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Virginia elementary school hires woman indicted on heroin charges

Parents at S.P. Morton Elementary school say school leaders should have done their homework, after hiring a woman following her arrest for distributing heroin.

U.S. expected to ease trade restrictions on Cuba

The United States is planning to ease trade restrictions on Cuba. It is a major step that could lead to finally ending the Cold War era embargo, a tasty prospect for business in both countries.

'7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins admits to molesting 3 girls

"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.

Returning military dad surprises son with Santa disguise

6-year-old Aaron Williams had no idea he was about to be one of the main characters in his own Christmas story when he went to school in Mount Juliet, Tennessee Tuesday.

Creator of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog,' dead at 86

Norman Bridwell, the creator of "Clifford the Big Red Dog," has died, according to his publisher, Scholastic. Bridwell died December 12 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He was 86.

Pennsylvania gunman found dead after killing ex-wife, family

An intense manhunt for the Pennsylvania man accused of killing his ex-wife and five of her family members is over. Police discovered the body of Bradley Wtone dead in the woods near Pennsburg home Tuesday afternoon.

Fire department displays 'Happy Birthday Jesus' sign despite threat of lawsuits

A Utica, New York fire chief says a sign reading "Happy Birthday Jesus - We Love You" will remain in place outside of a fire house, despite threatened lawsuits.

Cows flee Idaho slaughterhouse after mysterious release

Police in Pocatello, Idaho are investigating the apparent release of several cows found wondering the streets after vanishing from a local slaughterhouse.

9-year-old kills 2 children during joyride

To a mother, the details of this story are horrifying. A nine year old boy is fighting for his life tonight after driving a car full of underage children down a rural Scott County Road.

Will lower gas prices boost holiday travel?

If you're planning a holiday trip this year, you won't be traveling alone. AAA says close to 100-million people will spend the holiday season away from home.

2 deer flee grocery store after seeing meat counter

Two unexpected visitors caused a stir in Strawberry Point, Iowa with their weekend Christmas shopping, and they're still on the loose. A pair of deer ran through the door of Strawberry Foods around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Satanic display to accompany Michigan's Capitol Christmas tree

A Satanic display will soon stand next to Michigan's Capitol Christmas tree, and it's got people talking.

Sex offender found working as Santa Claus

Police were called to a Baytown, Texas fast food restaurant after a registered sex offender was found playing the role of Santa Claus inside.

FBI joins search for killer of Mississippi teen burned alive

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has kicked off an experimental body camera program. Lt. Mark Wood is spearheading the IMPD's experiment.

Australian hostage siege raises questions about U.S. security

As we learn more this morning about the deadly hostage siege in Australia, it's raising questions about whether something like that could happen here.