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Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Adopt Luke!

Adopt Luke!

Luke is an adorable, SUPER sweet, 12 year young poodle who has many years ahead of him. He was found as a stray and no one ever came looking for him. 

Once the shelter saw him they realized why he was lost... Luke is blind. However,he has lost his eyesight due to cataracts which can be fixed surgically if the shelter can raise the $3000 needed for the surgery. 

Imagine how scary it was for this boy to be lost and not able to see. Shelters are very scary places for dogs who are blind. We MUST find him a home. 

Vanished: Arkansas teen Cassie Compton

Vanished: Arkansas teen Cassie Compton

Cops say 15-year-old Cassie Compton was last seen leaving her family's Arkansas home almost a month ago. Compton’s mother allegedly told investigators that the teen had arrived home the evening of September 14 after spending the weekend at a friend’s house.

However, 30 minutes after getting home, cops say Compton texted her best friend saying she was going out to buy cigarettes.  Compton left her house and was not heard from again. Over the weekend hundreds of people left their porch lights on as a reminder that Compton is still missing.

Police issue warrant for taser victim's arrest

Police issue warrant for taser victim's arrest

Breaking news in that shocking viral video of police smashing a car window and tasering an Indiana man.  That man, Jamal Jones, has just filed a lawsuit against the cops involved in the incident.  And, in what critics are calling retaliation, cops have just issued a new arrest warrant on Jones for a 7-year-old misdemeanor charge.  

In a primetime exclusive, Jane speaks to Jones' attorney Dana Kurtz.
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Why did doctor kill wife right after the wedding?

Why did doctor kill wife right after the wedding?

With their reception tent still on the front lawn, a doctor shot and killed his bride and then himself inside their home, just hours after they had exchanged wedding vows.

Dr. George Scott Samson and Kelly Ecker were married Saturday afternoon in Terra Haute, Indiana. Wedding guests told police they noticed tension between the couple.

Shannen Doherty's fight to save the dolphins

Shannen Doherty's fight to save the dolphins

The dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan's infamous cove continues.  Critics call this hunt senseless, inhumane, and pointless, and say that dolphins are highly intelligent, sensitive animals who don't deserve to be corralled into this cove and killed.  But the Japanese government allows this slaughter for 6 months every year.  We reached out to the Japanese Embassy for comment, but have not heard back.

Supporters of the hunt say American objections are hypocritical because of the billions of animals raised in inhumane conditions on U.S. factory farms who are slaughtered every year.  But many say that dolphin meat is unsafe to eat because it contains dangerously high levels of mercury.  Many dolphins are sold to into captivity.  Last year, a beautiful, rare albino calf nicknamed Angel was rounded up, and is currently in a museum in Taiji.  We reached out to that museum for comment, but did not hear back.  If sold into captivity, many estimate Angel could fetch up to $500,000.

Missing woman addiction overshadows search?

Missing woman addiction overshadows search?

29-year-old mother of two Brandi Smith was last seen on September 25th leaving Peachford Hospital in Atlanta, GA.

According to her parents, Shane and Janet Smith, she was being treated for an alcohol addiction. Janet Smith says five days after her daughter vanished, Brandi sent her a message over Facebook expressing concern about alcoholism taking over her life. According to Brandi’s roommate, she left the rehab facility with a man she had just met at the facility and he had reportedly presented himself as her uncle named Larry.

Teen knocked out by plainclothes cop?

Teen knocked out by plainclothes cop?

Shock and outrage in New York as new video surfaces of two plain clothes police officers allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old boy because they thought his cigarette was a joint.

Lawyers for 17-year-old Marcel Hamer say Hamer and a friend were walking home from a store after school on June 4, when the plainclothes police officers pulled up in a van and accused Hamer of smoking marijuana. Hamer admits he took off running, but then stopped. According to Hamer’s hospital records released by his attorney, Hamer was "pushed to the ground by a cop" and that "after he was handcuffed, the officer used his fist and punched him."

NFL player tased... for recording the cops?

NFL player tased... for recording the cops?

A Minnesota Vikings player is due in court next week after being arrested for disorderly conduct outside a nightclub, but according to a statement from his agent, it’s the police who were out of line.

Minneapolis affiliate WCCO reports the incident happened in the early morning hours of October 5 at Seven Steakhouse and Lounge, when defensive tackle Tom Johnson was confronted by security for wearing boots. In a statement HLN obtained from Johnson’s agent Bardia Ghahremani, Johnson questioned why he was being singled out, and two off-duty police officers who were hired by the club were called over to assist.

Stephen Collins: Wife is trying to extort me

Stephen Collins: Wife is trying to extort me

Embattled actor Stephen Collins claims his estranged wife shopped around a potentially incriminating audio tape of him in an attempt to extort millions of dollars from him.

Collins' wife, Faye Grant, released a statement Wednesday, saying she isn't trying to extort money from her estranged husband.

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