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  • Terrifying video captures bus driver falling asleep at wheel, plowing into traffic

    WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. — A bus driver could be sentenced to three months in jail after prosecutors say a video shows he fell asleep while driving a city bus in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Investigators say 65-year old Leon Rasheed dozed off behind the wheel last October and when he woke up he stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The bus plowed into a string of cars which were stopped on the road. An elderly couple in one […]

  • Mother, child trapped after accident that was caught on video

    HOUSTON — A mother and a child had to be rescued from their vehicle after a violent crash that was caught on security video. The woman lost control of her pickup truck Tuesday and smashed into two parked vehicles at a storage facility in Houston, Texas. A man who saw the accident called 911 and says he tried to help rescue the mother and two-year-old boy but they were trapped. Firefighters cut off the top of the truck to get […]

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    CTA to speed up some downtown buses with dedicated lanes

    CHICAGO — New bus-only lanes downtown are expected to double the speed of CTA buses. Merging in and out of traffic, buses currently have an average speed of three miles-per-hour. Officials say the new bus-only lanes will increase the average to six miles-per-hour and reduce travel time for riders. Construction on the new lanes is scheduled to begin on March 16th and will also include new boarding stations.

  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn and thousands more take Polar Plunge Sunday

    CHICAGO — A famous Chicago actor and a singing sensation were among the thousands who came out Sunday to take an icy dip into Lake Michigan. Despite the bitter cold, North Avenue Beach was the place to be Sunday morning for the annual Polar Plunge. Some 4,000 people committed to taking the plunge to support the Special Olympics, including actor Vince Vaughn and singer Lady Gaga. PHOTOS: Lady Gaga, fiance Taylor Kinney take Polar Plunge The star of the new movie “Unfinished […]

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    $1 million for best idea to combat youth violence

    CHICAGO — One million dollars is being offered for the best idea to combat youth violence in Chicago. The University of Chicago crime lab is working with the MacArthur Foundation and Get In Chicago to find solutions for the complex issue. Chicago has a higher percentage of young homicide victims than the national average. The deadline for letters of interest are due on Monday. The awards will be announced in May and could be up and running in Chicago by […]

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    Maduro claims Venezuela has detained U.S. citizens for espionage

    CARACAS, VENEZUELA — The president of Venezuela claims several Americans are being held on charges of espionage and recruitment activities. This is the latest accusation from President Nicolas Maduro that the United States is behind an alleged coup to overthrow his government. Maduro also announced new visa requirements for U.S. citizens and the downsizing of the American embassy in Caracas. He also banned a number of high-profile American citizens including former President George W. Bush and Former Vice President Dick […]


    Driver arrested after tollway crash

    Alcohol is being blamed for a crash early Sunday morning on the I-294 Tollway near the 75th Street exit. The vehicle rolled over and came to rest on its side. The driver faces DUI charges. One passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and a third passenger was not hurt.

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    Rally against right-to-work bill in Wisconsin

    Ahead of public hearings being held on Monday, thousands of protesters in Madison, Wisconsin are urging lawmakers to strike down a right-to-work bill. The state senate already passed the bill, which would ban private sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues. Supporters say it could help attract more jobs to Wisconsin. Union leaders say it will lower wages and decrease workplace safety. Protest organizers are urging union members to return to Madison on Monday to […]

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    Facebook adds new tool for suicide prevention services

    MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is giving users a new tool to help a friend or family member who may be considering suicide. If you see a post that makes you believe someone may be thinking about harming themselves, you will soon be able to report it and get help. Here’s how it works: There’s an arrow at the top right of every post. Click on the arrow and then choose “report post.” You will be given an option to […]

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    Woman donates kidney to stranger and now they’re engaged

    LOUISVILLE, KY — A woman who donated a kidney to a stranger is now about to marry him. Ashley McIntyre and Danny Robinson both live in Louisville, Kentucky but they didn’t know each other until Ashley heard about his condition from a local news report. None of Danny’s family or friends were a match to donate a kidney so she volunteered. “Never in a million years did I think it would be a perfect match all the way around and […]


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