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  • Shaq on Kobe Bryant: ‘There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through’

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN. Kobe’s former teammate Shaquille O’Neal shared his thoughts on Bryant’s passing: “There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my niece Gigi & my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and […]

  • Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter also killed in helicopter crash

    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, sources confirm to CNN. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant was also killed, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN. Five people were killed in the crash on a hillside in Calabasas, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. There were no survivors, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The sheriff’s department received reports of the downed aircraft just after 1 p.m. ET […]

  • ‘Didn’t know where else to go:’ Fans gather outside Staples Center following death of Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Dozens of fans gathered Sunday afternoon at L.A. Live Plaza outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles following the death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant, who spent his entire 20-year career with the team, was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day. He was 41. A few of the fans who gathered outside the arena told KTLA’s Sam Rubin, “they didn’t know where else to go.” Video from outside the arena shows one […]

  • Fans, celebrities react to death of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a fiery helicopter crash along with four other people in Calabasas Sunday morning. The news sent shockwaves online, with fans, athletes and celebrities taking to Twitter to mourn the beloved 41-year-old basketball superstar. A large crowd also gathered outside Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn Bryant. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement responding to Bryant’s death, saying the basketball “will live forever in the heart of Los […]

  • Kobe Bryant killed in Los Angeles helicopter crash

    CALABASAS, Calif. — Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant has died after the helicopter he was in crashed on a hillside in the Calabasas area on Sunday morning. Bryant was reportedly in his private helicopter with three other people when it crashed, multiple sources have confirmed to CNN. No one on board the helicopter survived. TMZ first reported that Bryant died in the crash. Vanessa Bryant was not on the helicopter, according to TMZ. The 41-year-old athlete was one of five occupants […]

  • CDC says Chicago woman is second coronavirus case in US

    CHICAGO — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Chicago. Authorities believe case is travel-related and the Chicago woman, in her 60s, came in through O’Hare International Airport on Jan. 13. The woman is hospitalized in isolation. She is reported to be well and in stable condition. Health officials are currently monitoring 63 patients across 22 states. The only confirmed cases are in Washington and Illinois. The disease, which originated […]

  • K-9 bites cow, SC deputy tases K-9, cow kicks deputy

    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – A deputy in Georgetown County was forced to use a taser on his own K-9 on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to the scene of a reported burglary around 4:00 p.m. A cow near the scene distracted the dog which led to the dog biting the cow. To deescalate the situation, the deputy tased the dog. The cow was spooked and “struck the deputy and the property owner,” resulting […]

  • U.S. Border Patrol Supervisory Agent Christian Alvarez on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2010, examines a 1-mile section of new border wall that has been built in western Starr County. The U-shaped section is the first to go up in this county and is being built in a federal wildlife refuge after the Trump administration last year issued a waiver to allow construction. (Border Report Photo/Sandra Sanchez)

    EXCLUSIVE: Border Report gets first look at new wall at South Texas wildlife refuge

    (Border Report) — The beeping of heavy construction equipment echoed through this federal wildlife refuge Thursday as crews placed panel after panel of new border wall in an area of rural South Texas where prehistoric oyster beds lived. About 1 mile of a planned 3-mile section of new border wall has already gone up near the town of Fronton in western Starr County, Texas. This is only the second government project in South Texas that has metal bollards already erected, […]

  • NY politician who urged people to ‘drive sober’ arrested, charged with drunk driving

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — New York State’s Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-131) was arrested and taken into custody for driving while intoxicated on New Year’s Eve — almost two weeks after he reminded his constituents to drive sober during the holidays. According to the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the report of a property damage crash in Victor at 10:27 p.m. Upon arrival, a deputy found Kolb inside a car in a ditch near his Victor home. […]

  • Watch Live: 131st Rose Parade, a New Year’s Day Tradition

    PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) — The iconic Southern California New Year’s tradition — the Rose Parade — runs along a 5 1/2-mile route in Pasadena and this year includes 39 floral-decorated floats, 20 marching bands, 17 equestrians units, and of course the Royal Court and Rose Queen. Put on by the Tournament of Roses, the 131st Rose Parade begins at 8 a.m. PT Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. This year marks the 73rd consecutive television broadcast of the Rose Parade on KTLA. The […]

  • Woman says iPhone feature saved her from attempted sexual assault in Virginia

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR) — A night out turned into a nightmare over the weekend in Virginia Beach. A woman who wanted to remain anonymous says a friendly stranger attacked her and tried to sexually assault her at the Oceanfront, but she says the Emergency SOS feature on her iPhone helped save her life. It was early Sunday around 2 a.m. and the woman was about to get into her Uber to go home. “This guy came up to me […]

  • Greyhound is giving free tickets to runaways who want to return home

    For over a decade, Greyhound Lines has partnered with the National Runaway Safeline — an organization that seeks to keep runaway and homeless youth safe — to reunite young people with their families and guardians. Since 1995, the Home Free program has helped over 16,000 families by providing free bus tickets, the National Runaway Safeline says. To get a free ticket home, a person between the ages of 12 and 21 must call the NRS helpline (1-800-RUNAWAY). They also must be named on a […]

  • 14-year-old arrested for Publix mass shooting threat, police say

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday night for posting a message to Instagram threatening to commit a mass shooting at a Publix in Boynton Beach, officials said. The Boynton Beach Police Department was notified about the post by a Publix representative and immediately began investigating. Detectives identified the teen responsible and arrested him on charges of written threats of a mass shooting. The teen reportedly told detectives it was a joke. “The Boynton Beach Police […]

  • 24 states set to raise the minimum wage in 2020

    The minimum wage is set to go up in 72 jurisdictions in 2020. The increases will be in 24 states and 48 cities and counties, according to the advocacy group National Employment Law Project. Most of those changes are set to begin on the first day of 2020, though New York’s pay raise is set to begin December 31, the NELP reported. On New Year’s Day, 20 states and 26 cities and counties, mostly in California, will raise the minimum wages. […]

  • A sports reporter tried to call and text her husband before a fatal plane crash. He never got the chance to answer

    The husband of a sports reporter killed in a Louisiana plane crash Saturday says his wife tried to reach him before the crash but he was never able to answer, Sports Illustrated reports. Steven Ensminger, Jr., the husband of sports journalist Carley McCord and son of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, spoke with a Sports Illustrated reporter over text following the death of his wife in the crash that killed four others and left one person in critical condition. Ensminger told Sports […]

  • 10-year-old runs for safety after men attempt to lure him into car with candy

    RIVERTON, Utah — A Utah family is still on edge after they said a car full of men attempted to entice their child into a car while he was walking home from basketball practice, according to KSTU. Three times a week Grayden Dowland makes the 200-foot trek from his basketball coach’s house to his family’s. “That house over there,” Grayden said as he pointed to a house two doors down. He’s done it dozens of times, but last Thursday, the […]

  • North Carolina Santa earns spot in International Santa Claus Hall of Fame

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It’s one of the greatest honors a Santa portrayal artist can receive. A Guilford County Santa is the latest North Carolinian to join an exclusive club – earning a spot in the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. Jac Grimes says his mentor Dean Shelton and late son Robbie inspired him to become a Santa portrayal artist. Grimes and his wife Liz adopted five of their six children, including Robbie, a child living with HIV. FOX8 covered […]

  • How Disney is handling huge demand for ‘Rise of the Resistance,’ its most ambitious ride ever

    Disney has spent the last several months talking about its extremely “ambitious” Star Wars attraction — and now “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” visitors are lining up to find out if the ride lives up to the hype. The attraction opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida last week. Featuring four ride systems, enormous show buildings and astounding special effects, the ride that was touted by Disney as the “most advanced” ride ever is now the most in-demand attraction at Walt Disney […]

  • Shots fired inside Wisconsin high school, suspect in custody

    WAUKESHA, Wisc. — Police in Wisconsin say a suspect has been taken into custody after shots were fired inside Waukesha South High School on Monday morning, according to WITI. Officials say the building is safe and secure and described the incident as “isolated.” They say they are not seeking any other suspects at this time. “There has been a critical incident at Waukesha South high school,” police said in a statement. “This is an isolated incident. We are not seeking […]

  • Getting ‘Rael’ About Periods

    With homeless becoming an epidemic in Los Angeles, access to feminine hygiene products can be just as hard as finding shelter. Social Entrepreneur Yanghee Paik sat down to talk about her feminine care company, Rael, and how she along with her two cofounders used Korean technology to create safer products for women and the environment. Rael is all about sparking a movement that takes the shame and embarrassment out of conversations around periods, while laying a strong foundation of giving […]

  • Lost In America: The Film that aims to put a spotlight on the Homeless Youth Crisis In America

    According to the The National Network for Youth, there are an estimated 4.2 million homeless youth living in America. These are some of the statistics that filmmaker Rotimi Rainwater cites in his up-and-coming documentary film, ‘Lost In America,’ about the lives of youth living on the street in the United States.  “Seven-hundred thousand of those youth are under the age of 18. Seventy-five percent of homeless youth get propositioned for sex within the first 48 hours. Hundreds of thousands of […]

  • Multiple people injured after shooting at high school in California

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — A report of a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita has prompted a massive police response and the lockdown of an entire school district on Thursday morning, authorities told KTLA. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired on campus, the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station said in a series of tweets. At least five victims have been hospitalized, including two in critical condition, according to Henry Mayo Hospital. Local law enforcement officials said the […]

  • Robin Givens talks OWN’s ‘Ambitions’ and Allyship

    In media where diversity and strong, empowered female characters are on the rise, it’s great to see strong female leads, like Robin Givens playing dynamic characters like Stephanie Carlisle in OWN’s new series, Ambitions. Robin Givens has had a successful career as an American model, stage, film, and television actress. She is best known for her role as Darlene Merriman in the ABC hit sitcom Head of the Class. Ambitions, a family saga created by Jamey Giddens and produced by […]

  • Family wants public to watch dashcam of 11-year-old’s fatal crash involving deputy

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Michigan State Police have released dash camera video of an accident that killed an 11-year-old boy in May. The family of the boy who was killed told WXIN they wanted people to see the video, which was just released. According to MSP, the deputy was traveling 66 mph in a 30 mph zone. The law enforcement officer was en route to an emergency call but did not have emergency lights or sirens on when the collision happened. […]

  • Aldi frozen berries recalled due to possible hepatitis A contamination

    CHICAGO — Wawona Frozen Foods is voluntarily recalling packages of frozen raspberry and berry mixes sold at Aldi grocery stores due to a possible hepatitis A contamination. The frozen raspberry and berry mixes containing raspberries were packaged under the Aldi and Raley’s private labels. The products were pulled after a positive test result taken in a government sampling program. There have been no illnesses associated with the voluntary recall. Consumers who have purchased the berries should not eat them and […]

  • Firefighters battle to save Reagan Library as nearby wildfire approaches

    LOS ANGELES – Firefighters near Los Angeles are battling to keep a wind-driven wildfire away from Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Los Angeles, according to KTLA. A massive fire exploded near the library in Simi Valley early Wednesday morning.  Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the library, says it is being protected by firefighters as a wind-driven wildfire burns nearby in hills northwest of Los Angeles. Giller says the portion of the library closest to the fire is a pavilion housing […]

  • Country singer says 2-year-old daughter died after choking at home

    Country singer Ned LeDoux and his wife are mourning the loss of their daughter. LeDoux said on Facebook that his two-year-old daughter Haven died in a “tragic choking accident” at their home on October 20. He said that he and his wife, Morgan, are in mourning, and asked for privacy. “It is with great sadness that Ned & Morgan inform friends and fans that their two year old daughter Haven passed away on October 20th due to a tragic choking accident in […]

  • Grandfather charged in death of toddler on cruise ship

    The grandfather of a toddler who fell to her death on a cruise ship in July has been charged with negligent homicide in her death, Puerto Rican authorities said. Salvatore “Sal” Anello was playing with the girl, Chloe Wiegand, on the 11th floor near a window while the ship was docked in Puerto Rico. An attorney for the Indiana family has said Anello sat the girl on rails near the open window, thinking it was closed. Prosecutors allege that Anello […]

  • Farmer turns 910-pound pumpkin into boat

    Instead of making a giant jack o’lantern or a massive pie that could feed the whole town, a farmer in Tennessee took his 910-pound pumpkin out for a spin in his pond. It’s been Justin Ownby’s dream to grow a giant pumpkin. And for the past four years, he has been trying to reach his goal of growing a 1,000 pound pumpkin, his wife, Christin, told CNN. This year the farmer from Cleveland, Tennessee, had an extra special seed to […]

  • ‘Sexy Popeyes chicken sandwich costume’ being sold online

    Popeye’s chicken sandwich is so popular, it’s inspiring a “sexy” Halloween costume. It’s called the “Sold Out Chicken Sandwich Costume,” clearly referencing Popeye’s hit sandwich, which sold out this summer. Some people even waited in line for hours to get one. But you won’t have to wait in line for the costume, which features a brown bodysuit, a ruffled bodice, and a white “sold out” stamp. Yandy.com is selling the outfit for almost $80. Get one before they’re gone!

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