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  • Woman wanted for credit card fraud spent over $7K on designer clothes

    WINNETKA, Ill. – Police in Winnetka are looking for a woman caught on surveillance footage using a stolen credit card number to purchase more than $7,000 worth of merchandise from a designer women’s clothing store two weeks ago. The suspect, seen wearing a black tank top in the video, told the sales clerk that the credit card was demagnetized and preceeded to enter the credit card number manually. But shortly after the transaction was approved, a North Shore resident contacted […]

  • Chicago animal shelters take in pets from Houston

    CHICAGO — With animal shelters in Houston facing overcrowding following Harvey, Chicago is hoping to lend a helping hand by opening their doors to Houston pets. According to the Chicago Tribune, animal shelters in Chicago will be accepting mostly dogs and cats that have been in Houston-area shelters for awhile. This way, the shelters will have more space for animals recently rescued from flood zones and have a greater chance of reuniting the pets with their families. The Anti-Cruelty Society […]

  • Trapped Mexican bakery staff make hundreds of pan dulce for Harvey victims

    HOUSTON — In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, extensive flooding in Southeast Texas has left many residents stranded in their homes, shelters, and even local businesses. But, a team of bakers trapped inside El Bolillo Bakery in Houston refused to stop working — and spent multiple days and nights baking bread for flood victims. Four bakers working the night shift on Friday were trapped inside the bakery for two days as flooding worsened. Despite many employees losing their own cars, […]

  • Celebs accept Kevin Hart’s challenge, donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

    [van id=”cnnmoney/2017/08/29/kevin-hart-challenge-orig-.cnn”] Celebrities are accepting Kevin Hart’s challenge to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts after the actor kicked things off on Instagram with a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross. In his original post, Hart called on fellow celebs Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Jay Z, Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Harvey, and Justin Timberlake to donate. But, other celebs are also joining the relief efforts and continue to make generous donations for Harvey victims. […]

  • Rizzo gets emotional at Lurie Children’s Hospital unveiling: ‘Bigger than winning the World Series’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital on Tuesday. The ceremony was to commemorate The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s $3.5 million contribution to Lurie Children’s back in May. A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo regularly visits with kids at Lurie Children’s and understands the financial hardships many families encounter when paying for treatment. “When I was sick, I always saw my parents going through way more than I […]

  • Stephen King pays tribute to ‘It,’ puts red balloon in window

    BANGOR, Maine — A single red balloon was spotted hanging in the window of author Stephen King’s home in Maine and many “It” fans know exactly what that means. The red balloon is a symbol of Pennywise, who, based off King’s 1986 novel,  uses the balloons to lure in victims. Stephen King now has a red balloon 🎈 in his house window.. I'm shook #pennywise #it @StephenKing pic.twitter.com/U19MeLaxWo — Fiona (wolfgirl82) (@klaus_army) August 29, 2017 King’s Pennywise-inspired decor has certainly […]

  • Last Confederate flag manufacturer in US sees sales surge after Charlottesville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Following the violent events in Charlottesville two weeks ago, sales of Confederate flags have surged from a shop in Alabama. According to AL.com, Alabama Flag & Banner is likely the only remaining shop in the country that continues to manufacture the flags. Only days after Charlottesville, the store received more than 100 orders for Confederate flags. “Everybody’s got a different reason [for buying Confederate flags],” store owner Belinda Kennedy told AL. com. “By and large, I think people […]

  • Alamo Drafthouse to host clowns-only screening of ‘IT’

    AUSTIN, Texas – The remake of Stephen King’s “IT” is one the most anticipated horror movies of the year. So what could be creepier than the movie itself? How about seeing it in a theater full of clowns. The Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Austin, Texas is hosting a clowns-only screening of the new movie and posted a statement on its website that specifies, “all attendees should arrive dressed as a clown in order to attend.” Don't you want a balloon, […]

  • Officer joins 92-year-old woman dancing alone in street

    [van id=”van/ns-acc/2017/08/24/VAN-003TH_CNNA-ST1-10000000042541a8″] AUSTIN, Mn. – They say age is just a number. Well, that is certainly the case for 92-year-old Millie Seiver who loves dancing. According to KTRK, Seiver was spotted on a local police officer’s dash cam dancing alone in a parking lot. That’s when the officer in the car, Sergeant Kim Lenz, couldn’t help but join in on the fun. The now viral video shows Lenz getting out of her vehicle to dance along with Seiver. Seiver admits […]

  • Is it safe to see the eclipse through your phone’s selfie mode?

    CHICAGO — As thousands nationwide prepare themselves for Monday’s total eclipse, some viewers still have some last-minute questions, including whether or not it’s safe to view the solar eclipse through their phone’s selfie mode. WGN’s Ana Belaval, went down to the Adler Planetarium’s Eclipse Fest to speak with Andrew Johnston, an astronomer at the museum, to find out. “It certainly won’t ruin your eyesight, because you’re looking at the phone and that screen never gets bright enough to hurt your […]

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