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“Get Out” receives best original screenplay

March 19, 2018 8:08pm | Kayleigh Rhodes

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ has been awarded Best Original Screenplay. In his directorial debut, Peele was nominated for four awards. This has made Peele the first black screenwriter to win this award. Four black film writers have been nominated for this film, but have never […]

Child dies from fallen mirror

March 12, 2018 7:51pm | Kayleigh Rhodes

A mirror in Payless fell on a two-year-old girl in Georgia, resulting in injuries she later died from. The family said that the mirror was very heavy and they struggled with lifting the mirror off the little girl. Payless, the store where the accident occurred, […]

Teachers strike in West Virginia

March 10, 2018 7:49pm | Kayleigh Rhodes

Teachers in West Virginia are now going on their eighth day of the state wide protest. This is the first teacher strike since 1990. The educators have a $33,000 salary, but have not seen an increase in their paychecks in four year. A bill to […]

Man live streams his own murder

March 8, 2018 11:31am | Kaline Martinez

A man who spent his time trying to improve his neighborhood was shot to death on Monday while streaming on Facebook Live. Prentis Robinson,55, was gunned down roughly one block from the police headquarters where he had just stopped to report a stolen cell phone. […]

Measles on the rise in NYC

March 6, 2018 11:31am | Kaline Martinez

New York health officials are warning the public about a possible exposure to measles after an Australian tourist was confirmed to have the disease while visiting parts of the state earlier this month. Measles, a highly contagious virus, can cause serious illness, and even death. […]

Drunk man rides horse onto a Freeway in California

March 3, 2018 9:26pm | Megan Wedhorn

Around 1 A.M on Saturday, February 24, officers in Long Beach, California, responded to a report of an intoxicated man riding a white horse eastbound down the 91 freeway, from Paramount Boulevard to Downey Avenue. Officers found the man on his horse after he exited […]

Oklahoma woman throws her dog a Quinceanera

March 1, 2018 8:23pm | Megan Wedhorn

Dog lovers would do anything for their four-legged companions. One woman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, took it one step further, throwing a Quinceanera for her German Shepherd. Last week, Jackie Pizano told Eyewitness News that she threw a Quinceanera for her German Shepherd, Nova, because […]

Atlanta man disappears

March 1, 2018 11:29am | Kaline Martinez

Timothy Cunningham disappeared more than two weeks ago after he left work early, saying he felt sick. His family found his wallet, his car, even his beloved dog all left behind in his Atlanta home; Cunningham’s father, Terrell, drove from Maryland to Georgia after not […]

Tyler chiropractor killed in car crash

February 27, 2018 1:52pm | Stefani Trejo

Around 10 pm Wednesday night trooper was dispatched to investigate a wreck three miles west of Brownsboro. Officers believe a truck, driven by 27-year-old Bunheng Sok, was in the left outside lane on SH 31,  while a car driven by DeWet was traveling in the […]

The search for Wink continues

February 26, 2018 5:56pm | Megan Wedhorn

Last week, Houston’s first ever cat cafe, El Gato Coffeehouse, was broken into. The burglar broke into the cafe during the early hours of Wednesday morning, making off with some property as well as all the donations that he emptied from the donation box. However, […]