An unconscious woman, a robbery in progress, cars racing on the interstate: All of these incidents led people to call Houston’s 911 system, but not for long. These were among thousands of calls that were cut short by an operator who Harris County prosecutors said simply hung up on the callers.

That former operator is Crenshanda Williams, who has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation on two counts of interfering with an emergency telephone call. “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real,” Williams was recorded saying after ending a call in which a security guard had tried to report two cars driving at high speeds on Interstate 45 South, according to a 2016 report from local KPRC TV.Williams worked at the Houston Emergency Center for about a year and a half before she was fired in 2016. Her supervisors had realized Williams was responsible for cutting off emergency calls after just a few seconds, often forcing callers to try again — and to wonder why they couldn’t get help. At the time, Williams reportedly told police that she simply didn’t want to talk to anyone. Her attorney recently said, “She was going through a hard time in her life.” Prosecutors said the abnormally short 911 calls happened “thousands” of times on Williams’ watch.


The city of Los Angeles has quite a quandary, it would cost millions of dollars to fix all of its broken sidewalks but it will also cost the city Millions if they don’t fix them. Last year the city paid out nearly 20 million dollars to settle cases with people who were hurt or even killed because of our city street; that’s four times more than any other year.

Over the last decade and this year is on track to be another expensive one the city just approved the three million dollar settlement with a woman who hit her head on the Hollywood sidewalk


As a Southwest Airlines jet hurtled 32,000 feet over suburban Philadelphia, a rare engine explosion caused a passenger’s window to burst, partially pulling the woman sitting next to the opening out of the plane.

Fellow passengers frantically worked to yank her back inside the airliner as it depressurized and quickly descended thousands of feet per minute, according to several passengers.

The frightening ordeal played out Tuesday morning onboard Southwest flight 1380 as it headed for Dallas. The Boeing 737-700 was about 20 minutes into its journey from New York’s LaGuardia Airport when the engine failure occurred. The plane, carrying 144 passengers and five crew, diverted to Philadelphia International Airport where it made an emergency landing at 11:20 a.m.

“The plane dropped immediately,” said Matt Tranchin, who was sitting three rows behind the broken window. “Plane smelled like smoke. Ash was all around us.”

The woman, identified as Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was pulled out of the plane up to her waist — her blood splattering other windows, passengers said.

“You hear the pop and she was sucked out from the waist up,” one passenger told NBC Nightly News. “There was blood on the windows…her arms were actually out of the airplane and her head was out of the airplane.”

Eric Zilbert, another passenger, said “several heroic gentlemen” pulled Riordan back into the plane and immediately performed CPR. Tranchin said she was covered in blood.

Peggy Phillips, a nurse, said she and another passenger performed about 20 minutes of CPR on the victim.

“It just wasn’t going to be enough,” Phillips said.


An Indiana woman recently went out on a first date with a guy and ended up getting invoiced for her meal after she decided she didn’t want to pursue the relationship any further. After sales tax, shipping and handling, and a processing fee, he figured she owed him $39.52 for their time together. That includes $10 for a Moscow Mule, $10 for a beer, and $14.50 for pulled pork tacos. He also charged her a $1.99 processing fee, $2.56 for sales tax, and a $0.47 shipping and handling fee


Artem Russakovsii of Oakland, California captured video on his home security cameras of the Amazon Local delivery man tossing his package up onto his balcony– twice! He posted the video on YouTube, with the question, ‘Hey Amazon, this is how your last mile delivery driver delivered my package today. Are you kidding me?’ The video shows the delivery man as he tosses the package up to a second-floor landing. He hits the railing and the package comes back down. But, if at first, you don’t succeed… He picks the package up off the driveway and tosses it again. This time it lands where it was meant to.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A Virginia Beach woman was arrested Wednesday for a bomb hoax, according to the Virginia Beach Fire Department.

Authorities say around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 33-year-old Crystal Mostek walked into a 7-Eleven store in the 2200 block of Pleasure House Road and placed a device on the counter, telling the clerk it was a bomb and threatening to blow up the store. Investigators later determined that the device was not a bomb.

Mostek has been charged with threatening to bomb and possession of a hoax device. She remains in custody at the Virginia Beach Jail.

Investigators have not released a motive for the hoax.

During her arraignment on Thursday afternoon, Mostek said she’s not guilty and the charges against her are false. Her attorney is looking into whether she needs mental health treatment.


Condoms might make for safer sex — but they’re at the center of the riskiest new social media challenge.

The viral video craze — dubbed “The Condom Challenge” — is striking fear into parents as teenagers record themselves dangerously snorting the rubbers and pulling them through their throats.

A number of clips emerging on YouTube show kids choking as they attempt to replicate the trend.

Despite the health hazards, teens are jumping on the latest craze to get more attention on social media, news station KABB-TV reported.

“Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views and subscribers,” Stephen Enriquez, a Texas-based health educator, told the station. “As graphic as it is, we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them.”


One woman’s dream of a Disney family vacation was crushed when she was denied entry on a cruise because she was pregnant and was subsequently escorted out by a guard bearing an AR-15 rifle. YouTuber Emily Jackson, 22, is a mother-of-two with a baby boy on the way. Jackson, along with her husband, children, parents, and siblings flew from St. Louis to Miami to embark on a picture-perfect vacation. The 10-member strong family even wore matching T-shirts that said ‘Keep calm and enjoy your Disney vacation’. However what ensued was the opposite of calm when Disney cruise personnel refused Jackson entry on the cruise because she was 25 weeks pregnant, one week past policy limit. The cruise follows a strict policy that does not allow expecting mothers past 24 weeks on board. Enraged, the family tried to do what they could to get on board. Jackson even had a note from her doctor saying it was safe for her to travel. Instead of reaching a compromise, the family was ushered out of the cruise boarding area.


Three more former nurse practitioners have been arrested for having sexual relationships with patients at a Fayette, Iowa care facility.

On Friday, 44-year-old Carolyn Marie Wiedrich, 24-year-old Shelby Mariah Sebring, and 32-year-old Jamie Leah Pagel were arrested and charged with sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee.

Investigators say the three women had ‘unhealthy relationships with patients’ at Prairie View Management Facility, where people with mental illness, intellectual disability, or medical conditions are cared for.

Wiedrich allegedly had inappropriate sexual relationships with patients in 2015, while the other two women crossed that line in 2016.

Their arrests on Friday come nearly three weeks after two other former nurse practitioners at the facility were arrested on the same charge.

Megan Marie Penney, 26, and Paige Lynn Johanningmeier, 23, were arrested on March 5 for allegedly sneaking patients out of the facility to have sex.


Police say a mother intentionally crashed her SUV into a pole to prove to her two small children that God is real. Investigators say Bakari Warren, 25, told officers after the crash that she did it on purpose to show her kids that if they believe, God would protect them. Police say Warren told her children to buckle up their seat belts just before she accelerated into the pole. Warren was frisked and handcuffed right after she got out of the SUV.


The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District is in the spotlight after telling lawmakers in Harrisburg his students protect themselves against potential school shooters with rocks. Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned.


STUART — There are quite a bit of drugs apparently being squirreled away in private parts these days on the Treasure Coast.

Amanda Herneryd, 27, who Martin County Sheriff’s deputies say concealed a cornucopia of contraband in her crotch, according to arrest affidavits.

Herneryd was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle stopped after 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 26.

Investigators pulled over the SUV on Interstate 95 after noticing the tail lights weren’t illuminated on a trailer of ATVs it was hauling.

A drug sniffing dog detected narcotics, and Herneryd told deputies she had nothing illegal on her. She pulled money and a lighter from her brassiere, an undergarment that supports the breasts.

“As I was checking the inside of her legs I felt a hard object between her legs,” the affidavit states.

Herneryd said it was “nothing.”

“Herneryd then reached into her pants and began pushing something up inside her vagina,” the affidavit states.

This time she said she had a “piercing.”

Investigators ultimately found a hypodermic needle and glass pipe “hanging out” of Herneryd’s vagina.

It’s unclear whether she had a “piercing.”

They also turned up a prescription bottle “between the cheeks of her buttocks.” Suspected Xanax and crack cocaine were in the bottle.


HILLIARD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A Hilliard Davidson High School student’s suspension letter is going viral after Wednesday’s national walkout.

High school senior Jake Shoemaker said the school gave him two options, which included participating in the walkout or staying in a designated area inside the school.

Shoemaker said he felt the two options forced him to pick a side in the gun violence debate. The teen choose instead to stay in a classroom and do school work.

“It’s the least political protest that exists. The thing that I was protesting was politics in the classroom. I feel it has no place in a school, in a district, anywhere,” said Jake Shoemaker.

The student’s choice earned him a one-day suspension. The suspension letter explained part of the reason, “Student refused to follow instructions.”

Hilliard City Schools spokesperson Stacie Raterman said federal privacy laws prevented her from talking about Shoemaker. However, she explained in an email, “I can only confirm that no student was suspended for not walking out, nor were any suspended for walking out.”

The suspension letter went viral online. The phone number for the student’s father was written at the bottom of the letter. Scott Shoemaker said he started getting hundreds of calls from people who thought he was the school principal.

“I’ve had to change my number today. It has not been a fun day for me. But yeah, I’ve had a couple of death threats too. People who thought that I was the one who suspended him and that basically what they would like to do to me,” said Scott Shoemaker.

Both the student and his dad said they don’t want people online to use the teen’s decision to help their own political agenda.

Shoemaker said he warned his son of repercussions. He said he doesn’t think the school punishment was appropriate. He still supports his son’s decision and defends school officials.

“They’re good people. They did what they felt they had to do. I do not agree with the decision and I told them that.”

The high school senior will return to school Friday. The student’s dad said he plans to talk with school officials soon.


A dog died on a United Airlines plane after a flight attendant ordered its owner to put the animal in the plane’s overhead bin. United said that it took full responsibility for the incident. The dog was in a small pet carrier designed to fit under an airline seat. Passengers reported that they heard barking during the flight and didn’t know that the dog had died until the plane landed at LaGuardia Airport.


A 33-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after North Las Vegas police said she carried a pickax onto a school campus and threatened children while they were at lunch. The woman, identified as Kisstal Killough, was acting erratic and screaming that she was going to kill everyone. Police arrived within one minute. She put down on the ax and dropped to the ground before orders were given by police.


GREECE, NY (WROC) – A man is facing charges after a music video posted online, titled “School Shooter,” was filmed outside Greece Arcadia.

The video for the song “School Shooter” by Randy Ross was posted on YouTube on Monday, February 19 — days after the Parkland shooting.

In the video, Ross, age 23, is seen walking towards the school as he sings “I lay ’em down like a school shooter.

He is charged with making a terroristic threat. Ross is being held in Monroe County Jail on bail



A Hardin woman was pronounced dead Saturday after she and two other women were assaulted with a frying pan earlier this month, according to charging documents filed against James Brien, the man accused of the murder.

Brien is set to appear in Big Horn County District Court on Tuesday on one count of deliberate homicide and two counts of felony assault.

He was initially charged with three counts of assault.

According to court documents, one of the victims contacted the Big Horn County Sheriff’s office on February 8 to report that she and two other women had been assaulted with a frying pan.

Deputies met with the victim and a witness at a home in Hardin.

The witness reported that Brien had come over to the residence and bragged that he had “laid three girls out with a frying pan.”

After speaking with Brien, the witness said she went to the trailer were the assault occurred and found the three women all unconscious.

One of the victims awoke and told the witness that Brien had assaulted them.

After taking the initial report from one victim and the witness, the deputies responded to the trailer and found one victim with a bloody face.

Another victim was sitting upright on the couch when deputies entered, but then lay back on the couch and appeared unconscious moments later, according to court documents.

That woman, described only as a Hardin resident in her 40s, was transported to the hospital in serious condition and placed on life support.

She was pronounced dead on Saturday from injuries related to the frying pan assault, according to court documents.

Brien admitted being at the trailer and possessing the frying pan, but denied hitting anyone with it.

The name of the woman killed was not immediately released.