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Teen Abducted By Her Teacher Still Missing

Teen Abducted By Her Teacher Still Missing But, new details continue to emerge about Cummins' efforts to groom and lure 15-year-old Thomas, his former student, before abducting her last week. Jones was a struggling student who says she was pulled from a class with a teacher so she wouldn't have to take a test that was used to judge the performance of the school. [Full Article...]

White House jumper caught on fence

White House jumper caught on fence Callahan. Reports emerged last week that a man accused of breaching the White House perimeter earlier in March was on the grounds for at least 15 minutes before he was captured. Secret Service agents helped the woman down and then arrested her. Previously in March, a man was able to wander on the White House grounds for nearly 20 minutes before finally being detained by Secret Service. [Full Article...]

Authorities search for missing student and teacher

Authorities search for missing student and teacher Cummins to pick up that phone and call someone. and let us know where you are so you can start dealing with the consequences". "Please, please come home". The student told another schoolmate about what she said she had seen that day. The report also said "Cummins will be reprimanded in regards to his duty to uphold his professional responsibility and behavior as a teacher". [Full Article...]

The richest people in the world in South Florida

The richest people in the world in South Florida Amazon's Jeff Bezos , now owner and publisher of the Washington Post newspaper, had the best year of any person on the planet. "Rinehart took her late father's bankrupted estate and rebuilt it into something much larger", says Forbes . The US was second with 25. Other notable newcomers to the list include: Australian Manny Stul, whose toy company created the popular Shopkins collectibles; Am... [Full Article...]

Explainer: What you should know about the Meals on Wheels controversy

Explainer: What you should know about the Meals on Wheels controversy Here in Dallas, only about 60 percent of the Meals on Wheels funding comes from donations. However, local programs said federal cuts won't impact them. Still, with 30 years of Meals on Wheels experience under her belt, she's confident the budget won't pass as-is, so long as citizens, like those who attended the roundtable, speak up. [Full Article...]

House leaders set Obamacare repeal and replace vote for Thursday

House leaders set Obamacare repeal and replace vote for Thursday In a joint letter sent Thursday to the leaders of the House and Senate , the governors of Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and Arkansas argued that the " current version" of the American Health Care Act in the House hurts states. They won't vote, no matter what we do, they're not going to vote. Some Republicans , along with conservative groups such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritag... [Full Article...]

EMT Struck and Killed by Stolen Ambulance in the Bronx

EMT Struck and Killed by Stolen Ambulance in the Bronx As he was escorted by police from the 43rd Precinct early Friday morning, Gonzalez muttered to himself with EMTs silently watching him being put into a waiting police cruiser. The grieving family of Yadira Arroyo will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from local organizations following the news of her brutal death Thursday. [Full Article...]

National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for midstate counties

National Weather Service issues winter weather advisory for midstate counties Sunday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 79 and an overnight low of 44. Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low about 59 degrees. Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Record daily high temperatures are 74 degrees Friday , 78 degrees Saturday and 77 degrees Sunday , weather service data shows. [Full Article...]

Raiders Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks

Raiders Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks The Oakland Raiders may try to pull Marshawn Lynch out of retirement, ESPN reports . When the Vikings made a decision to part ways with Peterson, it was expected that the five-time First-team All-Pro player will command the interest of many teams who want to contend for the championship. [Full Article...]

A McDonald's Tweet Called Donald Trump 'a Disgusting Excuse of a President'

A McDonald's Tweet Called Donald Trump 'a Disgusting Excuse of a President' A tweet from McDonald's corporate account attacked President Trump Thursday; it was deleted within 30 minutes. The restaurant chain said Twitter had notified it that their account had been "compromised". The reply was both tweeted and deleted Thursday morning. The account later tweeted that Twitter alerted McDonald's the account was compromised. Intentional or not, McDonald's may have ... [Full Article...]

Death penalty stance in Markeith Loyd case draws criticism

Death penalty stance in Markeith Loyd case draws criticism Scott's action came hours after the top prosecutor in Orlando announced her office will no longer seek the death penalty in cases. Gov. Rick Scott has asked that she recuse herself from Loyd's case. Orlando Police Chief John Mina said he was "extremely upset" about the decision. Ayala did win praise from death penalty opponents who say that the move challenges the racial and socioeconomic di... [Full Article...]

Fewer Americans Filed Claims Last Week for Jobless Benefits

Fewer Americans Filed Claims Last Week for Jobless Benefits The labor force consists of employed residents and those who are unemployed, but actively looking for jobs. State-supplied comments in the report attributed the drop to layoffs in construction, administrative, support, waste management, and wholesale and retail trade industries. [Full Article...]

Jones County product Smith finally gets NCAA trip with Florida State

Jones County product Smith finally gets NCAA trip with Florida State The Gators (25-8) broke a two-game losing streak and will play fifth-seeded Virginia (23-10), which defeated No. 12 UNC-Wilmington 76-71, in the second round on Saturday. "But it will be a very exciting game to watch". As with most power conference programs, Miami has a size advantage over FGCU . The 6-foot-2 guard is also pulling down over four rebounds nightly for good measure. [Full Article...]

Camera captures moment car slams into Seattle gas station, igniting pump

Camera captures moment car slams into Seattle gas station, igniting pump The driver suffered serious injuries. In a scene straight out of an action movie, a Seattle gas station's surveillance camera captured an Uber ride end in a fireball when it crashed into a gas pump. on Monday when something went wrong. Video shows a gas pump burst into a ball of flames after being hit by an SUV in North Seattle. Police said the driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old male, is in ... [Full Article...]

Search Continues for Venomous Cobra in Florida

Search Continues for Venomous Cobra in Florida The newspaper said while Purdy was at work, the apprentice was in Purdy's sealed reptile room. Monocled cobras are native to southeast Asia and are apparently so incredibly venomous that you need to have a freaking permit to own one. "Deadly snakes don't belong in a neighborhood like this". Said lizard was taken for an X-ray this morning that yielded "inconclusive" results. Purdy said he w... [Full Article...]

California mom abandons 2-year-old at Food 4 Less

California mom abandons 2-year-old at Food 4 Less Surveillance video shows the woman entering the store with her daughter. Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the woman. The grocery store issued a written statement that reads in part: "Food 4 Less will continue to work closely with the police and the community to provide assistance regarding the safety of this child". [Full Article...]

Fluctuating oil prices lead to uncertainty at the pump

Fluctuating oil prices lead to uncertainty at the pump By contrast, the cheapest gas is located in Springfield, at $2.23 per gallon. The station supervisor at the Chevron told ABC13 they dropped prices in response to the Texaco lowering prices - they kept going until the prices hit 79 cents. "I remain optimistic that the annual spring rally at the pump could be less severe than expected, but remain cautious as it remains hard to know where the new pat... [Full Article...]

Ex-Penn State officials enter guilty pleas

Ex-Penn State officials enter guilty pleas Jury selection in that case is set to begin next week. The charges are tied to each man's connection to the failure to report an incident witnessed by former Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary (Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the showers of the Penn State football building) and reported to former head football coach Joe Paterno. [Full Article...]

Texas lawmakers illegally drew 3 voting districts on racial lines, court rules

Texas lawmakers illegally drew 3 voting districts on racial lines, court rules District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia. The ruling, however, does not offer an immediate fix and Texas could appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. The court concluded that in the southwestern 23rd Congressional district [Govtrack backgrounder] alone, boundary lines were drawn to move more than 600,000 voters between districts, thereby fracturing a heavily Latino county to deli... [Full Article...]

We spring forward this weekend

We spring forward this weekend But one thing is clear in all machinations and manipulations to spring forward over the years: Daylight savings time , which begins Sunday, was not created to benefit farmers. Amid everything else in our country, adjusting clocks twice a year - and the resultant confusion and sleepiness - no longer is worthwhile. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse with the extended winter weather t... [Full Article...]


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