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  • ‘I have so much to live for’: Sepsis survivor who thought she had the flu stays strong

    BALTIMORE — Sepsis. It’s a word you never want to hear. It’s a bacterial infection in the blood that can cause organ failure, limb loss or even death. Sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. More than 1 million people are hospitalized for it every year. The life of 36-year-old Amanda Flores, D.C. resident and mother of two, changed November 2014 when strep sent her into septic shock, according to WJZ-TV. She survived but […]

  • Letter leads deputies to body hidden in Garfield County home, man faces charges

    PANGUITCH, Utah – The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after a 90-year-old woman was found buried under a large amount of coal in the coal bin at her Panguitch home Wednesday. One of the victim’s relatives contacted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office about a letter she received from her uncle which stated her grandmother had passed away on Dec. 25, 2017, and that he, the relative’s uncle, had “taken care of the body.” Washington County deputies then […]

  • ‘I have never forgotten’: Dad tries to find daughter he gave up after brain aneurysm

    HANOVER, Ind. – A man in Indiana is looking for his biological daughter, who he put up for adoption nearly 40 years ago, according to WAVE. “She still was a tiny thing, laying in my arms, I remember,” said Jerry Miller. “Beautiful baby.” Miller said he put his daughter up for adoption after doctors told him he needed surgery for a brain aneurysm and would probably be dead or in a vegetative state. Miller’s wife was 17-years-old at the time […]

  • School superintendent finds candy ‘bribes’ for snow day on his front porch

    HILLSBORO, Mo. – Winter weather had many students in the St. Louis area excited about a possible snow day Friday, and Superintendent Doc Cornman of Hillsboro Schools tweeted that someone was sending him candy “bribes” to call off school. A note with Reese’s peanut butter cups placed at his front door read: “You know what to do.” The first round of "Please Call School Off Tomorrow" candy has arrived. Students in my neighborhood really want a Snow Day!!! They remembered […]

  • Switzerland bans boiling lobsters alive

    CNN — Lobsters are a delicious delicacy loved by coastal dwellers across the world — but is boiling them alive inhumane? In a new law, the Swiss government has banned the common culinary practice of throwing the crustaceans into boiling water while they are still conscious. The move is a response to studies that suggest lobsters are sentient with advanced nervous systems that may feel pain. From March 2018, lobsters being prepared in Switzerland will need to be knocked out […]

  • Companies give raises, bonuses because of tax reform

    CNN Money — American corporations are chipper about tax reform. That’s been great news for some workers. On Thursday, Walmart became the latest of dozens of companies to announce one-time bonuses related to the new tax law. Notably, the company also said it would raise its minimum wage to $11 an hour. There are plenty of reasons for companies to reward workers right now. The economy is doing well, and unemployment is at a low 4.1%. In a tight labor […]

  • High school teacher accused of sending nude Snapchats to student for 2 years

    KENT, Wash. – A Washington state teacher is accused of sending naked photos and videos of himself to a student through Snapchat, starting when the student was 14 years old. Timothy Brennan, 45, who taught science at Kentwood High School, was charged with two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. The Kent School District said Brennan is still on administrative leave after being placed there when the accusations were made in November. According to charging documents, the teen […]

  • Pornographic malware found in Android apps for kids

    CNN Money — Google has removed from its Google Play Store more than 60 gaming apps, many seemingly targeted at kids, that contained malware that showed pornographic ads. Researchers from security firm Check Point discovered the malware, called AdultSwine, in apps that have been downloaded more than 3 million times, according to a report released Friday. The gaming apps include titles such as Mcqueen Car Racing Game, Subway Banana Run Surf, and Paw Puppy Run Subway Surf. An individual or group of hackers […]

  • Wells Fargo plans to close 800 more branches by 2020

    NEW YORK CITY– Wells Fargo, scrambling to cut costs and offset soaring legal expenses, plans to pull the plug on 800 more bank branches by 2020. The planned closings, announced on Friday, will leave Wells Fargo with about 5,000 branches. The bank closed more than 200 branches last year, but still finished the year with more than 5,800, the most in the United States. On a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Wells Fargo execs pinned the closings on Americans’ […]

  • Susan G. Komen Utah office to close by end of month

    HOLLADAY, Utah — Susan G. Komen’s Utah board of directors has voted to close the Utah affiliate’s office following fundraising decline and a poor financial forecast. According to the Komen Utah board of directors, participation at their signature event Race for the Cure has steadily declined in recent years leading the affiliate to have 60 percent less revenue and an unsustainable financial forecast. The board said Komen has to make changes as nonprofit operations change across the country due to the healthcare […]

  • Duchesne High students accused of planning Columbine High School-like attack

    DUCHESNE, Utah – Three Duchesne High School students, a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds, were taken into custody, one at gunpoint, following an alleged threat of violence and reported “active shooter” situation. A small group of students reported the threat to Duchesne High School principal, Stan Young around 1:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The students told Young that an attack was about to take place, similar to that seen in the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. The students also […]

  • Thousands of dollars in optical frames stolen in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah — Police are searching for four men who were captured by surveillance video stealing thousands of dollars worth of frames from a store in Sandy. The Sandy Police Department said four men (see video surveillance footage below) stole 26 pairs of frames worth thousand of dollars from Wholesale Optical, located at 680 E 9400 S in Sandy. SPD said the clerk appeared to be distracted and walked away, when she returned the frames were gone. If you know […]