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Florida Man Gropes Disney Princess

(WESH) An Orlando, Florida man was arrested after he allegedly groped a Disney cast member dressed as a princess last weekend at Magic Kingdom. According to an arrest report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Brian Sherman, 51, and his wife were taking photos Saturday with characters at the park when the incident happened. The report said Sherman told a…

Public hearings set in impeachment inquiry

(NBC News) The impeachment inquiry is set to go public. House Democrats announced Wednesday three career diplomats will testify in open hearings next week. “Open hearings will give an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves,” said House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff. Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and State Department official George Kent…

Bison herds at risk

(KNBN) Small federally managed bison herds are facing an issue which if not fixed, could lead to extinction. The issue at hand, a lack of genetic diversity. The National Park Service and the Department of Interior teamed up to do a study on bison. The analysis showed that bison are becoming less genetically diverse. The lack of diversity comes from…

Historic sword comes home?

(WLWT/NBC News) A sword believed to have been used in the American Revolution, then later carried by future U.S. President William Henry Harrison in the war of 1812, has been found decades after it disappeared from Cincinnati museum. The sword was first forged for Continental Army Colonel John Cleves Symmes and was later passed down to his son-in-law, William Henry…

13-year-old murder suspect on the run

(WRAL/NBC News) North Carolina authorities are searching for a 13-year-old double murder suspect after the boy escaped from juvenile court Tuesday afternoon. The 13-year-old, identified as “Jericho W.,” was scheduled to appear in court for two counts of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon charges, escaped around noon, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. He was in…

Dying dad watches son play basketball one last time

(WXII) Thanks to technology, a dying father in North Carolina was able to watch his son play basketball one last time. Kevin Garret was diagnosed with urachal cancer, a rare bladder cancer, four years ago. Doctors recently gave Garrett a couple of days to live. With an uncertain future, Garrett’s son, K.J., wanted to make sure his dad saw him…

Police defend use of taser on man holding baby

(KPNX/NBC News) Newly released body camera footage shows Tempe, Arizona police officers tasing a domestic violence suspect while he holds his 1-year-old child. The body cam video posted to YouTube does not come from Tempe Police directly, but the department confirmed the incident through a statement. According to police, on June 15, police responded to a call for a domestic…

Sesame Street turns 50

(NBC News) Iconic kids’ show “Sesame Street” will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. The first episode of “Sesame Street” aired on PBS on November 10, 1969. Since then, the show has grown to reach more than 150 countries in 70 languages. “Sesame Street” will kick off its 50th season this Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET, with an…

Impeachment Inquiry: Testimony Continues

(NBC News) David Hale, the State Department’s third highest ranking official, appears before House impeachment investigators Wednesday. He’s expected to testify as to why the State Department didn’t publicly defend the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine as she was forced out of her job. His appearance comes on the heels of a stunning reversal the U.S. Ambassador to the European…