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  • Nordstrom is selling mud-covered jeans for $425 a pair

    A very expensive pair of jeans are being mocked online. Nordstrom is selling mud-coated jeans for $425 a pair. The ad claims the jeans are “rugged, Americana workwear that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Comments online accuse Nordstrom of making fun of the working class. Selling jeans with mud built-in is a thing now, @Nordstrom? Really?#TheLoftusParty #FakeNews #FakePants #FakeJeanshttps://t.co/ikjyrDGbGJ — Rick Canton (@RickCanton) April 25, 2017 @SylviaGam @RickCanton @Nordstrom pathetic. If you want muddy jeans, try […]

  • Twin girls from Illinois with different skin colors celebrate 1st birthday

    QUINCY, Ill. – Happy first birthday to two unique sisters! Twin girls from Illinois — Kalani and Jarani Dean — turned 1 on Sunday, a year after their birth received widespread attention. Kalani has light skin and blue eyes, and Jarani has dark skin and brown eyes. The girls’ parents are Whitney Meyer and Tomas Dean, from Quincy, Illinois. Meyer has been posting pictures of the unique pair since they were born last April. While too young to handle their own accounts, […]

  • Ex-teacher accused of having sex with 4 students, 2 at the same time

    LUFKIN, Texas — A former Texas kindergarten teacher is accused of having sex with four high school students, two of them at the same time, according to an arrest warrant released Monday. Heather Lee Robertson, 38, was arrested Saturday on four counts of an improper relationship, KTRE reports. On April 20, police began investigating after receiving information about Robertson and several teenage students. One student told police that he and Robertson started talking and “sexting” on Snapchat. Sometime after spring break, she […]

  • That $50 Lowe’s Mother’s Day coupon on Facebook is a scam

    A Facebook scam that has do with Lowe’s Home Improvement is making the rounds… again. The post being circulated claims that Lowe’s is offering $50 off coupons for Mother’s Day. After clicking on the post to claim your coupon, you are taken to what appears to be an official Lowe’s survey site (pay close attention to the URL in your browser’s address bar). In reality, this page is a fake and the survey is designed to steal your information. Here’s what that […]

  • Touching photo of husband taking care of wife during cancer battle goes viral

    A touching photo of a husband taking care of his wife during her cancer battle is going viral online. The photo was tweeted by California teen Mackenna Newman, according to BuzzFeed. Her mom Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week. But that didn’t stop Mackenna’s dad Jon from trying to get as close to her as possible. “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so […]

  • Doritos sends Kansas teens to prom in style after hearing about ‘cheesy’ promposal

    NEWTON, Kan. — Four Kansas teens rode to prom in style after a popular chip company heard how one of the boys creatively used their product to ask a friend to prom. In March Shaedon Wedel asked his best friend’s little sister, who has down syndrome to prom. During the promposal he was wearing a Doritos T-shirt that said, “I know I’m NACHO typical Dorito but…I’m going to be cheesy and ask: will you go to prom with me?” Doritos are […]

  • ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ chef Paulie Giganti found dead at his Philadelphia home

    PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia chef who competed on the reality TV cooking show “Hell’s Kitchen” was found dead in his home on Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Paulie Giganti died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the paper. He was 36. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office did not say what type of drug was involved. Giganti competed on the Fox reality show’s 16th season last year. He had worked as a chef for five years at a South Philadelphia […]

  • Video shows flight attendant telling passenger ‘hit me’ following stroller incident; American Airlines investigating

    DALLAS — Video of an altercation on an American Airlines flight Friday shows an airline employee challenging a passenger to hit him after a flight attendant violently grabbed a woman’s stroller, according to eyewitnesses. It’s unclear what happened before passengers on flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas/Ft. Worth started recording, but video shared on Facebook shows a sobbing mother clutching a young child toward the front of the plane, asking employees to give back her stroller. According to multiple witnesses, the […]

  • Student says she was banned from class over her hair color

    CHICAGO — A student at a Chicago charter high school says she was banned from class because of her hair color, WGN reports. Daisy Chavero has been out of class for five days. The freshman at Chicago Bulls College Prep on the city’s West Side says she colored her hair last Thursday and when she came to school she was immediately sent to detention. Daisy’s mother Angie did try to return her daughter’s hair to a more natural color by using […]

  • ‘I don’t understand!’ 10-year-old boy with autism recorded being arrested at school

    OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn’t know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. “I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t understand,” he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while […]