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  • Upcoming California power shutoffs might spoil Thanksgiving food donations

    JACKSON, Calif. – The latest wave of California power shutoffs could disrupt Thanksgiving for thousands of people – especially many of those in need. Many food banks across Northern California are now scrambling to prepare for a potential power shutoff as some have thousands of frozen turkeys and other perishable foods that can’t be handed out without power, according to KTXL. Denise is one of countless volunteers preparing food boxes at the Interfaith Food Bank in Amador County. “This is […]

  • Water commission warned of flooding in 2009, now silent as wall goes up in South Texas county

    MERCEDES, Texas (Border Report) — A member of the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission’s Lower Rio Grande Citizens Forum raised concerns on Wednesday during their meeting that the border wall being built in Starr County could cause flooding that could affect wildlife and U.S. and Mexican border towns. Jim Chapman, vice president of the Friends of the Wildlife Corridor, a nonprofit support group for Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife […]

  • ‘My mom is trying to kill me!’ Boy cries for help during stabbing in disturbing 911 audio

    Warning: 911 video and audio are graphic. HENDERSON, Nev. – Nevada police released body camera video and 911 audio after officers fatally shot a woman suspected of repeatedly stabbing her son. The deadly police shooting happened Oct. 21 after Henderson police went to an apartment complex to follow up on a disconnected 911 call. In the recording, the mother said, “Yes, they’re trying to kill each other. They’re making us do it.” A boy was heard in the background crying, […]

  • Teen whose last wish was funeral procession with sports cars dies from bone cancer

    WASHINGTON, Mo. – The family of a Missouri teen who fought a rare form of cancer says he’s at peace and no longer in pain. Fourteen-year-old Alec Ingram passed away on Thursday after battling osteosarcoma for the past four-and-a-half years. Ingram broke his arm in 2015, according to the Facebook page, “Alec Ingram’s Fight with Cancer.”  A number of tests and MRIs revealed he had osteosarcoma, a cancer that grows from the cells that form bones, usually found in arm and […]

  • Bag explodes while being loaded onto flight at Midway Airport in Chicago

    CHICAGO (WGN) — Normal operations resumed at Midway International Airport after a bag exploded on a belt while being loaded onto an outgoing Volaris flight Monday afternoon, Oct. 21. Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline. The incident happened at Gate A2 at about 12:20 p.m. A Level 1 hazmat situation was called but was later cleared. An airport source told WGN there was nothing to suggest a sinister motive.  Authorities were investigating to determine if it was some type of […]

  • Chick-fil-A’s first UK location slated for closure days after opening

    BERKSHIRE, England – Shortly after Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in the UK, the location is set to close amid pressure from gay rights groups over past donations to anti-LGBTQ groups. Amid calls for boycott, shopping center The Oracle decided eight days after Chick-fil-A opened that “the right thing to do” was to let the restaurant’s six-month trial lease expire, The BBC reports. The family-owned business, based in Atlanta, has been the criticized in the past for helping fund groups that condemn […]

  • Parent ‘extremely lucky’ after pole skewers car – minutes after school drop-off

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — One North Carolina parent had a terrifyingly close call during a crash Friday morning. Thomasville police shared photos of the car crash near Winston Street. “No injuries but extremely lucky!” police said in the Twitter post.  The parent driving had just dropped off their child at school when they crashed into a utility pole and the pole ended up smashing through one of the backseat windows. Police closed Salem Street from Winston Street to Lodge Drive. According […]

  • ‘Understand us and accept us:’ Why it is important for trans people to remain visible

    SALT LAKE CITY – LGBTQ rights have come a long way in the United States, but two cases being heard in the Supreme Court could have enormous consequences for the workplace protections of LGBTQ employees. The historic decision rests on how the Supreme Court justices will ultimately interpret federal Title VII protections against discrimination based on sex when it comes to gay and transgender employees. One of the cases involves two gay men who say they were fired because of […]

  • Video shows suitcase with body inside being dropped in dumpster

    PUEBLO, Colo. – A body was found inside a suitcase in a Pueblo, Colorado dumpster, police said Thursday. According to the Pueblo Police Department, at about 9:23 a.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to 3906 Ivywood Ln. on a report of a suspicious suitcase in a dumpster. “Officers were unable to look completely into the suitcase but determined that detectives would be called to assist in processing the contents of the suitcase,” PPD said. When detectives arrived, they found a female […]

  • Daniel Burleson

    Man arrested for underage drinking at Iowa bar had fake ‘McLovin’ ID, police say

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police issued a reminder that using a fake ID is a “Superbad” idea. At about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, officers arrested Daniel Burleson, 20, of Des Moines, after police spotted him drinking a cocktail containing vodka at an Iowa City bar, KCRG reported. Police said he wouldn’t give his ID, but when an officer led him out of the bar, he turned over an ID revealing his true age. When the officer asked for his […]

  • Daemon Link

    Indianapolis family mourns young man killed in shooting after lifelong fight with bone cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis family was left to mourn and wait for answers after an 18-year-old was shot to death Monday night, Oct. 14. Police believe an 18-year-old planned to meet someone for a sale at the Mann Road Pantry on the southwest side of Indianapolis, but during the transaction, Daemon Link was shot and killed. Link’s family said he had struggled fighting cancer for years. Tiera Willis said her younger brother spent most of his life fighting osteosarcoma, a […]

  • Good Samaritan disarms man 'walking around robbing people' on Chicago train

    Good Samaritan disarms man ‘walking around robbing people’ on Chicago train

    CHICAGO — A good Samaritan said he jumped into action after realizing another rider was robbing people at gunpoint on a CTA Blue Line train in Chicago before Sunday’s marathon. As the train stopped at Cumberland, Jean Paul LaPierre stepped off and asked another commuter why marathoners seemed to be rushing for the doors. “I said, ‘This doesn’t seem like the right way,'” LaPierre said. “He said, ‘No, there’s a guy on the train walking around right now robbing people.’ […]

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