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  • Don’t fall for this scam on Facebook promising $50 Lowe’s coupon for Mother’s Day

    A Facebook scam that has do with Lowe’s Home Improvement is making the rounds … again. The post being circulated claims that Lowe’s is offering $50 off coupons for Mother’s Day. After clicking on the post to claim your coupon, you are taken to what appears to be an official Lowe’s survey site (pay close attention to the URL in your browser’s address bar). In reality, this page is a fake and the survey is designed to steal your information. Here’s what […]

  • Man keeping wife company during cancer battle becomes viral photo

    A touching photo of a husband taking care of his wife during her cancer battle is going viral online. The photo was tweeted by California teen Mackenna Newman, according to BuzzFeed. Her mom Marci was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October and had to be isolated during her radiation treatment last week. But that didn’t stop Mackenna’s dad Jon from trying to get as close to her as possible. “My mom has to stay in her room in isolation for her cancer radiation so […]

  • Doritos sends teens to prom in style after hearing about ‘cheesy’ promposal

    NEWTON, Kan. — Four Kansas teens rode to prom in style after a popular chip company heard how one of the boys creatively used their product to ask a friend to prom. In March Shaedon Wedel asked his best friend’s little sister, who has down syndrome to prom. During the promposal he was wearing a Doritos T-shirt that said, “I know I’m NACHO typical Dorito but…I’m going to be cheesy and ask: will you go to prom with me?” Doritos are […]

  • Video shows flight attendant telling passenger ‘hit me’ following stroller incident; American Airlines investigating

    DALLAS — Video of an altercation on an American Airlines flight Friday shows an airline employee challenging a passenger to hit him after a flight attendant violently grabbed a woman’s stroller, according to eyewitnesses. It’s unclear what happened before passengers on flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas/Ft. Worth started recording, but video shared on Facebook shows a sobbing mother clutching a young child toward the front of the plane, asking employees to give back her stroller. According to multiple witnesses, the […]

  • Student says she was banned from class over her hair color

    CHICAGO — A student at a Chicago charter high school says she was banned from class because of her hair color, WGN reports. Daisy Chavero has been out of class for five days. The freshman at Chicago Bulls College Prep on the city’s West Side says she colored her hair last Thursday and when she came to school she was immediately sent to detention. Daisy’s mother Angie did try to return her daughter’s hair to a more natural color by using […]

  • ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ chef Paulie Giganti found dead at his Philadelphia home

    PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia chef who competed on the reality TV cooking show “Hell’s Kitchen” was found dead in his home on Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Paulie Giganti died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the paper. He was 36. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office did not say what type of drug was involved. Giganti competed on the Fox reality show’s 16th season last year. He had worked as a chef for five years at a South Philadelphia […]

  • Wisconsin woman credits viral video showing her overdosing to giving her second chance at life

    WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. – Video of a Wisconsin woman sitting unresponsive, mouth agape, as she overdosed in the driver’s seat of her car later went viral – and she credits the video with giving her a second chance at life. “I’ve always been a ‘good kid,'” Katrina Henry told WITI. “I don’t drink. I like to paint. I like to draw. I work out. I was a cheerleader throughout high school. I had an internship. I did research with my professor, and always had at least […]

  • Colorado’s first drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens on 4/20

    PARACHUTE, Colo. — The first drive-thru pot shop in the country is opening in Colorado, just in time for the annual “high holiday” of 4/20. The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru in Parachute, in the western part of the state, is holding its grand opening on Thursday. Owner Mark Smith, 58, was a pawn shop man. He owned 23 of them and eventually sold them to EZ Pawn. With the cold hard cash in his back pocket, he headed west and landed […]

  • Should McDonald’s workers who turned in Ohio Facebook murder suspect get the $50K reward?

    ERIE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania McDonald’s employees who tipped off police and tried to stall Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens are being called heroes on social media. People quickly took to Twitter, saying that the workers deserve the $50,000 reward for finding and helping lead police to Stephens Tuesday. Police said Stephens, 37, killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland Sunday, then posted video of the horrific crime on Facebook. A multi-state manhunt ensued, and there was no sign of Stephens until Tuesday at […]

  • Large asteroid to pass ‘very close’ to earth – here’s how to see it

    A large asteroid is hurtling toward Earth — but there’s no need to duck and cover. The space rock, known by the very dull name of 2014 JO25 will safely fly by Earth on April 19, according to NASA. The chances of it pounding our planet and leaving us for the dead? Zero, experts say. “Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this […]