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What will happen to the Surfside building collapse site?
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What will happen to the Surfside building collapse site?

Firefighters used a cherry picker to pluck Steve Rosenthal from his Unit 705 balcony after the Champlain Towers South partially crumbled last month. The advertising executive escaped from his Surfside, Florida, condo building with just a few items in a paper bag — including a T-shirt, pants and his wallet. Rosenthal now lives in a…MORE

An Uber Eats driving mom wins $250,000 in the lottery

An Uber Eats driving mom wins $250,000 in the lottery

For those that think their luck’s against them, never say never. A Maryland Uber Eats driver and mother of five is sitting pretty after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket for $250,000 a few weeks ago. The winner, going by “Grateful Mom” to remain anonymous, was sitting in her car waiting for her next delivery when…MORE

As R. Kelly trial approaches, prosecutors want to include alleged evidence of bribes and recordings of threats
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As R. Kelly trial approaches, prosecutors want to include alleged evidence of bribes and recordings of threats

With two weeks left until jury selection is to begin in R. Kelly’s federal racketeering trial, Brooklyn prosecutors are asking to admit additional evidence of alleged crimes that were not charged in their indictments of the singer, according to a Friday court filing. The filing details testimony from a witness who alleges Kelly, whose full…MORE

‘Dating Game Killer’ dies of natural causes, prison officials say

‘Dating Game Killer’ dies of natural causes, prison officials say

A convicted serial killer known as the “Dating Game Killer” died early Saturday morning at a hospital near Corcoran State Prison in central California, prison officials said. Rodney James Alcala, 77, had been on the state’s death row since being condemned in 2010 for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl, according to…MORE

Illinois schools struggle to fill teaching vacancies. 1 district hires international teachers to meet the needs
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Illinois schools struggle to fill teaching vacancies. 1 district hires international teachers to meet the needs

As another school year approaches, administrators nationwide are facing teacher shortages. Southwest of Chicago, Steven Wrobleski is worried. School starts August 11 and he still has openings at LaSalle Peru Township High School. “We currently have a chemistry physics teaching position that we have zero applicants for right now. I am really concerned about how…MORE

Colorado 10-year-old dies as health officials investigate plague activity
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Colorado 10-year-old dies as health officials investigate plague activity

The death of a 10-year-old in Colorado has been linked to plague as state health officials warn they are investigating reports of the bacterial infection in animals and fleas. The 10-year-old resident of La Plata County “died from causes associated with plague,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a news release…MORE

An airport piano player earned $60,000 in tips after a stranger shared videos of him on Instagram
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An airport piano player earned $60,000 in tips after a stranger shared videos of him on Instagram

When Tonee “Valentine” Carter sits in front of a piano, his fingers take on a life of their own, dancing across the keys as he smiles, closes his eyes, and sinks into a melody. Carter, 66, isn’t famous, but he does perform for an international audience nearly every day at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Travelers…MORE

Georgia police make arrest in 1988 murder of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon
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Georgia police make arrest in 1988 murder of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon

Georgia police have arrested and charged a man with the 1988 murder of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon after a review of DNA evidence linked him to the crime, according to the Roswell Police Department. James Michael Coates, 56, faces numerous charges, police said Friday, including felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated child molestation, concealing the death of…MORE

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