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Finding Family: DNA Test Reunites Father & Son

(WPTV/NBC News) A family has been made whole for the first time in decades thanks to a DNA test. Rod Hobbs lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia and flew to South Florida Friday. Waiting to pick him up was his biological sister, Britny McFarlane, who he met for the first time inside the Palm Beach International Airport. “We’re just excited to…

Caught On Camera: Truck Slams Through Gas Station

(NBC News) A Michigan man says he was trying out a new set of tires when he lost control of his truck and slammed through a gas station. Security video from outside the building shows the truck driven by 24-year-old William Edmonds drive around a gas pump, hit a curb and then slam through the store. More video taken inside…

Tip leads to body in backyard grave

(WRAL) A North Carolina woman made her first court appearance Friday morning on charges she killed another woman 15 years ago and buried her body in a shallow grave. Kimberly Hancock, 49, was shackled at the waist during her brief hearing and said very little to the judge. She was arrested late Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, and she…

Wildfires trigger statewide emergency

(NBC News) The governor of California has declared a statewide emergency as wildfires continue to burn across the state. Flames have scorched tens of thousands of acres and forced 200,000 people to flee their homes. Hurricane-force winds are fueling the Kincade fire north of San Francisco. More than 3,000 firefighters are working to get lines around the fire, which has…

Man live-streams mother’s death

(KSL/NBC News) A Utah man has been arrested as part of a murder investigation after his mother’s death was streamed live on Facebook. Police were called to an apartment complex in North Salt Lake Saturday night and were originally told that a woman had shot herself. After speaking with her son, they say that might not be the case at…

Missing teen in “Extreme Danger”

(WWBT) Virginia authorities have issued an AMBER Alert for a missing endangered teenage girl believed to be with a 33-year-old man. Officials say Isabel Shae Hicks, 14, is believed to be in extreme danger. The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office believes she is with 33-year-old Bruce Lynch of Bumpass, Virginia, in a silver-blue Toyota Matrix, with Virginia license plate tag VEM-9071….

New evidence in Disney memorabilia heist

(WFLA) Officials said they have new evidence in the case of a former Disney employee accused of stealing valuable memorabilia from the Haunted Mansion. Items that were stolen included dresses, wigs and even pieces of rides in other parts of the park. The latest evidence released in the Disney theft case shows not only pictures of accused thief Patrick Spikes…

4th grader commits suicide; parents blame bullying

(WRCB/NBC News) The family of a Tennessee fourth grader who took his own life is hoping they can help others by sharing their story. The boy was a student at Chattanooga’s Orchard Park Elementary School. “They want to stop this from happening to someone else’s children. I think that is a honorable,” Bishop Kevin Adams, the family’s pastor, says. Adams,…

Impeachment: Public hearings coming “within weeks”

(NBC News) Democrats say public hearings in the ongoing impeachment inquiry could be held “within weeks.” “It’s always been the plan, of course, to have public hearings and to do this work in a very public fashion,” Michigan’s Rep. Dan Kildee said Thursday. Democrats say they’ve held their initial fact-finding in private because there’s no special prosecutor to run this…

Washington honors Elijah Cummings

(NBC News) Fellow lawmakers offered moving tributes Thursday to a beloved member of Congress, Elijah Cummings, who passed away last week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Cummings Congress’ “north star” as his family, friends and collegues gathering in Statuary Hall to pay their respects. A champion of civil rights, collegues remembered cummings for his love of country and dedication to…