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  • ‘We’re only requiring the minimum of them,’ controversy over Oklahoma 4 day school weeks

    WAGONER, Okla.– On Monday’s When most kids are in school  14-year old Abby Riggs is working on her YouTube Channel. Her 17-year-old sister Olivia is busy coaching cheerleading. And they’re not alone because, in Wagoner, Oklahoma, kids only go to school 4-days a week. They do have an extra hour of class added to the days they do attend. “Even though the days are longer, I still like having Monday off,” says Abby Riggs. Four day school weeks are a […]

  • Would you do this? Gun enthusiast destroys AR15 with a sledgehammer and wants other gun owners to do the same

    (NBC News) One Southern California man is doing his small part to help end gun violence – by smashing his AR15 to pieces with a sledgehammer. Chad Vachter is a gun owner and gun enthusiast from Riverside County. His AR15 assault rifle was one of his most prized possessions, but Vachter says the growing number of mass shootings in the United States, including one last week in Rancho Tehama, have hit too close to home. He’s had enough. “I can’t […]

  • Woman who was photographed by police after overdosing on heroin speaks out about her life now

    HOPE, Ind. – Back in 2016, police photographed Erika Hurt after she overdosed on heroin in a parking lot. Her son, who was an infant at the time, was sleeping in the backseat. Hurt said she had only been home from rehab for two weeks when the incident occurred. “So I was driving home, and I just knew that at some point I wanted to use, because I didn’t want to feel the pain that I was feeling,” Hurt said. […]

  • Tired? Here’s why one-third of women in their 40’s and 50’s are sleep-deprived

    A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics states that one-in-three middle-aged women are not getting enough shut-eye. The study focused on women in their 40’s and 50’s, and found that sleeping patterns change drastically when women are approaching menopause. The report states that post-menopausal women are least likely to wake up feeling refreshed in the morning due to changing hormones. Hormone changes can drastically affect the ability for women to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep experts […]

  • 16-year-old girl murdered one year after reuniting with birth mother accused in her death

    OZARK COUNTY, Mo. –  A Missouri mother has been charged with murdering her teenage daughter after the girl’s teeth and bone fragments were found in a pile of ashes near their home. Ozark County deputies arrested Rebecca Ruud-Peat in Springfield Monday. She faces charges of murder, child abuse and abandonment of a corpse in the death of Savannah Leckie, 16. Investigators Monday night confirmed charred remains found at Peat’s home earlier this month were of Leckie. The teenager disappeared last […]

  • Alabama woman missing for a month found naked by side of the road

    BULLOCK COUNTY, Ala. – An Alabama woman who was reported missing a month ago was determined to see her loved ones again. She endured a harrowing ordeal for weeks in the woods before she was found naked by the side of the road. Her survival story is being called a miracle. Lisa Theris, 25, had been missing for nearly a month when she emerged from the wood line on Highway 82 over the weekend and was spotted by someone driving […]

  • Video shows BMW falling 7 stories from parking garage, crashing into SUV below

    AUSTIN – Cameras were rolling when a BMW plunged off a Texas parking deck, hitting an SUV on the ground below. The incident happened in an Austin alley last month. The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe was turning around when he heard a noise and suddenly braked. That noise turned out to be a BMW falling seven stories from a parking garage. In the video, you can see the BMW sedan crashed into the pavement before violently bouncing into the […]

  • How to take the perfect pictures of fireworks

    When you think back on Independence Day celebrations, the fireworks are probably the thing you remember most. But when you try to capture those memories on camera, it doesn’t always work out well. There are a few things you can do to make sure your photos capture the fun of the 4th of July. First, choose your spot carefully. If you sit up wind of the fireworks, your pictures will turn out better because smoke won’t be blowing toward you, making […]

  • 12-year-old runs over 2-year-old brother in tragic accident

    ORLANDO – A 12-year-old girl accidentally ran over and killed her 2-year-old brother in Orlando, Florida Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers believe the 12-year-old sister went to start the car as the family was getting ready to leave their home, WESH reports. The 2-year-old went to the hospital in the same vehicle a little after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The child was taken to Nemours Children’s Hospital, then Osceola Regional Medical Center before he passed, officials said. Police are […]

  • Parents, your child may have a secret “Finsta” photo-sharing account

    (NBC News) – If your teen is on social media, chances are they have an account you don’t know about. “Instagram is really the big one,” says 15-year-old Ben Hinkle. It’s not uncommon for them to have more than one account on the photo-sharing app, often referred to as “finsta”. “Finstagram is a combination of fake and Instagram, it’s a secondary account people use to share more privately,” explains Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious. The secret accounts often don’t have the […]

  • School teaches dads the art of styling daughters’ hair

    LAYTON, Utah – It’s no secret most dads struggle with doing their daughters’ hair. “Hard for my dad to do even though ponytails aren’t hard for most people!” said a little girl, excited for her dad to learn the ropes of Hairstyling 101. “It doesn’t make sense to me,” her dad said. From finicky French braids to impossible ponytails, it seems big, strong hands aren’t meant to handle such delicate strands of hair. A group in Layton, Utah is trying […]