Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Missing boy found dead in duffel bag by highway

Missing boy found dead in duffel bag by highway

The body of five year old Jeremiah Oliver was found seven months after he was last seen.  The body was found stuffed inside a duffel bag on the side of a busy highway. 

Oliver was last seen in September but he wasn’t reported missing for three months. Police say his sister told school counselors that she hadn’t seen him for months. Police arrested Oliver’s mother and her boyfriend after the daughter spoke out and have been holding the pair on charges including kidnapping and child abuse.

Idaho's war on wolves

Idaho's war on wolves

The governor of Idaho just signed a controversial wolf-control bill.  The bill creates a board of people who will oversee what critics call a slaughter of gray wolves.

Advocates like Defenders of Wildlife say the board is made up of ranchers and hunters and no one represents conservationists. Three years ago wolves were removed from the Endangered Species Act and since then approximately 1,600 wolves have been killed in Idaho and Montana alone. Now only about 650 wolves remain.  Critics fear this bill could cause irreparable damage to the wolf population in the United States.   

'Love & Hip Hop'... and a sex tape

'Love & Hip Hop'... and a sex tape

Two of the stars from VH1’s hit show ‘Love and Hip Hop’ have signed an agreement to release their sex tape, according to TMZ. Mimi Faust and her boyfriend Nikko Smith say the tape mysteriously leaked but now they have reportedly signed with Vivid Entertainment to release that tape to the public.

In a trailer for the new season of ‘Love and Hip Hop’ the sex tape saga appears to play a major role.  So what’s the deal?  Was this all for publicity?

Was mother's death suicide or murder?

Was mother's death suicide or murder?

A Colorado mother was found dead from a gunshot wound but was it suicide or murder?  Ashley Fallis, a 28-year-old mother of three, was found dead in her home after a New Year’s Eve party. Investigators originally concluded it was suicide but her family claims it was murder.

Now, two years after her death, police say they have new information and are reopening the investigation. 

'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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