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A family in Wright City is searching for their loved one's dog after a car accident.  The dog is a husky who is mostly black with white, he has a red collar on and no chip, his name is Jack.

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*United Airlines - says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan. Kara Swindle and her two children flew Tuesday from Oregon to Kansas City on an United flight. When they went to to pick up 10-year-old Irgo, a German shepherd, they were instead given a Great Dane.


*Toys R Us is closing all of its U.S. stores. The company said in a Bankruptcy Court filing it has determined that "the best way to maximize their recoveries is to liquidate the existing inventory in all...735 remaining U.S. stores will begin an orderly wind-down of the U.S. operations." The company had originally planned to keep 400 stores open but ultimately didn't have enough cash to keep them operational. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year and hoped it would be helped by strong holiday sales, but that never happened. 

Source: USA Today


*Thousands of students walked out of schools around the country on Wednesday to protest gun violence, a month after 17 students and staff were killed at a Florida high school.

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the massacre took place, walked out, as well as students in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Santa Monica and schools and communities were similar tragedies have taken place, including Columbine High School near Denver and Newton, Connecticut. 

Source: The New York Times


While Some Students Walked Out, Many “Walked In” -

The idea behind the walk in is to make sure fellow students feel included and appreciated.  At the same time students were being covered by the news walking out, for 17 minutes yesterday morning the walk in kids brainstormed on how to engage in random acts of kindness.

Part of what they came up with was:

  • Reach out to someone you don’t know well
  • Sit with somebody new
  • Give a note of kindness or encouragement
  • Engage with others, especially those in need of it

The idea took off on social media just like the walk out and schools across the country did both. Arthur reminds, though, that a one time fix doesn’t work . “If we can instill kindness and love and compassion then it’s just not one day, it’s every day.”

Source: CBS 46


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*The Blues take on the Avalanche tonight!

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