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Friend: Michael Brown was a loving, caring person

Friend: Michael Brown was a loving, caring person

He didn't want to be a football player or basketball player. He wanted to own his own business.

That is how close friend, Gerard Fuller, described Michael Brown, the teen who was shot and killed by a Missouri police officer 3 days ago.

Video shows slain teen's body left unattended

Video shows slain teen's body left unattended

Questions remain in the shooting death of Missouri teen Michael Brown as new video shows the 18-year-old's body laying in the middle of a street, uncovered and unattended.

Brown was shot and killed by an Missouri police officer Saturday. Cops say Brown assaulted the officer and tried to get his gun. Witnesses on the scene said Brown was unarmed and raised his hands in the air before being shot.

Snuggle status: Maximum. Prepare for 'aww's' in 3, 2, 1...

Snuggle status: Maximum. Prepare for 'aww's' in 3, 2, 1...

It's no secret, around here we LOVE our furry four-legged friends! Whether we're showing off some of our very own cat and dogs or trying to find forever homes for animals that need adopting - we really do love 'em all. Heck, we even have a pint-sized co-host who helps Jane with the Animal Investigation Unit stories every week!

That's why we're now calling on all our viewers at home to send us their best pet pics and pet videos! This week's theme is Rise and Shine, which apparently is easier said than done for some of these pets.

Will cop who killed teen be charged with murder?

Will cop who killed teen be charged with murder?

Missouri police announced Tuesday they will not release the name of the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, as was previously reported. 

Brown was killed Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri.

Actor Ed Asner on Robin Williams: 'He was so alone'

Actor Ed Asner on Robin Williams: 'He was so alone'

Actor Robin Williams was found dead Monday inside his Tiburon, California home. He was 63-years-old.

According to a Marin County Sheriff's office press release, the actor was found unconscious and not breathing inside the home he shares with his wife around 11:55 am on Monday. He was pronounced dead at 12:02 pm.

Strike a pose! Sheldon & a few friends are looking for new homes

Strike a pose! Sheldon & a few friends are looking for new homes

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

Cat vs. water: Friend or foe?

Cat vs. water: Friend or foe?

Arrest in mysterious death of Alfred Wright

Arrest in mysterious death of Alfred Wright

Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas have announced an arrest in connection with the death of 28 year old Alfred Wright.  Authorities say Shane Hadnot will be charged with conspiracy involving distribution of cocaine resulting in the death of Wright.  The death of the married father of three has been a mystery since he disappeared.  Wright’s family believes his death was a murder which was later covered-up by local officials. 

In November 2013, Wright was having car trouble so he pulled into a liquor store and called his family to come get him.  Shortly before they arrived, Wright’s wife says she tried calling him just after 6 p.m. and heard “heavy breathing as if he were in distress of some sort.”  When Wright’s parents got to the liquor store the clerk told them Wright, “All of a sudden put his cell phone in his sock and took off like the truck was gonna blow up.”  She would not comment on what caused Wright to run, saying only, “He left of his own free will.” 

This week's most shocking 'Jane Velez-Mitchell' clips

This week's most shocking 'Jane Velez-Mitchell' clips

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Sunday Selfies!

Sunday Selfies!

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