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    94-year-old with 4.0 GPA gets surprise graduation ceremony

    HONOLULU – More than 50 years after she first enrolled, Amy Craton received her college diploma at the age of 94 in a surprise commencement ceremony Monday in Honolulu. The Hawaiian woman’s determination is that much more impressive considering her GPA – a perfect 4.0, according to Inside Edition. Craton graduated last spring, but wasn’t able to fly to Southern New Hampshire University for the official ceremony. Craton received her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing during the ceremony organized by […]

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    ‘Grave Digger’ driver hurt in crash during Florida Monster Jam show

    TAMPA, Fla. — The driver of the popular monster truck Grave Digger was injured during a show in Florida Saturday night. During the show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, driver Dennis Anderson was attempting a flip when the truck landed upside down, according to the Outer Banks Voice. “Medical care professionals tended to Anderson on site and then transported him to a local hospital for further evaluation,” a statement issued by Monster Jam promoter Feld Entertainment said. “No further updates […]

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    Police say woman believed to have been abducted from Cleveland store in ‘good health’

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police say the woman seen on surveillance video being abducted from a convenience store earlier this month is in “good health.” The woman later contacted detectives to say she had children with the suspect, according to WJW-TV. The Cleveland Police Department will now work with the Domestic Violence Unit in the investigation. According to a police statement on the case Tuesday evening: Detectives responded to an address on Derbyshire in Cleveland Hts. for a female who contacted […]

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    Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, ex-owner of Studio 54 among Obama’s 64 pardons (full list)

    WASHINGTON — The list of more than 250 people who received a pardon or commutation from President Obama on Tuesday included a pair of tax evaders from the disco era — Studio 54 owner Ian Schrager and baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. McCovey, 79, was a popular player for the San Francisco Giants known as “Big Mac” for his hitting power. McCovey received two years probation and a $5,000 fine for filing a false income tax return. He was […]

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    Missing Kansas City woman’s last text leaves family, friends baffled

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Family and friends are worried about a young Kansas City woman who has been missing for two days after texting that she had been pulled over, according to WDAF-TV. Toni Anderson, 20, hasn’t been seen since early Sunday morning, after she told co-workers she was headed to a gas station at 31st and Southwest Boulevard, but she never made it there. “She’s a great person, really nice. We’re all worried sick for her,” said Pete Sanchez, Anderson’s boyfriend. Sanchez says […]

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    President Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence

    WASHINGTON – It seems that former soldier Chelsea Manning, who was imprisoned after leaking thousands of documents, will be released from prison. On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that President Obama largely commuted the remaining prison sentence for Manning. After spending seven years in prison, Manning is set to be freed on May 17, 2017. Earlier this month, a source at the Justice Department told NBC News that Manning’s sentence may be commuted. Chelsea Manning, who was known as Bradley, was […]

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    Rhode Island sisters reported missing in 1985 found alive; mother arrested

    HOUSTON — Two sisters, who were reported missing from Rhode Island more than three decades ago, have been found alive in Houston. Kelly Yates and her sister, Kimberly Yates, were allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother, Elaine Carolyn Yates, who police have arrested. Their father, Russell Yates, filed a missing persons report for the girls on Aug. 26, 1985. The girls were 3 years old and 10 months old at the time. In November of 1988, authorities issued a felony warrant for Elaine […]

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    Rancher loses thumb at rodeo, still picks up four first-place scores

    DENVER — Life at the National Western Stock Show can be fun. But Justin Johnson is proof life can also be dangerous. During a recent team roping event, Johnson, a rancher from outside Casper, Wyo., lost his thumb. “This is probably the No. 1 danger of team roping events is cutting your fingers out,” Johnson told KDVR from his hospital room. Johnson said his thumb got stuck on a saddle horn and his trusty rope quickly became a nasty knife. “I […]

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    Colo, the world’s oldest zoo gorilla, dies at 60

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —  Colo, the world’s oldest zoo gorilla, has died, according to The Columbus Zoo. Colo had celebrated her historic 60th birthday last month surrounded by thousands of fans. The zoo posted on its Facebook page: “It is with great sadness we report that the oldest gorilla in the world, Colo, passed away in her sleep overnight. Colo was the first gorilla born in human care and she exceeded her normal life expectancy by more than two decades.” Tom Stalf, Columbus […]

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    Trade school fires president after he gave homeless student shelter in library during sub-zero weather

    LIBERTY, Mo. — He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man. That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, is what led to him being fired, while offering a homeless man shelter from cold weather. Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to […]