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  • Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus was set to retire soon. He was killed in the California bar mass shooting

    At least 12 victims are dead, including a responding sergeant, in a shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Police say the suspect was also found dead. Ventura County authorities identified the sergeant as Ron Helus. Helus died at a hospital early Thursday morning. A Ventura County sheriff said Sgt. Ron Helus "died a hero" after a gunman fatally shot 12 people inside a crowded Southern California bar https://t.co/Bt3vQqFdqg pic.twitter.com/oNmufJpEuj — CBS News (@CBSNews) November 8, 2018 “Ron was […]

  • Unique pants offer mobility options for people in wheelchairs

    A unique pair of pants could offer mobility to the elderly and people in wheelchairs around the world. A group of engineers in England has created technology inside clothing to strengthen leg muscles. For Cheryl Chilcott, walking on her own has been a challenge since birth. ”I can walk a bit, but I’m always holding on to furniture, or always looking for the next place to sit down or take a rest.” She thought a wheelchair would be her only option. […]

  • Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida health officials say a child is the first to die during this year’s flu season. The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology said in a report the unidentified child tested positive for influenza B and died between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6. The report did not say where the child died but did say the child was otherwise healthy. The child had not been vaccinated. In the first week of the flu season, the state […]

  • 6 people injured in South Carolina Cookout shooting

    SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Police say six people have been shot at the Cookout on John B. White Sr. Boulevard in Spartanburg. The shooting happened Friday night around 11:30pm, according to Spartanburg Police. Six people were taken to the hospital by ambulance or personal vehicle after the shooting. The victims’ injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening and they are all expected to make a full recovery. The ages of the victims range from 16-24 years old. The shooting happened in […]

  • ‘I just want my baby home, please,’ says mother of missing 6-year-old North Carolina boy with autism

    (CNN) — The mother of a missing autistic North Carolina boy tearfully pleaded Tuesday for anyone to come forward with information that might help find her son. “I would appreciate it if you were at the park Saturday and saw Maddox, to please, urgently, please, call the tip line, please,” Carrie Ritch said, reading a statement as the search for Maddox Scott Ritch, who is nonverbal, entered its fourth day. “Continue praying for him because I just want my baby home, […]

  • Research shows married men earn more than any other American group

    Married men are significantly out-earning single men, and both married and single women, according to new research from the St. Louis Fed. Research shows at their income peak at age 47, married men are earning an average of about 86-thousand dollars per year. Meanwhile, the other groups are earning between 45 and 51 thousand dollars per year. Research officer Guillaume Vandenbroucke suggests that being married doesn’t increase a man’s wage. Instead, it might be that men with higher wages are […]

  • Confederate statue ‘Silent Sam’ torn down during protests at University of North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, N. C. – (WNCN) – Several hundred people gathered on the University of North Carolina’s campus Monday night to protest the “Silent Sam” statue. Protesters knocked down the statue around 8:20 p.m. CT Monday. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday at UNC. Protestors were calling for the statue’s immediate removal. One student vowed to wear a noose around his neck until it was taken down. UNC Police told CBS 17 that one person who attended the rally was arrested […]

  • Scammers target potential renters with fake online rental ads

    As more people head to Facebook and Craigslist to find homes to rent, scammers are posting fake ads to swindle you out of your hard earned money. Con artists are finding legitimate homes for rent and tricking realtors and lockbox companies into giving them the lockbox code with the key to the house in it. When they post the fake rental ad online, they alter the contact information and give out the lockbox code to potential renters so they can see […]

  • CVS brand nasal spray recalled over bacterial contamination concerns

    A nasal spray sold at CVS pharmacies nationwide is being recalled over fears it may contain a microbiological contaminant, the Food and Drug Administration says. Bottles of CVS Health 12-hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist could be contaminated with a bacterium called pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to the FDA, using the nose spray could be life-threatening for people with cystic fibrosis or immune disorders. More than 16,000 units of the half-fluid ounce bottle are included in the recall. The affected units have a […]

  • Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

    (CNN) — Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he has been living with Parkinson’s disease. The “M*A*S*H” star appeared on “CBS This Morning” and shared that he was diagnosed three and a half years ago. “I’ve had a full life since then,” he said. “I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast.” Alda, 82, said he’s going public now because he’s been doing a great deal of press lately […]

  • Florida man carries alligator in convenience store

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (WJAX) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating an incident in which a Jacksonville man went to a convenience store holding an alligator with its mouth taped shut. The video, which was posted to Facebook, shows a man holding the gator while he goes in to a store for beer. You could hear the man say, “Y’all got beer still? Y’all ain’t out, are y’all?” The video shows him chase another person inside the store while […]

  • WATCH: Texas tanker truck fire shuts down interstate

    SWEETWATER, Texas – An 18-wheeler fire sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky and shut down a Texas interstate Thursday afternoon. The fire started near a truck stop in Sweetwater, Texas, around noon, according to CBS affiliate KTAB. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as the fire started. Firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished in about an hour. The driver of the truck was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.