{FD} ‘Stormy the Christmas cow’ recaptured after escaping Nativity scene – twice

A cow from a living nativity scene at a church caused a commotion early Thursday across some of the busiest parts of Philadelphia after it got loose twice.

{FD} Cold case: Man arrested in 1989 rape, murder of Washington state teenager

After going nearly 30 years without answers, new DNA evidence led authorities in the state of Washington to make an arrest Tuesday in the rape and murder of a teenage girl who was last seen going for a jog with her family dog.

{FD} Secret Santa pays off nearly $50G of layaways at Walmart in New Jersey

A Secret Santa helped spread some holiday cheer for some shoppers at a Walmart in New Jersey by paying off nearly $50,000 worth of layaways at the store.

{FD} Swans stabbed, beheaded in London parks

A series of gruesome discoveries at several London parks has sparked a probe to figure out who’s been stabbing and beheading swans.

{FD} Random shootings in California has community on edge

A series of random shootings targeting vehicles in central California has drivers on edge and authorities scrambling to catch the perpetrator before someone gets seriously hurt.

{FD} ‘Santa hat’ thief burglarizing homes near Hollywood Hills

A Grinch is burglarizing homes in the nation’s second-largest city — and, just like the devilish and green Dr. Seuss villain, he’s sporting a Santa hat during the spree.

{FD} School bus erupts in flames, killing student and driver in Iowa

A school bus driver and a student were killed early Tuesday when a school bus caught fire in western Iowa, officials said.

{FD} Ohio woman killed, dismembered husband and kept body in containers at home, cops say

An Ohio woman killed and chopped apart her husband before placing the pieces in plastic storage bins that sat in her house for months — until the couple’s son inadvertently discovered his dad’s decomposing remains, officials said.

{FD} Babysitter allegedly kills toddler by throwing him against walls and furniture to make him sleep

A 24-year-old Oklahoma man faces upgraded charges to murder after a toddler died Monday from brutal injuries after the baby would not go to sleep, police said.

{FD} Millennials partly to blame for police officer shortage, Dallas police chief says

A shortage of police officers in the nation’s ninth-largest city has the city’s top cop looking for new strategies to fill open positions — while dealing with the “challenge” of the millennial generation.

{FD} North Dakota woman, 38, pleads guilty to brutal ‘womb raider’ murder of pregnant woman, 22, to steal baby

A North Dakota woman dubbed “womb raider” pleaded guilty Monday to murdering her pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could steal and keep the baby.

{FD} Texas man wanted in triple murder at Houston home arrested in Dallas

The suspect in a triple murder that occurred inside a Houston home was captured more than 200 miles away in Dallas, officials said Monday.

{FD} Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, 2016 All-Star, arrested on domestic assault charges

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested Friday night in Tennessee on domestic assault charges after an incident with his wife, officials said.

{FD} Massachusetts man rescued as his car was sinking into frozen pond

A plow driver in Massachusetts happened to be at the right place at the right time early Sunday when he spotted a vehicle go off the road and into an ice-covered pond.

{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire explodes in size, threatens new areas

Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire burning in the region exploded in size on Sunday into new areas, as the whip-whipped flames forced thousands of more residents to flee their homes.

{FD} Teen hitches ride on semi-truck for 50 miles through Indiana, cops say

A runaway teenager from Ohio used a risky means of transport to get across Indiana: Riding on the exterior catwalk of a semi-truck.

{FD} Teen hitches ride on semi-truck for 55 miles through Indiana, cops say

A runaway teenager from Ohio used a risky means of transport to get across Indiana: Riding on the exterior catwalk of a semi-truck.

{FD} Southern California firefighters face ‘unprecedented’ winds in wildfire fight

The firestorm that’s engulfed parts of Southern California has fire crew keeping an eye on “unprecedented” wind gusts as they work to fight the flames on what officials have described as “steep, inaccessible areas.”

{FD} Southern California wildfires force mass evacuations around Los Angeles

The relentless wind-whipped wildfires that have ravaged Southern California are expected to worsen Thursday, as dangerous winds are forecast to fan the flames in different directions and forcing new evacuations around the second-largest city in the U.S.

{FD} Southern California wildfires force thousands to evacuate, vicious winds ground water-dropping aircraft

A series of wind-whipped wildfires that turned parts of Southern California into a smoldering scene of destruction continued to rage unhampered Wednesday, as the vicious gusts that fueled the flames kept aircraft used in the firefight mostly grounded.