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July 10, 2019 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city’s most popular parks. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city’s West Side and confirmed that...
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July 09, 2019 - 1:49 pm
(KMOX) — Volkswagen is halting production of its very last version of the Beetle. The car had been in production since 1938. CBS reports that at its peak in the United States, over 563,000 Beetles were on U.S. roads in 1968. What started as a pet project of Adolph Hitler managed to survive the...
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Bob Diehl
July 03, 2019 - 6:46 pm
These artists hit a home run on the big stage
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Tiana Timmerberg
July 03, 2019 - 6:46 pm
The 4th of July is a summery and inviting holiday filled with friends, family, good food… and lots of waste. To help you celebrate mother nature while you celebrate the USA, we’re providing some tips on how to take part in some environmentally-friendly festivities!
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July 03, 2019 - 6:46 pm
By Linda Cameron ( 1010 WINS ) -- Learning doesn't stop because schools close for the summer. Parents can keep their children engaged with 4th of July arts and crafts. Some projects are simple but fun; others a little more scientific. More crafts embed science and computer coding, but not all...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:35 pm
By Kelly Meyers ( 107.9 The Link ) - We are just a few days away from July 4th. You probably have all the best food and have come up with some creative patriotic drinks to serve up to the crowd before you end the night with your own fireworks display! The fireworks are beautiful. They make people...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:35 pm
By Kelly Meyers ( 107.9 The Link ) - The Fourth of July is a great time for getting together with friends and family, and naturally, you want to include your four-legged companion in the celebrations. However, according to PetAmberAlert.com , more pets go missing around the Fourth of July than any...
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July 03, 2019 - 12:23 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Having problems loading images on Facebook today? You're not alone. Over the past 24 hours, 85% of reported issues on Facebook were related to image viewing, according to downdetector.com . A spike in reports started around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, and the issues are affecting...
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Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
July 02, 2019 - 2:16 pm
( KYW Newsradio ) -- Just days before Independence Day, Nike has shoe-horned itself into a controversy. The company canceled a shoe featuring the "Betsy Ross" flag, depicting 13 stars in a circle. Sneaker-clad tourists visiting the Betsy Ross House in the historic district of Philadelphia shared...
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Veterans and Athletes Unied
July 01, 2019 - 11:33 am
( Connecting Vets ) A 28-foot wide American flag that is comprised entirely of the dog tags of fallen service members is traveling the country to "raise awareness of the sacrifice paid by our nation's heroes." According to Veterans & Athletes United, the group behind the Fallen Heroes Memorial...
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