Thursday, May 23 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:50:16 GMT
TOKYO (APTN/FOX) - An 80-year-old climber became the oldest person ever to climb Mount Everest, despite undergoing heart surgery in January. Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura called his daughter from theMore >>
The old-age ascent is just the latest in a lifetime of daring feats for adventurous Yuichiro Miura.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:26:22 GMT
MONTAGUE COUNTY, TX (KTVT/FOX) - A law enforcement officer who took three bullets at close range will return to work Sunday after two months away from the job. Deputy James Boyd pulled over a car MarchMore >>
The officer's bulletproof vest saved his life, but some physical and mental scars will remain visible for a long time.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:24:25 GMT
MOORE, OK (RTV/FOX) - The deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma aren't just taking a toll on people, they're also affecting pets. Many of them have lost their owners and are now housed at a makeshift shelter. TheMore >>
A makeshift animal shelter has cared for between 50 and 60 cats and dogs since Monday, and in some cases there are happy reunions. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:03 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:03:31 GMT
DOTHAN, AL (WHDN/FOX) - State health officials said a mysterious respiratory illness has left two people dead and five hospitalized in southeast Alabama. The Alabama Department of Public Health said inMore >>
Two of the seven people already admitted to the hospital have died, and no one knows what is causing the illness.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:58:53 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (WTTG/FOX) – While preparing for Memorial Day or any other outside activity, many people forget one important thing – sunscreen. Tim Turnham, an expert with the Melanoma Research Foundation, saidMore >>
Cases of melanoma, a type of skin cancer, are growing 2 percent annually for children and 3 percent for adults. The rate has doubled since 1973.More >>
ANMOORE, WV (RNN) - One lane of Interstate 79 in West Virginia was closed on Sunday, but not because of winter weather – it was because of Legos.
"A car was traveling on Interstate 79 south when a carriage container on the top of the vehicle full of Legos fell off when a strap came loose," said Eric McClain, a fire fighter on the scene. "It took us about 15 to 20 minutes to sweep the Legos off the actual lanes to re-open them for traffic."
McCain estimates 3,000 to 5,000 Lego pieces covered the highway.
The Facebook page for the Anmoore Fire Fighters/First Responders, in Anmoore WV, is filled comments from people wanting to donate money and Legos to the 11-year-old boy who lost his building blocks on the highway.
"It was a tragedy in his young life and I completely understand. Watching the boy first-hand, crying his eyes out was heart breaking, but I see that people from our communities are coming together to help make this little guys life a whole lot better," McCain said.
Tiffany Lantz took full responsibility and apologized on the group's Facebook page, explaining the totes carrying the Legos belonging to her 11-year-old son were strapped to the top of their Durango – and the strap came loose.
"….[H]e cried it seemed like forever but I tried to recover as many as I could cause I don't have the money to buy him anymore," Lantz wrote. "Sorry to anyone that got stuck in traffic."
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