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    Powerball jackpot reaches $314 million

    NEW YORK — Have you bought your Powerball ticket? The current jackpot for the national lottery has reached $314 million after going weeks without a winner. The next drawing is Saturday night. If a winner isn’t drawn, the pot will grow even bigger. The last jackpot to reach this level eventually grew to become the largest in U.S. history — $1.5 billion. That jackpot garnered a lot of attention until three winning tickets were sold in January in Chino Hills, […]

  • Some creative thieves made off with Hy-Vee's nod to the Royals, stealing a 3-D player off the company's billboard.

    14-foot statue stolen from billboard found in woods

    Kansas City, MO (KCTV) — A 14-foot-tall cutout of a Kansas City Royals player from a billboard along I-435 has been located in a wooded area. The 150-pound, roughly $8,000 3-D image of a center-fielder was found Friday morning along the interstate near Truman Road. Hy-Vee put up the signage of the baseball player in Royals gear visible as a salute to the team’s momentum. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said it missing Wednesday night or Thursday morning from atop […]

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    FBI investigates expensive ‘pain creams’ billed to taxpayers

    Phoenix, AZ (KPHO) — The Department of Defense, the FBI and U.S. attorneys in at least six states are investigating allegations that some compounding pharmacies are committing fraud, selling expensive “pain creams” and other drugs not approved by the FDA to military veterans. Compounding pharmacies create their own drugs by combining two or more prescription ingredients into one product. Their use by current and former military members has skyrocketed in the past decade. According to figures from the U.S. Government […]

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    Faithful flock to ‘weeping icon’ in Chicago church

    HOMER GLEN, Ill. — A church in Homer Glen is drawing pilgrims from across Chicagoland to witness what some are calling a miracle. An icon of St. John the Baptist has been oozing fragrant oil since last summer at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. Parishioners believe the oil to be myrrh. So far, no one has offered proof that it’s a sign from God, but no one has proven that it isn’t. It could be simply a chemical reaction, but some […]

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    Woman admits to kidnapping middle school girl for the day

    Woman admits to kidnapping middle school girl for the day #News4 #KMOV — KMOV (@KMOV) April 29, 2016 Poplar Bluff, MO (KMOV) — A Poplar Bluff woman is now in custody after allegedly kidnapping a middle school girl. James Miller and Tonjia Miller called police to report the April 27 incident. James Miller told police Lori Flickinger signed his 13-year-old daughter out of her middle school for the day without his knowledge or consent. James Miller said he […]

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    Fire crews respond to near-drowning, then stay to fix pool gate

    Firefighters wear many hats. Watch how @PeoriaFire crews help keep a family safe — CBS 5 News (@CBS5AZ) April 29, 2016 Peoria, AZ (KPHO) — A near-drowning call not only had a happy ending for one Peoria family, it ended with a newly-fixed pool gate, thanks to some big-hearted crew members from Peoria Fire-Medical. It all started when Peoria Fire-Medical crews responded to a near-drowning call at about 2:10 p.m. Thursday at a home near 87th Avenue and […]

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    Driver injected heroin right before hitting 3 children, killing 1: police

    Atlanta, GA (WGCL) — Atlanta police said Friday that a driver who hit three children, killing one of them, injected heroin right before the April 15 crash. Police said the driver, Ryan Lisabeth, 28, was traveling on Joseph E. Boone at a high rate of speed when he struck a passing truck on the rear as he crossed over the center line. Lisabeth drove onto the sidewalk where Timothy Hood, 12, Roland Ward, 11, and Isaiah Ward, 9, were standing […]

  • Dynel Lane allegedly lured a mother-to-be to her Colorado home with the promise of baby clothes then stabbed her and cut the baby from her womb. (Photo: Police)

    Woman who cut baby from its mother’s womb sentenced to 100 years in prison

    COLORADO — A Colorado woman convicted of cutting an unborn baby from its mother’s womb was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison. Former nurse’s aide Dynel Lane, 35, attacked Michelle Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant and had responded to Lane’s online ad for baby clothes. Wilkins survived the March 18, 2015, attack but her unborn baby — a girl — did not. “You knowingly left me to die multiple times,” Wilkins said Friday in a victim impact statement. […]

  • US singer Janet Jackson performs during the Dubai World Cup horse racing event on March 26, 2016 at the Meydan racecourse in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai.
Janet Jackson returned to the stage after a four-month hiatus for mysterious health reasons, bringing her energetic dance show to Dubai.

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    Janet Jackson has something ‘Coming Soon’

    What are you up to Janet Jackson? When last heard from, the superstar singer was postponing the second leg of her “Unbreakable” world tour on doctor’s orders as she and her husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, planned a family. But on Friday Jackson tweeted, “Hey you guys, I love and miss you!” and posted a GIF that appeared to be from a new music video with the caption “Coming Soon.” Hey you guys, I love and miss you! — […]

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    Oral sex is not rape if victim is intoxicated, unconscious, court rules

    OKLAHOMA — An Oklahoma court has upheld a ruling not to bring charges of forcible sodomy against a defendant because the victim was drunk at the time. The ruling relates to a 2014 case in which a 16-year-old girl said she was sexually assaulted by a schoolmate after drinking and smoking marijuana in a Tulsa park. After the girl became incapacitated and unable to walk — her blood-alcohol level was later found to be four times the legal limit to drive […]


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