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  • ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 trailer released (Spoiler Warning)

    We can’t spoil something Netflix already spoiled can we? The streaming giant showed “Stranger Things” viewers a little love on Valentine’s Day with a “Stranger Things 4″ announcement. The series creators, the Duffer brothers,” released a video teaser for the show’s new season which dropped a major spoiler. “We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway — and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!,” they said in a statement. “Although it’s […]

  • Team allows concussed opponent to score first basket on her senior night

    LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) – Days after a violent incident on the court left a local basketball player with a concussion, another team stepped up and showed support. Cell phone video captured a Norwalk basketball player, injured in a game over the weekend, scoring the first two points on her senior night Tuesday against Clearview High School. On Feb. 8, the teen suffered a concussion after being pulled down by her hair by a player from Bellevue. “I didn’t know until […]

  • Medtronic insulin pump recalled due to one death, multiple injuries

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person has died and a thousand others have been injured due to defective insulin pumps. More than 300,000 insulin pumps have been recalled due to a potentially deadly malfunction. Medical device company Medtronic is recalling its mini-med 600 series insulin pumps over incorrect dosing. The affected devices include the 630-G model distributed between September 2016 and October 2019. This also includes the 670-G distributed between June 2017 and August 2019, according to Medtronic. According to the […]

  • Connecticut couple still keeping their love alive while battling Alzheimer’s

    (WTNH) — John and Mary Sevanick have been married for 55 years. Their marriage has been filled with love, laughter and countless memories. But those memories may soon fade for Mary, who is battling Alzheimer’s. She was diagnosed five years ago, and the couple has shifted their lives to work with the disease. Every morning, a love note greets Mary with her breakfast. But the couple isn’t letting this obstacle stop them from living. In fact, they’re treating it as a […]

  • ‘Marriage is not a trial:’ Couple celebrates 75th marriage anniversary on Valentine’s Day

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – Very few people can say they have been married as long as Russell and Carol Brandsma. The south Kansas City couple first met in 1941. Carol was headed to a roller derby with a girlfriend when Russell just couldn’t resist. “She was a real beauty,” he said. “He just kept on walking with me and wanted to know where I was going, and he said, ‘Well, why don’t you come to the roller derby with me […]

  • 98-year-old Girl Scout continues tradition of selling cookies

    Veronica “Ronnie” Backenstoe has lived through moments that many of us have only read in history books. But the 98-year-old isn’t letting her age stop her from continuing her favorite tradition — selling Girl Scout cookies. For the past 88 years, Ronnie has donned her green beret and Girl Scout uniform to sell boxes of Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and Tagalongs. She may be a bit older than her fellow Scouts, but her energy is unrivaled. “Her stamina, her energy, […]

  • Kansas man offering $25,000 to anyone who can help him find long-term girlfriend

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (WDAF) – Find “Jeff G.” a girlfriend and he’ll pay you $25,000. That sounds like a lot of money until you start talking with Jeff Gebhart about the value of love and happiness. “If this pays off, this could be the best value ever,” Gebhart told WDAF. The 47-year-old Prairie Village man, who’s never been married, said he tried online dating after his last breakup, but it wasn’t for him. Then he and a group of friends […]

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    Body of missing 6-year-old found in South Carolina

    CAYCE, S.C. (WGHP) — Six-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik has been found dead, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. Police said Thursday they are now treating the case as a homicide, and no one has been arrested at this time. Officers also found a “deceased male” during the search. Cayce Department of Public Safety reports Swetlik, a first-grader at Springdale Elementary School, had been playing in her front yard in her neighborhood in Cayce on Monday, but at about 3:45 p.m., […]

  • NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Gerber baby food products are seen on a supermarket shelf April 12, 2007 in New York City. Nestle SA, the world's largest food company, announced it will purchase Gerber, the largest baby food producer in the U.S., for $5.5 billion. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Gerber launches national search for next ‘Spokesbaby’

    Of course your baby is the most adorable child you will ever see. But are they cute enough to be the new Gerber baby? For the 10th year in a row, the childhood nutrition company is continuing its annual photo search. But act quick, you have until February 21 to submit photos and videos of your little one. They can’t be older than 4. If your child wins, they will serve as the 2020 Gerber ambassador. Plus, they can pick […]

  • ‘Firefall’ set to return to Yosemite National Park

    It’s that time of year again when Mother Nature plays a magic trick at Yosemite National Park and makes it look like lava is flowing off a cliff. “Firefall” is the name for the annual phenomenon that creates the illusion at the park in California. It comes to life when the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall at just the right angle. You can only see “Firefall” for a short time in February, and it draws hundreds of […]

  • California special needs student attacked, robbed after school

    TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) – An investigation is underway after students in Turlock, California, attacked and robbed a teen with special needs after school. A video posted to social media shows one of the assailants punching 14-year-old Michael Valdez last Tuesday. “Well, the first day when he came home and I saw him with no shoes on, my heart started breaking because he started crying and he didn’t want to, um, he didn’t want to tell me because those boys threatened […]

  • Texas woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gives birth in bathtub

    A Texas woman who gave birth to a 7-pound baby says she had no clue she was pregnant. Brittany Darilek told KTRK she was feeling excruciating stomach pain and assumed she was experiencing digestive issues on the night she went into labor. Darilek said her mother told her to get into the bathtub to relieve the pain. “I gave one basically big push and instant relief. It flushes immediately over me. I pick her up and it is Madi, born […]

  • Roger Stone departs for lunch during his trial on November 13, 2019 in Washington. (Mark Makela/Getty Images

    All 4 federal prosecutors quit Stone case after DOJ overrules prosecutors on sentencing request

    In an extraordinary move, all four federal prosecutors who took the case against longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone to trial withdrew Tuesday after top Justice Department officials undercut them and disavowed the government’s recommended sentence against Stone. The mass withdrawal of the career prosecutors on the case was a stunning response to the controversial and politically charged decision by Attorney General William Barr and other top Justice Department officials to reduce prosecutors’ recommended sentence of up to nine years, which came […]

  • 2 Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping

    *WARNING: The following story contains graphic details COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Two Ohio State University football players were arrested and charged in connection with the rape of a woman in the Columbus area, court documents show. Amir Riep, 22, and Jahsen L. Wint, 22, were charged with rape and kidnapping over the alleged Feb. 4 incident. According to court records, Riep was having “consensual sex” with the alleged victim when she decided “she did not want to continue.” Investigators say […]

  • HAMBURG, GERMANY - July 06: U.S. President Donald Trump at the Atlantic Hotel in the course of the G 20 summit on July 06, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images)

    Trump says coronavirus will ‘miraculously’ be gone by April ‘once the weather warms up’

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (KRON) – President Donald Trump on Monday took the stage at a campaign rally in Manchester hours before polls were set to open in its primary. One of the main topics Trump addressed is the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in mainland China. At the rally, Trump told the crowd “in theory” that once the weather warms up “the virus” will “miraculously” go away come April. “I hope that’s true,” […]

  • Bill would ban Illinois drivers from pumping their own gas

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGN) — Illinois drivers would no longer pump their own gas under a bill being considered in the state Legislature. The proposal would create the Gas Station Attendant Act and mandate that no gas may be pumped at a gas station in Illinois unless a gas station attendant does it, reports WGN. The bill, sponsored by Lawmaker Camille Lilly (D-Oak Park), had its first reading on Feb. 5 and was then referred to the House Rules Committee. It still has […]

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    Hate to break it to you – but you can make a broom stand upright any day of the year

    Surely, by now you’ve seen the latest craze … um, sweeping the internet. Your friends are likely posting videos and pictures showing how they can make brooms stand up all by themselves. A viral tweet suggests that NASA said Monday was the only day the “standing broom” trick would work, because of the earth’s gravitational pull. We couldn’t find anything from NASA to support the tweet. But as with many things on the internet, people ran with it. we had […]

  • Dwayne Johnson and Simone Alexandra Johnson attend the People's Choice Awards in 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)

    The Rock’s daughter, Simone Johnson, is training to be the first fourth-generation WWE wrestler

    18-year-old Simone Johnson, daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is planning to follow in the footsteps of her dad, grandfather and great-grandfather. The WWE Network announced Monday that the teen has begun training to be a WWE Superstar at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Johnson responded to the news on Instagram shortly after WWE, writing, “To the little girl who fell in love with wrestling & said ‘this will be my life one day’, this is for you. […]

  • Valerie Lee Prince was arrested after authorities say she tried to buy meth while teaching. (Clay County Sheriff's Office)

    First grade teacher tried to buy an ‘eight ball’ of meth while at Florida school, officials say

    A Florida teacher is facing felony drug charges after police say she tried to buy methamphetamine while teaching. Valerie Lee Prince, a first grade teacher at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School in Jacksonville, was in contact with an undercover officer with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release. An audio recording that CCSO made and provided to the media revealed a woman talking to an officer about buying an $85 “eight ball” –an eighth of an ounce — of […]

  • 49-year-old Navy veteran hopes for shot at Tokyo Olympics

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – It’s not a question you would ask many when first meeting them, “How old are you?” For Karlton Meadows age is just a number, but it’s also what makes his story unique. At 49, he is training with hopes of competing in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. His story doesn’t end there. Meadows is a veteran who served 20 years in the Navy. “The Navy was an opportunity for semi-annual pseudo-Olympic Competitions,” Meadows joked, but acknowledged […]

  • Over 100 US troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following Iran strike

    Over 100 US service members have been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries in the wake of the January 8 Iranian missile attack on the al Asad military base in Iraq, according to a US official with knowledge of the latest information. That’s an increase of at least 36 cases from the end of January when the Pentagon said 64 service members had been diagnosed with injuries. The Pentagon and President Donald Trump had initially said no service members were […]

  • British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic flight from New York to London

    A British Airways flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h). The Boeing 747 aircraft flew overnight from Saturday to Sunday and reached its destination in four hours and 56 minutes, as Storm Ciara sped towards the United Kingdom. “The flight was riding a much stronger than usual jet stream, with winds over 200 mph propelling the aircraft,” says senior CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller. “The supercharged jet stream is also […]

  • Bully kills Texas teen who broke up fight, police say

    A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed days after he broke up a fight involving the shooting suspect, authorities say. The teenager was shot in Arlington on Thursday, the Arlington Police Department said in a statement. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead, the department said. Arlington High School identified the victim as one of its students, Samuel Reynolds. Reynolds was shot at the apartment complex where he lived, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. Officers […]

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    Lawmakers again introduce bill to make Holy Bible Tennessee’s official state book

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill that would designate the Holy Bible as the official state book. Sen. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) introduced Senate Bill 2696 on Thursday, which pairs with House Bill 2778 that was introduced by Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) on Wednesday. If passed, the bill would legally designate the Holy Bible as Tennessee’s official state book. A similar effort was made at the state level in 2016, when then-Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a […]

  • Texas teen growing out hair for sick sister withdraws from school when told to get haircut

    When 16-year-old Newt Johnson found out his little sister was sick, he was ready to do anything for her. That included growing out his hair until it was long enough to make a wig, in case she needed it. But because of his school’s policies, that also meant withdrawing from his high school. His sister and best friend, Maggie Johnson, was recently diagnosed with Wegener’s disease. The rare auto immune disease affects her kidneys, leaving her with severe nausea and […]

  • Oscar® nominee, Bong Joon Ho arrives on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

    ‘Parasite’ makes Academy Awards history, while acting awards follow the script

    “Parasite” made history at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language film to win best picture, while adding honors for director Bong Joon Ho, original screenplay and the international feature film category. It was a surprising outcome — given that many felt the World War I epic “1917” was the frontrunner — but hardly a complete shock in light of the praise showered on the South Korean thriller by the industry and critics through the awards season. The […]

  • View of the Argentinian Esperanza military base from the Brazilian Navy's Oceanographic Ship Ary Rongel in Antarctica on March 5, 2014. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP via Getty Images)

    Antarctica just registered its hottest temperature ever

    The hottest temperature ever recorded in Antartica was measured on Thursday at a remote station on the continent’s Northern tip, scientists said. The temperature was nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius) at Argentina’s Esperanza research station, scientists from the country’s meteorological agency said. That surpassed the previous record of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 Celsius) set on March 24, 2015 at the same location. Temperature records from Esperanza date back to 1961. This means that the temperature at Esperanza was practically […]

  • Oprah tearfully says Gayle King ‘not doing well’ in midst of Kobe Bryant controversy

    Talking about her best friend’s recent troubles got Oprah Winfrey emotional on Friday. Winfrey started choking up during an appearance on “Today” with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager while talking about the backlash against her BFF, Gayle King, over a recent interview. “She is not doing well,” Winfrey said as she teared up. “She is not doing well because she now has death threats and has to now travel with security. She is feeling very much attacked.” King has […]

  • Keith Richards performs at the Rose Bowl in 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Big News: Keith Richards quits smoking! (and also his band is touring again)

    LONDON — Hell has apparently frozen over. Rolling Stones guitarist and legendary substance abuser Keith Richards says he has quit smoking. Richards recently confirmed the news in a new interview with Jim Kerr of Q104.3 New York. The guitarist said he has finally stopped smoking, a year after referencing Lou Reed’s claim that quitting cigarettes was “harder than quitting heroin.” In the interview, Richards confirmed that he has not touched a cigarette since October of 2019. According to NME, Richards first […]

  • Officer recorded drunk, passed out behind wheel of cruiser won’t face charges

    DENVER, Colo. (KDVR) — A police officer found passed out drunk at the wheel of his cruiser in Colorado will not face charges in the incident. Body camera video shows fellow officers on the scene where Nate Meier was found unconscious in his patrol car. The engine was running, and his foot was on the brake. “I’m frustrated because bottom line is, if one of us had been in that car and not Officer Nate Meier, you ask me if […]

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