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These children’s Christmas wish lists include blankets, food 

Not all wishes are for the season’s hottest toy. 

Some boys and girls are seeking more practical gifts: hygiene items, warm blankets and food.

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The charity group Things of My Very Own is hoping to help them. 

The organization created tags, and children filled them out with specific items they would like. 

“I want school snacks so I’m not the only one not eating during snack time at school,” a 10-year-old boy wrote. 

The tags hang at a Scotia pizza shop. A social media post by the charity group features some of the children’s holiday wishes.

“This Christmas I want warm blankets and a coat,” an 11-year-old girl wrote. “I am a nice person.”

The group has seen an outpouring of support which they hope will continue after the holiday season.

“But February through July or August are very, very difficult for families because the donations don't come in,” nonprofit founder Rayn Boncie told WYNT.

Pink scales skyscraper for American Music Awards performance

Pink is well known for performing in a harness above crowds, but she put a unique spin on it at Sunday’s American Music Awards.

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While singing the title track of her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” the singer and a group of dancers were suspended from high wire.

Stories above the ground along the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, Pink spun, flipped and soared as a crowd of fans watched below.

Ellen DeGeneres and Martina McBride were among the celebrities who offered high praise of the singer.

Watch a clip of the performance below.

‘Signing Santa’ brings holiday traditions to deaf children

Like most kids, Camron Ellis was excited to go to the mall. 

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Ellis, who was born with severe hearing loss and uses a cochlear implant, was one of several dozen other deaf or hard of hearing children Tuesday to see Christmas carolers and tell Santa what they want for the holidays as part of the “Signing Santa” event at MacArthur Center. 

“(Camron’s) just full of joy and having the time of his life,” his grandmother Temekka Ellis told the Virginian-Pilot. “He looks forward to this every year. This is our third time here.”

The Talking Hands, a group from Suffolk high school’s sign language class, performed “Frosty the Snowman,” “Silent Night” and other holiday classics, according to the Suffolk News-Herald.

“This is probably the only time these deaf kids get to see Christmas carols in sign,” signing teacher, Anita Fisher, told the Pilot

“For me, this is about the kids,” high school senior Ray Liverman, who took up sign language three years ago, told the Pilot. “I saw what this group was doing and I like the Christmas songs, so I just started in the class. I know it sounds sappy, but it just really warms my heart when I see the looks on their faces, because they understand the songs now.”

The mall also offers a “Calming Santa” event for children with autism and other special needs.

Camron Ellis, 5, wearing a bright red shirt and blue jeans, moved his hands, trying to keep up with the singers as they signed “Jingle Bells.”

“Music,” he said. “Yes. Thank you.”

Christina Aguilera belts a Whitney Houston tribute at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera delivered a tribute to the late Whitney Houston that only a vocalist of her caliber could do.

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At Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Aguilera celebrated the 25th anniversary of Houston’s blockbuster movie “The Bodyguard” and it’s top-selling soundtrack.

Related: Christina Aguilera to pay tribute to Whitney Houston, ‘The Bodyguard’ at AMAs

Beginning her set in a black pantsuit and a singular spotlight, Aguilera sang the a capella opening of “I Will Always Love You,” transitioning to the big note before going into “I Have Nothing,” followed by “Run to You,” a song Houston herself has praised Aguilera for singing.

Related: Christina Aguilera to pay tribute to Whitney Houston, ‘The Bodyguard’ at AMAs

Assisted by a choir, Aguilera ended her tribute with “I’m Every Woman” recieving a standing ovation.

Watch a clip of the performance below.

Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

plant mistaken for marijuana led to a Butler County couple suing their police department for a wrongful drug bust.

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Audrey and Edward Cramer talked about that incident on Thursday as they announced the lawsuit.

The Cramers said it all started when their insurance agent came to their Buffalo Township home for a property damage claim and took pictures of hibiscus plants. The agent thought they were marijuana and gave the pictures to police.

Audrey Cramer could not hold back the tears as she described how three Buffalo Township police officers pulled her out of her home on Oct. 5 wearing only her underwear.

"I was not treated as though I was a human being. I was just something they were going to push aside," she said. “I asked them again if I could put pants on and he told me no and I had to stand out on the porch."

The Cramers say that police thought they were growing marijuana in the backyard of their Garden Way home. When officers got a search warrant and went to their house, the Cramers say their home was ransacked and they were handcuffed and forced to sit in a police car for four hours.

"Sometimes I think they look for a crime where it doesn't exist in order to justify their existence," Edward Cramer said.

Edward Cramer says he tried to explain that the plants were hibiscus flowers.

The couple's attorney, Al Lindsay, filed a lawsuit today on their behalf.

"I cannot understand the frame of reference that was on these police officers’ minds, what were they thinking,” Lindsay said.

The Cramers say they never got an apology. Audrey says she has severe emotional trauma.

"I don't sleep at night,” she said. “And you don't leave me at the house by myself."

Channel 11 reached out to the Buffalo Township police and the township manager but they have yet to respond.

Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

Ryan Seacrest pre-emptively denied an accusation by an anonymous E! hair stylist who said the entertainer acted inappropriately.

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“Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her,” Seacrest said Friday. “If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry.”

Deadline said she was trying to shake him down for money but he declined.

“I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result,” the “American Idol” and “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host said in a statement. “I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle that’s core to who I am. Throughout my 25 years in the entertainment industry, the majority of my co-workers have been women, and I’ve endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that’s how I believe it should be. I’m distraught that anyone or any situation would call that into question. I’m proud of my workplace reputation, and believe my track record will speak for itself.”

“I’m an advocate for women. I will continue to support their voices,” he said.

Seacrest hosted E! News from 2006 to 2012.

2017 American Music Awards: Red carpet arrivals

Stars walk the red carpet ahead of the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Deputies fulfill sick boy's wish for Christmas ornaments

A sick young boy's Christmas wish was fulfilled thanks to Paulding County sheriff's deputies. 

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Brantley Dobbs is a 6-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor.

He said the only thing he wanted for Christmas was different ornaments for all of his Christmas trees.

Deputies from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office went to the boy’s house to deliver dozens of ornaments they collected.

The Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that Brantley and his family “have the best spirit and were extremely humbled and appreciative for the overwhelming support that the community has given them.”

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

Honda is recalling some 800,000 Odyssey minivans because of an issue with seat latches that can tip the seats forward if they’re not correctly latched, the car maker said Saturday.

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Honda said the seats in Odysseys from model years 2011 to 2017 may tip forward if not properly latched after the seats are adjusted from side-to-side or re-installing after a seat removal.

Honda offered instructions to Odyssey owners to make sure the affected second-row seats are securely latched.

"This issue will not occur if a seat is properly latched,” the company said in a statement. “Honda has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to this issue.”

Police: Florida woman kills husband, hides his duct taped body in closet

A 65-year-old Florida woman was arrested and accused of murdering her husband and then hiding his duct-taped body behind a brick wall she built inside a closet. 

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Barbara Wozniak, of Shalimar, was charged with second-degree murder Friday night while she was already in the Okaloosa County jail on another charge of tampering with evidence.

Deputies made the discovery on Nov. 15 when they were called to Wozniak’s house on suspicion of a possible homicide, according to a sheriff’s news release

Investigators obtained a search warrant and found a fake brick wall inside a closet under a stairway. After breaking through the wall, they found the body of 72-year-old Alfred Wozniak. 

A tarp was wrapped around his body, and his wrists and feet were bound with duct tape, police said.

A medical examiner later said that a “projectile,” a bullet, had traveled through his skull. 

Further investigations revealed that Barbara Wozniak on Nov. 10 had bought $130 in supplies from a Fort Walton Beach business. The items included a large tarp, plastic sheet, 20 pounds of repair mortar, Clorox and tape.

Meanwhile, according to investigators, her adult children told detectives that she confessed to shooting her husband. claiming she did so after he had tried to choke her. 

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