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Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) --  An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson died on Friday night following a "medical emergency" before an outdoor physical training exercise, according to a Fort Jackson official.The unidentified recruit was from central North Carolina and part of the 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry regiment, nicknamed the "River Raiders."U.S.…... Read More

Young hotel worker hailed as a hero after working 32 hours straight during Hurricane Imelda

(BEAUMONT, Texas) -- A Texas hotel employee is being hailed as a hero after working 32 hours straight and helped to ensure guests' safety and comfort as the region was assailed by Hurricane Imelda.Satchel Smith began his shift at the Homewood Suites in Beaumont at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18…... Read More

Mother and grandmother arrested after 9-year-old boy stabbed in back of head by 4-year-old girl

(PORT ST. LUCIE, FLA) -- A mother and grandmother in Florida have been arrested after leaving 5 children between the ages of 3 and 9 home alone, during which time a 9-year-old boy was stabbed in the back of the head by a 4-year-old girl.Julie Belliard, the 30-year-old mother of…... Read More

Ohio grandmother charged with murder of 5-year-old grandson after allegedly beating him to death

(TOLEDO, OHIO) -- A grandmother from Toledo, Ohio, has been charged with murder after she allegedly admitted to hitting her grandson so hard that he eventually died from the injuries.The Toledo Fire Department responded to a call on Thursday from Yisenya Flores after she reported that her 5-year-old grandson had…... Read More

At least 3 dead in Pittsburgh drug-overdose horror

(PITTSBURGH) -- At least three people, all wearing orange wristbands, died from drug overdoses early Sunday and four others were hospitalized after police responded to a medical emergency at an apartment complex in Pittsburgh, officials said.Police and paramedics were called to the Southside Works City Apartments around 2 a.m. and…... Read More

Heavy rains throughout Midwest, Tropical Storm Karen develops in Atlantic

(FARGO, N.D.) -- Over 9 inches of rain has hit parts of the Northeastern Plains as a cold front sweeps across the Central states. Storms will push east today and could possibly impact the Northeast by Monday evening.This frontal system was responsible for at least 9.5 inches of rain in…... Read More

Florida woman jailed after video of her kicking and choking dog goes viral

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- A woman has been arrested and jailed after she was filmed kicking and choking her dog near her trailer in Pinellas County, Florida.Michelle A. Sieber, 26, is facing one count of felony animal cruelty after a man named Vincent Minutello posted a video to Facebook of the…... Read More

3-year-old dies after being left in hot car in San Antonio

(SAN ANTONIO) -- A 3-year-old died in San Antonio on Saturday after being left in a hot car -- the sixth such death in Texas and the 43rd in the U.S. this year, according to an advocacy group. Last year, with 54 reported deaths, was the worst on record,…... Read More

Happy anniversary, Batman: Bat-Signal lights up city skies to celebrate 80th year

(NEW YORK) -- In celebration of 80 years of Batman, DC Comics is asking you to look to the skies -- or buildings -- to get a glimpse of the Bat-Signal. The iconic image of the Batman logo was lit up like a spotlight when Gotham City needed Bruce Wayne…... Read More

Chicago police officer shot, search underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspect

(CHICAGO) -- Police said they've apprehended a man they believe shot a Chicago police officer Saturday morning. The officer lost nearly a third of his blood from the gunshot wounds, but was rushed to a local hospital for surgery and is in stable condition, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony…... Read More

Detour leads Massachusetts man, Peter Levesque, to a $10 million lottery win

(TAUNTON, Mass.) -- A minor detour led to major winnings for one Massachusetts man. Peter Levesque was driving back to his Taunton home from lunch when he came across road closures and was forced to take a different route, through the nearby town of Raynham, according to the Massachusetts State…... Read More