Phoney Call: Plano Police say that lottery call is a scam!

PLANO — An old scam is getting some new attention and police in North Texas are warning people: don’t believe that mess! The Plano Police Department tweeted out a video warning people of fake phone calls or emails claiming they’ve hit the jackpot. I am sure many of you have received that call or email saying you just won the lottery. This week’s Safety Minute discusses the Lottery Scam that unfortunately, some folks have fallen for. #CrimePreventionTips #LotteryScam https://t.co/bbFzp9eZYz — […]

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Illinois lawmaker resigns after allegations he posted nude photos of ex-girlfriend online

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Representative Nick Sauer resigned Wednesday after a report alleged he set up an Instagram account under his ex’s name and posted explicit photos, according to WGN. Politico reported Wednesday that the woman filed complaints with Chicago police and the Legislative Inspector General against the first-term Lake Barrington Republican. Also Wednesday, Jessica Williams, who lives in St. Louis, says she used to date Sauner and came forward to question the motives of accuser Kate Kelly. “She was […]

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Thailand soccer team released from the hospital

CHIANG RAI, THAILAND — The Thailand wild boars soccer team is finally making their way home after being released from the hospital on Wednesday. A healthy and smiling team and their coach finally shared details of their experience. Some of the boys even apologized to their parents for not telling them they were going into the cave. Sitting with them were the navy seals who helped rescue them. During the press conference, the team answered the million dollar question most […]

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Dallas family looking for answers after dog found dead with possible gunshot wound

DALLAS — We see lost dog posters nailed to telephone poles all the time and hope those owners will find their missing pet. Sadly, that wasn’t the case for one Dallas woman. 24-year-old Reagan lost her pooch, Nyla, when she flipped her truck trying to avoid a lane divider on I-635. Reagan was pulled out of the wreckage safely, but her 3-year-old chihuahua/dachshund/pit bull mix disappeared. “We had looked there many times. We had gone there several evenings, several days, […]

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Self-made or fame-made? Social Media debates about Kylie Jenner’s success

LOS ANGELES, CA– Imagine being a billionaire at 21! Well, that’s what Forbes predicts will happen for reality TV-star turned entrepreneur, Kylie Jenner. The “Kylie Cosmetics” owner was featured on the cover of Forbes for being worth more than $900 million. The brand launched two years ago with the $29 dollar lip kit and has sold more than $630 million worth of make up since. This makes her youngest person on Forbes’ List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. This also means she’s even […]

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Did You Know?: Facebook’s ‘Like’ button almost didn’t happen!

MENLO PARK, CA — We love seeing those little blue thumbs pop up on our Facebook feed! Did you know the “like” button was almost the “awesome” button? Facebook engineer, Andrew Bosworth, and other engineers really want the “Awesome” button to be a thing. The idea, however, was vetoed by head hancho and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Maybe there’s still hope! After all, the “dislike” button is still being tested, but was redesigned as an upvote/downvote feature. Now it seems “likes” make […]

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Twitter drops the hammer on millions of fake and suspicious account

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — If you aren’t a heavy tweeter, you better get on it because Twitter has starting exing accounts they think are fake. Twitter is targeting accounts that seem suspicious. The social media company claims the amount of deleted accounts since October has more than doubled. They say part of the crackdown came after the use of fake accounts by Russians during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was revealed with over 200,000 tweets being deleted. Between the months […]

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San Antonio Zoo urges Toys ‘R’ Us executives to let Geoffrey the Giraffe become their ambassador

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Parting is such sweet sorrow.  To many of us, the words “I wanna be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid” still hit so close to home weeks after a picture of Geoffrey, the Toys ‘R’ Us giraffe, made it’s way around social media. We’ll miss you, Geoffrey! 😭😭😭 #ToysRUs pic.twitter.com/1vA75OImtm — Loot Crate (@lootcrate) June 30, 2018 And if you’re one of those people, well, the San Antonio Zoo may have just found a way to keep Geoffrey […]

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Facebook is swooning over this St. Louis officer

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County Police have an ongoing campaign reminding drivers to wear their seatbelts. A recent post of an officer has gone viral on Facebook as fans swoon over the star of the photo. The campaign posts a photo every Monday of a smiling officer reminding patrons to “Arrive Alive” and wear their seatbelts. Little did the County Police know that last Monday’s post would get this much attention from the public. Facebook and Twitter users reacted […]

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Manager fired over heartless text messages to worker with child on life support

ALBION, Mich. — A Michigan mother shared a text message exchange with her boss — and it went viral. Crystal Fisher told WXMI she always thought that burying her husband back in 2015 was the hardest thing she’s ever done. However, seeing her son on life support in the hospital was the absolute worst for her. “It’s hard, it’s hard,” she said with her voice shaking. “I have people in my inbox telling me how strong I am and I’m […]

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