Streeter Lecka/Getty Images (WORDEN, Mont.) — Eleven months ago, high school senior Koni Dole was playing in the last game of Huntley Project High School’s regular season when his right leg snapped below the knee. “I was just kind of like, ‘Why does this have to happen to me?,’” Dole, of Worden, Mont., told ABC News. “I know what it feels like to have a last game. Or what I thought was my last play.” After several emergency surgeries, his lower leg became so infected that doctors gave him a sobering choice: keep the leg and risk a major illness, or amputate it. He had the leg removed
ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is in the homestretch to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, ending a 35-year quest to complete the mission. Nyad, 64, is in the midst of her fifth attempt to make the treacherous swim. It’s her fourth attempt in the last three years.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — For seven seasons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show brightened viewers’ lives. Mary Richards, the title character played by Mary Tyler Moore, along with her pals Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper), Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman), Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White) and Georgette Franklin (Georgia Engel) made America laugh from 1970 to 1977. Now, four decades after the program ended, the ladies of the show are back together again on an episode of the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland , which co-stars White.
Shahar Azran/WireImage (NEW YORK) — Katie Holmes danced on stage with Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx at last weekend’s Apollo in the Hamptons benefit, but Us Weekly reports the two aren’t dating. Witnesses at the August 24 event tell the magazine, “They danced, and after a hug he grabbed her butt and tried to seal the deal,” but Katie, 34, rejected him adding, “She was flattered, but not interested.” A Holmes pal tells Us Weekly the two “weren’t flirting and have been friends for a long time.” Foxx, 45, co-starred with Holmes’ ex, Tom Cruise, in the 2004 film Collateral. Holmes and Cruise ended their six-year marriage in 2012.
Courtesy of Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne apparently had a little kitchen mishap at his home in Los Angeles earlier this week that required the attention of a local fire department. According to a Twitter message the Black Sabbath frontman’s wife, Sharon , posted while in London on Thursday, “Ozzy is in LA making a bacon sandwich last night and the fire brigade ended up at our house!!” A source explained to U.K. newspaper the Mirror that the 64-year-old rocker had just returned from a long overseas tour and “was still a little jet-lagged and disorientated,” when he decided to cook up a snack and wound up setting fire to a frying pan. The source noted that the Osbournes have a sophisticated alarm system that immediately notified the L.A. Fire Department
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Lamar Odom was arrested for driving under the influence Friday morning in Los Angeles. The Clippers player was in his white Mercedes SUV driving Eastbound on the 101 Freeway when the California Highway Patrol attempted a traffic stop at 3:25 a.m. The officers said Odom showed signs of intoxication and that he was unable to perform a field sobriety test, KABC reports. Odom was arrested at 3:54 a.m and booked at the LAPD Van Nuys Jail without incident.
Anwar Hussein/WireImage (LONDON) — Princess Diana captivated the world with her beauty, generosity and her status as a member of the British Royal Family. Her marriage and eventual divorce from Prince Charles was constant tabloid fodder, yet she continued to tour the globe and contribute to causes she felt were worthy. Saturday marks the anniversary of her death on Aug. 31, 1997
PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images (PORT ARTHUR, Texas) — A 12-year-old Port Arthur, Texas, boy maintained incredible poise on the phone with a 911 dispatcher after burglars broke into his house when he was home alone. “Someone’s trying to break into my house,” Deion Murdock told a 911 dispatcher with the Port Arthur Police Department, according to ABC Port Arthur affiliate KBMT-TV . “I’m in my mother’s room right now. Please hurry.” Murdock stayed on the line and followed the dispatcher’s instructions to hide in a closet after the intruders broke through a window and entered his home on Tuesday. Murdock tried to remain brave and helpful as he provided the dispatcher with what he could hear from inside the closet, just steps away from the intruders once they entered his mother’s room
Kevin Winter/Getty Images (RIDDLE, Ore.) — A concerned father is scouring the Oregon wilderness for his 18-year-old son after the teen mysteriously vanished on a road trip home to Arizona from Washington state. Johnathan Croom was driving back to Arizona after visiting a friend in Seattle on Aug. 16. It is believed no one has heard from the teen since Aug.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (GROVELAND, Calif.) — The wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park has become one of the biggest fires in California history. The blaze grew more than 7 square miles from Saturday night to Sunday morning. It was 7 percent contained as of Sunday morning. The fire, which began last Saturday, has threatened over 4,500 homes, ABC 7 Los Angeles reports. Winds are expected to reach up to 26 miles per hour, fueling the fire, according to ABC 7 Los Angeles.