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    Mystery man might have won record Powerball jackpot

    We don’t know his name and we don’t know where he lives, but the second winner of that record Powerball jackpot may have realized he had the lucky ticket inside a Maryland convenience store.The usual mid-day buzz at a gas station’s convenience store.On surveillance video, the buzz starts really humming.A mystery man at an Exxon station in Upper Marlboro, Maryland Thursday, checks a Powerball ticket with manager Negassi Ghebre.“And you’re saying, what did you say?“I say ‘Yes! That’s you got […]

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    Parents drown rescuing family dog, teenage son now missing

    A man and woman are dead and a teenage boy is missing after the trio were swept into the ocean by big waves in northern California while trying to rescue their dog, according to media reports. The accident happened Saturday afternoon at Big Lagoon about 32 miles north of Eureka in Humboldt County. Family members went into the water to try to save their pet dog, which had been pulled away by 8- to 10-foot waves, KTVU-TV reported. The mother […]

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    Former Florida teacher loses license over massages from students

    A former teacher in Florida’s Broward County who was accused of soliciting massages from students has lost her license to teach in the state. Cheryl Grampa, 46, was barred by the state’s Education Practices Commission in an order this month, the Sun-Sentinel reported Friday. She had taught at Cooper City Elementary. School district investigators said that during the 2009-2010 school year, one boy touched her breasts and vaginal area and she failed to notify the school administration about the inappropriate […]

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    Florida woman passes away after 42 years in a coma

    After spending 42 years in a diabetic coma, a Florida woman passed away, last Wednesday, November 21st. She was 59 years old. Edwarda O’Bara was a high school student when she became sick and fell into a diabetic coma. Her mother, Kay, promised to stay by her side before she lost consciousness. Kay kept her promise to her daughter until 2007, when she died. Edwarda’s sister, Colleen decided to take care of her sister until she passed at her Miami […]

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    Monkey dies from head injury during break-in at Idaho zoo; police search for suspects

    Police are looking for two suspects who broke into a Boise, Idaho zoo and apparently beat a monkey to death. The break-in at Zoo Boise occurred early Saturday. A security guard told officers he spotted two males in dark clothing, one inside the zoo grounds and the other outside the fence near the primate exhibit. When the suspects saw the guard, they ran. Police searched the 11-acre zoo, including one sweep with a thermal imager, but did not find the […]

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    iPad mini thefts lead to JFK Airport employee arrest

    It’s being described as a “Goodfellas” style heist after thieves stole about 3,600 Apple devices,¬†worth $1.5 million, from a cargo building at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York earlier this week. The FBI has arrested one JFK worker, Renel Rene Richardson. He acted as a lookout while two others loaded pallets of iPad minis onto a forklift and into a truck. Since Richardson’s arrest brand new iPad minis have shown up for sale on Craisglist on Long Island. The […]

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    NOAA issues alert due to dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued an alert to authorities because of several attacks on dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Several dolphins have found dead caused by gun shots, cuts, and mutilations. One dolphin was found near Gautier with a 9mm bullet wound. “It went through the abdomen, into the kidneys and killed it,” said Moby Solangi, executive director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. http://news.msn.com/us/dolphins-found-shot-slashed-stabbed-in-gulf-of-mexico

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    Volunteers help homeless veterans in Chesapeake

    Volunteers took action to help homeless veterans in Chesapeake on Saturday. The stand down was held Saturday at the Cuffee Community Center. Veterans had access to showers and were given clothing and haircuts. They could also speak with volunteers about housing, jobs, and social security. There was a station for health-related issues like blood sugar and diabetes testing. The program’s coordinator, Henrico O. Brown, is hoping to help even more homeless veterans in the future. “The main purpose of this […]

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    Police search for suspect in two Norfolk murders

    Norfolk, Va. – A Norfolk family is pleading for information that could help Norfolk police find the person shot and killed their loved one early Friday morning. As Norfolk Police search for the killer of 25-year-old Shawn Ballard and 23-year-old Antonio Reed, Reed’s family is hoping someone who knows something will come forward. Both families have been delt with the worst news a family could be given.Through the tears and pain, Antonio Reed’s family got in front of our camera, […]

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    Annual Grand Illumination Parade kicks off in Downtown Norfolk

    People in Norfolk kick off holiday celebrations at an annual parade. It’s the Annual Grand Illumination Parade.This year there was a storybook theme, participants dressed up as different characters.Floats, bands, and dancers went down Main and Granby Streets and around Waterside Drive.

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    Some Wal-mart, Target employees protest early Black Friday hours

    At Wal-marts across the country, some employees say they will walk out in response to the company kicking off sales as early as Thanksgiving night. One employee in Chicago says the earlier sales won’t put as much pressure on her as before. A protest organizer there says participants are demanding respect. She says they also want to pressure Wal-mart into paying higher wages and offering better benefits. Some Target employees are also protesting earlier Black Friday deals. At Target, shelves […]

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    Organization celebrates Veterans Day in Virginia Beach

    A Veterans Day celebration was held Sunday in Virginia Beach. Veterans, active-duty military, and families were invited to enjoy some food and games.It was put on by Vets House, an organization that serves homeless veterans in Hampton Roads. They run a twelve month program for vets, which includes transition housing, food, transportation and help finding a job. Money to operate Vets House is raised through fundraisers, occasional grants and donations like one they received today from the U.S. Military Vets […]

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