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  • Snowstorm forces hundreds of students to sleep in New Jersey schools

    WEST ORANGE, N.J. — A snowstorm that caused chaos for commuters Thursday also left more than two hundred students stranded in New Jersey schools overnight. School buses were unable to get to schools in West Orange, forcing the district to keep the children overnight into Friday. Administrators and teachers played host to kids at eight West Orange public schools, including a preschool, who couldn’t get home. Liberty Middle School housed the most students, with about 25 teachers looking after about 100 […]

  • Strangers buy playing cards for evacuee with autism after Camp Fire burns his collection

    CHICO, Calif. – When the Humbert family had to evacuate because of the Camp Fire last week, Carla Humbert thought they’d be back in their house soon. “We didn’t take any memories. We didn’t take anything major, we just packed some overnight bags,” she told KTXL. But, like thousands of their neighbors, there was no home to go back to. Without their house, the family’s son, Alexander, who has autism, lost the stability he’s relied on. He also lost his […]

  • Five years later, ‘Batkid’ is now cancer-free

    Five years ago, he saved the city – and it appears that somewhere along the line, more than just that was saved. Miles Scott, aka Batkid, made headlines in 2013 when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the then-5-year-old’s wish to be the Caped Crusader for a day. As Batkid, Miles had a day of adventures in San Francisco, with thousands of residents coming together to help him live out his dream. Now, Make-A-Wish has published an update on the 10-year-old and says the 5th-grader is enjoying life […]

  • Five-year-old Utah boy sells drawings to raise money for California wildfire victims

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — As the devastating fires rage in California, a little boy in Utah is raising money for the thousands of people who have lost their homes, according to KSTU. This story starts back in September when the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires were burning, and 5-year-old Benny Ashby of Vineyard was worried the fires were going to burn down his house. Months later, Benny heard about the fires in California and knew he had to do […]

  • Father battling terminal cancer searching for kids’ stolen holiday ornaments

    EAST LEROY, Mich. — To Matt O’Dell, family is “everything”. He loves spending time with his two kids and his wife Jamie, with whom he celebrated 10 years of marriage with back in September. Every year, around this time, they get into the holiday spirit by decorating their Christmas tree with ornaments they have collected throughout the years. However when Matt went to retrieve them from their storage garage in Albion on Monday, they weren’t there. “[He] said ‘everything was […]

  • Time capsule from 1960s found hidden in concrete at Michigan elementary school

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Renovations at a West Michigan school led to the discovery of a time capsule that’s half a century old. It’s giving teachers and students a unique view at what school was like decades ago. A construction crew stumbled upon the capsule – which was concealed in a concrete block – at Central Elementary in the Kenowa Hills School district. Inside was a glimpse of the past from the year 1967, a time when gas was just […]

  • Selfless kidney donor sparks chain of surgeries, saving 3 lives in Kansas and Missouri

    KANSAS CITY — Two weeks ago, 25-year-old Ky Kanaman’s decision to donate one of his kidneys sparked a chain reaction of donations that saved not one, but three lives. “In reality, I was a healthy dude from Texas with two, and I only needed one,” Kanaman told WDAF. “At the moment of figuring out the situation, it was something that I was supposed to do. It was the right thing to do. It was something I felt like I needed […]

  • NYPD cop gives woman cash after hearing she was short to buy ‘Hamilton’ tickets

    NEW YORK CITY — A mother who stood in line for days to get tickets to ‘Hamilton’ nearly lost her chance to see the show when she realized she was short on cash, but a nearby NYPD officer stepped in and saved the day. The Irish tourist was in New York for the first time, police said. She ran for help when she realized she was $20 short and met Officer DiCandia from the Times Square Unit, according to WPIX. “He […]

  • ‘Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway’ Hasbro releases Monopoly for Millennials

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Hasbro is targeting a specific group this holiday season with its new version of Monopoly: Millennials. ‘Monopoly for Millennials’ reportedly centers around the “often-mocked” generation of people born between 1981 and 1996, according to USA TODAY. The cover of the box features the tagline “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.” and Rich Uncle Pennybags enjoying a cup of coffee, wearing a participation medal and sporting his earbuds. Instead of collecting money as players make their way […]

  • ‘Rabid’ raccoons turn out to be drunk on fermented crabapples

    MILTON, W.Va. — Raccoons that were apparently drunk on crabapples caused a false rabies scare in West Virginia. The Milton Police Department said on Facebook that they’ve had calls on suspected rabid raccoons twice over the past two days. But now, it appears that the animals did not have rabies and were just drunk on fermented crabapples. Police caught two of the raccoons and released them back into the wild after allowing them to sober up, according to the Washington […]