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Demonic Possession: Real Or Mental Illness?

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Is demonic possession real or the manifestation of mental illness?

In assisting priests in nearly 100 exorcisms, Adam Blai has become a true believer in good and evil, God and the devil.

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“If you’ve seen the things in the Gospels played out in front of you, it ceases to become faith. It’s knowledge,” says Blai.

Former Allegheny County commissioner Bob Cranmer says he shares that same knowledge. He says his home was possessed.

“I’ve seen it; I’ve seen crucifixes bent in half repeatedly. I’ve seen Rosary beads torn apart. That doesn’t happen,” said Cranmer. “That’s an evil. That’s not Casper the friendly ghost.”

While Bishop David Zubik, of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, has never seen an exorcism or any demonic apparition, he says possession – though very rare – is also very real.

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$2.5 Settlement For Family Of Noel Polanco, National Guardsman Shot Dead By NYPD

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop has settled with the city for millions.

As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported Wednesday, Noel Polanco’s mother, Cecilia Reyes, was supposed to discuss the $2.5 million settlement Wednesday. But she had to be rushed to an area hospital with chest pains, leaving her attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, to do the talking.

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“The family feels that the criminal side of our justice system failed them,” Rubenstein said.

Polanco was killed on Oct. 4, 2012, when he was shot by Detective Hassan Hamdy on the Grand Central Parkway near LaGuardia Airport. Police said Polanco had been pulled over for driving erratically and for cutting off an unmarked Emergency Services Unit vehicle.

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VIDEO: We All Handle Cabin Fever Differently

CBS Atlanta

By Rob Hamilton / 92-9 The Game / CBS Sports Atlanta

So we’ve been cooped up for two days now… and we all handle cabin fever a little differently.

Let me preface by saying that I know this person and know for a fact that this really happened Wednesday, Feb 12th, 2014 in the middle of Winter Storm Pax.

Brad Atkins, an old friend of mine, lives in South Carolina. He’s a Pastor.

Brad, and it appears his son as well, chose to celebrate this particular winter storm by doing what any of us would do… ok, maybe that’s reaching…

They jumped into the pool.  They took an “arctic plunge” in South Carolina.

CNN has asked to use the video and I imagine it will go viral. Here, I’ll help get it started:

(Credit: YouTube user Brad Atkins)

Disclaimer: We do not encourage nor recommend that you attempt anything like…

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