Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Can you help find homes for these pets?

Can you help find 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

Mom who drove kids into ocean moved to mental hospital

Mom who drove kids into ocean moved to mental hospital

Ebony Wilkerson, the mother facing attempted murder charges after driving her minivan into the ocean, has been moved to a mental hospital.  Her attorney revealed in a hearing on Monday that Wilkerson, who is pregnant, was found punching herself in the stomach.

Wilkerson is facing three charges of attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.

Chris Brown jailed for a month

Chris Brown jailed for a month

A judge has ordered Chris Brown to be held in jail until his next court hearing. That hearing is currently scheduled for April 23rd, meaning Chris Brown will be behind bars for at least a month. 

Brown was still no probation for viciously beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.  He was then arrested again for allegedly punching someone in the face.  Brown went to a rehab facility for anger management.  Last week, he was kicked out of that rehab facility. Now, a judge has decided that he will have to remain behind bars until his next hearing. HLN has reached out to Brown’s attorneys but have not heard back.

Did husband kill beloved teacher?

Did husband kill beloved teacher?

A husband called 911 saying his wife had a medical emergency and he was frantically performing CPR. But when the police raced to the couple’s home, they found her dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police have arrested Daniel Politte for murder and non-negligent homicide in the death of his wife, Stephanie.  But if he did shoot his own wife, why would he call 911? What really happened that night?

On location: Week 3 of the Pistorius trial

On location: Week 3 of the 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 is providing local insight to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on HLN with Jane Velez-Mitchell.

Week 3, Day 11 of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial saw testimony by Sean Rens from the International Firearm Training Academy.  The gun expert detailed that Pistorius made an order for R52,500 (4,887 USD) for seven weapons, including a semi-automatic assault rifle used by the SA Police, and two shotguns including a heavy-duty Smith & Wesson revolver.  While he made a deposit for most of the amount, the order was canceled after Steenkamp’s death.

California outlaws battery cages on egg farms

California outlaws battery cages on egg farms

The criticism of big agriculture is escalating as consumers demand change.  California voters approved prop 2, banning intensive confined spaces that many call institutionalized cruelty.  That means pig gestation crates, veal crates, and battery cages will be banned as of January 1.

Now, the state has gone a step further and passed AB 1437.  Starting in 2015, eggs cannot be sold in California if they come from farms that lock hens in tiny battery cages where they can't even spread their wings.  The agriculture industry is trying to fight this new rule.  Leading the charge is Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, who's suing to try to overturn this new rule in federal court.  Missouri produces 1.7 billion eggs each year, and exports about 1/3 of them to California.  We reached out to him for comment.

Hollywood murder for hire plot?

Hollywood murder for hire plot?

A Hollywood beauty salon owner, Dawn Daluise, is being held on a million dollar bail accused of a murder for hire plot.  Daluise had a number of celebrity clients but when a new salon moved in a few doors down, police say the competition drove her into a rage.

The target of this alleged murder for hire plot was Gabriel Suarez, the owner of the rival salon. Jane Velez-Mitchell explains it all with her panel of experts. 

This is the craziest car chase ever

This is the craziest car chase ever

A desperate man uses a baby as a human shield in a face-off with police. And it was all caught on tape.  Police say Jared Brown-Garnham took off with her ex-girlfriend’s eight-month-old in the backseat. 

In just released dashcam video, you see a high-speed chase with Brown-Garnham driving erratically and swerving across a highway. He eventually crashes and pulls the baby onto his lap as a human shield.  Police smash the back window and fire a single shot, killing Brown-Garnham and rescuing the baby. 

Ex-cop in court for movie shooting

Ex-cop in court for movie shooting

Former police officer Curtis Reeves, is facing charges of second degree murder after allegedly shooting a man for texting in a Florida movie theater.  But newly released documents claim Reeves may have been texting himself just minutes before shooting Chad Oulsen.

The 71-year-old Reeves says Oulsen became enraged after Reeves asked him to put his phone away.  Reeves says Oulsen even hit him in the face with something. Reeves told police he never had anyone get in his face like that and it scared the hell out of him.

Wife: We were arguing and I shot him

Wife: We were arguing and I shot him

A former U.S. Army Captain is charged with shooting and killing her husband. Valerie Lowe claims she and her husband, Laurence Daly were arguing over bills and then things escalated.  She says he had been drinking and was getting aggressive so she grabbed the gun from the nightstand.  According to the arrest affidavit, Lowe told cops she pointed the gun at him and warned him to stay away but he balled up his fists like he was going to hit her and she fired in self-defense.

Police are not buying her story and they say she wanted out of the marriage. They are charging her with second degree murder.

Advertisement