Editors' Picks - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Editors' Picks

Pilot program simulating school year for autistic children Video included

Updated:

KPLC's Britney Glaser reports on a pilot program at the St. Nicholas Center for Children in Lake Charles that is getting four and five-year-olds with autism ready for school. More>>

More News

Pregnant Florence police officer given 2 options: keep patrolling or take unpaid leave Video included

Updated:

Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family. More>>

UPDATE

Cleanup begins in wake of Arizona flooding Video included

Residents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwaters Residents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwaters
Updated:

There was a daring rescue, one of many, in the far Northwest Valley, where an elderly woman was trapped inside her minivan as water slowly pushed her partially submerged vehicle downstream. More>>

Internet names local Missouri mall commercial worst ad ever made

Updated:

Could this be the worst commercial ever? The Internet believes so. More>>

Graphic Video: Stabbing at MARTA station caught on camera

Updated:

A fight between two men that sent one man to the hospital and shut down a MARTA station on Aug. 9 was caught on camera. More>>

United flight diverted to Nashville with cracked windshield

Updated:

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Nashville after a crack was apparently discovered in the plane's windshield. More>>

Two men save woman from car fire Video included

Updated:

It was afternoon rush hour on the interstate when a woman rear ended another car. More>>

Raleigh woman in Israel: 'It's just instant terror' Video included

The Graham family chose to leave Raleigh and live in Israel. The Graham family chose to leave Raleigh and live in Israel.
Updated:

A Raleigh woman is witnessing violence in Israel first hand.Robin Graham was born in the triangle, but now chooses to raise her two children in war-torn Israel. More>>

Columbus, Phenix City law enforcement taking "Purge" threats seriously Video included

Updated:

A flyer circulating on social media has been causing uproar in the Chattahoochee Valley, and local authorities are not laughing. The flyer promotes a night of violence mimicking that of the popular horror More>>

Tour bus takes cancer patient to Houston for treatment

A Nashville man battling cancer boarded a tour bus Tuesday heading for Texas and a possible cure. (8/19/14) 

More>>

News 9 MD: Simple procedure helps GERD patients Video included

Updated:

Acid Reflux Disease, a condition commonly known as GERD, affects about one-third of Americans. It can cause pain, coughing, heartburn - and can even lead to cancer. In today's News 9 MD, a simple procedure More>>

Student reportedly suspended after saying 'Bless you' Video included

Updated:

A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
More>>

Historic "Clinchfield 100" rail car open for tours this weekend

On Saturday, you'll be able to walk inside the newly restored "Clinchfield 100." On Saturday, you'll be able to walk inside the newly restored "Clinchfield 100."
Updated:

The public will get a rare look inside a piece of railroad history this weekend.On Saturday, the newly restored "Clinchfield 100" will be open for tours.  Back in May, News Channel 11 reported on the restoration of the famous car, the "Clinchfield Railroad Business Car 100," which served as the Clinchfield Railroad President's car. More>>

Teens who found abandoned baby honored Video included

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated:

Montgomery City leaders honored three teens on Tuesday for their quick actions that saved an infant's life. More>>

Henrico Police swarm home after two contractors mistaken for crooks Video included

Updated:

A local family is raising concerns about what they call excessive force from Henrico Police. Two contractors were mistaken for crooks breaking into a vacant Princess Road house. More>>

Lawyer explains what you can do if someone misuses your photos Video included

Updated:

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved. More>>

High school student says he was arrested for killing dinosaur in class assignment Video included

Updated:

A 16-year-old Summerville High School student says he was arrested Tuesday morning and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur with a gun.

More>>

Mid-South patients at risk after major cyber attack Video included

Updated:

Personal data for 4.5 million patients could be in the wrong hands right now. Investigators think the criminals accessed social security numbers, names, birthdays, phone numbers, and physical addresses. More>>

Report: Man resisting arrest referenced Michael Brown during traffic stop

Updated:

A Spartanburg County man was arrested after Greer police said he resisted arrest and referenced the shooting of Michael Brown. More>>

6th grader raises money for teacher battling Lymphoma Video included

Updated:

Eleven-year-old Coleman Callan has always had a creative mind and now he's using that creativity to help a teacher at his school. More>>

Huntsville zoning board upholds abortion clinic relocation Video included

Updated:

Huntsville's zoning board heard from pro-life activists Tuesday evening about the decision to approve a new spot for a local abortion clinic, before ultimately voting down their appeal. More>>

Lowcountry family: Adoption scammer faked pregnant, claimed stillbirth

Updated:

The Hall family is mostly boys, so Jeff and Kayla Hall turned to Facebook to start the process of adopting a little girl. Adoption has worked twice for them; their two youngest come from open adoptions. More>>

Attorney General files lawsuit against State Farm over cheap repairs Video included

Updated:

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is suing State Farm Insurance saying the company deceived customers by using cheaper auto parts and steering customers to specific repair shops. More>>

Brunswick Co. officials await lab results to address coal ash on baseball field Video included

Updated:

Brunswick County School officials are awaiting additional lab results before moving forward with a plan to address the coal ash found on South Brunswick Middle School's baseball field earlier this year. More>>

Tougher penalties for stealing Venus Flytrap plants awaiting Governor's signature

Updated:

The General Assembly passed a bill making it a felony charge to steal Venus Flytrap plants in North Carolina. Rep. Ted Davis of New Hanover County originally introduced the bill after thieves stole thousands of the rare plants from locations in New Hanover & Brunswick counties. More>>

Man dies after saving daughter from drowning

Updated:

Rural Metro officials said the man saved his daughter, but went back into the basin to try to recover the golf cart. 

More>>

8-year-old shoots himself while father sleeps

Updated:

An 8-year-old shot himself in the finger with his father's gun Tuesday. More>>

Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Video included

Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan
Updated:

Rescue crews save an elderly woman who was trapped inside a flooded minivan. It happened near 153rd Avenue and Jomax Road after a quick but powerful storm. More>>

Pastor to challenge church board on female preachers Video included

Updated:

A Nashville pastor's decision to license female preachers in his church may cost him his credentials, and could cost his congregation its affiliation they have held for more than a century. More>>

Nationally recognized team to investigate potential Confederate cemetery Video included

Updated:

A group of archeologists who made a big discovery are coming to Dover, TN to check out the site of a potential cemetery. More>>

Experts stress dangers of teens driving to and from school Video included

Updated:

With the new school year kicking off on Monday, teens will be behind the wheel of vehicles headed to and from school. In many cases, their siblings will be with them.
More>>

Lubbock residents accused of torturing man who owed them money

Updated:

A Lubbock Grand Jury indicted four Lubbock people accused of torturing a man who owed them money on Tuesday. More>>

Hikers, dog rescued from mountains near Willcox Video included

Updated:

A Blackhawk helicopter was involved in a rescue over the weekend of a couple of hikers and their dog in the Dos Cabezas Mountains, near Willcox. More>>

MO National Guard members to remain in Ferguson another night Video included

Updated:

The Missouri National Guard says they are performing a limited mission to protect the Unified Command Center in Ferguson, Mo.
More>>

Greenwood police believe body cameras aid investigations

Updated:

Greenwood Police Department is the first police force in Missouri to provide body cameras for all its patrol officers. More>>

Pelicans manager's on-field meltdown making national news Video included

Updated:

The Pelicans are in the national spotlight again, and if the viral video from Saturday's Myrtle Beach Pelicans away game is any indication, you don't want to get on Manager Joe Mikulik's bad side. More>>

'War Machine' waives extradition in Vegas beating case

Updated:

A mixed martial arts fighter accused of beating his girlfriend inside her Las Vegas home told a California judge on Tuesday he will not contest his transfer back to Nevada. More>>

Family says man beaten, shot over mixed-race grandchildren Video included

Updated:

A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."


More>>

911 Calls released after 2 officers, 10-year-old girl shot Video included

Updated:

Officers say a 10-year-old girl was also injured when the shooter, later identified as 27-year-old Brandon Brewer, went to the home looking for the woman that lived there.
More>>

Authorities: Leesville man planned to buy, rape child

Updated:

A 66-year-old Leesville man has been accused of trying to buy and rape a 10-year-old, state police said. More>>

Lightning strike throws 9-year-old off couch Video included

Updated:

Around 7:30 on Monday, Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. More>>

AL police chief writes blistering open letter to Ferguson commander

Updated:

Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city. More>>

Goodyear mother accused of trying to drown daughter

Updated:

Detectives said Phoeteama Janiece Neal learned earlier Monday morning that her child was to be relinquished to the baby's father at the end of the month. More>>

Univ. of Alabama sorority member ousted over picture with racial slur Video included

Updated:

A University of Alabama student who allegedly posted a Snapchat using a racial slur has been removed as a member of the university's Chi Omega chapter. More>>

Cop mistakenly posts photo of Oregon murder suspect in Michael Brown rant

Updated:

This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is. More>>

Gas station employees chase, hold down robbery suspect until police arrive

Updated:

A woman allegedly tried to hold up a gas station convenience store Friday afternoon, but instead of getting away with money she was chased down by two employees. More>>

Think Pink: Grace Project empowers breast cancer survivors through photography Video included

Updated:

Artist Isis photographs women who have had mastectomies and does so in a way that empowers  survivors, showing their confidence and beauty. More>>

Black lab rescued from mud, now recovering in Tillamook County

Updated:

A black lab is recovering in Tillamook County, after rescuers pulled him out of the mud on Saturday.  More>>

Budget cuts lead to lack of law enforcement in Polk County

Updated:

For people who call 911 in Polk County, there's no guarantee that there will be help available if you don't call at the right time. More>>

Teenager in Maine booked in prison wearing T-shirt with past mug shot

Updated:

Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year. More>>

Moms group asks Kroger to ban its customers from openly carrying guns Video included

A man openly carries a gun in a Kroger store: (Photo: http://www.momsdemandaction.org/kroger-open-carry/) A man openly carries a gun in a Kroger store: (Photo: http://www.momsdemandaction.org/kroger-open-carry/)
Updated:

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign Monday calling on Kroger stores to prohibit customers to openly carry guns in its supermarkets. More>>

Military gear helps coast law enforcement fight crime, save lives

Updated:

According to some law enforcement agencies on the coast, everyday gear isn't always enough to handle the unexpected. That's why some rely on military grade equipment, as well as the help from other agencies to fight crime and save lives. More>>

Deputies: Liberty mom abandons son 20 miles from home after argument Video included

Updated:

Greenville County deputies said Tiffany Simmons made her 12-year-old son get out of the family car after an argument during a shopping trip. More>>

AL tornado survivor visits families of Sandy Hook shooting victims

Updated:

A young tornado survivor from the Alabama town of Arab got to comfort family members of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Connecticut. More>>

Civil rights icon celebrates 103rd birthday

Updated:

A woman who is often referred to as the "Matriarch of the Voting Rights Movement" is celebrating her 103rd birthday Monday. More>>

South Carolina doctor wants to eliminate the spread of Ebola virus with germ-killing robots Video included

Dr. Jeffery Deal created TRU-D, a machine that emits UVC light to decontaminate hospital rooms and surfaces.  Dr. Jeffery Deal created TRU-D, a machine that emits UVC light to decontaminate hospital rooms and surfaces.
Updated:

Two five-foot germ-fighting robots, created and manufactured here in South Carolina, have been sent to Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola in hospitals and clinics.
More>>

'Lust' leads to janitor's sexual assault of rehab patients

Updated:

A janitor from Bridgeport claims he sexually assaulted clients at a recovery facility because he had a "lust problem," police said.
More>>

Continuance issued in case of Holly Bobo suspect Video included

Updated:

One of the men facing charges in connection with the murder of Holly Bobo was expected to appear in court on Monday. More>>

4.5 million records stolen in hospital network hack Video included

Crestwood Medical Center is owned by Community Health Systems. (Source: WAFF) Crestwood Medical Center is owned by Community Health Systems. (Source: WAFF)
Updated:

The hospital operator that owns 11 hospitals in Alabama says a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. More>>

'Shake-and-bake' meth lab found inside vehicle

Updated:

Lawrence County investigators said a traffic stop led to the arrest of two people on drug charges following the discovery of meth-making materials. More>>

Woman's 'lack of concern' for pooch leads to animal cruelty charge

Updated:

A Jonesboro woman claims she left her dog locked in her car for just 22 minutes while she shopped. But, police say store surveillance video tells a different story.


More>>

Neighbor tried to help Natchitoches men in plane crash Video included

Updated: Aug 18, 2014 02:34 AM

A Natchitoches woman witnessed the plane crash Sunday morning that claimed the life of a local barber and sent a former city councilman to the hospital. More>>

$2.2 million worth of opium seized in Barrow County

Updated:

Sheriff's deputies in Barrow County were able to get a hold of more than 5,500 grams of opium before it could be used to make heroin.The illegal drugs, which were packaged in more than 200 individual packets, More>>

Dashcam video shows fiery I-10 accident as it happens

Updated:

What would you do if you witnessed a crash and explosion directly in front of you on the interstate? Would you stop to help? A video posted Sunday to YouTube shows the moment when a Lincoln Towncar and an 18-wheeler collided last Monday on I-10 in Gulfport. More>>

Fort Bragg soldier is missing

Updated:

A soldier is missing from Fort Bragg in Cumberland County. More>>

Laurel couple threatened after starring in LGBT documentary

Updated:

A Laurel couple has received death threats after starring in a Showtime documentary called The L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin.
More>>

2 NC State dorms robbed by same suspect, police say

Surveillance video captured a man suspected of breaking into a dorm room in Syme Hall. Surveillance video captured a man suspected of breaking into a dorm room in Syme Hall.
Updated:

Several N.C. State students had a rude awakening Sunday morning when an intruder entered their dorm rooms and stole money. More>>

Police talk to teen behind Louisville Purge hoax

Updated:

Friday night Louisville Metro Police confirmed they spoke with the teenager behind an online hoax that trended worldwide. More>>

Univ. of Alabama researchers uncover 2 letters from President Lincoln Video included

Updated:

University of Alabama librarians are handling two of President Abraham Lincoln's letters with care. More>>

Video shows beating of Autistic teen during party Video included

An Okeechobee teen is accused of beating up a 16-year-old boy with autism, and the attack was recorded and posted online, according to an incident report from the Okeechobee City Police Department. More>>

7 Investigates: Guns, armor, vehicles sent from the military for use in East Texas Video included

Longview police acquired this Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, or 'MRAP', from the military's 1033 program. (Source: KLTV) Longview police acquired this Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, or 'MRAP', from the military's 1033 program. (Source: KLTV)
Updated:

The sights and sounds of the protests and police reaction in Ferguson, Missouri are not something we are used to seeing in middle America. But the firepower and gear police in Missouri -- and in East Texas -- have could be provided directly from the federal government. 


More>>

PAY IT FORWARD

AZ man walks thousands of miles picking up litter Video included

© CBS 5 News © CBS 5 News
Updated:

What started out as a recommendation from his doctor for exercise has turned into an 8-year ritual, walking Recker Road in Mesa every morning and picking up litter along the way. More>>

Moment of silence, rally held in Greenville in wake of MO shooting Video included

Updated:

People across the country, including in Greenville, gathered to reflect on the situation unfolding in Ferguson, MO, on Thursday. More>>

NAACP to file restraining order to save rural NC hospital Video included

Mayor Adam O'Neal (left) walked from Belhaven to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of how the desire for profit is costing rural healthcare centers and the services they provide. Mayor Adam O'Neal (left) walked from Belhaven to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of how the desire for profit is costing rural healthcare centers and the services they provide.
Updated:

Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven closed on July 1 after Vidant said the town had not provided the funding necessary to take over operations the hospital. More>>

Man arrested in death of Durham priest Video included

Updated:

The body of Kent Torrey Hinkson, the missing priest from Durham was located last night in a state park in Orange County. More>>

UNC files petition to move Willingham case to federal court

Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels. Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels.
Updated:

A former academic specialist at UNC is asking that her lawsuit against the university be moved to federal court. More>>

Lawmakers hope rules ease concerns about fracking in NC Video included

Updated:

Protesters and environmental groups have taken a stand against fracking, while the General Assembly has worked to get the ball rolling in North Carolina. More>>

Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel Video included

Updated:

Local engineers created a new boat that is environmentally friendly and less costly to drive than a standard gas-powered boat. More>>

Powered by WorldNow
WSHM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSHM; Springfield, MA. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.