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    Malaysia Officially Declares MH370 Passengers and Crew ‘Presumed Dead’

    (CNN)- The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead. But the search for the missing Boeing 777 will continue. The formal declaration, read Thursday by civil aviation director Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, will allow the families of those presumed dead to continue the compensation process with the airline or with insurers. “It is therefore, with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that, on behalf […]

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    In Ferguson’s Wake, Police and Citizens Scuffle at St. Louis Meeting

    (CNN)- An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people […]

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    Woman Slashes Her Children’s Throats to Quiet Them, Police Say

    (CNN)- A young mother in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say she cut her children’s throats in an attempt to keep them quiet. Over the weekend, Christina Booth called 911 to report that her three children were crying nonstop and “needed medical attention,” according to a recent probable cause filing. The 28-year-old and her husband, Thomas Booth, have three children, a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins. When officers arrived at the Olympia, Washington, home Saturday night, […]

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    Body Parts Found in Suitcase Left on San Francisco Sidewalk

    (CNN)- Police answering a suspicious package call in San Francisco made a most unpleasant discovery when they opened a suitcase and found it contained human body parts. The San Francisco medical examiner’s office determined the parts were human remains and the body had been dismembered, Officer Grace Gatpandan said. “We do have people of interest that homicide investigators are speaking to,” she said. Detectives are also reviewing surveillance camera footage and officers are looking for a suspect. She declined to […]

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    Jury to Hear Opening Statements in Murder Trial of NFL’s Aaron Hernandez

    (CNN)- Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are scheduled to hear attorneys’ opening statements Thursday on whether the one-time NFL star worth $40 million killed a semipro football player. Hernandez, 25, has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, 27, who dated the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. Two alleged accomplices, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, have also pleaded not guilty and will be tried separately. The Massachusetts case has taken […]

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    Purported ISIS Message Sets ‘Sundown’ Deadline for Terrorist Release

    (CNN)- Jordan is being pushed to meet ISIS’ demand before the sun sets Thursday over Mosul, Iraq, according to a new message purportedly from the terror organization. Authorities are to bring convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi to the Turkish border by 5:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET), or Jordanian ISIS hostage Moaz al-Kassasbeh will be executed “immediately.” Jordan has said it’s willing to swap al-Rishawi for the Jordanian pilot. But could releasing al-Rishawi lead to the sparing of his life and that […]

  • Fort Smith Police Search for Man Accused of Exposing Himself at Restaurant

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Officers with Fort Smith Police are searching for a man accused of exposing himself to a teenage girl at an area restaurant Monday night (Jan. 26). According to sureviellance video, a white male with blonde spiky hair, wearing a dark hoodie and shorts is the description of the man police are looking for. Authorities said the incident happened at Cheddar’s Restaurant off of Phoenix Avenue. 5NEWS talked with the mother of the victim, who says she […]

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    12-Year-Old Girl Gets ‘Shot In The Head,’ Still Manages To Call 911

    NEW YORK (NEW YORK POST) – A 12-year-old New York girl was shot in the head, and not only was able to survive the attack, but she managed to call 911 afterwards, authorities said. Christina Walker was in critical condition at a hospital on Jan. 24 after her father shot at her head with a .45-caliber gun that resulted in the bullet exiting through her eye, sources said. The girl was the only one left alive after Jonathon Walker, 34, entered the home at 5:38 a.m. on Saturday […]

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    Supreme Court Halts Oklahoma Executions Over Drug

    CBS News – The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug. The court’s order Wednesday came as little surprise after both the state and the lawyers for three inmates who faced execution between now and March requested the temporary halt. The justices agreed on Friday to take up the challenge to the use of the sedative midazolam, which has been used in problematic […]

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    Bill To Move Robert E. Lee Day Does Not Pass

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The bid to move Robert E. Lee Day to November 30 did not pass. The proposal, which would have separated the commemoration from the state holiday honoring civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was rejected Wednesday by the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee. The decision came down to a voice vote. To read the original story on our affiliate station’s website KTHV – Channel 11, click here. 

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    Cameron Schools Closed Because Of Flu; Officials Sanitize The Buildings

    CAMERON, Okla. (KFSM) – Administrators at Cameron School District in Oklahoma canceled classes until Monday after dozens of students and teachers came down with the flu. Officials said they are cleaning and sanitizing the school buildings and expect to be back Monday (Feb. 2), after nine teachers and 34 students called in sick this week. Administrators have yet to decide when to make up the lost school days. The news comes a week after school officials in Keota and McCurtain […]

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    Woman Slashes Her Children’s Throats To Quiet Them, Police Say

    CNN – A young mother in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say she cut her children’s throats in an attempt to keep them quiet. Over the weekend, Christina Booth called 911 to report that her three children were crying nonstop and “needed medical attention,” according to a recent probable cause filing. The 28-year-old and her husband, Thomas Booth, have three children, a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins. When officers arrived at the Olympia, Washington, home Saturday […]

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