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  • Mother: It was ‘mesmerizing’ to watch 4-year-old spot model in wheelchair

    LEESBURG, Va. – A Virginia mother’s photo of her daughter stopped “in her tracks” by an Ulta Beauty store poster of a model in a wheelchair has been shared by tens of thousands of people. Carolyn Anderson, of Leesburg, said her 4-year-old daughter Maren had been practicing “driving” her new wheelchair for about 12 weeks and had only recently become comfortable being out in public. Maren lives with a rare disease stemming from a gene mutation that resulted in early […]

  • Mom hosts ‘job fair’ after kids ask for new phones, allowances

    One mom is “NOW HIRING!!” after her kids started asking for new phones and allowances. “Yesterday I told them that I’ve heard their requests and that I’ll have a surprise for them today when they get home from school,” Shaketha Mario McGregor wrote in a Facebook post. Well, surprise! Her kids came home to a job fair, complete with job listings, applications and an ad for “Mom’s Credit Union.” “If you want it, work for it, earn it!” McGregor wrote. […]

  • Tourists fined for riding e-scooters on Wisconsin highway blame GPS

    MILWAUKEE — Traffic cameras captured an unusual sight on a Wisconsin highway Monday – three men riding electric scooters. On Monday afternoon, it was not just cars, SUVs, and semis zipping down I-94. Wisconsin Department of Transportation video showed the three men, reportedly tourists from Texas, riding single file on the freeway. Later, they made an attempt to exit the interstate, but before that could happen, deputies with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) stopped to question them. At one […]

  • Man arrested while trying to fix flat tires with gauze, Band-Aids

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – Southern California sheriff’s deputies responding to a report of a suspicious man next to a parked SUV arrived to find him attempting an unusual (and ineffective) method to fix a flat tire. The man was attempting to patch two damaged tires using gauze and Band-Aids, Orange County authorities said in a Facebook post. A citizen reported the suspicious man next to a vehicle near Felipe Road and Barbadanes around 6 a.m. When deputies arrived, they found […]

  • 7th-grader brings home $15,000 from county fair, donates it all to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    HURON COUNTY, Ohio — An Ohio boy’s massive act of kindness has his school calling him a hero. Diesel Pippert, a seventh-grader in Western Reserve Schools, drew in $15,000 in livestock premiums at the Huron County Fair large animal sale. Instead of pocketing the cash, Pippert decided to donate it all to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The money will help find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases that children face. “A young man lives amongst us who […]

  • Alligators caught climbing fences and swimming across roads in Florida

    Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up. Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator swimming in the middle of a busy road — and another climbing a fence. One of the intrusive reptiles was filmed on Thursday swimming in a giant puddle in the middle of an intersection during a downpour in St. Petersburg. Facebook user Roger Light Jr. caught it on video. Another gator in Jacksonville took a cue from a viral […]

  • Millennials impacted by Ground Zero toxins confront 9/11 illnesses

    NEW YORK CITY — Thousands of students returned to class in the area around Ground Zero within a month after the terror attack on 9/11. Stuyvesant High School is just a few short blocks from Ground Zero. Some former students are experiencing the deadly and debilitating effects of the toxic dust they were exposed to. Lila Nordstorm, 35, was a senior at Stuyvesant on 9/11. She’s suffered from severe asthma and digestive issues. A classmate recently passed away from gastric […]

  • Set your air conditioning to 78 degrees during the day, 82 degrees at night, federal agencies recommend

    Looking to beat the heat without breaking the bank? Energy Star, the federal program run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy, has some tips — but you might not like them. Energy Star recommends that, in order to reduce costs and energy usage, you should set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible through the summer. Specifically, they say you should set your thermostat to 78 degrees while you’re home. Spending the day out? Turn […]

  • Phish fans concerned about plague-infected prairie dogs in Colorado

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Thousands of concert goers are livid and demanding answers about the status of an upcoming three-day Phish festival at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Many areas surrounding the stadium are currently closed because of ongoing concerns about the plague in prairie dogs, and many worry about the impact that could have on this year’s show, according to KDVR. For the past eight years, the legendary jam band has closed its summer tour with a three-day festival over […]

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