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  • Man ‘holding a large stick’ robs North Carolina bank, is found 5 minutes later

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. – A man was arrested after allegedly robbing a North Carolina bank using only a stick Tuesday afternoon. Kendrick Hart, 29, of Reidsville, is charged with armed robbery according to a news release from Reidsville police. The robbery happened at the American Partners Federal Credit Union around 4 p.m., according to WGHP. “The suspect walked into the bank holding a large stick, yelled, ‘This is a robbery,’ then jumped over the counter and proceeded to steal an unknown […]

  • Lucky Charms is retiring one of its marshmallows to add a unicorn

    For the first time in 10 years, Lucky Charms cereal is introducing a new and permanent marshmallow — the magical unicorn. General Mills, the company that makes Lucky Charms, made the decision on the new replacement after polling social media for suggestions. The purple-blue mythical creature will replace the yellow hourglass marshmallow. The hourglass has been part of the cereal since 2008. There’s another report that Lucky Charms is launching a new variety called Frosted Flakes Lucky Charms.” One can only […]

  • Video captures the moment prisoner slips out of handcuffs, escapes Ohio police department

    BROOKLYN, Ohio – Police are searching for James Hlvasa, who slipped out of handcuffs in the Brooklyn Police Department and evaded police Sunday, according to WJW. James Hlvasa slipped out of a wrist cuff that was attached to a bench inside the police station. He ran out a door and got away through a nearby field. As of Tuesday, Hlvasa was still not in custody. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Brooklyn police.

  • Activists visit long lines at ‘Black Panther’ screenings to increase voter registration

    NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. — Activists are using the Marvel super hero movie starring a nearly all black cast and set in the fictional East African nation of Wakanda as a chance to increase African American voter registration. Members of the Electoral Justice Project are targeting “Black Panther” fans with a campaign called #WakandatheVote, according to WPIX. “It’s a good opportunity to engage with more people of color,” Kristeena Alexander said while in line to see the movie. “And it’s […]

  • Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds

    IRVINE, Calif. – Drinking alcohol could be more important than exercise when it comes to living a long life, researchers say. The 90+ Study from the University of California, Irvine seeks to find out why people in the fastest growing age group in the United States – the “oldest-olds” – live as long as they do. Those who like to indulge in a moderate of alcohol should also enjoy the findings of neurologist Claudia Kawas and her team, who have […]

  • Teen learns to use 3-D printer to make an arm for his father

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Robbie Frei wanted to give his dad a hand. So, he built him an arm. “I decided to create a 3-D printed, custom-scanned prosthetic arm for my dad, who is an amputee,” St. Louis high school student Robbie Frei told KTVI. To get started, the Priory High School senior – who wants to go into robotics in college – designed a three-month thesis project. His mission: to build a 3-D printed arm for his father, […]

  • Shoplifting suspect arrested after wild confrontation in Walmart parking lot caught on video

    YUBA CITY, Calif. — A suspected shoplifter is in jail after his getaway attempt almost killed a man trying to stop him on Saturday. Video of the weekend’s dramatic confrontation has been shared hundreds of thousands of times. It shows the suspect in a Walmart parking lot in Yuba City, California almost running over a man trying to stop him from getting away, according to KTXL. Police say the 46-year-old victim boxed the suspect’s car in with his own, then […]

  • Couple worried mystery Amazon packages could be tied to international ‘brushing’ scam

    FOLSOM, Calif. – A northern California couple said they are concerned about mysterious packages that keep showing up at their doorstep. Michelle Carroll told KTXL it all started a few weeks ago when she and her husband received a stuffed, talking hamster. They thought maybe a friend had sent it as a joke. But, then, package after package from Amazon showed up on the doorstep of their Folsom home. So far, they’ve gotten a dozen knee support pillows in just […]

  • ‘Nobody would take me’: Dog found tied to tree with note attached to collar gets adopted

    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A dog found tied to a tree in a wooded area of Prince George County, Virginia has found a new home. “My name is Zeus,” a note tied to his collar read. “I am a very good dog. My owner just can’t afford me anymore. She tried to find me a home but nobody would take me.” The owner wrote, “I am left with no other options for him, I hate to do this but […]

  • How a 16-year-old girl risked her life to save Jews during World War II

    CARMEL, Ind. – Janina Korzeniewski has a one-word answer when asked what it was like the day the Nazis marched into Poland in 1939. “Fear.” Korzeniewski was 16 years old, a striking beauty and tutored in the German language because her Roman Catholic mother could see the writing on the wall in the late 1930s as Adolph Hitler made no secret of his intentions to establish a Third Reich throughout Europe. Among Hitler’s first targets: the Jews of Warsaw. “My […]

  • ‘Thought she might not make it,’ 5th-grader saves choking friend

    HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A fifth-grader in Virginia has been hailed a hero for jumping into action when he saw a classmate choking at lunch, starting to turn colors and gasping for breath. “I wasn’t really calm. My heart was racing,” Benjamin Ford told WTVR. “I just knew I had to help her.” Though he was nervous, school officials said the fifth-grader had all the right moves. Ford said he knew what to do because he relied on information he learned […]