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Playing with the boys

(WFLA) After three years of playing high school volleyball, senior Samantha Schlesman is once again trying out for the squad. But this year, tryouts are a bit different.

Painting poodle: A real "Paw-casso"?

(WAVE) An amateur artist is expected to be the highlight of a charity art exhibit this week in Louisville, Kentucky. While his work is expected to fetch a couple hundred dollars, buyers may be more impressed with his artistic temperament.

Reptile romance

Arizona's angriest alligator is paired with a much calmer mate with the hope of producing a nest of new gators. Bruce Cooper reports. (KPNX) A baby watch is underway at the Phoenix Herpetological Society.

Child kept in cage

(KUSA) Authorities in Wyoming are pressing felony charges against a man and a woman alleging they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.

Mosquito tech: What works?

(WFLA) A mosquito control center in Pinellas County, Florida is helping put a new app called 'The Anti-Mosquito Sonic Repeller' to the test.

Plasma: A real lifesaver

(WOAI) One of the iconic pictures to surface out of the war in Afghanistan wouldn't have been possible if not for this life-saving substance which is being tested in San Antonio, Texas.

Running across the country

A college student has decided to run across the entire United States to raise money for 'Stand Up To Cancer'. Brian Arroyo reports.

Marijuana pills control seizures

A Seattle medical marijuana production house is now offering its products to certain patients -- for free. The drug seems to have changed the life of a 16-year old who suffered from violent epileptic seizures. Eric Wilkinson reports.

Investing in Africa

(NBC News) President Obama took part Tuesday in the largest-ever event between an American leader and African heads of state centering on business and investment.

Murder on the playground

(WOOD) Police in Kentwood, Michigan say a 12-year-old stabbed a 9-year-old Monday. It happened on a playground at the Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park.

Smoke triggers plane evacuation

(WPXI) A United Airlines maintenance team is trying to determine what caused a report of smoke aboard a United Express flight from Newark, New Jersey to Pittsburgh International Airport Monday night.

Dog kills grandmother

(WLWT) An Ohio woman is dead after she was attacked by her daughter's pit bull. Police say 59-year-old Cindy Whisman was in her backyard when the dog attacked. A neighbor witnessed the attack and called 911.

Fighting fish with speakers?

New underwater audio system is designed to keep invasive carp away from a stretch of the Mississippi River. Devin Bartolotta reports.

Minimum wage surcharge?

(KARE) The small Oasis Caf?

Family fights pit bull ban

Missouri family fights to keep dog despite local ordinance banning the breed, saying the beloved pet helps their autistic son. John Henry reports.