Experts weigh in on parents protecting children amid arrest of former church employee
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by Darryl Burke
4h ago
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- The recent arrest of a church employee in Madison for soliciting a child has sparked conversations among some people surrounding the importance of parents protecting their children when it comes to technology. Former Summit Crossing Community Church employee David Mark Sellers is now in the Madison County Jail after inappropriately communicating with a minor ..read more
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Florence Utilities responding to outage in West Florence
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by Taylor Mitchell
5h ago
FLORENCE, Ala (WHNT) — Florence Utilities says electricity department crews are responding after a power outage in West Florence. The utility department said that crews are responding to a power outage affecting customers in the West Florence area of Lauderdale County. Florence Utilities says the cause of the outage is unknown at this time. According to the company's outage map, the outage is affecting 1913 customers. The company said to report a power outage customers can call 256-764-4456 ..read more
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Decatur Police: traffic briefly diverted after wreck with injuries near U.S. 31 and Highway 72
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by Taylor Mitchell
5h ago
DECATUR, Ala (WHNT) — The Decatur Police Department (DPD) says traffic is back to normal after a wreck at the Highway 31/Highway 72 interchange near Decatur. DPD said just before 9 p.m. Friday that there was a single-vehicle wreck with an injury "at the Y" of the interchange. The department said traffic was briefly diverted to Highway 31 due to the wreck, but the that the wreck was cleared as of 9:39 p.m. News 19 has reached out to Decatur police for more information on the wreck. Authorities said drivers should use extra caution in the area ..read more
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Don't use these smoke detectors sold on Amazon, CPSC warns
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by Sarah Guernelli, Shaun Towne
6h ago
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — About 6,800 CHZHVAN-brand combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are being recalled because they may not alert people to a fire. There have been five reports of the devices failing to activate in the presence of smoke, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC ..read more
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RFK Jr. pointedly attacks Trump over COVID response in Libertarian Party speech 
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by Caroline Vakil, The Hill
6h ago
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. targeted former President Trump over his administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, as he spoke to Libertarians during their party convention Friday.   Kennedy argued that the former president and his administration had violated people's First Amendment rights when they instituted health guidelines to combat the coronavirus pandemic. “I think he had the right instinct when he came into office. He was initially very reluctant to impose lockdowns, but then he got rolled by his bureaucrats. He caved in, and many of our most fundamental rights disappeared practi ..read more
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Daughter, son-in-law of Missouri politician among 3 killed in Haiti
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by Joey Schneider, Jeremy Tanner
6h ago
MISSOURI (KTVI) - Missouri State Rep. Ben Baker says his daughter and son-in-law were both killed in Haiti in a gang attack. Baker (R-Neosho) says his daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Davy Lloyd, were attacked by gangs and killed. They were both full-time missionaries in Haiti. "My heart is broken in a thousand pieces. I’ve never felt this kind of pain," said Baker in a Facebook post Friday morning on the situation. He continued: "They went to Heaven together." Police check motorcyclists near the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph) A woman cov ..read more
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Louisiana becomes first state to criminalize abortion pills without prescription
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by Sarah Polus
6h ago
(The Hill) — Louisiana became the first state to criminalize abortion pills without a valid prescription Friday, when the state's Republican governor signed a controversial bill declaring two abortion medications as controlled substances. The legislation makes it illegal for mifepristone and misoprostol, two drugs used to induce a medicated abortion, to be obtained without a prescription ..read more
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What are these mysterious 'tar patties' washing up on Oregon Coast?
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by Jenna Deml
6h ago
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Pieces of tar washing up on beaches along the Oregon Coast have prompted investigation from state and federal agencies, including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Officials say they first became aware of "tar patties the size of a sand dollar" when some were found by Cannon Beach visitors on Wednesday. The following day, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reported finding more patties on near Lincoln City. Morgan County judge makes gag order permanent in murder case against former officer These sightings come after multiple birds covered in black ..read more
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PHOTOS: Iconic 'Home Alone' house in Illinois suburb hits market for $5.2M
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by Gabriel Castillo
6h ago
WINNETKA, Ill. (WGN) — A famous house featured in the holiday classic "Home Alone" hit the market on Friday.  The iconic home, located in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue, in Winnetka, went up for sale with an asking price of $5,250,000. Limestone County family awarded $15 million in wrongful death lawsuit against HEMSI, 2 employees Built in 1921, and fully renovated and expanded in 2018, the 9,126-square-foot Georgian-style home features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a basement and a three-car garage. While on the outside, the house still maintains many of ..read more
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A glimpse at the 5 shows 'most vivid' in Greg's brain
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by Greg Screws
6h ago
(WHNT) — Ray the Trainer of Ray the Trainer fame and I talk music all the time during workouts. We're about the same age and have similar taste in live music. We both saw Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.  And more recently we've seen Gary Clark Jr. and Larkin Poe. What happens with the people around us ... is they come over to talk about concerts.  It's a bond. Everyone wants to tell the story of that magic and crazy time that set us on a trail of throwing money at tickets and shows. One day at the gym, a guy asked me what my favorite three shows were.   At the grocery store this w ..read more
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