickly leaked to Axios and The Wall Street Journal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 after weeks of back-and-forth…

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Trump Threatens CNN with Lawsuit After Undercover Video Emerges /trump-threatens-cnn-lawsuit-undercover-video-emerges/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:38:13 +0000 /?p=1985544 President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign sent a letter to CNN on Friday threatening to sue the network for its “sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks” against the president. The letter, penned by Trump campaign attorney Charles Harder and addressed to CNN president Jeff Zucker and general counsel David Vigilante, comes just days…

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Bea Arthur ‘Maude’ Co-Star, Bill Macy, Dead at Age 97 /bea-arthur-maude-co-star-bill-macy-dead-age-97/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:16:27 +0000 /?p=1985623 “Maude” star Bill Macy died last night at 7:13 p.m. in his Los Angeles home, according to his manager. He was 97 years old. The cause of death has not yet been reported. Macy acted alongside Bea Arthur in the 1970s “All in the Family” sitcom spin-off “Maude” as Walter Findlay, the husband of Arthur’s…

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Kind Cop Pays Out of Own Pocket To Buy Car Seats for Mom Who Couldn’t Afford Them /kind-cop-pays-pocket-buy-car-seats-mom-couldnt-afford/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:43:46 +0000 /?p=1985320 Car seats are one of those necessary things that can be a pain to update. They’re expensive, the rules always seem to be changing and they have to be installed properly to be useful. That means that sometimes kids don’t get the car seats they should have, as other purchases can seem more pressing. According…

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NFL Star DeAndre Hopkins Recalls ‘Shock’ He Felt Seeing His Mom’s Face After Acid Attack /nfl-star-deandre-hopkins-recalls-shock-felt-seeing-moms-face-acid-attack/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:33:37 +0000 /?p=1985410 DeAndre Hopkins, a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, hasn’t had the easiest life. He grew up without a father, as his own died when he was just a baby. As the years passed and Hopkins developed athletic talent, his mother suffered a devastating attack that could have easily claimed her life. At the time,…

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Hero Wrestles Gun from Armed Robber on His Way To Run Marathon: ‘I Don’t Like Bullies’ /hero-wrestles-gun-armed-robber-way-run-marathon-dont-like-bullies/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:26:37 +0000 /?p=1985352 Jean Paul LaPierre sounds like the name of an action hero. And you can’t say he doesn’t live up to the billing. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, LaPierre, 54, is being recognized for his role in stopping an armed robber on a Chicago Transit Authority train on Sunday. He didn’t have time to stick around…

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Tom Arnold Hints at Trump Assassination with JFK Comment /tom-arnold-hints-trump-assassination-jfk-comment/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:33:35 +0000 /?p=1985358 Actor Tom Arnold seemed to threaten the possibility of an assassination attempt in a tweet Thursday evening after President Donald Trump arrived in Dallas, Texas. The president had tweeted a video of a crowd waiting for his rally at the American Airlines Center on Thursday evening. Arnold tweeted in response, “Don’t get too cocky traitor.…

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Private Jet Travel Skyrockets Among Climate Change-Obsessed 2020 Democrats /private-jet-travel-skyrockets-among-climate-change-obsessed-2020-democrats/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:31:37 +0000 /?p=1985333 Despite a focus on climate policy in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, recent months have seen campaign expenditures on privately chartered flights skyrocketing among the candidates. According to The Hill, Democratic candidates collectively spent about $680,000 worth of campaign donations traveling the country by private jet in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. In…

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No Ban Needed: Existing Gun Law Should Have Stopped Sutherland Springs Shooting /no-ban-needed-existing-gun-law-stopped-sutherland-springs-shooting/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:19:21 +0000 /?p=1985275 It appears that the Sutherland Springs shooter should not have been able to purchase the rifle used in his deadly spree, but an existing law was ignored and the firearm was sold anyway. Families of victims in the 2017 Texas church massacre originally filed suit against the Department of Justice for negligence that led to…

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Neighbor Floods Family’s Basement with Animal Blood and Remains /neighbor-floods-familys-basement-animal-blood-remains/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:16:25 +0000 /?p=1984841 An Iowa family had to deal with a scene right out of a horror movie earlier this month after finding almost five inches of animal blood and other bio-waste in their basement. Nick Lestina of Bagley, Iowa, said he stopped by his home to get a power drill on Oct. 3 when he discovered the…

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Town Decorates for Christmas Early for Age 6 Girl with Aggressive Form of Brain Cancer /town-decorates-christmas-early-age-6-girl-aggressive-form-brain-cancer/ Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:35:21 +0000 /?p=1985252 When a family is struggling with a debilitating disease, it can be hard to know how to show your support. Meal deliveries, shopping, errand-running and other daily necessities are always appreciated, but sometimes it’s the out-of-the-box efforts that really help bring back some much-needed joy. Amber Gray and Jody Davidson of Ulster, Pennsylvania, were top-tier…

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