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  1. New photos released Saturday of Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who spent 88 days in captivity after being abducted by her parent's alleged killer, show her smiling and cuddling with her dogs and posing for a selfie with an aunt who had prayed for her safe return. "Jayme had a pretty good night sleep," Jayme's overjoyed aunt, Jennifer Smith, said in a Facebookpost on Saturday. "It was great to know she was next to me all night. What a great feeling to have her home." Authorities said Jayme escaped Thursday from a cabin where she was being held by a man who allegedly kidnapped her in October, according to officials at the Barron County Sheriff's Department, who spearheaded the search for her. She was found in Gordon, Wisconsin, about 70 miles north of her hometown of Barron. (Jennifer Smith) Jayme Closs is pictured in this undated photo posted to Facebook. After escaping, Jayme approached Jeanne Nutter, who was out walking her dog. Nutter told ABC News that Jayme looked disheveled, cold, thin and wearing shoes too large for her feet. "I need help," Jayme said in a soft voice, according to Nutter. "...I’m Jayme Closs, I don’t know where I’m at." Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, was arrested and charged with kidnapping the eighth-grader and killing her parents, Denise and James Closs, officials said. Patterson is expected to make his initial court appearance on the charges on Monday. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Patterson had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme, but it remains unclear how he became aware of the girl, Fitzgerald said. Investigators have yet to comment on what Jayme endured during her 88 days in captivity. Her family said Saturday that she is "full of big smiles today." "It will be a long road but we are family strong and we love this little girl so much!!" Smith wrote on Facebook. "We will do anything and everything!! My beloved sister Denise pooh and brother in law Jim can rest at peace and I keep assuring them Jayme is safe and we will make sure forever." (Jennifer Smith) Jayme Closs is pictured with her aunt Jennifer in this undated photo posted to Facebook. (MORE: Missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs found alive after she was kidnapped, parents murdered) Jayme's ordeal began on Oct. 15, when a 911 hangup call was placed from her home and a dispatcher reported hearing people yelling in the background. When sheriff's deputies went to the Closs family home, they found Denise Closs, 46, and her husband, James, 56, shot to death. Jayme was nowhere to be found and immediately investigators feared her parent's killer abducted her. A massive search for the girl was launched and thousands of volunteers helped comb the area near her rural home. A reward of $50,000 was offered for information on the girl's whereabouts. But in the end, Fitzgerald said, Jayme ended up saving herself. "It's amazing, the will of that 13-year-old girl to survive and escape," Fitzgerald said. "That comes from the hope and the prayers in this community and what everybody did."
  2. Hats off! That’s what a middle school on the tony North Shore of Long Island is telling parents after students have been losing $350 headware from trendy brand Moncler. Admins at Great Neck North Middle School are pleading for students to keep their designer duds at home, saying the kids keep losing them and freaking out. “We understand that fashion is very important to our middle schoolers,” administrators wrote in a letter obtained by The Post. “However, we have had many students who have worn their Moncler Winter Pom Pom hats to school, and either lost or misplaced them. “We need your help! Please try and redirect your middle schooler from wearing these hats to school,” the letter urged earlier this month. Administrators at Great Neck North Middle School in New York are pleading for students to keep their designer hats at home, saying the kids keep losing them and freaking out. (Google Street View) French-Italian clothing company Moncler’s fur “pom pom” beanie costs up to $350 online, with kids’ sizes going for less. The peeved principals noted they are wasting lots of time tracking down lost hats. “It has consumed a great deal of our time trying to locate these missing hats, and it has been disruptive to the students’ focus and time as well,” they wrote. Moncler’s popularity exploded after rapper Drake wore a puffer jacket with its logo — a red-and-navy stitched cockerel behind two peaks above the brand’s name — in his 2015 “Hotline Bling” music video. Celebs like Daniel Craig and Kim Kardashian have also been spotted sporting the label. Like rival brand Canada Goose, Moncler sells adult parkas for over $1,000 a pop.
  3. WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot. Officers responded to a call around 9 a.m. about a suspicious person in the store’s parking lot, the Times Record News reported. Investigators found the woman at a nearby restaurant and told her she was banned from the Walmart. The caller said the woman had been riding around the store’s parking lot since 6:30 a.m., drinking wine from the potato chip can.
  4. An Idaho artist's attempt at humor and social commentary with a shirt design combining Idaho and California set off a war of words online between Gem State natives and California transplants. On Thursday, Scott Pentzer posted photos of his daughter, Hannah, and son, Jake, modeling “Idafornia” shirts on the Boise Buy Sell Trade Facebook group. The artist said the shirts were intended to provide a commentary on the number of Californians moving to Idaho, most of whom are fleeing that state’s notoriously high cost of living and high taxes, according to a report. The shirts were advertised as $12 for a short sleeve shirt and $15 for long sleeve. Within hours the internet lost its mind. After two hours on the Facebook page, the post garnered 200 comments. "I took pictures of my kids wearing [the shirts], and thought nothing of it," Pentzer told SFGate.com. "I checked back in a couple of hours, and everyone was fighting each other."Video The shirt appeared to offend, if not, upset some. “What in the absolute f--- is this b------?” one commenter complained. “That shirt’s not even good enough to wipe your butt with,” said another. “Idahoans be hating on just Cali but every state hates Idaho,” retorted another. The page reached 700 comments before the post was deleted. The debate then moved on to Boise's Reddit page. Some took to Twitter to chide California transplants for bringing their tastes and liberal politics with them. "What happens when Californians flee their failed state but bring their failed political ideology with them? They transform Idaho into California. Cali used 2 b one of best states in the US, now it's the worst. Won't be long b4 Idaho turns from red to purple, then blue. #Idafornia," one user wrote. 23 people are talking about this Pentzer, an Idaho native who lives in Nampa, said the shirt was intended to celebrate newcomers.Video "They were angry at Californians, saying, 'F— California,' and the Californians were saying 'F— you' right back, and called Idahoans ignorant," Pentzer told the Idaho Statesman. "I had to tell people I wasn't a Californian, I've lived in Idaho my whole life." He detailed how Californians are changing the way of life in Idaho. "A lot of [Idahoans] don't make a lot of money, and we're seeing housing prices driven up," he said. "But things look nicer so there's good and bad, but more good than bad, I think. But some people liked Idaho little, rural and run-down. Everywhere there were farms there are now shopping malls." Californians are leaving for other western states in droves in favor of cheaper housing, and, for some, a friendlier political climate, according to Bloomberg. Cities like Reno, Nev., and Boise are capitalizing on the exodus. Video U.S. Census data released in December revealed around 661,000 people left California in 2017, most of them headed for Texas. In a twist of irony, Pentzer said he sold only one shirt: to a woman from California. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “I only made 24,” he said. “That’s what’s so funny. My best friend printed them. I thought people would understand what I meant, but I see people missed the target. My wife said I should put a ‘no’ sign or the red circle with the slash, and people would know what I meant.” “Basically, all I’ve done is open up a forum for a bunch of haters that spew hatred,” he continued. “That’s not at all what I intended. In that sense, I’m really bummed. I’m proud to live in Idaho. I just meant it strictly as a humorous social commentary.”
  5. McDonald's is going all 'new year, new me' on us this year, launching its first every vegetarian Happy Meal from 3 January. The new Happy Meal, which costs £2.49, contains a veggie wrap with a red pesto goujon, tomato ketchup and shredded lettuce, all tucked up in a soft, toasted tortilla. A new grown-up version of the wrap - the Spicy Veggie Wrap - is also now available on the permanent menu for £2.99, and features a dressing of spicy relish with tomato, lettuce and red onion. These will join the newly-improved Vegetable Deluxe, while the Spicy Veggie Wrap also replaces the existing Spicy Vegetable Deluxe. The launch of the new products follows research that found one third (33 percent) of McDonald's customers think it's important that they start including more meat-free mealsinto their families' diets. One third of McDonald's customers felt it's important to include more meat-free meals into their families' diets. Credit: McDonald's According to McDonald's, the ingredients are all also dairy free. The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge was among the first to try the new products, with the mum-of-two saying: "Having more meal options that the kids enjoy makes my life all the easier and the Veggie Happy Meal wrap flavour was literally chosen by children, so I know it's something that my son Parker will love too. "I think it's important that our diet is varied and full of choice, and for me at the moment, this means introducing more meat free meals... The boys and I are SO excited that we can now have that at our fave Maccy D's!" The wrap contains a red pesto goujon, tomato ketchup and shredded lettuce, all tucked up in a soft, toasted tortilla. Credit: McDonald's Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive the Vegetarian Society said: "We're really proud to have worked closely with McDonald's for over 10 years and it's great to see their veggie menu developing, especially as McDonald's tell us a third of their customers think it's important to eat more veggie meals. "There's a growing demand for veggie food everywhere and it's fantastic to see McDonald's meeting the needs of their customers. It is especially important for young veggies to be able to choose something to eat when they are out with their friends. With the new Spicy Veggie Wrap and Veggie Happy Meal carrying our trademark, diners can trust their meal is one hundred percent vegetarian." Duncan Cruttenden, Menu Director at McDonald's UK&I, added: "Our commitment is to offer great food, great choice and a great experience to our customers and we are constantly asking them how we can evolve and improve. "We are really thrilled to be able to give our customers this new choice with the addition of the Spicy Vegetarian Wrap and our first Vegetarian Happy Meal."
  6. New York City residents can now change the gender on their birth certificates to 'X'. The new bill means the city is the only place in the state to offer a third non-binary option on birth certificates. People are able to make the alteration without a note from a medical professional. It also allows parents to assign newborns with the gender-neutral 'X' marker. The law - which was passed earlier in the year - came into effect on New Year's Day and follows in the footsteps of similar bills permitting a third gender option in California, Oregon and Washington state. New Jersey will also introduce the 'X' option next month. Speaking after the bill was passed, the mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, said the city was 'a place where everyone can belong'. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the bill reflected the city's inclusive outlook. Credit: PA He said: "Should everyone be able to tell their government who they are and not the other way around? That's why this is so important. "One thing that New York City is really good at is being a place for everyone. One of the things we are renowned for all over the world is [that] it's a place where we can all belong. "So many folks for so many years had to deal with documents that did not reflect their reality. I can only begin to imagine what that challenge was like, what that pain was like. That's why Intro 954 is so important." 11K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy He continued: "In this city, which has been the wellspring of the movement for equality for so long, the home of Stonewall and the modern LGBTQ movement, it is fitting that we lead the way here again. "To anyone who feels they have been misunderstood or ignored or mistreated, because of their choice of their own identity, a simple message - you be you. Live your truth, and know that New York City will have your back." In 2014, New York City abolished a law that only allowed people to alter the gender on their birth certificate if they underwent reassignment surgery. In lieu of this, the most populous city in the US required only an attestation from a medical practitioner. The new law means no such medical documents are required now either.
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