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    “I just want to live,” Veteran’s wife upset after hospital cancels tumor surgery

    TACOMA, Wash. (KING) – Patricia Zuniga fears cancer could be spreading inside her body after a surgery to remove a tumor was abruptly canceled. Zuniga’s health insurance fight has lasted more than three months. “Just not knowing, just feeling helpless and powerless is the worst part,” she told KING. “And being put off and being told to wait to wait and to wait.” Last December, a mammogram revealed she had a tumor in her breast. Doctors didn’t believe it was […]

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    Community outraged over proposed swinger’s club near Christian school

    MADISON, Tenn. (WSMV) – After the city council said a sex club could not be built near Goodpasture Christian School, critics thought the issue was over. However, developers may have found a loophole. For months, the vacant building next to Goodpasture Christian School has been the subject of controversy. Members of the community found out the new owners wanted to open it as a swinger’s club. Opponents were so outraged that council members passed a zoning amendment to stop the club […]

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    Vietnam vet says anonymous note is the greatest thanks he’s ever been given

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WPTV) – A Vietnam veteran is looking to thank the person who anonymously made his day. Richard Smith says a note of gratitude from a complete stranger is the greatest thanks he has ever been given. With a Vietnam veteran license plate and bumper sticker, the back of Smith’s car prompts some attention. “People have noticed it and they say thank you,” he said, “But never has anybody ever taken the time to write like this.” The […]

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    Officers rescue puppies strapped to roof of van on interstate

    AKRON, Ohio (WKYC) – Four puppies are looking for a new home following a series of 911 phone calls to police. As drivers were heading down I-76 on Friday, they noticed an unusual sight in the next lane. A van was traveling down the road with a cage of puppies strapped to the roof. Police say the four puppies were rescued halfway through a Mennonite family’s 300-mile trip to Pennsylvania. “They’ve been traveling a long way already and had a […]

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    Researchers looking to blood test to detect cancer earlier than before

    An experimental blood test could be the next key in the fight against cancer. Researchers are testing what they call a ‘liquid biopsy,’ which looks for fragments of cancer in a patient’s blood. The test was able to predict recurrences of lymphoma more than three months before they showed up on CT scans. Experts say it was also able to identify patients who were unlikely to respond to chemotherapy. More studies are needed, but experts say the test could be […]

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    Lady Antebellum’s tour bus catches fire on interstate

    GARLAND, Tx. – Lady Antebellum’s tour bus went up in flames Thursday morning. Dallas fire rescue officials say a blown tire on the bus caused the fire. Cell phone video captured the blaze that damaged one side of the vehicle. The bus was transporting members of the band to Dallas for the American Country Music Awards. On her Instagram account, co-lead singer Hillary Scott said she, her husband, the band’s tour manager and the driver were the only ones on board the […]

  • synthetic drugs

    New synthetic drug more potent, addictive than previous versions

    NEW YORK (NBC News) – Experts say a new designer drug is even more potent and more addictive than the synthetic versions before it. On the streets, it is known as “gravel” but officials say “flakka” is a stimulant that is part of a chemical class called cathinones. It has also been labeled “the insanity drug” for its amphetamine-like effects of ‘molly’ and ‘ecstasy.’ “This is bad stuff,” said James Hall, co-director of the Center for the Study and Prevention […]

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    Vets: 1,100 dog flu cases diagnosed in Chicago, six dogs killed

    CHICAGO (NBC News) – Researchers say a strain of a dog flu virus that has never been seen before in the United States is wreaking havoc on pets in Illinois. So far, at least 1,100 dogs in Chicago have come down with the highly contagious strain of canine flu. Six of those dogs have died. The current outbreak, which is the largest and longest lasting in the region, is caused by a strain that is related to the Asian strains […]

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    Watch: Driver trapped in tornado’s path captures incredible video

    FAIRDALE, Ill. (NBC News) – A North Carolina man has a close call with a tornado and he has the video to prove it. Sam Smith was driving on interstate 39 in northern Illinois last Thursday when he saw the funnel cloud approaching. You can hear the 43-year-old father of three say he’s not sure which way the tornado is moving, and that he didn’t know which way to go to get away. He, along with other drivers eventually seek […]

  • Aaron Hernandez Indicted

    Guilty: Former NFL player convicted of murdering friend

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (NBC News) – A former star tight end with the New England Patriots on trial for murdering a friend was found guilty of the crime. On Wednesday, a jury convicted Aaron Hernandez of first-degree murder for the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd in 2013. Prosecutors say they have never been able to figure out a motive for the killing, but say there was plenty of evidence that linked Hernandez to the crime scene. Lloyd was dating the […]

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    “Don’t worry, Mom,” Teen leaves note before deadly shark attack

    SAINT- DENIS, Reunion Island – A family is mourning the loss of a 13-year-old surfing champion following a deadly shark attack. Elio Canestri was with six other people on Sunday off the coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. “He was someone who always listened to his parents,” Giovanni Canestri, the boy’s father, told RTL. “He analyzed danger intelligently, he was a competitor.” According to NBC News, all water-based activities are banned on the island unless spotters are in […]