Jane Velez-Mitchell

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

Hundreds gather to honor slain teen Michael Brown

Hundreds gather to honor slain teen Michael Brown

Demonstrators gathered across the nation Thursday hours after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the state's Highway Patrol would be taking over security in Ferguson, Missouri.

Hundreds of people gathered at the spot where 18-year-old Michael Brown died on Saturday, while many others participated in a national moment of silence in big cities across the country.

Missouri Gov: Ferguson looked like a 'war zone'

Missouri Gov: Ferguson looked like a 'war zone'

Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over security in the town of Ferguson, Missouri where an unarmed teen was shot and killed, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced in a press conference Thursday.

Ferguson has been a scene of chaos and violence in the days since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown last weekend with violent protests breaking out and cops using tear gas and rubber bullets.

Jenna Jameson to War Machine: Be a man

Jenna Jameson to War Machine: Be a man

Las Vegas police are on the hunt for missing MMA fighter Jon Koppenhaver, also known as "War Machine." Koppenhaver is accused of brutally beating up his girlfriend Christy Mack and another man inside of Mack's apartment last Friday.

Jenna Jameson, Mack's friend, appeared Wednesday on Jane Velez-Mitchell and urged Koppenhaver to surrender to authorities.

Dog the Bounty Hunter: MMA fighter's days of bullying are almost over

Dog the Bounty Hunter: MMA fighter's days of bullying are almost over

Former MMA fighter Jon Koppenhaver, also known as "War Machine," is accused of brutally beating up his girlfriend Christy Mack and another man inside of Mack's apartment last Friday.

Days have past and the cage-match style fighter is nowhere to be found and Duane "Dog" Chapman is not taking the accusations or his absence lightly.

Alleged murderous mom smiles in court

Alleged murderous mom smiles in court

A mother accused of killing her toddler and injuring her teen daughter appeared in court Tuesday, appearing to smile and wink for a camera, where she plead not guilty.

According to court documents, police believe Jessica Smith drowned her 2-year-old daughter and slit her 13-year-old daughter's throat in a resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon in order to avoid giving their father custody.

Duke the dog elected mayor in Minnesota

Duke the dog elected mayor in Minnesota

Finally, a candidate we can all support!

Duke, who quite possibly might be the fluffiest dog known to mankind, was just elected mayor of a small town in northwestern Minnesota.

They don't call them the 'dog days of summer' for nothin'

They don't call them the 'dog days of summer' for nothin'

It's no secret, around here we LOVE our furry four-legged friends! Whether we're showing off some of our very own cat and dogs or trying to find forever homes for animals that need adopting - we really do love 'em all. Heck, we even have a pint-sized co-host who helps Jane with the Animal Investigation Unit stories every week!

That's why we're now calling on all our viewers at home to send us their best pet pics and pet videos! Today's theme is Summer Fun. These pets really know how to kick back and relax on a hot summer day!

Life, Liberty & the pursuit of aww

Life, Liberty & the pursuit of aww

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

Cops defend decision to withhold Missouri officer's name

Cops defend decision to withhold Missouri officer's name

Missouri police stood by their decision Wednesday to withhold the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, citing death threats against the officer as their main concern.

It is not yet known when police will release the officer's name.

Robin Williams found dead by assistant

Robin Williams found dead by assistant

Jeffrey Gurian, Comedian and founder of Comedy Matters TV, weighs in on the death of fellow comedian and actor, Robin Williams. Gurian says Williams had an amazing talent and affected people all over the world.

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.

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