Casey Anthony, Glenn Beck and the MTV Video Music Awards will be this coming week's top stories. Do any of them interest you? Are there any other events that you'll be following? Let us know!

Look ahead

- The deadline for Casey Anthony to return to Florida to serve probation for check fraud is Friday. If Anthony doesn’t show up by then, she’ll face a much stiffer punishment.

- The always-wild MTV Video Music Awards are this coming Sunday night (Aug. 28). The annual awards show will feature plenty of pageantry, and, oh yes, some music.

- Glenn Beck is hosting a rally this Wednesday – in Israel. To learn more about the Restoring Courage rally, visit Beck’s official site for the rally:

Video to note

A capybara – a giant rodent – was spotted in California by waste workers this week. Watch the report below.


Gas price update

Prices continue to drop ever so slightly, but they’re still almost a dollar more than a year ago:

- Friday: $3.585
- 1 week ago: $3.606
- 1 month ago: $3.684
- 1 year ago: $2.730
- Record high: $4.114

GateHouse News Service