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This officer has saved five lives, including a missing toddler, in rural Michigan

This officer has saved five lives, including a missing toddler, in rural Michigan

When a toddler went missing in rural Michigan in October 2013, residents and law enforcement officials quickly mobilized a massive search party. Volunteers searched for 2-year-old Amber Smith on foot, horseback and on off-road vehicles in and around the western Michigan town of Newaygo. As day turned to night and temperatures dropped, many feared the…MORE

Massachusetts lawmakers to debate ‘Conrad’s Law’ to make coerced suicide a crime

Massachusetts lawmakers to debate ‘Conrad’s Law’ to make coerced suicide a crime

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to debate “Conrad’s Law,” a bill spurred by Michelle Carter’s manslaughter trial that would make coerced suicide a crime. The proposed law is named after Conrad Roy III, the 18-year-old who died by suicide in 2014 after Carter, his then-17-year-old girlfriend, sent him numerous text messages encouraging him to kill…MORE

A bright meteor streaks through the Midwest sky

A bright meteor streaks through the Midwest sky

A blazing meteor lit up the night sky in St. Louis, Missouri, and was caught on video by excited residents, security cameras and doorbell cams. The American Meteor Society says it has received over 120 reports from eight states from people who say they spotted the streaking meteor on Monday night. Most sightings were reported…MORE

The first African-American mayor in the history of Montgomery takes office today

The first African-American mayor in the history of Montgomery takes office today

Alabama’s capital city, a hub of the civil rights movement decades ago, is about to gain the first African-American mayor in its 200-year history. Steven Reed will be inaugurated as mayor of Montgomery in a ceremony late Tuesday morning at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. Reed, a Montgomery County probate judge, won an October runoff…MORE

A San Diego State University student died after a fraternity event. The university suspended 14 fraternities

A San Diego State University student died after a fraternity event. The university suspended 14 fraternities

A San Diego State University student died after attending a fraternity event, the university president said Monday. Dylan Hernandez, 19, was hospitalized Thursday, the morning after the fraternity event, the university announced. A day later, president Adela de la Torre suspended 14 fraternities under the Interfraternity Council (IFC). She also said police had uncovered information…MORE

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