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    Gunman among 10 dead in Oregon campus shooting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — A sheriff says 10 people were killed in a shooting at an Oregon community college. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says 10 dead and another seven injured is the “best, most accurate information we have at this time.” Gov. Kate Brown says the gunman was a 20-year-old man. That gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. However, a government official identifies the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and provided the […]

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    New rules for relationships: Write your own fairy tale

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    Author explains 5 ways to spot a narcissist

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    Botanic Backyard: How to prevent squirrels from eating flower bulbs

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    Glen Ellyn high schoolers create awesome 80s-style video to ask girls to homecoming

    GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — Two high school guys from suburban Glen Ellyn made a video to ask out their homecoming dates. Set to Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero,” the nearly 6-minute clip is silly and fun with an 80’s theme. It features real stunts and real mustaches. Shia LeBeuof even makes a cameo thanks to some excellent video editing. And all their hard work paid off — “Claire” and “Emma” said yes. We played the clip on WGN Morning News […]

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    Mountain lion spotted on top of 35-foot utility pole

    LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. — A mountain lion in California was caught on camera, It escaped to higher ground after encountering a school bus full of screaming kids, a witness told The Victor Valley Daily Press. The kids apparently spooked him. He went up the 35-foot utility pole to safety where he stayed there all afternoon. California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were originally hoping Tuesday that the cougar might climb back down from the power pole and go back into the wild after […]

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    Cubs: No wild-card viewing party at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — You can forget about watching the Chicago Cubs wild-card game at Wrigley Field. That game is likely to be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. The Cubs planned to sell tickets so fans could watch the game on the video boards at Wrigley, but now they’ve changed their mind. Here’s the full statement from the Cubs: “We explored the idea of hosting a NL Wild Card viewing party for fans at Wrigley Field, in the event we play on the road. […]

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    Man accused of stealing mascot costume and partying

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man got so drunk at a baseball game, that he passed out in the stadium. He woke up alone in a stairwell. He was about to leave, when he saw an open door. Inside was the mascot costume for Homer The Dragon. So of course he took it, put it on, and met his buddy at a bar. Homer The Dragon had a fun time. He danced, made friends, and got three women’s phone numbers. But the party […]

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    Evanston police officer caught sleeping in squad car

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A police officer in Evanston will be disciplined for an embarrassing picture posted on the WGN-TV Facebook page. The officer was seen sleeping in his squad car.  The picture was taken on Sept. 26 in downtown Evanston. The City of Evanston responded with a statement saying,”We are held to a higher standard and it is unacceptable as well as embarrassing. The officer is embarrassed as are we. The officer has accepted full responsibility and will be disciplined.  I don’t […]

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    Bald eagle rescued by IDOT workers dies

    GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — An injured American bald eagle found along Interstate 55 and rescued by IDOT workers has succumbed to its injuries. The eagle was brought to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center Tuesday morning. Staff say the eagle appeared to have been struck by a vehicle, and suffered from apparent head trauma and abrasions and contusions to its wings and feet. A veterinarian at Willowbrook conducted a necropsy on the bird and found no signs of internal […]


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