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New Austin incident not related to serial bombings, police say
Law enforcement officials said an incident involving an incendiary device in Austin, Texas, Tuesday evening is not related to a series of recent bombings. The string of explosions in Austin, which have left two dead and injured others, has the city on edge and sparked hundreds of law enforcement to
Couple's 'Goodwill Date Night' goes viral
A Georgia woman whose photos of a “Goodwill Date Night” with her husband have gone viral said she hopes the idea inspires other couples to reconnect and find joy. Noel Pauley, who lives in a small town outside of Atlanta, and her husband, Shane Pauley, started their date last Friday night with a
Girl searches for owner of teddy bear containing heartfelt message from soldier
An Indiana mom is helping her daughter track down the rightful owner of a brown teddy bear that the child found at a garage sale. Amaya Fields, 6, brought the stuffed animal home on July 2 when she noticed an audio recording playing from it. "Our puppy stepped on it and it made a noise," mom Amanda
One man's mission to write five thank-you notes a day for a year: It's 'filled me with a lot of love'
Writing thank-you cards is typically a task that people do after big occasions: birthdays, weddings, graduations or baby showers, to name a few. That's why for most, sitting down to thank others is not an everyday task. But one man in Texas decided that these small expressions of gratitude
North Carolina wife searches for wedding dress husband accidentally donated
Natalie Gelbert was devastated to learn that her husband, Chad Gelbert, accidentally donated her wedding dress when he dropped off his daughter’s old baby clothes. “I have a 7-year-old stepdaughter, and we were packing up all her baby stuff,” Natalie, 25, of Bahama, North Carolina, told ABC News .
Mom reunited with lost family VHS tape found at Florida Goodwill
Regina Runge had no idea she was even missing a VHS tape containing the memories of the first year of life of her only child, Taylor, who is now 21. “We’d gone through several moves in the last few years and kept giving away things to Goodwill because our house kept getting smaller,” Runge, 50, of
Flash drive with family photos mistakenly donated to Goodwill returned to owner
A flash drive containing dozens of family photos that was mistakenly donated to a Wisconsin Goodwill has been returned to its owner thanks to Facebook. Molly Szymkowski, of Waterloo, was shopping at a Goodwill retail store in a nearby town last week, where she purchased a colored box for $2.99. "I
Woman reunited with wedding gown months after tornado destroys home
A Tennessee woman has been reunited with her wedding dress three months after a tornado wiped out her home and possessions. Russell Repkie, 61, of Athens, returned the garment that was blown onto his property to Denise Ferguson, 53, on Saturday. "He was definitely determined, that's for sure,"
Woman's Goodwill donation includes husband's secret stash of cash
Linda Hoffman didn't realize when donating her husband's shirt that it had $8,000 in hidden money.
Convicted Murderer Denies Killing UNC Charlotte Student
Mark Carver is serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of 20-year-old college student Ira Yarmolenko.