Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Please help us find Nikki

Please help us find Nikki

UPDATE: Nikki has been found and is safe. Thank you for all of your help. 

We need your help to find missing teen Nicole (Nikki) Peress. She was last seen Wednesday August 29th in Kidsville at Burning Man.  She is wearing a green shirt with midriff showing, short blue jean cutoffs, and brown shoes. She is 15 years old, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and has a small nose ring and her belly button pierced. She is wearing a green kidsville bracelet with the word kidsville crossed out. 

Is NYC the right place for horse-drawn carriages?

Is NYC the right place for horse-drawn carriages?

There is a battle brewing over horse-drawn carriages in New York City, and whether horses should be on the road with the busy city traffic.

On August 16, a horse named Oreo broke free and ran through the streets, overturning his carriage with tourists on board before crashing into a parked car.

New heartache for parents of Isabel Celis

New heartache for parents of Isabel Celis

Isabel Celis turned 7-years-old this week but instead of celebrating, her family is forced to wonder if she is still alive. Isabel vanished from her family home in Tucson, Arizona in April. Police say the bedroom window was open and the screen was removed. They also found blood in her bedroom.

Jim Moret spoke with reporter Kevin Kevin from KGUN in Tucson to get the latest on the search for missing Isabel. 

Did LiLo trash her idol's love nest?

Did LiLo trash her idol's love nest?

A trailer used by Liz Taylor during the filming of the movie "Cleopatra" has been trashed.

Dishes and mirrors were shattered and at least one item, a priceless rocking chair used by Taylor, went missing. The damage has been estimated to be at least $100,000. 

Single mom vanishes with no car, no phone

Single mom vanishes with no car, no phone

A single mother in Charlotte, North Carolina vanished without a trace leaving a desperate family searching for answers. Crystal Morrison a 31-year-old single mother was last seen leaving her office August 23rd.  Her father reported her missing the next day after she missed an appointment. When she vanished she had her purse and her ID but did not have a car and her cell phone is either dead or turned off. Police say they have no evidence of foul play.

Jim Moret sat down with Crystal’s sister and father who both say that Crystal would never just walk away from her family. 

Velez-Mitchell: USDA needs to clean up its act!

Velez-Mitchell: USDA needs to clean up its act!

It’s happened again: What I clearly see as cruelty to cows caught on tape. This time at a supplier to fast-food giant In-N-Out Burger, which immediately cut ties to the slaughterhouse.

It’s just the latest investigation into America’s meat industry to uncover horrific cruelty inflicted upon helpless farm animals. After getting a job at the slaughterhouse, an undercover investigator from the animal welfare group Compassion Over Killing spent two weeks using a hidden camera to document how workers treated the cows there.

Mother murdered in front of toddler

Mother murdered in front of toddler

Police responding to a home alarm found a Florida mother shot to death with her two year old son only steps away.  Jorgete Acarie, a 43-year-old mother was found murdered in her bedroom, her body riddled with bullets.  Her young son was nearby but was unharmed.

Police launched a manhunt for Acarie’s ex-boyfriend, Kristopher Gould.  Acarie has previously filed a police report against Gould after an altercation which left her bruised and battered.  Police found Gould sleeping on a bench and arrested him on unrelated charges, including giving a false name and carrying a concealed weapon.

Massive flooding hits Louisiana

Massive flooding hits Louisiana

Tropical Storm Isaac was still hovering over Louisiana Wednesday evening prompting curfews in New Orleans and causing more damage then many expected.  Rescue crews have been working around the clock to save stranded residents caught in severe floods. Meteorologists say the pounding rain could last until Friday and could bring 20 inches of rain.

CNN Correspondent Ed Lavandera is in Grand Isle, Louisiana where some residents are stranded due to high floodwaters. 

Staying through the storm

Staying through the storm

Tommy Kidd is a resident of the Gulf Coast and is under mandatory evacuation. His wife has left but Tommy is staying to work with the Emergency Operations Center. Their house was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina and Tommy explains to Jim Moret why he stayed behind and how people are preparing for this potentially devastating storm. 

New Orleans vs. Isaac: Is The Big Easy ready?

New Orleans vs. Isaac: Is The Big Easy ready?

Hurricane Isaac made landfall in southeast Louisiana Tuesday evening and the worst of the storm is expected to hit New Orleans late Tuesday night. Experts predict up to 20 inches of rainfall in some areas, along with possible tornadoes.

Jim Moret speaks with HLN Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen and CNN Correspondent Brian Todd, who are both reporting from The Big Easy as the storm closes in. 

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