26-year-old Marie Holmes of Brunswick County, North Carolina was recently forced to quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald’s to care for her four children, one of whom has cerebral palsy. Holmes’ life changed forever Wednesday night when her lottery ticket matched the $564 million Powerball drawing. Holmes says she plans to spend her $188 million prize college funds for her children and a new home. Watch Marie Holmes’ interview with WECT below.
Last Saturday, a miniature Schnauzer named Sissy unexpectedly ran away from her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That night, Sissy walked 15+ blocks and wandered into a local hospital, where her owner, 64-year-old Nancy Franck, had been staying following a surgery. Nancy’s husband, Dale Franck, said, “She was on a mission that night to see her mom, but she couldn’t find the right elevator to take.”
A little over one week ago, Bart the cat was hit by a car and presumed dead by his owner. Bart was buried, but five days later he showed up in his neighbor’s yard, alive! Bart had dug himself out of his grave and slowly made his way back home. After a few successful surgeries, Bart will be back home within a week and despite losing an eye, he’s expected to make a full recovery.
During the midday weather report Tuesday, the temperatures at FOX 10 News in Phoenix, Arizona were slightly off in a few cities. Despite the technical error, FOX 10’s weather reporter Cory McCloskey went on to deliver the weather and knew exactly “how to handle the heat.”
In an attempt to mock Budweiser’s “Lost Dog“/”Puppy Love” Super Bowl commercial, GoDaddy got a yellow Labrador puppy of their own and created “Journey Home.” The ad, which released online Tuesday, sparked immediate backlash and was pulled from YouTube in just a few hours. The controversial ad will no longer air during Super Bowl XLIX.