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Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild

Grandfather running 11k miles for grandchild »Play Video
A 62-year-old Illinois man is well on his way to running the equivalent of 420 marathons. And he hopes to do it over the next year and a half. But he's doing it at a great disadvantage -- all for his granddaughter, who desperately needs help. Bill Hudson has his story.

Autopsy: Teen shot at least 6 times

Autopsy: Teen shot at least 6 times »Play Video
A scene from the clashes in the suburb of St. Louis, Missouri

Monday brought a show of greater force as National Guard troops moved into place after another night of violent protests.

Overnight, the governor ordered the increased security to help quell the escalating violence and protect the police command center.

"Tonight we will ensure the safety of the citizens of Ferguson," said Capt. Ron Johnson with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Back in Washington, President Obama announced he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson on Wednesday.

Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states

Woman attempts to sing National Athem in all 50 states »Play Video
Thanks to donations and a motivation to support and recognize America's heroes, a New York native is getting a lot of attention. She's attempting to sing the star spangled banner in all 50 states. On Friday, she made stop number 47 on her journey, in Louisville. Shannan Cogan has more.

Million dollar closet heist items all fake?

Million dollar closet heist items all fake? »Play Video
A new twist in the reported theft of a Texas socialite's pricey closet. Weeks after someone broke into a multi-million dollar home and stole purses and jewelry, aperson claiming to be the thief is coming forward - and claiming the stolen stuff is worthless. Rucks Russell has the story.

Student sent home over hair color

Student sent home over hair color »Play Video
An Alabama girl was sent home on the first day of class because of her hair color. Then she was marked "absent" on her attendance record. Marie Waxel reports on the hair-raising debate.

Thief returns stolen van after mom's plea

Thief returns stolen van after mom's plea »Play Video
A woman in Missouri used text messages to convince a thief to return her stolen van. She pleaded with the crook to have a heart. And as Heather Staggers reports, her approach worked.

Police: Car fire likely retaliation against friends of murder suspect

Police: Car fire likely retaliation against friends of murder suspect »Play Video
Photo of a burned out car in Bremerton. (Photo courtesy: Bremerton Police Department)
Investigators in Bremerton believe that car fire early Thursday morning could be related to the murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright.

Police catch man dragging safe behind car

Police catch man dragging safe behind car »Play Video
A would-be thief is under arrest, after police catch him dragging a pharmacy's safe behind his car. Police believe the suspect thought by dragging it along the road it would eventually open. Instead, he got dragged into jail. Rachael Cardin has the details.

Teen secretly hides in Walmart for four days

Teen secretly hides in Walmart for four days »Play Video
Hiding behind merchandise, stealing food and wearing diapers. That's how witnesses say a teenage boy lived in a Texas Walmart, unnoticed for days. As J.D. Miles shows us, the teen went to great lengths to stay hidden in plain sight.

Mom creates app to control child's phone

Mom creates app to control child's phone »Play Video
For parents of teenagers, not knowing where your child is can be frustrating, even frightening, and giving them a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer. That's why a Texas mom took control, and invented an app that her kids and yours can't ignore. Ilona Carson has the story.

Police vs. kids dance-off in the street

Police vs. kids dance-off in the street »Play Video
Some teens in Kansas City had a run in with cops, but it's not what you think. Add officers and some good moves, and you have a dance off. Cynthia Newsome has the story.

Girl reunited with family 10 years after tsunami

Girl reunited with family 10 years after tsunami »Play Video
An Indonesian girl -- feared dead when she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami is reunited with her family almost a decade later. Jannah, named Winni by her adoptive grandmother, was spotted on the streets by a family member. Aryadita Utama reports.