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103-year-old sworn in as junior ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

103-year-old sworn in as junior ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

Courtesy Cheri Stoneburner(NEW YORK) —  She’s a junior ranger that’s older than the national park itself. Rose Torphy was on a vacation at Grand Canyon National Park when she stopped in the park store. “I started talking to people about the junior ranger program because it teaches kids to protect the Canyon,” she told “Good…

Trump’s wall could take money from military housing, base repairs

Trump’s wall could take money from military housing, base repairs

guvendemir/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Family housing for service members in Wisconsin and South Korea, schools on military bases in Germany, and upgrades to Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Air Force bases in Alaska could be on the chopping block with President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to use billions in military construction money to build a…

5 victims, shooter dead; 5 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation

5 victims, shooter dead; 5 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation

Chalabala/iStock(CHICAGO) — Five victims were killed and at least five police officers were injured by gunfire in Aurora, Illinois when a gunman opened fire in an industrial warehouse, according to authorities. The gunman, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed by responding police officers, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. The shooting unfolded at…

Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

Florida man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

Piotrekswat/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Florida man who reported $18,497 in wages is in trouble after he received a $980,000 tax refund based on a false tax return that he filed, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida. The complaint, which was filed Jan. 18, said the tax refund came after…

4 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation now recovering

4 police officers injured in Aurora active shooter situation now recovering

Chalabala/iStock(CHICAGO) — A suspect has been apprehended after an active shooting in Aurora, Illinois, city officials said. The city of Aurora, located about 40 miles east of Chicago, announced on its Twitter account that that alleged shooter had been caught. “THE SHOOTER HAS BEEN APPREHENDED!” the tweet read. EMERGENCY UPDATE | 3 p.m. THE SHOOTER…

Texts between right-wing protester and Portland police prompt investigation

Texts between right-wing protester and Portland police prompt investigation

Karen Ducey/Getty Images(PORTLAND) — An investigation is underway into text messages that a police lieutenant exchanged with the leader of a right-wing group amid violent protests in Portland, Oregon. Portions of the text messages, obtained by local newspaper The Willamette Week, show conversations between Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya and Joey Gibson, the leader of…