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  • 10-year-old boy killed by log in surf at Alabama beach

    FORT MORGAN, Ala. – A boy from St. Louis died during a family vacation when rough surf kicked up by a tropical storm sent a large log crashing down on him. The 10-year-old was in Alabama when he was fatally struck in front of his family’s condo Wednesday morning. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office reports that officers initially arrived in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court at around 10:30 a.m. for reports of a possible drowning. His father told investigators that the 10-year-old was only standing a few […]

  • Wife of Cubs’ Addison Russell files for divorce, declines interview with MLB over abuse allegations

    CHICAGO — Melisa Russell, wife of Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, is filing for divorce, according to the law firm representing her in the proceedings. In a statement released Wednesday, the law firm of Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP said Melisa Russell’s Petition for Dissolution of Marriage has been filed in Cook County. The firm also said that Melisa refused to be interviewed by Major League Baseball after posts on social media accusing Addison of domestic violence prompted an investigation […]

  • ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ will resume production after misconduct investigation

    “Bachelor in Paradise” will resume production 10 days after filming came to a halt to investigate an allegation of misconduct involving two cast members. In a statement obtained by CNN, Warner Bros., the company which produces “Bachelor in Paradise,” announced it had completed an investigation with the assistance of an outside law firm and no evidence was found to “support any charge of misconduct.” “Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release […]

  • Lake Michigan could be getting the most amazing floating water park we’ve ever seen

    WHITING, Ind. – Plans for a floating water park are being finalized for Lake Michigan. The Northwest Indiana Times reports, the German company Wibit plans to build the park at Whiting’s Whihala Beach this summer. The Time reports the inflatable sports park will include “slides, tunnels, trampolines, towers, cliffs, half pipes and other play features for all ages, from toddlers through adults.” The company is investing $300,000 in the park. Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura told the Times, “We’re moving toward […]

  • Gov. Rauner to speak today ahead of special session

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —  Governor Rauner plans to deliver a live address to the people of Illinois Tuesday night from the old state capitol in Springfield. His speech will come on the eve of a special session of the legislature starting Wednesday. The governor called the 10- day session to deal with the state’s unprecedented budget impasse. Illinois has plugged along on stopgap spending bills for nearly two years. The fiscal deadline for a full budget is June 30th. Rauner plans […]

  • Man survives attack after chainsaw reportedly jams; Person in custody

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – A man was hospitalized after he was attacked by another man with a chainsaw in Arlington Heights. Police have a person in custody and charges are pending. Police will only say they are investigating “a domestic situation that turned violent” in the parking lot in the 500 block of Golf Rd. The incident happened around 1 p.m. when, witnesses say, the assailant crashed his car into the victim’s and then went after him with the chainsaw […]

  • Packer fan sues over Bears’ sideline dress code

    CHICAGO — A Green Bay fan is making a federal case out of a dispute with the Chicago Bears, filing a lawsuit accusing the rival team of violating his free-speech rights by prohibiting him from wearing Packers apparel at Bears’ pregame warmups. Russell Beckman of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, filed the 10-page lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Friday seeking a court order lifting the ban. An email Beckman sent to Bears executives that he included in his court […]

  • Mom surprises son with birthday party full of pugs

    ROSEVILLE, CA — A local boy’s 12th birthday wish came true when he was surprised with a party that was attended by some adorable guests. Cierra Baumunk planned her son’s entire celebration, which took place Saturday at the Pet Food Express in Roseville. She went with a theme she knew her son, Hayden, would be the most excited by — pugs. Local pet owners and the Pug Rescue of Sacramento brought hundreds of pugs to join in on the fun. […]

  • Video shows woman setting fire to Milwaukee home with residents inside, 1 dead

    MILWAUKEE — Video posted to social media appears to show a woman pouring gasoline through the window of a Milwaukee home before setting it on fire while residents were still inside, starting a blaze that left a 72-year-old man dead Friday, FOX6 News reports. Jestopher and Jessie Hinds and their cousin Travonta Richmond told FOX6 they watched from nearby as the woman busted out a window before grabbing what appears to be a gas can from the garage and pouring it through […]

  • Aurora police detail standoff with burglars in home with ‘large cache of loaded guns’

    AURORA, Ill. — Aurora police released details Sunday of what happened during a five-hour standoff that followed a burglary gone awry Saturday where suspects barricaded themselves inside a home with a “large cache of loaded guns.” The department shared the story in a Facebook post Sunday. Authorities say it all began after neighbors called 911 to report men attempting to break into a house after they were allegedly seen walking to the back of the home and attempting to kick […]