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  • 10 years ago today, the ‘balloon boy hoax’ captivated America

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Only one family can claim “Balloon Boy” as their own. That’s the moniker given to Falcon Heene in October 2009 when he was just 6 years old. For nearly two hours, people around the world fixated on his fate — fearing he had floated as high as 7,000 feet in a massive helium balloon resembling a flying saucer. And nearly 10 years later, the day is still fresh on the minds of many in Colorado and […]

  • Man, 66, charged with murder of 5 neighbors in Northwest Side condo building

    CHICAGO — A man has been charged in a mass shooting that killed five people at a Northwest Side condominium complex. Krysztof Marek, 66, has been charged with five felony counts of first degree murder, according to police. Marek, a retired construction worker who had lived in the building on the 6700 block of West Irving Park for 15 years, is accused of attacking his neighbors with a handgun at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. “When he walked into that neighbor’s […]

  • Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapses in New Orleans; 1 dead, several injured

    NEW ORLEANS — One person was killed and at least 18 were injured after a massive collapse at a Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans on Saturday, according to WGNO. The collapse dumped debris across the road and prompted evacuations at nearby buildings. Michael Dalle-Molle provided video to WWL that shows the moment of the collapse of the top section of the hotel. Buildings surrounding the collapse were evacuated, and shocked people spilled onto the road as NOPD […]

  • Separated: The mental state of kids when a parent is deported

    Former Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Perez, a mother of four, has been on the front lines of a decade long battle of dealing with the mental and physical impact of the separation from her husband, Marcos Perez. Marcos was deported by ICE in 2010 after a traffic stop. After an honorable discharge from the Marines in 2009, Elizabeth never imagined that a stroll down the street would lead her to meet the love of her life, Marcos. “We were […]

  • Video shows SUV driving through Woodfield Mall as shoppers scatter; driver arrested

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Police arrested a driver whose SUV smashed its way through Woodfield Mall in Schaumberg Friday afternoon, sending panicked shoppers running for safety and leaving a gaping hole in the doors of a Sears store. Police rushed to the mall around 2:30 p.m. after witnesses said a black SUV drove through Sears, striking several kiosks. The incident took place on the lower level of the mall. A video posted to Twitter shows a black SUV driving past a Forever 21, and […]

  • Veteran political journalist Cokie Roberts dies at 75

    Cokie Roberts, longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR, has died at the age of 75, ABC News reports. “Cokie Roberts will be dearly missed,” said James Goldston, president of ABC News. “Cokie’s kindness, generosity, sharp intellect and thoughtful take on the big issues of the day made ABC a better place and all of us better journalists.” Roberts was the daughter of Hale and Lindy Boggs, two members of Congress from Louisiana, and went on the chronicle the political world […]

  • Alex Trebek says he’s undergoing chemo again after cancer setback

    Alex Trebek announced Tuesday he’s undergoing chemotherapy again after a cancer setback. The “Jeopardy!” host said in an interview with ‘Good Morning America’ that he lost a large amount of weight, and his numbers skyrocketed after finishing his first round of treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek told “Good Morning America”: “I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. So we were all […]

  • Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives 18 years ago at the World Trade Center on September 11. These are their names.

    There are nearly 3,000 names etched in bronze on the September 11 Memorial . They honor the 2,753 people killed in the attack on the Word Trade Center. Each of their names will be read at the memorial on Wednesday morning, the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001. If you want to find each name, you can check the panel address next to them — N for the north pool, S for the south, followed by a number Gordon M. […]

  • Video of hugging toddlers charms the internet

    NEW YORK CITY – Let’s call it the toddler hug seen around the world. 26-month-old Maxwell and 27-month-old Finnegan have been best friends for over a year now. The video captures their pure joy at the sight of one another on the street and running to give each other a hug. “They just took off towards each other and I got my phone out as quickly as I can to record it they are just too cute together,” Michael Cisneros, […]

  • ‘I’m not making memories’: Illinois teen’s memory resets every two hours after injury

    MONMOUTH, Ill. — Every morning, Riley Horner believes it’s June 11th — the day she received a traumatic head injury. When when the Kirkland, Illinios teen wakes up in her bedroom, her first feeling is confusion. “I have a calendar on my door and I look and it’s September and I’m like ‘woah,'” Riley said. “When she wakes up every morning, she thinks it’s June 11th,” said Sarah Horner, Riley’s mother. June 11th is the day Riley was accidentally kicked […]

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