10:30 AM: A 15-year-old boy on Wednesday admitted to shooting & killing his foster father and another man in an Oregon cabin during a 2012 hunting trip.
10:15 AM: An 8-year-old blind student at a North Kansas City elementary school had his cane taken away and replaced with a swimming pool noodle. School officials took the cane after the boy hit another student on a school bus.
10:00 AM: Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said on Wednesday after signing coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year contract extension: "This should send a clear message to our dressing room that Bob is not only the coach for today, but moving forward."
8:45 PM: 70-year-old Leavenworth, Kansas resident Jim Hattok took to social media to help dissuade the city from making him take down his 10-foot-tall Christmas tree made of hubcaps & license plates.
7:30 PM: Barry Blevins was arrested Wednesday for the shooting death of former Kansas State defensive back David Garrett outside a Cleveland bar on October 11.
7:15 PM: WPHT radio host Chris Stigall issued an apology after saying Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old Phillies fan with stage four synovial sarcoma cancer, might not live through an entire Phillies season. Stigall made the comments after Kramer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show & had a surprise visit from Chase Utley.
7:00 PM: Linda Mulligan, who found the body of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge in a Columbus dumpster, said Karageorge's suicide made her want to "fight more" for her own life: "Three weeks before this, I could have seen myself like that .... I know how you can go there."
6:45 PM: A federal judge in Chicago has rejected a proposed $75 million concussion settlement with the NCAA, saying the settlement with former college athletes was too broad.
6:15 PM: Minnesota-Duluth women's hockey player Ashleigh Brykaliuk said the team was upset learning that coach Shannon Miller wouldn't have her contract renewed after 16 seasons: "At least wait until after exams, after Christmas .... Now we're going home with this emotion, this sadness. It doesn't add up to me."
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