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Family reunites with pets after tornado

(KETK) An Alto, Texas couple is reunited with each other, and their pets, after a tornado ripped through their home this weekend. Sandra and Byron Verdell have lost almost everything they own, and the place they’ve called home for 18 years. After the tornado hi, Sandra says she was buried under parts of the rubble left behind. She was able…

Arizona migrant shelter at capacity

(WTMJ) A monastery turned migrant shelter in Tucson, Arizona says it went to full capacity this weekend because of the growing number of families seeking asylum. Catholic Community Services said it’s currently helping 480 migrant families. On Sunday, volunteers had to turn away 80 people because of a lack of space. Religious leaders are calling on community members to volunteer…

Pre-cut melon linked to Kentucky Salmonella cases

FRANKFORT, Ky.- The Department for Public Health (DPH) announced Monday that 16 Kentuckians have tested positive with a strain of Salmonella Carrau that has been linked by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pre-cut melon including cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew. DPH is advising that the public should discard any pre-cut melon or fruit salads that contain pre-cut…

Teacher reportedly assigns slave games research

(WTMJ) A physical education teacher in Shorewood, Wisconsin is on leave after students said they were forced to re-enact slavery, as part of an assignment. While some students presented dodge ball, others say they were paired up by race, and told to re-enact slavery games. “Ms. Zehren forced me and my partner to re-enact slavery in front of the entire…

Trump threatens ‘sanctuary cities’ plan

(NBC News) President Donald Trump says he’s “giving very strong consideration” to a plan to bus detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities. The president made that clear on Friday, reviving an idea that was twice shelved by his administration, amid concerns of whether it’s legal. On Twitter Saturday, the president claimed the U.S. has an “absolute legal right” to send…

Barren County Detention Center escapee caught in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The man who escaped from the Barren County detention center late last week was arrested over the weekend in Bowling Green. According to an arrest citation, early Saturday morning, Bowling Green police say, Shannon Wyatt, 44, was walking down Fairview Avenue. Police say they found suspected methamphetamine in Wyatt’s pocket, as well as a 9-millimeter handgun in…