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  • Teen mother graduates high school with $1M in scholarship offers, top honors

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis high school student has received more than $1 million in scholarship offers from at least 25 colleges. Now the young mother is sharing how she managed to graduate with honors. Trezevant High School posted a picture on Facebook congratulating Lamyrical Harris on her achievements: BREAKING NEWS! We have our first MILLION DOLLAR SCHOLAR in Trezevant history. Our valedictorian, Lamyrical Harris, has been offered a total of $1,244,298 in ACADEMIC scholarships, making her our first to receive […]

  • Mother duck returns to this hospital’s hallways every spring

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – Staffers and patients at an upstate New York hospital are treated annually to an adorable parade of ducklings, whose mother escorts them down the hallways. “Every year, without fail, a mama duck chooses one of the enclosed courtyards at our M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center to lay her eggs and take care of her babies,” The University of Rochester Thompson Health wrote on Facebook last week. “She lets us know when she’s ready to go by tapping on […]

  • Sisters sell lemonade to pay off classmates’ school lunch debt

    DAVIDSON COUNTY. N.C. – Two young girls are hoping to make a difference in their classmates’ lives with a lemonade stand. Sisters Hailey and Hannah Hager spent the weekend squeezing and serving lemonade to raise money for their peers at Southwood Elementary in Lexington. Student lunch debt at the school is up to $3,100. “There’s one family that owes $800,” Erin Hager, the girls’mom, told WGHP. “I don’t know how many years’ worth that is, but it’s a big deal.” […]

  • Chick-fil-A is testing spicy chicken strips as chain looks to expand menu

    Chick-fil-A is turning up the heat and testing spicy chicken strips at select restaurants in Texas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Spicy Chick-n-Strips essentially combine the chain’s original chicken strips with the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. “You’re going to see Chick-fil-A do more with spicy,” Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chick-fil-A’s menu, recently told Business Insider. Norris said the spicy new strips are selling well. “We only see it growing — just looking at just what we sell […]

  • ‘Snakes all over’: Exotic animals startle Pennsylvania firefighters

    TAMAQUA, Pa.  – Firefighters weren’t prepared for what they saw inside a Pennsylvania home that caught fire Sunday night. The house was packed with exotic pets, according to Schuylkill County fire officials, and neighbors say the owners and their pets have that neighborhood feeling uneasy. Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, crews responded to a fire in the basement that started when a heat lamp in an animal cage caused wood shavings to catch on fire. People who live in this […]

  • Van passenger impaled after tripod thrown from freeway overpass

    SACRAMENTO – A Caltrans tripod was stolen Thursday in Old Sacramento before it was thrown through the windshield of a van traveling on Interstate 5, injuring the people inside. The van was a shuttle for Military Families Support Group. “I was picking a veteran up from the Sacramento Airport heading to Mather to pick up another veteran. That’s what we do” driver Tim Page said. The California Highway Patrol says around 10:30 a.m., someone stole a Caltrans survey team’s tripod […]

  • Iowa soccer player overcomes deafness, plans to play in college

    NORWALK, Iowa — For all the noise there is in soccer, Ethan Froehlich experiences a silent sport. “The only limitation I have is the fact that I don’t hear,” Ethan said. Ethan has Goldenhar Syndrome, a rare congenital condition in which parts of the face don’t develop properly or at all. Each case is different, and Ethan had additional problems beyond the developmental. “A heart murmur,” Ethan’s mother, Traci, said. “He has scoliosis of the spine, he has a little […]

  • Man caught on video dragging gumball machine from Utah hospital

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police are on the lookout for a gumball bandit. Surveillance video caught a man driving up to the front window of the Copper View Medical Center early Monday morning. The footage shows the suspect getting out of his car, smashing a window and then pulling the giant gumball machine out of the lobby.  That was the only item the person took, according to KSTU. Dr. Mary Tipton of Copper View Medical Center said the machine is […]

  • Missing Kentucky toddler found alive days after he disappeared from home

    MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. — Authorities announced a wonderful update in the disappearance of a Kentucky toddler who had been missing for nearly three days. WKYT reports the boy was found at an old strip mine, about a mile from his home. A search team told the TV station they heard the boy crying. He was found at the bottom of a 50-foot incline at the mine; they rescued him using a rope and basket. The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for 22-month-old […]

  • Colorado wildlife officials release video showing extensive damage from bear break-in

    ESTES PARK, Colo. — It’s a costly lesson for a couple of visitors to a state park in Colorado. A video posted on Facebook by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows just how much damage a bear can do to a car. In the post, wildlife officials said they had two vehicle break-ins by a bear last week. In both cases, the owners left their cars unlocked. “Bears are exceptionally smart,” the post said. “Which means us humans have to be exceptionally […]

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