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  • ‘The Price is Right’ made history today – and everyone went nuts

    Wow! It was a memorable day on “The Price is Right.” It’s always fun to see someone land on $1 while vying for a spot in the Showcase Showdown. Two contestants in one show is rare. What about five contestants in a row?! In honor of Drew Carey celebrating 10 years of hosting the show, any contestant who lands on $1 this week gets $10,000 instead of the normal $1,000. During Friday’s episode, it happened five times in a row! […]

  • Walmart wants to send someone to stock your fridge — even when you’re not home

    NEW YORK — Getting groceries delivered to your home is not new. But what about having someone that you don’t know come into your house to put away the food? Walmart is doing just that. It announced Friday that it’s testing a so-called straight into your fridge service — and you can watch it happen on your phone thanks to cameras installed in your house. Here’s how it works. Walmart spokesperson Ravi Jariwala said the retailer partnered with smart security […]

  • Police help man ace job interview by helping him with his tie

    ST. LOUIS — A Facebook photo showing police officers in St. Louis helping a man with his tie before a job interview has gone viral, according to KTVI. On their sleeves it says to serve and protect — and occasionally tie a Windsor knot if needed. “We were walking and doing our detail and talking to people and this gentleman approached us me and Officer Carper,” Sgt. Howard Marshall told KTVI. Officer Carper said the man was standing near the bus […]

  • 19-year-old spends 3 days locked in cave after group forgets him

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A 19-year-old student at Indiana University was rescued on Tuesday after spending 60 hours locked inside a cave, according to the Indiana Daily Student. Lukas Cavar was on a beginner’s trip with 12 students and two leaders when he was separated from the group, according to WXIN. Cavar was locked behind a gate to the cave’s entrance. “I was very confused and pretty scared,” Cavar told the paper. “It took me a little while to wrangle my […]

  • The story of the ‘end of the world’ on Saturday has changed — well, sort of

    You have probably heard Saturday is the “end of the world” — but according to the “researcher” responsible for the prophecy, he expects “nothing to happen in September.” David Meade, a Christian numerologist and self-described “researcher,” says Sept. 23 is foretold in the Bible’s Book of Revelation as the day a series of catastrophic events will begin, the Washington Post reports. However, Meade has since clarified that October will be the month of “action” and “seven years” of war and […]

  • New ‘imperfect’ produce option at Meijer helps customers save money, reduce food waste

    INDIANAPOLIS — Grocery store chain Meijer has started a new program for customers who want to reduce food waste and save money by sacrificing aesthetics, according to WXIN. A new line of Misfits produce that helps connect shoppers to tasty but cosmetically-challenged fruits and vegetables at a reduced price. Meijer says even though the produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, it has the same taste, freshness, and quality of other produce in the store. Misfits produce items will vary […]

  • Charmin offers ‘Mad Pooper’ a year’s supply of toilet paper if she turns herself in

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — While police in Colorado continue searching for a jogger who has been pooping in front of homes, Charmin has made the “Mad Pooper” an offer. Charmin tweeted: “If the #MadPooper turns herself in, we’ll give her a year’s supply of TP to help with her “runs” If the #MadPooper turns herself in, we'll give her a year's supply of TP to help with her "runs" 💩 #EnjoyTheGohttps://t.co/GgEAyYp6aM — Charmin (@Charmin) September 20, 2017 The neighborhood has dubbed her […]

  • Elderly woman using walker steals wallet, $20,000 from savings account

    VACAVILLE, Calif. — An elderly woman using a walker allegedly stole a wallet from a woman’s purse and eventually $20,000 from the victim’s savings account, according to KTXL. The elderly woman and her friend apparently visited a Panera Bread in Vacaville, California where they took the wallet out of another woman’s purse. Minutes later, the duo started using her credit cards and eventually withdrawing money from the victim’s savings account. The elderly woman and her friend are shown on the […]

  • Gas station worker suspended after shooting robbery suspect

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A clerk at a gas station in New Mexico was suspended for two weeks for shooting a man who pointed a gun at her during an attempted robbery, according to KOAT. Jennifer Wertz was working at the Circle K store on Monday when a man ran into the store and pointed a gun at her. Albuquerque police said she shot 23-year-old Ferron Mendez in the chest. He’s expected to survive and will face charges after he’s released […]

  • Wife told judge husband would be murdered if deported — and he was

    AUSTIN, Texas — Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife told a federal judge that her husband would be murdered if he was forced to return to Mexico, the birthplace he’d fled because of gang violence. And he was—perhaps by the very people he’d hoped to evade. Deported three months ago after federal agents took him into custody for entering the country illegally, Coronilla-Guerrero was found dead of gunshot wounds on the side of a road in San Luis de la Paz in Mexico’s […]

  • Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday — but it has a major glitch

    The new Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday, but it already has Apple scrambling to fix a major glitch. Apple on Wednesday confirmed the new Apple Watch Series 3 is having problems connecting to LTE networks. “We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular,” an Apple spokesperson told CNN Tech. “We are investigating a fix for a future software release.” The built-in […]

  • Teen drug dealer calls Indiana police to report someone stole her drugs

    GREENWOOD, Ind. — An underage girl called police to report someone had stolen her drugs, according to WXIN. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the girl called police and said two boys came to her home, put a gun to her head, and stole the marijuana she had planned to sell them. Police said the incident involved a total of five teenagers, all between 14 and 16 years old. Officers found drug paraphernalia “all over the house” including marijuana, smoking pipes, a […]

  • ‘Family Matters’ house in Chicago to be demolished

    CHICAGO — “It’s a rare condition, this day and age. To read any good news on the newspaper page.” The home featured in the opening credits of the 1990s sitcom “Family Matters” has been approved for demolition, according to WGN. The house is where the fictional Winslow family lived and the iconic character “Steve Urkel” frequently visited. You’ll likely remember Urkel’s nasally voice, clumsy nature and classic catchphrase: “Did I do that?” According to DNA Info, the city approved a demolition […]

  • Couple asks guests to help pay for dream wedding

    Derbyshire, U.K. — Weddings are expensive and many couples have trouble paying for everything before the big day arrives. So, one couple in England decided to cut costs and ask their guests to cover some of the wedding expenses. Ben Farina and Clare Moran plan to marry in June 2018 and their venue is going to cost about $13,500, according to the BBC. To help cover expenses, the couple is asking the 60 adult guests to pay $203 each. For the […]

  • BYU to sell caffeinated sodas on campus for first time since 1950s

    PROVO, Utah — In a surprise announcement on Thursday, Brigham Young University announced it would begin selling caffeinated sodas on campus, according to KSTU. It is a cultural shift for a campus that has been “caffeine-free” since the 1950s. “Until more recently, dining services rarely received requests for caffeinated soda. Consumer preferences have clearly changed and requests have become much more frequent,” the university said in an FAQ announcing the change. Back in 2012, KSTU reported on demands for BYU […]

  • 3 students hospitalized after bully forced students to ingest ‘cocaine,’ family says

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — Police are investigating after three students at an Illinois elementary school were apparently forced to ingest what students believed to be cocaine, according to WGN. The family of one of the students told WGN the children unwittingly consumed what they believed to have been cocaine. A student at the school allegedly bullied the students to eating the substance. A grandmother of one of the other students told WGN the bully “sprinkled cocaine” into her grandchild’s lunch without […]

  • After 75 years, remains of sailor killed during Pearl Harbor attack finally identified

    PETERSBURG, Va. — The remains of a New Jersey man killed 75 years ago during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been positively identified, according to WTVR. It’s impossible to measure a family’s grief — even when decades go by and the remains of their loved one remained unidentified in a mass grave. One family, generations later, still held out hope for a final resolve. A New Jersey man, killed during the first wave on the attack on Pearl Harbor […]

  • Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

    Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function originally used to get into Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. “If I could make one small edit, I’d make that a single key,” Gates said Wednesday on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. It’s a confession Gates has made before. In 2013, he blamed IBM for the […]

  • 3.4 million in Puerto Rico could be without power for 4-6 months, mayor warns

    Hurricane Maria was battering the Dominican Republic on Thursday as the long-term devastation in Puerto Rico was just coming into focus. The Category 3 storm whipped 115-mph winds as it left torrential rain in the Dominican Republic, the National Hurricane Center said. Maria will likely strengthen over warm water as it headed toward the Turks and Caicos, endangering low-lying islands with enormous storm surges. But Maria’s wrath was far from ended in Puerto Rico. Dozens of families were rescued from […]

  • Girl, 4, fatally shoots herself while reaching for candy in grandmother’s purse

    TAMPA, Fla. — A 4-year-old Florida girl fatally shot herself after she accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun inside her grandmother’s purse while reaching for candy, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The incident happened on Sept. 14 while Yanelly “Nelly” Zoller was at her grandparents’ Tampa home. The girl accidentally pulled the trigger and was shot in the chest, according to police. “She just wanted some damn candy,” father Shane Zoller told the newspaper Zoller says his daughter was […]

  • Baby born to mom who refused cancer treatment has died

    DETROIT — A baby born earlier this month to a Michigan mother who died after she refused brain cancer treatment so her child could live, has also died, the family said on Thursday. Life Lynn DeKlyen, who was born on Sept. 6 at 24 weeks, died overnight, the family posted on Facebook: “It is with great sadness and a absolutely broken heart that I tell you Life Lynn passed away last night. Carrie is now rocking her baby girl. I have […]

  • Woman screams at veteran for bringing PTSD service dog in restaurant

    PHILADELPHIA — A woman shown on video screaming at a veteran who brought his service dog inside a Delaware restaurant is now telling her side of the story, according to WTXF. In the video, Ciara Miller is upset about a veteran’s service dog being allowed inside Kathy’s Crab House in Delaware City. “I’m leaving because the food is nasty and there’s a dog,” Miller can be heard yelling in the video. An employee tells Miller that the dog’s owner is […]

  • Woman dragged out of vehicle by her hair during road rage beating

    TAMPA, Fla. — Two women face battery and burglary charges after an apparent road rage beating near Tampa on Monday, according to WTVT. Alicia Nicole Scarduzio, 20, and Kelly Lyn Gemberling, 49, are both accused of pulling a woman out of her car and attacking her during rush hour on Monday. “It was vicious and it was scary,” an eyewitness told WTVT. “I felt like I was watching those fight videos that you see online.” The incident started when a […]

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 Ram trucks due to fire risk

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 500,000 pickup trucks over a possible fire risk. The company said on Tuesday that some Ram trucks may be fitted with a water-pump bearing that could overheat and possibly cause a fire in the engine compartment. The water-pump malfunction could set off a warning light, and worried consumers should let their dealers know if they notice the signal, the company said. Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with 6.7-liter engines from […]

  • School teacher fired over racist Facebook rant — she claims she was ‘hacked’

    BATESVILLE, Miss. — A Mississippi teacher is out of a job after parents claim she went on a racist rant on Facebook, according to WREG. The South Panola School District said Batesville Intermediate School teacher Cammie Rone has been dismissed following an investigation. Rone is still able to appeal the decision. Rone apparently went on a racist rant on Facebook, writing: “If blacks in this county are so offended, no one is forcing them to stay here. Why don’t they pick […]

  • Company will pay your down payment on a new house – but there’s a catch

    SEATTLE — A new startup is willing to spot you up to $50,000 for a down payment on a house — provided you’re cool with a string of strangers coming into your new home for the first few years. KING 5 reports Loftium launched Monday in Seattle. It was started by 29-year-old Yifan Zhang after she realized she could cover the mortgage on her new townhouse by renting out the spare bedroom on Airbnb, according to the New York Times. […]

  • Officer shares photo of bruise caused by bullet that struck his bulletproof vest

    SACRAMENTO – A police officer in California shared a photo on social media that shows the bruise caused by a .380 caliber bullet that struck his body armor vest, according to KTXL. Officer Tim Martin, a 27-year veteran of the department, wrote on Facebook: “The round hit me about an inch and a half from the bottom of my vest.” The impact left Martin with a large bruise, covering one whole side of his abdomen. The drama unfolded during a […]

  • Chicago woman found dead in bathroom stall at gym — two days after entering

    CHICAGO — A 78-year-old woman was found dead inside a health club near Chicago two days after she was last seen arriving at the facility, police said on Wednesday. Patricia Austin’s body was found in a restroom at the Life Time Fitness facility in Burr Ridge, a suburb of Chicago, according to WGN. Austin was last seen entering the club on July 12 and was never seen leaving. Her car was still in the parking lot when her body was […]

  • Young girl hospitalized by 105 mph foul ball at Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK – A young girl was taken to a local hospital after she was struck by a 105 mph foul ball during Wednesday’s game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees. The Yankees released a statement that said the child received first aid at the stadium and was being treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The incident happened during the fifth inning when Todd Frazier hit a ball into the seats above the dugout along the third base […]

  • Puerto Rico ‘100 percent without power’ after Hurricane Maria

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The island of Puerto Rico is completely without electricity, a spokesman from the governor’s office said Wednesday. “We are 100 percent without power,” the spokesman said. The storm, a Category 3 as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, kept thrashing Puerto Rico, ripping trees out of the ground and hammering two-thirds of the island with hurricane-force winds. “This is total devastation,” said Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico’s governor. “Puerto Rico, in terms of the infrastructure, will […]