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  • Kaine, McConnell bill would raise minimum age to buy tobacco, including e-cigarettes, to 21

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the CDC reported 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products nationwide. On Friday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) met with students to discuss efforts to address the epidemic. Health advocates have long raised alarms that the products are getting youths addicted to nicotine. Kaine hopes his bill, the Tobacco-Free Youth Act, can help. The bill is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and would raise the age […]

  • Bill would require companies to disclose job locations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House passed a bill aimed at reducing the amount of U.S. jobs sent overseas. U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa’s, plan would require annual, public disclosure by U.S. businesses of where employees are located. “We have to do everything we can to keep jobs here,” Axne said. Axne says her bill will hold businesses accountable by helping the public track where jobs are based and when they move. Last year, Wells Fargo laid off 400 employees in […]

  • Impeachment inquiry heats up, fallout on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON DC — There’s fallout on Capitol Hill after the White House Chief of Staff seemed to admit to an exchange of favors with Ukraine. He later walked back his comments. Things are getting more heated in the impeachment investigation, not only over Ukraine, but also because now the White House says the G7 Summit will be held at a resort owned by the President. “Things have just gone from very, very bad to much, much worse,” said Representative Adam […]

  • ‘Most ridiculous thing ever’: Officials split building in two to solve property dispute

    RUGGLES TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – An Ohio man says local officials cut a building in half to end a property dispute with him. It happened in Ruggles Township following a complaint by Brett Galloway, who contends township officials constructed a building that was partly on his property. “It is pretty much the most ridiculous thing ever,” Galloway told WJW. He said he has tried negotiating with township leaders since January, but last week, when they didn’t reach an agreement, officials […]

  • Woman attempts to give 2-year-old a bath in bizarre break-in

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus mother says she was horrified when she woke up and found another woman inside her home, getting ready to give her 2-year-old son a bath. “I’ve never heard of anything like this,” Areica Hill said. Hill told WCMH that she awoke Wednesday morning to the sound of a dog barking in her home. “I get up and I walk to my door and the way my house is set up, I can look down the […]

  • Coach lost both legs, his left hand and some fingers – but not his positive outlook

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – A California high school football coach went in for a routine medical procedure and nearly died. Life is a lot different these days for 49-year-old Casey Cagle. “I’m vulnerable for the first time in my life,” the Bradshaw Christian assistant football coach told KTXL. “I walked into that hospital at 6-foot-5-and-a-half, you know, 261 pounds. I came out at 4-foot-6 and 191 pounds. You realize at that point how fast things can change.” That was this […]

  • Hospitals scramble as they face shortage of a vital cancer drug for children

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – The University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the many cancer treatment centers nationwide dealing with a shortage of the generic drug Vincristine. Vincristine is a standard treatment, primarily for children with leukemia, lymphoma, bone and brain cancers. Around two weeks ago, drugmaker Pfizer faced production problems. The other maker of Vincristine, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, had stopped production for business reasons. “It is an essential drug in almost all of our pediatric cancers,” […]

  • Voice of Charlie Brown speaks after release from prison

    SAN DIEGO — After serving most of a five-year sentence, Peter Robbins, the original voice of the beloved cartoon character Charlie Brown, is hoping for a comeback. “Well, I know I was certainly mentally ill, “Robbins told KSWB, “I wish I had gotten treatment earlier by professionals.” The now 63-year-old, who suffers from bipolar disorder, is a convicted two-strike felon for making criminal threats against several people, including San Diego County Sheriff William Gore. “I went on a manic phase where […]

  • Oklahoma girl, 9, mauled by dogs that escaped from shelter

    Oklahoma girl, 9, mauled by dogs that escaped from shelter

    WANETTE, Okla. (KFOR) – A 9-year-old Oklahoma girl was viciously attacked by three dogs that got loose on her street. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call Tuesday evening, Oct. 15 for a child who had been bitten by a dog. “Well, when (the deputy) gets out there, he realizes it’s much, much different than that,” said Sheriff Mike Booth. The 9-year-old was huddled in her mother’s arms, covered in a blanket, when the deputy arrived. When they […]

  • North Carolina judge died of fentanyl and heroin intoxication, autopsy reveals

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — An autopsy shed new light on the death of Guilford County’s chief district court judge. Tom Jarrell died at 56 years old on Aug. 3. According to the autopsy released Thursday, Oct. 17, Jarrell’s official cause of death was “fentanyl and heroin intoxication.” The judge was reportedly found unresponsive on the bedroom floor of his home during a welfare check. Law enforcement found a plastic baggie with a powdery substance in his pocket, as well as […]

  • Man with own name tattooed on neck arrested for falsely ID’ing himself

    MATTOON, Ill. – Mattoon police arrested a 36-year-old Illinois man for giving officers a fake name, despite having his real name tattooed on his neck. Matthew Bushman, of Mansfield, had a warrant out for his arrest when officers booked him on Oct. 11 for obstructing justice. A police mugshot shows the “Matty B” tattoo across his throat. Police said they were investigating a forgery when Bushman gave them a false name and date of birth in an attempt to dodge a […]

  • Man found alive a week after car careened into wooded area near Missouri highway

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – A Missouri man was found alive seven days after he vanished following a crash. Ryan Linneman, of Lee’s Summit, was taken to the hospital in critical condition after an off-road dirt biker found his car crashed in a wooded area Wednesday, Oct. 16 near Interstate 470 and Raytown Road. “He originally thought it was just an abandoned vehicle,” Sgt. Bill Mahoney with KCPD said. “When he got up on it, he saw someone inside it. […]

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