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Mother says toy machine at pizza shop dispensed medication

A mother in New Hampshire said a machine designed to give children a treat was more like a pill dispenser at one pizza shop.

Courtney Jones was with her 7-year-old daughter Allyson when they put a quarter into the toy machine at Rochester House of Pizza Friday night, and received a container of pills.

“I put all three quarters in the first two were toys and then the third one when it first came out I thought it was candy and I didn't let her have it and I said hold on let me look at his and I opened it up and I realized it was medication,” Jones said.

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Police said they are investigating how the pills, which appear to be blood pressure medication, got into the machine.

“There was one capsule and then there was three pills and one of the pills was broken in half,” Jones said.

Jones said her daughter knew not to ingest the pills, but she worries other kids may not know.

“She says I wouldn't want that that's not candy. She's seven she's old enough to know but had she been younger maybe she wouldn't have known,” Jones said.

Rochester House of Pizza owners said an outside company fills the machine, and that company is unsure how the pills turned up. Jones hopes it never happens again.

“I hope that another child doesn't get one of those capsules filled with medication and accidentally eat them,” Jones said.

That machine has been removed from the shop, but Jones said she has been told the supplier of the toys and treats buys them in bulk from out of state.

That's why she's afraid they'll end up somewhere else, too.

WFXT reached out to that supplier Monday night but could not make contact.

Report: Most pickup trucks have poor headlights

A new report released Tuesday says most late model pickup trucks have poor headlights.

The study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at the way the headlights on 11 pickup trucks performed as they drove straight and on curves.  Seven of the 11 they tested were rated as "poor."

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Researchers say poorly designed headlights on pickup trucks can cause glare or temporarily blind other drivers.

They evaluated how the light illuminated stretches of road and found the Honda Ridgeline was the only pickup to get a “good” rating, while the Chevy Colorado was at the bottom of their list for clear visibility.

The IIHS also factored in truck's high beams, LED lights and reflectors.

The group says automakers are already trying to make headlight improvements.

Earlier this year, they tested midsize cars and SUVs and found most those vehicles had poorly rated headlights as well.

See the full report at this link.

Pregnant woman carjacked, dog stolen

A pregnant woman who was carjacked in Tacoma this past weekend is pleading for help finding her dog that was stolen along with her SUV.

"I thought he was going to kill me," Ive Elske said.

Ive Elske was in her Hyundai Santa Fe at Dawson's Bar and Grill dropping off her brother about 5:45 p.m Sunday.

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She was parked in the alley when she said a carjacker opened the door and put a gun to her head. Else struggled with the attacker and knocked away the gun.

The carjacker got in her SUV and drove off with Elske's pug mix, Layla, inside. 

Elske is desperate to get her back. She was in the process of moving to her boyfriend’s house and had her SUV full of belongings. 

She recently relocated from Arizona. All Elske is worried about is getting Layla back.

On Monday Elske was getting her cellphone replaced in case someone finds Layla and calls the phone number on her license.

Tacoma police recovered the gun, it was an airsoft. The stolen car is a 2008 Silver Hyundai Santa Fe with an Arizona cancer survivor plate BMW 6510.

If you spot the SUV or the dog, you are asked to contact the Tacoma Police Department.

Sisters under federal investigation after admitting to burying father's body in back yard

Two Lake County sisters are under federal investigation after officials said they were suspected of collecting their dead father's Social Security checks for years.

Deputies said the pair confessed that their father died five years ago, and they panicked and buried him in the back yard of his Eustis home on Parkcrest Drive.

A case file against Susan Kort and Sarah Kort for improper disposal of a deceased body has been sent to the State Attorney’s Office. 

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The body of 94-year-old Merlin Kort was found in a shallow grave in September, officials said.

Many neighbors, including Jamie Osborne, said they were “very shocked.”

Investigators said many relatives had not talked to Kort in a while and were concerned.

"The sisters stated that he moved up north, and that he was staying with relatives," said Fred Jones of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they later got a tip that Kort's body was buried on the property, which was fenced and covered with trees.

Deputies said they believe Kort’s body had been there between four and five years.

"I never knew he lived back there," said Osborne.

Deputies said the sisters claimed he died of natural causes, but instead of calling to report it "they panicked and they didn't know what to do and so they buried his body in the back yard." 

But no one knew Kort was dead. Mail continued to be delivered to Kort's home, which included his Social Security checks.

The U.S. Inspector General's Office has not returned WFTV’s call for comment.

"Yeah, and to be your father, you don't do that. You just don't treat your father like that," said Osborne.

Deputies said the sisters said Kort had health issues.

Investigators said they did not find anything that leads them to suspect foul play.

This actress breastfed her daughter on Instagram and shared an empowering message about motherhood

Olivia Wilde is one empowered mama!

The new mom to daughter Daisy took to Instagram on Monday with a beautiful photo of herself and her “drinking buddy.”

In the sweet snap, Daisy is breastfeeding as Wilde peeks up at the camera.

“My drinking buddy. #neverunderestimatethepowerofawoman,” Wilde wrote.

Wilde welcomed her second child with Jason Sudeikis on October 11, which also happens to be International Day of the Girl.

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“There goes the neighborhood. Daisy Josephine Sudeikis.  Born, like a boss, on #internationaldayofthegirl. ❤️” Wilde announced just days after bringing the new baby home.

The actress shared another sweet mother-daughter snap last week — a gorgeous black and while photo of the pair looking completely happy.

So beautiful.

Dog abandoned for being fat has a new home

A 12-year-old dog named Leila, who someone left at the Cobb County, Georgia, animal shelter after her weight made her “inconvenient,” has found a new home.

At 61 pounds, it’s been hard for Leila to get up and down steps, so her past owners gave her up. Cobb County animal shelter volunteers posted a message about Leila’s heartbreaking plight the other day.

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“Leila’s previous ‘family’ left her at Cobb County Animal Control on Oct. 20 because they said it had become inconvenient since Leila had become so heavy she can no longer easily go up and down the stairs to take herself outside to potty.

Leila is so very sweet and looks like a beautiful young pup. You’d never know by looking at her that she has 12 years of life behind her.

We hope that someone sees what a beauty this girl is and snaps her up. Exercise and diet could help this beauty slim down. Her previous humans said she is GOOD WITH KIDS. Please share Leila to help her get out of the shelter!”

Apparently someone got the message. A subsequent post reported the happy news that Leila now has a new home.

UPDATE:  10-24-2016LEILA HAS BEEN ADOPTED!____________________________________AFTER 12 YEARS, HER FAMILY SAID SHE...Posted by Helping Cobb County Animals on Saturday, October 22, 2016

However, lots of other pets are still waiting. If you’re interested, the Cobb County Animal Shelter. The number is 770-499-4136.

Shelter hours for adoptions are Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 2 to 5 p.m.

“The Voice” fans are starting to say this contestant is the one to beat this season

Wé McDonald has done it again!

On Monday night, the 17 year old (yes, she’s only 17) wowed us again with a stunning rendition of “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige.

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Even coach Miley Cyrus was blown away by the vocals. Throughout the performance, Cyrus bobbed her head along with the music and said “wow.”

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Wow, indeed! “The Voice” fans are starting to mummer about McDonald’s odds of winning season 11.

“What was that? Wow almost perfect. If she does not win I will eat my hat,” one fan wrote on YouTube.

McDonald’s coach, Alicia Keys, also praised her performance on Twitter.

Goosebumps! You blew me away! @we_mcdonald #VoiceKnockouts — Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) October 25, 2016 Congratulations @we_mcdonald!! You are by far one of the best this season!! You're freaking crazy talented!!! — After The Voice (@AfterTheVoiceUS) October 25, 2016 Dang! @we_mcdonald had me all welled up tonight! You moved me girl! So much talent on @NBCTheVoice #Knockouts #TheVoice Team @aliciakeys! — Bee Gee (@BigGirlBigMouth) October 25, 2016 That girl @we_mcdonald can SAAAAANG! #TheVoice — Sal Masekela (@SalMasekela) October 25, 2016 @we_mcdonald is the greatest singer ever on the voice right now I literally cryed when she won to go to the live shows!!!GREAT JOB GIRL!! — Katie Bob (@KatieBob6) October 25, 2016 @we_mcdonald just took me to a place I never knew existed ……. I loved it #NoMoreDrama #TheVoice — Bryan (@XVXhOtMeSsXVX) October 25, 2016

“DWTS” contestants teamed up for an intergalactic dance routine and it was out of this world

“Dancing with the Stars” brought us into the future last night.

Team Future — Terra Jole, Sasha Farber, Jana Kramer, Gleb Savchenko, Laurie Hernandez, Val Chmerkovskiy, Marilu Henner and Derek Hough — delivered one incredible futuristic performance for Eras Night.

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The routine was creative and each contestant shined individually, but it was the group work that really blew fans away!

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Henner took a little bit of a spill after Hough spun her around the dance floor, but she quickly recovered. She finished the routine with the rest of the group; at the end of the performance, Hough checked in with her to make sure she wasn’t injured.

After the performance, Chmerkovskiy took to Instagram with a tribute to his team.

“Very proud of every single person on this team. thank you for your talent. your effort. your trust. Comradery. that’s what it’s all about. performed with gratitude tonight, and it was because I got a chance to share the stage with some really good humans. #DWTS #teamfuture,” he wrote.

Students make teacher's World Series dream come true

An Ohio teacher is having a World Series dream come true, and it's all thanks to his students.

Richard Gage is a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians, and students realized that he should be at the game when the Indians take the field for the Series, WKBN reported.

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So they set up a GoFundMe account to make sure he could see his team live.

"There are a lot of people like me over the past 25 years who he has had such a huge impression on that putting this out there we could probably get it done pretty swiftly," former student John Miley said.

In less than 72 hours, more than 100 people donated enough money to reach $2,500 goal, WKBN reported.

Many also left notes for their former teacher.

"I would just say to all the people who helped make this possible, thank you so much, you make me realize my life has true meaning," Gage said.

Gage will be at Game 2 Wednesday night.

The singer of an ’80s classic that is impossible to get out of your head has tragically passed at age 57

Peter Burns, the 57-year-old lead singer of Dead or Alive, an ’80s British stalwart that hit it big in America with their song “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” passed away on Monday.

Though he didn’t find lasting success in the States, Burns was popular in the United Kingdom, thanks in part to a memorable stint on the television program “Celebrity Big Brother.”

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“All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star,” a message to fans on Burns’ Facebook page read. “He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories the has left is with.”

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Boy George, a friend and colleague of Burns, was similarly dismayed.

“Tearful about the passing of @PeteBurnsICON he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!” George tweeted.

Tearful about the passing of @PeteBurnsICON he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe! — Boy George (@BoyGeorge) October 24, 2016

Burns, who was described as androgynous, was also responsible for the group’s immensely popular cover of K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s “That’s the Way (I Like It).”

Before he died, Burns made headlines in the U.K. for his appearance after alleged plastic surgery.

In 2011, Burns joked that his face could “fall off” and he would still have plastic surgery.

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