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It's easy to hear "top-rated school" and think you're giving your child the best opportunities in education β€” but what d...
11/23/2019
What 'Top-Rated' School Systems Actually Could Be Lacking

It's easy to hear "top-rated school" and think you're giving your child the best opportunities in education β€” but what does this really mean?

We live in an area with top-rated schools, but what gives them their glowing scores, and what are they not offering students?

Who's excited for Frozen 2?!
11/23/2019
Weekend Movie Review: 'Frozen II' And More

Who's excited for Frozen 2?!

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel voice characters in Disney's "Frozen II," while Tom Hanks stars in "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood."

The AR15 was a ghost rifle made with parts the student had allegedly purchased on the internet along with silencers, bod...
11/22/2019
Student With AR15 And Kill List Threatened School Shooting: LASD

The AR15 was a ghost rifle made with parts the student had allegedly purchased on the internet along with silencers, body armor and a large quantity of ammunition.

LA Sheriff's deputies arrested a student in the Century City area who allegedly had ghost gun, a kill list, body armour and a map layed out.

The robots are coming for you, and they have that gift wrapping you ordered. (via New York City Patch)
11/22/2019
See FedEx's Package Robots Roll Through NYC Streets

The robots are coming for you, and they have that gift wrapping you ordered. (via New York City Patch)

New Yorkers have lots of questions about SameBot. Among them: Does it also get its own street lane and how long until NYC kills it?

The pair were providing security for troops on the ground when their chopper crashed in Afghanistan't Logar Province. (v...
11/22/2019
2 Texas Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

The pair were providing security for troops on the ground when their chopper crashed in Afghanistan't Logar Province. (via Dallas Patch)

The remains of the two soldiers were brought back to the United States on Thursday.

Prosecutors allege that she sapped him of his will to live and drove him to suicide. (via Boston Patch)
11/22/2019
Student's Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty In His Suicide

Prosecutors allege that she sapped him of his will to live and drove him to suicide. (via Boston Patch)

The prosecution painted a picture of a controlling girlfriend whose relentless abuse broke a once-driven young man's will to live.

Start shopping now because these deals won't last too long! (via Patch Deals)
11/22/2019
Early Black Friday Deals 2019

Start shopping now because these deals won't last too long! (via Patch Deals)

Shop now and save big on Instant Pots, Samsung TVs, Echo Dots, Tempur Pedic pillows, DNA kits, Fire Tablets and more before Black Friday.

Hunt was also charged with having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. (via Birmingham, AL Patch)
11/21/2019
Country Music Star Sam Hunt Facing DUI Charges

Hunt was also charged with having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. (via Birmingham, AL Patch)

County music star Sam Hunt was arrested in Nashville and charged with DUI and having an open container Thursday morning, officials said.

After a photo of his sign went viral, the Living Donor Program has received around 20 times the number of intake calls f...
11/21/2019
Man's 'Kidney' Sign At Bears Game Sparks 'Overwhelming' Response

After a photo of his sign went viral, the Living Donor Program has received around 20 times the number of intake calls for testing than they do on average for a single person. (via Chicago Patch)

Here's how to help the Indiana man and the more than 80,000 others in need of a kidney transplant.

Look at this little guy peeking out!
11/21/2019

Look at this little guy peeking out!

Well hello there! This pocket gopher recently surfaced at Goliad State Park in South Texas. Pocket gophers live alone in their burrows. One tiny gopher can move more than a ton of soil. Here's more: http://bit.ly/PocketGopherTx

at Goliad State Park & Historic Site - Texas Parks and Wildlife

You've gotta see this video! πŸ˜‚πŸ¦ƒ (via Waukesha Patch)
11/21/2019
Wild Turkey 'Stalking' Mail Carrier

You've gotta see this video! πŸ˜‚πŸ¦ƒ (via Waukesha Patch)

Watch video as a wild turkey relentlessly pursues a mail truck in Waukesha. Mail carrier Jeff Byrne says it's been happening for months now.

This mom hopes her son's story will serve as a warning to other parents to trust their instincts. (via Levittown NY Patc...
11/21/2019
Teen Had 'Weird' Cough; Rare Disease Nearly Killed Him

This mom hopes her son's story will serve as a warning to other parents to trust their instincts. (via Levittown NY Patch)

Alec Woodruff's cough sounded hollow. Doctors said he was fine. Before long, he was fighting for his life.

The firefighters saved this birthday boy from a lonely birthday. (via Plainfield Patch)
11/20/2019
Firefighters Show Up For Birthday Boy

The firefighters saved this birthday boy from a lonely birthday. (via Plainfield Patch)

No guests, no problem. The Plainfield Fire Department came to the birthday party of a young boy in Plainfield when no one else could.

Get them what they really want this year. 😎
11/20/2019
Best Holiday Gifts For Teens 2019

Get them what they really want this year. 😎

From the new Nintendo Switch Lite to weighted blankets and 3-D doodling pens, these are the presents teens really want this year.

R.J. was born with two rare disorders and when his family put up signs to try to raise money for their son's treatment, ...
11/20/2019
'Let The Baby Die': Kindness Of Strangers Trumps Hateful Message

R.J. was born with two rare disorders and when his family put up signs to try to raise money for their son's treatment, they received hateful messages telling them to "let the baby die." But, since the news spread about the vandalized sign, strangers have shown them that kindness really does trump hate.

Strangers shower Toledo parents of a baby with rare disorders with love β€” and money β€” after a message they should let "Darwinism" prevail.

The political tussle between gun-rights supporters and control reformers took a new turn this week in Wisconsin as the f...
11/20/2019
Wisconsin County Declares Itself 'Second Amendment Sanctuary'

The political tussle between gun-rights supporters and control reformers took a new turn this week in Wisconsin as the first of the state's 72 counties passed a notable gun-rights resolution.

The political tussle between gun-rights supporters and control reformers took a new turn this week in Wisconsin.

Eight-year-old Baiz, who suffers from severe anxiety, irrational fears, and high-functioning autism has been building up...
11/20/2019
Santa's Sweet Act Brings Joy To Boy With Autism

Eight-year-old Baiz, who suffers from severe anxiety, irrational fears, and high-functioning autism has been building up his courage for six years with the hopes of finally getting the chance to meet Santa Claus.

This year, Santa Claus came to him and it brought him so much joy. (via Grayslake Patch)

An 8-year-old Grayslake boy, who suffers from extreme anxiety and high-functioning autism, has been trying for years to get close to Santa.

A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for causing the death of a 23-month-old toddler. (via Denver Patch)
11/20/2019
Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Death Of Toddler Javion Johnson

A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for causing the death of a 23-month-old toddler. (via Denver Patch)

DeLonta Crank and his girlfriend, Candice Lampley, pleaded guilty in a case the Denver district attorney called "horrific."

Choose wisely.
11/20/2019

Choose wisely.

"I was ready to give up again," one member of the housing program said, holding back tears. "But I got another shot at l...
11/20/2019
'Another Shot At Life': Pilot Program Gets Homeless Into Homes

"I was ready to give up again," one member of the housing program said, holding back tears. "But I got another shot at life." (via Hicksville Patch)

UnitedHealthcare has invested $400 million over the last eight years to build more than 80 affordable-housing communities across 16 states.

It was truly a match made in heaven! ❀️
11/19/2019
Man Meets Heart Donor's Daughter

It was truly a match made in heaven! ❀️

The meeting between a Long Island man and the daughter of the man whose heart now beats in his chest occurred last week.

Her classmates alerted authorities to a notebook she kept with detailed plans to attack and murder members of a predomin...
11/19/2019
Teen Planned To Attack Predominately Black Church: Police

Her classmates alerted authorities to a notebook she kept with detailed plans to attack and murder members of a predominately black church. (via Cumming Patch)

Gainesville Police said a 16-year-old girl targeted the church based on the racial demographic of members, and had plans for murder.

Nezhikhovskaya is accused of giving her quadriplegic daughter a lethal dose of medication and alcohol.
11/19/2019
Mother Killed Quadriplegic Daughter: Police

Nezhikhovskaya is accused of giving her quadriplegic daughter a lethal dose of medication and alcohol.

Yelena Nezhikhovskaya​, 63, is accused of giving her 32-year-old quadriplegic daughter a lethal mix of drugs and alcohol in December 2018.

Authorities said the suspect wanted in connection to the Sunday shooting deaths of a married couple in a condominium par...
11/19/2019
Ex-Husband Killed Couple: Police

Authorities said the suspect wanted in connection to the Sunday shooting deaths of a married couple in a condominium parking garage is the ex-husband of one of the victims. (via Buffalo Grove Patch)

Police have identified the husband and wife shot to death Sunday night in a Buffalo Grove condominium parking garage.

Proper identification in the transgender community helps fight discrimination and reduces the chances for misunderstandi...
11/19/2019
Transgender People Can Now Easily Change Sex On ID In Michigan

Proper identification in the transgender community helps fight discrimination and reduces the chances for misunderstandings when interacting with law enforcement, healthcare providers and others. (via Ferndale Patch)

Nearly 81 percent of the transgender population in Michigan lacks proper identification, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

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