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    99-year-old woman mugged while delivering cookies

    WINDSOR, Conn. — A 17 year-old male was arrested today around 10:00 a.m. for the mugging of a 99-year-old woman in Windsor. She was delivering cookies to the L.P. Wilson Community Center around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning when she was attacked. She only suffered minor injuries. “It was disappointing to see right before the holidays–obviously as you know–there’s laws and statutes that protect that segment of our population. I know a lot of folks were very upset about it when they […]

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    Army to launch ‘blimp’ that detects cruise missiles

    The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary “blimps” at 10,000-feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington D.C. area from cruise missiles and other possible air attacks. It’s part of a three-year test by the North American Aerospace Defense Command of the so-called JLENS System, which is designed to work with already existing air defense technology. The tethered large balloons, called aerostats, carry technology that will almost double the reach of current ground radar detection, officials […]

  • Alfonso Martinez

    Cops stun suspect in boys’ shooting in California

    STOCKTON, Calif. — A man who allegedly shot a 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old cousin last summer following a neighborhood dispute over a dog has been arrested in Stockton, California, after a 7-month manhunt, police said. A task force of U.S. Marshals and Stockton police closed in on Alfonso Martinez, 20, Wednesday afternoon as he got into his car outside a Stockton apartment complex. He allegedly tried to back the car into the officers, but hit a pole after police […]

  • Redondo Beach Crash

    Car plows into crowd; 1 dead, up to 12 injured

    One person died and up to a dozen others were injured after a car plowed into a crowd of people in Southern California after a church Christmas event, police said. “The vehicle struck a group of pedestrians, which included up to … 12 people, many with critical injuries that have been transported to multiple hospitals,” said Lt. Joe Hoffman of Redondo Beach Police Department. The victims, including at least two children, were in a crosswalk on Pacific Coast Highway when […]

  • Vials of the type of steroid linked to meningitis cases

    14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis outbreak

    Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder. Owners of the pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, were among those arrested. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tied 751 cases across 20 states to the steroid injections. A total of 64 people died as a result. They came down with fungal meningitis […]

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    Man heartbroken after dog fatally shot through gate

    LAS VEGAS — A senseless act of animal cruelty has left a Las Vegas man heartbroken and searching for answers. Carlos Harper was on vacation in Central America when someone shot his dog through a gate in his backyard on Sunday. He’s asking anyone with information to come forward. Harper said he received a text message from his brother informing him of the shooting. “It’s sad that he’s not here. It’s so weird being in this house without him being here. […]

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    Sony cancels of ‘The Interview’ following threats

    NEW YORK — “The Interview” got into trouble thanks to the Internet. But the Internet might be able to save it as well. Late Wednesday, Sony canceled the film’s planned Christmas Day premiere in theaters. But there’s still a way to show the controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy. Sony could just release it on Netflix and via on-demand pay-TV services like Comcast. “Sony should fight fire with fire: Make ‘The Interview’ available online, for free, on every pirate […]

  • Chikungunya Virus Particles

    The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas

    Its name means “bending over in pain.” It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people — 155 of them fatally — since spreading to the Americas one year ago. The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers returning from countries in Asia and Africa, where the disease is widespread. But in December 2013, the first people infected by mosquitoes local to the region were reported on […]

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    School worker has life-saving principal to thank

    PHOENIX — A life-saving principal knew it wasn’t normal when one of her employees failed to show up for work last week and that intuition very likely saved a life. Students are ecstatic to see Martha Hernandez back in class this week. They run up and hug her as she talks to each one, and even singles a few out – alternating between jokes and instructions. She’s glad to be back, too, because last week she almost died. “Tuesday night, I […]

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    NC police chief back at work despite assault charge

    NAGS HEAD, N.C. — The town’s chief of police is back on the job after he was charged with assaulting his wife. The chief had been on paid administrative leave following the November 28 incident. The town manager, Cliff Ogburn, said he reviewed police documents and interviewed several people before deciding to let the chief come back. “This is a personal matter for him and his family. This was not an incident where he was on the job,” said Ogburn. According […]

  • taxes

    The 2014 tax breaks you can take

    WASHINGTON — Well, finally. Congress on Tuesday night extended dozens of expired “temporary” tax breaks for 2014. It took the Senate, by a 76 to 16 vote, until the week after Congress was supposed to adjourn to pass the bill, which the House had already approved. The bill will now be sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. The majority of tax breaks in the bill pertain to businesses, but a handful will affect individuals. Among those […]

  • Theater Cancels "The Interview" Premiere

    Theater chain drops ‘The Interview.’ Will others follow?

    One major movie theater chain has decided not to show Sony’s “The Interview,” and other theater owners may follow on Wednesday. The decision follows a strange warning from anonymous hackers that people should avoid going to theaters where “The Interview” is playing. The comedic film is still scheduled to come out on Christmas Day. Sony does not plan to pull the film altogether, but the studio has indicated it won’t object if theaters decide not to show the film, according […]

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