SPD reminds families to have 'Stranger Danger' talk as school year starts

SPD reminds families to have 'Stranger Danger' talk as school year starts

The Springfield Police Department has several tips to help keep students safe this school year.
 

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Eduardo Padrón transformed a college and a city. Now he's ready for his next act.

"I’m a strong believer that talent is universal. However, opportunity is not universal," says the man leading the U.S. college awarding the most degrees to minorities.

Prove it's pot: How legalizing hemp accidentally sabotaged marijuana prosecutions

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people accused of marijuana possession have seen their cases dismissed or put on hold thanks to new hemp laws.

Nonprofit changing lives with service dogs for veterans and first responders

The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation provides dogs free of charge to help first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD — changing lives for those who serve. At least a third of the dogs are rescues, trained to help their owners in large crowds or to “interrupt” when they notice signs of emotional distress.

Dramatic video shows Alaska glacier collapse near kayakers

Kayakers Josh Bastyr and Andrew Hopper ventured out on what they called a “peaceful glacier exploration” at Alaska’s Spencer Glacier. As glacial bridge began to collapse, they found themselves in danger. It’s a new normal in the area, reports NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports, who recently visited the Spencer glacier to learn about the impact of climate change on the region.

Man speaks out after close call with lightning strike

Video captures the moment when Romulus McNeill stepped outside during a storm, when a flash of lighting struck so close by that he dropped his umbrella before getting out of there. “I feel like I am blessed,” he tells NBC’s Morgan Chesky. “Maybe two inches to the right it could have been a different story where I’m not sitting here.”