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    Father trashes suspect’s vehicle after learning about teen daughter’s rape

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A Pittsburgh father was pushed over the edge by claims of a violent sexual assault against his daughter. Investigators say 32-year-old Dustin Moffat waited for a 13-year-old girl to get off her school bus, then forced her into his home and raped her, WTAE reports. Police say he raped her here more than once. They say when she wouldn’t go home with him, Moffat would choke her, spit on her, then stalk her. The girl’s father was so […]

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    Prairie Farms’ Peeps-flavored milk is coming to a grocery store near you

    CARLINVILLE, Ill. — There’s a new way to get kids to drink milk: Make it taste like Peeps. Prairie Farms Dairy is putting out Peeps-flavored milk for spring. Peeps milk will be available in three flavors including Marshmallow Milk, reduced-fat Chocolate Marshmallow Milk and reduced-fat Easter Egg Nog. They’re expected to be in grocery stores across the Midwest this week. Read the full news release from Prairie Farms here.

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    Mistrial declared in sentencing phase of Jodi Arias case

    Another mistrial has been declared in the sentencing phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial. They could not decide whether she should be given the death penalty or life in prison. In 2013, Arias was convicted of murdering her fiance Travis Alexander. The case drew national attention for the shocking details of the murder and their relationship. A previous jury also deadlocked on her punishment, prompting this jury to be chosen for a sentencing retrial. Jurors deliberated for five days. This is a developing […]

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    Lockdown lifted at Alexian Brothers hospital in Hoffman Estates

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. —  A northwest suburban hospital has lifted a lockdown that was caused by an accidental activation of an alarm system. The Alexian Brothers Hospital Behavioral Center in Hoffman Estates was put on lockdown around 10 a.m. today, after an alarm sounded just before 9:30 a.m., indicating there was an active shooter. Repairs on the phone lines there reportedly led to wires being crossed and an alarm being tripped.  

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    Petco groomer fired for ‘roughing up’ dog

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia Petco employee is out of a job, after a woman recorded his rough treatment while grooming one of the animals. According to WSB, Hannah Marie Pellisier said she notified management after shooting the video, which was viewed by thousands after Pellisier posted it to her Facebook page. “When the dog still wouldn’t calm down and give him his paw, he kind of just started pulling on the paw, and using his body to push the dog around […]

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    Everyone sounds better in WGN’s magic stairway except for Robin

    The stairwell right outside WGN’s newsroom has amazing acoustics! Everyone who sings in the stairwell sounds 10 times better. Well, almost everyone.

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    Take a ride on Carowinds’ Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ready for a thrill? Video of the first ever test run of the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster has just been posted online. The Fury 325 coaster at Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C., is classified as a “giga coaster” because is is between 300-399 feet hight (325 feet to be exact.) The coaster has an 81-degree initial drop and reaches 95 miles per hour. Fury 325 is part of a planned $50 million multi-year expansion at the park. Click here for more coverage […]

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    Chicago-bound plane blows 2 tires on runway in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS — A flight bound for Chicago blew two tires while taxiing on the runway at Lambert Airport Thursday morning. All the passengers were safely taken off of United Airlines Flight #3412 so an inspection could be conducted. No other information is available at this time. Check back for details.


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