Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Missing girl seen on surveillance tape

Missing girl seen on surveillance tape

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 Tatum killed his wife and took off with Relisha. 

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

Desperate search for abducted Relisha Rudd

Desperate search for abducted Relisha Rudd

A desperate manhunt is underway as police say eight-year-old Relisha Rudd was kidnapped by an alleged murderer. Investigators say Relisha’s family let her stay with a friend, Kahlil Tatum, who was a janitor at the homeless shelter where they stayed. But that was almost a month ago and he never brought her back. 

Police say they started looking for Relisha and the clues led to a hotel less than nine miles away from the shelter. But when they go there, they found Tatum’s wife dead and they believe Tatum killed her. If you have any information please call 202-727-9099.

Mr. Belding, a dog named Kat & pals need homes

Mr. Belding, a dog named Kat & pals need homes

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

Did teen lovers kill police officer?

Did teen lovers kill police officer?

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.

Was this a suicide pact or a double murder plot?

Suicide pact or double murder?

Suicide pact or double murder?

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.

Was this a suicide pact or a double murder plot?

Missing girl abducted by alleged murderer

Missing girl abducted by alleged murderer

A desperate manhunt is underway as police say eight-year-old Relisha Rudd was kidnapped by an alleged murderer. Investigators say Relisha’s family let her stay with a friend, Kahlil Tatum, who was a janitor at the homeless shelter where they stayed. But that was almost a month ago and he never brought her back. 

Police say they started looking for Relisha and the clues led to a hotel less than nine miles away from the shelter. But when they go there, they found Tatum’s wife dead and they believe Tatum killed her. If you have any information please call 202-727-9099.

'All lives are lost' on Flight 370

'All lives are lost' on Flight 370

Officials now say that missing Flight 370 ‘ended’ in the ocean and everyone who was on board is dead.  The search continues for debris from the plane as family members try to understand how this could have happened.

The search is now focused on an area in the South Indian Ocean, approximately 1,400 miles from the south-west top of Australia. But, still unknown, is what caused this plane to suddenly change direction and end up crashing into the ocean.

On location: Pistorius' text messages revealed

On location: Pistorius' text messages revealed

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 4, Day 14 in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was full of high drama – culminating with a series of Whatsapp messages between the paralympian and slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

Sex offender arrested for toe sucking

Sex offender arrested for toe sucking

Police say a convicted sex offender is caught on camera moments before sexually assaulting a woman by sucking on her toes.

Police say Michael Brown posed as a podiatry student and offered to help a woman try on shoes at a Wal-Mart in North Carolina. The alleged victim says before she knew what was happening his mouth was wrapped around her toes.

Seals slaughtered in Canada

Seals slaughtered in Canada

Seals are being hunted down and slaughtered right now during Canada’s annual seal harvest.  Why does this have to happen to these beautiful creatures?  Canada claims the market for seal fur is still booming but seal fur was banned in the U.S. In the 1970's, and the European Union just voted to uphold their ban on the sale of seal products .  People around the world have begged Canada to end this senseless slaughter.  These are helpless, gentle animals.  They can't run away from these brutal killers.  Seals less than about 3 weeks old cannot be killed.  Instead, those babies have to watch their mothers be bludgeoned, leaving them to starve to death!  The hunt is at its peak in March and the hunters are actually fishermen so this is not their main source of income so why does it have to happen at all?

In a statement, the Department of Fishing and Oceans told us quote:  “The Government of Canada remains unequivocal in its support for the Canadian sealing industry.  We remain committed to supporting jobs and growth which includes the economic benefits to northern and coastal regions of the country provided by the sealing industry. The Government of Canada supports the sustainable and well-managed seal harvest, which continues to be an economic and cultural activity in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic." 

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