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Minivan dragged for miles by truck

Minivan dragged for miles by truck »Play Video
A Michigan family got their minivan stuck to a semi-truck - and the truck driver had no idea. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the 911 call that saved them.

Dog eats $23k wedding rings

Dog eats $23k wedding rings »Play Video
A family in Tulsa family learned that their dog has expensive taste in treats. The lab pup ate her owner's engagement ring and wedding band, worth 23-thousand dollars. The vet said it best: the lab is more like a goat than a dog, since the rings weren't the only strange items he found in her stomach. Morgan Downing reports.

Mudslide survivor: 'It wasn't my time to go'

Mudslide survivor: 'It wasn't my time to go' »Play Video
Stories of heroism are emerging from the floods and mudslides that hit Grays Harbor County early this week, and for the first time the people who survived those terrifying moments are telling their story.

Photos: 2015 Great Polar Bear Challenge

Photos: 2015 Great Polar Bear Challenge
About 400 brave swimmers took a dip into the icy cold waters of Lucky Peak Reservoir on New Years Day raising funds for Idaho Make-A-Wish. Temperatures outside were in the teens. Photo by JERRY MANTER -- KBOI2.com web producer
About 400 brave swimmers took a dip into the icy cold waters of Lucky Peak Reservoir. Temperatures outside were in the teens.

Log truck driver run over, killed by own rig

Log truck driver run over, killed by own rig
The logging truck ran off the road during the accident.
A logging truck driver was run over and killed by his own truck Tuesday morning on a logging road east of Sedro-Woolley, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Santa kitty? Fire crew rescues little cat stuck in chimney

Santa kitty? Fire crew rescues little cat stuck in chimney
A firefighter carries the little cat to safety after rescuing it from the chimney. (Photo courtesy of Eastside Fire Fighters)
An Eastside fire crew spent part of Christmas Day rescuing a cat that apparently was trying to play Santa when it got stuck inside a chimney.

Nutty for nutcrackers: Oregon woman has 700 in her collection

Nutty for nutcrackers: Oregon woman has 700 in her collection »Play Video
Jeanie Ganz of Hillsboro, Oregon stands among her collection of nutcrackers, numbering about 700. She began collecting them more than 20 years ago.

German folklore tells us nutcrackers bring protection and good luck. If that's true, Jeanie Ganz's luck isn't likely to run out any time soon.