• High School Students Sacrifice Cellphones for Kid with Leukemia

    High School Students Sacrifice Cellphones for Kid with Leukemia

    (BELLERICA, Mass.) — When the varsity hockey team at Billerica Memorial High School in Billerica, Mass., was brainstorming ways to help a young pee-wee hockey player with leukemia, they came up with the typical fundraising ideas like a 5-K race. Then, one of their teammate’s father, Glen Corbett, came up with an idea that would both affect the teens and be a surefire way to get adults to donate money: take away the teens’ cellphones. More than 100 students at Billerica Memorial Thursday handed their cellphones over to police officers who will keep them in a safety box for 30… Read more

  • Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Charged with 18 Felonies

    Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Charged with 18 Felonies

    (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The man suspected of shooting at cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Mo., highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced Friday. Mohammad Whitaker, 27, is accused of shooting into at least nine cars, injuring two of the drivers, in incidents dating to the beginning of March. Kansas City prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a press conference that police first realized there might be a serial shooter on the loose on April 7 when an analyst with the police department pointed it out. The department quickly mobilized an… Read more

  • NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

    NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

    (WASHINGTON) — An outbreak of mumps among New Jersey college students has highlighted the “weak sister” in the MMR vaccine. At least eight students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken have contracted the contagious virus despite having received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, according to the college. “All Stevens’ students are required to have full vaccinations before attending the University,” the college said in a statement, adding that “outbreaks of mumps have occurred in vaccinated populations before.” More than 95 percent of the people who receive a single dose of MMR develop some immunity… Read more

  • Seattle Restaurant Ad Shows Jesus Smoking a Joint

    Seattle Restaurant Ad Shows Jesus Smoking a Joint

    (SEATTLE) — A burger chain in Seattle is creating a stir with a new promotional poster for Easter, featuring Jesus smoking a joint and holding a sandwich. The restaurant, Lunchbox Laboratory, riffed off Easter Sunday’s falling on April 20, or 4/20, which is also a pop-culture reference to cannabis consumption. The business has been using a 2-for-1 promotion for the past two years to advertise its “Burger of the Gods” signature dish. “I’m not your moral guide in life, I’m selling burgers,” Lunchbox Laboratory owner John Schmidt told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle. “It’s not an anti-Christian message, it’s… Read more

  • Fox Is Giving the White House Trouble

    Fox Is Giving the White House Trouble

    (WASHINGTON) — There is an unwelcome guest at the White House — and the Secret Service can’t catch him. A red fox has sneaked onto the White House grounds and taken up residence, tripping alarms and feeding on the first lady’s vegetable garden, according to the Wall Street Journal. This fox is pretty sly; it’s only been spotted a couple of times. But there are reports President Obama saw the fox once from the Oval Office. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio © ABC News Radio

  • Good Samaritan Prevents Possible Murder-Suicide in NJ

    Good Samaritan Prevents Possible Murder-Suicide in NJ

    (FLORENCE, N.J.) — An apparent murder-suicide attempt was foiled in New Jersey this week by a Good Samaritan, who local authorities say saved a mother and her teenage kids from drowning. Police are crediting Darnell Taylor with diving into the Delaware River near the town of Florence and rescuing Joann Smith and her three children, ages 13, 14 and 15. According to prosecutors, Smith deliberately drove a van into the river as the youngsters called their father to tell them what was happening. Taylor told the daughter to kick open the window, pulling the girl out first. He then went… Read more

  • Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody

    Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody

    (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –  A man allegedly involved in a series of highway shootings in the Kansas City, Missouri, area since March was arrested Thursday, according to Chief of Police Darryl Forte. At a press conference, Forte announced, “We wanted to make sure the residents and those that travel through Kansas City know that they’re safe. They’ve been safe the whole time if you’ve paid attention.” Twelve of 20 shooting incidents were positively linked to the same person. Although three motorists were actually hit by gunfire, none of their wounds were life-threatening. Meanwhile, there hasn’t been a shooting linked to… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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