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  • Police still searching for suspect in shooting of Texas meteorologist

    Police are still searching for the man who shot a Texas meteorologist Wednesday. Patrick Crawford, 35, was shot in the parking lot of a TV station in Waco, Texas. A spokesperson for the Department of Safety in Texas said that the suspect exchanged words with the KCEN employee before he pulled a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times. Crawford suffered multiple gunshot wounds but managed to drive away and flag down a construction worker, who called for help. He underwent […]

  • ‘Very Angry Bears Fan’ sings a Christmas classic LIVE, explains where lyrics came from

    Is it a coincidence that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler got benched the same week “A Very Angry Bears Fan Christmas” went viral? The video’s creators don’t think so. “I do take credit for that,” the video’s featured singer Phil Guay jokingly said. But Phil Guay and Dan Leverance of Parkview Christian Chruch in Orland Park are quick to give credit to The Angry Cleveland Browns fan for their video’s lyrics. “We are a big fan of that guy. He is […]

  • How to make holiday centerpieces with materials from your backyard

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    14-year-old should not have been executed for murder, judge says

    A South Carolina judge exonerated a 14-year-old boy who was convicted of murder and executed by the state 70 years ago. According to WISTV, George Stinney of Alcolu, S.C., was convicted of beating Mary Emma Thames and Betty June Binnicker to death in 1944. He was executed by electric chair. The teen was so small that he had to sit on a phone book to be executed by the chair. Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen’s ruling effectively clears Stinney’s name. “Given […]

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    Texas meteorologist Patrick Crawford shot multiple times outside of TV station

    A meteorologist was shot multiple times in the parking lot of a Waco, Texas, television station where he worked Wednesday morning. Patrick Crawford, a morning show meteorologist at KCEN, exchanged words with a suspect before the suspect pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired several times. KCEN reports that Crawford managed to drive away and flag down a construction worker, who called for help. Police are still searching for the suspect. Crawford is undergoing surgery at a hospital in Temple, Texas. Crawford […]

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    School punishes blind child by replacing cane with pool noodle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The parents of a Missouri eight-year-old boy are outraged after they say their blind son’s cane was taken away and replaced with a pool noodle. Dakota Nafzinger, who was born without eyes, attends Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City. Rachel Nafzinger told WDAF the school took away her son’s cane as punishment for bad behavior on the bus and gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute. North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman […]

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    This Hanukkah parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ is a holiday hit

    A Jewish a cappella group may have created the best viral video of the holiday season. The group Six13 created a Hanukkah parody of Taylor Swift’s “Shake it off” and features the male singers spinning dreidels, lighting candles and dancing in tutus. The song features lyrics like: “Cause we’re counting up to eight, eight, eight, eight, eight/And these latkes taste so great, great, great, great, great.” Watch the whole video in the player above.

  • Viewer loves Pat’s beard, ‘Tom Brokaw’ wishes anchors a Merry Christmas

  • Man shot and killed outside West Side library

    A man who was shot outside a West Side Chicago Public Library has died. The 23-year-old man was shot outside the The Richard M. Daley – West Humboldt Park branch at 733 N Kedzie Ave and was taken to the hospital around 2:30 this afternoon. The man died at the hospital. The library will remain closed until further notice, a spokesman said. It’s unclear if the shooting took place inside or outside of the library. Investigators could be seen putting up crime […]

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    Amber Alert cancelled for 2 young girls in Marion, Illinois

    Police in downstate Marion, Illinois, have cancelled an Amber Alert for Corbyn Ewin, 9, and Celsie Erwin, 7. According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect is in custody and the girls are fine. Authorities said Damon H. Jones, 37, had taken his stepchildren Sunday night without permission and has concealed their location since then. There are no other details about how Jones and the girls were found.

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