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  • Writer trolled for her looks posts selfies in response, gets outpouring of support

    DEKALB, Ill. — For years Melissa Blake made her voice heard as a freelance writer, but in the last week she’s become the face of not backing down to bullies. In August, Blake filed an opinion piece for CNN.com critical of President Trump. After the piece went live it wasn’t her message, but rather her appearance that became the target of scrutiny. “There were thousands of comments about my appearance,” Blake said. “It’s really disappointing that people instead of attacking […]

  • Montana woman uses hair dryer to deter speeding drivers

    POLSON, Mont. — A grandmother in Montana is now an honorary state trooper thanks to some ingenuity and a hair dryer, KPAX reports. Patti Baumgartner said she wants cars in her neighborhood to slow down, so she took matters into her owns hands. A photo of Baumgartner sitting with her hair dryer on the side of the road went viral on social media. A mother and a grandmother, Baumgartner wants cars in her neighborhood to slow down for people’s safety. “They forget […]

  • NFL player Antonio Brown, accused of sexual assault, ruled eligible to play Sunday

    NEW YORK — Antonio Brown, the controversial NFL wide receiver accused of raping a former trainer, will be eligible to play Sunday, according to ESPN. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Brown will not be placed on the “commissioner’a exempt list,” which would have prevented him from making his debut as a New England Patriot Sunday. At this point, NFL will not place Antonio Brown on commissioner exempt list, as there is no criminal investigation, making him eligible to play Sunday vs. Miami, […]

  • Ohio day care workers arrested, accused of helping kids bully 5-year-old girl

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two child care workers are now behind bars for child endangerment involving a 5-year-old girl, WCMH reports. Police said video shows Emma Dietrich, 31, of Columbus, and Joshua Tennant, 27, of Columbus, sitting back and watching abuse at the Worthington Learning Center. The girl appeared to be scared in the video and kept her eyes closed, trying to curl up into the fetal position. The report also said Tennant is seen picking up the student who was being bullied […]

  • Tennessee baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces

    GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — As the entire nation remembered one of the most tragic and horrific days in history, 9/11, one Tennessee family celebrated a miracle. A little girl was born Wednesday on 9/11 at 9:11 p.m. and weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Proud parents Cametrione and Justin Brown stood by baby Christina’s side just hours after she made history at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown, where nurses with decades of experience said they’ve never seen anything like it. Christina Brown hasn’t even […]

  • 87-year-old man shot with paintball gun in random attack may lose eyesight

    CHICAGO — An elderly man in Chicago may lose his eyesight after someone shot him with a paintball gun. Lee Ingram, a retired construction worker, said he was on his way to a friend’s house in Englewood  on Chicago’s southside Monday around 3 p.m. when he was attacked. He parked his car outside a corner store when someone opened fire with paint pellets. He was hit in the eye. “I couldn’t get out of the way, and one of them […]

  • Missouri woman loses wallet in Las Vegas; stranger mails it back to her days later

    ST. PETERS, Mo. – A St. Peters woman says her faith in humanity has been restored after a kind gesture all the way from Arizona via Las Vegas. “It was proof good humans exist and are out there,” Aimee Scott told KTVI. Scott received a package in the mail Wednesday that warmed her heart. It was her wallet, with her driver’s license and credit card still inside. She’d left the wallet in a cab during a trip to Las Vegas […]

  • Gary Sinise Foundation to build homes for 2 Missouri officers injured in line of duty

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – A big announcement from the Gary Sinise Foundation for two officers whose lives were altered after being shot in the line of duty. Gary Sinese is an Oscar-nominated actor best known for his roles in “Forest Gump” and the crime-drama “Criminal Minds” as well as an advocate for veterans rights. Officers Matt Crosby and Ryan O’Connor both received personal calls from Sinise, saying they’re getting new smart homes that will be fully accessible in their wheelchairs. These […]

  • ‘We were meant to be there’: Women on their way to work find man at center of Silver Alert

    MILWAUKEE — Two Milwaukee women were in the right place at the right time when they spotted who they thought was a missing man at the center of a Silver Alert. Their instincts and actions quite possibly saved his life. For Nydia Diaz and Angela Fabila-Hintz, their morning routine will never seem quite so ordinary. “It was like we were meant to be there,” Fabila-Hintz told WITI. Carpooling to work in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley, someone caught Diaz’s attention. “We had […]

  • ‘He saw it coming:’ New technology, detective work lead to arrest in 1970s murders

    TALLMADGE, Ohio – After nearly five decades of dogged detective work, investigators have finally solved two disturbing murders from the 1970s. Both young female victims were abducted, sexually assaulted and then stabbed more than a dozen times before their bodies were dumped along the side of a road. “We don’t give up and you never close a murder case,” Tallmadge Police Chief Ron Williams told WJW. “We really represent the victims, and in this case, we’re standing up to a […]

  • Mom calls daughter ‘heroic’ for recording her alleged drunk driving, calling cops

    An Arizona mom who allegedly drove home from the movies drunk with three kids in the car didn’t just have the police to contend with. The Arizona Republic reports Stephanie Davis, 31, was arrested shortly after 4pm on Saturday after cops who arrived on the scene in Glendale say they found her stumbling around outside her car and exhibiting slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, per Maricopa County court records. “When she walked, she had to be supported by officers, and when she […]

  • Missouri mother says door knocker was DFS impostor wanting to see her child

    The woman said the man knocking on her door told her he was following up on her case and wanted to see her child.

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