Dozens of dogs that were destined for the dinner table now have a second chance at life -- and could soon be begging for your table scraps.
A man held a 6-year-old child hostage in an apartment in Elizabeth for more than five hours on Sunday, officials said.
As April the giraffe's belly grows ever larger, her highly anticipated calf has gotten quiet, leading zookeepers to wonder if this is the calm before the storm. The giraffe calf caused a stir Friday when it launched a "judo chop marathon" inside its mother's belly but it calmed down significantly on Saturday. April's keeper noted Sunday morning that she's showing "notable bulges" on the left side of her belly, the zoo reported on its Facebook page. Watch the live stream below. [[414784803, C]] April has been taking it slow Sunday, alternating between waddling around her pen and standing still, staring into Oliver's pen. The snow has cleared so April and her beau Oliver may go outside soon, the zoo said. The zoo said that April's belly growth has been mind-blowing. She has to fit a 6-foot, 150-pound calf somewhere, it said. Eventually, it has to come out, right? [[26343834, C]] When April goes into labor, t
A New York City man is in custody after Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, police thwarted his plan to meet and rape an 11-year-old girl for the third time in Lehigh Valley, according to investigators. Sandro Zhinin was arrested in Hanover Township Saturday. Police say they received a tip that the 33-year-old was traveling to Pennsylvania Saturday to meet the child before taking her to a hotel. Investigators then set up surveillance at the playground and Zhinin was taken into custody once he arrived, police said. According to police, Zhinin had executed this plan twice before.
President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It's still not clear how Trump will pay for the wall that, as described in contracting notices, would be 30 feet (9 meters) high and easy on the eye for those looking at it from the north. The Trump administration will also have to contend with unfavorable geography and many legal battles.
Two teenage boys were shot in Jersey City early Sunday morning, police say. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the back and a 15-year-old was hit in the ankle on Ocean Avenue near Wegman Parkway at about 3 a.m., according to police. The shooting happened on the sidewalk in front of a preschool called It Takes a Village. A witness told NBC 4 New York he was walking home around 2 a.m. when he heard five or six gunshots. He ran, then saw two young men hit the ground, he said. The 13-year-old boy is in critical condition at Jersey City Medical Center. The other boy's injuries are not considered life-threatening, police say. No arrest has been made.