Rival Meteorologist And Other Journalists Fill In So WBDJ Journalists Can Go To Memorial

And here you have the other side of journalism. We saw the awful, dark, and twisted mind at work last week when Alison Parker and Adam Wade were shot dead while doing a live shot in Roanoke, Virginia. Monday, two former employees manned the evening broadcasts. Retired anchor Keith Humphry stepped in. Meteorologist Andrew Freiden is now at a rival station, NBC12, but he got his start at WDBJ. They were backed up by crews from CBS’ national news operation

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Construction Workers Create Sign For Special Little Girl

Just who are those workers so many stories in the air of a construction site? Hidden below the brims of their construction helmets, focused on the challenging and dangerous job in front of them? In St. Louis, two of those workers caught the eye of the “girl in the window.” 2-year-old Vivian Keith was in insolation across the way from the construction site at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, being treated for leukemia. The brightest part of her day? Waving at

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Inventor Creates Cereal Devices Making Breakfast Silly & More Fun

There’s just something about cereal! What a hoot when Kellogg’s commissioned inventor and designer Dominic Wilcox to come up with creative cereal delivery systems. I’m not sure if any of his ideas are more efficient than the old spoon and bowl, but they sure do spoon up some smiles. Check out some of his inventions:       See more of the inventions and the thinking behind the project in The Daily Mail.

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The Spoon That Held Hope I’d One Day Find Love

(((Coming up on our third wedding anniversary is making me nostalgic for that time when impossible dreams starting coming true. Sharing this column for you, who is still hoping to find love, and the friend who believes it’s possible, even when you can’t believe any longer. From June 2012:))) It must’ve been about four years ago when I first heard about The Spoon. Some of my best lady friends and I were on a Girls’ Trip to Charleston, SC. You know

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Firefighters Rescue Drowned Phone; Have Fun With Confused Owner

You gotta love firefighters with sense of humor! When Nathan Buhler dropped his Samsung mobile phone in a river in Calgary, Canada, he figured it was gone forever. Time to get a new phone! Not so fast! The Calgary Sun reports weeks after that dreaded drop, two Calgary firefighters fished that phone out of the river.  Much to their surprise, when they turned the phone on, it worked. How to find the owner? How do we do everything these days?

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Picking Grandparent Names: Is This The New Baby Boomer Contact Sport?

My cousin is doing well, thank you very much. She survived a life milestone which I had no idea was supposed to be so challenging. And yet, as it often is with life passages, things like puberty, parenthood, or gray hair, we learn from those who bravely go before us. My cousin has picked her grandmother name. As my mom’s first cousin, she’s actually kind of late to the grandparent game. Her older daughter hasn’t had kids and her youngest

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The Stumble That Humbled Me And The Fall You Might’ve Had This Week, Too

I fell this week. By that, I mean, I fell. Literally, fell. Flat. It happened as I was just starting a little run, jog, or “shuffle” as my kids call it. That’s when I spotted a neighbor watering his lawn. I turned to say hello, focusing on the pretty flowers instead of the sidewalk in front of me. That’s all it took. My big ol’ right foot caught a crack in the sidewalk and I launched. Felt like it took

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Blind Couple Marries After Their Guide Dogs Fall In Love

Who knew they teach matchmaking at guide dog school? That’s how things played out for Clare Johnson and Mark Gaffey when they signed up to get guide dogs. Clare’s dog, Venice, became an item with Mark’s dog, Rodd. It was only natural for the humans to let their guide dogs to lead the way. Here’s Clare and Mark telling their sweet love story. How perfect that Venice and Rodd were ring bearers at the wedding! Read more about this wonderful

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‘Butt Dial’ Saves Teen’s Life

Oh, the oh-so-embarrassing butt dial! You know you’ve done it and cringed. One teenager is giving thanks for his phone mishap since it saved his life! 18-year-old Sam Ray was working on his truck at his family home in Tennessee when he gave his dad a call asking some advice. Dad’s take? “Get out from under the truck, wait until I get home, so we can look at the truck together.” Did Sam listen to Dad? Did you skip the

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