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breaking news overnight --- a person is killed in a house explosion in the far southwest suburbs. we'll have reaction from the scene. the latest developments after the u-s launched an air strike against a terror group in somalia. and chicago public school children head back to school today. how leaders are getting the word out. good morning. i'm dan ponce. and i'm erin mcelroy. thanks for joining us on the wgn morning news at *4 a-m. a lot of kids are going back to school to the. >> and going to tailor the weather for the parents. it's been on the calendar for months. it's going to feel quiet. but is coming. hear we do have potential for a light shower coming from iowa it's not very
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impressive. just be prepared for some sunshine. partly, disguised early on. mostly clear tonight. slightly cooler we will be a few degrees cooler than we were yesterday. we had almost four tenths of an inch of rain at o'hare. much more in other areas. that started september in a very rainy fashion. it is 71 the the lakefront. 67 and juliet. union greeting at 65. satellite composite shows cloud cover breaking away from the northwest to the south east. were going to watch the storm in north-central iowa but it doesn't seem like it will keep itself together. it could be just a brief shower. by 9:00 p.m. we make 75 degrees. decreasing clouds means increasing sunshine. 84 degrees on wednesday pyrrhic more
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sunshine wednesday. a big warmup. 90 on thursday. >> remembers the day is the first day of school there's the first day free rides on the buses and trains from 530-830 tonight. one person was killed when a house exploded in streator last night. witnesses say the explosion shook homes more than a block away. the front of the house that exploded is now in pieces. several neighbors heard the blast from inside their homes. >> and heard a big bang. felt the house rubble and shake thought it was just like in i set my wife the was a lightning. that was a tree or something. >> pecans shock and a sugar bad eye dog ran around in a circle. i went to the front door and there were huge flames. >>the victim has not been
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identified. a neighbor says the man who lived there got out, but his mother didn't make it. two other homes also caught fire. the cause of the explosion is under investigation. chicago public schools students head back to school today. >> just a reminder school starts tuesday september 2nd. >> education will give you the power to make a change in your community. >>c-p-s officials, community leaders and local celebrities have spent weeks reminding students and their parents about the importance of coming to class on the first day. the black star project also has its annual million father march to encourage men to walk their kids to school. organizers say when fathers are involved, children do better academically. >> chicago needs to get behind having fathers up at school on the first day. it will pay the biggest dividend the city has ever seen. not just the first day. we encouraged them to be more involved in their
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children's school year. >>the c-t-a is also offering free rides to students today, and reduced fares all year. chicago police have issued a community alert after an attempted kidnapping on the north side. it happened just after four yesterday afternoon, in the 58- hundred block of north kostner. police say a man in a white work van pulled up to a group of kids who were on their bikes. he told the kids to get into the van, but they refused and rode off. police did not offer a detailed description of the man, but did say he had a long dark beard ... and that the van had a colorful logo on the side. american warplanes carried out another operation against an affiliate of al-qaeda. but this time, it was in somalia. and the target was the terrorist group al-shabaab. militants from the group staged a car bombing and firefight against a somali intelligence headquarters over the weekend. 12 people died, including 7 militants. while the african union backs the somali government, al- shabaab is trying to discredit it. the pentagon has yet to report
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on the success or failure of its airstrikes. england is taking extraordinary steps to combat what it now considers an imminent threat by "isis" terrorists. prime minister david cameron wants to give british police the power to seize the passport of any british citizen suspected of planning to travel for the purpose of *joining "isis." as many as 500 brits have joined the fight in iraq and syria. cameron wants legislation to prevent them from *returning to england. >> passports are not an automatic right. people who declare their allegiance elsewhere should not be able to return to pose a threat to our national security. >>british airlines will now have to report any passengers on britain's "no fly" list... or be forbidden from *landing in england. taking a look at the *other top stories this morning. this man is due in bond court today for a shooting at a forest preserve in oak forest. luis gonzalez is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and two other felonies. the shooting happened after a soccer match at bachelor grove woods sunday. police say gonzalez shot a man
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and tried to escape in another person's car. oak forest police stopped the car and arrested him. the victim suffered a graze wound. police didn't give a possible motive. the bank robbery suspect known as "the no boundaries bandit" has been caught. rodrigo medeillin was arrested in cicero sunday. he is suspected of robbing 12 banks between august and may -- five in chicago and seven in nearby suburbs. two surviving children from a family killed in a murder suicide in elmhurst say their parents had an "unwavering committment" to their family. frank stack is believed to have killed his wife, joan, and two developmentally disabled adult children, before killing himself over the weekend. the surviving daughters say the stacks led very difficult lives that were increasingly difficult over the last several years. illinois is accepting medical marijuana applications, starting today. applicants whose last names begin with the letter "a" through "l" have until october 31st. the remaining patients can apply from november first, until the end of the year. illinois is expected to be one of the most expensive places in the country to buy medical
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marijuana, because of how restrictive the law is. big news for illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth: she and her husband are expecting a baby girl in december. duckworkth says they've been trying to have a baby for some time. she is 46 and says she got pregnant with the help of in- vitro fertilization. she says, in spite of potential problems with the pregnancy, she and her husband are very excited about their new addition. >> i am an older mom so i in a high risk pregnancy with heart issues from my service in iraq. but we are just thrilled. >>duckworth still plans to run for a second term in office this fall. local politicians spent labor day looking for votes, with the election just two months away. governor quinn and his republican opponent bruce rauner shook plenty of hands on some parade routes. quinn wore a t-shirt to promote raising the state minimum wage. quinn wants to raise it from "eight dollars and 25-cents" an hour, to ten dollars an hour. >> trying to raise the minimum
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wage for thousands of people in illinois who work hard every day. nobody should have to work 40 hours a week and live in poverty. >> he doesn't have a plan. i do. or or to get tort reform tax reform workers' comp reforms. pat quinn has failed on jobs. >>governor quinn says he's living on the current minimum wage this week. he says that's about 79 dollars after paying for essentials. but rauner says that's just a promotion, not a plan. president obama spent labor day in milwaukee calling for a higher minimum wage. >> i want an economy where your hard work pays off with higher wages and higher income and fair pay for women. and work for parents. and affordable health insurance and decent retirement benefits. and not asking for the moon. i just want a good deal for american workers. >>the president is trying to give democrats a boost ahead of
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the november election in which every member of the house, one- third of the senate ... and 36 governors will be elected. summer vacation ended on a high note, for the national champion little leaguers from jackie robinson west. the team was honored at wrigley field, in the players' final victory lap before returning to school. their coach threw out the first pitch. then the team took the field -- and the microphone -- for the seventh-inning stretch. >> sin in: take me out to the ball game. this is beautiful. and it's you that's doing it. >>just a few days earlier, the all-stars were honored by the white sox at u.s. cellular field. did you see the little guy in front hogging the microphone. >> he had a good voice. >> there's always one. >> there will be singing when they go back to school today. >> parents, vacation begins in
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just a few hours. let's take a look of the weather. some sunshine there today right now we're starting off with some cloud cover. a weaker service is moving out of style. were going to watch that because we have a slight chance of a shower popping up of the most part it's going to be sunshine today. here are the current temperatures right now. you can see the rain exiting our region. rain along the ohio river valley but not so much here. we're a small disturbance across northern iowa we are watching but the short range models have this petering out before it makes its way here. today, 82. sunshine on wednesday. thursday, 30 percent chance of rain. fraud we make 82. cooler for the weekend. >> coming up, another young child dies after being left in a
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hot car. >> and severe storms that swept the midwest. and fire files battle a fire in montana and a surprising discovery. we will show you. >> and a woman learns a painful lesson to never forget about texting while driving. what doctors had to remove from her body. that's coming up.
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violence broke out just hours before new york's west indian day parade kicked off. the annual parade features loud music, colorful costumes and lots of fun. it draws a crowd of about a million people. but it's often preceded by violence. this year was no different. a 26-year-old parolee opened fire on a crowd killing one man and injuring two. the man was taken into custody and faces charges including murder and assault. a two year old girl is dead after she was left in a hot van. that happened outside the girl's home, in roanoke, virginia, yesterday. a fire-e-m-s crew found her in a car seat in the van parked in the driveway. she was pronounced dead at the scene. investigators say it appears the child was left in the van accidentally by one of her parents. local prosecutors are considering criminal charges. neighbors held a vigil near the home last night. an amish boy was struck and killed by lightning in pennsylvania. the boy and three friends were swimming in a creek in fulton township, when they saw a storm
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coming. as they walked across a nearby field, a bolt of lightning hit one of them and knocked him unconscious. paramedics revived him briefly... but he died at the hospital a short time later. a second boy was injured by the lightning strike. in northern michigan, a tornado damaged several homes and knocked down power lines. it happened in otsego county. winds in the twister were measure at more than a hundred miles an hour. falling trees trapped three people in their home... but they were pulled out safely. mandatory evacuations are underway in missouri valley, iowa, where rising water from the boyer river causes a levee to burst. the flood water poured into local streets and homes. the river levels are already starting to recede... and there are no reports of anyone being injured. crews battling a wildfire in montana made a surprising discovery. they were digging a line around the fire at bitterroot national forest, when they heard a noise under a burning log. it was two mountain lion cubs that were hiding from the flames. firefighters couldn't get to them right away, so they had a helicopter drop water on the log. their fur was singed, but the three-week-old cubs are otherwise o-k. they are now being cared for by wildlife officials.
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their mother was not found. maybe she got out of there fast. >> she said time to get back to school! but it's a happy music because we want the kids to start off the year right. that's what we want. or not thinking about all the quiet time we're going to get today. 69 degrees right now. wind out of the west at 6 mi.. 2.64. you could send the kids off with the umbrella but they probably won't need it. dry conditions across the area. when a weak disturbance to the west. it's 66 in waukegan. 65 in union. satellite composite shows dry conditions. we have a weak disturbance just moving out of iowa. the computer model shows it petering out quickly in iowa now making its way here. sunshine today. nice weather for today the first day of school and the first day of parent
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vacation. tomorrow expect more sunshine to come. next chance of rain is thursday. today, 82 degrees. clouds are on the breakup. tonight down to 64. tamara's high 84 dry wednesday. thursday chance of rain up to 90 degrees. >> those parents are feeling it. a few things out there looks like a light volume on the road to go to have a car fire on the tristate. right at north avenue heading south bound right lane blocked. emergency crews are on the scene to cleared up. we will let you know once it's cleared up. >>coming up after 4:30 ... we'll show you some amazing video moving on social media, of a daring rescue -- of the "bucket bear". >> not to be confused with our own bears. we're only six days away from kickoff at soldier field. rich king breaks-down the first day of practice, next in sports. hey marcus! >> taking a look at what's trending online including
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for the bears live today the practice without jordan lynch. they lose a longtime player of the weekend and yesterday kane gets a call from a spot that is important. it's his third go round as the bear. little action the practice try to shake off a concussion. he's ok. he may try again monday. jordan mills looks good after not playing all in a preseason game with a lingering soreness. he says he should be ready in the offensive line. >> i don't think it's much of a concern. together for 16 games last year. i broke my foot and it's like riding a bike. once you get it you do it and you never forget her ride a bike. >> we have to come together. it's going to be a process to get to know each other and how
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we work with the talent is there. the talent level is in a place right now we have the chance to what every week and get better and improved and that's what we're going to try to do. preview of the bears season on the miller lite football report. we will be in the studio joined by tim jennings. join us friday night for a look at the chicago bears. in baseball, jackie robinson west honored at wrigley field. things were going in the first with a double. a pair of doubles. one-zero. three rounds come in its 3-0. a solo shot. its three-one. the cubs got a big insurance run off the back of a plan of their and its four- two. and that was the final the
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brewers have now lost six in a row. they are one game behind the cardinals. that's sports. have a great day. >>markets were closed yesterday for labor day. stocks ended the week up friday. the dow rose 18 points. nasdaq added 22. the s-and-p gained 6. move over starbucks...peet's coffee and tea is opening 16 new shops in the chicago area. many in former caribou coffee locations. company officials say they aren't worried about the competition from the national chains. the california-based company opened two peet's in the area in the late 90's... one in chicago and one in evanston. both are said to be doing extremely well. the teenage mutant ninja turtles gave up crime fighting to help a little boy fight cancer. five-year-old sam biggs, of downstate alton, was diagnosed with stage-four liver cancer in march. he's a huge fan of the ninja turtles... so family and friends staged a turtle themed benefit. his heroes turned out for the event and everyone chipped in for his medical bills.
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members of the crowd word ninja turtle themed gear, hoping to break a guiness book record for the most ninja turtles in one place. it's the first day of school. >> of all we are talking about. >> and trying to tailor this for the kids. but mostly for the parents because that silence is going to be there pretty soon. >> we've been waiting for a while. >> let's check out. it just looks sad when you push them out the door. and then you can dance. >> remember this dance videos from the first day every single day of school when my boys go off. >> today we reach 80 degrees but to p.m. our official high will be 82 this afternoon. all sunshine today. expect more on wednesday we will have a 90 degree and our forecast i will tell you when. >> let's take a look at the car fire on 294 heading south bound at north avenue just cleared off to the side. and a reminder to kids heading out this morning,
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cta is giving free bus and train rides from 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. all for the first day of school. let's look at traffic more later, know. >> ofthere's more to come in our next half-hour. and -- the sister of kenneth bae, an american detained in north korea, is speaking out after his unexpected media interview. plus -- what happened after some people weren't told that a protest over the ferguson police shooting, was cancelled. and the colorado woman is speaking out after an unbelievable accident that
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one person was killed when a house exploded. we'll have reaction from the scene. >> the u.s. launches air strikes against a terror group in somalia. >> and chicago public schools children had back today. leaders are hoping to get the word out. >> good morning. the store right over to the weather with demetrius. the kids are watching. and so are the parents. >> the kids want a snow day or something today. but it's going
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to be nice weather today. sunshine today. early morning fog may be an early morning sprinkle. by 9:00 a.m. we have sunshine. it will be very nice this morning. 63 degrees right now. satellite composite is generally dry. we have a bit moving through portions of north-central iowa but not really into this area. is going to miss us. by 9:00 p.m. we're down to 75. no snow day today. thursday we make 90 degrees. friday, 82. how about a football weather weekend highs in the low to mid 70's with sunshine. >> already looking ahead. we do have some good news we were dealing with car fires south bound on the tristate which has just cleared up. not dealing with that any longer. there are
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free bus and train rides for students and parents today compliments of the cta from 530 a m-8:03 p.m.. >> following a breaking story overnight. one person killed when a house exploded in streator. that happpened in the middle of the night in la-salle county. the victim has not been identified. the cause of the explosion is under investigation. nancy is on the scene and we will get her report coming up. >>chicago public schools students head back to school today. >> i'm here with a reminder that school starts tuesday, september 2nd. >> education will give you the power to make a change in your community. >>c-p-s officials, community leaders and local celebrities have spent weeks reminding students and their parents about the importance of coming to class on the first day. the black star project also has its annual million father march to encourage men to walk their
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kids to school. organizers say when fathers are involved, children do better academically. >> chicago needs to get behind having father's up a school on the first day. it will pay the biggest dividend this city has ever seen. not just the first day. we are encouraging them as well to be more involved in their children's school year. >>the c-t-a is also offering free rides to students today, and reduced fares all year. chicago police have issued a community alert after an attempted kidnapping on the north side. it happened just after four yesterday afternoon, in the 58- hundred block of north kostner. police say a man in a white work van pulled up to a group of kids who were on their bikes. he told the kids to get into the van, but they refused and rode off. police did not offer a detailed description of the man, but did say he had a long dark beard ... and that the van had a colorful logo on the side. >> taking a look at the other top stories. a story we told you yesterday. a man faces
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misdemeanor battery charges and two children inside a car. that happened near 75-th and cottage grove early yesterday morning. police say joseph fults started hitting a woman inside a car. they say he also hit her seven year old son, when the boy tried to stop him. police say fults then tossed an eight-month old girl out the car window, sped off, and struck the baby. both children suffered bruises. fults is due in court this afternoon. this man is due in bond court today for a shooting at a forest preserve in oak forest. luis gonzalez is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and two other felonies. the shooting happened after a soccer match at bachelor grove woods sunday. police say gonzalez shot a man and tried to escape in another person's car. oak forest police stopped the car and arrested him. the victim suffered a graze wound. police didn't give a possible motive. it's been almost three years since 14-year-old kelly o'laughlin walked in on a burglar at her home in indian head park, and was stabbed to death. today, john wilson junior goes
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on trial for that murder. prosecutors say, several items stolen from o'laughlin's home were found on wilson. baby news for illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth: she and her husband are expecting a girl in december. the 46-year-old says they've been trying to have a baby for some time. she says she and her husband are very excited about their new addition. american warplanes carried out another operation against an affiliate of al-qaeda. but this time, it was in somalia. and the target was the terrorist group al-shabaab. militants from the group staged a car bombing and firefight against a somali intelligence headquarters over the weekend. 12 people died, including 7 militants. while the african union backs the somali government, al- shabaab is trying to discredit it. the pentagon has yet to report on the success or failure of its airstrikes. the u-n secretary general warns there is no military solution to the crisis in ukraine. his comments came after ukraine accused russia of launching a "great war". ban ki-moon says he wants to avoid further deterioration, and that there should be a political dialogue for a political solution. his comments were directed at western nations that have
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suggested invasive action. a new round of talks with european mediators began yesterday between ukraine, russia and rebel fighters. the sister of american businessman and missionary kenneth bae is pleading with the government of north korea to release her imprisoned brother. ed payne reports, the north koreans claim that bae plotted against the government. >> it's simple to watch him time after time been put on camera by those officials to make the same speech to our government. >> serving a 15 year prison sentence, north korea claims here's part of a cushion plot to overthrow the regime. one of three americans detained in north korea. on monday unexpectedly bailout is cnn journalist to interview the man. north korean officials looked on all three said they had signed statements admitting their guilt. all three said they hoped the u.s. government will send an envoy to help. >> i believe special envoys' need to come to resolve this situation. i do ask the u.s.
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government to send an envoy as soon as possible i think it's the only hope i have right now to be reunited with my family. >> and his sister speaks out. >> they been working hard behind the scenes. it's hard after all these years. if there's ever a time to step up is now. this is the window. bring him home. >> as for the others, an american tourist accused of leaving a bible in a hotel room where he was staying and another accused of tearing up his tourist visa and seeking asylum after entering north korea. both were arrested in april. >> a protest over the shooting in michael brown was supposed to be cancelled but not everyone got the message. a group of demonstrators blocked traffic as a walk on to the interstate in
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missouri. the marchers were not supposed to be there. organizers said brown's family asked him to delay the protest some did it anyway. the blockade that lasted for a half minutes to symbolize the for a half hours he remained underground. >>a high school in california retired its long-time mascot and ended it's half-time tradition, because it was deemed racially insensitive. the coachella valley high school's mascot, nicknamed "the arab", was often accompanied by a genie and belly-dancing performance. critics said the nearly century old mascot was stereotypical, even though it was created as a nod to the school's desert location. the face is still on school signs, but the mascot is being re-designed. a woman in colorado learned a hard lesson about texting and driving. christina jahnz was headed to her daughter's school last wednesday, when she looked down to her cellphone, and crashed into a guardrail. her airbags deployed... and a metal pole went through the driver's seat, and impaled her in the buttocks. christina says, if the pole had hit her just a few inches away,
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she could have bled to death. >> they have to cut behind me because the pipe went through my seat. i could feel the vibration. >>christina needed emergency surgery to remove the pole. she says it's devastating to know that her accident could have been easily prevented, if she had just waited until she had stopped, to send her text. a minnesota contractor built a small castle. but it's how he built it... that may surprise you. using his passion for architecture and computers... andrey rudenko built a 3-d printer that spits out layers of concrete in whatever pattern he programs. he used a mixture of sand, cement and additives to build the walls. then he worked on the turrets. now he's set his sites on something bigger... a house for himself to live in. why not. he could print out the castle. >> interesting cartridges in that printer. >> he's a showoff. some of us are just trying to make a fire pit. >> it comes in a kit in the still can make and this guy is making this? let's take a look
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at the weather. wind of the west at 6 mi.. two points at 64. his 66 in waukegan. 71 in chicago. warmer downtown. 66 in bartlett. it's 67 in joliet. sublets composite shows cloud cover moving away. some in portions of central and maybe someone will county is moves down to the south. you could send the kids with an umbrella probably won't need it this disturbance which all the models show weakening and peter and out before it gets here but i would say the chance of rain is less than 20 percent and certainly by lunchtime. 82 degrees is the high. one degree cooler than yesterday. not as humid. 64 is below tonight. clearing skies for tonight. 84 wednesday. thursday, 30 percent
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chance of rain. high temperature of 90 degrees. the cool down comes this weekend. >> still had, the latest on an experimental treatment to combat the ebola outbreak. >> and help comes to the bucket bear. and the celebrity nude photos scandal is still trending this morning. marcus has the latest developments. >> and getting a first look at the wedding pictures from brad pitt and angelina.
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an experimental ebola vaccine is about to be tested on humans. the fda is allowing researchers to give it to 20 healthy volunteers. first round will only involved three people if it goes well it will be given to another small group of volunteers to see if they develop an immunity. all patients will be evaluated for nearly one year. if approved the vaccine would be the first priority. >> he may not think of your pet becoming ill enough for dialysis but in some cases the need to save their kidneys. acute kidney failure due to poisoning or infection successfully treats 20 percent of animals. without a
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dialysis those with acute renal failure will die. these don't needed over a long period time. it restores their metabolic to help balance giving the kidneys time to recover. doctors suggest asked if the procedure is offered near you. >> the bucket bear is finally free of his hardware. i should say headwear. same thing. it makes sense. this video here has the male cub spotted in june with a bucket on its head. two months it walk around like that. the local commissioner said the was nothing officials could do because there wasn't hurting anyone. a few good samaritans caught the bear. they held him and used a both sought to get the bucket off. >> it's like nails on a chalkboard there. >> the video was turned the wrong way. >> stop with that. >> if the watched our newscast they would know. >> until your phone! even your
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bare videos. talking about what stranding. people are still talking about the photo scandal of the celebrity nude photos. reports say hackers access to apple's i clouds storage system still in private folders of several female celebrities including jennifer lawrence. there were then posted on line to message boards and is spread from there all over. they say it was a flagrant violation of privacy legal action against the packers is about. the fbi now says they are aware of the allegations they will be addressing the matter. apple is also looking into whether there was a breach in the eye clouds system or whether it was a password thing and that some people got in there. we will have reaction from some people here. this is one of the celebrities to have her photos leaked on line. those of you looking at photos i took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hoping filagree
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about yourself knowing there were deleted long ago, i can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this i'm feeling for everyone who was hacked. other celebrities saying this. it's no different than selling stolen merchandise. the way in which a share body must be a choice. do not look at these pictures support the women. some of the post those were posting pictures lot of reaction. photos were taken down quickly on certain websites saying that a work decisions made very hastily i feel awful very truly sorry. no word on whether he will be sued for posting those pictures. we have some tips for you if you hear about this anything to want to protect against hacking, there are some things you can do. two-step of verification. what that is is when you sign into website the type in a password, you can turn on the second step or not only to have
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to take a pass word by you need to type in a code that is just special for your phone. you said the erin, it sounds pretty complicated. >> for me it would be. >> if you are concerned, it's a great way to protect yourself. websites use this it can find them on line. other steps include making sure your security questions and passwords are complicated that they're not simple that someone can just look at your this book page and easily figure out the password. and if you really want to be cautious, turn off the photo sink through a cloud in your settings. they ago. >> and all your passwords better anchor one you should change. >> my first cast? judy? >> here are pictures that celebrities actually want you to see. first photos from the wedding of brad pitt and angelina. it's on the cover of
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people magazine. that's her to really want to marry brad pitt face? >> and of course here's another one. this one is from hello magazine. what you think? what do think about the dress? >> i read that it was her children's artwork on that. but you can't judge it. >> was about to complement that. >> i'm sure you were. >> they look great. congratulations to them. >> let's take a look at our back-to-school weather. 71 degrees. at the old st. mary's school of its 71. valparaiso in the low '70's. some like composite shows a split across central will county. its current to be headed to the north and east. extreme southern cook county south side has a light shower early this morning. the day is going to be nice. 80 by
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5:00 p.m.. the official high will come up to 82. the heat is back thursday. 90 degrees for the high. a cool down to the weekend. >> we are watching install on the outbound dan ryan. this is a semi truck that stalled in the far right lane causing some minor delays. outbound kennedy it looks like we have and they shot their you concede things are moving there. light volume. so far nothing we're too concerned with. more traffic straight ahead. >> getting new information ... local politicians spent liberally looking for votes with election just two months away bishop plenty of hands on some parade routes. wore a t-shirt to promote the minimum wage. he wants to raise a from $8.21 up to $10 per hour. >> trying to raise this minimum wage for thousands of people in illinois who work hard every day. nobody should have to work 40 hours a week and live in
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poverty. >> he doesn't have a plan. i do. we are going to get tort reform and tax reform and workers' comp reform will get a boom in the economy. pat quinn has failed. >> governor clinton says he is doing the minimum wage challenge this week it's about $79 after paying for essentials. >> getting new information about a deadly house explosion. >> it happened in the middle of the night. nancy is live in streator with the latest. >> you can see behind me this house is still smoking. this is very much an active scene with emergency crews on the scene working. not confirming whether anyone was killed the we just spoke with a resident who strongly suspects his 82 year- old mother died. not much is left of the home after an
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explosion that rattled homes over one block away. the massive blast happened around 10:30 p.m. along the 300 block of court street leaving one home in flames and literally in pieces. the fire spread to two neighboring homes were residents were able to make it out safely with the help of neighbors. emergency crews from streator and from lasalle county were on the scene in minutes but it was too late to save the woman in the home that exploded. >> the house was flat instantly. you couldn't see anything left. it went to the next house after. >> the people behind were coming over. before the fire trucks we were just running around making sure everybody was staying clear we didn't know what was going on. >> workers are also here at the scene but officials have not determined whether a gas problem had anything to do with
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the deadly explosion. the official cause remained under investigation. i just spoke with a man named tim who lives in the home with his 82 year-old mother. he felt the explosion and says he was not able to save her because the roof collapsed on to her room. he identifies her as a 82 year-old a full davidson. we will continue to gather information and bring you the latest. live in streator. back to you. >> coming up, joan rivers is brought out of her,. >> and country singer makes a big announcement on instead gram
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doctors will assess the extent of damage to joan rivers' brain, after bringing her out of a medically induced coma. the 81-year-old comedian remains on a life-support machine and in serious condition at mount sinai hospital. daughter, melissa rivers, asked fans and friend to pray for a miracle.
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taping of "fashion police" scheduled to take place in conjunction with new york fashion week, has been cancelled. river's was rushed to the hospital last thursday after going into cardiac arrest during throat surgery. carrie underwood is expecting her first child with nhl husband, mike fisher. the american idol alum announced the news on her instagram monday, in honor of 'labor day." the reveal came through an adorable picture of her dogs wearing "i'm going to be a big sister," and "big brother" outfits. "their parent's couldn't be happier," the caption read. the couple tied the knot back in 2010. >> temperatures are going to rise fairly quickly. cloud cover early on but then we move to sunshine. wednesday we make 84. 90 degrees on thursday. the cool down for the weekend highs in the low '70's. we are sunni for the weekend. >> coming up live with the latest developments on the house explosion. >> and have to rehab your credit score. and it's back to school
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