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Stranger sets girl on fire

(KSNT) A 6-year-old Topeka, Kansas girl is recovering after being set on fire by a stranger.

Seeing mom for the first time

New glasses let severely visually impaired baby see her mother for the first time, and the moment is caught on camera. Kevin Torres reports.

Measles outbreak spreads

Health officials are keeping a close eye on a measles outbreak that has now reached Arizona. Tracie Potts reports. (NBC News) A growing measles outbreak has now spread to Arizona and more than a dozen other states.

Cutting class? Not with this app!

(WTHR) It's class time. Do you know where your college kids are? Are they in class, sleeping in or out fooling around? An Indianapolis startup company came up with a new smart phone app.

Zoo goes ape for baby!

(KTSM) The El Paso Zoo's Sumatran orangutans, Ibu and Butch, are expecting their first baby this spring. This will be the first offspring for both 23-year-old Ibu and 29-year-old Butch.

Staying fit off the field

(NBC News) This weekend millions of us will sit around eating nachos and wings while watching some of the best athletes in professional football. So what can we, the Average Joes, learn from elite athletes about staying in shape?

Gunman targets ambulances

(WPMI) Alabama's Mobile County Sheriff's Office is investigating two separate reports of shots fired at ambulances this week.

Snow hampers firefighters

(NECN) An elderly Boston woman pulled from her burning home by firefighters has died.

Dinosaur loses its head

(KJRH) A nine-foot tall dinosaur statue stolen from an Oklahoma pet store has been found...without his head. The statue, a longtime fixture at Classic Pets in Bartlesville, disappeared Sunday.

Manatees go home

Two manatees are back in the wild and swimming freely again after months of rehab at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Christy Andrews reports. (WBBH) Two endangered manatees are getting a second chance at life in the wild.

Super Bowl: Celebration & security

(NBC News) The party is in full swing at Super Bowl Central in Phoenix, where a careful balance of celebration and security can be seen.

Blizzard topples ship

The 110-foot Continental Sloop Providence sits damaged, battered and broken at Rhode Island's Newport Shipyard. Adam Bagni reports.

City Hall chaos

Police and protesters exchange shouts and shoves during Police Oversight Commission meeting at St. Louis City Hall. Christina Coleman reports.

Teacher faces sex charges

(KGW) A Vancouver, Washington high school teacher accused of raping a 15-year-old student appeared in court Wednesday, then posted bail hours later.

Sing-along turns deadly

(WESH) A Florida man is facing charges after a deadly shooting that investigators say took place as he was acting out lyrics to a rap song.