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Tue Jan 10 16:42:52 EST 2017 | SFgate
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Out of the ashes of an apartment fire, an uncertain future of homelessness on the horizon— as well as his disability from kidney failure —Kristoffer Scola-Haynes finally found his biological family, four decades after they were separated. You see, Kris Scola, as he has been called since he was in the Navy, was adopted as an infant. Growing up, he was told he had been abandoned. His search for his mother, father and sister proved fruitless. He had a few clues, though. He kne..


MASSILLON, Ohio -- The parents of a 5-year-old girl reported missing in Ohio were jailed Wednesday on bonds of $5 million after her body was found hidden in the family’s resta..
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A west Charlotte family was left without a home after a fire broke out in their apartment Tuesday morning. According to Charlotte Fire Department, the blaze was c..
We have an incredibly update to bring you about a little girl who has captured the hearts of so many in Houston. ABC13 was the first to tell you about 8-year-old Maira Junaid, of P..
Investigators said a father was shot and killed overnight in southwest Houston, right in front of his wife and three children. Houston police rushed to an apartment complex in the ..
While investigators try to figure out the motive of an Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers at a busy international airport in Florida, the suspected gunman was charg..
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A baby boy is safe and being checked at a hospital after he was found abandoned at the Cathedral of St. Paul Wednesday night. The child was discovered by Cathedra..
Two units have been destroyed after an apartment fire in southeast Houston. The owner of the apartment told Eyewitness News that he was trying to stay warm by turning on the heater..
ROCKVILLE, MD (WUSA9) - The pastor of a Rockville church said someone dropped off a man's ashes on his door step. He reached out to WUSA9 to help find a family member of the man to..
The three-unit apartment would be built on one of the narrowest standard lots in Edmonton and now Garneau residents have been given the right to take their fight against it to..
Printed maps line the hallway of John Michael Runions’ Missouri home, showing all the places his daughter’s family and friends have looked for her since she disappeared nearly four..
CLEVELAND - Very windy conditions will continue across northern Ohio through late tonight. The National Weather Service has issued the following alerts in the Channel 3 viewing are..
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Kurt Steidl had a season-high 20 points, on 6-of-9 shooting, and three blocked shots, Trae Bell-Haynes made 7 of 10 from the field and finished with 15 points a..
A Central Texas woman who is being held in a capital murder case that shocked authorities was previously treated for substance abuse and diagnosed with several mental disorders pri..
A Dallas dad is wearing a pair of purple hearing aids he does not need to make sure his little girl hears loud and clear. 4-year-old Truly Urso has hearing loss. Her dad, Joe Urso ..
It appears life in the reality TV spotlight has officially taken its toll on the Brown family from Sister Wives, as they have reportedly been officially kicked out of the church wh..
  Baro's sister is about to debut as a soloist. The girl with the name of Cha Yoo Jin is so beautiful and her face resembles her brother. Baro often brags about the picture of..
Through five seasons, “Scandal” has consistently been among broadcast’s highest rated dramas. With the sixth season of the Shonda Rhimes-produced series set to debut Jan. 26, ..
Students and teachers at Coral Reef Senior High brought plenty of smiles to needy children and parents at the annual Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt A Family event held at the school. ..
GRESHAM, Ore. -- A fire and explosion damaged eight units, completely destroying four of them, at the Aldercrest Apartment Complex in Gresham Thursday morning. Firefighters respond..
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal agents in Alaska reviewed evidence  Sunday afternoon that were seized from the Esteban Santiago’s home in Anchorage. Santiago is the gunman who sho..
Michael Jackson's family isn't happy with the depiction of the late icon in the forthcoming British TV special Urban Myths. The special, which fictionalizes a road trip Jackson all..
National rents dropped for the fourth month in a row in December by an average of $4 as the sector began to return to its normal levels of seasonal highs and lows. In its recent mo..
BOSTON (AP) -- A cat that fell from a moving car on a Massachusetts highway on Christmas Day has been found alive. Owner Erin McCutcheon was taking 6-year-old Juno from B..
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A Henderson woman and her boyfriend have been indicted on first-degree criminal abuse charges following an infant's death. The Gleaner of Henderson (http://bi..
A 20-year-old woman has admitted to smothering her infant child, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office says. Rosemary Harrah of Needville is in custody and has been charged with in..
Ashley Zhao’s parents reported her missing Monday; the child’s body was found hidden Tuesday at the family’s restaurant in North Canton after a daylong search, Jackson Township pol..
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - When a South Florida woman saw a mom and her daughter walking away from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, she decided to give them a ride..
A 2-month-old baby is clinging to life at a hospital in the Bronx. Police say they responded to a report of a child not breathing Tuesday morning at an apartment building located a..
Forever together. Debbie Reynolds was laid to rest with some of Carrie Fisher’s ashes at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Friday, January 6. Fisher, who was cremated, ha..
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 29-year-old ex-felon is due to face a judge in Las Vegas on murder and weapon charges in the killing of his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend during what police had thou..
For the last week I’ve been staring into the future of TVs, and it’s hella bright.  CBS This Morning The much-anticipated Consumer Electronics Show opens today in Las Vegas. O..
Seattle police quickly suspected that a botched armed robbery and a purported residential burglary were connected, especially since the alleged crimes occurred less than 24 hours a..
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's farewell speech (all times CST): 6:30 p.m. President Barack Obama plans to reaffirm in his farewell address his belief that ch..
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's farewell speech (all times CST): 6:30 p.m. President Barack Obama plans to reaffirm in his farewell address his belief that ch..
• Chuck Ohm lead Elgin-Millville to a hard fought 68-66 high school boys basketball victory over Chatfield in front of a full gymnasium in Chatfield. The Watchmen ended Chatfield's..