Jane Velez-Mitchell

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These pets need new homes. Can you help?

These pets need new homes. Can you help?

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

On location: Graphic testimony gets to Pistorius

On location: Graphic testimony gets to Pistorius

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

It was a tough start to the second week of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial – with the Paralympian sobbing violently and vomiting in a bucket in court during the presentation of graphic post-mortem evidence.

On Location: Week 2 of Oscar Pistorius Trial

On Location: Week 2 of Oscar Pistorius Trial

Editor's note: Jen Su is a TV & Radio Presenter for 5 FM, SABC3, and Business Day TV in Johannesburg, South Africa. She will be providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

The first week of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial saw nine witnesses take the stand including neighbors Michelle Burger, Estelle van der Merwe, Charl Johnson, pro-boxer friend Kevin Lerena, restaurant owner Jason Loupis and wife Maria. There was chilling testimony by Dr. Johan Stipp and ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor. And finally the last witness of the week, security guard Peter Baba at the Silver Woods Estate where Pistorius lived.

Idaho becomes 6th state to pass Ag-Gag law

Idaho becomes 6th state to pass Ag-Gag law

Idaho is now the sixth state to pass an Ag-Gag law that criminalizes the filming of undercover video exposing cruelty on factory farms.   Two years ago, Mercy for Animals went undercover to Bettencourt Dairies, the largest dairy operation in Idaho, and found horrific abuse.

The farm’s owner told CNN “We are all devastated by it. We are family owned and we love our cattle. It’s something we don’t allow.”  As a result of that undercover investigation, five workers were fired and three of them were charged with cruelty to animals. 

'Upskirting' legal in Massachusetts? Not anymore!

'Upskirting' legal in Massachusetts? Not anymore!

Massachusetts legislators enacted a bill on Friday that makes ​photos or videos secretly taken under a person’s clothing -- or "upskirting" -- illegal.

The new bill comes days after a judge ruled that upskirting was not illegal based on the wording of existing state law, which the court determined didn't apply to the victims of upskirting because they weren't nude or partially nude.

Dog abuse goes viral, 'Honor' saved

Dog abuse goes viral, 'Honor' saved

A disturbing video posted on Facebook shows a middle school boy throwing a 6-month old Pitbull named “Honor” over his head, slamming her to the ground then repeatedly punching her! It’s all caught on camera by another young boy laughing and cheering him on. It went viral after the teens posted the horrific video on Facebook.

St. Louis cops used social media to track down the teens and arrest them for animal abuse. “Honor” got a clean bill of health; she’s staying with a local Pitbull advocacy group, Even Chance, until she’s adopted.

Murder/suicide or was mom mentally ill?

Murder/suicide or was mom mentally ill?

A mother drives her minivan straight into the ocean with her three kids in the back. Witnesses frantically chased after the car and managed to rescue the kids as waves tossed the minivan around.

Jane spoke to one of the heroes who pulled the kids out of that minivan.

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Jane: Upskirt ruling curtails women's rights

Editor's Note: On Friday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill that made 'upskirting' illegal in Massachusetts. The new bill comes days after the ruling that 'upskirting' was legal and goes into effect immediately.

A Massachusetts court ruled Wednesday that under state law it is legal -- I repeat, legal -- to take pictures up women’s skirts.  

Photos: Mothers who snapped

Photos: Mothers who snapped

A 32-year-old mother recently strapped her three young children into the back of her minivan and then drove straight into the ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida. Rescuers jumped in and managed to pull all three children out of the car. The mother is undergoing a mental health evaluation.

The circumstances that led this woman to drive into the ocean are still unclear. But the very thought of a mother putting her own children intentionally in harm’s way is hard for most people to comprehend. While it is always shocking, this is not the first time a mother has done something like this. All of these women either killed or attempted to kill their own children. 

Mom drives van with kids into ocean

Mom drives van with kids into ocean

A mother drives her minivan straight into the ocean with her three kids in the back. Witnesses frantically chased after the car and managed to rescue the kids as waves tossed the minivan around.

Police say the 32-year-old mother has three young children and was pregnant with a fourth. Witnesses say the kids were crying and screaming for help.  Family members say they had called police earlier because the mother was talking about demons.  What could have caused this woman to drive into the ocean apparently attempting to kill herself and her  children?

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