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  • Army veteran gifted new Irving home through national organization

    IRVING — A local veteran is getting a brand spankin’ new place to call home. Retired Major Eric King served 16 years in the United States Army. He was injured during combat and now walks with the assistance of a cane. Monday was the official groundbreaking day for his new home. “First off,I want to say to the mayor, thank you for having me and my family, senator, and everybody else a part of this, which I’m speechless for, this […]

  • CVS apologizes after Chicago manager calls cops on black customer over coupon

    It’s another story with a familiar theme: CVS has apologized after a manager in Chicago called the police over a black woman’s coupon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Camilla Hudson was trying to use a manufacturer’s coupon at checkout, and the manager on duty apparently concluded that she was trying to scam the store with a fake coupon. Hudson, who posted video of the incident, says she asked the workers to call corporate CVS to straighten things out, but instead one of them called 911, reports WLS-TV. […]

  • LimeBike hires ‘juicers’ to help charge electric scooters

    DALLAS — If you’re looking for a side hustle, LimeBike might have an opportunity for you. The transportation company, widely know for their bike sharing program, recently put scooters on the street. Now, they have positions rolling around for juicers! These workers are responsible for putting the juice back into dead scooters. “Our juicers, it’s an independent contractor, they pick them up every night. As the battery goes below a certain percentage they show up on our juicer app, and […]

  • Elon Musk pledges to help fix water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    FLINT, MI — There could be hope on the horizon for residents in Flint, Michigan still living with contaminated water. Billionaire and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, says he’s pledging to pay to secure clean water for the whole area. Back in 2014, the state of Michigan changed its source of water supply, and because of this, lead began to contaminate the water flowing into Flint. Despite the city replacing pipes, donations from all over the country, and the state saying […]

  • It’s free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven!

    DALLAS — July 11th, other wise known as 7-Eleven, and you know what that means! If you guessed free Slurpees, you guessed right! The only thing sweeter than a #Slurpee drink, is a free #Slurpee drink. #7ElevenDay #OnYourWayToSummer — 7-Eleven (@7eleven) July 11, 2018 Every year people pack into 7-Elevens all over the country patiently waiting to indulge in a free small Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. “I think it’s an amazing give back to the community […]

  • Irving police officer’s quick reaction stops him from getting hit by driver

    IRVING — An Irving police officer took the phrase “the great escape” to a other level. In a video, the Irving Police Department shared on Twitter you see a motorcycle officer narrowly miss getting hit by a driver. This is body cam footage of a near miss involving one of our motorcycle officers whose bike was hit during a traffic stop on the side of Hwy 114. Fortunately, there were no injuries but this illustrates the importance of the state's […]

  • Southwest Airlines will stop handing out peanuts to passengers

    DALLAS — Well, you can all wave goodbye to the beloved peanuts you’re used to getting when you fly with Southwest Airlines. The company says they are getting rid of them! Southwest says they made the decision to help keep passengers from having allergic reactions in the air. One guy on Twitter wrote, “the end of peanuts on Southwest makes me want to cry.” The end of peanuts on Southwest makes me want to cry. That was a big part […]

  • Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys, soccer coach freed from cave

    THAILAND — The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted a huge international rescue effort. The twelfth boy and his coach were the last of the team to be rescued Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the team, who became trapped on June 23 when rising flood water cut off the exit, deep […]

  • Twitter drops the hammer on millions of fake and suspicious account

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — If you aren’t a heavy tweeter, you better get on it because Twitter has starting exing accounts they think are fake. Twitter is targeting accounts that seem suspicious. The social media company claims the amount of deleted accounts since October has more than doubled. They say part of the crackdown came after the use of fake accounts by Russians during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election was revealed with over 200,000 tweets being deleted. Between the months […]

  • Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

    Starbucks is going strawless. The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020. The changes will help Starbucks eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year, the company said. Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a danger to marine life. Some governments have begun banning them. To eliminate straws, Starbucks is transitioning from the flat, plastic lids that require them, to ones that feature a raised lip you can […]