Minnesota's Augsburg College men's hockey team raised thousands of dollars in a matter of hours to allow a beloved college custodian to visit his family overseas. Minasie Theophilos, 54, oversees Augsburg's ice arena, known widely for his pride in his job and keeping the rink spotless. Theophilos left his home in Ethiopia 33 years ago and has never had a chance to return to visit this family. He's been employed by Augsburg as a custodian for 25 years. "A month and a half ago, my mother passed away, and each one of these kids signed a card, came one by one gave me a hug," said Theophilos. "That's a great team, very friendly, very disciplined, hard-working kids really, and I love them very much." The Auggies men's hockey team didn't stop there and decided to set up a fundraiser for Theophilos. In 24 hours, the GoFundMe fundraiser surpassed its original goal of $3,000.
When 82-year-old Francis Bryan pulls in, the ducks and geese at Hafer Park in Edmond come running. For years, Bryan has been coming here to feed the wildlife. She didn't even miss a day when her husband went in for heart surgery. "He made me come here and take care of this before getting to the hospital and being with him when they rolled him in for surgery," Bryan said. She feels a real connection and sense of responsibility to the creatures. So, when Bryan spotted an injured bird, she notified wildlife experts immediately. "The Wildlife Department says, if it can fly, you're not going to catch that duck. And, it's true. You can't," she said. That is unless you're Bryan.
Cannon Air Force Base officials confirmed three Airmen were killed in a crash during a training flight near Clovis, New Mexico Tuesday evening. Cannon AFB officials said the 33-year-old pilot, Capt. Andrew Becker from Novi, Michigan, 29-year-old Capt. Kenneth Dalga from Goldsboro, North Carolina, and 26-year-old co-pilot, 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker from Daytona Beach, Florida, were killed. All three were assigned to the 318th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon. "We are deeply saddened by this loss within our Air Commando family," said Col. Ben Maitre, the installation commander. "Our sympathies are with the loved ones and friends affected by this tragedy, and our team is focused on supporting them during this difficult time." Clovis Municipal Airport Director Kyle Berkshire said the plane performed practice maneuvers called "touch and goes," where the aircraft will touch the runway but does not come to a complete stop. It crashed a half mile off the airport's property during a drill, Berkshire said. Investigators were combing over the wreckage and reviewing everything from documents related to the preparation of the training flight to maintenance records for the plane. Maitre described the U-28A as reliable, saying that type of aircraft is used for thousands of hours a year and that crew members fly hundreds of hours annually to maintain their proficiency with the plane and its systems. Flights by the 318th squadron were put on hold following the crash, and base officials said Thursday that they did not know when they would resume.
Police in Moore, Oklahoma have released a redacted report containing the details of the incident at a motel that has State Senator Ralph Shortey facing criminal charges. When police went to check on a juvenile at the Super 8 in Moore last Thursday, officers said they smelled a "strong odor of raw marijuana" coming from Room 120. A redacted Moore police report shows officers found a juvenile and an adult man inside. The district attorney has confirmed the adult is Senator Ralph Shortey. The 35-year-old republican is involved with teens on a regular basis through the YMCA Youth in government program and as a senior staffer at Boys State.
Oklahoma's Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has identified a set of remains found in 1992. Analysts say a human skull and additional bones belonged to a missing Tulsa woman named Greta Riles. They believe the remains had been there for at least a year before they were discovered. Due to Riles' lifestyle, her family didn't report her missing until 2012.
Dallas police ask for the public's help finding a critical missing 15-year-old girl.
A Denton woman survived in a remote area of Arizona for five days before her rescue on Friday.
Just days after a Cleburne High School football coach was banned from campus after submitting his resignation, students are rallying for his return, along with two other teachers who left.
NBC 5's Julie Fine is in Washington D.C. reaching out to North Texas delegation to find out how they plan to vote on the health care bill Thursday.
The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency.
Texas Tech University says nobody was injured in a fire Wednesday afternoon at the school's new sports performance center.