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College student pays tuition bill with 500lbs of pennies in OK

Many students work to pay their way through college. A soon-to-be grad in Oklahoma used his final payment to make a lasting statement. It was a heavy load, yet it was a weight lifted. 500 pounds of pennies.

National parks offer free entry weekend of April 19-20

Looking for something free to do this weekend? Check out a national park.

AZ 911 dispatcher meets 2-year-old she helped save

(KPNX) Thursday was the first time ever. In nine years of work 911 dispatcher Danica Dunn of Phoenix, Arizona has come face-to-face with someone she helped save. It was only 8 days ago she received the call.

Students turn staircase into piano at Johns Hopkins University

The main staircase in Hackerman Hall, one of the engineering buildings, might be the most popular staircase on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore. Read More: http://bit.ly/1eHURHr

Voodoo statues cause dispute amongst AR neighbors

In Arkansas, a dispute over lawn ornaments has become a serious concern for one woman. She says the items in her neighbor's yard are related to voodoo and scare her, but other neighbors say it doesn't bother them.

Critics say smartphone innovation has stalled

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.

Ole Miss fraternity shuts down after statue scandal

Oxford, MS (WREG) -- The Ole Miss chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will be permanently closed after a vote of the national board.

Twin boys take on carjacker in TX

A painful lesson with a very lucky outcome, for a family in San Antonio, Texas. The parents watched as a car thief drove off with not only their car -- but their three children inside!

600 teachers quit their jobs in Wake County, N.C.

Teachers in North Carolina's largest school system are leaving their jobs in droves. The Wake County School District says 600 teachers have quit since the school year began.

Groups urge TN governor to veto pregnancy drug use bill

A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed.

FL Dad kills son to have more time with video games

A Citrus County, Florida father is charged with killing his one-year-old son so he could keep playing video games.

NJ dog receives jury summons

A New Jersey man considers his German Shepherd a member of his family and maybe even a member of the community. But he wasn't prepared to send her off for jury duty when a summons arrived

Obama Administration releases latest numbers of people signed up under Affordable Care Act

The extended deadline has passed.. And this morning we have numbers on how many people actually signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

OR teen urinates in water supply, city drains 38 million gallons

(KGW) The Portland Water Bureau decided to "discard" about 38 million gallons of drinking water, after a 19-year-old man was caught urinating into one of the reservoirs, water bureau administrator David Shaff said Wednesday.

Manhut begins for MN minister accused of 59 counts of molesting girls

Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota