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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • USS Colorado commissioned in Connecticut Saturday

    GROTON, Conn. — The USS Colorado became part of the silent service on Saturday. The 377-foot submarine has come to the surface on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut. Billed as a modern phenomenon, the Electric Boat built USS Colorado was commissioned on Saturday. “It’s a true engineering marvel,” Reed Koepp, the USS Colorado’s commanding officer, told WTIC. “It is the most technically advanced of the fleet and we’re very proud of the ship and the crew.” Lt. Cmdr. Steve […]

  • Suspected ‘one pot’ meth lab found in White Castle restaurant in Indiana, police say

    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 […]

  • Arkansas students punished with paddle for walkout over gun violence, parent says

    GREENBRIER, Ark. – Three students were punished for walking out of their Arkansas school Wednesday during the national protest against gun violence, and their punishment is now in the spotlight. Per, the Greenbrier Public Schools superintendent says the students never gave a heads-up so their school could prep for their demonstration, adding they were disciplined not for exercising their First Amendment rights, but for leaving class. Their choice of punishment, per the super: suspension or getting a parent-OK’d paddling. […]

  • Video shows Southwest Airlines forcing father, toddler off flight

    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 trashes police station lobby during rampage captured on video

    GRAFTON, Wis. – A man went on a rampage and trashed the inside of a Wisconsin police department, and the strange outburst was all caught on camera. The man walked into the Grafton Police Department just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to WITI. Surveillance video shows him kick a hole in the wall right as he walks inside. He is seen throwing his bag across the lobby and then heads straight for the brochures. He’s seen tearing down shelves […]

  • Officials seize turtle from Idaho science teacher who fed it a puppy

    PRESTON, Idaho — Authorities have seized a snapping turtle from an Idaho junior high school science teacher who is under investigation for feeding a small puppy to the reptile. The Idaho Department of Agriculture requested the Idaho Department of Fish and Game remove the turtle from Robert Crosland’s possession. “The Department of Agriculture sent an official request to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game asking us to seize the snapping turtle under the Department of Agriculture’s authority,” Regional Conservation […]

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

    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. as the family was in their 2017 Toyota Corolla headed westbound on the 134 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victim’s 21-year-old wife was behind the wheel when a 30- to 35-pound boulder suddenly crashed into […]

  • Nearly 600,000 pacifier and teether holders recalled because of choking hazard

    WASHINGTON — About 590,000 Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier and teether holders are being recalled because of a choking hazard. Snaps can detach from the products’ ribbons, which young children can choke on, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A total of 67 people have reported the ribbons fraying and the snaps detaching, but no injuries have been reported yet. The holders were sold from August 2015 to March 2018 at various stores nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B […]

  • Tripp Halstead, boy seriously injured by tree limb, dies 5 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 […]