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  • Disney releases long-awaited ‘Frozen 2’ trailer — and it does not disappoint

    Disney released the long-awaited Frozen 2 teaser trailer on Wednesday — and it does not disappoint The icy sequel looks to make Elsa (and possibly Anna) superheroes — but it is only a teaser trailer. The original film was released in 2013 and grossed over $1.2 billion at the box office. It’s currently the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The sequel hits theaters on November 22, 2019.

  • A devastating jump led him to the love of his life

    RICHMOND, Va. — A fateful jump into the James River cost Hanover native Cole Sydnor the use of his arms and legs. In August 2011, the then 15-year-old Atlee High School athlete dove into the river and hit his head on a rock. The impact shattered Cole’s vertebrae rendering him quadriplegic, according to WTVR. “You can be pissed off about it and let it consume you,” Sydnor, whose been in a wheelchair for nearly eight years now, said. “Or you […]

  • Missouri mom charged with murder after falling asleep in car with 2 girls who later died

    LIBERTY, Mo. – A Missouri mother has been indicted on murder and several other charges after she allegedly fell asleep in her vehicle last summer with her two young daughters, who later died, according to WDAF. Jenna Boedecker, 30, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder, four counts of child endangerment, one count of third-degree domestic assault, one count of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree property damage. Court documents released in July say Boedecker told investigators […]

  • Florida man spent 41 days in jail for heroin — but it was actually detergent

    MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Matt Crull, 29, spent 41 days in jail wrongly accused, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. He was locked up over Christmas and New Year’s. But he and 10 others are out now, and the deputy is fired, according to WPTV. Crull had a white powdery substance that was found in the driver’s side door, wrapped in plastic with a hair tie around it. Crull says it was Tide laundry detergent. Deputy Steven O’Leary said […]

  • Lawmakers consider suspending pay for President, Congress during shutdowns

    As the country recovers from the longest government shutdown in United States history, Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike are saying they don’t want a shutdown to happen again. Some are even pushing legislative proposals aimed at preventing the gears of government from grinding to a halt in the future. The record-breaking shutdown came to an end last week when President Donald Trump signed a spending bill to temporarily reopen government while congressional negotiators attempt to find a deal on border […]

  • iPhone FaceTime bug lets you listen in on someone before they answer

    A newly discovered bug in FaceTime allows people to listen to the audio of a person they are calling before the person accepts or rejects the call. FaceTime is a video chat app developed by Apple and supported on iOS devices and Mac computers.It is believed the bug impacts any device running iOS 12.1 or later. The bug can be reproduced by starting a FaceTime call, swiping up from the bottom and clicking “Add person” and adding your own phone number […]

  • Missing 3-year-old Casey Hathaway found alive, in ‘good health’

    CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — Three-year-old Casey Lynn Hathaway has been found alive in North Carolina, according to Shelley Lynch, a spokeswoman for FBI Charlotte field office. Casey was found by professional search and rescue crews on Thursday night. He is in “good health,” according to officials. Prior to being found, the 3-year-old was last seen at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday playing with two other kids in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said earlier Thursday […]

  • Nurse charged with sexually assaulting woman in vegetative state who gave birth

    PHOENIX — A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in a vegetative state who then gave birth last month at a Phoenix health care facility, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said Wednesday. Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse who was caring for the woman at the Hacienda HealthCare facility, has been arrested and is being booked on preliminary charges of sexual assault and vulnerable-adult abuse, Williams said on Wednesday. Williams confirmed Sutherland worked at […]

  • ‘Emergency search’ for 3-year-old who went missing from grandmother’s home in NC

    CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — An “emergency search” is currently underway for a 3-year-old North Carolina boy who reportedly went missing while playing in his grandmother’s yard on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. Casey Lynn Hathaway was reported missing around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials believe the boy walked into the woods behind his grandmother’s home. Officials said the wooded area has several sinkholes, water sources and ditches. Temperatures in Craven County reached the mid-30s overnight Tuesday. Authorities said the boy’s […]

  • Chilling new details emerge in kidnapping of Jayme Closs

    BARRON COUNTY, Wis. — Jake Patterson confessed to killing James and Denise Closs and kidnapping Jayme Closs, according to a criminal complaint released Monday by the Barron County District Attorney. The complaint said that Patterson, 21, first spotted Jayme while on the way home from work when he was stopped behind a school bus and watched Jayme get on the bus. Patterson told police he had no idea who Jayme was, but “the defendant states, when he saw (Jayme) he […]

  • An open letter to Tribune Media viewers and Spectrum subscribers

    Tribune Media Chief Executive Officer Peter Kern published an open letter to Tribune viewers and Spectrum subscribers on Monday: Thank you for reaching out to Tribune and for your passion for our content. I wish I could respond to each of you individually on your particular comments about our dispute with Spectrum, but the volume of email makes that impossible. We at Tribune Media are deeply disappointed that you have been unable to enjoy our top-rated news, sports, and entertainment […]

  • Tribune TV stations no longer available to Spectrum subscribers

    CHICAGO — Tribune Broadcasting television stations in 24 markets across the United States are no longer available to Spectrum cable subscribers via the company’s cable systems after the two companies failed to come terms on a new distribution agreement, impacting 6 million Spectrum subscribers. The contract between Tribune Broadcasting and Spectrum expired on Jan 2. At the same time, more than 14 million subscribers nationwide have also lost access to WGN America, Tribune’s basic cable entertainment network. “We’re extremely disappointed […]

  • ‘Heavily intoxicated’ man enters wrong home, sleeps on dog bed with 150 pound Mastiff

    WAUKESHA, Wisc. — A Wisconsin homeowner called police early Tuesday after she found a stranger in her house sleeping on her dog’s bed. Police said the young man likely entered the home through an unlocked side door, according to WITI. Officers said the man was “heavily intoxicated” after celebrating New Year’s Eve. He “accidentally entered the wrong residence” and fell asleep with the owner’s 150 pound Mastiff, Benton, on the dog bed. Police say the young man was cooperative. He was […]

  • Police warn of Netflix email scam that seeks payment info, personal data

    SOLON, Ohio — There’s a new phishing scam posing as a legitimate Netflix email that is trying to get your personal information, according to KDVR. Ohio’s Solon Police Department took to Facebook earlier this month to warn people of the scam. They said they actually received one of the scam emails and that the biggest clue it was a scam was because they didn’t have an account. “We’re having some trouble with your current billing information,” reads the email. “We’ll try […]

  • Girl named ‘Abcde’ mocked by Southwest gate agent; airline apologizes

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Southwest Airlines is apologizing after a gate agent apparently mocked a 5-year-old girl’s name and posted a photo of her boarding pass on social media, according to KABC. The girl’s mother claims the agent mocked the girl’s name, Abcde Redford, and laughed at her while they were boarding the plane. The girl’s name is pronounced “ab-city,” according to KABC. Redford said someone saw the photo of Abcde’s boarding pass on Facebook and brought it to her […]

  • Veteran died with no family, so other vets showed up for funeral

    NASHVILLE — The Tennessee community came together Friday to make sure an unclaimed veteran would not be forgotten, according to WTVF. Large crowds turned out on a rainy morning to pay their respects to Leo Stokley, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He died Sunday at the Waters of Cheatham in Ashland City. He was 69 years old. Stokley served in the United States Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. After his passing, he had no family to attend his […]

  • Woman says husband died while protecting her when thieves tried to steal Xbox One

    EVERGREEN, Colo. — A Colorado woman says her husband died while protecting her when armed thieves tried to steal their Xbox One, according to KDVR. “He died protecting me,” Miranda Clymer said. Clymer calls her late husband, Jacob, her hero. She said that in the frantic moments of the robbery, he drew gunfire away from her. “I got the gun pulled on me because they wanted to rob us for our Xbox One,” Clymer said. The couple posted an ad for their […]

  • California man used fire hose and pool water to save home during Woolsey Fire

    MALIBU, Calif. — A Malibu homeowner used a fire hose and pool water to save his home during the Woolsey Fire, according to KTLA. For 18 harrowing hours over the weekend, Jim Williams stood guard on his Malibu property and diligently worked to save his house from the Woolsey Fire as flames consumed his neighbors’ homes. With fire hoses hooked up to stored water in his pool, Williams walked around his house and sprayed water on everything, trying to keep trees […]

  • Target reveals Black Friday deals and ‘skip the line’

    Target has officially revealed its Black Friday ad — and unveiled a new promotion called “skip the line.” The hot deals include deals on televisions and toys. But what about this “skip the line” offer? Target says: “Team members simply scan any item in a guest’s basket or shopping cart and accept payment by credit card on the spot anywhere in the store. During peak events like Black Friday, Target says team members will be located in the busiest areas of […]

  • North Carolina city bans classic Halloween candy because ‘no one likes them’

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A North Carolina city has “banned” a classic Halloween candy because “no one likes them,” according to WGHP. Last week, the City of High Point posted to Facebook and Twitter that the “City of High Point Emperor of Acceptable Candy” — which, apparently, is a real thing — has banned peanut butter kisses on Halloween. The city posted: “Alright everybody, we’re giving you a one-week notice as you prepare for trick-or-treaters to remind y’all that by order of […]

  • Video shows students assaulting assistant principal during ‘brawl’ at school

    ST LOUIS, Mo. – A vice principal at a school in St. Louis was assaulted and two students were charged following a brawl at Oakville High School, according to KTVI. Authorities said the brawl started in the school cafeteria when a staff member attempted to break up a fight involving three students. During the altercation, two students tackled the assistant principal to the ground and apparently kicked him, according to the report. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old student were taken […]

  • Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy

    Online reviews have replaced going to a store to lie down on a mattress. That’s why Mattress Firm, America’s largest bed store, has filed for bankruptcy. The chain said it plans to remain in business, but it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to get out of about 700 unfavorable leases. The company said it will quickly close 200 underperforming stores and make decisions about whether to close or maintain the other 500 stores in the coming weeks. It currently […]

  • You will receive a ‘Presidential Alert’ text on Wednesday during national test

    You’ll soon be getting a message on your phone from the President of the United States — whether you are a supporter or not. It’s not a political message, but an emergency test message sent from President Donald Trump as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s system to warn the public in cases of national emergencies. A majority of cell phone users will receive an alert on Wednesday, October 3, with the header “Presidential Alert” and the message, “THIS […]

  • Body believed to be of missing North Carolina boy with autism

    A body believed to be that of Maddox Ritch, the 6-year-old boy with autism who went missing at a North Carolina park, was found Thursday afternoon, officials said. “With heavy hearts we announce a body believed to be 6-year-old Maddox Ritch was found at approximately 1 p.m. off of Marietta Street/Old Dallas Highway in Gastonia,” the FBI in Charlotte tweeted Thursday. “Maddox’s parents have been notified of the discovery. The investigation is ongoing.” The city of Gastonia tweeted that identification […]

  • Teacher claims she was fired over ‘no zeros’ grading policy

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — An eighth grade teacher in Florida claims she was fired because she disagrees with a school policy that states no students can receive a “zero” for failing to complete an assignment, according to WPTV. Diane Tirado started at West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie last month as a history teacher. After several students failed to complete an assignment, she learned about a rule in the student handbook that states: “NO ZEROS – LOWEST […]

  • Trump falsely claims 3,000 ‘did not die’ in Puerto Rico, blames Democrats

    Nearly 3,000 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump denied this reality as a hurricane barrels toward the Carolinas. “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, […]

  • Woman jumps from moving car to escape fake Uber driver

    LAS VEGAS — Complaints about fake rideshare drivers victimizing customers are on the rise in big cities across the country. When a man posing as an Uber driver allegedly abducted a local woman from the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, she made a brave escape from a moving car. Elizabeth Suarez’ traumatic experience began on a mid-July night at Park MGM. She booked an Uber to take her home after a night out with a childhood friend, according to KTNV. […]

  • Oklahoma woman wakes up to coyote in bedroom

    BIXBY, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman woke up to a coyote in her bedroom early Sunday morning, according to KOKI. The woman said she initially thought her cat and dog were fighting, but when she turned on the light in her bedroom she saw a coyote. She tried to use a golf club to scare the coyote but that did not work, according to KOKI. The woman called police and animal control officers removed the animal without further incident and […]

  • Former ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez shot dead by police

    LOS ANGELES — A woman fatally shot by police conducting a welfare check call in South Pasadena was identified Friday as movie and television actress Vanessa Marquez, according to KTLA. Marquez, best known for her roles in “Stand and Deliver” and “ER,” was shot Thursday after police say she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers who were responding to the residence in the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue. The weapon turned out to be a BB gun, which […]

  • John McCain dead at 81

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — John McCain has died at 81. McCain died one day after his family announced he had stopped treatment for brain cancer. McCain would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on Aug. 29. The office of Senator John McCain released a statement on Saturday. “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States […]

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