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    Thousands of Skittles Intended for Cattle Feed Spill on Wisconsin Highway

    DODGE COUNTY, Wis. – This story starts out about Skittles — but ends up being about cows! The well-known candy was spilled all over County Highway S near Blackbird Road. They were discovered shortly before 9:00 p.m. No one knew where the candy came from or where it was going, but county road crews said the Skittles spill was actually helpful, as the roads in the area have been icy and the thousands of little candies improved traction. So that’s one […]

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    Woman Says Bacon Helped Her Celebrate 109 Years

    MARSHALL, Ill. — A 109-year-old woman from southern Illinois has some advice for living a long life. “I never smoked a cigarette in my life, I never drank liquor in my life, and I had one husband for 43 years,” said Ruth Benjamin. “And I love bacon! Ruth just celebrated her 109th birthday. She was born in 1908 as one of her parents’ six children. Later in life, she worked at Quakemaid in Terre Haute for 43 years. While her life […]

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    Dog Found Brutally Disfigured with Nose, Ears Ripped Off

    DETROIT — The Michigan Humane Society is offering a $2,500 reward after a brown and tan Rottweiler was found with its ears and nose cut off in southwest Detroit on Tuesday. The dog was found after the humane society was contacted by someone who saw that it was injured. The dog also had injuries wounds on its tail and back legs, according to Fox 2 Detroit. The Rottweiler was taken to an animal care center in Detroit to be treated for […]

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    Take a Look Inside Most Expensive Home in U.S.; $250M Mansion Includes Helicopter

    LOS ANGELES — With a price tag of $250 million, a newly listed mega-mansion in the Los Angeles area is now the most expensive home for sale in the U.S., according to multiple reports. The sprawling mansion in Bel-Air is four levels and 38,000 square feet of interiors. It features 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, bowling alley, movie theater, candy room and an infinity pool complete with swim-up bar, the Los Angeles Times reported. Additionally, the lavish property includes […]

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    The Biggest Betting Mismatches for NFL Championship Sunday

    As the NFL Conference Championship games near, sports bettors are trying to decide where to put their money. Will the Falcons’ elite offense come apart?  Will the Steelers surprise? Where is Vegas getting it wrong? Here are the biggest potential mismatches for the NFL Conference Championship round, according to Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons (-5, 61) Packers’ red-zone dominance vs. Falcons’ shoddy TD prevention Oddsmakers know an offensive maelstrom when they see it – and this weekend’s NFC Championship Game between the […]

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    Malnourished Cat Found Dragging 5 Pounds of Fur Makes Incredible Recovery

    CHICAGO – Meet Sinbad, the abandoned Persian cat who won the internet’s heart with his amazing recovery story after friends at Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society shaved off 5 pounds of matted fur. Investigators with the Anti-Cruelty Society received a call from a utility worker about Sinbad, who he saw while working in the basement of a home, according to WGN-TV. “They had the pictures on the camera phone and they said, ‘Elliott, we found you a cat,'” laughed Sinbad’s new owner […]

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    Boy Becomes World’s Youngest Recipient of Smaller Artificial Heart

    CHICAGO — As he awaits a heart transplant, a boy from the Chicago suburb of Aurora became the youngest person in the world to receive a smaller version of a temporary artificial heart, according to WGNTV. Jaheim Whigham, 11, is one of the most popular patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He says the artificial heart he received six weeks ago makes him feel like a robot. On Tuesday, the Lurie cardiac team, his family […]

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    ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Under Fire After TMZ Publishes Leaked Video of German Shepherd

    WINNIPEG, Canada – Animal lovers are calling for a boycott of “A Dog’s Purpose” Wednesday after TMZ published disturbing video the site says was taken on the set. The video was recorded in 2015 at a set outside Winnipeg, Canada, according to TMZ. The footage shows the dog struggling to stay out of the swirling, frothy water as a trainer forces it in. Sources told TMZ that eight outboard motors were used to create the churning water. Another man, who doesn’t appear on […]

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    Rapper Lil Cray, Who is Facing Charges, Uses Courtroom for Video Shoot

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland judge has caused a stir by allowing a local rapper to use his courtroom to shoot part of a music video – even as that rapper is facing serious criminal charges, according to WJW. The shoot took place in the courtroom of Judge Michael Ryan at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. He told WJW’s I-Team that his room was used for part of a video being produced for a song by a rapper known as Lil Cray. […]