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Robot student

A student in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is using a robot to attend high school while he recovers from injuries suffered in a car accident. Derek Steyer reports. The hallways of high school..can be tough to navigate.

Bionic eye

(KARE) A blind Forest Lake man's sight is restored after he became the first person in Minnesota, and 15th person in the country, to receive a bionic eye.


A metro Detroit fourth-grader has invented an all-natural-sugar-free lollipop that is both a treat and beneficial for teeth. Sandra Ali reports.

Slickest street

People who live on one particular street in Nashville are trapped. Ice is holding them captive. The street gets no sun and the thick sheet of ice shows no sign of melting. Patrick McMurtry reports.

New threats

A weekend threat against one of the nation's largest malls is highlighting the need for Homeland Security, but funding for the agency may run out this week if Congress doesn't act.

Smokin' hot guitars

(KPLC) Robert Newman just got back from the cigar shop, but he doesn't smoke. He's adding to the stash of discarded wood cigar boxes that he uses to build guitars.

A teacher's greatest gift

(WOAI) Last December 6-year-old Matt Parker asked Santa to help find someone who could give him a new kidney. Now his wish has come true.

Gun-toting girl thwarts burglars

(WEYI) 11-year old Reese typically doesn't have too much going on when she gets home from school. "Just sitting here watching TV," she says from the living room of her rural North Branch Township, Michigan home.

Dogs plucked from icy marsh

(WHDH) Massachusetts firefighters rescued a man and his two dogs from a frozen marsh in Revere Thursday morning.

Wanted: Queen Elsa

Kentucky police department issues APB for "Queen Elsa", blaming the Disney character for the recent frigid weather. Megan Moore reports.

Ice dragon rises over Minneapolis

(KARE) A new frozen creature rising near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota is turning heads. A giant dragon ice sculpture is the latest part of the 100th birthday celebration of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Killer's panties for sale

Florida based "murderabilia" vendor drawing criticism for offering panties warn by Michigan spree killer Samantha Bachynski for sale. Nicky Zizaza reports.

Tuskegee Airman honored

90-year-old Harry Stewart shot down German warplanes in World War II, but was denied work as a pilot after the war because of the color of his skin. Roger Weber reports.

Starving horses rescued

Michigan rescue group steps in to care for five horses found starving in barn where a sixth pony had already frozen to death. Mara MacDonald reports.

Ice volcano takes shape

(WGRZ) It's so cold in Western New York that the fountain at Letchworth State Park is frozen.