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Teacher Takes Student to Prom; Gets Fired


It was meant to be a nice gesture, but unfortunately it backfired.

A married female, volunteer coach who escorted a 17-year-old Oregon high school athlete to his prom has been dismissed from her job.

Melissa Bowerman, 41, drew strange looks when she arrived at the Condon High School's prom with the boy last month.

Melissa is married and she and her husband were volunteer coaches for the Condon-Wheeler track-and-field team.

Own a Part of President Reagan... Literally

Here’s an odd one for you: you may be one of those folks who loves to shop yard sales or garage sales, but how about this.


You can bid and possess a vial that once held Ronald Reagan’s blood. 


Give Me My Money!


Tonight’s Powerball drawing Is worth over $110 million and if your office is thinking about doing office pool too hopefully win the jackpot you’ll wanna pay attention to this story.

3 bakery workings in Chicago claim they're owed their fair share of $118 million in winnings from the Illinois State Lottery on May 4th.

They say they were part of a betting pool at the Pita Pan Old World Bakery in Chicago Heights.

Check Your Blind Spot!

The Blind Spot


When you buy a vehicle, what do you look for?  Great gas mileage? Style or make?  Color?  Affordability and Price? 

Here’s a feature you probably never thought about. It’s what you can’t SEE!  The blind spots! 

Every week, at least 50 children are killed or injured because they are backed over by drivers. Vehicle blind spots are to blame and in some newer model cars blind spots are getting worse. 

Beware of Energy Drinks

If you’ve noticed an increase in cavities with your child and they drink lots of sports or energy drinks there may be a reason why.

According to new research, those sports drinks and energy could be responsible for tooth enamel damage that increases the risk of cavities and decay.

A study in the journal General Dentistry showed that tooth enamel is damaged after being exposed to sports drinks or energy drinks for just five days, with energy drinks causing two times as much enamel damage as the sports drinks.

Sweet Dreams!

Sweet Dreams

Do you dream a lot?  Do you dream in color?  Are they good dreams? Weird dreams? Do you wish you could go to sleep and CONTROL the dream!

In a twist straight out of the movie Inception, a duo of developers from Brooklyn, New York, have built a sleeping mask designed to allow people to have lucid dreams that they can control.

The College Cost Calculator

College Cost Calculator

Okay, we all know that college is getting pretty expense and jobs are getting harder to find.  Many UT students will graduate with a degree that could actually cost them MORE than it's worth!  So how do you tell if your choice of profession or degree will pay off?

 We just happen to have "the College Cost Calculator!" This little gizmo is pre-programmed with 750 occupations, analyzing the cost verses how much you may make in that profession!  

Last Day of School For Knox County! Let's Celebrate!


Many schools in the area will be getting ready to wrap things up for the Summer break and some of you may have kids getting good grades.

If that’s the case, some local places are offering from FREE stuff for students who get good grades on their report cards.


Here are the deals we found:

Baskin-Robbins - A free scoop of ice cream

Brusters Ice Cream - A free ice cream cone

Burger King - A free hamburger

Chuck E. Cheese - Free game tokens 

The "Tan Mom" Predicament

It must be a slow day in news, but the Today Show scored an exclusive interview the the New Jersey 'tan mom' Patricia Krentcil is out to prove she's a good parent.

The mother of five spoke exclusively with TODAY about the allegations that she took her then-5-year-old daughter to a tanning booth in April.

In the interview she spoke about her very typical home life.

Patricia has been charged with second-degree child endangerment, which carries a prison sentence of up to ten years.

He Wants to Stop and the Parents Let Him

Parents stop Treatments

I want to introduce you to 4 year old Ryan Kennedy: he is dying.  He's gone through 7 rounds of chemotherapy and 4 surgeries.  Ryan has a rare form of brain cancer that he has battled for most of his life.  Doctors do not expect him to live to his 10th birthday.  As you can imagine, his parents have been devastated watching their son endure the pain of his cancer.  Ryan's last surgery left the left side of his face drooped and without feeling.

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