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Home price rise continues to pick up speed

The pace of home prices increases continued to accelerate in February, according to a measure released Tuesday that showed the biggest gain since near the height of the housing bubble.

UPDATE: Boston Marathon bombing investigation

Here's the latest on the Boston Marathon bombings:

Mother arrested on deception felony charge, said son had cancer to swindle money

An Alabama mom is accused of lying about her son having cancer. The woman told everyone that her son was dying and she needed help and authorities say she milked money and goods out of some teachers and friends.

Woman arrested for cruelty after whipping child with studded belt

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for allegedly slapping a child with a belt that had studs.

LA woman killed while trying to escape vehicle stuck on train tracks

SLIDELL, LA (NBC33) — A Slidell woman died last night after her vehicle became stuck in the gravel by the railroad tracks. Officials say this is the second death in two months due to a train collision.

13-year-old quadruple amptuee seeks to help Boston bombing victims

A 13-year-old Florida boy, who nearly lost his life five years ago, wants to help Boston Marathon bombing victims. Seventh grader, Michael Stolzenberg contracted a rare bacterial infection.

Income, spending both up

Both personal income and spending by consumers grew modestly in March, according to the government's latest reading out Monday.

Study finds criminal record not too harmful to NFL hopefuls

With not one, but two arrests under their belt for this week, some of LSU’s top football players have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

NBA player reveals he is gay, 1st openly gay athlete in 4 major US sports

Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports.

One World Trade Center to become tallest building in Western hemisphere

One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in the Western hemisphere on Monday. The final two sections of a 408 ft. spire are set to be raised to the top of the 16 acre World Trade Center site.