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  • Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Illinois Boy Found

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Sources tell WGN the body of Andrew “AJ” Freund, a 5-year-old boy missing from Crystal Lake, has been found. Earlier Wednesday, investigators returned to the family home and removed several items, including a shovel, a mattress, two lawn bags and a large bin. The family dog was also removed from the home by Animal Control officials. Meanwhile, the FBI, McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and Crystal Lake police were at a rural area in Woodstock about 15 minutes […]

  • ‘Truly a Miracle’: Pastor Says Child Thrown From 3rd Floor Mall Balcony has no Brain Damage

    BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — The 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America is showing “real signs of recovery,” according to a post on behalf of the family. According to KARE, Mac Hammond, the pastor at the family’s church, said the boy, who he identified as Landen, had gone through an MRI that lasted five hours and referred to the results as “truly a miracle.” “Doctors said they found no brain damage — not even any […]

  • Winner of $768.4 Million Powerball Jackpot is 24-Year-Old Wisconsin Man

    MADISON, Wisconsin — The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of Wisconsin. Franco spoke at length with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, describing in detail the day he had purchased the tickets that led to this big win. Franco said he left work around 2 p.m. on March 27th and went to the Speedway in New Berlin a few minutes later. He bought $10 worth of individual Powerball tickets, according to WITI. “I pretty […]

  • Easter Bunny Joins Brawl in Downtown Orlando

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The video begins with two men fighting on an Orlando sidewalk – then the Easter Bunny joins the fray. Instagram user workfth posted the weird video early Monday morning with the caption, “HAPPY EASTER” and “ONLY IN #ORLANDO.” The person dressed in a rabbit costume appears to focus his blows on one of the men involved in the fight until a bystander and a police officer on a bicycle break up the fight. As the officer talks […]

  • Man Loses $15,000 Prosthetic Leg While Skydiving, Deputies Find and Return It

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Sonoma County deputies were able to return a man’s prosthetic leg after he lost it while skydiving. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says they got a call Monday that someone had found a prosthetic leg in a Cloverdale lumber yard. After speaking to some people at the nearby airport, deputies figured out an amputee lost his leg while skydiving the day before. The sheriff’s office was able to find out the $15,000 leg belonged to a man named […]

  • Parents Warn Others After 11-Year-Old Suffers Fatal Reaction to Toothpaste

    WEST COVINA, Calif. – The parents of a Southern California girl who they say died of an allergic reaction to toothpaste containing milk are speaking out to warn others. Parents Monique Altamirano and Jose Saldate, both 43, told Yahoo Lifestyle they had EpiPens and had always taken great care to  avoid anything that might trigger their daughter’s severe dairy allergy. Vigilant about packing safe meals to take to birthday parties and reading the fine print on food labels, the parents […]

  • Pickle People, Prepare Yourselves: Vlasic Releases Pickle Chips Made from Actual Pickles

    ST. LOUIS – Vlasic has a new treat coming for pickle lovers. You may have tried pickle-flavored chips before, but now you can enjoy the crispy pickle snack without the extra carbs. Vlasic is releasing pickle chips made from actual pickles, the crispy wafers are thinly sliced and vacuum fried. They said the salty snack is virtually carb and calorie free. There’s no word yet on when the chips will hit the shelves.

  • Study Finds Men’s Beards Have More Germs Than Dogs

    A new study may have men with beards thinking about grabbing the razor. According to researchers at the Hirslanden Clinic in Switzerland, the beards on men have more bacteria, even bugs, than what is found in a dog’s fur. Researchers took swab samples from the whiskers of 18 men, aged from 18 to 76, and compared them with samples from the necks of 30 dogs of various breeds The results? 23 of 30 dogs studied had high amounts of germs […]

  • Boy Thrown Over Mall of America Balcony ‘Continuing to Fight’ as Donations Pour in

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — People have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help a 5-year-old boy in critical condition after police say a 24-year-old man threw him over the third-floor railing at the Mall of America in Minnesota last week. As of Tuesday evening, creators of a GoFundMe effort have raised more than $700,000 for the 5-year-old boy, and a small mountain of toys and stuffed animals at the mall continues to grow, WCCO reports. The fundraising team identified the […]

  • Search for Father and Daughter in Notre Dame Photo Goes Viral

    PARIS, France — A photo taken on the same day as the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral is captivating the world. The photographer, who inadvertently captured an adorable moment between an unidentified “father and daughter,” turned to Twitter to find them – and the internet has not disappointed. Brooke Windsor, who originally shared the image of a man twirling a smiling young girl in front of the cathedral, said it was taken around 6:00 p.m. Paris time, just one […]

  • Voluntary Recall of Chewy Chips Ahoy for ‘unexpected solidified ingredient’

    EAST HANOVER, N.J. – Mondelēz Global LLC announced a voluntary recall of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13 oz. cookies, according to a release. The recall stems from the discovery of an “unexpected solidified ingredient” found in some of the product and “potential adverse health effects” that have resulted. Consumers should not eat products from packaging with the UPC code 0 44000 03223 4 or any of the following “best by” dates: 07SEP2019 08SEP2019 14SEP2019 15SEP2019 This recall is reportedly limited to […]

  • First Photos Show Damage Inside Notre Dame Cathedral

    PARIS, France — Photos from inside Notre Dame Cathedral have been released after a massive blaze tore through the treasured Parisian landmark Monday. The stunning images show flames and smoke inside the cathedral’s iconic architecture. Parisians raised their voices in song Monday night outside Notre Dame Cathedral as firefighters battled the massive blaze threatening one of France’s most revered historic sites. The fire burned for several hours Monday, causing the collapse of the cathedral’s iconic spire and the destruction of […]

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