Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Kissin' Congressman: I'm sorry to God, my wife, my kids

Kissin' Congressman: I'm sorry to God, my wife, my kids

Married, Congressman Vance McAllister of Louisiana is known for his deeply religious beliefs. Rep. McAllister even centered his campaign on family values but now, the conservative father of five is in hot water!

The congressman was caught on tape making out with his much younger staff member, Melissa Peacock. Peacock, who is also married and has 2 children, worked as a scheduler for McAllister. The video was shot two days before Christmas in the McAllister's office.

Outrage after abuse video posted to Facebook

Outrage after abuse video posted to Facebook

Three people were arrested after a video posted online showed them beating an 11-year-old boy. Police say the boy was whipped up to 60 times with a belt. The alleged abusers posted it on the boy’s Facebook page as punishment.

The video went viral and was brought to the attention of police. And now the boy’s mother, godmother and an adult male have all been arrested and charged child abuse. The video above has been edited and blurred because the full video is too disturbing to post. 

Brutal child beating posted on Facebook

Brutal child beating posted on Facebook

Three people were arrested after a video posted online showed them beating an 11-year-old boy. Police say the boy was whipped up to 60 times with a belt. The alleged abusers posted it on the boy’s Facebook page as punishment.

The video went viral and was brought to the attention of police. And now the boy’s mother, godmother and an adult male have all been arrested and charged child abuse. The video above has been edited and blurred because the full video is too disturbing to post. 

Can you help find new homes for these pets?

Can you help 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

Victim's daughter: My dad was punished for doing the right thing

Victim's daughter: My dad was punished for doing the right thing

Cops say a Detroit driver was pummeled by a group of people after he accidentally struck a 10-year-old boy with his truck.  When 54-year-old Steven Utash went to check on the child police say he was kicked and punched by about a dozen people.  The boy has a broken leg and is recovering, but Utash suffered severe head injuries which left him unconscious and in critical condition.

Jane talks to the driver’s daughter about the attack in an exclusive interview.

Grandma: Mystery money has nothing to do with Relisha's disappearance

Grandma: Mystery money has nothing to do with Relisha's disappearance

A shocking Facebook photo of Relisha Rudd’s step-father with a giant wad of cash in his mouth.  The photo was supposedly taken just after the 8-year-old went missing from the Washington D.C. area homeless shelter where she lived.  Relisha’s grandmother claims that her daughter received $4,000 from an insurance settlement, and that her husband cashed a disability check.  But could this money be the key to finding Relisha?

Jane speaks to Relisha’s grandmother Melissa Young about the latest developments.

You will fall in love with the Special Cats of Instagram

You will fall in love with the Special Cats of Instagram

All cats are awesome, but we have to admit, we all have a soft spot for the "special" ones. You know, the ones who may not be as conventionally cat-like as the rest? 

Now, there's an amazing Instagram that puts the spotlight on these uniquely adorable fur balls. The Special Cats of Instagram is home to all sorts of special needs/special qualities cats, and it is incredibly delightful. 

Government rounds up 41 horses

Government rounds up 41 horses

The U.S. government just rounded up 41 wild horses that were roaming public land and shipped 37 of them off to a Canadian slaughterhouse.  4 young foals were rescued are now under the care of a veterinarian in Colorado.

About 48,000 are now under government control.  Many of them are being held in holding pens in the American West.

Chris Brown takes a new kind of tour

Chris Brown takes a new kind of tour

Singer Chris Brown is getting no special treatment when it comes to dealing with his legal drama. The “Loyal” singer is heading from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. and he better get comfy, because it could be a really long flight.

Brown was sent to jail in Los Angeles last month after violating his probation - probation he’s still on from beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 – but now he’s on his way across the country. At an extradition hearing on Wednesday, Brown was taken into custody by federal marshals for his upcoming assault trial in Washington D.C. But is he traveling by private jet like he’s used to? Nope. Brown is taking “Con Air,” the U.S. Department of Justice’s prisoner airline system. The trip could take up to two weeks as the plane picks up and drops off inmates at various prisons across the country.

New mysteries in gym mat death

New mysteries in gym mat death

Emotional protests erupted as new questions emerged in the mysterious death of Kendrick Johnson.  Johnson was found dead inside of a rolled-up gym mat in his Georgia High School.

The Sheriff’s Office initially concluded that the death was accidental. They said Johnson climbed into the mat to get his shoe, got stuck and suffocated.  But his parents say that is nonsense and claim their son was murdered. 

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