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Plane crashes after taking off from Indianapolis airport, killing two, police say

A plane crashed Wednesday near Indianapolis Regional Airport, killing both people on board, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said. “About 12:45 p.m. today a twin-engine, propeller-flown plane took off from (the airport) and crashed shortly after takeoff,” Perrine told reporters. The plane was capable of carrying 11 passengers, he said. Video from the scene…MORE

A teen who was homeless scores more than $3 million in college scholarships

The stress of senior year can be overwhelming. Combine that with challenges at home, and it can derail any high school student’s academic career. Memphis high school senior Tupac Mosley maintained a 4.3 GPA, scored a 31 on his ACT, and was named valedictorian — all while dealing with the death of his father and…MORE

Fortnite is teaming up with Michael Jordan for a new crossover

Fortnite and Michael Jordan? Fortnite and Michael Jordan. The uber popular video game and the basketball GOAT have something in store for the new Fortnite update, which goes live today. An in-game message sent to players on Tuesday teased the crossover: “Game recognize Game. Drop in tomorrow.” Fortnite also tweeted out the news: Jordan’s official…MORE

Alaskan floatplane operator suspends operations after 2 crashes in 8 days

An Alaskan floatplane operator says it has voluntarily suspended operations after two of its planes were involved in deadly crashes within eight days this month. All of Taquan Air‘s operations will be suspended until further notice, the company said Tuesday. The decision comes as the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two crashes: • On…MORE

A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s…MORE

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