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  • Indiana police shoot at actor filming robbery scene for movie

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – A movie set turned all too real for one actor when an Indiana police officer fired a shot at him while filming a scene for a movie on Tuesday, according to WXIN. According to Indiana State Police, the Crawfordsville Police Department responded to a 911 call of an apparent armed robbery in progress at Backstep Brewery on North Green Street. The caller told dispatch a man entered the bar wearing a ski mask and holding a gun. […]

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Thursday she has breast cancer. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote on her official Twitter account. Here’s her full statement: “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the Emmy-winning actress said. “The good news is that i have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so […]

  • Police release surveillance video of Chicago teen found dead in hotel freezer

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — Police have released surveillance video from the suburban Chicago hotel where 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a freezer over the weekend, according to WGN-TV. Jenkins’ body was discovered Sunday morning after she had gone to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Village of Rosemont Friday night for a party on the ninth floor. In the videos released by police, Jenkins appears to be stumbling in the hotel kitchen, hallways and out of an elevator. WGN-TV did […]

  • How to check if your information is part of Equifax cybersecurity breach

    The personal information of potentially 143 million Americans may have been accessed by criminals in a cybersecurity incident involving Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Equifax has set up a tool to see if your personal information may have been accessed. Editor’s note: Many users are currently reporting the tool is not working for them. While some users are getting a “no” message, many users are only seeing a date for “TrustedID Premier.” If you do not receive […]

  • Equifax data breach could impact 143 million US consumers

    NEW YORK — Credit reporting firm Equifax announced on Thursday nearly half of the US population could be impacted by a data breach incident that happened earlier this year. The information obtained in the breach includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, address, and some driver’s license numbers. Equifax said 143 million consumers could be impacted. According to census.gov, the US population is just over 325 million. The company discovered the breach on July 29 and unauthorized access started in mid-May. In […]

  • Cubs give Steve Bartman a 2016 World Series ring

    CHICAGO — Steve Bartman has been given an official Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Championship ring as a special gift from the Ricketts family and the Cubs organization, according to WGN. One of the team’s most infamous fans, Bartman is remembered for tipping a foul ball that left fielder Moises Alou unsuccessfully dove for in the stands during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Nearly 14 years later, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts felt it was time to extend an olive branch. “On […]

  • Did Amelia Earhart survive her flight? Newly-discovered photo could change history

    A never-before-seen photo could rewrite history. Eighty years ago, Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished without a trace, but investigators believe a new photo shows that Earhart may have survived the 1937 crash, according to the History Channel. The photo was found buried in the National Archives and the History Channel says it could hold the key to solving one of history’s greatest mysteries. New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart may not have crashed During her pioneering flight, 39-year-old Earhart disappeared somewhere […]

  • 2 children shot outside school during end-of-year picnic

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are questioning persons of interest in a shooting that wounded two school girls at an end of year picnic. The drive-by shooting happened around 2 p.m. near Joseph Warren Elementary, on the city’s South Side. Two girls, ages 7 and 13, were shot, according to WGN. Authorities say the younger girl was shot in the leg, the older girl was shot in the hand. They were both taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening. Students […]

  • Photos show ‘deplorable’ home where missing 1-year-old was found dead

    WILL COUNTY, Ill. — After the body of a missing Illinois toddler was found last Thursday, authorities have released photos of the decrepit home where she was pronounced dead. The Joliet Township house where 16-month-old Semaj Crosby was found dead has since been condemned.  Police said the residence was in a “deplorable condition,” with between five and 15 people – described as squatters – living on and off at the residence. In the kitchen, food in foil pans and pizza […]

  • Can you see the venomous snake in this photo?

    The latest confounding image being shared on social media also teaches an important lesson – when hiking in areas with venomous snakes, don’t assume you’ll be able to see it before it’s too late. Still not convinced? Join the people who have been trying to find the snake lurking in this Twitter photo posted Sunday by snake biologist Helen Plylar, according to Mashable. “Received this from a fellow HERper this morning. No caption needed, the task was implied: “can you spot the […]