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  • Baby who weighed 12 ounces at birth finally goes home

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A baby girl who only weighed 12 ounces at birth was finally able to go home last week. Ariana Cruz Gutierrez weighed about the same amount as three sticks of butter when she was born at 24 weeks. She now weighs about four pounds and is almost five months old. Ariana was born at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in Maryland to Oscar Gutierrez and Claudia Cruz, the  Capital Gazette reports. The hospital said she was the smallest baby […]

  • 10-month-old hospitalized after consuming THC-laced gummy bear

    ELKHART, Ind. — A 10-month-old was hospitalized after eating a THC-laced gummy bear. Police are working with the Department of Child Services to determine if this incident was criminal or an accident, WNDU reports. “The mere possession of THC is illegal, but was there a criminal act that happened that led this child to consuming this gummy?” said Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department. Officers were called to the hospital where the 10-month-old was being treated, according to […]

  • Spike Lee promotes Colin Kaepernick rally at NFL Headquarters

    NEW YORK — Civil Rights groups have planned a rally in support of Colin Kaepernick. Filmmaker Spike Lee tweeted his support for the quarterback despite having his name spelled incorrectly on the poster. “I did not organize and set up this protest,” Lee said in a tweet. “However, I still support my brother and his stance on the injustices in the USA.” — Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 8, 2017 Kaepernick received lots of media attention last season for his […]

  • CTA offers free rides to CPS students on 1st day of school

    CHICAGO — The CTA will offer free rides to every student and accompanying adults on the first day of school for CPS — Tuesday, Sept. 5. This program, first launched seven years ago, was meant to promote first day of school attendance in hopes that good attendance continues throughout the year. For the rest of the school year, students and parents are eligible to receive reduced rates of just 75 cents to ride CTA trains and buses on school days. […]

  • Karl Friedhoff joins the WGN Morning News to discuss recent rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea

    North Korea has threatened preemptive military strikes against the US, as President Donald Trump vowed to unleash “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if its aggression continued. Trump’s words come as U.S. analysts have assessed that North Korea has produced a miniaturized warhead. The harsh rhetoric between the two nations have many in fear of potential conflict. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to tame the rhetoric saying Americans can sleep well at night. He believes there is no imminent […]

  • Malia Obama danced like crazy at Lollapalooza

    CHICAGO — The former First-Daughter partied it up with her friends at Lollapalooza Friday night. Malia, 19, was seen backstage and then came out with her friends to dance and roll around on the ground to the Killer’s set, according to TMZ. This is not Malia’s first time at the music festival, and she made this one memorable by having a good time with her friends, rocking out in her hometown. The reactions of the video of malia Obama dancing […]

  • ‘Inappropriate’ Snapchat disqualifies Little League softball team from championship game

    MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — A Little League softball team in Virginia was disqualified from their championship game after posting an obscene picture on social media . The Atlee Junior softball team learned the hard way after one teammate posted a ‘Snapchat of 6 teammates flipping the bird under the caption, “watch out host.” The post was immediately deleted and the team apologized, however, they were disqualified from the nationally televised tournament final at the Junior League World Series in Kirkland, Washington. […]

  • Chris Pratt, Anna Faris announce separation

    LOS ANGELES — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that they are separating after eight years of marriage, sparking a wave of shock and sadness online about the demise of one of Hollywood’s most popular power couples. The actors announced their breakup on social media in a joint statement confirmed by Pratt’s publicist. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” the actors wrote. “Our son has two parents who love him very much and for […]

  • Lakeview restaurant owner charged with theft, tax evasion

    CHICAGO — The owner of a Lakeview Mexican restaurant is facing charges after police said she was underreporting more than $1 million in sales. Sandra Sanchez, 43, owner of Cesar’s Killer Margaritas, was charged with theft and tax evasion for defrauding the state out of more than $100,000, officials said. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said that Sanchez used an automated sales suppression device to underreport more that $1 million in sales to the Illinois Department of Revenue. Madigan claimed that […]

  • PHOTOS: USPS releasing new ‘Protect Pollinators’ Forever stamps

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Postal Service is buzzing about their new Forever Stamps coming out Thursday. The Postal Service is issuing Protect Pollinators Forever stamps to pay tribute to the beauty and importance of pollinators such as bees. The stamps feature images of the monarch butterfly and the western honeybee, two of the continent’s most notable pollinators. “Bees, butterflies and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem and are a vital natural resource,” U.S. Postal Service Judicial Officer Gary Shapiro, said in […]

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