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    Couple married for 67 years dies hours apart

    Fresno, Ca. – The love story of a California couple is being remembered as a real-life version of The Notebook. Married for 67 years, the devoted couple died within hours of each other this month. But their great-grandson insists their true love story is even more romantic than fiction. In the early 1940’s, Floyd Hartwig was a WWII sailor fighting in the Pacific. For six years he and his sweetheart Violet kept in touch across the seas by mail. “There […]

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    Bigger Americans now require bigger body bags

    Morbid obesity in America is leading to a morbid end-of-life problem for coroners across the country. With more than one third of U.S. adults overweight, standard body bags are too often too small to do the job. “More and more we’re having to deal with larger and larger people,” says Mark Stratmoen, Coroner of Fremont County Wyoming. And because the coroner handles more obese people, they’ve had to upgrade to larger body bags. “It’s not a Fremont County problem, it’s […]

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    Internet goes hog wild over pig’s reaction to a cookie

    This wandering porker is a YouTube sensation with his own Facebook page.

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    Stolen Picasso worth millions seized in U.S.

    (CNN) — The shipper said it was a $37 piece of art craft being sent to the United States as a Christmas present. The feds say it was actually a stolen Picasso, missing for more than a decade and worth millions of dollars. The work of art, painted in 1911 by the Cubist master, was recovered when it was shipped from Belgium to the United States in December. It was discovered by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and seized by […]

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    Parents tattoo own legs to match daughter’s birthmark to ensure she ‘never felt different’

    GRIMSBY, England — A couple in England tattooed their legs to ensure their daughter never felt different or alone in the world. Adam and Tanya Phillips’ new tattoo duplicates the strawberry rose birthmark their 18-month-old daughter Honey-Rae was born with. Her birthmark stretches from her toes to her lower back. Honey-Rae’s mother Tanya told the Mirror, “She’s struggled to breathe when she was first born and was rushed to the special care unit. When I went to see her she […]

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    Maryland lawmaker seeks to lower drinking age to 18 for military members

    Annapolis, Md. – A state lawmaker in Maryland has proposed a bill that would allow active duty service members who are over 18 to be served beer and wine. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Ron Young, would require the service member to show their military ID, according to the Associated Press. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program has already spoken out against the bill, saying that supporting troops and supporting the national minimum drinking age — 21— are not mutually exclusive. […]

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    Share your snow photos! (Part 2)

    Click the button below the gallery to share your photos.

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    Man arrested in Hatteras Island break-in

    Hatteras Island, N.C. – A Frisco man has been arrested in a January break-in on Hatteras Island. Everett William Cooper Jr. has been charged with breaking and entering of auto and larceny in the January 17th break-in of a car stored at a Frisco car repair shop. Several items were stolen from the car, and one was recovered at a local pawn shop. Cooper was released on $2,500 bond.

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    Two arrested on drug charges in Manteo

    Manteo, N.C. – Two men have been arrested by the Dare County Narcotics Task Force on drug charges in Manteo. Task force members investigating heroin distribution in and around the Wanchese and Manteo area questioned the men in a car in the parking lot of Advance Auto in Manteo. Investigators found heroin and cash inside the vehicle. 21-year-old Jamie James McDonald of Wanchese was charged with Possession with the Intent to Sell/Deliver Heroin, Possession of Heroin and Maintain a Dwelling/Place/Vehicle […]

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    Photographer captures ‘Slurpee surf’ from Nantucket shoreline

    NANTUCKET ISLAND, Mass. — A photographer captured what it looks like when the ocean turns into a slushy. After months of deep freeze, Massachusetts photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh captured the chilling beauty when the ocean waves turned to slush. Nimerfroh calls the shot a “Slurpee surf.” He said he was surprised to discover the nearly-frozen waves hitting the Nantucket shoreline. He is a surfer who is obsessed with the ocean. The day he took the photo, the high temperature was 19 […]

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    Scan reveals 1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue

    (CNN) — A golden statue of a sitting Buddha, smuggled from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands, revealed an extraordinary secret — a 1,000-year-old mummified monk. Researchers discovered the mummy, encased in a cavity in the statue when a private buyer brought it to the Drents Museum in the Netherlands for restoration. But it wasn’t until a team of researchers and scientists did a CT scan — a comprehensive three dimensional x-ray image — last year, […]

  • Submitted by Rachel Goodman of Chesapeake. Hoping for spring soon.

    VIPIReady Live Blog: Bulk of snow has moved out, bitter cold moving in

    Most all winter weather advisories have expired for the area.

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