Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

#WhyIStayed & what it means

#WhyIStayed & what it means

As the video of former NFL player Ray Rice knocking his then-finance -- now wife -- out cold surfaced Monday, conversations and heated debates sprang up across the nation.

How could he do something like this? How did the NFL not know about this? Why was Rice only suspended for two games? And finally, why did she stay?

Ray Rice cut from Ravens after new video of punch surfaces

Ray Rice cut from Ravens after new video of punch surfaces

Graphic video released Monday shows an NFL star knocking his fiancee unconscious. Hours after that video surfaced, the Ravens terminated Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.

Until now, surveillance footage of the February incident was limited to shots of Rice dragging his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer out of an Atlantic City hotel elevator.

Missing girl's mom: 'I'm mad! I need answers!'

Missing girl's mom: 'I'm mad! I need answers!'

Police are desperately searching for a missing 23-year-old girl who disappeared after a night out with friends last month.

Christina Morris was last seen around 3 in the morning on August 30. She had spent the night out with friends at a bar inside the Shops at Legacy, a mall in Plano, Texas.

Where is Christina Morris?

Where is Christina Morris?

Police, search teams and a missing girl's family are racing against time to try and find 23-year-old Christina Morris, who vanished without a trace more than a week ago.

Christina's mother, Jonni Lee McElory, joins Jane for an interview. She says it's hell what she's going through.

2 arrested after woman found locked in cage

2 arrested after woman found locked in cage

An Indiana couple has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Joelle Lockwood, the mother who vanished without a trace nearly two months ago.

Ricky Roy House Jr., 37, and his live-in girlfriend, 44-year-old Kendra Sue Tooley, were arrested on allegations of criminal confinement and rape, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Tom Latham with the Posey County Sheriff's Office.

Hi fwends, can you help me find a home?

Hi fwends, can you help me find a home?

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

Brutal murder or questionable coincidence?

Brutal murder or questionable coincidence?

This week, the search for a 4-year-old autistic boy near Tampa, Florida, turned into a far more sinister mystery as authorities discover four dead bodies at a Hudson home.

Melanie Snow with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to HLN that 4-year-old Ismael Tristan Santisteban has been located after those close to him reported him missing on August 28.

José dropped the 's' on his name & his life changed

José dropped the 's' on his name & his life changed

So, you're sending out dozens of resumes every day with little to no response. What do you do? For one man in California, the answer was one consonant long!

Thirty-two-year-old José Zamora, a Mexican-American, decided to change the name on his resume to Joe Zamora. He says a few days after dropping the "s" and the accent mark, responses from potential employers came pouring in. 

Kevin Adorno and Elyse Fuggetta

Man killed on his way to propose to girlfriend

Kevin Adorno of Unionville, Connecticut, was on a bucket-list adventure, biking from Maryland to Florida. He planned to end his journey in Miami, where he was going to propose to his girlfriend, Elyse Fuggetta. But the graphic artist's journey was cut short on September 2 outside of a Vero Beach McDonald's -- and so was his life.

Witnesses say Adorno was on the phone outside of the McDonald's when a man attacked him with a foot long knife, then took off.  Rene Herrera Cruz, 59, a local homeless man with a long rap sheet, is now in police custody and has been charged with first-degree murder. According to cops, Adorno was on the phone with girlfriend Fuggetta when he was attacked, and she didn't hear an argument or a struggle. Also according to police, the suspect says he thought Adorno was directing the person on the other end of the phone to attack Cruz.

Low blood sugar to blame for mom's drive into ocean?

Low blood sugar to blame for mom's drive into ocean?

The pregnant mother accused of driving a minivan with her three children inside into the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year had low blood sugar at the time of the incident, according to her defense attorney. 

Ebony Wilkerson's defense team filed a motion Wednesday, saying she was disoriented from low blood sugar at the time she steered her vehicle into the water.

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