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  • Smithsonian bans selfie sticks

    The Smithsonian is telling visitors to leave their “selfie sticks” at home. The metal rods attach to iPhones so people can take photos of themselves, while capturing what’s behind them — without being cropped out of the frame. Officials at the Smithsonian National Museum says the sticks can damage their exhibits or hurt other people. “Selfie sticks” are already banned at a number of museums across the country.

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown case investigating boyfriend

    ATLANTA — A criminal investigation is underway in the Bobbi Kristina Brown case with her boyfriend at the center of it. Brown’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, arrived at the hospital in Atlanta yesterday. Brown is in a medically-induced coma. TMZ is reporting that police are looking into a fight Brown may have had with her boyfriend just before she was found face-down in a bathtub full of water. Meantime, family members continue to arrive at the Atlanta area hospital. This follows […]

  • Funeral Saturday for slain U of I student

    CHICAGO — A funeral was held today for the University of Illinois student killed during a botched robbery on campus. A celebration of life took place at 10 a.m. at Curie High School on the South Side to remember Vicente Mundo. A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help pay for funeral expenses. Nearly $10,000 has been raised — almost doubling the family’s goal. Two men are in custody and held on $2 million dollars bond each for the […]

  • Shooting suspects surrender after standoff in Aurora

    AURORA, IL — Two men are in custody after a shooting in Montgomery led to a standoff in Aurora. A man was shot and injured just before 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Witnesses told police that the shooter went to Aurora. When they got to the home in the 1100 block of Homer, there was a standoff. The two men inside ended up surrendering hours later. A woman who says she’s the mom of one of them, says her son called her […]

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    Fire damages carriages at stable in Old Town

    CHICAGO — A fire in Old Town left a number of horse carriages destroyed, and now investigators are looking at graffiti on the scene for more details. The historic site was built in 1871 after the Great Chicago Fire, and stabled as many as 60 coach and riding horses as well as hansom cabs in its heyday. During the 1980s and 1990s, the facility was used as a riding academy but it fell into disrepair.   A massive renovation took place in […]

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    Former Chicagoan wins $1M Doritos Super Bowl commercial contest

    CHICAGO — A former Chicagoan is now a million dollars richer thanks to a commercial. USC grad Scott Zabielski won Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” contest. Zabielski’s commercial takes place on an airplane, focusing on a man who landed the coveted aisle seat. He tries to scare others away from sitting next to him until he sees a pretty girl. The catch — she’s carrying a crying baby. Before shooting the commercial, Zabielski was an executive producer for the comedy […]

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    McDonald’s accepting ‘lovin’ as new form of payment for meal

    CHICAGO — McDonald’s is about to start accepting a form of payment just about anyone can afford. The official announcement will come Sunday during the Super Bowl. Then starting Monday, McDonalds will begin their “Pay with Lovin'” promotion. Randomly selected customers will be allowed to pay for their meals with fists bumps, dances, hugs, or even heartfelt calls to their loved ones. The promotion lasts through Valentines Day, February 14.  

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    UPS man throws package over fence, pees on house: VIDEO

    HOUSTON — A Houston man received a very “special” delivery from the UPS man. Ben Lucas was scanning the surveillance video taken from cameras he installed outside of his home. That’s when he  noticed something peculiar — he saw a UPS driver walking up to his locked gate. Instead of nicely setting down the package, the delivery man then threw the package over the fence. That throw damaged hundreds of dollars worth of ammunition and gun cleaning supplies. The UPS […]

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    Plea deal possible for mom who killed her 6 newborns

    PROVO, Utah — A plea deal could be in the works in the case against a Utah mother accused of killing six of her newborn babies. 39-year-old Megan Huntsman was back in court Monday morning. She faces six counts of murder in the deaths discovered by her estranged husband while cleaning the garage in April. The Daily Herald of Provo reports defense attorney Jennifer Foresta said the two sides are working on the matter. Judge Darold McDade says the case […]

  • Students, friends grieve after Riverdale 14-year-old fatally shot

    RIVERDALE, Ill. — Less than 200 students attend Roosevelt Junior High School. They all know each other. Monday, grief counselors met students to talk with them about an 8th grader’s sudden death. Inside Roosevelt Junior High Monday, students and staff came to terms over the death of 8th grader Rashad Oliver. The superintendent of District 148 told WGN Oliver was well-liked, a popular boy who made the other students laugh. The 14-year-old was shot to death Sunday night near 143rd and Dearborn, just […]

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