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LinkedIn passwords leaked on internet

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LinkedIn, one of the largest social business networks has confirmed that a hacker has stolen approximately 6.5 million passwords and posted them on the Internet. A blog post by LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira apologizes for the leak and states that they are continuing to investigate. LinkedIn says that they have locked the accounts of the […]

Child left on car roof by pot smoking mother

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Catalina Clouser, 19, was arrested in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday after she drove away with her five-week-old son, still in his safety seat, on the roof of her vehicle. The baby was found unharmed after he fell off of the roof in the middle of an intersection. Phoenix police spokesman James Holmes released a written […]

3-year-old found in possession of loaded gun during routine traffic stop

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Chicago police officers were surprised on Wednesday during a routine traffic stop when they found a 3-year-old in the backseat was holding a loaded handgun. Police has originally pulled the vehicle over when they noticed two children in the back of the crowded car who did not have seat belts or car seats. According to […]

Hero teen conquers all to graduate

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Thursdays night graduation ceremony at Bloom Township High School was a point of celebration for many, but for one high school graduate it was a celebration of life and victory. Matt Brown, 18, received a standing ovation as he was wheeled onto the stage to receive his certificate. The Chicago teen was a victim of […]

NYC mayor proposes ban on oversized soda

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In an attempt to combat obesity, New York City has plans to prohibit the sale of oversize sodas and other sugary beverages. The proposed ban would be the first in the nation to take such an extreme move. It would ban the sale of sweetened beverages over 16 ounces and would apply to bottled drinks […]

High school honor student jailed for truancy

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A hard-working, straight-A student has been unfairly prosecuted and jailed for truancy according to one of her employers and she will now have a stain on her educational record. Diane Tran has been working two jobs to help support siblings since her parents separated and her mother moved out of state. Diane works full time […]

R.I.P. – Robin Gibb 1949-2012

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Robin Gibb of Bee Gees fame died, at the age of 62, on Sunday Morning. He passes away after a long battle with cancer. Robin Gibb was one of the three brothers who were responsible for iconic songs such as “Saturday Night Fever”. Robin Gibb was the lead singer on several of the Bee Gees’ […]

Flesh-eating disease strikes new mother of twins

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Lana Kuykendall, 36, was only home for 13 hours with her newborn twins and husband when she returned to the hospital Lana Kuykendall is a trained paramedic so when a quickly growing bruise was causing severe pain, she knew something was wrong. Her husband Darren, took her to the hospital where they watched in horror […]

Arrest warrant issued in stabbing death of newlywed

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On Sunday, 26-year-old newlywed Estrella Carrera was found stabbed to death in a bathtub while still wearing her wedding dress. On Tuesday police in Burbank, IL issued an arrest warrant for her husband, Arnoldo Jiminez,30, on murder charges. Jiminez is 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 220 lbs. He was last seen driving a black, 2006 […]

Newly-wed in dress found stabbed to death

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A 26-year-old newlywed was found apparently stabbed to death in a bathtub just days after her wedding. Estrella Carrera was still in her wedding dress when police found her body in the apartment of a southwest suburban Chicago apartment. Her sister had not been able to contact her and asked police to do a well-being […]

Two-year-old found abandoned near a Chicago University

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A two-year old girl was found abandoned on May 4, in a stroller in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago. DCFS spokesman Jimmie Whitelow states that she is in good health and that, “There are no signs of neglect or abuse. We just want to make sure we make an attempt to find her family. […]

Woman tosses puppy from balcony and laughs

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Jamille Marshall, 22, of Chicago threw a puppy off of her third-floor balcony on Monday, May 7 and then proceeded to laugh at arresting officers. The Chicago woman told police that she and a friend had found the yellow pitbull mix puppy on her balcony around 9:30 in the morning. According to Harrison District Police […]

Gun found inside stuffed toys

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A father and son were traveling through the T.F. Green International Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, on their way to Detroit, when security noticed something a little strange. The three stuffed animals the boy was carrying contained parts for a loaded handgun. A TSA officer saw a carry-on bag containing a stuffed teddy bear, a […]

Chicago to replace hi-tech with old fashioned

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With the NATO summit coming to Chicago it is expected that there will be a lot of changes. One such change is the public use garbage cans. Chicago currently has large trash cans known as “big belly” cans which are large solid waste disposal units. The units being replaced are state-of-the-art solar-powered garbage and recycling […]

Vogue to stop using child models

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In a move towards projecting healthier body images Vogue has pledged that they will now only use healthy models that are 16 and older. In 2010 the Paris edition of Vogue featured a photo spread of a 10-year-old girl which set off an international furor. “Vogue believes that good health is beautiful,” said Jonathan Newhouse, […]

Senior spends 2 hours in ER after prom invite stunt

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A high school prom invitation led to a two hour trip to emergency for one Lyons, IL High School senior. In an extremely public proposal the young man pulled in front of the school in a red double-decker bus with a banner cross its side that read “TESS PROM?.” Students watched and waited for his […]

55-year-old postcard leads to the trip of a lifetime

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A 55-year-old postcard finally made its way into the hands of its intended recipient, Scott McMurry. The post card was mailed by his mother in 1957 and had been lost in the mail until last month. On April 18th the postcard was found in the mailbox of Elizabeth Fulcher in South Daytona, Beach, FL. She […]

Mother accused of letting 5-year-old use tanning bed

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Patricia Krencil has been arrested and charged with second-degree child endangerment after she allowed her 5-year-old daughter to use a tanning booth. “The pediatrician said that she’s got a little sunburn, but it was that only weekend we were out doing the gardening,” Krentcil, 44, said. The school nurse noticed that the child had a […]

The unsinkable Titanic to float again

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An Australian mining billionaire announced plans on Monday to build a modernized replica of the Titanic. The Titanic II will travel the same route as the original, from England to North America, minus the iceberg. The maiden voyage is expected to occur late 2016. “It is going to be designed so it won’t sink,” mining […]

Reported Nonuplets a farce

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Reports of a woman expecting nonuplets in Northern Mexico are false. Late last week Mexican broadcaster Televisa and several top newspapers ran an article on Karla Perez, after she provided supposed evidence to to welfare officials with evidence of multiple pregnancy. Spokesman for the health ministry of Coahuila state claim that they were provided with […]

Mexican woman pregnant with nonuplets

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UPDATE: This story has since been reported as a hoax A woman in Mexico woman is pregnant with nine babies. Karla Vanessa Perez of the northeastern state of Coahuila, which borders Texas is due to give birth on May 20. Perez has had fertility treatments, which led to the the multiple pregnancy. The country’s main […]

Police arrest 6-year-old on charges of battery

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A 6-year-old Indiana student at Hendricks Elementary School in Shelbyville, IN, was arrested on April 18th on charges of battery. Police were called to to the school concerning a student who school officials described as out of control. According to a police report the child had kicked Principal Patrick Lumbley and told him and Assistant […]

Mad cow disease found in the U.S.

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After a six year absence mad cow disease was found in a U.S. dairy cow. The dairy cow carcass was brought to the collection facility in Hanford, California last Wednesday where samples were collected and sent to the University of California, Davis, for testing. The university’s test came back inconclusive so the sample was then […]

DogTV for the canine couch potato

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DogTV is a new breed of television programming aimed at our four-footed friends. The ad-free programming is geared towards man’s best friend while their humans are at work. Many pet owners have been leaving televisions and radios on for their furry companions when they go out so their pets have company, said Dr. Nick Dodman, […]

*Update* 4-month-old infant dead of suspected shaken baby syndrome

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The death of a 4-month-old girl on Saturday has prompted an investigation into allegations of abuse at an unlicensed daycare facility located in a northwest suburb of Chicago. The infant girl, Anna Belle Chang, of Mount Prospect, Ill, was pronounced dead at 11:44 am on Saturday at the Children’s Memorial Hospital Police arrived at the […]