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  • Grandmother tells kidnapper ‘If you come near me, I’m going to shoot you’

    MOLINE, Ill. – A pistol-packing grandmother says she kept her cool and waited for the right moment to pull her gun on a kidnapper with a knife. “The grace of God is what saved me, and the sense to have calm, and have my weapon, ” Diane McIntire told WQAD. McIntire says she pulled up in the parking lot of Southpark Mall in Moline last Sunday to buy vitamins, when a man who appeared to be waiting for a bus […]

  • Bill Murray helps fellow Cubs fans announce pregnancy

    CHICAGO — Singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” wasn’t the only thing actor Bill Murray did at Game 3 of the National League Division series. He also helped fellow Cubs fans Robbie Schloss and Kirsten Barrish Schloss announce their pregnancy in a video for the couple’s parents. #billmurray thank you for making my parents cry! #babybottles coming April2018 #mywifethesportsfan @kjbarrish @williammurraygolf @jschlo3535 you’re gonna be an uncle! #babyannouncement @cubs A post shared by Robbie Schloss (@schloss316) on Oct 14, […]

  • Girl, 3, drowns in grease pit at Alabama ice cream shop

    AUBURN, Ala. – At what is normally the happiest of family destinations, a horror: Police investigating a call of a missing child at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn, Ala., before 1pm Saturday arrived to find the 3-year-old had been located but was unresponsive. Sadie Grace Andrews had been found in a 6-foot-deep in-ground grease trap and drowned, reports the Opelika-Auburn News. It’s believed to have been an accident, with surveillance footage showing her playing with two of her five […]

  • Drone crashes into passenger plane in Canada

    QUEBEC CITY, Canada — A drone crashed into a commercial airplane in Canada, the first time such an incident has occurred in the country, the government said Sunday. A plane operated by charter airline Skyjet was approaching Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport on Thursday when a drone struck one of its wings, according to local media reports. There were six passengers and two crew members aboard the plane. “I am extremely relieved that the aircraft only sustained minor damage and […]

  • Texas prisoners donate $53,000 to victims of Hurricane Harvey

    TEXAS – Thousands of inmates in Texas have been visiting their prison’s commissary — not for a can of Sprite or a roll of tissue paper, but to donate money to Hurricane Harvey victims. In one month, 6,663 inmates raised more than $53,000, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark told CNN. At prison commissaries, inmates use funds from electronic accounts to buy food, personal hygiene products and miscellaneous items such as paper and pens. Family and friends can […]

  • Panthers fan arrested after brutal sucker-punch caught on video

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police made an arrest Friday after disturbing video of a man being punched in the face during a Carolina Panthers game circulated online. After reviewing the footage, officers arrested Kyle Adam Maraghy and charged him with simple assault. Police took Maraghy to Mecklenburg County Jail. The cellphone video shows a Carolina Panthers fan sucker-punching another fan during Thursday night’s game at Bank of America Stadium. The incident happened after the 62-year-old victim told the Panthers fans standing […]

  • Teacher tells class ‘speak American,’ says troops aren’t fighting for ‘right to speak Spanish’

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A 25-second video clip recorded inside a classroom at New Jersey’s Cliffside Park High School has struck up a controversy on social media, according to WPIX. “…men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. They are fighting for your right to speak American,” a teacher can be heard saying to her class. Students in Cliffside Park, a diverse community with a large number of Spanish-speaking students, immediately reacted to […]

  • Officers find infants crying in SUV as moms overdose in front seats

    BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. – Police officers in Florida rescued two infants after finding their mothers overdosing in the front seats of an SUV last week, according to officials. Police body cam footage showed the two children, 1 and 2 months old, crying and still strapped into their carseats. “We are sharing this story with you in hopes of preventing it from happening again and prompting anyone addicted to drugs to seek help,” the department posted on Facebook. Police got a […]

  • Woman survives Las Vegas shooting, loses home in wildfire the next week

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. – After attending the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas and surviving the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, a woman returned to California only to have her Santa Rosa home destroyed by a fast-moving wildfire one week later. “Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” 51-year-old Michella Flores told KTVU. “This Sunday, I was running from fire. Flores, a flight attendant who has also worked as a firefighter and a paramedic, said she was driving to […]

  • Man who overdosed on heroin apologizes to first responders who saved his life

    BEREA, Ohio – A Berea man is asking emergency workers in Euclid to forgive him for how he treated them when he overdosed on heroin on Monday, according to WJW. Randy contacted WJW because he wanted first responders and Euclid hospital workers to know how much he appreciates them saving his life. “I had been clean for three or four months,” he said. “I got to work; I was in Euclid, and somebody walked up to me and said, ‘take a […]