Officer saves a toddler after pulling over a van

Not all heroes wear capes. The real ones wear uniforms and a badge and make sure everyone around is safe and sound. This is the story of officer Grady and his fellow colleagues who saved a life during what was supposed to be a routine traffic violation on the Interstate 90 in Idaho.

The call Sergeant Justin Klitch made for that van to be pulled over was crucial in discovering the horrific scene they’ve stumbled upon that cold and bitter December morning.

As they approached the vehicle and asked for the licence and registration, the officers were puzzled when they noticed the woman siting in the front seat was all covered in bruises. It was clear she was suffering physical abuse.

On the back seat there was a toddler who was showing signs of abuse as well. His condition was worrying.

The officers from the Idaho Police Station were aware of the severity of the situation and stepped in.

Later, during an interview with a local news station while discussing the incident, officer Grady couldn’t hold his tears back. During his career he had witnessed all forms of negligence and abuse, but this one was done to a 2-year-old boy and it broke his heart.

“While we there, he [the sergeant] discovered a young boy in the back of the minivan,” Officer Grady says in an interview right before he tears up. “It’s taken me all week to type this stupid thing out,” he added.

“He had discovered a small boy in the back who was severely injured. He had bruises on his head, multiple lacerations on his stomach, his arms were stuck in a fetal position and his left eye was not functioning properly.”

The officers rushed the boy to the local hospital and took the adults to the police station for questioning.
The injured toddler needed to be transferred to Sacred Heart Pediatric Hospital in Spokane. Officer Grady accompanied him.

There was another boy in the van. A one-year-old baby who was in a good health condition.

Everyone was pretty concerned for the boy’s condition that was getting worse. His heart rate went from 70 to 110 in a matter of minutes and he was in constant pain.

He was quickly transferred to the ER and spent a significant amount of time in intensive care. The boy was referred to as ‘Baby J’ for privacy reasons.

“This is the worst case of this type of situation that I’ve run into. I’ve been to many fatal crashes, I used to work for a different department. Went to a lot of domestic violence situations.

I’ve seen people injured, I’ve seen people hurt, but I’ve never seen this before. So I don’t know what the toll is going to be,” Officer Grady mentioned.

Doctors said that the injuries the toddler suffered were life-threatening. However, after receiving the appropriate medical treatment for his wounds and the brain trauma, he was finally ready to leave the ICU. Medics believe he will soon recover completely, and that’s really good news.

“Sgt. Klitch just left Sacred Heart Hospital and said Baby J is alert, engaging and playful. We are all so thankful for the hard work and care of the Sacred Heart Pediatric ICU team! Still work to do but good news nonetheless,” the Idaho State Police wrote on their Twitter account.

59-year-old Jorge Gonzales-Vergel, who was driving the van was arrested.
He is not a suspect in the case of abuse but is charged for other counts such as possession of meth, marijuana, and other substances.

The officers also found a firearm during the search of the vehicle. Currently, he is at the Shoshone County jail.

The baby boy has been taken into the care of the state of Idaho and is currently residing in the Shoshone Medical Center.

The doctors are unanimous that if it wasn’t for the officers who stopped the vehicle, Baby J could die because of the excessive trauma he suffered. These amazing men saved his life.

Sergeant Klitch is proud of his unit, and we are too! Check the whole story in the video below.

Train zoom towards wall of snow – the moment they collide has gone viral with 13 million views

Trains fascinate people, and for good reason. These powerful engines can go just about anywhere, and there is something about their size and speed that makes them a little intimidating but all the more interesting.

You can find numerous train videos on the internet, but this may be one of the coolest.

Winter weather might stop your car from getting where it needs to go, but it can’t stop a train. Trains can make it through wind, rain, ice, and snow – lots of snow. Even when a blizzard covered the region and piled up on the tracks, Canadian National Railway locomotive No. 2304 still found a way to get through.

Three blizzards had hit the region in a week, and the snow was several feet deep.

It completely hid the tracks. Of course, train conductors and engineers are used to driving in harsh conditions. As long as they can see out the front of the train, they have a clear view of the tracks and what’s ahead, so they don’t worry much.

When the snow is this high, though, it’s hard to see what is ahead. As the train flies along the snow-covered tracks, it sends up a wave of white on each side.

Sometimes this snow is so high that the wave goes in front of the train and blocks their view. It also makes for an interesting show for people who are lucky enough of to see it happen.

A man was near the tracks in Salisbury, New Brunswick, and decided he was going to record the train as it passed by.

Nearby was a large snowbank , and he was interested in seeing if the train could stop in time or how it would handle the obstacle. The snowbank was no match for the train. It flew through the giant wall of snow and tossed it everywhere. It was hard to see the train at some points, but it’s still an awesome sight.

In fact, for a few minutes, it doesn’t even look like a train is coming down the tracks, but a big wall of snow instead.

There is so much snow on the tracks that it is pushed up in front of the engine. When the train does appear, you can see the snow all over the windshield, and it’s clear that the engineers probably can’t see.

Although they don’t need to steer the train, it has to be a little unnerving to be flying down the track without knowing what’s ahead.

You can see the train coming at a distance and spraying the large waves of snow out on the sides.

That sight alone is amazing. As it gets closer to the snowbank and the man videotaping, you would expect it to slow down or pull a brake, but that doesn’t happen. The train powers on at full force and when it hits the snowbank, then magic happens.

The snow covers the man’s car, and although you can still hear the train, the video only shows the snow as it hits the windshield.

If the man wouldn’t have been in a car, the force of the snow coming off the train and tracks would have blown him away. At least he stayed in his car and kept the camera rolling.

This video has been viewed by millions of people, and it’s easy to see why everyone is so interested in it.

You may never see something like this on your own. Thanks to this video, you can enjoy it once, share it with friends, or watch it as many times as you want.

Delivery man takes pizza to house, about to leave when he notices woman mouthing ‘Help me’

When Joey Grundl went into his job as a pizza delivery driver the other day, he wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary. He had no idea that by the end of the day he would save a woman’s life!

The Domino’s Pizza driver had just delivered a pizza and was about to leave when he noticed something that stopped him dead in his tracks. A woman inside the house appeared to be mouthing, “Help me.”

As Joey looked closer, trying not to arouse any suspicion from the man who had just paid him, he noticed the woman pointing at her black eye. Then she mouthed, “Call police.”

Joey knew he had to do what he could to help the woman, so he dialed 9-1-1 as soon as he got back to his car.

“I had a delivery. It was a middle-aged couple. The woman clearly had a black eye. She pointed to it, and I swear she mouthed ‘help me,’” he told the operator.

When officers arrived, they found a “house of horror.”

The man who had paid for the pizza was 55-year-old Dean Hoffmann, the ex-boyfriend of the woman inside. On Thursday afternoon, he had broken into her house.

When the woman asked him to leave and picked up the phone to call the police, Hoffmann allegedly ripped the phone out of her hands, grabbed her by the waist, and dragged her toward the steps that led upstairs.

The woman said Hoffman shoved her, causing her to fall with her back on the steps, and then pulled her hair, ripped her shirt, and tried to drag her upstairs.

When the woman fought back and hit Hoffmann in the groin, he punched her in the face, giving her the black eye Joey saw as well as a bloody nose.

Hoffman then forced the woman upstairs, tied her to her bed with the cord from a vacuum, and shoved a towel in her mouth so “nobody would be able to hear her.” The woman told investigators she had trouble breathing and was afraid she was going to die.

After about 30 minutes, Hoffmann untied the woman, but he refused to let her leave the house. The woman recalls telling him, “If you love me, you will let me go,” but Hoffmann just replied, “You know I can’t do that.”

Hoffmann even texted the woman’s children from her phone telling them she was sick and not to come over for a few days.

The woman says she “truly believed [Hoffmann] was going to kill her that night.”

Thankfully, though, he decided at some point to order from Dominos, and that was the woman’s saving grace.

Hoffman now faces charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, felony intimidation of a victim, and burglary of a building.

Had it not been for the woman’s bravery and Joey’s quick actions that day, this awful story could have had a much different ending.

“I’m grateful [the delivery driver] was paying attention,” said neighbor Amy Hammarlund, “because it could have been a lot worse.”

So are we.

Cashier tried to mock an older woman in store and the woman proved old people have the best comebacks

Few people look down on older people, thinking they don’t know anything and only younger people have all the knowledge. But that’s where they are completely wrong.

Older people have more experience than younger people as they have lived through different periods. They definitely know everything better than young people. But sadly, young people sometimes look down on them.

The same happened with an older woman who was at a supermarket. She went to the cashier and the conversation that took place between the two has taken the Internet by storm. It has been shared on Facebook over 1.5 million times.

It all started when the cashier began packing the bags and asked the woman to bring her own bags to the store because “plastic bags aren’t good for the environment”.

The woman apologized saying, ‘We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.’

The cashier went on to say, ‘That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.’

Her response made the old lady surprised and angry at the same time. She then gave an explanation that is going viral on the Internet. The old lady said:

‘Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the “green thing” back in our day.’

‘Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books.

This was to ensure that public property was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn’t do the “green thing” back then.’

‘Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us.

When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn.

We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But you’re right; we didn’t have the “green thing” back then.’

The cashier tried to talk but the old lady didn’t let her speak. That’s when another cashier had opened a queue in another lane but the older woman continued:

‘Back then we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts.

Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.’

‘Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family’s $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the “green thing”.’

‘Isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the “green thing” back then?’

The cashier was speechless. The old lady packed her goods and left the store. I am sure the cashier would not repeat this mistake of mocking older people again.

Dog drags her new blanket outside to share it with a cold homeless dog.

Lana used to live in the streets of Brazil with her brothers before she was rescued at the end of last year. She knows better than anyone, just how much of a difference a little kindness and generosity can make in life.

Shortly after being rescued, this little dog was adopted by Suelen Schaumloeffel and her fiancé. So she began a new life as a truly beloved pet.

However, despite all the love and affection she received from her new family, Lana clearly did not forget the days she lived in the street, hungry, thirsty, cold and lacking in love.

Lana’s new mom got the little dog a warmer blanket, so she would not be cold at night since temperatures had dropped a great deal in their area.

Little did the woman know that her 8-month-old dog was blessed with with the biggest heart there is.

After putting Lana to sleep in her new blanket one night, the dog did the most wonderful thing and opted to share her warm and comfortable blanket with a new friend that was sleeping alone in the cold outside the fence of her home.

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The next day when Schaumloeffel was leaving for work, she came across the most beautiful sight in the world. Lana had dragged the blanket over to share it with another puppy that apparently lived in the street.

Schaumloeffel said it was the first time she was seeing the other dog. She was not sure if it was an abandoned dog, however, when she approached him to see if he had any identification, the canine ran away.

Schaumloeffel said, “I thought,how beautiful what she did for her friend. My four-legged best friend reminded me of something so important: generosity!”

Since then, the couple have occasionally seen the new dog but he always runs away with fear. They hope to be able to approach him, to help him find his way home if he is lost.

Every day they give him food and fresh water, so he does not lack anything. After all, that’s what her friend,Lana, would do if she could. “She’s the most beautiful dog I’ve ever met. We sometimes forget the difference we can make in a life. She reminds me of that.” says Schaumloeffel.

Unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe were finally revealed all over the web

When we see successful people eating life with a big spoon and living in opulence, we can’t help but grow a tad jealous of them. But what we fail to consider is how they got there.

True, there are those who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. But then there is this other batch who worked their asses off, slaved day and night just to get to where they are now.

The road to success isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Even one of the biggest Hollywood stars to have ever lived, Marilyn Monroe knew that all too well.

Marilyn Monroe was born in June, 1926 to Gladys Pearl Baker. Her father’s real identity is still unknown to this date. Here’s a fun fact though: She was given the name Norma Jean Mortenson.

However, she changed it to Marilyn (which was suggested to her by Bob Lyon, then a 20th Century Fox big wig) and Monroe which was her mother’s maiden name.

Somewhere in 1944, Monroe got her first stint as a model when her paths crossed with Daniel Conover. She worked with Daniel who had been hired to work on a project for First Picture Motion Unit of the U.S Army Air Forces.

Marilyn would go on to quit her old job at the Radioplane Munitions Factory, and in August 1945, she landed herself a contract with Blue Book Model Agency.

Another Fun Fact: It was around this time that Monroe decided to go blonde by straightening and dyeing her hair!

She worked as a pin-up model. Through what the agency’s owner termed as sheer hard work and dedication, Marilyn had managed to feature in about thirty-three magazine covers among them, US Camera and Pageant.

In 1946, things had started to look up for Monroe and it was then she signed up with an acting agency. She was lucky to get hired by 20th Century Fox on a six-month contract.

She almost narrowly missed out on it, but Darryl Zanuck was later persuaded to consider her.

Even though she was now in contract, she never landed any major film roles and she had to sweat it out at the studios utilizing this time to build on her acting, dancing and singing.

Later on, doors started opening wide for Marilyn Monroe. She got starred in films for minor roles. One shot caller at the Fox studios suggested that, Ed Clark, a photographer with LIFE Magazine take photos of Marilyn to expand her portfolio.

This would, as he believed, greatly increase her popularity since Monroe was still regarded as fresh meat and not a household name yet.

Ed is regarded as one of the photographers that curved out a persona for the starlet as a sex symbol. Although this might be true, things did not quite kick off to a smooth start.

After their first photo shoot, Ed made a point of sending the camera rolls to LIFE Magazine. The response however, was not what he had anticipated.

Instead of lighting her path to fame, LIFE Magazine continuously turned down Monroe’s photos.

Ed stated that he sent the rolls and the response he received was rather harsh and I quote, “Who the hell is Marilyn Monroe.”

But as luck would have it, Marilyn would go on to become one of the world’s most celebrated stars. Eventually, Monroe made it to the magazine’s cover about 6 times!

The Magazine would later pay tribute to her by using some of her photographs including those Clark had originally sent before her untimely demise.

Here is the reel that ED Clark took and was turned down by LIFE’

The tribute honored her in part by saying how her death ebbed the loveliness of the world in which we live.

Marilyn Monroe’s life might have been considered beautiful at face value, but her personal life was nothing close to it.

She went through a traumatizing childhood, struggled with her marriages, was unable to have children and to top it all, struggled with drugs and alcohol.

Even though she is no longer with us, her photographs will always be a constant reminder of the beautiful star that once roamed this earth. Godspeed Marilyn!

Three brothers killed in house fire after their mom locked them in to visit a friend

A devastated single mother tried to kill herself after she found out three little boys died in a fire after she left them alone so she could go to a friend’s house.

Investigators believe that the 6-year-old boy tried to save his younger siblings by using his body to protect them from the fire.

The body of 6-year-old Danil Vorobyev was found lying on top of the 3-year-old twins Denis and Sasha, in the Stary Buyan village in south-western Russia’s Samara Oblast region.

36-year-old Natalia Vorobyeva, a single mom, left her children locked inside their home while she visited a friend’s house. However, a fire started while she was away.

It is believed that the little boys attempted to escape as their bodies were found close to the front door, which was locked.

The home’s gas-fired boiler had reportedly been malfunctioning and investigators believe that it started the fire.

Mrs. Vorobyeva said she had been worried about the boiler but she didn’t have enough money for repairs.

One witness said: “When the mother ran to the scene and realised that her children had burned to death she tried to commit suicide.”

Their house was completely destroyed by the fire but the children passed away from smoke inhalation. It is reportedly the second time their family has been hit by fire.

The family was saved by firefighters when their previous home, an apartment in the regional capital city of Samara, caught fire.

Mrs. Vorobyeva and her three children were saved by Fireman Aleksandr Mordvov this year when they were almost dying from smoke inhalation.

The mother then took her boys back to her home village of Stary Buyan to stay at her parents’ house. However, it also caught fire and all little boys died due to smoke inhalation.

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Bride exposes cheating fiancé during wedding by reading his text messages instead of vows

The exchange of the vows is one of the most beautiful and intense moments of any wedding. Vows, which are supposed to be ever-lasting, however, often get broken.

As a bride in this story found out, her fiancé already broke his vows even before he had the chance to say them out loud!

The anonymous bride in this story claimed that she had exposed her boyfriend’s affair by embarrassing her fiancé in front of his family and friends after finding a string of inappropriate text messages that he exchanged with his lover.

According to the bride, who goes under the name of Casey, she discovered that her ex-partner, Alex, had been having an affair on the night before she was about to tie a knot with him.

Then, instead of bursting into anger and finishing it right then and there, Casey decided to take drastic measures and humiliate her fiancé in front of his family and friends.

In her story, which first appeared on Whimn, the bride said:

“On the last night of my unwed life, I was hanging out with my best friends in a glitzy hotel room. My phone buzzed from across the room and I did a silly sashay with my glass in my hand to go and retrieve it.

“But this text wasn’t like the other wishes of luck and love. This text took us all by surprise and changed everything in the heartbeat.

“The message was a series of screenshots from a number I didn’t recognize. The accompanying message simply said, ‘I wouldn’t marry him. Will you?’”

In the screenshots, there was a string of messages that Alex exchanged with his lover. Amongst others, some read:

“Your body is fucking incredible. And shit do you know how to use it. I wish my GF had half the skills you do.”

“This weekend. You and I. It is on, hot stuff. Bring your A game.”

“I miss you so much. I can’t stop thinking about L, S, F’ing you. I’ve never had this kind of connection before.”

Continuing her story, Casey said:

“I walked down the aisle with leaden feet, my dream dress now just a costume. As he saw my face he knew this was not an ecstatic woman on her big day, but he had no idea what was coming.

“I arrived at the front of the room, took a big breath and I faced our friends, our parents and I told them the truth about Alex.

“‘There will be no wedding today,’ I announced. ‘It seems Alex is not who I thought he was.’

“A ripple of shock went through the crowd and Alex tried to grab my hands but I put down my flowers to reveal my phone in my hand. I read every single message she sent me. With each word, more color left Alex’s face.

“I let my weeping eyes rise and meet his, and he had not one thing to say. He stalked out of the church with his best man trailing behind him. His family looked on, horrified. I faced our guests once more.

“I love all of you and as horrible as this is I’m glad you all are here. There will not be a wedding reception today, but instead, there will be a celebration of honesty, finding true love and following your heart even when it hurts.”

After her speech, the crowd allegedly greeted the bride with applause. Unwilling to let her day be entirely ruined, the bride threw one hell of a party and celebrated being free once again.

Divorced mom sets out with kids on vacation, then son sees dad at the airport

You don’t need anyone to tell you that the divorce rate in the United States is alarming. What many people tend to overlook, however, is the effect that it can have on children.

In fact, approximately half of the children are going to experience the divorce of their parents by the time they are 18 years old. 50% of those children are even going to experience a divorce from a second marriage with one of their parents.

It really doesn’t matter what your view on divorce is, children deserve better.

The story that we are reviewing today shows that it is not always the worst situation when parents get divorced. It may only be a snapshot of an ordinary family but when the event was posted online, it quickly went viral.

Laura Dee, the mother was set to take off for vacation with her children to Cyprus. She had a surprise waiting for them at the airport.

Dee explains that her children, Darcie, 11 and Callum, 9 thought that it would only be the three of them going away to the Mediterranean. When they got to the airport, they saw their father, Dean Bone waiting at the terminal. The surprise was that their father was going on vacation with them.

This scenario may not seem all that out of focus to some but perhaps what is most surprising is that they were not divorced, they were separated. There were no longer together but they decided to co-parent in the best way they could.

The children were absolutely thrilled with the surprise of seeing their dad at the airport. This doesn’t often happen with divorced or separated parents getting together and going off on vacation as the guardians of the children.

It is clear to see that Dee and Bone are doing all that they can to keep things together in the best way possible for their children.

The mother, Laura Dee gave an interview and made a statement about divorced parents that many people can relate to: “As parents seeing our children upset is hard, all we want is to make our children happy.

Co-parenting is hard for many people but we are proud of what we have achieved with bringing our children up.”

Now that you know the background, you can see the surprise for yourself. As you watch the video below, you can’t help but he touched with what they are doing for their children.

Student gets abducted by men in parking lot, then remembers the life-saving tip mom taught her

Being confronted with a life-or-death emergency can cause one to panic or freeze. That sudden surge of fear can cause you to shut down, be scared out of your wits, or lose your ability to think clearly.

It can also be motivation for you to be calculated and fight, even if you have no self-defense training. Adrenaline and instincts kick in while your mind stays sharp. That’s what worked for a young college student this summer from Columbia, South Carolina, when her life was in danger.

A rash of robberies and kidnappings struck the campus area of the University of South Carolina. Most of them were happening at off-campus housing sites, where students like Jordan live.

Quick thinking and knowing how to drive a stick shift saved Jordan Dinsmore’s life. The 20-year-old arrived home from work one night and was accosted by three men when she got out of her car. One pointed a gun at her when she screamed and they all threatened to hurt her if she didn’t stop yelling.

Upon forcing her back into the car, they realized that none of them knew how to operate a stick and one of the suspects fled. The other two kidnapped Jordan and made her drive to an ATM. According to Jordan, they told her they planned to sexually assault her.

Out of the many thoughts flooding her mind, she remembered one of her mother’s stories.

When her mom was in college, she was almost sexually assaulted but fought off her attacker. In an interview with WCBD News, Jordan’s mom Beth Turner explained how she taught her daughter to never let an attacker get her out of public view.

Mom’s advice and Jordan’s smarts enabled her to escape. How exactly did she do it? At the ATM, she didn’t click her seatbelt back into place. When they got back onto the road, Jordan came up with a plan. Looking out for cars behind her or in an oncoming lane, she knew what she had to do. Escape.

She turned into a daredevil and jumped out of the moving car! The robbers, unable to drive, were trapped inside of the vehicle. Jordan got up, ran, and was able to flag down another driver for help and called police. In a matter of moments, she was safe.

She said she kept thinking of how strong her mom was when she was in a threatening situation, and that’s what gave her the courage to act. Police caught the teenage suspects who were also thought to be responsible for the other robberies in the area.

But they also gave Jordan the nickname “James Bond” for her bravery. Click below to hear more about Jordan’s story and her mother’s advice for other parents. While Ms. Turner praised her daughter for her smarts and strength, she said she had no idea that her daughter had this in her.

What do you think of Jordan’s lifesaving move? Would you have done the same? Have you ever been in trouble and needed to think fast?