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Posts from January 2014
by Orlando Sentinel posted Jan 31 2014 3:25PM
VIDEO - Tim Tebow's second Super Bowl ad for T-Mobile.
by Buzz 60 posted Jan 31 2014 10:17AM
VIDEO - NASA is being sued by a man who says the organization is not investigating the 'jelly doughnut' rock found on Mars for signs of alien life. The terms of the suit are pretty wacky.
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Topics : Environment
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 31 2014 9:46AM
It's not uncommon for parents to name their children after someone they love, but what about something they love? Or even a sports team they love?
Just in time for the big game Sunday, a new baby in Washington State gets the honor. Her parentshave named her Cyndee Leigh 12th Mann. It's the name for the notoriously boisterous home crowd at Seattle Seahawks games.  
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Topics : Human InterestSports
by Buzz 60 posted Jan 30 2014 10:46AM
VIDEO - With the Super Bowl coming up, Old Spice decided to spice things up and pre-release an ad that will air during the big game. In the ad, there's a hidden phone number. A viewer decided to call that number and unsuspectingly was gifted two tickets to the Super Bowl! Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has an exclusive interview with that lucky dude.
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Topics : Sports
People : Andrew Dymburt
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 30 2014 7:57AM
Some customers got way more than they should have at a McDonald's in Pennsylvania this week.
After an undercover drug operation, one store employee is arrested for selling heroin in happy meals. The customer were instructed to drive up and say"I'd like to order a toy." Cops found 10 bags of heroin in a Happy Meal box and another 50 bags on the suspect.
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Location : Pennsylvania
by Orlando Sentinel posted Jan 29 2014 12:53PM
VIDEO - Delta has made a habit of funny, yet informational in-flight safety videos. 
by Splash News posted Jan 29 2014 11:19AM
VIDEO - Check out why Scarlett Johansson's super hot SodaStream commercial is banned from airing during the Super Bowl.
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Topics : Human Interest
by WPIX - New York posted Jan 29 2014 10:25AM
VIDEO - Crest to release chocolate flavored toothpaste.
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 29 2014 8:19AM
If you're a baseball fan and head to Nationals Park for a game this spring, you'll have some new option on what to eat.
It's adding some new vegetarian and gluten-free options. And you can bring your chopsticks because sushi and stir-fry make the menu. Also, District Drafts will open two new locations there and fans will see new digital menu boards to help manage lines and crowds.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 29 2014 8:11AM

People wanting a coffee cover-up will have to collect signatures.
Spokane, Washington, is home to coffee servers in the barely there bikinis, but the city council has rejected a request to put an indecent exposure initiative directly on the ballot. The folks that want a vote on the issue will have to collect nearly 2,500 signatures to qualify for November 2015.  
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Location : SpokaneWashington
by Buzz 60 posted Jan 28 2014 12:43PM
VIDEO - The velociraptor cage from the opening scene of 'Jurassic Park' is for sale on eBay at a hefty cost. Lisa D'Souza has the photos of the cage, and the velociraptor that comes with it.
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Topics : Human Interest
by AP posted Jan 28 2014 11:33AM
VIDEO - James Grant, a 24-year-old doctor from New Zealand, not only survived a shark attack, but he also stitched up his own wounds and then went to a local tavern for a beer.
by AP posted Jan 28 2014 10:49AM
VIDEO - Leading up to the 10th annual 'Puppy Bowl' Feb. 2, Animal Planet brings a live version of the cute Super Bowl alternate programming to NY's Times Square.
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Topics : Human Interest
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 28 2014 8:36AM
Google is adding prescription frames and new styles of detachable sunglasses to its computerized, Internet-connected Google Glass.
For now, the 15-hundred-dollar goggles that let you to surf the Web, ask for directions and take photos or videos are only available to people testing them and creating apps. They'll eventually be available to the general population.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 28 2014 8:23AM
Call it the great "take 'n' bake" pizza sales tax dilemma.
States are grappling with whether sales taxes should be charged for pizzas and other food assembled uncooked in restaurants and sold to consumers who then cook it at home. Virginia already charges a lower sales tax on groceries. Thirty-two states and DC don't tax food purchased in supermarkets and five states don't have sales taxes at all.
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Topics : Business_Finance
Location : Virginia
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 28 2014 8:21AM
Now that pot's legal in Colorado, Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contests to its summer fair this year.
It's the first time pot plants will stand alongside tomato plants and homemade jam in competition for a blue ribbon. The judging will be done off-site though. County fair organizers say the marijuana categories will add a fun twist on Denver's already-quirky county fair. 
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Location : ColoradoDenverDenver County
by WPIX - New York posted Jan 27 2014 3:02PM
VIDEO - SEE IT: Daredevils subway surf over Williamsburg Bridge.
by WFTV - Orlando, FL posted Jan 27 2014 3:01PM
VIDEO - Surveillance video on buses capture crashes.
by KIRO - Seattle posted Jan 27 2014 2:59PM
VIDEO - Surveillance video shows a bus slamming into an unoccupied building in Burien.
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 27 2014 10:02AM
This year's Super Bowl is offering a twist on a sporting event better known for its beer commercials.
That's because the matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks is also a matchup between the two states that have legalized pot. Some fans are joking that a cannabis-friendly musician like Willie Nelson should sing the national anthem. A few guys from Denver are hawking "Stoner Bowl" T-shirts online.

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Location : Denver
People : Willie Nelson
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 27 2014 9:15AM
Here's another more convenient way to have a home cooked meal even if you work alot during the week.
The Belkin WeMo Crock Pot is a slow cooker that you can control with WIFI. It'll set you back about 100 bucks, but lets you turn it on andoff, set or change the temperature, check in on how the meal is doing and alert you when it's done. You can control it with an iPhone, iPad or Android device.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 24 2014 9:39AM
Customs agents found more than just salad ingredients in a truck full of tomatoes being shipped from Mexico into Arizona.
There was nearly 7,400 pounds of pot. Officers say 315 bales of weed, valued at nearly $4 million, were discovered in the big-rig, after they were alerted by a drug-sniffing dog.  
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Location : Arizona
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 24 2014 9:31AM
One in ten men worldwide are colorblind and fewer women are, but it can still cause problems. Now, special purple tinted glasses could help folks that have trouble seeing red and green colors.
The Oxi-Iso glasses were invented to help doctors see veins under the skin, but seem to reverse color blindness effects too. They won't work for everyone though. They sell for about 300-bucks on
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 23 2014 11:16AM
The Muppets are getting makeover. They're getting healthy.
Bert and Ernie will jump rope and even the Cookie Monster is cutting back on cookies. It's part of a project to improve the health of kids. The TV show's producers have teamed up with a heart doctor at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital on the project that's aimed at 3 to 5 year olds, their parents and teachers. 
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Location : New York
People : BertErnie
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 23 2014 11:10AM
Sometimes kids do the craziest things and this time it can really hurt them.
Parents at one Rhode Island middle school have had notes sent home that warn them about students snorting Smarties candies through a straw or rolled up paper. Doctors sayit can cause nasal scarring, infection, lung irritation, an allergic reaction, and even maggots.
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Location : Rhode Island
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 23 2014 11:04AM
You've heard about babies born in cars, planes and even on subway trains. But little Bella Sophia Bonanni has them beat. She was born on a plastic sled yesterday in snowbound Philadelphia. Her Dad couldn't drive up their snowy hill when Mom went into labor. So he put here in their toddler's sled and started pulling, but Sophia wouldn't wait. By cellphone, a 911 dispatcher talked Dad through the delivery and neighbors helped. 
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Philadelphia
by E! Online posted Jan 22 2014 3:24PM
VIDEO - The action star goes undercover as a Gold's Gym employee. See the viral video.
by AP posted Jan 22 2014 3:20PM
VIDEO - Huge buildings in a Chinese city have been stacked high with electric vehicles, ready for drivers to rent. The aim is to get more people thinking green when it comes to driving. 
by WESH TV, Orlando posted Jan 22 2014 3:18PM
VIDEO - A woman and a child run from a van that crashes into a Popeye's restaurant. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 21 2014 7:45AM
Most kids and lots of parents get a break from the wake up routine today, thanks to the weather, but if it's normally tough there's some help.
Most of us have an alarm clock, but this one sold by Amazon takes it to a whole new level. The clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels gives you one snooze, up to nine minutes. Then it rolls off the table and makes you chase it around the room to turn it off. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 21 2014 7:42AM
 No problem getting a cold beer at one Minnesota bar. It's called the Hillbillies Ice Hole and it sits on a frozen Lake.
There are even holes in the floor for ice fishing. No charge for the fish, though. Customer Bryce Heaton says they have their own drinking game. He tells WCCO-TV you've got have a drink for every fish you catch.
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Location : Minnesota
People : Bryce Heaton
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 21 2014 7:40AM
Those Bitcoins burning a hole in your cyber pocket?
Well, you can now use the digital currency at online retailer The Salt Lake City based company says it's the first major retailer to accept them. It started taking the digital currency earlier this month, and almost immediately had 100 grand worth of orders.
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Location : Salt Lake City
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 21 2014 7:38AM
According to an analysis from, women's pay peaks at age 39, averaging about 60 grand a year. So here's some advice.
Women in their 20s should consider their industry carefully and save like crazy. In their 30s, watch for opportunities at other companies, keep working, tackling debt and socking money away. The 40s priorities should be paying off the house, curbing overspending and saving. The last thing you want is to enter retirement with a mortgage payment.
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by NewsFix posted Jan 20 2014 12:30PM
VIDEO - A moose decides to rest in a Calgary couple's backyard.
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Location : Calgary
by WXIX - Cincinnati, OHi posted Jan 20 2014 12:25PM
VIDEO - Dancing flight attendants.
by Ora TV posted Jan 20 2014 12:24PM
VIDEO - Man falls through ceiling into golf pro shop; continues on as if nothing happened.
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by AP posted Jan 17 2014 1:24PM
VIDEO - Gregory and Sandi Leeson of Dunmore, Pa., say their century-old Victorian gives them the creeps. Now they're selling it, and their listing forewarns potential buyers that the home is "slightly haunted." 
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Location : DunmorePennsylvania
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 17 2014 10:29AM
Philadelphia police arrest a man they believe used Swiss cheese to sexually proposition unsuspecting women.
The 41 year old reportedly drove up to women half naked, on several occasions, and offered them money to put cheese on his body and performa lewd act. Dubbed the "Swiss Cheese Pervert," he's expected to face charges of indecent exposure, stalking and harassment. 
by AP posted Jan 16 2014 11:17AM
VIDEO - For years, monks at St. Joseph's Abbey in Massachusetts have been selling jams and jellies to make money. Starting this week, the monks will brew up revenue from a new source.
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Topics : Religion_Belief
Location : Massachusetts
by Buzz 60 posted Jan 16 2014 9:12AM
VIDEO - A squid attacks a fish more than twice its size and gets locked in an epic hour-long fight to the death, never-before-seen by humans. Jen Markham has the amazing video.
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People : Jen Markham
by WIS - Columbia, SC posted Jan 14 2014 11:48AM
VIDEO - Texting crash caught on video.
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 14 2014 6:40AM
It's back by popular demand, and the Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest could win you a million bucks.
You can submit your idea for the next potato chip flavor at and make it one of three potato chip forms - Lay's Original, Kettle Cooked and/or Wavy. In the end, it'll bring a new new ship to store shelves, like the last contest already did for the Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken and Waffles and Sriracha flavors. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 14 2014 6:36AM
It's a victory for girls in one Pennsylvania town, even though it's already allowed in some school districts.
A federal judge has ruled that a seventh-grade girl should be allowed to be a member of the all-boys wrestling team at her middleschool. The court says the Line Mountain School District failed to justify its reasons for preventing girls from wrestling with boys. 
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Topics : EducationSports
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 14 2014 6:33AM
Here's what a thief shouldn't bring to the scene of a crime...his dog.
It helped police in one Louisiana parish capture a would-be robber. Officers spotted a Chihuahua with a bright green collar in the yard of a house where a burglar alarm had earlier been tripped. The homeowner told them he spotted a young man with the little dog jump out of a window. A Lieutenant says they "have no clue" why a burglar would bring along a Chihuahua, but that people do the strangest things.
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Louisiana
by CBS Denver posted Jan 13 2014 12:32PM
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People : Hit By
by South Florida Sports Net posted Jan 13 2014 12:27PM
VIDEO - Here's What It Looks Like When You Jump On A Frozen Trampoline Bob's Blitz brought it to our attention today, and it's freaking cold outside.
by AP posted Jan 13 2014 9:44AM
VIDEO - A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago that was supposed to fly to Branson, Missouri landed at a separate airport about seven miles away on Sunday evening. The plane landed without incident.
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Location : BransonChicagoMissouri
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 13 2014 7:15AM

You've probably heard of food banks and blood banks, but in northern New England, many communities have wood banks.
They are run by church groups, social service agencies and towns to help the needy get through the cold months. All rely on volunteers to cut, split and pile up the wood. Nearly 18 percent of homes in Vermont are heated with wood, it's 14 percent in Maine, and almost 9 percent in New Hampshire. 
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 13 2014 7:10AM
Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle's CenturyLink Field during Saturday's defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.
The scientists think the small quake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than his famous "beast quake" run three years ago, against New Orleans. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network will know for sure in a few days.
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Location : New OrleansSeattle
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 13 2014 7:06AM
VIDEO - Farming is tough in New Hampshire in the winter - unless you're growing icicles, like a Dad who started the Ice Castles company after building ice towers for his kids in his backyard.
Brent Christensen sprays water onto metal racks to produce icicles that are stuck to the ground around sprinkler heads. After a few weeks, towers, tunnels, archways and caves are assembled to create an ice castle not unlike the palace in the Disney movie "Frozen."  
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Topics : Environment
Location : New Hampshire
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 13 2014 6:56AM
Cops say a man stole 12 bottles of hand sanitizer from a central Pennsylvania hospital so he could mix it with orange juice and drink it for the alcohol inside.
The 51 year old was been mailed a summons on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Police say an employee saw him steal the first bottle back in October by hiding it in an arm sling he was wearing. The hospital wants about 80 bucks in restitution.
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Topics : Law_Crime
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 9 2014 6:16AM
Add one more thing to the list of uses for duct tape. Robbery disguise.
Deputies in Charleston County, South Carolina, report a man with duct tape covering his face held up a Dollar General store. According to investigators, he pointed a gun at employees and demanded money and got away with more than a grand.  
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 9 2014 5:56AM
While much of North America shivers, it's a far different story in Brazil.
That country is sizzling, with the heat index spiking above 120. Zoo keepers at the Rio de Janeiro zoo are giving popsicles to some of the animals and the big cats are getting 65-pound blocks of ice with raw meat inside.
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Location : Virginia
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 9 2014 5:51AM

Are you already dreaming about warm weather and summer? You might want the latest in fashionable wearable technology.
It's June: it looks like a diamond, but is the first bracelet with an embedded sensor that measures sun exposure and gives personalized sun prediction advice. It will measure sun intensity and alerts you with an alarm when it's time to find some shade.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 7 2014 11:44AM

How cold is too cold? A raindrop falls and is captured freesing on a leaf in Front Royal, Virginia on Sunday.
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Topics : Weather
Location : Virginia
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 7 2014 8:04AM
this gives a whole new meaning to dog paddle. A small dog named Baby was found doing just that two miles off the coast of Tampa Bay for who knows how long.
A fisherman spotted and rescued her and they assume she fell overboard at night and nobody even knew it. She won't leave the side of the local resident that saved her, but they'll try to find the owners that microchipped and reported her lost two years ago. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 7 2014 7:56AM
If you're frustrated that your pooch is taking to long to find the right spot to potty during this cold weather, it's not their fault.
A team of biologists studied the habits of 70 dogs over two years shows dogs prefer to potty with their body aligned the north-south axis of the earth. It proves for the first time that magnetic sensitivity exists in dogs, like it does in foxes, coyotes and wolves. 
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Topics : Human Interest
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 7 2014 7:54AM
If you drove on I-95 south near the exit to Route 17 in yesterday afternoon, you probably saw or felt the massive potholes that seemed to come out of nowhere.
Their temporary repair is what closed the right lane and ramp to Warrenton Road for nearly three hours. VDOT says some of them were as wide as five feet and temperatures and snow chemicals may have caused them. Permanent repairs there will again affect the drive, when there's a break in the weather. 
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Topics : Weather
People : Stafford Snarls
by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 7 2014 7:44AM
Some hot electronics are headed to the marketplace in the coming year. It is all on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, now underway in Las Vegas.
A number of curved tvs will get bigger and sharper. The ones from Samsung and LG will have screens that measure 105 inches diagonally, more pixilation and create ulta-HD images. So far, there's no word on how much you'll dish out to own one.
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Location : Las Vegas
by Buzz 60 posted Jan 3 2014 11:40AM
VIDEO - Seattle mom Beautiful Existence completes her self-imposed challenge of eating only Starbucks and other stores owned by the coffee giant, like Teavana, for a full year. Leigh Scheps (@LeighTVReporter) has the rest.
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Location : Seattle
by CBS Dallas posted Jan 3 2014 11:37AM
VIDEO - SUV Crashes Into House
by WOAI - San Antonio, TX posted Jan 2 2014 11:56AM
VIDEO -  300 port-o-potties go up in flames.
by KITV - Honolulu, HI posted Jan 2 2014 11:46AM
VIDEO - Jaymes McGregor sent in this video of a truck that fell in a sinkhole in Paauilo on Dec. 30, 2013.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Jan 1 2014 11:33AM
Word-watchers at Lake Superior State University in Michigan is out with its latest list of words that should be banished because they are overused.
On the list are: "selfie" and "twerking." Also making the list to purge are "hashtag" and "Mr. Mom." The school has been putting out the list since 1975 - and the list has grown to more than 800 words.
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Topics : Education
Location : Michigan

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