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  • FBI: Woman connected to Colorado school threats is dead

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The woman at the center of a massive manhunt for allegedly making threats against schools in the Denver metro area is dead, the FBI confirmed on Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, the FBI confirmed “investigative activity” near the base of Mt. Evans. Less than 30 minutes later, the FBI said: “UPDATE: THERE IS NO LONGER A THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY. More information to follow shortly.” Officials did not provide any additional details about Sol Pais, the 18-year-old woman at […]

  • ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer is finally here

    The wait is over. On Friday, Disney and LucasFilm released a new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “Every generation has a legend. Watch the brand-new teaser for Star Wars: Episode IX.” The film, also referred to as Star Wars Episode IX, will be released on December 20. The trailer was released during the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. Here is the official event description from Disney: “Sharing in the excitement of new books, comics, movies, […]

  • Car crashes into California gym, hits man on treadmill

    CULVER CITY, Calif. – An SUV crashed through the window of a California gym last month and struck a man standing on a treadmill, according to KTLA. Samuel Kiwasz was standing on a treadmill at Anytime Fitness in Culver City around 6 a.m. when a red SUV crashed through the front of the building. “It was really scary” Kiwasz told KTLA. “I… saw my life flash before me.” Kiwasz sustained minor injuries. “When you go through something like that you learned […]

  • Gasoline poured on baseball field, set on fire to ‘dry the field quicker’

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Officials in Connecticut said a “poor decision” was made when 24 gallons of gasoline was poured on a baseball field on Saturday and set on fire to “dry the field quicker.” According to town officials, the Ridgefield High school baseball game was delayed due to wet field conditions on Saturday. Officials posted a statement on Facebook: “A poor decision was made (and being looked into by the RPD) to “dry the field quicker” and 24 gallons of gasoline was […]

  • Auburn University gymnast breaks both legs while performing in competition

    BATON ROUGE, La. – A star gymnast at Auburn University had to be carted out of Friday’s NCAA gymnastics regional in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a stretcher after breaking both her legs and dislocating both her knees during her floor routine. Samantha Cerio, a 5-foot senior from Huntersville, North Carolina, was attempting a handspring double front on her first tumbling pass when she landed awkwardly and suffered the gruesome injury. Trainers and medical staff tended to Cerio for almost 10 minutes before […]

  • Man on road trip finds lost dog, returns months later to adopt her

    LOVELAND, MAINE — A Maine man on a cross-country road trip through Colorado found a dog on a hiking trail, took her to get treated at a local humane society, and eventually returned to adopt her as his own, according to KMGH. “My purpose was to ski as much as I could,” said Matthew Glatz. Glatz, originally from Portland, Maine, decided to spend his winter in a truck camper driving across the country. Part of that journey included stopping to […]

  • Unused cafeteria food turned into take-home meals for students

    ELKHART, Ind. – An Indiana school district has partnered with a non-profit organization for a pilot program to make sure kids get enough to eat at home, WSBT reports. Students at Elkhart Community Schools get breakfast and lunch at school, but sometimes they may be without food at home on the weekends. The district has partnered with the non-profit organization Cultivate to provide weekend food to a group of students at the elementary school by using unused cafeteria food. “Mostly, […]

  • Michigan 12-year-old fed up with potholes; fills them himself

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. –  A 12-year-old Michigan boy decided to “take action” and fill a pothole that apparently popped a tire on his mom’s car. With a shovel in hand, Monte Scott filled the pothole, according to WXMI. Monte used dirt from his backyard and a trash can to fill the pothole. “I decided to take action,” Scott said. He said there are more than 50 potholes on his street. Monte’s good deed did not go unnoticed. After a video was […]

  • Disney to ban oversized strollers, smoking inside theme parks

    Disney will soon ban oversized strollers, smoking, and “loose or dry ice” inside its theme parks in Florida and California. The changes, effective May 1, were confirmed in a statement on Disney’s website. According to the new policy, strollers larger than 31 inches wide and 52 inches long will no longer be allowed inside the parks. The current policy allows all strollers smaller than 36 inches wide. “The good news – many strollers on the market, including many double jogging […]

  • Alex Trebek diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer

    Alex Trebek announced on Wednesday he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The 78-year-old ‘Jeopardy!’ host shared the news in a video message. Trebek said he was diagnosed earlier this week. Trebek told TMZ in 2008 he would consider retiring after 2020. He has hosted ‘Jeopardy!’ since 1984. Here’s the full message from Trebek: “Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our […]

  • King Kong Bundy dead at 61

    Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy has died at the age of 61, according to the WWE. Bundy was called the “walking condominium” due to his impressive size: 6’4”, 458 pounds. According to the WWE, he was so dominant that he demanded a five count instead of the traditional three in order to show his opponents were incapable of getting up. WWE is saddened to learn that King Kong Bundy has passed away. — WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2019 He broke […]

  • Luke Perry dead at 52

    Luke Perry died on Monday after suffering a “massive stroke” last week, according to his publicist. He was 52. Perry rose to fame in the ’90s for his role on Fox’s hit series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” from 1990 to 2000. His most recent role was Fred Andrews on CW’s “Riverdale.” According to his publicist, Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister […]

  • Husband claimed panhandler murdered his wife. Police say he and his daughter ‘staged’ brutal killing

    BALTIMORE — This “Good Samaritan killing” outraged people in Baltimore and beyond. Jacquelyn Smith’s husband called 911 on December 1, according to police, saying she had stopped her car to hand money to a needy woman with a baby when a man approached. He said the man reached for her wallet, fatally stabbed her in a struggle, and fled with the woman and baby. But on Sunday, the investigation took a twist when her husband, Keith Smith, 52, and his […]

  • Police in Kansas share story of their ‘most ridiculous call of 2019 (so far)’

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Lawrence Police Department in Kansas recently shared the story of their most ridiculous police call of 2019 (so far) — the so-called road-rage standoff involving “Chad and Karen.” In a Twitter thread that has been retweeted thousands of times, police explained their obvious frustration. And rest assured, plenty of quality gifs were included. The hilarious "road rage" standoff Full text of the Twitter thread: So two officers get sent to a “road rage in progress” last night. […]

  • With her brain resetting every night, this teen has been stuck on repeat for past 16 months

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – A North Carolina high school student is living a real-life “50 First Dates” after she suffered a sports injury in 2017 that left her with anterograde amnesia, a rare condition that causes her brain to “reset” every night while she sleeps and without any memories from the prior day. Caitlin Little was part of Southeast Guilford High School’s cross country program, and it was during practice that her life changed forever. “Thursday, 5 p.m., Oct. 12, 2017,” […]

  • Victoria’s Secret to close 53 stores

    Victoria’s Secret plans to close 53 stores this year as more women desert the brand for lingerie startups and big retailers. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 7% during Victoria’s Secret’s most recent quarter, parent company L Brands said Wednesday. The company’s other flagship brand, Bath and Body Works, did well. Other retailers, including Walmart and Best Buy, have performed strongly in recent months. And the economy is strong. But Victoria’s Secret and its teen brand PINK […]

  • Amazon will now allow companies to immediately remove counterfeit items

    Amazon is using artificial intelligence to stop counterfeit products from appearing on its website. On Thursday, the company unveiled Project Zero, which it says will allow brands to take down counterfeit items on their own without Amazon’s help. Amazon — which has long struggled with counterfeit products on its site — will also automatically monitor for fake items. The project uses a type of AI called machine learning that constantly scans Amazon’s stores and removes suspected fakes. Companies give Amazon their […]

  • Disney gives new sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    “Adventure. Heh! Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things,” Yoda instructs Luke Skywalker in “The Empire Strikes Back.” But theme park guests do crave those things. And if they’re “Star Wars” fans, they crave a kind of travel excitement that is as canonical as it is aesthetically specific. The long wait — which may have begun with “playing” “Star Wars” as a kid on the school playground — is almost over. A large and ambitious storyland opens this summer at Disneyland, in […]

  • 20 years after boy found dead in church cemetery, new facial reconstruction gives hope

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — His body was found more than 20 years ago in a church cemetery, but a forensic artist’s facial reconstruction could help provide answers. The boy’s body was found on Feb. 26, 1999, in a wooded area by a small church cemetery along Clifton Springs Road in DeKalb County, Georgia. Investigators believe the body was placed in its resting place carefully before they found it three to six months later. “The most disturbing thing is, we … haven’t […]

  • Man who bought $540 in Girl Scout cookies arrested on federal drug charges

    GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. — The South Carolina man who was widely praised for buying $540 worth of Girl Scout cookies was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration officials on Tuesday, according to WYFF. Detric Lee McGowan, 46, of Piedmont, South Carolina, was named in a 21-page indictment, along with others, for conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. McGowan is also one of four suspects named in the indictment for allegedly conspiring to smuggle more than […]

  • Train to nowhere: 183 passengers stuck on Amtrak train since Sunday

    OAKRIDGE, Ore. — An Amtrak train headed for Los Angeles with nearly 200 people on board came to a standstill Sunday evening after hitting a tree that had fallen onto the tracks. More than 24 hours later, there’s still no movement. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told CNN none of the 183 passengers and dozen crew members were injured, but that “conditions further deteriorated with numerous track blockages from snow and fallen trees.” “Due to worsening conditions, area road closures and […]

  • Pesticides in your alcohol? Study finds trace amounts of glyphosate in some beers, wines

    A study conducted by a U.S. public interest research group found certain beers and wine contain trace amounts of glyphosate – a pesticide found in Roundup. In a study of five wines and 15 beers, trace amounts of weed killer were found in all but one of them. Brands like Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, Guinness, Stella Artois and Samuel Adams were analyzed in this study. Researchers said the levels of the pesticide aren’t necessarily dangerous, but are still concerning, […]

  • Mom finds suicide instructions hidden in videos on YouTube Kids

    Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform. But disturbing videos recently found by some moms show the social media site may not be safe for kids at all. A Florida mother said she has found clips on YouTube and YouTube Kids that gave children instructions on how to kill themselves. Free Hess said the first time she saw such a video was back in July when another mom alerted […]

  • Man plans to ditch nursing home for Holiday Inn

    LYNCHBURG, Va. – A Virginia man says spending his golden years at a Holiday Inn instead of a nursing home will save him money, according to WXIN. Terry Robison said the math is pretty simple: the average nursing home costs $188 a day while a long-term stay with a senior discount at a Holiday Inn costs $59.23 per night. He also said the hotel always has free breakfast and some even offer happy hour. His thrifty idea would leave him […]

  • What if Trump refuses to accept defeat in 2020?

    President Donald Trump’s critics are increasingly focused on the question of which Democrat will challenge him for the presidency in 2020. It’s an important question, but another one might be even more important: Regardless of who runs in 2020, if Trump loses, will he leave the Oval Office peacefully? Let’s start with why we need to ask this question: Trump is increasingly proving himself to be a President eager to overstep his authority. Just last week, Trump displayed his willingness to […]

  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting sex in Florida

    JUPITER, Fla. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday. The day spa is in the Florida city of Jupiter, and Kraft was picked up as part of a sting that has been going on for months, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said. Police said Kraft is one of 25 people charged in connection with a […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Jussie Smollett attends the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Benefit at New York City Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

    Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report

    CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been officially charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, officials announced on Wednesday. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office said Smollett filed the false police report claiming he was attacked on Jan. 29. A court hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday. Earlier on Wednesday, Smollett “officially classified” a suspect in a criminal investigation for allegedly filing a false police report, according to a tweet from Chicago police […]

  • Here’s what shows, movies Netflix is removing, adding in March

    As we near the start of March, some movies and shows are nearing the end of their time on Netflix — but the streaming service is adding some exciting new titles, too. Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in March 2019 March 1 A Little Princess (1995) Adult Beginners (2014) Astro Boy (2009) Before We Go (2014) Bo on the Go! (1 Season) The Breakfast Club (1985) Bruce Almighty (2003) Cape Fear (1991) Christine (1983) The Cider House Rules (1999) Clangers (1 […]

  • Video shows Ohio suspect attacking his own attorney during court hearing

    CLEVELAND – Video obtained by WJW shows a suspect attacking his attorney during a court hearing on Tuesday. The incident happened in a Cuyahoga County courtroom. David Chislton, 42, was sentenced to 47 years in prison on nearly two dozen charges. Chislton pleaded guilty to holding his girlfriend hostage at gunpoint, then setting the Miles Landing apartment complex in Warrensville Heights on fire in 2017, displacing dozens of families. After he was sentenced, Chislton apparently sucker-punched his attorney. Defense attorney Aaron Brockler told WJW […]

  • Walmart to host ‘Baby Savings Day’ this Saturday at select stores

    Walmart is hosting a “Baby Savings Day”limited sale this Saturday at participating stores across the country. Participating stores will have specialists available to provide soon-to-be parents demonstrations of baby gear and advice on choosing the right products. The event will be held on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Free samples and coupons will also be available on Saturday. Customers will also find several special sales and “rollbacks” in store and online. At some stores, law enforcement will also be […]

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