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  • Connie Ditto (PHOTO: Family photo)

    UPDATE: Mother found after sending bizarre text to husband

    UPDATE: Police say a Virginia mother who was reported missing earlier this week has been found safe. Other details are not being released at this time.   HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia mother is missing and her husband is asking questions about her strange behavior shortly before her disappearance. Mark Ditto says no one has […]

  • Bear might be put down after hiker killed

    Yellowstone grizzly put down after hiker killed

    A grizzly bear was euthanized Thursday after investigators determined that it killed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park last week. Autopsy results confirmed Lance Crosby, 63, died as a result of traumatic injuries sustained from a grizzly bear attack, park officials said. Additional evidence also pointed to the bear, who was female, as his attacker. […]

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    Husband arrested after allegedly admitting to role in wife’s death

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man has been arrested after allegedly confessing to playing a role in his wife’s death. On July 2, 2014, authorities found the body of 58-year-old Susan Hankins inside her home, along N.W. 49th St. At the time, Hankins was suffering from several serious health issues and her death appeared […]

  • El NIno, Courtesy: CNN

    Experts say ‘Godzilla El Niño’ may be coming

    If you don’t know El Niño now, you will soon. The waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean are heating up, scientists say, building towards a strong El Niño event that could rival the intensity of the record 1997 event that wreaked weather-related havoc across the globe, from mudslides in California to fires in Australia. According […]

  • Bear put down after hiker killed

    Yellowstone grizzly put down after hiker killed

    WYOMING  — A female grizzly bear was euthanized Thursday after an autopsy confirmed she killed a hiker in Yellowstone National Park last week. Autopsy results confirmed that Lance Crosby, 63, died as a result of traumatic injuries sustained from a grizzly bear attack, park officials said. Additional evidence also pointed to the female grizzly as […]

  • FILE -- A file photograph showing textbooks and empty student desks inside an Atlanta, Georgia school.

    Study shows elementary kids get 3 times more homework than they should

    Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress. The study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy, found students […]

  • A passenger talks with an airline representative at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.

    Airline begins weighing passengers for ‘safety’

    UZBEKISTAN — “Now if you could please step on the scale, we need to check your weight.” A common request at your doctor’s office, sure. But at the airport? It’s about to become standard procedure for anyone flying with Uzbekistan Airways. In a recent statement, the country’s flag carrier announced it will weigh passengers and […]

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    ‘Coolief’ procedure providing pain relief to chronic knee pain sufferers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a pain-relief technique that has a lot of people talking. Chronic knee pain can be devastating for some patients who have faced multiple knee surgeries or replacements. For Kerry Lawson, that meant a dependence on pain killers that threatened her career as a professor. She turned to a technique called Coolief, […]

  • Clinton Correctional Facility is a maximum security state prison in Dannemora, New York. It opened in 1845.
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    Inmate abuse complaints spike after New York prison escape, group says

    Inmates from the New York prison where two murderers escaped are now accusing authorities of abuse, claiming officers unleashed their frustrations on the remaining prisoners during the search for the fugitives. In more than 60 complaints since the escape, inmates from the Clinton Correctional Facility have claimed they were physically abused, placed in solitary confinement […]

  • A brain-eating amoeba might be behind the death of a 14-year-old boy in Minnesota, health officials say. Hunter Boutain became ill after swimming in Lake Minnewaska, in the west-central area of the state. Boutain, passed away on July 9, 2015, according to a statement from his family.

    Brain-eating amoeba didn’t cause Minnesota teen’s death, officials say

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Bacterial meningitis killed a 14-year-old boy in Minnesota last month, not a brain-eating amoeba as some officials initially suspected. Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that Hunter Boutain died from streptococcus pneumoniae that caused bacterial meningitis, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday. Doug Schultz, a spokesman for the […]

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    UPDATE: Man arrested for murder after alleged carjacking victim dies from injuries

    UPDATE: Authorities say a 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly carjacking a man and then severely beating him. On July 28, officers were called to Melrose Ln. and Peniel Ave. after someone found a man lying in the intersection. When officers arrived, they found 66-year-old Gayle Richard Vanek. Investigators say he had been forced […]