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Sanibel Island woman filmed her 'goodbyes' during Ian

PHL17 10/5 6:48A Devan Markham
( NewsNation ) —  Hurricane Ian stormed through Florida, leaving devastation in its wake . Now, survivors from Sanibel Island are sharing their emotional stories of survival . As of Wednesday, search-and-rescue crews had brought nearly 2,000...

15K 'rainbow' fentanyl pills smuggled in Lego box seized

PHL17 10/5 6:19A Nexstar Media Wire
NEW YORK ( NewsNation ) — The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning parents to remain vigilant following the largest "rainbow fentanyl" seizure to date in New York City after a woman was accused of trying to use a Lego box to hide 15,000...

'Forever chemicals' found in deer and fish lead to 'do not eat' warnings

PHL17 10/5 6:06A The Associated Press via Nexstar
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that's prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key...

Americans are staring down increased heating costs as winter approaches

PHL17 10/5 5:46A The Hill via Nexstar Media Wire
( The Hill ) - Home heating costs in the United States are expected to exceed usual costs this winter amid the growth of natural gas exports.   Natural gas, which is used in both home heating and electricity generation, is in particularly high...

Screen time affects toddlers' life skills, study finds

PHL17 10/5 5:26A Adrienne Bankert
( NewsNation ) — New research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign shows that 24-month-olds who spent less than 60 minutes looking at screens each day had better executive functioning skills than those who didn't. Toddlers who engaged...

Is never-ending La Niña the new normal?

PHL17 10/5 4:56A Alix Martichoux
(NEXSTAR) – For the third year in a row, the United States is facing another La Niña winter. Triple-dip La Niñas are rare – they've only been observed two other times in the past 72 years. But what was once rare could be the new normal (at least...

Purdue University student killed at dorm; roommate in custody

PHL17 10/5 3:19A Nexstar Media Wire
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ( WXIN ) -- A Purdue University student is dead and another is in custody after a homicide at a dorm, authorities said. A university spokesperson confirmed a homicide occurred in McCutcheon Hall on the western edge of campus...

Goodwill launches online store for thrifters

PHL17 10/5 2:07A The Associated Press via Nexstar
NEW YORK (AP) — Thrifters who flock to Goodwill stores will now be able to do more of their treasure hunting online. The 120-year-old nonprofit organization on Tuesday launched GoodwillFinds, a newly incorporated shopping venture that is making...

Tropical depression expected to fizzle out in Atlantic Ocean

PHL17 10/5 1:13A Nexstar Media Wire
TAMPA, Fla. ( WFLA ) — A tropical depression over the Atlantic is forecast to weaken in the coming days and fizzle out, according to the National Hurricane Center. At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Tropical Depression 12 was about 480 miles west of the Cabo...

3 chemists win Nobel prize for 'snapping molecules together'?

PHL17 10/5 1:09A The Associated Press via Nexstar
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists from the United States and Denmark were jointly awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way of “snapping molecules together” that can be used to design better medicines. Carolyn R. Bertozzi,...
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