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Waffle House shooting hero raises more than $183K for victims’ families

Waffle House shooting hero raises

James Shaw Jr., the man hailed a hero after wrestling a gun away from a man in a Tennessee Waffle House, has raised more than $183,000 for the victims.

Shaw, 29, originally set up a GoFundMe page to raise a goal of $15,000 for the victim’s families.

However, that the site has collected over $183,000 by Saturday.

Shaw sustained a gunshot wound and burns when he grabbed the assault-style rifle away from a gunman who opened fire at the restaurant last week.


Teachers in Arizona and Colorado protest for school funding

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado protest for school funding

Teachers in the US states of Arizona and Colorado left their classrooms on Thursday to call for better pay and increases in public school funding.

Tens of thousands of educators marched through the streets of Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, demanding that legislators fix a number of issues, including low educator salaries and overcrowded classrooms with more than 30 students per teacher.


Many of Team USA's biggest names will bail on White House visit, meeting with Trump

Team USA : Many to skip Trump invite

The 2018 U.S. Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams are going to the White House Friday morning, but the group that will pose for pictures with President Trump will be much smaller than the delegations that competed in South Korea — and it will be missing many of the Winter Games’ biggest names.

Lindsey Vonn won’t be there. Neither will opening ceremony flag bearer Erin Hamlin, or Adam Rippon, or almost all of his figure skating colleagues, or Chloe Kim, or Gus Kenworthy, or Jessie Diggins, or David Wise.


Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault and could face 10 years or more in prison

Cosby is guilty on all counts

Bill Cosby was found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial in a Norristown, Pennsylvania court on Thursday.

He was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The conviction could put him in prison for up to 10 years on each count. He is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines, but given his age, even a modest term could mean he will die behind bars.

A jury panel of seven men and five women deliberated for around 14 hours before delivering the verdict. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.


Police Expected to Announce Arrest of Suspected Golden State Killer Blamed for 12 Murders and 45 Rapes

Golden Gate KillerAuthorities in California plan to make a “major announcement” in the case of an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

A news conference will be held Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento to make “a major announcement,” said District Attorney’s spokeswoman Shelly Osorio. She offered no other information.


Report: Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Policies Protect Child Abusers

A Jehovahs witnesses protect child abuserssecond was all it took. A second was all he needed.

The little girl was 4, round-faced and freckled and dressed in her Sunday best. She was fidgeting next to her father inside the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Red Lion, York County — a safe, familiar space for a family that spent nearly all of its free time preaching and praying.

Martin Haugh was momentarily preoccupied, doling out assignments to his fellow Witnesses for their door-to-door ministry work. When he looked down for his daughter, she was gone. Haugh plunged into the slow-motion panic of every parent's worst nightmare.


Former Miss America Deidre Downs Gunn marries same-sex partner in Alabama wedding

Former Miss America weds

A former Miss America pageant winner has married her same-sex partner in a Southern-style ceremony in her native Alabama.

Deidre Downs Gunn, who was crowned Miss America in 2005 and is now a doctor, walked down the aisle with her spouse, attorney Abbott Jones, at the Birmingham Museum of Art, People magazine reported.

"Saying our vows in front of our family and friends and making that commitment to the love of my life was the most meaningful part of the day for me," Downs Gunn, 37, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, told People.

TVNL Comment:  Have a good life together!  It's so nice to post something positive.


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