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Two Chicago police officers hit and killed by metro train

Two Chicago police officers hit and killed by metro train

Two Chicago police officers were killed Monday after being struck by a metro train, authorities said. Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo were responding to a shots fired call on the city’s South Side when a passing train hit them, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. The officers were searching an area near train tracks…MORE

Corrections officer killed in domestic murder-suicide

Corrections officer killed in domestic murder-suicide

Officials confirm to News4 that a woman who was shot and killed in a domestic-related murder-suicide was a Davidson County corrections officer. Lawanda Steele-Williams, 53, was a six-year employee of the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, Kirk Williams, 49, shot Lawanda in the kitchen of their home on the 700 block of Rocky…MORE

Police say man tried to trade marijuana for fast food at McDonald’s

Police say man tried to trade marijuana for fast food at McDonald’s

Police say a 23-year-old man tried to trade a bag of marijuana for fast food at McDonald’s. According to Port St. Lucie police, Anthony Gallagher went to the drive-thru at the restaurant in the 3100 block of SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard around 2 a.m. on Sunday. He tried to give a worker a baggie…MORE

Lunch lady nearly collapses as she receives new car from Secret Santa

Lunch lady nearly collapses as she receives new car from Secret Santa

Cheryl Stewart is a colon cancer survivor who works at Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho as a lunch lady. She also cleans the U.S. Forest Service building and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary building. Stewart makes rolls for all the funerals in her neighborhood and is the only person in…MORE

Man accused of killing roommate over choice of music

Man accused of killing roommate over choice of music

A man has been arrested after he shot and killed his roommate over the choice of music they were listening to in their Mesa home. Mesa police said officers were sent to an apartment complex near Ellsworth and Baseline roads on Dec. 14 for a reported shooting. Officers found 41-year-old Sheldon Sturgill who told officers…MORE

Authorities warn residents of mountain lion sightings

Authorities warn residents of mountain lion sightings

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is warning Saddlebrooke residents of multiple mountain lion sightings that occurred recently. There have been three sightings in the last eight days. The photo pictured above was taken on Saturday. Game and Fish says if you see a mountain lion in your backyard, call 623-236-7201. “Then try to scare…MORE

Sick, homeless dog recovering at an animal shelter

Sick, homeless dog recovering at an animal shelter

A dog found sick and suffering in Miami is now recovering at a Boynton Beach animal rescue. Dezzy’s Second Chance Rescue Ranch posted on Facebook that the dog was in horrific condition and couldn’t even walk when it was brought in on Dec. 14. Officials said the animal had a severe case of mange, as…MORE

Historic Metropolitan Building to reopen after nearly 40 years of vacancy

Historic Metropolitan Building to reopen after nearly 40 years of vacancy

A $32 million construction project to renovate a downtown Detroit skyscraper empty for nearly 40 years is almost complete. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will join others as they mark the return of the historic Metropolitan Building in downtown Detroit. In August 2017, construction began on the Metropolitan Building, empty since 1979. The building is located…MORE

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Punching a Gift Horse in the Mouth

Amazon has ended a year of suspense by deciding that it is going to split its new second headquarters–“HQ2”–between cities just outside of New York and Washington, DC.  Hundreds of cities across the country had put together presentations and incentives packages for the retail giant hoping to land the 50-thousand high-paying tech jobs and the…

The Baraboo “Nazis”

Until yesterday, Baraboo, Wisconsin was known primarily as the home of Circus World–the town where the traveling circuses of yesteryear wintered–and where the Great Circus Train originated.  Now, Baraboo, Wisconsin will be known as the home of the “High School Nazis”.   A prom photo appearing to show a group of high school boys making…

The Birth of the Common Sense Party

For the first time since the Progressive and Bull Moose members returned to the Republican Party in the 1930’s, there is fertile ground for the formation of a viable third party in the US.  Don’t let Libertarians or Green Party members fool you, they have no chance to win anything–and actually only serve to increase…