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  • New I-59/20 bridge opening Friday night in Birmingham

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The year-long construction project on I-59/20 through Birmingham is near completion. A dedication ceremony was held Friday and was an invite-only event with Governor Kay Ivey in attendance. The I-59 southbound and I-20 westbound lanes will open at 9 p.m. Friday. The I-59 northbound and I-20 eastbound bridges will be open to traffic at 8 p.m. Sunday. Birmingham City Councilman Darrell O’Quinn was also in attendance attend. He serves as the chairman of the transportation committee […]

  • Deaf man sues PornHub over lack of closed captions

    A deaf man has sued PornHub and other pornographic websites because he said he “cannot enjoy video content” without closed captioning. Yaroslav Suris, a New York resident, tried to watch videos on PornHub entitled “Hot Step Aunt Babysits Disobedient Nephew,” “Sexy Cop Gets Witness To Talk” and others in October 2019 and January 2020, but was could not due to the website’s lack of closed captioning, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in the Eastern District of New York. The lawsuit alleges […]

  • New virus prompts CDC to screen passengers arriving from Chinese city

    More than 100 staffers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are being deployed to three US airports to check passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for fever and other symptoms of a mysterious new virus that’s killed two and infected dozens in China, the CDC announced Friday. It’s a highly unusual step. The last time the CDC did routine passenger health screening was during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, according to Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s division […]

  • Aggressive squirrels terrorize Florida family in their condo

    HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – A Tampa Bay area mother says squirrels have moved into the condominium she’s renting in Haines City. After being tormented for 25 days, Annie Peavey called for help. While she admits it sounds silly, Peavey tells WFLA the squirrels have destroyed her furniture and peace of mind. She says no one is taking responsibility to remove the pests. “They like us now and know our habits,” said Peavey. “They don’t want to leave.” Peavey, who […]

  • World’s largest Snickers bar weighs in at over 2 tons in Texas

    WACO, Texas (KWKT) – The Guinness Book of World Records was at the Mars Wrigley plant in Waco on Thursday to declare its latest masterpiece: the biggest Snickers bar in the world. The bar weighs over 4,700 pounds and is 2 feet high and 26 inches wide. It is the size of 43,000 single size Snickers bars put together. “This is incredibly impressive,” says Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric. “Some of my favorite record categories are big food because it […]

  • Public invited to attend burial of homeless Florida veteran

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) – A homeless veteran without family is being buried with full honors Friday afternoon at a Jacksonville cemetery and police are asking the public to attend. John Meade Jr. served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 before he was honorably discharged, according to the St. Augustine Police Department’s Outreach Team, which had been working to find out more information about his life. Meade was remembered as a “unique soul” who “connected with everyone he […]

  • North Carolina woman who nearly died from flu complications urges others to get their flu shot

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) – An Alamance County woman is making it her mission to warn others to get the flu shot. Jaime Bowers just got home from the hospital on Tuesday after she nearly died from flu complications. Thirty-three people have now died from the flu in North Carolina – 11 of them since the first of the year. “It’s scary. It’s scary,” Bowers told WGHP. She still can’t believe it. “I’m just glad to still be here. It […]

  • Happy Birthday! Betty White turns 98

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — A Golden Girl gets another candle on her birthday cake. Betty White turns 98 years young today! The six-time Emmy winner told Parade magazine that the secret to a long life is to “accentuate the positive, not the negative,” according to CNN. As for her diet, she says her favorite items include vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.” White’s career has lasted more than seven decades with appearances on both the small and big screen.

  • US House overturns DeVos’ student loan forgiveness rule

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Democratic lawmakers want to help students who have been defrauded by for-profit universities but that means overturning a rule recently issued by the secretary of education. The House of Representatives on Thursday approved a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ 2019 “borrower defense” rule. Democrats say the resolution will help students like Las Vegas resident Kendrick Harrison who enrolled in a for-profit college in 2016. But the college was unexpectedly shut down before […]

  • Domino’s worker sentenced for fatally stabbing 21-year-old boss; victim’s family sues pizza chain

    LA PUENTE, Calif. (KTLA) – A man who fatally stabbed his supervisor in the back at a Southern California pizza restaurant nearly two years ago was sentenced this week to 26 years to life in state prison. Rafael Sanchez, of Baldwin Park, who was 32 at the time of the attack, snuck up behind his supervisor, 21-year-old Daniel Anthony Sanchez, and stabbed him in the neck and back, officials said. The stabbing occurred just after the defendant was told “to […]

  • Oklahoma senators file legislation to create ‘Make America Great Again’ license plates

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Two state senators want “Make America Great Again” and “Keep America Great” specialty license plates available for purchase in Oklahoma. Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) has filed Senate Bill 1384 with co-author, Sen. Marty Quinn (R-Claremore) to create the special Oklahoma plates. “With the introduction of these specialty license plates, we are providing Oklahomans with the option to show their support for America,” said Sen. Dahm. “The added benefit of these special license plates is the […]

  • Chiefs v. Titans: Here’s how the teams stack up

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – The AFC Championship game stands on the nearby horizon. For the Chiefs, this is the second game they are looking for revenge after the Titans beat them in week 10 of the regular season. However, that was the beginning of both teams’ rampage to the end of the season. The Chiefs and the Titans are both different teams now, so here is how they stack up. Quarterbacks and receivers  When you look purely at the […]

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