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  • Dashcam shows deadly Florida bridge collapse; engineer warned of cracking 2 days earlier

    MIAMI – An engineer for the company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday, killing at least six people, left a voice mail two days earlier for a Florida Department of Transportation employee advising there was “some cracking that’s been observed on the north end of the span.” The state employee was out on assignment Tuesday and didn’t hear the voice mail from W. Denney Pate of FIGG Bridge Engineers until he returned to the office Friday, the DOT […]

  • Woman’s simple mistake while battling illness leads to liver failure

    CLEVELAND – Stephanie Soriano took over-the-counter medication while fighting the flu in January. The busy mom wanted to knock out the illness so she could keep going. “I was taking Tylenol during the day (and) towards the evening as well. At nighttime, so I could sleep, I took NyQuil,” Soriano told WJW. “Then, I would wake up around 2 to 3 in the morning and take Theraflu as well.” Although everything she took would work on cold symptoms, they all […]

  • After 600 days at the shelter, workers hope dog gets lucky on St. Patrick’s Day

    PALMETTO, Fla. – One unlucky dog is hoping to win big at Manatee County Animals Services “Lucky Pet Promotion” this St. Patrick’s Day, according to WFTS. Ember, 6, has been at the pet shelter for over 600 days! That’s nearly two years of living in kennels. It’s very uncommon for a dog this playful and pretty to be overlooked for this long. Ember was taken in to the shelter as a stray on July 5, 2016, found roaming as a […]

  • Police: Suspected ‘one pot’ meth lab found in White Castle restaurant in Indiana

    HOBART, Ind. — Police found what they believe was a methamphetamine lab inside a White Castle restaurant in northwest Indiana Friday, according to WGN. Officers were called to the White Castle at 7996 W. Ridge Rd. in Hobart, Ind., about 10:50 a.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious person, according to the Hobart Police Department. Police found a man with a “suspected one pot” meth lab, the department said in a statement. A one-pot meth lab is a bottle filled with […]

  • Sonic’s summer slush flavor? Pickle juice

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Nothing says summer like a tall, bright green glass of semi-frozen pickle juice. At least that’s what Sonic Drive-In is hoping when they roll out their tangy new slush flavor nationwide in June, according to Food and Wine. While pickle juice has enjoyed renewed popularity as a chaser for whiskey, how customers will react seeing it next to blue raspberry, cherry, orange and the other standby flavors is anyone’s guess. “We tasted the drink at Sonic’s headquarters in […]

  • Man killed after boulder ‘intentionally’ thrown from overpass strikes car

    PASADENA, Calif. – A 23-year-old man who had just learned his wife was pregnant died Tuesday after a boulder “intentionally” thrown from a freeway overpass in California slammed into his family’s car, according to KTLA. The incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, as the family was in their 2017 Toyota Corolla headed westbound on the 134 under the Orange Grove Boulevard overpass, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim’s 21-year-old wife was behind the wheel when a 30- […]

  • Burglar accused of biting off part of man’s face at Memphis recording studio

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis recording studio employee is at home recovering after he says a burglar “bit part of his face off.” Crafton Barnes said he has about 25 stitches in his left cheek after the attack early Wednesday morning at the Sounds Good Memphis recording studio. “It was just surreal. Then it was just like some kind of weird movie,” Barnes told WREG. Police said Corlandt Northcross broke in through a window and started attacking Barnes. “Lunged and […]

  • Tripp Halstead, boy seriously injured by tree limb, dies five years after accident

    ATLANTA – A Georgia boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 when he was just 2 years old, died on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Tripp Halstead’s fight for life in the months after the freak accident, which happened at his day care, inspired a large social media following as people checked in on his progress and offered his family support, according to WSB-TV. Tripp’s mother posted on Facebook that Tripp was having difficulty breathing Thursday morning when […]

  • Video shows Southwest Airlines forcing father, toddler off flight in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Southwest Airlines is taking some heat after flight attendants escorted a man and a young girl off a flight at Midway International Airport in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon, according to WGN. Passenger Alexis Armstrong, 24, of Joliet, filmed part of the incident on her cellphone in a video that has since gone viral. Armstrong said Southwest staff removed the man and the child, believed to be his daughter, from Flight 1683 to Atlanta shortly before takeoff Wednesday. Armstrong said the […]

  • Man who claimed he helped dispose of Natalee Holloway’s body killed attempting to kidnap Florida woman

    NORTH PORT, Fla. – A man who said he helped to dispose of Natalee Holloway’s remains is dead after he tried to kidnap a Florida woman. John Christopher Ludwick, 32, attempted to kidnap her as she got out of her car in her North Port driveway Tuesday; she fought back, and in the course of the struggle Ludwick was stabbed. He fled, officers found him in a nearby wooded area, and he eventually died at a hospital, WFTV reports. Ludwick was friends […]