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Nation’s first transgender mayor sells shoes to raise cash for city

The nation's first openly transgender mayor is now opening his closet doors to get cash for his city.

Sour Note: NY music teacher busted for pawning school instruments to fund heroin addiction

A New York school music teacher and her boyfriend are facing charges after state police say they were stealing musical instruments and selling them at pawn shops.

Gay Arkansas student says his profile was pulled from yearbook, supporters rally

An Arkansas student says his high school is "history" after school officials pulled a profile of him from the school yearbook because he is openly gay.

OR prisoners organize for chance to donate organs

On Monday Kevin Gray stood on a street corner in Newberg, Oregon holding a sign. It said, "Living Kidney Donor Needed. Please help."

VA 6th grader suspended for taking razor blade from student found cutting himself

The mother of a Virginia Beach middle school student says a "zero tolerance" policy was taken too far when her daughter did what she thought was right to help a classmate.

Baristas are packing heat in Washington State

2014 started off with multiple armed robberies across Spokane County, Washington. While the robberies are frustrating for businesses in our area, no business owner is probably more frustrated than Sara Chapel.

14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014

Spring begins today. Here are 14 facts of the Spring Equinox 2014:

Authorities find more than 100 people, presumed undocumented workers, in Houston home

More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department. Houston police made the discovery Wednesday morning.

IRS has over $15M for LA residents who have not filed 2010 Income Tax Returns, $760M nationwide

Refunds totaling almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday.

PA men criticize local government, get threatening letters allegedly from KKK

Two Pennsylvania men say they've been threatened in letters signed by the Ku Klux Klan. Robert March and Jim Thompson said they're scared and don't feel safe inside their own homes.

Citizens chase, tackle bank robber in PA

A man police said robbed a Johnstown, Pennsylvania bank Tuesday morning was chased down and tackled by two men who were nearby.

Flood Hazards: National Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 3

A flood is defined as any high flow, overflow, or inundation of water that causes or threatens damage.

Sleep loss may cause brain damage, new research says

Are you a truck driver or shift worker planning to catch up on some sleep this weekend? Cramming in extra hours of shut-eye may not make up for those lost pulling all-nighters, new research indicates.

Man buried in trench: 'I thought, I can't believe I'm dying; I'm too young'

He was nearly buried alive after a trench collapsed on top of him, but on Tuesday night, a Gresham man shared his incredible story of survival. "It makes me appreciate things more. It does," said Danny Russu.

Disabled TX teen gives patriotic proposal to Obama

A stranger probably sees the wheelchair first. But anyone who meets John Cohen sees past it, fast.