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  • Neil Diamond announces retirement from concert touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

    NEW YORK – Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from concert touring as he battles Parkinson’s disease. Australian and New Zealand tour dates have been canceled, according to a statement on his website. He will, however, continue to write, record and pursue new projects. The retirement announcement was made Monday, Jan. 22 “due to his recent diagnosis.” According to the statement on his website, “the onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on […]

  • Ricky Martin accidentally hears Ana Belaval’s fangirl freak-out on live TV

    CHICAGO – WGN-TV’s feature reporter Ana Belaval is a huge Ricky Martin fan. And now, the singer/actor knows it, too. During a WGN Morning News satellite interview with Martin, where he talked about his new show “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Belaval had the opportunity to ask Martin a question about his recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Like Martin, Belaval is a Puerto Rico native and has been invested in the island’s progress since Hurricane Maria. After […]

  • ‘You made our night 😀’ – Officers write ticket for car made of snow

    MONTREAL – Officers appeared to be confused by one Canadian man’s snow sculpture. Viral images posted to Simon Laprise’s Facebook page show a full-size sculpture of a DeLorean. The 33-year old machinist and artist was hoping to pull a prank on snow removal crews in his neighborhood. KMSP-TV reports. Police discovered the “Back to the Future” car in the middle of the street. A hilarious photo posted to Facebook shows the police officer staring the car in a snow removal zone. […]

  • Watch Oprah’s inspirational speech during Golden Globes (and read the full transcript)

    Oprah received the annual Cecil B. DeMille award and delivered a memorable acceptance speech during the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Here is the full transcript: “Thank you, Reese. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history:” The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to […]

  • Police issue arrest warrant for Queen Elsa from ‘Frozen’

    SEYMOUR, Ind. – With temperatures sliding well below the early January averages for multiple states across the country, several police departments decided to have a little fun on social media. In Seymour, Indiana, where the low for Friday is 1 degree, police posted a “wanted” flier on Facebook for Queen Elsa of Arendelle, the main character from hit film “Frozen.” Elsa’s special ability to create ice and snow have her under suspicion of “maintaining a common nuisance.” The beloved Disney […]

  • Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak across 13 states

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that has sickened at least 58 people in the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., seventeen illnesses across 13 states have been connected to the outbreak. The states include: California (3), Connecticut (2), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Michigan (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), New York (1), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1). According to the CDC, five people in the […]

  • 5 things you should do (and one thing you should never do) if your pipes freeze

    It is advice your mother gives you each time temperatures dip below the freezing mark: “Make sure to drip your faucets.” Mom is right. Leaving a faucet open during freezing cold weather can help prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting — which can lead to expensive home damage. But do you know how many faucets to keep running at one time? And do you know which faucets are most effective when it comes to preventing frozen pipes? “One sink […]

  • Chance the Rapper tries his hand as a WGN-TV weatherman

    CHICAGO – He can win Grammy Awards, host Saturday Night Live and raise money for Chicago Public Schools – but can Chance the Rapper forecast the weather?! The Chicago native had the “chance” to try his hand as a WGN-TV weatherman Friday during the 15th annual WGN Morning News Toy Drive. All toys collected will benefit Chance the Rapper’s youth empowerment charity SocialWorks. Veteran WGN Morning News weatherman Paul Konrad gave Chance some advice: “I’ve been doing this for 20 […]

  • Cost of a Thanksgiving meal drops for second straight year

    ARKANSAS — The cost of a Thanksgiving feast is the cheapest it has been since 2015, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The organization has surveyed the average cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal since 1986. For the 32nd year, AFBF found the national average for the Thanksgiving meal for ten people to be just over $49, or about 1.5% cheaper than in 2016. This marked the second consecutive year that the cost has declined. Walmart has since released a […]

  • Multiple people dead after truck drives down New York City bike path

    NEW YORK — At least six people are dead and several others injured after a truck slammed into multiple people near the World Trade Center in New York City Tuesday afternoon, according to WPIX. The driver of the truck, who was brandishing a fake gun, was shot by police and is in custody. The victims were hit by a Home Depot truck around Hudson Street and Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan shortly after 3 p.m. The driver entered the West Street pedestrian/bike […]