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Saturday May 13rd, 2023 evening edition

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8-year-old escapes abduction attempt in Northern Michigan, brother hits suspect in head with slingshot

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ALPENA TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 17-year-old suspect from Alpena has been charged in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 8-year-old girl.

Michigan State Police say the suspect was arrested Wednesday shortly after he tried to abduct the victim from her backyard.

Her 13-year-old brother witnessed the attempted abduction and shot the suspect in the head and chest with a slingshot before the suspect fled the scene. »

Louisiana police find woman's body in walk-in freezer at Arby's restaurant

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Authorities in Louisiana are investigating a "suspicious death" after a body was found in a walk-in freezer at an Arby's restaurant in New Iberia, police said.

The New Iberia Police Department said the female victim was an employee at the restaurant on E. Admiral Doyle Drive, according to KADN.

"So it was an employee that discovered the female deceased inside the cooler, (and) the deceased is an employee of the restaurant," New Iberia Police Capt. »

Poll Finds 4 in 5 Voters Support Capping Child Care Costs for All Families in US

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The vast majority of U.S. voters across party lines are concerned about soaring child care costs and support majorly expanding child care access, new polling finds, demonstrating the need for lawmakers to address the growing child care crisis across the country.

The bill would create a nationwide network of child care and early learning centers to ensure universal access, while also capping child care costs at $10 a day for half of the country and capping costs at 7 percent of income for higher income families.

During the pandemic, the average cost of child care rose even higher; last year, a LendingTree report found that child care costs climbed by 41 percent on average for child care centers during the pandemic, with families spending about $14,000 annually, up from about $10,000 a year pre-COVID. »

Ukrainian commander says Wagner Group fighters were the first to flee in Bakhmut

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Details: CNN reported that Ukrainian forces were able to retake several positions in the eastern city of Bakhmut, in Donetsk Oblast.

Commander of the 1st Assault Battalion with a call-sign Rollo told CNN that Wagner Group owner Yevgeny Prigozhin lied about servicemen from the Russian army being the first to flee their positions in Bakhmut.

Because the first to flee were Wagner [Group fighters – ed. »