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  • ‘Gas Station Encounters’ YouTube channel shames shoplifters with funny videos

    CLEVELAND — When a gas station clerk got tired of people stealing with no consequences, he had an unusual idea to hold them accountable. He created “Gas Station Encounters,” a YouTube channel that uses surveillance footage from the convenience store to shame shoplifters and entertain the public. Local police have not helped the gas station stop shoplifters, according to the clerk, so he decided to make the footage public online. A local TV station in Cleveland spoke with the clerk, who […]

  • ‘I was so tired of doing this by myself:’ Single mom on why she left 2 children on side of road

    CARY, N.C. — A single mom accused of leaving her two children by the side of the road claims she was too exhausted to continue to take care of them. The arrest warrant for Jennifer Westfall, 38,  claims she dropped off her 9-year-old and 19-month-old on the side of the road and left, according to local news station WTVD. Westfall denied leaving them without supervision and said she dropped them in front of Reedy Creek Elementary and watched a woman […]

  • 49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — An unidentified cheerleader with the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the national anthem before the team played the Oakland Raiders Thursday night. The other 49ers cheerleaders stood with one pom-pom held out while “The Star-Spangled Banner” played in Levi’s Stadium. Twitter user @GatorLenny captured the moment. His tweet has gone viral with over 6,500 retweets and 27,000 favorites. One of the Niners cheerleaders is taking a knee. pic.twitter.com/DW5SJqh9zj — 2004 never happened (@GatorLenny) November 2, 2018 […]

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  • David ‘The Rock’ Nelson’s 22nd annual Halloween movie

    Back again and spookier than ever, B-movie filmmaker David “The Rock” Nelson showed his newest film, “Howl of the Werewolf,” in his 22nd annual Halloween appearance on WGN Morning News. Nelson is known for his homemade monster films, such as “Horny Toad Monster” and “The Devil Ant,”  which he’s been making for over 25 years. David “The Rock” Nelson talked with Larry Potash about his cult classic B-movies and the making of his new film.

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    15 Chicago eateries among top-grossing independent restaurants in US

    CHICAGO — Chicago is home to 15 of the country’s 100 top-grossing independent restaurants, according to the 2018 list from Restaurant Business. Steakhouses, crab houses and longtime Chicago staples like Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse were the most frequent restaurants on the list. Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse is the highest-grossing Chicagoland restaurant on the list, ranking ninth. Three new restaurants debuted in this year’s list: Maple & Ash, RPM Steak and Swift & Sons. These steakhouses raised Chicagoland’s quota on the list […]

  • McDonald’s McRib is back in November

    CHICAGO — McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib this November and making it available for delivery. The boneless, rib-shaped pork sandwich is returning for a limited time to over 9,000 McDonald’s locations nationwide. The McRib will also be available to order through the company’s delivery service, McDelivery, and Uber Eats. Customers can also use the McDonald’s Finder app to find a store nearby with the McRib and trade McRib stickers. The barbecue hoagie-style sandwich first made fast food waves when […]

  • Pierce Brosnan reunites with kids from ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ for film’s 25th anniversary

    NEW YORK — Actor Pierce Brosnan had a family reunion of sorts. He posted a photo to Instagram with his former child co-stars in the movie “Mrs. Doutfire:” Lisa Jakub, 39; Matthew Lawrence, 38; and Mara Wilson, 31. The film marks its 25th anniversary this year. “Today, after 25 years, I gathered around a table in the company of three beautiful young people, to talk story (sic) about a film that has touched the hearts of so many,” Brosnan wrote. View this post […]

  • David Schwimmer responds to lookalike beer thief with hilarious video

    NEW YORK — After the internet compared him to a man stealing beer in England, actor David Schwimmer said “hold my beer” and had the last laugh. The Blackpool Police Department posted a surveillance photo to social media Tuesday of a man stealing beer to find out more about his identity, leading thousands of commenters to point out that the man looked strikingly like the “Friends” star. They have since removed the photo from Facebook and Twitter, but here’s a […]

  • Hitchhiker originally from Chicago-area gets a ride — in a helicopter — from Chris Hemsworth

    BRISBANE, Australia — Musician Scott Hildebrand gladly accepted a ride from two friendly strangers in Australia when they stopped for his hitchhiking signal. But when they invited him to ride in their helicopter, he was a bit surprised to say the least. “That’s when I was like, ‘Who are you guys?'” Hildebrand told WGN Morning News via Skype Wednesday. Little did the suburban Elmhurst native know that he’d just gotten into a car with movie star Chris Hemsworth and his personal […]

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