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Teen saves life of man hit by train This is a story about a couple of kids from the wrong side of the tracks, foster kids. "In the life of a foster kid, you don't know what's going to happen the next day," says Preston Ternasky, a senior at Newburg high school, "It's not a stable life." Chris McDonald, also a senior at the school, says coming from a broken family situation makes it hard ...

Pierce City School District switching to LED lighting The future looks bright for the Pierce City School District. "We're constantly looking at how can we do things more efficiently both from a financial standpoint as well as a staff standpoint," says Superintendent Russ Moreland. Soon, custodians like Rick Garoutte won't be spending as much time changing light bulbs in building after the district switches to LED lighting later this month. "They have to be changed quite ...

Bair's Grocery will close after 49 years A landmark of south Springfield will soon be gone.  Bair's Grocery has been a must-stop neighborhood shop at the intersection of Campbell and Plainview for nearly 50 years. The store was built by the Bair family in 1966.  The first location opened in 1962 just down the road.  Tom Hancock bought the current store in 1976 and has run it ever since.  It's now the end ...

Sunshine will give way to showers Nice weather at the beginning of the holiday weekend will give way to storms.  Our forecast video shows when the wet weather will arrive. ...

Massive recall from Prestone over faulty bottle triggers A poisoning risk has prompted a popular car care company to announce a big recall.  Prestone products is recalling 14.1 million units of Prestone Windshield De-Icer and Prestone Ice and Frost Shield.  Both products were sold nationwide at a variety of stores, including Walmart, O'Reilly's, AutoZone, and Pep Boys. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says bottles fail to meet the child resistant closure requirement - meaning a ...

Thousands of apps let kids hide pictures, messages from parents Thousands of apps for smart phones allow your child to hide all his or her messages and pictures, potentially creating a danger. A web message from Pamela Casey, a district attorney in Alabama, instructing parents about what is known as a "hide app," instantly went viral this week.  With three million clicks and counting, the DA wanted to teach parents about the apps that let children ...

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Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat
Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a speaks to employees at Foss Manufacturing during campaign stop Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Hampton. N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.

2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events at least a half-mile away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view.

Canadian government under fire in case of drowned Syrian toddler
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative government came under fire on Thursday after it emerged that the family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had wanted to emigrate to Canada, rattling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's re-election bid. The boy's aunt, Vancouver resident Tima Kurdi, said she had hoped to bring Abdullah and his family to Canada, but had first tried to sponsor another brother, currently in Germany, an application that was rejected.

Asian shares win reprieve on ECB signal, U.S. jobs next focus
A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoAsian shares won a reprieve on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled its readiness to take further steps to shore up the European economy, and investors looked to U.S. jobs data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei also ticked up 0.1 percent. The ECB cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further trouble from China and paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1 trillion-euro plus asset-buying programme.

Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time
File photo of a soldier climbing a barricade in front of a picture of Thailand's King Bhumibol as his unit dismantles an anti-government encampment in central BangkokBy Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - Just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting Thailand’s monarchy, Pongsak Sriboonpeng described what he thought was the cause of his capture: a poorly chosen Facebook friend. For at least a year, the self-described "red shirt" supporter of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had posted angry commentary on the social networking site, including six postings that were later deemed to have defamed the royal family. As the bus idled at a station in the northern province of Phitsunalok on December 30, soldiers and police swarmed the vehicle and took him to a Bangkok army base.