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  • Woman warns others after ‘dream job’ turns out to be a scam

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It sounded too good to be true, but it also sounded too good to pass up. “I finally found a job that I was gonna be working at home,” said the job hunter who currently works for the government and asked WREG not to name her. She found a job listing for a Canadian company called Intact Financial Corporation on Indeed.com. It allowed her to work from home, earning $25 an hour doing data entry. After messaging […]

  • New law makes stealing packages a felony in Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas – Someone caught stealing mail in Texas could wind up with a felony charge, thanks to new legislation. Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 37, which goes into effect Sept. 1 and defines mail as “a letter, postal card, package, bag or other sealed article.” The number of victims will determine whether or not the theft qualifies as a felony – less than 10 addresses is a misdemeanor, 10-30 a state jail felony and over 30 […]

  • Father drowns in Minnesota lake after lifting 3-year-old son to safety

    MINNEAPOLIS – What started as a Father’s Day weekend trip to a Minnesota lake ended in tragedy after a 3-year-old boy fell in and his father died saving his son’s life, according to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Schultz, 31, was with his son at Dead Shot Bay when the toddler fell from a bridge into the water around 8:22 p.m. Saturday. “The little boy was leaning over the railing when he saw a fish and went over,” Sheriff […]

  • Taco Bell is giving out free Doritos Locos Tacos today

    It’s Taco Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate than with a free taco? Taco Bell will be giving out free Doritos Locos Tacos today. Visit a restaurant between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. — or order anytime during the day on the website or app — to get your free taco. The chain says this is part of their “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion honoring an NBA win in the championship stolen by a team beating another […]

  • Alabama longhorn sets Guinness World Record

    GOODWATER, Ala. – A Texas longhorn raised in Alabama broke the Guinness World Record for longest horns, as measured from tip to tip. Guinness World Records measured Poncho Via’s horns at 10 ft. 7.4 in from tip to tip on May 8. The group said Poncho not only holds the record for the largest spread on a living steer but also beat all previous records to claim the record for largest spread ever. The Pope family, who raised Poncho, realized […]

  • Disney hides Pixar Easter eggs inside Google Street View of Toy Story Land

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Never underestimate Disney’s attention to detail (and Pixar’s love for Easter eggs). Since the first Toy Story film, Pixar has become famous for inserting Easter eggs in its films and shorts. So, when it came time to capture Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, the creative team at Disney saw an opportunity to take the tradition to an immersive medium. The creative team at Disney worked with Pixar to identify 8 unique Easter eggs that […]

  • Babe Ruth’s jersey sold at auction for a record-breaking $5.6 million

    It’s been more than a century since Babe Ruth started his baseball career, but the Bambino is still breaking records. A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 fetched $5.64 million at auction Saturday, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was a 1920 Babe Ruth jersey that went for $4.4 million. The record-breaking jersey was part of a collection of artifacts related to “The Sultan of […]

  • Suspect thwarted by machete-wielding 11-year-old flees hospital

    ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — The suspect thwarted by a machete-yielding 11-year-old during an Orange County home invasion fled UNC Hospital this weekend. Jataveon Dashawn Hall, 19, of Monroe “left the hospital,” according to Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood. Sheriff Blackwood released the following statement: We learned early this morning from UNC hospital police that the suspect in this crime had left the hospital. Upon further inquiry on how this occurred we’ve heard nothing back from UNC hospital police. Investigators from […]

  • Seafood restaurant gets surprise in shipment: 1-in-2 million blue lobster

    EASTHAM, Mass. – Nathan Nickerson III almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw an unexpected pop of color in his seafood shipment earlier this week. It was one of many lobsters ordered by his restaurant, Arnold’s Lobster and Clam Bar, in Eastham, Massachusetts — except this one was blue. “I said, ‘I think we have something special here.’ I couldn’t believe the color,” Nickerson told CNN. “Everyone was circling around it, just wondering, ‘How did this happen?'” The restaurant […]

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