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19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster

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Man convicted of impregnating teen after molesting her for 3 years

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Boy falls into deep sleep for 11 days, baffling doctors

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Report: Louisville AD Tom Jurich to be officially fired Wednesday

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Oklahoma board considers reducing legislator pay, benefits

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‘I was shaking’: Woman says driver followed her home in confrontation caught on video

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New Court Order Means Ezekiel Elliott Can Play This Sunday
Ezekiel Elliott remains eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys, thanks to a ruling from U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty on Tuesday night. The judge granted Elliott a temporary restraining order, allowing him to continue playing until a preliminary injunction hearing or Oct. 30, whichever comes first. Elliott's request for a preliminary injunction will be heard by a different judge, Katherine Polk Failla, who is assigned to his case but out of town this week   Read More ...
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320-pound Florida woman sits on 9-year-old girl, kills her
A Florida woman is facing a murder charge after, authorities say, she punished her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her, causing the child to go into cardiac arrest. Veronica Posey, 64, told investigators that her niece, Dericka Lindsay, had been misbehaving, so she decided to sit on top of the child as punishment. Minutes later, Dericka said she couldn't breathe. She was unconscious by the time Posey stood up, according to an arrest report from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office   Read More ...
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Tags: Children | 
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Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension overturned again
The latest ruling on former Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is that he will be able to play this weekend. The Dallas Cowboys running back was suspended six games by the NFL for a domestic violence incident. BREAKING: Judge gives Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott reprieve, temporarily blocking 6-game suspension for domestic violence allegations. This is the latest flip of a suspension that was initially issued in August   Read More ...
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Kentucky city begins moving 2 Confederate statues
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving statutes of two Confederate statues. The Lexington Herald Leader reports that the surprise move Tuesday evening came after the state attorney general issued a legal opinion that the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission does not have the jurisdiction to block the statues' removal. The Lexington Fayette-Urban County Council voted in August to move the statues honoring Confederate Gen   Read More ...
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Chicago Bulls release statement on Bobby Portis altercation
The Chicago Bulls have released a statement following reports of an altercation between former Arkansas forward Bobby Portis and his teammate, Nikola Mirotic. Portis reportedly struck Mirotic in the face and caused fractures. Here’s the official statement from the Bulls: Mirotic was expected to be the Bulls’ starting power forward when they begin their season this week. Portis, 22, is a reserve forward who has shown promise   Read More ...
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19-year-old arrested after 6-year-old Washington boy found in dumpster
LYNNWOOD, Wash. A 19-year-old man from Kerrville, Texas, who is a relative of the boy and was visiting family in Lynnwood, Washington, has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail for first-degree murder of 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko. A police statement alleges the 19-year-old admitted to filling a bathtub with water with the intention of drowning Dayvid, then called the boy to the bathroom, picked him up and placed him face-down in the water, and held his head underneath for approximately 30 seconds before Dayvid became still   Read More ...
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Tiger Truck Stop holds vigil for tiger that passed away Monday
GROSSE TETE, LA (WAFB) - Tiger Truck Stop officials have confirmed its mascot of 17 years, Tony, died Monday. The truck stop is located in Grosse Tete. Tony the truck stop tiger’s cage became a memorial tonight. The big cat died yesterday after 17 years in Grosse Tete @WAFB pic.twitter.com/7KgLphmxVd. — Graham Ulkins (@GrahamWAFB) Officials said the Siberian-Bengal tiger was six months old when it moved to the truck stop in January 2001   Read More ...
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Heat map shows Houston's favorite biking and running spots
Houston may not be known as a biking city, but it still has plenty of areas where riders thrive. Strava, a running and cycling GPS app, collected data from users to create a nifty heat map showing America's most popular biking and running spots. When examining Houston, it's clear the Bayou City is a little bare bones when it comes to cycling infrastructure, especially compared with Austin, whose urban center is more heavily navigated by cyclists   Read More ...
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Stolen company truck's GPS leads authorities to suspected thieves
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On Sunday evening, October 15th, a Birmingham company called Jefferson County deputies to report two stolen vehicles. The company representative told deputies a GPS on a company truck showed the truck had been moved, though no one had permission to operate it after business hours. Deputies found two of the company's trucks in a wooded area near Coalburg Road and I-22   Read More ...
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John Legend launching mentoring program to encourage students to embrace individuality
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Grammy award-winning artist John Legend played his latest gig in Columbus not in an arena but inside Centennial High School. The Ohio native met with students there to launch a new mentoring program encouraging people to embrace their individuality. The program targets young men specifically to teach them what it means to be a man. "We want to open that definition up and say there's no one way to be a man," Legend said before the show   Read More ...
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Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Will Open Season With Cautionary Tales
Recommended For You Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Will Open Season With Cautionary Tales After a tour in South Korea, artistic director Joshua Peugh’s home away from Dallas, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance will open its fifth season in its hometown of Dallas this weekend. Big Bad Wolf and Les Fairies will focus on dance pieces inspired by cautionary tales, or as Peugh describes, “the ways we scare naughty children into good behavior   Read More ...
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Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film finally has a title: "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Director Ron Howard announced the title Tuesday in a Twitter video celebrating production wrap on the anthology film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the grumpy space smuggler originated by Harrison Ford. The film also stars Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newtown and focuses on Han and Chewbacca before they joined the rebellion   Read More ...
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Man convicted of impregnating teen after molesting her for 3 years
A Georgia man who impregnated a 15-year-old after he had molested her for three years could face life in prison, Murray County officials said Tuesday. A jury convicted Diego Martin Pena, 39, of White, on child molestation, aggravated child molestation and statutory rape charges, Conasauga Judicial District Attorney Bert Poston said in a news release. Poston presides over Murray and Whitfield counties   Read More ...
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Boy falls into deep sleep for 11 days, baffling doctors
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 7-year-old Kentucky boy fell into a deep, 11-day sleep and doctors can’t explain why, WDRB reports. Amy Shaw said she and her son Wyatt were at a wedding and Wyatt was the life of the party. After the wedding, she expected the 7-year-old to be tired, but couldn’t have expected what happened next. Wyatt fell asleep and wouldn’t wake up for 11 days   Read More ...
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Death of missing man found in Lake Meredith ruled accidental - | WBTV Charlotte
HUTCHINSON COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - Hutchinson County Officials have confirmed that the body of a missing man has been found in Lake Meredith. Officials say 42-year-old Jeremy Mills was reported missing and was last seen early Friday morning. The Texas Rangers were brought in to assist in the investigation on Saturday, and a canine unit was brought in on Sunday. Officials say Mills' body was found Monday evening in the South Canyon area of the lake   Read More ...
Officers praised for buying new tires for WWII vet - | WBTV Charlotte
ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Three Oro Valley Police Officers received some praise on social media, after they helped a 97-year-old WWII veteran get new tires. Jeremy Upham posted on Facebook that he was sitting in a tire shop when he saw the three officers come in, and learned that they were using their own money to buy the older man a new set of tires   Read More ...
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Alleged shooter fires at park where children were playing; 1 man hit
A 38-year-old man was arrested after allegedly shooting in a northwest Atlanta park where children were playing, according to a police report obtained Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Brian Ellis pulled into a park on James Jackson Parkway, where about 100 people had gathered about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. At first, Ellis didn’t move or follow officer commands to show his hands and exit the car, but the officer pulled him out and handcuffed him, the report states   Read More ...
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Report: Louisville AD Tom Jurich to be officially fired Wednesday
Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich is scheduled to have his future with the university finalized at Wednesday’s meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees. According to Louisville radio and TV reporter Terry Miners, however, that future has already been decided. Meiners tweeted Tuesday that the board has decided to fire Jurich “with cause.” SOURCE: Negotiations cease, Tom Jurich to be fired "with cause" at Wednesday's UofL board of trustees meeting   Read More ...
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Details emerge on arrest of Texas A&M DL Ondario Robinson
The reasoning behind the arrest of Ondario Robinson and the theft police charged him with are beginning to come to light. Initial reports from the Dallas Morning News stated that Robinson stole an item between $100 and $750 and was later released after posting $2,000 bond. Now a report from Travis Brown of Aggiesports.com citing the police probable cause statement has brought out new details in the arrest   Read More ...
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Californians head back home to altered lives, communities - | WBTV Charlotte
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - Some have lost loved ones. Many have survived near-death experiences. Others have lost their homes and a lifetime of possessions. A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their communities dramatically altered. At a Red Cross shelter in Petaluma on Tuesday, 69-year-old Sue Wortman recalled the words that raced through her mind when she fled the flames near her home in Sonoma   Read More ...
Mecklenburg County officials to decide if CMPD will police uninc - | WBTV Charlotte
Mecklenburg County leaders are finalizing their decision on who will police unincorporated areas of the county. Currently, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department polices Huntersville, Mint Hill, and Pineville, but that could soon change. Back in April Mecklenburg county killed a contract with CMPD that affected about 60,000 residents. People in Mint Hill and Pineville are crossing their fingers as county officials and the CMPD get closer to making a decision on which department will police the unincorporated areas   Read More ...
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Kannapolis Police sign up for Big Brothers-Big Sisters mentoring - | WBTV Charlotte
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas has provided "life-changing, one-to-one mentors for youth in Cabarrus County since 2004," according to a news release. In 2016-17, the agency placed and supported over 170 Cabarrus County children with a mentor. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters is introducing a new mentoring program to "help children while building positive relationships between law enforcement and the community called Bigs In Blue   Read More ...
First mayoral election in 12 years for City of Rock Hill - | WBTV Charlotte
At 7 p.m. the polls close in Rock Hill’s first mayoral race in more than a decade. Sitting Mayor Doug Echols has served as mayor for 20 years. He announced he would not run for re-election, telling WBTV that he felt it was time for a new leader. Echols says he wanted Rock Hill to grow economically when he was elected in 1997   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections |  Mayoral elections | 
Texas A&M freshman DE Ondario Robinson arrested on theft charges
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M freshman defensive end Ondario Robinson was arrested on Monday after university police claim he took a "bait bike" for two rides on campus, according to a probable cause statement obtained by the Chronicle. The misdemeanor charge was for theft of an item worth between $100-750, according to Brazos County jail records. Robinson, listed as Hill-Robinson in the county justice system, posted bond of $2,000 on Monday   Read More ...
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Man faces first-degree murder charge after death of 2-month-old foster baby
OKLAHOMA CITY - A man accused of shaking his foster baby to death is now facing murder. Two-month-old Jacob Thomas died from his injuries, and 24-year-old Austin Davis is behind bars. “They took him into custody and booked him into the Oklahoma County Jail on one complaint of child abuse,” said Officer Megan Morgan with Oklahoma City police. “Unfortunately, the following day, baby Jacob succumbed to his injuries and passed away   Read More ...
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Oklahoma board considers reducing legislator pay, benefits
OKLAHOMA CITY – A committee created to decide whether to give Oklahoma lawmakers a pay raise instead is considering reducing the salary and benefits for the state’s 149 legislators. The Legislative Compensation Board voted Tuesday to keep the $38,400 annual salary for now. But the nine-member panel agreed to meet again in three months to discuss the issue more. Several members suggested the board consider reducing lawmaker salary and benefits given the state’s budget crisis and a perception from the public that lawmakers are doing a poor job   Read More ...
Oklahoma woman wanted for first-degree murder after fight over PlayStation
OKLAHOMA CITY - Police are searching for a woman suspected of murder. It was early Saturday morning police rushed to the Will Rogers Courts housing complex near southwest 15th and Penn on reports of a shooting. Police are now searching for 22-year-old Sasha Hamilton. "A warrant has been issued for her arrest for first-degree murder and shooting with the intent to kill," said Officer Megan Morgan   Read More ...
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93-year-old U.S. Army veteran gets home makeover in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Home Depot Foundation and Rebuilding Together OKC are transforming the home of a 93-year-old U.S. Army veteran. Joseph Moore served as an ambulance driver while deployed in Japan and Korea. After his service, Moore returned to Oklahoma to pursue a career as a tailor and opened a shop out of his home, which is now in need of some serious repairs   Read More ...
‘I was shaking’: Woman says driver followed her home in confrontation caught on video
LOS ANGELES – A Southern California woman says a man she had encountered at the grocery store followed her home and behaved aggressively, causing her to fear for the safety of her family. Tiana Neiviller told KTLA the frightening encounter happened after she left a West Hills shopping center. Neiviller, who is part of a neighborhood watch group on Facebook, says a man became angry because she snapped a photo of his car   Read More ...
Tips on protecting your identity
Privacy is a rare commodity these days. Major website breaches are becoming more common. Millions of Americans were affected by the Equifax breach. Now, Yahoo has announced that three billion people were put at risk from a 2013 breach. How can you protect you personal information from getting in the hands of criminals? Entrepreneur Patrick Allmond stopped by to share some important tips on protecting your identity   Read More ...
House fire may have saved man’s life after discovery at hospital
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - A couple driving home helped save an elderly man from his burning home. But, in an unexpected twist, it appears losing his home might have actually saved the man's life. Around 7:30 Thursday evening, Lloyd and Tina Pfahler encountered a North Ridgeville house engulfed in flames. "On the way home, we saw this big ball of smoke, and as we came around the corner, you could see the flames shooting out of the garage," explained Tina Pfahler   Read More ...
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Body of missing Washington boy with autism found in dumpster
LYNNWOOD, Wash. – The body of a missing 6-year-old Washington state boy was found early Tuesday morning in a dumpster, and there is evidence he was the victim of homicide, according to The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department. Spokesperson Shari Ireton said the body of Dayvid Pakko was found at the apartment complex where the boy's family lived in the 15700 block of 44th Ave   Read More ...
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Lawmakers seek clarity on asbestos cases stacked up in Baltimore courts
Maryland state lawmakers, concerned about a years-long backlog of asbestos cases lingering in Baltimore City courts, sought clarity Tuesday from attorneys who represent those sickened by the insulating material and lawyers who represent industry. But the sides could not agree on the number of people awaiting their day in court — or even whether there is a backlog at all. “One side says there are thousands of cases ready for trial and one side says there are zero,” said state Sen   Read More ...
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Fox News Senate poll: Doug Jones, Roy Moore are tied
It's perhaps a stunning development given the state's recent overwhelming Republican lean as well as three previous Senate polls have indicated solid leads for Moore. "This race exemplifies the difficulty the Republican Party has now," Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson, said in the poll story on the Fox News website. The poll had both Jones and Moore with 42 percent support from participants while 11 percent of those surveyed declared themselves to be undecided   Read More ...
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Dumplings or Noodles? At Arirang Korean Kitchen, You Can Have Both in One Bowl
Observer food and drink writers are celebrating an abundance of diverse, delicious restaurants and bars around Dallas, places that don’t often (or ever) get mentioned by big-name food media, trendsetters, bloggers or chefs. We’re taking you outside of the ordinary to help you discover something new. In cold-weather months, a big bowl of nourishing, energizing soup is one of the best meals around   Read More ...
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Councilman says Amazon is pipe dream for Birmingham
“If it’s an opportunity, I wish the city well,” City Council President Pro Tempore Steven Hoyt said. “But it seem to me it’s pipe dreams, quite frankly because we have not done the kind of things that we need to do to be able to recruit a company of that magnitude. But I think we will eventually.” Hoyt told CBS 42 the city has concerns with education, transportation and housing and needs to address those issues if they want Amazon to consider locating here   Read More ...
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Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration, following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. “He didn’t want to have even the perception of a conflict of interest with drug companies or, frankly, insurance companies,” Trump told Fox News Radio in an interview Tuesday, shortly after breaking the news on Twitter   Read More ...
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Birmingham contractor begins work on $9 million Mobile development
Birmingham's Capstone Building Corp., has begun work on Mobile's Cottage Hill, a $9 million multi-family housing development. Construction is scheduled to wrap on the development, which covers more than 98,000 square feet, next May. It will be located at 7600 Cottage Hill Rd. Michael Hendrickson, director of pre-construction and estimating for Capstone Building, said the development "will provide an inviting and comfortable home for future residents   Read More ...
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'Habitat Hammers Back' long-term recovery effort discussed in Houston
Habitat for Humanity International tackles hurricane destruction in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico Updated 3:10 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Habitat for Humanity leaders representing the international organization and affiliates in recently hurricane-ravaged regions – southeast Texas, south Florida and Puerto Rico – convene in Houston Tuesday morning to discuss long-term recovery plans for those areas and assist local families in repairing their homes   Read More ...
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Trump foresees 'good shot' at getting tax reform through Congress
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Trump administration officials defended their tax reform framework Tuesday against criticisms that it favors the wealthy, leaves some middle-class families empty-handed, and heaps hundreds of billions of dollars onto the federal deficit. “This is as much a jobs act as it is a tax act,” said Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin. “This is about creating more opportunities for middle-income workers and companies here   Read More ...
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