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  • ‘We want to bring Jayme home:’ Investigators release new pictures of missing 13-year-old girl

      BARRON, Wis. — The Barron County Sheriff’s Department released on Tuesday morning, Oct. 16 new pictures of Jayme Closs, the girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert. Closs, 13, went missing after her parents were found dead in a home in Barron County, Wisconsin on Monday morning. Officials say Closs is not a runaway and they believe she is in danger. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call early Monday found her parents , […]

  • Trial date set for April in Wisconsin redistricting case

    MADISON — The trial date for a federal lawsuit challenging Republican-drawn legislative boundaries in Wisconsin has been set for April. The case is back in Wisconsin after the U.S. Supreme Court this summer declined to take the case saying Democrats who brought it lacked standing. Democrats filed a new lawsuit last month adding more voters as plaintiffs to address the concerns raised by the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge James Peterson on Tuesday set April 2 for the new trial. […]

  • Pip Pip Hooray: Pippa Middleton gives birth to baby boy

    LONDON — Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a baby boy. A spokeswoman for Middleton and her husband James Matthews said Tuesday that their first baby had been born the day before. Kensington Palace says that Prince William and Kate are “thrilled for Pippa and James.” The new baby will be a cousin to William and Kate’s three children — George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and 5-month-old Louis. The baby was born on […]

  • Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

    ATLANTA — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig’s head in baggage at the world’s busiest airport. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Agriculture Detector dog named Hardy alerted to the baggage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Oct. 11. CBP agriculture specialists then discovered a 2-pound (1-kilogram) cooked pig’s head, which was seized and destroyed. The agency says pork and pork products from other continents are not allowed into […]

  • Daughter of hero officer killed on 9/11 graduates from NYPD Police Academy

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – The daughter of a New York Police Department officer killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks graduated from the NYPD Police Academy on Monday. Her father, Officer Ramon Suarez, was killed during rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. He’d commandeered a taxi to get to the scene of the terror attack and was last seen running back into the North Tower after he and another officer saved a woman who was unable to walk, according to […]

  • Florida driver uninjured after plywood slices through windshield

    ROCKLEDGE, Fla. — A driver is lucky to be alive after a large piece of plywood went through the vehicle’s windshield in a freak accident on Friday. The driver was identified as Rebecca Burgman, 35, of Melbourne, Florida, according to Florida Today Brevard County Fire Rescue shared images of the incident on Facebook and said that Burgman had minor injuries and refused any additional medical treatment. The Florida Highway Patrol said that the plywood was being carried by a 2006 Chevrolet pickup […]

  • Police: Man shot at police while driving with 3-year-old

    BALTIMORE — Baltimore police say a man shot at them multiple times while fleeing in a minivan that had a toddler as a passenger. Citing a police release, news outlets report officers alerted to gunfire Monday night followed a gold minivan speeding away from the scene, and were shot at by someone inside. Officers saw a man jump out, but continued to follow it and again took on gunfire. The minivan eventually crashed, and police say 32-year-old Butch Brandford emerged […]

  • Amber Alert issued: Deputies search for Wisconsin girl whose parents are dead

    BARRON, Wis. — An Amber Alert has been issued in Wisconsin. Officials say Jayme Closs, 13, could be in danger after her parents were found dead in a home in Barron County on Monday morning, Oct. 15. Deputies went to the home in Barron after dispatchers received a 911 call from an unknown person at around 1 a.m. Monday, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. He said they found the bodies of a man and woman — 56-year-old James Closs […]

  • Packers beat 49ers 33-30 thanks to Mason Crosby FG in 4th

    GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers were without receivers Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison against the San Francisco 49ers because of hamstring injuries. It marked the second straight week that the Packers were without Cobb and Allison. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had to rely again on rookies Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown behind top wideout Davante Adams. Rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander also missed the game with a groin injury. Starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga was active, though, after being […]

  • Brewers beat Dodgers 4-0 in Game 3; lead NLCS 2-1

    LOS ANGELES — Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Los Angeles loaded the bases against Jeremy Jeffress in the ninth inning, but the struggling closer shut the door. He struck out Yasmani Grandal and pinch-hitter Brian Dozier to complete Milwaukee’s third shutout in six playoff games this year. Game […]

  • Judge tosses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against President Trump

    WASHINGTON — A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress’ lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued President Trump in April after he said a composite sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with the real estate mogul was a […]

  • Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

    DES MOINES, Iowa — After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night’s drawing increases to the fourth-largest in U.S. history , the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don’t improve. They’re stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. The last time anyone won the jackpot was July 24, when a group from California claimed a $543 million prize. […]