Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Who murdered Maggie Daniels & where are they now?

Who murdered Maggie Daniels & where are they now?

Family and friends hope newly released surveillance video footage will lead to answers in the mysterious death of Maggie Daniels.

The popular school counselor was found murdered in her apartment on June 28. Cops have yet to release how Daniels died or who possibly killed her, only stating that she was murdered.

Chicken abuse uncovered at North Carolina farm

Chicken abuse uncovered at North Carolina farm

Undercover investigations that expose horrifying abuse on factory farms could soon be outlawed.  That means that investigations like the one a group called Compassion Over Killing recently conducted at Prince Poultry in North Carolina would be illegal.  The undercover investigator who went inside prince poultry found examples of horrifying cruelty.  She even saw chickens being buried alive. 

Compassion Over Killing filed a complaint with law enforcement and the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation started an inquiry in to the farm's practices.  Prince Poultry provides exclusively to chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride, the second largest chicken producer in the world.  Their products show up in stores and restaurants across America.  In a statement, Pilgrim's Pride told CNN:

Missing girl Anji Dean found safe, alive

Missing girl Anji Dean found safe, alive

UPDATE: According to a source familiar with the investigation, Anji has been found alive and safe Wednesday.

Washington cops are investigating the mysterious disappearance of Anji Dean, the 17-year-old who vanished from her family home nearly two weeks ago and has not been seen since.

Hot car death: Dad's online lies revealed

Hot car death: Dad's online lies revealed

An online profile that seemingly belongs to accused killer Justin Ross Harris raises new questions in the death investigation surrounding his 22-month-old son.

Ross Harris is accused of intentionally leaving his son, Cooper, to die in a hot car on June 18. He told investigators it was all an accident and he only made the gruesome discovery after he finished with work for the day. Police initially seemed sympathetic to Harris' story but quickly became suspicious and began investigating Harris.

Was mom's double life motive for murder?

Was mom's double life motive for murder?

Police release a possible motive for murder in the case against Megan Huntsman, the Utah mom who's accused of choking and suffocating six of her infant children to death.

CNN affiliate KTSU reports that police believe Huntsman was heavily involved in drugs and alcohol. During a police interview Hunstman allegedly admitted she needed money to buy drugs, apparently insinuating that she couldn't afford drugs and a baby.

Fmr. Classmate: Nothing there to convince me Leanna was involved

Fmr. Classmate: Nothing there to convince me Leanna was involved

Jane speaks with a former classmate of Leanna Harris - the wife of Justin Ross Harris who's accused of intentionally leaving his son to die in a hot car. Leanna's former classmate says that Leanna stood out when she needed to, made her own decisions and wasn't a follower.

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Mom attempts jailhouse visit with dad accused in hot car death

Mom attempts jailhouse visit with dad accused in hot car death

Leanna Harris attempted to visit her husband Tuesday at Cobb County Jail, nearly one week after a judge ruled there was enough probable cause for the case against this father to move forward.

Ross Harris is charged in the death of his 22-month-old son in a hot car to die. He is accused of felony murder and second-degree child cruelty. He has pleaded not guilty and claims he accidently left his son in the car on June 18 while he went to work.

Attorney: Why would he not go to the daycare if it was protocol?

Attorney: Why would he not go to the daycare if it was protocol?

Attorney Kim Picazio joins Jane and her panel to talk about another tragic case where a baby died in a hot car and weighs in on the Hot Car death investigation.

Attorney: 5 tips for Justin Ross Harris' defense

Attorney: 5 tips for Justin Ross Harris' defense

Justin Ross Harris is charged with murder after cops say he left his 22-month-old son strapped into his car seat to die on a hot summer day last month.

During a probable cause hearing last week, prosecutors depicted the Georgia dad as an unfaithful husband who wanted a child-free life. Evidence presented at that hearing included Internet searches for how hot it needs to be for a child to die in a car, alleged sexting between Harris and six women -- one of whom was corresponding with him while his son, Cooper, was dying in the car -- and an e-mail message ignored by Harris from the day care center where little Cooper was supposed to be that day.

Suns out, tongues out! Can you help these pets find a new home?

Suns out, tongues out! Can you help these pets find a new home?

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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