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  • Millennials redefining the ‘American dream’

    A generation of home-buyers aren’t being represented as the housing market continues to surge. Millennials are the largest age group not purchasing homes. John Burns, a real estate consultant, conducted a study that showed home ownership falling across all age groups for the last seven years, but the Millennial generation marked the largest drop. Since the housing collapse of 2009 home ownership among ages 25 to 34-years-old is 39 percent. Burns expects this rate to fall even more over the next […]

  • Pharmaceutical executives’ salaries soar after EpiPen price hike

    WASHINGTON – A pharmaceutical company has been under scrutiny after prices for a lifesaving drug spiked in recent years. Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for an EpiPen — the portable device that can stop a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction — from around $100 in 2008 to $500 and up today. “Patients are calling and saying they can’t afford it,” said Dr. Douglas McMahon, an allergy specialist in Maplewood, Minnesota. “They’re between a […]

  • EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids With Allergies Scrambling Ahead of School Year

    The cost of saving your child’s life has gotten a lot more expensive. EpiPen's price hike of more than 400% has parents scrambling. — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 19, 2016 Parents getting ready for back-to-school season have another item to toss in the basket along with Trapper Keepers and boxes of pencils — and they’re facing sticker shock at the latest price increase. Doctors and patients say the Mylan pharmaceutical company has jacked up the prices for […]

  • Woman sentenced to 4 days in jail after accidentally killing man while texting and driving

    NEW PRAGUE, Minn. – The family of a Minnesota man killed by a texting driver last October is seeking tougher laws, hoping they may serve as a deterrent for those who don’t realize what’s at stake when they are distracted behind the wheel. Joe Tikalsky, 79, was struck by a texting driver while standing at his mailbox on the shoulder of a rural road. He even happened to be wearing a neon yellow reflective vest at the time. On Tuesday, […]

  • Oklahoma drivers disturbed by noose display along highway

    MOUNDS, Okla. – Oklahoma drivers were disturbed this weekend by a display along the side of the highway with nooses hanging from a tree and signs with pictures of nooses warning people not to be in the area after dark. Terrance Reed was one of the many people who pulled over in shock and he says the display is a direct attack on his heritage. “If you think of a noose in America, it doesn’t represent anything but what used […]

  • Divers discover 400-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Florida

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Divers off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida discovered a 400-year-old shipwreck that they believe may have belonged to the French. Divers with Global Marine Exploration believe the remains are from three different French ships, and the contents include canons made of bronze and iron, anchors, and symbols of the fleur-de-lis and a French coat of arms archaeologists call priceless. Archaeologists say the details will be difficult to verify, but they’re likely from the French colonial […]

  • Grieving mother finds a way to help others

    This week is the annual world breast-feeding week and one Nebraska woman has gone above and beyond to help other new moms and babies. Demi Frandsen of Omaha, has donated 17,503 ounces or 131 gallons of breast milk to a local breast milk bank, where it will be used to help sick babies that are hospitalized. Frandsen decided to donate her milk after her 10 month-old son Leo died of health complications. After Leo’s death, Demi wanted to provide for babies […]

  • Disturbing video shows tiger attack tourist at safari; another woman killed during rescue attempt

    Warning: Some viewers may find the video below disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. BEIJING, China – A tourist was killed and another was injured after they were mauled by tigers while on a safari tour at a wildlife park in Beijing over the weekend. According to NBC News, surveillance video captured the moment when two visitors in the front seats of a white sedan reportedly got into an argument while driving through the tiger enclosure on Saturday. The video shows […]

  • Two former paramedics in jail following alleged “selfie” war using patients in ambulances

    OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Two former paramedics are in jail after allegedly engaging in a “selfie” war using patients in ambulances, some of whom were unconscious. Former Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services paramedic Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, is charged with two felonies. She was arrested Thursday in Santa Rosa County. Christopher Wimmer, 33, of Crestview, is facing seven felonies and a misdemeanor battery charge. He turned himself in to police in Crestview Thursday afternoon. Investigators say the two suspects used […]

  • Trump organization staffer claims responsibility for Melania’s convention speech

    CLEVELAND, Ohio –  A Trump organization staffer identified herself as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania’s Trump convention speech and offered her resignation Wednesday. Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said the Trumps did not accept her resignation. McIver explained that she included the passages from Obama’s speech after listening to Melania Trump read passages from the 2008 speech over the phone. “Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s […]

  • Report: Gunman randomly shot two people to death inside Florida hospital

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Two people are dead after an apparent random shooting at a Florida hospital. According to WESH, 29-year-old David Owens entered the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla. Sunday armed with a handgun. Officials say Owens walked into 88-year-old Cynthia Zingsheim’s hospital room and shot and killed Zingsheim and a 36-year-old hospital employee, identified as Carrie Rouzer. Police say the attack appears random.  So far, there is no evidence that Owens knew wither of the victims. Owens reportedly left the gun […]