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  • 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, […]

  • Arkansas city paying homeless to collect litter in community

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Arkansas city has passed an ordinance paying homeless people minimum wage to pick up litter across the city. The pilot program is being run by the Canvas Community Church in Little Rock, KTHV reports.  Participants are paid $9.25 per hour, which is the minimum wage in Arkansas, and can work up to four hours a day, three days a week. Two supervisors will also be hired to help pick up employees and transport them to […]

  • Police documents show student had guns and a timeline to ‘shoot up school’

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point University student found with two guns on campus had a plan to “shoot up the school,” police documents show. Documents state that Paul Arnold Steber, 19, during an interview with police, admitted to plotting the shooting, He had a “plan and timeline to kill people” and was deemed a “threat to society,” the documents show. Students reported the weapons and HPU security confiscated the firearms and turned matters over to High Point police. […]

  • Greta Thunberg reaches New York after 15-day yacht journey

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is making landfall in New York after sailing across the Atlantic for the past 15 days. The 16-year-old tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday morning that she could see the lights of New York City and Long Island. Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead. pic.twitter.com/OtDyQOWtF5 — Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2019 She had originally been expected to dock her vessel on Tuesday but was held up in rough seas south […]

  • Pearl Harbor veteran celebrates 100th birthday

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A local Navy veteran is celebrating a milestone birthday. John Vanauken turned 100 years old last week, but at VFW Post 392 in Virginia Beach Tuesday, he celebrated with the help of nearly 75 service members. While Vanauken knew about the party, he was surprised by the outcome. “I couldn’t believe they would honor me in this way,” said Vanauken. “I must admit I was shocked, but I was so honored that they would go to this […]

  • Boris Johnson asks Queen to suspend UK Parliament as Brexit date looms

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend the UK Parliament from mid-September, a move that would shorten the time available to lawmakers to block a no-deal Brexit. The decision was immediately decried by critics as a “constitutional outrage.” Parliament would be “prorogued” until October 14, the Prime Minister said in a statement. Brexit is due to happen on October 31, and Johnson has promised the UK will leave the European Union on that date with or without […]

  • John Kasich says he doesn’t see a path for him to defeat Trump ‘right now’

    Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that he doesn’t currently see a path that would lead him to defeat President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Kasich, who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, told CNN’s John Berman on “Anderson Cooper 360” that he doesn’t see a path “right now,” but added, “That doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be a path down the road.” “But right now, I don’t see it,” he said. Now a CNN senior […]

  • Caught on Camera: Fight at Oklahoma City middle school injures teacher

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Chaos at a metro middle school is caught on camera as students are seen fighting each other and laying their hands on teachers in an all-out brawl. John Marshall Middle School has only been open for 2 weeks following the big “Pathway to Greatness” re-shuffle. The school houses 5th to 8th grade students. “I’m not able to protect my kids every day,” La Vonna said. It’s this scary thought that’s now on La Vonna’s mind. Her two […]

  • Dorian is approaching Puerto Rico and it could bring life-threatening flash floods

    Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday, bringing dangerous rains to the island still reeling from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. Dorian is currently in the Caribbean Sea, just west of Guadeloupe and Montserrat and is expected to reach Puerto Rico at near hurricane strength in the midday or afternoon, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. But as it keeps moving, Dorian could bring a hurricane to Florida for Labor Day weekend. TRACK THE STORM The rainfall Dorian is expected […]

  • ‘I’m so proud of my son’: Little boy holds hand of crying classmate with autism on first day of school

    WICHITA, Kan. – An 8-year-old boy is being commended after showing his compassion for a classmate on the first day of school. According to a Facebook post from Courtney Moore, her son, Christian, saw another boy crying in the corner and befriended him. It happened at Minneha Core Knowledge Elementary School in Wichita, Kansas. Photos from Moore showed Christian holding hands with his classmate, Connor, to help comfort him. “I’m so proud of my son,” Moore wrote. “He [had] seen […]

  • Videos show Mercedes-Benz ramming car parked near taco truck in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police are investigating after an irate woman was caught on camera over the weekend ramming her car repeatedly into another vehicle in a parking lot near a taco truck in Hollywood. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday on the corner of Western and Lexington avenues. A group of people ordered food from a taco truck on the corner and put their plates on the hood of a black Ford Mustang, one of the car’s […]

  • The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

    There are currently 93,000 people in the United States on a waiting list for a donated kidney, yet at least 3,500 donated kidneys are discarded every year, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The lack of organs for kidney failure patients is a major public health problem and one that President Donald Trump addressed in July when he signed an executive order promising to transform kidney care in this country. More than 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and roughly […]

  • Brazil will reject $20 million of Amazon fire aid from G7

    Brazil will reject the offer of $20 million in aid for the Amazon fires pledged at the G7 summit in France, according to news site G1 Globo. The chief of staff of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said that the country will turn down the money, suggesting that it should be used elsewhere instead, the site reported. “We are thankful, but maybe those resources would be more relevant to reforest Europe,” Onyx Lorenzoni was quoted as saying by G1 Globo late Monday night. CNN has […]

  • Man walked into Bronx Mosque seeking help to attack an NYPD precinct, police say

    NEW YORK CITY — Police are looking for a man who allegedly walked into a mosque in the Bronx on Sunday and asked the imam for help in executing an attack on a police precinct. according to the NYPD. The unidentified man entered the Bronx Muslim Center around 4 p.m. Sunday, authorities said According to police, the man approached the mosque’s imam and requested assistance in committing an act of terror against a police precinct. The man was ordered to […]

  • Bears caught on video breaking into vacationing family’s vans

    SAND LAKE, MICH. – When a Michigan family headed out to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to see the Great Smoky Mountains, they got more than they bargained for. They soon met two families of bears living near their rental home. “40 minutes into unpacking, my grandson Caden saw a bear up behind the house,” grandmother Nicole Hawley said. But that first sighting was just the beginning of the encounter. “They started going to the cars. The mama bear opened up the car […]

  • St. Louis mayor offers $100,000 in rewards for arrests in killings of 4 children

    ST. LOUIS – Jurnee Thompson will not be with her classmates at Herzog Elementary on Monday.  The 8-year-old girl was shot and killed on Friday following a football jamboree at Soldan High School.  A crisis team will instead be at the school to help comfort those in mourning. The day after the elementary student was killed, St. Louis city officials announced $25,000 rewards would be available for anyone with information that could solve the recent killings of four St. Louis […]

  • Tropical Storm Dorian could be a hurricane by Tuesday as it approaches Puerto Rico

    Tropical Storm Dorian is churning just east of the Lesser Antilles today and could turn into a hurricane by Tuesday. It’s expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the Windward Islands later Monday and pour up to 4 inches of rain over the islands as well as Barbados and Dominica through Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Some areas in Barbados and the Windward Islands may see up to 6 inches of rain, the center said. There were tropical […]

  • Joe Arpaio announces bid for sheriff reelection two years after Trump pardon

    Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio on Sunday announced he would seek another term as sheriff of Maricopa County, two years after President Donald Trump pardoned him. He had been convicted on charges of criminal contempt related to the hard-line tactics he used to crack down on undocumented immigrants. “After consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided to run to be reelected Sheriff,” Arpaio said in a news release Sunday. “Watch out world! We are back!” Arpaio […]

  • Bear caught on camera stealing box of dog food off of family’s porch

    THORNHURST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A family in Lackawanna County was expecting a delivery of dog food from the online pet store Chewy, but a hungry bear had other plans. Video from the Newman family’s security camera caught the thief in the act. The bear can be seen grabbing the box and dragging it off the porch and into the woods. The family, who live in Thornhurst, tell WNEP they sent the video to Chewy, and the company offered to send […]

  • Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches campaign for Senate

    Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his Senate candidacy on Thursday, giving Democrats a widely known contender to take on a vulnerable GOP incumbent a week after Hickenlooper dropped out of the presidential race. He will seek to challenge Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2020. “I’ve always said Washington was a lousy place for a guy like me who knows how to get things done — but this is no time to walk […]

  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

    Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign. “It’s become clear I’m not going to be carrying the ball — I’m not going to be president, so I’m withdrawing tonight from the race,” Inslee told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “But I have to tell you, look, I’ve been fighting climate change for 25 years, and I’ve never been so confident of the ability of America now to reach critical mass to move the ball.” The Washingtonian made combating climate […]

  • Texas parents sue school officials they say used Sharpie to cover son’s new haircut

    The parents of a middle school student are suing a Houston-area school district and school officials in federal court for allegedly coloring in his hair design earlier this year with a black permanent marker. According to the lawsuit filed Sunday, officials at the Berry Miller Junior High in Pearland, Texas, claimed the design in the then-seventh grader’s haircut violated the Pearland Independent School District’s dress code policy. The suit alleges, “They laughed as they took many minutes to color 13-year-old […]

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