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  • High School Senior Accepted To 149 Colleges, Offered Over $7M In Scholarships

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBS) — Shariah Edwards just graduated from Power Center Academy High School, a charter school in Memphis, Tennessee. Now, she’s faced with a task many recent high school grads must do — choose which college of those she was accepted to she wants to attend. But Shariah’s situation is unique, in more ways than one. She was accepted to 149 colleges across the country, according to a counselor at the school. She’s also been offered more than $7.6 million […]

  • Gregg Allman Dies At The Age Of 69

    SAVANNAH, GA (CBS) — Gregg Allman, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and the Southern blues rock group’s longtime keyboardist and vocalist, died Saturday (May 27) at the age of 69 in his home in Savannah according to his official website. Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up […]

  • Searchers May Have Found Body Of Missing Duke University Student

    FRANKLIN, Mass. (CBSNews) — A body believed to be missing Duke University student Michael Doherty was found Saturday (May 20) afternoon in a wooded area of Franklin, Massachusetts, CBS Boston reports. Franklin Police Chief Thomas Lynch spoke to reporters and offered his condolences. “The thoughts and prayers of all the members of the Franklin Police Department and all of the other agencies that participated in searching for Michael go out to the Doherty family in this time of great tragedy,” Franklin […]

  • Two Men Wanted By WMPD For Shooting At An Officer Now In Custody

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (CBSNews)  — The West Memphis Police Department said two men wanted for shooting at a police officer are in custody. West Memphis Police say 20-year-old Jaylen Farmer and 19-year-old Vondre McClure were riding in a car that a patrol officer tried to pull over. Capt. Joe Baker said the officer saw a traffic violation and pulled into a gas station to wait for the men to come out. Baker said that as soon as the officer turned on […]

  • Babysitter Jailed After Kids Take Car For Joyride

    CLOVER, S.C. (CBSNews) — South Carolina police say two children went for a joyride and crashed their babysitter’s car into a tree, and the woman who was supposed to be watching them is now in jail. The Herald of Rock Hill reports 30-year-old Mary Frances Harmon of Clover faces child neglect and drug charges. A police report said a 9-year-old child told officers after the crash that Harmon told them she was leaving him and his 6-year-old sister unattended to go […]

  • Recall: Tons Of Nathan’s Hot Dogs May Contain Metal Objects

    CINCINNATI, Ohio (CBSNews) —  John Morrell and Co. is recalling more than 100 tons of ready-to-eat hot dog products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday (May 20).  The products in question were produced on January 26, 2017 and include: 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017. 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis […]

  • One Killed, 19 Injured After Car Drives Through Times Square

    NEW YORK (CNN) — One person was killed and at least 19 others injured Thursday when a speeding car struck pedestrians in Manhattan’s bustling Times Square, police and fire officials said. The driver is in custody, a New York Police Department source said. The driver has a history of drunken driving, a law enforcement official said. The incident is being investigated as an accident, a police official said. Before striking pedestrians, the car was “out of control,” an emergency management […]

  • Hero Police Dog Shot, Credited With Taking Bullet Meant For Officer, Sheriff Says

    JUPITER, Fla. (CBS) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed after two separate shootouts with South Florida deputies while a police dog took a bullet during one of the shootouts. The Palm Beach Post reports that 46-year-old Philip O’Shea died Friday evening. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says O’Shea had an extensive criminal history and was wanted in Raleigh, North Carolina, in connection with a May 2 motel robbery. Bradshaw said deputies saw the suspect, and chased […]

  • Trump Says Pick For Next FBI Director Could Be Announced Within Days

    WASHINGTON (CBSNews) — President Trump said he hopes to “make a fast decision” on the replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, hinting an announcement could come within days. Mr. Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he may select Comey’s successor before leaving for his first foreign trip next week. “We can make a fast decision,” Mr. Trump said. “These are outstanding people that are very well known, highest level. So we can make a fast decision.” He made the […]

  • U.S. Identifies Navy SEAL Killed In Raid In Somalia As Kyle Milliken

    NEW YORK (CBSNews) — The Defense Department has identified the Navy SEAL killed during an operation against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia. Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, 38, was killed during the raid on May 5 about 40 miles west of Mogadishu, the Pentagon said in a release. Milliken was a native of Maine and assigned to a Navy unit based on the East Coast. Milliken’s death marked the first American battlefield casualty in Somalia since the doomed “Black […]

  • UT Austin Stabbing: One Dead, Others Injured At University Of Texas, EMS Says

    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS) — Multiple people have been stabbed on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, reports CBS affiliate KEYE, citing Austin-Travis County EMS. The incident happened Monday afternoon near the Gregory Gymnasium. One person has died and three others have been transported to the hospital with possibly serious injuries, reports the Associated Press. One of the patients is in critical condition, reports KEYE. Austin-Travis County EMS says there are reports of additional patients with non-life-threatening injuries. University […]

  • Fire Chief Killed During Storm In Central Arkansas

    CLEBURNE COUNTY (CBS)  — The severe storms took the life of a firefighter in Central Arkansas. According to the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, Cove Creek/Pearson Fire Chief Doug Deckard died early Sunday (April 30) morning in an accident that occurred while he was serving his community during the thunderstorm. It happened as he was checking a particular area, and the sheriff’s office described the storm at that time as “torrential.” Deckard had been a firefighter for more than four decades, […]