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Woman raises more than $50K for homeless man who helped her

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Woman who suffers from extreme hearing loss can hear again after 30 years

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Watch: Whidbey Island ferry gets blown sideways during 60+ mph gusts

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Police search for wedding ring lost in Halloween candy bag

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STRANGE and BIZARRE Places Around The World

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Woman raises more than $50K for homeless man who helped her
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia has raised more than $50,000 to help him. Kate McClure started the Gofundme.com campaign earlier this month after she said she ran out of gas on Interstate95 and a homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt Jr. offered to walk a few blocks to buy her some with his last $20   Read More ...
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JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary
JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary BROOKLINE, Mass. — A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination. National park rangers will lay a wreath outside Kennedy's childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, and a 21-gun salute by an honor guard will follow   Read More ...
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Armored car worker sentenced for stealing ATM cash
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced for stealing cash he was supposed to use for filling an ATM in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.   Read More ...
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6 easy ways to save money on holiday shopping
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Families share their favorite holiday traditions
From the wacky to the meaningful, we're celebrating them all. Every family has their quirks, especially when it comes to the holidays. From the wacky to the sentimental, celebrating wouldn't be complete without these traditions. Throughout this holiday season, we'll be sharing some of our viewer's best and most fun traditions! Santa's Little Helper "Dylan Joseph Vigil, eight month old baby helping carry on the family tradition as a fourth generation Vigil selling New Mexico Christmas trees   Read More ...
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Thanksgiving dinner prep used as rehab at Unity Hospital
Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Some patients at Unity Hospital who cannot be home for the holidays spent Tuesday preparing a special Thanksgiving feast to share with their loved ones. Patients at the Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center were put to work Tuesday, peeling potatoes and whipping up some green bean casserole. Not only does this meal give them a chance to celebrate with their families, it is also part of the rehab program   Read More ...
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Woman who suffers from extreme hearing loss can hear again after 30 years
JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina (WCTI) - A North Carolina woman who suffers from extreme hearing loss is getting the chance to hear clearly for the first time in 30 years thanks to a new pair of hearing aids. Jocelyn Rodriguez lost her hearing at the age of four and never recovered. Since then, she says she's felt isolated, even from her closest family and friends   Read More ...
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Bicycle lane parking ban takes effect Dec. 20 after edit
Just a little touch-up on that new rule, by the way. Monday night, the Missoula City Council approved an update to an ordinance it passed earlier this month banning parking in bicycle lanes and within 40 feet of a bus stop. “A couple of use cases, very select use cases, around the community were pointed out by the Missoula Parking Commission where more parking would need to be taken out in order to meet the ordinance than would be required for a transit stop,” Ward 2 representative Jordan Hess said Monday   Read More ...
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Blackfeet Community College secures funding for $7.5 million Health Science building
BROWNING — Carol Murray has seen the challenges the small town of Browning has faced over the past couple of years. The financial hardships, legal disputes and disincorporation of the town of 1,000 has been hard on the community in the heart of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. As the interim president of Blackfeet Community College, Murray hopes that a new, $7   Read More ...
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BIZARRE Things Found in Basements
From incredible antiques to some of the creepiest artifacts around, here are the most bizarre things people have ACTUALLY found in their basements. Subscribe to Talltanic 6 - Secret Roommate - In September of the year 2013, several Ohio State University students moved into a student home close to campus, the basement was clogged with old remnants from former students, upon cleaning out the space a locked door was discovered pushed up against a back wall. They called maintenance who were quick to knock the door down, inside they expected to find a utility closet, instead they found a secret bedroom complete with a bed, clothes, framed photographs and used textbooks   Read More ...
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Barack Obama wishes Joe Biden happy birthday in the funniest way on Twitter
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Former President Barack Obama wished his former vice president Joe Biden a happy birthday in the most unique way on social media on Tuesday. Obama posted a tweet in similar meme format to previous viral tweets that make fun of the former President and Biden's unique relationship. The. In the tweet, Obama frames a scenario in which he is giving a speech before Biden interrupts what he's saying   Read More ...
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Turkeys arrive in DC ahead of presidential Thanksgiving pardon
WASHINGTON (WJLA) — The famous White House pardoned turkeys arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday ahead of the presidential Thanksgiving pardon - and they were given the royal treatment. The two turkeys stayed the night at the luxurious Willard Hotel in Northwest Sunday and will make a special appearance in the hotel's crystal room at 11 a.m. at which point their names will be released   Read More ...
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This Week in Government: League of Women Voters meeting open to public Monday night
Missoula Public Library Board Where: Director's office, 301 E. Main St. Agenda: Building project; 2018 calendar approval; highlights of the 2017 Statistical Report to State. *** Missoula League of Women Voters Where: Missoula Public Library large meeting room, 301 E. Main St. Agenda: Free presentation and introductory meeting open to the public. *** Missoula City Council Where: City Council Chambers, 140 W   Read More ...
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Recall Rundown: Everything pulled from shelves November 12-18
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These stores have the best Black Friday deals
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Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks
PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop — Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia. According to his grandson, Dominic Lussi, when asked what he wanted to take with him when he died, Richard Lussi replied, "What do you think? Pat's cheesesteak!" "No onions," his grandson said he would say, "because they'll come back to haunt me   Read More ...
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U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said. The incident took place in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday, when a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane flew the unusual air pattern. Images of a condensed air trail in the shape of a penis immediately went viral on social media   Read More ...
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Video surfaces of Jerry Jones delivering bizarre wedding message
Nobody ever looks good on those uncomfortable wedding video interviews. Ditto for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones, who has said he will bench any Cowboys players who kneel for the national anthem, appeared in a bizarre video now making the rounds on the internet in which he made what can be interpreted as either a racially charged, or just very stupid, comment   Read More ...
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Britain's most married man hopes to woo wife number NINE with his array of celebrity impressions as offers fly in from Ghana, Vietnam and USA
Ron Sheppard has had offers from women around the world, including the US, Vietnam, Ghana and Australia, as he searches for a partner to share his life with.   Read More ...
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'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet
LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics. When everyone in the room was asked to take out a purse or wallet, as an example of something that represented the economy, Carney hunted in several pockets before drawing a blank   Read More ...
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Frenchtown culinary students serve up early Thanksgiving feast
A week before Thanksgiving, Frenchtown teens buttoned up white chef jackets to serve a traditional feast in the high school commons. On Wednesday, 28 students from Agnes Nelson's Culinary 3 class baked four turkeys and a dozen pies, along with enough cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and roasted vegetables to feed about 100 people. It is the second year the students have demonstrated their ability to serve food safely by preparing a holiday meal for parents, siblings and school staff members   Read More ...
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'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident
'Girls on the Run' teaches young ladies how to be healthy, confident BALTIMORE — Girls on the Run is a Baltimore program focused on uplifting girls by inspiring them to be joyful, healthy and confident. Roland Park Elementary and Middle School students are part of a group called Girls on the Run. Not only do they run during an after-school program, but they are learning life lessons   Read More ...
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Winterfest kicks off in Council Bluffs
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Throwback Thursday: Bret Clark
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Suspect dances for Texas officers when told to put both hands in the air
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Strange and BIZARRE Places On Earth
Odd places can be found tucked away in remote parts of different countries. Some of these places we’re going to talk about, you might have heard of already. And whether these sites were man-made or a result of mother nature, it makes them no-less strange to marvel at. And visiting any one of these places can seem like some strange surrealist dream. Subscribe to Talltanic 6. The Cincinnati Abandoned Subway Lots of metropolitan cities have a subway and train system integrated into their public transit. However, the Cincinnati Subway remains incomplete, with empty tunnels sitting beneath the city streets. The abandoned project was due to the overwhelming cost of what it would take to finish it   Read More ...
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‘Getting creepier by the hour’: Story on Roy Moore’s marriage contains BIZARRE detail
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Suitcase of sapphires and other gems worth 1 million pounds stolen from London train
LONDON (Reuters) - British police were hunting for an unidentified man on Tuesday after a suitcase containing 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) worth of gems was stolen from a luggage rack on a train at London’s Euston station. The owner, a 35-year-old jewelry dealer, boarded a train to Birmingham on Nov. 8 but when the train arrived at Rugby in central England, he discovered that his suitcase of rubies, emeralds and sapphires was no longer on the luggage rack   Read More ...
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Watch: Whidbey Island ferry gets blown sideways during 60+ mph gusts
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. (KOMO) -- Being on a ferry during a November windstorm can be a harrowing experience -- not just for the passengers, but for the captain as well! Watch as the M/V Salish leaves the dock at the Keystone Ferry Terminal in Whidbey Island where wind gusts in that area had been reported around 60 mph:   Read More ...
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Missoula man accused of weekend assault of girlfriend
A Missoula man accused of attacking his girlfriend after an argument has been charged under the new felony strangulation law enacted by the Legislature this year. Ryan Joseph Taylor, 25, faces the felony strangulation count and a misdemeanor for tampering with a communication device after an incident over the weekend. Shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, police officers heard a woman yelling for help near the Scott Street bridge   Read More ...
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91 new faces: City Club Missoula hosts forum on refugee resettlement
Nearly 100 refugees from war-ravaged countries have been settled in Missoula by the International Rescue Committee in the past year, getting jobs and building new lives. They might not be here if it weren’t for the power of photojournalism. In September 2015, a 3-year-old Syrian boy named Alan Kurdi drowned as he and his family tried to escape civil war by crowding onto a small inflatable boat in Turkey and trying to get to safety in Greece   Read More ...
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ASEAN 2017: Donald Trump Isn't The Only One Who Messed Up That Handshake
US President Donald Trump had Twitter buzzing after bungling a carefully choreographed photo op at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines on Monday. But while social media zeroed in on Mr Trump for failing to grasp whose hands he was supposed to be holding and breaking a lineup intended to showcase unity, many missed one other world leader who didn't even try particularly hard to get the traditional crossover handshake right   Read More ...
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Police search for wedding ring lost in Halloween candy bag
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say a woman who lives in South Burlington called them after she says she accidentally dropped her yellow gold and diamond eternity wedding band into a trick-or-treater's bag. She said others have reported that someone posted on social media about finding the ring but she couldn't find the post. The woman lives in the Butler Farm neighborhood and police are asking parents to check their children's candy bags if they visited the woman's neighborhood   Read More ...
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Monday's Montanans: Couple bring classical training to Missoula art scene
In Montana, the phrase "traditional painting" usually conjures up images of Charlie Russell canvases. Two recent transplants studied a much older tradition, academic painting and drawing, in the academies of Florence, Italy. Terra Chapman and Maurilio Milone, a married couple ages 27 and 31, respectively, recently moved from Europe to Missoula with plans of opening a studio to create their own works and teach others   Read More ...
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Man fighting to keep pet squirrel
Is a squirrel better than owning a dog? That’s the argument a Florida man is trying to make.   Read More ...
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UNMC's season ice-skating rink set to open Thanksgiving week
The public rink, located just east of 42nd Street on UNMC's midtown campus, will open weekends starting Nov. 25 through Feb. 4. Admission to the rink is $7 per person. That includes skate rental. Hours of operation are noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays. The rink is closed Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for UNMC student broomball and curling leagues   Read More ...
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Oklahoma woman breaks women's world record for 100-mile race
VIENNA, Ill. — An Oklahoma woman set a women's world record Saturday by running the fastest 100-mile race at the Tunnel Hill 100 in Vienna, Illinois. Camille Herron ran the 100-mile race in 12 hours, 42 minutes and 39 seconds -- finishing the race before any other competitor. The feat not only is a women's world record, but it's the fastest 100-mile time by a male or female in 2017   Read More ...
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University of Montana's enrollment vice president notes office is hitting targets
A top enrollment official at the University of Montana believes recruitment will remain a top priority for the campus. Enrollment at UM has dropped and caused budget woes in recent years, and lack of money is one reason a task force at UM is evaluating campus priorities and ranking programs. This week, the task force didn't rank two enrollment units as priorities for growth despite a concerted call from UM's leaders that enrollment is a critical goal   Read More ...
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Veterans young and old celebrate service at Fort Missoula ceremony
It’s been 72 years since Ron “Rondo” Schafe stole a blank baptism certificate from church, forged his birthdate and deployed to Okinawa, Japan. “I was only 16. There was another guy over there with us who was only 15 who did the same thing,” Schafe said. “Times have changed, you know. Back then, everything was an adventure.” Two weeks after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, he was on the ground there   Read More ...
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Frenchtown schools honor future, former veterans
“Grandpa Dave” Watt calls Frenchtown Elementary, the school where he frequently volunteers, “the most patriotic school in the state,” in large part because of the district’s annual Veterans Day celebration. He retired from the Navy in 2003 as a master chief petty officer, the highest enlisted rank, after 30 years of service. More recently, he earned his nickname for volunteering at the school once a week as a foster grandparent   Read More ...
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