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Happy Headline of the Day: Author RJ Williams

RJ is a Benton Harbor native, she graduated in 2002. RJ is a graduate of Western Michigan University as well as North Carolina Central University and is currently attending Duke University. RJ decided to merge her love of storytelling and history into a children's book. Check out our interview with RJ. ... [Read Full Story]

Happy Headline: Dog Rescued After Ruff Adventure

Luna — a year-and-a-half-old, blue-eye German shepherd/husky mix — is a miracle dog.
On February 10th, Luna and her owner, Nick Haworth, were a few miles offshore on a 45-foot boat when he noticed that his 40-pound dog had disappeared.
Haworth told Navy officials at the time, “One moment Luna was there and the next she was gone.”
A search was launched and Haworth stayed in the area to look for his pet for two days before he finally lost hope. He posted an RIP notice on Facebook, saying his beloved pooch would be “greatly missed.”
Five weeks later, Luna was discovered near a naval facility on San Clemente Island, not too far from where she fell overboard. She was found sitting by the roadside by Navy crew members driving on the island's main drag. She had apparently swam to land and somehow survived for five weeks on her own, apparently consuming some rodents for food. She was malnourished, but was otherwise uninjured and in good condition.
Luna was flown to San Diego Wednesday night to be reunited with Haworth.... [Read Full Story]

Happy Headline: Bakery Helps People with Criminal Records Get Back into Workforc

A new bakery in Cleveland is helping people with criminal records and other problems get trained and back into the workforce.
Bloom Artisan Bakery and Café will open this Wednesday and will be offering sandwiches, salads, coffee drinks, and other baked goods.
But most importantly, the bakery will be helping those with barriers to work the chance to learn and grow, as 90% of the workers have a felony record.
The idea is to help these former prisoners put together a credible work history, references, and skills to help them obtain permanent employment.
And, on top of that, the storefront and bakery are expected to raise money for other programs and services.... [Read Full Story]

Woman Trains Dog to Do Laundry

Goril Olsen has trained her dog Champis to do the laundry. The Golden Retriever loads the washer with clothes, shuts the door and balances 3 pods of soap on his head. He also pushes the start button on the washer and waits for the clothes to dry.... [Read Full Story]

Denise & Jonny's Exclusive Oscar Red Carpet Report

Our special Coast Oscar Red Carpet Correspondent Melissa checked in this morning to give us the lowdown of what happened on the red carpet last night at the 2016 Oscars! 

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Happy Headline: Woman Donates Kidney to Dad So He Can Walk Her Down the Aisle

In England, a woman donated a kidney to her dad, so he could walk her down the aisle.
Vanessa Callaghan says she feels honored to be able to give her father John the gift of life – and even lost a bunch of weight to make sure she was in the best shape possible before the surgery.
Because of the transplant, Vanessa and John will have the chance to share a special moment later this year, when John gives Vanessa away at her wedding in September.
Vanessa and John hope their story will inspire more people to talk about organ donation – and even consider becoming donors themselves.... [Read Full Story]

Little Sister Turns Sister into “Zebra” with Permanent Marker

Check this out! Have your kids ever done something like this with a permanent marker?

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Denise & Jonny: Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Denise & Jonny went to Biggby Coffee in St. Joseph to pay it forward on Random Acts of Kindness Day by paying $1 towards someones coffee purchase, they just asked for people to pay it forward and do something nice for someone else. The next thing youknow the Random Acts of Kindness train kept rolling!... [Read Full Story]

Happy Headline of the Day: Teen Buys Flowers for Every Girl in School

Hayden Godfried purchased 900 Valentine's Day carnations for every girl at his Smithfield, Utah school. He used 20 volunteers to distribute the flowers. Hayden used his savings to pay for the carnations. He Facebooked: “So I did a thing today. Today I passed out 900 carnations, one to every girl at SVHS and it was totally worth it. I don’t think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls.”... [Read Full Story]