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  • GoFundMe page to collect money for Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.  Page was removed Tuesday.

    GoFundMe page for accused officer Jason Van Dyke removed

    CHICAGO — A GoFundMe page for a Chicago Police Officer, charged with murder, has been removed. Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder for the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was not charged until after a judge ruled that a police dashcam video of the shooting should be released. On Monday, his wife posted a GoFundMe page to raise money for her husband’s bond. The page did not mention Van Dyke’s name. The GoFundMe page […]

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    Girl willing to sell little brother for cash to pet store

    A father video recorded his daughter, Rachel, watching her younger brother play in the snow. “How did your little brother get so silly,” the dad asks. “Something in him is wrong.  I don`t know, I think we should sell him,” she suggests. “Who are we going to sell him to,” asks the dad. “A pet store or someone who wants him,” said Rachel. “How much can we sell him for,” asks the dad. “One dollar, two dollars, or three.  Maybe […]

  • Phuc Dat Bich shared a picture of his passport to prove that his name is really his name.

    Man has to prove to Facebook his name Phuc Dat Bich is real

    AUSTRALIA — A man in Australia shared his passport with the world to prove his name is real. Phuc Dat Bich is a 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian man. The name is not pronounced phonetically. It is actually pronounced (Foop) (Dook) (Bik). Phuc says his name is a common one in Vietnam. But he’s had his Facebook account canceled three times because the company felt his name was fake. Along with his passport he wrote, “I’d like to mention that I am very […]

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    Girl, 12, says fictional clown made her kill her stepmother

    ELKHART, Ind. —  A 12-year-old girl in Indiana is blaming an online clown for the murder she committed. Prosecutors say the girl set her family’s apartment, in Elkhart, on fire in July. She then stabbed her stepmother to death. A recent court order says she did it, “at the direction of a fictional character found on the creepypasta website known as “laughing jack” and the girl, “heard voices and had an ‘alter ego’ months before the stabbing and begged her […]

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    Fight between teacher and 7th-grade student caught on video

    DETROIT — A class disruption led to a fight between a teacher and a student. That happened in a seventh grade at Mackenzie Elementary and Middle School in Detroit. At least two students started video recording on their phones when it got out of control. Students say the teacher got upset because kids were throwing paper and calling her names. One girl says the teacher mistakenly thought she called her a vulgar name and confronted her. The video shows the […]

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    More security for Chicago’s mass transit following Paris attacks

    CHICAGO — Chicago commuters are seeing an increased police presence three days after the terrorist attacks in Paris. The South Shore Electric Line, Metra, and CTA are all stepping up security just as a precaution. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District announced that the Department of Homeland Security isn’t reporting any specific or credible threat at this time and that an increased law enforcement presence is a precaution. Commuters are encouraged to report if they see something out of the […]

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    Denny’s customer arrested after becoming irate over all-you-can-eat pancakes rule

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — A disagreement over the meaning of all-you-can-eat led to an arrest at  a restaurant. Oak Lawn police say Natasha West ordered the $4 all-you-can-eat pancakes at a Denny’s Restaurant on November 6. They say when West started sharing the pancakes with her friends, a waitress told them that was not permitted. Police said West swore at the waitress and tried to hit her. The group then left the Denny’s without paying. The restaurant manager called police […]

  • Assistant professor Melissa Click confronting student recording video of protest at the University of Missouri

    Missouri professor apologizes for run-in with student journalists

    (COLUMBIA, MO) Protests at the University of Missouri over racist incidents on campus have led to some tense exchanges. One was caught on video Monday, as protesters tried to block a student photographer from covering the event. The crowd eventually walks toward the photographer and pushes him out of the way. Afterwards, the student shooting the video is confronted by Melissa Click, an assistant professor in the School of Communications. When the student refuses to leave, Click is seen shouting […]

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    Reported Bigfoot sightings in Indiana

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. —  It looks like Bigfoot could be closer than we ever thought. There are reported sightings in Indiana every year. The most recent one happened Oct. 10, in a state forest in Martinsville. “I heard a sound that still haunts me to this day. It was the loudest howl I have ever heard. And I have grown up in the woods, I’ve heard numerous animal noises including the crazy coyotes, and this was not a coyote,” an anonymous hunter […]

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    Donald Trump bringing campaign to Springfield, Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Donald Trump is coming to the capital of Illinois. Trump has a rally at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, November 9. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event is free, but it’s reportedly “sold out.” Trump addressed a sold-out crowd at City Club of Chicago in June. That was met with a crowd of protesters who were upset with Trump’s comments on illegal immigrants from Mexico.  


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