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  • Teen learns to walk again after losing limbs due to blood infection

    GERMANTOWN, Ill. – A 14-year-old Germantown, Illinois girl is slowly learning to walk again after losing her lower legs and fingers due to a blood infection. Her progress is growing my leaps and bounds thanks to aquatic therapy at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital. “I love watching my body move the way it used to,” said RaeAnne. Last December, RaeAnne get a bacterial bloodstream infection that took over her body. She spent 106 days in the ICU. “Our two-hour trip that […]

  • Mother says door knocker was DFS impostor wanting to see her child

    BOURBON, Mo. – A knock on a door turned into a 911 call in Bourbon, Mo last month. The woman who called police said a man knocking on her door pretended to be a DFS worker. Bourbon police confirm they’re looking into the matter but cannot comment on the case because it’s an ongoing investigation. Olivia Beightel said the knock came in the middle of the afternoon and caught her by surprise. She babysits occasionally and said the man knocking […]

  • Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives 18 years ago at the World Trade Center on September 11. These are their names.

    There are nearly 3,000 names etched in bronze on the September 11 Memorial . They honor the 2,753 people killed in the attack on the Word Trade Center. Each of their names will be read at the memorial on Wednesday morning, the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001. If you want to find each name, you can check the panel address next to them — N for the north pool, S for the south, followed by a number Gordon M. […]

  • Did you claim $125 from Equifax? There’s one more thing you’ll have to do to get it

    People whose data was compromised by the 2017 Equifax breach and are seeking compensation must take an additional step to have a shot at getting their $125 cash payout. Equifax on Sunday sent notices to people who had filed requests for cash settlements informing them of a required step in order to receive the money. People seeking the $125 compensation must “verify” their claim by providing the name of the credit monitoring service they had in place when they filed it, and the service must remain in […]

  • Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce after 31 years of marriage

    Todd Palin has filed for divorce from Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, after 31 years of marriage. In a document filed Friday in Anchorage, Alaska, Superior Court, Todd Palin cites an “incompatibility of temperament” in his marriage to Sarah Palin “such that they find it impossible to continue to live together as husband and wife.” The divorce filing and court records use only initials to refer to the pair, with Todd Mitchell Palin listed as […]

  • Cancer survivor reunited with life-saving donor after their DNA matches on Ancestry.com

    CHICAGO — A cancer survivor’s emotional reunion with the young donor who helped save her life was only possible because of the popularity of online DNA tests. It was a face-to-face meeting 20 years in the making when Dania Davey, her son Patrick, and Holly Becker got together at Loyola University Medical Center Sunday. Becker’s saga began In 1997, when the then 24-year-old was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. At Stage 4, doctors said her condition was grave. There were no bone […]

  • Man rescued after spending hours trapped in 12-inch drainage pipe

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man is lucky to be alive after spending hours trapped in a small pipe near a busy highway overpass. Passers-by and neighbors put in several calls to first responders Saturday afternoon after hearing a man yelling for help below Interstate 80. “It’s a 12-inch pipe, so he pretty well wedged himself in there,” said Captain Adam Davies with the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Salt Lake City Fire said a 40-year-old man, who they believed […]

  • Odell Beckham Jr. spotted wearing $350,000 watch during Cleveland Browns home opener

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. seems to have a lot of fans talking. He was spotted at Sunday’s home opener against the Tennessee Titans sporting a very expensive watch. According to USA Today, the fancy wrist wear is from Richard Mille’s collection and is priced at $350,000. If you think he took it off before the game, guess again. He wore it while on the field. Odell is playing with a Richard Mille on. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/WVoJ8wUNJo […]

  • American Airlines mechanic accused of attempted sabotage of flight with 150 on board

    A mechanic for American Airlines was arrested Thursday and accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner shortly before it was set to take off from Miami International Airport for the Bahamas with 150 people on board. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani has been charged with “willfully damaging, destroying, disabling, or wrecking an aircraft, and attempting to do so,” according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. Alani allegedly tried to damage or disable the aircraft’s air data module (ADM) system, which […]

  • How a 28-year-old first grader overcame the odds after breaking free from slavery

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Supplies gathered, backpack assembled; it’s a recognizable scene for a six-year-old heading to first grade. It’s back to school for Lawrence Thornton, too. He’s 58 years old and is pursuing his high school diploma equivalent through Eastern Iowa Community college. After decades outside the classroom, his learning journey is a bit different. “I’m determined to keep on going. It’s never too late,” says Thornton. Without any previous connection, Thornton found that his mindset is strikingly similar to […]

  • ‘Countdown to Christmas’: Hallmark releases premiere dates of holiday movies

    Christmas is still over 100 days away, but you won’t have to wait that long for the Hallmark Channel’s holiday movies. The first premieres at the end of October. The cable network – which is known for their holiday movies – just released their list for 2019. The 10th anniversary celebration of #CountdowntoChristmas is going to be bigger and more festive than ever! We've got a stellar line-up of new Christmas classics ready to share with you this holiday season […]

  • Man who rapped about killing his girlfriend charged with murder

    A California man who police say rapped about killing a woman and burying her body has been charged with murder, prosecutors said. Robert Anthony Camou, 27, was charged in the murder of Amanda Custer, his girlfriend who went missing in late July, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a release Wednesday. A video surfaced online around the time Custer disappeared, which Lt. Scott Hoglund of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said showed Camou rapping about killing a […]

  • Iconic plastic Army men to be joined by Army women

    SCRANTON, Pa. – A Pennsylvania toy manufacturer is using some imagination in the fight for equality. The small operation is one of the only makers of toy plastic Army men, and soon it will be expanding the line to include Army women. Jeff Imel who owns BMC Toys in Scranton says the classic little green Army men we all know will never go out of style. “If you lose one, it’s not the end of the world. Your mom’s not […]

  • The UK could be heading for an early election. Here’s what you need to know

    In the latest twist in the UK’s ongoing Brexit saga, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will attempt to trigger a snap election if he loses a vote against a no-deal Brexit vote in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Confused about how this latest chapter has unfolded? Here’s what you need to know. Is the UK heading for an early general election? It certainly looks like Johnson is trying to secure one. He said in a speech to the country on Monday: “I don’t want an […]

  • Video shows Indianapolis police officer punching student outside high school

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A video showing a police officer punching a student outside Shortridge High School is under investigation. Both Indianapolis Public Schools and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the incident happened Thursday outside Shortridge High School. Two IMPD officers and an IPS officer were involved. The video, posted on Facebook, shows a heated exchange involving a mother and police officers. One IMPD officer yells for the woman to leave the property as he and another IMPD officer approach […]

  • Brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles charged in triple murder

    CLEVELAND — The man arrested in the murders of three people in a New Year’s Eve shooting in Cleveland is the brother of Olympian Simone Biles. On Thursday, authorities announced Tevin Biles-Thomas was the alleged shooter. On Dec. 31, 2018, according to authorities, an uninvited group of people walked into a house in Cleveland and an altercation happened between the guests. That altercation led to gunfire. Multiple people were shot; three of them were killed.  Police said the victims were  […]

  • Google finds evidence of attempted mass iPhone hack

    Google has uncovered evidence of a sustained effort to hack large numbers of iPhones over a period of at least two years, its researchers said. Earlier this year, Google cybersecurity experts “discovered a small collection of hacked websites” that exploited vulnerabilities in Apple’s smartphone software, Ian Beer, a researcher with Google’s Project Zero, said in a blog post published Thursday. He did not name the websites. “Simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your device, and if […]

  • The criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein has been officially dismissed

    The criminal case against the late Jeffrey Epstein was officially dismissed Thursday, almost three weeks after the accused sex trafficker died in his jail cell. Judge Richard Berman, who was overseeing the case, signed what’s known as a “nolle prosequi,” or a notice that the court will no longer pursue the charges, citing Epstein’s death. The dismissal was expected, as prosecutors had filed a motion to dismiss the federal sex trafficking charges after the multimillionaire’s death on August 10, which […]

  • Dorian could be the strongest hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast since Andrew

    Every county in Florida is under a state of emergency as the state prepares for what may be the strongest hurricane to hit its east coast in nearly three decades. At 105 mph, Dorian is the strongest storm of the Atlantic hurricane season so far. If it makes landfall as a Category 4 storm on Monday as forecast, with sustained winds of around 130 mph, it will be the strongest hurricane to strike Florida’s East Coast since Andrew in 1992, according to […]

  • Baseball player says his life ‘turned to ash’ after the killing of his wife, son and mother-in-law

    Minor League Baseball player Blake Bivens wrote a heartfelt message to his wife, son and mother-in-law, who were found dead in a home in Virginia The bodies of Joan Denise Jefferson Bernard, 62, Emily Bernard Bivens, 25, and Cullen Micah Bivens, 14 months, were discovered Tuesday morning. Matthew Thomas Bernard, the brother of Bivens’ wife, has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Bivens spoke out about the loss in an Instagram post Thursday. View […]

  • The city of Milwaukee is urging people to stop vaping

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Health Department is urging everyone to stop using any vape and or e-cigarette devices immediately. This, after 16 individuals have been hospitalized as of Aug. 28 with severe pneumonitis, or chemical pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs due to aspiration or inhalation of irritants). Health officials say all of the patients reported using vape products or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates) in the weeks and months prior to hospitalization. “At this time, the […]

  • Coke bottle helps Wentzville police solve statewide burglary spree

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – A bottle of Coke helps police in Missouri stop a statewide burglary spree. The crime scene at Los Portales Mexican restaurant in Wentzville had been repeated in cities and towns hundreds of miles apart in Missouri, police said. The burglar would cut his way into the businesses through outdoor building panels and then steal their money. Current court records show the break-ins stretched February to July; Wentzville to Jefferson City, Moberly, and beyond. The owner of Los Portales […]

  • Alex Trebek completes chemo, is ‘Back at Work’ preparing for season 36 of Jeopardy!

    “Jeopardy!” is preparing for its 36th season.  Great news! Beloved host, Alex Trebek, is back at work. “It’s another day at the office, and an exciting day because so many great things have been happening,” Trebek said. Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March. “I’ve gone through a lot of chemotherapy. Thankfully, that is now over. I’m on the mend and that’s all I can hope for right now.” shared Trebek. The American Cancer Society estimates 3% of […]

  • ‘She was magical’: Snow White soothes overwhelmed boy with autism at Disney World

    ORLANDO, FL. — A New Jersey mother shared her family’s “magical” moment at Walt Disney World after her son with autism had a “meltdown” at the theme park. Lauren Bergner, of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, posted of the “amazing experience” on Facebook, explaining the family was in line to meet and take photos with Snow White at Disney’s Epcot theme park on Sunday, Aug. 25, when her son Brody’s meltdown occurred. While waiting to meet the Disney princess at the park’s […]

  • He played the same lottery numbers for 20 years. He just won $60 million

    Patience is a virtue, right? At least that’s what one Canadian man proved as he played the same lottery numbers for almost 20 years and finally got the jackpot, according to CNN partner, CTV. Bon Truong of Edmonton said he knew he won $60 million in the October 26, 2018, Lotto Max jackpot the morning after the numbers were drawn, according to a news release from the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. Rather than claim his prize immediately, he decided to wait almost 10 […]

  • Hurricane Dorian is getting stronger and could hit the US as a Category 3

    Hurricane Dorian has a lot of warm water and time ahead of it, and it’s expected to use both to grow into a major cyclone with a good chance of slamming Florida’s Atlantic Coast by Labor Day. Dorian, having swept across the British and US Virgin Islands and whipped Puerto Rico with rain Wednesday, was moving northwest in the Atlantic Thursday morning with sustained winds of up to 85 mph. TRACK THE STORM By Friday it should strengthen to a […]

  • Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of 2020 presidential race

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday afternoon, ending a campaign that failed to catch on despite the New York Democrat’s substantial campaign war chest and high profile position. “Today, I am ending my campaign for president,” Gillibrand said on Twitter. “I am so proud of this team and all we’ve accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve. To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom […]

  • Police looking for teen behind random act of kindness that has gone viral

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A mother was brought to tears after an officer explained what he saw her son do Sunday outside an Independence Hy-Vee. Now, the Independence Police Department is on the hunt for the teen not to take him into custody — but rather out to dinner. Officer Joe Holt stopped to grab a bite to eat at the Hy-Vee located near 45th and Noland Road, but what he saw in the parking lot that rainy day filled his […]

  • Citizenship will no longer be automatic for children of some US military members living overseas

    The Trump administration is making it more difficult for the children of some US service members and US government employees living abroad to automatically become US citizens, according to a policy alert released Wednesday by US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The rule appears to primarily affect the children of naturalized US citizens serving in the armed forces who have not lived in the US for a required period of time, a relatively small number — estimated to be approximately 100 annually, according […]

  • Minor League Baseball pitcher’s family killed in triple homicide

    The wife, child, and mother-in-law of a pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization were killed in a southern Virginia town Tuesday, and police arrested the brother-in-law of minor league baseball player Blake Bivens, according to a report by ESPN. Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18, was arrested on three counts of first-degree murder, a spokesperson for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, said in a statement provided to CNN. A 911 call around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning reported that a person had been shot, […]

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