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Kristina Behr


East Brunswick, NJ, United States

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Past articles by Kristina:

Man fired over tweet about Navy SEAL widow’s standing ovation

WASHINGTON — It was a much-talked about moment during President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress. Trump pausing to acknowledge Carryn Owens, whose husband Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens was killed during a January raid in an Al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen that went wrong. → Read More

Theater refuses to show new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie due to gay character

HENAGAR, Ala. — On the heels of Disney announcing the first openly gay character in the new live-action "Beauty and the Beast film," the owners of a drive-in theater in Henagar, Alabama are refusing to show the film. Actor Josh Gad plays LaFou, the sidekick to antagonist Gaston. → Read More

Mother accused of biting child while allegedly on drugs

OKLAHOMA — A young mom from Oklahoma could potentially spend her life behind bars after being accused of biting one of her children. According to police, 18-year-old Kiarah Beard was taken into custody after a child welfare investigator says Beard appeared to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, and was found wandering around the Elm Terrace Apartments in Duncan. → Read More

Brewery offers paid ‘paw-ternity’ leave to employees with new dogs

A Scottish brewery doesn't want their employees to have a "ruff" time taking care of their dogs when becoming new pet owners, so they launched a "paw-ternity" program. The program allows new pet owners a paid week off to spend with their four-legged family members, whether they have new puppies or are resettling rescue dogs. → Read More

Starbucks is now serving ice cream drinks

Starbucks seems to be taking a cue from the Italians and is testing out the Affogato, a desert-style drink where a scoop of ice cream is drowned in a shot of espresso. In addition to a few varieties of the Affogato, Starbucks will also offer cold brew floats and malts. All of the ice cream is made from the Mora Iced Creamery in Bainbridge, Washington. → Read More

NJ trooper helps couple deliver creative baby announcement

NEW JERSEY — File this under one of the most creative baby announcements ever, thanks in part to a little help from New Jersey State Police. A New Jersey couple apparently were a bit eager to tell their family that they were expecting, because they were pulled over for speeding. → Read More

Disney World Employee accused of molesting child, possessing child pornography

MASCOTTE, Fla. — A Disney World Employee in Florida was arrested for allegedly molesting a child and possessing child pornography. Police searched the home of Richard Morgan, 57, after receiving a police tip and found images and video on Morgan's computer that allegedly showed him molesting a child. → Read More

Indiana Conservation officer’s dog has nothing but love for his partner

An Indiana Conservation Officers dog truly has nothing but love for his partner. At first glance, this seems like your typical professional photo of Conservation Officer Levi Knach and his k-9 partner Kenobi. → Read More

Cow escapes slaughterhouse, leads Texas cops on 2-hour chase

WEATHERFORD, Texas — A cow escaped a slaughterhouse in Texas and led police on a two-hour chase, that ended outside of a Taco Bell. Police in Weatherford, Texas, caught the unusual pursuit on a dash cam as it ran past cars on a busy roadway. After escaping from a slaughter house, the steer ran for freedom for about 90 minutes. The video went viral on Facebook with more than 6 million views. → Read More

Vespa introduces a robot designed to carry groceries

NEW YORK — Your days of schlepping groceries home may soon be a thing of the past. Meet GITA, a robot designed to carry cargo-like groceries and follow around a pedestrian or a cyclist. Created by the folks at Vespa — yes the same people that design those fun little scooters — GITA is aimed to help consumers with their mundane chores. → Read More

Florida middle school students thwart potential mass shooting

Police in Florida are praising some middle school students who spoke up and potentially stopped a mass shooting at their school. A 13 and 14-year-old were arrested and are now facing charges after police say they threatened to attack the Villages Charter Middle School, about 60 miles west of Orlando. → Read More

Hawaiian lawmaker wants to treat homelessness as disease

HAWAII — When you think of Hawaii, you probably imagine palm trees, luaus, and Mai Tais. But many aren't aware that the hot spot for tourism also has the highest per capita homeless population in the nation. → Read More

Sarasota Parents overdose on Heroin With Kids in the backseat

A Sarasota couple is now facing charges after they were found in a car, passed out from alleged drug overdoses with two small children in the backseat. Security footage at a Texaco gas station shows a black Chevrolet SUV stopping at one of the pumps but no one got out. → Read More

Dashcam video shows train crashing into FedEx truck

If you were waiting on an overnight Fedex delivery in Utah — you may be waiting for a while. Crazy dashcam video from Utah shows a train blasting through the trailer of a FedEx truck. → Read More

HP recalls batteries that may overheat and cause fires

HP says it will provide a replacement battery for each verified, affected battery at no cost. For those of you who still use a PC laptop- listen up. HP is recalled more than 100-thousand batteries because they may overheat and cause fires. There was a previous battery recall back in June which affected 41-thousand batteries. → Read More

Franklin Square man hailed hero after finding missing teen with autism in nor’easter

FRANKLIN SQUARE, N.Y. — A teenager with autism created a scare for his family when he disappeared Monday night during a powerful nor'easter on Long Island. Joseph Barbella, 16, left his home on Commonwealth Street in Franklin Square without any shoes on. → Read More

Men’s boots appear to have swastika design on soles

It seems that a pair of boots is making the rounds on social media because of an apparent design flaw. These military-style boots by Polar Fox seem like your average men's winter boots. even describes them as "Dressy, comfortable, and stylish." But if you look underneath, the treads appear to be in the shape of swastikas. → Read More

Taco Bell makes taco shell out of fried chicken

NEW YORK — Taco Bell is at it again and will be releasing it's latest concoction nationwide: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken. Taco Bell says the shell of the Naked Chicken Chalupa is made up of all-white seasoned chicken. The rest of the taco is packed with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and avocado ranch sauce. → Read More

State Senator Tony Avella announces mayoral run

QUEENS -- After an unsuccessful run in 2009, State Senator Tony Avella is officially throwing his hat into the ring for New York City Mayor in 2017 -- taking on Mayor Bill de Blasio. → Read More

Nordstrom is selling a rock in a pouch for $85

NEW YORK -- Struggling to find a gift for for the person who is on the naughty list? Instead of coal, how about a rock? No, seriously. Nordstrom is selling the kind of rocks you can find at your local landscaping company. For a cool $85, you too can be the proud owner of a rock nestled in a cozy leather pouch. → Read More