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How To Help Those In Oklahoma

If you'd like to help those devasted by the monster tornados in Oklahoma yesterday:
Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 (Red Cross) for a $10 donation
Text "STORM" to 80888 (Salvation Army) for a $10 donation or to help provide food for those in the area text "FOOD" to 32333 (Food Bank)

 

Mobile Meals Needs Your Help

  • A recent drop in donations has a local organization pleading for the public's help.

    Mobile Meals delivers daily hot meals to hundreds of homebound seniors in Knoxville.

Changes in The Amber Alert System

Recent Amber Alerts sent to cell phones have residents wondering about the new program and how they became automatically enrolled.

In the last few months, some of you are receiving AMBER Alerts on their cell phones as “emergency alerts”.

 

Beginning January 1, 2013, the Wireless Emergency Alert System was launched nationally by the Department of Justice and FEMA.

 

Reconnected After A Tornado

Just an incredible story from Danbury Texas-

That was where the tornados struck last Thursday. It was a powerful storm system  that spawned as many as 10  tornadoes tore through two North Texas neighborhoods, killing at least six adults. 

As of daybreak, seven people were missing in the town of Granbury, which is just outside Fort Worth, and at least one tornado was listed as an EF-4, which means winds can reach 200 mph.

iTunes Reaches Historic Milestone

At 4:54 pm ET on Wednesday, someone downloaded the 50 billionth app from Apple's online App Store.

Apple will give the lucky downloader a $10,000 iTunes gift card. The next 50 people to download an app after that will each receive a $500 gift card.

There was no immediate word from Apple on who won. Apple had a live countdown ticker on its iTunes Web page.

New Warning For Parents

Here's a warning we want to pass along to parents. There's a new teen trend out involving salt and ice cubes.  It's called the Salt and Ice Challenge; so if you hear your kids talking about it or you see them watching a youtube video about it, stop them! It can be dangerous.

And it's sooo simple to do, which is why it seems "harmless."

"Kids mainly are taking salt and pouring it onto their hands or pouring it onto their skin and then applying ice,"

Married, Divorced, Remarried!

An Australian couple refinds love!

Texting and Driving Overtake Drunk Driving As #1 Killer

That's right. And teens who text and drive at the same time are also more likely to not wear seatbelts and partake in other risky behavior behind the wheel. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that 45 percent of teens said they sent a text or email while driving at least once in the last month. Of these, more than one in four said they did it every day. Students who said they had sent a text or email while driving were also five times more likely to say that they had driven a car when drinking alcohol at least once in the past month.

RIP Joyce Brothers

Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was 85.

Longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw says Brothers died Monday in New York City.

Sexual Predators To Have Signs in Yards?

Brian Speer of Florida is a sexual predator. He was convicted and served an 8 year prison sentence for that charge and when he was released he followed all the rules and he thought he had completed all of his obligations when he registered in Bradford County as a convicted sex predator.

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