Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

'Real Housewives' star arrested for assault

'Real Housewives' star arrested for assault

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Porsha Williams is facing battery charges after an alleged fight with castmate Kenya Moore. Williams could face up to a year in prison if she is convicted.  HLN reached out to Bravo but they have no comment.

Jane spoke to ‘Real Housewives of Miami’ star Adriana De Moura to find out what really goes on behind the scenes of ‘Real Housewives’.

'Scandal' star accused of threatening wife

'Scandal' star accused of threatening wife

The wife of Columbus Short says the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill them both and held a knife to her throat. She has filed for divorce and a temporary restraining order.

In a statement obtained Thursday by CNN, Columbus Short said through his rep: "As you all know, lately my personal life has been subjected to a lot of press. As much as I would like to provide my side of events, my counsel has instructed me that a Court of law is the only and proper venue to deal with such matters. Accordingly, I must refrain from making any comments even though that is very difficult for me under the circumstances."

Star wrestler's mysterious death

Star wrestler's mysterious death

Star wrestler Dammion Heard was a freshman at Western Colorado State. He suddenly disappeared. Days later his body was discovered hanging from a tree. Police initially say he committed suicide. But his parents say that is ridiculous and point to a number of suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Jane spoke to the father of Dammion Heard.

Did 'Scandal' star threaten to kill his wife?

Did 'Scandal' star threaten to kill his wife?

The wife of Columbus Short says the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill them both and held a knife to her throat.

At the request of Tuere Short, who has filed for divorce, a Superior Court judge in California issued a temporary restraining order against Columbus Short on Tuesday.

Wild car chase caught on video

Wild car chase caught on video

A wild car chase is caught on tape as a mother takes off with her young child!  Cops say 34-year-old Aubrey Coy grabbed her 5-year-old daughter during a supervised visit.  When police tracked her down, she pulled over.  But when she was asked to get out of the car, she took off with her daughter in the passenger seat. Police eventually forced her to pull off again and they were able to rescue the daughter.

She's charged with a litany of felonies, including child abuse, resisting arrest, possession of cocaine, operating under the influence of drugs, and fleeing and eluding police.

Hallucinating dad kills wife

Hallucinating dad kills wife

A mother of three calls 911 saying her husband was high on pot, hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.  The 13 minute 911 call ended with a single gunshot. When police arrived she was dead and the husband, Richard Kirk, allegedly admitted he pulled the trigger.

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Neighbor: Utah mom was passed-out-drunk all the time

Neighbor: Utah mom was passed-out-drunk all the time

More horrific details revealed in the case of the Utah mom accused of killing at least six of her babies and hiding them in plastic bins in the family garage.

Court documents show, 39-year-old Megan Huntsman admitted to strangling or suffocating at least six babies after giving birth to them. She now faces six counts of murder and is being held on $6 million bail.

Mom: I kicked him the wrong way

Mom: I kicked him the wrong way

HLN is now learning the mother and step-father of the nine-year-old boy allegedly beaten to death have long criminal histories. And now we are hearing the mother's 911 call for the first time. 

In a story we first reported on Monday, a nine year-old boy was allegedly beaten and murdered by his own mother.  The boy tried to get help even calling 911 so police could hear the horrible abuse. But six months after making that call, the boy is now dead.

Mom admits to strangling & suffocating babies

Mom admits to strangling & suffocating babies

A neighbor of Megan Huntsman tells Jane what it was like to live next to the woman who admitted to killing six of her infant children. SanDee Wall tells Jane all about the 'cold' Megan Huntsman. 

Huntsman is now facing six murder charges after the bodies of seven infants were found at a Utah home.  

We need to find new homes for these pets!

We need to find new homes for these pets!

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

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