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Past articles by Joy:

Police: Florida teen killed after boys take turns shooting at each other while wearing body armor

A teenager is dead and two teenagers have been arrested after police in Florida said the boys took turns shooting at each other while wearing body armor. → Read More

Will Smith banned from Oscars, other Academy events for 10 years

The Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences voted Friday to ban Will Smith from any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards, for 10 years. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19

Pelosi is fully vaccinated and boosted and is asymptomatic at this time. → Read More

Amazon closes $8.5B deal to acquire MGM

The deal is Amazon’s second-largest acquisition in the company’s history. → Read More

Bakery feeds dozens stranded on Virginia highway during snowstorm

Thousands of drivers found themselves stranded along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia, after a winter storm made driving conditions treacherous. → Read More

Louisiana governor signs posthumous pardon for Homer Plessy

"There is no expiration date on justice," Gov. Edwards said in a statement. → Read More

Officials: 13 dead in house fire in Philadelphia

A fire official said it is one of the worst fires he's worked in his 35-year career. → Read More

Terminally ill rescue dog becomes honorary police K-9 for day

A terminally ill dog named Eddie found wandering the streets of a Washington town for a month before being rescued is now living his best life. → Read More

49ers’ Katie Sowers makes history as first female, openly gay coach in Super Bowl

While San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers is focused on preparing the team for its Super Bowl matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, her history-making moment is not going unnoticed. → Read More

Vermont bill would ban cellphone use for those under 21

While not expected to have any chance of becoming law, a bill proposed in the Vermont state senate this week would ban anyone under the age of 21 from using or possessing a cellphone. → Read More

Fort Bragg troops deployed to Mideast after US embassy attack

President Donald Trump ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about 3,000 more prepared for possible deployment in the next several days. → Read More

Woman whose heroin overdose photo went viral shares good news 3 years later

An Indiana woman who was found passed out in a car from a heroin overdose has a positive update to share three years later, along with a message about the critical role Narcan played in her journey to sobriety. → Read More

Parents who decorated son's grave for Halloween say display removed by officials

Parents in New Hampshire who wanted to honor their deceased son's sense of humor by decorating his grave for Halloween found that cemetery officials were not amused. → Read More

FDA says Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal still not safe to eat

In an update to the original recall in June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a strong warning, reminding consumers to not eat Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal after the product was linked to a salmonella outbreak. → Read More

Sally Yates to lead Minneapolis ketamine investigation

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates is headed to Minneapolis. → Read More

9,000 barrels of bourbon crash to ground during Kentucky distillery collapse

A building collapse at the Barton 1792 distillery in Kentucky Friday morning caused thousands of barrels of bourbon to crash to the ground. → Read More

WATCH: Woman walks away after car goes airborne, slams into gas station

A Mississippi woman was able to walk away Thursday after she lost control of her car, sending it airborne and crashing into a gas station, narrowly missing the gas pumps. → Read More

Police: Man uses riding lawn mower to hit people in face with rocks

A Texas man is accused of using his riding lawn mower to launch a rock attack in his neighborhood. → Read More

WATCH: Officer discovers woman 'sleeping' on highway, police say

Police in Texas said a woman was at the "wrong place at the right time" during a bizarre road incident this week. → Read More

Montel Williams hospitalized after gym incident

Television personality Montel Williams was hospitalized after overdoing it at the gym, his spokesman said in a statement posted on Twitter. → Read More