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    Elderly Woman Found ‘Molded’ to Chair; Rescuers Forced to Wear Hazmat Suits

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Residents in a Springfield Township neighborhood had no idea one of their neighbors was living in squalor until emergency vehicles lit up their typically quiet street, the Toledo Blade reported. The smell of human excrement reached the sidewalk as emergency responders worked to remove a 550-pound elderly woman from her living room chair Thursday evening. Barbara Foster, 75, had been sitting in the same place since July 2016 — long enough for her body to weaken and […]

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    Authorities Rescue Woman Trapped in Sinkhole in Studio City

    STUDIO CITY (KTLA) — One woman was rescued Friday night after a car fell into a sinkhole filled with water in Studio City. Bobby Thompson told FOX40 sister station KTLA he was driving around 8 p.m. when the back tire of his van became stuck over a sinkhole on Woodbridge Street off of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Moments later Stephanie Scott approached the sinkhole in her car. “I seen the other lady driving down the street and I’m trying to wave at […]

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    Boys Rescue 4-Year-Old Girl with Autism from Drowning in Creek

    ROMAN FOREST, Texas — Thanks to two quick-thinking preteens, a 4-year-old girl with autism who fell into a pond behind her home in Texas was rescued Thursday evening. The 12-year-old boys were riding their bikes near the creek when the girl, who tried to swing on a limb, fell into the water, KTRK reports. One of them pulled the girl out of the water while the other assisted. Then, they ran for help. “I just pulled over here to text my wife […]

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    A Court Just Ruled On What A Snuggie Actually Is

    A more important question than “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” has been answered by a federal trade court: Is a Snuggie a blanket? Per Bloomberg BNA, the answer is yes, meaning that, at least for tariff purposes, the cozy, fleecy coverings aren’t considered to be “robes or priestly vestments” and so shouldn’t be taxed at the higher apparel rate. That was the Justice Department’s argument, which was struck down Friday by the Court of International Trade’s Judge Mark Barnett. […]

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    Burger King Worker Fired Over 50 Cents Worth of Food Wins $46K Settlement

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A Burger King worker who was fired over 50 cents worth of food has been awarded $46,000 over the ordeal. CTV News reports that Usha Ram, 55, was fired shortly after the incident, which happened in 2013. Ram, an immigrant from Fiji, had worked at different Burger King locations for 24 years and was the sole breadwinner in her family, according to the Vancouver Sun. Ram reportedly had asked her store’s manager if she could take home food […]

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    Couple Reveals Pregnancy in Powerful Photo with 452 IVF Needles

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas – After struggling with infertility for years, a couple in Texas used a powerful photo to announce that they were expecting – not one, but two babies. Lauren and Garyt Walker posted the joyous update on social media Feb. 9. In their post, the couple said:” We prayed for 953 days…452 Needles, 1000’s of tears,1 corrective surgery, 4 clomid/letrozole attempts, 2 IVF rounds, 3 failed transfers & 1 Amazing GOD.” The photo shows two onesies surrounded by 452 needles used in […]

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    A Day Without Immigrants: Do Such Strikes Have Any Impact?

    by Ese Olumhense In cities across the country Thursday, thousands of businesses closed in observance of the Day Without Immigrants national strike, designed to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies — which include the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants and the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. Thousands were estimated to have abstained from work, school, and other commitments in protest and solidarity. While many nixed any shopping on Thursday, hundreds of shops and restaurants also closed or reduced their hours. In […]

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    Recycling Worker Finds $100K in Old TV Set, Helps Track Down Owner

    ONTARIO, Canada – Wires and tubes and lots of glass and plastic, that’s what TV recyclers usually find inside old sets. But for one worker in Canada, the discovery of a secret box helped jar the memory of a forgotten inheritance. More than $100,000 in cash was found inside a television that was being processed at an Ontario recycling plant in January, CNN partner CTV Network reported this week. The money was found inside a cash box, stashed into the […]

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    Video: Police Help Accused Drug Dealer Unlock Car – with Drugs Inside

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Maybe he should have called a locksmith instead? Police arrested a suspected drug dealer in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, after the man called 911 for help after locking his keys in his car, according to WJW. Mayfield Heights officers were happy to help, but once they got the door to the car open, they realized that 39-year-old Keith Deloach might not just be a stranded driver. Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana when they unlocked the car and opened […]