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  • Dad creates app that makes parents’ texts impossible to ignore

    A father tired of his son ignoring or failing to see his messages decided to do something about it – he built an app. Nick Herbert wrote on the ReplyASAP website that he bought his son Ben a phone so they could communicate if something urgent came up. “However, what I thought was a solution turned into a different problem,” Herbert wrote. “Because the phone was ‘smart,’ he could play games and watch videos on it.” Ben keeps his phone […]

  • Worried you may have damaged your eyes during the eclipse? Take this test

    ST. LOUIS – Fallout from the solar eclipse continues as concerns arise of possible eye damage. Scientists and medical professionals warned staring directly into the sun—for even just a moment—without protective eyewear could cause permanent damage. But how would you know if what you may be experiencing is serious or just your fears feeding your imagination? KTVI contacted several clinics and hospitals in the St. Louis area – one of the cities located along the path of totality – and they […]

  • Dad warns of popular app after discovering disturbing messages sent to 7-year-old

    BATAVIA, Ill. – An Illinois father posted a warning to other parents after he says he discovered disturbing requests for his 7-year-old daughter from another user of popular app Musical.ly. The app is described as the “world’s largest creative platform,” and allows users to share videos in categories such as music, comedy and fashion & beauty, among others. It also has a messaging feature, which Brad Summer’s family found out about the hard way, according to WPVI. Summer posted screenshots […]

  • Woman dies after falling off balcony while ‘laughing very hard’

    WESTMORLAND COUNTY, Pa. – A 50-year-old Pennsylvania woman died when she lost her balance and fell off of a balcony in Mexico after “laughing very hard.” Sharon Regoli Ciferno, a sixth-grade teacher in western Pennsylvania, was on vacation and sitting on a rooftop deck at a friend’s house when she fell, according to PennLive. “She started laughing very hard and when she put her head back she lost her balance and fell back,” David Regoli, told the newspaper. “She suffered […]

  • ‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime happening’: Couple gets engaged while watching eclipse

    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — For Hunter Sawyers, Monday’s solar eclipse was the perfect time to pop the question to his girlfriend while at North Carolina’s Hanging Rock State Park. “It was really beautiful and everything and she was distracted looking at the beautiful eclipse,” Sawyers said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime happening and you’re a once in a lifetime girl,” Sawyers said during his proposal. “I said, ‘I want to grow old with you and tell our grandkids about this day.’” Sawyers […]

  • Solar eclipse helps marshals catch ‘most wanted’ sex offender

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A wanted sex offender surfaced Monday in Iowa and officers may have the solar eclipse to thank, according to a media release from the U.S. Marshals. Marshals arrested 26-year-old Ladarius Martez Blue outside of a Cedar Rapids residence as part of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force’s “Operation Most Wanted.” Authorities had been looking for Blue since he failed to register as a sex offender and disappeared in early June, according to The Gazette. Officers […]

  • Parents name baby Eclipse after mom gives birth on day of total solar eclipse

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – A couple decided to name their baby Eclipse in honor of the rare astronomical event marking their little girl’s birth Monday. Parents Freedom and Paul Eubanks welcomed baby Eclipse to the world at 8:04 a.m. at Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. The healthy baby entered the world weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. The decision to legally name her Eclipse was done at the last minute, according to the hospital. Paul […]

  • Wisconsin woman accused of sexually assaulting 10-year-old after drugging his slushie

    MILWAUKEE – A 35-year-old Wisconsin woman is accused of drugging a 10-year-old child’s slushie and sexually assaulting him. Tara Gotovnik has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child and delivery of a controlled substance. On August 7, the child’s father told police Gotovnik had assaulted his son, according to a criminal complaint obtained by WITI. The boy told investigators Gotovnik put sleeping pills in his slushie, causing him to have double vision and slurred speech, the complaint said. […]

  • Secret Service unable to pay agents who hit overtime caps protecting Trump and his family, report says

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published Monday morning. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles told USA Today more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances — which were meant to last the entire year. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles told USA Today. “I can’t change […]

  • Spanish mother killed in gruesome elevator accident minutes after giving birth

    SEVILLE, Spain – A Spanish woman who went to the hospital to deliver her third child ended up dead in a horrific accident. The Local reports Rocio Cortes Nuñez delivered a child by C-section on Sunday at Seville’s Valme Hospital and was being wheeled from surgery to a recovery room when she became caught in an elevator. Per local media, staff wheeled Cortes onto the elevator, but while the doors opened and shut, the elevator didn’t move. They reportedly decided […]

  • Holocaust survivor: This is not the America I came to

    Holocaust survivor Sonia K. survived four concentration camps. She recently spoke with CNN about her view of the events in Charlottesville. When I came to the United States in 1949 after the Second World War, the world had just witnessed the horrific culmination of centuries of anti-Semitism: the indefensible murder of 6 million Jews. In the 1930s, we all believed that nothing like the Holocaust could ever happen, and for the past seven decades, we’ve said that nothing like it […]

  • Connecticut mom arrested after children found eating dog food off floor, living in filth

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Police arrested a woman Thursday after they found five children living in deplorable conditions in a third floor Connecticut apartment, according to WTIC. Police and fire crews were called to the apartment in downtown Middletown around 2 p.m. after a report of an air conditioner fire caused by a cigarette thrown from the third floor window. The rear exit of the apartment was blocked by trash, fire officials learned. The health department was also on scene because of […]