Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:32:33 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.Full Story >
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:12:28 GMT
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.Full Story >
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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -
A Salem nurse took on the additional role of wedding planner to put together a ceremony for the daughter of a terminal patient.
The wedding happened Feb. 1 at Salem Hospital. This week, a video of the ceremony was released in honor of Sherri West.
West was battling cancer and her daughter put wedding preparations on hold to help take care of her mother.
So, oncology nurse Laura Peterson stepped in.
"It's not just every girl's dream for her wedding day to be perfect, it's also the mother of the bride who wants to be there for her daughter and to see that day," Peterson said. "I wanted to make it happen for them."
In just three days, Peterson put together a wedding. Volunteers pitched in and local businesses made donations to bring it all together. That included flowers, a dress, hairstyling, makeup and a photographer.
A harpist even volunteered to provide the music.
Friends and family flew in from across the country to watch Sarah West and Ethan Schowalter-Hay say, "I do."
Sherri West died two weeks later.
"It was just beautiful. It was beautiful," Sherri West said on the day of the wedding. "I can die happy. I can die happy."
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Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >