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  • Toledo man charged in connection with terror plot

    TOLEDO, Ohio-- A Toledo man will appear in federal court on Wednesday for his involvement in a terror plot. Vincent S. Armstrong, 23, is charged with one count of providing false statements to a law enforcement officer. He's been in custody since Monday. He lives with Elizabeth Lecron, a 23-year-old woman who is accused of buying black powder and screws to make a bomb. The U.S. Department of Justice said she wanted to commit "upscale mass murder" at a Toledo bar and attack a...
  • Charges dropped against mom after baby yanked away by NYPD in viral video

    BROOKLYN — The mother whose son was pulled from her arms by NYPD officers was released from jail on Tuesday and finally returned home and reunited with her son, according to WPIX. The charges against Jazmine Headley were dropped “in the interest of justice,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. She spent four days in a Rikers jail facility. Her son was in the care of her mother during her time locked up. “I’m just happy to be free and I just [

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  • UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

    LONDON (AP) — British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May for Wednesday, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got" after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally got the numbers they needed to spark a vote among Conservative Party lawmakers later in the day. The leadership challenge marks a violent eruption of the...

  • Oklahoma grandma arrested after missing teen with autism found alone at Kansas rest stop

    EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the grandmother of a 17-year-old Oklahoma boy with special needs who was found alone near a southeast Kansas rest stop. Rogers County, Oklahoma, authorities say 68-year-old Janie Gill was arrested in that county and booked into jail Monday on one count of child neglect. More charges are pending. A custodian found the boy Nov. 29 at a rest stop near Beaumont, Kansas. He had no identification and couldn’t speak. The Greenwood County, Kansas, [

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  • ‘Sesame Street’ introduces homeless muppet

    For the first time, a resident of “Sesame Street” is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink Muppet, was introduced to the world in 2011. She was originally described as being food-insecure because her family lacked consistent access to food. Now, “Lily is the first Muppet we’ve created whose [
  • Choc-a-block: Liquid chocolate leak envelops German street

    In a scene that could be straight out of a children’s book, around a ton of liquid chocolate flowed out of a factory and caked a street in a west German town on Monday. Firefighters said a storage tank overflowed at DreiMeister’s chocolate factory in Westönnen, a suburb of the town of Werl, running out of the gates and solidifying on the chilly sidewalk. “About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street, [

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  • Kansas City police investigate deadly shooting where victim was found in vehicle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late on Tuesday night. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. near 80th Terrace and James A. Reed Road, officers found the victim dead in a vehicle. Police haven't released the victim's identity nor any suspect description. If you know anything about this deadly shooting, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

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  • Police release video of missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth, who vanished Thanksgiving Day

    WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — Colorado police have released surveillance video of a missing mother inside a store just before she disappeared on Thanksgiving. The video shows 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth entering the Safeway store in Woodland Park with her child on Thanksgiving. She is seen putting her child into the shopping cart at 12:27 p.m. on Nov. 22. It’s the last visual confirmation police have of Berreth. Berreth’s fiance, Patrick Frazee, told police he saw Kelsey later in the afternoon when he...

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  • Radio station returns controversial ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ song to airwaves after listeners weigh in

    SAN FRANCISCO - A radio station in California has returned the song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' to the airwaves. The station 96.5 KOIT pulled the song from rotation shortly after WDOK Christmas 102.1 in Cleveland did after complaints it is inappropriate in 2018. The call-and-response song written in the 1940’s includes a woman singing that she has to leave a man’s house as he tries to lure her to stay. In the song, the female sings “I really can’t stay,” to which the man responds, “but...

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  • Baby born with less than 1 percent chance of survival defies all odds

    INDIANAPOLIS — For one Indiana family, their list of what they’re thankful for is extra long this year after they were told their son had less than a 1 percent chance of survival. Indianapolis couple Daniel Breyts and Jess Novac were told by doctors in Illinois to start planning the funeral for their son Rowan after he was born three months early. “It was a hard balance between I wanted him to survive, but I was a realistic person, they [
  • Man accused of hitting, killing Cleveland mother during carjacking issued $2 million bond

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The man accused of hitting and killing a woman outside a church while allegedly stealing her family’s van appeared in court Wednesday. Michael Tyvon Preston, 23, was indicted Tuesday on charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, murder, felonious assault, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated robbery. In court, he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was issued $2 million bond. The victim, 33-year-old Lesley De Jesus, was volunteering at Archwood United Church with...
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence

    NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws. Cohen, 52, is due to appear at 11 a.m. at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III. Under federal sentencing guidelines, he stands to get around four years in [
  • Trump cites France attack as reason for US-Mexico wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday: "Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!" That's a reference to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who met with Trump...

  • Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High; Childhood Poverty Continues to Decline

    MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2018--The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 . Obesity is a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and other conditions. Additionally, an increase in drug deaths, suicides and cardiovascular disease deaths is contributing to an increase in premature death.

  • Southwest Missouri town reconsidering removal of Christian cross

    OZARK, Mo. (AP) — The southwest Missouri city of Ozark that had said it was removing a Christian cross from its holiday display is reconsidering. Ozark officials originally said Tuesday that the cross would come down after the city received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which said the display violates the principle of separation of church and state. Later in the day, Ozark officials announced they were reconsidering after comments from citizens caused them to believe it...

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  • Thieves pose as volunteers to steal thousands of toys from Toys for Tots

    AKRON, Ohio — Police in Akron, Ohio say thieves signed up as volunteers for Toys for Tots, but ended up stealing thousands of gifts meant for kids, according to WJW. “Right now, we have over 15,000 children in Summit County and the surrounding areas. It means a lot, for some of the kids, this is all they have,” said Traci Higgenbottom-Williams, director. Williams has run the program in Akron for 20 years but what happened late Monday night is a [

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  • Mannequin shennanigans! Hilarious prank displays feature ‘A Christmas Story,’ ‘A Christmas Vacation’ scenes

    LODI, Wisc. — A display based on “A Christmas Story” is going viral, but to see it you’ll have to go to Wisconsin. In a tribute to the well-known Christmas movie, homeowners in Lodi, Wis., created a life-sized Ralphie wearing his bunny suit on their front porch. Next to him is a huge crate that says “fragile.” The Lodi Police Department is actually using the display to warn people about having packages delivered to their doorstep over the holidays. It’s [
  • Weather: Cloudy, then chance of drizzle later today

    Another nuisance amount of mix/flurries will scroll across NE Ohio PM Wednesday through early Thursday morning. Once again, this will be very minor with only a light coating expected. LOOKING AHEAD: Wet weather is heading into our vicinity Friday as well as Saturday.  The highest risk is pointing toward Saturday as of right now. Here’s your latest 8-Day Forecast: The GEMINID METEOR SHOWER peaks Thursday night 13th-Friday morning 14th: Long range setup over the next 10 days shows little...
  • Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

    Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016. The number of total drug overdoses jumped 54% each year between 2011 and 2016. In 2016, there were 63,632 drug overdose deaths. According...
  • Survey: 91% of millennials use mobile device while driving

    PHILADEPHIA, Pennsylvania — A shocking new survey shows just how many drivers use their mobile device behind the wheel. As part of the Travelers Insurance “Every Second Counts” campaign, a new survey of Philadelphia drivers found that 75% of drivers admit to using a mobile device while driving. Here’s how it breaks down by age: Millennials 91% Gen Xers 79% Baby boomers 64% Top activities included reading texts or emails (48%), updating or checking social media (23%), and recording video [
  • Mom arrested in video that sparked outrage freed from jail and reunited with son

    NEW YORK — A mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in a crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office was released Tuesday night. “I’m just so grateful to everyone and I’m just happy to be free and I just need to see my boy,” Jazmine Headley said following her release from the Rikers Island jail facility. *Click here to read more from our sister station WPIX [
  • Joe’s Forecast: Not too bad…then not too good

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  • Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts Tennessee; felt in Atlanta

    DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta. The light earthquake occurred Wednesday around 4:14 a.m. about 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 13 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude aftershock then struck. There did not appear to be any immediate reports of injuries.

  • Earthquakes rattle people in Tennessee and neighboring states

    DECATUR, Tennessee —  An earthquake with a magnitude 4.4 was reported in Decatur, Tennessee, early Wednesday morning according to the United States Geological Survey. A second earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.3, was reported in the same area less than 15 minutes later. People in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Alabama reported feeling the quake, according to USGS data. A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck at 4:14 a.m. EST about 6.8 miles north-northeast of Decatur,...