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New investigation announced

March 6, 2019 9:26pm | Colby Menefee

The house judiciary committee announced a new investigation into president Donald Trump’s campaign and business. The investigation is a possible preliminary step in the impeachment process. The committee sent letters to 81 people and groups alerting them of their possible role in the investigation. They […]

Tornadoes rip through Alabama

March 4, 2019 9:19pm | Jazlynn Early

Destructive tornadoes tore through Lee County in Alabama, killing 23 people. Citizens were warned as little as five minutes before tornadoes struck. There were several warnings and updates as this catastrophe took place. Death reports on Sunday were marked as the deadliest day of tornadoes […]

Rescued dog turns out to be wolf

March 1, 2019 9:45am | Megan Wedhorn

Last week, Estonian construction workers rescued a young wolf from a frozen river in Estonia. The workers spotted, what they thought was a distressed dog in icy water while working on the Sindi dam on the Parnu River. Instead of leaving the animal there to […]

Kim Jong Un arrives in Vietnam

February 25, 2019 8:36pm | Colby Menefee

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Vietnam today in a heavily-armored train; he will meet with President Donald Trump in Hanoi in two days. He was all smiles as he waved to the crowd as he disembarked from the train. The summit is […]

Tiger found in Southeast Houston

February 23, 2019 1:43pm | Megan Wedhorn

Last week, Houston police received an anonymous tip about a tiger found in an abandoned home in southeast Houston. Since then, the large feline has been rescued from the home and is now adjusting to its new home in Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in […]

Sanders announces presidential bid

February 22, 2019 1:27pm | Colby Menefee

Bernie Sanders announced his plan to run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Early polls among Democratic primary voters show him ranking below Joe Biden but above other Democrats. This comes amid criticism for his role in the 2016 election. After losing the Democratic […]

Deer infected with wasting disease

February 22, 2019 1:25pm | Kaline Martinez

A serious infectious disease, Chronic Wasting Disease, is fatal to all deer that contract it and has now been identified across 24 states in the United States. Infected deer can easily die from other causes before showing CWD symptoms such as listlessness, drooling and low […]

Statue vandalized

February 21, 2019 1:17pm | Andrea Garcia

The unconditional surrender statue in Sarasota, Florida, depicting the famous image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square after the end of WWII, was vandalized on Monday. The incident took place a day after the veteran in the photo, George Mendonsa, died at […]

Private spacecraft set to orbit

February 20, 2019 1:02pm | Jazlynn Early

Israel is shooting for the stars- literally. SpaceIL private spacecraft, called the “Beresheet,” will be sent into orbit on Thursday on board a Falcon 9 rocket. Hoping to become the fourth country to have a “soft landing” on the moon, the five-foot craft will venture […]

Trump declares state of emergency

February 18, 2019 12:56pm | Tana Cleveland

After President Trump decided he was unhappy with the bipartisan compromise bill the House and Senate passed concerning border security last week, he declared a national emergency in an effort to garner funding for the wall. Apparently unwilling for force the government into another shutdown […]