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Parents accuse R. Kelly of holding daughter at home in Johns Creek

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Parents of a young woman have leveled very serious allegations against high-profile entertainer R. Kelly, saying he is holding their daughter against her will at a home in Johns Creek. 

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Police: Woman shot at her gender reveal party was not pregnant Video included

(Cheyanne Willis/Facebook) (Cheyanne Willis/Facebook)
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The Colerain Township woman who said she lost her unborn child during a mass shooting that left 8 injured and one dead was not pregnant, police announced Monday. 

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PD: Man stabs brother over video game

Felipe Barajas Ramirez allegedly stabbed his brother David Ramirez during a physical altercation over a video game. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Felipe Barajas Ramirez allegedly stabbed his brother David Ramirez during a physical altercation over a video game. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
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A man is dead after his brother stabbed him over an argument about video games, police said.

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MA lawmakers expected to vote on marijuana compromise bill

(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) (Image Courtesy: MGN Online)
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Lawmakers have come to an agreement regarding recreational marijuana. Marijuana could be taxed up to 20 percent. 

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Speeding SUV crashes into roof of St. Louis home Video included

Authorities were called to the 5900 block of Lillian, where a car was lodged into the roof of a house (Credit: KMOV) Authorities were called to the 5900 block of Lillian, where a car was lodged into the roof of a house (Credit: KMOV)
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Fire crews were called to a bizarre scene in St. Louis' Walnut Park West neighborhood on Sunday, where a car became trapped in the roof of a house. 

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Officials warning parents of the 'Blue Whale Challenge'

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It's a social media game that can be deadly.  It's called the 'Blue Whale Challenge'. Some parents have said that it led to their child's death.  Now, school officials in Massachusetts are getting the message to parents to be on the lookout.

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Mother confronts accused kidnapper charged with taking 9-year-old Video included

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A Paris woman is sending out a message to all mothers: "Don't ever think it won't happen to you."

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Anonymous woman picks up $405 dinner tab for firefighters at Denny's

(Source: Facebook / The Colton Fire Department) (Source: Facebook / The Colton Fire Department)
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A woman who was eating at a Denny's in Southern California picked up the tab for a group of firefighters who had just finished battling a fire.

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Cop: Woman nabbed for drugs demands them back, is rearrested

(Salem Police Department via AP). This booking photograph released Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by the Salem Police Department shows Emily Morin, of Concord, N.H., arrested twice Monday in Salem. (Salem Police Department via AP). This booking photograph released Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by the Salem Police Department shows Emily Morin, of Concord, N.H., arrested twice Monday in Salem.

Authorities say a New Hampshire woman arrested for drug possession returned to the police station to demand the drugs be returned to her, and she was rearrested.

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Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica

This Nov. 10, 2016 aerial photo released by NASA, shows a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf. (John Sonntag/NASA via AP) This Nov. 10, 2016 aerial photo released by NASA, shows a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf. (John Sonntag/NASA via AP)
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Scientists say a vast iceberg has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica.

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Toddler in body cast after jumping at trampoline park

(Courtesy of the Hill Family via AP) (Courtesy of the Hill Family via AP)
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A 3-year-old Florida boy is in a cast from the waist down for an injury suffered while jumping at a trampoline park, his family says.

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Mom's heartbreaking Facebook post raises awareness about safe sleeping conditions for babies Video included

Kellie Rynn Martin (Source: Martin family) Kellie Rynn Martin (Source: Martin family)
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A Washington mother's heartbreaking Facebook post has a lot of people talking about babies and how they're put to bed. 

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Bride surprised at wedding by recipient of her son's donated heart

Source: Facebook Source: Facebook
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A bride received the surprise of a lifetime when a man, who was the recipient of a heart donated by her son, was able to attend her wedding.

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Cell phone, laptop users may be entitled to free money

(Photo Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Photo Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

If you bought a cell phone, tablet, laptop or similar product that used a lithium ion battery from 2000-2011, you might be owed some cash.

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Goodwin Fire now 25,000 acres; 1,000 personnel battling blaze Video included

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Hundreds of firefighters are battling the Goodwin Fire, which is growing in size and leading to mass evacuations and road closures.

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Sinkhole swallows car in downtown St. Louis Video included

A white car was swallowed by a sinkhole at 6th Street north of Olive Thursday (Credit: KMOV) A white car was swallowed by a sinkhole at 6th Street north of Olive Thursday (Credit: KMOV)
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A sinkhole swallowed a car in downtown St. Louis Thursday morning.

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Missouri man accused of kidnapping sister to stop wedding

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A Jamesport, MO man has been charged with kidnapping his sister to stop her from getting married. 

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Teens allegedly assault, rape mother in front of her son during home invasion

Source: Gwinnett County Police Source: Gwinnett County Police
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Three teens are currently lodged in the Gwinnett County jail, accused of committing unspeakable crimes against a mother in front of her son at the family's apartment in unincorporated Tucker. 

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Police: Two charged after pregnant woman mows down purse-snatcher with SUV

Christine Marie Braswell (left) and Robert Edward Raines (right) (Source: Asheville PD) Christine Marie Braswell (left) and Robert Edward Raines (right) (Source: Asheville PD)
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Police said two people have been charged in a bizarre incident in an Asheville Walmart parking lot on Wednesday. 

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NH police pull over vehicle with large cargo load on its roof

(Photo: Facebook / NH State Police) (Photo: Facebook / NH State Police)
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Troopers along a New Hampshire roadway pulled over one vehicle that had quite the cargo load.

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Couple found dead in sweltering room at retirement community

The victims were identified as Keith and Connie Cox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The victims were identified as Keith and Connie Cox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Officials are investigating the deaths of two people who were found in a room with a broken air conditioning unit on Friday as being heat-related.

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Future of Conway church uncertain following Feb. tornado

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Just last week the town of Conway celebrated it's 250th anniversary, a special weekend after a particularly difficult start to this year as a tornado tore through part of their town in February.  One of those buildings was the United Congregational Church, where the damage gets worse with each passing rainstorm.

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Young boy found Saturday in Chicopee in DCF custody

(photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department) (photo courtesy Chicopee Police Department)
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A four year old boy who was found wandering around Chicopee over the weekend is now in DCF custody.  The boy was found wandering around here naked on Saturday evening. 

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Northampton Police trading card program underway

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The Northampton Police Department is gearing up for a wave of kids who they hope will participate in their trading card program. 

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Ways to prevent, treat 'Red Thread' in your lawn

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With the humidity and rain we've had in recent weeks, a fungal disease is popping up on some people's lawns. 'Red Thread' disease is found on grass and other turfed areas causing patches of brown, yellow grass.

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Police: Northland 17-year-old found dead on driveway after fight among other teens

The incident happened in the 400 block of N. Kentucky Ave. (KCTV) The incident happened in the 400 block of N. Kentucky Ave. (KCTV)
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Police say a weekend fight among teenagers in the Northland resulted in a 17-year-old boy found dead on a driveway and a car crashed into a garage.

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Father bikes 2,000+ miles to meet daughter's organ recipients

20-year-old Abbey Conner died January 12, 2017 in a drowning accident. 20-year-old Abbey Conner died January 12, 2017 in a drowning accident.
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A Wisconsin father is turning his grief into hope, as he bikes across the country raising awareness for organ donation.

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Son of former Atlanta Braves player on life support Video included

Source: Sydney Lockhart via Facebook Source: Sydney Lockhart via Facebook
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The son of Keith Lockhart, a former Atlanta Braves player, is on life support after getting hit in the face with a baseball during a tournament game in South Carolina. 

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Travelers Championship

Spieth wins 2017 Travelers Championship Video included

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Jordan Spieth won the 2017 Travelers Championship after a playoff on Sunday evening.  

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Officer buys driver car seat after issuing citation

Source: Dunwoody Police Department Source: Dunwoody Police Department
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One Dunwoody officer went above the call of duty during a traffic stop. 

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