Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Man v. Instagram? Adam Richman's 'inexcusable remarks'

Man v. Instagram? Adam Richman's 'inexcusable remarks'

Controversy erupts after Adam Richman, the star of 'Man v. Food' posted an Instagram picture showing off his 70 lb weight loss that included the hashtag thinspiration.

People who follow the Travel Channel star were quick to criticize his use of the hashtag. Their concern? The idea of 'thinspiration' is a highly controversial topic that is often used in pro-anorexia and pro-bullemia internet communities.

Police investigate hit-and-run turned homicide

Police investigate hit-and-run turned homicide

Police in Michigan are investigating the mysterious death of Rebekah Bletsch, a mother and wife whose body was found alongside a country road less than a mile from her home.

Cops say the 36-year-old went for a jog with her headphones and cellphone around 5 p.m. on Sunday. An hour later, a passerby found her lying on the side of the road and called 911. Dispute efforts to save her life, Rebekah was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.

Charges looming in Charlie Bothuell investigation?

Charges looming in Charlie Bothuell investigation?

Questions remain as authorities continue to investigate the mysterious disappearance and recovery of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell.

Eleven days after Bothuell was reported missing from his father's home in Detroit, Michigan, police made a miraculous discovery. Not only was Bothuell found alive, investigators found him hidden behind boxes in the basement of his dad's house.

Here kitty, kitty...Boopsie & some friends are looking for a new home

Here kitty, kitty...Boopsie & some friends are looking for a new 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

Is dad's computer search the smoking gun?

Is dad's computer search the smoking gun?

New developments in the case of 22-month-old Cooper Harris, the toddler who was found dead in the back of his father's SUV earlier this month.

Cooper's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris initially said he forgot to drop his toddler off at day care, accidentally leaving the boy in the hot car all day. However, throughout the investigation, cops say Harris admitted to researching child deaths in vehicles and what temperature it needs to be for death to occur.

Father charged in hot car death, calls into son's funeral

Father charged in hot car death, calls into son's funeral

CNN correspondent, Nick Valencia takes us inside the church where Cooper Harris' funeral was held, describing people's emotional response to seeing Cooper's tiny red casket.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

U.S.D.A testing poison to use on wild pigs

U.S.D.A testing poison to use on wild pigs

Pigs are in danger of being poisoned by our own government.  These highly intelligent animals are considered pests by some because they eat crops and damage farm property.  Many of these so-called feral pigs have escaped from inhumane conditions on factory farms, where they're often forced to live in tiny gestation crates, unable to even turn around.

Right now, it's illegal to poison wild pigs in the United States.  But the U.S.D.A is allegedly trying to change that.  Their Wildlife Services branch reportedly kills up to 33,000 pigs a year using methods like hunting and trapping.  Now, they're testing sodium nitrate, a preservative used to cure bacon, as a poison to kill the nation's estimated 5 million wild hogs.  Wildlife services is a government agency that we've done many exposés on.  Critics say they should be disbanded.

Source: dad researched hot-car deaths

Source: dad researched hot-car deaths

A source with knowledge of the investigation into a father accused of purposely letting his son die in a hot car says there were searches on Justin Ross Harris' computer for how long it takes an animal to die in a hot car.  22-month-old Cooper died during 7 hellish hours inside his dad's sweltering SUV last week.  Could the computer evidence sink Harris' claim that he simply forgot that he left his son baking in his car on a very hot day?

Jane and a panel of experts discuss.

Toddler left in car died of hyperthermia

Toddler left in car died of hyperthermia

A 22-month-old child whose father left him in a car for about 7 hours on June 18 died of hyperthermia.  His death has been ruled a homicide.  His father Justin Ross Harris is charged with felony murder in the boy's death.

Jane speaks to a panel of experts about these late breaking developments.

Proof dad knew son was trapped in hot car?

Proof dad knew son was trapped in hot car?

Do police have proof that Cobb County, Georgia dad Justin Ross Harris knew he left his 22-month old son Cooper in his car on a swelteringly hot day?  Cooper died after he was left in the vehicle in the parking lot of Harris' workplace for about 7 hours on June 18.  Now, a new warrant claims Harris went to the car during his lunch break, opened the driver's side door, and placed something inside.

Cooper's death has just been ruled a homicide, and the cause of death was just revealed as hyperthermia.  His father is charged with felony murder, though he claims that he forgot he left his son in the car and did not intend to harm the boy.

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