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  • Melissa Ann Wright courtesy: KCTV

    Kansas woman caught getting high on canned air at Walmart

    OLATHE, KS (KCTV) — A woman is facing charges for getting high at a Johnson County Walmart. Melissa Ann Wright is accused of huffing an industrial strength duster chemical that’s normally used to clean computers. Someone said they saw the woman huffing a can of Ultra Duster about 11 p.m. Wednesday inside the Walmart near East Santa Fe Street and South Black Bob Road. The person called 911. The spray is supposed to be used as a cleaner. The bottle […]

  • Remembering Hurricane Katrina

    New Orleans remembers Hurricane Katrina ten years later; “We have risen again”

    NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, August 29th, marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, devastating the city of New Orleans. The storm destroyed lives, ruined businesses and wrecked buildings. Earlier today, a ceremony was held in New Orleans to honor those who lost their lives in the storm. A wreath was placed at a tomb where eighty unidentified bodies from Katrina are buried. The mayor of New Orleans spoke about rebuilding. “New Orleans will be unbowed and unbroken. We’re […]

  • Mars Curiosity rover

    Strange photos show potential life on Mars? You be the judge

    For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. But to the more, er, imaginative minds in our midst, these are no ordinary rocks. They’re signs of alien life on the planet next door. For years, eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists have been trawling through the photos beamed back to Earth by NASA probes and “discovering” mysterious objects that they […]

  • Austria courtesy: CNN

    “Human trafficking, homicide, even murder:” 70+ bodies discovered in abandoned truck in Austria

    Italian and Hungarian authorities made arrests in the deaths of migrants and refugees this week, including 71 whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck in Austria. Those who died in Austria — most likely fleeing war-ravaged Syria — probably suffocated inside the truck abandoned on a highway, authorities said Friday. Sixty of the 71 victims were men. Eight women died, as did three children, ages 2, 3 and 8. “We are talking about human trafficking, homicide, even murder,” said […]

  • Tropical storm Erika

    Tropical storm Erika heads for Florida after killing 20 on island of Dominica

    MIAMI — A day before a weak Tropical Storm Erica was predicted to arrive, Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency. He was worried about flooding from the storm, which has killed 20 people. They died on the Caribbean island of Dominica as torrential rains burst the banks of rivers and streams with turbulent force. Erika swept away even more people, who are still missing, authorities there said. As tropical storms go, Erika’s winds are not impressive. As it staggers over […]

  • Bangkok Thailand Bomb

    Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing

    BANGKOK, Thailand — Thai police have arrested a suspect in a bombing that killed 20 people and wounded scores more at a shrine in Bangkok this month, authorities said Saturday. The man, also suspected of involvement in a second blast a day later in Bangkok, was arrested at an apartment in a suburb of Bangkok, police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri said. However, he is not the man in a yellow T-shirt and dark-framed glasses who was identified from surveillance […]

  • Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft fly in trail behind a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft after inflight refueling during a training mission off the coast of Florida on April 2, 2007. The Raptors are operating from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

    Message to Russia: U.S. deploys advanced fighter jets to Europe

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force sent four of its most advanced fighter jets to Europe Friday in a move designed to reassure NATO allies and send a message to nearby Russia. “We continue to be concerned about Russian activity, which is evident (in Ukraine), and has been now for more than a year,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters during a visit to Camp Pendleton Thursday. Carter said this concern also applies to Russia’s conduct elsewhere in Europe, which […]

  • Deputy Darren Goforth

    Texas deputy killed ‘execution-style’ while fueling patrol car, authorities say

    HOUSTON — A man shot a uniformed sheriff’s deputy “execution-style” while he fueled his patrol car in the Houston area, killing him instantly, authorities said. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was returning to his car after pumping gas Friday night. The gunman walked up from behind him and opened fire for no apparent reason, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said. When Goforth fell to the ground, the gunman stood over him and shot him some more, authorities said. He died at […]

  • Owen Labrie

    “Justice has been served:” Jury convicts Owen Labrie in sexual assault of girl at prestigious boarding school

    NEW HAMPSHIRE — A New Hampshire jury on Friday convicted Owen Labrie of five counts — including one felony — in connection with the sexual assault of another student at a prestigious boarding school, but it acquitted him of more serious charges. Labrie, 19, a former student at the elite St. Paul’s School, appeared shaken as the verdict was read, at one point nodding his head and reaching for a tissue to wipe tears. At the time of the assault, the […]

  • Vester Lee Flanagan II courtesy: CNN

    WDBJ slayings: Gunman fired 17 rounds, identified with 9/11 attackers, police say

    VIRGINIA — A television station in small-town Virginia started getting back to normal on Friday. WDBJ sent a news crew to a high school football game Friday night, the first live event the station has covered since a reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air Wednesday morning. The shooting victims, Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, were public faces in the tight-knit community of Roanoke, so the killings were on everybody’s mind as Northside High faced Pulaski […]

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    Michigan State Police trooper dies after he was hit by a car, dragged for miles

    MICHIGAN — A driver hit a Michigan State Police trooper Friday alongside a highway, dragging him several miles before realizing what had happened, authorities said. After several hours at a nearby hospital, Trooper Chad Wolf died of his injuries, according to Michigan State Police. “Our troopers know the dangers they face each time they put on their uniform, but the calling they feel to serve the public is stronger than any fear,” State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said […]

  • Alison Parker, Adam Ward

    Shooting of two young journalists on live television in Virginia rattles newsrooms across the country

    ROANOKE, Virginia — Live shots are not supposed to end with shots fired. Wednesday morning’s murder of two journalists on live television is causing heartache and anxiety in newsrooms across the country. It is also causing a difficult reassessment of the security concerns surrounding a staple of TV news: live reports from remote locations. While there hasn’t been a widespread pullback in live shots, and experts say there won’t be, there have been anecdotal reports of stations electing to halt […]


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