Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Funeral for dolphins killed in 'The Cove'

Funeral for dolphins killed in 'The Cove'

A group of dolphin advocates held a funeral procession through the streets of Washington DC for the dolphins and whales killed in ‘The Cove’ in Taiji, Japan.  Kevin Starbard, who participated in the procession, told HLN, “The procession went from the DuPont metro station to the Japanese embassy. When we got to the embassy, one of our volunteers went inside to tell them we wanted to deliver the coffin and bloodied dolphins to them.  Of course, they declined our offer.” This was similar to an event held in December in New Zealand.

The protesters want to bring attention to the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan. Each year thousands of dolphins are herded into ‘The Cove’ in Taiji, where many are taken into captivity or slaughtered. According to Sea Shepherd, this year more than 800 dolphins were killed and 164 were taken captive during the hunt.

Felony battery charge for 'Scandal' star

Felony battery charge for 'Scandal' star

Star of the hit TV show ‘Scandal’, Columbus Short, has been charged with felony battery after he was accused of punching someone in an LA bar. Short was released on $50,000 bail but this isn’t his first run-in with the law.

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Are they building a monkey breeding facility in Florida?

Are they building a monkey breeding facility in Florida?

The group Animal Defenders International claims there are plans to build a new monkey breeding facility in Florida. They claim that a business that operates in Mauritius is set to supply monkeys to the proposed facility. ADI claims undercover video from Mauritius shows monkey abuse.

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Wayne Pacelle, the President & CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. You can find out about and support their Bill to end cosmetics testing on animals here

Chilling letters left by teens before murder

Chilling letters left by teens before murder

Two teens are accused of killing a police officer before committing suicide themselves. HLN has received copies of chilling letters the teens left behind.  Do they explain why two teens would commit such a horrible and tragic act?

Officer Robert German was patrolling near an exclusive multi-million dollar neighborhood near Orlando, Florida around 4 am on March 23 when he spotted two teenagers walking near one of those homes.  German stopped 18-year-old Brandon Goode and his 17-year-old girlfriend Alexandria Hollinghurst and called for backup.   But when the other officers arrived they found Officer German shot and killed and then heard more gunshots.  They then found both teens dead a block away also dead from gunshot wounds.

Police: Suspect may have killed Relisha

Police: Suspect may have killed Relisha

The police and the FBI are focusing their search for missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd on a Washington DC park.  The park is only three miles away from where Relisha was seen on hotel surveillance video with alleged kidnapper and accused murderer, Kahlil Tatum.

Police say Tatum shot and killed his wife and has now disappeared, taking Relisha with him. Tatum worked as a janitor at the homeless shelter where Relisha and her family were living. Police say the last time Tatum and Relisha were seen together was on March 1. Authorities ask anyone with information to please call 202-727-9099.

Teenage girl stabbed to death inside her home

Teenage girl stabbed to death inside her home

A community outside Houston is reeling after a 16-year-old girl was found stabbed to death inside her family's home in a gated community. Police say Arrijana Hill was murdered Friday afternoon at the house in Pearland, Texas. A 911 call was made at about 5 p.m. A classmate says Hill was in school earlier that day.

Hill's parents are staying with their church pastor, Christopher Hartwell. He told Jane Velez-Mitchell that Hill was "the bright light in the family."

How did Relisha's parents know her abductor?

How did Relisha's parents know her abductor?

New video released by the FBI shows missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd in a hotel with accused murderer and kidnapper Khalil Tatum. The video is from February 26, the same night she disappeared. Police believe Tatumkilled his wife and took off with Relisha. 

If you have any information please call 202-727-9099.

Zoo kills 4 healthy lions, weeks after killing giraffe

Zoo kills 4 healthy lions, weeks after killing giraffe

WARNING: This video contains graphic violence.

The same zoo that euthanized a healthy giraffe earlier in March has now killed four lions. On Monday, the Copenhagen Zoo put down a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female and 2 10-month-old cubs.

'My tone was appropriate': Judge Brown makes case

'My tone was appropriate': Judge Brown makes case

Famous TV Judge Joe Brown joins Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about his now famous courtroom outburst and arrest. Judge Brown was cuffed and sentenced to serve five days in jail after going head-to-head with a Magistrate.  Brown was at court to represent a woman in a child-support case but when he found out the case wasn’t on the schedule he lost it and took it out on the judge.

Judge Brown tells Jane, “my tone was appropriate”.

Beyoncé made me do it

Beyoncé made me do it

I did it.  I did what some might call the impossible.  For 22 days I went vegan… and I liked it.  Not all of it, and I’ll explain that, but overall I would highly recommend it.

I’ve worked with HLN’s resident vegan, Jane Velez-Mitchell, for nearly six years.  She’s been a vegan for 18 years so I knew it could be done, but it wasn’t until I watched Beyoncé perform at the Grammy Awards that I decided to take the plunge.  I saw on Instagram that she and husband/rapper Jay Z had tried 22 days vegan not too long before this cameo and my hope was to look like Queen B at the end of it.  That didn’t happen, but a girl can dream, right?  

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