Spending too much time on Facebook? More than half of Facebook users say they've taken vacations from the site. Now comes the story of a 14-year-old who did better -- she managed to get paid for quitting.
Rachel Baier, a high school freshman in Massachusetts, went to her dad with a deal: no Facebook for the rest of the school year in exchange for cash.
PICKING A POPE
A new pope is elected by the College of Cardinals in Vatican City, who gather under Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel under strict security measures. Only cardinals under the age of 80 can vote, which means 118 members are eligible to vote for Pope Benedict's successor.
Cardinal Justin Rigali of Knoxville is one off 11 Americans that will travel to Rome to take part in the process.
This is going on in CHICAGO but it’s impact could mean money for millions! Chicago Police Sgt. Jeffrey Allen says that he and several officers deserve overtime pay for work performed on their department-requisitioned smartphones. Put simply, the guys say after hours they were still scanning emails and answering calls from bosses on your smartphone and they should be compensated for it. So a lawsuit winding its way through federal court in Chicago that says they should be paid.
If the the cops eventually prevail, it could mean millions of dollars in back pay!
Courtesy of WATE, Knoxville
A Knox County parent is furious after her child was told he would receive an electric shock if he did not tell the truth.
The school system has filed a formal complaint with the Department of Children's Services (DCS).
The incident happened Wednesday at Gibbs Elementary School.
Katina Angola, a mother of three, says when she picked up her son, who's in first grade at Gibbs Elementary School, from school on Wednesday, he told her his teacher had threatened to shock him at school.
For the second year in a row, Amazon.com has named Knoxville as the most romantic city in the U.S.
The rankings are based on the sales of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedy movies, a collection of romantic music from Dean Martin, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Maxwell and Miguel, and sexual wellness products.
Here's the full list:
1. Knoxville, Tenn.
2. Alexandria, Va.
3. Miami, Fla.
4. Orlando, Fla.
5. Cincinnati, Ohio
6. Vancouver, Wash.
7. Dayton, Ohio
Most of us have been out to eat and had our dinning experience ruined by rowdy kids.
But one restaurant in the state of Washington may be on to something that may stop that from happening.
This week a mom in Washington posted a picture of a receipt she received from an Italian restaurant. On it, the restaurant gave her family a $4 discount for having well behaved kids.
A couple in Connecticut who got married on November 25th, 1932 is being honored for their 80-year-marriage by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. 101-year-old John Betar and his 97-year-old wife Ann will be recognized in their hometown of Fairfield on Saturday, February 9th. A rep from WWME explained, "It is truly an honor and a privilege to recognize John and Ann Betar for their commitment to marriage." The organization noted that the award is based on nominations so there are likely other couples out there who have been married longer.
AAA says there are several reasons why gas prices are so different.
Typically when gas prices are moving fast, changing quickly, one station will get a more expensive load of fuel and one station will have cheaper fuel, so you'll see a huge disparity from one place to the other.
Prices have also been changing because Europe is sending less gas to the U.S.
Refineries are having their seasonal maintenance a little bit early this year, which is causing a shortage in gas.
It’s WeatherPerson's Day!
You may want to get up a little early and take part in a beloved IHOP tradition: National Pancake Day.