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  • 9 members of one Indiana family among 17 killed in duck boat accident

    BRANSON, Mo. – A  duck boat capsized in Missouri Thursday night, killing 17 people, including nine people from the same Indiana family. The Missouri governor’s office confirmed to WXIN that eleven members of the family, including several children, were aboard the boat and nine of them passed away in the incident at Table Rock Lake in Branson. The pastor of Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church said the family was close to his church, but weren’t members. A family member shared a photo […]

  • Russian warship rumored to carry fortune in gold found over a century after it sank

    ULLEUNG, South Korea – A massive Russian ship with a potential fortune in gold on board has been discovered at the bottom of the ocean more than a century after it sank, a South Korean company said Thursday. The 5,800-ton Dmitri Donskoii, a first class armored cruiser, first set sail in 1885, according to the Shinil Group, the company which announced its rediscovery this week. It was scuttled during the 1905 Battle of Tsushima in the waters between present-day South […]

  • Man paints backyard to comply with city’s code to ‘look green’

    OGDEN, Utah — A Utah man fed up with a city code that mandates green lawns found his own way to “comply” with the rules. Resident Michael Goldman has lived in Ogden for five years now, but this year he said the city is coming down hard about the way his yard looks. “They’re citing a lot of people for not keeping it green, not keeping it mowed,” Goldman said. “They told me I had a certain amount of time […]

  • Video shows the last moments before duck boat sinks in Missouri lake

    WARNING: Some may find the above video disturbing. BRANSON, Missouri – When choppy waves began crashing against two duck boats in a lake in Missouri, Jennie Phillips-Hudson Carr started recording. “We are at Branson and on the showboat! A storm came in as we got on and there was 2 ducks that you ride out there and 1 went under,” she posted Thursday night on Facebook along with video of the boats bobbing up and down. “Not sure if everyone on it […]

  • North Carolina day care — yes, day care — raided in massive drug bust

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Authorities arrested three people and seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana in two drug busts, one involving a child care center in North Carolina. On Tuesday, the Fayetteville Police Department’s Gang Unit executed a search warrant for a residence on the 1000 block of Ronald Reagan Drive. Detectives learned the residence was also a childcare center known as Tori’s Playhouse, and waited until the childcare center was closed so that no children would be present for the […]

  • Baby born in Texas Chick-Fil-A bathroom gets free meals for life, job offer

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A couple in Texas delivered their baby in a Chick-Fil-A bathroom and now the baby will get free meals for life. KSAT reported that Falon Griffin was having contractions Tuesday night, so she and husband Robert drove to meet a family friend at a Chick-Fil-A to drop off their two children before going to the hospital. When they got to the restaurant parking lot, however, Falon knew she couldn’t wait, so she headed to the bathroom. […]

  • Parents sue daughter’s boyfriend for allegedly enabling her heroin abuse

    PUEBLO, Colo. – A southern Colorado mother has filed a civil suit against the man she says got her daughter addicted to heroin. The lawsuit lists several instances where Kyle Monson, 29-year-old Carla Pena’s boyfriend, ignored Pena’s cry for medical attention. Pena’s mom, Gail Sistrunk, says she filed the suit for a number of reasons, but the main one has nothing to do with money. Sistrunk said she filed the suit to save her daughter’s life. There are 25 claims […]

  • Spontaneously combusting tortilla chips blamed for two fires

    Normally, tortilla chips need a healthy topping of spicy salsa to be described as fiery. Not, as it turns out, in Austin, Texas. In a Wednesday Facebook post, fire officials described arriving at July 12 factory fire caused by the “spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips. Yes, you read that right.” The factory had apparently been testing a new way to handle food waste from the making of the chips that “didn’t work out so well.” According to officials, boxes of the food […]

  • Driver who dodged 1,645 tolls learns her fate

    MOUNT JOY, Pa. – A woman who dodged tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike 1,645 times over a five-year period will end up paying more than $12,500 for those trips. Lori Yearick, 45, of Mount Joy, Penn., pleaded guilty, and her plea deal allows her to pay a lot less than she was originally said to owe: $92,000, thanks to the turnpike policy of charging toll dodgers the amount they would have owed had they traveled the highway’s entire length. Her […]