‘Something needs to be done’: Local service member slams prosecutors’ handling of rape case in viral TikTok
A local service member made her voice heard on social media earlier this week after she accused another military member of rape and blamed the military and criminal justice system for not taking strong enough action.
Massive manta ray photobombs surfer at Florida beach
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. – A photographer accidentally snapped “one in a million” shot at Officers Club Beach in Florida over the weekend. Rusty Escandell captured the incredible moment when a giant manta ray did a back flip behind a surfer who was riding a wave. Escandell told WKMG that he was at the beach Sunday with his son, near Patrick Space Force Base, and didn’t even realize what happened. “To be frank with you, I was actually focusing on the surfer. AdEscandell posted the photo to Facebook and received dozens of likes, shares and comments on his own profile and then got hundreds more when the Satellite Beach page shared the snapshot.
Viral video: Hundreds of blacktip sharks migrate off Florida shore
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Another News4Jax video has gone viral after showing a shark frenzy in Florida. Paul Dabill, 45, who runs Paul Dabill Photography, spotted hundreds of migrating blacktip sharks with his drone camera on Wednesday. From January to March, tens of thousands of blacktips and spinner sharks arrive to reside in the shallow warm waters off Palm Beach County, TC Palm reports. The video, posted on our News4Jax Facebook page, has been viewed 1.2 million times and shared 6,600 times since Friday. SHARK FRENZY!🦈😱 Check out this wild video of hundreds of sharks swimming close to the shore near West Palm Beach!
Family recreates Pirates of the Caribbean ride in house
Sometimes you have to make your own Disney Magic at home. The Thornock family, from Utah, recreated the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in their house. During coronavirus isolation, the family chose this as a way to keep everyone busy and to ease their minds. Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me!
Police officer shares pizza with homeless woman during lunch break
The woman’s shirt read “Homeless: The fastest way of becoming a nobody.”That was the message that inspired a touching photo in North Carolina Wednesday. Officer Michael Rivers of the Goldsboro Police Department shared a moment of compassion with a person in need. He was on his lunch break when he came upon a homeless woman he hadn’t seen before in the community. Rivers told CNN, "God put it on my heart to get her lunch." He got pizzas at a nearby restaurant, and for 45 minutes he ate and talked with the woman who said her name was Michelle.
Photo of baby goes viral after appearing to seem unamused
A photo of a seconds-old baby has gone viral after he appears to be unhappy to be out and about. The grumpy face has made thousands all over the world laugh. Rodrigo Kunstmann Fotógrafo Profissional posted the photo on Facebook with this caption: “Today is my birth and I don’t even have clothes for this.”The baby has been compared to “Grumpy Cat” and others that have appeared to have a grimacing look.
California prisoner confesses to killing 2 child molesters, says he did ‘everyone a favor’
Both were serving life sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. “We can’t comment on an active investigation,” Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email. Watson wrote that six days after he arrived at the prison, a child molester moved into the pod. Watson said he returned to his housing pod. “Being a lifer, I’m in a unique position where I sometimes have access to these people and I have so little to lose,” Watson wrote.
Mother’s heartbreaking video of son with dwarfism crying because of bullying goes viral
A viral video showing the impact of bullying has resulted in an outpouring of support for a young boy in Australia. Quaden Bayles, 9, lives with dwarfism and has been bullied at school. The clip has been viewed millions of times, triggering a global outpouring of support, including from actor Hugh Jackman. Comedian Brad Williams, who also lives with dwarfism, set up a GoFundMe page hoping to raise $10,000 to send Bayles and his mother to Disneyland in California. https://t.co/vGLHQXzO0K — Brad Williams (@funnybrad) February 20, 2020The viral video has also put a spotlight on dwarfism around the globe.
A Texas teen bought 170 flowers to give every girl at his school a Valentine
(CNN) – Anyone who's been to high school knows how dreadful Valentine's Day can be for teenagers. A Texas student didn't want any of the girls at his high school to feel down this year — so he bought every one of them a flower. Sometimes, it’d just be a secret admirer or popular girls,” Wooley told CNN. “It felt heartbreaking knowing that not every girl was feeling special.”Wooley handed out flowers to every girl at his high school, including Kennedi Sherrill (right) and Meredith Short. Jayme Wooley, 15, wanted every girl at his Texas school to receive a Valentine on Valentine's Day.
Photo shows 2-year-old in wheelchair in awe when seeing Target ad with boy ‘like him’
(CNN) – For young Oliver Garza-Pena, the trip to the store was like any other. It impairs the development of the lower half of the body and he uses a wheelchair to get around. During a trip to a Target store in Arizona last week, the young boy came across an advertisement featuring a boy who, like he does, uses a wheelchair. He recognized another boy like him, smiling and laughing on a display at Target,” the post said. This was amazing!”The post has garnered thousands of reactions, and Garza Pena said it even made it back to the boy in the Target ad.
Goat? Dog? This viral photo has many scratching their head
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It took many of us in the Channel 4 newsroom a moment to figure out what we were actually looking at when this photo hit our email inboxes. The photo appears to have been originally shared on Twitter by the user @govindatagle. It caused an instance of mass confusion as our answers varied from “mutant goat” to “possessed pig.”You ready for this? Twitter: @govindatagleThat’s right. Interesting eye trick.
#Broomchallenge: Broom can stand on own any given day
A viral tweet suggests that NASA said Monday was the only day the “standing broom” trick would work, because of the earth’s gravitational pull. Okay so NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull...I didn’t believe it at first but OMG! Right.But the truth is, you can make a broom stand upright today... and tomorrow and the day after... and the day after that.It has nothing to do with the earth's gravitational pull on a certain day. Which means, if you can get the bristles positioned like a tripod, your broom will stand upright any day of the year. NASA said due to the gravitational pull and the earth's rotation today a broomstick will stand on its own 🧹 #BroomStickChallenge pic.twitter.com/oR9Pl8loCO — ħigh_Yélloώ (@Mah_Lightbright) February 11, 2020
Toddler’s adorable recreation of Frozen scene goes viral
Parts of West Texas were blanketed with snow over the past week, and a toddler’s recreation of a scene from the movie Frozen is melting the hearts of many. Kristi Michele, the young girl’s mother wrote on Facebook: “Madelyn finally got some snow to do her scene.”It should come as little surprise the song of choice is Idina Menzel’s “Let it Go.” As of Sunday afternoon, the video had amassed 34 million views. Her moves, you could say, are wickedly talented! Check it out:
Woman finds her dog, missing for 3 years, on a beer can
TAMPA, Fla. – It took three years, but a dog is finally going to be reunited with its family. And it’s all thanks to a beer can. A shelter dog chosen to be featured on Motorworks Brewing beer cans was. A Florida brewery’s idea to print adoptable dogs on their cans helped a woman locate her missing dog. Watch the video above for more.
Viral photo: Couple gets pulled over by trooper and gets more than a ticket
MADISON COUNTY, Texas – When a Texas couple was pulled over on Sunday, instead of a ticket, they received a heartwarming moment. In a post on Facebook, Lanell James said she and her husband were driving through Madison County, Texas, on their way to her brother-in-law’s funeral when they were pulled over by a state trooper. According to the post, the trooper asked the couple where they were headed. When he learned the two were on the way to a funeral the officer removed his hat, grabbed their hands, and they all prayed. The post received more than 55,000 shares and 90,000 reactions.
8-year-old Jacksonville boy turns heads while rapping at Ramona Flea Market
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A video of an 8-year-old from Jacksonville is getting a lot of attention. “Chaz Rapper” was recorded singing "Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice on Dec. 8 by onlooker Rochelle Smith. The boy, also known as “Pickle Chaz,” nailed every word of the popular song that was first recorded in 1990, long before he was born. “Little boy at Ramona flea market getting it,” Smith said in the Facebook post. We spoke with the 8-year-old’s family who said he is trying out for America’s Got Talent in Miami on Tuesday.
Viral video captures sound of joy when a baby’s hearing aid is turned on
Video of a baby girl’s joy when her hearing aids are turned on is lighting up social media. The father, Paul Addison, says he and his wife first learned about his daughter Georgina’s hearing difficulties when she failed her newborn hearing test. She was referred to an audiologist, diagnosed with severe deafness, and the doctor suggested hearing aids. They took the advice and 4-month-old Georgina was outfitted with hearing aids from the united kingdom’s national health service about five weeks ago. Addison posted the video on twitter because he wanted the world to know the joy his family experiences when their daughter’s new hearing aids are turned on in the morning.