The first-grade teacher shot by a 6-year-old texted a warning to a loved one about the boy beforehand, a source says, and new details emerge about the snowplow accident involving actor Jeremy Renner. Plus, why eggs are so expensive right now and how you can deal with surging prices.
A new report released by police details the chain of events before “Hawkeye” star Jeremy Renner was run over by a snowplow on New Year's Day, breaking what he said was more than 30 bones. Renner towed his nephew’s truck out of the snow in Reno, Nevada, when the multi-ton Pistenbully plow started sliding down a hill, the report says. Renner got out without putting on the emergency brake, and the plow started sliding toward his nephew, who was in his truck. Renner then tried to step up on the track to divert the plow or stop it, and “was pulled under the Pistenbully, and the track rolled over him," the report says. It's believed the parking brake would've stopped the plow from moving forward, the report says. Renner, 52, is now out of the hospital recovering from his injuries.
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Italian cooking icon Lidia Bastianich stopped by the TODAY kitchen to show us how to make her lemon roasted chicken, a simple and homey favorite packed with protein. Save the leftover bones, skin and vegetables in a freezer bag to make chicken stock, which you can use to make a hot bowl of Lidia's stracciatella (Roman egg drop soup). The soup can also be combined with rice, pastina or tortellini for a more hearty meal. Get both recipes.
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It was a Hall of Fame moment between Scott Rolen and his parents after he shared the joyous news that he will be enshrined among the legends of baseball in Cooperstown, N.Y. The former star third baseman for the Phillies, Cardinals and Reds was seen in a touching video sharing the news with his parents that he had been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the video, Rolen, 47, walks into the kitchen to tell his mother, "I'm in," hugging her tight. Rolen then makes his way to his jubilant father for an emotional embrace. "I can't believe it," his father says. Rolen can look forward to another special moment with mom and dad when he's officially inducted on July 23. Watch the video here.
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