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Impeachment transcripts released

(NBC News) In a sign the impeachment inquiry is moving into public view, House Democrats on Monday released the written record of testimony from two witnesses who say they were caught up in the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the president’s political rivals. Those witnesses: former top State Department official Michael McKinley and former U.S. Ambassador to…

High School Hit: Student Accused In Murder-For-Hire Plot

(WFLA) A Florida high school student has been arrested after he allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill a school employee. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, deputies obtained private direct messages from an Instagram account registered to 18-year-old Nicholas Robert Godfrey. The messages show how he tried to put a hit on the employee. “I need a…

CVS denies student medication, questions immigration status

(WTHR) A Purdue University student says he was denied over-the-counter cold medication because of his Puerto Rican ID. “She said she needed a U.S.-issued ID, Canada or Mexico license. That’s when I tell her that was a U.S. issued license, and I didn’t need anything else but that license,” said Jose Guzman Payano, a junior engineering student. Guzman Payano says…

Hot Toys: Looking Beyond The Lists

(NBC News) Parents often turn to “hot toy” lists for gift ideas ahead of Christmas shopping, but they may not always be the most reliable resource. “There is money going back and forth between the manufacturers and retailers to be on the list,” says Jim Silver, CEO of Toys, Tots, Pets & More, or TTPM. Silver urges parents to look…

Taylor Swift joins “The Voice”

(NBC) “The Voice” begins its live shows next week, but before we get there Taylor Swift continues her duty as the “mega mentor” on the show. Swift’s excitement at joining “The Voice” paled in comparison to the contestants who got to work with her. After the initial shock, there were first impressions. “Her energy is just so infectious” says contestant…

Oklahoma to free hundreds of prisoners

(NBC News) History will be made monday when Oklahoma, the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country, will carry out the largest single-day commutation of prisoners in U.S. history. Close to 500 inmates currently serving time will walk free. “They’re going to be back with their families on Thanksgiving, get back in the work force, save the $11.9…

“Skin And Bones” – Dozens Of Starving Horses Seized

(KMTR) Sid Dean says he has watched the horses on his neighbor’s property outside Creswell, Oregon with concern. “Some of them are just skin and bones,” he said Thursday. “Sitting there two or three days with no feed, it’s sad. It’s a mess.” Lane County removed 61 horses from the property. Most of the horses are now in the care…

Man charged in murder of teen who died protecting sister

(WBBH/NBC News) A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of 15-year-old Khyler Edman. The charges against Ryan Cole come more than a month after Edman was stabbed to death while protecting his younger sister from an intruder in their Port Charlotte home. Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell maintains that this was a random attack, saying there…

All girls college no longer kicking out transgender students

(WSLS) A private women’s university in Virginia has announced a new policy for transgender students. Under the new guidelines at Hollins University, enrolled students who transition from female to male will no longer be required to transfer to another institution and can remain enrolled to earn their degree. As for applicants transitioning from male to female, they no longer have…

Florida man accused of repeatedly impersonating an officer

(WESH) Florida officials have released body camera footage from a man that they say repeatedly impersonated an officer. One of the clips ultimately led to his arrest for the second time. The video shows James Dewitte riding on his motorcycle at high speed and crossing over lanes while weaving between cars, as well as yelling at drivers. Dewitte runs a…